C3.ai has been granted a patent for a cyberphysical software application development platform for IoT, utilizing a model-driven architecture. The system includes concentrators, message decoders, persistence components, data services, and processing components for efficient data handling and processing across various programming languages and storage elements. GlobalData’s report on C3.ai gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on C3.ai, AI for workflow management was a key innovation area identified from patents. C3.ai's grant share as of April 2024 was 22%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Iot software application development platform with machine learning services

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: C3.ai Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11954112B2) outlines a method and system for providing a configurable interface across different programming languages, protocols, and storage elements. The method involves implementing a system with a variety of types, each with its own data field and method definitions, and utilizing a subset of these types to abstract storage elements and computing services from an application. This subset of types also identifies specific data and machine learning services for application to the data. The system is executed on a remote computing service with multiple computing resources, allowing for the application to be run using the subset of types.

Furthermore, the method includes storing storage elements and computing services in metadata within the subset of types, updating this metadata as needed, and integrating disparate data from incompatible storage elements and programming languages using a configurable interface. The system, which includes processors and memory storing instructions, provides access to the subset of types on a remote computing service, executes the application using these types, and updates the metadata post-execution. This innovative approach enables the processing of data from various sources without requiring knowledge of the underlying database structure, language, or format, showcasing a versatile and efficient system for data management and application execution.

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