Sony patents granted on 21 August 2012

79 US patents granted on 21 August 2012 and assigned to Sony

1 D665,834 Video camera
2 D665,775 Headphone
3 D665,768 Portable recorder
4 8,250,623 Preference extracting apparatus, preference extracting method and preference extracting program
5 8,250,607 Non-real time services
6 8,250,604 Near real-time multiple thumbnail guide with single tuner
7 8,250,594 Information providing device, information acquisition terminal, broadcast receiving terminal, information providing system, information providing method, and program
8 8,250,593 Apparatus and method for computation of a pricing index
9 8,250,422 Receiving device, receiving method, program and wireless communication system
10 8,250,344 Methods and apparatus for dynamic prediction by software
11 8,250,274 Portable terminal and USB device
12 8,250,239 Network server, media format conversion method and media format conversion system
13 8,250,238 Network device, address change notification method, and address change notification program
14 8,250,087 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
15 8,249,991 Contents reproduction expiration management system, contents reproduction expiration managing method, terminal apparatus, server apparatus, program, and recording medium for managing permission/non-permission of reproduction of contents
16 8,249,631 Transmission power allocation method, communication device and program
17 8,249,617 Wireless terminal and user interface method
18 8,249,496 Broadcast frequency detection device
19 8,249,431 Recording device, recording method, and recording program
20 8,249,427 Content playing device, content playing method, program, and content playing system
21 8,249,425 Method and apparatus for controlling image display
22 8,249,423 Electronic devices and methods that insert addressable chapter marks relative to advertising content in video streams
23 8,249,422 Content usage system, content usage method, recording and playback device, content delivery method, and content delivery program
24 8,249,375 Information processing apparatus and method
25 8,249,310 Image processing apparatus and method and program
26 8,249,305 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium
27 8,249,289 Electronic apparatus of splittable type
28 8,249,276 Information processor and controller device
29 8,249,252 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
30 8,249,202 Communication system, signal processing method, signal processing device, and movable body
31 8,249,196 Equalizing structure and equalizing method
32 8,249,180 Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program
33 8,249,169 Apparatus for encoding and decoding header data in picture signal transmission
34 8,249,160 Extracting multiple classified adaptive decimation filters
35 8,249,151 SIMD-processor-friendly MPEG-2 intra-quantizer
36 8,249,150 SIMD-processor-friendly MPEG-2 inter-quantizer
37 8,249,147 Image decoding device, image decoding method, and image decoding program
38 8,249,138 Symbol analyzing device, symbol analyzing method, and information storage medium
39 8,249,115 Slave device, time synchronization method in slave device, master device, and electronic equipment system
40 8,249,093 Communication method and communication device as well as computer program
41 8,249,048 Distinguishing between data packets sent over the same set of channels
42 8,249,034 Wireless communication terminal, air interface apparatus and method for participating in wireless network
43 8,249,002 Wireless communications system, wireless communications apparatus, wireless communications method and computer program for wireless communication
44 8,248,904 Recording and reproducing unit and recording and reproducing method
45 8,248,902 Reproduction signal evaluation method, reproduction signal evaluation unit, and optical disk device adopting the same
46 8,248,900 Optical disc apparatus, focus position control method and recording medium
47 8,248,847 Information storage element and method for driving the same
48 8,248,722 Lens barrel and imaging apparatus
49 8,248,555 Display apparatus comprises three polarizers and a polarization control element whose orientation of a transmission axis changes according to a control signal
50 8,248,539 Channel selecting device, channel selecting method, and program
51 8,248,537 Video-signal processing method, program of video-signal processing method, recording medium having recorded thereon program of video-signal processing method, and video-signal processing apparatus
52 8,248,530 Electronic device, communication system, method of communication, and program
53 8,248,520 Imaging apparatus and imaging method
54 8,248,512 Image-capturing apparatus, image-capturing method, display apparatus, and display method
55 8,248,506 Imaging apparatus
56 8,248,504 Image display device and image display method
57 8,248,492 Edge preserving and tone correcting image processing apparatus and method
58 8,248,478 Receiver, situation-of-installation notification method, and transmitting and receiving system
59 8,248,436 Method for graphically displaying pieces of music
60 8,248,419 Generation of cubic Bezier control points in computer graphics systems
61 8,248,397 Method of driving organic electroluminescence emission portion
62 8,248,386 Hand-held device with touchscreen and digital tactile pixels
63 8,248,361 Display control apparatus and method, and program
64 8,248,359 Display apparatus and driving method therefor
65 8,248,334 Method of driving organic electroluminescence emission portion
66 8,248,329 Display apparatus
67 8,248,309 Antenna arrangement for high speed data transfer and wireless energy transfer
68 8,247,847 Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing method therefor
69 8,247,811 Thin-film transistor and display device
70 8,247,759 Projector apparatus having a light leakage section
71 8,247,697 Anisotropic conductive film, joined structure and method for producing the joined structure
72 8,247,306 Solid-state image pickup device and a method of manufacturing the same
73 8,247,106 Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack
74 8,246,849 Magnetic powder production method
75 8,246,805 Micro-fluidic chip and flow sending method in micro-fluidic chip
76 8,246,454 System for converting television commercials into interactive networked video games
77 8,246,188 Illuminating device and display unit
78 8,245,943 Apparatuses for executing wireless transmission using a magnetic field, wireless transmission apparatuses, and wireless receiver apparatuses
79 8,245,929 Information processing device, with a control unit to control supply of light to an IC card when communicating data to the IC card