Meta Platforms had six patents in gaming during Q4 2023. Meta Platforms Inc has filed patents for a handheld device system with a trigger mechanism, a universally compatible accessory module with haptics and LED drivers, a controller for interacting with artificial reality environments, methods and systems for providing haptic responses, and computer-implemented methods for a persistent storage overlay for cloud gaming applications. GlobalData’s report on Meta Platforms gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Meta Platforms grant share with gaming as a theme is 16% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Force feedback trigger (Patent ID: US20230400926A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes a system comprising a handheld device with a trigger mechanism that interacts with various components such as a force sensor, transfer member, transfer roller, cam, and motor to provide a responsive force based on user input. The system is designed to be used in an augmented reality/virtual reality environment and includes features like a gear train to adjust rotational speed and torque, as well as a Hall effect sensor in the trigger for data collection.

The system operates by receiving force input from the trigger via a force sensor, determining a response force based on this input, and causing the motor to rotate, transferring the force through the cam to the transfer member. This mechanism allows for the application of a response force to the transfer member, providing a tactile feedback experience for the user. Additionally, the system includes an encoder for converting rotary position to electronic signals and a gear train for adjusting the motor's rotational speed and torque, enhancing the overall functionality of the handheld device in an augmented reality/virtual reality setting.

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