Sony Group had 80 patents in internet of things during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp filed patents related to gaze tracking for adjusting image compression, interactive display of virtual trophies, AR glasses design with detachable electrical components, biological information processing device for real-time signal analysis, and optimizing communication performance in unmanned aerial vehicle scenarios based on user equipment height thresholds. 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 internet of things as a theme is 61% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Use of eye tracking to adjust region-of-interest (ROI) for compressing images for transmission (Patent ID: US20240103620A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp. describes a method for analyzing gaze tracking data to determine regions of interest based on a user's gaze. This data is then used to adjust the size and shape of these regions in images to be presented to the user. By adjusting the compression of transmitted images, fewer bits are needed for areas outside the regions of interest, optimizing data transmission. The method also involves eliminating regions of interest during saccades or blinks to enhance user experience.

Furthermore, the patent outlines the establishment of new regions of interest and transition regions based on gaze tracking data obtained during saccades or blinks. The size of these regions depends on the user's eye movement rate. Additionally, the method involves generating foveated images with varying levels of detail within and outside regions of interest, improving image quality. The patent also covers the creation of standard 2D compliant images from foveated image data for display on additional screens. Overall, the technology aims to enhance user experience by dynamically adjusting image compression and content based on gaze tracking data.

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