09584498 cites 37 patents.

The present disclosure relates to feature activation using near field communication. In an embodiment, a device may include a chip to receive and store wireless communications. An activation package may be stored to the chip, and identify a set of features to enable or disable on the device. The device may include a processor to detect the activation package and initiate device operations based on the identified set of features. In some embodiments, the chip may receive and store information while the device is in a powered-off state, and the processor may detect the activation package at a power on event.

Title
Feature activation using near field communication
Application Number
14/245900
Publication Number
9584498 (B1)
Application Date
April 4, 2014
Publication Date
February 28, 2017
Inventor
Manuel A Offenberg
San Francisco
CA, US
Christopher J DeMattio
Longmont
CO, US
Monty A Forehand
Loveland
CO, US
Agent
Kirk A Cesari
Cesari & Reed
Assignee
Seagate Technology
CA, US
IPC
H04L 29/06
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