Sony Group had 13 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp filed patents related to information processing apparatus for recognition processing using point cloud data, a method of cloud gaming involving encoding and decoding video frames, an information processing method for occlusion processing of real and AR objects, an information processing device for distributing haptic stimuli to multiple users, and an information processing device for presenting haptic stimuli based on predetermined images superimposed on real space. 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 cloud as a theme is 23% 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 apparatus, information processing method, and sensing system (Patent ID: US20240103133A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp describes an information processing apparatus that utilizes a photodetection ranging unit to output a point cloud with velocity information and three-dimensional coordinates of an object. A recognition unit performs recognition processing to determine a designated area in the object, while a correction unit corrects the three-dimensional coordinates of this area based on the recognition information. The system can be used to recognize specific areas on objects such as a person's arm or foot, and can generate display signals for virtual objects based on the corrected coordinates.

The apparatus includes various components such as a generation unit for displaying virtual objects, a correction unit that can predict and correct coordinates based on velocity information, and the ability to project virtual object images onto fixed surfaces or display units of eyeglass-type devices. Additionally, the system can be used on moving bodies to determine designated areas and transform coordinates accordingly. The method described in the patent involves recognition and correction steps based on the point cloud data output by the photodetection ranging unit. Overall, the patent focuses on an innovative information processing system that can accurately recognize and correct designated areas on real objects using advanced technology.

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