Sony patents granted on 03 October 2006

43 US patents granted on 03 October 2006 and assigned to Sony

1 D529,494 Arithmetic and control unit
2 D529,493 Arithmetic and control unit
3 D529,492 Arithmetic and control unit
4 D529,437 Battery
5 D529,316 Stand for television receiver
6 D529,314 Stand for television receiver
7 7,117,534 Interfacing a conditional access circuit to a digital device using input and output stream switching
8 7,117,524 Transmit device and method thereof, record/play device and method thereof as well as recording system and media
9 7,117,522 Television transmitter, television transmitting method, television receiver and television receiving method
10 7,117,518 Information retrieval method and apparatus
11 7,117,482 Migration of configuration data from one software installation through an upgrade
12 7,117,406 Semiconductor memory device and method of testing same
13 7,117,362 Information providing apparatus and method, information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium
14 7,117,190 Robot apparatus, control method thereof, and method for judging character of robot apparatus
15 7,117,151 Feature extraction apparatus and method and pattern recognition apparatus and method
16 7,116,902 Lens driving mechanism and electronic device
17 7,116,890 Image recording and reproducing apparatus and image recording and reproducing method
18 7,116,879 Optical waveguide, light source module, and optical information processing apparatus
19 7,116,837 Method and apparatus for reducing image noise
20 7,116,836 Method and apparatus for enhancing an image using a wavelet-based retinex algorithm
21 7,116,835 Image processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
22 7,116,785 Data processing system, data processing method, and program providing medium
23 7,116,649 Multiple-user CDMA wireless communication system
24 7,116,644 Data sharing and linkage for IP telephony set-top boxes
25 7,116,498 Projection optical system and image projection apparatus
26 7,116,489 Zoom lens and imaging device
27 7,116,462 Electrostatic drive type MEMS device and manufacturing method thereof, optical MEMS device, light modulation device, GLV device, and laser display
28 7,116,455 Imaging apparatus
29 7,116,365 Solid-state imaging element, method for driving the same, and camera system
30 7,116,351 Imaging device
31 7,116,341 Information presentation apparatus and method in three-dimensional virtual space and computer program therefor
32 7,116,339 Image rendering method using recursive interpolation
33 7,116,328 Information-processing apparatus, image display control method and image display control program
34 7,116,325 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program storage medium and program
35 7,116,320 Display device, method of controlling the same, and projection-type display apparatus
36 7,116,307 Level converter circuit, display device and portable terminal device
37 7,116,286 Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method
38 7,116,285 Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method
39 7,116,277 Wide band antenna
40 7,116,184 Method of terminating bus, bus termination resistor, and wiring substrate having terminated buses and method of its manufacture
41 7,115,818 Flexible multilayer wiring board and manufacture method thereof
42 7,115,429 Method of fabricating image display unit
43 7,115,034 Information processing system that seamlessly connects real world and virtual world