Sony patents granted on 27 December 2011

64 US patents granted on 27 December 2011 and assigned to Sony

1 RE43,043 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus
2 D651,231 Accessory for a camera
3 D651,191 Mobile phone
4 D651,190 Mobile phone
5 D651,188 Mobile phone
6 8,087,043 Extensible downloadable content advisory system
7 8,086,966 Electronic apparatus and method of initializing setting items thereof
8 8,086,934 Decoding apparatus and decoding method
9 8,086,880 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program
10 8,086,712 Name changing method, information processing apparatus and network system
11 8,086,679 Information processing unit, content providing server, communication relay server, information processing method, content providing method and communication relay method
12 8,086,613 Reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, and reproducing program
13 8,086,589 Searching system, searching unit, searching method, displaying method for search results, terminal unit, inputting unit, and record medium
14 8,086,587 Information processing apparatus, method, and program
15 8,086,335 Playback apparatus, playback method, and recording medium
16 8,086,333 Reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, and reproducing program
17 8,086,268 Mobile communication terminal and method of controlling transmission characteristic thereof
18 8,086,220 Wireless communication device having short-distance wireless communications
19 8,086,214 Electric field communication apparatus, electric field communication system, and method of controlling electric field communication apparatus
20 8,086,176 Information processing apparatus, method, and program for performing near field communication with an external device
21 8,086,098 Imaging apparatus
22 8,086,096 Shake correction device and imaging apparatus
23 8,086,087 Information processing device and method, program, and recording medium
24 8,086,086 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program
25 8,086,075 Motion adaptive image processing
26 8,086,072 System and method for capturing adjacent images by utilizing a panorama mode
27 8,085,996 Image processing apparatus, image display apparatus, imaging apparatus, method for image processing therefor, and program
28 8,085,986 Image processing apparatus and method for processing images more naturally and sharply
29 8,085,953 Audio-signal time-axis expansion/compression method and device
30 8,085,864 Midamble allocations for MIMO transmissions
31 8,085,848 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
32 8,085,827 Vertical cavity surface emitting laser and method of manufacturing the same
33 8,085,784 Data transmitting apparatus and data transmitting method
34 8,085,744 Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication method, and compute program
35 8,085,708 Methods, systems, and devices for establishing a registrationless data communication connection between electronic devices
36 8,085,691 Wireless communication system, wireless communication control apparatus and wireless communication control method, and computer program
37 8,085,663 Data processing apparatus and data processing method
38 8,085,657 Flow control in a cellular communication system
39 8,085,641 Reproduced signal evaluation method and write adjustment method
40 8,085,637 Tracking error signal detection apparatus and optical disc apparatus
41 8,085,632 Recording apparatus
42 8,085,627 Lens position control method, lens position control apparatus, cutting method, and cutting apparatus
43 8,085,348 Image output method to displays with different aspect ratios
44 8,085,343 Image capture apparatus
45 8,085,339 Method and apparatus for optimizing capture device settings through depth information
46 8,085,335 Image pickup apparatus with a fixed aperture stop having an aperture with different, repetitive first and second wave patterns
47 8,085,329 Solid-state imaging device, driving control method, and imaging apparatus
48 8,085,317 Information process apparatus and method, program record medium, and program
49 8,085,313 Method, apparatus, and program for processing an image
50 8,085,300 Surveillance camera system, remote-controlled monitoring device, control method, and their control program
51 8,085,258 Organic electroluminescence display apparatus, driving circuit for driving organic electroluminescence light emitting portion, and driving method for organic electroluminescence light emitting portion
52 8,085,251 Display-and-image-pickup apparatus, object detection program and method of detecting an object
53 8,085,240 Display apparatus having a detection signal line used to transmit driving voltage signals to a digital driver
54 8,085,238 Backlight, display apparatus and light source controlling method
55 8,085,169 Apparatus and method for map display and imaging apparatus at a plurality of display resolutions
56 8,085,127 Remote controlling apparatus and remote controlling method
57 8,084,968 Use of an accelerometer to control vibrator performance
58 8,084,837 Solid-state image pickup device
59 8,084,707 Laser irradiation apparatus, laser irradiation method, fabrication method for thin film semiconductor device and fabrication method for display apparatus
60 8,084,693 Component with bonding adhesive
61 8,084,286 Solid-state imaging device, camera and method of producing the solid-state imaging device
62 8,083,812 Solid-electrolyte battery and manufacturing method therefor
63 8,083,645 Information exchanging device
64 8,083,195 Cradle device and electronic equipment support device