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Image processing device, image processing, and surgical microscope

The present technology relates to an image processing device, a method of image processing, and a surgical microscope that can detect and report a dangerous condition on the basis of a tomographic image during eye surgery. An image processing device includes: a dangerous condition detection unit configured to detect a... Sony Corporation

Sensor device, sensing method, and information processing device

[Object] To provide a sensor device, sensing method, and information processing device, capable of executing more flexible measurement for visualizing the movement of an object. [Solution] The sensor device includes: a sensor unit configured to sense information relating to an object; an attachment portion configured to detachably attached to any... Sony Corporation

System of joint brain tumor and cortex reconstruction

System for performing fully automatic brain tumor and tumor-aware cortex reconstructions upon receiving multi-modal MRI data (T1, T1c, T2, T2-Flair). The system outputs imaging which delineates distinctions between tumors (including tumor edema, and tumor active core), from white matter and gray matter surfaces. In cases where existing MRI model data... Sony Corporation

Casing component, electronic apparatus, and manufacturing a casing component

A casing component according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a decorating film and a casing part. The decorating film is formed on a base film by vapor deposition and includes a metal layer, fine cracks being formed in the metal layer by stretching the base film. The... Sony Corporation

Illumination unit, projection display unit, and direct-view display unit

An illumination unit capable of reducing luminance unevenness in illumination light, a projection display unit, and a direct-view display unit each of which uses such an illumination unit. An illumination optical system includes one or more light sources each including a solid-state light-emitting device; and an optical member configured to... Sony Corporation

Cable, electronic device, and controlling electronic device

There is provided a cable including at least one optical fiber cable, at least two electrical cables provided so as to sandwich the optical fiber cable, and plugs positioned at both ends and each having an electrical contact part connected to each of the electrical cables.... Sony Corporation

Optical device and virtual image display

An optical device includes: a light guide plate receiving, for each of N types of wavelength bands, a plurality of parallel light beams with different incident angles each corresponding to view angles, and guiding the received parallel light beams; a first and a second volume hologram gratings of reflection type... Sony Corporation

Power controller, power control method, and program

The present technology relates to a power controller, a power control method, and a program which appropriately supply power to an actuator for driving a shutter and an actuator for camera shake correction. A power controller includes a shutter controller for controlling a shutter driving unit, a camera shake correction... Sony Corporation

Projector and optical unit

[Solving Means] A projector includes a first light-emitting side polarization plate, a second light-emitting side polarization plate, a third light-emitting side polarization plate, and a cross dichroic prism. The first light-emitting side polarization plate is arranged on a light-emitting side of a first liquid crystal lightbulb that modulates light of... Sony Corporation

Control device, control method, computer program product, and robot control system

A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. The system includes a communications interface that exchanges information with the autonomous robot. A user interface displays a scene of a location in which the autonomous robot is positioned, and also receives an indication... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, program, and control method

An information processing apparatus includes a display, a sensor, and a controller. The display has a screen. The sensor is configured to detect an inclination. The controller is configured to display a first object on the screen and display a second object associated with the first object on the screen... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, input apparatus, controlling information processing apparatus, controlling input apparatus, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus, an input apparatus, a method of controlling an information processing apparatus, a method of controlling an input apparatus, and a program capable of improving operability. An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a main body, a detection unit,... Sony Corporation

Irradiation optical system and projector

An irradiation optical system includes a uniformizing section and an irradiation lens section. The uniformizing section brings in-plane distribution of light emitted from a light source, close to uniform in-plane distribution. The irradiation lens section diffuses the light in a predetermined direction. The in-plane distribution of the light is brought... Sony Corporation

Memory controller, storage device, information processing system, and controlling memory

Writing time is shortened even in a memory writing time for each access unit is not constant. A writing time prediction information holding unit holds writing time prediction information for predicting the writing time in a plurality of memory modules for each of a plurality of memory modules. A request... Sony Corporation

Apparatus, method and program for 3d data analysis, and microparticle analysis system

In an example embodiment, may be embodied in a data analysis apparatus comprises a control unit configured to provide data representative of a three dimensional image, the three dimensional image including at least a three dimensional coordinate space which includes at least one plane that divides the three dimensional coordinate... Sony Corporation

Electronic device, apparatus and system

An electronic device has a display and a circuitry. The circuitry is configured to obtain location information of a specific item of multiple items located in an environment, wherein the location information of the specific item is obtained based on a correlation between location tracking information of electronic devices moving... Sony Corporation

Electronic device, method and computer program

An electronic device, comprising a processor which is configured to reconstruct in real-time a preview image of compressed sensing image data.... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing system

Provided is an information processing apparatus, including a position estimating unit configured to estimate a position of a second imaging apparatus on the basis of a first captured image captured by a first imaging apparatus whose position is specified and a second captured image captured at a time corresponding to... Sony Corporation

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature... Sony Corporation

Display apparatus and display method

A display apparatus includes: a display unit configured to be able to be curved in an almost cylindrical shape with a surface being oriented outwards and display information in a region of one of an entire periphery and a part of the surface; a viewing intention detector configured to detect... Sony Corporation

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device is provided as a back-illuminated solid-state imaging device. The device is manufactured by bonding a first semiconductor wafer with a pixel array in a half-finished product state and a second semiconductor wafer with a logic circuit in a half-finished product state together, making the first semiconductor wafer... Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device capable of improving a saturation characteristic. A photo diode is formed on a substrate, and a floating diffusion accumulates a signal charge read from the photo diode. A plurality of vertical gate electrodes is formed from a... Sony Corporation

Semiconductor device and manufacturing same

A semiconductor device includes: a sidewall insulating film; a gate electrode; source and drain regions; a first stress film; and a second stress film.... Sony Corporation

Battery pack

A battery pack is provided. The battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a cell holder including a peripheral wall and a plurality of cell storage units; and a plurality of ribs integrally molded with the cell holder between the peripheral wall of the cell holder and the cell... Sony Corporation

Secondary battery and manufacturing the same, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a secondary battery including a cathode, an anode including an anode active material layer and a coating film, and an electrolytic solution. The anode active material layer includes a titanium-containing compound, and a surface of the anode active material layer is coated with the coating film. The... Sony Corporation

Comparator, ad converter, solid-state image pickup device, electronic device, controlling comparator, data writing circuit, data reading circuit, and data transferring circuit

The present disclosure relates to a comparator, an AD converter, a solid-state image pickup device, an electronic device, a method of controlling the comparator, a data writing circuit, a data reading circuit, and a data transferring circuit, capable of improving the determining speed of the comparator and reducing power consumption.... Sony Corporation

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device includes one or more processors. The processor is configured to estimate an equivalent channel from a base station to user equipment based on a user equipment specific reference signal from the base station, and generate, according to... Sony Corporation

Receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system using redundancy data

A receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system includes a broadcast receiver configured to receive, via the broadcast system, a receiver input data stream including a plurality of channel symbols represented by constellation points in a constellation diagram. A demodulator demodulates the channel symbols into codewords and a decoder... Sony Corporation

Signaling methods and apparatus

Processing and transmitting transmission frames. A method for processing a transmission frame, includes receiving a transmission frame including a bootstrap portion, a preamble portion, and a payload portion. The boot strap portion of the received transmission frame is processed, by processing circuitry of a reception apparatus, to extract preamble structure... Sony Corporation

Communication device and communication method

A communication device according to the disclosure includes: a signal generator that generates, on the basis of the first signal received from a communication partner through a coil, a second signal that synchronizes with the first signal; a first modulator configured to be able to modulate the first signal on... Sony Corporation

Coding and modulation apparatus using non-uniform constellation

A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented. The apparatus comprises an encoder that encodes input data into cell words, and a modulator that modulates said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation. The modulator is configured to use, based on the total number M of constellation... Sony Corporation

Camera and optical apparatus

A camera includes: a ring-like body mount having an inside diameter smaller than about 48 millimeters; and a solid-state image pickup device arranged oppositely to the body mount, the solid-state image pickup device having a rectangle light receiving section with a diagonal line length of about 43 millimeters or more.... Sony Corporation

Lens unit, imaging device, and control method

There is provided a lens unit equipped with multiple focus lenses provided inside a lens barrel, multiple actuators corresponding to the respective multiple focus lenses and configured to move each of the multiple focus lenses inside the lens barrel, and a control circuit configured to control movement of the multiple... Sony Corporation

Control device, control method, and exposure control system

There is provided a control device including a control unit configured to perform exposure control of a first pixel group and exposure control of a second pixel group independently of each other, the first pixel group and the second pixel group being disposed in a single imaging surface. The control... Sony Corporation

Infrared imaging system and operating

A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013979

Media stream from sender seen on receiver side before confirming receipt of media stream

The present disclosure relates to electronic communication devices, and more specifically to streaming media between the electronic communication devices. The present disclosure relates to a method for setting up a media stream connection between a sending device 100, 110 and at least one receiving device 200, 210. The method comprises... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013987

Lens and color filter arrangement, super-resolution camera system and method

A lens and colour filter assembly contains lens units, and each lens unit is assigned to a single-colour colour filter unit. The lens and colour filter assembly may be combined with pixel units such that a plurality of monochromatic, low-resolution images can be obtained, and the monochromatic images refer to... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013988

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image pickup element

An imaging unit 20 has a configuration in which an identical polarization pixel block made up of a plurality of pixels with an identical polarization direction is provided for each of a plurality of polarization directions and pixels of respective predetermined colors are provided in the identical polarization pixel block.... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013989

Imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and medical imaging system

An imaging device includes a light separator that separates light into light bands, and imaging elements that each receives one of the light bands and generates a corresponding signal. Each of the imaging elements has a pixel size of at most 2.5 μm by 2.5 μm. A registration error among... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013990

Projector, functional filter, and substitute glass plate

[Solving Means] A projector according to the present technology includes a lightbulb, a projection section, and a replacement mechanism. The lightbulb modulates light. The projection section projects light modulated by the lightbulb. The replacement mechanism holds a transmissive member arranged on an optical path between the lightbulb and the projection... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013991

Projector and optical unit

A projector according to the present technology includes a blower mechanism, a liquid crystal lightbulb, a light-incident-side polarization plate, and a light-emitting-side polarization plate. The blower mechanism generates a cooling wind. The light-incident-side polarization plate includes a plurality of wires formed to extend non-parallel to the cooling wind blown by... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014040

Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, and reception method

SDR transmission video data is converted into SDR transmission video data through dynamic range conversion. The SDR transmission video data is the one obtained by performing, on SDR video data, photoelectric conversion in accordance with an SDR photoelectric conversion characteristic. In this case, the conversion is performed on the basis... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014070

Locality digital broadcasting

Systems and methods for determining location of a digital broadcast receiver. The system includes the digital broadcast receiver receiving digital broadcasting, and at least one computing device configured to determine a location of the device. In one embodiment the receiver communicates with the at least one nearby location-enabled device and... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014071

Using automatic content recognition (acr) to weight search results for audio video display device (avdd)

ACR is used to identify content viewed by a person watching an AVDD such as a smart TV. Content searches of multiple sources and source types may be conducted and the results arranged for presentation by weighting each item of the search result according to the ACR identifications of historical... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014085

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus may include circuitry configured to control: receiving first viewing information indicating a user viewing situation of a first advertisement content via broadcast signals determined from second viewing information using user identification information; and identifying a second advertisement content based on the first viewing information and a... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014236

Method for performing handover, user equipment, and radio communication system

A mobile station in a wireless communication network. The mobile station includes a radio communication that transmits an access request message to a base station via a first communication resource, and receives a timing adjustment in response to the access request message from the base station. The mobile station also... Sony Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014303

Mobile communications network, communications device and methods

A communications device transmits and receives data via a wireless access interface in a mobile communications network. First resource allocation messages are received by communications devices to allocate one or more of plural communications resource elements of a host frequency range of a host carrier. Second resource allocation messages are... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003557

Speckle imaging device, speckle imaging system, and speckle imaging method

Provided is a highly accurate imaging technology that utilizes the speckle interference. The present technology provides a speckle imaging device including: an irradiation condition setting unit that sets an irradiation condition for coherent light with which an imaging object is irradiated; an imaging unit that captures scattered light obtained from... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003659

Detection device, power reception device, power transmission device and non-contact power supply system

A detection device, including: one or a plurality of magnetic coupling elements configured to have one or a plurality of coils; and a detection unit that measures or calculates an effective resistance values of the magnetic coupling elements or an effective resistance value of a circuit including at least the... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003830

Radiation detector, manufacturing radiation detector, and imaging apparatus

A radiation detector includes a substrate, a plurality of device sections each disposed separately from the substrate and each including a photoelectric conversion device, a buried layer formed in a region between the device sections, and a wavelength conversion layer that is formed on the plurality of device sections and... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003936

Measurement apparatus configured to control the on/off state of illumination source

There is provided a measurement apparatus including a control unit configured to control an on/off state of illumination that does not contribute to acquisition of measurement data on the basis of an acquisition time period of the measurement data.... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003983

Image display device, image display method, and recording medium

Provided is an image display device used by being mounted to a head or a face of a user, including a first display unit that displays an internal image seen from a side of the user, a second display unit that displays an external image seen from outside the image... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004306

Sensor, input device, keyboard, and electronic device

A sensor is provided with a conductor layer, a sensor layer including a plurality of sensor units, and a separating layer which separates the conductor layer from the sensor layer, the sensor unit is formed of alternately arranged first and second electrode elements, and sensitivity on an outer periphery of... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004314

Information processing apparatus, information processing terminal, information processing method and computer program

An apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium for processing image data are provided. The apparatus includes an output unit configured to project a first image on a projection surface, a detection unit configured to detect movement of the apparatus, and a processor configured to change the first image to a... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004382

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004383

Information processing device

Provided is an information processing device capable of operating in accessibility mode of guaranteeing browsing corresponding to disability or functional degeneration of a body of an operator. A source device checks whether each sink device is in accessibility mode at the time of connection, and determines whether or not metadata... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004684

Information processing device, communication system, information processing method, and program

Provided is an image that is comfortably viewed and operated by a user. An electronic device acquires user information related to a relative position between a user and a display unit. Then, the electronic device transmits the user information to an information processing device. The information processing device includes a... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004742

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing device capable of changing operation to content matching a status of a user in accordance with presence/absence of the content in a user device, the information processing device including a control unit configured to, on the basis of information of content specified on the... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004773

System, apparatus, method, program and recording medium for processing image

An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004774

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

A pathological image and a primary diagnosis result are obtained from a first terminal via a network, the first terminal being of a first user, the primary diagnosis result being a diagnosis result about the pathological image by the first user. The obtained pathological image and the primary diagnosis result... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004806

Information processing unit, information processing method, and program

An information processing unit includes: a diagnostic image input section that inputs the diagnostic image; an operation information obtaining section that obtains display operation history information representing an operation history of a user who controls displaying of the diagnostic image; a query image generation section that extracts a predetermined region... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004962

Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program

Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program are provided. An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A receiver receives a command requesting for the execution of predetermined processing. A storage unit stores data and first information indicating, among a plurality of stages in a lifecycle of the... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004977

Information processing apparatus, method, and program

The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, a method, and a program that can improve anonymity. An acquisition unit acquires a user identification ID that identifies a user and user data regarding the user. A derived ID generation unit carries out an operation using a one-way function, for... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004987

Information processing system and method, and information processing device and method

The present technology relates to information processing system and method, and information processing device and method for realizing a system capable of increasing efficiency while reducing load concentration. Each of the information processing system and method and the information processing device and method according to an aspect of the present... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005049

Determining the position of an object in a scene

A method of determining the position of an object in a scene, comprising: receiving captured images of the scene, each image being captured from a different field of view of the scene, wherein a portion of the scene with a volume comprises a detectable object, the volume is divided into... Sony Corporation

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01/04/18 / #20180005196

Information processing apparatus, control method, and program

[Solution] An information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire schedule information on an appointment between a plurality of users; and a controller configured to perform control in a manner that pieces of current position information of the plurality of users are shared a predetermined time period before... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005408

Image processing device and method

The present invention relates to an image processing device and method enabling noise removal to be performed according to images and bit rates. A low-pass filter setting unit 93 sets, from filter coefficients stored in a built-in filter coefficient memory 94, a filter coefficient corresponding to intra prediction mode information... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005607

Head-mounted display and information display apparatus

To provide a head-mounted display and an information display apparatus that match the intuition of the user and are excellent in operability. A head-mounted display 1 according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a reception unit 12, an image display element 14, and a display processing unit 132.... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005640

Transmission device, transmission method, receiving device, and receiving method

A predetermined number of audio streams are generated, and a container of a predetermined format including these predetermined number of audio streams is transmitted. The audio streams are constituted by an audio frame including a first packet that includes encoded data as payload information and a second packet that includes... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005662

Playing apparatus and playing method

A set of first signal light and reference light with a phase difference of almost 0 degree, a set of second signal light and reference light with a phase difference of almost 180 degrees, a set of third signal light and reference light with a phase difference of almost 90... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006070

Image sensor, manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an image sensor, a method of manufacturing the image sensor, and an electronic apparatus where reliability of the image sensor can be further improved. The image sensor includes: a sensor substrate provided with a sensor surface on which a photodiode is arranged in a planar... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006073

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

There is provided a solid-state imaging device including: one or more photoelectric conversion elements provided on side of a first surface of a semiconductor substrate; a through electrode coupled to the one or more photoelectric conversion elements, and provided between the first surface and a second surface of the semiconductor... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006095

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display device according to the present disclosure has a resonator structure in which a light reflector and a semi-transmissive plate are disposed at a distance that differs for each luminescent color. In this resonator structure, a light-emitting function layer including a light-emitting layer, a transparent cathode electrode, and a... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006211

Memory element and memory device

There is disclosed a memory element including a memory layer that has a magnetization perpendicular to a film face; a magnetization-fixed layer that has a magnetization that is perpendicular to the film face; and an insulating layer that is provided between the memory layer and the magnetization-fixed layer, wherein an... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006277

Battery holder, battery unit, and battery component including battery holder and battery unit

A battery holder includes a first base, a first restriction portion and a holding portion. The first base is opposed to one end of a battery unit in a first direction in the state in which the battery unit is located at a holding position. The first restriction portion is... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006278

Battery holder, battery unit, and battery component including battery holder and battery unit

A battery holder includes a first base, a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first base is opposed to a first end of the battery unit in the state in which the battery unit is located at a first holding position. The first holding portion is movably... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006299

Carbon-coated active particles and processes for their preparation

A process for the preparation of carbon-coated particles, where the particles include an electrochemically active material. The process includes the steps of emulsion polymerization, drying and thermally treating the polymer to obtain a nano-layer of carbon on the particles, where the carbon layer includes fibers and nitrogen-containing polyaromatics have a... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006324

Electrolyte, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

[Solving Means] A battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte. The electrolyte contains an electrolyte solution, and a polymer compound holding the electrolyte solution. The polymer compound includes a copolymer having at least predetermined two kinds of repeating units.... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006331

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode contains, as a positive electrode active material, a positive electrode material having a surface composition represented by the following formula (I); the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a halogenated carbonate represented by any... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006339

Battery pack

Embodiments of the invention provide a battery pack including a pack body and a plurality of terminals. The pack body has first and second main surfaces that are opposed to each other in a first axis direction, first and second end surfaces that are opposed to each other in a... Sony Corporation

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01/04/18 / #20180006409

Dc power supply connector and dc power source device

The connector includes, on at least any of a positive-electrode-side electrode side and a negative-electrode-side electrode side, a movable contact piece (20c) that touches a first contact (25) in a state where a terminal (11) on a power receiving side has been inserted and to touch a second contact (24)... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006442

Structure, wiring module, and electronic apparatus

This structure includes a transparent member. The transparent member has a first surface and a second surface arranged to face each other, and allows light entering from the first surface to propagate toward the second surface by reflection. The transparent member has a plurality of slopes inclined with respect to... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006447

Current limiting circuit, dc power supply connector, and dc power source device

avoid flowing a current in a case where the terminal (11a) is touching the first contact (20a), and decrease the current flowing into the terminal (11a) through the second contact (20b) only in a case where the terminal (11a) is touching the second contact (20b).... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006499

Feed unit, electronic unit, and feed system

A power receiving circuit, a power transmitting circuit, an apparatus, and a feed system are disclosed. The power receiving circuit receives power in a noncontact manner, and comprises an LC parallel resonant circuit and a reactance element that is electrically connected in series to the LC parallel resonant circuit. The... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006505

Wireless power transfer device with foreign object detection, system, and performing the same

Methods and apparatus for detecting the presence of undesirable foreign matter in a region between a wireless power transmission apparatus and a power reception apparatus are described. First and second detection methods, based on different detection schemes, may be used to detect and distinguish the presence of foreign matter from... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006584

Piezoelectric actuator apparatus and control method therefor

A piezoelectric actuator apparatus 100 is controlled and driven by inputting a driving voltage having a PWM waveform to a piezoelectric element 101 to which an inductor 27 and a resistor 28 are connected in series. The piezoelectric actuator apparatus 100 increases the velocity of the object to be driven... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006716

Communication device, communication system, and communication method

There are provided a communication device, a communication system, and a communication method. A communication device includes a first receiver configured to receive a data signal and generate a level control signal based on an initial level of the data signal and on an error rate of the data signal;... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006725

Device, system, and displaying an image together with a superimposed light component representing a code

One information processing device may comprise circuitry configured to cause an image to be displayed on a display together with a superimposed light component having a characteristic that changes as a function of time and represents a code to be processed by a receiving terminal. Another information processing device may... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006783

Apparatus and wireless communication

An apparatus for wireless communication includes a classification unit and an allocation unit. The classification unit classifies communication devices in a cell where the apparatus is located, the communication devices are classified into a plurality of communication device groups including a first communication device group and a second communication device... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006850

Communication device, communication system, communication method, and surgical system

Communication devices, communication systems and communication methods that implement transmission lane information are disclosed. In one example, circuitry is configured to receive transmission lane information from each of a plurality of reception lanes and to generate physical lane correspondence information based on the received transmission lane information, wherein the transmission... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007107

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

An information processing apparatus capable of simultaneously executing a reproduction function of content data and a communication function with an external apparatus includes a reproduction section configured to execute the reproduction function, a communication control section configured to execute the communication function using a communication section, an operation input allocation... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007266

Image capturing device and activation method therefor

An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode and to send a signal representing the change; a second controller operable to monitor and process the sent signal,... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007294

Sample-and-hold circuit with rts noise reduction by periodic mode switching

A sample-and-hold-circuit includes an amplifier transistor, a resistor connected between a source terminal of the amplifier and a voltage, a first switch connected in parallel with the resistor, and a second switch connected between a gate terminal of the amplifier transistor and the voltage. When the first switch is closed... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007296

Active reset circuit for reset spread reduction in single-slope adc

An image sensor comprises a pixel circuit including a reset transistor and configured to output a pixel signal; and a differential comparator including a pixel input, a reference input, and a comparator output, wherein one of a source or a drain of the reset transistor is connected to the comparator... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007299

Solid state imaging device, controlling solid state imaging device, and program for controlling solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit that has a plurality of pixels 2-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a plurality of signal lines arranged along a column direction; A/D conversion units that are provided corresponding to the respective signal lines and convert an analog signal output... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007304

Solid state imaging device and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid state imaging device and an electronic device from which a holding unit for holding information in a pixel can be eliminated. When a charge distribution unit distributes a pixel signal SIG to a first ADC, a pixel signal representing only reflection light is... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007306

Solid state image sensor, driving a solid state image sensor, imaging apparatus, and electronic device

A solid state image sensor includes a pixel array, as well as charge-to-voltage converters, reset gates, and amplifiers each shared by a plurality of pixels in the array. The voltage level of the reset gate power supply is set higher than the voltage level of the amplifier power supply. Additionally,... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007309

Methodologies and reducing delays when receiving, processing, or switching content

Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving content. The method includes receiving a first service, by a receiver of a reception apparatus, the first service providing first content and first metadata associated with the first content. The first content is encoded in one of a plurality of formats decodable by... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007338

Solid-state imaging device, processing signal of solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a color filter unit disposed on a pixel array unit including pixels two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a conversion processing unit disposed on a substrate having the pixel array unit thereon. The color filter unit has a color arrangement in which a color serving... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007370

Image processing apparatus and method

An image processing apparatus, including processing circuitry configured to decode a bit stream to generate quantized data. The bit stream includes a flag, for each block, that specifies whether or not a difference quantization parameter is present in the bit stream. The flag is included in a first layer that... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007387

Image processing device and image processing method

An encoder encodes a celestial sphere image of a cube formed by images of multiple planes generated from omnidirectional images, the encoding being performed plane by plane at a high resolution, to generate a high-resolution encoded stream corresponding to each of the planes. The encoder further encodes, at a low... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007389

Image processing device and image processing method

An encoder encodes, with respect to an omnidirectional image generated by equidistant cylindrical projection to include a top image, a middle image, and a bottom image in a vertical direction, the middle image into an encoded stream at a high resolution, and the top image and the bottom image into... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007406

Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, and reception method

A video stream formed with a video packet having coded image data in a payload is generated. A subtitle stream formed with a subtitle packet having subtitle information in a payload is generated. A multiplexed stream including the video stream and the subtitle stream is generated and transmitted. In generating... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007423

Transmitting device, transmitting method, receiving device, and receiving method

The present invention enables a receiving side to easily recognize a high-quality format corresponding to encoded image data included in an extended video stream. Two video streams including a basic video stream including encoded image data of basic format image data, and an extended video stream including encoded image data... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007441

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and information sharing system

An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007462

Bt and bcc communication for wireless earbuds

Devices and methods for controlling the functionality of a pair of earbuds. The first earbud establishes a connection between the first earbud and an electronic device, searches for the second earbud of the pair of earbuds using Body Coupled Communication, BCC, and sends a signal from the first earbud to... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007485

Acoustic signal processing apparatus, acoustic signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an acoustic signal processing apparatus, an acoustic signal processing method, and a program for expanding a range of listening positions in which an effect of a transaural reproduction system can be obtained. First and second output signals for localizing a sound image in front of... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007495

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating first and second terminal devices for transmitting data in a device-to-device communication mode in a wireless telecommunications system supporting communications on a first carrier operating over a first frequency band and a second carrier operating over a second frequency band. The first terminal device transmits control... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007513

Communication device and communication wireless communications

The present disclosure provides a communication device for wireless communication systems and a communication method for the communication device. The communication device includes: one or more processors, configured to determine information of a reference geographical location used for the communication device, and generate, based on the information of the reference... Sony Corporation

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01/04/18 / #20180007565

Transmission power determination method, communication device and program

An electronic device comprising circuitry that controls transmitting signals through a first communication link toward a base station or a second communication link toward a mobile station. The second communication link uses an uplink resource of the first communication link. The circuity determines transmission power for the second communication link... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007633

Information processing device, communication system, information processing method, and program

An information processing device including a wireless communication section and a control section. The wireless communication section of the information processing device communicates wirelessly with another information processing device using one or multiple channels. The control section of the information processing device performs control to notify the other information processing... Sony Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007705

Mobile communication terminal device and selecting a virtual carrier for machine-type communications based on measurements of channel conditions

An apparatus and method providing feedback on channel conditions in a wireless telecommunications system including a base station to communicate with plural terminals device using frequencies spanning a system frequency bandwidth. At least one terminal device is a reduced capability terminal device including a tuneable transceiver configured to receive downlink... Sony Corporation








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