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20110177782ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.07-21-2011
20120202422GRAPHIC NOTIFICATION FEEDBACK FOR INDICATING INDUCTIVE COUPLING AMONGST DEVICES - A computing device is operated to detect a signal generated from an inductive signal interface. The detected signal may be generated by the device's inductive signal interface being in operational proximity to an inductive signal interface of another device. A notification feedback is generated that confirms an event related to the first and second computing device inductively signaling one another.08-09-2012
20130029597EXCHANGING DATA BASED UPON DEVICE PROXIMITY AND CREDENTIALS - Illustrated is a system and method to transmit a credential to a proximate first device, the first device validating the credential. The system and method also includes transmitting data to the first device. The system and method also includes transmitting the credential to a proximate second device, the second device validating the credential and to receive the data from the first device.01-31-2013
20130029598INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH INTRA-CHIP AND EXTRA-CHIP RF COMMUNICATION - An integrated circuit includes a first integrated circuit die having a first circuit and a first intra-chip interface and a second integrated circuit die having a second circuit and a second intra-chip interface and a remote interface, wherein the first intra-chip interface and the second intra-chip interface electro-magnetically communicate first signals between the first circuit and the second circuit, and wherein the remote interface is coupled to engage in electromagnetic communications with at least one other integrated circuit. In an embodiment of the present invention, a shielding element shields the electromagnetic communications with the at least one other integrated circuit from the electromagnetic communication of the first signals. In other embodiments, antenna beam patterns or differing polarizations are used to isolate the electromagnetic communications with the remote device from the electromagnetic communication of the first signals.01-31-2013
20130029596PAIRING DEVICES USING DATA EXCHANGED IN AN OUT-OF-BAND CHANNEL - Two devices (01-31-2013
20080261523Communication Device and Method, and Program - The present invention relates to a device and a method for communication, and a program that makes it possible to provide a communication environment not limited by a use environment. An electrode controlling unit 10-23-2008
20110189952System and Method for Receiving Data Across an Isolation Barrier - In one embodiment, A system for communication has a receiver for receiving data from a passive transmitter capacitively coupled to the receiver. The receiver has a sensing element having a plurality of terminals configured to be capacitively coupled to the passive transmitter and DC isolated from the passive transmitter.08-04-2011
20130183898SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NON-CONTACT POWER AND DATA TRANSFER IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Systems and methods for non-contact and/or wireless transmission of power and/or data between and/or within electronic devices. These systems and methods may include the use of two or more wireless power modules to transmit a wireless power signal between a first electronic device and a second electronic device and/or the use of two or more wireless data modules to transmit a wireless data signal between the first electronic device and the second electronic device. The wireless power modules and/or the wireless data modules may include one or more near-field coupling devices. The wireless power modules and/or wireless data modules associated with the first electronic device may be arranged in complementary locations to the wireless power modules and/or wireless data modules associated with the second electronic device and the complementary modules may be separated by a distance of less than 10 um.07-18-2013
20130183897APPARATUS COMPRISING INDUCTIVE COUPLING COMMUNICATION MEANS - An apparatus including inductive coupling communication circuitry configured to communicate in peer-to-peer mode with an identical apparatus includes an antenna coil presenting, relative to a longitudinal median or a transversal median axis of the antenna coil, an asymmetry corresponding to a coverage rate less than or equal to 0.6 if the antenna coil comprises 4 or more loops, less than or equal to 0.7 if the antenna coil comprises 3 loops, or less than or equal to 0.8 if the antenna coil comprises 1 or 2 loops.07-18-2013
20090191811NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION INTIALIZATION - A method of application initialization of a near field communication (NFC) enabled device comprising loading a first NFC enabled device with an application for conducting a financial transaction over a network; and transferring the application to a second NFC enabled device via a NFC link, is described herein.07-30-2009
20100081378Wireless Processing System, Wireless Processing Method, and Wireless Electronic Device - A power supply system 04-01-2010
20100081374MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING TOUCH ACTIVATED NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) CIRCUIT - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and a circuit board carried by the housing and including Radio Frequency (RF) circuitry and a processor carried by the housing and operative with each other. A Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit is positioned on the circuit board and operative with the processor for communicating in accordance with the NFC communication protocol. A touch activated sensor is supported by the housing and operative for enabling operation of the NFC circuit when touched to establish NFC communications from the communications device.04-01-2010
20100136905A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE COUPLING TO ANOTHER DEVICE - A communications device for wireless communication with another device, the communications device having a) a first part having a first housing and a first induction coil for providing an inductive coupling to the other device, and b) a second part having a second induction coil adapted to be inductively coupled to said first induction coil and to said other device when mounted on or near said first housing. Provided is a relatively simple mechanical interface for an inductively coupled link between a communications device and another device. The second part is adapted to be detachably attachable to the first housing. An advantage is that no connector is needed whereby a simpler and more reliable device is provided. The consequences of wear of the connector leading to increased contact resistance and/or failure of the electrical connection is avoided.06-03-2010
20130045682SYSTEM, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING INFORMATION - A system, a mobile communication terminal, and a method for transferring information. The system for transferring information includes a first terminal configured to extract and transmit transfer information and a second terminal configured to receive the transfer information. Here, the transfer information corresponds to an intersection state between the first terminal and the second terminal when the first terminal performs first short-range communication with the second terminal, and the first terminal and the second terminal compute their respective position information when the first short-range communication is performed, exchange the position information with each other, and calculate the intersection state information based on the respective position information of the first and second terminals.02-21-2013
20130045681WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM AND PLAYER AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. In one embodiment, the media player device employs the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.02-21-2013
20130045680WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM AND PLAYER AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. In one embodiment, the media player device employs the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.02-21-2013
20130045679PROCESS FOR PERFORMING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT OR PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDING A FM RECEIVER - A process for performing Near Field Communication (NFC) between a first NFC device and a second NFC device is provided. The first NFC device includes an NFC transceiver and an FM receiver which are both integrated into the same chip. The provided process involves initializing the first NFC device to perform a device detection polling loop for detecting a second NFC device. The device detection polling loop has activity detection periods, which occur periodically. The first NFC transceiver may then perform a slicing procedure, which slices the activity detection periods into small time slots. Each time slot has a duration smaller than a predetermined value so as to reduce the noise generated by harmonics of the NFC operation frequency which might be audible to the user.02-21-2013
20100112941NFC COMMUNICATORS - An NFC communicator has an antenna circuit to enable inductive coupling, via an RF H field, of the NFC communicator and another near field RF communicator in near field range. The antenna circuit has an antenna element coupled in parallel with a first capacitor to form a parallel LC circuit. The antenna element has an antenna coil in series with a second capacitor to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field. Alternatively or additionally, receive circuitry of the NFC communicator may be coupled to only a proportion of the antenna coil to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field.05-06-2010
20100075598VOLTAGE OVERSHOOT PROTECTION - A transmission circuit for an RF inductive link, particularly for an implanted device such as a cochlear implant. In a preferred form, the transmission circuit 03-25-2010
20100075597CONTENT PLAYER - There is provided a content player including: a communication module that performs a near field communication with a remote control device; a content storage section that stores content data; a playlist storage section that stores folders and playlists including a root folder as a root node and playlists as leaf nodes; a current location storage section configured to store current location information indicating a current location of a node in the playlist storage section; a current location notification module that controls the near field communication module to send the current location information to the remote control device; and a playback module configured to: set the root folder as the current location; change the current location; and play back content data having the identification information being included in the playlist.03-25-2010
20120244803COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication system includes a first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device includes a first near field communication part, a state detection part, and a first control part. The first control part, based on the state of the device itself detected by the state detection part, selects an output pattern for signals output from the first near field communication part and controls the first near field communication part so as to output signals of the selected output pattern. The second communication device includes a notification part, a second near field communication part, a memory, and a second control part. The second control part identifies the state of the first communication device corresponding to the pattern of the received signals, and provides notification of the identified state of the first communication device via the notification part.09-27-2012
20120244802ON CHIP INDUCTOR - An apparatus may comprise a pair of inductors in an integrated circuit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.09-27-2012
20120244801Dual-mode headset - A headset comprises a body, an audio transducer, an arm, a detector and processor. The detector can indicate whether the arm is in a first or second position. The headset operates in a headset mode or speakerphone mode responsive to the arm's position.09-27-2012
20130084799Antenna Driver Circuit for NFC Reader Applications - A power amplifier, supplied by a supply voltage, to drive an antenna to output a magnetic field, comprising a differential stage configured to output an output signal to drive the antenna, and a feedback stage configured to receive a common mode output voltage from the differential stage and to output a feedback voltage to regulate the output common mode signal to be proportional to the supply04-04-2013
20130084798SINGLE NFC DEVICE IDENTITY SELECTION ON A MULTIPLE-IDENTITY SUPPORTED DEVICE - An apparatus and method are disclosed for selecting a single device identity on near field communications (NFC) devices that emulate multiple identities. A first NFC device sends a polling command and a second NFC device receives the polling command. The second NFC device, which emulates multiple identities, is configured to extract any identifying characteristics from the polling command and search a list it maintains of all the emulated identities. The second NFC device is also configured to select the first emulated identity that matches the characteristics including in the polling command. A link is then established between the first NFC device and the second NFC device which emulates the target specified in the polling command.04-04-2013
20130084802SHAPED CONTROLLING SIGNALS IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) DEVICES - A near field communication (NFC) device operating in a tag emulator mode, including a controller to output a control signal to control operation of a transistor, a waveform shaper to shape the control signal and to generate a shaped signal by increasing a rise time and a fall time of the control signal, and the transistor to receive the shaped signal and to output a switching waveform to drive an antenna of the NFC device.04-04-2013
20130084801Positioning Guidance for Increasing Reliability of Near-Field Communications - To promote ease of use, as well as a reduction in bit error rates during extended data exchange between a coupled NFC tag/reader pair, signal strength is measured from a plurality of NFC tag antennas each positioned differently with respect to a common reader field, and differences in signal strength are used to determine an optimum positioning of the tag, or tag emulator, with respect to the reader. Alternative embodiments may include signal time of flight for determining orientation of the NFC antennas within the reader field. Information is generated by the tag, or tag emulator, and output by the tag, or tag emulator, such that a user may direct the positioning of the tag, or tag emulator, for improved communication with the reader.04-04-2013
20130084797MOBILE COMMUNICATION-DEVICE-CONTROLLED OPERATIONS - Methods and mobile devices for performing operations responsive to user actions are disclosed. The method includes prompting a user of a mobile device to make a particular action that is detectable by the mobile device, and prompting the user to select a particular operation that the user desires to have effectuated when the particular action is subsequently carried out. In addition, an indicator of the particular action is stored on the mobile device in connection with an indicator of the particular operation to associate the particular action with the particular operation. And after registration, when the particular action is sensed with the mobile device, the particular operation is effectuated.04-04-2013
20130084800METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REMOTE WIRELESS POWERING AND CONTROL OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable remote wireless powering and control of an electronic device. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of detecting received power in a wireless power receiver of a device; determining to turn on the device in response to detecting the power; and sending information through a control interface to cause an information processing operation to be performed.04-04-2013
20130084804Communication Terminal Having a Monitor Provided with a Transparent Antenna and Corresponding Method - A terminal comprises at least one monitor, capable of rendering image data, and radio frequency communication means for communicating with at least one additional communicating device. Said monitor supports, on at least one portion of the surface thereof, a transparent antenna which does not interfere with rendering said image data, and which works in cooperation with said radio frequency communication means. Said terminal comprises data generation means indicating the presence of said antenna, forming a portion of said image data rendered by said monitor.04-04-2013
20130078920METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A NFCEE DISCOVERY PROCESS - Aspects disclosed herein relate to providing a mechanism by which an NFCC can provide a DH with sufficient information to begin RF Discovery on behalf of a NFCEE. In one example, with a NFC device a DH may be configured to receive a discovery request notification from a NFCC indicating a NFCEE is requesting that the DH perform a discovery process. The discovery request notification may include information formatted to simplify the creation of a RF discovery command. The DH may further be configured to determine whether to generate the RF discovery command using the information included in the discovery request notification, generate the DH based discover command using the information included in the discovery request notification upon a determination to include the received information, and transmit the RF discovery command to the NFCC.03-28-2013
20130078922COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USING ELECTROMAGNET AND ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT - A communications device includes a processor and Radio Frequency (RF) circuitry that includes a communications module. An electromagnet is connected to the communications module and the processor. The electromagnet is configured to couple magnetically to a second communications device having a magnetic sensor and to transmit from the electromagnet to the magnetic sensor electromagnet pulses containing data regarding a wireless communications protocol. The processor and communications module are configured to establish a wireless communications connection with the second communications device.03-28-2013
20130078921CONTACTLESS DISABLEMENT - Devices, systems, and methods for controlling a contactless interface on a dual interface portable device are provided. The methods allow for contactless enablement and disablement on both a temporary and semi-permanent basis, dependent on commands sent to the device by an issuer of the portable device. The commands are received through a terminal device and are transferred to the portable device during a contact transaction. Configuration data on the portable device is modified according to the received commands. An application on the portable device controls the transmission of data through the contactless interface dependent on the configuration data.03-28-2013
20130078919COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a device and a method for communication, and a program that make it possible to provide a communication environment not limited by a use environment. An electrode controlling unit in a transmitting device checks a state of capacitive coupling of each of an electrode and an electrode in an electrode unit with surroundings, controls connection of each electrode to a transmitting unit according to a result of the check, and makes the electrode and the electrode function as a transmission signal electrode or a transmission reference electrode, the transmission signal electrode and the transmission reference electrode being different from each other. The transmitting unit connects the electrode and the electrode to an amplifying unit under control of the electrode controlling unit, and transmits a signal to a communication medium via one of the electrodes. The present invention is applicable to communication systems.03-28-2013
20130078917NEAR 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. Accordingly, a near field communication antenna is not disposed in a separated installation space, an antenna pattern width can be reduced, and performance of the near field communication antenna may be prevented from being degraded when a battery cover is made of metal or has a curved shape.03-28-2013
20130078915Interposer Package Structure for Wireless Communication Element, Thermal Enhancement, and EMI Shielding - Embodiments of an interposer package structure are provided herein. Embodiments include a substrate having first and second opposing surfaces. An IC die electrically coupled to the first surface of the substrate. A plurality of contact members coupled to the first surface of the substrate. An interposer having a plurality of contact elements located on a first surface. Each conductive element coupled to a respective one of the plurality of contact members. The interposer is configured to facilitate wireless communication between the IC die and another device, heat spreading and electromagnetic interference shielding,03-28-2013
20130078918Mobile wifi arrangement - A system for enabling wireless near-field hot-spot communication between a wide variety of wireless ground-position-indicating personal communication devices being utilized within a zone and a further communication network outside of the zone.03-28-2013
20130078916PUBLIC KIOSK PROVIDING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SERVICES - Systems and methods are disclosed for making content elements available for use at a public computing kiosk operated by a first-party operator. The public computing kiosk can receive a wireless communication from a hand-held device utilized by a second-party end user located in close physical proximity to the public computing kiosk. The wireless communication can include information identifying a third-party provider of the hand-held device with the third-party provider and the first-party operator being different entities. The public computing kiosk can transmit a request to a computing system including information identifying the third-party provider of the hand-held device, receive a transmission including a set of content descriptors, and display the set of content descriptors to the second-party end user. The public computing kiosk can also accept selection of content descriptors and execute at least one content element corresponding to at least one content descriptor.03-28-2013
20130035035NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SLOT BASED SECURE ELEMENT WITH AUTHENTICATION PRIOR TO TRANSACTION - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.02-07-2013
20130035034COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A communication method in a wireless power transmission system includes detecting state information of a plurality of channels available in a communication cell when all of the plurality of channels have already been respectively assigned to a plurality of sources configured to transmit wireless power respectively, determining a channel to be used for communication based on the state information, determining whether the determined channel is being used by a respective one of the plurality of sources to which the determined channel has already been assigned, and determining whether the determined channel is to be used for communication based on a result of the determination of whether the determined channel is being used.02-07-2013
20130040571MULTIPLE CONTACTLESS DEVICE INTERACTIONS AND COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS PER TAP - Enabling multiple contactless interactions and communication protocols with a single tap of a contactless device. A device reader generates a polling loop and detects a contactless device using an RF field. The device reader identifies the contactless device's communication protocols and initiates a first communication protocol via ISO/IEC 18092 protocol. The device reader initiates a stored value communication via MIFARE protocol. The device reader then initiates an EMV communication via ISO/EIC 14443 protocol. A contactless device can function for both an EMV compliant payment transaction and an alternative peer-to-peer type transaction. The EMV based payment application and transaction is retained as an independent payment application, thereby keeping the additional data exchange process of EMV technology from influencing the peer-to-peer technology and avoiding re-certification of EMV technology.02-14-2013
20130040570UNIVERSAL RFID TAGS AND METHODS - Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices, and methods of manufacture are described herein. In one implementation, a RFID device comprises: a near field only RFID tag that does not function as a far field RFID tag and is pre-manufactured; and a conductive element independent from the near field only RFID tag and configured to function as a far field antenna. The near field only RFID tag and the conductive element are coupled in proximity to each other such that the RFID device functions in both a near field and a far field.02-14-2013
20130040569NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TRANSACTIONS WITH INFORMATION DISPLAY - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.02-14-2013
20130040565COMMUNICATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A communication device, includes targets that each execute predetermined processing; and a front end that selects, from the targets, a confirmed target with which an external device is to communicate and that performs near-field communication with the external device. During transmission of a command for selecting at least one candidate of the confirmed target, the front end selects a predetermined one of the targets once every two times as a transmission destination of the command.02-14-2013
20130040567INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an information processing apparatus including a transmission processing unit (02-14-2013
20130040566METHOD OF MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS WITH A NFC CONTROLLER - The invention is a NFC controller able to communicate in contact mode with first and second applications and able to establish and to manage a first communication between a contactless reader device and the first application by using a specific type of contactless protocol. The NFC controller is able to establish and to manage a second communication between the contactless reader device and the second application by using the specific type of contactless protocol. The NFC controller is adapted to handle simultaneously said first and second communications.02-14-2013
20130040568REMOTE DELETION OF SECURE ELEMENT CONTENTS - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.02-14-2013
20130040564NEAR FIELD COUPLING DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A near-field coupling device that may facilitate communications with a transponder is provided. The near-field coupling device may include a ground plane, a dielectric substrate, one or more conductive strips and a terminating load. The conductive strips together with the ground planes form coupling elements. The near-field coupling device further includes one or more switching elements for selectively connecting and disconnecting the coupling elements with a transceiver. The connected coupling elements define a total characteristic impedance. Using the switching element, the ratio between the total characteristic impedance of the connected coupling elements and the terminating load may be changed in order to adjust the distribution of an electromagnetic field along the coupling elements according to the type and position of the transponder to be processed.02-14-2013
20130040562MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal may be provided. The mobile terminal may include a sensing unit, a wireless communication unit for exchanging data with at least one other terminal, and a controller for acquiring data from the at least one other terminal or transmitting data to the at least one other terminal through the wireless communication unit according to a transmission direction of determined data based on a result acquired through the sensing unit.02-14-2013
20130040561SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAUNCHING AND/OR DOWNLOADING APPLICATIONS WITH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TAGS - One or more applications are registered, managed, launched and/or downloaded using one or more near field communication (NFC) tags. In one embodiment, a NFC application is launched based on detection of a smart code that is in an NFC tag. The NFC application may be configured to write and/or assign a smart code to one or more tags. Another embodiment is directed to a web portal that may be accessed by the NFC application to download applications for presenting data associated with a tag. The NFC application may launch an application based on device placement in proximity to a NFC tag without user interaction, and also allow for writing and/or associating smart codes to NFC tags. The system and methods may overcome or at least ameliorate memory storage capacity limitations in a tag, and may advantageously reduce time and the need of user interaction when opening an application.02-14-2013
20130040563MOBILE TERMINAL AND PAYMENT METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal has a memory, short-range communication interface, and a controller. The memory stores payment information and the controller compares predetermined first authentication information with second authentication information. The controller enables or disables a payment function based on a result of the comparison, and establishes a connection with a payment terminal through the short-range communication interface when the payment function is enabled. Once the connection is established, the payment information is transmitted to the payment terminal through the short-range communication interface.02-14-2013
20130040560MODE CHANGE FOR NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION READER - A mobile system includes a Near-Field Communication (NFC) reader, a sensor, a memory arrangement, and a processor. The NFC reader is configured to communicate with an electronic device within a predetermined range. The sensor obtaining data related to a state of the mobile system and external conditions of the mobile system. The memory arrangement storing a mode application configured to determine when a mode of the NFC reader is to be changed as a function of the data. The processor executing the mode application and changing the mode when at least one of the state and the external conditions changes beyond a respective predetermined threshold.02-14-2013
20130210351METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING PAIRING, CONTENT SHARING AND SECURITY - A wireless communication device detects presence of a peer wireless communication device within operating range and pairs with the detected peer wireless communication device. The wireless communication device and the peer wireless communication device are operable to communicate wireless broadband signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask using broadband near field communication with full spectrum capture. The pairing may be controlled based on the determined distance between the wireless communication device and the peer wireless communication device. A determination is made whether to utilize security to enable the pairing based on the determined distance. A range of the communicated wireless broadband signals may be limited to provide secure communication between a plurality of wireless communication devices that communicate utilizing the wireless broadband signals. Content is shared among the plurality of wireless communication devices based on the limiting.08-15-2013
20130210350METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING CONFIGURATION AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS - A wireless communication device generates and transmits wireless broadband signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask such that the transmitted wireless broadband signals occupy a designated frequency spectrum band. A bandwidth of the wireless broadband signals may occupy approximately 800 MHz within a range of 0 Hz to 1 GHz. The transmit power utilized for transmitting the wireless broadband signals may be spread over a bandwidth of approximately 300 MHz within the 800 MHz bandwidth. The spreading results in a power spectral density of the transmitted wireless broadband signals approximating thermal noise at a distance of approximately 3 meters. Available channels within the designated frequency spectrum band may be sensed for the transmission of the wireless broadband signals. A plurality of the sensed available channels may be aggregated for the transmission of the wireless broadband signals.08-15-2013
20130210347METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (BNC) UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING CONCURRENT CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION - A charging device includes an integrated broadband transceiver that is operable to communicate wireless signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask. The wireless signals are communicated over a designated frequency spectrum band via one or more antennas. The wireless signals convey data between the charging device and a communication device via one or more usable channels within the frequency spectrum band utilized by the integrated broadband transceiver. Concurrent with the communicating, charging of the communication device occurs. One or more usable channels within the frequency spectrum band utilized by the integrated broadband transceiver may be detected. The charging and the communication of the wireless signals occurs currently on the same ones or different ones of the one or more antennas. The detected one or more usable channels may be aggregated and utilized for the communication by the integrated broadband transceiver.08-15-2013
20090186574Portable Dialer Device and Method - An innovative portable dialer device and method for automatically initiating a telephone call of a pre-programmed telephone number stored as data representing tones, when the portable dialer device is brought near a telephone handset or a cellular telephone. The proposed portable dialer device enables a manual or automatic activation of the sequence of tones required for initiating the telephone call. In accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the portable dialer device is a refrigerator magnet dialer.07-23-2009
20090203313METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BY CHARGE MODULATION - A contactless data transmission device includes an antenna circuit supplying an alternating voltage in the presence of an alternating excitation field, a charge modulation transistor having a control terminal receiving a charge modulation signal having at least one low state and one high state, and a conduction terminal receiving the alternating voltage. The device includes a circuit for supplying a boosted direct voltage greater than a peak value of the alternating voltage supplied by the antenna circuit, and a circuit for applying to the control terminal of the charge modulation transistor a charge modulation signal which, in the high state, has a voltage level equal to the boosted direct voltage.08-13-2009
20100099354SETTING MOBILE DEVICE OPERATING MODE USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A mobile communication device is capable of operation in accordance with a plurality of operation mode profiles. Data linking each operation mode profile to a respective operation identifier are stored in the device memory. The device controller, coupled to a contained near field communication (NFC) device, is responsive to operation mode identifier data received from the NFC device during near field communication with an external establishment to change operation from an initial mode to the operation mode linked to the received data.04-22-2010
20100323617METHOD, CONNECTION AND DATA CARRIER TO PERFORM REPEATED OPERATIONS ON THE KEY-BOARD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - When processing repeated operations on the keyboard of a mobile communication device, mainly at direct debits, used is a separate data carrier with a memory in which is stored at least one file with a sequence of keyboard orders of a macro type. Data carrier is energetically supplied contact-free by electromagnetic field of the mobile communication device while receiving the requiring order and, according to this order, chooses from the memory and encodes appropriate file with a sequence of keyboard orders. Data carrier sends the encoded file into the mobile communication device which decodes the received file and performs processes representing the keystrokes according to the sequence of keyboard orders. The invention also describes connection and data carrier to perform above described method where the data carrier consists of a processor, transmitting and receiving unit, block for transforming electromagnetic field and a memory to store a file of orders.12-23-2010
20100041332PERSONAL FUNCTION PAD - A personal function pad includes a surface that receives and supports a wireless terminal without making a direct electrical contact with the wireless terminal, and a near field communications (NFC) module that receives a first NFC signal from the wireless terminal and responsively transmits a second NFC signal to the wireless terminal. The second NFC signal modifies a setting and/or initiates a function of the wireless terminal. A wireless terminal according to some embodiments includes a controller and an NFC communications module. The NFC module transmits a first NFC signal and receives a second NFC signal in response to the first NFC signal. The controller modifies a device setting and/or to initiates a device function of the wireless terminal in response to the second NFC signal.02-18-2010
20090156119Communication through a barrier - A magnetic flux coupling transducer system comprising a primary coil (06-18-2009
20100105323Electric-Field Communication Device - A signal electrode (04-29-2010
20100105321AIRCRAFT AND CONDUCTIVE BODIES - An aircraft, or other conductive body, (04-29-2010
20100105322METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE EXECUTION OF AT LEAST ONE FUNCTION IN A SHORT RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE OF A MOBILE PHONE - A method and device for controlling the execution of at least one function in a short-range wireless communication module of a mobile apparatus adapted for receiving at least one identification card. After transmitting an information request to the identification card, to obtain at least one piece of information characteristic of the identification card, an answer including at least one piece of information characteristic of the identification card is received therefrom. When the answer is identified and in response to the at least one piece of information, the at least one function is executed. An authentication request is received by the short-range wireless communication module. If the answer is authenticated, the short-range wireless communication module sends an authorization to the authentication request in response to the at least one piece of information characteristic of the identification card before the execution of the at least one function.04-29-2010
20130035037NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TRANSACTIONS - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.02-07-2013
20130035036SECURE DEVICE BASED NFC PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.02-07-2013
20130084803Optimization of NFC Tag For Different Battery Levels - A mobile communication device has a processor, a radio, a near field communication (NFC) device, a battery, and memory for storing data. The power level of the battery is measured. When the measured power level is above a first predetermined level, power is provided to the radio to allow communication. Sufficient power is provided to operate the NFC device as a reader and a tag. When the measured power level of the battery falls below the first predetermined level, battery power to the radio is shut off. Sufficient power is maintained to the NFL device to allow it to operate only as a tag. Sufficient power is maintained to the memory to retain the data stored in the memory. When the measured power level of the battery falls below a second predetermined level, the NFC device is required to harvest all of its power from the field.04-04-2013
20100068996ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS THAT COMMUNICATE VIA TRANSFERJET AND NFC TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER PAIRING - An electronic communication device includes a high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit (e.g., a TransferJet transmitter circuit) and a low-rate magnetically coupled receiver circuit (e.g., a Near Field Communication receiver circuit). The high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit transmits a block of data to another proximately located communication device via RF signals using a first RF communication protocol. The low-rate magnetically coupled receiver circuit receives a communication control signal from the other proximately located communication device via magnetic coupling thereto using a second protocol that is different from the first RF communication protocol, and responds to the communication control signal by selectively triggering the high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit to transmit another block of data when available for transmission.03-18-2010
20120270498METHOD FOR SAVING RESOURCES AND ENERGY IN MOBILE TERMINALS - The invention relates to a method for establishing and maintaining a mobile radio connection between a base station (10-25-2012
20130052951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA DEPENDING ON CONNECTION PRIORITIES BETWEEN TERMINALS IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for transmitting and receiving data according to a connection priority between terminals in a Near Field Communication (NFC) system is provided. The method includes determining a Proportional Fair (PF) value used to determine a connection priority of a first connection set up for direct communication between a first terminal and a second terminal, if there is data to transmit, requesting data transmission through the first connection by transmitting the determined PF value to the second terminal, and transmitting the data to the second terminal, if information for granting data transmission through the first connection is 02-28-2013
20130052946HOME AUTOMATION USING A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for providing home automation using a mobile device. According to one embodiment, communication is established between the mobile device and a home appliance device, and a process request is sent from the mobile device to the home appliance device. In response, an operation associated with the received process request is executed by the home appliance device.02-28-2013
20130052953DUAL BAND ANTENNA AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A dual band antenna includes a far field antenna structure for facilitating the communication of first data with a remote device via far field signaling in a millimeter wave band. A near field antenna structure facilitates the communication of second data with a remote device via near field signaling in a near field band. The far field antenna structure and the near field antenna structure share at least one common antenna element.02-28-2013
20130052952NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TRANSACTIONS WITH SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE RECEIPTS - A method for configuring a mobile communication device to perform transactions using a second communication channel that is different from a first communication channel through which the mobile communication device sends voice data. The method includes attaching a secure element to the mobile communication device. The secure element includes a memory storing an application, a processor configured to execute the application stored in the memory; and a wireless transceiver configured to send transaction data associated with the executed application through the second communication channel to a terminal that is remote from the mobile communication device.02-28-2013
20130052949TERMINAL, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RETRIEVING AN APPLICATION - A terminal includes: a near field communication (NFC) reading unit to acquire tag information via NFC; an NFC tag information processor to extract NFC header information from the tag information; and a memory to store the NFC header information. The NFC tag information processor analyzes the NFC header information, and installs and executes an application based on the NFC header information. A method for retrieving an application, includes: acquiring tag information; extracting near field communication (NFC) header information from the tag information; retrieving the application based on the tag information; and installing and executing the application.02-28-2013
20130052948Signal Detector of a Near Field Communications (NFC) Device for Efficient Signal Detection - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that interacts with other NFC devices to exchange information and/or data. An antenna receives an input signal from another NFC device and a communication circuit processes the input signal. A signal detector may be used to detect an input current signal corresponding to the input signal received from the other NFC device. The signal detector can include a primary communication path and a secondary communication path. Through its proximity to the secondary communication path, the primary communication path induces the input current signal in the secondary communication path.02-28-2013
20130052947ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SHARED NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS ELEMENT - Electronic devices may be provided with near field communications capabilities. A near field communications antenna may be formed from multiple inductive components. The inductive components may include a speaker coil. One or more switches may be provided in the near field communications antenna to adjust the inductance of the near field communications antenna during different modes of operation. An audio circuit may be used to generate audio signals. A first transmitter may be used to transmit near field hearing aid signals through the near field communications antenna. A second transmitter may be used to transmit near field communications signals to external equipment such as near field communications point of sale equipment. Switching circuitry may be used to selectively couple the audio circuit, the first transmitter, and the second transmitter to the near field communications antenna.02-28-2013
20130090059IDENTITY VERIFICATION - Methods and devices for providing verifiable identity information using a mobile device, the method comprising receiving a challenge value, from a guard device, at the mobile device, generating a response value based on the challenge value and a private key associated with the mobile device, and providing the response value and identity information to the guard device.04-11-2013
20130052950METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING MANAGEMENT OF NFC LOGICAL CONNECTIONS - Aspects disclosed herein relate to improving mechanisms for managing logical connection establishment between NFCC and a DH. In one example, with a NFC device a NFCC may be configured to receive a core initialization command, from a DH, as part of an initialization and activation procedure. The NFCC may be configured to transmit a core initialization response to the DH without information associated with a static RF connection. Thereafter, the NFC device may detect one or more remote NFC endpoints. The NFCC may further be operable to determine a maximum payload size and an initial number of credits for the static RF connection based, at least in part, on at least one of a RF interface or a RF protocol used by a remote NFC endpoint chosen for communications, and transmit the determined maximum payload size and the initial number of credits to the DH to establish a logical connection.02-28-2013
20130090058ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN NFC ANTENNA IN A SPEAKER COMPARTMENT AND RELATED METHODS - An electronic device may include a housing including a speaker compartment, processing circuitry within the housing, and wireless transceiver circuitry within the housing and coupled to the processing circuitry. The electronic device may also include NFC transceiver circuitry within the housing and coupled to the processing circuitry, a speaker in the speaker compartment and coupled to the processing circuitry, and an NFC antenna positioned within the speaker compartment and coupled to the NFC transceiver circuitry.04-11-2013
20090325483STORING TV-ANYTIME CRIDS IN OBJECTS - A physical object (12-31-2009
20100130126COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication device includes: an electromagnetic-wave generating means for outputting an electromagnetic wave; and a transmitting/receiving means for transmitting data by modulating the electromagnetic wave in accordance with data as well as receiving data transmitted from the other device by demodulating the electromagnetic wave outputted by the electromagnetic-wave generating means or the electromagnetic wave outputted by the other device as the other party of communication, wherein the transmitting/receiving means transmits attribute information indicating communication ability of the device itself as well as receives attribute information indicating communication ability of the other device as the data, and the electromagnetic-wave generating means reduces power of the electromagnetic wave to be outputted after receiving the attribute information.05-27-2010
20130072118SYSTEM, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A terminal includes a data receiving unit to receive data from a first target terminal via near field communication (NFC); and a data processing unit to process service information from the data received from the data receiving unit. A method includes establishing a connection via NFC; receiving data via NFC; determining if a service is provided from the data; if a service is provided, determining if a service usage history information update is set; and if a service usage history information update is set, updating the service information of the provided service; and if the service usage history update is not set, initializing the service information. A system includes a terminal with NFC capability; a first target terminal with NFC capability, wherein the first target terminal provides the service.03-21-2013
20130072117DECOUPLED MULTI-LOOP WIDEBAND ANTENNAS FOR MAGNETIC COMMUNICATION - An antenna for magnetic communications and magnetic communications devices incorporating the antenna. The antenna includes two or more loops physically overlapping, wherein each loop is configured to be connected to one or more driving circuits, wherein the overlapping loops are symmetrically arranged around and overlap an antenna central point, each loop having a center point, wherein the center point of each loop is spaced apart by a distance from the center point of each adjacent loop, and wherein a distance of the loops from each other and from the antenna central point is selected to realize a local minimal mutual coupling03-21-2013
20130072116MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes: a display; a short-range communication module; and a controller configured to establish a communication link with at least one first terminal located within a predetermined distance by using the short-range communication module, obtain second information associated with first information when the first information is obtained through the established communication link, and display the same on the display. Based on information obtained through a short-range communication link, information associated with the obtained information is obtained, thereby providing various services by using short-range communication.03-21-2013
20130072115Techniques for Wireless Communication of Proximity Based Content - A system and method for close proximity communication is disclosed. The method comprises detecting a signal transmitted by a close proximity communication (CPC) device at a distance of one of greater than and less than a CPC detection perimeter with a multi-mode magnetic induction communication (MMMIC) device having at least one antenna. The type of device transmitting the detected signal is identified. The MMMIC device is enabled to communicate with the close proximity communication device at one of the distance of greater than the CPC detection perimeter and less than the CPC detection perimeter based on the type of device that is identified.03-21-2013
20130072114NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION ENABLED WEARABLE APPAREL GARMENT AND METHOD TO CAPTURE GEOSPATIAL AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT DATA OF A WEARER OF THE WEARABLE APPAREL GARMENT AND/OR A USER OF A READER DEVICE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH - A wearable apparel garment includes a textile region configured to cover an epidermis region of a human mammal and a near-field communication tag coupled to the textile region of the wearable apparel garment at an externally visible area thereof. The wearable apparel garment also includes a message communication area adjacent to the near-field communication tag configured to direct a responsive action of another human mammal in establishing a communication link between a reader device of the another human mammal and the near-field communication tag.03-21-2013
20090305630INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information management apparatus includes a communication unit configured to receive, from a plurality of communication processing apparatuses, a plurality of pieces of communication history data of near-field communication performed in the plurality of communication processing apparatuses; a data comparison unit configured to perform comparison of the plurality of pieces of communication history data received by the communication unit; and a data registration unit configured to register a plurality of pieces of user information associated with the plurality of communication processing apparatuses as a group in a database on condition that it is verified by the data comparison unit, in accordance with the plurality of pieces of communication history data of the near-field communication, that near-field communication has been performed between the plurality of communication processing apparatuses.12-10-2009
20120220226WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING WIRELESS MESSAGE DATA DELIVERY THROUGH INTERMEDIARY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a plurality of wireless communications devices (WCDs). A source WCD from among the plurality of WCDs may be configured to designate message data for at least one target WCD from among the plurality of WCDs, where the message data has a security restriction associated therewith. At least one intermediary WCD from among the plurality of WCDs may be configured to wirelessly receive the message data from the source WCD when in proximity thereto, and with restricted access to the message data based upon the security restriction. The at least one target WCD may be configured to wirelessly receive the message data from the at least one intermediary WCD when in proximity thereto and with less access restriction to the message data than the at least one intermediary WCD.08-30-2012
20090093214METHOD OF PERFORMING OPERATION RELATED TO OTHER DEVICE VIA NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - A method of performing an operation related to a second device, performed by a first device, via near field wireless communication, and an apparatus therefore. When a signal for wireless communication is received from the second device, the method includes calibrating the strength of the received signal; comparing the strength of the calibrated signal with operation signal information that is a result of calibrating a range of strengths of signals which are for the wireless communication and which are received from the second device moving between a plurality of points set to be within a predetermined distance from the first device; and as a result of the comparison, selectively performing the operation related to the second device.04-09-2009
20110059695APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING MULTIPLE DEVICES - Various embodiments of apparatus and systems are provided for electrically isolating two devices while transferring power and RF signals therebetween. An electrical isolation apparatus includes an isolation transformer communicatively coupled to a first device. The isolation transformer operates to electronically isolate the first device from the second device and transfer power from the first device to the second device. A decoupling device of the apparatus transfers radio frequency (RF) signals between the first device and the second device.03-10-2011
20130059536Method for generating a medical network - A method for setting up a medical network for carrying out at least one medical function is disclosed. The medical network comprises network nodes and the network nodes are set up for communicating with one another by an initialization step, wherein the network nodes exchange initialization information that includes information characterizing the network nodes and a self-organization step where the network nodes define their role distribution. A work step where the network carries out the medical function and the two network nodes interact in the role of distribution defined in the self-organization step.03-07-2013
20130059534Apparatus, System and Method for Tracking Consumer Product Interest - According to at least one exemplary embodiment, methods, systems and apparatuses for communication may be shown and described. These can include the use of near field communications (NFC), for example a NFC RFID tag, label or inlay that is able to communicate with a NFC-enabled device, for example a mobile or smart phone or other portable device having a scanner or reader. Further, any number of NFC RFID tags may be associated with any desired products or services, allowing NFC-enabled devices to read or scan the NFC RFID tags and access data or information provided by the NFC RFID tags, which may be associated with products or services to which the NFC RFID tags are coupled to.03-07-2013
20130059537VOLTAGE OVERSHOOT PROTECTION - A transmission circuit for an RF inductive link, particularly for an implanted device such as a cochlear implant. In a preferred form, the transmission circuit 03-07-2013
20130059535COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Each of the cases C03-07-2013
20130059533COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING WIRELESS POWER - Provided are a devices, systems and methods for performing communication using wireless power. According to one general aspect, a communication device using wireless power may include: a controller configured to control mutual resonance between a target resonator and a source resonator; a demodulator configured to demodulate information transmitted from the source resonator based on an amount of energy received from the source resonator; and a modulator configured to modulate information based on the mutual resonance.03-07-2013
20130059532Partially Transparent Antenna - A partially-transparent antenna is described that may be utilized to wirelessly transmit or receive data. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes an antenna and one or more modules implemented at least partially in hardware. The antenna is formed from a material that is at least partially transparent. The one or more modules are communicatively coupled to the antenna to use the antenna to wirelessly transmit or receive data.03-07-2013
20120309305APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING WIRELESS POWER - An apparatus and method are described that may enable a target device to communicate with a source device using a wireless power. The communication apparatus receives a wireless power from a source resonator through a magnetic coupling between the source resonator and a target resonator. The communication apparatus transmits a message, and modulates the message based on the received wireless power and impedance mismatch between the source device and the target device. The communication apparatus controls the impedance mismatch by changing an impedance of the target device.12-06-2012
20120190299CONNECTION METHOD FOR NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A host side wireless communication terminal and guest side wireless communication terminals are stacked together, for example. The wireless communication terminals each generate an access point list within a range wherein near field wireless communication can be performed. The host side wireless communication terminal stores the data of the vibratory waveform by the user tapping a finger or the like on the casing, as reference data. The guest side wireless communication terminals detect the vibratory waveforms propagated through the casing or the like of the host side device, set the vibratory waveform data as key data, and transmits this to the host side by near field wireless communication. Upon the key data and reference data matching, the host side wireless communication device performs near field wireless communication pairing between the wireless communication devices that have transmitted the key data thereof.07-26-2012
20090270032SIGNAL TRANSMISSION VIA BODY CONDUCTION - Methods and apparatus for signal transmission via body conduction are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such an oral appliance may be a custom-made device which can enhance and/or optimize received data and/or audio signals for vibrational conduction to the user. Data and/or audio signals may be encoded and transmitted or received along or through the user's body to an oral appliance contained within or along the user's mouth. Alternatively, information may be transmitted between various other devices over the user's body aside from an oral appliance. The encoded signals may be decoded and the auditory signals may be transmitted via vibrational conductance to the user.10-29-2009
20130065523MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING INFORMATION USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which information is facilitated to be transceived between terminals. The present invention may include an NFC module configured to perform a near field communication (NFC) with an external device and a controller, if an NFC transceiving mode for performing the NFC is activated and an NFC connection with the external device occurs, determining a count of the NFC connect, the controller controlling at least one portion of information related to the NFC transceiving mode to be transmitted by stages to the external device via the NFC module in accordance with the determined count.03-14-2013
20130065524Frequency Modulation (FM) Antenna for Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) - A method for wireless communication is provided and may include configuring at least one capacitor array in an antenna system to control a frequency for receiving external signals. An antenna and at least one inductor in the antenna system may be configured for receiving external signals at a first frequency. An inductor and a voltage source, a capacitor, and/or a ground reference may be configured for receiving the external signals at a different frequency if the frequency is utilized for backscattered signal reception and/or magnetically coupled signal reception. Near field communication (NFC) signals may be received at the different frequency for backscattered signals. Radio frequency identification (RFID) signals may be received at the different frequency for magnetically coupled signals. The first frequency may be within the FM frequency band. The antenna system may be configured to transmit signals to be subsequently received as backscattered signals or magnetically coupled signals.03-14-2013
20130065522METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION NETWORK INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTIONS FOR DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS - A method for controlling interference in a Near Field Communication (NFC) network including a plurality of connections for direct communication between terminals is provided. The method includes receiving a signal transmitted by a first terminal through a first connection for direct communication with the first terminal, and measuring received power for the signal, measuring received power for each of interference signals upon receiving the interference signals caused by communication through connections other than the first connection among the plurality of connections, calculating a first Signal-to-Interference Ratio (SIR) using the received power for the signal and the received power for each of interference signals, and determining to one of maintain and release setup for each of the connections other than the first connection, if the first SIR is less than a threshold.03-14-2013
20130065521NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DATA SYNCHRONIZATION - A near field communication (NFC) terminal includes a controller to synchronize data; a communication unit to communicate the data with a second terminal via NFC; and a database to store permission information pertaining to the second terminal, wherein the controller synchronizes the data if the NFC terminal is within communication range of the second terminal and the stored permission information is valid. A method for data synchronization includes establishing a connection between the terminal and a second terminal via NFC; performing authentication between the terminal and the second terminal; and if the second terminal is authenticated, synchronizing data between the terminal and the second terminal via NFC.03-14-2013
20130065520COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH NFC-ENABLED PERSONALIZED SERVICES AND RELATED METHODS - A communication system may include at least one first near-field communication (NFC) device associated with a position, and a server configured to provide at least one localized service from among a plurality of localized services based upon the at least one first NFC device. The communication system may also include at least one mobile wireless communications device comprising a second NFC device, and a controller coupled to the second NFC device and configured to transmit profile data to the at least one first NFC device based upon proximity. The server may be configured to selectively change the at least one localized service based upon the profile data.03-14-2013
20110021139METHODS FOR REDUCING NEAR-FIELD RADIATION AND SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) VALUES IN COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A method is provided for reducing near-field radiation and specific absorption rate (SAR) values in a communications device. The communications device includes a multimode antenna structure transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals and circuitry for processing signals communicated to and from the antenna structure. The antenna structure includes: a plurality of antenna ports operatively coupled to the circuitry; a plurality of antenna elements, each operatively coupled to a different one of the antenna ports; and one or more connecting elements electrically connecting the antenna elements at a location on each antenna element that is spaced apart from an antenna port coupled thereto to form a single radiating structure and such that electrical currents on one antenna element flow to a connected neighboring antenna element and generally bypass the antenna port coupled to the neighboring antenna element, the electrical currents flowing through the one antenna element and the neighboring antenna element being generally equal in magnitude, such that an antenna mode excited by one antenna port is generally electrically isolated from a mode excited by another antenna port at a given desired signal frequency range and the antenna structure generates diverse antenna patterns. The method includes adjusting the relative phase between signals fed to neighboring antenna ports of the antenna structure such that a signal fed to the one antenna port has a different phase than a signal fed to the neighboring antenna port to provide antenna pattern control and to increase gain in a selected direction toward a receive point. The method features using a transmit power lower than the transmit power used in a non-pattern control operation of the antenna structure such that the communications device obtains generally equivalent wireless link performance with the receive point using reduced transmit power compared to the non-pattern control operation, thereby reducing the specific absorption rate.01-27-2011
20130115879Connecting Mobile Devices via Interactive Input Medium - A mobile device connection system is provided. The system includes an input medium to detect a device position or location. An analysis component determines a device type and establishes a connection with the device. The input medium can include vision systems to detect device presence and location where connections are established via wireless technologies.05-09-2013
20090233546TRANSMISSION METHOD, INTERFACE CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND MEMORY MODULE - An interface circuit, which uses electromagnetic induction to perform a signal transmission, comprises a transmission coil and a transmission circuit that provides a signal to the transmission coil, thereby causing the transmission coil to output a triangular or roughly triangular magnetic field signal.09-17-2009
20120231736METHOD OF PROTECTING THE EXECUTION OF AN NFC APPLICATION LOADED IN A SECURE ELEMENT FORMING AN INTEGRAL PART OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - The invention relates to a method for securing the execution of an onboard NFC application in a secure element which does not include a native OTA application. The secure element interacts with a mobile terminal including a removable card. According to the invention, the method includes recording an identifier of the removable card in the secure element no later than when the NFC application is loaded onto the secure element. When an event occurs, a verification is made, in the secure element, whether or not the identifier of the removable card present in the mobile terminal corresponds to the identifier previously stored in the secure element, in order to detect a possible change of the removable card.09-13-2012
20090011706Near field RF communicators and near field communications-enabled devices - A near field RF communicator has an inductive coupler (01-08-2009
20080318524MILLIMETER WAVE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A device includes a processing module, a millimeter wave (MMW) oscillation module, a MMW beamforming module, and a plurality of amplifiers. The processing module determines activation of the device and thereafter modulates data to produce modulated data, determines a beamforming setting, and establishes a transmit power setting. The MMW oscillation module generates a modulated MMW signal based on the modulated data. The MMW beamforming module converts the modulated MMW signal into a plurality of MMW beamformed signals based on the beamforming setting. The plurality of amplifiers amplifies the plurality of MMW beamformed signals in accordance with the transmit power setting to produce a MMW near field transmission.12-25-2008
20120238207MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) DEVICE AND PROVIDING MEMORY ERASURE AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a wireless transceiver, a processor coupled with the wireless transceiver, and a near-field communication (NFC) device coupled with the processor. The NFC device may include an NFC controller, an NFC transceiver coupled with the NFC controller, and a first memory coupled with the NFC controller. The first memory may be configured to store at least one first application. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a second memory coupled to the processor and configured to store at least one second application. The processor may be configured to disable the NFC transceiver based upon a security condition, disable access to the at least one first application, erase the at least one second application, perform reset operation, and erase the at least one application from the first memory after the reset operation.09-20-2012
20120238206COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SECURE ELEMENT DISABLING FEATURES RELATED METHODS - A communications device may include a near field communication (NFC) device, at least one memory configured to store secure application data to be communicated via the NFC device and a secure element (SE) application programming interface (API) associated with the secure application data, and a processor coupled with the NFC device and the at least one memory. The processor may be configured to disable the SE API to prevent access to the secure application data based upon a security condition, and enable the SE API to allow access to the secure application data based upon a security restore event.09-20-2012
20120238205 METHOD, APPARATUS AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR OUT-OF-BAND SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION CARRIER TRANSPORT SWITCHING - Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable out-of-band short-range communication carrier transport switching for connection setup of in-band device-to-device communication. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of transmitting, by a first device via an out-of-band short-range communication carrier, an indication to a second device that a carrier switch from the out-of-band short-range communication carrier to an in-band short-range communication carrier is desired; receiving in response to the transmitted indication, a response from the second device via the out-of-band short-range communication carrier including an indication that the carrier switch from the out-of-band short-range communication carrier to the in-band short-range communication carrier is confirmed; and modifying, by the first device, device detection procedure associated with the in-band short-range communication carrier to improve detection of paging signals on the in-band short-range communication carrier.09-20-2012
20130165040Secure Media Application Setup Using NFC - A method for uploading user identification information from a portable device to a static device using near field communication (NFC) is disclosed. User identification information is stored in the portable device containing a NFC device. The portable device is placed substantially in contact with the static device containing a NFC device such that one of the NFC devices harvests power from the other NFC device. The user identification information is sent from the portable device to the static device using NFC techniques.06-27-2013
20130165041NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DATA CONVERSION WITH AN EVENT-FIELD - In one embodiment, a communication apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a near field communication circuit designed to update at least one event field, associated with a number of occurrences of at least one event, which converted from a first data coding format to a second data coding format and provided in an external communication message that is communicated automatically or in response to receiving an access command. Also included in the instant specification are communication systems, and methods of communicating.06-27-2013
20130165042METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING NFC LLCP PARTITIONING - Aspects disclosed herein relate to partitioning LLCP responsibilities between the NFCC and DH. In an example, with a NFC device a DH maybe configured to establish a LLCP link with a remote NFC endpoint through a NFCC, and partition LLCP related responsibilities between the DH and the NFCC when the NFCC is operable for LLCP split communications. Further, the NFCC may be operable to receive a PDU from a remote NFC endpoint, determine whether the received PDU is a SYMM PDU or a link deactivation PDU, and communicate the received PDU to a DH upon a determination that the received PDU is not a SYMM PDU or a link deactivation PDU.06-27-2013
20130165043METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and an electronic device for establishing, at a first electronic device, a communication link between the first electronic device and at least one other electronic device in a Near Field Communication (NFC) network are provided. The method includes setting up an underlying Media Access Control (MAC) link; sending a Parameter Exchange (PAX) command for exchanging parameters concerning a Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) to at least one other electronic device; receiving a response PAX command for exchanging parameters concerning the LLCP from at least one other electronic device; and establishing the communication link between the first electronic device and the at least one other electronic device based on the received response PAX command.06-27-2013
20120009872Temperature Tracking Device and Method Using Same - A device for monitoring conditions within an environment in which an item is disposed includes a environment monitoring tag operably disposed adjacent an article to sense environment surrounding said article and store environmental data sensed, wherein said tag is equipped with software and hardware to communicate said data using Near Field Communication and a hand held communication device equipped with software and hardware to communicate using Near Field Communication to receive environmental data sensed by said tag and analyze said data.01-12-2012
20120289154ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an electronic device and a method of operating the electronic device. There are provided an electronic device and a method of operating the electronic device that may more effectively resolve handover request collisions by using a specific field value included in a handover request message.11-15-2012
20110130095METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A method and system for handling a plurality of applications in a Near Field Communication (NFC) device is provided. The method is performed at a NFC Controller (NFCC). The method includes storing a source host identity (ID), a destination host ID and a link ID associated with each application from one or more applications. The method also includes managing the one or more applications simultaneously based on the source host ID, the destination host ID and the link ID stored in the NFCC.06-02-2011
20100291871NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS - A near field RF communicator has an antenna circuit (11-18-2010
20110300800EVALUATION OF THE COUPLING FACTOR OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSPONDER BY CAPACITIVE DETUNING - A method for evaluating the current coupling factor between an electromagnetic transponder and a terminal, and a transponder implementing this method, wherein a ratio between data representative of a voltage across an oscillating circuit of the transponder and obtained for two capacitance values of the oscillating circuit is compared with one or several thresholds.12-08-2011
20110300801RADIO RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER CIRCUITS AND METHODS - A transmitter/receiver circuit comprises a wireless transmission/reception circuit having a first inductor for generating/detecting a magnetic induction field onto which an output of a radio frequency circuit is modulated and a second inductor in series with the first inductor for generating/detecting an electric induction field onto which the output of the radio frequency circuit is modulated. The second inductor comprises an electrically conductive track which at least partially surrounds a grounded electrically conductive core.12-08-2011
20110300799Detecting peaks in a received signal in a near field communications (NFC) device - 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. The peak detector compares a first differential signal voltage to a second differential signal voltage. The peak detector delays a rising edge of a first differential signal and provides the first differential signal voltage to the peak detector output when the first differential signal voltage is greater than the second differential signal voltage. The peak detector delays a falling edge of a second differential signal and provides the second differential signal voltage to the peak detector output when the second differential signal voltage is greater than the first differential signal voltage.12-08-2011
20110300798Derivation of a clock signal in a near field communication device - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that load modulates and regulates a radio frequency (RF) signal. The NFC device includes a rectifier that rectifies the RF signal to provide a direct current voltage. The NFC device also includes a modulator that modulates a data signal. The modulator provides a first voltage when the data signal is at a first level and provides a second voltage when the data signal is at a second level. The NFC device utilizes a regulator to regulate and to load modulate the RF signal. The regulator adjusts an impedance based upon a comparison of the DC voltage provided by the regulator to the first voltage provided by the modulator for the data signal at the first level or to the second voltage provided by the modulator for the data signal at the second level.12-08-2011
20100015917NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS AND NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATIONS ENABLED DEVICES - A near field RF communicator (01-21-2010
20120289152MOBILE STATION INCLUDING A SHORT-RANGE RADIO SECTION AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - A mobile station includes a radio section which communicates with a base station, and a short-range radio section for performing short range radio communication independently of the radio section. A backlight mounted on a display portion of the mobile station can be selectively turned on and off. The operation of the short-range radio section is disabled when the backlight is deactivated, and the operation of the short-range radio section is enabled when the backlight is activated.11-15-2012
20120108170MULTI-ELEMENT RFID COUPLER - An RFID communication system comprising a near field coupler that is capable of selectively communicating with a targeted transponder positioned among a group of multiple adjacent transponders. The coupler is configured to receive communication signals from a transceiver and transmit the signals to a targeted transponder in a transponder operating region. The coupler includes a number of radiating elements spaced apart and a switching element. The switching element selectively couples one or more of the radiating elements to the transceiver. The coupled elements transmit the signals into the transponder operating region by emanating a near field effect. The pattern of the near field effect may be adjusted by changing the combination of the coupled radiating elements.05-03-2012
20120108168EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR A LOCK COMPRISING NFC-TYPE CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION MEANS - The invention relates to a system comprising: a lock (05-03-2012
20110130093Wireless power and wireless communication integrated circuit - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a wireless power receive circuit, a wireless communication module, and a circuit module. The wireless power receive circuit generates a supply voltage from a wireless power electromagnetic signal. The wireless communication module converts inter-chip outbound data into an inter-chip outbound wireless signal; transmits the inter-chip outbound wireless signal to another IC; receives an inter-chip inbound wireless signal from the other IC; and converts the inter-chip inbound wireless signal into inter-chip inbound data. The circuit module is powered by the supply voltage and is operable to generate the inter-chip outbound data; and process the inter-chip inbound data.06-02-2011
20090098826VIRTUAL CONNECTOR BASED ON CONTACTLESS LINK - The today's mobile handheld and portable devices become slim and thin while need to communicate with other devices and accessories that are attached or at very short range. The interface (contact based physical connector) becomes a real challenge and unreliable to the consumer that needs to attached and detach its device several times a day.04-16-2009
20110287717VOLTAGE OVERSHOOT PROTECTION - A transmission circuit for an RF inductive link, particularly for an implanted device such as a cochlear implant. In a preferred form, the transmission circuit 11-24-2011
20110287718PROVISIONING OF WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY FOR DEVICES USING NFC - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates connecting a wireless device to a secure network. A device can establish a near field communication link with a verified device on a network, wherein the near field communication link can be a secure and/or encrypted link to provision the device without comprising security constraints within the network. An installation component can invoke the transfer of provisioning data to the network via the near filed communication link to secure a wireless connection for the device to the network.11-24-2011
20110287716SERVICE PROVISIONING UTILIZING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, apparatuses, and programming instructions configured to enable a device to receive provisioning data over a Near Field Communication link, and utilize the provisioning data to receive services.11-24-2011
20110287714REDUCING EMISSIONS IN A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) CAPABLE DEVICE - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that interacts with other NFC devices to exchange information and/or the data. Another NFC device inductively couples a received communications signal onto an antenna circuit of the NFC device to provide a recovered communications signal. An overvoltage protection module regulates a power level of the recovered communication signal by detuning the antenna circuit when the power level of the recovered communication signal may cause damage the NFC device. Active components of the overvoltage protection module, such as voltage controlled impedances, operate in their linear mode of operation to reduce unwanted emissions during this regulation process.11-24-2011
20110287715PROXIMITY TYPE ANTENNA AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A proximity type antenna includes an antenna pattern for wirelessly communicating with an external communication device by magnetic coupling and a conductive plate arranged near the antenna pattern. The conductive plate has an aperture and a slit extending from the aperture to an end of the conductive plate and at least part of the aperture is arranged at a position of overlapping either the antenna pattern or the region surrounded by the inner periphery of the antenna pattern.11-24-2011
20110287713Wireless Power Transfer to Embedded Sensors - In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a wireless sensor system is described. The wireless sensor system includes a near-field wireless power transfer component, at least one measurement sensor, and an antenna. The antenna is in communication with the measurement sensor and can transmit measurements from the measurement sensor. The near-field wireless power transfer component can wirelessly receive power to operate the measurement sensor.11-24-2011
20110287712System for wireless communications through sea vessel hull - The present invention discloses a system for wireless communications and/or data transfer through a sea-vessel hull by means of electric and/or magnetic coupling between first and second transducers located on opposing sides of the hull. Transmit and receive transducers located on opposing sides of the hull are clamped around cables which penetrate the hull and which are fed through pressure hull glands in the hull. The inductive transducers couple electric and/or magnetic signals through the sea vessel hull via paths through the pressure hull glands or via paths through the cables. The system for wireless communication and/or data transfer of the present invention is capable of operation through an electrically conductive sea vessel hull which would ordinarily present a physical barrier against the transmission of such signals. The system can be deployed on an ad ad-hoc basis and is capable of providing high data rate and high bandwidth communications and/or data transfer through the sea vessel hull. The system does not interfere with existing cabled systems penetrating the hull via the pressure hull glands. In particular, the system of the present invention requires no modification of existing hardware nor does it require any modification of the hull for operation.11-24-2011
20100190436CONCURRENT WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer and Near-Field Communication (NFC) operation. An electronic device includes an antenna configured to resonate at an NFC frequency and generate an induced current. The electronic device further including rectifier circuitry and NFC circuitry each concurrently coupled to the induced current. The rectifier circuitry configured to rectify the induced current into DC power for the electronic device and the NFC circuitry configured to demodulate any data on the induced current. A method for concurrent reception of wireless power and NFC includes receiving an induced current from an antenna, rectifying the induced current into DC power for use by an electronic device, and demodulating the induced current concurrent with rectifying to determine any data for the NFC.07-29-2010
20110294421COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system according to the present invention includes a transmitter 12-01-2011
20110294420COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system includes a transmitter that applies an electric field, obtained by modulating an information signal for wideband communication, to a transmission medium. The transmitter includes a transmission electrode, a transmission circuit that outputs the information signal for the wideband communication, and a first band controller that controls a band of the information signal for the wideband communication. When the transmission medium is in contact with the transmission electrode and the transmission medium and the transmission electrode are capacitively coupled to each other, the first band controller performs control to provide a band that is necessary for a receiver to perform demodulation for the wideband communication, and when the transmission medium is not in contact with the transmission electrode, the first band controller performs control to provide a narrower band than the band that is necessary for the wideband communication.12-01-2011
20110294418Portable Apparatus for Supporting Electronic Wallet - A portable apparatus is capable of switching between a plurality of smart cards and associated circuits to provide a user various independent electronic wallet functions via a single portable apparatus, thereby increasing utilization flexibility and convenience. The portable apparatus includes at least a first smart card and a second smart cart, a near-field communication (NFC) unit, and a control circuit. The first smart card and the second smart card respectively include a first interface and a second interface. The NFC unit is coupled to the first smart card and the second smart card via the first interface and the second interface, respectively. The NFC unit is capable of performing NFC with external apparatuses. The control circuit controls the NFC unit to communicate with either the first smart card or the second smart card using control signals.12-01-2011
20110294419Method and System for Clocking FM Transmit, FM Receive, and Near Field Communication Functions Using DDFS - Methods and systems for clocking FM transmit, FM receive and near field communication functions using DDFS are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include generating a Bluetooth signal that may comprise, for example, I and Q components, or Bluetooth local oscillator (LO) signals, for use in Bluetooth communication. One of the two Bluetooth LO signals may then be used by a DDFS to generate I and Q LO signals for FM reception and/or transmission. One of the I and Q LO signals for FM communication may be used by another DDFS to generate at least one LO signal for near field communication (NFC) transmission and/or reception. While the Bluetooth LO signal may vary in frequency as Bluetooth frequency hopping occurs, the FM LO signals may remain constant for a specific channel frequency. Similarly, while the FM LO signals may be changed to tune to different FM channels, the NFC LO signals may remain at a constant frequency.12-01-2011
20110294417ELECTRONIC PEN, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an electronic pen including a wireless communication section which performs short-range one-to-one communication with a communication partner device having a display section, a pen tip which is for specifying information displayed on the display section, a reception processing section which configures the wireless communication section, and acquires information specified by the pen tip by communication with the communication partner device, a recording section which records the acquired information, and a transmission processing section which configures the wireless communication section, and transmits the information recorded in the recording section.12-01-2011
20080227390METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RELAYING SIGNALS FROM A MAGNETO-INDUCTIVE SYSTEM THROUGH A VOICE-BAND SYSTEM - A system and method for relaying signals from a magneto-inductive system, which are normally used to communicate between magneto-inductive units using quasi-static magnetic fields, over a voice-band communication system. The magneto-inductive signals are modulated data signals having a carrier frequency typically between 300 Hz and 3 kHz. The voice-band communication system facilitates long distance communication of voice-band signals. By supplying the signals from one magneto-inductive unit to the voice-band communication system through an analog input port, the signals are transmitted through the voice-band communication system. They are output from the system through an analog audio output port to the other magneto-inductive unit.09-18-2008
20100136904ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION STATE OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a communication module, an electrical field strength detector, a state detector, an output module, and an output controller. The communication module transmits and receives a radio signal. The electrical field strength detector detects electrical field strength of the radio signal transmitted and received by the communication module. The state detector detects a first state where the electrical field strength detected by the electrical field strength detector increases with the lapse of time and a second state where the electrical field strength detected by the electrical field strength detector decreases with the lapse of time. The output controller controls output from the output module based on the first state and the second state.06-03-2010
20090298425Communication System for Data Interchange Between Electrical Installation Engineering Appliances - To provide a communication system for data interchange between electrical appliances in electrical installation engineering which is distinguished by a simple topology and low installation complexity, provision is made for quasi-stationary electrical fields with a high-frequency AC current to be used to achieve signal coupling to electrically conductive element which are present in the installation arrangement for the purpose of capacitive near-field communication.12-03-2009
20090298426Method and system for facilitating scheduling using a mobile device - A method and system for facilitating scheduling using a mobile device and near field communication (NFC) allows a user of a mobile device integrated with an NFC unit while in the vicinity of a shared resource that is presently unavailable or a residence of a social contact who is presently not home to review a schedule for the shared resource or social contact, and in the case of a shared resource reserve the shared resource at a later time.12-03-2009
20100035544ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FIXATION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an antenna for close proximity wireless transfer, a fixing module which is provided near the antenna and fixes an other apparatus to the own apparatus, a data communication module which executes data communication with the other apparatus by close proximity wireless transfer via the antenna, a communication state detection module which detects a communication state of communication with the other apparatus by the data communication module, and a fixation control module which controls fixation of the other apparatus by the fixing module in accordance with the communication state which is detected by the communication state detection module.02-11-2010
20090098825METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE INCLUDING SMARTCARD MODULE AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS - According to the present invention, a method for controlling a mobile terminal device is provided, wherein said device comprises a smartcard module and a near field communication module. In a first operation a smartcard operation on said mobile terminal device is started which results in an activation or switching on of said smartcard module. The smartcard application may be started by a user or based on the location of said mobile terminal device. That is the case for instance if the mobile terminal device is located in the area of a point of sales terminal, the smartcard application will automatically starts. Further, time controlled starting of certain applications is conceivable. Then it may be determined if said started smartcard application is an application for performing data transactions with external entities and in case of an affirmative determination a connection between said smartcard module and said NFC-module will be activated.04-16-2009
20090318080Communication Apparatus, Communication Method, Communication System, and Computer Program - There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit for performing communication through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling with other communication apparatus, at least one magnet arranged near the communication unit, and a magnetic control unit for controlling a polarity and a magnetic force of the magnet depending on a change in a communication status of the communication unit.12-24-2009
20110124286WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROLLING METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A near-field wireless communication circuit 05-26-2011
20120034869DUAL BAND ANTENNA AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A dual band antenna includes a far field antenna structure for facilitating the communication of first data with a remote device via far field signaling in a millimeter wave band. A near field antenna structure facilitates the communication of second data with a remote device via near field signaling in a near field band. The far field antenna structure and the near field antenna structure share at least one common antenna element.02-09-2012
20120149301RECEIVER FOR NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND WIRELESS POWER FUNCTIONALITIES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to a coexistence of NFC and wireless power functionalities. A device may include an antenna configured to receive a signal. The device may further include a communication circuit configured to selectively couple to the antenna in a default mode of operation. The device may further include a wireless power circuit configured to selectively couple to the antenna in response to detecting that the signal is provided to power or charge a load.06-14-2012
20100087143WIRELESS POWER AND DATA TRANSFER VIA CAPACITIVE COUPLING - A method and system for wirelessly transferring data and power via capacitive coupling. In some embodiments, a plurality of first electrodes is configured to wirelessly transfer power and data signals through an insulating layer to a plurality of second electrodes with capacitive coupling. In some embodiments, the insulating layer comprises at least a dielectric film.04-08-2010
20130217322NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An NFC (Near Field Communication) system is provided in the invention. The NFC system includes a power source, a capacitor, an NFC controller including an independent power domain, and a memory device disposed in the independent power domain. The capacitor is charged by the power source. The independent power domain of the NFC controller is supplied by the power source and/or the capacitor. The memory device is configured to maintain data. When the power source is removed therefrom or turned off, the independent power domain is supplied by the capacitor.08-22-2013
20100081379WIRELESSLY POWERED SPEAKER - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of wirelessly powering a speaker. A system of coupled magnetic resonators may be used to deliver both power and audio wirelessly to a receiver/radio receiver/speaker.04-01-2010
20100081375System and method for simplified control of electronic devices - Systems, methods, and devices for simplified control over electronic devices are provided. For example, a method for controlling a variety of electronic devices using another single electronic device may include receiving control information associated with a controllable electronic device via near field communication, determining a control scheme for controlling the controllable electronic device based on the control information, and controlling the controllable electronic device using the determined control scheme. The control information may be received from a near field communication interface of the controllable electronic device or from a radio frequency identification tag associated with the controllable electronic device.04-01-2010
20090264069WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, POWER SUPPLY METHOD, PROGRAM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention provides a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication processing unit that transmits and receives a radio signal; a wireless power transmitting unit that supplies power wirelessly to an apparatus located within a power supplyable range; a location data obtaining unit that obtains location data of a power receiver apparatus; and a control unit that controls a power supply to the power receiver apparatus based on the location data of the power receiver apparatus obtained by the location data obtaining unit.10-22-2009
20090264068COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a communication apparatus including a plurality of communication units for making communication through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling, a detecting unit for detecting an approach between a communication party capable of communication through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling and any one of the plurality of communication units, and a controlling unit for causing a communication unit whose approach to the communication party is detected by the detecting unit to serve a function of communication assigned to the communication unit, different functions of communication being assigned to each of the plurality of communication units.10-22-2009
20090264067Inductive antenna coupling - This invention pertains to the connection between a radio frequency circuit and its antenna. Miniaturization of radio frequency integrated circuits has made attaching these circuits to their antennas increasingly difficult and costly. This invention uses magnetic coupling, as performed in transformers, between circuits and antennas as a practical solution to reduce cost and effort in attaching the two sides as well as to protect the circuit against electrostatic discharge. Furthermore a simple pre-assembly testing methodology is accounted for as an additional benefit of the method.10-22-2009
20100081376COMMUNICATION DEVICE - There is provided a communication device for communicating with a counterpart device, including: a first and a second short range communication modules; and a short range communication controller configured to: control the first short range communication module to exchange information with the communication device, determine whether file transmission between the counterpart device and the second short range communication module is properly done based on the information received from the counter part device, and control the second short range communication module to receive or transmit a file from or to the counterpart device based on a determination that the file transmission is properly done.04-01-2010
20110201270Wireless Tracking System And Method Utilizing Near-Field Communication Devices - The present invention provides a solution to determining a near-field communication interaction in a wireless tracking mesh network. The present invention utilizes near-field communication devices in conjunction with tracking tags to transmit signals for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility which form a mesh network and forward the signals to an information engine for analysis.08-18-2011
20120295542SYSTEM FOR CREATING WEB BASED APPLICATIONS LINKED TO RFID TAGS - A system for creating simple and efficient web based applications and using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to link the applications to products, fliers, or any other objects and activated by a near field communications (NFC) enabled mobile device using an application maker, a web host server and computer instructions for distributing applications and advertisements created by the application maker when a user accesses an RFID tag associated with the application.11-22-2012
20120295540MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a wireless Internet module; a short range communication module; and a controller for exchanging data through a first communication link using the wireless Internet module, wherein the first communication link is formed based on link data including maintenance information that acquires through a second communication link that forms with at least one other terminal positioned within a predetermined distance using the short range communication module. Therefore, a communication link using a wireless Internet module based on information acquired through a communication link formed using a short range communication module can be formed.11-22-2012
20110171907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH EXTERNAL DEVICE USING CONTACTLESS INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for contactless communication are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a mobile terminal comprising a contactless module configured to communicate contactlessly with an external device; and a controller configured to control the contactless module of the mobile terminal to detect a contactless module of the external device, to identify the external device based on information stored in or obtained through the contactless module of the external device, to authenticate a user of the external device based on the information and/or user input, to establish a communication channel between the mobile terminal and the external device based on the information, and to access data or execute an application through the established communication channel.07-14-2011
20110171905PROXIMITY BASED SELECTION OF AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - Devices and systems provide for proximity based selection of an implantable medical device for far field communication with an external device. By using a proximity communication that is limited to the IMD of interest during the selection process, the external device can eliminate those IMDs that are in range of far field communications but are able to receive the proximity communication. Thus, information may be shared via a proximity communication that is validated via a far field communication, or shared via a far field communication as a challenge and then validated via a proximity communication. The proximity communication may be used to initially limit the number of devices that respond to a discovery request and then subsequently used to select the intended implantable medical device as well as automatically select the appropriate therapy application corresponding to the selected IMD.07-14-2011
20090291634System and method for manage and control near field communication for a mobile multifunctional device when the device is uncharged or only partially charged - The invention refers to a mobile electronic multifunctional device providing at least an interface for at least one first functionality and an interface to a near field communication (NFC) functionality, said device comprising a component providing an interface to said first functionality, and an interface to an NFC-communication component providing said NFC-communication functionality, a battery interface, a battery control circuit, connected to said battery interface, wherein said battery control circuit is provided to control the operation of said mobile electronic multifunctional device in accordance with a battery charging condition of a battery connected to said battery interface, wherein said battery control circuit provides a number of operating conditions for said mobile electronic multifunctional device in accordance with the charging condition of a battery connected to said battery interface, said charging condition including two or more operating conditions from the selection of normal operation conditions, a software cut-off condition, a hardware cut-off condition, and a battery cut-off condition. Said device comprises a storage to store configurations of an NFC-communication component connected via said interface to a NFC-communication component for at least two of said operation conditions.11-26-2009
20080207123CONFIGURABLE MEANS TO PROVIDE WIRELESS MODULE CUSTOMIZATION - A wireless system, including a wireless system transmitter having a transmitter configuration device storing transmitter configuration data, and at least one wireless system receiver having a receiver configuration device storing receiver configuration data. The transmitter and receiver configuration devices include a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, a smart card, a magnetic stripe card, a barcode card, a read only memory (ROM) device, or other programmable integrated circuit device. The wireless system may be a wireless audio system and the receiver may electrically connect with an audio signal amplifier driving a speaker.08-28-2008
20110171906COMMUNICATION CELL FOR AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, CHIP COMPRISING SAID COMMUNICATION CELL, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING THE CHIP, AND TEST APPARATUS - An embodiment of communication cell for enabling data communication between an integrated circuit and an electronic unit distinct from the integrated circuit, comprising a contact pad unit, configured for capacitively coupling, in a first operating condition of said communication cell, to the electronic unit for receiving an input signal from said electronic unit, and for ohmically coupling, in a second operating condition of said communication cell, to the electronic unit for receiving the input signal; a receiver device, including signal-amplifying means, coupled between said contact pad unit and said integrated circuit, configured for receiving the input signal and generating an intermediate signal correlated to the input signal; signal-selection means receiving the intermediate signal, the input signal, and providing an output signal which is the intermediate signal during the first operating condition, and the input signal during the second operating condition; and an input stage, connectable between the integrated circuit and the output terminal of the signal-selection means, configured for receiving the output signal and providing the output signal to the integrated circuit.07-14-2011
20090275282MAGNETIC BASED SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A wireless local area network magnetic communications system comprising a plurality of portable interdependent satellite magnetic transceivers each connected to a respective computer module enclosed in a chassis, wherein a base system containing a magnetic transceiver communicates with the satellite transceivers having associated antennas for transmitting and receiving magnetic signals via a wireless network protocol.11-05-2009
20090286476REVERSE LINK SIGNALING VIA RECEIVE ANTENNA IMPEDANCE MODULATION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer including generating an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency of a transmit antenna to create a coupling-mode region within a near-field of the transmit antenna. A receive antenna placed within the coupling-mode region resonates at or near the resonant frequency. The receive antenna extracts energy from a coupling between the two antennas. Signaling from the receive antenna to the transmit antenna is performed by generating a first power consumption state for the receive antenna to signal a first receive signal state and generating a second power consumption state for the receive antenna to signal a second receive signal state. Signaling from the transmit antenna to the receive antenna is performed by enabling the resonant frequency on the transmit antenna to signal a first transmit signal state and disabling the resonant frequency on the transmit antenna to signal a second transmit signal state.11-19-2009
20090286475SIGNALING CHARGING IN WIRELESS POWER ENVIRONMENT - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer including generating an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency of a transmitter to create a coupling-mode region within a near field of the transmitter during a synchronization portion of a time-multiplexed recurring period. During a power transmission portion of the recurring period, the electromagnetic field will continue to be generated when there is a receiver within the coupling-mode region, or the electromagnetic field will be disabled when there are no receivers within the coupling-mode region. Different segments of the power transmission portion are allocated to different receivers. The transmitter issues serial commands to the receivers by on/off keying the electromagnetic field. The receivers issue serial replies by changing the amount of power consumed from the electromagnetic field between two different states. The serial commands and serial replies are used to determine the number of receivers, their power requirements, and the allocation of segments.11-19-2009
20090291635RADIO-FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention relates to a radio-frequency communication device comprising an inductive antenna in order to communicate with a transponder. According to the invention, the antenna is capable of establishing weak coupling with a transmitter which produces a magnetic field which is substantially homogeneous on the scale of the antenna and is also capable of establishing strong inductive coupling with a transponder located in the vicinity of the device, with the device comprising a transponder interrogation circuit comprising means of sampling and processing the signal on the antenna terminals which are capable of producing a reference signal as a function of said signal; modulation means capable of modulating the reference signal; and application means capable of applying the modulated signal to the antenna terminals.11-26-2009
20120289153Techniques For Wireless Communication of Proximity Based Content - A system and method for communication of proximity based content is disclosed between a mobile computing device having a Short Range Communication (SRC) device and a Proximity Short Range Communication (PSRC) device associated with a location or object using near field magnetic induction. The SRC device and/or the PSRC device can include at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity. The method comprises defining a proximity boundary with dimensions defined by a magnetic induction diversity communication range of at least one of the SRC and PSRC devices. A proximity signal is communicated in the proximity boundary between the SRC device and the PSRC device. At least one action is performed by the mobile computing device or the PSRC device when the proximity signal is detected between the SRC device and the PSRC device.11-15-2012
20110269398BIDIRECTIONAL TRANSMISSION COIL AND BIDIRECTIONAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - There is provided a bidirectional transmission coil capable of miniaturizing a structure and carrying out reliable transmission of a data signal. A transmitting coil L11-03-2011
20100248625COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND HIGH-FREQUENCY COUPLER - A communication device includes a communication circuit unit processing a high-frequency signal, a transmission path connected to the communication circuit, a ground, a coupling electrode supported so as to face the ground and to be separated by a height negligible with respect to a wavelength of the high-frequency signal, a resonating unit increasing a current flowing into the coupling electrode via the transmission path, and an extended section formed of a conductor disposed near a front of the coupling electrode with an angle θ formed relative to a direction of a microdipole being approximately 0 degree, the microdipole being formed of a line segment connecting a center of charges stored in the coupling electrode and a center of mirror-image charges stored in the ground, the conductor extended in a lateral direction approximately orthogonal to a propagating direction of an electric-field signal occurring from the front of the coupling electrode.09-30-2010
20100248624COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A communication device includes determining means for determining a communication system of a transmission signal transmitted by another communication device that performs noncontact communication based on a periodical change of a binarized signal obtained by demodulation of the transmission signal transmitted from the other communication device.09-30-2010
20100144270Portable object inductively coupled to a fixed station and comprising gain control means - The portable object is equipped with an antenna inductively coupled to a fixed station of a remote transmission device. The portable object comprises a variable load impedance and a rectifier connected in parallel to the terminals of the antenna, a regulation loop of the voltage at the terminals of the load impedance, connected between the output of the rectifier and a control terminal of the load impedance. The regulation loop comprises, in series, means for determining a difference between a setpoint voltage and the output voltage of the rectifier, a one-bit analog-to-digital converter, and command means of integrator type. The command means comprise a gain control input connected to an output of the gain control means receiving on input signals representative of the difference. Demodulation means are connected to the output of the converter.06-10-2010
20100136906APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HUMAN BODY CONTACT OF GROUND ELECTRODE, AND HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Provided are an apparatus and a method for controlling human body contact of ground electrode, and a human body communication system using the same. The apparatus includes a resistance measuring unit for applying a predetermined voltage to a human body through a signal electrode, to measure a resistance value between the signal electrode and the ground electrode; a contact control unit for determining whether the ground electrode needs to contact the human body by using the measured resistance value, to provide control information associated with human body contact; and a contact performing unit for bringing the ground electrode into contact or out of contact with the human body according to the control information.06-03-2010
20110201271ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY INSPECTION METHOD - To provide an electronic circuit capable of easily testing semiconductor chips that are inductively coupled to each other and that communicate with each other, and an inspection method performed in the electronic circuit. An electronic circuit includes: a first substrate; a first transmission coil that is formed by a wire and transmits a signal; a first transmission circuit that outputs a signal to the first transmission coil; a first reception coil that is formed by a wire at such a position that the first reception coil is inductively coupled to the first transmission coil and receives the signal from the first transmission coil; a first reception circuit that receives the signal from the first reception coil; and a first determination circuit that compares data input to the first transmission circuit and data output from the first reception circuit, the first transmission coil, the first transmission circuit, the first reception coil, the first reception circuit and the first determination circuit being mounted on the first substrate.08-18-2011
20100248623Signal transmission device - A signal transmission device includes: an input signal conductor in which an input signal current flows and thereby generating an input signal magnetic field; a magnetically-biasing conductor in which a biasing current flows and thereby generating a biasing magnetic field; and one or more magnetoresistive elements in each of which a sensing current flows and thereby generating a self-biasing magnetic field, and each including a magnetization free layer having a magnetization direction which varies in response to the input signal magnetic field, the biasing magnetic field, and the self-biasing magnetic field. Each of the biasing magnetic field and the self-biasing magnetic field is applied to the magnetization free layer in a same direction to each other.09-30-2010
20100248622TRACKING RECEIVER DEVICES WITH WIRELESS POWER SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS - Exemplary embodiments are directed to communicating information relating to wireless charging. A power transmitting system includes a host device with a transmit antenna. A communication interface conveys receiver information, which includes unique identifier information, from a receiver device to the host device. A controller on the host device monitors and processes the receiver information to generate notification information, which is presented to a user on a user-perceivable notifier. The transmit antenna generates an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency to create a coupling-mode region within a near-field of the transmit antenna. The system can detect a presence of a receiver device with a receive antenna that is in the coupling-mode region and process a request for power from the receiver device. The system can also notify a user when a host device is leaving a designated region and whether the host device includes expected receiver devices.09-30-2010
20090170431DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF ESTABLISHING MULTIPLE WIRELESS CONNECTIONS - Device, system, and method of establishing multiple wireless connections. For example, a system includes: a tag to store wireless connection information readable by a mobile device, the wireless connection information including: a first connection information item including data to support establishment of a first wireless communication link between the mobile device and a first wireless device; and a second connection information item including data to support establishment of a second wireless communication link between the mobile device and a second wireless device.07-02-2009
20090170432SERVICE PROVISIONING UTILIZING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, apparatuses, and programming instructions configured to enable a device to receive provisioning data over a Near Field Communication link, and utilize the provisioning data to receive services.07-02-2009
20090170433Inductive communications system - A bidirectional asymmetric system is provided with a first node and a second node. The first node has a first transmitter that produces a modulated magnetic flux and a first exciter receiver that acts to receive data at the first node. The second node is coupled to the first node with a direct inductive communications downlink and a mutually inductive uplink. The second node includes a receiver that produces a signal induced by the first transmitter at the first node. The second node has a mutually inductive data transmitter that modules an exciter signal produced at the first node by the exciter receiver.07-02-2009
20080280558METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN NFC - A data transmission/reception method in Near Field Communications (NFC) for enhancing data throughput between at least an initiator device and a target device. The data transmission/reception method typically includes initiating a communication between an initiator and a target that perform NFC, aggregating a plurality of data packet units to be transmitted in order to form an aggregated frame, and transmitting the aggregated frame to a counterpart NFC device.11-13-2008
20080311849COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication system includes a transmitter including a transmitting circuit to generate radio frequency signals for transmitting data and an electrical field coupling antenna to transmit the radio frequency signals as an electrostatic field or an inductive electrical field; and a receiver including an electrical field coupling antenna and a receiving circuit to perform a reception process on radio frequency signals received by the electrical field coupling antenna. Each of the electrical field coupling antennas of the transmitter and the receiver includes a coupling electrode, a resonant portion to strengthen electrical coupling between the coupling electrodes, and a radio wave absorber placed near the coupling electrode. The radio frequency signals are transmitted through electrical field coupling between the electrical field coupling antennas facing each other of the transmitter and the receiver.12-18-2008
20080287061COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - The present invention provides a communication apparatus being in directly contact with a human body and using the human body as a transmission channel for data communication. The communication apparatus attached to the human body transmits a signal in the form of a current, receives a signal transmitted from another communication apparatus attached to the human body therethrough, and eliminates noise included in the received signal. In addition, the communication apparatus compares the noise-eliminated signal and a reference signal and recovers an original signal. Further, the communication apparatus generates a base-band signal and transmits the same through the human body.11-20-2008
20120295541MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a mobile terminal. The terminal may include a first communication module for establishing a first communication link with a data storage device, a second communication module for establishing a second communication link with the other electronic device, a third communication module for establishing a third communication link with the other electronic device, and a controller for controlling the second communication module so that the second communication module establishes the second communication link by using first link configuration information received from the data storage device through the first communication link and for then sharing second link configuration information for establishing the third communication link with the other electronic device through the second communication link.11-22-2012
20120295543Method And System For Chip-To-Chip Mesh Networks - A wireless device comprising a plurality of chips may be operable to communicate wireless signals via a mesh network comprising a plurality of integrated directional antennas on the plurality of chips. Wireless signals may be communicated between the plurality of the chips and/or with devices external to the wireless device via the mesh network. Beam-formed wireless signals may be communicated via the plurality of integrated directional antennas. The plurality of chips may be integrated on a single package or on a plurality of packages, which may comprise one or more circuit boards. Wireless signals may be communicated with devices external to the single package via the mesh network. The directional antennas may comprise patch antennas and/or dipole antennas.11-22-2012
20130217327ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM, LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS FOR SPECTROMETRY, AND SPECTROMETER - Provided is a portable communication device including a receiver, a transmitter, an adjustment signal generator, an adjustment signal detector, and a control circuit unit. The transmitter transmits an adjustment signal to the receiver in order to adjust a received resonant frequency. The adjustment signal detector detects a parameter including information on a transmission state of the adjustment signal at a time of transmitting the adjustment signal. Then, the control circuit unit corrects a deviation of the received resonant frequency based on a detection result of the adjustment signal detector.08-22-2013
20130217328METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION - A method and an apparatus for data transmission between a contactless front element and a security element are provided. The method includes: the contactless front element transparently transmits first data obtained from a contactless identification device to the security element through a single wire connection; the security element processes the first data to generate second data; the contactless front element transparently transmits the second data obtained from the security element through the single wire connection to the contactless identification device. Compared with the prior art, the method can transmit the contactless data in real time between the contactless front element and the security element. Thus the security element can directly respond instructions sent by a proximity coupling device during simulating Proximity Integrated Circuit Card, so that the contactless front element becomes a transparent transport channel, the time order compatibility problem can be avoided, and the safety problem can be surmounted.08-22-2013
20130217324APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA DATA BY USING NFC - Methods and apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving multimedia data by using NFC. Communication setup information used to perform short-range communication is delivered from an apparatus for transmitting the multimedia information to an apparatus for receiving multimedia data through the NFC in order to transmit and receive the multimedia data. The apparatus for transmitting the multimedia data connects to the apparatus for receiving the multimedia data through the short-range communication. A group owner that plays a leading role in the transmission and reception of the multimedia data is set through the connected short-range communication. Address information of the apparatus for receiving the multimedia data is acquired. Data is transmitted to and received from the apparatus for receiving the multimedia data by using the acquired address information.08-22-2013
20110207402Wireless Tracking System And Method Utilizing Near-Field Communication Devices - The present invention provides a method and system for determining a near-field communication interaction in a wireless tracking mesh network. The present invention preferably utilizes near-field communication devices in conjunction with tracking tags to transmit signals for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility which form a mesh network and forward the signals to an information engine for analysis. Bearers of the near-field communication devices preferably include individuals, objects, assets and rooms of the facility.08-25-2011
20120196533Communication through a barrier - A magnetic flux coupling transducer system comprising a primary coil (08-02-2012
20120196530MOBILE DEVICE HAVING ENHANCED IN-HOLSTER POWER SAVING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a holder, a first near-field communication (NFC) device carried by the holder, and a mobile device. The mobile device may include a housing configured to be removably positioned within the holder, a second NFC device carried by the housing and configured to communicate with the first NFC device via NFC communications, and a controller carried by the housing and coupled to the second NFC device. The controller may be configured to operate the second NFC device to scan for the first NFC device in a first mode when the housing is removed from the holder, and operate the second NFC device in a second mode based upon communication with the first NFC device when the housing is positioned within the holder, where the second mode has a lower power consumption level associated therewith than the first mode.08-02-2012
20120196529Communications devices comprising NFC communicators - A communications device has a NFC communicator (08-02-2012
20120231734Near Field RF Communicators and Near Field RF Communications Enabled Devices - A near field communications (NFC) enabled device configured to adaptively switch between a power saving sense mode and a communication mode is provided. The NFC enabled device includes a sense signal controller configured to cause an initiating coupler to generate a sense signal, and a sensor unit configured to determine when a target RF communicator is in near field range based on a change in an impedance of the initiating coupler. The NFC enabled device also includes an activation signal controller configured to cause the initiating coupler to send an activation signal to a target coupler upon determination by the sensor unit that the target RF communicator is in near field range. The NFC enabled device generates the sense signal when in the power saving sense mode, and sends the activation signal to the target RF communicator when in the communication mode.09-13-2012
20120231732HEARING DEVICE AND METHODS OF OPERATING A HEARING DEVICE - A hearing device is disclosed, in which antenna diversity is provided by means of including an antenna in each of two sub-units or earpieces, one being for each ear. The antennae communicate with a further communication device by conventional wireless RF transmission. The two sub-units communicate by means of near field communication, NFC. The two sub-units act in co-operation so as to ensure that a relatively higher quality baseband stream is extracted from either one or a combination of the receivers associated with the antennae. Deleterious effects from e.g. local disturbances to the electromagnetic field of the transmission may thereby be mitigated or overcome.09-13-2012
20120231731SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION - A wireless power transmitter and receiver, and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a wireless power receiver may include: a receiving unit configured to receive wireless power from a source resonator; a detecting unit configured to detect a current value, a voltage value, or both of the wireless power; a controller configured to determine whether the detected current value, the detected voltage value, or both have a peak value, in a relation to a load which the wireless power is to be transmitted to; and a communication unit configured to transmit a result of the determination to the source resonator.09-13-2012
20120196531COORDINATING MULTIPLE CONTACTLESS DATA CARRIERS - A contactless transponder device is provided with multiple ICs. A first IC includes a first contactless transponder interface circuit configured and arranged to respond to a contactless field by providing a first identifier of the first IC. A second IC includes a second contactless transponder interface circuit configured and arranged to respond to the contactless field by providing a second identifier of the second IC. A controller is configured and arranged to inhibit the first IC from responding to the contactless field.08-02-2012
20110207403SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LONG-DISTANCE END-POINT TERMINAL IN CPNS ENVIRONMENT, AND CPNS SERVER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to a system and a method for long-distance control of an end-point terminal in a CPNS environment, and a CPNS server and a mobile communication terminal for the same. When receiving a request for information from the end-point terminal the CPNS server[:] performs an authentication procedure for receiving the information from the end-point terminal to the mobile communication terminal and requests and receives the information from the end-point terminal for providing the mobile communication terminal with the information. The mobile communication terminal: requests and receives the information from the end-point terminal through the CPNS server, and controls the operation of the corresponding end-point terminal by transceiving the information with the end-point terminal through the CPNS server.08-25-2011
20110207401DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM AND EXTERNAL DEVICE DETECTING METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a display device, a display system, and an external device detecting method thereof. The display device includes a display unit which detects a position of an external device including a near field communication (NFC) device and includes a plurality of NFC tags, a plurality of sensors which sense at least one of current, voltage, and power of an NFC tag enabled by the external device among the NFC tags, and a determination unit which determines a position of an NFC tag adjacent to the external device based on sensing results of the sensors.08-25-2011
20090298427System And Method For Processing Transactions Without Providing Account Information To A Payee - Processing financial transactions. without providing information associated with a financial account of a purchaser to the payee of the transaction. A financial institution (card issuer) holding the account can provide a financial account, such as a credit or debit card account to the purchaser (card holder). The card holder can set up a payment option corresponding to this account at a mobile gateway computing system. Instead of presenting the card to a merchant, the card holder can access a payment application executing on a mobile device to select the payment option and extract transaction information from a merchant point of sale. This transaction information can be transmitted to the mobile gateway computing system along with payment option information. The mobile gateway computing system can add account information for the payment option and send the information to the card issuer for approval.12-03-2009
20090137204Near field communication system and associated apparatus - A near field communication (NFC) system and an associated apparatus are provided. The NFC system includes a display device, a host computer, at least one RF module coupled to the host computer, a plurality of antennas coupled to the at least one RF module, and a NFC device. The antennas are disposed behind the display device. The NFC device is for communicating with the host computer via one of the antennas. The NFC system can upgrade communication quality and achieve multi-tasking efficiency.05-28-2009
20100003917COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system according to the present invention includes a transmitter for applying a transmission signal to a human body as an electric field, and a receiver for receiving the transmission signal by detecting the electric field via the human body. The receiver includes a reception electrode which faces the human body, a resonance circuit formed of a resonance inductor and a resonance capacitor, and a coupling capacitor for capacitively coupling the reception electrode and the resonance circuit.01-07-2010
20090004969Method and Device for Fast Near-Field Communication - The present invention relates to a communication device (01-01-2009
20090143010COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication system is disclosed which includes: at least one power line communication device configured to be connected with another power line communication device via a common power line for providing a commercial alternate-current power supply; and a communication terminal configured to include a modem for power line communication and a coil for exchanging power line communication signals with an external entity through electromagnetic coupling, the communication terminal sending and receiving the signals to and from the external entity through electromagnetic coupling between the coil and the power line.06-04-2009
20090143009COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication system for carrying out noncontact transmissions of a close-coupled type by adoption of an electrostatic capacitive coupling method, the communication system includes: a signal transmitting apparatus having a signal transmitting electrode and a section configured to apply a baseband signal representing transmitted data to the signal transmitting electrode as a transmitted signal; and a signal receiving apparatus having a signal receiving electrode and a signal demodulation section configured to carry out a binary conversion demodulation process on a received signal appearing at the signal receiving electrode to reproduce the baseband signal, wherein, when the signal transmitting electrode and the signal receiving electrode closely couple to each other, an electrostatic capacitive coupler equivalent to a capacitor coupling circuit is formed and the transmitted signal is propagated through a small capacitance created between the signal transmitting electrode and the signal receiving electrode.06-04-2009
20080318523RECTIFIER CIRCUIT AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A rectifier circuit includes a bias circuit that outputs a first direct-current voltage and a second direct-current voltage; a first MOS transistor that has a gate and a source; and a second MOS transistor that has a gate, a source, and a drain connected to the source of the first MOS transistor. Only the first direct-current voltage is applied between the gate and the source of the first MOS transistor, and only the second direct-current voltage being applied between the gate and the source of the second MOS transistor. The rectifier circuit also includes a coupling capacitor that has a first end which is connected to the source of the first MOS transistor, and a second end to which an alternating-current signal is input.12-25-2008
20090325485COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RECEIVER USED IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system is provided comprising an environment-side electrode and a living body-side electrode sandwiching an insulating layer and electrically insulated from each other, a grounding electrode which is electrically connected to the environment-side electrode, and a reception amplifier which amplifies a potential difference between the environment-side electrode and the living body-side electrode, wherein the grounding electrode has a side surface section which extends along a vertical direction.12-31-2009
20090325484METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DATA IN A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system for managing data between a plurality of electronic devices in a Near Field Communication (NFC) network are provided. The method is performed at a first electronic device. A request is received from a second electronic device to send context data. The context data is then represented in accordance with a context Record Type Definition (RTD). The context RTD is used for defining context data in the NFC network. The context data that is represented in accordance with the context RTD is exchanged with the second electronic device.12-31-2009
20130217325SECURING OF A TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH A NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION MODULE - A telecommunication device including a battery capable of providing a first power supply voltage to circuits of the device, among which at least one security module; a near-field communication module capable of providing a second power supply voltage to the security module; and a circuit for activating the provision of the second power supply voltage, including a switch controllable at least by one element accessible from outside of the device.08-22-2013
20110143662SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A semiconductor chip is disposed on a first surface of a mounting board with its active surface upward. An inductor is provided at the active surface side, that is, at the surface side of the semiconductor chip not facing the mounting board in order to perform communication between the semiconductor chip and the outside. A sealing resin layer is formed on the first surface of the mounting board in order to seal the semiconductor chip. In addition, a recess or an opening (in the present embodiment, a recess) is provided in the sealing resin layer. The recess includes the inductor thereinside when seen in a plan view.06-16-2011
20090191812INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION WITH AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - An information processing apparatus including a plurality of elements each configured to perform an independent process, a controller configured to control the plurality of elements, and a front end shared by the plurality of elements and configured to perform near field communication with an external device. At a time of activation, the controller allocates, to the plurality of elements, different time slots for communication.07-30-2009
20090215391APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING INDUCTANCE IN INDUCTIVE COUPLING COMMUNICATIONS - There is provided an inductive coupling transmitting and receiving apparatus. An inductive coupling transmitting and receiving apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an inductive coupling transceiver transmitting and/or receiving data; an inductor connected to the inductive coupling transceiver; and a resonance compensator connected to the inductive coupling transceiver and the inductor to compensate for a change in inductance of the inductor.08-27-2009
20110223861SYSTEM, METHOD, SERVICE SERVER, AND END-POINT TERMINAL FOR PROVIDING RELEVANT SOUND CONTENT - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing relevant sound content from an end-point terminal. The invention enables music files in the end-point terminal to be utilized in various kinds of sounds used while using a mobile communication terminal with the system including the end point terminal, the mobile communication terminal, and a service server. The mobile communication terminal is connected to the end-point terminal through a local area network and to the service server through a mobile communication network and is in charge of data transmission between the end-point terminal and the service server for downloading the relevant sound content from the service server which transmits the relevant sound content corresponding to the music file to the mobile communication terminal.09-15-2011
20120077434Philip Stewart Royston - A near-field RF communicator which is operable to perform a polling process to initiate communication with another near-field RF communicator in near-field range, wherein the near-field communicator is configured to perform a detection process, having a lower energy requirement than a polling process, to determine whether a near-field RF communicator is present in near-field range, and to perform the polling process in the event that the detection process indicates that a near-field RF communicator is present in near-field range.03-29-2012
20120077433COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING DATA TRANSFER USING SELECTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FORMATS AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a plurality of electronic devices each configured to wirelessly communicate via an NFC format and another wireless communications format(s). A first electronic device may have an NFC transfer parameter associated therewith, and may be configured to establish an NFC link with a second electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices when in proximity therewith, designate data to be transferred to the second electronic device, and determine whether the designated data complies with the NFC transfer parameter. Based on a determination that the designated data complies with the NFC transfer parameter, the first electronic device may be configured to transfer at least some of the designated data via the NFC link, and otherwise transfer at least some of the designated data to the second electronic device over a separate wireless communications link using the at least one other wireless communications format.03-29-2012
20110230136COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device includes a communication circuit unit that processes a high frequency signal which transmits data, a high frequency signal transmission path that is connected to the communication circuit unit, a high frequency coupler that receives the high frequency signal and radiates an induction electric field signal of a longitudinal wave, and an antenna that receives the high frequency signal and radiates a radiation electromagnetic field or an electric wave signal of a transverse wave.09-22-2011
20090221233ROTATING DEVICE AND ROBOT ARM DEVICE - A rotating device includes a communication unit including a transmitting portion having a first ring-shaped coil, a first ring-shaped magnetic body covering the first ring-shaped coil and a first terminal connected to the first ring-shaped coil, and a receiving portion having a second ring-shaped coil, a second ring-shaped magnetic body covering the second ring-shaped coil and a second terminal connected to the second ring-shaped coil, and a bearing connecting a hollow fixed portion to a hollow rotating portion, which is capable of rotating with respect to the fixed portion, in which the first ring-shaped coil and the second ring-shaped coil are formed so as to be wound around a rotation axis of the bearing, the first ring-shaped magnetic body and the second ring-shaped magnetic body face each other with a gap formed in the direction of the rotation axis, and the communication unit is provided inside the fixed portion and the rotating portion.09-03-2009
20090247079TERMINAL OF RADIO-FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION BY INDUCTIVE COUPLING - A method and a device of transmission/reception by inductive coupling including circuitry for generating an AQ.C. signal intended to drive an oscillating circuit and circuitry intended to modulate the impedance of the oscillating circuit when data is to be transmitted, the oscillating circuit including an inductive element forming an antenna in parallel with a first capacitive element; and at least one second capacitive element in series with a switch, all in parallel with the first capacitive element and the antenna, the modulating circuitry being connected between the terminals of the antenna and the circuitry for generating the AQ.C. signal being connected to the junction point of the second capacitive element and of the switch.10-01-2009
20100151785TUBE NOZZLE FOR A RESPIRATOR - A coupling device (06-17-2010
20100184372NETWORK DEVICE AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING CONTENT FROM A FIRST NETWORK DEVICE TO A SECOND NETWORK DEVICE - The invention relates to a method comprising the steps of: a first network device (DEVI) outputting content (CONT), the first network device (DEVI) retrieving an address (ADDR07-22-2010
20100173583COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus is provided including a display unit, a storage unit capable of storing therein display condition information in which a display instruction for causing the display unit to perform display processing or a non-display instruction for not allowing the display unit to perform the display processing is set, and a short distance wireless communication control unit for controlling a connection establishment communication with a communication party by a communication system based on electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling and data communication with the communication party by the communication system. The short distance wireless communication control unit judges whether the non-display instruction is set in the display condition information stored in the storage unit, and does not make the data communication with the communication party when judging that the non-display instruction is set, the communication control unit.07-08-2010
20100184371TRANSMITTERS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna configured as a resonant tank including a loop inductor and an antenna capacitance. The transmitter further includes an amplifier configured to drive the transmit antenna and a matching circuit operably coupled between the transmit antenna and the amplifier. The transmitter also includes a capacitor integrating the antenna capacitance and a matching circuit capacitance.07-22-2010
20130122805COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A first user instruction for turning on a communication unit of a communication apparatus is detected. An instruction which is performed firstly, out of the first user instruction and a second user instruction for turning on a communication unit of the other communication apparatus, is determined. Based on this determination result, data designated by a user is transmitted from the communication apparatus to another communication apparatus.05-16-2013
20130122808COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus including a first storage unit, a second storage unit logically or physically discriminated from the first storage unit, a first communication unit, a second communication unit for transmitting data stored in the second storage unit through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling, and a selecting unit for selecting at least either the first storage unit or the second storage unit as a storage destination of the data received by the first communication unit.05-16-2013
20130122809COMMUNICATION 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. The receiver receives a NFC command signal from another communication partner appliance. The detector detects whether a carrier signal from the other communication partner appliance is present at the receiver at a time other than during a transmission of the NFC command signal from the other communication partner appliance to the receiver. The processor controls a power supply element based on a determination by the detector whether the carrier signal from the other communication partner appliance is present at the receiver. The power supply element is configured to establish a connection to either a first power supply or a second power supply. The first power supply is dependent on the carrier signal, and the second power supply is independent of the carrier signal.05-16-2013
20100197224NEAR FIELD CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT - Disclosed is an apparatus capable of hosting a secure module. The apparatus comprises a communication unit capable of near field communications, and a control unit configured to co-operate with the secure module. The control unit is further configured to detect a radio frequency field and, in response to the detection of the radio frequency field, to pass, to the secure module, control of establishing a near field connection through the communication unit. Also disclosed is a secure module, comprising a control unit configured to assume control of establishing a near field connection, wherein the control unit is further configured to provide, in the course of the near field connection establishment, a set of capabilities comprising near field communication capabilities of the secure module and near field communication capabilities of an apparatus hosting the secure module.08-05-2010
20100167641Power management - An apparatus, a method and a computer program, the apparatus including: an interface configured to detect a first electrical signal, the first electrical signal being provided by a transceiver; secure transaction circuitry having a first power state and a second power state, the secure transaction circuitry being configured, when in the second power state, to perform a transaction, using the transceiver, with a further apparatus; memory circuitry having power states; and control circuitry configured, in response to detecting the first electrical signal, to control the secure transaction circuitry to switch from being in the first power state to being in the second power state, without changing a power state of the memory circuitry.07-01-2010
20100216396Integrated System and Method for Enabling Mobile Commerce Transactions using "Contactless Identity Modules in Mobile Handsets" - The invention relates to a smart integration of dual Architecture Contact-less SIM into mobile devices and describes the method of performing various economic transactions more efficiently using a smart and interactive poster device.08-26-2010
20110059696 SHORT RANGE, UNI-DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS LINK - The invention relates to a system comprising a master device and at least one slave device, e.g. two slave devices, the master device comprising a transmitter including a Tx-inductive coil, and the slave device comprising a receiver including an Rx-inductive coil. The invention further relates to a method and use. The object of the present invention is to solve one or more problems of the prior art, e.g. economize on power consumption for a wireless communications link. The problem is solved in that the master and slave devices are adapted to establish a uni-directional wireless link for forwarding an upstream signal from the master to the slave device via the inductive coupling between the Tx- and Rx-induction coils when the master and slave devices are located within a certain distance from each other, wherein the master device is adapted to provide that the upstream signal comprises a payload signal and at least one control signal, the at least one control signal is/are embedded in the payload signal and repeated according to a predefined scheme, and wherein the at least one control signal represents an intended current setting of an operational parameter of the slave device. An advantage of the invention is that it provides a scheme for wirelessly controlling and changing the settings of a slave device from a master device using a uni-directional link from master to slave device. The invention may e.g. be used for applications involving wireless communication between devices at least one of which is a low-power (e.g. battery driven) device, e.g. a portable device, e.g. a listening device, such as a hearing instrument or a pair of hearing instruments.03-10-2011
20110059694LOW POWER NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Power consumption of near-field communication devices is regulated by waking the device for communications when a potential external near-field device is detected, and by adjusting the resonant antenna circuit to account for the detected change in antenna environment. Such near-field communication devices, which may be used to detect and read external RFID tags, include a resonant loop antenna circuit having an antenna and a variable component, the antenna circuit being tunable by adjusting the variable component. The antenna has a target range of operation for near-field communication, and an inductance that is susceptible to interference that can alter the target range. The resonant loop antenna circuit is connected to an integrated circuit that includes a controller for controlling near-field communications via the resonant loop antenna circuit, an inductance detection circuit to detect changes in the antenna inductance, a wake-on circuit responsive to a sufficient change in antenna inductance to transition the controller from a low power sleep mode to a communications mode, and an antenna tuning circuit to adjust the variable component of the resonant loop antenna circuit to compensate for changes in antenna inductance and to maintain the target range of operation.03-10-2011
20110059693Shared transport system and service network - The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.03-10-2011
20110059692COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USING NEAR FIELD - A communications device using a near field includes: a near field signal providing unit providing one of a baseband signal and a signal obtained by applying digital modulation to the baseband signal, as a near field signal; an interface unit transmitting and receiving the provided near field signal; and a controller controlling the near field signal providing unit and the interface unit. A low data transfer rate of the related art near field communications can be overcome. Namely, various services can be provided by using a high data transfer rate. In particular, near field communications and a network configuration and data communications performed through the existing wireless network can be implemented as a single combined technique. In addition, power supply and communications can be simultaneously provided effectively by sharing an interface of an electrical coupling and a magnetic coupling.03-10-2011
20120196532WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a wireless communication apparatus includes: a wireless communicator configured to perform near field communication with a target communication appliance; a direction detector configured to detect a direction in which the wireless communicator is placed; a calculator configured to calculate the difference between this direction and a direction in which the target communication appliance is placed according to the result obtained by communication regarding the direction with the target communication appliance; and a storage configured to store the difference between the directions at the time of near field communication and an application program to be used for the near field communication while a correspondence is made therebetween, wherein the wireless communicator performs near field communication with the target communication appliance using the application program depending on the difference between the directions calculated by the calculator.08-02-2012
20100159829Tightly-coupled near-field communication-link connector-replacement chips - Tightly-coupled near-field transmitter/receiver pairs are deployed such that the transmitter is disposed at a terminal portion of a first conduction path, the receiver is disposed at a terminal portion of a second conduction path, the transmitter and receiver are disposed in close proximity to each other, and the first conduction path and the second conduction path are discontiguous with respect to each other. In some embodiments of the present invention, close proximity refers to the transmitter antenna and the receiver antenna being spaced apart by a distance such that, at wavelengths of the transmitter carrier frequency, near-field coupling is obtained. In some embodiments, the transmitter and receiver are disposed on separate substrates that are moveable relative to each other. In alternative embodiments, the transmitter and receiver are disposed on the same substrate.06-24-2010
20100216397ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, EXPANSION APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes electromagnetic field induction electrodes and wireless communication modules which executes wireless communication of an electromagnetic field induction transmission system using the electromagnetic field induction electrodes. The electromagnetic field induction electrodes are next to each other and output electromagnetic waves with coverage areas that do not overlap each other.08-26-2010
20090221232Portable Telephone With Unitary Transceiver Having Cellular and RFID Functionality - An electronic device. The device comprises circuitry for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals and a modulator/demodulator, coupled to the circuitry for transmitting and receiving. The device also comprises circuitry for controlling the modulator/demodulator so that in a first time period the modulator/demodulator provides an RFID excitation signal to the circuitry for transmitting and receiving and so that in a second time period the modulator/demodulator provides a cellular communications signal to the circuitry for transmitting and receiving.09-03-2009
20120244804COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - A communication device comprises: a first transmitting and receiving element that generates and detects a magnetic field; and a second transmitting and receiving element that detects a magnetic field generated by the first transmitting and receiving element and generates a magnetic field detectable by the first transmitting and receiving element. The first and second transmitting and receiving elements transmit and receive signals through magnetic field coupling between ends of the first element second transmitting and receiving elements.09-27-2012
20100221999METHOD FOR SELECTING CONTENT FOR TRANSFER OR SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN DEVICES - A method, a tap initiator, and tap target in a close proximity communication are disclosed. A tap interface 09-02-2010
20130217323Methods and apparatus for secure updates to persistent data in a near field communication controller - Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, computer program products, and other implementations, including a method that includes determining a source from which routing table information is to be obtained based, at least in part, on location data indicating the source, and receiving configuration information from a device host (DH). The method also includes removing DH-based routing table information included in the configuration information in response to the location data indicating that a near-field communication controller (NFCC) is configured to receive the routing table information from one or more secure computing environments or from the DH, and obtaining secure routing table information from at least one of the one or more secure computing environments.08-22-2013
20130217326Charging A Chargeable Power Supply of A Near Field Communication (NFC) Enabled Device from A Radio Frequency (RF) Signal Inductively Coupled Onto A Magnetic Field - A NFC communicator or NFC communications enabled device has a data store to store data, a coupler to couple inductively with the magnetic field of a radio frequency signal and a signal generator to supply a radio frequency signal to the coupler. A modulator is provided to modulate a radio frequency signal in accordance with data and a demodulator is provided to extract data from a modulated radio frequency signal inductively coupled to the coupler. A controller enables the NFC communicator or NFC communications enabled device both to initiate near field radio frequency communication with another near field RF communicator and to respond to near field radio frequency communication initiated by another near field RF communicator. The NFC communicator or NFC communications enabled device also has a power deriver that derives power from a radio frequency signal inductively coupled to the coupler to charge a chargeable power supply.08-22-2013
20130217329METHOD AND SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATING PERSONAL HEALTH DATA IN A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT - A method and a system for communicating personal health data in a Near Field Communication (NFC) environment are provided. An NFC manager sets control information in an NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) for providing synchronized communication of personal health data between the NFC manager and an NFC agent. The control information may include a direction flag, a state flag, sequence identifier field, and request/response flag. The NFC manager writes the NDEF format including the control information and payload data into an NFC tag associated with the NFC agent. Subsequently, the NFC manager reads the NDEF record stored in the NFC tag and determines whether the NDEF record is written into the NFC tag by the NFC agent based on the control information in the read NDEF format. Accordingly, the NFC manager repeats the above mentioned steps if the NDEF record includes payload data of the NFC agent.08-22-2013
20100144269LOW-ENERGY DETECTION OF A TRANSPONDER BY MEANS OF READ UNIT AND A SYSTEM FOR IDENTITY DETERMINATION AND/OR AUTHORIZATION DETERMINATION, OPTIONALLY IN THE FORM OF A LOCKING SYSTEM - Among others, the invention relates to a method and a system for controlling a system for receiving a wireless data transmission between at least two components (06-10-2010
20100210207WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND POWER RECEIVING DEVICE - A wireless communication device is provided and includes: a first communication processing unit performing communication in an electromagnetic induction system by using a first antenna unit; a second communication processing unit performing communication at higher speed than the first communication processing unit by a system or a communication frequency different from the electromagnetic induction system by using a second antenna unit; and a power generation unit generating power at least for performing communication operations from a carrier signal received by the first antenna unit. The power is generated in the power generation unit by switching a frequency resonance characteristic of the first antenna unit.08-19-2010
20090075592METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AND PROVIDING INDICATIONS OF COMMUNICATION EVENTS - The present invention relates to the field of contact-less transactions, in particular to the field of near field communication and more particularly to smart card transactions over radio frequency identification interface. The present invention relates also to a method and system for providing a user of a mobile terminal with additional information and control over various transaction processes and at the same time additional visibility to various transaction service providers by providing indications of near field communication events on a near field communication device, with the steps of detecting a near field communication event, obtaining at least one indication of near field communication events in accordance with said detected near field communication event, and providing said at least one obtained indication.03-19-2009
20100099355RFID READER ARCHITECTURE - A highly integrated and low-cost reader for a radio frequency identification (RFID) system is realized by providing a transmitter operable to generate an outbound radio frequency (RF) signal and a receiver operable to receive an inbound RF signal having a frequency similar to a frequency of the outbound RF signal on a single integrated circuit. Since the inbound RF signal may include not only a modulated RF signal produced by an RFID tag responsive to the outbound RF signal, but also a blocking signal corresponding to the outbound RF signal, the receiver additionally includes a block cancellation module operable to substantially cancel the blocking signal from the inbound RF signal using the outbound RF signal and to substantially pass the modulated RF signal before down-conversion of the modulated RF signal.04-22-2010
20090203315DETECTOR, RF CIRCUIT WITH DETECTOR, AND MOBILE DEVICE WITH RF CIRCUIT - The detector is reduced in DC power consumption when an input signal is at a low amplitude level. The detector includes first and second input terminals, first and second transistors, and a load element. The first and second input terminals are supplied with complementary input signals reverse to each other in phase. The first input terminal is connected to the first input electrode of the first transistor and the second input electrode of the second transistor. The second input terminal is connected to the second input electrode of the first transistor and the first input electrode of the second transistor. The load element is connected between output electrodes of the transistors and an operating voltage point. A detection voltage resulting from full-wave rectification arises from a circuit node. In the condition where a signal input to the input terminals is at a low amplitude level, the transistors are both in OFF state. Thus, DC power consumption is reduced.08-13-2009
20100197225METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING SOUND WAVE OF HUMAN BODY - A method and apparatus for communicating a sound wave is provided. The apparatus includes: a sound wave converter converting a sound wave signal transmitted from a counter apparatus through the human body into an electrical signal when the sound wave is transmitted from the counter apparatus through the human body and converting an electrical signal on data to be output to the counter apparatus into a sound wave; a data processor receiving the converted electrical signal from the sound wave converter and transmitting an electrical signal on the data to be output to the sound wave converter when the data to be output exists; and a switch connected between the sound wave converter and the data processor, the switch transmitting the converted electrical signal to the data processor and transmitting the electrical signal on the data to be output to the sound wave converter. Accordingly, it is possible to efficiently transmit a signal with a low loss of sound wave signal. Thus, it is possible to simply construct communication hardware at a low price.08-05-2010
20090247078Method and Apparatus for Automatic Application Selection in an Electronic Device Using Multiple Discovery Managers - In a portable electronic device (10-01-2009
20090203314SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION BY MAGNETIC INDUCTION IN A NEAR-FIELD PROPAGATION MODE, WITH ANTENNA TUNING FOR LINK BUDGET OPTIMIZATION - A signal transmission system (STS) comprises a transmitter (T) with a first LC circuit comprising a first coil (C08-13-2009
20110130094WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS INCLUDING HIGH-FREQUENCY COUPLER - A wireless communication apparatus includes a coupling electrode of a high-frequency coupler for executing wireless communication; and a housing of the wireless communication apparatus. A dielectric material or a magnetic material or a conducting material is disposed between coupling electrodes and the housing so that a plurality of faces of the material is in contact with a plurality of faces of the housing of the wireless communication apparatus.06-02-2011
20090111378DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTENT SHARING - Described are methods and devices for automatically coupling two or more mobile communication devices (04-30-2009
20110117838Contactless Electronic Device, Process for Manufacturing the device and Contactless Electronic Tag - The device (05-19-2011
20110117837ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a connection control module is configured to transmit a connection request signal during a period in which a communication module is in an unconnected state, and to establish a connection between the communication module and an external device which are in a close proximity state. A halt module is configured to halt a communication control module from executing a negotiation with the external device, when the connection between the communication module and the external device is released by the connection release request signal from the external device and thereafter the connection between the communication module and the external device is re-established by the connection control module.05-19-2011
20100304671ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC FIELD COMMUNICATION - A casing contains a circuit substrate. A signal electrode for transmitting and/or receiving an electronic field signal is arranged on a first surface side of the casing. The signal electrode is electrically connected to a conductor, which is an apparatus component, of the circuit substrate. A battery and a reference electrode having an electric field reference potential, which are apparatus components, are arranged on the second surface side of the casing. The sum (Cst) of a capacitance between the signal electrode and the transmission medium and a capacitance between the apparatus component and the transmission medium generated while the first surface is facing the transmission medium is approximately equal to the sum (Cgt) of capacitances between the apparatus components and the transmission medium generated while the second surface is facing the transmission medium.12-02-2010
20100279605METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA AND/OR ENERGY TRANSMISSION - A device and a method for data and/or energy transmission from a stationary part to a pane-shaped part which is movable relative to the stationary part, particularly a window pane of a motor vehicle, and/or vice versa. Data and/or energy is transmitted between an electrical unit in or on the stationary part and an electrical unit in or on a pane-shaped part which is movable relative to the stationary part, particularly an adjustable window pane, by electromagnetic interaction between at least one induction coil in the form of a conductor loop which is arranged in or on the pane-shaped movable part and at least one annular magnetic circuit which is arranged in or on the stationary part. Use of the device as an anti-trap protection for the pane-shaped movable part, particularly for the adjustable window pane of a vehicle, and/or as a theft protection for a vehicle is described.11-04-2010
20120021682METHOD OF AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING CONTENT - A method of transferring content between at least two devices, the devices being capable of outputting said content, and a device itself is disclosed. First, the devices are connected via associated interfaces. Then, there is a detection or negotiation which of the devices is currently outputting content. Finally, content, which is currently being output, is transferred from the corresponding outputting device or devices to the other device or devices via the interfaces.01-26-2012
20100317287AIRCONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT - An air conditioning equipment having an in-room unit connected to one end of the refrigerant pipes and an out-room unit connected to the other end of the refrigerant pipes. The air conditioning equipment includes signal coupling portions which are respectively disposed at both end parts of the refrigerant pipes. Each of the signal coupling portions couples an alternating current (AC) control signal to the refrigerant pipes and exhibits a predetermined impedance with respect to an AC electric signal. The configuration of the air conditioning equipment brings forth the advantages that the electrical insulation devices used in the prior art are dispensed with, and the signal transmissions between the in-room unit and the out-room unit can be performed by a simple apparatus configuration.12-16-2010
20100317288AIRCONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT - An air conditioning equipment having an in-room unit connected to one end of the refrigerant pipes and an out-room unit connected to the other end of the refrigerant pipes. The air conditioning equipment includes signal coupling portions which are respectively disposed at both end parts of the refrigerant pipes. Each of the signal coupling portions couples an alternating current (AC) control signal to the refrigerant pipes and exhibits a predetermined impedance with respect to an AC electric signal. The configuration of the air conditioning equipment brings forth the advantages that the electrical insulation devices used in the prior art are dispensed with, and the signal transmissions between the in-room unit and the out-room unit can be performed by a simple apparatus configuration.12-16-2010
20130012126SECURE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TRANSACTIONS WITH AUTHENTICATION - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.01-10-2013
20110111695Near field RFID system with multiple reader coils - A near field RFID system includes an RFID reader and an RFID tag. The RFID reader includes a transmit path and a receive path, wherein the transmit path includes: an encoding section coupled to convert data into encoded data; a digital to analog conversion module coupled to convert the encoded data into an analog encoded signal; a power amplifier coupled to amplify the analog encoded signal; and a plurality of coils coupled to generate a plurality of electromagnetic fields from the analog encoded signal. The RFID tag that includes: a coil coupled to generate a current and a recovered signal from at least one of the plurality of electromagnetic fields; a power recovery circuit coupled to generate a voltage from the current; and a data processing section coupled to process the recovered signal, wherein the data processing section is powered via the voltage.05-12-2011
20130012124MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING OBJECT COMPARISON FEATURES BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one first near field communication (NFC) device associated with an object, and a mobile wireless communications device. The mobile wireless communications device may include a second NFC device configured to communicate with the at least one first NFC device based upon proximity thereto, an image sensor, and a controller coupled to the second NFC device and the image sensor. The controller may be configured to determine at least one archive image of the object based upon NFC communication between the second NFC device and the at least one first NFC device, determine a sensed image of the object from the image sensor, and perform image comparison between the at least one archive image and the sensed image.01-10-2013
20110244793TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A transmission apparatus includes: setting means for setting a transmission target period during which transmission data is transmitted to a destination apparatus; control means for resizing the transmission data in such a way that the size thereof becomes smaller than or equal to a total transfer data size of the transmission data, the total transfer data size determined based on the transmission target period; and transmission means for transmitting the transmission data having been resized by the control means to the destination apparatus.10-06-2011
20110034124MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile communication terminal device whose authentication and settlement functions by noncontact proximity communication can be continuously used even after operating voltage from battery power drops is provided. Only when the supply of required power from a battery is lost, a security controller is controlled into a mode in which it operates with low power consumption and noncontact authentication and settlement functions are ensured by external electromagnetic field power. Thus the noncontact authentication and settlement functions can be used even after the battery remaining capacity is lost by use of a communication function for the principal purpose. Specifically, the following is implemented: when there is the supply of required power from the battery, it is made possible to carry out high-performance, multifunctional authentication and settlement processing making good use of high-speed processing, mass storage, and the like which are the advantages of the security controller essentially driven by battery; and in an anomalous instance in which the battery remaining capacity is lost, it is made possible to carry out minimal authentication and settlement processing.02-10-2011
20110117839METHOD FOR APPLICATION SELECTION IN A WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN AN NFC SYSTEM AND A CORRESPONDING WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The invention is aimed at solving the problem of selection of an application and/or configuration in a device of an NFC system having no independent power source or when the power source of the device is temporarily out of operation or does not have an independent power source. To that end, a wireless mobile communication device of an NFC system according to the invention comprises—a sensor of the accelerometer (Ace) type to produce a signal detecting the movement of the said device while the sensor is powered by a field emitted by a coupler close to which the said device is brought, —a processor (Pro) for comparing the said movement detection signal with a predetermined sequence corresponding with an application and/or configuration, and accordingly selecting the said application and/or configuration if the comparison is positive.05-19-2011
20100144268SYSTEM AND PORTABLE DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING IDENTIFICATION SIGNALS - The invention relates to a system with a portable device for the transmission of a signal to a second device, wherein the portable device is wearable on the body of a user. The portable device includes at least two electrodes and transmitter electronics for the generation of an electrical signal between the electrodes, such that the signal is able to be coupled by the electrodes into the body of the user and detected by at least one electrode of the second device. A portable device or also a second device (receiver) is distinguished in that at least one of the electrodes is at least partially transparent.06-10-2010
20110212687COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE RESPONSIVE TO NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) TO ENTER LOCKED OR UNLOCKED OPERATING MODES - A communications device includes a housing and radio frequency (RF) circuitry and a processor carried by the housing and operative with each other. A Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit is carried by the housing and connected to the processor. This circuit is configured to detect an NFC enabled tag using an NFC communications protocol when the device is positioned near the tag. The circuit generates a disable signal to the processor upon detecting the NFC enabled tag. The processor is configured to cause the device to enter a locked, operating mode upon receiving the disable signal and to enter or remain in an unlocked, operating mode if the NFC circuit does not generate a disable signal indicative that the NFC circuit has not detected the NFC enabled tag.09-01-2011
20110143663MOBILE INTEGRATED DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NFC SERVICES, AND A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF - A mobile distribution system includes a widget generator for creating a widget having a certificate and a communication interface for distributing the widget to a mobile electronic device with a transaction terminal having at least one secure element for storing a plurality of secure applications; and retrieving the widget information from the mobile electronic device on NFC transactions in use of the transaction terminal.06-16-2011
20110143661METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR FIRMWARE UPDATE BY NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION - The present invention relates to a method, comprising receiving patch data via contactless communication comprising a patch for a patchable firmware and patch identification information; and patching said firmware using said patch.06-16-2011
20100112940APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING DATA TRANSMISSION SPEED OF TERMINAL TRANSMITTING DATA USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SCHEME - An apparatus and a method for improving data transmission speed in a terminal transmitting data using a Near Field Communication (NFC) scheme are provided. The method includes measuring NFC power, detecting a modulation scheme corresponding to the measured NFC power from an approximate power table, modulating data using the detected modulation scheme, and transmitting the modulated data using the NFC scheme.05-06-2010
20100184373INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile phone includes a display unit for visually confirming the information and an input unit for inputting the information. The display unit includes a display element, and the input unit includes an operation button. The mobile phone contains an electrode pair formed of a human side electrode and an external electrode for human body communication inside the casing. The mobile phone has the external electrode disposed around the display unit, and the human side electrode disposed around the input unit.07-22-2010
20110244796SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PERFORMING MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS THROUGH A SINGLE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) TAP - The subject matter described herein includes a method of performing multiple transactions through a single near field communication (NFC) tap. The method includes storing, at a linking application in a wireless device, a plurality of application identifiers (AIDs) that identify a plurality of applications to be processed in a single NFC tap. The method can further include detecting, by a wireless device reader, a linking application AID in the wireless device that identifies the linking application upon interfacing the wireless device with the wireless device reader through the single NFC tap. The method can include accessing, by the wireless device reader, the plurality of AIDs using the linking application. The method can further include processing the plurality of applications associated with the plurality of AIDs through the single NFC tap.10-06-2011
20110244797PORTABLE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A portable mobile communication device (10-06-2011
20110244795Communication device, communication method, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system - A communication system and method is provided for use when a device conducts a near field communication (NFC) with a store apparatus. A method includes receiving usage information concerning the NFC at a server in response to the NFC, and storing the usage information in the server, the usage information being associated with the NFC, and the usage information also being stored in the device in response to the NFC; comparing the usage information stored in the device to the usage information stored in the server when a user of the device attempts to upload to the server a review related to the NFC; and receiving the review at the server when the usage information stored in the device corresponds to the usage information stored in the server.10-06-2011
20110244794POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - If a plurality of power receiving apparatuses are in a predetermined range, a power supply apparatus selects a power receiving apparatus to be preferentially charged based on the remaining capacities of batteries of the respective power receiving apparatuses, and stops charging of the power receiving apparatuses other than the selected power receiving apparatus until the remaining capacity of the selected power receiving apparatus reaches a predetermined value.10-06-2011
20110250840AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF OF BLUETOOTH DEVICE FROM LINKED DEVICE - Methods and systems for powering-off a Bluetooth device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a Bluetooth signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. In this manner, the user need only turn off one device manually which results in all linked devices being powered off. This process can be initiated by a user through a device directly linked with the device to be powered-off or through a device that is indirectly connected, through one or more Bluetooth networks, with the device to be powered-off. This process can also be automatically initiated by a device when a set of predetermined conditions exist. Once instructed to do so, a device can initiate a predetermined power-off process which can involve terminating any ongoing functions and turning off various subsystems. In accordance with the present invention, a user can initiate a power-off of all the devices on a Bluetooth network through a single device.10-13-2011
20100048125Electronic Device and Computer Product - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a near field wireless communication device, a communication module, a connection processor, a timer, an execution module, a log storage module, and a process selector. The communication module controls the near field wireless communication device for near field wireless communication. The connection processor establishes a connection to a correspondent electronic device. The timer records the time related to operations. The execution module executes applications. The log storage module stores as log data a log of execution of an application with the time the application is executed. The process selector acquires at least one of the log data stored in the log storage module and log data of the correspondent electronic device, and selects an application to execute based on the log data to notify the execution module of the application.02-25-2010
20100056046WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes a housing provided with a first face, a radio-frequency coupler installed in the housing so as to face the first face, a close proximity wireless transfer device configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer with the external device existing within a prescribed wirelessly communicable distance from the radio-frequency coupler, a pressure sensitive sensor configured to measure the pressure applied to the first face near the radio-frequency coupler, a reception data processor configured to process data received by the radio-frequency coupler and the close proximity wireless transfer device, and a controller configured to report to the reception data processor that close proximity wireless transfer is available when the close proximity wireless transfer is available and also a measured value of the pressure sensitive sensor is not smaller than a threshold value.03-04-2010
20100062709Communication System - Stable receiving action is achieved with a receiver of simpler configuration.03-11-2010
20100069001METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO COMMUNICATION DEVICES - This invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electronic communication between at least two communication devices. To allow reliable connection setup between the devices which are to be provided for communication at the same time as simple handling, a method according to the invention has the following steps: two communication devices intended for communication are associated with one another by means of a first coupling mechanism, and the communication between the mutually associated communication devices is performed by means of a second coupling mechanism, wherein the first coupling mechanism has a shorter range than the second coupling mechanism or is effected by means of physical contact between the communication devices.03-18-2010
20100068999NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS AND NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATIONS-ENABLED DEVICES - A near field RF communicator has an antenna circuit (03-18-2010
20100068998WIRELESS INTERFACE - In one embodiment of the present invention, a wireless interface is provided for supplying all signals and power exclusively wirelessly from a transmitting section to a receiving section. The transmitting section includes a transmitter arranged to modulate a carrier with signals, such as data, control and timing signals. The transmitter is connected to a transmit antenna which comprises a parallel resonant circuit in series with a series resonant circuit. The parallel and series resonant circuits include inductors which are inductively coupled to an inductor of a receive antenna in the receiving section.03-18-2010
20100056047METHOD OF EXCHANGING DATA BETWEEN TWO ELECTRONIC ENTITIES - A method of exchanging data between a first electronic entity and a second electronic entity includes the following steps: 03-04-2010
20110177781Transponder and Method for Wireless Data Transmission - A transponder and a method for wireless data transmission is provided. The transponder comprises an input circuit with input terminals for connecting an antenna coil for data transmission to a base station by means of inductive coupling, a first controllable switching means, at least one resistor, which is looped in series with the first controllable switching means between the input terminals of the input circuit, and a controller which is designed in such a way that it connects through the first switching means as soon as a voltage applied at the input terminals falls below a first settable threshold value, and again interrupts it as soon as the voltage applied at the input terminals for a settable duration is above the first settable threshold value and/or above a second settable threshold value.07-21-2011
20100068997WLAN CONNECTION FACILITATED VIA NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A near field communication (NFC) device is utilized in a mobile communications device to facilitate sensing the presence of and connecting to a wireless local area network (WLAN). A user can position the mobile communications device in close proximity to a designated location of a WLAN establishment at which an NFC device is situated. Near field communication is then detected and WLAN data can then be communicated by near field communication to the NFC reader in the mobile communications device. The NFC reader is coupled to a controller of the mobile communications device to input data received by the NFC device to the controller for processing. The data are utilized to facilitate connection to the WLAN.03-18-2010
20110081857WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD HAVING COMMUNICATION FUNCTION - Disclosed herein is a wireless power transmission/reception apparatus and method having a communication function.04-07-2011
20110250841System and Method for Using a Single Antenna for Active and Passive Radio Functions - A system and method for using a single antenna for active and passive radio functions. A wireless communication device includes a passive component that can be read using an antenna when the wireless communication device is in a low power sleep mode. When it is determined that a higher capacity is needed, the wireless communication device activates an active component. Activation of the active component includes a switching of a connection of the antenna from the passive component to the active component.10-13-2011
20110250838RF AND NFC PAMM ENHANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALING - A communication device includes a processing module, a transmitter section, a receiver section, a wireless communication structure, a projected artificial magnetic mirror (PAMM) array, and a metal backing. The transmitter section and the receiver section are on a first layer. The wireless communication structure is on a second layer, the PAMM array is on a third layer, and the metal backing is on a fourth layer. The PAMM array includes a non-conductive area to support coupling of the wireless communication structure to at least one of the transmitter section and the receiver section. In addition, the PAMM array provides electromagnetic shielding of the at least one of the transmitter section and the receiver section from the wireless communication structure.10-13-2011
20110097996Data Communication and Object Localization Using Inductive Coupling - An apparatus and method are disclosed for a software and hardware configuration that uses inductive coupling to allow a physical object to determine information describing another physical object. An inductor capacitor circuit acts as a transmitter as well as a receiver of inductive field. A voltage signal provided to an inductor in an object causes the inductor to generate inductive field received by another inductor in a second object. An object receiving inductive field from another object analyzes the inductive field to receive arbitrary data, including but not limited to data that can allow the receiving object to determine the identity of the object transmitting the inductive field. The object receiving the inductive field can also determine the distance between the receiving object and the transmitting object based on the strength of a signal generated by the inductive field.04-28-2011
20110070833Wireless Tracking System And Method Utilizing Near-Field Communication Devices - The present invention provides a method and system for determining a near-field communication interaction in a wireless tracking mesh network. The present invention preferably utilizes near-field communication devices in conjunction with tracking tags to transmit signals for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility which form a mesh network and forward the signals to an information engine for analysis. Bearers of the near-field communication devices preferably include individuals, objects, assets and rooms of the facility.03-24-2011
20110070832HEADSET, OPERATING METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF, AND PORTABLE TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A headset, a method and a system for operating the headset, and a portable terminal using the same are provided. A method for operating a headset, includes: receiving one of a voice call connection request message or an image call connection request message requested from another portable terminal through a mobile communication system by a portable terminal; generating a call connection request signal corresponding to the received call connection request message by the portable terminal; transmitting the generated call connection request signal to a headset connected through a near distance communication channel by the portable terminal; receiving the call connection request signal indicating a voice call or an image call from the portable terminal through the near distance communication channel by the headset; and outputting an alarm specified according to a type of the received call connection request signal by the headset.03-24-2011
20110070827COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INITIATING COMMUNICATIONS AT A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A communications device and method initiates communications at a communications device and includes magnetically coupling the communications device to a Near Field Communications (NFC) tag. In response to the magnetic coupling with the NFC tag, an NFC circuit contained in the communications device is activated for subsequent communications using the NFC communications protocol.03-24-2011
20110076943Near field communcation device - The present invention relates to a near field communication device containing a ZigBee communication module circuit linking with a Bluetooth communication module. A ZigBee module is equipped with a master central processing unit (CPU) to identify N-Fi communication protocol and enable wireless communication. The master CPU is connected with a communication chip to transmit or receive packets, and includes a ZigBee memory to store the packets temporarily. Besides, the master CPU is linked with a signal conversion/transmission circuit to enable internal exchange of information packets with the Bluetooth communication module. The Bluetooth communication module has a Bluetooth master CPU to control Bluetooth communication, and is connected with a Bluetooth communication chip to transmit and receive Bluetooth-based packets. Thus, the embedded Bluetooth module can be used to connect the electronic device that includes a ZigBee module to carry out transmission of NFC signals.03-31-2011
20110076941NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK DATA/PRODUCT TRANSFER - Methods and systems utilize a shake and transfer process to provide a consumer with an enhanced user experience. In a first embodiment, a purchase is made between two devices using NFC, and a shake and transfer process downloads large data, such as a movie, video, or game, from one device to the other. In a second embodiment, the user can select information or data, such as non-user contacts, photos, or videos, on the phone to transfer during a shake and transfer process. In yet another embodiment, a user may pay for purchases from an unattended merchant, such as a vending machine, using a shake and transfer process, where the user may also receive incentives, based on the user profile and/or purchase, from the unattended merchant.03-31-2011
20110070829ACCELEROMETER TAP DETECTION TO INITIATE NFC COMMUNICATION - A communications device, method and system include a processor and a Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit connected to the processor and configured to communicate using an NFC communications protocol. An accelerometer is connected to the processor and configured to generate a signal to the processor upon a tapping engagement with an NFC enabled device. In response, the processor activates the NFC circuit to transmit or receive data with the NFC enabled device using the NFC communications protocol.03-24-2011
20110070831COUPLER AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There are provided a coupler and a communication system including a primary antenna; and the coupler provided between the primary antenna and a plurality of secondary antennas. The coupler includes a substrate which configures a coupler main body, a first coil antenna which is connected to a first secondary antenna and provided on a first surface side of the substrate, and a second coil antenna which is connected to a second secondary antenna and provided on a second surface side of the substrate. The first coil antenna and the second coil antenna are configured so as to have a same degree of electromagnetic coupling with respect to the primary antenna.03-24-2011
20110070830ANTENNA NETWORK FOR PASSIVE AND ACTIVE SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT - The present invention provides an antenna network for passively or actively enhancing signal transmission or reception of one or more portable transceiver devices. The antenna network includes one or more antennas, each having a coupling portion and a radiating portion, the coupling portion being distributed across a coupling area and the radiating portion being located away from the coupling area, whereby signal transmission or reception of the one or more portable transceiver devices can occur through the radiating portion when the one or more portable transceiver devices are located within the coupling area.03-24-2011
20110151780System and Method for Integration of an Antenna in an Information Handling System Housing - An information handling system having an antenna disposed at an outer housing surface provides wireless information signals received by the antenna to a receiver within the housing by capacitive coupling of the signals through the housing. A capacitive pattern portion connected to the antenna at the outer housing surface is disposed opposite a capacitive coupler at the inner surface so that electromagnetic energy of wireless signals inductively couples between the conductive material of the capacitive pattern portion and the capacitive coupler through non-conductive material of the housing without physical contact between the capacitive pattern portion and the capacitive coupler.06-23-2011
20120202423PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION LINK - A portable electronic device (08-09-2012
20120202421MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO DETECT MOVEMENT OF AN ADJACENT NON-RADIATING OBJECT AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a wireless transceiver, a Near Field Communications (NFC) device, and a processor. The processor is configured to cooperate with the wireless transceiver for wireless communications. The processor is also configured to detect movement of a non-radiating object adjacent the NFC device, and perform at least one function based upon the detected movement.08-09-2012
20110250839APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE BELL SOUND, THE CAMERA, AND THE COMMUNICATION FUNCTION OF A MOBILE PHONE VIA AN NFC CHIP MODULE AND AN EXTERNAL RF READER - Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling the ringtone, camera, and communication functions of a mobile terminal using a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip module and an external Radio Frequency (RF) reader. The apparatus includes an NFC chip module, a base band chip, and a USIM card. The NFC chip module is electrically connected to the base band chip of a mobile terminal, allows a command data signal, received from an external RF reader via an RF antenna, to be transmitted to the base band chip or a Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) card of the mobile terminal, and receives the result of terminal processing of the base band chip which operates in compliance with an external command, and transmits the result of the terminal processing to the external RF reader via the RF antenna.10-13-2011
20120034868METHOD OF PRESELECTING AT LEAST ONE APPLICATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE COMPRISING AN NFC SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method for the preselection of at least one application hosted in a secure or non-embedded element in a mobile communication device comprising an NFC system, the said device being capable of accessing and reading data stored in a target NFC system, of the contactless tag or card type, the said NFC system being capable of operating in at least two communication modes including a reader mode, and a card emulation mode, or a Peer-to-Peer mode. When the NFC system is in the reader mode, an application is preselected during a stage wherein data stored in the said target NFC system are read.02-09-2012
20100311327COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - The object of the invention is to achieve stable operation of a communication device which includes an information transmission means and a power transmission means while maintaining communication quality. A mobile device of the invention has an information transmission means for executing non-contact transmission, a power transmission means, a first control means for controlling the information transmission means to repeat an active period and a sleep period, and a second control means for controlling the power transmission means to transmit a power during the sleep period.12-09-2010
20090023387Receiver, Transceiver, and Electric Field Communication System - A transmitter (01-22-2009
20100304670PORTABLE PERSONAL SIM CARD - Devices and methods store provisioning data for use in one or mobile devices within a SIM card enclosed within a personal article, such as a wrist watch or item of jewelry. A close range communication link, such as a near field communication (NFC) protocol link, is used to transmit the provisioning data from the personal article to one or more mobile devices. The close range communication link may also be used to transmit updated provisioning data received by a mobile device in an over the air updating procedure via a cellular communications network link to the personal item for storage in the SIM card housed within a personal article. The mobile device may authenticate itself to the personal article prior to the transmission of provisioning data between the devices.12-02-2010
20100297939COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A communication device which communicates with an external device, comprises: a communication unit configured to communicate with the external device; a control unit configured to set the mode of the communication device to one of a plurality of modes including a communication mode in which the communication unit communicates with the external device, wherein, in accordance that the communication unit completes receipt of data from a first external device in the communication mode, the control unit inquires of a user as to whether or not to transmit the received data to a second external device in a state in which the communication device has been set to the communication mode.11-25-2010
20100291867WIRELESS INTERFACE TO PROGRAM PHASE-CHANGE MEMORIES - A Phase-Change Memory (PCM) coupled to receive power provided by near-field coupling to operate the PCM and receive factory programming data entered through the antenna for storage in the PCM.11-18-2010
20120231733RADIO FREQUENCY ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - An access control system includes a transmitter initiator that has a magnetic flux antenna constructed and arranged to direct magnetic energy in an angular direction, a plurality of RF tone detectors, a microcontroller, and a plurality of RF burst generators. The system includes at least one receiver responder that has a magnetic flux antenna, a plurality of RF tone detectors, a microcontroller, and a RF burst generator. The transmitter initiator's magnetic flux antenna and the receiver responder's magnetic flux antenna define an open-air gap therebetween. The transmitter initiator's magnetic flux antenna has a paramagnetic housing, electromagnetic windings within the paramagnetic housing, and at least one ferromagnetic element disposed within the open air gap. The paramagnetic housing and the ferromagnetic element are constructed and arranged to direct a magnetic field across the open air gap. The system is configured for wireless communication via near-field magnetic induction.09-13-2012
20100081377MAGNETIC LATCHING MECHANISM FOR USE IN MATING A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE TO AN ACCESSORY DEVICE - A mobile computing device and an accessory device are individually equipped with features and components that enable magnetic coupling of the two devices. Specific embodiments provide for the use of one or more horseshoe magnets for use in the magnetic coupling mechanisms. As an addition or alternative, electromagnetic coupling may be used to selectively maintain and/or orient the two devices in a mated position.04-01-2010
20120202424APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR 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. The first portable terminal transmits FM channel information of an FM transmitter, which is set to broadcast in-play music thereof, and an FM radio application execution command through near field communication (NFC). The second portable terminal receives the FM channel information and the FM radio application execution command from the first portable terminal through the NFC, then executes the FM radio application based on the FM channel information to receive and play the music broadcasted from the first portable terminal.08-09-2012
20090318079COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication apparatus includes a communication unit capable of establishing communication with and transmitting data to an external apparatus without being brought into physical contact with the external apparatus and determines whether the communication apparatus is in physical contact with the external apparatus. The communication apparatus allows data to be transmitted to the external apparatus using a first transmission method if communication with the external apparatus has been established and it is determined that the communication apparatus is in physical contact with the external apparatus.12-24-2009
20090280742Multiple Phase State Near-Field Electromagnetic System And Method For Communication And Location - A multiple phase state near-field electromagnetic location and communication system includes a multiple phase state near-field transmitter, and a near-field locator receiver. The near-field transmitter is capable of operation in at least two states and each of these at least two states generates a state characteristic difference detected at the near-field locator receiver. The state characteristic difference may be employed for location determination, communication or both. The present invention is particularly well-suited for use in conjunction with a near-field electromagnetic ranging system. In further embodiments, a multiple phase state near-field electromagnetic location and communication process includes the steps of determining a transmission state for a near-field quadrature transmitter, transmitting a near-field transmission corresponding to said transmission state, receiving a near-field transmission corresponding to said transmission state, and determining a difference between at least two properties of said near-field transmission where the difference is characteristic of and corresponding to the transmission state.11-12-2009
20090253372ELECTRIC FIELD COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, ELECTRIC FIELD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ELECTRIC FIELD COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An electric field communication apparatus includes: a plurality of electric field communication antennas for carrying out electric field communication; a detecting unit that detects the electric field communication antenna in connected state where at least electric field communication may be carried out with an electric field communication antenna of another electric field communication apparatus, from among the plurality of electric field communication antennas; and a control unit that controls an operation of the host electric field communication apparatus in response to the result detected by the detecting unit.10-08-2009
20120276844NON-CONTACT DATA TRANSFER FROM MOVING SYSTEMS - Systems, devices, and methods are described that facilitate the transmission of image data collected by a sensor within a gimbal assembly. A gimbal assembly includes one or more sensors positioned within the gimbal assembly. The one or more sensors collect data. The gimbal assembly is controllable to aim the one or more sensors. The gimbal assembly further includes a communications module within the gimbal assembly. The communications module transmits at least one directional optical signal to communicate data collected by the sensor. At least one transducer is positioned to receive the at least one directional electromagnetic signal.11-01-2012
20110177783ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.07-21-2011
20120064826TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE PERFORMANCE OF A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE THAT USES A SINGLE ANTENNA - A near field communication (NFC) transceiver contains a transmitter portion to generate a transmit wireless signal, and a receiver portion to receive and process a receive wireless signal. The circuit further contains a shunt capacitor, a switch, and an antenna interface to couple the transmitter portion and the receiver portion to an antenna designed to communicate with external antennas by inductive coupling. The switch couples the shunt capacitor in parallel with the antenna in one operational mode, and decouples the shunt capacitor from the antenna in another operational mode. Transmit and receive performance of the NFC transceiver are enhanced as a result.03-15-2012
20080214108Contactless Communications Method Based On Asynchronous Modulations And Demodulations - The invention relates to a method for exchanging information by inductive coupling or without contact between a reader (09-04-2008
20120122396METHOD FOR FAST DEVICE SEARCH BASED ON SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION MODULE AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING THE METHOD - A method and mobile device for a fast device search based on a short range communication module. In the method, the mobile device checks a setting value of a fast device search mode for a restriction on a communication range of the short range communication module. Then the mobile device restricts transmission power of the short range communication module to a specific magnitude, and searches at least one short range communication device located within a specific range determined by the restricted transmission power. In the case where the short range communication module is a Bluetooth module, a pincode/passkey input can be exchanged to pairing a device with the mobile device within the specific range. A received signal strength indicator (RSSI) may be the basis for automatic selection of a device within the specific range.05-17-2012
20110009058METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SOUND VOLUME OF WIRELESS CONNECTION DEVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for managing a sound volume of a wireless connection device in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes pre-storing a sound volume level of the wireless connection device with respect to each system supported by the mobile communication terminal, and when a call is generated, requesting to determine a sound volume by transmitting to the wireless connection device a sound volume level of a system in which the call is generated among the sound volume levels pre-stored for the respective systems.01-13-2011
20120122395THROUGH CHIP COUPLING FOR SIGNAL TRANSPORT - Through-chip coupling is utilized for signal transport, where an interface is formed between a first coil on a first integrated circuit (IC) chip and a second coil on a second IC chip. The first coil is coupled to an antenna. The second coil is coupled to an amplifier circuit. The second coil is not in direct contact with the first coil. The first coil and the second coil communicatively transmit signals between the antenna and the first amplifier circuit.05-17-2012
20110021140METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES USING A SENSOR NETWORK - An approach is provided for home healthcare services using a sensor network. An apparatus detects an initialization of at least one dongle, the dongle configured to initiate pairing of the apparatus to at least one sensor. The apparatus identifies the at least one sensor based, at least in part, on the pairing, and initiates collection of data via the at least one sensor based, at least in part, on the identification.01-27-2011
20110021141ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC-FIELD COMMUNICATION - Provided is an electronic device for electric-field communication which is not easily affected by static electricity when electrostatically charged and is capable of maintaining sufficient performance. The electronic device for electric-field communication of the invention is an electronic device used as a transmitter 01-27-2011
20110053504NFC MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND NFC READER - In an NFC mobile communication device (03-03-2011
20110053503RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A radio frequency (RF) communication device (03-03-2011
20110053502System for Automatic Detection of Smart Cards - A system for automatic detection of smart cards, particularly of electronic tickets, has a control computer and a detection device. The detection device has a communication interface for the communicating coupling with a smart card. A communication link is established between the control computer and the detection device that is designed in a wireless fashion.03-03-2011
20110053501INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes a plurality of elements that perform processing independently of each other; and a front end that controls the plurality of elements, is shared by the plurality of elements, and performs near-field communication with an external device. The front end gives different time slots for communication to the plurality of elements at the time of activation.03-03-2011
20110053500DE-TUNING IN WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A receiver with a receive antenna couples with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region. The receiver generates an RF signal at a resonant frequency responsive to the near field radiation. A de-tuning circuit generates a variable impedance responsive to a control signal to modify the RF signal to a smaller amplitude or to a different resonant frequency. A rectifier converts the modified RF signal to a DC signal. A comparator creates a feedback loop by generating the control signal responsive to comparing the DC signal to a reference voltage. The de-tuning circuit may operate in digital mode or in linear mode with the feedback. An impedance element may be coupled to the de-tuning circuit to generate a voltage proportional to a current through the de-tuning circuit. The proportional voltage is rectified to a receive signal with information sent from a transmitter.03-03-2011
20110053499WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device includes a main terminal for communicating with other conventional wireless communication devices through wireless communication systems, and at least one subsidiary terminal communicating with the main terminal using short distance wireless communication signals. Audio signals, messages and instruction input into the subsidiary terminal are sent to the main terminal by the subsidiary terminal and sent to other wireless communication devices by the main terminal. Wireless signals corresponding to audio signals and/or messages received from other wireless communication devices by the main terminal are sent to the subsidiary terminal to be played and/or displayed.03-03-2011
20100285746NEAR FIELD COUPLING DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A near-field coupling device that may facilitate communications with a transponder is provided. The near-field coupling device may include a ground plane, a dielectric substrate, one or more conductive strips and a terminating load. The conductive strips together with the ground planes form coupling elements. The near-field coupling device further includes one or more switching elements for selectively connecting and disconnecting the coupling elements with a transceiver. The connected coupling elements define a total characteristic impedance. Using the switching element, the ratio between the total characteristic impedance of the connected coupling elements and the terminating load may be changed in order to adjust the distribution of an electromagnetic field along the coupling elements according to the type and position of the transponder to be processed.11-11-2010
20100285745METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHIP TO CHIP COMMUNICATION UTILIZING SELECTABLE DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS - A wireless device comprising a plurality of chips may be operable to wirelessly communicate information between a plurality of chips via selectable directional antennas. Each of the chips may comprise one or more transmitters and receivers, and one or more integrated directional antennas communicatively coupled to the transmitters and/or receivers. The directional antennas may include patch antennas that may be configured to transmit signals in the direction of another chip intended to receive the transmitted signals. The patch antennas may be configured to transmit signals at a frequency matching a configured frequency of a directional antenna integrated on another of the plurality of chips intended to receive the transmitted signals. The directional antennas may include dipole antennas. The inter-chip communication may include baseband signals, radio frequency signals, and/or intermediate frequency signals. The plurality of chips may be integrated on a single package or on a plurality of packages.11-11-2010
20100285747HYBRID TRANSMITTER FOR NON-CONTACT ENERGY AND DATA TRANSMISSION - A system is provided for non-contacting energy and data transmission from a first vehicle part to a second vehicle part. In this arrangement apart from a first inductive part in a hybrid transmitter for transmission of first data and energy an additional, second, data channel is installed in the first hybrid transmitter in such a manner that the second data channel is influenced as little as possible by the electromagnetic fields of the inductive part of the transmitter. To this effect a magnetic void can be created in the hybrid transmitters used. For the purpose of reception of not only the first data but also the energy and the second data a corresponding second hybrid transmitter is stated.11-11-2010
20100285748RFID INTERFACE AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - A radio frequency identification (RFID) interface includes first coil, a plurality of coils, and a control module. The first coil is associated with an RFID tag and the plurality of coils is associated with an RFID reader. Each of the plurality of coils has a different orientation with respect to at least one axis of a multi-dimensional axis system. The control module is coupled to enable at least one of the plurality of coils based on electro-magnetic coupling between the first coil and the least one of the plurality of coils.11-11-2010
20110070825COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A device, method, and system are disclosed for establishing wireless communications between communications devices comprising respective magnets and magnetic sensors each located on first and second communications device and aligned such that a magnet on the first communications device is aligned with a magnetic sensor on the second communications device and a magnet on the second communications device is aligned with a magnetic sensor on the first communications device. In response, a Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit contained in each of the first and second communications devices is activated and data exchanged between the first and second communications devices using a NFC communications protocol.03-24-2011
20100311326SWITCHING BETWEEN MULTIPLE COUPLING MODES - A device for transmitting in multiple coupling modes has a transmission module (12-09-2010
20100323616DEVICES FOR CONVEYING WIRELESS POWER AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREOF - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A method may comprise receiving wireless power with a receiver and charging an accumulator with energy from the received wireless power. The method may further include conveying energy from the accumulator to an energy storage device upon a charging level of the accumulator reaching a threshold level.12-23-2010
20100330906COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication terminal includes a first communication unit which has a power supply function by electromagnetic induction and writes or reads information in an active or passive mode, and a second communication unit having a communication capability higher than that of the first communication unit. A mode in which the first communication unit is functioning, the active mode or the passive mode, is determined. Communication via the second communication unit is controlled based on the determination result.12-30-2010
20100330905WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR DETECTING ELECTRIC FIELD INTENSITY OF WIRELESS CHANNEL - A wireless communication apparatus includes a communication unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with another wireless communication apparatus using a first wireless channel. The detect ion, unit detects electric field intensities of wireless channels except for the first wireless channel. The control unit calculates an electric field intensity of the first wireless channel based on the electric field intensities of the wireless channels detected by the detection unit.12-30-2010
20100330904METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REFRESHING A CONFIGURATION OF A CONTACTLESS FRONTEND DEVICE - An apparatus for reinitializing and activating a Single Wire Protocol (SWP) communication channel and refreshing or updating a configuration of a contactless frontend (CLF) device may include a processor and a memory storing executable computer program code that cause the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining whether one or more parameters associated with an application(s) are to be sent to a first device in order for the first device to execute the application. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to determine whether a Single Wire Protocol (SWP) communication channel is active and may generate a command to activate the SWP communication channel in response to receipt of a first indication that the SWP communication channel is inactive or suspended. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.12-30-2010
20130122807SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFECTING GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES - A networked system and method for improving hygiene practices includes an interactive communication system of user devices and an information engine. Wired and wireless data transmission methods are provided.05-16-2013
20130122806APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING PICC IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for selecting a Proximity Interface Coupling Card (PICC) of a portable terminal having a Near Field Communication (NFC) module including multiple PICCs are provided. The method includes activating the NFC module when the portable terminal is at a power-off state, determining whether a key signal for activating one PICC among the multiple of PICCs is inputted in the activated NFC module, and activating the PICC mapped with the inputted key signal when the key signal is inputted.05-16-2013
20100167644NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS ENABLED DEVICES - A near field RF communicator has: an antenna operable to generate an RF signal to enable inductive coupling via the magnetic field of the RF signal between the antenna and another near field RF communicator or RF transponder in near field range; and a signal generator operable to generate a multi-level digital sine wave drive signal to drive the antenna to generate the RF signal, wherein the signal generator comprises a selector operable to select one or more digital sequences to provide one or more digital signals from which the digital sine wave drive signal is generated.07-01-2010
20110136431Group communication device and method - A method for voice based communication between a number of mobile terminals of a telecommunication network, the method comprising the steps of creating a group of said number of terminals and storing group information in each of the number of terminals, recording a voice message in one of the terminals of the group, dispatching the voice message to the terminals of the group from the one of the terminals, and receiving the voice message at least all other terminals of the group. The step of creating a group of terminals further comprises the steps of coupling together a number of mobile terminals, initiating a group creation command from at least one of the terminals, sending predetermined information from terminal to terminal to each terminal of the number of terminals for forming a group information, and transmitting the group information to all of the terminals thus forming a group of the terminals.06-09-2011
20110136429VEHICULAR WIRELESS PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION METHOD - A method and system for making payments from a vehicle using onboard wireless communication systems. A Near Field Communication (NFC) reader is placed a vehicle, such that a customer can pass an NFC-enabled phone or credit card near the reader to provide a source of funding for a purchase. A Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) radio onboard the vehicle communicates with a seller of products or services, such as a fast food restaurant, a parking garage, or a toll booth. The seller communicates to the vehicle the amount of a pending payment, the customer approves the payment within the vehicle, and the vehicle sends the authorization to the seller. The entire transaction is handled wirelessly, without the customer having to leave the vehicle or roll down a window. Pre-approval accounts can also be established for certain types of payments, thus making those payment transactions automatic.06-09-2011
20110070826MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM USING MAGNETIC SENSOR AND ACTIVATED NFC CIRCUIT FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and a circuit board carried by the housing. Radio frequency (RF) circuitry and a processor are carried by the housing and operative with each other. A Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit is connected to the processor for communicating using an NFC communications protocol. A magnetic sensor is supported by the housing and connected to the processor for sensing a magnetic field and generating a signal to the processor and in response, the processor activating the NFC circuit for transmitting or receiving data using the NFC communications protocol.03-24-2011
20110183610Proximity Coupling Without Ohmic Contact and Applications Thereof - Disclosed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a proximity coupling without Ohmic contact. Such a system includes a plurality of wireless-enabled components (WECs) that are wirelessly coupled to each other. Each WEC includes a metal-based element, a substrate, and a semiconductor layer that separates the metal-based element from the substrate. A signal is configured to be transmitted via a proximity coupling (e.g., a magnetic coupling, an electric coupling, and/or an electromagnetic coupling) between the metal-based element and the substrate without an Ohmic contact between the metal-based element and the substrate. In an example, a first subset of the plurality of the WECs is co-located on a first chip, and a second subset of the plurality of the WECs is co-located on a second chip. The first chip and the second chip may be located in a single device or in separate devices.07-28-2011
20090176450MULTIPLE ACCESS OVER PROXIMITY COMMUNICATION - A multiple access Proximity Communication system in which electrical elements on an integrated circuit chip provide the multiplexing of multiple signals to a single electrical receiving element on another chip. Multiple pads formed on one chip and receiving separate signals may be capacitively coupled to one large pad on the other chip. Multiple inductive coils on one chip may be magnetically coupled to one large coil on another chip or inductive coils on three or more chips may be used for either transmitting or receiving. The multiplexing may be based on time, frequency, or code.07-09-2009
20120309312SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA BY USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IN A ZIGBEE PAN - A mobile communication terminal, a method for transmitting/receiving data by a mobile communication terminal in a communication system, and a communication system comprising at least one mobile communication terminal are provided. The terminal includes a communication module for performing short-distance communication, a context engine for extracting a tag from contents data, and a controller for generating the contents data, generating profile information using the tag, and controlling the communication module to broadcast the profile data and the contents data.12-06-2012
20120309311COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A repeater apparatus includes a network communication unit that acquires, from a server through a network, first terminal identification information for identifying a terminal to be controlled and control information for controlling the terminal to be controlled, a near-field communication unit that acquires, by near-field communication from the terminal, second terminal identification information for identifying the terminal and stored in the terminal, and a comparison unit that decides whether the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information. The near-field communication unit transmits the control information to the terminal by near-field communication, in the case where the comparison unit decides that the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information.12-06-2012
20120309309ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention relates to an electronic device and a method of operating the same. The electronic device and the method of operating the electronic device may effectively form a connection between two or more electronic devices by allowing a relaying device to transfer connection information between the electronic devices to a counterpart.12-06-2012
20120309310 Apparatus - An apparatus comprising a display component comprising at least one display part and an electrically conductive part electrically isolated from the at least one display part.12-06-2012
20120309308WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING COMMUNICATION CHANNEL AND TRANSMITTING POWER IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system, and a method and an apparatus for allocating a communication channel and transmitting a power in the wireless power transmission system. If a target device configured to wirelessly receive power from a source device is detected, a controlling communication channel to be used for performing communication with the target device is selected. An initial control signal including an identifier (ID) of the source device and a channel fix command are transmitted to the target device through the selected controlling communication channel. The channel fix command includes a command requesting the target device to use the selected controlling communication channel. A charging power is transmitted from the source device to the target device through a magnetic coupling between the source device and the target device.12-06-2012
20120309307NFC METHOD, ARRANGEMENT AND SETUP - Methods and setups are provided that facilitate the identification of a target item from an arrangement of items. Each item of the arrangement has a different corresponding NFC tagging device attached thereto. Electronic equipment may be provided comprising a NFC scanner of a read range. The NFC tagging device of the target item and the NFC tagging device of at least one nontarget item in the arrangement may be positioned such that they are simultaneously located within the read range of the NFC scanner. By physically shielding the tagging device of the at least one nontarget item from the NFC scanner, a human user may activate the NFC scanner to communicate with the NFC tagging device of the target item. As a result, the NFC scanner may identify and distinguish the target item from one or more nontarget items of the arrangement.12-06-2012
20120309306APPARATUS AND METHOD TO PERFORM COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method to perform communication in a wireless power transmission system are provided. A source device of the wireless power transmission system, includes a communication unit configured to transmit an access standard instruction on a communication channel having a frequency that is not used for wireless power transmission. The source device further includes a controller configured to assign, to a target device, a control identifier (ID) if a response signal responding to the access standard instruction is received from the target device. The controller is further configured to determine an initial wireless power to be transmitted to the target device based on a change in a temperature of the source device, or a battery state of the target device, or a change in an amount of a power received by the target device, or a change in a temperature of the target device, or any combination thereof.12-06-2012
20120309304APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING WIRELESS POWER - An apparatus and method for communication using a wireless power are provided. The apparatus includes an amplifier configured to amplify an input signal based on a power supplied to the amplifier. The apparatus further includes a control unit configured to detect a change in an impedance of a target device, and to change the power based on the change in the impedance. The apparatus further includes a demodulation unit configured to receive a message from the target device, and to demodulate the message based on the changed power.12-06-2012
20120309303METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING NFC ACTIVATION AND DATA EXCHANGE REPORTING MECHANISMS - Aspects relate to improving reporting NFC RF technology usage in activation and data exchange for NFC devices. For example, with a near field communication (NFC) device a NFCC may be configured to obtain a first radio frequency (RF) technology and mode value, a second RF technology and mode value, and one or more RF specific parameters associated with a NFC device during an activation phase of a communication link using a first NFC RF technology. The one or more RF specific parameters and the first NFC RF technology may be based on the first RF technology and mode value. Further, the NFCC may be configured to configure communications to be supported by a second NFC RF technology for use during a data exchange phase of the communication link. The second NFC RF technology may be based on the second RF technology and mode value.12-06-2012
20120309302Wireless Communication Device for Providing at Least One Near Field Communication Service - A wireless communication device (12-06-2012
20110189954ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.08-04-2011
20110189953Near Field Communications, NFC, Communicators and NFC Communications Enabled Devices - A NFC communicator or NFC communications enabled device has a data store to store data, an inductive coupler to couple inductively with the magnetic field of a radio frequency signal and a signal supplier to supply a radio frequency signal to the inductive coupler. A modulator is provided to modulate a radio frequency signal in accordance with data and a demodulator is provided to extract data from a modulated radio frequency signal inductively coupled to the coupler A controller enables the NFC communicator or NFC communications enabled device both to initiate near field radio frequency communication with another near field RF communicator and to respond to near field radio frequency communication initiated by another near field RF communicator. The inductive coupler has an antenna and a variable impedance element and the controller is operable to control the variable impedance element to control a magnetic field strength associated with a radio frequency signal supplied by the signal supplier.08-04-2011
20100029202PERFORMING CONTACTLESS APPLICATIONS IN BATTERY OFF MODE - Contactless services, applications, and/or transactions can be performed between a mobile terminal and a contactless reader even when the mobile terminal battery power is found to be insufficient or if there is some other problem with the battery. Current is induced from electromagnetic (EM) fields or radio frequency (RF) signals detected near the mobile terminal such that sufficient power can be momentarily and/or temporarily used to access information from a smart card or other components within the mobile terminal, and allow user interaction via the contactless reader.02-04-2010
20100029203COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus includes a transmitter configured to supply an information signal as an electric field to a transmission medium; a receiver configured to detect the electric field through the transmission medium to acquire the information signal; an insulating casing that accommodates at least one of the transmitter and the receiver; and a filling member that is arranged at least one of between the casing and the transmitter and between the casing and the receiver.02-04-2010
20100029201COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus including a first storage unit, a second storage unit logically or physically discriminated from the first storage unit, a first communication unit, a second communication unit for transmitting data stored in the second storage unit through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling, and a selecting unit for selecting at least either the first storage unit or the second storage unit as a storage destination of the data received by the first communication unit.02-04-2010
20100029200Use, provision, customization and billing of services for mobile users through distinct electronic apparatuses - An office electronic apparatus is associated to an apparatus card and is able to use or provide a service by means of identification information; the identification information allows billing of the use or provision of the service. A mobile telephone terminal is associated to a subscriber card storing subscriber identification information. According to the method of the present invention, at least the subscriber identification information and preferably also subscriber authentication information are transferred from the mobile telephone terminal to an office electronic apparatus when the said mobile telephone terminal is in proximity of the office electronic apparatus, the transferred information is stored into the apparatus card of the office electronic apparatus, and the service is autonomously used or provided by the office electronic apparatus by means of the transferred information.02-04-2010
20110217927COMBINED ANTENNA AND INDUCTIVE POWER RECEIVER - An inductive power receiver including a dual purpose inductor wired to an electric load, the dual purpose inductor is configured to inductively couple with a primary inductor wired to a power supply. The dual purpose inductor typically comprises a radio antenna such as a near field communication antenna. A method is described for charging electromagnetic cells via the inductive power receiver.09-08-2011
20110217926REVERSE LINK SIGNALING VIA IMPEDANCE MODULATION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to reverse-link signaling via modification of an impedance on the receiver as detected by a transmitter. A method may include receiving a signal from a transmitter at a receiver unit. The method may further include adjusting an impedance detectable by the transmitter by modifying a load coupled with the receiver unit.09-08-2011
20110217925Noise reducing near-field receiver antenna and system - The present invention provides a noise reducing near-field antenna comprising a first and second antenna section and a digital signal processor. The first antenna section detects the magnetic field component of an incident signal and the second antenna section detects the electric field component of an incident signal. The first antenna section outputs a signal to the digital signal processor comprising a wanted magnetic field component of a near-field incident signal and a magnetic field component of an unwanted far-field noise signal. The second antenna section outputs the electric field component of the unwanted noise signal to the digital signal processor. The digital signal processor determines the magnetic field component of the unwanted incident signal from the electrical field component thereof and subtracts this value from the received signal of the first antenna section, thereby removing the unwanted noise signal from the near-field received signal.09-08-2011
20120208454System and method for detecting and communicating with diverse near field communications adaptors - A system for operating near field communications adaptors of a computing device is disclosed, which includes at least one memory having at least one region for storing executable program code and at least one processor for executing the program code stored in the memory. When the program code is executed, it determines whether a near field communications adaptor is connected to the computing device; responsive to determining that a near field communication adaptor is connected to the computing device. Responsive to this determination, the program code identifies the adaptor and determines whether the computing device is adapted to communicate with the adaptor. Then, responsive to this further determination, the program code loads at least one device driver for the computing device to communicate with the adaptor.08-16-2012
20120302166COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A terminal apparatus that communicates with a mobile apparatus includes a near-field communication unit that receives time-of-day information from the mobile apparatus through near-field communication, a use history information generation unit that extracts operation information of the terminal apparatus, and generates use history information on the basis of the time-of-day information received by the near-field communication unit, the use history information including time-of-day information associated with the detected operation information and indicating the time of day at which the corresponding operation was performed, and a main memory that stores the generated use history information.11-29-2012
20120302165Communication Between Portable Apparatus and Counterpart Apparatus - A portable apparatus, a counterpart apparatus and communication method are disclosed. The communication method comprises: communicating wirelessly an identifier from a portable apparatus to a counterpart apparatus by an induction-based magnetic field; executing a pairing protocol utilizing the identifier between the radio transceiver of the portable apparatus and a radio transceiver of the counterpart apparatus by electric radiation; and communicating information between the radio transceiver of the portable apparatus and the radio transceiver of the counterpart apparatus by electric radiation.11-29-2012
20120302164CAPACITIVE COUPLING BASED SENSOR - A capacitive coupling based sensor is disclosed. In some embodiments, a sensor comprises a transmitter and a receiver that are configured to be capacitively coupled when a coupling condition is satisfied as well as a circuit configured to determine whether a received signal that is received by the receiver matches a transmitted signal that is transmitted by the transmitter.11-29-2012
20120302163Methods and Apparatus for Controlling State and Functionality of an Electronic Component Through Motion-Awareness - Methods and apparatus for operating an electronic component, such as an NEC communication device, allow performance of at least one operation based, at least in part, on the relative positions and/or motions of the electronic component over time. Information regarding motion of the electronic component is used to determine one or more actions, or one or more state changes of the electronic component. Such an electronic component is motion-aware. Since this motion-awareness gives the electronic component the ability to take one or more actions, or to make one or more state changes, based, at least in part, on information indicative of its relative position or motions over time, various states and/or functions of the electronic device may be initiated and/or controlled by subjecting it to one or more movements or motions.11-29-2012
20110136430COMMUNICATION DEVICE, HIGH-FREQUENCY COUPLER, COUPLER ELECTRODE, AND COMPOSITE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication device includes a communication circuit part, a transmission path for signals, a ground, a coupler electrode, and a resonance part. The coupler electrode includes an upper flat part as an electrode, a support, and a connecting portion. The support supports the upper flat part. Thus, the upper flat part faces the ground and is separately placed therefrom at a height only enough to ignore the wavelength of the signal, while having a flexible portion which is elastically deformable in the height direction. On the connecting portion, the other end of the support is connected to the transmission path. The resonance part enlarges a current flowing into the coupler electrode through the transmission path. A micro dipole is a line segment connecting between the center of accumulated electric charge in the coupler electrode and the center of mirror charge accumulated in the ground.06-09-2011
20100297938LARGE BAND INDUCTIVE ANTENNA FOR CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Signal transmission and/or reception device, by contactless inductive coupling comprising at least one structure forming one or several antennas, said structure comprising a plurality of conducting links (11-25-2010
20110306296COMMUNICATION DEVICE - There is provided a communication device that includes an antenna section including a plurality of loop coils that are combined in a polygonal pyramid shape, and a communication section configured to perform contactless communication with another communication device using the antenna section. The plurality of loop coils may include two adjacent loop coils, and magnetic fields generated by the two loop coils may have mutually opposite phases.12-15-2011
20100279606WIRELESS POWER AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless electronic devices. A method may comprise receiving a wireless signal with an antenna and identifying one of a wireless charging module and a near-field communication module to which the received signal is associated. The method may further comprise conveying the received signal to the identified one of the wireless charging module and the near-field communication module.11-04-2010
20080311850RECTIFIER CIRCUIT AND RFID TAG - A rectifier circuit includes a first MOS transistor; a first capacitor connected between a gate and a source of the first MOS transistor; a first switching circuit for supplying a bias voltage to the first capacitor in response to a control signal; a second MOS transistor whose drain is connected to the source of the first MOS transistor; a second capacitor connected between a gate and a source of the second MOS transistor; and a second switching circuit for supplying the bias voltage to the second capacitor in response to the control signal. The rectifier circuit also includes a third MOS transistor for imitating the first MOS transistor; a third capacitor for imitating the first capacitor; a dummy switching circuit for supplying the bias voltage to the third capacitor in response to the control signal; and a generating circuit for generating the control signal based on a potential of the third capacitor.12-18-2008
20100015918WIRELESS TRANSFER OF INFORMATION USING MAGNETO-ELECTRIC DEVICES - Apparatus and method for wireless near-field magnetic communication (NFMC) of information (e.g., voice or data) over modest distances (centimeters to a few kilometers). The transmission can proceed from an inductive coil transmitter to a magneto-electric (ME) receiving device, or between two ME devices. Electrical power may also be transmitted from and/or received using the same device. In one case, power and data are transmitted from an induction coil to a distant ME device that collects power and transmits data back to the power-transmission coil. In another case, the wireless transfer of data can be carried out between two ME devices. ME devices can be engineered to transmit or receive data and to receive electric power over a variety of frequencies by changing their dimensions, their material makeup and configuration, electrode configurations, and/or their resonance modes (longitudinal, transversal, bending, shear etc). Data rates up to and above several kilo-bits/s are possible using these methods with no limits on the frequency and duration of the communication.01-21-2010
20090197529Communication system by electrostatic coupling and electromagnetic induction - A communication system by electrostatic coupling and electromagnetic induction includes: a first transmission part (08-06-2009
20120040613POWER-SUPPLYING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME, AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power-supplying device supplies the power to a power-supplied device in a non-contact manner, without interfering with communication between the power-supplying device and power-supplied device. More specifically, the power-supplying device supplies the power to the power-supplied device in a non-contact manner, such that the error rate of wireless communication does not increase.02-16-2012
20120040614INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION WITH AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - An information processing apparatus including a plurality of elements each configured to perform an independent process, a controller configured to control the plurality of elements, and a front end shared by the plurality of elements and configured to perform near field communication with an external device. At a time of activation, the controller allocates, to the plurality of elements, different time slots for communication.02-16-2012
20120040612SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING VEHICLE EXPENDABLES USING AUGMENTED REALITY - A vehicle expendable management system is adapted to manage expendables within a vehicle using an augmented reality technique. The vehicle expendable management system includes: an expendable information storage for storing checking and changing period information for expendables within a vehicle; and an expendable management unit for updating the checking and changing period information for the expendables within the vehicle on the basis of mileage information of the vehicle, and applying the latest checking and changing period information of the expendables to an expendable information providing apparatus using wireless communication. The vehicle expendable management system of the aforementioned configuration updates and provides periods of checking and changing for expendables within a vehicle on the basis of vehicle mileage information. As such, the vehicle expendables can be easily managed.02-16-2012
20120040610NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM PROVIDING LOW POWER MODE FREQUENCY CYCLING AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include a plurality of NFC devices each including a housing, a power source carried by the housing, at least one input device carried by the housing and assigned to a designated device function, an NFC circuit configured to wirelessly communicate using an NFC communications protocol, and a processor. The processor may be configured to initiate the designated device function based upon a first input pattern of the at least one input device, switch the NFC circuit between a higher power state and a lower power state at a first frequency, the NFC circuit in the higher power state being configured to generate an RF field to initiate NFC communications, and switch the NFC circuit between the higher and lower power states at a second frequency based upon a second input pattern of the input device(s) different from the first input pattern.02-16-2012
20120040609NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM PROVIDING PLUG-IN DEVICE CONNECTION ASSISTANCE FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include a plug-in device(s) including a first NFC sensor, and a mobile wireless communications device. The mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing defining a plug-in device port(s), a light source(s) carried by the portable housing and positioned to illuminate the plug-in device port(s), an optical sensor carried by the portable housing configured to determine an ambient light level, and a second NFC sensor carried by the portable housing and configured to establish NFC communications with the first NFC sensor when in close proximity therewith. A controller may be carried by the portable housing and coupled to the light source(s), the optical sensor, and the second NFC sensor and configured to cause the light source(s) to illuminate the plug-in device port(s) based upon NFC communications between the first and second NFC sensors and the ambient light level.02-16-2012
20110070834SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED NFC TAG USING PLURALITY OF NFC TAGS ASSOCIATED WITH LOCATION OR DEVICES TO COMMUNICATE WITH COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A Near Field Communications (NFC) tag includes a housing and a magnet carried by the housing and configured to be magnetically sensed by a magnetic sensor carried by a communications device to activate an NFC circuit within the communications device to communicate using an NFC communications protocol. A data store stores data regarding a function of the communications device to be magnetically coupled by the magnet. The data store is configured to be read by the communications device using an NFC communications protocol after the NFC circuit had been activated.03-24-2011
20110065386CHIP CARD HAVING TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE, AND ANTENNA FOR RADIO TRANSMISSIONS - The invention relates to a SIM card (03-17-2011
20110065382SCHEMES FOR THE EFFICIENT RECEPTION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS - Receiving a Wi-Fi radio signal using a Bluetooth receiver architecture. Also, adapting a Wi-Fi receiver architecture to constrain a received radio signal to less than the bandwidth of a conveyed Wi-Fi signal for subsequent processing purposes.03-17-2011
20110065383FOCUSED ANTENNA, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA, AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - Exemplary embodiments are directed to a device including a focused antenna. A device may include a minor plane surface and an antenna positioned proximate the minor plane surface. The antenna may be configured for generating a field focused around the minor plane surface. The antenna may further include an element extending from the minor plane surface toward another minor plane surface of the device.03-17-2011
20110065385NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A near field communication device being operable in a first operating state and a second operating state, the near field communication device comprising a communication unit adapted for communicating with an external device; and a control unit coupled to the communication unit; wherein the control unit is adapted for controlling the communication unit to be presented to the external device to be in the first operating state and supporting the second operating state, and wherein the control unit is adapted for switching the communication unit from the first operating state to the second operating state upon receipt of a configuration signal received from the external device.03-17-2011
20080287060Electronic Equipment for a Wireless Communication System and Method for Operating an Electronic Equipment for a Wireless Communication System - The present invention relates to an electronic equipment for a wireless communication system comprising a near field interface (11-20-2008
20110065384METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING DEVICES USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - An approach is provided for switching devices using near field communication by transferring services. A first device executes an online service. The first device initiates communication to a second device over a near field communication link during the execution of the online service to coordinate the transfer of information relating to the online service. The first device initiates the transfer of information relating to the online service to the second device for execution of the online service by the second device based on the communication.03-17-2011
20110319017AUDIO CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD USING NEAR-FIELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - An audio control system using near-field wireless communication permits individualized audio data output to a plurality of devices with differing capabilities. The system preferably includes: a communication unit, which includes a near-field wireless communication transceiver and transmits and receives signal for acquiring address information and device information to and from at least one surrounding device; a car-kit capable of performing the near-field wireless communication, which is installed in a vehicle to which a tag storing vehicle information is attached; and a portable terminal for performing near-field wireless communication with the unit and the car-kit, recognizing the vehicle information by reading the tag installed in the vehicle equipped with the car-kit, and resetting an audio output corresponding to the vehicle information when audio data is output.12-29-2011
20110319018METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING SHORT-RANGE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE PHONE AND A HEARING AID - A method for establishing short-range, wireless communication between a mobile phone and a hearing aid comprises the steps of: providing a mobile phone having means for short-range, wireless communication, providing a first signal representing an audio signal for reproduction by the mobile phone, providing a hearing aid having means for short-range, wireless communication, pairing the mobile phone to the hearing aid by means of the short-range, wireless communication means, and transmitting the first signal from the mobile phone to the hearing aid by means of the short-range, wireless communication means. The invention further provides a hearing aid (12-29-2011
20110319016DATA 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. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.12-29-2011
20110319015METHOD FOR VERIFYING THE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method for verifying alignment between first and second integrated devices coupled together using a reference and a coupling capacitor, including: transmitting a reference signal on a transmission electrode of the reference capacitor; receiving a coupling signal on a reception electrode of the reference capacitor; amplifying the coupling signal, generating a reception reference signal; generating a reception control signal as a function of the reception reference signal; transmitting a communication signal on an electrode of the coupling capacitor; receiving a reception signal on an electrode of the coupling capacitor; amplifying the reception signal, generating a first compensated signal; controlling a level of amplification of amplifying the coupling signal and the reception signal as a function of the reception control signal; and detecting a possible misalignment between the first and second devices based on an amplitude of the communication signal and an amplitude of the compensated signal.12-29-2011
20110319014ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR COMMUNICATING THROUGH CAPACITIVE COUPLING - A device and method to compensate for distortions of amplitude that afflict systems for communicating through capacitive coupling. A circuit includes a first transmitter stage, a first receiver stage, and a first coupling capacitor, coupled between the first transmitter stage and the first receiver stage. The first receiver stage includes a calibration amplifier of a variable-gain type coupled between the first coupling capacitor and an output of the electronic circuit. The electronic circuit includes a reference channel formed by: a transmission calibration stage; a reception calibration stage; and a reference capacitor coupled between the transmission calibration stage and the reception calibration stage. The reception calibration stage includes: a reception amplifier of a variable-gain type, having an input coupled to the reference capacitor, and a gain controller, having an input coupled to an output of the reception amplifier and an output coupled to control terminals of the reception and calibration amplifiers.12-29-2011
20100167643DEVICE WITH AN EEPROM HAVING BOTH A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION INTERFACE AND A SECOND INTERFACE - A device and a method for programming the read/writeable memory of the RFID circuitry by communications between either RF antenna (07-01-2010
20110319019CAPACITIVE BONDING OF DEVICES - Various embodiments relate to systems and methods that facilitate wireless device communications and configuration. A detection component identifies N devices that are coupled together via a biological medium, N being an integer, wherein the medium includes direct or indirect touching to a device or devices. After biological contact, a configuration component initiates a configuration between a subset of the devices.12-29-2011
20120045989DEVICE DISCOVERY IN NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION - Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to improve device discovery in near-field communication. Example embodiments of the invention include a wireless host device coupled to a near-field communication (NFC) controller via an NFC controller interface (NCI), the NFC controller capable of exchanging NFC radio frequency (RF) signals with other NFC controllers or with NFC tags, according to an embodiment of the present invention. In example embodiments of an NFC discovery RF signal sequence may be exchanged between two NFC controllers, each sequence of RF signals comprising a plurality of discovery periods including a poll interval, a listen interval, and an idle interval. Several methods are disclosed to improve the probability of detection of another NFC device by modifying the format of the discovery period.02-23-2012
20120108169METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN FOR EXAMPLE A NFC CONTROLLER AND A SET OF AT LEAST TWO SECURE ELEMENTS - The device may include a contactless element and a set of least two auxiliary elements. Each auxiliary element may include a slave SWP interface connected to a same master SWP interface of the contactless element through a SWP link, and a management module configured for activating at once only one slave SWP interface on the SWP link.05-03-2012
20120003930Near Field RF Communications Apparatus01-05-2012
20120003929COMMUNICATION APPARATUS HAVING HUMAN BODY CONTACT SENSING FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a communication apparatus having a human body contact sensing function and method. The apparatus includes: an electrode that comes in contact with the human body; a contact sensor coupled to the electrode that instructs the CPU to perform an initial operation if contact with the human body is sensed; and a data processing unit that receives a control signal from the CPU to select whether to transmit or receive data, and performs a transmitting or receiving operation according to the control signal. To reduce power consumption in a stand-by state before body contact is made when using a human body as a communication medium, a human body contact sensor is included to minimize power consumption of a micro processing unit and a transmitter/receiver circuit until contact occurs. Minimizing power consumption when in a stand-by mode by using a contact sensor with low power consumption extends stand-by time.01-05-2012
20120009873METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN NFC APPLICATION AND COMPUTER DEVICE - In a method for transmitting an NFC application (01-12-2012
20120009871APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING DIFFERENT TYPES OF UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARDS - Apparatus and method for supporting different types of universal integrated circuit cards (UICCs). A user equipment may include an antenna, a contactless front-end (CLF) unit, an UICC, and a controller. The user equipment may selectively couple one of a the CLF unit and the UICC based on information stored in the UICC. The antenna may transmit to or receive from at least one external device, the CLF unit may provide near field communication (NFC), and the UICC may access a communication network and use a service from the communication network. The controller may determine whether or not NFC is supported by the UICC and selectively couple one of the CLF unit and the UICC to the antenna based on the determination.01-12-2012
20120009870COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - There is provided a communication device including: a high frequency coupler; a band-pass filter; a switching mechanism that switches an electrical length a transmission line between the high frequency coupler and the band-pass filter; a communication unit that receives hardware information of other end of communication before establishing a communication connection; and a control unit that controls switching of the electrical length of the transmission line according to the received hardware information of the other end of communication by using the switching mechanism with or after establishing a communication connection.01-12-2012
20120009869POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - A power supply apparatus including a near-field wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a plurality of communication terminals, a power transmission unit that sets a plurality of resonance frequencies to transfer power in a non-contact manner to each of the plurality of communication terminals, and a control unit that determines a priority level of each of the communication terminals based on identification information received from the communication terminals and determines an amount of power transmitted at each of the resonance frequencies based on the determined priority levels.01-12-2012
20110165839WAVE DIELECTRIC TRANSMISSION DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND IN-MILLIMETER WAVE DIELECTRIC TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is an in-millimeter wave dielectric transmission device including a first signal processing board for processing a millimeter wave signal, a second signal processing board signal-coupled to the first signal processing board to receive the millimeter wave signal and perform signal processing with respect to the millimeter wave signal, and a viscoelastic member provided between the first signal processing board and the second signal processing board and having a predetermined relative dielectric constant and a predetermined dielectric dissipation factor. The viscoelastic member constitutes a dielectric transmission path. With such a configuration, the viscoelastic member absorbs vibration when external force is applied to the signal processing boards, so that vibration of the first signal processing board and the second signal processing board can be reduced, and a millimeter wave signal between the signal processing boards can be transmitted through the viscoelastic member at a high speed without using connectors and cables.07-07-2011
20110165838Method and System for Utilizing a Frequency Modulation (FM) Antenna for Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) - A method for wireless communication is provided and may include configuring at least one capacitor array in an antenna system to control a frequency for receiving external signals. An antenna and at least one inductor in the antenna system may be configured for receiving external signals at a first frequency. An inductor and a voltage source, a capacitor, and/or a ground reference may be configured for receiving the external signals at a different frequency if the frequency is utilized for backscattered signal reception and/or magnetically coupled signal reception. Near field communication (NFC) signals may be received at the different frequency for backscattered signals. Radio frequency identification (RFID) signals may be received at the different frequency for magnetically coupled signals. The first frequency may be within the FM frequency band. The antenna system may be configured to transmit signals to be subsequently received as backscattered signals or magnetically coupled signals.07-07-2011
20120208459NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Near field communication (NFC) devices may be required to operate at low power and so process small signals which are more susceptible to corruption by noise. An NFC device 08-16-2012
20110165837Methods and systems for wireless energy and data transmission - System and methods for wireless energy and data transmission are described. One aspect includes an emitter and receiver. The emitter may include primary and secondary emitting windings. The receiver may include primary and secondary receiver windings. In further aspects, the emitter may include a tertiary emitting winding and the receiver may include a tertiary receiver winding. In one aspect, the emitter uses driving circuitry and the receiver uses rectifying circuitry and one or more capacitors. In further aspects, the emitter and receiver are reversible.07-07-2011
20110165836ID APPLICATION FOR NFC PHONE - Embodiments of systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for enabling a mobile device having near-field communication (NFC) capabilities to be used as fare media at access control points of a transit system. Embodiments can include receiving a request for activation information from the mobile device to enable the device to transmit an identification code using NFC capabilities. Embodiments further include associating a funding source with the identification code and transmitting the activation information to the mobile device. The identification code can then be transmitted from the mobile device to an access control point, and a determination of whether to allow or deny passage of a user at the access control point can be made. The determination can be based, at least in part, on whether the identification code is included on a list. A transaction can then be associated with the identification code; and a value of the transaction can be reconciled with the funding source.07-07-2011
20100190435PASSIVE RECEIVERS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A wireless power transmission receiver includes a receive antenna including a parallel resonator configured to resonate in response to a magnetic near-field and couple wireless power therefrom. The receiver further includes a passive rectifier circuit coupled to the parallel resonator. The passive rectifier circuit is configured to transform a load impedance to the parallel resonator.07-29-2010
20120115415System and Apparatus for Control of Published Content - A system is provided that allows a user using her/his own mobile communication device to control content on a content publishing device. The mobile communication device uses information received from a data tag on the content publishing device to communicate with a content server providing the content to be published on a content publishing device and run a program on the content server allowing the mobile communication device to at least temporarily control the data published on the content publishing device.05-10-2012
20120122398ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION STATE NOTIFICATION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a communication module, a content information acquisition module, and a communication state notification module. The communication module executes close proximity wireless transfer. The content information acquisition module acquires content information about at least one content item to be transmitted between the communication module and an external device by negotiation. The communication state notification module executes either a first communication state notification processing of outputting a start tone indicative of start of transmission of the at least one content item and an end tone indicative of end of transmission of the at least one content item or a second communication state notification processing of suppressing output of the start tone and outputting the end tone, based on the acquired content information, when the at least one content item is transmitted between the communication module and the external device.05-17-2012
20120129452Method and apparatus for provisioning applications in mobile devices - Techniques for personalizing secure elements in NFC devices to enable various secure transactions over a network (wired and/or wireless network) are disclosed. With a personalized secure element (hence secured element) in place, techniques for provisioning various applications or services are also provided. Interactions among different parties are managed to effectuate a personalization or provisioning process flawlessly to enable an NFC device for a user thereof to start enjoying the convenience of commerce over a data network with minimum effort.05-24-2012
20120129449COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - According to an embodiment, the first signal line is provided on the substrate and has one end connected to the communication unit. The coaxial line is provided by a surface side of the substrate and includes second and third signal lines. The third signal line is provided at an outside of the second signal line through a dielectric. One end of the second signal line is connected to the other end of the first signal line. One end of the third signal line is connected to the ground electrode though a via. The electrode unit includes a reference potential electrode and a signal electrode. The signal electrode is provided around the reference potential electrode with a space left in between. The reference potential electrode is connected to the other end of the third signal line whereas the signal electrode is connected to the other end of the second signal line.05-24-2012
20120028575Power Supply control Apparatus and Method Thereof and Mobile Apparatus Using the same - A power supply control apparatus is applied to a communication apparatus that is applied to a mobile apparatus. The power supply control apparatus includes a switch, coupled between the communication apparatus and a power supply; and a signal detecting unit, for detecting a wireless signal via an electromagnetic introduction approach to correspondingly generate a detection signal. It is determined whether to provide power to the communication apparatus via the switch according to the detection signal.02-02-2012
20120028577MOBILE DEVICES AND METHODS EMPLOYING HAPTICS - A variety of haptic improvements useful in mobile devices are detailed. In one, a smartphone captures image data from a physical object, and discerns an object identifier from the imagery (e.g., using watermark, barcode, or fingerprint techniques). This identifier is sent to a remote data structure, which returns data defining a distinct haptic signature associated with that object. This smartphone then renders this haptic signal to the user. (Related embodiments identify the object using other means, such as location, or NFC chip.) In another arrangement, haptic feedback signals social network information about a product or place (e.g., the user's social network friends “Like” a particular brand of beverage). In yet another arrangement, the experience of watching a movie on a television screen is augmented by tactile effects issued by a tablet computer on the viewer's lap. In still another arrangement, commercial vendors bid for rights to employ different ones of a library of haptic signals on one or more users' smartphones, e.g., to alert such user(s) to their products/services. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.02-02-2012
20120028576FILTERING NETWORK IN HR-SI SILICON TECHNOLOGY - The invention relates to a filtering network in HR-Si silicon technology defined by at least one cut-off frequency and comprising an input terminal for receiving the signal to be filtered and an output terminal for delivering a filtered signal. The network comprises a first ground line connected by its ends to first and second ground points connected directly to the ground plane, a second ground line connected via its ends to third and fourth ground points directly connected to the ground plane, a plurality of L/C resonant elements connected in parallel and linked via one end to one of the two ground lines and via the other end between them, by means of coupling inductors which thus create transmission zeros. Each ground line forming inductive elements via inductances the network comprises capacitive elements in series with at least some of said inductive elements, the value of the capacitive elements being selected so that the resonant frequency of the inductive and capacitive elements in series corresponds to a frequency lying outside of the bandwidth.02-02-2012
20120058722MULTIPLE INTERFACE CARD - A multiple interface smart card adaptor is described for mobile phones to take advantage of at least wireless and contactless communications.03-08-2012
20120058721METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING VIRTUALIZED DATA IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - The invention relates to a method for exchanging virtualized data in Cloud Computing Environment between a first User Equipment and a second User Equipment, said virtualized data being stored in a first memory area allocated to said first User Equipment in a first distant server, a second memory area is allocated to said second User Equipment in a second distant server for receiving said virtualized data, said first User Equipment and said second User Equipment exchanging specific information on said virtualized data over a short range wireless link, method characterized by the following step:03-08-2012
20120077432MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE ESTABLISHING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINKS BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include first and second mobile wireless communications devices each comprising a respective input device, wireless transceiver, near-field communication (NFC) transceiver, and controller coupled to the input device, wireless transceiver and NFC transceiver. At least one of the controllers may be configured to establish an NFC communications link between the NFC transceivers when the first and second mobile wireless communications devices are in proximity, provide a temporary device identifier (ID) via the NFC communications link, request authorization to establish a wireless link between the wireless transceivers, provide a permanent device ID upon receiving the authorization and based upon the temporary device ID, and establish the wireless link between the wireless transceivers based upon the permanent device ID.03-29-2012
20120077431COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING PERSONNEL ACCESS BASED UPON NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A security system may include an access control device associated with a personnel access position. The access control device may include a first Near-Field Communication (NFC) sensor, and a first controller configured to selectively grant personnel access based upon receiving a valid security code from the first NFC sensor, and to deny personnel access and generate an access denial electronic message(s) based upon receiving an invalid security code from the first NFC sensor. The system may also include a mobile wireless communications device(s) including a second NFC sensor and a second controller, which may be configured to communicate a security code via the second NFC sensor to the first NFC sensor based upon proximity therewith, and to receive a corresponding access denial electronic message from the first controller based upon the security code being invalid.03-29-2012
20120064827SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING COUPLING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN - A semiconductor device is disclosed including a through electrode. The semiconductor device may include a first semiconductor chip including a transceiver circuit formed on a first surface, a first coupling conductive pattern which is formed on a second surface opposite the first surface, and a through electrode which connects the transceiver circuit and the first coupling conductive pattern. There may be a transceiver located on a second semiconductor chip and including a second coupling conductive pattern facing the first coupling conductive pattern which communicates wirelessly with the first coupling conductive pattern.03-15-2012
20120028574NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS - A near field RF communicator has an inductive coupler (02-02-2012
20120028578ARRANGEMENT FOR AN NFC COMPATIBLE MOBILE DEVICE FOR DELAYED TRANSFER OF AN ESTABLISHED FRIEND CONNECTION AND A RELATED METHOD - An arrangement for an NFC compatible mobile device for delayed transfer of an established friend connection and a related method. The arrangement is suitable, for example, for delaying the transmission of information about a friend connection established over the NFC relative to another NFC compatible device to a remote device, such as a server, in that case the network connection is not available or does not fulfill a predetermined criterion.02-02-2012
20120208458NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus including a housing having a first surface and a second surface; a display disposed on the first surface of the housing; a near-field communication interface disposed at a first position on or beneath the second surface; and a processor configured to control the display to display a graphic indication corresponding to the near-field communication interface at a second position opposing the first position.08-16-2012
20120208457CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY COMMUNICATION USING TUNED-INDUCTOR - A multi-chip module includes a chip stack package including at least one pair of stacked dies, the dies having overlapping opposing faces, and at least one capacitive proximity communication (CPC) interconnect between the pair of stacked dies. The CPC interconnect includes a first capacitor plate at a first one of the overlapping opposing faces and a second capacitor plate at a second one of the overlapping opposing faces spaced from and aligned with the first capacitor plate. The CPC interconnect further includes an inductive element connected in series with the first capacitor plate and second capacitor plate, wherein the capacitor plates form part of a capacitor and the capacitor cooperates with the inductor element to form a LC circuit having a resonant frequency.08-16-2012
20100190437Wireless Communication Device for Providing at Least One Near Field Communication Service - A wireless communication device (07-29-2010
20120208460SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE TERMINAL - A system and method for controlling a mobile terminal are provided. According to an aspect, there is provided a mobile terminal control system including a mobile terminal and an external terminal, the mobile terminal including a memory, a Near-Field Communication (NFC) controller, and a base-band chip for controlling individual components of the mobile terminal, the external terminal communicating with the NFC controller of the mobile terminal, wherein the base-band chip registers an Application Identifier (AID) of at least one application that operates in the mobile terminal, in the NFC controller, executes, if the NFC controller receives an instruction for selecting the registered AID from the external terminal and notifies the base-band chip of the fact that the AID has been selected, the application selected by the external terminal to thereby control a predetermined function of the mobile terminal according to conditions setting information received from the external terminal.08-16-2012
20120208455MASTER MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO SEND MEDIA CONTENT TO SLAVE MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A communications system includes a plurality of slave mobile wireless communications devices each having a first near field communications (NFC) device. The communications system also includes a master mobile wireless communications device having second NFC device, and a processor coupled to the second NFC device. The processor is configured to associate different content items with different respective slave mobile wireless communications devices, based upon NFC communication with the plurality of slave mobile wireless communications devices, and to send the different content items to the different respective slave mobile wireless communications devices.08-16-2012
20120156992COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SIGNAL BLOCKING LAYER FOR NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - A communications device may include a near-field communication (NFC) circuit device, and a radio frequency (RF) signal blocking member adhesively coupled with the NFC device. The RF signal blocking member may be configured to block RF signal communication by the NFC device while coupled therewith. The RF signal blocking member may comprise an electrical conductor. In accordance with an example, the RF signal blocking member may comprise a frangible layer. In another example, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer may be included for adhesively securing the RF signal blocking member with the NFC device.06-21-2012
20120156995COMMUNICATION 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. The receiver receives a NFC command signal from another communication partner appliance. The detector detects whether a carrier signal from the other communication partner appliance is present at the receiver and generates a corresponding status signal. The processor receives the command signal from the receiver, recognizes an end of the command signal, receives the status signal from the detector after the end of the command signal, and controls a power supply element based on the status signal after the end of the command signal. The power supply element is configured to establish a connection to either a first power supply or a second power supply. The first power supply is dependent on the carrier signal, and the second power supply is independent of the carrier signal.06-21-2012
20120156994COMMUNICATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - A communication processing apparatus, a computer program product, and a data processing method are provided. The communication processing apparatus includes a near-field communication unit configured to perform near-field communication; a control unit configured to acquire communication history data of near-field communication performed by using the near-field communication unit; and a storage unit configured to store the communication history data under control of the control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to acquire the communication history data stored in the storage unit and transmit the acquired communication history data to a server that performs information management, when issuing an information registration request to the server.06-21-2012
20120156993DONGLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING EXTERNAL INPUT MEANS, AND EXTERNAL INPUT SYSTEM WITH THE DONGLE - A dongle and method for operating external input means, and an external input system with the dongle are provided. The dongle includes a wired interface for connecting the dongle to an external input means, the external input means including at least one external input device; a signal converter for converting a wired signal, which is transmitted from at least one external input device connected to the wired interface, into a Radio Frequency (RF) signal; and an RF communication module for transmitting the RF signal to an electronic device via an RF communication channel.06-21-2012
20120071087MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING WIRELESS-BASED AVAILABILITY DETECTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A wireless communications system includes a wireless communications network and a plurality of wireless communications devices. The wireless communications devices are each configured to communicate via the wireless communications network. At least one of the plurality of wireless communications devices has a portable housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, and a wireless-based, availability detector carried by the portable housing. A processor is carried by the portable housing and is configured to determine a first availability status based upon the NFC device at a first time. The processor is further configured to activate the wireless-based, availability detector based upon the NFC device to thereby determine a second availability status based upon the wireless-based, availability detector at a second time after the first time. The processor is additionally configured to communicate the first and second availability status to the wireless communications network via the wireless transceiver.03-22-2012
20110070828SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED NFC TAG USING PLURALITY OF NFC TAGS ASSOCIATED WITH LOCATION OR DEVICES TO COMMUNICATE WITH COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A Near Field Communications (NFC) tag includes a housing and a magnet carried by the housing and configured to be magnetically sensed by a magnetic sensor carried by a communications device to activate an NFC circuit within the communications device to communicate using an NFC communications protocol. A data store stores data regarding a function of the communications device to be magnetically coupled by the magnet. The data store is configured to be read by the communications device using an NFC communications protocol after the NFC circuit had been activated.03-24-2011
20120252361WIRELESS DATA TRANSFER - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a radio frequency identification chip or a near-field communication chip having a wireless interface, a buffer, and a wired interface. A microcontroller may be connected to the wired interface. The radio frequency identification chip may receive customization data via the wireless interface, temporarily store the customization data in the buffer, and transmit the customization data to the microcontroller via the wired interface. The customization data may include data for a specific region, language, or model of consumer electronic product.10-04-2012
20120208456MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING OBJECT REFERENCE DATA BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a near field communication (NFC) reference device configured to store object reference data for at least one object associated with a geographic location of the NFC device. The wireless communications system may also include a mobile wireless communications device that includes an NFC transceiver configured to communicate with the NFC device based upon proximity thereto, an image sensor, a display, and a controller. The controller may cooperate with the NFC transceiver, the image sensor, and the display. The controller may be configured to determine a sensed image from the image sensor. The controller may also be configured to select object reference data for the sensed image based upon communication with the NFC reference device, and display the object reference data and the sensed image on the display.08-16-2012
20110076942NETWORK UPDATES OF TIME AND LOCATION - Methods and systems utilize a shake and transfer process to initiate a wireless communication provide a user device with time and location information of the communication, which can be associated with contact information of a user of the other device. As a result, a user has additional information associated with a contact, and the time and location information can be used to determine or track elapsed time and distance traveled between communications.03-31-2011
20110092155METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING NETWORK DEVICE DISCOVERY - A compass output in a first portable electronic device is monitored as the first device and a second electronic device come closer to each other. It is determined, by a process running in the first device, whether a magnetic field signature that is based on the monitored compass output is associated with a previously defined type of electronic device with which a network device discovery process is to be conducted. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.04-21-2011
20090075591Communications Technologies - A wireless communications device (03-19-2009
20110105021COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS,AND PROGRAM - In a communication apparatus including a close proximity wireless communication unit configured to perform communication when the communication apparatus and an external apparatus are brought into close proximity with each other within a predetermined range, selection of a communication process is performed. Information on a plurality of operating units and information on communication processes to be performed by the communication apparatus are stored in association with each other. Control is performed in such a manner that a communication process that is associated with one of the plurality of operating units that is being operated when communication with the external apparatus is established is performed.05-05-2011
20110105022MULTI-FUNCTION TRANSACTION DEVICE - A mobile communication device may include one or more devices configured to: receive, from a server, identity information corresponding to transaction information stored on the server, the transaction information being associated with at least one transaction completed between the mobile communication device and a user device; send, to a transaction device, the identity information to establish a communication session to conduct a transaction between the transaction device and the mobile communication device; and receive, from the transaction device, a payment request associated with the transaction between the transaction device and the mobile communication device, and generated using the transaction information provided by the server.05-05-2011
20110105020COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - An apparatus for generating and/or transmitting communications signals, the apparatus including a system for generating signals at a first frequency, a system for mixing the frequency of the generated signals from the first frequency down to a second frequency and a near field antenna for receiving the signals at the second frequency and being provided sufficiently near to a wire transmission line so as to wirelessly couple thereto.05-05-2011
20100227553METHOD OF ROUTING INCOMING APPLICATION DATA IN AN NFC CHIPSET, FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE APPLICATION - A method for routing incoming or outgoing application data in an NFC system includes an NFC interface circuit performing contactless data sending and receiving. The routing of incoming application data received by the interface circuit includes routing at least a first portion of the incoming application data to a destination point located in the NFC system and designated as arbitration point of incoming application data routing; analyzing by the arbitration point the first portion of the incoming application data to identify the application for which the data is sent to the NFC system; designating by the arbitration point a point of destination of the application data and application processing; and routing a second portion of the incoming application data to the destination and processing point.09-09-2010
20120135681MULTI-MODE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE PHONE - A multi-mode communication system for a mobile phone includes a plurality of antennas, a plurality of matching networks, each matching network connected to a respective one of said plurality of antennas, a plurality of near field devices, each near field device connected to a respective one of said plurality of matching networks, each pair of near field device and its associated matching network operative to either load modulate its antenna or generate an active magnetic field via its antenna, a plurality of switches, with one of said switches positioned between each of said matching networks and its respective antenna, and a controller for controlling the switched state of said plurality of switches such that one or more of said near field devices and their respective matching networks are selectively coupled to their respective antennas.05-31-2012
20120122397Semantic Note Taking System - A semantic note taking system and method for collecting information, enriching the information, and/or binding the information to services is provided. User-created notes are enriched with labels, context traits, and relevant data to minimize friction in the note-taking process. In other words, the present invention is directed to collecting unscripted data, adding more meaning and use out of the data, and binding the data to services. Mutable and late-binding to services is also provided to allow private thoughts to be published to a myriad of different applications and services in a manner compatible with how thoughts are processed in the brain. User interfaces and semantic skins are also provided to derive meaning out of notes without requiring a great deal of user input. Linking physical objects to notes are also provided, such as through QR codes.05-17-2012
20100093278PROVISIONING OF WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY FOR DEVICES USING NFC - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates connecting a wireless device to a secure network. A device can establish a near field communication link with a verified device on a network, wherein the near field communication link can be a secure and/or encrypted link to provision the device without comprising security constraints within the network. An installation component can invoke the transfer of provisioning data to the network via the near filed communication link to secure a wireless connection for the device to the network.04-15-2010
20100093277NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SEARCH FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method and apparatus are disclosed for aiding shoppers. A shopper enters a product search query into a hand-held device and, via Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, transfers the query to a terminal at a shopping establishment. The terminal forwards the search query to a search engine over a network and the search engine, after consulting a database, returns results meeting the criteria of the search query to the terminal for presentation on a display at the terminal. The shopper is then offered the option of transferring the results data, via NFC devices located in the hand-held device and the terminal, from the terminal to a memory in the hand-held device.04-15-2010
20100069000SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PERFORMING SIGNAL TRANSMISSION BY USING INDUCTOR COUPLING - Disclosed is a semiconductor device which performs signal transmission by using inductor coupling. The semiconductor device comprises one or more transmission and reception coil pair, each pair comprising a single transmission coil and a plurality of reception coils, or a plurality of transmission coils and a single reception coil, or a plurality of transmission coils and a plurality of reception coils.03-18-2010
20110183611METHODS, SYSTEMS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - A variety of near-field devices, methods and systems are implemented in various fashions. One implementation is directed to a mobile station (07-28-2011
20120129450MOBILE TERMINAL WITH NFC FUNCTION - Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal with a Near Field Communication (NFC) function, the mobile terminal wirelessly connecting to a reader using NFC. An NFC controller wirelessly connects to the reader through an NFC antenna, and receives an Applet Identification (AID) signal and a function control signal used to control operational states of a plurality of functions provided to the mobile terminal from the reader. A base band unit receives the function control signal, and controls the operational states of functions selected from among the plurality of functions provided to and operated in the mobile terminal. A Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) unit connects to the NFC controller, and records information about the subscriber of the mobile terminal. A Secure Element (SE) encodes and decodes the signal, which is transmitted and received between the mobile terminal and the reader, using a security algorithm.05-24-2012
20120129451SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMING A LOCK COMPRISING CONTACTLESS NFC COMMUNICATION MEANS - The invention relates to a system including a lock (05-24-2012
20120220227SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITHIN A TARGET REGION USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - Systems and methods for communication between near field communication devices within a target communication region using near field magnetic induction is disclosed. One method comprises generating a near field detectable signal at an active node having a power level sufficient to enable communication with a plurality of near field communication nodes located within the target communication region. Information is modulated onto the near field detectable signal using at least one of the near field communication nodes. The modulated information is detected at the active node. The information is then relayed on the near field detectable signal from the active node to at least one of the plurality of near field communication nodes within the target communication region.08-30-2012
20120220225COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH NFC TRANSFER OF DIFFERENT DATA SETS BASED UPON KEYBOARD MODE AND RELATED METHODS - A communication system may include a near-field communication (NFC) device, and a mobile wireless communications device having different selectable keyboard configuration modes. The mobile wireless communications device may include an NFC circuit, and a controller coupled to the NFC circuit and determining a selected keyboard configuration mode, and selectively communicating a respective set of data from among different sets of data with the NFC device based upon the selected keyboard configuration mode.08-30-2012
20120220224WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH NFC-CONTROLLED ACCESS AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communication system may include a wireless access point including a first wireless transceiver and a controller associated therewith and providing wireless communications within a defined space having an entrance, and mobile wireless communications devices, each including a first near field communications (NFC) device and a second wireless transceiver communicating with the first wireless transceiver. The wireless communication system may also include a second NFC device adjacent the entrance of the defined space, and a third NFC device within the defined space. The controller may permit wireless communications of a given mobile wireless communications device with the wireless access point based upon communication of the corresponding first NFC device with the second and third NFC devices.08-30-2012
20120220223WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MEDIA CONTENT TRANSFER FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a first electronic device comprising a first media content playback device, a first wireless transceiver, and a first controller coupled with the first media content playback device and the first wireless transceiver. The system may further include a second electronic device comprising a second media content playback device, a second wireless transceiver configured to wirelessly communicate with the first wireless transceiver, and a second controller coupled with the second media content playback device and the second wireless transceiver. The first controller may be configured to generate a playback pointer associated with playback of given media content, and wirelessly communicate the playback pointer to the second controller. The second controller may be configured to play back the given media content based upon the playback pointer, and without receiving the given media content from the first electronic device.08-30-2012
20120220222WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MEDIA CONTENT BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) COMMUNICATED PREFERENCE INFORMATION AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include an electronic device including a first near field communication (NFC) device and a player device configured to play media content. The wireless communications system may also include at least one mobile wireless communications device including a second NFC device configured to communicate with the first NFC device based upon proximity, and a controller cooperating with the second NFC device and configured to transmit preference play information to the electronic device via the first NFC device. The player device may be configured to play selected media content based upon the preference play information.08-30-2012
20120220221COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING DATA TRANSFER DIRECTION DETERMINATION BASED UPON ORIENTATION AND RELATED METHODS - A communication system may include at least one electronic device configured to wirelessly communicate via a Near-Field Communication (NFC) format, and at least one mobile communications device. The at least one mobile communications device may include an NFC device configured to wirelessly communicate with the at least one electronic device via the NFC format, and a controller coupled with the NFC device. The controller may be configured to determine an orientation of the at least mobile communications device, and determine a direction of communication with respect to the at least one electronic device based upon the determined orientation.08-30-2012
20120220219MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING SELECTIVE IMAGE DISPLAY BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, wireless transceiver circuitry carried by the portable housing, and a first display carried by the portable housing. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a processor carried by the portable housing and coupled to the wireless transceiver circuitry and the first display, and a second display carried by the portable housing. The second display may include an array of pixels. Each pixel may retain a given state between refreshes and without electrical power supplied thereto. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a near-field communications (NFC) device carried by the portable housing and cooperating with the second display to display an image thereon based upon NFC communications.08-30-2012
20120164943INTEGRATED WIRELESS RESONANT POWER CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION CHANNEL - A power delivery system wirelessly delivers electric power and a communication signal to a target device. The power delivery system includes a power transmitting unit having a power source operable to source alternating current power and a sending resonant coupling component operable to couple the alternating current power to a coil for wireless power transmission by a non-radiated magnetic field at a target resonant frequency. The power transmitting unit is capable of dynamically tuning the wireless power transmission to the target resonant frequency wherein the target resonant frequency is specified dynamically. A communication module couples to the power transmitting unit and is operable to couple the communication signal to the non-radiated magnetic field. Operations may include target device authentication, target resonant frequency information communication, billing, and device management.06-28-2012
20120164944COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A terminal apparatus (M06-28-2012
20120315848PROCESSING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ACTIVE/PASSIVE DEVICES AND A CONTROL SYSTEM - Disclosed are example near field communication (NFC) devices and methods of operation configured to provide a user with easy access to operating a control system. One example method of operation may include accessing an application on a mobile device and identifying a user information parameter. The method may also provide generating a near field communication message that includes the user information parameter and transmitting the near field communication message to initiate a control procedure.12-13-2012
20120315847CAPACITIVE COUPLING BASED PROXIMITY SENSOR - A capacitive coupling based proximity sensor is disclosed. In some embodiments, a sensor embedded in a mobile device comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a transmit signal and a receiver configured to receive a receive signal via capacitive coupling between the receiver and the transmitter as well as a circuit configured to detect human proximity to the mobile device in the event that the receive signal does not sufficiently match the transmit signal and configured to generate an output signal indicating human proximity to the mobile device that is employed to facilitate an appropriate response.12-13-2012
20110177780WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a wireless communication apparatus includes: a first communication module configured to communicate with a counterpart apparatus; a plurality of other communication modules configured to take over a communication with the counterpart apparatus from the first communication module; a power state storage module configured to store power states of the plurality of other communication modules; and a controller configured to confirm the power states when one of the plurality of other communication modules takes over the communication from the first communication module. The controller is configured to transmit, to the counterpart apparatus through the first communication module, a request for taking over the communication to the one of the plurality of other communication modules if the power state of the one of the plurality of other communication modules is ON.07-21-2011
20120135682MOBILE TELEPHONE AND NFC COMMUNICATION - An electronic entity is adapted for a mobile terminal comprising a subscriber identity card. The electronic entity comprises a near-field communication component, an antenna for the near-field communication component and a wire interface that links the near-field communication component to the subscriber identity card, the near-field communication component being positioned at the level of the antenna.05-31-2012
20120135680COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING DATA TRANSFER DIRECTION DETERMINATION BASED UPON MOTION AND RELATED METHODS - A communication system may include at least one electronic device configured to wirelessly communicate via a short-range communications format, and at least one mobile communications device. The at least one mobile communications device may include a short-range communications device configured to wirelessly communicate with the at least one electronic device via the short-range communications format, and a controller coupled to the short-range communications device. The controller may be configured to determine a state of movement of the at least mobile communications device, and determine a direction of communication with respect to the at least one electronic device based upon the determined state of movement.05-31-2012
20120214409Near field communication and frequency modulation coexistence concealment system and method - A system for determining a frequency modulated audio output of a mobile communication device during a near field communication transaction includes a transceiver providing a first frequency modulated audio signal. The device also is configured to determine when the near field communication transaction is occurring; a memory configured to store a replacement sound; and a selection circuit coupled with the transceiver and the memory to select the replacement sound when the near field communication transaction is occurring and select the first frequency modulated audio signal when the near field communication transaction is not occurring. There is also a signal path coupled with the selection circuit and configured to provide a second frequency modulated signal based on the selection circuit. In this way, the replacement sound is the audio output when the NFC transaction is occurring and the regular audio is output when the NFC transaction is not occurring.08-23-2012
20120220220COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a first electronic device that may include a display having an array of pixels, each pixel retaining a given state between refreshes and without electrical power supplied thereto, a first near-field communications (NFC) device, and a first controller coupled to the first NFC device and the display. The communications system may also include a second electronic device to be removably coupled with the first electronic device and comprising a second NFC device and a second controller coupled thereto. The second controller may be configured to determine status information related to the first electronic device and communicate the status information to the first controller via the first and second NFC devices. The first controller may be configured to display on the display the status information.08-30-2012
20100173582APPARATUS OF ANALIZING THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY USING RFID BASED ON THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND THEREOF - The present invention relates to a real-time construction productivity analyzing apparatus and method using an RFID based on wireless communication. The present invention provides an apparatus and method that can provide a systematic construction management system through the real-time productivity analysis and the real-time monitoring for each process of the construction field, and can detect a productivity-reducing factor in real time by integrating IT fields such as wireless communication technology and RFID technology, so that the near target productivity can be achieved by prompt treatment.07-08-2010
20120252359MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR SELECTING A PAYMENT ACCOUNT TO USE WITH A PAYMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM BASED UPON A MOVEMENT SENSOR OR IMAGE SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a near field communications (NFC) device, a motion sensing device, and a memory configured to store access information for each of a plurality of payment accounts. A processor cooperates with the NFC device, the motion sensing device, and the memory. The processor is configured to recognize a movement pattern based upon the motion sensing device, determine a given payment account from among the plurality thereof based upon the movement pattern, and send corresponding access information for the given payment account to a transaction terminal via the NFC device. In some applications, the processor may determine a given payment account from among the plurality thereof based upon an image associated with a transaction terminal and captured by an optical sensor, and send corresponding access information for the given payment account to the transaction terminal via the NFC device.10-04-2012
20120171954ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSMISSION WITH DOUBLE WAKE UP - The present invention relates to an apparatus, method and computer program product for controlling reception in an asynchronous operation mode, wherein a transmitter sends an extended preamble sequence of length longer than the maximum length of a wake up message itself plus the maximum length of a gap between wake up messages, such that a receiver turning on during a sequence of wake up commands and not detecting the wake up commands, can be sure to successfully detect a preamble if it tries again a second time a set interval later.07-05-2012
20120171953RF IDENTIFICATION DEVICE WITH NEAR-FIELD-COUPLED ANTENNA - An embodiment of a RF identification device is formed by a tag and by a reader. The tag is formed by a processing circuit and a first antenna, which has the function both of transmitting and of receiving data. The reader is formed by a control circuit and by a second antenna, which has the function both of transmitting and of receiving data. The processing circuit is formed by a resonance capacitor, a modulator, a rectifier circuit, a charge-pump circuit and a detection circuit. The antenna of the tag and the processing circuit are integrated in a single structure in completely monolithic form. The first antenna has terminals connected to the input of the rectifier circuit, the output of which is connected to the charge-pump circuit. The charge-pump circuit has an output connected to the detection circuit.07-05-2012
20120171951PERIPHERAL DEVICE DETECTION WITH SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION - In general, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for configuring a mobile device according to detection of one or more peripheral devices in an environment using short-range wireless communication. In one example, a method includes, receiving, by a computing device that communicates with a peripheral device using short-range wireless communication, a unique identifier of the peripheral device. If the computing device recognizes the unique identifier of the peripheral device, the computing device may determine a configuration operation based on the unique identifier that changes a current operating state of at least one application executing on the computing device to a different operating state. If the computing device does not recognize the unique identifier of the peripheral device, the computing device may send a lookup request to a network resource external to the computing device that requests data specifying the configuration operation for the computing device.07-05-2012
20120171952COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A relay device (07-05-2012
20120214414PROVISIONING OF WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY FOR DEVICES USING NFC - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates connecting a wireless device to a secure network. A device can establish a near field communication link with a verified device on a network, wherein the near field communication link can be a secure and/or encrypted link to provision the device without comprising security constraints within the network. An installation component can invoke the transfer of provisioning data to the network via the near filed communication link to secure a wireless connection for the device to the network.08-23-2012
20120214411System and method of near field communication tag presence detection for smart polling - A system for detecting the presence of a near filed communication object includes a radiator configured to radiate a magnetic field from a near field communication reader device; a detector configured to detect a loading effect on the magnetic field caused by the near filed communication object; and a decision circuit configured to determine that the near field communication object is present based on the detected loading effect. Only once the presence of a nearby NFC object is detected will higher power-consuming communications take place. Accordingly a power-sensitive background polling feature can be implement within the NFC architecture.08-23-2012
20120214413MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE ESTABLISHING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINKS BASED UPON NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include first and second mobile wireless communications devices each comprising a respective input device, wireless transceiver, near-field communication (NFC) transceiver, and controller coupled to the input device, wireless transceiver and NFC transceiver. At least one of the controllers may be configured to establish an NFC communications link between the NFC transceivers when the first and second mobile wireless communications devices are in proximity, provide a temporary device identifier (ID) via the NFC communications link, request authorization to establish a wireless link between the wireless transceivers, provide a permanent device ID upon receiving the authorization and based upon the temporary device ID, and establish the wireless link between the wireless transceivers based upon the permanent device ID.08-23-2012
20120214412ANTENNA WITH INTEGRATED PROXIMITY SENSOR FOR PROXIMITY-BASED RADIO-FREQUENCY POWER CONTROL - An electronic device may have a housing in which an antenna is mounted. An antenna window may be mounted in the housing to allow radio-frequency signals to be transmitted from the antenna and to allow the antenna to receive radio-frequency signals. Near-field radiation limits may be satisfied by reducing transmit power when an external object is detected in the vicinity of the dielectric antenna window and the antenna. A capacitive proximity sensor may be used in detecting external objects in the vicinity of the antenna. The proximity sensor and the antenna may be formed using integral antenna resonating element and proximity sensor capacitor electrode structures. These structures may be formed from identical first and second patterned conductive layers on opposing sides of a dielectric substrate. A transceiver and proximity sensor may be coupled to the structures through respective high-pass and low-pass circuits.08-23-2012
20120214410Method and system for early termination of receive correlation window for Bluetooth communication - A system for terminating a receive correlation window of a receiving wireless device includes a radio frequency receiver configured to open a receive correlation window having a predetermined duration and an energy measurement circuit configured to measure a radio frequency energy level ambient to the wireless receiver. A comparator is included that is configured to determine, based on the measured radio frequency energy level, whether or not a signal is being transmitted from a nearby wireless device. The receiver is further configured to close the receive correlation window before the predetermined duration is reached in response to a determination by the comparator that no signal is being transmitted by a nearby device. If a signal is being transmitted, then the receive correlation window is allowed to proceed uninterrupted.08-23-2012
20100048127SYSTEM AND PORTABLE DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING IDENTIFICATION SIGNALS - A system is provided with a portable device (02-25-2010
20100048126COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - A communication apparatus of the present invention includes a transmission/reception coupler for performing a close-range one-to-one communication with a device of a communication counterpart by electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling; an intermittent operation unit for performing intermittent operation with a predetermined pause period provided when performing the communication with the device of the communication counterpart; and an intermittent operation cancel request unit for outputting a cancel request of canceling the intermittent operation of the device of the communication counterpart when transmitting a data frame to the device of the communication counterpart and a response with respect to the data frame is not received from the communication counterpart.02-25-2010
20120315849COMMUNICATION 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. The receiver receives a NFC command signal from another communication partner appliance. The detector detects whether a carrier signal from the other communication partner appliance is present at the receiver at a time other than during a transmission of the NFC command signal from the other communication partner appliance to the receiver. The processor controls a power supply element based on a determination by the detector whether the carrier signal from the other communication partner appliance is present at the receiver. The power supply element is configured to establish a connection to either a first power supply or a second power supply. The first power supply is dependent on the carrier signal, and the second power supply is independent of the carrier signal.12-13-2012
20120315846METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROXIMITY-BASED CONTENT SHARING - A system includes a combined NFC and Bluetooth interface that can interact with one or more other devices that also include the combined NFC and Bluetooth interface. A processor in the device executes an application that includes a thin client and a security wrapper. The thin client can package content in a packet with security settings and send the packet to the other device. Further, the thin client can accept packets from other devices. Based on one or more user settings and/or a level of trust between the devices, the thin client can determine if the packet should be accepted or rejected. If accepted, the thin client can store the content, located within the packet, for the user.12-13-2012
20120315845COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED MOBILE DEVICE HOLDER DETECTION BASED UPON NFC COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a first mobile device holder and a first trigger device associated therewith, a second mobile device holder different than the first mobile device holder and a second trigger device associated with the second mobile device holder, and a first NFC device associated with the first mobile device holder. The system may further include a mobile device configured to be removably coupled with the first holder or the second holder, a second NFC device carried by the housing, and a detector carried by the housing and configured to detect the first trigger device or the second trigger device. The mobile device may also include a controller carried by the housing and configured to determine positioning adjacent the first or second holder based upon the second NFC device and the detector, and operate in a respective first or second operating mode accordingly.12-13-2012
20120315844TOUCHING AN ANTENNA OF A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) DEVICE TO CONTROL ITS OPERATION - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that interacts with other NFC devices to exchange information and/or the data. An operator may touch, or be sufficiently proximate to, an antenna module of the NFC device to operate and/or control the NFC device. The antenna module includes antenna components that are characterized by a corresponding characteristic impedance. The touch, or sufficient proximity, of the operator changes the corresponding characteristic impedance of antenna components. The NFC device may determine a location of the touch, or proximity, of the operator based upon this change. The NFC device may interpret the location of the touch, or proximity, of the operator as information from the operator to operate and/or control the NFC device.12-13-2012
20120315843Communications Device for Intelligently Routing Information Among Multiple User Interfaces - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that intelligently routes NFC data from a NFC device between multiple user interfaces based upon a power level of its internal batteries. The communications device utilizes a communications device user interface to send and/or receive the NFC data from the NFC device when its internal batteries are sufficient to operate the communications device user interface. The communications device begins to route some of this NFC data from being sent and/or received by the communications device user interface to a NFC user interface as its internal batteries deplete. Eventually, all of the NFC data will be sent to and/or received by the NFC user interface as the internal batteries of the communications device become so depleted that they are unable to reliably operate the communications device user interface.12-13-2012
20120315842WIRELESS TELEMETRY AUTO TUNING FOR TORQUE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM - A torque measurement system that includes a rotor device and a stator device can perform automatic tuning to improve the initial tuning performed during design and assembly. The stator device can include a variable capacitive element and a micro-controller configured to adjust a capacitance value of the variable capacitive element. Additionally or alternatively, the rotor device can include a variable capacitive element and a micro-controller configured to adjust a capacitance value of the variable capacitive element. The adjustment of the capacitive elements can be based on the quality of signal detected at either the rotor device or stator device.12-13-2012
20120178367NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An NFC device according to the present invention includes the following units. An antenna unit receives radio waves from a reader/writer by NFC. A first power source unit generates power from the radio waves. A second power source unit is a drive power source. A power-supply state holding unit holds information indicating a power-supply state of the second power source unit. An NFC unit performs NFC via the antenna unit to transmit the information indicating the power-supply state of the second power source unit. A power source switch unit switches the second power source unit to the first power source unit according to the power-supply state of the second power source unit, in order to supply power to activate at least the NFC unit and the power-supply state holding unit.07-12-2012
20120178365Non-Volatile Memory for Contactless Systems - A contactless system is described in which energy is scavenged from an electromagnetic field provided by a proximate reader device. An embedded processor and a volatile memory circuit within a near field communication (NFC) controller are operated using the scavenged energy. Parameter data from the proximate reader device may be acquired while conducting a near field communication transaction. A non-volatile memory (NVRAM) server is coupled to the NFC controller and also operates using the scavenged energy. Parameter data may be stored within the NVRAM server by sending a command and the parameter data from the NFC controller to the NVRAM server. At the completion of the transaction, the electromagnet field may be removed and all parameter data stored within the NFC controller will be lost. However, the next time the electromagnetic field is applied, the NFC controller may retrieve the parameters from the NVRAM server by sending a command.07-12-2012
20120178364System and Method for Securely Pairing a Wireless Device Using Wireless Communication - Various embodiments of an invention for pairing a plurality of wireless devices using wireless communications are disclosed. A method for pairing a wireless device comprises placing the wireless device in a pairing enclosure. The pairing enclosure includes a shielding layer to substantially attenuate a pairing signal emitted within the pairing enclosure. A pairing signal transmitted through the pairing enclosure is received at a pairing signal receiver configured to detect a power level of the pairing signal. An indication is made regarding whether the pairing procedure can begin, proceed, or be terminated based on the power level of the pairing signal detected by the paring signal receiver.07-12-2012
20120178366Multiple 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. An arbitration is performed in response to each polling session such that a same combination of communication protocol and execution environment is not activated for adjacent polling sessions.07-12-2012
20100009628DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A data communication system includes a transmission medium such as a human body for transmitting an information signal via an electric field, a mobile device including a sender for imparting the electric field in which the information signal is modulated to the transmission medium, a stationary device including a receiver for detecting the electric field via the transmission medium and demodulating the electric field into the information signal, a floor cover arranging the stationary device and also being contacted by the transmission medium, in which the floor cover has a communication area contacted by the transmission medium where a data communication is performed between the mobile device and the stationary device, and the communication area is in a state of being electrically floating with respect to the floor cover.01-14-2010
20100009627NFC COMMUNICATOR AND METHOD OF DATA COMMUNICATION - An NFC communicator has a coupler operable to couple with a coupler of a near field RF communicator in near field range to enable communication of data between the communicators by modulation of a magnetic field, a demodulator to extract modulation from a modulated signal coupled to the coupler, and a modulator to modulate an RF signal in accordance with data to be communicated by the NFC communicator. The NFC communicator communicates with a data source and is arranged to at least one of provide timing data to the data source and receive timing data from the data source.01-14-2010
20120220229Near Field Communication Apparatus and Method for Supporting Security Modules - The present disclosure provides a terminal comprising: a socket configured to receive a security module; an NFC (Near Field Communication) unit configured to communicate with an external reader or another terminal; and a protocol identifying unit configured to supply a voltage to the security module and to identify whether the security module supports a first protocol by transmitting a signal for using the first protocol through a first contact of the security module and receiving from the security module a first information associated with a protocol supported by the security module, wherein the terminal additionally receives a second information associated with the protocol supported by the security module through a second contact of the security module, and wherein the NFC unit receives a information from the security module through the first contact based on the first protocol identified by the protocol identifying unit, and transmits the received information to the external reader or another terminal.08-30-2012
20090061768MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device capable of reducing a size of a proximity noncontact communication antenna and improving a proximity noncontact communication distance is provided. In a mobile communication device having both functions of a card function and a reader/writer function as a proximity noncontact communication and equipped with at least two proximity noncontact communication antennas or more for respective functions, a switching controlling portion 03-05-2009
20100291870NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS - A near field RF communicator has an antenna circuit (11-18-2010
20100291869NEAR FIELD RF COMMUNICATORS - A near field RF communicator has an inductive coupler (11-18-2010
20100291868Controlling Mobile Communication Devices In A Predefined Coverage Area - A system and method for controlling mobile communication devices in a predefined coverage area is provided. One data processing system comprises a cell transceiver connected via a near field communication link to the mobile communication devices in the predefined coverage area and an application in each mobile communication device arranged to control functions of the mobile communication device responsive to the cell transceiver. The cell transceiver is arranged to communicate with the mobile communication devices in the predefined coverage area and thereby control the functions of the mobile communication devices in the predefined coverage area. The system establishes an automated control of the mobile communication devices using a bi-directional communication with the cell transceiver.11-18-2010
20120220228WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, there is provided a wireless communication apparatus for making wireless connection in the first connection attempt state wherein a connection request is attempted using a predetermined frequency channel or the second connection attempt state wherein a connection request is attempted using a plurality of frequency channels. A frame generation unit generates a connection request frame which includes the first field for requesting a search of the plurality of frequency channels in response to occurrence of interference, and the second field indicating whether a corresponding frequency channel is a channel wherein occurrence of interference has been detected. A transmission unit transmits the connection request frame using the predetermined frequency channel in the first connection attempt state, and transmits the connection request frame using the plurality of frequency channels in the second connection attempt state.08-30-2012
20120083206COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a communication system that performs recharging operation and short-range data communication between a portable terminal and a cradle, when a communication unit of the cradle is halted for power saving purpose, there is no unit available to activate the communication unit of the cradle through operation of the portable terminal when data communication is commenced while the portable terminal remains placed in the cradle. A first control unit 04-05-2012
20120083205NFC DEVICE HAVING A DIFFERENTIAL INPUT ENVELOPE DETECTOR - A differential input envelope detector receives an unamplified Near Field Communication (NFC) input signal from an NFC antenna and downconverts an NFC intelligence signal to baseband. In one example, the NFC input signal includes the NFC intelligence signal modulated onto a carrier. The differential input envelope detector downconverts and outputs the downconverted NFC intelligence signal onto an output node in such a way that the fundamental and odd harmonics of the carrier are canceled on the output node. There is substantially no signal of the frequency of the carrier present on the output node and this facilitates filtering of the downconverted NFC intelligence signal from interference and data recovery. An NFC data recovery circuit receives the downconverted NFC intelligence signal from the envelope detector output node. The NFC data recovery circuit can be a low power digital circuit involving an ultra-low power ADC and subsequent low power digital processing circuitry.04-05-2012
20120225621ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THE FUNCTION OF SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CARDS - An electronic system includes multiple I/O interfaces and a controller. The controller is coupled to multiple cards via multiple I/O interfaces respectively, and can select a card from multiple cards and perform a wireless communication to transfer data between the selected card and a target electronic device. The controller includes a configuration block and a core. The configuration block stores configuration data indicative of selecting which card. The core is coupled to the configuration block and the cards and can enable the wireless communication.09-06-2012
20120190300Systems and Methods for Transmitting Data Using Near Field Communications - A data exchange system comprising a device memory module, a device antenna, a device transceiver system comprising a device transceiver module and a device antenna, a power manager, a first switch operable in a first state and a second state, and a power supply for providing power to the device memory module, the device transceiver, and the power manager. When the first switch is in its first state, the device memory module and the device transceiver do not consume sufficient power from the power supply to allow the transfer of data between the device memory module and the host memory. When the first switch is in its second state, the device memory and the device transceiver consume sufficient power from the power supply to allow the transfer of data between the device memory module and the host memory using the host transceiver system.07-26-2012
20120258661ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DEVICE, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Provided is an electronic circuit system that reduces at least one of a constraint on a positional relation between two electronic circuit devices and a constraint on the number and an arrangement of coils included in each device, when close-coupled wireless communication is established. In the electronic circuit system, wireless communication utilizing inductive coupling between antennas is established between first and second electronic circuit devices. The second electronic circuit device includes an electronic circuit, a plurality of antennas, a connection information generation unit and a connection switching unit. The connection information generation unit selects one of the plurality of antennas to be paired with an antenna included in the first electronic circuit device for use in wireless communication, and the connection switching unit switches one or more of the plurality of antennas to be connected to the electronic circuit.10-11-2012
20110124285COMMUNICATION DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication device includes: a communication unit executing short-range radio communication with another device; a control unit controlling the short-range radio communication executed by the communication unit; a first fragmenting unit fragmenting a message transmitted from the communication unit to the control unit so as to have a predetermined size; a first message fragment transmission unit sequentially transmitting a plurality of message fragments obtained by fragmenting the message by the first fragmenting unit to the control unit; and a first termination message transmission unit transmitting a termination message, which is a message used to terminate the message fragments being transmitted by the first message fragment transmission unit, before another message when the another message is transmitted during the transmission of the plurality of message fragments from the communication unit to the control unit.05-26-2011
20100240303PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING A DATA LINK BETWEEN TWO PROCESSORS, SPECIFICALLY WITHIN AN NFC CHIPSET - A process for establishing a data link between a first processor configured to supply, upon a contact communication port, a first data carrying signal, and a second processor configured to supply, upon a contact communication port, a second data carrying signal is described. The process includes providing a first coupler and a second coupler, establishing a contactless coupling between the first and second couplers and, by the intermediary of the couplers and at least one RF signal, transferring the first data carrying signal to the second processor and transferring the second data carrying signal to the first processor. The second processor is, for example, a secure processor of a SIM card and the first processor is an NFC controller.09-23-2010
20130171930ULTRASONIC NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION - Systems and methods for near-field communications with a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for near-field communication may comprise: detecting, by a source device located at a point-of-sale, the proximity of a receiving device; encoding purchase data on an audio signal with one or more ultrasonic frequencies; and transmitting the encoded purchase data to the receiving device, wherein the encoded purchase data is transmitted using a speaker of the source device.07-04-2013
20120231735COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A communication system and communication method enable various types of near field communication. NFC communication apparatuses have two features in that each can perform communication in two communication modes and that each can perform data transmission at a plurality of transfer rates. The two communication modes consist of a passive mode and an active mode. In the passive mode, between the NFC communication apparatuses, for example, a first NFC communication apparatus transmits data to a second NFC communication apparatus by modulating electromagnetic waves generated by itself, while the second NFC communication apparatus transmits data to the first NFC communication apparatus by performing load modulation on the electromagnetic waves generated by the first NFC communication apparatus. Alternatively, in the active mode, either of the NFC communication apparatuses transmits data by modulating electromagnetic waves generated by itself. The present innovation can be applied to, for example, an IC card system, etc.09-13-2012
20080299904WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication system comprises a first communication module including a transmitter configured to generate a modulated magnetic field and a second communication module including a receiver. The receiver of the second communication module includes a solid magnetic field sensor configured to sense the magnetic field. Information is transferred from the first communication module to the second communication module via the magnetic field.12-04-2008
20120264373METHOD FOR DETECTION OF A CONTACTLESS RECEIVER - A method for detecting a contactless receiver in a field of an antenna of a contactless reader includes during a first ramp interval, exciting the antenna by applying a potential difference comprising a ramp between first and second values of the potential difference, and during a first plateau interval following the first ramp interval, maintaining the potential difference at the second value of the potential difference, while maintaining the potential difference at the plateau, measuring a response of the antenna, comparing the measured response and a reference response, and determining presence of a contactless receiver in the field of the antenna based at least in part on a result of the comparison.10-18-2012
20120264372METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS PRINTING JOB AND PRINTER - A printer includes a memory module, a transceiver module, a processor and a print engine. The memory module stores one or more file(s). The transceiver module transmits information pertinent to the file(s) stored in the memory module to a peer electronic device and receives a print request carrying information pertinent to one or more file(s) selected to be printed from the peer electronic device. The processor obtains the information pertinent to the file(s) stored in the memory module and passes the information pertinent to the file(s) to the transceiver module, receives the print request from the transceiver module and processes the received print request, and issues a print command for printing the selected file(s) in response to the received print request. The print engine prints the selected file(s) in response to the print command.10-18-2012
20120264374Wireless Tracking System And Method Utilizing Near-Field Communication Devices - The present invention provides a method and system to determining a near-field communication interaction in a wireless tracking mesh network. The present invention preferably utilizes near-field communication devices in conjunction with tracking tags to transmit signals for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility which form a mesh network and forward the signals to an information engine for analysis.10-18-2012
20110009057WIRELESS CHARGING COIL FILTERING - Example embodiments are disclosed for limiting radio frequency noise created during wireless charging of rechargeable batteries in radio frequency communication devices. In an example embodiment, a power source circuit in a wireless charging device produces a source alternating current in a frequency range between 50 kHz and 20 MHz. The source alternating current is passed through a radio frequency blocking filter to limit radio frequency noise. The filtered source alternating current is then driven through a transmitting coil in the charging device. The alternating magnetic field produced by the transmitting coil inductively couples with a proximately located receiving coil in a radio frequency communication device, using contact-less electromagnetic induction. The radio frequency communication device may be a mobile communications device, FM radio, two-way radio, PDA, cell phone, laptop or palmtop computer, or the like. The alternating magnetic field produces a corresponding induced alternating current in a frequency range between 50 kHz and 20 MHz in the corresponding receiving coil in the radio frequency communication device. The induced alternating current is passed through a second radio frequency blocking filter that limits radio frequency noise that could otherwise be created by the rectifier and control circuits on communication device. The filtered induced alternating current is rectified to an appropriate DC charging voltage for the rechargeable battery. In this manner, radio frequency noise is limited during wireless charging of rechargeable batteries in radio frequency communication devices, to reduce the effects of such noise on the communication circuits and the RF antenna of the communication device. Moreover, RF performance is improved by limiting spurious emissions, RF noise, and harmonics generated in rectifier and control circuits. Antenna performance is improved by floating the charger coils in the RF frequencies of the communication device.01-13-2011
20110039494SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - A system, method, and apparatus are provided for establishing a wireless network connection between a mobile terminal and an electronic apparatus by using a near field communication network. At least one electronic apparatus is connected to the near field communication network. A mobile terminal is connected to the near field communication network, exchanges information with the at least one electronic apparatus for a wireless communication network connection through the connected near field communication network, and establishes the wireless communication network connection with the at least one electronic apparatus based on the exchanged information.02-17-2011
20110039493ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT - By stacking and mounting a second substrate 02-17-2011
20110045769COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION - A communication device includes the following elements. A transmission and reception processing unit processes a transmission signal and a reception signal. A transmission amplifier is supplied with a binary transmission signal switching between a high level and a low level and is capable of making a choice between amplifying the transmission signal and entering a high-impedance state at an output. An antenna is supplied with a transmission signal output from the transmission amplifier. A comparator compares a signal received by the antenna with threshold values to obtain a reception signal, and supplies the reception signal to the transmission and reception processing unit. A capacitor is connected between the transmission amplifier and the antenna or between the antenna and the comparator. A control unit allows the transmission amplifier to be in the high-impedance state for a period during which the transmission and reception processing unit receives a reception signal.02-24-2011
20120270501Multi-Element RFID Coupler - An RFID communication system comprising a near field coupler that is capable of selectively communicating with a targeted transponder positioned among a group of multiple adjacent transponders. The coupler is configured to receive communication signals from a transceiver and transmit the signals to a targeted transponder in a transponder operating region. The coupler includes a number of radiating elements spaced apart and a switching element. The switching element selectively couples one or more of the radiating elements to the transceiver. The coupled elements transmit the signals into the transponder operating region by emanating a near field effect. The pattern of the near field effect may be adjusted by changing the combination of the coupled radiating elements.10-25-2012
20120270497Manipulable Cubes Base Station - A mobile and autonomous base station facilitating wireless electronic games embodying one or more tangible user interface manipulable devices (cubes) is comprised of at least one wireless communication device, a power source, an output device, a memory, and controller/processor. The base station is operable to receive from, and transmit data to plurality of manipulable devices including motion, proximity and arrangement information. In addition the base station includes the ability to sense the proximity and orientation of nearby manipulable devices.10-25-2012
20120270496BATTERYLESS LOCK WITH TRUSTED TIME - An electronic lock controller comprises a trusted time provider, a near field communication transceiver, and a logic processor. The trusted time provider provides a trusted time value. The near field communication transceiver receives power and a digital credential from an operator-side interface device. The logic processor produces an open or close command for an electromechanical lock based on the trusted time value and the digital credential. The electronic lock controller is powered solely by the near field communication transceiver.10-25-2012
20120322371MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a mobile communication terminal using Near Field Communication (NFC) and a method of controlling the same. The mobile communication terminal receives data from an NFC active tag during NFC communication. The mobile communication terminal includes an NFC antenna for receiving a data signal from the active tag, an NFC controller for performing control so that a session with the active tag is set up, and receiving the data signal, a function control unit for receiving the data signal from the NFC controller and analyzing the data signal, and a terminal control unit for performing functions of the mobile communication terminal. The data signal of the active tag is a function control signal including a command to control at least one function of the mobile communication terminal. The function control unit extracts the command, applies the command to the terminal control unit, and executes the command.12-20-2012
20120322370NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION-ENABLED MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a NFC-enabled mobile communication terminal and a method of controlling the same. The NFC-enabled mobile communication terminal is capable of performing short-range wireless communication with at least one NFC tag in reader mode. The NFC-enabled mobile communication terminal includes an NFC antenna for transmitting and receiving data recorded in the tag, an NFC controller for receiving the data the NFC antenna, a function control unit for receiving the data from the NFC controller and analyzing the data, and a terminal control unit for causing at least one function of the mobile communication terminal to be performed. The data is function control data including a command to perform the function. The function control unit extracts the command from the function control data, applies the command to the terminal control unit, and executes the command, thereby compulsorily controlling the function of the mobile communication terminal.12-20-2012
20120270500WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING AN ENSURED NFC FUNCTIONALITY - A wireless mobile communication device having NFC functionality that is designed to always be capable of NFC functionality, including secure NFC functionality by having a first and second energy source where charging of the second energy source may be achieved by the voltage induced by the received NFC signal.10-25-2012
20120270499TUNEABLE NFC-ENABLED DEVICE - An NFC-enabled device configured at least in part as an integrated circuit, the integrated circuit including a controller and a plurality of capacitors. The controller is operable to control one or more of the plurality of capacitors to vary an operating parameter of the NFC-enabled device.10-25-2012
20110212688NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM PROVIDING MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE OPERATIONS BASED UPON TIMING AND SEQUENCE OF NFC SENSOR COMMUNICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include a plurality of spaced-apart NFC sensors and at least one mobile wireless communications device. The at least one mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, an NFC circuit carried by the portable housing and configured to establish NFC communications with the NFC sensors when moved in close proximity therewith, and a controller carried by the portable housing and coupled to the NFC circuit. The controller may be configured to perform different mobile device operations based upon a timing and sequence in which the NFC sensors are communicated with.09-01-2011
20120322369MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO AUTHENTICATE A REMOVABLE POWER SOURCE VIA NFC COMMUNICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing carrying a wireless transceiver and a removable power source. The removable power source includes a first Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit. A second NFC circuit is carried by the housing and is configured to authenticate the removable power source based upon communications the said first NFC circuit.12-20-2012
20120322367Computing Device Multiple Display Topology Detection Over Radio - Methods and systems are disclosed for determining the positioning of computer display devices using transmitted radio signals. A computing device may receive a radio signal transmitted by a display device. Based on the received radio signal, the computing device may determine the position of the display device. The computing device may then output a video signal to the display device, based on the determined position. The video signal may include a user interface for the computing device according to the determined position. Changes in the position of the display device may be detected based on radio signals, and the output video signal may be changed as well.12-20-2012
20110237187Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and administration server - A system and method for information processing is provided. In an embodiment of the present system and method, a connection target apparatus is detected at an information processing apparatus. Upon detection, the information processing apparatus generates apparatus information and transmits the apparatus information to a server via a communication path. Based on the apparatus information, the server generates connection information and transmits the connection information to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus may use the connection information to establish communication with the connection target apparatus via another communication path.09-29-2011
20110237186Motor Vehicle Configuration System - Motor vehicle configuration system, including a motor vehicle, in the interior of which at least one transponder that is capable of wireless near field communication is attached and which has a receiving unit for wireless reception of vehicle configuration data over a wireless communication link independent of the wireless near field communication. A portable device has at least one data memory for storing the memory data and has a transmitting unit for a wireless transmission of data on the basis of the memory data. The portable device is programmed such that, when an approach of the portable device to a transponder is detected on the basis of wireless near field communication, the data are transferred from the portable device to the motor vehicle a wireless communication link between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit for the purpose of providing the motor vehicle with configuration data. The communication link is independent of the wireless near field communication.09-29-2011
20120322375DEVICE WITH AN EEPROM HAVING BOTH A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION INTERFACE AND A SECOND INTERFACE - A peripheral device and a method for programming the read/writeable memory of the RFID circuitry by communications between either RF antenna or bus communications port controller interface or both. In the peripheral device, an EEPROM, bus communications controller interface, NFC interface, antenna, and logic controller operate to receive and transmit configuration and calibration data between a BLUETOOTH circuit and an external BLUETOOTH enabled device. The dual interfaced EEPROM is operable to share or partition its EEPROM between an NFC interface and a bus communications controller.12-20-2012
20120322374COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - The present invention provides a communication apparatus and a communication method that can easily indicate the position of the antenna incorporated in the communication apparatus to a user and can align the antenna of the communication apparatus with the antenna of an external device. A portable device (12-20-2012
20120322372Secure Inductively-Coupled Communications Systems - Security in inductively coupled communications systems, such as near field communications (NFC), may be improved by restricting signals carrying user data to an authorized data transmission region. Security may be particularly important when the NFC carries financial transaction information or authorization credentials. Scramble signals may be transmitted along with data signals carrying the user data and designed to overshadow the data signals outside of the authorized data transmission region. The scramble signal transceiver may be designed to have a slower decay rate with distance from the transceiver than the data signal. By adjusting the power levels of the scramble signal and the data signal, the authorized data transmission region may be adjusted. Scramble signals may not be required if the data signal strength outside the authorized data transmission region is below the minimum threshold value required by eavesdropping receivers.12-20-2012
20120322368SIMPLE PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK FORMATION - Wireless devices that support bootstrapping of a peer-to-peer connection. The wireless devices may use an infrastructure mode connection to exchange security information, such as a PIN, used in establishing the peer-to-peer connection. This security information may be encrypted in accordance with a security protocol used by the access point and then may be applied in a security protocol used to establish a peer-to-peer connection. Such a bootstrapping capability supports operating scenarios in which devices that are communicating over an infrastructure network encounter an operation that requires transfer of large amounts of data and automatically transition to a peer-to-peer connection that provides better performance. With these techniques, a computing device may automatically connect to a display device and stream audio/video data to the display.12-20-2012
20120322373COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Provided is a communication apparatus including a substrate, a high-frequency coupling device including a coupling electrode and a ground formed as a conductive pattern on the substrate, a communication circuit unit configured to process a high-frequency signal transmitted and received by the coupling electrode, and a resonant unit configured to increase an amount of electric current flowing into the coupling electrode. The high-frequency coupling device is configured such that a longitudinal length is shorter than a lateral length.12-20-2012
20100233958COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication system includes the following elements: a transmitter including a transmission circuit unit configured to generate an RF signal for transmitting data and an EFC antenna configured to transmit the RF signal as an electrostatic field or an induced electric field; and a receiver including an EFC antenna and a reception circuit unit configured to receive and process the RF signal received by the EFC antenna. The EFC antennas of the transmitter and the receiver each include a coupling electrode and a resonating section including a distributed-constant circuit configured to strengthen electrical coupling between the coupling electrodes. The RF signal is transmitted by electric-field coupling between the EFC antennas, facing each other, of the transmitter and the receiver.09-16-2010
20100233957Vehicle Personalization Using A Near Field Communications Transponder - A vehicle personalization system and method that includes a cell phone and a vehicle. When a vehicle user prepares to use a vehicle, personalization data such as a preferred seat position is quickly transferred from the cell phone to the vehicle and used by the vehicle to adjust a vehicle feature to correspond to the preferences of the vehicle user. The cell phone and the vehicle are both equipped with near field communications (NFC) transponders to facilitate the transfer of personalization data. The vehicle also has a processor coupled to the vehicle NFC transponder to input the received personalization data that is also adapted to personalize the vehicle device in accordance with the received personalization data when the personalization data is downloaded from the cell phone to the vehicle.09-16-2010
20100203829Communication Between Portable Apparatus and Counterpart Apparatus - An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a communication interface unit configured to receive reference biosignal data, and a wireless interface unit configured to receive a plurality of candidate biosignal transmissions from candidate biosignal transmitters. A comparison unit of the apparatus is configured to compare the reference biosignal data with the candidate biosignal transmissions, thus resulting in comparison data. The wireless interface unit is configured to execute a pairing protocol with a candidate biosignal transmitter of a candidate biosignal transmission by utilizing the comparison data.08-12-2010
20120276845PAYMENT PROCESSING - A system may include a communication interface configured to communicate with a mobile device and processing logic. The processing logic may be configured to receive authorization from the mobile device, when the mobile device is located proximate to the system, for a first payment for a good or service, and transmit a communication to the mobile device subsequent to receiving the authorization from the mobile device, where the communication is transmitted when the mobile device is not located proximate to the system. The processing logic may further be configured to receive authorization from the mobile device for a second payment in response to the communication.11-01-2012
20120088449Method and Apparatus for A Multi-band, Multi-mode Smartcard - Aspects of a method and apparatus for a multi-band, multi-mode smartcard are provided. An ISO 7816 compliant smartcard may comprise a near-field radio operable to communicate wirelessly, a far-field radio operable to communicate wirelessly, and a contact-based radio operable to communicate via one or more metal contacts of the smartcard. The smartcard may be operable to receive data via a first one of the far-field radio, the near-field radio, and the contact-based radio, and transmit the received data via a second one of the far-field radio, the near-field radio, and the contact-based radio. The smartcard may be operable to transcode the received data prior to the transmitting the received data via the second one of the far-field radio, the near-field radio, and the contact-based radio.04-12-2012
20120088448INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a communication module, a detector and a controller. The communication module is configured to execute proximity wireless communication. The detector is configured to detect whether an external device capable of executing proximity wireless communication with the communication module is in a proximity state. The controller is configured to control execution of a series of operations includes a plurality of steps based on detection of the proximity state and detection of a state other than the proximity state by the detector.04-12-2012
20090247077Method and Apparatus for Automatic Near Field Communication Application Selection in an Electronic Device - In a portable electronic device (10-01-2009
20110306294PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL, PORTABLE INFORMATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL CONTROL PROGRAM - When a portable information terminal operates in an unused state, a predetermined access point is searched for. As a result, when the predetermined access point is detected, a connection to the predetermined access point is established, and a predetermined data communication process is performed.12-15-2011
20120100805DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A SIGNAL THROUGH A BODY MADE OF DIELECTRIC MATERIAL04-26-2012
20120100804Filtering a Single Wire Protocol (SWP) Current Signal to be Provided to a Near Field Communications (NFC) Device - A communications device is disclosed that includes a united integrated circuit card (UICC) that provides a single wire protocol (SWP) current signal to a near field communications (NFC) device. The SWP current signal is filtered by a filter to remove noise from the SWP current signal. The filter is precharged by a reference voltage when the SWP current signal is in a low state and then filters the SWP current signal when the SWP current signal is in a high state. A switching network provides the filter with the reference voltage to precharge when the SWP is current signal is in the low state and then provides the filter with the SWP current signal to filter when the SWP current signal is in the high state.04-26-2012
20120100803DELAYED AND CONDITIONAL TRANSPORT SWITCH - Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable out-of-band short-range communication carrier transport switching for connection setup in device-to-device communication. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of initiating, by a first device, an out-of-band short-range carrier transport switch with a second device by transmitting wireless communication signals for providing the out-of-band carrier communication connection, and sending, by the first device, in-band short-range carrier communication connection parameters including one or more parameters indicating a timer value of an interval related to an expected completion time of a transport switch procedure, to the second device via the out-of-band short-range carrier communication connection.04-26-2012
20120329394PEER TO PEER TRANSFER BETWEEN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SMART STICKERS - A method for configuring a mobile communication device to perform transactions using a second communication channel that is different from a first communication channel through which the mobile communication device sends voice data. The method includes attaching a secure element to the mobile communication device. The secure element includes a memory storing an application, a processor configured to execute the application stored in the memory; and a wireless transceiver configured to send transaction data associated with the executed application through the second communication channel to a terminal that is remote from the mobile communication device.12-27-2012
20120329393METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING NFC PARAMETER UPDATE MECHANISMS - Aspects disclosed herein relate to providing improved mechanisms for updating parameter values for communications between a DH and a remote NFC endpoint. In one example, a DH associated with a NFC device may be configured to determine that one or more parameter values included in a parameter selection request message are different than one or more corresponding parameter values used during discovery of a remote NFC endpoint using a frame RF interface, and communicate the parameter values to a NFC Controller using a parameter update message. In another example, a NFCC associated with a NFC device may be configured to receive, using a NFC-DEP interface, a parameter selection request message including one or more parameters, determine to implement one or more parameter changes based on the received one or more parameters, and communicate an activation message to a DH indicating values to which the NFC Controller changed the one or more parameter values.12-27-2012
20120329392CONTENT DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, CONTENT DATA DELIVERY METHOD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In this content data delivery method, content data is transmitted from a content server to a first semiconductor device through a network. Then, the content data, content ID identifying the content data, and route data showing a route through which the content data is transmitted are transmitted from the first semiconductor device to a second semiconductor device using close-proximity wireless communication. Thereafter, the content ID and the route data are transmitted from the second semiconductor device to the content server. In addition, based on the route data, a reward corresponding to the content ID is calculated for the first semiconductor device, and the reward is provided to the first semiconductor device.12-27-2012
20120329391DETECTING A PRESENCE OF NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) DEVICES - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that detects a presence of another NFC capable device within its magnetic field. The NFC device provides a detection sequence having one or more detection signals to its environment. The NFC device observes the detection sequence as it is being provided to its environment to recover one or more observed detection signals. The NFC device determines a difference between the observed detection signals and one or more previous observed detection signals and/or the detection signals. The NFC device characterizes the difference as resulting from changes in the environment when the difference is linear or as resulting from another NFC capable device being present within its magnetic field when the difference is non-linear.12-27-2012
20120329390ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A near field communication (NFC) device and corresponding operating method are described. The method according to an embodiment includes establishing a NFC link with a different electronic device, which is executing a first application, through an NFC module of the electronic device; obtaining information related to the first application through the NFC link; and executing a second application related to the first application based on the obtained information.12-27-2012
20120329389Measurement and Reporting of Received Signal Strength in NFC-Enabled Devices - An NFC-enabled device including tag emulation circuitry and reader emulation circuitry operates so as to provide a signal strength meter function. The signal strength meter function, in tag emulation mode, measures and reports on how well the tag is coupled to a third party reader field. In reader emulation mode, the signal strength meter function measures and reports how well the reader of the NFC-enabled device couples to a tag that is being read. One exemplary method includes detecting an NFC reader field, operating reader receiver circuitry at the NFC-enabled device so as to at least determine the strength of a signal received from the reader field, generating information representative of the determined strength of the signal received from the reader field at a first time, and performing one or more predetermined actions based at least in part on the one or more signals representative of the determined strength. Predetermined actions may include generating visual, audio, and/or other indications of the received signal strength.12-27-2012
20120329388NFC-Enabled Devices to Store and Retrieve Portable Application-Specific Personal Information for Use with Computational Platforms - A method of providing, over a near-field communications link, portable application-specific personal information to a web-based application, includes storing a list of at least one web-based application, storing at least one set of credentials in a corresponding at least one memory region within an NFC-enabled device, each set of credentials associated with a corresponding web-based application from the list of web-based applications, disposing the NFC-enabled device within a near-field operational range of a computational platform, near-field communicating the list of web-based applications to the computational platform, and near-field communicating the plurality of sets of credentials to the computational platform. Alternative methods further include one or more of communicating commands to a near-field coupled computational platform, storing sets of cookies, and communicating sets of cookies to a near-field coupled computational platform. Commands may include reset the computational platform, restart the computational platform, perform a virus scan, and perform a malware scan.12-27-2012
20120329387DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system for communicating between a first unit and a second unit without a physical connection, the system including a magnetic element for creating a magnetic field, a sensor operatively arranged to detect changes in the magnetic field, and a driver operatively arranged to alter the magnetic field detected by the sensor in accordance with a first signal, the first signal operatively arranged to transmit data independent of an amplitude of the first signal, the sensor generating a second signal in response to changes in the magnetic field, the second signal representative of the first signal.12-27-2012
20120329386TECHNIQUES FOR INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN BARCODES AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS - A mobile converter application is configured for installment on a mobile device. The mobile converter device provides interoperability between barcodes and NFC codes by translating barcodes to equivalent NFC codes and by translating NFC codes to equivalent barcodes. This enables the mobile device to transact with endpoint devices using either barcode technology or NFC technology depending on the capabilities of the endpoint devices.12-27-2012
20120289155WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM AND PLAYER AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. In one embodiment, the media player device employs the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.11-15-2012
20100178868Method and Device for Managing Application Data in an NFC System - A method for managing application data in an NFC system embedded or to be embedded in a portable object and including a contactless data sending/receiving interface, one or more host processors, and a data routing or transferring processor is described. The method includes generating internal application data in response to the occurrence of an internal event within the NFC system, and supplying the internal application data to a host processor of the NFC system.07-15-2010
20100178867Method and Device for Managing Application Data in an NFC System in Response to Contactless Data Sending or Receiving - A method for managing application data in an NFC system embedded or to be embedded in a portable object including a contactless data sending/receiving interface, one or more host processors and a data routing or transferring processor is described. The method includes generating complementary application data in response to the routing or transferring of external application data, and supplying the complementary application data to a host processor of the NFC system.07-15-2010
20100178866POWER MANAGEMENT OF A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A method for managing power of an apparatus having near field communication capability is described. The apparatus is provided with at least one power saving mode. A near field communication tag reader is used to detect the proximity of a near field communication tag (07-15-2010
20100167645INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a housing, a display attached to the housing to open and close, a display signal generator in the housing and configured to generate a display signal to the display, a first communication module in the housing and configured to perform close-proximity wireless transfer, a second communication module in the display configured to be in contact with the first communication module when the display is open with respect to the housing, and a controller configured to control the information processing device to transmit the display signal to the second communication module via the first communication module when the first and second communication modules are in contact with each other.07-01-2010
20100167642System and method of using the system - An apparatus and method of controlling an apparatus, the apparatus including: a near field communication transceiver configured to enable a near field communication link to be established with a remote apparatus; a user interface configured to enable a user to input information into the apparatus wherein the input information enables control of the remote apparatus and the user interface is also configured to provide an indication of how the input information may be used to control the remote apparatus; and a transmitter configured to send data dependent upon the input information to the remote apparatus to enable the input information to be used to control the remote apparatus.07-01-2010
20130012127ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention provides a communication device that can reduce a housing of an electronic device in size and thickness when the communication device is built in the electronic device. The communication device includes: an antenna coil (01-10-2013
20130012125SECURE NFC PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.01-10-2013
20100130127COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication device is provided and includes: an electromagnetic-wave generating means for outputting an electromagnetic wave; and a transmitting/receiving means for transmitting data by modulating the electromagnetic wave in accordance with data as well as receiving data transmitted from the other device by demodulating the electromagnetic wave outputted by the electromagnetic-wave generating means or the electromagnetic wave outputted by the other device as the other party of communication, wherein the transmitting/receiving means transmits attribute information indicating communication ability of the device itself as well as receives attribute information indicating communication ability of the other device as the data, and the electromagnetic-wave generating means turns off the output of the electromagnetic wave for a given period of time after the transmission of the data based on the attribute information.05-27-2010
20100130125Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product for Analyzing Data Associated with Proximate Devices - An apparatus for analyzing data associated with proximate devices may include a processor. The processor may be configured to detect that a first device is proximate to a second device and receive indications of active data directly from the first device. The processor may also be configured to perform an analysis of the indications of active data and cause a user interface to present results of the analysis. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.05-27-2010
20120149303SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY - A wireless power transfer system with a remote device having a communication transmitter configured to initiate communications with a framing pulse to prevent noise from being mistaken for legitimate data. The communication system may employ a bi-phase modulation scheme, and the framing pulse may be generated to present no transitions in the communication signal during a specified period of time. The communication transmitter may produce the framing pulse by applying a load in the remote device. The present invention also provides a method for transmitting communication signals in a wireless power supply system including the general steps of: (a) preceding each communication with a framing pulse configured to present a bit sequence that does not exist in legitimate data communications, (b) maintaining the framing pulse for a period of time sufficient to effectively “reset” the communications receiver and (c) transmitting communications following the framing pulse.06-14-2012
20120149302INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus communicates with an electronic device for performing first contact or noncontact communication and performs second communication different from the first communication with the electronic device. The information processing apparatus includes a data storage unit that stores data in a storage area for each of electronic device users, a program storage unit that stores an application program for a service related to the first communication using the data, a communication unit that performs the second communication, an authentication unit that authenticates the electronic device, a data identifying unit that identifies the data stored in the storage area for the authenticated user, and an execution unit that executes, using identification information that is used for identifying the application program for the service related to the first communication and that is sent from the electronic device and the identified data, the application program corresponding to the identification information.06-14-2012
20130017782NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSAANM Tay; ZernAACI CambridgeAACO GBAAGP Tay; Zern Cambridge GBAANM Patel; ShyamAACI CambridgeAACO GBAAGP Patel; Shyam Cambridge GBAANM McFarthing; AnthonyAACI CambridgeshireAACO GBAAGP McFarthing; Anthony Cambridgeshire GB - A near field communications apparatus comprising a signal source, a transmit antenna and means for detecting a change in the input impedance of the transmit antenna to detect the presence of a device which is compatible with the apparatus.01-17-2013
20130017783Self-Energized Wireless Sensor and Method Using Magnetic Field Communications - Manufacturing processes monitor forces or pressures within a machine. Metal within machines affect wireless communications within the machines for reporting monitored data. An embodiment of the present invention is a sensor that provides wireless communications unaffected by metals and with less electrical noise than slip rings. An embodiment can monitor manufacturing processes, such as by employing a piezoelectric transducer to measure forces or pressures in a machine and generate an electrical signal representing, for example, forces measured by the piezoelectric transducer. A threshold modulator circuit converts the electrical signal into a series of electrical pulses, which can be transmitted as a corresponding series of magnetic field pulses to a wireless receiver. The receiver reconstructs the original electrical signal, thereby enabling a receiver system to determine physical activities in the machine. The embodiment may be self-powered through use of power generated by the piezoelectric transducer.01-17-2013
20130017785METHODS FOR A RADIO-FREQUENCY SIM CARD WITH LOW-FREQUENCY MAGNETIC COMMUNICATION TO TRIGGER A TRANSACTION ACCORDING TO DETERMINED DISTANCE THRESHOLDSAANM Jiang; YuAACI ShenzhenAACO CNAAGP Jiang; Yu Shenzhen CN - A method for a radio-frequency SIM card with low-frequency magnetic communication to trigger a transaction according to determined distance thresholds comprises: setting a Threshold 01-17-2013
20130017784OTA PROVISIONING TO A SECURE ELEMENT USED FOR NFC TRANSACATIONS - A method for configuring a mobile communication device to perform transactions using a second communication channel that is different from a first communication channel through which the mobile communication device sends voice data. The method includes attaching a secure element to the mobile communication device. The secure element includes a memory storing an application, a processor configured to execute the application stored in the memory; and a wireless transceiver configured to send transaction data associated with the executed application through the second communication channel to a terminal that is remote from the mobile communication device.01-17-2013
20130017780COMMUNICATION SYSTEM UTILIZING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) TO PROVIDE ENHANCED TELECONFERENCE FEATURES AND RELATED METHODSAANM Rose; Scott DouglasAACI WaterlooAACO CAAAGP Rose; Scott Douglas Waterloo CAAANM Griffin; Jason TylerAACI KitchenerAACO CAAAGP Griffin; Jason Tyler Kitchener CAAANM Lazaridis; MihalAACI WaterlooAACO CAAAGP Lazaridis; Mihal Waterloo CA - A communication system may include a plurality of conferencing endpoints at different locations and capable of being coupled to a telecommunication network, a respective near field communication (NFC) device associated with each conferencing endpoint, and a plurality of electronic devices. Each electronic device may be configured to register at one of the conferencing endpoints for a teleconference between the plurality of conferencing endpoints based upon communication with a respective NFC device associated with the one of the conferencing endpoints. At least one of the electronic devices may be further configured to provide a notification based upon a security level associated with another electronic device being registered for the teleconference.01-17-2013
20130017781COMMUNICATION APPARATUSAANM Jones; SteveAACI Kents HillAACO GBAAGP Jones; Steve Kents Hill GB - A communication apparatus (01-17-2013
20110159812RESONANCE POWER GENERATOR AND RESONANCE POWER RECEIVER - Disclosed is a resonate power generator and a resonate power receiver. The resonate power generator may include a modulator to control modulation of transmission data transmitted to a target resonator, and to control transmission of the modulated transmission data to a power carrier signal of a source resonator, a demodulator to demodulate received data received from the target resonator, and a coupling unit to couple the modulator, the demodulator, and the source resonator.06-30-2011
20130023211ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION STATE OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a communication module, an electrical field strength detector, a state detector, an output module, and an output controller. The communication module transmits and receives a radio signal. The electrical field strength detector detects electrical field strength of the radio signal transmitted and received by the communication module. The state detector detects a first state where the electrical field strength detected by the electrical field strength detector increases with the lapse of time and a second state where the electrical field strength detected by the electrical field strength detector decreases with the lapse of time. The output controller controls output from the output module based on the first state and the second state.01-24-2013
20130023210INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC INTRACHIP COMMUNICATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - An integrated circuit includes a substrate and a first integrated circuit die having a first circuit coupled to the substrate via a first bonding wire, the first circuit having a first intra-chip interface. A second integrated circuit die has a second circuit coupled to the substrate via a second bonding wire, the second circuit having a second intra-chip interface, the second bonding wire electrically isolated from the first bonding wire. The first circuit communicates with the second circuit via the first intra-chip interface and the second intra-chip interface, and wherein the first intra-chip interface and the second intra-chip interface communicate via a first electromagnetic coupling between the first bonding wire and the second bonding wire.01-24-2013
20130023209MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE SECURE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS WITH AUTHENTICATION - A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.01-24-2013
20130023207Wireless Communication User System - A wireless communication user system for a wireless communication system includes an identity device and a communication device. The communication device is capable of establishing a near field connection with the identity device, so as to output a control command to the identity device via the near field connection, to obtain contents of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card embedded in the identity device, and execute a wireless communication function of the wireless communication system with the contents of the SIM card.01-24-2013
20130023208COMMUNICATION DEVICES HAVING CONTROLLED IMPEDANCES - A NFC communications enabled device has a data store to store data, an inductive coupler to couple inductively with the magnetic field of a radio frequency signal and a signal supplier to supply a radio frequency signal to the inductive coupler. A modulator modulates a radio frequency signal in accordance with data and a demodulator extracts data from a modulated radio frequency signal inductively coupled to the coupler. A controller enables the NFC communications enabled device both to initiate near field radio frequency communication with another near field RF communicator and to respond to near field radio frequency communication initiated by another near field RF communicator. The inductive coupler has an antenna and a variable impedance element. The controller is configured to control the variable impedance element to control a magnetic field strength associated with a radio frequency signal supplied by the signal supplier.01-24-2013
20130023206POWER-SCAVENGING RECEIVER TO GENERATE A SIGNAL TO BE USED TO CONTROL OPERATIONAL STATE - Methods and apparatuses for initiative communication between first and second wireless communication devices using first and second RFID transceivers.01-24-2013
20130171928Multi-Party Transactions with Static and/or Dynamic Rules Management Mediated by One or More NFC-Enabled Devices - Virtual money, in electronic form, with dynamically programmable characteristics other than value for controlling the pay out and use of the stored value are provided. A computational platform, such as but not limited to an NFC-enabled mobile device, can receive and distribute virtual money in accordance with the rules and constraints supplied by the issuer of the value stored in the NFC-enabled mobile device. The rules and constraints can be dynamically changed by the issuer prior to the payout from the NFC-enabled mobile device. Pay outs from the NFC-enabled mobile device further include rules that constrain or define the use of the paid out value.07-04-2013
20130171931Communication Method Between Electronic Appliances, and Corresponding Appliances - A communication method for the communication between two appliances which are set up for communication in a first communication mode is provided. The method includes sending an activation sequence in a second communication mode from the first to the second appliance in order to initiate communication based on the first communication mode; sending data from the second appliance to the first appliance based on the first communication mode. The activation sequence sent to the second appliance includes an initialization sequence and a request for data communication in the first communication mode. In addition, a corresponding electronic appliance and system are provided.07-04-2013
20130171933INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH MILLIMETER WAVE AND INDUCTIVE COUPLING AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A circuit includes a plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding circuits, the plurality of integrated circuits or dies include a first plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding millimeter wave interfaces and a second plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding inductive interfaces. The first plurality of integrated circuits or dies communicate first signals therebetween via the corresponding millimeter wave interfaces and the second plurality of integrated circuits or dies communicate second signals therebetween via the corresponding inductive interfaces.07-04-2013
20080233869METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A SINGLE-CHIP FM TUNING SYSTEM FOR TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE ANTENNAS - Aspects of a method and system for a single-chip FM tuning system for transmit and receive antennas may include in a frequency-modulation (FM) radio system comprising an integrated FM radio transmitter and FM radio receiver: receiving via a receive antenna for the FM radio system a radio-frequency (RF) signal transmitted from a transmit antenna of the radio transmitter. A frequency response of said receive antenna and/or a frequency response of said transmit antenna may be adjusted based on said received RF signal. The frequency response of the receive antenna and/or the transmit antenna may be adjusted dynamically, autonomously, sequentially and/or simultaneously. The receive antenna and/or the transmit antenna may be adjusted via a programmable filter, which may comprise inductive and capacitive components. The programmable filter may comprise a programmable array of inductors and/or a programmable array of capacitors.09-25-2008
20080233868METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING A SINGLE ANTENNA FOR FREQUENCY MODULATION (FM) TRANSMIT OR FM RECEIVE, AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICAITON (NFC) - Aspects of a method and system for sharing a single antenna for frequency modulation (FM) transmission or FM reception, and near field communication (NFC) are presented. Aspects of a system may include at least one circuit that enables, via a single antenna, transmission of an FM signal or reception of an FM signal, and simultaneous transmission of an NFC signal or reception of an NFC signal.09-25-2008
20080233867METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING A SINGLE ANTENNA FOR FREQUENCY MODULATION (FM) RECEPTION OR FM TRANSMISSION AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) - Aspects of a method and system for sharing a single antenna for frequency modulation (FM) transmission or FM reception, and near field communication (NFC) are presented. Aspects of a system may include at least one circuit that enables, via a single antenna, simultaneous transmission of an FM signal and transmission of an NFC signal or reception of an NFC signal.09-25-2008
20080227391Apparatus and method for increased security of wireless transactions - A mobile communication device with security mechanisms is provided for enabling wireless personal information transfer with increased security. In another embodiment of the invention, a mobile communication device is used to confirm a transaction.09-18-2008
20130203347MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) LOW POWER OPERATING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile communications device may include a near field communication (NFC) transceiver capable of operating in a first mode and a second mode, where the NFC transceiver has a load threshold level associated therewith. The mobile communications device may further include a controller coupled with the NFC transceiver. The controller may be capable of switching the NFC transceiver to the first mode when a load detected by the NFC transceiver is below the load threshold level, and switching the NFC transceiver to the second mode when the load detected by the NFC transceiver reaches the load threshold level.08-08-2013
20080220717Communication system and method, information processing terminal and method, and information processing device and method - The present invention relates to a communication system and method, an information processing terminal and method, and an information processing device and method which enable simple and secure restricted access. When a PDA 09-11-2008
20130178153NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A near-field communications system comprises first and second antenna coils disposed such that, in combination, they generate a magnetic field with orthogonal components, wherein the system is configured to generate first and second signals for the first and second antenna coils respectively, the first and second signals being out of phase.07-11-2013
20130178159Method and apparatus for emulating multiple cards in mobile devices - Techniques for mobile devices configured to support or function as multiple contactless cards, such as Mifare contactless cards, are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a mobile device embedded with an emulator is loaded with a plurality of software modules or applications, each emulating one card or one type of contactless cards. An emulator is implemented in a secure element that is personalized for a user of the mobile device while the applications are respectively provisioned via their respective providers per the personalized secure element. When the mobile device is to be used as a contactless card to perform a monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into and executed in the emulator. When the mobile device is to be used to perform another monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into the emulator to replace the previous application entirely or partially in the emulator. As a result, the mobile device can be used as a monetary device in lieu of multiple contactless cards.07-11-2013
20130143489NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION EQUIPPED DEVICE - The present application relates to a near field communication (NFC) equipped device such as a mobile telephone. The device includes an NFC controller for controlling NFC operations of the device and a secure element for NFC applications and sensitive data. The secure element includes non-volatile memory which is used by the device to store non-volatile NFC data. The non-volatile NFC data is transferred between the secure element and the NFC controller by means of a single wire protocol interface and dedicated proprietary gates of a host controller interface, which dedicated gates are used for transferring the non-volatile NFC data to the secure element memory and retrieving the non-volatile NFC data from the secure element memory.06-06-2013
20130143490DATA TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND SOLID STATE DRIVE INCLUDING THE SAME - A data transmitting and receiving apparatus includes a coil configured to transmit and receive data through inductive coupling, where a voltage drop across the coil constitutes a sensing signal. The apparatus further includes an input unit configured to generate transmission data and a replica signal in accordance with an input data signal, the transmission data being supplied to the coil. The apparatus still further includes a replica unit configured to generate a compensation signal in accordance with the replica signal, and an output unit configured to extract reception data from the sensing signal using the compensation signal.06-06-2013
20130143491Data Communication and Object Localization Using Inductive Coupling - An apparatus and method are disclosed for a software and hardware configuration that uses inductive coupling to allow a physical object to determine information describing another physical object. An inductor capacitor circuit acts as a transmitter as well as a receiver of inductive field. A voltage signal provided to an inductor in an object causes the inductor to generate inductive field received by another inductor in a second object. An object receiving inductive field from another object analyzes the inductive field to receive arbitrary data, including but not limited to data that can allow the receiving object to determine the identity of the object transmitting the inductive field. The object receiving the inductive field can also determine the distance between the receiving object and the transmitting object based on the strength of a signal generated by the inductive field.06-06-2013
20130143492COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A communication system and communication method enable various types of near field communication. NFC communication apparatuses have two features in that each can perform communication in two communication modes and that each can perform data transmission at a plurality of transfer rates. The two communication modes consist of a passive mode and an active mode. In the passive mode, between the NFC communication apparatuses, for example, a first NFC communication apparatus transmits data to a second NFC communication apparatus by modulating electromagnetic waves generated by itself, while the second NFC communication apparatus transmits data to the first NFC communication apparatus by performing load modulation on the electromagnetic waves generated by the first NFC communication apparatus. Alternatively, in the active mode, either of the NFC communication apparatuses transmits data by modulating electromagnetic waves generated by itself. The present innovation can be applied to, for example, an IC card system, etc.06-06-2013
20130210345METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE - A integrated broadband transceiver is operable to communicate signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask and to spread said communicated signals over a designated frequency spectrum band. The integrated broadband transceiver is operable to detect usable channels within the designated frequency spectrum band and wirelessly communicate content with one or more other integrated broadband transceiver enabled devices over the one or more of said detected channels. The one or more other integrated broadband transceiver enabled devices are also operable to communicate signals at the power level that is below the spurious emissions mask and to spread said communicated signals over said entire designated frequency spectrum band. The integrated broadband transceiver may be paired with the other integrated broadband transceiver enabled devices utilizing broadband near-field communication (BNC) protocols. The integrated broadband transceiver may be configured with security levels during the pairing based on corresponding.08-15-2013
20130171932SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A SERVICE USING A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TAG - A system and method of providing a service using a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag are provided. A device that receives the service includes a tag information receiving unit that receives tag information from the NFC tag; a service requesting unit that provides a server with application information about an application that is installed in the device and the tag information, and that requests a service corresponding to the application; and a data receiving unit that receives service data from the server. The service data corresponds to the application information and the tag information and differs from each other, according to a type of the application.07-04-2013
20120252363METHOD AND MODULE FOR SWITCHING OPERATING MODE, AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - Method and module for switching operating mode for near-field communication, and terminal equipment using same. The method includes: acquiring by one device of both devices in near-field communication relevant parameters of the other device including type of the device; determining by the one device whether to switch to a target operating mode according to the relevant parameters of the one device and the other device, or determining whether to exchange operating modes with the other device; wherein the relevant parameters of the one device include type of the device; and switching the operating mode by the one device to the target mode or exchanging the operating mode of the one device with that of the other device, if the determining result of the determining step is positive. According to the embodiments, power consumption may be distributed more reasonably and the power consumption of the initiator device may be reduced.10-04-2012
20120252362COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device includes: a communication unit that adjusts communication characteristics; a setting unit that sets adjustment values used in adjustment of the communication characteristics of the communication unit among parameters of the adjustable communication characteristics set for applications relating to communication on the basis of the parameters corresponding to the application which is a process target; and an adjustment control unit that controls the communication unit to adjust the communication characteristics on the basis of the adjustment values.10-04-2012
20120252360MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR SELECTING A PAYMENT ACCOUNT TO USE WITH A PAYMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM BASED UPON A MICROPHONE OR DEVICE PROFILE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a near field communications (NFC) device, a microphone, a memory configured to store access information for each of a plurality of payment accounts, and a processor cooperating with the NFC device, the microphone, and the memory. The processor may be configured to capture a sound using the microphone, determine a given payment account from among the plurality thereof based upon the sound, and send the corresponding access information for the given payment account to a transaction terminal via the NFC device.10-04-2012
20110269399ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.11-03-2011
20130115876Near Field Communications Reader - The present application relates to a near field communications (NFC) reader having a power amplifier which has an output that connects to an input terminal of an antenna by means of an antenna filter made up of one or more series resistors and one or more series capacitors. The NFC reader includes means for adjusting the Q factor of the antenna so as to increase the available transmit bandwidth and/or improve the efficiency of the reader. The means for adjusting the Q factor of the antenna may be, for example, a variable resistive component or one or more switches.05-09-2013
20130178154MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH NFC COUPLING CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, a processor carried by the housing and coupled to the wireless transceiver, and an NFC IC carried by the housing and coupled to the processor. The mobile wireless communications device may also include an NFC antenna carried by the housing, and a coupling circuit between the NFC IC and the NFC antenna. The coupling circuit may include a capacitive network including capacitors coupled in series with each other and in parallel with the NFC antenna, a transmit branch coupled between the NFC IC and a first node between a first pair of capacitors, and a receive branch coupled between the NFC IC and the first node between the first pair of capacitors.07-11-2013
20130178155TABLET COMPUTER CARRYING CASE WITH RETRACTABLE LATCH - A carrying case includes a frame member to retain a tablet computer and a base member coupled to the frame member. The frame member includes a recess with a protruding lip to receive a first edge of the tablet computer as it is inserted into the carrying case, and a retractable latching mechanism to secure a second, opposite edge of the tablet computer. The retractable latching mechanism can be moved to a retracted position to enable the second edge of the tablet computer to be inserted within the frame member and then released to a non-retracted position to secure the second edge of the tablet computer within the frame member.07-11-2013
20130178156NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SECURITY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for security of communication devices that communicate with each other in a near field are provided. A Near Field Communication (NFC) security apparatus may detect the presence of a neighboring device other than communication devices, based on a change in a near field. In response to detecting the presence of the neighboring device, the NFC security apparatus may control an amount of energy transmitted by the communication devices such that the neighboring device may be prevented from accurately receiving a signal transmitted between the communication devices.07-11-2013
20130178157COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication terminal includes a first communication unit having a power supply function by electromagnetic induction, and a second communication unit having a communication capability higher than that of the first communication unit. When communicating with a communication partner terminal, it is determined whether to receive power from the communication partner terminal. Upon determining to receive the power by the power supply function of the first communication unit, communication with the communication partner terminal by the second communication unit is controlled using the power supplied from the communication partner terminal by the power supply function of the first communication unit.07-11-2013
20130178158WIRELESS SYSTEMS HAVING MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND EMPLOYING SIMPLIFIED FABRICATION AND MATCHING, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A means and method to connect multiple IC chips to a single apparatus where the IC chips may function as a passive system or network in space. The collection of antennae and coupled near field devices form a pool of energy in which multiple devices may be introduced so as to provide a pool of energy and/or to function as a network or networks of devices including IC chips.07-11-2013
20130171929MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) CARD ISSUANCE FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a provisioning terminal comprising a first near field communications (NFC) device, where the provisioning terminal is capable of communicating with a provisioning server. The system may further include a mobile communications device comprising a second NFC device, a processor capable of providing a mobile wallet interface, a memory, and a memory controller coupled with the second NFC device, the memory, and the processor. The memory controller may be capable of receiving an applet and associated mobile wallet interface data from the provisioning server via the provisioning terminal based upon NFC communication between the first NFC device and the second NFC device, storing the applet and the associated mobile wallet interface data in the memory, and sending the mobile wallet interface data from the memory to the processor for the mobile wallet interface.07-04-2013
20130095756TECHNIQUES FOR USING SOFTWARE APPLICATION-RELATED METADATA IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TRANSMISSIONS - A computer-implemented method includes determining, at a first mobile device associated with a first user, whether a second mobile device is within range for near field communication (NFC). When in range, the method includes receiving, at the first mobile device, first data and second data from the second mobile device via an NFC transmission, the first data being based on input from a second user associated with the second mobile device, the second data being metadata indicating a software application configured to process the first data. When the first mobile device does not have the software application indicated by the second data, the method includes retrieving, at the first mobile device, the software application via a network. The method also includes providing, at the first mobile device, the first data to the first user via the software application.04-18-2013
20130095759MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION IN A MONITORING DEVICE - In a monitoring device consisting of a reader and a data carrier, the reader (04-18-2013
20130095758ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.04-18-2013
20130095757METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL ACCESSORIES - Methods and apparatus to control accessories are disclosed. An example method includes establishing a first close-proximity communication connection via a first protocol by providing connection information via a second close-proximity communication connection via a second protocol, obtaining configuration information via the second close-proximity communication connection, and configuring a response to an event associated with the second close-proximity communication connection.04-18-2013
20130095755SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTACTLESS PAYMENT WITH A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS ATTACHMENT - A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack.04-18-2013
20130095752SHAPED LOAD MODULATION IN A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) DEVICE - A method and apparatus is disclosed to compensate for overshoot and/or undershoot in a transmission sequence by shaping the transmission sequence according to a shaping envelope to lengthen its rise time and/or fall time to provide a modified transmission sequence. The shaping envelope may represent a trigonometric function, a polynomial function, a piecewise function or any other function that lengthens the rise time and/or the fall time of the transmission sequence. The modified transmission sequence adjusts an impedance of an antenna to load modulate a carrier wave that is inductively coupled to it.04-18-2013
20130102249INFORMATION EXCHANGE DEVICE - An information exchange device includes a human body communication unit which applies information flowing via a human body to a human body and detects information flowing via the human body, an information transmission unit which transmits information via the human body communication unit, an identification unit which identifies other device which can transmit information from the information transmission unit, a detection unit which detects a contact state with other human body, and a transmission control unit which starts transmission of information according to identification by the identification unit and a detection by the detection unit.04-25-2013
20130102248WIRELESS TAG COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS FOR A VENUE - A system for delivering information to a venue guest includes a wireless tag within the venue and having a Universal Resource Locator (URL) stored therein, and a server for providing the information through a web page addressable by the URL. The web page displays the information to any portable media device that interfaces with the wireless tag. A system for delivering location specific information of a venue to a guest at the venue includes a venue app that contains the information and downloadable, machine readable, instructions that are compatible with a portable media device, and a wireless tag having a location indicator is associated with a location of the tag within the venue. If the venue app is executed by the portable media device, and receives the location indicator from the wireless tag, the venue app displays the information, based upon the location indicator, on the portable media device.04-25-2013
20130102247METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING NFC DATA EXCHANGE CONFIGURATION PARAMETER UPDATE MECHANISMS - Aspects disclosed herein relate to improving mechanisms for prompting a NFCC to update data exchange parameters for ISO-DEP communications between a DH and a remote NFC endpoint. In an example, with a NFC device a DH may be configured to receive an activation message from a NFCC that is using a Frame RF interface over NFC-B RF technology, determine that one or more data exchange parameters included in the activation message are different from one or more corresponding current relevant data exchange parameters that the NFCC is configured to implement, generate an RF parameter update command including the one or more data exchange parameters corresponding to the one or more current relevant data exchange parameters that are determined to be different, and send the generated RF parameter update command to the NFCC to prompt the NFCC to update the one or more corresponding current relevant data exchange parameters.04-25-2013
20130102246MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING NFC APPLET COMPATIBILITY FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile communications device may include a near field communication (NFC) device, and a processor coupled with the NFC device. The processor may be configured to operate a first NFC applet and a second NFC applet, determine whether concurrent enabling of the first NFC applet and the second NFC applet will cause a compatibility conflict, and concurrently enable the first NFC applet and the second NFC applet for communicating data via the NFC device based upon a determination that concurrent enabling of the first NFC applet and the second NFC applet will not cause the compatibility conflict.04-25-2013
20130115877DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTENT SEARCHING BETWEEN PEER DEVICES - A portable communication device is equipped to search for content stored on a target electronic device. The portable communication device transfers user-defined content search query to an electronic device via a near-field communications (NFC) module. The portable communication device receives search results from the electronic device via the NFC module and indicates to the user that search results have been received from the electronic device. The portable communication device facilitates content searching and data transfer between two devices.05-09-2013
20130115878SYSTEM COMPRISING A CAPACITIVE INFORMATION CARRIER FOR ACQUIRING INFORMATION - The invention describes a system comprising a capacitive information carrier, wherein an electrically conductive layer is arranged on an electrically non-conductive substrate, and a surface sensor, wherein the information carrier is in contact with the surface sensor. Furthermore, the invention comprises a process for acquiring information, comprising a capacitive information carrier, a capacitive surface sensor, a contact between the two elements and an interaction which makes a touch structure of the information carrier evaluable for a data-processing system connected to the surface sensor and can trigger events associated with said information carrier.05-09-2013
20130143488Detecting a Presence of Near Field Communications (NFC) Devices - A near field communications (NFC) device is disclosed that detects a presence of another NFC capable device within its magnetic field. The NFC device observes signal metrics of an observed detection signal at various intervals. The NFC device determines a statistical relationship based upon at least two first signal metrics from among the signal metrics to determine an estimate of at least one second signal metric from among the signal metrics. The NFC device compares a difference between the estimate of the signal metric of the at least one second signal metric and the at least one second signal metric. The NFC capable device makes a first determination that another NFC device is present within its magnetic field when the difference indicates that the at least one second signal metric is non-linearly related to the at least two first signal metrics.06-06-2013
20130143486MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING NFC SENSOR AND MAGNETIC SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a near field communications (NFC) device, and a magnetic sensor. A processor is coupled to the NFC device and the magnetic sensor, and is switchable between an active mode and an idle mode based upon the magnetic sensor. The processor is configured to remain in the active mode based upon communication via the NFC device irrespective of the magnetic sensor.06-06-2013
20130143493APPARATUS FOR LOW-FREQUENCY SIGNAL DETECTION AND TRANSMISSION - An apparatus for low-frequency signal detection and transmission in a short-distance communication field comprises: a PCB, a magnetic induction module for inducing low-frequency magnetic signal, and a low-frequency signal processing module for detecting low-frequency signal, the magnetic induction module and the low-frequency signal processing module being integrated onto the PCB. The magnetic induction module is connected with the low-frequency signal processing module. The PCB can be a SIM card PCB, a Micro-SIM card PCB, a TF card PCB, a SD card PCB, or a UIM card PCB, etc. This invention realizes low-frequency signal detection and transmission function of a SIM card, a TF card, a SD card, a UIM card, or any of other various memory cards mounted in a mobile phone.06-06-2013
20100279607WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RADIATION DIRECTIVITY ESTIMATING METHOD - A wireless communication device includes a circuit board to include an antenna element, an estimating unit to estimate a current distribution in at least a partial area on the circuit board, which is induced by power feeding to the antenna element, and a specifying unit to specify a radiation pattern associated with the current distribution estimated by the estimating unit as a radiation directivity of the circuit board.11-04-2010
20130095751Near Field Communication Security - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a computing device, including at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the device to perform at least the following: receive near field communication device data related to a specific NFC device; generate a reputation query on the basis of the received NFC device data; send the generated reputation query to a service provider; receive reputation data, retrieved from a reputation database of NFC device reputation information, related to the specific NFC device from the service provider; and take further action on the basis of the received reputation relating to the specific NFC device.04-18-2013
20130143487REDUCING NFC PEER MODE CONNECTION TIMES - Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for reducing Near Field Communication (NFC) Peer Mode connection times are presented. According to one or more aspects, a mode switching interval associated with an NFC device discovery loop may be defined. A first portion of the mode switching interval may be assigned to polling operations. A second portion of the mode switching interval may be assigned to listening operations. The first portion and the second portion of the mode switching interval respectively may occupy less than all of the mode switching interval, and the second portion of the mode switching interval may be shifted in position within the mode switching interval for respective iterations of the NFC device discovery loop.06-06-2013
20130157566INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL APPARATUS - A BT 3.0+HS control unit communicates in BT 3.0+HS. A WiFi control unit performs WiFi communication. An NFC communication unit performs NFC communication. If another information processing terminal apparatus approaches, a handover control unit causes the NFC communication unit to perform NFC communication with the information processing terminal apparatus, and switches communication with the information processing terminal apparatus from NFC communication to one or both of BT 3.0+HS communication and WiFi communication based on the transmitted and received setting information. A communication control unit determines whether or not an HS connection is used based on input information on data communication, and controls the handover control unit not to switch to WiFi communication when an HS connection is used.06-20-2013
20130157565METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARGING A BATTERY IN A MOBILE DEVICE THROUGH A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) ANTENNA - A near field communication (NFC) antenna in a mobile device is used to wirelessly charge a battery in the mobile device by placing the mobile device on, or in very close proximity to, a charging station that emits an electromagnetic field. An induced current from the NFC antenna is detected that is above a predetermined threshold for longer than a predetermined duration. The induced current is used to charge the battery in the mobile device.06-20-2013
20130157564Capacitive/Inductive Proximity Detection for Wi-Fi Protection - A combination of capacitive, mutual capacitive, and inductive proximity and touch sensing is used to detect the presence and nature of nearby objects to a wireless device. When the proximity of metal or a user is sensed the output power of a Wi-Fi module in the device is reduced so as to prevent harm to the user and/or the Wi-Fi transmitter amplifier circuits. Inductive sensors located at the four corners of the wireless device are used to detect metal, and capacitive sensors are used to detect a capacitance change or shift due to the presence of a user's hand, body or metal. In addition, the capacitive sensors may be located at the four corners of the device and can measure changes in the mutual capacitance coupling between these capacitive sensors.06-20-2013
20130157563MEDIA EXPOSURE AND VERIFICATION UTILIZING INDUCTIVE COUPLING - A computer-implemented system and method for establishing media data exposure, where a media device, such as a computer, radio, television and the like, receive media data and produces research data from it. The research data may be based on computer-based or computer network-based characteristics, ancillary codes or audio signatures. As the research data is being produced, an inductive coupling is sought for nearby portable computer devices. Once a portable computing device inductively couples to the media device, information is transferred, allowing a system to determine and/or verify that specific users were exposed to particular media data.06-20-2013
20110212689SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE TO END-POINT TERMINAL IN CPNS ENVIRONMENT, AND CPNS SERVER, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND END-POINT TERMINAL FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to a system and a method for providing a service to an end-point terminal in a CPNS environment, and to a CPNS server, a mobile communication terminal and an end-point terminal for the same. The system comprises a CPNS server which performs an authentication procedure based on received terminal information about the mobile communication terminal and requests a content providing server to execute the CPNS mobile communication terminal for opening a CPNS session with the end-point terminal when the CPNS server provides the CPNS; and the end-point terminal communication terminal or the CPNS server and executes the CPNS provided by the CPNS server via the mobile communication terminal.09-01-2011
20080200119Power reception control device, power transmission control device, non-contact power transmission system, power reception device, power transmission device, and electronic instrument - A power-receiving-side control circuit of a power reception device performs intermittent load modulation by causing an NMOS transistor to be turned ON/OFF during normal power transmission. A power-transmission-side control circuit included in a power transmission control device of a power transmission device monitors, an intermittent change in the load of the power reception device during normal power transmission. The power-transmission-side control circuit determines that a foreign object has been inserted between a primary coil and a secondary coil and stops power transmission when an intermittent change in load cannot be detected. The amount of power supplied to the load may be compulsorily reduced when the load state of the load is heavy.08-21-2008
20110223860System and Method for Configuring Devices for Wireless Communication - A system and method for configuring devices for wireless communication are disclosed. A method may include transmitting an activation key from an activation broker to a wireless agent. The method may also include transmitting the activation key from the activation broker to a wireless registrar. At least one of the transmission of the activation key to the wireless agent and the transmission of the activation key to the wireless registrar may include transmitting the activation key via a short-range wireless communication technology. In addition, the activation key may include information for authenticating wireless communication between the wireless agent and a wireless access point.09-15-2011
20110223859Inductive Data Communication - Data transmission systems and methods are disclosed in which a transmitter and a receiver, each having an inductor, are configured for wirelessly transferring data and power between them. Error detection is implemented for implementing error correction techniques by making corrections at the receiver, at the transmitter, or both. In preferred embodiments of the invention, error correction approaches include oversampling, power adjustments, and frequency adjustments. In preferred implementations, the systems and methods are used for transmitting both power and data using a single pair of inductors.09-15-2011
20110223858Mobile Communication Device with Low Near-Field Radiation and Related Antenna Structure - A mobile communication device includes an antenna structure. The antenna structure includes a circuit board; a ground plane disposed on the second surface of the circuit board and includes a first side edge and a second side edge; an antenna element disposed on the first surface of the circuit board or placed near the circuit board, and includes a first operating band and a second operating band; and a first inductively-coupled element, located near the first side edge of the ground plane, and includes a metal plate and an inductive element, wherein the metal plate is electrically connected to the ground plane through the inductive element. The first inductively-coupled element generates a resonant mode at a specific frequency within the second operating band to reduce a surface current excitation on the ground plane and reduce near-field E-field and H-field strengths of the mobile communication device within the second operating band.09-15-2011
20110237185METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION FOR A RF COMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED ON ITS PROXIMITY TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device may be operable to determine, based on a known location of the mobile device, a location for a RF communication device that communicates with the mobile device, whenever the mobile device is within proximate range of the RF communication device. The determined location for the RF communication device may be stored in a location database in a location server and/or a memory in the RF communication device. The stored location of the RF communication device may then be used to determine a location for other mobile devices that may communicate with the RF communication device and are within proximate range of the RF communication device. The RF communication device may comprise a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device and/or a near field communication (NFC) device. The determined location for the RF communication device may comprise the known location of the mobile device.09-29-2011
20120276846Communication Apparatus, Communication Method, Program, and Communication System - A communication apparatus is provided including a display unit, a storage unit capable of storing therein display condition information in which a display instruction for causing the display unit to perform display processing or a non-display instruction for not allowing the display unit to perform the display processing is set, and a short distance wireless communication control unit for controlling a connection establishment communication with a communication party by a communication system based on electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling and data communication with the communication party by the communication system. The short distance wireless communication control unit judges whether the non-display instruction is set in the display condition information stored in the storage unit, and does not make the data communication with the communication party when judging that the non-display instruction is set, the communication control unit.11-01-2012
20130149960DROP ZONE RALLY POINT BEACON - A VLF beacon operates in the near field of the antenna, providing a low impedance (magnetic) wave located by employing simple amplitude gradient and phase alignment direction finding (DF) methods. When rotated, the beacon antenna radiates its signal with little attenuation. Beacon antennas include a loop antenna which has a 1/r06-13-2013
20110275319ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.11-10-2011
20110275318Contactless communication medium, antenna pattern-placed medium, communication apparatus, and antenna adjusting method - A contactless communication medium includes a base made of an insulating material, an antenna coil section including a conductor wound in a planar shape on the base, an inductance adjusting conductor pattern that is connected in parallel to a part of the conductor in the antenna coil section, and is placed on the base, a capacitor connected to the antenna coil section, and a communication processing section that is connected to the antenna coil section and the capacitor to perform contactless communication processing.11-10-2011
20110275317MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display module, a camera capturing an image of a person, a short-range communication module performing near field communication with at least one of another mobile terminal to acquire information items corresponding to the captured image, and a controller displaying at least one of the information items acquired through the short-range communication module with the captured image on the display module. The information about the person in the captured image can be acquired through near field communication, and thus information exchange can be easily achieved.11-10-2011
20110275316DEVICE TO DEVICE CONNECTION SETUP USING NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION - Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable near-field communication to be used in out-of-band initialization methods for connection setup for device-to-device communication. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of initiating, by a first device, an out-of-band near-field communication connection with a second device by transmitting wireless communication signals including necessary power for providing the near-field communication connection; sending a first short-range communication connection parameters for role determination, to the second device via the out-of-band near-field communication connection; receiving second short-range communication connection parameters for role determination, from the second device via the out-of-band near-field communication connection; selecting a role for the short-range communication connection by adopting short-range communication connection parameters for role determination that correspond to the role; discarding short-range communication connection parameters for role determination that are not adopted; and initiating the short-range communication connection according to the selected role using the adopted short-range communication connection parameters for role determination.11-10-2011
20110275315RADIO FIELD INTENSITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE, AND RADIO FIELD INTENSITY DETECTOR AND GAME CONSOLE USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a radio field intensity measurement device having a display portion with improved visibility, in the case of measuring a weak radiowave from a long distance. In the radio field intensity measurement device, a battery is provided as a power source for power supply and the battery is charged by a received radiowave. When a potential of a signal obtained from the received radiowave is higher than an output potential of the battery, the power is stored in the battery. On the other hand, when the potential of the signal obtained from the received radiowave is lower than the output potential of the battery, power produced by the battery is used as power to drive the radio field intensity measurement device. As an element to display the radio field intensity, a thermochromic element or an electrochromic element is used.11-10-2011
20130149961COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, the signal electrode is disposed on the first principal surface side of the substrate and is connected to the other end of the second signal line. The housing covers and accommodates therein the substrate, the communication unit, the first signal line, the terminal, the second signal line, and the signal electrode. The conductive material is arranged on an outer side of the housing so as to be opposite to the signal electrode, and includes an outer peripheral portion extended outward beyond an outer periphery of the signal electrode. The communication apparatus carries out data communication via a living body.06-13-2013
20130149962METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING AND PROCESSING LOCATION INFORMATION WITH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - In an environment in which tag readers are installed at a plurality of locations, communication between a tag reader and a terminal including a near field communication (NFC) tag capable of bi-communication with a tag reader is triggered. The tag reader transmits user information and location information which was provided to the terminal to a location information management server so that a service based on the information is provided.06-13-2013
20130149963COMMUNICATION DEVICE PERFORMING MEDIUM DETECTION BY NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION, EXTERNAL DEVICE, AND EXTERNAL MEDIUM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In an external medium communication system including a non-contact card 06-13-2013
20130078914Varying Load Modulation in an NFC-Enabled Device Over a Range of Field Strength - An NFC-enabled device includes a load modulation communication section providing two or more selectable changes in the load impedance across the antenna terminals. At least one of the two or more selectable changes is dependent on both the transmit data arid the concurrently detected strength of a tag reader field coupled to the NFC antenna.03-28-2013
20120258663INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION WITH AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - An information processing apparatus including a plurality of elements each configured to perform an independent process, a controller configured to control the plurality of elements, and a front end shared by the plurality of elements and configured to perform near field communication with an external device. At a time of activation, the controller allocates, to the plurality of elements, different time slots for communication.10-11-2012
20120258662COMMUNICATION 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. Second communication information is received by the communication apparatus from the other communication apparatus by using near field communication. The second communication information includes second identification information of the other communication apparatus necessary to a second communication. The second communication is performed between the communication apparatus and the other communication apparatus by using the second communication information received by using the near field communication.10-11-2012
20120258660USING A SAME ANTENNA FOR SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMISSION AND/OR RECEPTION BY MULTIPLE TRANSCEIVERS - A circuit includes an antenna, and a pair of transceivers. A first transceiver in the pair is connected to the antenna via a first pair of feed-points, and is designed to transmit and receive signals in a first band of frequencies. A second transceiver in the pair is connected to the antenna via a second pair of feed-points, and is designed to transmit and receive signals in a second band of frequencies. The first band and the second band are non-overlapping frequency bands. The first pair of feed-points is located at a voltage null point of the antenna with respect to the second pair of feed-points. The second pair of feed-points is located at a voltage null point of the antenna with respect to the first pair of feed-points. The first transceiver and the second transceiver are, thus, enabled to simultaneously transmit and/or receive corresponding signals using the same antenna.10-11-2012
20130137373APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING TO DEVICE IN WIRELESS TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for connecting to a device in a wireless terminal, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method for more conveniently connecting to a desired device in a communication mode of a wireless terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a near distance communication module for exchanging device information for a communication connection through a contact with a specific device, and a controller for controlling the near distance communication module to connect communication to the specific device based on the exchanged device information.05-30-2013
20130137372VEHICLE PORTABLE DEVICE AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A vehicle portable device has a wireless communication part that conducts wireless communication with a vehicle, a short-range wireless communication part that conducts short-range wireless communication with a mobile terminal, a vehicle information acquisition part that acquires vehicle information on the vehicle, wherein the vehicle information is transmitted from the vehicle by wireless communication, a transmission intensity setting part that sets transmission intensity, with which the vehicle information is transmitted to the mobile terminal, according to a content of the vehicle information, and a transmission controller that performs control such that the vehicle information is transmitted to the mobile terminal with the set transmission intensity by short-range wireless communication.05-30-2013
20130137371REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION FOR CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for reducing power consumption associated with establishing a connection in a near field communication system is disclosed. According to some embodiments, when requesting an active mode NFC connection, the initiator device can selectively extend transmission of its NFC carrier signal by an extended period of time after transmitting a polling command to the target device. The extended period of time allows the target device additional time to stabilize its clock signal and transmit its own NFC carrier signal back to the initiator device. As a result, the initiator device may wait to enable its NFC clock generator until after receiving a polling command that requests the active mode NFC session. In this manner, when the initiator device requests a passive mode NFC connection, the target device may not enable its NFC clock generator, thereby reducing power consumption.05-30-2013
20130137370MODIFIED CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for reducing power consumption associated with establishing a connection in a near field communication system is disclosed. According to some embodiments, when requesting an active mode NFC connection, the initiator device can selectively extend transmission of its NFC carrier signal by an extended time period after transmitting a request frame to the target device. The extended time period, a value for which is embedded into the request frame, allows the target device additional time to stabilize its clock signal and transmit its own NFC carrier signal back to the initiator device. As a result, the initiator device may enable its NFC clock generator according to the value of the extended time period.05-30-2013
20130137369WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTER, AND IC CARD DEVICE - A wireless communication device has a power receiving wireless communication unit configured to receive power and perform wireless communication utilizing the power, a storage unit configured to store a portion of the power, and a first wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication faster and more efficiently than the power receiving wireless communication unit by utilizing the power stored in the storage unit, when amount of the power stored in the storage unit exceeds a first reference level. The power receiving wireless communication unit includes a power receiver configured to receive power and supply a portion of the power to the storage unit, and a second wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication slower and less efficiently than the first wireless communication unit by utilizing the power received by the power receiver.05-30-2013
20130137368METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTION, MODULE FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTION AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to method for establishing connection, module for establishing connection and terminal equipment. The method comprises: transmitting to a target equipment in an NFC manner, a request for acquiring connection information of the target equipment; receiving a response message containing the connection information returned by the target equipment in an NFC manner in response to the request; wherein the connection information is pre-acquired and stored by the target equipment; and establishing connection with the target equipment based on the connection information. After transmitting the request message, the initiating equipment may receive the connection information returned by the target equipment, and establish the connection with the target equipment based on the connection information, with no need of retransmitting a request after waiting for a certain period of time, and with no need of keeping the initiating equipment and the target equipment in physically close.05-30-2013
20130137366APP Driven Base Station Man-Machine Interface - A user equipment includes a transceiver for communicating with a base station via a wireless communication link, a memory for storing information corresponding to units of the base station, a processor for interpreting an error message received from a unit of the base station by comparing the received message with the stored information and a display for displaying the error in a natural language.05-30-2013
20130137367NON-WIRELESS BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SECURE ELEMENT USING AN AUDIO PORT - In some embodiments, a system includes a mobile communication device and a secure element physically coupled to the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device includes a first wireless transceiver, first processor, first memory, first speaker, first microphone, first Audio To Digital conversion (ADC), and audio port. The secure element includes a second wireless transceiver, second processor, second memory, second Audio To Digital conversion (ADC), second Digital To Audio conversion (DAC), and cable with 3.55 mm plug that is inserted into the audio port of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device is configured to transmit data non-wirelessly via the cable to the secure element using an analog signal. The secure element is configured to transmit data non-wirelessly via the cable inserted into the audio port of the the mobile communication device using an analog signal.05-30-2013
20120282858System and Method of Providing Wireless Connectivity Between a Portable Computing Device and a Portable Computing Device Docking Station - A portable computing device (PCD) docking station and method is disclosed. The PCD docking station may include an upper housing portion, a lower housing portion hingedly connected to the upper housing portion, a near field communication (NFC) transceiver connected to a battery and configured to energize the PCD docking station based upon communication with an NFC transceiver in a PCD, and a wireless dock connection configured to provide connectivity between the PCD and the PCD docking station. Further, the portable computing device may include a PCD pocket formed in the lower housing portion, the upper housing portion, or a combination thereof, wherein the PCD pocket is configured receive a PCD.11-08-2012
20120282857ANTENNA STRUCTURE FOR A NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A near field communication (NFC) communicator includes a housing, an NFC controller and an antenna circuit located in the housing. The antenna circuit enable inductive coupling of a near field electromagnetic signal with another antenna circuit in near field range. The antenna circuit includes an antenna element to generate the electromagnetic signal. The communicator also includes a receiver circuit located in the housing for extracting data from modulation induced in the electromagnetic signal which is caused by the inductive coupling of the near field electromagnetic signal with another antenna circuit, a transmitter circuit to generate the near field, a load modulator to modulate the near field to the reader and an energy harvesting circuit to power the rest of the circuit from the external field. A ferrite sheet is located in the housing such that a gap is maintained between the antenna element and the ferrite sheet.11-08-2012
20130157567WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING WIRELESS MESSAGE DATA DELIVERY THROUGH INTERMEDIARY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a plurality of wireless communications devices (WCDs). A source WCD from among the plurality of WCDs may be configured to designate message data for at least one target WCD from among the plurality of WCDs, where the message data has a security restriction associated therewith. At least one intermediary WCD from among the plurality of WCDs may be configured to wirelessly receive the message data from the source WCD when in proximity thereto, and with restricted access to the message data based upon the security restriction. The at least one target WCD may be configured to wirelessly receive the message data from the at least one intermediary WCD when in proximity thereto and with less access restriction to the message data than the at least one intermediary WCD.06-20-2013
20130183896INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus that executes radio communication under a standardized near field radio communication scheme: stores an application correlated with first specific information specific to the application and first category information indicating a standard-defined category; when using the radio communication, broadcasts a search instruction for a counterpart device conforming to the standardized scheme; receives from a responding counterpart device and correlates with an address thereof, second category information indicating a category of the responding counterpart device, and second specific information stored in a data area to extend a standard of the standardized scheme; includes a buffer unit that stores the received information correlated with the address; and identifies in the buffer unit, second category information and second specific information corresponding to the first category information and the first specific information, and using the address correlated with the identified information, identifies a counterpart device.07-18-2013
20130183899WIRELESS KEYBOARD FOR MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device detects proximity of a keyboard accessory. The keyboard accessory includes a full keyboard configured to receive keystroke input from a user and to wirelessly transmit keystroke signals to the mobile device. The mobile device activates, based on detection of the keyboard accessory, a near-field communication (NFC) interface to generate a carrier field that provides power for the keyboard accessory. The mobile device receives, from the keyboard accessory, a keystroke signal via the NFC interface and processes the keystroke signal as user input for the primary unit07-18-2013
20130122804MOBILE DEVICE POWER MANAGEMENT - Power categories are defined by power thresholds that correspond to an amount of power remaining in a mobile device's power source. Mobile device services, applications, or application components are binned into the power categories and disabled as the power sour is drained. A second power source may provide power to critical services after the first power source is drained.05-16-2013
20110306295Voltage Regulation of Near Field Communication Communicators - A NFC enabled device to couple inductively to the H field of an RF signal and a regulator to regulate a voltage derived from an RF signal inductively coupled to the inductive coupler. The regulator has at least one voltage controlled impedance having a switch on voltage. A regulator controller provides a control voltage to each voltage controlled impedance such as that the control voltage is not less than the switch on voltage of the voltage controlled impedance.12-15-2011
20110312272REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, REMOTE CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A remote control device including a near field radio communication unit capable of performing communication in accordance with a near field radio communication method, two or more control communication units each capable of performing communication in accordance with a communication method having a wider communication range than the near field radio communication method, a learning unit that receives learning data to be used for remotely controlling an apparatus to be controlled via the near field radio communication unit, and stores the received learning data into a storage medium, and a remote control unit that transmits a control signal for remotely controlling the apparatus to be controlled via one of the two or more control communication units on the basis of the learning data stored in the storage medium.12-22-2011
20110312271TERMINAL OF SUPPORTING ENHANCED NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND ITS PROCESSING METHOD - The present invention provides a terminal supporting eNFC and its processing method, in which a card emulation mode is disabled when a user card does not support SWP, and NFC in non card emulation modes can further be supported. A mobile terminal disabling/enabling the NFC function is implemented by the interaction of the mobile terminal with a NFC emulation front end chip therein. When the terminal determines that the user card does not support the SWP interface, it disables the NFC function. If the terminal is required to work in a non card emulation mode, the terminal starts a NFC application in the non card emulation, mode, and enables the NFC function when determining that the NFC function is in a disabled state; after the NFC ends, the terminal disables the NFC function when determining that the user card does not support the SWP interface.12-22-2011
20110312270Near Field Communication Adapters - Devices and systems are disclosed which relate to enabling NFC communication on devices such as an iPhone. A traditional smart card tray is modified to include contact leads from the inside of the smart card tray to an exterior surface of the smart card tray. Exposed contacts on the external surface provide an outside interface for add-ons. An exemplary add-on is an NFC circuit coupled to or embedded within a mobile device skin. The skin fits snugly around a portion of the mobile device, and includes on one surface contact points that line up with the outside interface of the mobile device. The contact points provide electrical communication between NFC circuitry of the mobile device skin and the smart card within the mobile device. When the skin is worn on the mobile device, the mobile device is NFC enabled. When the skin is removed, the NFC is no longer available.12-22-2011
20130189924MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED OUT OF BAND (OOB) BLUETOOTH PAIRING AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a communications device including a first Bluetooth transceiver. The first Bluetooth transceiver may comprise a clock. The first Bluetooth transceiver may be capable of scanning a plurality of different operating frequencies for a pairing request based upon the clock. The communications device may further include an output device coupled with the Bluetooth transceiver and capable of outputting data associated with the clock via a communications path different than Bluetooth. The system may also include a mobile communications device including an input device capable of receiving the clock data from the output device via the communications path, and a second Bluetooth transceiver coupled with the input device and capable of generating the pairing request based upon the received clock data.07-25-2013
20130189925Pairing Wireless Device Using Multiple Modalities - The protocols necessary to establish a communication relationship between two wireless devices is established by first boot-strapping a configuration message using a first communication means to establish a temporary communicative state so that the two devices can thereafter explore, authenticate and thereafter establish a formal communication relationship using a second communication means. A transceiver can be used to determine the proximity of one device to another can also be used to establish and convey a configuration message providing the necessary information for the establishment of a communication relationship. Using signals generated by modulated electro-magnetic fields, a configuration message can be sent from one device to another device once the second device comes within a certain proximity of the first. Using this message, the second device can be informed as to the steps necessary to configure a high-bandwidth wireless transceiver for reception of pairing information. Once received, an authentication message containing unique information can be transmitted back to the first device establishing a formal communication relationship. Thus, as presented above, two devices can be wirelessly paired with minimal user interaction and with minimal gap in the perception as to which two devices are targeted.07-25-2013
20130189926Near Field Communicator Implementing Switched Circuit States for Demodulation - A near field RF communicator has an inductive coupler to couple inductively to an H field of an RF signal from another near field RF communicator in near field range to provide a received signal, a demodulator coupled to extract any modulation from a source signal representing a received RF signal to provide an extracted modulation signal; and a controller coupled to receive an extracted modulation signal from the demodulator. The demodulator has a sampler to sample the source signal in sampling periods and to compare signal samples with at least one of other signal samples and a clock or reference signal to remove or reject the carrier of the received RF signal and to extract the modulation.07-25-2013
20130189923MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING NFC ANTENNA SCANNING SWITCH AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a wireless transceiver, a processor coupled to the wireless transceiver, and a near-field communication (NFC) device coupled to the processor. The NFC device may include an NFC controller, an NFC transceiver coupled to the NFC controller, and spaced apart NFC antennas. The NFC device also includes a scanning switch coupled between the spaced apart NFC antennas and the NFC transceiver. The NFC controller may be configured to operate the scanning switch to successively couple each NFC antenna to the NFC transceiver, while attempting to establish NFC communication with an adjacent NFC device. The NFC device may also be configured to lock coupling to a corresponding NFC antenna upon establishing NFC communication with the adjacent NFC device.07-25-2013
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20120021684ARRANGEMENT FOR MANAGING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVICES - An arrangement for managing bi-directional wireless communication between a controller and a plurality of controllable-devices wherein each controllable-device is able to provide operable function specific instructions to the controller as to how it would like to be operated by the controller and wherein a proximity mechanism means provides bidirectional communications over a distance of a few centimetres between the controller and the or each controllable-device.01-26-2012
20120021683Enhanced near field communication terminal, smart card and communication method thereof - The present invention discloses a smart card communication method, a smart card, and an enhanced near field communication NFC terminal. The method is used for communication between the smart card and an NFC contactless front-end chip; when installing a contactless payment application, the smart card records a communication standard adopted by a contactless payment system corresponding to the contactless payment application, wherein the communication standard is identified by identification information provided by the contactless payment application; it further comprises: for each card application gate, the smart card judges whether a contactless payment application corresponding to the card application gate exists based on the identification information; if yes, creating a pipe between the card application gate and a corresponding card RF gate in the NFC contactless front-end chip.01-26-2012
20120021681COMMUNICATION PARTNER APPLIANCE WITH AUTOMATIC SEND MODE ACTIVATION - A circuit is implemented for a near field communication (NFC) system which includes a communication partner appliance. The circuit is a data carrier which includes activators, a receiver, a detector, and a processor. The activators activate a first or second communication mode. The receiver receives a carrier signal that is transmitted to the communication partner appliance by another communication partner appliance. The detector detects the presence of the received carrier signal and transmits a carrier signal present signal or a carrier signal not-present signal. The processor recognizes a command signal transmitted with the carrier signal. The processor also generates and transmits a command-end signal that is separate from the transmitted command signal and represents the end of the transmitted command signal. The processor also determines whether, after the occurrence of the command-end signal, the carrier signal present signal is present. The processor also transmits a first or second activation signal.01-26-2012
20120028579METHOD OF DETECTING A NFC DEVICE EMULATING SEVERAL CONTACTLESS CARDS WHICH MAY USE A PLURALITY OF PROTOCOLS - The invention is a method of managing a NFC transaction between two hosts and a reader device. The two hosts are embedded in NFC devices and are intended to be identified by the reader device during an anti-collision phase through a first identifier and a second identifier respectively. The first identifier comprises a variable part. The method includes the steps of generating the first identifier, the variable part of the first identifier and the second identifier comprising a common pattern, looking for a common pattern into the first and second identifiers on the reader device side, and if a common pattern is found and if the variable part of the first identifier comprises said common pattern, concluding that the first and second hosts are embedded in a unique NFC device.02-02-2012
20130196598LINK EMISSION CONTROL - Establishing a communication link may include transmitting by a first device an unmodulated first electromagnetic EHF signal and receiving by a second device the first electromagnetic EHF signal. The second device may determine whether the received first electromagnetic EHF signal indicates that a first shield portion and a second shield portion are in alignment. The transmission of a modulated second electromagnetic EHF signal may be enabled when the received first electromagnetic EHF signal indicates that both the shield portions are in alignment. The transmission of a modulated second signal may be disabled when the received first electromagnetic EHF signal indicates that the first and second shield portions are not in alignment.08-01-2013
20130196594MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING ENHANCED NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) MODE SWITCHING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a near field communication (NFC) device operable in a first NFC mode or a second NFC mode, wherein the second NFC mode has a lower power consumption level associated therewith than the first NFC mode. The mobile wireless communications device may further include a processor coupled with the NFC device and capable of detecting a field change via the NFC device when the NFC device is in the second NFC mode, determining a condition of the mobile communications device, and switching the NFC device from the second NFC mode to the first NFC mode based upon the field change and the condition.08-01-2013
20130196595MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING ENHANCED NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) MODE SWITCHING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile communications device may include a near field communication (NFC) transceiver switchable between a plurality of modes including a first NFC mode and a second NFC mode, wherein the second NFC mode has a lower power consumption level associated therewith than the first NFC mode. The mobile communications may further include a processor coupled with the NFC transceiver and capable of activating an application, switching the NFC transceiver to operate in the first NFC mode in response to activating the application, and switching the NFC transceiver to the second NFC mode based upon a failure to establish NFC communications within a threshold time of switching the NFC transceiver to the first NFC mode.08-01-2013
20130196599ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an electronic equipment for a wireless communication system comprising a near field interface (08-01-2013
20130196596COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HAVING INTEGRATED NFC ANTENNA AND TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY - A communications device includes a housing and a wireless transceiver and processor carried by the housing and operative with each other. A Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit is carried by the housing and coupled to the processor. A touch screen display is connected to the processor. An NFC antenna is integrated with the touch screen display and coupled to the NFC circuit.08-01-2013
20130196597MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCLUDING SELECTIVELY COUPLED PAIR OF DISCONTINUOUS NFC CIRCUIT SEGMENTS AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications system may include a mobile wireless communications device including a portable housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, and a processor carried by the portable housing and coupled to the wireless transceiver. The mobile wireless communications device may further include a near-field communication (NFC) device coupled to the processor. The system may include an adjacent NFC device configured to communicate directly with the mobile wireless communications device. The adjacent NFC device may include a plurality of pairs of discontinuous NFC circuit segments, and a respective switch assembly configured to selectively coupled each pair of discontinuous NFC circuit segments to establish NFC communication with the NFC device.08-01-2013
20120034867COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING CONTEXT-BASED MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE POWER CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT AND RELATED METHODS - A communication system may include a plurality of near-field communication (NFC) sensors each associated with a respective location, and a mobile wireless communications device(s) switchable among a plurality of different power consumption modes. The mobile wireless communications device(s) may include a portable housing, an NFC circuit carried by the housing and configured to establish NFC communications with at least one of the NFC sensors when in proximity therewith, and a plurality of different wireless communications circuits carried by the housing. The mobile wireless communications device(s) may further include a controller carried by the housing and coupled to the NFC circuit and the different wireless communications circuits which may be configured to switch to a given power consumption mode based upon the at least one NFC sensor. In particular, some of the different power consumption modes may be associated with selectively powering respective ones of the wireless communications circuits.02-09-2012
20120040611MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDED ENHANCED SWITCHING BETWEEN ACTIVE AND POWER SAVING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) MODES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing and a near-field communication (NFC) circuit carried by the portable housing and being switchable between first NFC mode and a second NFC mode. The mobile wireless communications device may further include a processor carried by the portable housing and coupled to the NFC circuit and configured to switch the NFC circuit between the first NFC mode and the second NFC mode at a first frequency based upon a first triggering event, and switch the NFC circuit between the first NFC mode and the second NFC mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency based upon a second triggering event different than the first triggering event.02-16-2012
20130203351METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE IDENTIFICATION OF MULTIPLE NFC-A DEVICES - Aspects disclosed herein relate to improving technology detection and collision resolution among multiple NFC devices using a NFC type-A RF technology. In one example, a communications device is equipped to determine that a first device sensing response message includes one or more collisions, identify a first remote NFC device of the plurality of remote NFC devices by performing collision resolution on the first device sensing response message, transmit a sleep request message to the first remote NFC device that prohibits the first remote NFC device from responding to a first device sensing request message and the first device sensing request message, receive a second device sensing response message that includes collisions among the plurality of remote NFC devices, and identify a second remote NFC device of the plurality of remote NFC devices by performing collision resolution on the second device sensing response message.08-08-2013
20130203352METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSISTING IN THE POSITIONING OF A NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION MODULE IN RELATION TO AN ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSPONDER - The invention relates to a method and a terminal for assisting in the positioning of a near-field communication module of a terminal in relation to an electromagnetic transponder placed in an environment. The method comprises a step of acquisition by the terminal of at least one image of visual information representative of the placement of the transponder, a step of analysis of the acquired image to determine a position indicating the placement of the transponder in the environment, a step of determination of at least one movement of the terminal to be performed so as to position the communication module in such a way that a communication can be set up between the communication module and the transponder and a step of restoration of information representative of the at least one movement to be performed.08-08-2013
20130203345Wireless Bidirectional Communications between a Mobile Device and Associated Secure Element using Inaudible Sound Waves - In some embodiments, a system includes a mobile communication device and a secure element physically coupled to the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device includes a first wireless transceiver, first processor, first memory, first speaker, first microphone, and first Audio To Digital conversion (ADC). The secure element includes a second wireless transceiver, second processor, second memory, second speaker, second microphone, a second Audio To Digital converter (ADC), and a second Digital to Audio converter (DAC). The mobile communication device is configured to transmit data via the first speaker to the secure element microphone using inaudible sound waves. The secure element is configured to transmit data wirelessly via the second speaker to the mobile communication device using inaudible sound waves.08-08-2013
20130203348NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and an operating method thereof are provided. The operating method thereof includes performing a first operation when the electronic device is connected with a counterpart device by a near wireless connection and performing a second operation when the electronic device is disconnected in the near wireless connection from the counterpart device.08-08-2013
20130203349METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING PEER COMMUNICATIONS USING AN ACTIVE COMMUNICATION MODE - Aspects disclosed herein relate to providing peer communications between NFC enabled devices using an active communication mode. In one example, a communications device is equipped to detect a remote NFC device field within an operating volume, establish a peer communication link with the remote NFC device using an active communication mode, determine that the peer communication link is to be deselected, and transmit a deselection request message to the remote NFC device indicating to the remote NFC device that it has been deselected while maintaining the peer communication link. In another example, a communications device is equipped to sense an operating volume, as part of an active communication mode collision avoidance procedure, determine that no field is sensed, initiate an unmodulated carrier as part of switching an operating field to an on state, and maintain the unmodulated carrier for a collision avoidance threshold duration of time.08-08-2013
20130203350NEAR FIELD AUTHENTICATION THROUGH COMMUNICATION OF ENCLOSED CONTENT SOUND WAVES - A method for near field authentication of sources using an audio transceiver computing device includes scanning a plurality of predetermined frequencies for a free frequency, selecting the free frequency from the plurality of predetermined frequencies, generating a periodic enclosed content message, generating a modulated carrier wave representing the periodic enclosed content message, and transmitting the modulated carrier wave at the free frequency. A method for near field authentication of sources using a microphone input of a receiving computing device includes scanning a plurality of predetermined frequencies to detect a signal using the microphone input, verifying, responsive to detecting the signal, that the signal includes at least one enclosed content message, and extracting a content from the enclosed content message.08-08-2013
20130203346NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) ACCESSORY PROVIDING ENHANCED DATA TRANSFER FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - An electronics system may include at least one first near field communication (NFC) device, a second NFC device capable of storing data, and an NFC accessory. The NFC accessory may be capable of receiving the data from the second NFC device via NFC communication, sending the copied data to the at least one first NFC device via NFC communication, and deleting the data after providing the data to the at least one first NFC device.08-08-2013
20120064828METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SECURE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION OF A NON-SECURE MEMORY ELEMENT PAYLOAD - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for secure near field communication (NFC) of a non-secure memory element payload. The method includes receiving, at an NFC enabled mobile device and from a content provider, a payload. The method also includes storing the received payload in a non-secure memory element of the NFC enabled mobile device. The method further includes transferring the stored payload from the non-secure memory element of the NFC enabled mobile device to a secure memory element of the NFC enabled mobile device, wherein transferring the stored payload includes loading the stored payload into a secure reloadable payload instance. The method further includes establishing a NFC link between the NFC enabled mobile device and an NFC reader. The method further includes communicating, via the NFC link, the transferred payload from the secure reloadable payload instance to the NFC reader.03-15-2012
20120071091EFFICIENCY MONITOR FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION - An efficiency monitor for monitoring the efficiency of power transmission by an inductive power outlet. The efficiency monitor includes an input power monitor, for measuring the input power delivered to the primary coil, and an output power monitor, for measuring the output power received by the secondary coil. The input and output powers are used by a processor to determine an index of power-loss. A circuit breaker may be used to disconnect the inductive power outlet in case of excessive power loss.03-22-2012
20120071090NFC Card Sensitive to Eddy Currents - An NFC card includes an antenna circuit including an antenna coil having at least one magnetic axis, and at least one integrated circuit linked to the antenna circuit. The magnetic axis of the antenna coil is substantially parallel to the plane of the card, and is at an angle of 45°±25° with respect to a longitudinal axis LX of the card. Embodiments of the invention are applicable in particular to SIM-NFC card and SD-NFC cards.03-22-2012
20120071089Method and Device for Active Load Modulation by Inductive Coupling - A data emission/reception device by inductive coupling includes an inductive antenna circuit in which an antenna signal appears, a mechanism configured to for extracting a first periodic signal from the antenna signal, a synchronous oscillator receiving the first periodic signal and supplying a second periodic signal, and an active load modulation circuit configured to apply bursts of the second periodic signal to the antenna circuit. The device is configured to place the oscillator in the synchronous oscillation mode before each application of a burst of the second periodic signal to the antenna circuit, then place the oscillator in the free oscillation mode.03-22-2012
20120071088NFC Card for Handheld Device - An NFC card includes an antenna circuit including an antenna coil having at least one magnetic axis, and at least one integrated circuit linked to the antenna circuit. The magnetic axis of the antenna coil is substantially parallel to at least one side of the card, and the card further includes at least one electrically conductive screen extending near the antenna coil, which does not cross the magnetic axis. The card does not include any magnetically permeable material between the at least one conductive screen and the antenna coil. Embodiments of the invention are applicable in particular to SIM-NFC card and SD-NFC cards.03-22-2012
20130095753SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING PAIRING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH PEER-TO-PEER DEVICE PAIRINGS - Systems and methods of managing pairing information associated with peer-to-peer device pairings are disclosed herein. The pairing information can include link keys or other configuration data associated with the peer-to-peer device pairing. The system can detect that a first electronic device has paired with a second electronic device via a peer-to-peer device pairing connection. The first electronic device can store pairing information associated with the peer-to-peer device pairing. The system can determine a first time associated with when the peer-to-peer device pairing terminates. For example, the system can determine that a peer-to-peer activity has terminated, that a timeout period has elapsed, or any other event indicative of a termination of a peer-to-peer device pairing. In response to the determination of the first time associated with when the peer-to-peer device pairing terminates, the system can delete the pairing information, thereby efficiently utilizing the storage medium of the first computing device.04-18-2013
20130095754System and Method for Providing Contactless Payment With a Near Field Communications Attachment - A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack.04-18-2013
20120094599ANTENNA DEVICE AND PORTABLE WIRELESS APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAME - An antenna unit of the present invention is an antenna unit that performs wireless communication utilizing induction coupling, the unit includes a loop antenna; a communication circuit section that is connected to the loop antenna in order to perform wireless communication utilizing induction coupling; a metallic plate provided outside or inside the loop antenna in a form of a loop by an openable and closable switch; and a detector that detects a receiving level of a wireless signal received by the loop antenna, wherein the communication circuit section controls opening and closing of the switch according to a receiving level of the wireless signal detected by the detector, thereby switching a state of the metallic plate between a closed looped state and an open non-looped state.04-19-2012
20120094598NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM PROVIDING NFC TAG GEOGRAPHIC POSITION AUTHENTICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include an NFC tag comprising a memory configured to store geo-position data corresponding to a geographic position of the NFC tag, and a first NFC sensor coupled to the memory and configured to initiate a transaction based upon NFC communications. The NFC system may further include a mobile wireless communications device comprising a second NFC sensor and a controller coupled thereto. The controller may be configured to establish NFC communications with the first NFC sensor when in proximity thereto and retrieve the geo-position data therefrom, authenticate a geographic position of the NFC tag based upon the retrieved geo-position data, and perform the transaction with the NFC tag if the geographic position of the NFC tag is authenticated.04-19-2012
20120094597NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM WITH MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES DETERMINING GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONS OF NFC TAGS AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include a plurality of geographically distributed NFC tags, and a tag geo-position database configured to store respective geographic positions of the NFC tags. The NFC system may further include a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices. Each of the mobile wireless communications devices may be configured to communicate with a given NFC tag when in proximity thereto, determine a current geographic position of the mobile wireless communications device, and communicate the determined current geographic position of the mobile wireless communications device to update the tag geo-position database.04-19-2012
20120094596NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) SYSTEM PROVIDING NFC TAG GEOGRAPHIC POSITION AUTHENTICATION AND RELATED METHODS - A near-field communication (NFC) system may include an NFC tag comprising a memory configured to store geo-position data corresponding to a geographic position of the NFC tag, and a first NFC sensor coupled to the memory and configured to initiate a transaction based upon NFC communications. The NFC system may further include a mobile wireless communications device comprising a second NFC sensor and a controller coupled thereto. The controller may be configured to establish NFC communications with the first NFC sensor when in proximity thereto and retrieve the geo-position data therefrom, authenticate a geographic position of the NFC tag based upon the retrieved geo-position data, and perform the transaction with the NFC tag if the geographic position of the NFC tag is authenticated.04-19-2012
20130210355OPTICAL DISC AND REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - The objective of the present invention is to provide an optical disc which solves the problem that search for data recorded on an exchange-type medium such as an optical disc and the like and which allows search for data recorded in an optical disc to be performed with a simple operation. A transmitting/receiving antenna 08-15-2013
20130210352METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING RANGING - A wireless communication device (WCD) generates and transmits wireless broadband signals (WBS) at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask such that the transmitted WBS occupy a designated frequency spectrum band. The WCD transmits duty cycle bursts of the WBS and determines range, position and/or movement based on the transmitted burst of the WBS. A bandwidth of the wireless broadband signals may occupy approximately 800 MHz within a range of 0 Hz to 1 GHz. The transmit power utilized for transmitting the WBS may be spread over a bandwidth of approximately 300 MHz within the 800 MHz bandwidth. The spreading results in a power spectral density of the transmitted WBS approximating thermal noise at a distance of approximately 3 meters. A course range may be determined utilizing wireless signals other than the transmitted bursts and a fine range may be determined utilizing the transmitted bursts.08-15-2013
20130210353METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING SCREEN AND APPLICATION SHARING - A wireless communication device (WCD) establishes an ad-hoc communication link with a second WCD within operating range. A replica of at least a portion of a display of the first WCD may be shared with the second WCD utilizing wireless broadband signals that are communicated via the established one or more ad-hoc communication links. The first WCD and the second WCD are operable to communicate the wireless broadband signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask. The transmitted wireless broadband signals are spread so they occupy a designated frequency spectrum band. The shared replica of at least a portion of the display of the first WCD includes one or more applications, text, video and/or data content. A user of the first WCD may interact with content that is displayed on a display of the second WCD and vice-versa.08-15-2013
20130210354PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION - A portable terminal to provide social network service using human body communication includes a human body communication unit to transmit or receive data through a human body, a memory unit to store at least one of social data, user data, reference data, and any additional data collected, a contact object identifying unit to identify a contact object by using the data received by the human body communication unit, and a pattern analyzing unit to analyze a pattern of contact with the contact object using the data stored in the memory unit. A method for providing social network service using human body communication includes sensing a human body contact, identifying a contact object, and analyzing a pattern of contact with the contact object using at least one of social data, user data, reference data and any additional data collected.08-15-2013
20130210343METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - A method of transmitting data between mobile devices includes selecting a file stored in a first mobile device; activating a button of the first mobile device; the first mobile device sending a file transmitting request by a first near field communication module of the first mobile device; a second near field communication module of a second mobile device receiving the file transmitting request; and the first near field communication module transmitting the file to the second near field communication module.08-15-2013
20130210344WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A wireless communication device has a first wireless unit, a second wireless unit, a storage, a communication judging unit, a threshold value retaining unit configured to retain a threshold value used to judge whether or not to permit a switch from the first wireless unit to the second wireless unit, a remaining volume monitoring unit configured to judge, when the communication judging unit judges that the first wireless unit has disconnected communication, whether volume of remaining unreceived data to be incorporated into the data received by the first wireless unit before the disconnection of communication is smaller than the threshold value retained by the threshold value retaining unit, and a controller configured to start receiving the unreceived data by switching from the first wireless unit to the second wireless unit, when the volume of remaining unreceived data is judged to be small by the remaining volume monitoring unit.08-15-2013
20130210346METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION (BNC) UTILIZING FULL SPECTRUM CAPTURE (FSC) SUPPORTING BRIDGING ACROSS WALL - A communication system may include a first broadband wireless device and a second broadband wireless device. Signals may be wirelessly communicated from the first broadband wireless device to the second broadband wireless device at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask. The communicated signals may be transmitted over a designated frequency band. A barrier separates the first broadband wireless device from the second broadband wireless device. The first broadband wireless device may be paired with the second broadband wireless device. Usable channels may be detected within a frequency spectrum band designated for use by the first and the second broadband wireless device. The signals may be wirelessly communicated from the first to the second broadband wireless device via one or more of the detected usable channels. Two or more of the plurality of the detected usable channels may be aggregated and utilized for the communication.08-15-2013
20130210348APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION FOR MOBILE DEVICE - An apparatus for providing near field communication (NFC) for a mobile device, includes a USB (universal serial bus) signal processing unit configured to convert a signal of the mobile device, which is received through a USB interface into a value to be processed in a central processing unit, and convert a value received from the central processing unit into a signal to be transmitted to the USB interface. Further, the apparatus includes an analog signal processing unit configured to convert an analog signal received from an outside device into a digital signal, and convert a digital signal of the central processing unit into an analog signal to transmit the converted analog signal to the antenna.08-15-2013
20130210349ANTENNA ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE OF THE ANTENNA ASSEMBLY - Various embodiments relate to an antenna assembly for providing wireless coupling to a remote antenna. The antenna assembly comprises a first antenna and a second antenna. The second antenna is fixedly attached to a mount spaced by a distance along a first direction from the first antenna. The first antenna is configured to provide the wireless coupling along the first direction via transceiving of a time-varying field. The second antenna is configured to provide the wireless coupling by setting-up a decay of the time-varying field along the first direction. The interface is connected to an electric circuitry configured for controlling the transceiving. The second antenna is configured to operate as a passive electrical element.08-15-2013