International Business Machines had 22 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. IBM has filed patents for various computer-implemented methods and systems, including utilizing a hypervisor on a smartphone to run separate virtual machines for personal and work use, tagging and sharing limited views of content based on user roles, digital asset transactions with smart contracts based on license terms, displaying vehicle approaching alerts to pedestrians, and generating proposed payment plans for debt renegotiation using machine learning models trained on financial behavior data. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with mobile as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Event driven intelligent hypervisor on a smart device (Patent ID: US20240106929A1)

The patent filed by IBM introduces a method, computer program product, and system for utilizing a hypervisor on a smartphone to run separate virtual machines (VMs) for personal and work use. This allows for distinct operating environments on a single device. The method involves automatically selecting the work VM as default during work hours and the personal VM otherwise, notifying the user to switch VMs if needed, and keeping data physically separate on the smartphone using internal storage and an SD card.

Furthermore, the patent includes features such as enforcing different settings for each VM, determining default VMs based on incoming and outgoing notifications, and providing a user-friendly interface on the lock screen for easy toggling between VMs. The system dynamically adapts to the user's daily routine, ensuring seamless transitions between work and personal environments based on time, location, and contact information. Overall, the patent aims to enhance user productivity and privacy by efficiently managing multiple virtual environments on a single smartphone.

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