Michigan Patent of the Month – April 2023

Oberon Technologies Inc, the leading provider of innovative interactive solutions, has made significant progress in developing new virtual environment technologies. In particular, the company has developed a method for providing context-sensitive dynamic links within a virtual environment.

This method produces dynamic and reconfigurable virtual reality environments by taking in data which specifies the virtual environment including context and desired virtual objects. Each object is connected to an identifier and the context associated with a node in a multi-layer hierarchy. 

The view of the virtual environment is then displayed, and the computing device detects interactions between the user and the virtual objects. Based on these interactions, the system selects the first identifier over another, responsive to the first layer being lower than the second layer in the multi-layer hierarchy, and identifies an address of a first resource associated with the first identifier of the virtual object, responsive to the selection of the first identifier. Finally, the computing device instantiates, within the virtual environment, a renderer which retrieves the address and displays the content within the virtual environment.

Oberon’s technology has many potential applications, from enhancing the user experience in video games and virtual reality environments to providing advanced training simulations for professionals in a variety of fields. With this innovative approach to virtual environments, Oberon Technologies is poised to make a significant impact in the world of technology.

The company has a significant history leveraging decades of experience implementing lifecycle solutions with new technologies to enable interactive information delivery. This means their clients can deliver information in both physical and virtual worlds.

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