mixi. has filed a patent for a computer-implemented method to enhance group participation and voting in online contests. Users can join groups, contribute to contests, and receive rewards based on their input. The system calculates benefits based on user contributions and displays results in real-time. GlobalData’s report on mixi gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on mixi, Live betting games was a key innovation area identified from patents. mixi's grant share as of January 2024 was 34%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Online contest reward system for group participation

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: mixi Inc

A computer-implemented method for processing information in an online contest setting has been detailed in a filed patent (Publication Number: US20240029511A1). The method involves providing prompts for users to enter targets and values, joining groups with other users, receiving benefits based on conditions met, and comparing contest results to provide rewards in real-time. The benefits are calculated based on the user's contribution and proficiency level in the contest, with individual and group components factored in. The method also includes standardized user interfaces for group interactions and displaying contest results and benefits to users simultaneously.

Furthermore, the method extends to processing information between multiple terminals via a remote server, involving betting information, team recruitment, and confirmation processes. Users can recruit additional players remotely, join teams, place bets, and receive benefits based on their level and contributions. The benefits are determined based on a combination of monetary and nonmonetary components of the bets, with hit or no-hit conditions affecting the benefit grade. The method also includes screens for displaying betting information, team play details, benefit assignments, and timelines, enhancing user engagement and interaction in the online contest environment. Overall, the method aims to incentivize group formation, betting, and active participation by providing users with real-time rewards and benefits based on their involvement and performance in the contest.

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