Augmented Reality (AR) is a computer-simulated environment connecting virtual objects and reality together that can be interacted with by users via a human-machine interface device. AR technologies have been applied to a broad range of fields, including touring, education, medical technology and entertainment. This report provides an overview of the AR HMD (Head Mounted Display) devices and examines the major assignee's patent portfolios in terms of nationality, sector, and technology field.
List of Topics
- Overview of mainstream AR technologies, including video see-through head mounted displays and optical see-through head mounted displays
- Patent mining procedure and data analysis—including patent distribution by country, by sector, and by field—of the 933 AR-related patents identified by the use of data mining technique
- Key technology fields identified by the text mining, including an analysis of a key patent—LCOS optical projective AR HMD
CastAR, Google, Laster, Meta, Microsoft, Osterhout Group, Seiko Epson, Sony, Vuzix