Ricoh had nine patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Ricoh Co Ltd in Q1 2024 describes an information processing system that acquires and manages profile information for print output from one company system and distributes it to another company system to apply to printing jobs. GlobalData’s report on Ricoh gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Ricoh grant share with ecommerce as a theme is 66% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Information processing system, information processing method, storage medium, and information processing apparatus (Patent ID: US20240012596A1)

The patent filed by Ricoh Co Ltd. describes an information processing system that involves acquiring, managing, and distributing profile information from one company system to another for applying the profile to print output. The system includes processing circuitry that can encrypt and decrypt profile information, determine suitable printing machines for specific jobs, register profile information in memory, set fees for profile information, and facilitate transactions between companies based on the profile information exchanged.

The system allows for secure transmission of profile information between companies, enabling the application of specific profiles to print jobs executed by different printing machines. It also includes features such as fee determination, profile information selection based on use conditions, ordering of ink or recording medium based on profile information, and management of profile expiration dates or usage limits. Overall, the system streamlines the process of sharing and utilizing profile information for optimized print output across different company systems, enhancing efficiency and collaboration in the printing industry.

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