Sony Group has been granted a patent for an information processing device that includes a vibration generation device in a head-mounted display. The device corrects measurement values from a motion sensor in response to vibrations, ensuring accurate display image generation. GlobalData’s report on Sony Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Sony Group, Adaptive video coding was a key innovation area identified from patents. Sony Group's grant share as of January 2024 was 37%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Head-mounted display with vibration motor for display image correction

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Sony Group Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11887281B2) discloses an innovative information processing device integrated into a head-mounted display. The device includes processing circuitry that acquires measurement values from a motion sensor within the display, generates display images based on these values, and corrects the measurements during vibration periods. The correction process involves removing vibration frequency components from the measurement waveform, ensuring accurate data processing. Additionally, the device can correct images from external sources and perform smoothing processes on measurement waveforms during vibration periods, enhancing the overall user experience.

Moreover, the patent extends to an image displaying method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions for executing the method. The method involves acquiring measurement values from the motion sensor, generating display images, displaying them on a panel, and vibrating a motor within the display to correspond with the image contents. The method also includes correcting measurement values during vibration periods by removing vibration frequency components. Furthermore, the method allows for image correction from external sources, waveform smoothing during vibration, and adding reverse-phase waveforms to enhance the user experience. This innovative technology aims to improve the accuracy and quality of display images in head-mounted devices, offering users a more immersive and seamless visual experience.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on Sony Group, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData Patent Analytics tracks bibliographic data, legal events data, point in time patent ownerships, and backward and forward citations from global patenting offices. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.