Sony patents granted on 03 July 2012

104 US patents granted on 03 July 2012 and assigned to Sony

1 D662,912 Headset
2 D662,911 Digital media player
3 D662,716 Sheet material
4 8,214,860 Image retrieval assisting method, image retrieval assisting apparatus, and broadcast receiving set
5 8,214,858 Audio and/or video generation apparatus and method of generating audio and/or video signals
6 8,214,761 Imaging device
7 8,214,739 Imaging device and user interface
8 8,214,637 Public key certificate issuing system, public key certificate issuing method, digital certification apparatus, and program storage medium
9 8,214,564 Content transfer system, information processing apparatus, transfer method, and program
10 8,214,552 Transmission apparatus, transmission method, communication apparatus, and program
11 8,214,540 Peripheral device and device connection system
12 8,214,498 Method and system for managing a peer of a peer-to-peer network to search for available resources
13 8,214,431 Content and playlist providing method
14 8,214,318 Apparatus, method and computer program for content recommendation and recording medium
15 8,213,988 Method and apparatus for managing data using a SIM card
16 8,213,986 Communication system and communication method
17 8,213,860 Information processing apparatus, method, and program for performing near field communication with an external device
18 8,213,781 Data processing device, data processing method, program, program recording medium, data recording medium, and data structure
19 8,213,777 Recording/reproducing apparatus and method, simultaneous processing program storage medium, and simultaneous processing program
20 8,213,775 Information processing apparatus and method, and program
21 8,213,772 Editing apparatus, editing method, and program
22 8,213,771 Templatized commands in disc authoring
23 8,213,764 Information processing apparatus, method and program
24 8,213,755 Optical device, and virtual image display device
25 8,213,734 Active autofocus window
26 8,213,731 Information processing device and method
27 8,213,721 Product identification apparatus, product identification method, and program
28 8,213,718 Method for video mode detection
29 8,213,690 Image processing apparatus including similarity calculating unit, image pickup apparatus, and processing method for the apparatuses
30 8,213,665 Headphone
31 8,213,662 Earpad and headphones
32 8,213,648 Audio signal processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and audio signal processing program
33 8,213,647 Electroacoustic device
34 8,213,632 Electroacoustic transducer and ear speaker device
35 8,213,609 Key generating device, encrypting device, receiving device, key generating method, encrypting method, key processing method, and program
36 8,213,603 Encryption processing apparatus
37 8,213,588 Communication terminal, communication system, server apparatus, and communication connecting method
38 8,213,586 System, method, and devices for allocating communications-related charges
39 8,213,560 PLL circuit
40 8,213,534 Transmission apparatus and communication system
41 8,213,532 Information processing device and bidirectional transmission method
42 8,213,518 Multi-threaded streaming data decoding
43 8,213,516 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program
44 8,213,505 Encoding apparatus, encoding method, program for encoding method, and recording medium having program for encoding method recorded thereon
45 8,213,504 Image display apparatus, video signal processor, and video signal processing method
46 8,213,497 Moving image converting apparatus, moving image converting method, and computer program
47 8,213,496 Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program
48 8,213,456 Communications system and communication apparatus
49 8,213,355 Wireless communication system, communication apparatus, setting information providing method, setting information obtaining method, and computer program
50 8,213,352 Wireless communication system, wireless communication device, wireless communication method, and program
51 8,213,285 Recording apparatus
52 8,213,284 Multi-layered rewritable optical disc recording apparatus and recording method
53 8,213,276 Recording apparatus and control method
54 8,213,273 Content reproduction system, content reproduction apparatus, and content reproduction method
55 8,213,214 Storage device and information rerecording method
56 8,213,065 Image display device
57 8,213,009 Microparticles measuring apparatus
58 8,212,985 Liquid crystal display element and projection type liquid crystal display device
59 8,212,982 Liquid crystal display unit and electronic device
60 8,212,978 Liquid crystal apparatus and electronic apparatus
61 8,212,971 Polarizer, method of manufacturing polarizer and liquid crystal projector
62 8,212,960 Display apparatus
63 8,212,957 Mount structure, illumination apparatus and liquid crystal apparatus
64 8,212,954 Liquid crystal display device
65 8,212,946 Mechanical arrangement for flat panel TV
66 8,212,934 Method for processing an analog television signal
67 8,212,928 Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications
68 8,212,920 Apparatus and method of motion adaptive image processing
69 8,212,919 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
70 8,212,918 Image pickup apparatus shutter control
71 8,212,887 Solid-state image pickup device with optical communication unit and cooling unit
72 8,212,830 Image converting apparatus and image converting method
73 8,212,822 Program execution system, program execution device and recording medium and computer executable program therefor
74 8,212,798 Display device and electronic product
75 8,212,797 Video signal processing device and display
76 8,212,796 Image display apparatus and method, program and recording media
77 8,212,773 Mouse
78 8,212,748 Display panel module and electronic apparatus
79 8,212,747 Image display device
80 8,212,707 Remote control system and remote control signal processing method
81 8,212,622 Oscillation circuit and recording apparatus
82 8,212,525 Battery pack and method of controlling the same
83 8,212,516 Power supply system
84 8,212,468 Display apparatus
85 8,212,420 Variable capacitance circuit
86 8,212,314 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same
87 8,212,312 Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same
88 8,212,296 Semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same, and solid-state image pickup element
89 8,212,258 Display device and method for manufacturing display device
90 8,212,201 Photoelectric converter and photoelectric conversion element
91 8,212,198 Laser projection device having a diffuser arranged in an image focal plane and an object focal plane and method for manufacturing a laser projection device
92 8,212,136 Exercise audio reproducing device, exercise audio reproducing method, and exercise audio reproducing program
93 8,211,740 Solid state imaging device having wirings with diffusion prevention film
94 8,211,733 Solid-state imaging device and electronic device
95 8,211,380 Bio-assay substrate, bio-assay apparatus, and reading apparatus
96 8,211,330 Latent curing agent for epoxy resin and method for manufacturing the same
97 8,210,943 Target interface
98 8,210,905 Wafer polishing device and method
99 8,210,701 Lighting device and display device having the same
100 8,210,693 Projection type image display apparatus and projection optical system
101 8,210,666 Liquid supplying device, liquid discharging device, and method of controlling liquid discharging device
102 8,210,641 Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus, and manufacturing method of liquid ejection head
103 8,210,627 Printing apparatus, printing method, and program
104 8,210,459 Cable or cord winder