Sony patents granted on 10 October 2006

42 US patents granted on 10 October 2006 and assigned to Sony

1 D529,906 Computer
2 D529,895 Combined disc player, radio receiver and tape recorder
3 D529,868 Electric connector
4 7,120,920 Disc drive and optical disc drive
5 7,120,861 Document processing system
6 7,120,859 Device for producing multimedia presentation
7 7,120,808 Information processing apparatus and method, as well as program
8 7,120,719 Electronic apparatus
9 7,120,640 Formal verification of semantic DS
10 7,120,604 Method of controlling digital content distribution, a method of reproducing digital content, and an apparatus using the same
11 7,120,352 Selectable recording frame rate video tape recorder
12 7,120,310 Image noise reduction method and device
13 7,120,268 Headphone
14 7,120,267 Headset
15 7,120,250 Content distribution for multiple digital rights management
16 7,120,168 System and method for effectively performing an audio/video synchronization procedure
17 7,120,163 Multiplexing apparatus and method, image output apparatus and method, and recording medium
18 7,120,158 Communication device and method for transmitting through the use of accumulation of capacity tokens
19 7,120,106 Optical disc recording and/or reproducing apparatus and aberration adjustment method
20 7,120,105 Recording medium, reproducing apparatus, and recording apparatus
21 7,120,011 Flat type image display device
22 7,119,983 Tape library
23 7,119,967 Image pick-up device and adjustment mechanism
24 7,119,961 Image pickup device
25 7,119,846 Video signal processing circuit and method for converting number of scan lines and image display device using the same
26 7,119,840 Solid-state image pickup device having lower power consumption
27 7,119,831 Information providing apparatus, information providing method, storage medium, and computer program
28 7,119,795 Information processing unit, control method for information processing unit for performing operation according to user input operation, and computer program
29 7,119,788 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, providing medium and presentation system
30 7,119,778 Display apparatus
31 7,119,523 Semiconductor chip
32 7,119,487 Semiconductor light emitting device with stacked light emitting elements
33 7,119,455 Automotive electronic device
34 7,119,419 Detailed description of the presently preferred embodiments
35 7,119,318 Image processing apparatus and method
36 7,119,151 Antimicrobial agent and production process thereof
37 7,119,007 Production method of semiconductor device
38 7,118,927 Cold cathode field emission device and process for the production thereof, and cold cathode field emission display and process for the production thereof
39 7,118,439 Field emission display utilizing a cathode frame-type gate and anode with alignment method
40 7,118,421 Adapter device for electronic equipment
41 7,118,061 Tape reel and tape cartridge having the same
42 7,118,044 External storage apparatus and control apparatus thereof, and data transmission/reception apparatus