Brookfield has been granted a patent for a vehicle-based media system that can receive audio content, identify reference audio content, and output visual content related to advertisements via a user interface. The system aims to enhance the in-vehicle media experience. GlobalData’s report on Brookfield gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Brookfield, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Brookfield's grant share as of February 2024 was 81%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Vehicle-based media system for displaying visual content from audio

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Brookfield Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11929823B2) discloses a vehicle-based media system that includes a user interface, one or more processors, and a computer-readable medium storing instructions for various operations. These operations involve receiving audio content, identifying reference audio content similar to the received content, and displaying visual content related to advertisement content on the user interface. The system aims to enhance the user experience by providing relevant visual information based on the audio content being played, particularly focusing on advertisement content interspersed with entertainment content.

Furthermore, the patent details a method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium with program instructions for the vehicle-based media system to perform similar operations. This includes identifying reference audio content, displaying scannable images related to advertisement content, and outputting visual content on the user interface. The system's functionality extends to enabling interactions with the displayed visual content, such as navigating to web pages, retrieving coupons, or displaying geographic locations associated with the advertised content. Overall, the patent highlights a novel approach to integrating audio and visual elements in a vehicle-based media system to deliver targeted advertising content and enhance user engagement during entertainment consumption.

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