Ricoh had 44 patents in cybersecurity during Q4 2023. The patents filed by Ricoh Co Ltd in Q4 2023 relate to an output apparatus and an information processing apparatus. The output apparatus receives setting information from a user terminal to control the output of electronic data from a service providing system. The information processing apparatus includes memory, connection ports for external recording media, and circuitry to store data and license information, transfer data between recording media, and manage license information. GlobalData’s report on Ricoh gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Ricoh grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 54% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Output apparatus, information processing system, output method, and non-transitory recording medium (Patent ID: US20230342096A1)

The patent filed by Ricoh Co Ltd. describes an output apparatus that receives setting information from a user terminal and controls whether to output electronic data received from a service providing system or to receive a list of electronic data and output the selected data. The apparatus can automatically output reserved data, download list information automatically, or receive list information after activating an output application. Additionally, the apparatus can receive information for starting use from the user terminal or a recording medium.

The patent also covers an information processing system including the output apparatus, service providing system, and user terminal, where the user terminal transmits information for starting the output apparatus. Furthermore, an output method is detailed, involving receiving setting information and controlling the output based on that information. The non-transitory recording medium stores instructions for executing the output method on an information processing apparatus. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing the control and output capabilities of an output apparatus based on user settings and preferences.

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