Sony patents granted on 31 January 2012

79 US patents granted on 31 January 2012 and assigned to Sony

1 D653,277 Camera
2 D653,243 Earphone
3 D653,242 Earphone
4 D653,231 Mobile phone
5 8,108,934 Information processing apparatus and method, and a program
6 8,108,898 Content and application download based on a home network system configuration profile
7 8,108,886 Receiving apparatus and receiving method, broadcasting apparatus and broadcasting method, information processing apparatus and information processing method, bidirectional communication system and bidirectional communication method, and providing medium
8 8,108,861 Information management apparatus and method, recording medium, as well as program for scheduling a recording of an event
9 8,108,789 Information processing device, user interface method, and information storage medium
10 8,108,688 Information processing apparatus, method, and program
11 8,108,674 Transmitting/receiving system and method, transmitting apparatus and method, receiving apparatus and method, and program used therewith
12 8,108,572 Communication system and its method and communication apparatus and its method
13 8,108,509 Altering network transmitted content data based upon user specified characteristics
14 8,108,493 Remote access management
15 8,108,489 Server reservation method, reservation control apparatus and program storage medium
16 8,108,462 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing program and recording medium for storing the program
17 8,108,319 System and method for controlling access to computer readable content using downloadable authentication
18 8,108,310 Recording apparatus and method, and communication device and method
19 8,108,305 Data sending/receiving method and apparatus, data receiving apparatus and data sending apparatus
20 8,108,211 Method of and apparatus for analyzing noise in a signal processing system
21 8,108,021 Communications structures including antennas with filters between antenna elements and ground sheets
22 8,108,016 Portable communication device having a dual sliding flip hinge assembly
23 8,108,014 Portable communication device including a spring lift assembly
24 8,108,005 Method and apparatus for displaying an image of a device based on radio waves
25 8,107,907 Information processing apparatus, method, and program
26 8,107,796 Data processing device, data processing method, program, program recording medium, data recording medium, and data structure
27 8,107,787 Recording and reproducing device and recording and reproducing method
28 8,107,771 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
29 8,107,755 Information processing apparatus and method
30 8,107,748 Adaptive motion search range
31 8,107,706 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and electronic apparatus
32 8,107,689 Apparatus, method and computer program for processing information
33 8,107,682 Motion capture using primary and secondary markers
34 8,107,637 Signal processing device and signal processing method
35 8,107,632 Digital signal processing apparatus, method thereof and headphone apparatus
36 8,107,617 Audio processor
37 8,107,529 Coding device, coding method, program of coding method, and recording medium recorded with program of coding method
38 8,107,528 Picture processing apparatus, picture processing method, information processing apparatus, recording medium, and program
39 8,107,519 Equalizer, equalization method, program and receiving device
40 8,107,478 Wireless communication device, communication system, communication control method, and program
41 8,107,444 Arrangement and method for channel mapping in a wireless communication system
42 8,107,384 Information communication system, transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, and computer program
43 8,107,347 Optical disk apparatus, optical pickup, preformatted signal generation method and program
44 8,107,342 Laser driving device, optical unit, and light device which can change the setting information for a sampling pulse
45 8,107,331 Optical disk apparatus, position control method, and optical pickup
46 8,107,327 Interactive playlist media device
47 8,107,229 Portable communication device having a printed circuit board slider hinge assembly
48 8,107,209 Protection circuit
49 8,107,163 Projection optical system and projection image display apparatus
50 8,107,145 Reproducing device and reproducing method
51 8,107,133 Image production apparatus
52 8,107,077 Terahertz spectroscopic apparatus
53 8,107,036 Backlight device, liquid crystal display apparatus, and light deflecting sheet
54 8,106,997 Image pickup apparatus
55 8,106,994 Image pickup apparatus having a microlens array
56 8,106,991 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
57 8,106,986 Image sensor, data output method, image pickup device, and camera
58 8,106,983 Solid-state imaging device and camera
59 8,106,957 Image signal processing apparatus, and image signal processing method
60 8,106,952 Imaging device unit and imaging apparatus
61 8,106,939 Image processing method, image processing device and image display apparatus employing the image processing device
62 8,106,932 Image formation apparatus and method for forming image
63 8,106,929 Peak intensity level control device, self light-emitting display device, electronic device, peak intensity level control method, and computer program
64 8,106,911 Mobile motion capture cameras
65 8,106,859 Light emitting device, area light source apparatus and image display apparatus
66 8,106,806 AD converter
67 8,106,749 Touchless control of a control device
68 8,106,743 Electronic apparatus, remote controller and remote control system
69 8,106,733 Switch and recording medium
70 8,106,684 High-speed low-voltage differential signaling system
71 8,106,447 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
72 8,106,410 Method of manufacturing display device and display device
73 8,106,284 Playback apparatus and display method
74 8,105,750 Optical recording medium and method of manufacturing the same
75 8,105,462 Transfer method of adhesive film
76 8,105,169 Portable electronic device
77 8,105,163 Control device and control method
78 8,105,117 Spring connector and terminal device
79 8,104,910 Light emitting device, surface light source device, and image display device