Seiko Epson had 21 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Seiko Epson Corp in Q1 2024 describes a system where a server manages the provision of cartridges to users of a printer based on user stock data. The server determines if there is any unused stock of cartridges held by users and recommends collection of cartridges that are close to their usage expiry date. 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 digitalization as a theme is 66% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Providing system, providing method, and management device (Patent ID: US20240059073A1)

The patent filed by Seiko Epson Corp describes a cartridge providing system that includes a printer ejecting liquid from a cartridge and a server managing the provision of cartridges to users based on user stock data. The server determines if there is unused stock in the cartridges held by users and sets a collection recommendation flag for unused stock close to the usage expiry date, indicating the cartridge recommended for collection.

The system also involves managing usage amount data, price data, and location data for each user, allowing the management device to specify a different user to be provided with the unused recording material recommended for collection. Additionally, the system updates user stock data upon delivery completion of the unused recording material to the specified user. Furthermore, the management device assigns transportation conditions to vendor stock data for delivering the unused recording material to the specified user. Overall, the patent outlines a method and system for efficiently managing the provision of recording materials to users based on usage data and expiration dates.

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