Sharp had 32 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Sharp Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on innovative technologies such as targeted display of media content, image processing, and content control. These patents include systems for displaying media content based on signals sent to a content management system, an image forming apparatus that extracts and estimates file names for documents, and a content control device that determines display levels for products based on sales data and inventory quantities. GlobalData’s report on Sharp gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sharp grant share with digitalization as a theme is 34% 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 device, content display system, and content display method (Patent ID: US20240054532A1)

The patent filed by Sharp Corp describes an information processing device that can detect a person from a captured image, estimate attributes of the person, and extract contents to be displayed based on confidence levels associated with the attributes. The device includes units for detection, estimation, extraction, and processing to display the contents in a display region. The system can determine the quantity of contents to be displayed based on confidence levels and can display multiple contents in different regions or in chronological order on a single or multi-display system.

The patent also covers a content display system and method that follow similar principles as the information processing device. The system includes units for detection, estimation, extraction, processing, and playback to display contents in a display region based on confidence levels associated with estimated attributes. The method involves detecting a person, estimating attributes, extracting contents based on confidence levels, and displaying them in different regions or in chronological order on single or multi-display systems. The system and method provide flexibility in displaying contents based on the confidence levels associated with the estimated attributes of the detected person.

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