NXP Semiconductors had three patents in mobile during Q1 2024. NXP Semiconductors NV filed 2 patents in Mobile theme during Q1 2024. NXP Semiconductors NV filed a patent for a method to switch SIMs in a mobile device based on geographic location, connecting to different networks depending on location and signal strength. Another patent involves a sensor node that wirelessly harvests energy from a device like a smartphone to charge a storage capacitor, with the ability to communicate sensor capabilities to the external device. GlobalData’s report on NXP Semiconductors gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

NXP Semiconductors grant share with mobile as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Geographic location-based sim switching (Patent ID: US20240031913A1)

The patent filed by NXP Semiconductors NV relates to a method for switching SIM cards in a mobile telecommunications device based on geographic location. The method involves identifying the device's location and using the first SIM to connect to a network in one location and the second SIM to connect to a different network in another location based on signal strength criteria. The geographic location can be determined using various methods such as local positioning modules or global navigation satellite systems.

The patent also describes a mobile telecommunications device that includes a geographic location module, a controller, two SIM cards, and a transceiver. The controller is responsible for identifying the device's location, connecting to the appropriate network based on the SIM card and location, and ensuring the signal strength meets predefined criteria. The device can use different types of networks such as LTE, 5G, or 6G, and the SIM cards can be provided in various forms like Universal Integrated Circuit Cards. The patent also covers a computer-readable medium with instructions for implementing this method on a mobile device.

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