Bank of America had six patents in edge computing during Q4 2023. The Bank of America Corp filed patents in Q4 2023 related to reducing storage demands and enhancing security in a centralized database, utilizing edge computing devices and hashing algorithms. Another patent involves using AI to integrate third-party software into enterprise environments for rigorous testing. Additionally, a patent focuses on generating holographic structures based on customer interactions stored in a database, utilizing edge devices and representative devices for communication sessions. GlobalData’s report on Bank of America gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Bank of America grant share with edge computing as a theme is 33% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Document retention and generation at the edge (Patent ID: US20230421605A1)

The patent filed by Bank of America Corp. describes methods and systems for reducing storage demands at a centralized database and enhancing security by reducing the probability of interception and man-in-the-middle attacks. The method involves obtaining a document at an edge computing device, storing it, executing a hashing algorithm to generate a hash-value corresponding to the document, transmitting the hash-value to the centralized database over a low bandwidth communication line, and storing the hash-value at the database. This approach allows for a condensed representation of the document to be stored, reducing storage requirements and enhancing security.

The system includes a processor to assign an identifier to the document, an edge computing device to obtain and store the document along with the identifier, a centralized data repository to store the identifier, and a communication line between the edge device and the database. The processor on the edge device executes a hashing algorithm, outputs a hash-value, associates it with the document, and links a pointer to the hash-value. This pointer points to the memory address where the document is stored, facilitating efficient data transmission. By reducing the probability of security compromises and optimizing storage demands, this method and system offer a secure and efficient approach to managing documents in a network environment.

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