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Manufacturers are developing different devices that incorporate processors and computers as they shrink and become simpler to use. A computer embedded within a computerized device can manage its operation, gather information, store and share it, communicate with computers around the world, and even update the software.
The Internet of Things (IoT), is a network of computerized physical devices with embedded processors electronic components, software, data and actuators. They can communicate with and exchange data through digital networks including mobile networks as well as other wireless networks. Typically, each “thing” is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system, and is able to inter-operate within the existing Internetinfrastructure.
“Things”, in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of electronic devices, such as consumer appliances, corporate devices that are used in corporate and business settings, production machines, farming equipment, energy-consuming appliances in buildings and homes (switches or power outlets, appliances, lighting systems, bulbs televisions, garage door openers, sprinkler systems, security systems, etc. ) medical and health devices, infrastructure management devices, drones, robots and transport devices and vehicles, among numerous others.
For example, the majority if not all, modern transportation equipment and vehicles (e.g., vehicles, trucks, aircraft, trains, watercraft and motorbikes, scooters and similar) have embedded processors or embedded computers within their subsystems and are computer controlled at least in certain aspects. The increasing number of modern transportation infrastructure equipment like traffic sensors, cameras, lights, bridge monitors and bridge control systems include at minimum one embedded processor or computer system, and are computer controlled in most aspects. These computer-controlled elements of the transportation network typically communicate with each other, passingvarious types of information back and forth, and they may react, respond, change their operation, or otherwise depend upon the information received/sent from/to other vehicles in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V; also known as Car-to-Car (C2C)) communicationsand/or from/to infrastructure elements in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I; also known as Car-to-Infrastructure (C2I)) communications for safe, correct, efficient, and reliable operation.
Computerized devices work in conjunction with the firmware, software, and data. To ensure that computers function safely and properly they must be correctly installed with the correct software,firmware and executable instructions. These are collectively known as “digital assets” and “software”. This is to ensure that only approved quality software and data are executed by IoT devices. However, problems arise when unauthorised individuals or organizations (e.g. hackers) alter or replace software on computers. The same problem can be experienced when older software, untested software unapproved software, and/or software that has known bugs is installed on computers.
In the area of computer networking, packet switched networks and Telecommunications Quality of Service (QoS), is a set of technologies and techniques which are designed to improve service to customers, clients and users, as well as devices or network traffic. QoS gives assurances about the performance of a system or network. QoS metrics can include delay, availability, latency, bandwidth, upload data transfer rate, download data transfer rate, and per-sessionupload/download limits (i.e., total amount of megabytes or gigabytes that can be uploaded and/or downloaded during a network session). Different levels of QoS can be assigned by a service or network to various clients and users. QoS can also guaranteea certain amount of performance for a user or client device according to the requests of the application. If computing capacity or network bandwidth is limited or requests are prone to delays, QoS promises that the system will perform as expected.
Accordingly, it is desirable to provide improved systems, methods and techniques for providing QoS levels while securely provisioning digital assets in computerized devices, such as IoT devices, vehicles, and transportation infrastructuredevices, in order to reduce or eliminate delays in provisioning the digital assets in the computerized devices.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
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- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
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