Sony patents granted on 27 November 2007

35 US patents granted on 27 November 2007 and assigned to Sony

1 D556,202 Adaptor for a storage medium
2 D556,185 Combined radio receiver and clock
3 D556,184 Disc player
4 D556,163 Optical disc player
5 7,302,694 Disc loading apparatus
6 7,302,686 Task management system
7 7,302,588 Data recording method, data recording device, and recording medium
8 7,302,577 Data processing apparatus and method
9 7,302,554 Methods and apparatus for multi-processor pipeline parallelism
10 7,302,474 Remote device diagnostics
11 7,302,467 Information processing device and information processing method, service providing system, and computer-executable program for the same
12 7,302,435 Media storage and management system and process
13 7,302,227 Communication method, communication device, and computer program
14 7,302,158 Data recording/reproducing apparatus and method
15 7,302,112 Contour-emphasizing circuit
16 7,302,059 Star pattern partial encryption
17 7,302,058 Method and apparatus for securing control words
18 7,302,019 Maximum likelihood decoding method and maximum likelihood decoder
19 7,302,002 Image encoder, image encoding method, image decoder, image decoding method, and distribution media
20 7,301,984 Wireless communication system using an impulse signal train, a wireless transmission apparatus, a wireless reception apparatus, a wireless transmission method, and a wireless reception method
21 7,301,875 Information recording device and information recording method
22 7,301,872 Optical pickup and optical disc drive device
23 7,301,856 Reproduction method and apparatus, and recording method and apparatus
24 7,301,785 Switching power supply circuit
25 7,301,763 Electronic device
26 7,301,723 Portable apparatus having head retracting function and head retracting method
27 7,301,441 Boarding environment controlling system, boarding environment controlling apparatus, and boarding environment controlling method
28 7,301,385 Methods and apparatus for managing clock skew
29 7,301,377 Demodulation apparatus and receiving apparatus
30 7,301,243 High-reliable semiconductor device using hermetic sealing of electrodes
31 7,300,868 Damascene interconnection having porous low k layer with a hard mask reduced in thickness
32 7,300,817 Method of manufacturing a semiconductor imaging device having a refractive index matching layer
33 7,300,810 Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same
34 7,300,712 Magnetic sensor and position detector
35 7,299,988 Information processing system, hand held cellular phone, and information processing method