Toshiba had seven patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for a disk device that controls head travel speeds during load and seek operations, and an eye movement detecting device with electrodes to track eye movements. Another patent involves systems and methods for identifying contents of a shipping container using scans and inventory data to determine the identity of unidentified items with a confidence value. 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 metaverse as a theme is 42% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Magnetic disk device (Patent ID: US20240096357A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp describes a disk device that includes components such as a rotatable magnetic disk, an actuator, a ramp, a motor, and a controller. The controller is responsible for performing load and seek operations, controlling the radial and circumferential travel speeds of the head, and the number of revolutions of the magnetic disk to ensure a specific relationship is satisfied during these operations.

Specifically, the controller adjusts the circumferential travel speed of the head during the seek operation to be slower than during the load operation to meet the specified relationship. Additionally, the controller may reduce the number of revolutions of the motor to achieve this slower circumferential travel speed. Furthermore, the controller can also set the radial travel speed of the head during the seek operation to be faster than during the load operation, or a combination of adjusting both circumferential and radial travel speeds to satisfy the relationship. Overall, the controller ensures that the head moves across the entire surface of the magnetic disk from outer circumference to inner circumference while maintaining the specified relationship between radial and circumferential travel speeds.

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