Sony patents granted on 16 December 2008

37 US patents granted on 16 December 2008 and assigned to Sony

1 D582,941 Robotomorphic audio player
2 D582,917 Monitor display
3 D582,916 Monitor display
4 D582,906 Keypad
5 D582,896 Speaker
6 D582,890 Headphones
7 D582,885 Mobile phone
8 D582,868 Combined disc recorder and hard disc drive
9 D582,844 Rechargeable battery
10 7,467,395 Disc drive device
11 7,467,382 Information distribution system for transmitting scheduled information on a terminal apparatus display when the user operation is not active on the terminal apparatus
12 7,467,270 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program
13 7,467,097 Business management method, business management apparatus and data broadcast delivery method
14 7,467,086 Methodology for generating enhanced demiphone acoustic models for speech recognition
15 7,467,083 Data processing apparatus
16 7,466,905 Information processing device and method, distribution medium, and recording medium
17 7,466,898 Information processing apparatus and information processing method
18 7,466,822 Data coding
19 7,466,707 Transmitter, communication system, and communication method
20 7,466,540 Image display device
21 7,466,504 Lens barrel and imaging apparatus
22 7,466,495 Image pickup apparatus and zoom lens
23 7,466,470 Aggregate of electronic device chips, electronic device chip, aggregate of diffraction grating light modulators, and diffraction grating light modulator
24 7,466,451 Method and apparatus for converting motion image data, and method and apparatus for reproducing motion image data
25 7,466,379 Display apparatus
26 7,466,367 Mobile TV system and method with fast channel change
27 7,466,366 TV tuner providing FM radio reception
28 7,466,352 Gamma correction device in image capturing apparatus
29 7,466,329 Printer device
30 7,466,245 Digital signal processing apparatus, digital signal processing method, digital signal processing program, digital signal reproduction apparatus and digital signal reproduction method
31 7,465,965 Transistor controlled thyristor memory device
32 7,465,652 Method of forming a catalyst layer on the barrier layer of a conductive interconnect of a semiconductor device
33 7,465,598 Solid-state imaging device and method for fabricating same
34 7,465,110 Image forming apparatus
35 7,465,084 Light guiding plate and backlight apparatus
36 7,465,031 Liquid-ejection apparatus
37 7,465,003 Liquid ejector and liquid ejecting method