Sony patents granted on 14 May 2013

55 US patents granted on 14 May 2013 and assigned to Sony

1 D682,340 Camera
2 D682,312 Portion of a display panel or screen with an icon
3 D682,257 Earphone
4 8,443,455 Apparatus, method, and computer program for controlling use of a content
5 8,443,386 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program and information processing system
6 8,443,288 Ubiquitous companion agent
7 8,443,217 Information processing apparatus, method, and program
8 8,443,042 Information processing apparatus and method, program, and information processing system
9 8,443,015 Apparatus and method for providing content and content analysis results
10 8,442,833 Speech processing with source location estimation using signals from two or more microphones
11 8,442,829 Automatic computation streaming partition for voice recognition on multiple processors with limited memory
12 8,442,761 Navigation device, display method of navigation device, program of display method of nagivation device and recording medium recording program of display method of navigation device
13 8,442,687 Control system, control method, and computer program
14 8,442,595 Adaptive ring signal level device and method
15 8,442,580 Interactive phone book
16 8,442,524 Methods, systems, and devices for identifying and providing access to broadcast media content using a mobile terminal
17 8,442,443 Beam selection method
18 8,442,389 Electronic apparatus, reproduction control system, reproduction control method, and program therefor
19 8,442,347 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and imaging apparatus including optical microscope
20 8,442,338 Visually optimized quantization
21 8,442,313 Image position recognition apparatus, image position recognition method, computer program product, and apparatus for setting correction data for an image display apparatus
22 8,442,241 Audio signal processing for separating multiple source signals from at least one source signal
23 8,442,240 Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method, and sound processing program
24 8,442,127 Method for transmitting a signal via a power line network, transmitter, receiver, power line communication modem and power line communication system
25 8,442,079 Mode-locked semiconductor laser device and driving method thereof
26 8,442,061 Gateway apparatus, information communication method, information communication program, and information communication system
27 8,442,055 Information distribution system and method, terminal apparatus, server apparatus, data reception method, and data transmission method
28 8,441,943 Information processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium
29 8,441,898 Method and devices for copy protection, copy protected record carrier
30 8,441,687 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
31 8,441,651 Defect inspection apparatus and defect inspection method
32 8,441,584 Stereoscopic image displaying apparatus
33 8,441,576 Receiving device, delay-information transmitting method in receiving device, audio output device, and delay-control method in audio output device
34 8,441,557 Zoom lens and imaging device
35 8,441,543 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program
36 8,441,515 Method and apparatus for minimizing acoustic echo in video conferencing
37 8,441,509 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and program
38 8,441,504 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
39 8,441,503 Lighting period setting method, display panel driving method, backlight driving method, lighting condition setting device, semiconductor device, display panel and electronic equipment
40 8,441,468 Image display apparatus
41 8,441,463 Hand-held device with touchscreen and digital tactile pixels
42 8,441,457 Sensor device, method of driving sensor element, display device with input function and electronic unit
43 8,441,436 Input apparatus, control apparatus, control system, control method, and handheld apparatus
44 8,441,435 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and recording medium
45 8,441,419 Display apparatus, display data processing device, and display data processing method
46 8,441,417 Pixel circuit, active matrix apparatus and display apparatus
47 8,441,350 Apparatus and method for operation of a display device to provide a home security alarm
48 8,441,088 Manufacturing method of solid-state imaging device and solid-state imaging device
49 8,441,082 Memory element and memory
50 8,441,033 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
51 8,440,954 Solid-state image pickup device with a wiring becoming a light receiving surface, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus
52 8,440,840 Dye including an anchoring group in its molecular structure
53 8,440,758 Flame retarder, flame retardant resin composition and method of producing the flame retarder
54 8,440,499 Solid-state image pickup device, electronic apparatus using such solid-state image pickup device and method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup device
55 8,440,333 Fuel cell and electronic apparatus