Patent published on December 26, 2023

New Patent Enables Virtual Reality Avatars to Wear Clickable Links

Virtual Reality Avatars Now Wear Clickable Links to Enhance User Experience

In a groundbreaking patent recently published (patent number US11853470B2), Wesley John Boudville introduces an innovative solution that revolutionizes the virtual reality (VR) experience. This patent allows avatars within the metaverse to display clickable links, enabling users to seamlessly navigate from one virtual environment to another.

The core problem addressed by this patent is the limited interactivity within the VR realm. Until now, users were confined to the boundaries of a single virtual environment, lacking the ability to explore beyond its confines. This restriction hindered the integration of different virtual spaces and limited the potential for enhanced user engagement.

The issues arising from this problem are multifold. For example, if a VR property platform becomes dominant, it may employ a monopoly over the metaverse, raising concerns of antitrust and unlawful restraint of trade. Additionally, communication barriers can hinder the accurate transmission of questions between avatars, as lip reading or auditory analysis may not be reliable. Moreover, difficulties in accommodating avatars within limited VR spaces can impede seamless interactions.

The patent tackles these challenges head-on by introducing metaverse avatars capable of displaying clickable images and texts. For instance, an avatar can wear a sign adorned with images that users can click on to access different virtual spaces. Furthermore, it allows avatars to sing songs embedded with secret codes, unlocking hidden locations for those who decipher them. This patent also enables avatars to click on the same image, facilitating joint ventures in the metaverse.

The implications of this patent are profound. Imagine the metaverse brimming with avatars adorned with various clickable links, beckoning users to explore new virtual worlds. For instance, an avatar wearing a sandwich board with clickable images could advertise an exclusive Non-Fungible Token (NFT) linked to a fascinating virtual destination (see FIG. 3). This innovative advertising approach surpasses typical static posters, enhancing user curiosity and engagement.

Furthermore, the patent introduces enhanced privacy features for avatars. Avatars can selectively share messages displayed on their outerwear, ensuring certain information is accessible to specific avatars only. The implementation of metaverse and VR rooms allows for the deployment of superhero-like powers, including extended hearing and sight. As avatars can leverage augmented hearing, they can move virtual ears around a room to capture audio output from other users within a certain distance (e.g., 10 m) (see FIG. 10).

In practice, the patent envisions avatars facilitating seamless transitions between virtual spaces. For instance, an avatar can touch a clickable link on another avatar, instantly transporting both avatars to a different room (see FIG. 13). This feature not only enhances interactivity but also fosters collective experiences within the metaverse.

While this patent opens up exciting possibilities, it is important to note that its appearance in the market is not guaranteed. Intellectual property rights and practical considerations may impact its implementation and widespread adoption.

In conclusion, Wesley John Boudville's patent empowers virtual reality avatars within the metaverse, enabling them to wear clickable links and revolutionizing the VR experience. By addressing the limitations of the previous virtual reality realm, this innovation opens the door to seamless exploration of various virtual environments, fostering enhanced user engagement and interaction.

P.S. It is essential to remember that this patent highlights a novel idea and does not guarantee its immediate availability in the market. As with all patents, practical considerations and market dynamics may influence its future development and implementation.

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