Sony patents granted on 20 October 2009

41 US patents granted on 20 October 2009 and assigned to Sony

1 D602,466 Audio player
2 7,607,157 Near video-on-demand signal receiver
3 7,607,156 Bi-directional remote control unit and method of using the same
4 7,607,153 Transmitter system and transmitting method, receiver system and receiving method and transmission media
5 7,607,150 Information providing device and method
6 7,607,063 Decoding method and device for decoding linear code
7 7,607,017 Embedding data in material
8 7,606,920 Method and apparatus for controlling communication ports for an online session of a multi-user application by associating each of the ports with a protocol and designating an active port
9 7,606,830 Searching apparatus and searching method
10 7,606,705 Speech data receiver with detection of channel-coding rate
11 7,606,640 Cooling apparatus and projection type display device
12 7,606,591 Information processing apparatus and communication apparatus
13 7,606,481 Image pickup apparatus and flash unit and method of controlling the same
14 7,606,469 Information processing apparatus and method, and program
15 7,606,466 Recording device and method for data of mixed formats
16 7,606,464 Signal processing apparatus and associated methodology for controlling the recording of data streams
17 7,606,451 Optical communication system, optical reader, and method of reading information
18 7,606,431 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
19 7,606,415 Image gradation correction based on switching resolution of correction coefficients
20 7,606,392 Capturing and processing facial motion data
21 7,606,391 Video content scene change determination
22 7,606,294 Channel quality estimation method and receiving apparatus
23 7,606,278 Semiconductor laser, method of manufacturing semiconductor device, optical pickup, and optical disk apparatus
24 7,606,133 Hologram recording/reproducing device and hologram reproducing device
25 7,606,124 Image processing device and image processing method, information processing device and information processing method, information recording device and information recording method, information reproducing device and information reproducing method, storage medium, and program
26 7,606,093 Optimized charge sharing for data bus skew applications
27 7,605,869 Data combining device and data combining method
28 7,605,868 Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
29 7,605,841 Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
30 7,605,789 Transistor circuit, pixel circuit, display device, and driving method therefor
31 7,605,776 Stereoscopic-vision image processing apparatus, stereoscopic-vision image providing method, and image display method
32 7,605,766 Multi-band antenna device for radio communication terminal and radio communication terminal comprising the multi-band antenna device
33 7,605,764 Folded dipole antenna device and mobile radio terminal
34 7,605,634 Subtractor circuit and operational amplifier
35 7,605,568 Deep under voltage recovery in a battery pack
36 7,605,564 Battery pack and residual capacity information feeding device including residual capacity correction unit
37 7,605,563 Charging circuit and charger using the same
38 7,605,438 Semiconductor imaging instrument and camera
39 7,605,424 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
40 7,604,842 Electrode manufacturing apparatus and method of manufacturing electrode
41 7,604,362 Backlight apparatus, liquid crystal display