ADOBE had nine patents in metaverse during Q4 2023. ADOBE Inc’s patents in Q4 2023 focus on innovative technologies for augmented reality (AR) applications. These include systems for providing human-invisible AR markers, generating virtual graphics based on user input and object positions, realistic shading for 3D objects in digital images, and comparing physical objects using AR systems. These patents showcase ADOBE‘s commitment to advancing AR technology for a variety of applications. GlobalData’s report on ADOBE gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ADOBE grant share with metaverse as a theme is 55% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: System and methods for providing invisible augmented reality markers (Patent ID: US20230386143A1)

The patent filed by ADOBE Inc. describes a system and methods for providing human-invisible AR markers. The system involves identifying AR metadata associated with an object in an image, generating AR marker image data based on this metadata, and creating two variants of the image - one with the AR marker image data added and one with it subtracted. These variants are then displayed alternately at a frequency that makes the AR marker image data invisible to the human vision system. The method also includes extracting AR metadata from a digital content channel, generating AR marker codes, and overlaying AR images on the original image based on the AR metadata.

The patent further details the process of detecting the AR marker image, extracting AR metadata, and displaying AR images based on this metadata using an AR apparatus. It also includes methods for noise reduction, position coordinate detection for AR objects, and retrieving AR image data from storage locations. The system described in the patent includes components such as an AR metadata component, an encoder, and a screen for displaying the image variants. Additionally, the system may involve cloud storage for AR image data and an AR apparatus for detecting AR marker image data and displaying AR images based on the extracted metadata.

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