International Business Machines had 59 patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. The patents filed by IBM in Q1 2024 focus on enhancing socialization between individuals wearing personal protective equipment, tagging and sharing limited views of content, chain of virtual reality content sharing with activity information, determining assignment of virtual objects in a mixed reality display, and performing RFID-based localization and mapping of an environment. These techniques involve utilizing augmented reality, virtual reality, and RFID technology to improve user experiences and interactions in various contexts. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with metaverse as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Socializing based on personal protective equipment (Patent ID: US20240104787A1)

The patent filed by IBM describes a system, method, and computer product for enhancing socialization among individuals wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). The method involves identifying social communications between individuals wearing PPE, assigning identifiers to participants, analyzing the content of the communications, and generating augmented reality representations of the content for visualization on AR devices. The AR representations replace the PPE based on the assigned identifiers, allowing for improved social interactions while maintaining safety protocols.

The patent includes claims detailing the computer-implemented method, computer system, and computer program product for implementing the described techniques. These claims cover aspects such as using QR codes on PPE for identification, applying natural language processing to determine sentiment, integrating expressions based on sentiment into AR representations, associating identifiers with roles on a centralized platform, and continuously updating AR representations to reflect participant sentiment. The technology aims to facilitate social interactions among individuals wearing PPE, such as face masks, helmets, clothing, and goggles, by leveraging AR technology to enhance communication and engagement in various settings.

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