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 System and  providing secure access to a wireless network patent thumbnailSystem and providing secure access to a wireless network
A system and method are disclosed for controlling access by a portable electronic device (ped) to a wireless network. A near field communications (nfc) tag is affixed to each authorized ped.
The Boeing Company


 Near field communication system, and  operating same patent thumbnailNear field communication system, and operating same
The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter to responsively and wirelessly transmit the identification data according to a first communication protocol. The system further includes a portable electronic device including an identification tag receiver to wirelessly receive the identification data of the identification tag according to the first communication protocol, transceiver circuitry to wirelessly and responsively communicate with the sensor device according to a second communication protocol, and processing circuitry to instruct the transceiver circuitry, after receiving the identification data, to wirelessly request, from the sensor device the sensor data and/or data which is representative of the sensor data..
Fitbit, Inc.


 Tag detector of near field communication (nfc) device, nfc device and mobile device including the same patent thumbnailTag detector of near field communication (nfc) device, nfc device and mobile device including the same
A tag detector of a near field communication (nfc) device includes a current monitor configured to monitor a current flowing in a regulator in a preset phase and a detection phase to generate a first sensing current and a second sensing current, respectively, a current to voltage converter configured to convert the first sensing current and the second sensing current to a first sensing voltage and a second sensing voltage, respectively, an analog to digital converter configured to convert the first sensing voltage and the second sensing voltage to a first digital code and a second digital code, respectively, and a decision circuit configured to compare the first digital code and the second digital code, and output a detection signal indicating that another nfc device is within a communication range of the nfc device, based on the comparison.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Guided near field communication for short range data communication patent thumbnailGuided near field communication for short range data communication
A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (rf) transmitter and/or an rf receiver coupled to a near field communication (nfc) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


 Near field communication and wireless power transfer dual mode antennas for metal backed devices patent thumbnailNear field communication and wireless power transfer dual mode antennas for metal backed devices
In one aspect, an apparatus for wirelessly coupling with other devices is provided. The apparatus includes a metallic cover having a removed portion.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 Smart integrated point of sale system patent thumbnailSmart integrated point of sale system
Embodiments of the present technology relate to an all-in-one integrated transaction platform. An example integrated point of sale (pos) device comprises a tablet processor, secure processor, and memory for storing executable instructions that comprise a business management system, a housing comprising a plurality of video display screens, wherein a merchant display screen is coupled to at least one customer display screen, a business management system receiving input from the plurality of video display screens, a payment reader, wherein the payment reader is capable of accepting at least magnetic swipe cards, emv (europay, mastercard, and visa) chip and pin cards, and nfc (near field communication) payment, a barcode scanner, a cash drawer, a printer, an ada (american disabilities act) compliant secure keypad, a biometric verification unit, at least one camera, gps (global positioning system), and wired and wireless communication technologies such as but not limited to ethernet, wi-fi, bluetooth, 3g/4g etc..
Innowi Inc.


 Thermostat with near field communication features patent thumbnailThermostat with near field communication features
A thermostat for a building space. The thermostat includes a near field communications module and a processing circuit.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


 Working  nfc token patent thumbnailWorking nfc token
A working method of an nfc token. The method comprises: a micro control unit in a token performing system initialization; resetting a near field communication chip in the token and sending a near field communication chip setting instruction to the near field communication chip; waiting to receive a near field communication chip setting instruction return value; upon receiving the near field communication chip setting instruction return value, sending a first preset instruction to the near field communication chip; waiting to receive a first preset instruction return value; and upon receiving the first preset instruction return value, sending a second preset instruction comprising a dynamic password to the near field communication chip.
Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.


 System and  authenticating user by near field communication patent thumbnailSystem and authenticating user by near field communication
A system and method for authenticating a user by near field communication. The system for authenticating a user by near field communication includes a security device performing user authentication by using a universal subscriber identity module (usim) id and a password both being transmitted through near field communication in response to an authentication request, and a mobile device transmitting the usim id and password through near field communication..
Data Locker Inc.


 Glasses type information terminal, information processing device, computer program and recording medium patent thumbnailGlasses type information terminal, information processing device, computer program and recording medium
Provided is a glasses type information terminal, which is not only configured to deliver information to a wearer without hindering everyday activities, but is also capable of easily delivering an intention or the like of the wearer to a surrounding area. Chip leds (30) capable of selectively emitting a plurality of colors of light are arranged on a glasses frame (10).
Lunettes Inc.


System and enhance the user experience of applications for proximity-based peer-to-peer mobile computing

The disclosure is related to searching for a second device to provide a service that a first device is attempting to establish. The first device sends a search profile and a capabilities profile to the second device using near field communication (nfc), the search profile including criteria describing the service the first device is attempting to establish, the capabilities profile including connection capabilities of the first device, receives a score from the second device, the score indicating a closeness of a match between the search profile and the capabilities profile and one or more services and capabilities of the second device, and determines whether to connect with the second device to establish the service based on the received score..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Method for controlling information terminal and information terminal

A method for controlling an information terminal according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: when a user of the information terminal uses the electric mobile body, acquiring information indicative of a state of an electric storage device mounted in an electric mobile body from the electric storage device via a first communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that performs near field communication with the electric storage device; and transmitting the information indicative of the state of the electric storage device to a server device via a second communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that communicates with the server device.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Responsive packaging system for managing display actions

A packaging system and method for wireless earpieces. The packaging system includes wireless earpieces includes one or more sensors and a near field communication chip.
Bragi Gmbh

Proximity-based camera configuration

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide setup, network connection, and/or other operations for network cameras. The operations may be initiated in response to placing a user device having proximity-based communications circuitry in proximity of a camera having proximity-based communications circuitry.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Image forming apparatus supporting near field communication (nfc) function and setting an image job using nfc device

An image forming apparatus supporting a near field communication (nfc) function and a method of performing setting an image job by using an nfc device. The method includes tagging an nfc device to receive setting information stored in the nfc device and performing an image job based on the received setting information..
S-printing Solution Co., Ltd.

Configuration of data and power transfer in near field communications

Some embodiments disclosed herein provide a method for configuring wireless power and data transfer between consumer electronic (ce) devices. The method comprises identifying a plurality of antenna systems including at least a first antenna system and a second antenna system.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Network America Llc

Multiple coil structure for supporting multiple types of wireless charging and near field communications

The present invention provides a multiple coil structure for supporting multiple types of charging and near field communications. The multiple coil structure includes an inner charging coil comprising a first conductor path forming one or more loops, wherein the direction of travel of the conductor path from an end point of the first conductor path is one of a substantially clockwise direction or a substantially counter-clockwise direction, and wherein the inner charging coil has an inner boundary and an outer boundary.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Antenna for use in a wearable device

An earpiece includes a housing, a first short range transceiver for far field communication disposed within the housing, and a second short range transceiver for near field communication disposed within the housing. The second short range transceiver for near field communications comprises an antenna formed from a plurality of coil turns.
Bragi Gmbh

Retrofitted keypad and method

Methods, devices, and systems are provided for retrofitting an existing access control system with one or more supplemental access devices that add access control capabilities to the existing system. A supplemental access device can be configured as a retrofit keypad.
Assa Abloy Ab

Simplified ecg acquisition, transmission and sharing system

An electrocardiogram (ecg) acquisition and viewing system receiving extended ecg recordings and automatically extracting segments with heart arrhythmias allowing overreading cardiologists to quickly analyze the extract segments from the larger data set. The present invention provides an easy to use, lightweight ecg module providing acquisition of 12 lead ecg data and communication with local and remote network devices receiving the ecg data the present invention provides wireless communication (e.g., bluetooth, near field communication) with local devices so that ecg waveforms may be viewed in real time, allowing lead connections to be corrected and integrity restored before and during data acquisition..
Spaulding Medical, Llc

User authentication and/or online payment using near wireless communication with a host computer

A system and computer-implemented method for authenticating a user of a host computer communicating with a service server over a network. A mobile communication device including at least one processor and enabled for near field communication (nfc) receives authentication event information from the host computer via a near field communication link, wherein the authentication event information was generated by the service server and uniquely identifies a particular service process between the service server and host computer.

Distribution system and method

A distribution system can include components, near field communication tags, a depository, and a computing device. A first tag can be engaged with a first component.

Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag.
Elwha Llc

Vehicular keyless entry system

A keyless entry system may include one or more near field communication (nfc) devices. Also described herein is a keyless entry system including a nfc device and a keypad.
Dura Operating, Llc

Waveguide with ports for near field communication

A computing device comprises a head that can be docked to a base. The base includes a base transceiver to transmit (or receive) a signal via a first port of a waveguide.
Dell Products L. P.

Nfc antenna architecture for mobile communication device with single-piece metal housing

Systems and methods for providing nfc (near field communications) in a portable communications device utilize antenna arms formed from openings in a metal unibody construction. Two of the antenna arms are driven by wifi and cellular drives respectively, while an nfc antenna drive sharing the same mechanical connections provides a differential drive across the antenna ends, forming a primary nfc coil.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle

A device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle may be placed between a driver seat and a passenger seat of the motor vehicle and includes a surface on which the mobile communications unit may be placed. An antenna is adapted to emit and/or receive a radio signal for the near field communication with the mobile communications unit..
Volkswagen Ag

Re-programmable secure device

A re-programmable wireless device can store data securely and use near field communication (nfc) to exchange functionality data and/or program code from a central server system through a mobile device. A user requests a new re-programmable wireless device or a new re-programmable wireless device function via an application on the mobile device.
Google Inc.





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