About the Company
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.
Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army. At the time of its establishment, Huawei focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded its business to include: building telecommunications networks; providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China; and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market. Huawei has over 170,000 employees as of September 2015, around 76,000 of whom are engaged in research and development (R&D). It has 21 R&D institutes in countries including China, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Ireland, India, Russia, Israel, and Turkey, and in 2014, the company invested $6.4 billion USD in R&D, up from $5 billion USD in 2013. In 2014, Huawei recorded a profit of 34.2 billion CNY (5.5 billion USD) its products and services have been deployed in more than 140 countries and it currently serves 45 of the world’s 50 largest telecoms operators.
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MODIFYING HUMIDITY TO GLABROUS TISSUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE AND OTHER CONDITIONS
A system for stimulating glabrous tissue of a patient, comprising: a housing surrounding an enclosed chamber; a humidifier configured to supply only water vapor to the chamber, the water vapor resulting in humidified air within the chamber having a relative humidity of between about 90% and about 99%.
A patient port operably connected to the chamber and configured to house a region of the skin surface of a patient comprising the glabrous tissue, the patient port being configured to reversibly create a seal upon isolation of the region of the skin surface with respect to an interior of the chamber. The system is not configured to alter the temperature in the interior of the chamber, the system is configured to cause the glabrous tissue to reduce heat loss at least partially through the supply of water vapor to the glabrous tissue, the region of the skin surface of the patient is limited to a portion of the upper extremity, the system is configured when in use to supply only water vapor via humidified air without any other gases to the glabrous tissue.
How far has Huaweii gone in the world of patents?
As an emerging technology company seeing fast growth in the smartphone era, Huawei has performed especially well in terms of patents. Huawei has obtained a large number of patents not only in China but also in overseas areas, making it qualified to be included into the “giant-class” and the competition to its Western counterparts in the mobile phone industry.
According to the 2015 annual report of the European Patent Office (EPO), Huawei ranks ninth in Europe with 498 granted applications, and remains among the top 10 in Europe with this number. In the 2015 European Patent Application rankings, Huawei was fourth with 1,953 patent applications, and first with 1,197 patent applications in the digital communications field in terms of differentiation techniques. At present, Huawei is growing steadily with an annual increase of 1,300 patent applications globally.
As we know, Huawei has a considerable patent reserve and is rapidly acquiring new patents. At the same time, Huawei has also entered into patent cross-licensing agreements with Apple and Ericsson. So as one of the leaders in the global communications and technology industries, Huawei is not only working to build its own intellectual property reserve nut also cooperating with other big players to observe and maintain order in the field of patents.
Huaweii is one of the leading companies in filing the patent application, the number of international patent applications submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reached 218,000 last year, setting a new record, according to a press release of WIPO on March 16. Regarding numbers of filed patents, by country, the United States remained the largest, while China saw the fastest growth; by enterprise, Huawei Technology retained its leading position among global enterprises.
Among enterprises, Huawei ranked first for the second year with 3,898 applications, followed by Qualcomm with 2,442 applications and China’s ZTE with 2,155 applications.