US 9,808,722 B2
Determining whether object is genuine or fake in Metaverse
Kiyokuni Kawachiya, Kanagawa-ken (JP); and Michiaki Tatsubori, Kanagawa-ken (JP)
Assigned to Activision Publishing, Inc., Santa Monica, CA (US)
Filed by Kiyokuni Kawachiya, Kanagawa-ken (JP); and Michiaki Tatsubori, Kanagawa-ken (JP)
Filed on Jun. 26, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/533,359.
Application 13/533,359 is a continuation of application No. 12/399,349, filed on Mar. 6, 2009, granted, now 8,230,045.
Claims priority of application No. 2008-058489 (JP), filed on Mar. 7, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2012/0266256 A1, Oct. 18, 2012
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); A63F 13/75 (2014.01); A63F 13/71 (2014.01); A63F 13/30 (2014.01); G06F 21/64 (2013.01); G06N 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC A63F 13/75 (2014.09) [A63F 13/12 (2013.01); A63F 13/71 (2014.09); G06F 21/64 (2013.01); G06N 3/006 (2013.01); A63F 2300/5586 (2013.01); A63F 2300/575 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method of determining whether an object is genuine or fake in a Metaverse, the method being implemented in a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions that, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the computer system to perform the method, the method comprising:
causing, by the computer system a first entry to be stored in a data record, wherein the first entry comprises a first object ID and a first authenticity information, wherein the first object ID specifies a first object in the Metaverse accessible by avatars of users that access the Metaverse via client devices, wherein the first object is owned by a first user, and wherein the first authenticity information indicates that the first object is genuine;
in response to the first object being copied to form a second object in the Metaverse, causing, using the computer system, the first entry to be copied to form a second entry in the data record, wherein the second entry co-exists with the first entry and includes a second object ID and a second authenticity information, wherein the second object ID specifies the second object in the Metaverse, and wherein the second authenticity information indicates that the second object is fake;
receiving, by the computer system, from a client device, an enquiry request concerning the second object, the enquiry request including the second object ID;
transmitting, by the computer system, the second authenticity information corresponding to the second object ID to the client device in response to the enquiry request; and
transmitting, by the computer system, an alert notification to a first user client device associated with the first user in response to the enquiry request, the alert notification notifying the first user that the second object is a copy of the first object owned by the first user.