Meta Platforms had six patents in gaming during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc filed patents for a handheld controller with detection sensors to detect user’s hand engagement, and an artificial reality system that generates self representation based on user’s image using machine learning for more accurate and immersive experience. 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 gaming as a theme is 66% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Handheld controller with hand detection sensors (Patent ID: US20240082703A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes a handheld controller designed to be held by a user's hand for interacting with a virtual reality system. The controller includes a main body with a handle that has a palm side and a finger side, along with a button on the finger side that, when pressed, signals to the system that the user's hand is grasping the handle. Additionally, the controller features a detection sensor on the handle to detect the presence of the user's fingers or palm engaging the handle, which can be a capacitive touch sensor, a proximity sensor, or another type of detection sensor.

Furthermore, the handheld controller includes various configurations and components such as control buttons, pressure sensors, thumbsticks, and multiple detection sensors positioned to detect different fingers of the user's hand relative to the handle. The design also incorporates a third-finger button, a thumb surface on the main body, and surrounding ring portions to enhance the user's interaction with the virtual reality system. The patent outlines specific arrangements and functionalities of the handheld controller to optimize user experience and interaction with the virtual reality environment.

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