Sony patent applications published on 16 August 2012

95 US patent applications published on 16 August 2012 and assigned to Sony

1 20120210444 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RESTRICTING THE EXECUTION OF A PROGRAM
2 20120210440 INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION RECORD MEDIUM MANUFACTURING DEVICE, INFORMATION RECORD MEDIUM, METHOD THEREFORE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM
3 20120210394 CIRCUIT DEVICE AND A COMMUNICATION APPARATUS
4 20120210379 METHOD AND APARATUS FOR SHARING INTERNET ASSETS OR CONTENT URLs VIA A SECOND DISPLAY DEVICE
5 20120210378 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING CONTENT USING IPTV DEVICES
6 20120210377 SOCIAL NETWORKING FEEDBACK VIA SECOND DISPLAY SELECTIONS
7 20120210375 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO EASILY RETURN TO A RECENTLY-ACCESSED SERVICE ON A SECOND DISPLAY
8 20120210373 SESSION SYNCHRONIZATION OF INACTIVE IPTV DEVICE WITH SECOND DISPLAY DEVICE
9 20120210371 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING RECOMMENDED CONTENT PLAYBACK ON A DISPLAY DEVICE
10 20120210366 INTERNET CONTENT SUBSCIPTION SERVICE VIA MULTIPLE DEVICES
11 20120210365 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING OVER A NETWORK
12 20120210354 GRAPHICAL NATIVE USER INTERFACE AND CONTROL FOR DEVICES WITHOUT GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE
13 20120210353 SECOND DISPLAY INTERACTION WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING FEED
14 20120210352 INTERFACE FOR BROWSING AND PLAYING CONTENT OVER MULTIPLE DEVICES
15 20120210350 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING AVAILABLE IPTV DEVICES ON A NETWORK
16 20120210346 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDIRECTING AN IPTV DEVICE
17 20120210345 SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A FREQUENTLY-ACCESSED SERVICE OR ASSET LIST ON A SECOND DISPLAY
18 20120210344 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATING VIDEO CONTENT
19 20120210343 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT PLAYBACK USING MULTIPLE IPTV DEVICES
20 20120210276 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STORE A SERVICE OR CONTENT LIST FOR EASY ACCESS ON A SECOND DISPLAY
21 20120210269 BOOKMARK FUNCTIONALITY FOR READER DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS
22 20120210245 PERSONALIZED SECOND DISPLAY BROWSING EXPERIENCE DUE TO MULTIPLE SESSION FEATURE
23 20120210241 REMOVAL OF UNAVAILABLE SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ITEMS FROM A LIST OF FAVORITE AND/OR RECENTLY VIEWED SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH A USER ACCOUNT
24 20120210238 DIRECT SERVICE LAUNCH ON A SECOND DISPLAY
25 20120210226 METHOD TO PLAYBACK A RECENTLY-PLAYED ASSET VIA A SECOND DISPLAY
26 20120210225 SYNCHRONIZATION OF FAVORITES AND/OR RECENTLY VIEWED LISTS BETWEEN REGISTERED CONTENT PLAYBACK DEVICES
27 20120210224 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ADD AN ASSET AS A FAVORITE FOR CONVENIENT ACCESS OR SHARING ON A SECOND DISPLAY
28 20120210168 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ERROR CORRECTION OF A STORAGE MEDIA
29 20120210141 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROGRAM EXECUTION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM
30 20120210140 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM
31 20120210128 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM
32 20120209972 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REMOVE OUTDATED OR ERRONEOUS ASSETS FROM FAVORITES OR RECENTLY-VIEWED LISTS
33 20120209961 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN TRACKING PLAYBACK OF MEDIA STREAMS WHILE IN STAND-BY MODE
34 20120209874 DIRECT SEARCH LAUNCH ON A SECOND DISPLAY
35 20120209671 MEMORY TAG ISSUE TERMINAL, MEMORY TAG ISSUE SERVER, ADVERTISEMENT SERVER, VENDOR IDENTIFICATION SERVER, MEMORY TAG, MEMORY TAG ISSUING METHOD, AND ADVERTISING METHOD
36 20120209508 Route Determination Arrangement and Method
37 20120208501 DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS
38 20120208471 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM
39 20120208458 NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM
40 20120208093 ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND BATTERY
41 20120208056 SECONDARY BATTERY
42 20120207465 DUSTPROOF STRUCTURE AND IMAGING APPARATUS
43 20120207453 DATA OUTPUT APPARATUS AND DATA OUTPUT METHOD
44 20120207398 IMAGE CODING DEVICE, IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, METHODS THEREOF, AND PROGRAMS
45 20120207396 Method to measure local image similarity and its application in image processing
46 20120207319 SOUND SIGNAL OUTPUT APPARATUS AND SOUND SIGNAL OUTPUT METHOD
47 20120207318 SOUND SIGNAL OUTPUT APPARATUS, SPEAKER APPARATUS, AND SOUND SIGNAL OUTPUT METHOD
48 20120207195 SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD
49 20120207185 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR LASER, SEMICONDUCTOR LASER, OPTICAL PICKUP, OPTICAL DISK DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF GROWING NITRIDE TYPE GROUP III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER
50 20120207023 INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
51 20120207006 RECORDING APPARATUS, MASTER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL DISC RECORDING MEDIUM
52 20120206866 DISPLAY DEVICE
53 20120206819 ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS
54 20120206816 DISPLAY APPARATUS
55 20120206811 OPTICAL DEVICE, AND VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE
56 20120206781 IMAGE RECORDING MEDIUM, HOLOGRAM REPLICATING DEVICE AND HOLOGRAM REPLICATING METHOD
57 20120206682 ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
58 20120206680 ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
59 20120206679 LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME RELATED APPLICATION DATA
60 20120206656 ESTABLISHING CLOCK SPEED FOR LENGTHY OR NON-COMPLIANT HDMI CABLES
61 20120206646 PICTURE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PICTURE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND PICTURE DISPLAY APPARATUS
62 20120206641 OPTICAL UNIT AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS
63 20120206635 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
64 20120206590 FOCUSING DEVICE, FOCUSING METHOD, FOCUSING PROGRAM AND MICROSCOPE
65 20120206576 STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING METHOD AND SYSTEM THAT DIVIDES A PIXEL MATRIX INTO SUBGROUPS
66 20120206570 RECEIVING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF THE RECEIVING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM
67 20120206495 VARIABLE DISPLAY SCALE CONTROL DEVICE AND VARIABLE PLAYING SPEED CONTROL DEVICE
68 20120206491 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND DATA STRUCTURE OF CONTENT FILES
69 20120206487 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR
70 20120206481 DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE
71 20120206445 DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD
72 20120206444 DISPLAY AND DISPLAYING METHOD
73 20120206423 SEAMLESS TRANSITION BETWEEN DISPLAY APPLICATIONS USING DIRECT DEVICE SELECTION
74 20120206386 PORTABLE TERMINAL
75 20120206382 INFORMATION INPUT APPARATUS
76 20120206340 DISPLAY METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS
77 20120206332 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORIENTATION SENSITIVE BUTTON ASSIGNMENT
78 20120206324 DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
79 20120206317 DEVICE AFFILIATION PROCESS FROM SECOND DISPLAY
80 20120206307 ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE
81 20120206219 FEEDING STRUCTURE FOR CAVITY RESONATORS
82 20120206102 BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, BATTERY CHARGER, AND BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM
83 20120205990 ENERGY ACCESS CONTROL
84 20120205826 OPTICAL MOLDING APPARATUS AND OPTICAL MOLDING METHOD
85 20120205817 MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE
86 20120205766 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
87 20120205681 DISPLAY APPARATUS
88 20120205680 SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, OPTICAL PICKUP UNIT AND INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCTION APPARATUS
89 20120205660 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND DISPLAY UNIT
90 20120205657 METHOD FOR MAKING SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS OBTAINED BY THE METHOD, METHOD FOR MAKING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE OBTAINED BY THE METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MAKING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS OBTAINED BY THE METHOD
91 20120205648 THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
92 20120205040 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THERMOCOMPRESSION BONDING
93 20120205025 METHOD FOR PRODUCING MAGNETIC SHEET
94 20120204461 DISPLAY DEVICE
95 20120204414 METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANTENNA DEVICE