KDDI had 32 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. The patent filed by KDDI Corp in Q1 2024 is for a flight management system that manages the flight of a flight vehicle based on user preferences communicated through a user terminal. The system determines whether to allow the use of specific radio waves for the flight based on the user’s preferred flight path and time, and instructs the flight vehicle accordingly. GlobalData’s report on KDDI gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

KDDI grant share with digitalization as a theme is 18% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Flight management system and flight management method (Patent ID: US20240046802A1)

The patent filed by KDDI Corp describes a flight management system that communicates with a user terminal to manage the flight of a flight vehicle. The system includes components such as a receiver to receive flight application information from the user terminal, a determination unit to decide on the use of radio waves for flying along a specified path at a preferred time, and a transmitter to instruct the flight vehicle accordingly. The system ensures efficient communication and control over the flight path based on user preferences.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific functionalities of the flight management system, including receiving user identification and area information, determining communication feasibility in a flight area, storing path information associated with user preferences, transmitting power control information to the flight vehicle, monitoring deviations from the specified path or time, and providing feedback to the user terminal. Additionally, the patent covers a system with a user terminal, a flight management system, and a flight management method executed by a processor. Overall, the patent aims to enhance flight management by integrating user preferences, communication capabilities, and real-time monitoring for efficient and safe flight operations.

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