Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson had 111 patents in internet of things during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in Q1 2024 focus on innovative user equipment with touchless input capabilities, methods for operating wireless devices in communication networks, providing information to network nodes, handling paging and data exchange between communication devices, and performing measurements of neighbor cells during radio link monitoring. These patents showcase advancements in user interface technology, network communication efficiency, and wireless device functionality. GlobalData’s report on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson grant share with internet of things as a theme is 45% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: A computer a software module arrangement, a circuitry arrangement, a user equipment and a method for an improved and extended user interface (Patent ID: US20240103630A1)

The patent filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson describes a user equipment with a display, side sensor, and controller that allows touchless user input on the side of the display. The controller can detect objects in the touchless input area, indicate options, detect object movement, and act accordingly based on the movement direction, such as performing actions, displaying new options, or canceling options.

The patent includes claims detailing the functionality of the user equipment, such as executing commands associated with options, receiving further input for commands, displaying further options in a menu structure, initiating applications, selecting data objects, and detecting user fingers. The controller can determine selectable options based on object distance, indicate menu structure extent, and display available options. Additionally, the patent covers methods for implementing the technology in user equipment, computer-readable mediums with instructions for the method, and arrangements with circuitry for detecting objects, indicating options, and acting based on object movement.

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