Sony patents granted on 26 August 2008

34 US patents granted on 26 August 2008 and assigned to Sony

1 RE40,468 Video data bus communication system and method
2 7,418,735 Transmitter, signal transmitting method, and data distributing system for transferring a content signal or processing copyright protection on a content signal
3 7,418,671 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing program and storage medium containing information processing program with rotary operation
4 7,418,573 Address generation apparatus and operation apparatus
5 7,418,433 Content providing system, content providing method, content processing apparatus, and program therefor
6 7,418,425 Information processing system, information processing method, electronic money service providing system, and recording medium
7 7,418,380 Digital audio decoder having error concealment using a dynamic recovery delay and frame repeating and also having fast audio muting capabilities
8 7,418,312 Robot apparatus and walking control method thereof
9 7,418,200 Optical unit and imaging device
10 7,418,191 Method and system for providing alternative, less-intrusive advertising that appears during fast forward playback of a recorded video program
11 7,418,170 Optical device and virtual image display device
12 7,418,155 Image processing method, image processing apparatus and image pickup apparatus and display apparatus suitable for the application of image processing method
13 7,418,150 Image processing apparatus, and program for processing image
14 7,418,143 Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, and image information processing system and method
15 7,418,129 Image processing device method and program
16 7,418,103 System and method for controlling states of a device
17 7,418,038 Data receiving device
18 7,418,026 Receiver for a multi-carrier modulated symbol
19 7,417,960 Communication apparatus, communication system, communication method and program
20 7,417,928 Optically recorded data discrimination apparatus and associated methodology
21 7,417,867 Printed wiring board and display apparatus
22 7,417,804 Collapsible lens barrel and imaging device
23 7,417,776 Hologram recording and reproduction method, hologram recording and reproduction apparatus, and hologram recording medium
24 7,417,679 Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method
25 7,417,439 Impedance conversion circuit and integrated circuit including thereof
26 7,416,974 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and semiconductor device
27 7,416,817 Battery
28 7,416,487 Communication device, game machine, and communication method
29 7,416,435 Cable fixture for mounting a cable to an electronic apparatus
30 7,416,307 Optical apparatus and projection apparatus
31 7,416,296 Platen plate and liquid discharging device
32 7,416,124 Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
33 7,416,099 Neck strap for mobile electronic device
34 7,415,776 Magnetic scale