Canon had six patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. Canon Canon Inc’s patent describes a content management system that applies an edition process to content based on administrator instructions, generates hash values and identification numbers for edited content, registers them in a blockchain for authenticity verification, and compares hash values to determine content authenticity. 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 ecommerce as a theme is 83% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Content management system, content generation apparatus, content management method, control method for contents generation apparatus, and storage medium storing content management program (Patent ID: US20240054507A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a content management system that utilizes blockchain technology to ensure the authenticity of edited content. The system involves applying an edition process to content, generating a hash value and identification number for the edited content, registering this information in a blockchain, and then determining the authenticity of received content by comparing hash values. The system is particularly focused on managing image data, both undeveloped and developed, and includes processes for handling still and moving image data, as well as clipped still image data.

Additionally, the patent includes claims related to a content generation apparatus that captures and synthesizes image data, generating hash values for authenticity verification. The apparatus is designed to handle continuous capturing processes, image synthesis, and various image processing techniques to ensure the integrity of the generated content. The patent also covers control methods and computer-readable storage mediums storing control programs for executing the content management and content generation processes described in the claims. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for managing and verifying the authenticity of edited content, particularly focusing on image data.

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