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The Reality of Virtual Reality: Patent Analysis

  • ID: 3631259
  • Report
  • 15 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-simulated, three-dimensional environment that can be explored and interacted with by a person via a human-machine interface device. VR technologies have been applied to a broad range of fields, including video games, flight training, combat training, and surgical training. This report provides an overview of VR technologies, together with their major sectors, fields, and applications. Meanwhile, a US startup company has received a patent related to head-mounted VR goggles with the use of a mobile computing device in late 2015. Against the backdrop, whether other vendors, particularly Google's Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR will infringe on that patent is also discussed in this report.

List of Topics
- Introduction of the patent mining procedure and distribution—by country, by sector, and by field of the 870 VR-related patents identified by the use of data mining technique

- Identifying 30 key technologies and applications of the 870 VR-related patents; also included is an analysis of the US-based startup Merge Labs' patent and its impact on existing vendors of head-mounted VR goggles
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1. Overview of VR Technologies
1.1 Immersion VR
1.2 Desktop VR
1.3 Simulator VR
1.4 Projection VR

2. Patent Mining

3. Data Analysis
3.1 Patent Distribution by Country
3.2 Patent Distribution by Sector and by Field
3.3 Key Technologies & Applications
3.4 Analysis of Merge Labs' Patent
Medical Applications Relatively Uncontested
HMI & AI Crucial to Product Differentiation
Vendors Should Design Around Head-Mounted VR Goggles to Minimize Risks of Infringement

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1: Key Technology Fields Identified by Text Mining

List of Figures
Figure 1: Popular VR Devices on the Market
Figure 2: VR Patents by Country
Figure 3: VR Patents by Sector
Figure 4: VR Patents by Field
Figure 5: VR Patents by Major Technology and Application
Figure 6: An Embodiment of Merge Labs' Claimed Invention of a Head-Mounted VR Goggle
Figure 7: Samsung Gear VR & Google Cardboard

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- Google
- Merge Labs
- Samsung
- Sony

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