Canon had 14 patents in big data during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include methods for graphically displaying system statuses, resetting timers on image forming and data processing apparatuses, controlling job performance on image forming apparatuses from mobile terminals, improving spatial resolution in X-ray CT imaging, and generating color-reduced images with high object reproducibility. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon grant share with big data as a theme is 28% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Data processing system and a method for providing status information of the data processing system (Patent ID: US20240086294A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a method for graphically displaying the status information of a data processing system using a donut chart. The chart includes an inner hole region linked to a specific system status and outer segments representing other system statuses, with the size of each area proportional to the amount of time each status occurred during a monitoring period. The method involves monitoring the system, selecting a particular status, creating the chart, and displaying the statuses based on their occurrence time.

Additionally, the patent includes claims detailing steps for monitoring online and offline system statuses, displaying advice based on monitored time thresholds, using different colors for segments and legends for clarity, and providing numerical indications for each status. The patent also covers the implementation of the method in a data processing system, specifically in a printing system, through an electronic controller or software medium. Overall, the patent aims to offer an efficient and visually intuitive way to represent system statuses and provide valuable insights to operators based on monitoring data.

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