Sony patents granted on 22 April 2014

85 US patents granted on 22 April 2014 and assigned to Sony

1 D703,218 Keyboard
2 D703,184 Speaker box
3 8,707,380 Wireless control channel and back-channel for receiver
4 8,707,377 Program sending controlling apparatus, program sending controlling method and program
5 8,707,374 Electronic device, electronic device control method, and electronic device system
6 8,707,353 Image content and advertisement data providing method, system, and apparatus
7 8,707,212 Graphical user interface for expandable menus
8 8,707,169 Information processing apparatus and method for editing artist link information
9 8,706,954 Memory management apparatus and memory management method
10 8,706,857 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, data management server and data synchronization system
11 8,706,781 Apparatus and method for enabling content data to be copied or moved in accordance with desired time or capacity of a storage medium and a program thereof
12 8,706,741 Information processing apparatus and play list display method
13 8,706,677 Methods and apparatus for determining an identity of a user
14 8,706,637 Allowing conversion of one digital rights management scheme to another
15 8,706,563 Communication method
16 8,706,512 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, storage medium, and program
17 8,706,485 Method and device for mnemonic contact image association
18 8,706,274 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
19 8,706,182 Biosignal detecting electrode and biosignal detecting device equipped therewith
20 8,706,162 Automatic routing of call audio at incoming call
21 8,706,053 Communications circuitry for an electronic device
22 8,706,029 Communication system and communication apparatus
23 8,706,028 Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, and wireless communication method
24 8,705,946 3D authoring tool ensuring no buffer underrun upon jumps
25 8,705,945 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
26 8,705,941 Apparatus and method of processing information and program
27 8,705,939 Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and program
28 8,705,937 Captured image data management method and image capturing apparatus
29 8,705,934 Moving picture processing apparatus, moving picture processing method, and program
30 8,705,933 Video bookmarking
31 8,705,878 Imaging apparatus, character information association method and character information association program
32 8,705,866 Region description and modeling for image subscene recognition
33 8,705,845 Entertainment device and method of interaction
34 8,705,784 Acoustic in-ear detection for earpiece
35 8,705,757 Computationally efficient multi-resonator reverberation
36 8,705,737 Video transmission method, video transmission system, and video processing apparatus
37 8,705,651 Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, and wireless communication method
38 8,705,650 Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, and wireless communication method
39 8,705,629 Image information encoding method and encoder, and image information decoding method and decoder
40 8,705,627 Image processing apparatus and method
41 8,705,619 Directional discrete wavelet transform (DDWT) for video compression applications
42 8,705,613 Adaptive joint source channel coding
43 8,705,415 Communication system, information processing apparatus, controlled device, information processing method and program
44 8,705,329 Manufacturing method for optical disc, optical disc, playback method for optical disc, playback apparatus for optical disc, recording apparatus for optical disc
45 8,705,164 Display apparatus
46 8,705,138 Image forming apparatus including an image calibration system
47 8,704,992 Electro-optic device and display unit
48 8,704,955 Communication system, transmission device, reception device, communication method, program, and communication cable
49 8,704,950 Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications
50 8,704,949 Video processing apparatus and video processing method
51 8,704,942 Imaging device having an image generation pixel and a phase difference detection pixel
52 8,704,934 Solid-state imaging device having pixels arranged in a honeycomb structure
53 8,704,930 Image display apparatus, imaging apparatus, image display method, and program
54 8,704,927 Solid-state imaging apparatus, driving method, and camera
55 8,704,924 Solid-state imaging device with a photoelectric conversion element, and method thereof
56 8,704,923 Solid-state imager and signal processing system
57 8,704,921 Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and camera with grouped on-chip lens formation
58 8,704,906 Mobile phone terminal with camera function and control method thereof for fast image capturing
59 8,704,901 Image processing device and image processing method
60 8,704,898 A/D converter, solid-state imaging device and camera system
61 8,704,873 Receiving stream data which may be used to implement both two-dimensional display and three-dimensional display
62 8,704,858 Display unit with luminance and chromaticity correction using compressed correction matrix
63 8,704,846 Information processing device and method, program, and information processing system
64 8,704,841 Method and apparatus for the digital creation of fur effects
65 8,704,811 Image display apparatus
66 8,704,789 Information input apparatus
67 8,704,787 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program
68 8,704,781 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
69 8,704,778 Display apparatus, display method and program
70 8,704,773 Input method and input apparatus
71 8,704,637 Communication apparatus, communication method, program, information management apparatus and communication system
72 8,704,636 Information processing apparatus, communication apparatus, and program
73 8,704,427 Movement sensor
74 8,704,407 Wireless power supplying rack
75 8,704,399 Power supply apparatus and power supply method
76 8,704,324 Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic equipment
77 8,704,276 Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus
78 8,704,156 Solid-state image pickup apparatus, electronic apparatus, and method of manufacturing a solid-state image pickup apparatus
79 8,704,116 Lateral motion micro-electro-mechanical system contact switch
80 8,704,113 Keyboard and electronic apparatus
81 8,703,359 Fuel cell and electronic device
82 8,702,435 Plug, plug receptacle and electric power supplying system
83 8,701,862 Disk transportation device and disk storage system
84 8,701,512 Cell for testing microbeads and method of analyzing microbeads
85 8,701,300 Measurement apparatus, measurement method, program, and recording medium