NTT Communications‘s patent enables efficient data acquisition using edge computing. A data search server correlates edge servers with industry IDs, allowing users to request and receive sensing data from specific industries. The system includes a menu screen for industry selection and data transmission to user terminals. GlobalData’s report on NTT Communications gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on NTT Communications, was a key innovation area identified from patents. NTT Communications's grant share as of February 2024 was 46%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Efficient data acquisition system using edge computing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: NTT Communications Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886520B2) discloses a data search apparatus designed to connect to edge servers and terminals via a network. The apparatus includes a storage table to store information identifying edge servers and the organizations to which device owners belong. It also features a data search operation support part that facilitates data search operations and a data collection part to gather data from the edge servers. The apparatus aims to streamline the process of data acquisition by efficiently transmitting collected data to the requesting terminal.

Moreover, the patent details the functionality of the data search operation support part, which includes transmitting menu screen information and supporting complex organizational structures with multiple layers. The apparatus is capable of handling data acquisition requests from various organizations and layers within those organizations. Additionally, the patent covers the configuration of edge servers, which are equipped with similar functionalities to facilitate data transmission and collection. Overall, the patent highlights a comprehensive system for efficient data search and acquisition in a networked environment, enhancing organizational data management processes.

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