Nippon Telegraph and Telephone had 13 patents in blockchain during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp in Q1 2024 focus on managing information on multiple file management systems through a distributed ledger, improving fairness between nodes in a blockchain network, verifying medication completion and post-medication conditions, and implementing a medical system for electronic prescriptions and token delivery history management. GlobalData’s report on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone grant share with blockchain 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: Content use system (Patent ID: US20240104065A1)

The patent filed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. involves managing information on multiple file management systems through a single contract in a distributed ledger. The system includes an administrator terminal that generates contracts in blockchain data, associating network identifiers with participant terminals and managing connection information. The system also allows for registration of connection information and establishment of P2P connections between administrator and participant terminals based on the contract data.

The patent claims detail the functionalities of a right holder terminal and a user terminal within the content use system. The right holder terminal is responsible for storing file management control data, issuing registration transactions, and managing content pieces via the file management system. On the other hand, the user terminal stores file management control data and routing data, responding to notifications from the right holder terminal. Additionally, the patent includes instructions for computer-readable mediums to perform operations as the right holder terminal and the user terminal, as well as a data structure of state data used in the content use system, associating network identifiers, content piece identifiers, and connection information of right holder terminals in the file management system.

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