Toshiba had three patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp filed a patent for a system and method for authenticating direct network print jobs, where users are registered with a cloud print server and their permissions are checked before releasing and printing their documents. Another patent describes a storage battery management device with a hardware processor that acquires data on the operation state of a storage battery system, calculates various capacity and State of Charge parameters using a digital model, and displays this information for monitoring and control. 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 cloud as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: System and method for authenticating direct network print jobs (Patent ID: US20240089392A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp. describes a system and method for authenticating direct network print jobs by registering users for direct printing with a cloud print server. The registration information includes user names, computer names, and email addresses associated with their cloud storage accounts. When a user sends a print job directly to a multifunction peripheral (MFP) at its network address, the MFP checks with the cloud server to verify the user's registration and permissions. If the user is registered and has print permission, the print job is released and the document is printed.

The system outlined in the patent includes a processor, memory, and data interface for receiving registration requests and print jobs. The processor registers users based on received data, stores permissions lists, and sends print permissions to MFPs for locally stored print jobs. The method involves generating registration queries, storing permissions lists, and sending print permissions to MFPs. The multifunction peripheral described in the patent includes a processor, memory, print engine, and data interface for receiving and printing print jobs. The MFP submits print permission requests to a server, receives permissions lists, and generates printouts based on the permissions received. The patent emphasizes the association of users with public cloud storage systems like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive based on their email addresses.

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