Apple had 22 patents in regtech during Q1 2024. Apple Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on secure communication techniques such as modulation, encryption, obfuscation, and ranging. These techniques ensure privacy and security between devices by using complementary dictionaries for modulation, secure scrambling for data transmission, obfuscation in privacy beacons, and secure ranging systems for generating ranging codes. The patents aim to enhance the security and privacy of communication between devices. 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 regtech as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Wireless devices with privacy modulation coding (Patent ID: US20240089155A1)

The patent filed by Apple Inc. describes a method for transmitting data symbols from one electronic device to another while maintaining privacy between multiple devices. The method involves generating dictionaries based on modulation constellations, modulating data symbols onto points from the dictionaries, and transmitting radio-frequency signals containing the modulated data symbols. By decoding the symbols based on the dictionaries, the intended devices can recover the transmitted symbols, ensuring secure communication.

Additionally, the method includes generating multiple dictionaries based on the modulation constellations for different devices, modulating data symbols onto entries from these dictionaries, and transmitting a joint data symbol containing information for both devices. The data symbol is transmitted using a single resource element, optimizing the use of resources. By applying grouping functions to the modulation constellations, the dictionaries are structured to ensure efficient decoding of the transmitted symbols. The electronic devices involved in the communication process include storage for demodulation codebooks, antennas for receiving signals, and decoders for computing distance metrics and decoding symbols based on clusters identified in the codebooks.

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