NEC had 316 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. NEC Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for an information processing apparatus that selects registration data based on biometric similarity, an apparatus that generates advice information for site managers based on employee ability and equipment information, a communication device for optical transmission line stability, a biometric authentication system for adjusting imaging parameters, and a transmitter for improving signal output in optical transmission lines. GlobalData’s report on NEC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

NEC grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 38% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Information processing apparatus, information processing method, matching system, program, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20240104178A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp. describes an information processing apparatus that calculates the similarity between biometric information of a person of interest and registration candidate data, selecting the registration data with the highest similarity to be stored for matching purposes. The apparatus includes a similarity calculation unit and a registration data selection unit to facilitate this process. Additionally, the system can select registration data based on similarities to both the test data and a plurality of data on different persons stored in the data storage unit.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a matching system that includes a data acquisition device, a storage device with biometric information on multiple persons, and an information processing apparatus with a similarity calculation unit and a matching unit. This system determines if the person indicated by the acquired biometric information is registered in the storage device by calculating similarities between the acquired data and the registered data. The registration data selection unit selects the registration data based on similarities to the test data and the stored biometric information of multiple persons, ensuring accurate matching and identification processes.

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