Canon had nine patents in blockchain during Q1 2024. Canon Inc has filed patents for content generation and management systems utilizing blockchain technology for secure and authentic content creation. The patents include features such as biometric authentication, hash value generation, and blockchain registration to ensure the integrity and ownership of generated content. Additionally, the patents cover image processing and forming apparatus with capabilities for mining processing and job execution. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon had no grants in blockchain as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Content generation apparatus that registers information in blockchain, control method for content generation apparatus, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20240106672A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a content generation apparatus that can easily confirm content data registered in a blockchain. The apparatus includes an image pickup unit that generates an image file, calculates a hash value of the file, and transmits this information to a management system for blockchain registration. Once the registration process is complete, the apparatus stores information indicating that the content data is registered in the blockchain, making it easily verifiable.

Additionally, the content generation apparatus can include an image capturing unit for capturing images, with the content data being the image data obtained. The apparatus can display the content data with registration information, allowing users to distinguish between registered and unregistered content. Users can also manage multiple pieces of content data, such as storing favorites or deleting content, with instructions from the user. In case of failure to store registration information, the apparatus notifies the user of the cause of the failure, ensuring transparency and reliability in the blockchain registration process.

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