Apple had 254 patents in artificial intelligence during Q1 2024. Apple Inc filed patents in Q1 2024 for a wearable device acting as a digital pool attendant, instruction set architecture support for matrix manipulations, hold gesture recognition using machine learning, sound event identification in a room using spatial profiles, and image enhancement through neural networks for extended depth of field. These patents focus on improving user experience, efficiency, and functionality across various devices and applications. GlobalData’s report on Apple gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Apple grant share with artificial intelligence as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Wearable device used as digital pool attendant (Patent ID: US20240105043A1)

The patent filed by Apple Inc. describes a wearable device that functions as a digital pool attendant. The device uses sensor data to determine if a user is swimming or not, and if irregular behavior is detected while swimming, an alert message is sent to other devices. The method involves analyzing metrics such as stroke rate, stroke style, heart rate, and limb coordination to classify the user's swimming behavior accurately.

The system includes a wearable device with sensors, a biosensor, a communication transmitter, and a processor that performs operations to monitor the user's swimming behavior. Additionally, a monitor and control station can receive alert messages from multiple wearable devices to ensure user safety. The alert messages can be sent using various methods such as electromagnetic waves, sonar, or radar, allowing for quick response in case of irregular behavior while swimming.

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