Meta Platforms had 27 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc has filed patents related to various technologies including suspending and resuming tasks on assistant systems, providing community profiles with multiple collaborators, generating multi-level music based on user steerings, capturing eyes in holographic calling, and enabling users in XR environments to follow and view virtual worlds from the perspective of other users. GlobalData’s report on Meta Platforms gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Meta Platforms grant share with future of work as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: User controlled task execution with task persistence for assistant systems (Patent ID: US20240104668A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes a method for a client system to suspend and resume tasks being executed by an assistant system based on user requests and interactions. The method involves receiving user requests to suspend and resume tasks, determining the nature of the requests based on user interactions with the assistant system, and presenting prompts to resume tasks. The system utilizes natural-language understanding modules to interpret user requests and dialog states to manage task suspension effectively.

Furthermore, the method includes storing dialog states for tasks, generating summaries of tasks based on stored information, and utilizing task-functions with default intents and slot-values for task execution. The system can also remind users of suspended tasks, execute additional tasks, and resume suspended tasks based on the results of other tasks. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive approach to task management within an assistant system, enhancing user experience and task efficiency.

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