Sony Group had 113 patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on utilizing deep learning for dynamic adaptation of virtual humans and pets in metaverse applications based on user preferences and demographics. They also introduce a system for AI-based skill tracking and NFT representation, as well as using deep learning techniques like vector graphics to create 3D content. Additionally, methods for tracking game assets and interactive display of virtual trophies are also covered in the patents. 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 metaverse as a theme is 38% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Customized digital humans and pets for metaverse (Patent ID: US20240104807A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp. involves the use of deep learning to adapt virtual humans and pets in metaverse applications based on user preferences and demographics. This adaptation includes customizing costume, skin color, emotion, voice, and behavior of the virtual beings to enhance the user's experience. The technology allows for dynamic alterations of the appearance of virtual beings in the metaverse based on physical information of real-world users, such as images and voice recordings, input to machine learning models.

The device described in the patent includes instructions executable by a processor to receive images of users viewing a display, input this information to a machine learning model, and present virtual beings with customized appearances in the metaverse. The customization can include changes in apparel, skin color, emotion, behavior, and voice. Additionally, the technology allows for the adaptation of virtual beings on multiple displays, ensuring a consistent and personalized experience for users across different platforms. Overall, the patent outlines a system that leverages deep learning to enhance user engagement and immersion in metaverse environments through personalized virtual beings tailored to individual preferences and demographics.

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