Canon had seven patents in edtech during Q1 2024. Canon Inc filed a patent for an information processing apparatus that generates motion information based on physical makeup information acquired from imaging objects in different directions. Another patent involves a system that stores failures and lessons, with a processor determining correct and incorrect options for multiple-choice quizzes based on the consistency between the question and stored lessons. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon grant share with edtech as a theme is 14% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20240087471A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes an information processing apparatus that acquires physical makeup information of objects based on images obtained from multiple imaging apparatuses in different directions. The apparatus then generates motion information associated with the physical makeup information of one object based on the physical makeup information and motion information of another object.

The claims of the patent outline the components of the information processing apparatus, including acquisition units for obtaining physical makeup information and motion information of different objects, and a generation unit for creating motion information related to the physical makeup information of one object using the physical makeup and motion information of another object. This technology could have applications in various fields such as virtual reality, animation, and biometric identification systems.

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