Magic Leap had four patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Magic Leap Inc’s cross reality system allows multiple devices to efficiently access and render previously stored maps of large-scale environments, enabling accurate localization and immersive experiences for users. The system utilizes location metadata to select candidate maps for operations like localization and map merge, prioritizing different types of metadata for selection. Additionally, a cloud-based service responds to device requests for localization with respect to stored maps, providing information on physical world locations for rendering shared location-based content. GlobalData’s report on Magic Leap gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Magic Leap grant share with cloud 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: Cross reality system with prioritization of geolocation information for localization (Patent ID: US20240087258A1)

The patent filed by Magic Leap Inc. describes a cross reality system that allows multiple devices to efficiently access stored maps with various types of location metadata. The system involves selecting candidate maps based on location information from portable devices, prioritizing types of location metadata, and indexing stored maps based on geo-location information. The platform can update the index and propagate geo-location information to devices. The claims detail a cloud service for the system, including receiving position information and location metadata from portable devices, selecting maps based on this data, comparing position information to maps, merging tracking maps with matching maps, localizing devices, and transmitting geo-location information. The system also involves a plurality of portable electronic devices operating within a cross reality system to provide a shared virtual content experience, with sensors capturing environment information, processors extracting features and generating location metadata, and rendering virtual content based on transforms to ensure a consistent experience across devices.

In summary, the patent outlines a sophisticated cross reality system that leverages stored maps and various types of location metadata to enable efficient access and sharing of virtual content across multiple devices. The cloud service described in the claims facilitates the selection, comparison, and merging of maps based on location information, as well as the localization of devices and transmission of geo-location information. The system involving portable electronic devices ensures a shared virtual content experience through the extraction of features, generation of location metadata, communication with a localization service, and rendering of virtual content based on transforms.

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