Hitachi had 17 patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. Hitachi Ltd’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on innovative technologies such as a head mounted display apparatus for arranging virtual objects in real space, a display apparatus that adjusts display modes to reduce interference, an automatic video production device for fitting video objects into scenes, an image display device that adjusts content level based on user observation, and an information expression creation support device for creating editable information expressions in virtual reality space. GlobalData’s report on Hitachi gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Hitachi grant share with metaverse as a theme is 29% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Head mounted display apparatus (Patent ID: US20240103621A1)

The patent filed by Hitachi Ltd. describes a head-mounted display apparatus that allows users to arrange and display virtual objects in a real space with ease and good usability. The apparatus displays a grid with points to support virtual object operations and enables users to designate a target virtual object and a destination point for arrangement, placing the object at the designated position. Each point on the grid displays identification information, and users can interact with virtual objects by designating their identification information or the identification information of the points.

Additionally, the virtual objects displayed by the apparatus are images created by application programs, including graphical user interface objects like icons, windows, system information, and command buttons. Users can also move virtual objects by designating a movement source or a second point before designating the final arrangement destination. Overall, the head-mounted display apparatus simplifies the process of arranging and interacting with virtual objects in a real space, enhancing usability and user experience.

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