Konica Minolta had 12 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Konica Minolta Inc filed patents for methods and systems related to user authentication for web applications, management of image forming apparatuses based on target region and situation information, managing service use at terminal devices, and offline authentication for web applications. These patents involve processes such as validating user identifiers and biometric identifiers, changing settings of image forming apparatuses, permitting temporary logins with restricted functions, and retrieving authentication tokens from trusted sources. GlobalData’s report on Konica Minolta gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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

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Application: Method and system for authentication (Patent ID: US20240104181A1)

The patent filed by Konica Minolta Inc. describes a method, system, and computer program for authenticating users to access web applications. The method involves receiving a user identifier and biometric identifier, validating them, retrieving an authentication token from a trusted source, forwarding it to the relying party applications, and receiving authentication for user access. The system includes a processor to perform these steps, ensuring secure access to web applications through biometric authentication and external trusted sources.

The claims detail various aspects of the authentication method, including always retrieving the authentication token from an external trusted source, updating the token after a set time or number of logins, and requesting an updated token from an identity service provider if necessary. The system also allows for multifactor authentication, retrieval of additional authentication factors, and setting time or login parameters for token validity. The computer program product embodies these instructions for authentication, ensuring secure access to web applications through biometric identifiers and external trusted sources. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive method, system, and program for user authentication in web applications, emphasizing security and reliability through biometric identifiers and external trusted sources.

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