Canon had 127 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include a communication apparatus for time synchronization during image transfer, a method for encapsulating image data in a media file with progressive information, a web browsing system for rendering webpages based on display environment specifications, an information processing apparatus for generating playlists with transition effects, and a cloud browser system for storing user data and generating rendering images from web pages. 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 digitalization as a theme is 38% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Communication apparatus, control method, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20240107094A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a communication apparatus that performs time synchronization using a received time synchronization packet. The apparatus includes a division unit that divides an image packet into multiple packets if it needs to be transferred during the time synchronization packet transmission period. These divided image packets are then transferred to another communication apparatus. Additionally, the apparatus can generate communication headers corresponding to the divided image packets and combine them to create new image packets for transfer.

The communication apparatus does not adhere to certain IEEE standards and uses a daisy chain connection for connecting apparatuses. It also specifies conditions for dividing image packets based on size and payload length. The patent also covers a control method for the communication apparatus, which involves dividing image packets and transferring them during the time synchronization packet transmission period. Furthermore, a non-transitory storage medium storing a program for executing this control method is also included in the patent. Overall, the patent focuses on efficient time synchronization and image packet transfer in a communication apparatus.

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