Canon had 51 patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include an information processing apparatus for simulation using a virtual model, an image processing device for combining real space images with virtual objects, an image forming apparatus with specific adhesion requirements, an image processing apparatus for material data on a blockchain, and an information processing apparatus for application operation using a head-mounted display and mobile terminal input. 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 metaverse as a theme is 45% 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, robot system, manufacturing method for article using robot system, program, and recording medium (Patent ID: US20240100688A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes an information processing apparatus that utilizes a virtual model for simulation purposes. The apparatus includes a processing unit that displays the virtual model and an operating portion on a display unit, allowing users to interact with the virtual model by changing setting information on the operating portion in response to user input. The apparatus can adjust display conditions, positions, magnifications, and interlocking features of the operating portion based on user input, enabling efficient and customizable simulation experiences.

Furthermore, the patent outlines various claims related to the functionality of the information processing apparatus, such as maintaining display settings when the virtual model is resized, displaying additional screens to indicate certain states of the virtual model, and providing different modes for operating the virtual model. The apparatus can be used in a robot system to set robot operations, in manufacturing methods for articles, and in displaying virtual models with augmented reality. Overall, the patent highlights the versatility and adaptability of the information processing apparatus in facilitating interactive and dynamic simulations using virtual models.

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