Freelinc Technologies Inc.

FreeLinc Technologies Inc. is a Research and Development company focused on the adoption of Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) as a new wireless standard in the Public Safety, Military, Healthcare and Consumer markets.

FreeLinc’s NFMI solves the security and reliability problems for Bluetooth, the reading distance problems for NFC, and NFMI can simply be added to the communications chip to work cooperatively with Bluetooth and NFC, or deployed as a stand-alone solution. NFMI is positioned to be one of the new wireless platforms that is needed for the Internet of Things.

FreeLinc began by manufacturing and distributing NFMI-enabled radio accessories to Law Enforcement and Public Safety officers, where the need for secure and reliable short-range wireless connectivity was the most immediate. Originally designed to be a proof of concept, there are now over 2500 U.S. Public Safety agencies using FreeLinc products, including the FBI and the Secret Service. NFMI has evolved through multiple product cycles in the highly demanding law enforcement market, and has no competitors worldwide.

Address

175 N 400 W
Orem, UT 84057
United States

http://www.freelinc.com/ 

 

Ownership

Private

Industry

Mobile Communications

Chapter Type Case Number Assets Liabilities Industry/Description
11 18-11254 $1 -$10 Million $10 -$50 Million Mobile Communications
Portfolio Valuation Range Asset Valuation Range Total Assets Valuation Range Liability Range Leverage Ratio Range
 $0.675 – $4.185 Million  $0.5 – $10 Million  $1.175 – 14.185 Million $5 – 37.5 Million 0.04 – 2.837

Patent Portfolio

59 Total Assets

  • 27 U.S. Patents
  • 12 U.S. Applications
  1. US7035608
  2. Title: Methods and apparatus for tuning in an inductive system

 

  1. Abstract: Electronic circuitry supports utilization of a series of pulses of varying width to tune a transducer (e.g., a coil that produces or receives a magnetic field) for transmitting or receiving. For example, a control voltage generator generates a sequence of digital pulses of varying pulse widths to produce respective control voltages. The control voltage generator applies a produced control voltage to a varactor element whose capacitance changes depending on a magnitude of the produced control voltage. The varactor element forms part of a tank circuit. Consequently, the series of pulse widths controls an operating frequency of the tank circuit at different times. The tank circuit includes an inductive coil that is tuned to produce or receive a magnetic or inductive field.

 

  1. First Claim:A method of electronically tuning a transducer assembly for at least one of transmission and reception of inductive signals, the method comprising: identifying a desired operating frequency to tune the transducer assembly;

     

    generating a pulse in a control signal for a duration of time to tune the transducer assembly to the desired operating frequency; and

     

    utilizing the tuned transducer assembly for at least one of transmission and reception of inductive signals.

     

     

    1. US9609467

     

    Title: System and method for pairing a plurality of wireless devices

     

    Abstract: Various embodiments of an invention for pairing a plurality of wireless devices using wireless communications is disclosed. A method for pairing a plurality of devices comprises attenuating a pairing signal emitted from a wireless device within a pairing enclosure during a pairing procedure. A power level of the pairing signal that is emitted through the pairing enclosure is received at a pairing signal receiver. The pairing procedure is permitted to continue when the power level of the pairing signal is less than a predetermined power level.

     

    First Claim:

     

    A method for securely pairing a wireless device, comprising:

    attenuating a pairing signal emitted from the wireless device within a pairing enclosure during a pairing procedure;

    detecting a power level of the pairing signal that is emitted through the pairing enclosure and received at a pairing signal receiver; and

    permitting the pairing procedure to continue when the power level of the pairing signal is less than a predetermined power level;

    or terminating the pairing procedure when the power level of the pairing signal is greater than the predetermined power level.

     

    1. US9560505

    Title: Proximity based social networking

    Abstract: A system and method for proximity based social networking is disclosed between mobile computing devices each having a short range communication (SRC) device using near field magnetic induction. The SRC devices can include at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity. The method comprises defining a proximity boundary with dimensions defined by a communication range of the SRC devices. A proximity signal is communicated in the proximity boundary between the SRC devices. Information can be exchanged between the mobile computing devices based on the settings of a social networking filter module.

    First Claim:

    A method for proximity based social networking, comprising:

    defining a proximity boundary with dimensions defined, in part, by a communication range of one of a first Short Range Communication (SRC) device and a second SRC device, wherein each of the first and second SRC devices are configured to communicate using near field magnetic induction (NFMI), and the first SRC device is configured to be coupled to a first mobile computing device and the second SRC device is configured to be coupled to a second mobile computing device;

    communicating a proximity signal in the proximity boundary between the first SRC device and the second SRC device, wherein at least one of the first and second SRC devices includes at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity; and

    instructing at least one of the first and second mobile computing devices to perform at least one action when the proximity signal is detected between the first and second SRC devices, wherein at least one rule is set regarding desired social networking attributes for a proximity based social networking filter module which is associated with at least one of the first and the second mobile computing devices, the at least one rule identifying the at least one action performed by the at least one of the first and the second mobile computing devices when the proximity signal is detected between the first and second SRC devices.

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