Sony patents granted on 12 January 2010

38 US patents granted on 12 January 2010 and assigned to Sony

1 D607,880 Earpiece
2 D607,878 Portable speaker
3 7,647,619 Scalable filtering table
4 7,647,603 Disc cartridge
5 7,647,602 Disc device
6 7,647,594 Processor system, task control method on computer system, computer program
7 7,647,483 Multi-threaded parallel processor methods and apparatus
8 7,647,470 Memory device and controlling method for elongating the life of nonvolatile memory
9 7,647,455 Information processing apparatus and method, program, and program recording medium
10 7,647,386 System, method, and computer program product for remotely determining the configuration of a multi-media content user
11 7,647,345 Information processing
12 7,647,082 Cover for portable device
13 7,647,067 Information processing apparatus and a cellular phone
14 7,646,975 Imaging apparatus
15 7,646,974 Color adjustment for camera
16 7,646,972 Method and apparatus for capturing multiple images at different image foci
17 7,646,971 Assist light illuminance control
18 7,646,967 Information processing apparatus and method, program and recorded medium
19 7,646,963 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and presentation medium
20 7,646,929 Signal-transmitting system, data-transmitting apparatus and data-receiving apparatus
21 7,646,923 Method and apparatus for compressing a stream of video data
22 7,646,793 Transmission method, transmission apparatus and transmission system
23 7,646,700 Pilot pattern design for an OFDM system
24 7,646,548 Zoom lens and image capturing apparatus
25 7,646,545 Optical element
26 7,646,418 Image capture apparatus and zoom lens
27 7,646,412 DC level control method, clamp circuit, and imaging apparatus
28 7,646,372 Methods and systems for enabling direction detection when interfacing with a computer program
29 7,646,364 Pixel circuit, display device, and a driving method thereof
30 7,646,363 Display device and electronic equipment
31 7,646,347 Antenna for a pen-shaped mobile phone
32 7,646,346 Antenna for a pen-shaped mobile phone
33 7,646,215 Efficient method for implementing programmable impedance output drivers and programmable input on die termination on a bi-directional data bus
34 7,646,209 Semiconductor integrated circuit and method of production of same
35 7,646,047 Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same
36 7,645,823 Resin composition, molded product from resin composition and method for preparing resin composition
37 7,645,544 Electrolyte, battery including electrolyte, and method for manufacturing electrolyte
38 7,645,167 Method and apparatus for controlling antenna connectivity as a function of antenna orientation