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|Near field communication chip embedded in a wearable electronic device and wearable electronic device|
A wearable electronic device according to example embodiments includes a display panel configured to display an image, a main board including a processor configured to control an operation of the wearable electronic device, a metal frame defining a perimeter of the wearable electronic device, the metal frame including a metal material, the metal frame having first and second terminals, the first terminal being adjacent to the second terminal with a slit therebetween, a loop antenna between the display panel and the main board, the loop antenna configured to connect to the first and second terminals of the metal frame, and a near field communication (nfc) chip configured to connect to the metal frame and the loop antenna, the nfc chip configured to perform a near field communication by transmitting or receiving an nfc signal using the metal frame and the loop antenna.. .
|Signatures for near field communications|
A data-carrying device and methods of authenticating the same are disclosed. The data-carrying device is described as being capable of communicating via the near field communications (nfc) protocol and may have one or more nfc data exchange format (ndef) records stored in its memory.
Assa Abloy Ab
|Enabling use of stay quiet requests in a near field communication device|
Techniques for enabling a use of one or more signals in a near field communication (nfc) device for nfc communication are described. In an aspect, the methods and apparatus include receiving, at a nfc controller, a stay quiet command from a device host, wherein the stay quiet command includes one or more unique identifiers (uids) corresponding to one or more remote nfc endpoints.
|System and near field communications antenna for mobile devices|
A system for an antenna for near field communications (nfc), said antenna comprising a primary loop with a primary current to produce a magnetic field; one or more secondary loops with one or more secondary currents; wherein by adjusting one or more variables associated with said one or more secondary loops, said magnetic field is modified to ensure antenna operation within a defined operating range.. .
|Wireless power transfer - near field communication enabled communication device|
Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices are disclosed. Various integrated circuits that form these communication devices can be fabricated onto one or more semiconductor substrates, chips, and/or dies using a high voltage semiconductor process, a low voltage semiconductor process, or any combination thereof.
|Nfc configuration of hvac equipment|
A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“hvac”) controller has near field communication (“nfc”) capability and allows communications with an nfc-enabled pc, tablet or smartphone device, allowing initial configuration to be performed with or without building power being supplied to the controller. The nfc transmitted information is a subset of all the configuration settings, arranged in a particular order from most commonly changed to least commonly changed.
Kmc Controls, Inc.
|Interference mitigating method|
Embodiments of the invention concern a method for mitigating interference between near field communication and an audio stream in a mobile user equipment, wherein the method includes a step of replacing at least part of the interfered audio stream by a sound representative of an interfering near field communication transaction.. .
|Apparatus and playing music|
Provided is an apparatus and method for playing music, which can play music by simply sharing the music with an external device. An apparatus for playing music includes a first portable terminal and a second portable terminal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
|Housing of a mobile device, near field communication transceiver and mobile device|
A housing of a mobile device including a frame defining a perimeter of the mobile device, the frame including a first metal material and configured to operate as a first antenna for a first wireless communication, and a cover configured to cover one surface of the mobile device, the cover including a second metal material, and the cover and at least a portion of the frame configured to operate as a second antenna for a second wireless communication may be provided.. .
|Demodulators for near field communication, near field communication devices, and electronic devices having the same|
A demodulator for near field communication may include: a scale down circuit configured to receive first and second modulated signals from first and second power electrodes, and configured to provide a scale down signal to a first node by scaling down magnitudes of the first and second modulated signals; a current source coupled between the first node and a ground voltage, and configured to generate a constant current flowing from the first node to the ground voltage; a charge store circuit coupled between the first node and ground voltage, and configured to perform charge and discharge operations alternately, based on the scale down signal and constant current, to output an envelope signal, which corresponds to an envelope of the scale down signal; and/or an edge detector configured to generate input data, which correspond to the first and second modulated signals, based on a transition of the envelope signal.. .
Electronic device including a plurality of payment modules
An electronic device comprising: a near field communication (nfc) module; a magnetic stripe data transmission (mst) module; and at least one processor functionally coupled to the nfc module and the mst module, wherein the processor is configured to: select at least one of the nfc module or the mst module; and transmit payment information to an external device by using the selected module.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Enhanced near field communications attachment
A secure fob that enables a user to pay for an item or items without needing to present a mobile device. A secure fob may include a proximity capability to ensure that a mobile device is within a particular range, thereby eliminating the risk of fraudulent charges on a stolen fob.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Wireless local area network hotspot registration using near field communications
A first device that includes a processor configured to transmit/receive a trigger message to/from a second device based on wireless short-range communication. The trigger message initiates a registration process within a wireless local area network (wlan)..
Mobile device, facilitating a transaction, computer program, article of manufacture
There is disclosed a mobile device comprising: a near field communication unit, a further communication unit being connected to the near field communication unit and being arranged to communicate with an external input device, a secure element being connected to the near field communication unit and being arranged to execute at least one application, the near field communication unit further being arranged to request, via the further communication unit, user input data for said application from the external input device, to receive said user input data from the external input device via the further communication unit, and to forward said user input data to the secure element. Furthermore, a corresponding method for facilitating a transaction, a corresponding computer program, and a corresponding article of manufacture are disclosed..
Near field rf communicator and timing apparatus
A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that detects an envelope of a radio frequency (rf) signal. The nfc device includes a peak detector that determines the envelope of the rf signal.
Wireless charging and near field communication dual coils pcb structure
A wireless charging (wlc) (a4wp) and near field communication (nfc) dual coils pcb structure comprising at least one wlc (a4wp) coil wire having spiral shape and disposed on a printed circuit board (pcb), and a nfc coil wire having spiral shape and disposed on the pcb. At least a portion of the coil wire of the spiral wlc (a4wp) coil is located on a region between two adjacent coil wires of the spiral nfc coil.
Tdk Taiwan Corporation
Confirming physical possession of plastic nfc cards with a mobile digital wallet application
In an example embodiment, an issuer system receives payment card information from a payment processing system, wherein the payment card information is received from a payment card via a user computing device using near field communication. The issuer system generates an unpredictable number for the payment card and communicates the unpredictable number to the payment card via the payment processing system and the user computing device.
Near field communication authentication mechanism
A computing device is described. The computing device includes input/output (i/o) circuitry to receive sensory data and a trusted execution environment to monitor the i/o circuitry to detect one or more context characteristics of the computing device and to authenticate user identity based on context characteristics..
Interleaved coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling
Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling (e.g., wireless power transfers (wpf) and near field communications (nfc)) operations among others. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
Mobile device and performing function based on short-range communication
A mobile device and method for performing a function using a short-range communication tag are provided. In the method, the mobile device inputs function-related information into a short-range communication tag, and recognizes proximity to or contact with the short-range communication tag.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Managing contactless communications
Communicating via near field communication (nfc) between a reader and an application on an nfc-enabled device. A point of sale (pos) device and a consumer's mobile communication device establish an nfc session in accordance with each of the protocol layers of both international organization for standardization (iso)/international electrotechnical commission (iec) 14443 and iso/iec 7816 standards.
Chip antenna for near field communication and manufacturing the same
Provided are chip antennas for near field communication and methods of manufacturing the chip antennas. A chip antenna for near field communication includes a substrate; a first antenna element on the substrate; and a second antenna element on the first antenna element.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Terminal device and remote control method
An objective of the present invention is to provide an easy to use terminal device and remote control method. Provided is a terminal device having electric equipment remote control function, comprising a location information detection means for acquiring the present location of the terminal device, a near field communication means, and an information storage means.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
Electronic device and back cover thereof
An electronic device and a back cover thereof are provided. The electronic device comprises a body and the back cover.
Asustek Computer Inc.
Method and detecting smartphone application users utilizing globally unique identifiers and wireless sensors
A method capable of detecting a location and activities of smartphone application users by combining the use of globally unique identifiers (guid) and various physical sensor infrastructure technologies. Guid (or uuid) is also known as ‘globally unique identifier’ or ‘universally unique identifier’ which uses a 128-bit integer number to identify resources.
Tag identification method and apparatus
The present invention discloses a tag identification method and apparatus, relates to the field of communications network technologies, which can implement that there are few steps of determining a format of a tag by a device host in an nfc terminal, so that the tag can be quickly processed. In the embodiments of the present invention, a near field communication nfc controller reads a type of a tag; the nfc controller determines whether a format of the tag is an nfc data exchange format ndef according to the type of the tag; and the nfc controller sends a notification message to a device host when the nfc controller determines that the format of the tag is the ndef, where the notification message includes that the format of the tag is the ndef.
Use of gemstones with embedded near field communication chips for communication with nfc enabled devices
Jewelry incorporating gemstones embedded with near field communication (nfc) chips. Methods of sharing electronic messages using nfc gems by using an nfc enabled device to wirelessly upload an electronic file to a remote computer system over the internet, wirelessly writing information to an nfc chip embedded in a gemstone, the information including mapping information for accessing the uploaded electronic file and executable instructions to launch and direct a web browser to the electronic file; providing the nfc gem in close proximity to a same or different nfc device to establish near field communication; transferring the information from the nfc chip to the same or different nfc device; and executing the instructions to wirelessly access the electronic file over the internet..
Near field communication-based data transmission method and apparatus, and near field communication device
A near field communication (nfc)-based data transmission method and apparatus, and a near field communication device. An nfc touch apparatus sends an intelligent extraction instruction to a first nfc device, to trigger the first nfc device to perform intelligent extraction processing on to-be-transmitted data determined by the first nfc device to obtain intelligently extracted data, receives the intelligently extracted data that is sent by the first nfc device by means of nfc communication and sends the intelligently extracted data to a second nfc device by means of nfc communication.
Near-field communications element and electronic device having same mounted therein
near field communication device has a configuration in which at least a part of coil of coil element is covered with cover at a portion opposite to substrate and a part of cover is fixed to substrate directly or indirectly. Therefore, even when near field communication device is mounted to one of various electronic apparatuses in a vicinity of display unit outer peripheral frame made of metal, a large change in impedance or a large reduction in magnetic field strength can be prevented.
Payment method and system
A method and system for purchasing items from a payment device is provided. The method and system includes utilizing near field communications technology to purchase items on a per-item basis.
Nfc radio frequency communication control method, apparatus, and system
An near field communication (nfc) radio frequency communication control method. The method includes: instructing, by a first nfc host by using a second message, an nfcc to terminate, according to the second message, a radio frequency communication process currently executed for a third nfc host after the first nfc receives a first message used to indicate that a second nfc host requests radio frequency communication and when the first nfc determines that the nfcc is currently in a non-idle state and a priority of the second nfc host is higher than a priority of the third nfc host, where the third nfc host is an nfc host corresponding to the radio frequency communication process currently executed by the nfcc.
Methods and systems of securely storing documents on a mobile device
A method of encrypting information using a computational tag may include, by a mobile electronic device, detecting a computational tag within a near field communication range of the mobile electronic device, identifying a document to be encrypted by the mobile electronic device, transmitting the document to the computational tag by the mobile electronic device, receiving, from the computational tag, an encrypted document, wherein the encrypted document comprises an encrypted version of the document that was to be encrypted, and storing the encrypted document in a memory of the mobile electronic device.. .
Communicating via near field communications
Communicating via near field communication (nfc) between a reader and an application on an nfc-enabled device. The device receives, from a reader, a selection of an application identifier (aid) proxy of the device.
System and delivery of information using nfc
A system with a portable device having an information tag such as a bar code, qr (quick response) code, an rfid (radio frequency identification) tag and/or an nfc (near field communication) tag attached thereto is provided. The system also includes a portable electronic device (ped), a communication network and a management platform.
Pouch Pac Innovations, Llc
Communication near field communication
Nfc signal and executing a process corresponding to the signal by the security module; and transmitting a responsive signal to the nfc reader.. .
Methods and systems for conducting lottery games with portable devices enabled for near field communication (nfc)
In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer system that includes a processor executing the code to: receive an indication indicating that a player desires to participate in a lottery game based on a near field communication (nfc) between a mobile device of the player and a first game piece associated with the lottery game conducted by a game conducting authority; conduct a drawing in accordance with rules of the lottery game; receive an indication identifying an action performed by the player in accordance with the rules of the lottery game where the action is based on: i) a result of the drawing and ii) nfc communication between the mobile device of the player and a second game piece associated with the lottery game; and distribute a prize to player in accordance with the rules of the lottery game.. .
Intralot S.a. - Integrated Lottery Systems And Services
Beverage composition system
A beverage service system is described herein, and may include a payment facility adapted to receive a payment from a user and load the payment electronically, as a credit for cup units of a beverage, against a user profile created by the user, the user having a near field communication (nfc)-enabled device linked to their user profile, and a beverage dispenser connected to a computer processor. The system may further include a credit receipt circuit in operative communication with the processor and having at least one reader provided in an immediate vicinity of the beverage dispenser, wherein the system is configured to dispense a cup unit of a beverage into each of a plurality of cups respectively having an electronically detectable, unique identification tag on transmission to the at least one credit receipt reader of a request to redeem a cup credit..
Information processing system, information processing apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information processing program, and information processing method
An information processing system includes an information storage medium and an information processing apparatus for performing near field communication with the information storage medium. The information processing apparatus includes: at least one antenna coil; and a computer processor configured to: perform near field communication with the information storage medium via the antenna coil, thereby reading information from the information storage medium in proximity to the antenna coil; detect an orientation of the information storage medium that can perform the near field communication; and perform predetermined processing using the information read from the information storage medium and the orientation of the information storage medium..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Information reading system, information reading apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information reading program, and information reading method
An information reading system performs near field communication with an information storage medium. The information reading system includes: an antenna structure including a plurality of antenna coils, each arranged across at least one of the others and each having a reading area; and a computer processor configured to perform near field communication with the information storage medium in each reading area, thereby reading information from the information storage medium in proximity to the reading area..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Device for authenticating wanted nfc interactions
An electronic device that includes a sensor module, a measuring module and a near field communication (nfc) device. The sensor module receives an input signal.
Broadcast automatic communication method and system thereof
A broadcast automatic communication method and a system thereof are provided. The system applies near field communication assemblies to establish a first far field communication path between far field communication assemblies of first and second electronic devices.
Fluiditech Ip Limited
Overvoltage protection for nfc devices
The present application relates to a near field communication (nfc) device which has an antenna for receiving nfc signals. The nfc device includes a protection system for protecting a transmit/receive system, and other systems, of the nfc device from potentially damaging voltages that may develop at an output of the antenna if the device enters a strong magnetic field.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.
Distribution of media with tracking and analysis of media usage for royalty, loyalty and collection of metadata
An apparatus, device and method for the distribution of media with tracking and analysis of media usage for royalty, loyalty and collection of media metadata using wireless communication such as near field communication comprised in a portable platform. Each device comprises a wireless communication arrangement capable of conducting wireless communication between wirelessly capable devices enclosed in a solid case which projects the content of the data in an illustrative depiction.
Crystal Innovations, Inc.
Car wallet application
Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for processing electronic payments for retail services and goods delivered by a retail establishment. In embodiments, a mobile wallet application is installed in the automobile.
First Data Corporation
Near field communication activation and authorization
A method of activation and authorization of a near field communication (nfc) enabled device comprising: receiving login information from an nfc enabled device; sending packet data via a network in response to receiving the login information from the nfc enabled device; and receiving corresponding data from the nfc enabled device in response to the sending of the packet data, the sending of the packet data and the receiving of the corresponding code facilitates the activation and authorization of the nfc enabled device, and the subsequent activation of the nfc device via a nfc link without further authorization of the nfc enabled device, is described herein.. .