Sony Group had 255 patents in future of work during Q1 2024.Sony Group Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on various information processing apparatuses and imaging devices. One patent involves controlling the reproduction of virtual content based on avoidance region information. Another patent discusses improving auto-focusing accuracy in solid-state imaging devices using a phase difference signal. Additionally, there are patents related to generating new sequence data using machine learning models and extracting data from content elements to generate learned models. Another patent focuses on acquiring characteristics of multiple speakers more easily using a signal processing device. 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 future of work as a theme is 49% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program (Patent ID: US20240104850A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp describes an information processing apparatus that acquires avoidance region information to prevent the entrance of a target person or virtual object into a specified area. The apparatus controls the reproduction of virtual content based on this avoidance region information, ensuring that the target person is not disturbed by unwanted elements. The system can adjust the display of virtual objects or output virtual sounds to guide the target person's attention away from the avoidance region.

Additionally, the apparatus includes features such as generating avoidance region information based on periphery information about the target person, setting avoidance requirement levels for different avoidance regions, and calculating priorities for reproducing virtual content. The patent also covers methods and programs for executing these functions on a computer system. Overall, the technology aims to enhance the user experience by intelligently managing virtual content in relation to the presence of target individuals or objects in specific areas.

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