Sony patents granted on 12 January 2016

36 US patents granted on 12 January 2016 and assigned to Sony

1 D747,331 Display panel or screen with graphical user interface
2 D747,282 Television
3 9,237,456 Communication system, communication device, program and communication control method
4 9,237,393 Headset with accelerometers to determine direction and movements of user head and method
5 9,237,392 Earhole-wearable sound collection device, signal processing device, and sound collection method
6 9,237,374 Content broadcast device, content broadcast method, content reception device, content reception method, program, and content broadcast system
7 9,237,373 Modular broadcast receiver system and method
8 9,237,350 Image processing system with random access capable integral image compression and method of operation thereof
9 9,237,294 Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement based on both heuristic information and attempts in altering the playback of the advertisement
10 9,237,287 Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the solid-state imaging device, and electronic device
11 9,237,285 Solid-state image pickup device and camera system
12 9,237,268 Information processing system, information processing apparatus and method
13 9,237,258 Scheme for determining the locations and timing of advertisements and other insertions in media
14 9,237,083 Main electronic device for communicating within a network and method for operating a main electronic device for communicating within the network
15 9,236,927 Transmission apparatus and method for transmission of data in a multi-carrier broadcast system
16 9,236,606 Electrode with porous protective film, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method for manufacturing electrode with porous protective film
17 9,236,584 Nonaqueous electrolyte battery including package member having blackbody material layer
18 9,236,581 Display unit, method of manufacturing display unit, and electronic apparatus
19 9,236,508 Solid-state image pickup element and image pickup apparatus
20 9,236,412 Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
21 9,236,089 Content information processing device and method for displaying identified object images within video content
22 9,236,041 Filter circuit for noise cancellation, noise reduction signal production method and noise canceling system
23 9,235,933 Wearable display system that displays previous runners as virtual objects on a current runner’s path
24 9,235,903 Image processing system with automatic segmentation and method of operation thereof
25 9,235,749 Image processing device and image processing method
26 9,235,430 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program and information processing system
27 9,235,339 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium
28 9,235,287 Touch panel apparatus and touch panel detection method
29 9,235,084 Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing method thereof
30 9,235,069 Display device
31 9,235,040 Biological sample image acquiring apparatus, biological sample image acquiring method, and biological sample image acquiring program
32 9,235,036 Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
33 9,234,842 Compact biometric authentication device and associated methodology of imaging and detecting living-tissue patterns
34 9,233,781 Cartridge receiving case
35 9,233,346 Droplet collision substance mixing apparatus and droplet collision substance mixing method
36 9,233,309 Systems and methods for enabling shadow play for video games based on prior user plays