NFC-enabled apparatus and method of operation thereof

  • US 10,635,377 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2019
  • Issued: 04/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/04/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An NFC-enabled apparatus comprising:

  • a digital information display;

    a camera;

    at least one memory configured to store a plurality of selectable pieces of information and a plurality of tag data; and

    a near field communication (NFC) module comprising an NFC antenna and an NFC controller,wherein the NFC-enabled apparatus is configured;

    to capture an image using the camera,to process the camera-captured image to obtain data relating to the camera-captured image,to send, to at least one server, the data relating to the camera-captured image,to receive, from the at least one server, a first tag datum corresponding to the data relating to the camera-captured image, andto store the first tag datum in the at least one memory as part of the plurality of tag data,wherein the NFC-enabled apparatus is configured to display at least one of the selectable pieces of information on the digital information display,wherein the NFC-enabled apparatus is configured to have a default setting for selecting a predetermined one of the selectable pieces of information in the absence of a user selection of one of the selectable pieces of information,wherein, in response to a tagging between the NFC-enabled apparatus and a first external NFC-enabled terminal, and without a user selection of one of the selectable pieces of information, the NFC-enabled apparatus is configured to cause a transfer of a tag datum corresponding to the predetermined one of the selectable pieces of information from the NFC module to the first external NFC-enabled terminal via an NFC communication channel established between the NFC-enabled apparatus and the first external NFC-enabled terminal,wherein the tag datum corresponding to the predetermined one of the selectable pieces of information comprises the first tag datum that corresponds to the data relating to the camera-captured image.

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