ZTE had two patents in blockchain during Q4 2023. ZTE Corp’s patents filed in Q4 2023 focus on implementing blockchain technology in wireless communication networks to improve data security and integrity. The methods involve receiving configuration information from network elements and controlling data on-chain based on this information, ultimately supporting data on-chain of multiple base stations. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with blockchain as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Data processing method, device, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20230388179A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes a data processing method and device for blockchain technology. The method involves receiving configuration information of a blockchain from a second network element, which includes application layer blockchain auxiliary information, and putting terminal application layer information on the blockchain based on this auxiliary information. The claims detail various aspects of the method, such as generating an on-chaining success indication, sending configuration information to a terminal application layer, and defining parameters for the blockchain configuration and on-chaining process. The patent also covers the communication module, memory, and processors required for implementing the method, as well as the storage medium storing the computer program for execution.

Overall, the patent focuses on facilitating the integration of blockchain technology into data processing methods, particularly in network elements like servers, core network elements, and base stations. By providing detailed instructions for configuring and utilizing blockchain for data processing, the patent aims to enhance the efficiency and security of information exchange within networks. The method outlined in the patent involves a systematic approach to handling blockchain configuration information, on-chaining processes, and communication interactions among network nodes. Additionally, the patent emphasizes the importance of defining parameters for blockchain application identity, reporting range, session identity, format, server IP addresses, and various indications for activation, stop, suspend, recovery, and idle states.

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