Toshiba had 36 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on transaction processing apparatus for stores, personal shopping services, and retail stores. These patents include features such as registering commodities in transactions, determining user location in a store for settlement, filtering sales transaction status information, and generating code symbols for product registration. The inventions aim to improve efficiency and convenience in retail and shopping experiences. 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 mobile as a theme is 38% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Transaction processing apparatus, commodity sales system, and information processing program (Patent ID: US20240104534A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp. describes a transaction processing apparatus that includes a communication interface, storage unit, and processor. The processor receives a registration start instruction from a terminal apparatus in a store, checks if it is within the service available period for the store, and allows the user to register a commodity only if the instruction is received within the specified period. The system aims to streamline sales transactions by controlling commodity registration based on the store's service available period.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific functionalities of the transaction processing apparatus, including outputting notifications if the registration start instruction is received outside the service available period, causing the terminal apparatus to display unavailability of commodity registration. The method and system described can be implemented using various terminal apparatuses such as smartphones or cart terminals, providing flexibility in usage. Overall, the invention focuses on enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of sales transactions by regulating commodity registration based on predefined service available periods for stores.

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