Hitachi had ten patents in mobile during Q1 2024. Hitachi Ltd filed patents in Q1 2024 for an automatic analysis device with improved safety and operability, a biometric authentication payment system for customer-friendly payments, a system for recognizing tasks based on sensor data, a portable terminal with distance measurement capabilities, and an air floating video display apparatus with touch operation assistance. 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 mobile as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Automatic analysis device and automatic analysis system (Patent ID: US20240069048A1)

The patent filed by Hitachi Ltd. describes an automatic analysis device that ensures safety and improves operability. The device includes an operation unit that receives voice input from a microphone or mobile device, and a measurement unit that analyzes a sample. The operation unit further comprises a device state acquisition unit, a voice detection/recognition unit, and a device operation permission determination unit that assesses the executability of operation instructions based on equipment state data and the accuracy of voice instruction text.

Additionally, the patent outlines an automatic analysis system involving multiple devices connected via a network and managed by a server. Some devices can be operated through voice input from a mobile device. The system includes components such as a device state acquisition unit, voice detection/recognition unit, system management unit, and device communication unit to facilitate voice-controlled operation of the automatic analysis devices. The system utilizes a management table to identify the device to be operated based on voice instructions and updates the table with device state/operation information data acquired from the devices.

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