US 9,812,788 B2
Electromagnetic field induction for inter-body and transverse body communication
Liesbeth Gommé, Heverlee (BE); and Anthony Kersalaers, Louvain (BE)
Assigned to NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed by NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed on Nov. 24, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/551,988.
Prior Publication US 2016/0149313 A1, May 26, 2016
Int. Cl. H01Q 21/00 (2006.01); H01Q 7/00 (2006.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01)
CPC H01Q 21/00 (2013.01) [H01Q 1/2208 (2013.01); H01Q 7/005 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electromagnetic induction wireless transceiver comprising:
a magnetic antenna comprising a coil;
an electric antenna comprising a capacitor including first and second plates, the coil connected in parallel with the capacitor, the first plate positioned adjacent to and coupled to a first living body; and
a signal source configured to produce a generated communication signal used to drive the magnetic antenna to produce a generated near-field magnetic field and to drive the electric antenna to produce a generated near-field electric field,
wherein the transceiver, when positioned adjacent to and coupled to the first living body, is configured to communicate with another electromagnetic induction wireless transceiver positioned adjacent to and coupled to a second living body,
wherein the first and second living bodies are connected through skin contact,
wherein the generated near-field electric field is coupled to the first and second living bodies, and
wherein the generated near-field magnetic field passes through the first and second living bodies.