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Systems and methods for securing near field communications

Systems and methods for securing near field communications

Antenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields

Antenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields

Antenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields

Nxp B.v.

Communication partner appliance with automatic send mode activation

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
06/25/15
20150181621
 Multiple nfc card applications in multiple execution environments patent thumbnailMultiple nfc card applications in multiple execution environments
A contactless system is described in which multiple execution environments may be coupled to a near field communication (nfc) controller, wherein each execution environment is configured to communicate with remote readers via the nfc controller using an assigned one of a plurality of communication protocols. During a polling session from a proximate reader, responding to a request command using a requested communication protocol and activating one of the plurality of execution environments assigned to the requested communication protocol to use the nfc controller.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
06/25/15
20150181435
 Systems and methods for securing near field communications patent thumbnailSystems and methods for securing near field communications
Systems and methods to secure near field communications (nfc) are disclosed. An nfc polling device may detect a change in voltage when attempting to communicate with another nfc device and based at least in part on the magnitude of the change in voltage if there is an attempted hacking and/or snooping event.
06/25/15
20150180552
 Antenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields patent thumbnailAntenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields
Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields in a device during near field communication (nfc) related functions or transactions and/or wireless charging.. .
06/25/15
20150180551
 Communication partner appliance with automatic send mode activation patent thumbnailCommunication partner appliance with automatic send mode activation
A communication partner appliance is implemented within a near field communication system. The communication partner appliance includes a receiver, a detector, and a processor.
Nxp B.v.
06/25/15
20150180549
 Information processing device, communication method, and communication system patent thumbnailInformation processing device, communication method, and communication system
An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit which acquires information; and a communication unit which communicates with an external device via near field communication. The communication unit divides data of the information into a plurality of blocks, each including a plurality of packets, transmits the plurality of blocks with a first characteristic provided with a property of read with no acknowledge, and receives a receiving result of the blocks in the external device, with a second characteristic provided with the property of write with acknowledge..
Seiko Epson Corporation
06/25/15
20150180548
 Nfc antenna module and nfc module including the same patent thumbnailNfc antenna module and nfc module including the same
A resonance frequency of a near field communication (nfc) antenna module may be set to be equal to a first frequency by a resonance unit included in the nfc antenna module. The nfc module may include a matching circuit connected to the nfc antenna module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180547
 Data exchange initiated by tapping devices patent thumbnailData exchange initiated by tapping devices
A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” when a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (nfc) with the other tapping device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.
06/25/15
20150180546
 Detection of load-modulated signals in nfc patent thumbnailDetection of load-modulated signals in nfc
It is provided an electronic device (70) comprising a communication module (72) adapted to receive signals sent by an nfc reader (90) and adapted to send signals addressed to the nfc reader. The device also comprises a detector (74) coupled to the communication module and adapted to detect load-modulated signals among received signals.
St-ericsson Sa
06/25/15
20150180543
 Nfc sensor with power sleep mode patent thumbnailNfc sensor with power sleep mode
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to near field communication (nfc) sensors with power sleep mode. In some embodiments, one or more motions of a user device may be detected.
06/25/15
20150180542
 Smart nfc antenna matching network system having multiple antennas and user device including the same patent thumbnailSmart nfc antenna matching network system having multiple antennas and user device including the same
At least one example embodiment provides a near field communication (nfc) antenna matching network system connected to an nfc transceiver. The nfc antenna matching network system includes a matching circuit connected to first and second antenna terminals and to the nfc transceiver.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180270

Electronic device, computer-readable storage medium, and portable terminal


An electronic device of the present invention has a secondary battery as a power source, and has a first interface arranged in one surface of the electronic device that includes a first communicating section which performs data communication with a first external device by near field communication and a power receiving section which is capable of receiving electric power from the first external device without being in direct contact and charging the secondary battery, and a second interface arranged in another surface of the electronic device that includes a second communicating section which performs data communication with a second external device by near field communication and a power transmitting section which is capable of transmitting electric power received from the secondary battery to the second external device without being in direct contact, and a control section which controls the operations of the first interface and the second interface.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150178643

Electronic shelf label system and communications method thereof


An electronic shelf label system may include: a near field communications (nfc) card apparatus including an nfc chip having an identification (id) and performing purchasing reservation through nfc communications; a plurality of electronic tags each including an nfc chip and wirelessly transmitting purchasing reservation information including the identification (id) of the nfc card apparatus and product information when the purchasing reservation from the nfc card apparatus through the nfc communications is present; and a management apparatus providing the product information to each of the plurality of electronic tags, receiving the purchasing reservation information from the electronic tag, and managing the purchasing reservation information for each identification (id) included in the purchasing reservation information.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150178526

Near field communication with matching circuitry


A matching circuit of a near field communication (nfc) device includes a resonance unit connected between a first terminal and a second terminal of an antenna. The antenna is responsive to an electromagnetic wave.
06/25/15
20150178067

Vehicle information update method and apparatus


A vehicle information update method in a mobile device having near field communication (nfc) functionality includes: receiving software version information from an in-vehicle device through nfc tagging, transmitting a predetermined control message including the software version information to an update server using a first wireless access means, receiving latest software corresponding to the software version information from the update server using a second wireless access means, and transmitting the received latest software to the in-vehicle device using a third wireless access means in a vehicle.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150177359

Method for using and generating a map


The invention pertains to a method for using and generating a map, in particular an indoor map, allowing for localizing a position based on one or more detected wireless signals originating from one or more sources (src1, src2, src3, src4), whereby a source (src1, src2, src3, src4) is selected from the group comprising near field communication device, mobile telephone, w-lan access point, bluetooth access point, etc. The method comprises a step of detecting (100) at certain positions (p1, p2, p3, p4); each of said certain positions corresponding to a position on the map, by a plurality of detectors (md1, md2, md3, md4) at substantially the same time at least one wireless signal originating from at least one of said one or more sources (src1, src2, src3, src4) with respect to its signal strength.
Locoslab Gmbh
06/18/15
20150172928

Web server bypass of backend process on near field communications and secure element chips


A mobile access terminal providing access to data in a secure element of the mobile access terminal is provided. The mobile access terminal comprises the secure element; a web browser; a near field communications system; an over-the-air proxy; an application programming interface layer; and a web server residing on a secure storage area of the mobile access terminal, wherein the web browser is provided with exclusive access to the web server..
Sprint Communications Company L.p.
06/18/15
20150172264

System and user authentication


Disclosed are a system and method for controlling a user log in and log out process. The system may include the use of a near field communication (“nfc”) transmitter, a bluetooth transmitter, or an rfid transmitter worn or carried by the user, such as by embedding the transmitter in a fob, bracelet or id badge, and a receiver, which may be connected to the computer, which receives user data from the transmitter.
06/18/15
20150171929

Communication system, communication apparatus and communication method as well as program


A communication system, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program for acquiring the advantage of a plurality of communication protocols is provided. A random number and a first communication information including first identification information of a communication apparatus is sent to another communication apparatus by using near field communication.
Sony Corporation
06/18/15
20150171927

Electronic device, container, manufacturing container and mounting fixture for container


An electronic device includes: a communication unit (21, 22, 31, 31) that performs a near field communication or an intra-body communication with a container-side communication unit (11, 12) that is provided on a container (50b) that is capable of housing substance or a cover that covers at least a part of the container; and an input unit (28, 43) that inputs information relating to the substance in the container via the container-side communication unit and the communication unit.. .
Nikon Corporation
06/18/15
20150170448

Entry lock control and operation system


A system for hotel and residential properties to allow guests and residents security access using electronic devices already in the possession of the user. The system would allow hotel and residential properties to provide guests and residents with an inexpensive near field communication (nfc) tag to affix to their mobile device.
Fingi Inc.
06/18/15
20150170064

Virtual machine-readable tags using sensor data environmental signatures


Methods and systems detect a near field communication tap using a force detector of a portable computerized device, automatically sense current environmental conditions in response to the near field communication tap (using sensors of the portable computerized device) and automatically calculate a current location-based environmental signature based on the current environmental conditions sensed by the sensors, using a processor of the portable computerized device. Also, such methods and systems automatically match the current location-based environmental signature to a matching previously stored location-based environmental signature, using the processor and a communications device of the portable computing device.
Xerox Corporation
06/18/15
20150170059

Systems and methods for facilitating efficiencies in inventory management and control


A system and method provide automated identification mechanisms that facilitate efficiencies in inventory monitoring, management and control, including reducing labor costs associated with product placement, product inventorying, and shelf stocking/re-stocking in retail marketing scenarios, and advising consumers/customers regarding product pricing, promotional, nutritional and other information. near field communication or other similar identification devices are embedded in retail-ready composite packaging.
Xerox Corporation
06/18/15
20150169926

Reader for barcode and package processing system using same


A reader includes a main body, a pen, and a control unit. The pen is located at a first end of the main body.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
06/18/15
20150165118

Medical pump with operator-authorization awareness


A medical pump for delivering medicament through an iv line to a patient may provide for awareness of the operator and operator authority limiting access by any individual to particular tasks of procedure review, pump programming, pump loading, patient set up, pump operation, and the like associated with the treatment provided by the medical pump. Identifying the operator allows the assignment of particular authority levels to the operators to ensure proper operation of the medical pump, and/or proper operators have made the necessary review to perform the necessary set up of the medical pump facilitating collaborative healthcare delivery.
Zyno Medical, Llc.
06/11/15
20150162956

Near field communication based data transfer


Various embodiments of systems and methods for near field communication based data transfer are described herein. Initially an nfc tag receives dynamic data from a data management system.
06/11/15
20150162646

Apparatus, apparatus authentication management system and apparatus authentication method


An apparatus includes an apparatus body and a battery pack removable from the apparatus body. Each of the apparatus body and the battery pack includes a memory unit configured to store a use permission flag written after authentications for a pair of the apparatus body and the battery pack through near field communication with a portable terminal, and a control unit configured to permit energization when the use permission flag of the memory unit is on..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
06/04/15
20150156601

Near field communication automatic self-provisioning


Examples are disclosed that facilitate using a mobile device to provision of a connectable device to a user account. The disclosed examples provide for provisioning a connected device by a mobile device that uses a near field communication (nfc) transceiver in the mobile device to obtain information identifying a connectable device.
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless
06/04/15
20150155740

Apparatus and non-contact recharging and near field communication in a portable electronic device


Apparatus and methods in a near field communication capable electronic device are disclosed. An antenna receives a near field signal from a recharging pad or a reader to provide a reception signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/04/15
20150155628

Near field communication antenna device of mobile terminal


A near field communication antenna device of a mobile terminal is provided. The near field communication antenna device includes a window including a display region for transmitting an image displayed by a display and a black mark region formed around the display region, a multi-layer flexible printed circuit board (fpcb) on which a plurality of layers are laminated on the lower side of the black mark region of the window, and a spiral loop-shaped antenna pattern in which conductive lines are formed on respective layers of the multi-layer fpcb and are connected to each other.
Exax Inc.
06/04/15
20150155612

Method of tuning an nfc antenna


A method for manufacturing and turning a near field communication antenna is provided. A method for manufacturing and tuning a near field communication antenna comprising loading one or more ferrite substrates onto a workstation, loading an antenna biscuit onto the workstation, the antenna biscuit comprising one or more interconnected antennas, stamping the antenna biscuit to form one or more individual antennas, applying the one or more individual antennas to the one or more ferrite substrates to form one or more antenna assemblies, and adjusting placement of the one or more individual antennas relative to the ferrite substrates to adjust functional properties of the one or more antenna assemblies..
A.k. Stamping Company, Inc.
05/28/15
20150149347

Stylus, mobile terminal and information processing method


A stylus, a mobile terminal and an information processing method is described. The stylus includes a near field communication (nfc) reading module, a sending module and an interface module, wherein the nfc reading module is for acquiring information of a smart card using an nfc technology, the sending module is for sending the information, which is acquired by the nfc reading module, of the smart card to a terminal of a merchant through the interface module, and the interface module is for performing information transmission with the terminal of the merchant.
Zte Corporation
05/28/15
20150147967

Near field communication antenna device of mobile terminal


A near field communication antenna device of a mobile terminal having a near field communication antenna function of 13.56 mhz by alternating current (ac) coupling a conductive pattern of a touch screen panel is provided. The device includes a conductive pattern formed in a touch screen panel, a first antenna line ac-coupled to one end of the conductive pattern, a second antenna line ac-coupled to the other end of the conductive pattern, and a near field communication module connected to the first antenna line and the second antenna line.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/28/15
20150147966

Near field communication method and near field communication device


A near field communication method and a near field communication device are provided. The near field communication method includes that a second device acquires a near field communication identification (nfcid) of a first device, where the nfcid of the first device carries first device type/device capability (dt) information, and the first dt information is used to indicate a device type/device capability supported by the first device; and the second device extracts the first dt information from the nfcid of the first device.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
05/28/15
20150147961

Content retrieval via remote control


Methods and systems for retrieving content on a content activation device are provided. A method includes connecting to a mobile device by a near field communication (nfc) connection.
Google Inc.
05/28/15
20150145736

Near field communication antenna


A near field communication (nfc) antenna including a dielectric substrate, a coil, and a coupling structure is provided. The coil is disposed on the dielectric substrate.
Wistron Neweb Corp.
05/21/15
20150143508

Systems and methods for authenticating access to an operating system by a user before the operating system is booted using a wireless communication token


Certain embodiments herein relate to authenticating access to an operating system by a user before the operating system is booted. Such authentication may be performed by processing information received from a wireless communication token via near field communication (nfc), in one embodiment.


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