HTC had four patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. HTC Corp filed patents for a control method for electronic devices to update a map of a physical environment through wireless connections, and a wearable authentication system using a head-mounted device and a ring device to authenticate users based on biometric information and inertial measurement values. The system tracks the position of the ring device and sends authentication information to the first network module. GlobalData’s report on HTC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

HTC grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 25% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Electronic system, control method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium (Patent ID: US20240073981A1)

The patent filed by HTC Corp. describes a control method for updating a map of a physical environment using two electronic devices communicating through wireless connections. The method involves determining whether to update the map based on differences between the current map and a feature point map, establishing a second wireless connection to transmit updated map data, and disconnecting the connection once data transmission is complete. The first wireless connection is lower in power consumption and bandwidth compared to the second connection, which can be a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) channel and a Wi-Fi channel. The method also includes generating the initial map by analyzing images of the physical environment and involves one device functioning as a network access point to establish the second connection.

The electronic system described in the patent includes a first and second electronic device communicating through wireless connections to update a map of the physical environment. The devices determine map updates based on differences between the current map and a feature point map generated from captured images. Each device has specific components like camera units, processors, and communication circuits to facilitate the map updating process. The second wireless connection is established to transmit updated map data, and the system ensures efficient power consumption and bandwidth usage. The second device can function as a network access point, sending access information to the first device to establish the second connection. The patent also covers a computer program stored on a non-transitory medium to execute the control method between the two electronic devices in the physical environment.

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