Sharp had 48 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Sharp Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on image processing and security features for their devices. These patents include features such as storing setting histories, authenticating data before transmission, virus detection during job execution, and generating reception slips for output jobs. The patents aim to enhance user experience, security, and efficiency in image processing tasks. GlobalData’s report on Sharp gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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

Recent Patents

Application: User equipment (UE) (Patent ID: US20240098841A1)

The patent filed by Sharp Corp. describes a method for user equipment (UE) to handle communication path release commands received from a network during direct C2 communication. The UE is able to indicate an appropriate cause value when releasing the communication path, ensuring efficient management of the direct C2 communication.

Claim 1 of the patent outlines a UE with a transmission and/or reception unit that, upon receiving a message to release a PDU session for C2 communication from the network, transmits a direct link release request message to another UE connected via a PC5 link. This message includes first identification information in the form of a cause value indicating C2 connection revocation, allowing for seamless communication path release in the C2 connection revocation procedure.

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