Sony Group had 35 patents in big data during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp filed patents related to reducing traffic of object data in virtual spaces for live entertainment services, determining the probability of sports events based on pose information, virtualizing audio information for web applications, efficiently holding data in artificial satellites, and storing sensor data efficiently using feature amount generation processing. GlobalData’s report on Sony Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sony Group grant share with big data as a theme is 37% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Server device and network control method (Patent ID: US20240087091A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp. relates to a server device and network control method designed to reduce traffic of object data in a virtual space, particularly for live entertainment services providing real-time performances. The server device includes a broker that filters object data of different objects based on specific conditions and sends the filtered data to a rendering server. The filtering conditions can be related to various factors such as viewer scope, distance to target objects, movement, brightness, color, volume, actions, phrases, interest level, and physical environmental factors.

The server device also involves a determination unit that negotiates with client devices for viewers and determines filter conditions, while the filter itself is deployed on a cloud separate from the rendering server. Additionally, the patent discusses the relationship between object data servers and rendering servers, load status of clouds, deployment of rendering servers on clouds or client devices based on traffic and object data type, and the sharing of rendering servers among multiple client devices. The network control method involves filtering object data based on specific conditions and sending the filtered data to a rendering server, emphasizing the reduction of traffic in virtual spaces for live entertainment services.

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