Apple had 16 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Apple Inc has filed patents for techniques involving an intermediary to facilitate transactions, such as monitoring item status, requesting target items, and confirming transactions. Additionally, patents include methods for recording XR environments with virtual agents and generating 3D models of objects based on images and tracked positions of a device. GlobalData’s report on Apple gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Apple grant share with cloud as a theme is 43% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Distributed communication between devices (Patent ID: US20240103904A1)

The patent filed by Apple Inc. describes techniques for facilitating transactions through an intermediary. The method involves receiving a request for an item, transmitting a request for information about the item, receiving the information, and then initiating a transaction based on the received information. The process includes interactions between multiple devices and users to ensure the successful completion of the transaction.

The claims associated with the patent outline specific steps involved in the method, such as determining item types, requesting status updates, comparing statuses to predefined thresholds, and obtaining user authorization for transaction requests. The patent also covers scenarios where machine learning algorithms and sensor devices are used to gather information about items and users. Additionally, the patent addresses the role of servers in validating parameters before transmitting messages to user devices. Overall, the patent focuses on streamlining and securing transactions through a structured and interactive process involving multiple devices and users.

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