Meta Platforms had 63 patents in internet of things during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc has filed patents for innovative wearable technology, including a haptic ring with input capabilities and seamless touchpad integration, a camera device with asymmetric optical image stabilization, an apparatus with touch sensors and integrated antennas, a device for sensing neuromuscular signals, and wearable devices with transparent antennas and touch displays. These inventions showcase advancements in user interaction, imaging technology, signal detection, and wearable device design. 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 internet of things as a theme is 39% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Haptic ring (Patent ID: US20240103626A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes an apparatus that includes a wearable haptic ring with input capabilities for a computing system. The ring is designed to curve around a human finger and features a touchpad seamlessly integrated with the ring, allowing for user input by another finger of the wearer. Additionally, the haptic ring includes a haptic feedback unit to provide tactile feedback in response to user input, enabling a wide range of inputs while maintaining the appearance of a typical ring rather than a traditional computer input/output device.

The apparatus further includes a touchpad that curves along with the ring around the finger, presenting a smooth and unified surface for user interaction. The touchpad is implemented on a flexible printed circuit board that flexes around the curvature of the ring, with the haptic feedback unit positioned beneath it. The ring may also incorporate additional components such as a magnetometer and a shield to protect sensitive data. Overall, the apparatus allows for intuitive user inputs through the touchpad while maintaining a discreet and aesthetically pleasing design as a wearable haptic ring.

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