Sony patents granted on 18 January 2011

35 US patents granted on 18 January 2011 and assigned to Sony

1 RE42,041 Recording and/or reproducing device for disks
2 D631,049 Video game controller front face
3 7,874,003 Information processing apparatus, information recording medium, information processing method, and computer program
4 7,873,987 Content distribution system and distribution method, and content processing device and processing method
5 7,873,974 Identification of television programming using a portable wireless device
6 7,873,919 Content-retrieval device, content-retrieval method, and content-retrieval program
7 7,873,853 Data storage apparatus, power control, method, and communication apparatus
8 7,873,841 Method of maintaining a USB active state without data transfer
9 7,873,836 Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, program, and wireless communication system
10 7,873,798 Information processing device and method, recording medium, and program
11 7,873,743 Electronic apparatus with router device for managing connections
12 7,873,447 Position estimation apparatus, position estimation method and program recording medium
13 7,873,426 Digital recording device, digital recording method, program, and storage medium
14 7,873,408 Bioimaging apparatus
15 7,873,382 Mobile apparatus with remote lock and control function
16 7,873,334 Power control circuitry for a mobile terminal application
17 7,873,330 Transceiver for reducing current consumption in a wireless communications network
18 7,873,262 Data processing method, device thereof and program
19 7,873,221 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program for image processing method, and recording medium which records program for image processing method
20 7,873,177 Headphone apparatus and headphone system
21 7,873,162 Reproducing method, reproducing apparatus, recording method, and recording apparatus
22 7,873,092 Laser diode
23 7,872,995 Communication system, communication device, notification method, recording medium, and program
24 7,872,708 Liquid crystal display device and projection-type display device
25 7,872,679 Image pickup apparatus, defect compensation device, and defect-compensating method
26 7,872,671 Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method
27 7,872,646 Power supply generating circuit, display apparatus, and portable terminal device
28 7,872,625 Liquid-crystal display apparatus and three-panel liquid-crystal display projector
29 7,872,316 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
30 7,871,883 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device includes the step of depositing the capacitor insulating film in a form of a hafnium silicate
31 7,871,878 Method of fabricating PMOS and NMOS transistor on the same substrate
32 7,871,841 Method for manufacturing semiconductor light-emitting device
33 7,871,739 Fuel cell and electronic device
34 7,871,209 Camera that warns lens cover still attached
35 7,871,206 Imaging apparatus