Sony patents granted on 31 March 2015

57 US patents granted on 31 March 2015 and assigned to Sony

1 D725,672 Portion of display panel or screen with an icon
2 D725,510 Measuring instrument
3 8,997,169 System, method, and infrastructure for synchronized streaming of content
4 8,997,166 Communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus and reception method
5 8,997,130 Disk cartridge for storing disk-shaped recording media
6 8,997,119 Communication apparatus, communication method, and program for exchanging data with a target
7 8,997,012 Information processing device and information processing system
8 8,996,893 Power supply circuit for controlling power supply to an integrated circuit device with a rate of change of power supply voltage based on acquired value of current
9 8,996,791 Flash memory device, memory control device, memory control method, and storage system
10 8,996,731 Near field communication using available protocol information
11 8,996,628 Internet/intranet-connected apparatus
12 8,996,440 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
13 8,996,412 Information processing system and information processing method
14 8,996,409 Management of online trading services using mediated communications
15 8,996,400 System and method for transfer of digital media
16 8,996,367 Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method and program
17 8,996,176 Robot apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer program
18 8,995,942 Radio communication device, signal strength output method and radio communication system
19 8,995,935 Wireless communication device, wireless transmission system and wireless transmission method
20 8,995,816 Recording apparatus, recording method, and recording program, and image capturing apparatus, image capturing method and image capturing program
21 8,995,779 Image processing device and method for generating a prediction image
22 8,995,720 Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium
23 8,995,702 Speaker apparatus
24 8,995,695 Speaker apparatus
25 8,995,593 Communication device using spatial diversity, communications system and method
26 8,995,379 Method and device for activating and de-activating uplink of secondary cell of terminal
27 8,995,065 Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
28 8,994,940 Fine particle measurement apparatus and optical axis calibration method
29 8,994,883 Display apparatus and display method
30 8,994,880 System and methods for automatic power saving via device location identification
31 8,994,863 Solid state imaging device having a plurality of unit cells
32 8,994,858 Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic equipment
33 8,994,852 Image-capturing apparatus and image-capturing method
34 8,994,831 Image pickup control apparatus, image pickup control method and computer readable medium for changing an image pickup mode
35 8,994,813 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
36 8,994,809 Method and apparatus for simulating depth of field (DOF) in microscopy
37 8,994,774 Providing information to user during video conference
38 8,994,752 Image processing device, image processing method, and program
39 8,994,745 Information processor, information processing method and program
40 8,994,721 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program for extending or expanding a viewing area of content displayed on a 2D workspace into a 3D virtual display screen
41 8,994,672 Content transfer via skin input
42 8,994,659 Methods for shape detection correlated with position detection and systems for processing the same
43 8,994,658 Input apparatus, control apparatus, control method, and handheld apparatus
44 8,994,626 Display and method for manufacturing display
45 8,994,623 Pixel circuit and display device
46 8,994,614 Head mountable display
47 8,994,516 Control device, control method, and program
48 8,994,335 Power supply apparatus, charging method, rechargeable battery cell unit, and charging apparatus
49 8,994,083 X-Y address type solid state image pickup device and method of producing the same
50 8,994,008 Reverse printing ink composition, printing method using the same, method of manufacturing display unit using the same
51 8,993,992 GaN based semiconductor light-emitting device and method for producing same
52 8,993,513 Molecular device, single-molecular optical switching device, functional device, molecular wire, and electronic apparatus using functional device
53 8,993,369 Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same
54 8,993,178 Magnesium ion-containing nonaqueous electrolytic solution and method for manufacturing the same, and electrochemical device
55 8,993,166 Anode active material and battery
56 8,993,074 Liquid crystal display device and method of manufacturing the same
57 8,992,246 Circuit board connector and method for connecting circuit board