Kyocera had 18 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Kyocera Corp filed patents for an image forming apparatus that includes a storage device and a control device functioning as a character recognizer and tag generator to analyze and recognize characters in a document, generating tags expressing the document’s descriptive content. Another patent is for an image processing apparatus with a processor that corrects images captured at different times to align with the target’s position, improving image quality. GlobalData’s report on Kyocera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Kyocera grant share with digitalization as a theme is 61% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Image reading device capable of generating tag about document and image forming apparatus with the same (Patent ID: US20240022675A1)

The patent filed by Kyocera Corp describes an image forming apparatus that includes a storage device and a control device. The control device, through a processor executing a control program, functions as a character recognizer and a tag generator. The character recognizer analyzes stored documents to recognize characters, while the tag generator generates tags expressing features of the document's content based on the recognition results.

The image reading device further includes a display device and a controller that allows the display of the document's file name along with the generated tag. The controller can prioritize the display of multiple tags associated with the file name based on predetermined degrees of importance. Additionally, the control device can authenticate users' authority to use the document stored in the storage device and generate tags accordingly. The tag generator can also analyze graphics and diagrams in the document to include their features in the generated tags. Overall, the system aims to improve document organization and accessibility through the generation and display of descriptive tags based on document content.

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