Jabil had seven patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. Jabil Inc filed patents for a smart container with passive sensing technology for tracking consumables, a predictive analytics system for real-time manufacturing analytics, and a supply chain management system for processing SCM data to determine opportunities and risks. GlobalData’s report on Jabil gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Jabil grant share with digitalization as a theme is 28% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Apparatus, system, and method for providing a smart container (Patent ID: US20230409851A1)

The patent filed by Jabil Inc. describes a smart container that includes a passive sensing tag (PST) embedded in a label affixed to the container body. The PST contains a backscatter antenna, a radio-frequency identification (RFID), and at least one sensor. When activated by a radio frequency transceiver, the backscatter antenna provides the RFID and sensor data, which is then processed to provide usage information of the consumable to the user through a dashboard accessible on smartphones and desktops. The container body is made of non-metal materials such as plastic, glass, or paper, and the consumable can be a liquid, solid (such as powder, gel, or gummy), with the sensor data indicating various characteristics like type, level, temperature, humidity, and density of the consumable. The data processing involves comparing sensor data to predefined numeric ranges and can be enhanced through machine learning, including training artificial intelligence (AI) based on feedback.

The smart container patent by Jabil Inc. introduces an innovative way to track and monitor consumables using RFID technology and sensors embedded in the container label. By providing real-time usage information through a user-friendly dashboard accessible on smartphones and desktops, the smart container enhances convenience and efficiency in managing consumables. The patent covers various aspects of the smart container, including the materials used for the container body, the types of consumables it can hold, the sensor data processed for usage information, and the potential for machine learning and AI to improve data analysis and feedback mechanisms. Overall, the smart container patent offers a comprehensive solution for smart packaging and monitoring of consumables in a user-friendly and technologically advanced manner.

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