NEC had 20 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. NEC Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on improving edge data network services, increasing throughput in multi-user MIMO, enhancing settlement processes in retail stores, enabling electronic payments via mobile terminals, and facilitating age confirmation for credit payments using mobile devices. These innovations aim to streamline operations and enhance user experiences in various technological applications. 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 mobile as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Server, requesting entity, and methods therefor (Patent ID: US20240107424A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp. describes a system where a first server in an edge data network attempts to identify a second server based on selection criteria, including the congestion state of servers in the network. If the second server is identified, information is sent to the requesting entity; otherwise, a rejection message is sent. This system aims to provide suitable selection criteria for identifying an edge server efficiently.

The patent further details a radio terminal that sends an Edge Application Server (EAS) discovery request to an edge server and receives a response indicating if the request is rejected due to congestion. The response includes information on the waiting period before a new discovery request can be made. Additionally, the patent covers methods for the radio terminal and edge server, along with the components involved such as Edge Enabler Client (EEC) and Edge Enabler Server (EES) located in an Edge Data Network (EDN). This technology is applicable to various devices like User Equipment (UE), mobile stations, smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices, enhancing the efficiency of edge server discovery in a network.

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