Cloudflare had three patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. Cloudflare Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for a system where a server can initiate and control remote applications for client devices, providing draw commands to render output and receiving input events to update the display. Another patent involves a proxy server that analyzes requests from multiple client devices for actions on network resources, blocking those that pose a threat and transmitting safe requests to the appropriate origin servers owned by different entities. GlobalData’s report on Cloudflare gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Cloudflare grant share with digitalization as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Web browser remoting across a network using draw commands (Patent ID: US20230367836A1)

Cloudflare Inc. has filed a patent for a computer-implemented method that involves initiating a web browser application in a client device to interface with and display output of a remote application instance. The method includes providing a request for content to a server, receiving draw commands associated with the remote application instance, rendering portions of the output based on the draw commands, providing input events to the remote application instance, and rendering portions of the output based on the received draw commands. The input events can include cursor movements, click events, keyboard events, and scrolling events. The server is an execution computing device, while the client device is a rendering computer device. The method also involves establishing a secure connection between the server and the web browser application executing on the client device.

Additionally, the patent includes claims for a non-transitory computer-readable medium and an apparatus that store instructions to perform the method described above. The medium and apparatus facilitate the instantiation of the web browser application in the client device, receiving draw commands associated with the remote application instance, rendering output based on the draw commands, providing input events, and rendering output based on the received draw commands. The apparatus includes a processor and a machine-readable storage medium to execute the instructions. The method and apparatus aim to enhance the interaction between client devices and remote applications by efficiently rendering output based on draw commands and input events.

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