Kyocera‘s patented communication device connects to a vehicle’s engine, conducting periodic network searches for a specific network. The device restricts these searches when the vehicle’s power source is off. This innovation aims to optimize network connectivity without draining power during idle periods. GlobalData’s report on Kyocera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Kyocera, Under-screen biometric identification was a key innovation area identified from patents. Kyocera's grant share as of February 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Communication device for vehicles restricting network search during off period

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Kyocera Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11930444B2) discloses a communication device designed to connect to a vehicle's power source and perform periodic network searches to locate a specific network. The device includes a controller that limits the network search activity when the power source is off, ensuring efficient use of resources. The controller also determines if the vehicle is stationary during an active period and restricts network searches when the vehicle is at a stop, further optimizing the device's operation.

Moreover, the patent includes claims for a method executed by the communication device, outlining the steps involved in performing network searches and managing search activities based on the vehicle's movement status and power source state. By restricting network searches during specific periods and controlling the frequency of searches, the device aims to enhance network connectivity and conserve energy. These innovative features cater to the needs of modern vehicles and communication systems, offering a more efficient and effective way to manage network connectivity in various driving scenarios.

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