Toshiba had 139 patents in artificial intelligence during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for a sales data processing apparatus with a camera to detect shifts in position, an information processing device for checkout analysis, an image forming apparatus for multilingual text, a quantum circuit design, and an electrolysis device with pressure control for efficient operation. GlobalData’s report on Toshiba gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Toshiba grant share with artificial intelligence as a theme is 47% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Sales data processing apparatus and payment apparatus (Patent ID: US20240104538A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp. describes a sales data processing apparatus that includes a camera to capture images of the area around the apparatus and a user input unit. The controller of the apparatus performs registration processing on items in a sales transaction, acquires images from the camera, and analyzes them to detect any shifts in the camera's position. If a shift is detected, the controller initiates countermeasure processing, such as pausing the sales data processing or attempting to return the camera to its previous position.

The apparatus is designed to ensure the accuracy and integrity of sales transactions by monitoring the camera's position and taking corrective actions if any shifts are detected. The controller can also perform settlement processing based on the registered items and stop processing if necessary. Additionally, the countermeasure processing can involve sending notifications to external devices or controlling a motor to reposition the camera. The patent also covers a payment processing apparatus with similar features, including a camera, user input unit, and controller for settlement processing and countermeasure actions based on camera analysis.

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