Seiko Epson had 17 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Seiko Epson Corp in Q1 2024 involve a system for image processing based on distance and direction information acquired from a terminal device. The system only performs image processing when the terminal device is within a certain range and the rate of change in distance or direction is below a threshold. Additionally, an information management method involves disclosing a second parameter obtained by converting a first parameter irreversibly, and disclosing the first parameter simultaneously or after disclosing the second parameter. GlobalData’s report on Seiko Epson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Seiko Epson grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 64% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Image processing device, control method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program (Patent ID: US20240069840A1)

The patent filed by Seiko Epson Corp. describes an image processing device that acquires distance and direction information from a terminal device via radio waves to perform image processing. The device only initiates image processing when the terminal device is within a predetermined range and the rate of change in distance or direction is below a set threshold. Additionally, the device can execute tasks based on user identification information and authentication processing requirements, ensuring secure and efficient operation.

The claims associated with the patent detail various scenarios and conditions under which the image processing device can perform tasks based on the proximity and movement of multiple terminal devices. The device can prioritize tasks based on the nearest terminal device, wait for specific conditions to be met before executing a job, and handle authentication processing based on predetermined criteria. Overall, the patent outlines a sophisticated control method for image processing devices that optimize performance based on the spatial relationship and movement of terminal devices, enhancing user experience and operational efficiency.

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