Sony patents granted on 13 October 2015

53 US patents granted on 13 October 2015 and assigned to Sony

1 9,161,474 Display device
2 9,161,432 Circuit board
3 9,161,372 Communication system, a communication method, and a communication apparatus with clear to send signal frame
4 9,161,291 Multi-tier wireless home mesh network with a secure network discovery protocol
5 9,161,234 Communication control apparatus, communication control method, program, and communication system
6 9,161,133 Crosstalk reduction in a headset
7 9,161,125 High dynamic microphone system
8 9,161,116 Headphone apparatus
9 9,161,073 System and method to remove outdated or erroneous assets from favorites or recently-viewed lists
10 9,161,040 Adaptive block partitioning with shared bit-budget
11 9,161,035 Flexible band offset mode in sample adaptive offset in HEVC
12 9,161,015 Image processing apparatus and method, and program
13 9,161,010 System and method for generating robust depth maps utilizing a multi-resolution procedure
14 9,160,959 Transmission device, transmission method, reception device, reception method, and transmission/reception system
15 9,160,955 Solid-state imaging device and camera
16 9,160,954 Solid-state imaging element, method of driving the same, and camera system
17 9,160,943 Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program
18 9,160,940 Signal processing device and method, imaging device and solid state imaging element
19 9,160,921 Portable electronic equipment with automatic control to keep display turned on and method
20 9,160,818 Communication system and its method and communication apparatus and its method
21 9,160,720 Digital rights management of streaming contents and services
22 9,160,413 Transmitter, communications system and method for transmitting data signals
23 9,160,394 Data reproduction circuit and data transmission device
24 9,160,319 DA converter, solid-state imaging device, driving method of solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus having a cascade transistor group switch section selecting one of a plurality of cascade transistor groups according to gain setting value set to a current generation section
25 9,160,180 Charging apparatus for charging a secondary battery with a wireless feeding method
26 9,159,962 Battery, method of manufacturing battery, battery pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, capacitive storage device, and power system
27 9,159,911 Memory element and memory device
28 9,159,855 Solid-state imaging device with channel stop region with multiple impurity regions in depth direction
29 9,159,766 Solid-state image pick-up device and manufacturing method thereof, image-pickup apparatus, semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof, and semiconductor substrate
30 9,159,764 Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same
31 9,159,763 Solid state imaging device having a charge accumulation capacitor section
32 9,159,760 Solid-state imaging device with layered microlenses and method for manufacturing same
33 9,159,712 Light emitting device-light receiving device assembly, and manufacturing method thereof
34 9,159,370 Distributing media using a portable digital device compatible with optical drive devices
35 9,159,334 Voice processing device and method, and program
36 9,159,313 Playback control apparatus, playback control method, and medium for playing a program including segments generated using speech synthesis and segments not generated using speech synthesis
37 9,159,273 Display device and display method
38 9,159,262 Display apparatus
39 9,159,165 Position-dependent gaming, 3-D controller, and handheld as a remote
40 9,158,964 Object recognizing apparatus and method
41 9,158,939 Security chip, program, information processing apparatus, and information processing system
42 9,158,598 Apparatus, method, program and system for processing information utilizing a multi-platform capable of managing a plurality of applications
43 9,158,449 Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and program
44 9,158,095 Optical unit and imaging apparatus
45 9,157,794 Imaging device and imaging method having saturation determination for an illuminance calculation
46 9,157,337 Power receiving device, control method of power receiving device, and power feeding system
47 9,157,115 Aptamer sensor device
48 9,155,970 Information processing apparatus and information processing system
49 9,155,969 Video game competition notifications
50 9,155,962 System and method for compressing video by allocating bits to image tiles based on detected intraframe motion or scene complexity
51 9,155,524 Physiologically active substance collecting device and biological information acquisition method
52 RE45,756 Method and apparatus for serving data
53 D740,885 Portable information terminal