Apple had 20 patents in gaming during Q1 2024. Apple Inc filed patents in Q1 2024 for methods and systems involving machine-readable data representations on physical objects, allowing users to decode data values and access content based on identifiers. Another patent involves a handheld controller with power receiving circuitry for wireless charging, while a system for presenting content based on user activity and contextual data is also disclosed. These patents showcase Apple‘s innovation in enhancing user experiences through technology. 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 gaming as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Locating content in an environment (Patent ID: US20240089695A1)

The patent filed by Apple Inc. describes a method that involves capturing an image of a machine-readable data representation on a physical object using a device camera, decoding the data to determine its value, selecting a content source based on the data, obtaining content and location information from the source, determining the content's position and orientation relative to the object, and displaying the content on the device accordingly. The system includes a processor that executes instructions to perform these operations, including obtaining content and location information by sending a request to the source, matching a three-dimensional model of the content to the object's configuration, and displaying content within the camera's field of view.

The patent also covers a non-transitory computer-readable storage device with program instructions that enable processors to carry out the method's operations, such as obtaining data from a physical object, selecting a content source, determining content position and orientation, and displaying the content in a physical environment. The device allows for requesting content from a source, matching a three-dimensional model to the object's configuration, displaying content within the camera's field of view, and selecting a content source from multiple options based on identifiers. This technology enables the seamless integration of digital content with physical objects, enhancing user experiences and interactions.

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