US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Sat, 09 Mar 2019 16:16:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Carnival gets patents for NFC wearables on cruise ships https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/27/358621/carnival-gets-patents-for-nfc-wearables-on-cruise-ships/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:31:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58621 Cruise operator Carnival Corporation has been granted a series of patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its Ocean Medallion, a wearable device that combines NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to provide passengers with a wide range of payments, access control and information services. US Patent No 10,037,642 has been issued […]

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Apple files NFC passport patent application https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/08/20/357845/apple-files-nfc-passport-patent-application/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:01:22 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57845 “The present disclosure describes embodiments in which a person may present identification information through a mobile device instead of presenting a traditional form of identification… In various embodiments, a mobile device includes a short-range communication interface (eg, a near-field communication (NFC) radio) and a secure element configured to store identification information of a user.”

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Barclays files blockchain funds transfer and KYC patents https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/07/20/357650/barclays-files-blockchain-funds-transfer-and-kyc-patents/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:42:28 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57650 “The US Patent and Trademark Office published two applications by the UK’s second-largest bank Thursday, both of which revolve around account security. Perhaps most notably, however, was an application for a patent which outlined a blockchain platform which could facilitate cryptocurrency transfers. The bank also proposed streamlining know-your-customer processes by storing identifying information on a […]

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Mastercard patent proposes combining blockchain with existing payments systems https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/07/20/357646/mastercard-patent-proposes-combining-blockchain-with-existing-payments-systems/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:07:05 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57646 “The use of traditional payment networks and payment systems technologies in combination with blockchain currencies may provide consumers and merchants the benefits of the decentralized blockchain while still maintaining security of account information and provide a strong defense against fraud and theft.”

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Amex files blockchain proof of payment patent https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/07/17/357583/amex-files-blockchain-proof-of-payment-patent/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:12:28 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57583 “The system may be used to unlock a hotel, rental, or shared economy property door using the card (eg that was used for the payment) to look up proof of payment on a blockchain… In another example, the system may be used to provide ticketless access to venues (eg movie theater, sports event, concert, etc) […]

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Facebook patent sets out how AIs could accept Messenger payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/07/16/357569/facebook-patent-sets-out-how-ais-could-accept-messenger-payments/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57569 “One or more embodiments use natural language processing to analyze messages from the user to the messaging bot, and from the messaging bot to the user, to identify a product and a request to purchase the identified product. Based on the identified product and the request to purchase the product, one or more embodiments initiate […]

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Mastercard adds blockchain card verification patent https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/06/12/357279/mastercard-adds-blockchain-card-verification-patent/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:45:07 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57279 “The present disclosure provides a description of systems and methods for the conveyance and receipt of payment credentials to and at a point of sale device through the use of a third party data source. The use of a third party data source enables an individual to transact safely without concern for their payment credentials […]

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Apple patents face vein identification system https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/05/16/357054/apple-patents-face-vein-system-for-verifying-the-identity-of-iphone-users/ Wed, 16 May 2018 11:40:02 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57054 “Vein identification systems that are known in the art transmit infrared illumination through the user’s hand, and capture a resulting image in which the veins within the hand appear as dark or bright lines due to variations in the captured infrared intensity… In the disclosed embodiments, an optical transmitter, such as a laser, emits a […]

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Walmart files blockchain payments data storage patents https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/04/23/356906/walmart-files-blockchain-payments-data-storage-patents/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:46:14 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56906 “Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech. The two applications — published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) — both reference using a blockchain-powered platform to secure the payment data, ensuring that private information can’t be access by unauthorized […]

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Mastercard files blockchain identity patent https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/04/16/356865/mastercard-files-blockchain-identity-patent/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:13:28 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56865 “The present disclosure relates to the storage and verification and identity and credential data, specifically the use of distributed storage and storage via blockchain for protection of identity and credential data and the verification thereof.”

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