Toshiba had 17 patents in big data during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include a merchandise registration apparatus that verifies merchandise codes using multiple code systems, a sales data processing apparatus that detects camera shifts during transactions, a data processing device that uses machine learning models for evaluation, a commodity sales data processing apparatus that applies coupons based on quantity, and a wireless tag reader data processing apparatus that disables user input during tag reading. 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 big data as a theme is 52% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Merchandise data processing apparatus and merchandise data processing method (Patent ID: US20240105032A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp. describes a merchandise registration apparatus that utilizes two different code systems to verify merchandise codes. The processor in the apparatus calculates a first-type value for a check digit according to the first code system and registers the merchandise if the values match. If not, a second-type value is calculated using a different code system, and the merchandise is registered if the values match. The apparatus includes conditions for when the second-type value is calculated, such as the number of digits in the merchandise code and specific digit values.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific functions and features of the merchandise registration apparatus, including the calculation methods for the first and second-type values, conditions for when the second-type value is calculated, and the use of product scanners or manual input devices for entering merchandise codes. The method outlined in the patent involves receiving a merchandise code, calculating and comparing values for the check digit according to two different code systems, and registering the merchandise based on the matching values. The patent also covers a computer-readable medium storing program instructions for executing the method on the merchandise registration apparatus.

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