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 new patent  Radio communication system, device and method for radio communication, and computer program

A radio communication device which manages a network defines a predetermined transmission frame cycle, allocates in the frame specific access slots as timing with which the individual radio communication devices in the network concerned receive a transmission, puts the information of the allocation in a beacon signal, and transmits the signal. Each radio communication device performs receiving operation at access slots specific to the device itself defined by the beacon signal. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Apparatus and method for antenna management

Disclosed in the present invention are a method and an apparatus for antenna management. The method comprises that resource use status data are collected from managed access networks, access networks which participate antenna scheduling are selected from the managed access networks according to the resource use status data to compose an antenna scheduling set, wherein access networks using same spectrum resources are composed in the same antenna scheduling set; radio links of each access network in the antenna scheduling set are divided into one or more radio link clusters; radio resources are allocated to every radio link cluster in the antenna scheduling set in order that mutual interferences among all the radio link clusters in said antenna scheduling set are within a preset range; and radio resource allocation results are sent to the access network that the radio link clusters belong to. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Frequency allocation method and device for unauthorized frequency band

A frequency allocation method and device for an unauthorized frequency band. The method includes: a controller acquires a business load status of plural macro base stations having similar coverage ranges and operated by different operators, and generates, based on the business load status, allocation information about an unauthorized frequency band, to mutually exclusively allocate the unauthorized frequency band to plural macro base stations; the macro base stations receive the allocation information about the unauthorized frequency band, to determine the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations from an unauthorized frequency band resource, and generate indicative information about the monopolized unauthorized frequency band; and a small base station receives the indicative information, detects state of the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations, and dynamically accesses, according to a detecting result, a specific unauthorized frequency band in the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations.. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to enable recognition of a user who shares a place without troublesome procedure being performed. [solution] an information processing apparatus includes: a recognizing unit configured to recognize a terminal which is a transmission source of a signal on the basis of a detection result of the signal for radio communication for allowing terminals to perform direct communication with each other via a radio transmission path; a recording unit configured to record history information including a recognition result of the terminal and information for determining whether or not the terminal detected by a predetermined detecting unit is held by a user, for each first period; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the terminal is held by the user on the basis of the history information recorded during a second period which is longer than the first period; and a processing unit configured to execute predetermined processing on the basis of the recognition result of the terminal and the determination result.. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Receiving apparatus, broadcasting apparatus, server apparatus, and receiving method

This receiving apparatus includes a broadcast reception unit configured to receive a broadcasting signal including a broadcast program and tag information, the broadcast program including at least one scene, the tag information including information that is transmitted temporally corresponding to each of at least one scene of the broadcast program and is necessary for acquiring related information related to the broadcast program; an application controller configured to acquire an application that uses the related information and an application information table in which at least identification information for identifying the tag information including information for controlling an operation of the application and information for identifying the related information used by the application is described, and to control the operation of the application based on the application information table; a tag information processing unit configured to acquire the tag information based on the identification information described in the application information table from the received broadcasting signal, to acquire the related information based on the tag information, and to supply it to the application being executed.. . ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Identification of services containing the same or equivalent content

Identification of services that carry the same or equivalent content. A reception apparatus includes circuitry configured receive first service information for a first service included in a first broadcast steam, and receive second service information for a second service included in a second broadcast stream. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

Signaling data update information is stored into and transmitted together with an event notification message to a reception apparatus such that a reliable signaling data update process by the reception apparatus can be executed. A transmission apparatus stores signaling data update information into an event notification message and transmits the event notification message to the reception apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Method, device and computer program product for outputting a transport stream

A method comprising: receiving, via a distribution channel, video data having an identifier that identifies a position within a video and an address defining a location of a stored playlist. The method also comprises obtaining from a server a playlist in response to a user input, where the playlist includes location information identifying a location of a stored transport stream. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, program, and signal transmission system

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, a program, and a signal transmission system realizing an sdi (serial digital interface) capable of effectively transmitting an audio stream together with video data, for example, of which the frame rate is 100 hz or 120 hz. An audio multiplexing unit multiplexes an audio sample into a data area of horizontal lines of n2 (here, 2≤n2≤n1) rows after a first horizontal line in which the audio sample is generated, which is a predetermined data area arranged within a horizontal blanking area disposed for each horizontal line of video data in a data stream defined in a format of an sdi used for transmitting the video data, in a case where an audio is sampled at an interval of once or less for horizontal lines of n1 (here, n1≥2) rows of the video data of a predetermined frame rate. ... Sony Corporation

 new patent  Data processing device, data processing method, and program

A device, method, and program for data stream reproduction are disclosed. In one example, a transmission device includes a multiplexer that generates a data stream by multiplexing a data packet and a control information packet separately from each other, the data packet being a packet including reproduction data as the current data to be reproduced, the control information packet being a packet including control information to be used in reproducing the reproduction data. ... Sony Corporation

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 new patent  Method and system to refine coding of p-phase data

A method and system to refine coding of p-phase data, includes receipt of an input p-phase data block. The p-phase data block may comprise a plurality of entropy coded bits and a plurality of un-coded bits of p-phase data values. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139399

 new patent  Ad converter, signal processing method, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an ad converter including a first ad converting unit in which pixel columns of a pixel array are divided into at least two groups, and that compares a first ramp signal and a first pixel signal output from a first group of the pixel columns and performs ad conversion on the first pixel signal; and a second ad converting unit that compares a second ramp signal and a second pixel signal output from a second group of the pixel columns and performs ad conversion on the second pixel signal, in which the first ramp signal is a signal of which a level is decreased with a constant slope over time in a d-phase period for detecting a signal level of a pixel signal, and the second ramp signal is a signal of which a level is increased with a constant slope over time in the d-phase period.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139383

 new patent  Image pickup apparatus, information processing apparatus, display apparatus, information processing system, image data sending method, image displaying method, and computer program

An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where n is an integer, data for 1/(n+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139379

 new patent  Image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic apparatus which enable higher-quality images to be obtained. Provided is an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including one on-chip lens, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers formed below the on-chip lens. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139368

 new patent  In-vehicle camera system and image processing apparatus

Automatic exposure control of an in-vehicle camera is performed under dark driving environments such as at night. An in-vehicle camera system includes a vehicle camera mounted in a vehicle configured to capture surroundings of the vehicle, and control circuitry that controls an exposure level of an image captured by the vehicle camera, the control of the exposure level being based on brightness information of a detection area set within the image, the detection area being a portion of the captured image and configured to output the image having exposure control performed thereon to a display.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139303

 new patent  Centralized selection of peers as media data sources in a dispersed peer network

A multi-source peer content distribution system transfers content files from multiple, distributed peer computers to any requesting computer. The content distribution network coordinates file transfers through a mediation system including a content catalog and a host broker system. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139259

 new patent  Embedding html-5 and javascript in user-data field of mpeg or avc transport stream

The user-data field specified in the mpeg and avc transport stream standard is used to embed html-5 and/or javascript for rendering a variety of content including subtitles, 2d, and 3d graphics, and interactive content including advertisements, shopping, and games. Also, high quality vector graphics can be rendered on the screen that scale to any resolution. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139071

 new patent  Information processing method, program, information processing apparatus, and information processing system

To provide an information processing method, program, information processing apparatus, and information processing system which are capable of achieving a high-quality content listening or listening or viewing experience. An information processing method according to an embodiment of the present technology is executed by a computer, and includes calculating, on a basis of a beacon signal which is transmitted from a reproduction apparatus capable of reproducing a content, a distance from the computer to the reproduction apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139033

 new patent  Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device that enables tlv transmission, a signal processing method, and a program. The signal processing device includes: a demodulation processing unit that performs a demodulation process; a processing unit that performs a demux process; and a data signal line, a clock signal line, a sync signal line, and a valid signal line that are provided between the demodulation processing unit and the processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139021

 new patent  Transmitter and receiver and methods of transmitting and receiving

A receiver for detecting and recovering payload data from a received signal comprises a radio frequency demodulation circuit, a detector circuit and a demodulator circuit. The radio frequency demodulation circuit detects the received signal. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138965

 new patent  Mobile communications system, communications terminals and methods

A mobile communications system, methods, and communication terminals. A first of plural communications terminals is configured to determine, based on current communications conditions, one of plural predetermined priority levels representing a relative ability of the first communications terminal to act as a relay node for a second of the plural communications terminals, and to transmit an indication of the determined priority level to the second communications terminals for one of the first or other communications terminals to be selected to act as a relay node for the second communications terminal. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138662

 new patent  Semiconductor optical device

A semiconductor optical device includes a laminated structure constituted of a first compound semiconductor layer of an n type, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer of a p type, the active layer including at least 3 barrier layers and well layers interposed among the barrier layers, and the semiconductor optical device satisfying egp-br>egn-br>egwell when a bandgap energy of the barrier layer adjacent to the second compound semiconductor layer is represented by egp-br, a bandgap energy of the barrier layer between the well layers is represented by egwell, and a bandgap energy of the barrier layer adjacent to the first compound semiconductor layer is represented by egn-br.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138511

 new patent  Negative electrode, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electrically driven vehicle, electrical storage device, and electric power system

Provided are a negative electrode, a battery, a battery pack, an electronic apparatus, an electrically driven vehicle, an electrical storage device, and an electric power system which are capable of improving cycle characteristics.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138224

 new patent  Semiconductor device, manufacturing method, solid state image sensor, and electronic equipment

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method, a solid state image sensor, and electronic equipment that can achieve further improvement in reliability. Connection pads are formed in interlayer films provided respectively in interconnection layers of a sensor substrate on which a sensor surface having pixels is formed and a signal processing substrate configured to perform signal processing on the sensor substrate to make an electrical connection between the sensor substrate and the signal processing substrate. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138223

 new patent  Semiconductor device and imaging device

To improve the joining strength between semiconductor chips. In a semiconductor device, a first semiconductor chip includes a first joining surface including a first insulating layer, a plurality of first pads to which a first inner layer circuit insulated by the first insulating layer is electrically connected, and a linear first metal layer arranged on an outside of the plurality of first pads. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138217

 new patent  Solid-state imaging device

An imaging device that includes a substrate, a photoelectric conversion section disposed in the substrate, an element isolation region disposed adjacent to the photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion section, an amplification transistor having a gate electrode and an active region, and a contact section disposed on the gate electrode of the amplification transistor. The contact section overlaps the active region of the amplification transistor. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138216

 new patent  Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer on which a plurality of pixels are arranged along a light-receiving surface being a main surface of the semiconductor layer, photoelectric conversion units provided for the respective pixels in the semiconductor layer, and a trench element isolation area formed by providing an insulating layer in a trench pattern formed on a light-receiving surface side of the semiconductor layer, the trench element isolation area being provided at a position displaced from a pixel boundary between the pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138179

 new patent  Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device including, in cross section, a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film on the semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode on the gate insulating film, the gate electrode including a metal, a side wall insulating film at opposite sides of the gate electrode, the side wall insulating film contacting the substrate; a stress applying film at the opposite sides of the gate electrode and over at least a portion of the semiconductor substrate, at least portion of the side wall insulating film being between the gate insulating film and the stress applying film and in contact with both of them; source/drain regions in the semiconductor substrate at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, and silicide regions at surfaces of the source/drain regions at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, the silicide regions being between the source/drain regions and the stress applying layer and in contact with the stress applying layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138000

 new patent  Switching device

The present disclosure proposes a switching device which, when supplying and interrupting power by combining a mechanical relay with a solid-state relay, suppresses the effects of chattering from the mechanical relay, and thus makes it possible to stably supply and interrupt power. Provided is the switching device including: a semiconductor relay configured to switch between supplying and interrupting power from a power supply; a mechanical relay configured to be connected in parallel to the semiconductor relay and connected at one end to a control terminal of the semiconductor relay; and a switch configured to switch between supplying and interrupting current to the semiconductor relay. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137888

 new patent  Recording device, recording method, optical recording medium, reproducing device, and reproducing method

Provided is a technique that reduces the possibility that data will not be recorded due to a shortage of test areas. A test area, in which test writing for laser power control is performed, is set in each recording layer of an optical recording medium having a plurality of recording layers, and information indicating a position of the set test area is recorded on the optical recording medium. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137887

 new patent  Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium has a recording surface having an average surface roughness sra of 3.0 μm or less, the number of projections having a height of 7.5 nm or more included in a unit region (where the unit region is a square region with each side having a length of 30 μm) of the recording surface is 256 or more, and the number of projections having a height of 15 nm or more included in the unit region of the recording surface is 0 or more and 104 or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137861

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of providing better user experience. An information processing apparatus includes an activation word setting unit that sets, on the basis of a detection result of detecting a user operation, a word used as an activation word for activating a predetermined function, the activation word being uttered by a user, the number of activation words being increased or decreased by the setting; and an activation word recognition unit that performs speech recognition on speech uttered by the user and recognizes that the word set by the activation word setting unit to be used as the activation word is uttered. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137849

 new patent  Audio device, sound processing method, sound processing program, sound output method, and sound output program

There is provided an audio device including a control section configured to cause an audio signal to be output, the audio signal including a sound signal obtained through playback of content and a sound signal received from a communication partner device, and a sound processing section configured to generate an elimination signal obtained by eliminating a given sound signal from a microphone detection signal, which is the audio signal that is propagated and detected by a microphone. The control section causes the communication partner device to transmit the elimination signal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137824

 new patent  Pixel circuit, active matrix apparatus and display apparatus

A pixel circuit having a function of compensating for characteristic variation of an electro-optical element and threshold voltage variation of a transistor is formed from a reduced number of component elements. An input signal is sampled from a signal line so as to be held in a holding capacitor. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137686

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137684

 new patent  Apparatus, computer program and method

An apparatus for generating a virtual reality environment comprising: controller circuitry configured to: insert a captured image of an object in the virtual reality environment; move the captured image within the virtual reality environment; pause the movement of the captured image in the virtual reality environment; generate a rendered representation of at least part of the captured image; replace the at least part of the captured image with the rendered representation in the virtual reality environment; and move the rendered representation within the virtual reality environment.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137620

 new patent  Image processing system and method

In an image processing system a processor is configured to perform an image processing method. The method performs receiving a spectral image of a person's skin and identifying the person based on the received spectral image of the person's skin and skin reflectance information.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137617

 new patent  Inter-patient brain registration

An inter-patient brain registration method for data normalization deformably aligns two brain images obtained from different patients even with tumor presence.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137496

 new patent  Information processing device and information processing method

An electronic money server groups a parent who owns a parent mobile phone and children who own child mobile phones to be registered as a family, and credit information of the parent is also registered. When the child accesses the electronic money server by using the child mobile phone and specifies a money amount to request family charge, the electronic money server requests the parent mobile phone for permission of the family charge. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136806

 new patent  Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

An information processing system that acquires captured image data corresponding to a user interface displayed on a first display, the user interface including a plurality of graphic representations each corresponding to a respective function; and controls a second display to display a representation of the user interface based on a recognition process performed on the user interface, the representation of the user interface indicating whether a function corresponding the plurality of the graphic representations is capable of being accessed.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136722

 new patent  Apparatus and method for dynamic graphics rendering based on saccade detection

A method for rendering computer graphics based on saccade detection is provided. One embodiment of the method includes rendering a computer simulated scene for display to a user, detecting an onset of a saccade that causes saccadic masking in an eye movement of the user viewing the computer simulated scene, and reducing a computing resource used for rendering frames of the computer simulated scene during at least a portion of a duration of the saccade. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136712

 new patent  Electronic apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method

An electronic apparatus according to one embodiment of the present technology includes a sensor, a power storage element, and a communication module. The sensor generates charge in accordance with a surrounding environment. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136679

 new patent  Regulator circuit and control method

The present technology relates to a regulator circuit and a control method capable of coping with steep change in load. An output transistor provided between an input terminal and an output terminal, a differential amplifying unit that amplifies a difference between reference voltage and voltage fed back from the output transistor, a voltage feedback path, and a current feedback path are provided, in which the current feedback path includes a current source and a transistor. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136521

 new patent  Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and lighting apparatus

There is provided a light-emitting device that exhibits superior luminance contribution rate of a light source while reducing in-plane luminance unevenness despite a simple configuration. The light-emitting device includes: a substrate on which one or more light sources are provided; and a reflective plate placed on the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136472

 new patent  Display apparatus having curved image forming apparatus

A display apparatus includes a frame, an image display apparatus attached to the frame, and a distortion correction apparatus. The image display apparatus includes an image forming apparatus and an optical system configured to guide an image from the image forming apparatus to a pupil of an observer. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136116

 new patent  Inspection apparatus, sensing apparatus, sensitivity control apparatus, inspection method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an inspection apparatus, a sensing apparatus, a sensitivity control apparatus, an inspection method, and a program that perform inspection with improved accuracy. The inspection apparatus includes a detection section for detecting a plurality of different wavelength region components of ambient light reflected from an inspection target to be inspected, and a control section for controlling the sensitivity of each of the different wavelength region components. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135816

 new patent  Illuminating unit and projection display apparatus

An illuminating unit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a mounting member; a light source section that is aligned on the mounting member, and has one or more solid-state light sources that emit light in a predetermined wavelength band; and an optical conversion section that is coupled to the light source section, and converts outgoing light emitted from the solid-state light source into light in a wavelength band that is different from the wavelength band of the outgoing light.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133954

 new patent  Stereolithographic object, product, and method of manufacturing product

A stereolithographic object according to one embodiment of the technology includes: a first curable resin part that is provided at a position suitable for contact with a base member; and one or a plurality of second curable resin parts that are provided to be in contact with the first curable resin part and to allow part of a side surface of the first curable resin part to be exposed. The first curable resin part is configured by resin that has a functional group number and a polymer polymerization degree that are relatively small compared with those of the second curable resin part. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133899

 new patent  Robot device, method of controlling the same, computer program, and robot system

Provided is a robot device including an image input unit for inputting an image of surroundings, a target object detection unit for detecting an object from the input image, an object position detection unit for detecting a position of the object, an environment information acquisition unit for acquiring surrounding environment information of the position of the object, an optimum posture acquisition unit for acquiring an optimum posture corresponding to the surrounding environment information for the object, an object posture detection unit for detecting a current posture of the object from the input image, an object posture comparison unit for comparing the current posture of the object to the optimum posture of the object, and an object posture correction unit for correcting the posture of the object when the object posture comparison unit determines that there is a predetermined difference or more between the current posture and the optimum posture.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133604

 new patent  Sharing recorded gameplay

A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-d) video clip to a storage, the 2-d video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-d video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip by converting the 2-d video clip to a 3-d format, the 3-d video clip being configured for viewing through an hmd; sharing, by the computer, the 3-d video clip to the social network.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132737

 new patent  Information processing device and information processing method

Provided is an information processing device including: a sensor control unit configured to control a light emission intensity of a light source included in a pulse wave sensor on the basis of a state of a user who is a detection target of the pulse wave sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132706

 new patent  Image pickup device, microscope image pickup system, and endoscope image pickup system

Provided is a medical imaging device comprising: a color separation prism that has a dichroic film configured to split light into first light belonging to a visible light wavelength band and second light belonging to a fluorescence wavelength band; a fluorescence image sensor that is provided at an output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the second light belonging to the fluorescence wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; a visible light image sensor that is provided at the output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the first light belonging to the visible light wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; and a bandpass filter that is disposed between the color separation prism and the fluorescence image sensor, wherein the fluorescence image sensor and the visible light image sensor are arranged such that an optical path difference between an optical path length of a fluorescence optical path for the second light imaged on the fluorescence image sensor via the color separation prism and an optical path length of a visible light optical path for the first light imaged on the visible light image sensor via the color separation prism corresponds to an amount of a shift between a fluorescence imaging position and a visible light imaging position, the shift being generated by an imaging lens positioned at an input side of the color separation prism, and wherein the fluorescence imaging position is an imaging position of filtered second light, which results from passing the second light through the bandpass tiller, such that tlic amoiuu of shifl is based on the filtered second light.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #the present technology relates to a reception apparatus and a data processing method that permit efficient processing of time information.

Sony Corporation

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05/10/18 / #the present technology relates to a conversion apparatus, an imaging apparatus, an electronic apparatus, and a conversion method that are capable of reducing the scale of a circuit.

Sony Corporation

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05/10/18 / #[object] to reduce inconvenience for the remote user during remote communication, and to realize rich remote communication with a higher degree of freedom.

Sony Corporation

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05/10/18 / #[object] to present a three-dimensional image in a more favorable mode, regardless of differences in display conditions.

Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

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05/10/18 / #20180132081

System and method for providing assistance during medical emergency

Various aspects of a system and method to provide assistance during a medical emergency are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in an electronic device configured to receive sensor data associated with a user from one or more sensing devices. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131977

Scheme for determining the locations and timing of advertisements and other insertions in media

A non-transitory computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include analyzing an image, identifying one or more faces in the image using a face recognition technique, designating at least one of the identified faces collectively as a first area of interest, and determining whether an insertion area exists in the image where additional content can be inserted without obstructing the first area of interest. Another computer program is adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include determining whether the insertion area can be divided into two or more regions based on color. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131972

Receiving device, transmitting device, and data processing method

A configuration is realized such that a playback application applied in a receiving device can be determined using a service category identifier recorded in an slt that can be received in advance. The service category identifier capable of identifying an application applied to a provided service such as a program provided by a transmitting device is transmitted to the receiving device. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131935

Apparatus and method of adaptive block filtering of target slice

Provided is an image processing apparatus including: area determination unit configured to determine whether or not an area of a control block functioning as control unit for filtering of an image includes a processing-target slice area of a plurality of slices formed in a frame of an encoded image; control information creation unit configured to create filter control information representing whether or not the filtering is performed for the area of the control block including a processing-target slice for each area of the control block including the processing-target slice when the area determination unit determines that the area of the control block includes the area of the processing-target slice; and filter unit configured to perform filtering for the image based on the filter control information created by the control information creation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131934

Codeword assignment for intra chroma mode signalling for hevc

Intra prediction is used in state-of-the-art video coding standards such as avc. The intra prediction modes are coded into the bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131931

Image processing apparatus and method thereof

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of preventing an increase in a cost of the apparatus. A setting unit sets restriction information for restricting a size of a block of an image and a prediction method to be applied to the block having the size. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131917

Projection display apparatus

A first projection display apparatus includes a color separator (41a) that has first and second incident surfaces (s1a and s1b), and allows light in first to third wavelength bands to pass therethrough or reflects the light in the first to third wavelength bands; first to third reflective light modulators (15); a first polarization splitter (12g); a second polarization splitter (12rb); and a projection optical system (19). Light in at least one of the first to third wavelength bands enters the first incident surface of the color separator as first polarized light, and light in the other wavelength bands enters the second incident surface of the color separator as second polarized light orthogonal to the first polarized light.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131915

Projection device and projection method, projection module, electronic device, and program

A projection device and a projection method, a projection module, an electronic device, and a program that correct a misalignment of an optical axis are disclosed. Test emission is performed of a laser beam that is a light source in a projector, and a position of the optical axis of the laser beam is obtained from a ratio of an amount of light detected by a photodetector divided into a plurality of areas that is a two-dimensional plane perpendicular to the optical axis. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131875

Edge user interface for augmenting camera viewfinder with information

A camera view on a display such as a smart phone display is decimated responsive to a control signal to present augmented reality (ar) information. This creates edges in which the ar information is presented so as not to clutter the camera view, enabling uncluttered use of the standard camera function user interface (ui).. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131874

Imaging unit and imaging apparatus

An imaging unit of the disclosure includes an imaging lens including a first lens group and a second lens group that are disposed in order from object side toward image side, and an imaging device that converts an optical image formed by the imaging lens into an electric signal. The second lens group and the imaging device are rotationally moved integrally to allow the second lens group and the imaging device to be tilted with respect to an optical axis of the first lens group.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131867

Display control apparatus, program, and display control method

There is provided a display control apparatus including: a display control unit configured to cause a display apparatus to display a live preview image generated based on image data obtained through an image sensor, and one or more processed images generated using respective image processing conditions based on one of the image data which has been obtained at some time point; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a predetermined user operation has been recognized. If it is determined that the predetermined user operation has been recognized, the display control unit updates the one or more processed images to be displayed.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131846

Circuit board, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a circuit board, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus capable of suppressing the generation of a noise in a conductor loop according to a magnetic field on the periphery of a side end portion of a conductor group. A circuit board of the present technology includes: a conductor group, in which a conductor through which a current flows in a first direction and a conductor through which a current flows in a second direction are aligned in a third direction. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131410

Communication apparatus, communication method, and program for exchanging data with a target

A communication device includes a first processing unit that detects a target and receives a first command for activating an interface upon a detection of the target. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that exchanges data with the target through the first processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131407

Communication apparatus, communication method, and program

A communication device includes a first processing unit that sends a first command to start an activation processing. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that receives the first command from the first processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131404

Device and method for wireless communication and communication terminal

The present disclosure provides a device and method for wireless communication and a communication terminal. The device comprises: a spatial filtering unit, configured to perform spatial filtering on a signal received by each antenna in a receiving antenna array, and combine filtered signals, wherein all coefficients adopted by spatial filtering are configured to reduce an equivalent channel time-variant degree of a combined signal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131385

Digital analog conversion circuit, data driver, display device, electronic apparatus, and driving method of digital analog conversion circuit, driving method of data driver, and driving method of display device

A digital to analog conversion circuit is disclosed. In one example, the conversion circuit includes a selector unit and a differential amplifier. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131231

Power receiving unit, power receiving method, and feed system

A power receiving unit of the disclosure includes a communicator that communicates with a feed unit, a power receiver that has a first rectifier circuit and a second rectifier circuit that each rectify an electric power signal supplied from the feed unit, and a controller that selects and operates one of the first rectifier circuit and the second rectifier circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130980

Battery pack

A battery pack disclosed in the present description includes an outer case including a display portion and an opening portion, wherein the display portion includes one or more display windows; a battery cell housed in the outer case; a substrate housed in the outer case, wherein one or more light emitting elements corresponding to the one or more display windows are mounted on the substrate; and a light shielding wall housed in the outer case, wherein the light shielding wall is arranged to block the opening portion and the one or more light emitting elements from each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130848

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device that includes photovoltaic type pixels that have photoelectric conversion regions generating photovoltaic power for each pixel depending on irradiation light; and an element isolation region that is provided between the photoelectric conversion regions of adjacent pixels and in a state of substantially surrounding the photoelectric conversion region.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130842

Semiconductor device and semiconductor-device manufacturing method

It is possible to reduce resistance variations of a member connecting a through-silicon via to a line and improve wiring reliability. A hole through which the through-silicon via is to be stretched is created and an over-etching process is carried out on a wiring layer including the line. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130835

Image pickup element, method of manufacturing image pickup element, and electronic apparatus

An image pickup element includes: a semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion section for each pixel; a pixel separation groove provided in the semiconductor substrate; and a fixed charge film provided on a light-receiving surface side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the fixed charge film includes a first insulating film and a second insulating film, the first insulating film being provided contiguously from the light-receiving surface to a wall surface and a bottom surface of the pixel separation groove, and the second insulating film being provided on a part of the first insulating film, the part corresponding to at least the light-receiving surface.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130833

Solid-state image pickup unit, method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup unit includes: a p-type compound semiconductor layer of a chalcopyrite structure; an electrode formed on the p-type compound semiconductor layer; and an n-type layer formed separately for each pixel, on a surface opposite to a light incident side of the p-type compound semiconductor layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130743

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a wiring layer that includes at least one low-dielectric rate interlayer insulating film layer; a guard ring that is formed by placing in series a wire and a via so as to be in contact with a through electrode, in a portion in which the through electrode passing through the wiring layer is formed; and the through electrode that is formed by being buried inside the guard ring.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130389

Display apparatus and construction method

A display apparatus includes: a plurality of display units that are two-dimensionally arranged; a supporting member that supports the plurality of display units; and an elastic member that partially couples the supporting member and each of some or all of the plurality of display units.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130251

Graphics processing enhancement by tracking object and/or primitive identifiers

Graphics processing includes setting up a plurality of objects in a scene in virtual space, each object being defined by a set of vertices. A unique object identifier is assigned to each object and written to an id buffer. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129909

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of reproducing a material feel just like a real thing is there. A reflection characteristic estimation unit estimates and analyzes, from a supplied input image, a reflection characteristic of the subject as a characteristic of a subject. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129902

Method and system for video processing

Various aspects of a system and method for video processing is disclosed herein. The system comprises a video processing device that is configured to generate a spatial saliency map based on spatial information associated with a current frame of a video stream. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129840

Reader for rfid tag for near-field wireless communication and near-field wireless communication system

In a reader for an rfid tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an rfid tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the rfid tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129382

Menu display apparatus, menu display method and program

Provided is a menu display apparatus that displays a menu of a plurality of applications, including an acquisition unit that acquires display data of content information representing content to be displayed in the menu of the content managed by each application from each application and a display controller that controls a display of the content information in each area according to setting conditions for the area provided for each of the applications in the menu and the display information of the content information acquired from each application. Accordingly, the display of the content information to be displayed in the menu in each area is controlled according to setting conditions for the area provided for each application in the menu and display data of the content information acquired from each application.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129375

Method and apparatus for navigating a hierarchical menu based user interface

Methods and apparatus are provided for a user interface to allow for navigating a hierarchical menu. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface including one or more menu elements, wherein each menu element is associated with a row of content titles that may be displayed by the user interface and detecting an input command associated with a menu element. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129326

Information processing apparatus, part generating and using method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a part generation unit configured to generate a part that is suitable for a predetermined application and that includes at least a portion of any photo and is displayed on a display screen at a time of execution of the application, and an application control unit configured to control the execution of the application and at least display the part on the display screen during the execution of the application.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129318

Operation processing device, operation processing method, and program

There is provided an operation processing device including an input direction acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating an input direction according to a direction generated in response to an operation indicating the direction which is performed on an input unit to which the operation is input, an output direction indication unit configured to indicate, to a display unit configured to display an image, an output direction that is a direction in which the image of the display unit is changed in response to the operation on the input unit, and a determination unit configured to determine an orientation of the output direction with respect to the input direction according to a relative position relationship between the input unit and the display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129303

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program related to the information processing apparatus, which are capable of suppressing an uncomfortable feeling of the user for a position at which processing related to the user operation is performed, the information processing apparatus including: an input unit configured to obtain line-of-sight information related to a line of sight of a user and a detection result of a user operation; and a position deciding unit configured to decide an operation position at which a process related to the user operation is performed, on the basis of the line-of-sight information obtained at a second point of time specified on the basis of a first point of time prior to a detection start of the user operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129236

Power storage management system, information processing apparatus, power storage apparatus, method of operating power storage management system, and method of operating information processing apparatus

In one example embodiment, a power storage management system includes a user terminal, a power storage apparatus and an information processing apparatus. In one example embodiment, the information processing apparatus is configured to, using a mobile communication network (e.g., global system for mobile communications or the universal mobile telecommunications system), communicate with the power storage apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126421

Particle sorting apparatus, system, and method

A particle sorting apparatus is provided. The particle sorting apparatus includes a first light irradiating unit including a first mirror and a first light source for irradiating a first light to particles flowing through a flow path at a first position; a second light irradiating unit including a second mirror and a second light source configured to irradiate a second light to particles flowing through the flow path at a second position which is different from the first position; a light detecting unit is configured to detect a light emitted from the particles; a sorting unit; and a sorting control unit configured to control sorting of the particles based on data of the particles detected at the light detecting unit and an arrival time associated with a time difference between a light from the first light irradiating unit and a light from the second light irradiating unit; wherein the flow path and the sorting unit are provided within a microchip.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126278

Center device

Methods and apparatus provide for: communicating in respective paired relationships between a network interface and one or more controller devices operated by one or more users, respectively, via wired communication or wireless communication selected by the one or more users; and outputting light emission controls to the paired one or more controller devices, wherein the one or more controller devices each include at least one light emitter that responds to the light emission controls by emitting a selected one of a plurality of colors, outputting a first light emission control to a first of the one or more controller devices that first achieves the paired relationship, and wherein the first light emission control operates to cause a particular first color among the plurality of colors to emit, and outputting a second light emission control to a second of the one or more controller devices that next achieves the paired relationship after the first of the one or more controller devices, and wherein the second light emission control operates to cause a particular second color among the plurality of colors to emit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #the present technology relates to an image sensor capable of achieving both higher s/n and higher frame rate, an electronic device, a control device, a control method, and a program.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #the present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which make it possible to reduce a processing load in performing intra bc prediction utilizing correlativity in a screen.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #information to be displayed overlaid on a video of a broadcast program is transmitted and received.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #[object] to provide an information processing system, a communication device, a control method, and a storage medium capable of generating positive interactions between people or between people and things as emotion values.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #[object] to provide an information processing method, a control device, a recording device, an information processing system and a program which enable automatic control of a response sound of a recording device, with respect to an operation ordered by the control device.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #[object] to provide an information processing device capable of, in response to reception of a push notification in which an application to be started is specified, determining operation to the application.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #[object] to provide an information processing apparatus which can make mutual communication smooth when a surgery is carried out while sharing an image between a plurality of users.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #[object] to provide an image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system that are capable of deciding a cutout region in accordance with change in the detection position of the same object between frame images captured at different times.

Sony Production

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05/03/18 / #[object] the present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that enable more flexible operations to be performed.

Sony Corporation

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05/03/18 / #20180124853

Discontinuous reception method, mobile station, base station and wireless communication system

A discontinuous reception method in a wireless communication system, including: determining to employ a consecutive carrier aggregation or a non-consecutive carrier aggregation; in case of the consecutive carrier aggregation, for a primary cell and each of the secondary cells, setting a common on-duration timer and/or a common discontinuous reception inactivity timer; and in case of the non-consecutive carrier aggregation, for a primary cell and each of the secondary cells, setting separate on-duration timers and/or separate discontinuous reception inactivity timers.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124651

Communication apparatus, communication system, notification method, and program product

There is provided a communication apparatus including: a first communication unit having a first communication range; a second communication unit having a second communication range wider than the first communication range; a control unit which transmits a request signal for starting communication via the second communication unit from the first communication unit to another communication apparatus, and transmits authentication information from the second communication unit to the another communication apparatus in the case where it is determined that communication with the another communication apparatus via the second communication unit is possible based on a response signal after the first communication unit receives the response signal in response to the request signal; and a notification unit which notifies a user after the second communication unit receives a result of authentication based on the authentication information.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124619

Wireless communication system, for reporting radio link information of a first radio link via a second radio link when radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link

A user equipment device including circuitry that establishes a first radio link and a second radio link, the first radio link being between the user equipment and a first node, and the second radio link being between the user equipment and a second node, so that the user equipment is simultaneously communicatively connected with the first node and the second node using the first radio link and the second radio link respectively; determines whether a radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link; starts a first timer the radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link when the first timer expires; and reports, when the radio link problem has occurred, content comprising radio link information of the first radio link including radio link failure type to the second node via the second radio link.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124610

Storage device, reader writer, access control system, and access control method

A storage device of the disclosure includes: a storage section that stores data; a communication section that performs wireless communication with one or a plurality of electronic apparatuses; an interface section that performs exchange of the data with a host apparatus; and a control section that determines a distance to each of the electronic apparatuses through the wireless communication, and controls access to the storage section by the host apparatus, on the basis of the distance and whether the host apparatus is accessing the storage section.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124496

Control method of mobile terminal apparatus

A mobile device system that includes left and right earphones, and a mobile device connectable to the left and right earphones. Each of the left and right earphones includes at least one of an acceleration sensor and a geomagnetic sensor. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124454

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus and data processing method

An apparatus and a method are provided which make it possible to allow a reception apparatus to execute a cache process in a unit of an application or in a unit of a presentation unit thereby to make it possible to achieve an application execution process of high completeness. The reception apparatus receives, from a transmission apparatus, signaling data in which an application size that is a data size of an application, application link information, and a data size of each of presentation units (pus) that are application components are recorded. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124451

Reception apparatus and data processing method

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus and a data processing method that enable clock synchronization in a more suitable manner. The reception apparatus receives a digital broadcast signal of an ip transmission method that includes time information and a stream of content. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124406

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and a method capable of suppressing the reduction of an image quality due to encoding/decoding. The image processing device includes: a quantization unit that when orthogonal transform processing is skipped with respect to a current block, quantizes all components of the current block using one weighting coefficient and when the orthogonal transform processing is performed on the current block, quantizes each component of the current block using a quantization matrix; an encoding unit that encodes the coefficient of the current block which is quantized by the quantization unit; and a transmission unit that transmits the coded data of the current block which is obtained by being encoded by the encoding unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124403

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

An encoder for encoding an image signal, the encoder including processing circuitry that sets, as a block setting process and in case that a condition that an operating mode requires resource efficiency higher than that of a normal mode, a depth of block division with more limited variety of pixel sizes of coding units than that of the normal mode; performs cost calculation and divisional determination only with respect to coding units within the set depth; and skips cost calculation and divisional determination with respect to coding units outside the set first depth.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124392

Intra prediction mode derivation for chrominance values

A video coding or decoding method in which luminance and chrominance samples are predicted from other respective reference samples according to a prediction direction associated with a current sample to be predicted, the chrominance samples having a lower horizontal and/or vertical sampling rate than the luminance samples so that the ratio of luminance horizontal resolution to chrominance horizontal resolution is different than the ratio of luminance vertical resolution to chrominance vertical resolution, so that a block of luminance samples has a different aspect ratio to a corresponding block of chrominance samples, the method including: detecting a first prediction direction defined in relation to a first grid of a first aspect ratio in respect of a set of current samples to be predicted; and applying a direction mapping to the prediction direction to generate a second prediction direction defined in relation to a second grid of a different aspect ratio.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124369

Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method

In a high speed image capturing state, a camera signal processing circuit is not needed to perform a signal process at a high screen rate, but at a regular screen rate. In the high speed image capturing mode, raw data of 240 fps received from an image sensor 101 are recorded on a recording device 111 through a conversion processing section 201 and a recording device controlling circuit 210. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124340

Semiconductor apparatus, solid-state image sensing apparatus, and camera system

A semiconductor apparatus, a solid-state image sensing apparatus, and a camera system capable of reducing interference between signals transmitted through adjacent via holes, preventing an increase in the number of the via holes, reducing the area of a chip having sensors thereon and the number of mounting steps thereof. First and second chips are bonded together to form a laminated structure, a wiring between the first chip and the second chip being connected through via holes, the first chip transmitting signals obtained by time-discretizing analog signals generated by respective sensors to the second chip through the corresponding via holes, the second chip sampling the signals transmitted from the first chip through the via holes at a timing different from a timing at which the signals are sampled by the first chip and quantizing the sampled signals to obtain digital signals.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124335

Solid-state image pickup device, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel array unit, unit pixels being arranged in the pixel array unit, the unit pixels each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections; and a driving unit that changes a sensitivity ratio of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections by performing intermittent driving with respect to storing of signal charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. That is, the solid-state image pickup device according to the present disclosure changes a sensitivity ratio of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections by performing intermittent driving with respect to storing of signal charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124321

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to accurately reproduce a blur degree of an optical lens. A ray generation section generates rays to be incident to a virtual lens having a synthetic aperture configured from a plurality of image pickup sections that pick up images of a plurality of visual points from a real space point in a real space. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124232

Information processing device and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device, including: an acquisition unit that acquires authentication information and operation information; and a display control unit that controls a display on a basis of the authentication information or the operation information acquired by the acquisition unit. The display control unit causes a lock screen to be displayed in a case in which certain operation information is acquired while an initial screen is being displayed, causes an unlocked return screen to be displayed in a case in which an authentication process based on the authentication information is successful, and controls, on a basis of the operation information, a transition from the lock screen to the return screen conducted in accordance with the authentication process.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124134

Display control apparatus, display control method, program, and communication system

There is provided a display control apparatus including an acquisition section configured to acquire display information for displaying a state of collaborative editing in which a plurality of editors collaboratively edit a same editing target, and a display control section configured to cause an editing screen to display, based on the display information, the state of the collaborative editing performed on a not displayed part not included in a display range displayed when the editing target is displayed on the editing screen referenced to by a first editor among the plurality of editors.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123855

Device, method, and program

To enable a base station to select a more preferable codebook. A device includes: a communication unit configured to perform radio communication; and a control unit configured to perform control such that information regarding a codebook for multi-dimensionally modulating input data into a code or is transmitted from the communication unit to a base station.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123683

Mobile communications system, methods, controller, relay node and communications terminal

A controller is configured to control a first of plural relay nodes to transmit signals representing data to one of communications terminals received from a base station or to receive signals representing data from a communications terminal for transmission to the base station, wherein, upon first predetermined conditions being met, to control a second of the plurality of relay nodes to transmit signals representing the data to the communications terminal received from the base station or to receive signals representing the data from the communications terminal for transmission to the base station, and to control the communications terminal to transmit a first signal representing at least a first part of the data to the first relay node for transmission to the base station, and to transmit a second signal representing at least a second part of the data to the second relay node for transmission to the base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123664

Electronic apparatus and radio communication method in radio communication system

An electronic apparatus and radio communication method in a radio communication system. The electronic apparatus includes: one or more processing circuits configured to execute the following operations: determining, based on an antenna array corresponding to the electronic apparatus, corresponding a transceiver unit (txru) configuration, wherein each txru is associated with one set of antenna units having a same polarization direction, the antenna array includes plural antenna units having m rows, n columns and p-dimensional polarization directions, and m, n and p are natural numbers; and adding antenna configuration information to a radio resource control (rrc) signaling to be use in a user equipment (ue) in the radio communication system, wherein the antenna configuration information is used to obtain a number of the txru in the antenna configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123659

Wireless communication system, and device and method in wireless communication system

Disclosed are a device and method in a wireless communication system. The device comprises: a first generating unit configured to generate a first pre-coding matrix according to first channel information on a channel between a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus; a second generating unit configured to generate a second pre-coding matrix according to the first pre-coding matrix and second channel information on the channel; and a pre-coding unit configured to pre-code a data signal according to the first pre-coding matrix and the second pre-coding matrix. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123608

Da converter, ad converter, and semiconductor device

A da converter includes a first da conversion section for obtaining an analog output signal in accordance with a digital input signal value, and a second da conversion section for obtaining an analog gain control output signal in accordance with a digital gain control input signal value. In the da converter, the gain control of the analog output signal generated by the first da conversion section is performed on the basis of the gain control output signal generated by the second da conversion section.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123590

Power source monitoring circuit, power on reset circuit, and semiconductor device

The present technology relates to a power source monitoring circuit, a power on reset circuit, and a semiconductor device that are capable of reducing a steady-state current. The semiconductor device includes a level shifter circuit that performs level conversion on a digital signal output from a predetermined block and outputs a resultant signal to another block that operates by a power source different from the power source of the predetermined block, and a power source monitoring circuit that controls an operation of the level shifter circuit. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123113

Imaging element, solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

An imaging element has a laminated structure including a first electrode, a light-receiving layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the light-receiving layer. The second electrode is made of a transparent amorphous oxide having a conductive property.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123111

Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack

In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side terminal) 120. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123050

N and p active materials for organic photoelectric conversion layers in organic photodiodes

The field of the disclosure lies in active materials for organic image sensors. The present disclosure relates to transparent n materials and/or to transparent p materials and their use in absorption layer(s), photoelectric conversion layer(s) and/or an organic image sensor and methods for their synthesis. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122850

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device including a first semiconductor section including a first wiring layer at one side thereof, the first semiconductor section further including a photodiode, a second semiconductor section including a second wiring layer at one side thereof, the first and second semiconductor sections being secured together, a third semiconductor section including a third wiring layer at one side thereof, the second and the third semiconductor sections being secured together such the first semiconductor section, second semiconductor section, and the third semiconductor section are stacked together, and a first conductive material electrically connecting at least two of (i) the first wiring layer, (ii) the second wiring layer, and (iii) the third wiring layer such that the electrically connected wiring layers are in electrical communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122849

Solid state image pickup device and method of producing solid state image pickup device

Forming a back-illuminated type cmos image sensor, includes process for formation of a registration mark on the wiring side of a silicon substrate during formation of an active region or a gate electrode. A silicide film using an active region may also be used for the registration mark. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122847

Semiconductor module, mos type solid-state image pickup device, camera and manufacturing method of camera

A back-illuminated type mos (metal-oxide semiconductor) solid-state image pickup device 32 in which micro pads 34, 37 are formed on the wiring layer side and a signal processing chip 33 having micro pads 35, 38 formed on the wiring layer at the positions corresponding to the micro pads 34, 37 of the mos solid-state image pickup device 32 are connected by micro bumps 36, 39. In a semiconductor module including the mos type solid-state image pickup device, at the same time an image processing speed can be increased, simultaneity within the picture can be realized and image quality can be improved, a manufacturing process can be facilitated, and a yield can be improved. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122466

Memory device, memory system, and memory control method

A memory device of one embodiment of the technology includes: a plurality of memory cells in a matrix arrangement; a plurality of row wirings each coupled to one end of each memory cell; a plurality of column wirings each coupled to another end of each memory cell, a first decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of even-numbered rows; a second decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of odd-numbered rows; a third decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of even-numbered columns; and a fourth decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of odd-numbered columns. The first decoder circuit, the second decoder circuit, the third decoder circuit, and the fourth decoder circuit are constituted by independent circuits from one another.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122149

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122086

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

A normal-line information generation block 30 generates normal-line information for a frame subject to detection. A data storage block 50 stores normal-line information and the like of a key frame. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122070

Method and system for surgical tool localization during anatomical surgery

Various aspects of a method and system to localize surgical tools during anatomical surgery are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in an image-processing engine, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device that captures one or more video frames. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121024

Display control device, display control method, and program

The present technology relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a program which allow operability of a touch panel display to be improved. A display data generation unit obtains first display data representing a touch input position by a user on a touch panel display, from a first processing unit through a first path, obtains second display data using the first display data from a second processing unit through a second path, the second processing unit performing display image generation processing involving a processing amount larger than a processing amount of the first processing unit, and performs control to allow first display information based on the first display data and second display information based on the second display data to be displayed on the touch panel display. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121005

Touch screen interface with feedback

The invention relates to a method and an electric device comprising a screen, cooperating with said screen a sensor for detecting a presence of an object on or close to said screen, a controller and a feedback element. The controller is configured to interpret said presence of the object and calculate a force value and control said feedback element to provide a feedback with respect to the force value.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120955

Pointing system, pointing device, and pointing control method

A pointing device includes a casing, a tactile sense presentation section, and a sensor section. The sensor section detects an operation for the casing and outputs an operation signal for controlling a movement of a pointer on a screen. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120694

Hologram recording composition, hologram recording medium, and method of producing hologram recording medium

A hologram recording composition includes at least: a photopolymerizable compound containing at least a first photopolymerizable monomer; binder resin that is inactive to photopolymerization; and a photopolymerization initiator. A change in polarity of the first photopolymerizable monomer by photopolymerization reduces compatibility with the binder resin of the photopolymerizable compound than that before polymerization, the compatibility of the photopolymerizable compound before the polymerization being high.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120685

Illumination unit and display

An illumination unit includes: a light source section including a laser light source; an optical-path branching device outputting light incident from the light source section, by branching the light into an outgoing optical path of illumination light and other optical path; a photodetector receiving a light flux that travels on the other optical path; a control section controlling an emitted light quantity in the laser light source, based on a quantity of the light flux received by the photodetector; and a light-quantity-distribution control device disposed between the optical-path branching device and the photodetector on the other optical path, the light-quantity-distribution control device controlling a light quantity distribution in the light flux to be incident upon the photodetector.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120680

Image projection apparatus and illumination optical system

An image projection apparatus includes: an illumination optical system; a projection optical system assembled integrally with the illumination optical system; and a frame fixed to only one system, that has a larger weight, of the illumination optical system and the projection optical system.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119923

Phosphor substrate, light source device, and projection display unit

A phosphor substrate according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a substrate configured to be rotatable, and a phosphor layer disposed at a center of the substrate. This allows a displacement amount of the phosphor layer to be smaller than a situation when an annular phosphor layer is disposed on an outer edge of the substrate in a case where warpage occurs in the substrate due to stress caused by respective thermal expansions of the phosphor layer and the substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117477

Sharing recorded gameplay to a social graph

A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117472

System and method of automatic entry creation for blogs, web pages or file-sharing sites based on game events

Systems and methods are provided for at least partially automating content generation of blog entries chronicling an entity's interaction with a multiuser environment. The same may combine automatic data generation with user-generated and/or user-edited or created narrative. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117463

Gaming system

Methods and systems for providing gaming services are provided. One system includes a operating system for executing a first game logic that is configured to define a game environment in response to game commands for a first user as well as for executing a second instance of game logic for the game environment for the game. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117462

Generation of gameplay video based on social network sharing

A method, including: executing, by a cloud gaming system, a session of a video game; recording the user's gameplay of the video game; analyzing the user's recorded gameplay to determine a region of interest, the region of interest being a region of the video game having social network sharing levels that exceed a predefined threshold; during the session of the video game, receiving a request from the client device, the request being initiated from a button of a controller device interfaced to the client device; responsive to the request, presenting, through the client device, the region of interest; generating, by the cloud gaming system, a gameplay video of the video game based on the region of interest; sharing the gameplay video of the video game over the social network to one or more additional client devices for viewing by one or more additional users.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117459

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned along the top surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay to a social graph.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116493

Medical observation device and medical observation method

To suppress sudden changes in brightness due to a disturbance in a captured image, provided is a medical observation device, including: an acquisition section that acquires a sensing result of a brightness of an image of a subject in a living organism; and a control section that decides, according to a first interval in which the brightness sensing result indicates a value inside a certain range, a second interval in which to maintain an exposure of an imaging section at an exposure corresponding to a value included in the range.. . ... Sony Corporation








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