Sony patents granted on 18 March 2014

68 US patents granted on 18 March 2014 and assigned to Sony

1 RE44,809 Random access channel prioritization scheme
2 D701,195 Earphone
3 8,677,418 Method and system for electronic communication to television
4 8,677,402 Second display support of character set unsupported on playback device
5 8,677,396 Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcast system
6 8,677,390 Network system, receiving apparatus, receiving method, recording and reproducing apparatus, recording and reproducing method, program, and recording medium
7 8,677,344 Software upgrade using single source channel
8 8,677,311 Separate-type signal processing apparatus and software version updating method therefor
9 8,677,238 Navigation of electronic device menu without requiring visual contact
10 8,677,228 Recording medium for creating electronic album
11 8,677,137 Communication device, communication method, information processing device, information processing method, program, and communication system
12 8,676,934 Communication device, server, program, and communication system
13 8,676,900 Asynchronous advertising placement based on metadata
14 8,676,882 System and method for preloading content segments to client devices in an electronic network
15 8,676,869 Adaptive display for enhancing audio playback
16 8,676,839 Information processing device, contribution information evaluation system, contribution information evaluation method, and program
17 8,676,816 Information processing apparatus and method for recommending content to a user
18 8,676,594 Information providing apparatus and information providing method
19 8,676,591 Audio deceleration
20 8,676,574 Method for tone/intonation recognition using auditory attention cues
21 8,676,505 Positioning system, communication device, positioning method
22 8,676,363 Information processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and program product
23 8,676,277 Communication device, communication method, program and communication system
24 8,676,225 Wireless communication device, wireless communication method, information processing device, information processing method, and program
25 8,676,146 Electronic apparatus, dispersion adjustment method of IC internal component section of electronic apparatus and IC
26 8,676,052 Image capturing device and activation method therefor
27 8,676,038 Recording/reproducing apparatus, recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, recording method, reproducing method and computer program
28 8,676,033 Method and apparatus for extracting key frames from a video
29 8,675,978 Image processing device and method
30 8,675,976 Image encoding apparatus and method for handling intra-image predictive encoding with various color spaces and color signal resolutions
31 8,675,970 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program
32 8,675,915 System for tracking user manipulations within an environment
33 8,675,904 Headphone device
34 8,675,867 Key generation algorithm using secret polynomial over finite ring and transformation
35 8,675,800 Synchronizing circuit, synchronizing method, and receiving system
36 8,675,728 Transmitting apparatus and method, and receiving apparatus and method
37 8,675,460 Optical disc device
38 8,675,360 Output device
39 8,675,282 Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same
40 8,675,136 Image display apparatus and detection method
41 8,675,134 Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, communication system, transmission method, reception method, and programs therefor
42 8,675,117 Imaging unit for wide-angle and telephoto zooming and imaging apparatus incorporating the same
43 8,675,114 Image pickup apparatus
44 8,675,110 Imaging apparatus, method of controlling imaging apparatus, and program for continuous image capturing
45 8,675,108 Physical quantity detecting device and imaging apparatus
46 8,675,098 Image processing device, image processing method, and program
47 8,675,094 Imaging apparatus that preferentially suppresses occurrence of flicker in a through-the-lens image and method and computer program for controlling the imaging apparatus
48 8,675,088 Image compensation apparatus
49 8,675,055 Signal processor, signal processing method, display device and program product
50 8,675,050 Data structure, recording apparatus and method, playback apparatus and method, and program
51 8,675,037 Two-way communication system, communication terminal device and image mute control method
52 8,674,977 Driving method of organic electroluminescence emission part
53 8,674,939 Voice remote control
54 8,674,936 Operation input device and method, program, and electronic apparatus
55 8,674,910 Display panel driving method, display apparatus, display panel driving apparatus and electronic apparatus
56 8,674,886 Mobile terminal
57 8,674,865 DA converter, AD converter, and semiconductor device
58 8,674,417 Solid-state imaging device and camera
59 8,674,335 Memory component and memory device
60 8,674,208 Thermoelectric generator, thermoelectric generation method, electrical signal detecting device, and electrical signal detecting method
61 8,673,661 Display apparatus and method of manufacturing the same
62 8,673,501 Anode and battery using same
63 8,673,033 Display control circuit and projector apparatus
64 8,672,767 Portable electronic device
65 8,672,765 System and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data
66 8,672,763 Controller for interfacing with a computing program using position, orientation, or motion
67 8,672,759 Gaming peripheral including releasably engageable release element
68 8,672,492 Optical film and method for manufacturing the same, antiglare film, polarizer with optical layer, and display apparatus