Acer had eight patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Acer Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include a marking method on image combined with sound signal for video conferences, a boost converter with fast discharge function, and an electronic device with a virtual desktop sharing feature. These innovations aim to enhance user experience and functionality in various technological applications. GlobalData’s report on Acer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Acer had no grants in future of work as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Marking method on image combined with sound signal, terminal apparatus, and server (Patent ID: US20240098183A1)

The patent filed by Acer Inc. describes a marking method on an image combined with a sound signal, allowing users in a video conference to make markings on a shared screen. The method involves displaying a first image, detecting a selection command corresponding to a target region in the image, embedding a target sound signal into a speech signal to generate a combined sound signal, and transmitting the combined sound signal. The sound signal is obtained by receiving sound, and the selection command is generated through an input operation.

Furthermore, the patent details the process of distinguishing the combined sound signal into the speech signal and the target sound signal, determining the target region corresponding to the target sound signal, generating a marking at the target region in a second image, and transmitting the first image signal and the speech signal. The method also includes canceling the marking at the target region in the second image if needed. The patent also covers a terminal apparatus and a server configured to implement this marking method, providing a comprehensive system for collaborative marking on shared screens during video conferences.

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