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Touch panel device, portable terminal, position detecting method, and recording medium

A touch panel device that detects a touch input at a touch panel including a plurality of electrodes arrayed in X and Y directions, calculates a width corresponding an object approaching the touch panel based on an output distribution of capacitance values from the touch panel, and determines whether an... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Device and panoramic image processing

A device includes one or more image sensors that capture live video data and a memory that stores the captured live video data. The device includes circuitry that determines an angle-of-view for one or more frames of the live video data and generates wide angle video data that has a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Mobile terminal device, operation method, program, and storage medium

A mobile terminal device includes a touch panel where a specified input operation is performed with an indicator, an input detection unit, and an operation determination unit. The input detection unit detects the pattern of the input operation based on the position of the indicator on the touch panel, and... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Information processing device

There is provided an information processing device including: a sensor configured to detect that the information processing device is worn on a part of a human body; a processing unit configured to process information; and a communication unit configured to communicate with another device. The processing unit transmits a signal... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Terminal device, information processing method, program, and storage medium

A terminal device that includes an operation surface; an input detection unit that detects an indicator and determines at least one of a position of the indicator contacting the operation surface and a distance of the indicator from the operation surface in a vertical direction; an operation determination unit that... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Mimo communication method, terminal, and base station transmitting and receiving pilot signals to estimate a channel

A MIMO communication method of performing MIMO communication between a base station having a plurality of antennas and each of a plurality of terminals covered by the base station using uplink data slots and downlink data slots that are alternately placed on a time axis. The method includes, in the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

System and content streaming in a network environment

Streaming content with an electronic device includes incrementally downloading content data at a first quality level from a content server over a network. Triggered by receipt of a notification indicative of predicted network congestion, the electronic device requests and downloads a next increment of the content data at a second... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Base station and operating method thereof

CD or another CD. Each pilot signal receiver has a pilot signal front-end module, which has a second bandwidth that is smaller than the first bandwidth and converts the RF pilot signal into one or more second analog baseband signals.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Mimo communication method, transmitting device, and receiving device

A Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) communication method and system for performing communication between N (N is an integer greater than or equal to 2) transmitting devices each having a transmit antenna and at least one receiving device having N receive antennas by using a multi-user MIMO scheme. The method... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Vibrator assemblies and electronic devices incorporating the same

A vibrator assembly includes a housing defining a longitudinal central axis and a rotor in the housing and spaced apart from the central axis. The rotor defines a longitudinal rotational axis that is parallel to the central axis. The rotor is configured to rotate about the rotational axis and, in... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

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

There is provided an information processing server including a specification unit configured to specify an individual registered in a predetermined database on the basis of identification information sent from a near-field communication device and collected voice information.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Methods of communicating identification information and a responsive command via short-range communications, and related devices

Methods of operating a short-range Radio Frequency (RF) device are provided. The methods may include transmitting identification information that identifies the short-range RF device and/or sensor information generated by a sensor associated with the short-range RF device, using a short-range RF communication protocol. The methods may include receiving a command,... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Translation and display of text in picture

A method performed by a mobile terminal may include receiving an image that includes text, translating the text into another language and superimposing and displaying the translated text over the received image.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a decision unit configured to decide, in accordance with playback target content, a processing pattern of processing to be executed in association with playback of the content, from among a plurality of processing patterns.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Speech synthesis apparatus, speech synthesis method, speech synthesis program, portable information terminal, and speech synthesis system

A speech synthesis apparatus includes a content selection unit that selects a text content item to be converted into speech; a related information selection unit that selects related information which can be at least converted into text and which is related to the text content item selected by the content... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Data storage in a mobile device with embedded mass storage device

A mobile device (100) includes a processing device (140), a random access memory, RAM, (150) and an embedded mass storage device (160). A first interface (IF1) is provided between the processing device (140) and the RAM (150). The first interface (IF1) supports access of the processing device (140) to the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Control device, control method, and program

There is provided a control device, including: a control unit that controls a transmit power of a transmission device, on a basis of a temperature acquired by a sensor provided in the transmission device. The transmit power varies depending on the temperature.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Information input apparatus

An information input apparatus including a user interface that detects a first input operation and a processor that assigns information to each of a plurality of directions from a position centered at the first input operation detected by the user interface. The user interface detects a second input operation corresponding... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display including a layered structure having a liquid crystal control layer, a liquid crystal layer, and a window layer. The window layer includes an electrically conductive sensor structure comprising a force sensitive material. The electrically conductive sensor structure is adapted to provide a capacitance varying in response... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Measurement coordination by monitoring of program code execution

The one or more processors of an electronic device execute program code. While executing the program code, measurements are performed on the electronic device to obtain first data. Further, execution of the program code is monitored to obtain second data, e.g., debug information. The measurements are coordinated with the monitoring... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Adding background sound to speech-containing audio data

An editing method facilitates the task of adding background sound to speech-containing audio data so as to augment the listening experience. The editing method is executed by a processor in a computing device and comprises obtaining characterization data that characterizes time segments in the audio data by at least one... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Power usage pattern collector and charging controller

Present invention concerns charging of a power source of a device. A power usage pattern collector is configured to: collect data on power usage in a device, power source of which is chargeable, with regard to at least one particular criterion having influence on power usage in the device; and... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Terminal and audio data transmission

Aspects of the disclosure provide a terminal adapted to transmit audio data via Bluetooth to a device. The terminal includes a controller adapted to detect configuration parameters of the device and optimally determine configuration parameters of the terminal, and a transmission module capable of transmitting a packet of a first... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Control device, detection device, and control method

There is provided a control device including: a determination unit configured to determine a mounted state of a detection device on the basis of a plurality of detection values, the detection unit including a light source and a plurality of light receiving elements and detecting a pulse wave, the plurality... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Adjusting an antenna configuration of a terminal device in a cellular communication system

A method for adjusting an antenna configuration of the terminal device (30) in a cellular communication system (10). The system (10) includes a base station (20) and a terminal device (30) having a plurality of antenna elements (40-43). In the terminal device (30) a plurality of preset antenna configurations is... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a process execution unit configured to execute processes relating to voice operations recognized by a voice operation recognition unit configured to recognize the voice operations on a basis of information from a voice receiving unit and gesture operations recognized by a gesture... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a process execution unit configured to execute process relating to a user's gesture recognized on a basis of information from a sensor. The process execution unit determines, during a period after the gesture has been recognized, whether or not there is an... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Methods, devices and computer program products for demosaicing an image captured by an image sensor comprising a color filter array

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of demosaicing an image captured by an image sensor a color filter array, and more specifically relate to such a demosaicing operation using the GPU, shaders of the GPU and built-in rasterization function of the GPU.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Method and system for calculating a position of a mobile communication device within an environment

A position determining system and method for calculating a position of a mobile communication device within an environment is presented. The position determining system comprises a memory comprising a logical model of the environment; a status signal receiver configured to receive a status signal pertaining to a status of the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Method and electronic unit for adjusting playback speed of media files

A method for adjusting speed of playback of at least a segment of a media file, comprising generating a text file by speech-to-text conversion of the media file; and determining a speed measure for the media file, including determining a plurality of speech elements in the text file, and associating... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Infrastructure equipment, communications device and methods

A communication device includes a receiver, a transmitter and a control circuit. The receiver is configured to receive, from an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network, downlink signals on a downlink via a wireless access interface of the mobile communications network. The transmitter is configured to transmit, to the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Context-based adaptive streaming algorithm for a user device

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive a request to begin an adaptive streaming session; receive, in response to receiving the request, context information, wherein the context information pertains to a link state between the device and another device that provides a streaming media;... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Sensor managed apparatus, method and computer program product

An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Detection apparatus, detection method, and program

There is provided a detection apparatus including: a heartbeat sensor that includes a plurality of electrodes and is configured to detect a first detection signal indicating heartbeat of a detection target via the plurality of electrodes; a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a second detection signal indicating a pulse... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Information processing apparatus

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a housing that has an inflow/outflow part through which gas flows in and out; a barometer sensor that is arranged inside of the housing and detects atmospheric pressure; and a processing unit that processes information. The processing unit senses pressing of a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289077

Information processing apparatus and cellular phone terminal

Disclosed is an information processing apparatus including a display unit displaying information on a display screen, an operation unit including a text input key, and a control unit. The control unit displays text in response to input from the operation unit in a state of displaying an initial screen on... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269727

Terminal apparatus, display control method and recording medium

First, when operation input by a user is detected, an operation signal in accordance with contents of the operation is output. Next, a determination is made of whether the operation by the user is a short press operation or a long press operation on the basis of time in which... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270568

System and providing generic user profiles based on user behaviour

A method for generating a profile for a user based on the user's behaviour and altering a setup of at least one computer program based on the generated user profile. The generic user profile for a user may be updated to include information from a similar user (e.g., a user... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272656

Image stabilization device, image stabilization method, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an image stabilization device including: a control unit configured to perform first camera shake correction processing based on an optical camera shake correction method using a lens and second camera shake correction processing based on an electronic camera shake correction method of cutting out a captured image.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272656

Image stabilization device, image stabilization method, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an image stabilization device including: a control unit configured to perform first camera shake correction processing based on an optical camera shake correction method using a lens and second camera shake correction processing based on an electronic camera shake correction method of cutting out a captured image.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264008

Antennas including dual radiating elements for wireless electronic devices

A wireless electronic device includes first and second conductive layers arranged in a face-to-face relationship. The first and second conductive layers are separated from one another by a first dielectric layer. The wireless electronic device includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element. The first conductive layer includes... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264735

Transferring information from a sender to a recipient during a telephone call under noisy environment

A method for transferring information from a sender to a recipient during a telephone call between a sender communication apparatus and a recipient communication apparatus is provided. The method comprises detecting, by the recipient communication apparatus, that the recipient is subjected to a noisy environment; converting a voice message, originating... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257776

Methods and devices for securing radio resources for an lte-u data transmission

A method for securing radio resources for a Long Term Evolution-unlicensed, LTE-U, data transmission is disclosed. The method includes transmitting a plurality of bits in an unlicensed frequency band which are inserted before the LTE-U data transmission. Related communication devices, methods by devices, and systems are disclosed.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251095

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, including a processing unit configured to associate, based on a captured image obtained by imaging a remote controller including an operation device and an operation signal transmitted from the remote controller in response to an operation on the operation device, the operated operation... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242561

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a decision unit configured to decide a form of each of a plurality of display objects based on a plurality of contents, on the basis of viewing priority information which has an influence on viewing priority of the content corresponding to the display... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242993

Terminal device, method, and program

There is provided a terminal device including: a detector configured to detect start of an authentication process for authenticating a user; and a display controller configured to display, during the authentication process, an authentication process screen by using a first image included in a first display screen that is displayed... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244821

Information processing device

There is provided an information processing device including: a sensor configured to detect that the information processing device is worn on a part of a human body; a processing unit configured to process information; and a communication unit configured to communicate with another device. The processing unit transmits a signal... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244892

Imaging apparatus, imaging control method, and computer program

There is provided an imaging apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine presence or absence of an object in front of an imaging lens on the basis of first sensing data; and a decision unit configured to decide a behavior related to imaging processing through the imaging lens, on... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244943

Control device, control method, and program

There is provided a control device including: a projection control unit configured to control projection of an image on a projection plane by a projector; and a UI control unit configured to switch a mode of a user interface (UI) related to the projected image between two or more UI... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238092

Systems, methods, and devices for deriving sampling clocks for microphones in a wireless audio system

A wireless audio system includes microphone devices that are established as part of a wireless communication network. A common radio signal is selected by the microphone devices from radio signals available in the environment. Respective sampling clocks are derived by the microphone devices based on the common radio signal. Audio... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228091

Information processing device

A mobile communication terminal that includes a display panel; a first touch panel provided on a surface of the display panel; a second touch panel provided on at least one surface of the mobile communication terminal other than the surface of the display panel; and a controller that controls the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223194

Radio communication control device and radio communication system

A radio communication control device accepts a call-up from a radio communication terminal and includes a unit configured to detect the degree of jamming in a cell, a unit configured to confirm the intention of a user of a terminal concerned as to whether the call-up is continued regardless of... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209743

System and linking oscillating movements of exercise equipment to a user of the exercise equipment in a database

A system includes a first device adapted to be attached to a user and having a user ID, and a second device adapted to be attached to a piece of exercise equipment and having an equipment ID. The system is arranged for linking oscillating movements of the exercise to the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214125

Combination antenna

A combination antenna includes a conductive block having at least one electrical component mounted on the surface. A metallic housing is connected to the conductive block via at least one electronic element having a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface includes one or more plates separated by... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

07/20/17 / #20170208164

Mobile terminal apparatus

A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199881

Information terminal, information presentation an information terminal, and information presentation program

[Solving Means] A plurality of update information display cards (51) are aligned and displayed on a display screen (50). The update information display cards (51) displayed on the display screen (50) are associated with different pieces of content data, and update information of the content data is individually arranged on... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195941

Network-controlled adaptive terminal behavior managing high-network-load scenarios

A network device may detect a high traffic load for a wireless access network associated with the network device, and broadcast, to mobile terminals in the wireless access network associated with the network device, a signaling message indicating the high traffic load. The signaling message causes a mobile terminal to... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180543

Method for arranging a meeting and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A method for arranging a meeting includes associating a first system with a first user and a second system with a second user, the systems each having a mobile communications device having a positioning system, and calendar software having stored calendar data or having access to calendar data stored elsewhere,... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180896

Method for diagnosing sealing properties of microphone and/or loudspeaker seals in an electronic device

A method for diagnosing sealing properties of microphone and/or loudspeaker seals in an electronic device. Sealing properties of the microphone and/or loudspeaker seals are diagnosed by comparing a representation of a total impulse response signal associated with certain stimuli with a representation of a predetermined reference total impulse response signal... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181092

Electronic device and controlling the electronic device

The present invention relates to an electronic device (10) comprising: a controller (12) configured to periodically activate the electronic device from a low power mode into a proximity area connectivity mode, while in the proximity area connectivity mode, the controller is configured to control proximity area connectivity of the electronic... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169826

Method and device for analyzing data from a microphone

A method for analyzing data from a microphone, the microphone being arranged to continuously record audio data, the method comprising: continuously storing the recorded audio data in a buffer, receiving a first triggering signal at a first point in time, the first triggering signal pertaining to a request for analyzing... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170935

Operating a cellular mimo system

The present application relates to a method for operating a cellular multiple input and multiple output system comprising a first device (20) having at least two antenna arrays (22, 23) and second device having at least two antennas (32, 33). According to the method, a same uplink pilot signal is... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171679

Controlling own-voice experience of talker with occluded ear

A system and method are provided for controlling the own-voice experience of a user who talks while an earpiece is mounted to occlude an ear of the user. A vibration sensor is engaged with the user's head to sense vibrations formed by the user speaking and conducted by the user's... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171849

Methods and devices for finding rfid tags

A cellular network allocates resources to a device for transmission of a signal for finding at least one RFID tag. The device uses the resources allocated by the cellular network to transmit a signal to the at least one RFID tag in a frequency band licensed to the cellular network.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

06/08/17 / #20170162036

Remote controlling a plurality of controllable devices

The present application relates to a remote control device for controlling a plurality of controllable devices. The remote control device comprises at least two spaced apart antennas for receiving a radio signal from a same positioning device, a sending unit for sending a control signal, and a control unit. The... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

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06/01/17 / #20170156116

Mobile client device, operation method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus including a touch panel and a near field communication interface. The information processing apparatus detects that an input received at the touch panel corresponds to a predetermined input when the information processing apparatus is in a suspended state; and controls the information processing apparatus execute a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147070

Personal digital assistant

An information processing apparatus that determines a direction to browsed next as a guiding direction with a location of content displayed by a display of the information processing apparatus as a reference location; determines a perceptual strength of each of a plurality of active elements disposed in different locations on... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150048

Device and panoramic image processing

A device includes one or more image sensors that capture live video data and a memory that stores the captured live video data. The device includes circuitry that determines an angle-of-view for one or more frames of the live video data and generates wide angle video data that has a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139896

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a storage section and a control section. The storage section stores a plurality of templates having different predetermined designs with template attribute information, the plurality of templates each being applied to a display of a content including at least one of a document and an... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141470

Electronic device and antenna

There is provided an electronic device including: a first antenna for wireless communication; a second antenna for near-field communication that forms a loop by being used together with the first antenna, at least a part of the second antenna being positioned at a back surface of a display region of... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142595

Dynamic positioning mobile cells

Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for determining dynamic positioning of mobile cells. Dynamic positioning provides for navigating a mobile cell, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle or the like, to a location suitable for offloading current network traffic, such that the suitable location maximizes offloading capabilities. The methodology describes... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142675

Timeout of communication radio link

A message is received via a time-synchronized communication channel implemented on a radio link of a cellular network from a terminal. The message includes data associated with the service implemented by the terminal and a node of the cellular network. The message has been transmitted by the terminal at a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142555

Providing location information of a terminal in a communication network

The present application relates to a method for providing location information of a terminal (30) and in a communication network (10). According to the method, a location information indicating a location of the terminal (30) in the communication network (10) is determined by the terminal (30). Furthermore, a time information... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123490

Method and system for interaction using holographic display system

A method and system for displaying of a holographic image of an object in a predefined area. A positioning unit is configured for detecting positions of at least one viewer within the predefined area, a sensor is configured for detecting the environmental conditions within the predefined area, a processor is... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123585

Terminal apparatus, display method and recording medium

An information processing apparatus that controls a display disposed on a casing of the information processing apparatus to display an image; outputs, by a communication interface of the information processing apparatus, the image displayed on the display; detects an orientation of the casing; and generates different images as the image... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115873

Mobile terminal device, operation method, program, and storage medium

A mobile terminal device includes a touch panel where a specified input operation is performed with an indicator, an input detection unit, and an operation determination unit. The input detection unit detects the pattern of the input operation based on the position of the indicator on the touch panel, and... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/27/17 / #20170117972

Human body communication device, human body communication method, and program

There is provided a human body communication device including a control unit configured to adjust a communication strength on the basis of information relevant to a process using human body communication.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118641

Communication device, communication method, and communication system

There is provided a communication device including: a storage unit configured to store an authentication key generated from a plurality of keys; a communication unit configured to receive authentication key identification information for specifying the authentication key; and an authentication unit configured to perform an authentication process for a transmission... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118757

Pilot resource allocation for a mimo system

The present application relates to a method of allocating resources for transmission of pilot signals of a plurality of terminals of a cellular multiple-input and multiple-output system. The cellular MIMO system comprises a base station having a plurality of antennas and a logic which analyses pilot signals received from a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109365

File processing method, file processing apparatus and electronic equipment

Embodiments of the present application provide a file processing apparatus and method and electronic equipment. The file processing apparatus includes: a first recording unit configured to post a local file in a social network, so as to form that post information to which the posted file corresponds is recorded in... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

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04/20/17 / #20170110835

Connector receptacle interfacing circuit and operation

A device is equipped with an electrical connector in the form of a receptacle that is subject to liquid intrusion. The device detects the insertion of a mating connector and optionally detects the presence of liquid in the receptacle by applying a low power, pulsed sense signal to a terminal... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111677

Auto pause when disturbed

A device and method of automatically pausing media content executing on the electronic device are provided. Sound within an ambient environment in which the electronic device resides is monitored, and the sound in the ambient environment is compared to a prescribed sound threshold. Upon the sound in the ambient environment... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105133

Signal quality measurement in cellular networks

At least one control message is received, from a cellular network. The at least one control message indicates a measurement band (300). A measurement of a signal quality of a signal received on the measurement band (300) is executed. The measurement band (300) differs from the bands (200) of at... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097610

Electronic device

There is provided an electronic device including: a first segment and a second segment linked to each other in a rotationally movable manner; a flexible circuit board installed throughout the first segment and the second segment in interiors of the first segment and the second segment; a loosening portion formed... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099613

Controlling background data traffic in a cellular network

Apparatus, systems, and methods provide for the cellular network to indicate preferences for controlling/regulating the background data traffic. Specifically, the network communicates a message to UEs that request that the UEs control background data transmissions. In response to the UEs receiving the message, the UEs reconfigure to control background date... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099682

Apparatus, user equipment (ue) coverage enhancement level definition, selection and allocation

Systems, apparatus, methods, computer program products and the like provide for updating the CE (Coverage Enhancement)-level of a User Terminal/Equipment (UE). The UE may be a NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) device, a MTC (Machine Type Communication) device or any other device supporting CE. Embodiments of the invention implement... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093942

User equipment and media streaming network assistance node

A user equipment includes a wireless interface for communication with a cellular communication network. The user equipment is operative to receive, via the wireless interface, network assistance information for a media streaming session, and to transmit media streaming session related information to the cellular communication network.... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094562

Broadcast channel based estimation of frequency offset

A radio device applies a carrier frequency for transmission of data between the radio device and a base station of a cellular network. Further, the radio device configures a measurement time interval in which the radio device temporarily switches from the transmission of data to receiving at least one broadcast... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083693

Electronic device and validation of a trusted user

Method for validating a trusted user of an electronic device, which electronic device comprises an input surface, e.g. on a key, dedicated for application of a user finger; a user input data sensor system, including a fingerprint sensor connected to the input surface for detecting user input fingerprint data, and... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086225

Contention window adjustment in unlicensed cellular radio network

A base station of a cellular radio communications network configured to operate in an unlicensed radio band, comprising a radio transceiver connected to an antenna, and a controller including a processor and a memory holding computer program code. The processor is configured to execute the computer program code to realize... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075569

Sensor managed apparatus, method and computer program product

An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075565

Mobile client device, operation method, recording medium, and operation system

An information processing apparatus that detects an input operation to a touch panel based on an output of the touch panel; creates an operation command to change content displayed on a display apparatus based on a detected input operation to the touch panel; and controls a wireless interface to transmit... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068988

Device integrity based assessment of indication of user action associated with an advertisement

An advertisement management server provides an advertisement to a user device. Further, the advertisement management server receives, from the user device, an indication of a user action associated with the advertisement. The user action may for example correspond to selecting the advertisement via a user interface of the user device,... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060508

Method, devices and a system for gathering information for providing personalised augmented location information

The disclosure relates to a method for gathering information for providing personalised augmented information, specifically augmented location information, the method comprising: providing a display arrangement; providing a portable communication device; detecting presence of the portable communication device in the vicinity of the display arrangement; establishing a communications link between the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061191

Fingerprint authentication

Systems and methods of an electronic device include an imaging device and a button. The electronic device also has circuitry configured to acquire a first fingerprint image captured by the imaging device in which the button is not engaged; extract first fingerprint features from the first fingerprint image; store the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061224

Devices and methods including bare feet images for weight measurement

A device for weighing a user includes a weight sensor that determines a weight of the user, and a bare feet image sensor that generates an image of the bare feet of the user. The device includes a processor that is responsive to the weight sensor and to the bare... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064690

Apparatus, user equipment (ue) coverage enhancement level update combined with an absent time that has generated clock drift

Apparatus, systems, and methods for updating the CE (Coverage Enhancement)-level of a User Terminal (UE) during an idle mode. While the UE is resynchronizing to a network after an absent time that has generated clock drift between the UE and the network, the UE evaluates the CE-level to determine that... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052624

Touch sensitive system with haptic feedback

A touch sensor is presented. The touch sensor comprises a first electrode (21a); a second electrode (21b); a spacing layer (22) disposed between the first and second electrodes to separate the first and second electrodes; a first sealing layer (23a) and a second sealing layer (23b), wherein the first and... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052674

System, method, and device for controlling a display

A device includes circuitry configured to acquire detection data from at least one sensor corresponding to a motion of a finger of a user. The circuitry is also configured to set a window based on the acquired data. The circuitry is also configured to identify a gesture based on a... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045627

Determining a relative position between devices

The present invention relates to a method for determining a relative position between a first device and a second device. A plurality of measurement signals is transmitted from the first device to the second device. Each measurement signal of the plurality of measurement signals is associated with a corresponding radio... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

02/16/17 / #20170047658

Wideband antennas including a substrate integrated waveguide

A wireless electronic device includes a Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW), a first metal layer including one or more top wave traps, a second metal layer, a feeding structure extending through the first metal layer and into the SIW, and a reflector on the first side of the SIW. The reflector... Sony Mobile Communications Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045963

Electronic terminal, input correction method, and program

An information processing apparatus that includes a first sensor that receives a first signal; a second sensor that receives a second signal; and circuitry that calculates a position of a source from which the first signal and the second signal are transmitted based on a first time at which the... Sony Mobile Communications Inc








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