Sony patents granted on 13 October 2009

47 US patents granted on 13 October 2009 and assigned to Sony

1 7,603,686 Information processing method and apparatus and recording medium
2 7,603,683 Method of and client device for interactive television communication
3 7,603,611 Maximum likelihood decoding device, signal evaluating method, and reproducing apparatus
4 7,603,608 Data processing method, data recording apparatus and data transmission apparatus
5 7,603,577 Controlling supply of power within an information processing apparatus based on measured physical quantity
6 7,603,520 Record apparatus, record method, and program for writing data to optical disc in a second unit larger than a first unit
7 7,603,465 Control system and control method, method and apparatus for processing information, information processing terminal and method thereof, storage medium, and program
8 7,603,464 Method and system for identifying available resources in a peer-to-peer network
9 7,603,406 System and method for wireless software download and remote transaction settlement
10 7,603,405 Information processing system, information processing method, and storage medium therefor
11 7,603,384 Individualizing and encrypting on-demand media content in retail kiosks
12 7,603,335 Acquisition of attribute and accounting information with communication interruption
13 7,603,313 Charging system and charging method
14 7,603,190 Digital recording/reproducing apparatus
15 7,603,148 Integrated wireless headset
16 7,602,992 Image processing device, method, and program
17 7,602,976 Compressible earth mover’s distance
18 7,602,969 Imaging data processing method, imaging data processing device, and computer program
19 7,602,966 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, program and recording medium
20 7,602,936 Method to make wavelet watermarks resistant to affine transformations
21 7,602,935 Data processing apparatus and associated method of identifying an image data source by detecting variations in strength of different light receiving elements
22 7,602,912 Content selection for partial encryption
23 7,602,723 Model for enforcing different phases of the end-to-end negotiation protocol (E2ENP) aiming QoS support for multi-stream and multimedia applications
24 7,602,674 Optical recording medium and optical recording and reproducing method using this optical recording medium
25 7,602,461 Diffusion reflector and manufacture of the same
26 7,602,445 Digital transmission system and clock reproducing device
27 7,602,442 Apparatus and method for processing information signal
28 7,602,440 Image processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
29 7,602,439 Lens unit and imaging apparatus
30 7,602,432 Solid-state imaging element and solid-state imaging device
31 7,602,431 Solid-state imaging element and solid-state imaging apparatus
32 7,602,428 Image pick-up apparatus and image pick-up method
33 7,602,413 Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
34 7,602,401 Image display apparatus and method, program therefor, and recording medium having recorded thereon the same
35 7,602,342 Foldable mobile telephone terminal with antenna and ground plane made in one piece
36 7,602,309 Methods, electronic devices, and computer program products for managing data in electronic devices responsive to written and/or audible user direction
37 7,602,117 Display device and display unit using the same
38 7,602,061 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing semiconductor device
39 7,601,987 Semiconductor light emitting device
40 7,601,939 Solid-state image-pickup device with column-line amplifiers and limiter
41 7,601,907 Signal processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium
42 7,601,579 Method of manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit
43 7,601,322 Method for making field-effect transistor using carbon nanotube
44 7,600,444 Operating device
45 D602,097 Hand held game controller
46 D601,998 Optical disc player with radio receiver
47 D601,814 Digital photo frame