Sony patents granted on 30 December 2008

22 US patents granted on 30 December 2008 and assigned to Sony

1 D583,826 Robotomorphic audio player
2 7,472,425 Information providing system and authentication medium access control method and computer program
3 7,472,251 Data storage apparatus detachably mounted to a host apparatus
4 7,472,219 Data-storage apparatus, data-storage method and recording/reproducing system
5 7,472,104 Method and system for distributing product information
6 7,471,825 System and method for utilizing a graphic equalizer in performing image search procedures
7 7,471,644 Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
8 7,471,543 Storage device and semiconductor device
9 7,471,478 Magnetic disk producing method
10 7,471,431 Hologram device and hologram recording/reproducing method
11 7,471,326 Scanning switch transistor for solid-state imaging device
12 7,471,325 Scanning switch transistor for solid-state imaging device
13 7,471,314 Transmission device, transmission method, reproduction device, reproduction method, program, and recording medium
14 7,471,251 Radio communication system and communication method therefor
15 7,471,230 Analog-to-digital converter and semiconductor device
16 7,470,977 Modular board device, high frequency module, and method of manufacturing same
17 7,470,879 Optical pickup, information processing apparatus and signal processing method
18 7,470,193 Battle system
19 7,470,017 Recording liquid, liquid cartridge emitting device and liquid emitting method
20 7,470,004 Liquid ejection head and liquid ejection device
21 7,469,785 Storage case
22 7,469,603 Angular velocity detector, method of detection of angular velocities using angular velocity detector, and method of fabricating angular velocity detector