Konica Minolta had 12 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Konica Minolta Inc in Q1 2024 involve a processing apparatus that allows for setting various items through a setting screen operated by a person or automated by Robotic Process Automation. Additionally, an information processing method involves accessing questionnaire answers and calculating the importance of selected options based on the selection manner. 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 digitalization as a theme is 58% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Processing apparatus, setting system, setting method, and computer-readable information recording medium (Patent ID: US20240098193A1)

The patent filed by Konica Minolta Inc. describes a processing apparatus that includes a storage for storing instructions and a processor for executing these instructions. The instructions involve providing a setting screen for configuring the processing apparatus and setting the configurations based on user interactions. The setting screen consists of two parts: a first screen for manual operations by a person and a second screen for automated operations using Robotic Process Automation.

Furthermore, the patent includes various claims related to the processing apparatus, such as the inclusion of an image processing apparatus, the structure of the setting screens, the display of different options based on availability, and the ability to switch between different types of second setting screens. Additionally, the patent covers a setting system comprising the processing apparatus and an external apparatus for displaying the setting screen, a setting method for the processing apparatus, and a computer-readable medium storing the instructions for setting the processing apparatus. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing the setting process for a processing apparatus by incorporating both manual and automated operations through different setting screens.

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