Sony Group had 25 patents in blockchain during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp has filed patents for methods and systems related to forum network nodes, artificial intelligence-based skill tracking, media file verification, interactive display of virtual trophies, and super-fungible tokens for gaming. These patents cover a wide range of technologies including distributed ledgers, AI models, non-fungible tokens, and gaming assets management. 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 blockchain as a theme is 12% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Method and apparatus for posting a user message of a user in an internet forum (Patent ID: US20240106657A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp describes a method for posting user messages in an internet forum using a distributed ledger. The method involves receiving a user request, generating transaction data and a hash, and then storing this information on the distributed ledger. Additional steps include sending transaction data for digital signature verification, refreshing the forum by reading prior transaction data, caching user messages, and verifying the integrity of the forum by comparing hashes. The patent also covers a computer program and apparatus for implementing this method, as well as a system involving processing circuitry for sending, storing, generating, and writing transaction data on the ledger.

In summary, the patent outlines a detailed method for securely posting user messages in an internet forum by utilizing a distributed ledger. The process involves various steps such as receiving user requests, generating transaction data, sending data for digital signature verification, refreshing the forum by reading prior transactions, and verifying the integrity of the forum. The patent also covers the implementation of this method through a computer program, apparatus, and system with processing circuitry for managing the posting of user messages on the forum.

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