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 Data transmission system and communication method patent thumbnailData transmission system and communication method
A data transmission system includes a device and a base. The base includes a near field communication (nfc) module and a processing module configured to determine whether a wireless network exits.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Downsized near field communication ring device patent thumbnailDownsized near field communication ring device
A downsized nfc (near field communication) ring device includes a ring body, a nfc module, a decorative sheet and a resin adhesive. The nfc module and a nfc antenna formed by multiple concentric coils in a multilayer stack means are packaged on a substrate, and are closely secured in an accommodating chamber of the ring body.

 Functional flip cover protective case with physical keypad for smart phone devices patent thumbnailFunctional flip cover protective case with physical keypad for smart phone devices
A functional flip cover protective case having a physical keypad and a transparent viewing window for touch-based smart phone device is being disclosed. The functional flip cover protective case comprising an integral flip cover attached a protective case; the flip cover includes a built in physical keypad device and a transparent viewing window on the front side of the flip cover when the flip cover is in closed position; wherein the flip cover further comprising a sensor to detect opening and closing actions; wherein the protective case may comprising a data/power connector, and/or a bluetooth device, and/or a nfc (near field communication) device for corresponding between the physical keypad and the smart phone device; wherein upon closing the flip cover, the physical keypad will be activated to take over the input controls of the smart phone device.

 Tunable resonant inductive coil systems for wireless power transfer and near field communications patent thumbnailTunable resonant inductive coil systems for wireless power transfer and near field communications
A tunable resonant inductive coil system includes an electrical circuit having an alternating current (ac) voltage source, a barium strontium titanate (bst) variable capacitor coupled in series with a first terminal of the ac voltage source, a coil coupled in series with the bst variable capacitor, and a return line coupling the coil with a second terminal of the ac voltage source and/or a ground. The electrical circuit forms an lc circuit (resonant circuit).
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


 Group peer-to-peer financial transactions patent thumbnailGroup peer-to-peer financial transactions
Various techniques are provided for carrying out peer-to-peer financial transactions using one or more electronic devices. In one embodiment, a request for payment is transmitted from a first device to a second device using a near field communication (nfc) interface.
Apple Inc.


 Avoiding nfc communication collisions between accessories and user equipment patent thumbnailAvoiding nfc communication collisions between accessories and user equipment
An accessory for a user equipment (ue) includes a housing and a near field communication (nfc) circuit. The housing is slid on the ue to become attached in a stored position relative to the ue.
Sony Corporation


 Communication device communicating target data with external device according to near field communication patent thumbnailCommunication device communicating target data with external device according to near field communication
A communication device may communicate a first establishing command with an external device via a nfc interface so as to establish a first communication link, receive first target data from the external device via the nfc interface by using the first communication link, process a specific command included in the first target data so as to create second target data, select one type of disconnection method according to information included in the first target data from among plural types of disconnection methods for disconnecting the first communication link, and disconnect the first communication link by using the selected one type of disconnection method. The communication device may communicate a second establishing command with the external device via the nfc interface so as to establish a second communication link, and send the second target data to the external device via the nfc interface by using the second communication link..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Forklift managing device patent thumbnailForklift managing device
The present invention relates to a forklift managing device using near field communication. The forklift managing device includes: a first communication unit connected to a parent device for managing a forklift through a wireless network; a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader unit for activating an rfid tag or an rfid card within a certain distance and receiving information within the rfid tag or the rfid card; a controller connected to the first communication unit and the rfid reader unit, the controller controlling the first communication unit and the rfid reader unit, the controller controlling functions of the forklift with a pedestrian recognition mode among multiple modes including the pedestrian recognition mode, an operator authentication mode, a vehicle management mode, a task management mode, a logistics management mode, and an operation management mode as the primary mode; a storage unit connected to the controller, the storage unit storing forklift management information; and a second communication unit connected to the controller and at least one forklift controller, the second communication unit being connected to at least one forklift controller for performing hydraulic pressure control, operation control, or hydraulic pressure and operation control..
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.


 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit; a housing configured to store the image forming unit, the housing including an outer peripheral wall; a power supply unit disposed inside the housing; and a near field communication board including an antenna for near field communication, the near field communication board being disposed at a position of the outer peripheral wall apart from the power supply unit by a communicable distance or more.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Associating dialysis accessories using near field communication patent thumbnailAssociating dialysis accessories using near field communication
A method comprising: establishing a wireless connection between a first medical device and a second medical device, comprising: receiving, by the first medical device, via a short-range wireless technology protocol, connection information related to the second medical device; and establishing, by the first medical device, a wireless connection with the second medical device based on the connection information.. .
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.


Near field communications (nfc) modulation feedback tuned antenna configurations


Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for calibrating a near field communication (nfc) reader/writer device using a modulation feedback apparatus for tuned antenna configurations.. .
Intel Ip Corporation


Toy, controlling a toy, and computer program product


There is disclosed a toy comprising a central unit and at least one peripheral unit which is operatively coupled to said central unit, wherein the central unit is arranged to establish near field communication (nfc) with the peripheral unit, and wherein the central unit is further arranged to control one or more functions of the peripheral unit in dependence on control data received, via nfc, from said peripheral unit. Furthermore, a corresponding method for controlling a toy and a corresponding computer program product are disclosed..
Nxp B.v.


Mobile user device and communication over a wireless medium


A mobile user device, configured to communicate over a wireless medium and a corresponding computer-implemented method is described. The mobile user device in one embodiment may comprise a near field communication interface for at least sending response information to a receiver in one or more near field transmissions; and a communication control module, connected with said near field communication interface.
Plantronics, Inc.


Communication system for performing wireless near field communication in which image processing apparatus transmits connection destination information to portable terminal


A communication system includes a portable terminal, an image processing apparatus, and a server. The image processing apparatus transmits service request information to the server, and receives transmission instruction information from the server.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


Communication system for performing wireless near field communication with respect to identification information that is used to receive service from service providing apparatus


A communication system includes a portable terminal, an image processing apparatus, and a server. The image processing apparatus transmits service request information to the server, and receives acquisition instruction information from the server.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


Information processing apparatus


When a near field communication (nfc) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the nfc function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Wirelessly charged electronic device with shared inductor circuitry


An electronic device may contain an input-output device such as a speaker, vibrator, or near field communications antenna. The input-output device may include an inductor.
Apple Inc.


Near field communication antenna and smartphone having same antenna


Disclosed is a near field communication antenna comprising: a plate-shaped magnetic core; and an antenna coil having a wire wound multiple times in a loop shape, wherein the magnetic core comprises a first surface, a second surface facing opposite the first surface, and a side surface connecting the first and second surfaces. The antenna coil comprises a first portion placed over the first surface of the magnetic core, a second portion placed over the second surface of the magnetic core, and a connection portion placed over the side surface of the magnetic core to connect the first and second portions, and the first portion, the second portion, and the connection portion are joined to form a loop..
Aq Corporation


Information processing apparatus and control information processing apparatus


When a plurality of types of ip addresses is enabled in an information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus selects an internet protocol (ip) address to be written to a near field communication (nfc) tag. Then, the information processing apparatus generates tag information based on the selected ip address, and writes the generated tag information to the nfc tag..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


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Adaptable coil-nfc antenna for powered and unpowered applications


Technologies are generally described to provide adaptable near field communication (nfc) in portable devices to enable a portable device to provide wireless power transfer (wpt) functionality and nfc functionality. According to some examples, a wireless power antenna installed on the portable device may be configured to function as a wpt antenna and as an nfc antenna.
Empire Technology Development Llc


Near field communication forum listen mode profiles


Systems, methods, and/or devices for enabling configuration of nfc devices acting in a listening operation mode are disclosed. In some examples, an nfc-enabled device may select a listening mode profile from a list of listening mode profiles that define parameters for configuring the nfc-enabled device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Systems and methods for automatic gain control using a carrier estimation path


A method is described. The method includes receiving a carrier signal by a communication device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Authentication for network access related applications


In one embodiment a controller comprises logic to receive, via a near field communication link, an identification packet generated by a remote authentication provider, associate an electronic signature with the identification packet, transmit the identification packet to a remote authentication provider, receive an authorization from the remote authentication provider, receive login information associated with the identification packet, and initiate a login procedure using the login information. Other embodiments may be described..
Intel Corporation


Payment processing method and electronic device supporting the same


An electronic device and method of processing a payment at the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a security memory configured to store payment information of a near field communication (nfc) method, payment information of a magnetic security transmit (mst) method, and fingerprint information, and a processor configured to control a multiple payment operation of the nfc method and the mst method when fingerprint information obtained through fingerprint detection is valid.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Method and system for authentication of payment card transactions


A method and a system are provided for authenticating secure payment card transactions and verifying and validating payment card user identities. The method includes determining a numeric or alphanumeric code on a vehicle registration plate of a vehicle (e.g., a driverless vehicle or a drone) bearing a processing device that is approaching a payment area (e.g., a toll road, a refueling station, or a retail store).
Mastercard International Incorporated


On-wall docking station for touch-panel devices


The present disclosure relates to systems for mounting touch-panel devices such as smartphones or tablets. An example embodiment of an on-wall docking station is provided wherein the docking station comprises a metallic pad, a gripping surface, mounting screws, a mounting plate, an external connection port, magnets, a near field communication device, and a magnet buffer.
Intuitive, Llc


Nfc collision avoidance with controllable nfc transmission delay timing


A first near field communication (nfc) circuit includes an antenna, a charging circuit, a transceiver circuit, and a transmission delay circuit. The antenna is configured to inductively couple to signals emitted by a second nfc circuit.
Sony Corporation


Near field communication controlling transmission power of near field communication system


A near field communication (nfc) system and method for controlling transmission power of the nfc system includes a nfc reader configured to transmit a radio frequency (rf) signal having an initial amount of rf power, a nfc target device in selective communication with the nfc reader, and a nfc transmission power control platform disposed between the nfc reader and the nfc target device. The platform includes a microcontroller and at least one circuit in communication with the microcontroller and configured to determine an actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device and configured to regulate the rf signal, where the regulated rf signal contains the actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device..
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University


Method for near field communication with a component of an electric welding installation, and component of an electric welding installation for carrying out the method


A method for near field communication with a component of an electric welding installation is provided, wherein data and/or programs are transmitted via an nfc communication channel. In order to render the method easy to operate and to allow for spontaneous communication with the component of the welding installation, the data and/or programs are embedded in a uri or in a mime format and are transmitted in a standard format of nfc data transmission via the nfc communication channel between the mobile terminal device and the component of the welding installation.
Lorch Schweisstechnik Gmbh


User identity verification method and system, password protection apparatus and storage medium


A user verification method and system, a password protection apparatus and a storage medium are disclosed, and the method includes: receiving an operation request containing a user identity of a user sent by the user via a user terminal; generating identity verification information according to the user identity; sending the identity verification information to an nfc terminal through near field communication with the nfc terminal, so that the nfc terminal prompts the user to provide identity acknowledgement; receiving identity acknowledgement information from the nfc terminal, if the identity acknowledgement is provided by the user, where the identity acknowledgement information contains an identifier of the nfc terminal; determining whether the user identity matches the identifier of the nfc terminal according to the identity acknowledgement information; and sending operation response information to the user terminal of the user if the user identity matches the identifier of the nfc terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


Apparatus and encrypting data in near field communication system


A method for encrypting data in a near field communication system is provided. The method includes generating encrypted data based on first data input in a current state and second data input in a state immediately preceding the current state, and encoding the encrypted data through a predetermined error correcting code..
Korea University Research And Business Foundation


Carrier synchronization appropriate for alm nfc data transmission


In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for carrier synchronization in active load modulation for near field communications. A broadcast carrier is received from a remote device and mixed with a locally-generated carrier and modulated data.
Broadcom Corporation


Active load modulation in near field communication


An example method for active load modulation includes determining a modulated portion and an unmodulated portion of a bit. Further, the example method includes during the modulated portion of the bit, holding a phase of a received carrier signal.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Portable device and near field communication chip


In one embodiment, the antenna arrangement includes a primary antenna having a conductive sidewall; and a loop antenna disposed in and physically separated from the primary antenna. The loop antenna includes a first conductive loop and a capacitor electrically connected between ends of the first conductive loop..

Tablet computer stand with near field coupling enhancement


A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling.
Ezero Technologies Llc


Near field communication assisted device and service discovery


Disclosed herein are techniques to advertise and discover peer-to-peer services and connection attributes. In particular, services and connection attributes for a peer-to-peer network, like wi-fi direct can be advertised and discovered using near field communication techniques by transmitting at least a handover select frame including an advertised services hash in the p2p attributes portion of the frame..
Intel Corporation


Methods, systems and apparatus to affect rf transmission from a non-linked wireless client


Embodiments of the present application relate generally to wireless electronics, wireless portable electronics, wireless media presentation devices, audio/video systems, and more specifically to passive or active rf proximity detection of wireless client devices in an environment that may or may not include wireless access points. A wireless client device may be forced, triggered, or configured to broadcast a wireless scan (e.g., an active wifi scan) that includes data (e.g., packets) that may be discovered by a wireless media device (e.g., received by rf circuitry in the media device) and information from the wireless scan may be used by the wireless media device to detect presence of the wireless client device and/or its user, to establish a wireless data communications link with the wireless client device, to determine proximity of the wireless client device to the wireless media device, and for near field communication (nfc) with the wireless client device..
Aliphcom


Unidirectional induction type near field communication device


A unidirectional induction type near field communication device includes an induction layer having an ic chip embedded therein and an induction coil located on a front surface thereof, a wave-absorbing layer of laminated structure made of a mixture of polyester and a high-permeability metal material and bonded to a back surface of the induction layer opposite to the induction coil, and a metal barrier layer bonded to one side of the wave-absorbing layer opposite to the induction layer for enabling the induction layer to achieve a unidirectional nfc based wireless communication with an external mobile electronic device.. .
Winso Technology Company Limited


Near field communications antenna and terminal including the same


A near field communications (nfc) antenna includes: a first sheet including a magnetic material, the magnetic material including a thickness greater than 0 mm and less than or equal to about 0.05 mm; an antenna pattern disposed above the first sheet; and a second sheet disposed between the antenna pattern and the first sheet, wherein an interval between the antenna pattern and the magnetic material is at least about 0.03 mm.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


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Jewelry with security bezel for regulating near field communication with an embedded near field communication chip


An article of jewelry comprising a precious or semi-precious gem; a near field communication (nfc) chip; and a bezel, wherein the bezel comprises an electrically conductive material switchable between a closed configuration defined by a continuous electrically conductive loop encircling the nfc chip and an open configuration defined by a gap preventing formation of an electrically conductive loop continuously encircling the nfc chip. Methods of protecting data using the article of jewelry..

Wire diagram tagging system


Systems and methods for creating a data representation of the structure of an electrical system or network. Wireless tags, such as rfid tags, near field communication tags, and other short-range wireless communication technologies, are used to uniquely identify discrete components of the electrical network, and user-provided metadata is associated with each tag, generally using a software application on a smart device which is in communication with the tags.
Ivani, Llc


Security protocols for unified near field communication infrastructures


One feature pertains to a near field communication (nfc) target device comprising a memory circuit adapted to store sensitive data, an nfc interface adapted to transmit and receive information using nfc protocols, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit receives a plurality of provider identification (pid) numbers from a plurality of providers, where each pid number is associated with a different provider.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Wireless authentication system and wireless authentication one time password of mobile communication terminal having near field communication function


Provided is a one time password (otp) authentication system and an otp authentication method using a mobile communication terminal having a near field communication (nfc) function, wherein otp authentication is capable of being carried out by using a mobile communication terminal having an nfc function and an otp generator provided with a communication function corresponding to nfc.. .
Sctechone Co., Ltd.


Default data packet routing in a nfc device


A method includes receiving a data packet transmitted by a near field communications (nfc) device at a nfc controller. Whether the data packet includes application identifier routing information is determined, and based thereupon the data packet is routed to a default application identifier routing address based on a look-up table lacking an application identifier routing address associated with the application identifier routing information.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.


Reconfigurable distributed active wireless charging system


A system and method utilizes an array of unit coils for wireless charging and/or near field communication. The array of unit coils can be configured to provide magnetic fields of various shapes to accommodate consuming devices and/or to accommodate types of devices.
Broadcom Corporation


Antenna module package, antenna module package circuit, battery pack including the same and mobile device including the same


Provided is an antenna module package including a substrate, a wireless card payment antenna structure mounted on the substrate and including a first antenna chip and wireless card payment matching elements electrically connected to the first antenna chip, a near field communication (nfc) antenna structure mounted on the substrate, sharing the first antenna chip, and including an extended nfc antenna loop and nfc matching elements electrically connected to the first antenna chip, and a wireless charging antenna structure mounted on the substrate and including a second antenna chip, and an extended wireless charging antenna loop and wireless charging matching elements electrically connected to the second antenna chip.. .
Itm Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


Determining an optimal payment instrument by a cloud-enabled mobile payment service


An approach is provided for determining an optimal payment instrument. A computer in a system configured in one of four predetermined cloud-based models updates a database with details about account balances and rewards provided by a customer's multiple accounts specifying payment instruments.
International Business Machines Corporation


Image processing apparatus, controlling the same, and program


An image processing apparatus capable of communicating with a terminal includes: a first communication unit configured to communicate wirelessly with the terminal; and a second communication unit configured to perform near field communication with the terminal over a shorter communication distance than that of the first communication unit, wherein the second communication unit is configured to be movable together with an operation panel of the image processing apparatus and establish communication with the terminal in a specific area on the operation panel, and the first communication unit is placed with respect to the operation panel such that the specific area includes a communication establishment distance within which the first communication unit establishes communication with the terminal irrespective of the movement of the operation panel.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


Near field communication (nfc) data transfer


A first device in accordance with an example is placed in a predefined mode in response to removing a near field communication (nfc) tag from an nfc component of the first device. A request is received from a second device to establish a connection with the first device based on data stored on the nfc tag.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


System, communication apparatus, communication method, and storage medium storing program


Each of the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus includes a near field communication unit. The first communication apparatus acquires a public key stored in a memory of the near field communication unit of the second communication apparatus, encrypts, by using the acquired public key, data to be processed by the second communication apparatus, and transmits the encrypted data to the second communication apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Near field communications (nfc) coil and proximity sensor for portable devices


Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling and proximity sensing operations. For example, a proximity sensor uses a coil antenna that is utilized for near field communications (nfc) functions.
Intel Corporation


Electronic device antenna structures with ferrite layers


Electronic devices may be provided that have antenna traces. The antenna traces may be configured to form an inductive loop that serves as a near field communications antenna.
Apple Inc.






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