Canon had 18 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on cloud-based printing systems and information processing apparatuses that interact with virtual machines. These inventions aim to improve user experience by efficiently analyzing HTML data, managing printing capabilities of output destination printers, and controlling printing costs through cloud print services. The technology also involves storing user data, generating rendering images, and optimizing printing processes in a cloud browser system. 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 cloud as a theme is 16% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Information processing apparatus, method of controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20240089314A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes an information processing apparatus that communicates with a virtual machine functioning as a cloud browser. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit to obtain analysis information from the virtual machine, a determination unit to identify user operations on the screen based on the analysis information, and a drawing unit to execute drawing processes for specific user operations without needing additional information from the virtual machine. The user operations can include drag or drop operations, and the drawing unit can create animations corresponding to these operations.

Additionally, the apparatus can generate thumbnail images from drawing results obtained by the virtual machine and draw these images. The patent also covers methods and computer-readable storage mediums for controlling the information processing apparatus in the described manner. The user operations can include pinch-in or pinch-out operations, and the drawing processes are executed based on the drawing results obtained from the virtual machine. This patent aims to streamline the drawing processes corresponding to user operations on the screen of the information processing apparatus by utilizing analysis information obtained from the virtual machine, ultimately enhancing user experience and efficiency in cloud browsing scenarios.

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