NEC had 135 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. NEC Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for various innovative technologies. These include a work type identification apparatus based on temperature data, an analysis apparatus for determining emotions in online learning, a method for measuring productivity based on movement analysis, a wireless communication apparatus for signal detection and stabilization, and a program analysis assistance apparatus for identifying signal values and connections in device control programs. 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 future of work as a theme is 47% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Work type identification apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium (Patent ID: US20240100210A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp describes a work type identification apparatus that determines the type of wiping work performed on a target region of an object based on the time variation of the temperature of that region. The apparatus acquires a temperature data sequence for the target region and uses feature values stored in advance to identify the type of wiping work, which can include wiping with alcohol, wet wiping, or dry wiping. The apparatus can also utilize a trained model to determine the type of wiping work based on the temperature data sequence input.

Additionally, the patent includes claims for a control method executed by a computer and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program that performs the same functions as the work type identification apparatus. These claims outline the process of acquiring temperature data sequences, extracting feature values, and utilizing trained models to identify the type of wiping work performed on a target region. The patent also covers scenarios where the feature values are defined for different types or materials of the target object or region, and where the model is provided for each type or material to enhance accuracy in determining the type of wiping work.

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