Sharp had four patents in ecommerce during Q4 2023. The patent filed by Sharp Corp in Q4 2023 is for an information processing device that can detect multiple persons in different shooting ranges within a region visible on a display. The device assigns content corresponding to each detected person to different display regions based on their location within the shooting ranges. GlobalData’s report on Sharp gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sharp grant share with ecommerce as a theme is 25% in Q4 2023. 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: US20230418538A1)

The patent filed by Sharp Corp. describes an information processing device that receives images capturing different shooting ranges and assigns content to corresponding display regions based on the detection of persons within those ranges. Specifically, when multiple persons are detected in one range and none in the other, the device assigns content to each display region based on the detected persons. The method involves selecting persons based on conditions such as face size and distance from boundaries between shooting ranges to determine content assignment.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for displaying content on multiple display devices based on the presence of persons in different regions. When multiple persons are detected in one region and none in the other, content is displayed on each device accordingly. The method includes selecting persons based on conditions like face size and distance from region boundaries to determine content display. Additionally, the method addresses scenarios where default content is replaced based on playback timing and ensures continuous content display on both devices.

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