NEC had five patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. NEC Corp’s patent filed in Q1 2024 describes an information processing apparatus that analyzes images of product shelf racks to generate information about the display situation of products. The apparatus compares this information with reference display information to generate comparison results. GlobalData’s report on NEC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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

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Application: Information processing apparatus, information processing system, control method, and program (Patent ID: US20240020635A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp. describes an information processing apparatus that acquires and analyzes images of product shelf racks to generate information about the display situation of products. This apparatus compares the actual display information with reference display information to identify non-compliant products and products in shortage, presenting the results in a distinguishable manner. The system can also compute match rates and include correction information for non-compliant products.

Additionally, the patent includes claims for an information processing apparatus, system, and a control method that involve generating actual display information, comparing it with reference display information, and creating a result image highlighting non-compliant products and products in shortage. The apparatus can use different patterns, colors, or shapes to distinguish between non-compliant products and those in shortage, providing a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing product displays on shelf racks.

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