Sharp had ten patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024.Sharp Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on information processing devices for detecting and displaying content based on estimated attributes of a person, targeted display of media content triggering based on signals sent at different times, and a content control device for determining display levels based on sales data and inventory quantities of products in a store. 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 ecommerce as a theme is 30% 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 a processing unit to display the extracted 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 display screen.

Additionally, the patent also covers a content display system and method that follow similar principles as the information processing device. The system includes a playback unit to play the extracted contents in a display region based on a playback instruction from the processing unit. The method involves detecting a person, estimating attributes, extracting contents based on confidence levels, and displaying them in a display region. The method can also determine the quantity of contents to be displayed, display contents in different regions, or allocate contents in a multi-display system based on confidence levels. Overall, the patent covers a comprehensive system and method for content display based on detected attributes and confidence levels.

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