BlackBerry had nine patents in internet of things during Q1 2024. BlackBerry Ltd filed a patent for a method at an asset tracking device that involves activating a receiver, obtaining an intelligent transportation system message, determining a position, and reporting it to a remote server. GlobalData’s report on BlackBerry gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

BlackBerry grant share with internet of things as a theme is 77% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Method and system for internet of things asset tracking within an intelligent transportation system (Patent ID: US20240104489A1)

The patent filed by BlackBerry Ltd. describes a method for asset tracking devices to receive intelligent transportation system messages, determine geographic positions based on the information received, and report these positions to a remote server. The method involves activating a receiver, checking for stored certificate identifiers, determining positions, and purging old identifiers. The system can handle various types of messages and includes features like confidence levels in reporting, creating lists of stored identifiers, applying offsets for accurate positioning, and utilizing satellite systems for additional data.

Additionally, the patent outlines the configuration of the asset tracking device itself, which includes a processor and a communications subsystem with an intelligent transportation system transceiver. The device is designed to perform the steps mentioned in the method, such as activating the receiver, determining positions based on stored identifiers, and reporting to a remote server. The device can handle different types of messages, provide confidence levels in reporting, create lists of stored identifiers, apply offsets for accurate positioning, and process multiple messages to determine the most frequent position. The patent also includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for the asset tracking device to execute the method described, emphasizing the importance of efficient and accurate asset tracking in various transportation systems.

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