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Device and method for multi-input multi-output wireless communication system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A device and method for use in a mimo wireless communication system are provided. The device used in the mimo wireless communication system includes a matching unit configured to determine a matching degree of channel estimation information of a communication device to be scheduled with one or more reference vectors included in a reference vector group, where the reference vector group depends on an antenna array configuration of the mimo wireless communication system; and a channel characteristic determining unit configured to determine correlation information of the one or more reference vectors with the matching degree satisfying a predetermined condition as one or more parameters reflecting channel characteristic(s) associated with the communication device. ... Sony Corporation

Information processing device, information processing method and program

Communication resources are appropriately used. An information processing device is an information processing device including an acquisition unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a data processing unit configured to decide recommended content on a basis of a user profile of a content-viewing user, and position information of a content-providing apparatus operated by at least one content-providing user different from the content-viewing user. The data processing unit transmits the decided recommended content to a content-outputting apparatus of the content-viewing user, and transmits product information about a product associated with displayed content on the content-outputting apparatus to the content-outputting apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A data processing unit, on the basis of a first viewing region of a first user when the first user inputs a comment with respect to delivered content, sets guidance information that guides a second user viewing a second viewing region to the first viewing region, the guidance information being set in the second viewing region. A control unit controls an output apparatus of the second user to display the second viewing region in which the guidance information is set.. ... Sony Corporation

Reproduction apparatus, information processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a reproduction apparatus, an information processing method, and a program which enable the graphics to be superimposed on a video to be converted appropriately. In a format of contents to be reproduced by a reproduction apparatus according to an aspect of the present technology, each of a configuration of a video plane which is a storage area of data before a video that constitutes an output image is synthesized and a configuration of a graphics plane which is a storage area of data before a graphics that constitutes the output image is synthesized is represented by attributes of a resolution, a color gamut, a color depth, and a dynamic range conversion function. ... Sony Corporation

Solid-state image sensing apparatus, control method, and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensing apparatus, a control method, and an electronic device capable of reducing a settling time of a vertical signal line at the time of a read operation of pixels. A column processing unit a/d converts pixel signals of a plurality of pixels. ... Sony Corporation

Image sensor, electronic apparatus, comparator, and drive method

The present technology relates to an image sensor, an electronic apparatus, a comparator, and a drive method enabling achievement of a noise reduction while maintaining high speed of ad conversion. An adc for performing ad conversion for an electrical signal output from a pixel includes a comparator that compares the electrical signal and a reference signal, a level of which is changed and a counter that counts time necessary for a change of the reference signal to a coincidence of the electrical signal and the reference signal on the basis of output signals from the comparator. ... Sony Corporation

Image sensor, control method of image sensor, and imaging apparatus

There is provided an image sensor, including a plurality of phase difference lines in which a plurality of pixels including phase difference pixels for detecting a phase difference are arranged, a plurality of normal lines in which a plurality of normal pixels not including the phase difference pixels are arranged, a row scanning section which selects each of the plurality of phase difference lines and each of the plurality of normal lines within a first period, and selects each of the plurality of phase difference lines within a second period different from the first period, and a column scanning section which outputs pixel values of the plurality of normal pixels in each of the lines selected within the first period, and outputs pixel values of the phase difference pixels in each of the lines selected within the second period.. . ... Sony Corporation

Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started. ... Sony Corporation

Imaging device and control method thereof, and electronic apparatus

An imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel units each of which includes a single read terminal and two or more pixels; and a controller that performs read operation with respect to each of the pixel units and starts, in each unit period, the read operation with respect to the predetermined number of the pixel units out of the plurality of the pixel units. The read operation includes sequentially reading pixel signals from the two or more pixels through the read terminal at a rate of one pixel every unit period.. ... Sony Corporation

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an emission unit for emitting a projection image onto a subject, which is to be photographed, so as to allow the subject to perform a predetermined operation, a recognizing unit for recognizing operation performed by the subject, and an execution unit for executing a predetermined processing according to the operation of the subject that is recognized by the recognizing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

Control apparatus, head-mounted display, control system, control method, and program

In a head-mounted display including a light-emitting unit for specifying a posture, control of luminance of the light-emitting unit is enabled without separately providing a device for measuring the luminance of the light-emitting unit. A posture specifying unit specifies a posture of an hmd including a light-emitting unit that emits light at luminance according to drive current, the posture specified based on a posture specifying image taken by a camera, the posture specifying image including an image of the light-emitting unit. ... Sony Corporation

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program capable of generating a high-quality composite image. Exposure time and exposure timing of a basic imaging unit which images a basic image and a plurality of auxiliary imaging units which may image under an imaging condition independent from that of the basic imaging unit are controlled according to a motion amount. ... Sony Corporation

Mobile terminal comprising a display rotable about a casing

There is provided a mobile terminal including a casing that includes an audio output unit that outputs audio, and a transmissive display unit provided rotatable about the casing. The transmissive display unit is disposable in a plane intersecting a principal face of the casing while the audio output unit is outputting audio.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180278729

Communication device and communication method

A communication device includes a communication unit configured to transmit a physical layer (phy) header including two pieces of information for identifying direct link communication. A communication device includes a communication unit configured to receive a phy header including two pieces of information for identifying direct link communication and receive a portion subsequent to the phy header on a basis of the two pieces of information. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180278217

Amplifier, audio signal output method, and electronic device

The present technology relates to an amplifier, an audio signal output method, and an electronic device that can inhibit unintended sound output in a class d amplifier that changes a peak value of a pwm signal. The amplifier includes: a positive-side amplitude generating circuit configured to generate positive-side amplitude of an output pwm signal that is a pwm signal to be output outside an apparatus; a negative-side amplitude generating circuit configured to generate negative-side amplitude of the output pwm signal; and a feedback circuit configured to feed back a difference between the amplitude generated by the positive-side amplitude generating circuit and the amplitude generated by the negative-side amplitude generating circuit to the positive-side amplitude generating circuit and the negative-side amplitude generating circuit. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277886

Secondary battery-use electrolytic solution, secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution including a cyano compound.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277606

Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing method thereof

There is provided a solid-state image pickup device that includes a functional region provided with an organic film, and a guard ring surrounding the functional region. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277605

Solid-state image sensor, method of producing the same, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image sensor includes a pixel formed, upon forming a structure where a photoelectric conversion layer is laminated on a wiring layer constituting a pixel circuit, by forming at least the photoelectric conversion layer and a wiring layer bonding layer on a different substrate from a semiconductor substrate in which the wiring layer is formed, and by bonding the wiring layer bonding film of the different substrate and the wiring layer of the semiconductor substrate together.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277604

Solid-state imaging device, and method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixels each including a first electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion film, and a second electrode in this order on a substrate, the organic photoelectric conversion film including a first inclined surface on a side wall; and a first sealing film formed, on the plurality of pixels, to cover the side wall of the organic photoelectric conversion film and the second electrode.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277594

Semiconductor device

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device which enables yield to be enhanced. A volatile logic circuit has a storage node, and stores inputted information. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277588

Solid-state imaging element, method of manufacturing the same, and imaging device

In pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix fashion in the pixel array unit of a solid-state imaging element, a photoelectric conversion film having a light shielding film buried therein is formed and stacked on the light incident side of the photodiode. The present technique can be applied to a cmos image sensor compatible with the global shutter system, for example.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277587

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup device according to the present disclosure includes a first pixel and a second pixel each including a photodetection section and a light condensing section, the photodetection section including a photoelectric conversion element, the light condensing section condensing incident light toward the photodetection section, the first pixel and the second pixel being adjacent to each other and each having a step part on a photodetection surface of the photodetection section, in which at least a part of a wall surface of the step part is covered with a first light shielding section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277585

Semiconductor device, fabrication method for a semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device, including: a first substrate including a first electrode, and a first insulating film configured from a diffusion preventing material for the first electrode and covering a periphery of the first electrode, the first electrode and the first insulating film cooperating with each other to configure a bonding face; and a second substrate bonded to and provided on the first substrate and including a second electrode joined to the first electrode, and a second insulating film configured from a diffusion preventing material for the second electrode and covering a periphery of the second electrode, the second electrode and the second insulating film cooperating with each other to configure a bonding face to the first substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277584

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

There is provided an imaging element including a photoelectric conversion unit formed in a substrate and a wire grid polarizer disposed at a light-incident side of the photoelectric conversion unit. In addition, the wire grid polarizer includes a plurality of strip-shaped portions, where air gaps exist between adjacent strip-shaped portions. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277579

Solid-state imaging device, method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes, in a semiconductor substrate, a pixel portion provided with a photoelectric conversion portion, which photoelectrically converts incident light to obtain an electric signal and a peripheral circuit portion disposed on the periphery of the pixel portion, wherein a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the peripheral circuit portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the pixel portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, and an oxide film is disposed just above the photoelectric conversion portion in the pixel portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277528

Display unit

A display unit is provided, on a substrate, with a first wiring layer and a device section. The device section has a plurality of pixels. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277479

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device in which the generation of a distortion of a signal is suppressed, and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a transistor region in which a field effect transistor is provided; and an interconnection region in which a metal layer electrically connected to the field effect transistor is provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277163

Image decoding device, image decoding method, image encoding device, and image encoding method

Provided is an image decoding device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire clean random access (cra) information used to identify one or more cra pictures in an image sequence inserted into a data region from a header region of a file format including the header region and the data region, a control unit configured to specify one cra picture in the image sequence as a decoding start picture using the cra information when an instruction of random access is detected, and a decoding unit configured to decode the image sequence from the decoding start picture specified by the control unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277156

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Data reproduction is performed in a mode decided on the basis of disc type information which is record data of a disc. A reading rate compatible with a physical format of a disc is compared with a reading rate compatible with a disc type, and in a case where the reading rates do not coincide with each other, data read from the disc at the physical format compatible rate is stored in the buffer, and the reproduction process is performed using the data output from the buffer at the disc type compatible rate. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180277054

Video frame rate compensation through adjustment of vertical blanking

Systems and methods are configured to adjust the timing of source frame compression in response to fluctuations in a variable frame rate at which source frames are rendered into a buffer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180276918

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

An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180276165

Bus system and communication device

A bus system according to the present disclosure includes: three or more devices that include one or a plurality of imaging devices, and transmit and receive a data signal in a time-division manner; and a bus to which the three or more devices are coupled and through which the data signal is transmitted. A first device of the three or more devices includes: an equalizer having a first operation mode in which a received signal is equalized with use of a coefficient set including one or a plurality of equalization coefficients, a storage unit that stores a plurality of the coefficient sets, and a communication controller that selects one of the plurality of the coefficient sets stored in the storage unit and causes the equalizer to operate in the first operation mode with use of the selected coefficient set.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275854

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a processing unit configured to perform switching processing on a basis of a determination result as to whether or not a determination region determined on a basis of a display region which becomes a target of operation of one operation system includes a pointed position pointed in response to the operation, the switching processing being processing of switching between a display control mode for changing a position or a shape of the display region on a basis of the operation and an execution mode for executing processing corresponding to a display object within the display region on a basis of the operation, in which the display region indicates a unit when the position or the shape of the display region is changed in the display control mode.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275818

Information processing device, operation input method and operation input program

Disclosed herein is an information processing device including a contact detection unit configured to detect a contact operation for an operation surface, an approach detection unit configured to detect an approach operation for the operation surface, and a control unit configured to recognize the contact operation and the approach operation as a series of operation inputs when the contact operation and the approach operation are continuously detected.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275790

Input device, sensor, electric apparatus, and detection method

An input device includes a housing and a capacitive sensor provided in the housing, in which the sensor includes: a flexible conductive layer; two rows of sensing units provided in a manner facing the conductive layer; and a structural body which is provided between the two rows when viewed from a thickness direction of the sensor, and separates the conductive layer from the two rows of the sensing units.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275648

System and method for automatic passenger sharing among vehicles

A system and method for sharing passengers among vehicles includes one or more circuits, in an electronic control unit (ecu) of a first vehicle in a plurality of vehicles, configured to communicate a vehicle sharing request including first seat mapping information and first route information associated with the first vehicle to at least one remaining vehicle of the plurality of vehicles. A second vehicle is identified among the at least one remaining vehicle for sharing passengers based on a comparison of the first route information and the first seat mapping information with second route information and second seat mapping information received from the at least one remaining vehicle. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275432

Light emitting device and light emitting method

The present technology relates to a light emitting device and a light emitting method which readily emit high intensity light. Unipolar noise is applied to a plurality of rod-shaped metal antennas of a light emission mechanism including the plurality of metal antennas, radiating light by oscillation of electrons in the metal antennas caused by incident light. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275398

Wearable display device and image display method

With an image display apparatus, such as a head-mounted display, the eyes of a user observe an image displayed on a display panel through an eyepiece in an enlarged manner. A microlens array sheet that is one example of an optical element functioning as an optical lowpass filter is inserted in an optical path running from the display panel to the eyepiece.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275361

Optical-electrical hybrid module

There is provided an optical-electrical hybrid module including a substrate on which a plurality of optical communication modules are arranged, the plurality of optical communication modules transmitting or receiving an optical signal through an optical fiber cable and performing conversion between the optical signal and an electrical signal. A shield case covering the optical communication modules includes a surface inclined in a direction away from a position in which the optical fiber cable is mounted to each optical communication module.. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275278

Imaging device

A light source projection unit projects intensity-modulated spatial pattern light. A time-of-flight distance measurement camera measures a distance to an object on the basis of a time of flight of a modulated component included in reflected light of the spatial pattern light from the object. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180274931

Position determination device and method

A position determination device, for example for indoor positioning, includes data input circuitry configured to obtain at least one magnetic field vector sensed by a magnetic sensor, data processor circuitry configured to determine the magnetic magnitude and a further magnetic parameter of the at least one obtained magnetic field vector, comparison circuitry configured to compare the determined magnetic magnitude with a predetermined magnetic magnitude map of a region around the magnetic sensor to obtain a first estimate of the sensor position and to compare the determined further magnetic parameter with a corresponding predetermined further parameter map of a region around the magnetic sensor to obtain a second estimate of the sensor position, and position determination circuitry configured to weight the first and second estimates of the sensor position according to determined weight information and to determine the sensor position from the weighted first and second estimates.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180273760

Squaraine-based molecules as material for organic photoelectric conversion layers in organic photodiodes

An active material for organic image sensors, where the active material is a squaraine-based active material or a thiophene-based active material. A photoelectric conversion layer containing the active material, which is a squaraine-based active material or a thiophene-based active material. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180272533

Assembly apparatus and control method therefor

An assembly apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a work base, a first robot, a second robot, and a controller. The work base has a placement surface on which a plurality of works is placed and causes the plurality of works to individually circulate to a plurality of work areas arranged along a circumference every certain time. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180272231

Information processing device, position and/or attitude estimiating method, and computer program

A first estimating unit estimates at least one of a position and an attitude of a predetermined object on the basis of an image of a periphery of the object, the image being obtained from an imaging device, and generates an estimation result not including an accumulated error. A second estimating unit estimates at least one of the position and the attitude of the object on the basis of the image, and generates an estimation result including an accumulated error. ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180272190

Agent apparatus and agent method

An agent apparatus has an interface configured to obtain fitness data and training instruction data and an artificial intelligence unit configured to provide an artificial coach by analyzing the fitness data and the training instruction data.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180271613

Medical control apparatus, control method, program, and medical control system

Provided is a medical control apparatus including: a processing unit configured to cause one or both of a first display region in which an object relating to an input source of an image is to be displayed and a second display region in which an object relating to an output destination of an image is to be displayed and a third display region in which an object for controlling the input source or the output destination is to be displayed, to be displayed in one screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180271499

Information processing device and information processing method

The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method that enable the convenience of a sensor unit to improve. The information processing device according to the present technology includes: an authentication unit configured to perform authentication processing with a different information processing device; and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the different information processing device with which the authentication processing has been performed, in a case where authentication of the authentication unit succeeds. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270890

Communication control device, communication control method, communication system and communication device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provided is a communication control device controlling communication of multiple secondary usage nodes providing second communication services using a part of a frequency band assigned to a first communication service, including a communication unit receiving service area information for estimating service areas of the second communication services provided by the secondary usage nodes and access technique information indicating radio access techniques usable by the secondary usage nodes, a storage unit storing information on the service area and access technique received by the communication unit, an estimation unit estimating service areas of multiple second communication services, and a control unit notifying a secondary usage node providing one of the multiple second communication services of a radio access technique or a channel recommended to the at least one second communication service on the basis of a location relationship between the service areas estimated by the estimation unit and the access technique information.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270827

Communication control apparatus, communication control method, and communication system

There is provided a communication control apparatus including a parameter acquisition unit that acquires parameters to calculate coverage of secondary systems from a secondary usage node operating the secondary systems on a frequency channel allocated to a primary system, a calculation unit that calculates the coverage of the secondary systems using the parameters acquired by the parameter acquisition unit, and an interference control unit that notifies a detection node that detects neighboring secondary systems of the secondary systems, of coverage information representing the coverage of the secondary systems calculated by the calculation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270823

Communication apparatus and method for controlling communication apparatus

A communication apparatus performs communication while suppressing an increase in power consumption. The communication apparatus includes a periodic signal generating unit, a clocking unit, a multiplication unit, and a communication processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270795

Telecommunications apparatus and method

A method of transmitting downlink data in a mobile communications system, wherein the mobile communications system comprises a base station configured to communicate wireless signals to one or more terminal devices. The method comprises receiving an indicator of a maximum number of downlink repetitions “nmax” currently accepted by a terminal device, wherein a number of downlink repetitions indicates a number of times that the same signal is transmitted to the terminal device; setting an actual number of downlink repetitions “ntx” so that the actual number of downlink repetitions meets the condition ntx≤nmax; and transmitting the downlink data, to the terminal device, wherein the downlink data is transmitted via a signal transmitted a number of times equals to the actual number of downlink repetitions.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270749

Communication control apparatus, terminal apparatus, communication control method, program, and communication control system

There is provided a communication control apparatus including a determination unit that, when a mobile station communicates with any of one or more cells, determines whether the mobile station should communicate via an access point, a selection unit that, when it is determined that the mobile station should communicate via the access point, selects an apparatus that operates as the access point for the mobile station, and a signaling unit that instructs the apparatus selected by the selection unit to operate as the access point, and instructs the mobile station to communicate via the apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270730

Node reselection determined by the network on received ue beacon signaling

A wireless telecommunications system including: a controller; a first base station and a second base station; and a terminal device operable to communicate with the first base station over a first radio path and to communicate with the second base station over a second radio path. The controller is configured to select one of the first base station and the second base station to act as a serving base station for the terminal device based on measurements of beacon signalling transmitted by the terminal device, wherein the measurements provide an indication of radio channel conditions associated with the first radio path and the second radio path.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270714

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 signalling on the first carrier and this is received by the second terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270635

Communication device and communication method

The present disclosure relates to a communication device and a communication method. The communication device according to one embodiment comprises an acquisition unit, a determining unit, and a trigger unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270542

Display control system and method to generate a virtual environment in a vehicle

A display control system to generate a virtual environment in a vehicle includes an electronic control unit (ecu) configured to receive an input that corresponds to a selection of a video to be displayed on one or more display mediums provided in the vehicle. A relevance factor is determined between a current travel route of the vehicle and a travel route associated with the selected video. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270512

Transmission device, transmission method, reception device, and reception method

A video encoder generates a video stream including image data. A subtitle encoder generates a subtitle stream including subtitle information. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270498

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that are capable of improving coding efficiency at the time when a prediction using a correlation within a screen is performed. A predicted vector generation section sets, at a time of encoding of a current motion vector of a current block for a prediction using a correlation within a screen, a candidate block to not available and generates a predicted vector of the current motion vector by using a reference motion vector, the reference motion vector being referred to when the predicted vector of the current motion vector is generated. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270467

Display system and method for display control of a video based on different view positions

A display-control apparatus and method for position-based control of display of a video on a display screen are disclosed. Based on retrieval of the video in which each image frame is embedded in one of a plurality of view angles with respect to a reference axis, the display-control apparatus may control display of the video on the display screen. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270438

Imaging element, imaging method and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device including a pixel array section including pixel units two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix pattern, each pixel unit including a photoelectric converter, and a plurality of column signal lines disposed according to a first column of the pixel units. The imaging device further includes an analog to digital converter that is shared by the plurality of column signal lines.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270437

Comparator circuit, solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a comparator circuit, a solid-state imaging apparatus, and an electronic device which enable to improve a frame rate. A comparator compares an analog signal with a reference signal, an amplification stage amplifies output of a comparing unit and has different output change speeds in normal rotation and in reverse rotation, and a switch circuit fixes an input node or an output node of the amplification stage to a predetermined voltage in a predetermined period before a comparing operation by the comparator so that the amplification stage operates in a change direction having a higher output change speed. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270407

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

An information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program are disclosed. In the information processing apparatus, circuitry is configured to transmit an input command to at least one of a plurality of imaging devices that are associated with the information processing apparatus, the command being executable as a synchronous operation or an asynchronous operation based on information relating to at least one of the imaging devices. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270404

Camera module and electronic apparatus

The present technique relates to a camera module and an electronic apparatus that allow a camera module to be used for various purposes. The camera module includes a first pixel array in which pixels that receive light having an r, g, or b wavelength are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix form and a second pixel array in which pixels that receive light having a wavelength region of visible light are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix form and a first optical unit that converges incident light onto the first pixel array and a second optical unit that converges the incident light onto the second pixel array. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270208

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which enable reproduction of content data to be more reliably controlled. For example, with respect to a segment with which reproduction control for stream data obtained by encoding image data is carried out, a verification code of the stream data of the segment is produced, and the verification code produced is added to the stream data of the segment. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270028

Base station, terminal apparatus, communication control method and radio communication system

To adaptively interleave in accordance with communication channel conditions. Provided is a base station performing radio communication with a terminal apparatus on a communication channel formed by integrating a plurality of component carriers, including a quality acquisition unit that acquires channel quality of the communication channel for each of the component carriers and an interleaver that interleaves data signals transmitted on the communication channel in accordance with at least one of the channel quality acquired by the quality acquisition unit and available situations of communication resources for each of the component carriers.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269721

Non-contact electric power feeding system, terminal device, non-contact electric power feeding device, and non-contact electric power feeding method

Provided is a non-contact electric power feeding system including an electric power feeding device, and an electric power receiving device configured to receive electric power fed from the electric power feeding device. The electric power feeding device includes a primary-side coil, a driver, a primary-side control unit, and a primary-side communication unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269711

Feed system, feed unit, and electronic unit

A feed system has a first electronic unit, a second electronic unit, and a feed unit. The first electronic unit and the feed unit are separated. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269540

Secondary battery, evaluation method and production method therefor, and charge-discharge control device

Provided is a technology that can improve a cycle property without lowering a volume energy density. The present technology provides a method for evaluating a secondary battery, including conducting at least: a determination step of determining a degree of diffusion defect of an ion that performs electric conduction; an evaluation step of evaluating a state of the secondary battery on the basis the result of the determination in the determination step; and a control step of controlling states of current application and voltage application on the secondary battery during charging or during discharging of the secondary battery on the basis of the result of the evaluation in the evaluation step.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269429

Light emitting apparatus

Provided is a light emitting apparatus including a substrate including a plurality of light emitting devices, wherein the substrate further includes a plurality of first members configured to diffuse light emitted from at least one of the light emitting devices, and a second member that is positioned between the first members, wherein the second member includes a light absorbing layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269417

Light emitting element and display device

[object] to provide a light emitting element having a configuration in which a color change depending on the current density is less likely to occur. [solution] a light emitting element includes: a structure in which an anode 51, an organic layer 70 containing an organic material and including a light emitting layer, and a cathode 52 are stacked. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269414

Photoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element, and solid-state imaging device

A photoelectric conversion element includes: a first electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer provided on the first electrode, and including an organic semiconductor with quantum efficiency of 1% or less; and a second electrode provided on the photoelectric conversion layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269300

Method for manufacturing insulated gate field effect transistor

An insulated gate field effect transistor with (a) a base having source/drain regions, a channel forming region, a gate insulating film formed on the channel forming region, an insulating layer covering the source/drain regions, and a gate electrode formation opening provided in a partial portion of the insulating layer above the channel forming region; (b) a gate electrode formed by burying a conducive material layer in the gate electrode formation opening; (c) a first interlayer insulating layer formed on the insulating layer and the gate electrode and containing no oxygen atom as a constituent element; and (d) a second interlayer insulating layer on the first interlayer insulating layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269267

Display device and method for manufacturing the same

A display device includes a plurality of pixels each including a first light emitting element with a first light reflecting layer, a second light emitting element with a second light reflecting layer, and a third light emitting element with a third light reflecting layer, arranged in a two-dimensional matrix. Each of the light emitting elements includes a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269248

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method

A semiconductor device includes a first substrate having an attaching surface on which first electrodes and a first insulating film are exposed, an insulating thin film that covers the attaching surface of the first substrate, and a second substrate which has an attaching surface on which second electrodes and a second insulating film are exposed and is attached to the first substrate in a state in which the attaching surface of the second substrate and the attaching surface of the first substrate are attached together sandwiching the insulating thin film therebetween, and the first electrodes and the second electrodes deform and break a part of the insulating thin film so as to be directly electrically connected to each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269246

Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate provided with an effective pixel region including a light receiving section that photoelectrically converts incident light; an interconnection layer that is provided at a plane side opposite to the light receiving plane of the semiconductor substrate; a first groove portion that is provided between adjacent light receiving sections and is formed at a predetermined depth from the light receiving plane side of the semiconductor substrate; and an insulating material that is embedded in at least a part of the first groove portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269244

Solid-state imaging device and camera

A solid-state imaging device which includes a plurality of pixels in an arrangement, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, pixel transistors including a transfer transistor, and a floating diffusion region, in which the channel width of transfer gate of the transfer transistor is formed to be larger on a side of the floating diffusion region than on a side of the photoelectric conversion element.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269243

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

An imaging element comprises a photoelectric conversion unit formed in a pixel region and configured to convert light into electrical charge. Further, the imaging element includes a transistor formed in the pixel region and configured to transfer electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268866

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

[object] to propose an information processing device, information processing system, information processing method and program which enable sound to be naturally reproduced in fast reproduction moving images. [solution] an information processing device including: a video generation unit configured to generate a fast reproduction video from a video part of an input moving image; a sound generation unit configured to generate a shortened sound using a part of a sound part of the moving image; and a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the fast reproduction video generated by the video generation unit and the shortened sound generated by the sound generation unit and generate a fast reproduction moving image.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268854

Information processing device, information recording medium, and information processing method, and program

A virtual file system (vfs) is constructed by reliably acquiring subsequent data corresponding to an information recording medium from a local storage unit, and thus, data reproduction is executed. A data processing unit configured to read out and reproduce data recorded in the information recording medium, and data stored in the local storage unit which is different from the information recording medium, is provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268700

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a detection unit, an estimation unit, and a judgment unit. The detection unit detects a target object from an input image. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268626

Recording device, recording method, and computer program

[object] to provide a recording device capable of acquiring information on behavior of a moving body with high accuracy by using a simple configuration. [solution] provided is the recording device including: a sensing unit configured to output data obtained through sensing; a reception unit configured to receive a wireless signal from a signal transmission device provided in a moving body; a recording control unit configured to control start and stop of recording of the data output from the sensing unit, in response to the wireless signal received by the reception unit from the signal transmission device; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the data recorded under the control of the recoding control unit, to an external device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268557

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

According to some aspects, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes circuitry configured to dispose a plurality of tracking points within a first region of a first image and set a second region of a second image based on estimated positions of the plurality of tracking points in the second image. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268531

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program which are capable of improving the image quality using a plurality of images captured by a plurality of imaging units. The presence or absence of mutual parallax is determined using a main image including a low sensitivity high resolution image captured by a high resolution imaging unit and a sub image including a low resolution high sensitivity image captured by a high sensitivity imaging unit, and when there is parallax, similar pixels searched in the sub image are synthesized with respective pixels of the main image through a search synthesis process, and when there is no parallax, pixels at the same position are synthesized through an optimal synthesis process. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268523

Surgery control apparatus, surgery control method, program, and surgery system

A medical system including a medical imaging device, and circuitry that obtains a plurality of first images each having a different phase from the medical imaging device, combines each of the plurality of first images a plurality of times to generate a plurality of second images, wherein each time of the plurality of times that the plurality of first images are combined, a different candidate process is used in the combining, and selects one image from the plurality of second images as an output image for display, the selected one image being higher quality than any one of the plurality of first images.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268248

Image processing device and method, recording medium and program

There is provided an image processing device including a motion vector detection portion that performs comparison of a substantially spherical photographic subject such that, among a plurality of captured images including the photographic subject, an image as a processing target and another image as a comparison target are compared using each of the plurality of captured images as the processing target, and which detects a motion vector of a whole three-dimensional spherical model with respect to the processing target, a motion compensation portion that performs motion compensation on the processing target, based on the motion vector of each of the plurality of captured images that is detected by the motion vector detection portion, and a synthesis portion that synthesizes each of the captured images that are obtained as a result of the motion compensation performed by the motion compensation portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268246

Information acquisition apparatus and information acquisition method

A polarized image acquisition unit 20 acquires polarized images in a plurality of polarization directions. A reflection information generation unit 30 generates reflection information indicating reflection components from the polarized images in the plurality of polarization directions acquired by the polarized image acquisition unit 20. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267628

Input device and method and program

An input device includes a detection unit, a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a compensation unit. The detection unit is configured to detect an operation by a user for controlling an electronic device and output an operation signal corresponding to the operation. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267627

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] there has been a demand for a technique of improving the manipulability in a case in which an input manipulation is performed using a plurality of manipulators. [solution] according to the present disclosure, provided is an information processing device including a control unit that performs an action based on an indication position in a display region on the basis of movement of a plurality of manipulators and restricts movement of the indication position responsive to a pointing manipulation. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267616

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to make it possible to realize a function in accordance with an intention of a user. [solution] there is provided an information processing apparatus comprising: an acquiring portion that acquires driving information for controlling a driving device that imparts movement to an object; and an identifying portion that identifies information for determining a dictated position dictated by the object, on the basis of detection information obtained on the basis of movement detection of the object and the driving information acquired by the acquiring portion.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267394

Illumination device and light source control method, and projection display apparatus

An illumination device of the disclosure includes a plurality of light sources and a correction unit. The plurality of light sources generate light having respectively different wavelengths. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267323

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a determination unit that determines a wearing state of a device being used while being worn on a user's head on the basis of a distance between an optical axis vector that corresponds to a user's gaze and is estimated on the basis of a captured image obtained by imaging an eye irradiated with light from a light source at a first time point, and an eyeball-center position estimated on the basis of a plurality of the captured images in time series at a second time point before the first time point; and a processing control unit that causes processing corresponding to the determined wearing state to be performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267291

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an electric lens capable of changing a focal length by applying a voltage; an imaging unit configured to capture a subject image formed by the electric lens to generate image signals; a focus controller configured to perform control to periodically repeat sequential switching of the focal length of the electric lens between two or more values; and a video signal generator configured to generate a video signal to be provided to a display device from the image signals generated by the imaging unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267210

Anti-reflection film, optical component, optical device, and method of producing anti-reflection film

[object] to provide an anti-reflection film having a high light resistance and maintaining low reflection within wide wavelength bands, an optical component, an optical device, and a method of producing an anti-reflection film. [solving means] the anti-reflection film according to the invention is made of an inorganic material transparent in a visible light region, the inorganic material has a fine concave-convex structure including convex portions and concave portions each having a width equal to or smaller than a wavelength of visible light, and the concave portion has an aspect ratio of 1.5 or more.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180266830

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of estimating the self-position by accurately and continuously estimating the self-movement. The information processing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a downward imaging section and a movement estimation section. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180264367

Online video game service with split clients

A method for an online video game or application service system includes running a video game or application on an application host server at a data center, an uncompressed video stream being produced therefrom. The uncompressed video stream is encoded into compressed video stream, which is then transmitted over the internet to an output client device of a user. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263710

Medical imaging apparatus and surgical navigation system

A surgical information processing apparatus, including circuitry that obtains position information of a surgical imaging device, the position information indicating displacement of the surgical imaging device from a predetermined position, in a registration mode, obtain first image information from the surgical imaging device regarding a position of a surgical component, determines the position of the surgical component based on the first image information and the position information, and in an imaging mode, obtains second image information from the surgical imaging device of the surgical component based on the determined position.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263594

Semiconductor device, ultrasonic image pickup device, semiconductor device manufacturing method, and ultrasonic imaging system

[object] to provide a semiconductor device including a protection circuit that exhibits satisfactory performance even in a small area, an ultrasonic image pickup device, a semiconductor device manufacturing method, and and an ultrasonic imaging system. [solving means] the semiconductor device according to the present technology includes an integrated circuit formed on an soi substrate including a silicon substrate formed of crystalline silicon, a box layer laminated on the silicon substrate, and an soi layer laminated on the box layer, the semiconductor device including: a protection circuit; and an element separation region. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263471

Endoscope camera head

An endoscope camera head includes: a main body unit having an irregular tubular shape made of a metal or an alloy and including a hollow portion that is airtightly concealed; an imaging unit accommodated in the hollow portion of the main body unit and configured to generate an image signal based on light from an object; and an operating unit configured to output an operation signal for operating the imaging unit. The operating unit includes an input unit located at a position extending over a first face and a second face adjacent each other, of a surface of the main body unit, and configured to receive an input of the operation signal from an outside, and a fixing unit configured to fix the input unit to the main body unit.. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263461

Medical control apparatus, control method, and program

Provided is a medical control apparatus including: a processing unit configured to restrict a function which is executable at a control target apparatus in a case where an operation is being performed, on a basis of whether or not an operation is being performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255633

Electronic equipment

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic equipment includes a printed board having a front surface on which a ground pattern is formed and a shield member disposed opposed to the front surface of the printed board. The shield member has a strip-shaped region that is opposed to the ground pattern and protrudes toward the printed board, and is fastened to the printed board by screws that pass through a respective one of a plurality of screw holes made in the strip-shaped region. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255541

Mobile communication equipment and method for allocating system information among virtual carriers for machine-type communications

A mobile communications network includes one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for communications devices. The wireless access interface provides plural communications resource elements across a host frequency range of a host carrier. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255535

Device and associated methodology for management of resource pools of resources used in device-to-device communications

The present application relates to a device including circuitry configured to acquire information indicating one or more resource pools serving as radio resources available for device-to-device communication, and notify a terminal device of the one or more resource pools. The one or more resource pools are resource pools that are selected from among a resource pool set including multiple resource pools, and the multiple resource pools are determined in advance as candidates for radio resources available for device-to-device communication.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255525

Communication device and communication method

An electronic device that is configured to receive synchronization signals transmitted from each of a plurality of devices, select at least one synchronization signal from among the synchronization signals to perform a synchronization process based on a determination that the electronic device is moving toward a location at which at least one of the synchronization signals is not available, and perform the synchronization process based on the selected synchronization signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255501

Network controlled extended access barring for user devices

A method includes determining, by a data use device in a network, whether the data use device follows a non-extended access barring (eab) network access protocol for a first service and an eab network access protocol for a second service. The method further includes determining, by the data use device, whether eab access has been granted in the network. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255490

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. A wireless communication device for use in a user equipment side includes one or more processors. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255489

Electronic device in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

An electronic device in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method, including plural cells including current cells and at least one neighbouring cell. The electronic device includes: a transceiver; a first trigger circuit configured to enable the transceiver to conduct a first measurement report, to assist in starting a relay process for enabling the electronic device to communicate with a current cell via a relay user equipment; a second trigger circuit configured to enable the transceiver to conduct a second measurement report, to assist in starting a handover process for enabling the electronic deice to be switched from the current cell to the neighbouring cell; and one or more processing circuits configured to control the first and second trigger circuits, to enable the transceiver to conduct the first measurement report before conducting the second measurement report.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255349

Communication system, transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, communication system control method, and program

Provided are a communication system, a transmission apparatus, a reception apparatus, a communication system control method, and a program that permit selection of an appropriate communication path in accordance with the amount of time until data generated by the transmission apparatus is rendered available for use by the reception apparatus. A first transmission section sends encoded data to a first reception section. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255320

Bias minimization for successive image reconstruction based on embedded codec circuitry

An embedded decoder circuitry for bias minimization in successively reconstructed images from a decoded image obtained from an encoded input image, includes an on-chip memory and a bias control circuit communicatively coupled to the on-chip memory. The on-chip memory stores transform-domain compressed data that includes a plurality of transform blocks of an input image. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255318

Video coding system with intra prediction mechanism and method of operation thereof

A video coding system, and a method of operation thereof, includes: a source input module for receiving a frame from a video source; and a picture process module, coupled to the source input module, for generating a neighboring coding unit in the frame, for generating an intra block motion vector with a constrained intra prediction flag enabled and the neighboring coding unit generated based on only an intra-picture prediction mode, for generating a current coding unit based on the intra block motion vector, the current coding unit adjacent the neighboring coding unit, and for generating a video bitstream based on the current coding unit for a video decoder to receive and decode for displaying on a device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255283

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and information processing method. The information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry configured to: derive a disparity map of an object based on at least two images among multi-view images of the object; estimate confidences of disparity values in the disparity map using a classifier trained in advance; and perform an optimization process on the disparity map based on disparity values of reference pixels having confidences higher than a predetermined level.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255261

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that realize a high frame rate image capture without deteriorating an image quality. A floating diffusion holds a charge accumulated on one or more photoelectric conversion units. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255260

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic apparatus which can make the image sensor a smaller without degrading performance of the image sensor. The image sensor includes a pixel array unit in which pixels including photoelectric conversion elements are arranged in a two dimensional manner, a row circuit configured to control row scanning of the pixel array unit, and a column processing unit configured to convert an analog signal read out from the pixel array unit into a digital signal. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255259

Image pickup circuit, cmos sensor, and image pickup device

Disclosed herein is an image pickup circuit including: amplifying means for amplifying a charge corresponding to an amount of light received by a photodetector, and outputting a pixel signal; ramp signal generating means for generating a ramp signal whose voltage drops with a fixed slope from a predetermined initial voltage; and comparing means for comparing the pixel signal output by the amplifying means with the ramp signal output by the ramp signal generating means. A reference potential of the pixel signal output by the amplifying means and a reference potential of the ramp signal output by the ramp signal generating means are at a same level.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255243

Information processing apparatus

Provided is an information processing apparatus that can display a planar video in a manner suitable for circumstances of use when a planar video is displayed on a video display apparatus used by being worn on the head by a user. The information processing apparatus is connected to a video display apparatus used by being worn on the head by a user and switches between a first display mode in which a planar video is displayed in the front direction of the user irrespective of the change in position and/or orientation of the video display apparatus and a second display mode in which a planar video is displayed in a manner that changes with the change in position and/or orientation of the video display apparatus based on a given condition.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255242

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display image generation section configured to generate display image data by performing a display projection process in a case where panorama image data to be a display target is judged to be a full circumference panorama image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255236

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an action recognition unit configured to recognize an action state of a user based on a measurement result obtained by a sensor carried by the user, an image processing unit configured to perform a process regarding an amount of information on an image photographed by a photographing unit based on an action state of the user recognized by the action recognition unit during photographing by the photographing unit carried by the user, and a transmission control unit configured to cause the image processed by the image processing unit to be transmitted to an image processing device used to perform image recognition.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255117

Methods and devices for controlling streaming over a radio network

Method carried out in a radio terminal for playing streaming media, which terminal includes a modem for connecting to a radio network, and a data streaming client including a streaming data buffer for receiving streaming data from a streaming data server through the radio network, the method comprising transferring data buffer size information from the streaming client to the modem; signaling the network, by means of the modem, to indicate streaming service initiation and data buffer size; buffering media data of a streaming media file received through the network according to a buffer scheme adapted dependent on the data buffer size; playing streaming media generated from buffered media data; and signaling the network, by means of the modem, to indicate streaming service termination. A buffer filling signal may be received from the network, which includes a recommendation of a suitable instance for buffer filling, wherein the buffer scheme may be determined dependent on the received signal.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254939

Coding and modulation apparatus using non-uniform constellation

A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented. The apparatus (10) comprises an encoder (11) that encodes input data into cell words, and a modulator (12) that modulates said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254875

Communicating rf terminal capability

Apparatus and method for communicating control data indicative of the capability of rf receiver equipment in wireless telecommunications devices. The control data is then used to allocate transmission resources to the telecommunications devices (including mtc-type terminals). ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254860

Communications device, infrastructure equipment, communications system and methods

An infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network is configured to transmit signals to one or more communications devices via a wireless access interface, and to receive signals from one or more of the communications devices via the wireless access interface. The wireless access interface provides communications resources arranged in time divided units of a carrier frequency bandwidth providing a plurality of blocks of communications resources, each of the time divided units comprising on a downlink of the wireless access interface a control channel for transmitting control channel messages and a shared channel, the control channel message allocating communications resources of the shared channel to the communications devices to receive the signals from the one or more infrastructure equipment. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254656

Feed unit, feed system, and electronic device

A feed unit includes: a power transmission section configured to perform power transmission using a magnetic field or an electric field, to a device to be fed including a secondary battery; and a power-transmission control section configured to control power transmission operation in the power transmission section. In a charging period in which charging to the secondary battery is performed based on transmitted power in the power transmission, when the device to be fed including the secondary battery is activated, the power-transmission control section controls the power transmission operation, to increase the transmitted power.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254436

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and illumination apparatus

A light-emitting device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; and an organic layer that is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode and is formed by stacking a first light-emitting layer and a second light-emitting layer in order from the first electrode side, in which light emitted from the organic layer is reflected by an interface between the first light-emitting layer and the first electrode, passes through the second electrode, and is emitted to the outside of the light-emitting device, a first light-transmitting layer, a second light-transmitting layer, and a third light-transmitting layer are provided on a side of the second light-emitting layer opposite to the first light-emitting layer in order from the second light-emitting layer side, and predetermined conditions are satisfied.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254305

Self-light emitting display unit and electronic device

A self-light emitting display unit capable of improving manufacturing yield is provided. Sizes of color pixel circuits corresponding to pixels for r, g, and b are respectively set unevenly within a pixel circuit according to a magnitude ratio of drive currents which allow color self-light emitting elements in the pixel to emit with a same light emission luminance. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254088

Semiconductor memory device and method of erasing data in semiconductor memory device

A semiconductor memory device of the disclosure includes: a block including a plurality of pages; and a controller that controls writing, erasing, and reading of data. Each of the pages includes a plurality of memory cells each being changeable to any of four or more states. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254038

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method performed by a processor, and a program causing a computer to realize a function of a control, thus enabling a sound collecting characteristic to be improved more reliably. The information processing device includes: a control unit configured to perform control related to a mode of a sound collecting unit related to a sound collecting characteristic and output to elicit a generation direction of a sound to be collected by the sound collecting unit on a basis of a positional relation between the sound collecting unit and a generation source of the sound to be collected.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254008

Display device, method for driving display device, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a display device in which a pixel circuit is arranged, the pixel circuit including a p channel type driving transistor that drives a light emitting unit, a sampling transistor that samples a signal voltage, a light emission control transistor that controls light emission/non-light emission of the light emitting unit, a holding capacitor that is connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the driving transistor, and holds the signal voltage written by the sampling by the sampling transistor, and an auxiliary capacitor that is connected between the source electrode of the driving transistor and a node having fixed potential, the display device including: a current path that flows a current flowing in the driving transistor in a non-light emission period of the light emitting unit into a predetermined node.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254007

Pixel circuit, display device, and method of driving pixel circuit

A pixel circuit, display device, and method of driving a pixel circuit enabling source-follower output with no deterioration of luminance even with a change of the current-voltage characteristic of the light emitting element along with elapse, enabling a source-follower circuit of n-channel transistors, and able to use an n-channel transistor as an el drive transistor while using current anode-cathode electrodes. The circuit includes a source of a tft used as a drive transistor that is connected to an anode of a light emitting element, and a drain of the tft is connected to a power source potential. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254005

Display, method for driving display, and electronic apparatus

Disclosed herein is a display including: a pixel array part configured to include pixels that are arranged in a matrix and each have an electro-optical element, a write transistor for writing a video signal, a drive transistor for driving the electro-optical element based on the video signal written by the write transistor, and a holding capacitor connected between gate and source of the drive transistor, wherein the holding capacitor includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed to face one surface of the first electrode for forming a first capacitor, and a third electrode disposed to face the other surface of the first electrode for forming a second capacitor, and the first capacitor and the second capacitor are connected in parallel to each other electrically.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253909

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and user equipment

The disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a user equipment. The information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253886

Texturing of a three-dimensional (3d) model by uv map in-painting

Apparatus ad method for texturing a 3d model by uv map in-painting, generates a first uv map from the 3d model and applies color values to the first uv map based on correspondence between a first color image and the first uv map mapped to the first region of the 3d model. A first point is detected on a boundary between a textured region and a first non-textured region within the textured region of the first uv map and a region-of-interest is detected around the first point on the boundary that is utilized to determine texture information of a specific patch of the textured region. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253885

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method. The information processing apparatus includes a processing circuitry configured to: obtain a normal map of an object based on depth data of the object; determine a normal angle of a pixel in the normal map, wherein the normal angle being an angle between a normal vector of the pixel and an average normal vector of a patch with a predetermined size centered on the pixel; identify, in the normal map, a patch in which normal angles of pixels conform to a predetermined distribution pattern; and adjust the normal angle of a pixel in the identified patch to obtain the optimized normal map.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253858

Detection of planar surfaces for use in scene modeling of a captured scene

An image-processing method and system are provided for detection of planar surfaces for use in scene modeling of a captured scene, which includes determination of three dimensional (3d) coordinates that corresponds to a plurality of scene points of the captured scene. The 3d coordinates are determined based on depth information associated with the plurality of scene points. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253845

System for determining a cancer diagnosis score derived from stained nuclei

Certain aspects of an apparatus and method for automatic er/pr scoring of tissue samples may include for determining a cancer diagnosis score comprising identifying a positive stained nucleus in a slide image of the tissue sample, identifying a negative stained nucleus in the slide image, computing a proportion score based on number of the positive stained nucleus identified and number of the negative stained nucleus identified and determining the cancer diagnosis score based on the proportion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253595

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a detection unit, an estimation unit, and a prediction unit. The detection unit detects a target object from an input image. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253593

Virtual reality-based apparatus and method to generate a three dimensional (3d) human face model using image and depth data

A virtual reality-based apparatus and method to generate a 3d human face model includes, storage of a 3d face model that is an existing 3d face model or a mean-shape face model in at least a neutral expression. A point cloud of the face of the first user is generated based on the plurality of color images and depth information of the face of the first user. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253401

Apparatus and method

An apparatus comprising circuitry that implements an artificial neural network training algorithm that uses weight tying.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253188

Projection display unit

A projection display unit (1) includes a projection optical system (10a), a polarization separation device (15), and a detection optical system (10b). The projection optical system includes an illuminator (11), a projection lens (16), and a light valve (12) that modulates illumination light supplied from the illuminator on the basis of an image signal, and outputs the modulated illumination light toward the projection lens. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253164

Conductive element, manufacturing method for same, input device, and electronic apparatus

A conductive element includes wiring having a flat portion at a top portion and including metal particles. An average value of a ratio of a width of the flat portion to a width of the wiring is 20% or more. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253142

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

In an information processing apparatus, a posture data acquiring section acquires output values from a motion sensor of a head-mounted display. Effective rates of acceleration are then obtained by correcting the output values based on correction formulas. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252989

Interchangeable lens, imaging apparatus, and camera system

Provided is a technology enabling an imaging apparatus and an interchangeable lens to appropriately perform initialization processes. An interchangeable lens includes a lens control unit configured to transmit lens-side initialization execution element information indicating a plurality of lens-side elements on which the lens control unit itself performs initialization to an imaging apparatus in response to reception of body-side initialization execution element information indicating body-side elements on which the imaging apparatus performs initialization from the imaging apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252815

3d depth map

Machine learning is applied to both 2d images from an infrared imager imaging laser reflections from an object and to the 3d depth map of the object that is generated using the 2d images and time of flight (tof) information. In this way, the 3d depth map accuracy can be improved without increasing laser power or using high resolution imagers.. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251257

Storage case

To improve operability when an object to be stored is taken-out and stored and portability. A main case includes a first bottom-plate, a first side-wall, and a first space. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250600

User-driven spectator channel for live game play in multi-player games

A multi-user system hosts a game session over a communication network. The game session includes a plurality of media streams that show one or more views of live game play for the game session. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250598

System and method for managing online gaming league

The subject disclosure relates to systems and methods for managing an online gaming digital gaming league. In some aspects, a process of the subject technology can include operations for receiving a plurality of game-performance attributes from a league organizer, the game-performance attributes providing two or more criteria for measuring performance relative to a game title, receiving a game performance dataset, the game performance dataset comprising game-play statistics for each of a plurality of players, and determining a skill level for each of the players based on the game-performance attributes and the game-play statistics for each respective player. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250593

Cut-scene gameplay

The systems and methods are directed towards cut-scene gameplay. Cut-scene gameplay refers to implementation of gameplay within different portions of a movie. ... Sony Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250092

Medical observation apparatus and control method

There is provided a medical observation apparatus including: a control section configured to control, on a basis of a predetermined operation related to a movement of an imaging field of view, the movement of the imaging field of view in an imaging device supported by an arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by joint sections. The control section controls the movement of the imaging field of view by performing a cropping range control that crops an imaging range of the imaging device on the basis of the predetermined operation.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242393

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A method of allocating resources in a mobile telecommunications system, the resources being for a relay node to operate as a terminal-to-terminal relay for a device-to-device communication between a first terminal and a second terminal. The method includes: allocating first resources for the first terminal to communicate via the relay node for the device-to-device communication; allocating second resources for the second terminal to communicate via the relay node for the device-to-device communication; notifying the first terminal of the allocated first resources; notifying the second terminal of the allocated second resources; and the first and second terminals exchanging messages for the device-to-device communication via the relay node and using the first and second resources, respectively.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242381

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

A method of relaying a terminal-to-terminal communication in a mobile telecommunication system, the mobile communication system including a first mobile terminal, a second mobile terminal, and a mobile node configured to operate as a terminal-to-terminal relay node, the method including: measuring a first link quality between the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal wherein the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal are establishing, or are in an established, device-to-device communication; identifying, based on at least the measured first link quality, that the mobile node is a suitable candidate for operating as a terminal-to-terminal relay node for the device-to-device communication; and the mobile node operating as a terminal-to-terminal relay node for assisting the device-to-device communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242320

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

A method of transmitting an acknowledgment signal in a mobile telecommunications system, the system including a base station and a terminal operable to communicate with the base station via a wireless interface, the wireless interface having a first frequency band and a second frequency band, wherein the first frequency band is different from the second frequency band. The method includes: determining that, at a time t, an acknowledgment signal is to be transmitted by the base station to the terminal in the second frequency band; and if it is determined that, at the time t, a downlink signal is to be transmitted to the terminal, wherein the downlink signal is to be transmitted to the terminal in a first frequency band, then transmitting a multiplexed signal by multiplexing the acknowledgment signal with the downlink signal and transmitting the multiplexed signal in the first frequency band.. ... Sony Corporation








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