Patent published on May 28, 2024

Ouraring Patent Solves the Problem of Slow and Unhygienic NFC Transactions

Methods and Apparatus for Facilitating NFC Transactions

In today's ever-evolving digital world, near field communication (NFC) has become an essential technology, allowing seamless and convenient transactions between devices in close proximity. However, the use of NFC in smart devices has faced certain challenges, which led to the development of an innovative solution brought forth by Ouraring, a pioneering company in the field.

Patent number US11995641B2, titled "Methods and Apparatus for Facilitating NFC Transactions," addresses a significant problem encountered with the conventional use of NFC. One of the drawbacks is the physical contact between the smart device and the NFC reader, which poses a potential risk of pathogens, such as COVID-19, being transferred between these devices. This issue arises because users often hold and move their smart devices near the NFC reader in uncertainty, attempting to align them properly until the completion beep is heard.

Recognizing this prevalent concern, Ouraring has come up with an intuitive solution, aiming not only to eliminate the risk of pathogen transfer but also to enhance the overall performance and speed of NFC transactions. The invention introduces a unique device, the Ouraring NFC Reader, which streamlines the process through cutting-edge technology.

This innovative device utilizes NFC communication to establish a connection with other compatible devices. It intelligently identifies and interacts with each device, creating a seamless transaction experience. By eliminating the need for physical contact, this invention eradicates the potential transmission of pathogens, providing a safer and more hygienic environment for users.

The invention also addresses another drawback associated with NFC transactions – the often slow transfer time due to the amount of data transferred. With an average payload size of 1 kilobyte and a transfer rate of 100 kilobits per second, the payload transfer alone may take approximately 40 milliseconds to complete. Additionally, the payload data requires decryption, further elongating the process by an additional 100 to 150 milliseconds. These delays significantly impact the overall experience and user satisfaction with NFC transactions.

With the Ouraring NFC Reader, these performance concerns are mitigated. By implementing advancements in technology, the device significantly reduces latency, resulting in faster data transfer and decryption times. Users can now enjoy swift, efficient, and uninterrupted NFC transactions, providing a seamless experience that keeps up with the demands of our fast-paced lifestyles.

Once this patent is implemented in the market, it is envisaged that the world of NFC transactions will undergo a transformative change. The Ouraring NFC Reader will revolutionize the way people interact with various devices, enabling effortless transactions that are not only efficient but also safe and hygienic.

Imagine entering a coffee shop and completing the payment for your morning latte simply by holding your smart device near the Ouraring NFC Reader, no physical contact required. Additionally, at a large event such as a concert or conference, attendees can effortlessly exchange contact information by waving their devices near each other. These real-life examples demonstrate the practicality and convenience of Ouraring's groundbreaking patent.

As with any patented invention, there is no guarantee that it will enter the market or be widely adopted. However, the introduction of the Ouraring NFC Reader promises to address critical concerns in the realm of NFC transactions, elevating the user experience and setting a new standard for safety, efficiency, and convenience.

P.S. It is important to note that this article discusses a recently published patent, and its appearance in the market is subject to various factors and uncertain at this point.

Figures: FIGS. 1A-1B illustrate system diagrams according to various embodiments; FIGS. 2A-B illustrate a block diagram of a process according to various embodiments; FIG. 3 illustrates another block diagram of a process according to various embodiments; FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating an example of a system capable of implementing various processes in some embodiments; and FIG. 5 is another block diagram of a portion of a reader according to various embodiments of the present invention.

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