Hitachi had three patents in connectivity during Q1 2024. Hitachi Ltd’s patents filed in Q1 2024 involve systems for recognizing areas and tasks from sensor data, estimating probabilities of tasks based on historical data, and scheduling sensors accordingly. Another patent involves a management server stopping a sub-server in advance, preparing a sub-storage for data usage during transition, recovering data from object storage, and starting the sub-server. GlobalData’s report on Hitachi gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Hitachi grant share with connectivity as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Method to operate multiple sensors for multiple instances of interconnected human activity recognition (Patent ID: US20240046650A1)

The patent filed by Hitachi Ltd. describes systems and methods for recognizing areas and tasks from sensor data, estimating probabilities of tasks for future time periods based on historical data, accepting tasks with probabilities above a threshold, and scheduling sensors accordingly. The method involves dividing locations into areas, recognizing areas and tasks from sensor data, estimating task probabilities, accepting tasks above a threshold, and scheduling sensors for activation based on task probabilities.

Furthermore, the patent includes claims for methods, apparatus, and systems implementing the described technology. These claims detail the process of allocating data to sensors based on associated tasks, analyzing sensor data for task recognition, monitoring task sequences and durations, and activating sensors through an edge gateway. The technology involves the use of sensors, particularly cameras networked by a 5G network, to efficiently manage tasks in various areas based on historical data and real-time probabilities.

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