Tokyo Electron had six patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. The information processing apparatus by Tokyo Electron Ltd acquires specific data on selections and selection date/time, calculates indicators based on this data, and displays selection candidate data accordingly. The apparatus calculates indicators such as number of selections for each data, selection date/time, and number of selections for each set of data to determine the specific indicator for displaying selection candidate data. GlobalData’s report on Tokyo Electron gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Tokyo Electron grant share with digitalization as a theme is 50% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Information processing apparatus and selection supporting method (Patent ID: US20230394090A1)

The patent filed by Tokyo Electron Ltd. describes an information processing apparatus that acquires specific data related to the status of a substrate processing apparatus, such as the number of selections and selection date/time for each data selected, and calculates specific indicators based on this data. These indicators are then used to display selection candidate data to the user. The apparatus can calculate indicators based on selection frequency, latest selection frequency, and selection frequency for sets of data. The display controller prioritizes the selection candidate data based on these indicators, enhancing the user experience by providing relevant information efficiently.

Additionally, the patent includes a method for supporting selection, where specific data is acquired from a substrate processing apparatus, indicators are calculated based on this data, and selection candidate data is displayed accordingly. The method allows for automatic selection of candidate data when chosen from a selection screen, streamlining the process for the user. Log information of selected data can be displayed when the selection screen is closed, providing a comprehensive overview of the status of the substrate processing apparatus. This method can be applied to multiple substrate processing apparatuses communicating via a network, enabling efficient data management and decision-making across different systems.

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