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Methods and apparatus for communicating resource information with a terminal device

. . . . . . . . . . Provided is a communication control device including a radio communication unit configured to perform radio communication with a plurality of terminal apparatuses of a primary system using communication resources of the primary system, and a generating unit configured to generate resource information for notifying a secondary system secondarily using the communication resources of available communication resources. The radio communication unit transmits the resource information generated by the generating unit through a downlink control channel including a common space that is decoded in common by the plurality of terminal apparatuses and a plurality of individual spaces that are decoded by only some of the plurality of terminal apparatuses.. ... Sony Corporation

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

The present disclosure relates to a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device according to one embodiment comprises one or more processors, wherein the processor(s) is/are configured to acquire the type of information to be transmitted via device-to-device communication, wherein the type is one of a plurality of types at least including a first type and a second type; and the processor(s) is/are also configured to determine a resource use manner and a power control manner which are used for transmitting information at least according to the type of the information.. ... Sony Corporation

Mobile communications devices and methods

A method of adjusting a reference frequency of a frequency component of a first mobile communications device configured to communicate with one or more further mobile communications devices via a wireless interface and in accordance with a communication protocol. In accordance with the communication protocol, a first synchronization signal is provided on the wireless interface for timing and frequency tuning and a reference signal is provided on the wireless interface for channel estimation. ... Sony Corporation

Communications devices and methods

A communications device transmitting data to and receiving data from a mobile communications network, includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and receiver to transmit and receive the data via a wireless access interface. The controller is configured to identify during an initialization phase, from received information, a predetermined priority for synchronizing the transmitter and receiver, the predetermined priority including at least one of a global navigation signal, a regional navigation signal and a synchronization signal received from another communications device, the global navigation signal and the regional navigation signal having a higher priority than the synchronization signal received from the other communications device, and to control the transmitter and the receiver to synchronize the transmitting and the receiving based on a selected one of the global navigation signal, the regional navigation signal, and the synchronization signal in accordance with the predetermined priority.. ... Sony Corporation

Communication method and device for wireless communication network and wireless communication network

The art relates to a communication method and device for a wireless communication network and a wireless communication network. In the communication method, to one cell cluster in at least one cell cluster included in the wireless communication network, an uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme of the cell cluster during the next ratio configuration adjusting period is determined based on un-allocatable prediction amount for un-allocatable services of each cell in the cell cluster, and allocatable prediction amount for the services, which can be allocated to other cell(s), of each cell in the cell cluster, thus utilization efficiency of communication resource is optimized, and the cells in the cell cluster have the same communication frequency and uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme. ... Sony Corporation

Sound distribution apparatus, sound reproduction terminal, authentication device, sound distribution system, and sound distribution method

[object] to enable simply viewing of a performance even at a location away from a hall where the performance takes place. [solution] a sound distribution apparatus is connected to a sound reproduction terminal that detachably holds an authentication device storing decoding information, the sound distribution apparatus including: a sound distribution unit configured to streaming-distribute sound information, which has been encrypted with a decodable code on the basis of the decoding information, to the sound reproduction terminal.. ... Sony Corporation

Transmission device, receiving device, and data processing method

The present technology relates to a transmission device, a receiving device, and a data processing method that enable bandwidth control over plps when one frequency band includes the plurality of plps. The transmission device determines the number of cells of a component to be transmitted by each of plps such that the number of cells in an entire physical layer frame including the plurality of plps matches a sum of the number of cells of the plurality of plps, and transmits a broadcast stream including the physical layer frame. ... Sony Corporation

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including a change unit configured to change arrangement of a first object corresponding to a first user and a second object corresponding to a second user from first arrangement to second arrangement in accordance with reproduction of a video including depth information, in a virtual space corresponding to the video.. . ... Sony Corporation

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

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a generation unit and a first transmission unit. The generation unit generates parameter information that shows states of a user. ... Sony Corporation

Compressive sensing capturing device and method

A compressive sensing capturing device has circuitry, which is configured to obtain compressive sensing image data; and to set a device attribute based on image attribute data, wherein the image attribute data are based on a machine learning algorithm performed in the compressing domain on the obtained compressive sensing image data.. . ... Sony Corporation

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

In an information processing device including a display unit that is able to selectively display a multi-directional video and a data processing unit that executes video display control, the data processing unit applies a device-correspondent video display scheme recorded in video display control information and executes the video display process. The video display control information defines a type-based display scheme optimum for each type of information processing device executing a video display process. ... Sony Corporation

Predicting wait time for new session initiation during increased data traffic latency

A system includes at least one server that is configured to provide a multi-client network service to a plurality of existing users. When the server receives requests to join the multi-client network service from new users, the server may issue timestamps to each new user, obtain load metric based on the requests or timestamps, and collect the load metric to obtain historical data characterizing a demand in the multi-client network service over time. ... Sony Corporation

Communication device, communication method, program, and communication system

There is provided a communication device that performs communication through a bus, including: a transmitting and receiving unit configured to transmit and receive a signal to and from at least one other communication device; and an error detection unit configured to, when the transmitting and receiving unit transmits and receives the signal, detect whether an error has occurred in the signal using a specific error detection method according to transmission and reception of the signal. The signal is transmitted and received between a first communication device, which is the communication device having a communication initiative through the bus, and a second communication device, which is the communication device configured to perform communication under control of the first communication device.. ... Sony Corporation

Delaying new session initiation in response to increased data traffic latency

A system includes at least one server that is configured to provide a multi-client network service to a plurality of existing users. When the server receives requests to join the multi-client network service from new users, the server may issue timestamps to each new user and obtain load metric based on the requests or timestamps. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198324

Detecting device, power receiving device, contactless power transmission system, and detecting method

Disclosed herein is a detecting device including a coil electromagnetically coupled to the external, a resonant circuit that includes at least the coil, and a detecting section that superimposes a measurement signal for measuring the q-factor of the resonant circuit on a power transmission signal transmitted to the coil in a contactless manner and removes the power transmission signal from an alternating-current signal obtained by superimposing the measurement signal on the power transmission signal. The detecting section measures the q-factor by using the alternating-current signal from which the power transmission signal is removed.. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198289

Charging device, charging control method, electricity storage device, power storage device, power system, and electric vehicle

There is provided a charging device including a charging voltage providing unit configured to provide a maximum charging voltage for an electricity storage unit, wherein the electricity storage unit includes a plurality of battery cells, and wherein the maximum charging voltage satisfies an equation (1) below: maximum charging voltage=total battery voltage+(fully charged voltage−maximum cell voltage)*n (1) wherein n represents a total number of the battery cells connected in series.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197923

Display unit

A display unit includes a plurality of light emitting devices, each of the light emitting devices including a function layer including at least an organic layer is sandwiched between a first electrode and a second electrode, and which have a resonator structure for resonating light by using a space between the first electrode and the second electrode as a resonant section and extracting the light through the second electrode are arranged on a substrate, wherein in the respective light emitting devices, the organic layer is made of an identical layer, and a distance of the resonant section between the first electrode and the second electrode is set to a plurality of different values.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197916

Semiconductor device structure useful for bulk transistor and method of manufacturing same

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate with a first surface and a second surface facing each other, the semiconductor substrate having an element region in which a transistor is provided on the first surface, and a separation region in which an element separating layer surrounding the element region is provided; a contact plug extending from the first surface to the second surface, in the element region of the semiconductor substrate; and an insulating film covering a periphery of the contact plug.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197908

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a substrate having a surface over which a plurality of photodiodes are formed, and a protection film that is transparent, has a water-proofing property, and includes a side wall part vertical to the surface of the substrate and a ceiling part covering a region surrounded by the side wall part, the side wall part and the ceiling part surrounding a region where the plurality of photodiodes are arranged over the substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197906

Imaging device, manufacturing method, and substrate dividing method

There is provided semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same, including: a first substrate; and a second substrate adjacent to the first substrate, where a side wall of the second substrate includes one or more diced portions that can include a blade diced portion and a stealth diced portion; and also imaging devices and methods of forming the same, including: a first substrate; a transparent layer; an adhesive layer between the first substrate and the transparent layer; a second substrate, where the first substrate is disposed between the adhesive layer and the second substrate; and a groove extending from the adhesive layer to the second substrate, where the groove is filled with the adhesive layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197902

Imaging device, manufacturing method, semiconductor device, and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to an imaging device, a manufacturing method, a semiconductor device, and an electronic device that can further improve image quality. An imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion unit that receives and photoelectrically converts light, a floating diffusion layer that accumulates charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and a diffusion layer that serves as a source or a drain of a transistor. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197600

Semiconductor device

This invention relates to a semiconductor device that reduces energy consumed to write data to a nonvolatile storing section. A write control circuit 34 stores the same data as that held in mtj elements mtj1 and mtj2. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197572

Optical recording medium

An optical recording medium includes a plurality of information signal layers on which information signals are to be optically recorded. Among the plurality of information signal layers, the information signal layer closest to the light-receiving surface has a reflectance of more than 4%.. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197564

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of enhancing the possibility of outputting information with granularity desired by a user, the information processing apparatus including: a generation unit configured to generate second text data on a basis of first text data and information regarding a first user's auditory characteristics; and an output unit configured to output output information regarding the second text data. The generation unit controls granularity of the second text data on a basis of the information regarding the first user's auditory characteristics.. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197509

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided a configuration in which completion of a drawing process by a drawing command executed by an application is detected and a conversion process and a display process are performed on an image to which the drawing process is completed. An application execution unit executing the drawing process and storing a drawing result in a storage unit, a display image generation unit converting a drawn image in the storage unit, and a buffer management unit switching a plurality of buffers in the storage unit are included. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197483

Scanning drive circuit and display device including the same

Disclosed herein is a display device, including display elements two-dimensionally disposed in a matrix; scanning lines, initialization control lines, and display control lines extending in a first direction; data lines extending in a second direction different from the first direction; and a scanning drive circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197459

Display unit, image processing unit, and display method for improving image quality

An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197342

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, the information processing apparatus including: a display control unit configured to control display such that a user is able to visually recognize, at a same time, a real object and a virtual object, the virtual object being obtained through search based on sensed data associated with the real object at a first time point and sensed data associated with the real object at a second time point.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197266

Fingerprinting of data

Fingerprinting, including: receiving a plurality of master datasets, each master dataset divided into a plurality of input segments, wherein at least one master dataset of said plurality of master datasets is uniquely marked; selecting a corresponding input segment from one of said plurality of master datasets; storing a segment identifier indicating from which master dataset said selected corresponding input segment was selected; and sending said selected corresponding input segment to a client computer system over a computer network.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196935

Receiving apparatus, transmitting apparatus, and data processing method

There is provided an arrangement for executing an application on the condition that the application has been confirmed as authorized. A transmitting apparatus sends an application and signaling data in which authentication information capable of confirming the application as authorized is recorded. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196635

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

A device and method capable of performing image following type audio control or image non-following type audio control are implemented. Images in different directions are selectively displayed on the display unit, and an output audio is controlled in accordance with an image display. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196572

Display unit

A display unit has a flexible display section, a detection section for detecting a deflection amount and a deflection direction of the display section, a determination section for determining a visible portion and a non-visible portion of the display section based on the deflection amount and the deflection direction, and a control section for controlling display contents of the display section. The control section either prevents an image display on the non-visible portion or displays one of a fixed image or a pre-set moving image on the non-visible portion. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196513

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a circuitry configured to control a state of a selection candidate object, when a predetermined condition concerning a selection of the selection candidate object is determined to be satisfied based on a relation between a display position of the selection candidate object and a position towards which the user gazes or a gazing direction, by bringing the selection candidate object to a selected state.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196508

Image processing device and image processing method, display device and display method, computer program, and image display system

An image processing device includes an orientation information acquisition unit which acquires orientation information of a head portion of a user that observes a display image of a display device; an angle of view switching unit which switches an angle of view of the display image; a rendering process unit which generates the display image based on the orientation information and the angle of view; and a transmission unit which transmits the generated image to the display device.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196503

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device to set a condition indicating a relation of a plurality of users and control an operation according to a manipulation performed by each user on the basis of the condition, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a detection result of information related to a manipulator for each of a plurality of manipulators placed in a predetermined region; and a generating unit configured to generate attribute information for controlling an operation based on a manipulation performed by each of the plurality of manipulators on a basis of the detection result.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196221

Detection apparatus, detection method, detection program, and imaging apparatus

A detection apparatus has a detector for detecting, on the basis of an object area that is an area corresponding to an object in an image, an effective focus area from two or more focus areas set to the image.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196170

Lens-attached substrate, stacked lens structure, camera module, and manufacturing apparatus and method

To suppress occurrence of contamination or damage to a lens. In the present technology, for example, a manufacturing apparatus allows a spacer which is thicker than a height of a lens resin portion protruded from a substrate to be adhered to the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195693

Light source device, illumination apparatus, and projector

Provided is an illumination apparatus by which illumination light is obtained efficiently. The illumination apparatus includes a light source device including a light source section that emits excitation light and a light emitting element that has a surface to be irradiated with the excitation light, in which light emitting element is excited by the irradiation of the surface with the excitation light and thereby emits fluorescence from the surface, and an illumination optical system that modulates the fluorescence derived from the light source device. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193747

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game is disclosed. Incorporation may include receiving an audio clip from an electronic game player, applying a modification to the audio clip to generate a chant, associating the chant to the execution of an event in the electronic game, retrieving the chant when the event in the electronic game is executed, and initiating the play of the chant upon execution of the event in the electronic game.. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193728

Variable magnetic field-based position

To derive three dimensional (3d) position and orientation of a 3-axis (or more) magnetometer/accelerometer device (such as may be implemented in vr or ar headset or computer game controller) without line of sight constraints, a spinning magnetic field is used to discriminate and remove the external (earth's) magnetic field from the spinning magnetic field. This reduces the problem to finding the distance to the source of the magnetic field using a calibration table (or formula), finding two angles describing the deviation of the magnetic sensor from the axis of rotation of the spinning magnetic field and the phase around this axis, and from these values deriving the orientation of the sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192889

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program for enabling continuous measurement of information in a body. The information processing device includes: a light emitting unit that emits light of a predetermined wavelength; an imaging unit that captures reflected light from an object; an analysis unit that analyzes an image captured by the imaging unit; a storage unit that stores an analysis result analyzed by the analysis unit; a communication unit that transmits the analysis result stored in the storage unit to another device; and a battery unit that generates and stores power to supply electric power to each unit, and the information processing device is embedded in a body to operate. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192468

Communications terminal, infrastructure equipment and methods for discontinuous reception, drx

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A communications terminal includes a controller configured in combination with a transmitter and receiver when in a connected mode to control the receiver to operate in accordance with a discontinuous reception, drx, state, to measure, when in a re-selection mobility management mode of the drx state, signals received by the receiver from any of one or more infrastructure equipment, and to select, based on the measured signals received by the receiver from any of the one or more infrastructure equipment, one of the one or more infrastructure equipment from which to receive signals transmitted on a downlink. When in a network controlled mobility management mode of the drx state after predetermined conditions have been satisfied, the controller is configured to switch to the re-selection mobility management mode of the drx state.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192465

Radio communication device, radio communication system, radio communication method, and program

There is provided a radio communication device including a reception unit which receives information indicating a connection state or a communication capability of another radio communication device which the radio communication device attempts to connect to, and a selection unit which selects, depending on the information received by the reception unit, which communication is to be performed from among first communication in which a direct connection to such other radio communication device is established and direct communication with such other radio communication device is performed, second communication in which a connection to such other radio communication device via a base station is established and direct communication with each other radio communication device is performed, and third communication in which a connection to such other radio communication device via the base station is established and indirect communication with such other radio communication device via the base station is performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192463

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to acquire device-related information including identification information with which a communication target device can be specified from the communication target device when first communication with the communication target device is started, and to perform a process via communication with the communication target device using the first communication or second communication whose communicable range is wider than the first communication. The processing unit starts the second communication using the acquired device-related information when the first communication is interrupted during execution of the process via communication based on the first communication and thus the process via communication that has been executed is uncompleted in the case in which the process via communication is performed using the first communication, and performs the uncompleted process via communication with the communication target device using the second communication.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192459

Electronic device for wireless communications and wireless communications method

An electronic device for wireless communications and a wireless communications method. The electronic device includes one or more processors. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192296

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

There is provided a communication control apparatus including an information acquisition unit that acquires information about channels, among frequency channels assigned to a primary system, available to a secondary system, a generation unit that generates a list of channels, among the channels available, recommended for a secondary usage node operating the secondary system, and a notification unit that notifies the secondary usage node of the list generated by the generation unit to allow the secondary usage node to select a channel for secondary usage.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192100

Av server system and av server

To increase the number of io ports and to increase the storage amount easily. An av server system includes: a plurality of av servers including internet protocol (ip) input-output ports for connecting to other av servers, the ip input-output ports being independent from input-output ports to an outside of the system; a client controller configured to control the plurality of av servers; a manager storing information relevant to av clip data recorded in the plurality of av servers and av clip data input into the plurality of av servers; and a frame synchronization unit configured to perform frame synchronization between the plurality of av servers.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192099

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that enable correct clock synchronization by use of clock information. The data processing apparatus receives a digital broadcast signal so as to process content included in the digital broadcast signal and clock information also included therein for use in presentation synchronization on the content and sends via a transmission path the processed content and clock information to another data processing apparatus that presents the received content. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192058

Foveated video link for vr, low latency wireless hmd video streaming with gaze tracking

Gaze tracking data is analyzed to determine one or more regions of interest within an image of a video stream. The video stream data is selectively scaled so that sections within the regions of interest maintain high resolution while areas not within the region of interest are down-scaled to reduce bandwidth cost of transmission. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192052

Binarization of dqp using separate absolute value and sign (savs) in cabac

Video coding systems or apparatus utilizing context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) during encoding and/or decoding, are configured according to the invention with an enhanced binarization of non-zero delta-qp (dqp). During binarization the value of dqp and the sign are separately encoded using unary coding and then combined into a binary string which also contains the dqp non-zero flag. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192018

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

A projection method, a projection module, an electronic device, and a program that correct a difference from an expected value of light output are disclosed. Test emission is performed of a laser beam from a light source in a projector, and a correction coefficient is obtained from a difference between light output of the laser beam and an expected value of the light output, and a pixel signal is corrected by the correction coefficient to output the pixel signal corrected, whereby the difference between the light output and the expected value is corrected. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191887

Data communication in an electronic device

An electronic device and a method for data communication with such an electronic device. The electronic device combines, on the one hand, a near field communication (nfc) interface, including an antenna and a circuit for generating a modulated electromagnetic wave, and on the other hand a user interface including a touch-sensitive display configured to present an object relating to a communication action executable by means of the nfc interface. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191880

Display unit, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

A display unit includes: a display layer including a pixel electrode; a semiconductor layer provided in a layer below the display layer, the semiconductor layer including a wiring layer that includes a material removable by an etchant by which the pixel electrode is also removable; and a terminal section configured to electrically connect the semiconductor layer to an external circuit, the terminal section including a first electrically-conductive layer made of a material same as a material of the wiring layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191794

Seamless switching between multicast video streams

A packet-based video network including: two or more video data sources, each configured to launch video data packets onto the network as multicast data packets each associated with a multicast group identifier corresponding to that video data source; and a video data destination configured to receive and process video data from a video data source by joining a multicast group corresponding to that video data source, and execute a switching operation to switch from receiving video data from a first video data source to receiving video data from a second video data source by leaving a multicast group of the first video data source and joining a multicast group of the second video data source. The video data destination is configured to process video data corresponding to a video frame which, at end of a frame period, represents a most recently received video frame from the first video data source.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191398

Information processing device and method, transmitting device and method, and receiving device and method

An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191127

Semiconductor laser device, photoelectric converter, and optical information processing unit

A semiconductor laser device that enables flip-chip assembly by having an embedding section around a mesa section, and that has an improved emission lifetime, as well as a photoelectric converter and an optical information processing unit each having such a semiconductor laser device. The semiconductor laser device includes: a mesa section including an active layer, and having a first electrode on a top surface; an embedding section covering the mesa section, and having a first connection aperture that reaches the first electrode; and a first wiring provided on the embedding section overlaying the first connection aperture, the first wiring being electrically connected to the first electrode through the first connection aperture.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190866

Semiconductor optical device

A semiconductor optical device has a multilayer structure 30 including a first compound semiconductor layer 31, an active layer 33, and a second compound semiconductor layer 32. A second electrode 42 is formed on the second compound semiconductor layer 32 through a contact layer 34. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190820

Semiconductor device having curved gate electrode aligned with curved side-wall insulating film and stress-introducing layer between channel region and source and drain regions

A semiconductor device including a channel region formed in a semiconductor substrate; a source region formed on one side of the channel region; a drain region formed on the other side of the channel region; a gate electrode formed on the channel region with a gate insulating film therebetween; and a stress-introducing layer that applies stress to the channel region, the semiconductor device having a stress distribution in which source region-side and drain region-side peaks are positioned between a pn junction boundary of the channel region and the source region and a pn junction boundary of the channel region and the drain region.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190746

Display device with transistor sampling for improved performance

A display device including a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each of the pixels including a sampling transistor configured to sample a data potential from a video signal line which is insulated from and intersects a control line in response to the change in potential of the control line, and a light-emitting element configured to emit light at the brightness commensurate with the magnitude of the post-sampling data potential.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190700

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

Provided is a semiconductor device including: a multilayer substrate including an optical element; a light-transmitting plate provided on the substrate to cover the optical element; and a lens of an inorganic material provided between the substrate and the light-transmitting plate. A structure having a same strength as a strength per unit area of the lens is provided at a portion outside an effective photosensitive region where the optical element is formed, when the substrate is viewed in plan.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190687

Image sensor, image processing method, and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to an image sensor, an image processing method, and an electronic device capable of executing image processing with fewer resources. The image sensor is provided with a pixel region in which pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit which converts light to a charge and an in-pixel memory unit which holds the charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit are arranged in a matrix manner, a driving unit which drives to read out a pixel signal from the pixel, and an image processing unit which performs image processing based on a plurality of images read out by a plurality of times of readout from the pixel region according to driving of the driving unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190335

Storage device, manufacturing method therefor, and storage apparatus

Provided is a storage device, a manufacturing method therefor, and a storage apparatus that are capable of effectively suppressing variations in reversal time of spin torque reversal and stably performing high-speed operation. A storage device according to one embodiment of the present technology includes a magnetization fixed layer, an intermediate layer, and a storage layer. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190325

Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program

To improve usability and edit efficiency of video data editing based on additional information, additional information added according to a time axis of video data is first recognized. An edit range of the video data is then set according to whether the additional information is first additional information for designating a specific point in time in the time axis of the video or second additional information for designating a specific time range in the time axis of the video. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190208

Gray-scale voltage generating circuit to control luminance of the display unit

A gray-scale voltage generating circuit includes: a ladder resistor circuit including a plurality of resistors connected in series to one another, and configured to output a plurality of gray-scale voltages with different voltage values from ends of the respective resistors; and a constant current source configured to be connected in series to the ladder resistor circuit, in which the constant current source includes a current source transistor configured to be connected in series to the ladder resistor circuit, and a voltage setting section configured to select one voltage from the plurality of voltages and set the selected voltage as a voltage determining a current that is to flow through the current source transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190195

Display device having shared column lines

A display device having at least a plurality of pixel circuits, connected to signal lines to which data signals in accordance with luminance information are supplied, arranged in a matrix, wherein pixel circuits of odd number columns and even number columns adjacent sandwiching an axis in a column direction parallel to an arrangement direction of the signal lines have a mirror type circuit arrangement symmetric about the axis of the column direction, and there are lines different from the signal lines between signal lines of adjacent pixel circuits.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189975

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An image acquisition block of an information processing apparatus acquires stereo images taken by a first camera and a second camera that make up an imaging apparatus. An input information acquisition block accepts a user manipulation. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189961

Image processing device, method, and medium for calculating propagation speed and direction of object pulsations

An image processing device includes a processor to detect motion of objects in an observation area on the basis of a captured image. The processor also calculates amounts of each detected motion, and calculates a propagation speed, a propagation direction, or both, of the motion for pulsations of the objects.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188886

Information processing apparatus and method of manufacturing information processing apparatus

There is provided an information processing apparatus, including: a display unit including a display area, the display area being configured to display an image; and a touchscreen unit including a facing area and an outer area, the facing area facing the display area, the outer area being outside of the facing area. An area of the touchscreen unit is attached to the display unit, the area including the facing area and the outer area.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188840

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of inputting information input by a plurality of users to targets manipulated by the users even in a situation in which the plurality of users perform manipulations at the same time, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to identify and acquire input information from each of a plurality of target regions serving as acquisition sources of the input information, for each of the target regions; and a control unit configured to associate each of at least one or more applications with any of the plurality of target regions, and allocate the input information acquired from the target region to the application associated with the target region.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188819

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a data acquiring unit configured to acquire content to which metadata is attached and the metadata attached to the content, the metadata being generated from data obtained from a sensor mounted on a subject, and a display control unit configured to reflect contents of the metadata acquired by the data acquiring unit in display of the content to which the metadata acquired by the data acquiring unit is attached.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188802

Operation input apparatus and operation input method

A position and posture acquisition unit acquires information on a posture of a user wearing a wearable display apparatus. An operation input unit accepts an operation input through a gesture by the user. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188534

Image rendering responsive to user actions in head mounted display

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for rendering images on a head mounted display (hmd). One method includes operations for tracking, with one or more first cameras inside the hmd, the gaze of a user and for tracking motion of the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188422

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

There is provided imaging devices and methods of forming the same, the imaging devices, including: a photodetector layer; and a light-blocking member stacked above the photodetector layer, where the light-blocking member includes at least one light-transmitting portion and at least one lens portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188150

Microparticle sorting apparatus and delay time determination method

A microparticle sorting apparatus includes a detection unit which detects microparticles flowing through a flow path; an imaging device which images a droplet containing the microparticles which is discharged from an orifice provided on an edge portion of the flow path; a charge unit which applies a charge to the droplets; and a control unit which determines a delay time as from a time that the microparticles are detected by the detection unit to the time at which a number of bright spots in a standard region, which is set beforehand, of image information imaged by the imaging device reaches the maximum, making it possible for the charge unit to apply a charge to the microparticles once the delay time has lapsed after the microparticles are detected by the detection unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188121

Force-sense presenting apparatus

[solving means] a force-sense presenting apparatus includes a casing structure, a weight, and a drive unit. The weight is provided in the casing structure or incorporated in the casing structure. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185757

Method for an augmented reality character to maintain and exhibit awareness of an observer

A method comprising: detecting a position of a portable device, the portable device including a camera that captures a real-world scene, and identifying an anchor within the real-world scene; generating an augmented reality scene formed by inserting a virtual character into the real-world scene, the virtual character configured to perform an action indicating awareness of the position or activity of the portable device; displaying the augmented reality scene on a display; wherein the action indicating awareness comprises adjusting a view direction, in the augmented reality scene, of the virtual character towards the portable device, and wherein the adjustment of the view direction of the virtual character changes a relationship of the view direction to the anchor, wherein the adjustment of the view direction of the virtual character includes adjustment of a head of the virtual character so as to look in the direction of the portable device.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185756

Interactive events platform

The system is directed towards an interactive events platform. The interactive events platform may discover current in-game events associated with different video games currently available (or active). ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185753

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to propose, in the case of sharing information generated by performing bodily movements or the like with others, an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of suppressing the transmission to others of information generated by inappropriate bodily movements or the like. [solution] an information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a recognition result indicating at least one of a user movement or state recognized by a recognition unit utilizing a detection result from one or a plurality of sensors; and a control unit that, in a case of determining that the recognition result indicates a specific user movement or state, controls a degree of reflection in which information related to the specific user movement or state is reflected in notification information that transmits the information related to the specific user movement or state to a target different from the user, in accordance with the target.. ... Sony Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184959

Information processing device, control method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing device, a control method, and a program that can recognize an emotion of another user using sensing information of a user. [solution] an information processing device including: an emotion recognition unit configured to recognize, on the basis of information concerning a user and information concerning another user having been sensed, an emotion of the other user; and a notification control unit configured to perform control such that the user is notified of information concerning the emotion of the other user having been recognized.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184460

Wireless communication system, and base station side and user equipment side device and method

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A base station side and user equipment side device and method in a wireless communication system, and a wireless communication system. The base station side device includes a processor configured to: respond to a random access request of the user equipment and determine that an access process initiated by the user equipment is a contention-based or a non-contention-based access process; and with respect to the contention-based access process, to prepare auxiliary access information for potential user equipment that has failed to access so that the user equipment that has failed to access and the base station can complete the access process based on interaction of auxiliary access information.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184095

Image processing device and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a determination section configured to perform determination processes of determining whether to apply a deblocking filter to neighboring blocks neighboring across a block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to neighboring blocks to which the determination section has determined to apply a deblocking filter, and a control section configured to allow the determination section to perform the determination processes for a vertical block boundary and a horizontal block boundary using pixels of the neighboring blocks of a reconstruct image as reference pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184037

Interface circuit, transmission system, transmission direction control method, and program

Bidirectional transmission is performed by switching transmission directions of a serial transmission path. A transmission system includes first and second devices which perform transmission to each other through a transmission path. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184036

Image sensor and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to an image sensor and an electronic device that can reduce occurrence of a problem not only in a case of adding and using outputs of a plurality of pds that share one of on-chip lenses but also in a case of using them individually. An image sensor according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light receiving element that generates charges by photoelectric conversion; an on-chip lens that is shared by a plurality of light receiving elements and condenses incident light onto the plurality of light receiving elements; and an ad convertor that converts charges generated by the light receiving element to a digital signal. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184032

Solid-state image pickup device and method for driving the same in solid-state imaging pickup device and method for driving the same in a number of modes

A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184025

Imaging element, driving method, and electronic device

A pixel is included, the pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion configured to convert incident light to a charge by photoelectric conversion and accumulate the charge, a charge transfer unit configured to transfer the charge generated in the photoelectric conversion portion, a diffusion layer to which the charge is transferred through the charge transfer unit, the diffusion layer having a predetermined storage capacitance, a conversion unit configured to convert the charge transferred to the diffusion layer to a pixel signal, and connection wiring configured to connect the diffusion layer and the conversion unit. The connection wiring is connected to the diffusion layer and the conversion unit through contact wiring extending in a vertical direction with respect to a semiconductor substrate on which the diffusion layer is formed and is formed closer to the semiconductor substrate than other wiring provided in the pixel.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183985

Imaging device and control method

The present disclosure relates to an imaging device and a control method that achieve low electric power consumption. A light source is of a wavelength received by an opd pixel which is a pixel that detects light exposure, and its light emission is controlled by a pc or the like. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183617

Communication device, communication system, communication method and program

A communication device includes: a function of receiving an information packet transmitted from a base station; a communication function of connecting to a local network for sharing information among a plurality of terminals; a function of generating a parity packet; a function of multicasting the generated parity packet and identification information of all source packets to the local network; a function of receiving the parity packet multicast by other terminals and the identification information of all source packets via the local network; a function of storing the received parity packet and the identification information of all source packets in a storage unit; and a function of recovering a lost packet using the parity packet and the identification information of all source packets.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183495

Communication system, communication apparatus and communication method

A method for a communication device includes determining whether a first radio frequency (rf) signal at a level of at least a first predetermined field threshold is detected. The method also includes generating a second rf signal at a level of at least a second predetermined field threshold greater than the first predetermined field threshold, when the communication device receives an instruction to generate the second rf signal and the determining determines that the first rf signal at the level of at least the first predetermined field threshold is not detected. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183448

System, analog to digital converter, and method of controlling system

Power consumption of a successive-approximation type analog to digital converter is reduced. A system is provided with an analog to digital converter and a power-supply voltage generation unit. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182789

Solid-state image sensing device, electronic device, and method for manufacturing solid-state image sensing device

The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device for preventing a reduction in light receiving sensitivity of an avalanche photodiode, an electronic device, and a method for manufacturing the solid-state image sensing device. A solid-state image sensing device includes an avalanche photodiode having a first region of a first conductive type, a second region of a second conductive type different from the first conductive type, and an avalanche region sandwiched between the first region and the second region, which extend in a thickness direction of a semiconductor substrate, and a film formed on at least one side of the semiconductor substrate and including a metal oxide film, a metal nitride film, or a mix crystal-based film of metal oxide film and metal nitride film. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182684

Electronic device and joined member

To cooled down a circuit to an appropriate temperature. An electronic device is provided with a low-temperature-side deformation member, and a high-temperature-side deformation member. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182145

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of performing synthesis that is desirable for users as described above, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to generate a synthesized object model by synthesizing a first object model and a second object model, and cause the generated synthesized object model to be displayed in association with an image corresponding to the first object model or the second object model. The control unit controls a mode of the synthesis on the basis of input information.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182144

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of allowing a user to more intuitively perform operations for synthesis, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to generate a synthesized object model by synthesizing a first object model and a second object model, and cause the generated synthesized object model to be displayed in association with an image corresponding to the first object model or the second object model. The control unit causes the first object model or the second object model to be moved, for the synthesis, in response to an input based on a user's motion with respect to a screen on which an object model or an image corresponding to the object model is displayed.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181661

Delivering customized content using a first party portal service

The systems and methods are directed towards a first party portal service that facilitates providing customized content for each user to view. In particular, a list of customized content would correspond to content (e.g., videos, programs, movies) that users would more likely view and find interesting or enjoyable. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181416

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a multi-platform capable of managing a plurality of applications, and an operating system which operates on the multi-platform, and is capable of being activated by a command of the multi-platform.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181273

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

There is provided a display control device including a first acquiring unit configured to acquire orientation of a display unit detected by a first detecting unit, and a display control unit configured to display content at the display unit. The display control unit scrolls the content according to the orientation of the display unit.. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180710

Method and system for determining a location of a client device, a client device apparatus and a network device apparatus

A method for determining a location of a client device in a wireless network including the client device and at least three network devices, each of the three network devices having a known location comprises a pairwise exchanges of messages between at least three different pairs of network devices of said at least three network devices. In the pairwise exchange messages, wherein in a pairwise message exchange time difference information of the time difference between reception of a message and subsequent transmission of a message is included. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178766

Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and program

An environment information acquisition unit 20 acquires an image in which environment around a vehicle has been imaged, information indicating a contact with the vehicle or an impact on the vehicle, surround sounds, approach identification information for enabling an approach of an emergency vehicle to be identified, and the like as surrounding environment information of the vehicle. A vehicle control processing unit 61 recognizes predetermined external stimulation information included in the surrounding environment information, for example, a specific signal or a movement with a specific pattern, a contact to a specific part, and a specific sound. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178125

Cloud-based game slice generation and frictionless social sharing with instant play

Methods enable creation of a game slice from a game. Plurality of games is provided for presentation on a display device. ... Sony Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180177975

Sleep assistance apparatus, sleep assistance system, and sleep assistance method

This sleep assistance apparatus includes a stimulation generation unit that generates stimulation, a user being capable of receiving the stimulation; a detection unit that detects biological information of the user; and a control unit that decides optimal stimulation on the basis of the detected biological information, and causes the stimulation generation unit to generate the optimal stimulation.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176913

Communication apparatus and method, computer program, and communication system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communication operations are optimally conducted by applying space-division multiple access in which wireless resources on a spatial axis are shared among a plurality of users. By applying an rd protocol to a communication system that conducts space-division multiple access, spatially multiplexed frames in a txop are made more efficient. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176756

Electronic device enabling nfc communication

An electronic device includes an nfc unit configured to enable near field communication (nfc) with at least one nfc device, a network communication unit configured to communicate with at least one network device, a controller configured to control the nfc unit and the network communication unit to exchange data between the at least one nfc device and the at least one network device.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176706

Method and apparatus for generating audio content

In method the following is performed: receiving input audio content representing mixed audio sources; separating the mixed audio sources, thereby obtaining separated audio source signals and a residual signal; and generating output audio content by mixing the separated audio source signals and the residual signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176681

Earhole-wearable sound collection device, signal processing device, and sound collection method

The present technique relates to an earhole-wearable sound collection device, a signal processing device, and a sound collection method for realizing sound collection at a high s/n ratio, with noise influence being reduced not by a noise reduction process. In the earhole-wearable sound collection device, a microphone that collects emitted speech voice is provided in a space that is substantially sealed off from outside and connects to an ear canal of the wearer (the speaker). ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176650

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method which are capable of recognizing the continuity of ends of an image. A file generating apparatus sets continuity information representing the continuity of ends of an entire celestial sphere image compatible with encoded streams. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176640

System for distributing metadata embedded in video

A method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and reception apparatus for extracting metadata, and an information providing apparatus for providing the metadata. The method for extracting metadata includes processing, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, content that includes the metadata embedded therein. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176612

Delivery of third party content on a first party portal

The systems and methods are directed towards delivery of third party content onto a user device having a first party portal. The first party portal service facilitates the user viewing of third party content on the user device. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176603

Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus and transmission control method

The present invention makes it possible to easily implement a mechanism to recover an appropriately decoded video in a situation where encoded information for decoding the video has been lost or is absent. The present invention provides an encoding apparatus including: a setting section configured to partition each of images included in a video to be encoded into a plurality of tiles and set a partial region including one or more of the plurality of tiles for the image; an encoding section configured to encode each image on a per-tile basis to generate an encoded stream; and a transmission control section configured to control transmission of the encoded stream to a decoding apparatus that decodes the video. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176572

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

Coefficient coding for transform units (tus) during high efficiency video coding (hevc), and similar standards, toward simplifying design while enhancing efficiency. Elements of the invention include coefficient coding for tus with up-right diagonal scans being modified, and selectively applying multi-level significance map coding.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176566

Image processing device and method with a scalable quantization matrix

An image processing device and method that enable suppression of an increase in the amount of coding of a scaling list. The image processing device sets a coefficient located at the beginning of a quantization matrix by adding a replacement difference coefficient that is a difference between a replacement coefficient used to replace a coefficient located at the beginning of the quantization matrix and the coefficient located at the beginning of the quantization matrix to the coefficient located at the beginning of the quantization matrix; up-converts the set quantization matrix; and dequantizes quantized data using an up-converted quantization matrix in which a coefficient located at the beginning of the up-converted quantization matrix has been replaced with the replacement coefficient. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176530

Using multiple cameras to stitch a consolidated 3d depth map

Each of plural devices includes a laser emitter and a camera for detecting reflections of laser light emitted by the device, so that plural of the devices can generate their own depth maps showing images within the field of view of their cameras. The resulting 3d depth maps from multiple cameras at potentially arbitrary locations can be aggregated to create a more accurate 3d depth map of the area covered by all the individual cameras. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176476

Display control device, display control method, and program

An information processing system that acquires a first captured image; acquires a plurality of second images; and generates display data including the first captured image and at least a subset of the plurality of second images based on an evaluation parameter corresponding to each of the plurality of second images.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176469

Control device, control method, and recording medium

There is provided a control device including a display control unit configured to cause display of a display unit to shift between a first display mode in which a first kind of image having a predetermined relation with an electric-to-electric (ee) image acquired by an imaging unit and a second kind of image different from the first kind of image are displayed and a second display mode in which the first kind of image is not displayed and the second kind of image is displayed, and a power control unit configured to control power supply to the imaging unit in the shift between the first and second display modes.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176445

Imaging device and imaging method

The present disclosure relates to an imaging device and an imaging method that enable more appropriate exposure control to be performed quickly. An image sensor includes an image sensor in which an exposure detection pixel configured to output a pixel value to be used for detection of brightness of a subject and an effective pixel configured to output a pixel value effective for construction of an image are arranged in an imaging effective area to be utilized for imaging of the image; and an exposure control unit configured to control exposure time of the image sensor on the basis of the pixel value output from the exposure detection pixel. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176444

Image sensor with transfer gate control signal lines

There is provided an image sensor including at least three pixel transfer control signal lines, on a per line basis, configured to control exposure start and end timings of a pixel in order for exposure timings of a plurality of the pixels constituting one line in a specific direction to have at least three patterns.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176123

Robust data routing in wireless networks with directional transmissions

A method and apparatus for routing the same data through independent routes between stations in a mesh network to increase the robustness of communications. The disclosed feature allows transmission of the same data stream via multiple routes from a source station (sta) to a destination station (sta). ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176119

Routing multiple data streams simultaneously in wireless networks

A method and apparatus for routing multiple data streams simultaneously through independent routes between multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo) stations in a mesh network. The disclosed feature allows transmission of multiple data streams via multiple routes from a source station (sta) to a destination station (sta), which are both mimo capable, even though the relay stas in between can be a single-input-single-output (siso) sta. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176056

Transmitter, receiver and methods and computer readable medium

A transmitter transmits payload data using orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbols, the transmitter comprising frame builder circuitry configured to receive the payload data to be transmitted and to receive signalling information for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data into frames with the signalling information as a preamble to each of the frames for transmission. Modulator circuitry is configured to modulate one or more first ofdm symbols with the signalling information to form the preamble of each frame and to modulate one or more second ofdm symbols with the payload data to form post preamble waveform of each frame. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176054

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

A wireless transmission system includes: a communication unit for transmission; and a communication unit for reception. The communication units for transmission and reception are housed in a housing of the same electronic apparatus, or the communication unit for transmission is housed in a housing of first electronic apparatus and the communication unit for reception is housed in a housing of second electronic apparatus and a wireless signal transmission path enabling wireless information transmission between the communication units is formed between the communication units when the first and the second electronic apparatus are disposed at given positions to be integrated with each other. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175955

Receiving apparatus, receiving method, transmitting apparatus, and transmitting method

A receiving apparatus includes circuitry configured to receive a digital broadcast signal which uses an internet protocol (ip) transfer method. Based on control information included in the digital broadcast signal, the circuitry acquires at least one of a broadcast component or a communication component, and controls an operation of each section which performs a predetermined process relating to the acquired at least one component. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175333

Battery, battery can, battery pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system

A battery includes: an electrode body; and a battery can configured to accommodate the electrode body and include a bottom part. At least one surface of the bottom part has two or more grooves on a same circumference, a proportion of an inner diameter of the groove to an outer diameter of the bottom part is 44% or more, and a proportion of a total value of intervals of the grooves to a perimeter of the circumference is 2% or more and 24% or less.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175108

Memory device and memory system

Provided is a memory device that has a structure suitable for still higher integration while securing production easiness, and includes n memory cell units stacked, on a substrate, in order as first to n-th memory cell units in a first direction. The n memory cell units each include: one or more first electrodes; a plurality of second electrodes each provided to intersect the first electrode; a plurality of memory cells provided at respective intersections of the first electrode and the second electrodes and each coupled to both the first and second electrodes; and one or more lead lines coupled to the first electrode to form one or more coupling parts, which, in (m+1)-th memory cell unit, are located at a position where the coupling parts and m-th memory cell region surrounded by the memory cells in m-th memory cell unit overlap each other in the first direction.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175102

Imaging element, stacked-type imaging element, solid-state imaging device, and driving method for solid-state imaging device

An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175099

Solid-state imaging device and method of producing solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a sensor including an impurity diffusion layer provided in a surface layer of a semiconductor substrate; and an oxide insulating film containing carbon, the oxide insulating film being provided on the sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175089

Camera module and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a camera module and an electronic apparatus that can lower the risk of breakage. An imaging element has a light receiving surface to receive light, and is flip-chip mounted on a base. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175087

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

A solid-state imaging device including an imaging area where a plurality of unit pixels are disposed to capture a color image, wherein each of the unit pixels includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; a plurality of transfer gates, each of which is disposed in each of the photoelectric conversion portions to transfer signal charges from the photoelectric conversion portion; and a floating diffusion to which the signal charges are transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions by the plurality of the transfer gates, wherein the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions receive light of the same color to generate the signal charges, and wherein the signal charges transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion are added to be output as an electrical signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175083

Imaging element, electronic device, manufacturing apparatus, and manufacturing method

This technology relates to an imaging element and an electronic device for reducing any increase in pixel size while lessening any drop in image quality, and to a manufacturing apparatus and a manufacturing method for manufacturing the imaging element and the electronic device. For example, an imaging element includes an element isolation region with an insulator to penetrate a semiconductor layer having transistors formed in a pixel including a photoelectric conversion section. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175071

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A display unit of the present disclosure includes a plurality of pixel circuits each including a light-emitting element, a drive transistor that has a drain and a source and supplies a current to the light-emitting element, and a control transistor connected to the drain or the source of the drive transistor. One channel portion is formed for two control transistors in respective adjacent two of the pixel circuits.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174973

Mounting substrate and electronic apparatus

A mounting substrate according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a wiring substrate (30); a fine l/s layer (40) formed in contact with a top surface of the wiring substrate; and a plurality of elements (12, 13) arranged in a matrix on a top surface of the fine l/s layer. The wiring substrate includes a plurality of first wiring lines (sigb1, gate2), and a plurality of vias (14) arranged at a period corresponding to an integral multiple of an arrangement period of the plurality of element, and two or more of the vias are provided for each of the first wiring lines. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174611

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

A configuration enabling selective copy permission for each of a basic layer and an auxiliary layer used for reproduction of video data is realized. A copy execution apparatus performing a data copying process between media performs a process of receiving dynamic range scalability limiting information that is copy limiting information recording whether or not copy is allowed for each of a basic layer and an auxiliary layer used for reproduction of video data from a copy management server, determining whether or not copy is allowed for each of the layers, selecting layer data allowed to be copied or video data generated on the basis of the copy-allowed layer data, and copying the selected data to a second medium.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174608

Disc archive apparatus

Provided is a disc archive apparatus, including: a tray conveying robot that selects a specified disc tray and conveys the specified disc tray; a rotatable turn table, the disc tray conveyed by the tray conveying robot being placed on the rotatable turn table; a disc conveying picker for placing the discs from the disc tray placed on the turn table into the plurality of drives of the disc drive; and a controller that controls an operation, in which the controller performs a control operation including performing processing including recording or reproduction on/from the disc taken out from a disc tray currently placed on a first area of the turn table, rotating the turn table thereafter, and performing processing including recording or reproduction on/from a next disc tray placed on a second area of the turn table.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174366

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of further diversifying a method of implementing a virtual object using the ar technology, the information processing apparatus including: a display control unit configured to perform a first process of displaying a virtual object superimposed on a real space at a position which is based on a real object detected in the real space or a second process of displaying the virtual object superimposed on the real space at a position which is not based on the real object detected in the real space.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174347

Telepresence of multiple users in interactive virtual space

A telepresence communication uses information captured by a first capture device about a first user and information captured by a second capture device about a second user to generate a first avatar corresponding to the first user and a second avatar corresponding to the second user. A scene can be rendered locally or by a remote server in which the first avatar and the second avatar are both rendered in a virtual space. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174295

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

According to some aspects, an image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to receive at least two images of at least one cell. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174110

Personalized calendar for digital media content-related events

A system for providing a personalized calendar comprises a server that hosts a database storing digital product event data, which associates a plurality of digital products with respective digital products event dates. The server repeatedly updates the digital product event data in the database, provides a user interface for a user, with the user interface being displayable on a remote user device of the user and includes a calendar widget personalized for the user based on a user account. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173990

Using pattern recognition to reduce noise in a 3d map

To reduce the random noise in a depth map that is rendered using colors to convey the various depths, pattern recognition may be used to selectively apply noise reduction or to modulate the strength of the noise reduction. In this way, the potential adverse effect on the detail/sharpness of the image can be ameliorated. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173059

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and lighting apparatus

Provided is a light-emitting device having an excellent light emission performance irrespective of its small thickness. The light-emitting device includes a base having a surface; one or more light sources that are provided on the surface of the base, and each have an optical axis; a reflective lens provided to interpose the light source between the reflective lens and the base; a reflective sheet that is provided to surround the light source along the surface of the base, and includes a first surface that makes a first angle relative to a plane that is substantially orthogonal to the optical axis to allow the first surface to be away also from the base as the first surface is away from the light source; and a light diffusion member provided to interpose the light source, the reflective lens, and the reflective sheet, between the light diffusion member and the base.. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172997

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes a frame mounted on an observer's head, an image display device attached to the frame and a dimming device 700, the image display device includes an image forming device and an optical device 120, 320 having a virtual image forming region 140, 340 where a virtual image is formed on the basis of light emitted from the image forming device, the optical device 120, 320 overlaps with a portion of the dimming device 700, at the time of operation of the dimming device 700, a light blocking ratio of the dimming device 700 is changed over a range of from an upper region 701u to a lower region 701d and/or over a range of from an inner region 701c to an outer region 701s, and a virtual image forming region facing region 701 has a light blocking ratio higher than the light blocking ratio of the lower region 701d or the outer region 701s.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172917

Photoelectric connector

A photoelectric connector includes a plug and a receptacle. The plug includes a plug housing 200, a first guide pin 220, a first signal transmitting/receiving member 230, a first electrode unit 260, and a plug housing biasing means 250. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169524

Information processing device, system, and information processing method

[object] to simplify a procedure of an action between users in a virtual space. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: a display control unit configured to display an image of a virtual space in which a first user acts; an action information generation unit configured to generate action information indicating an action from the first user to a second user in the virtual space; and a light modulation control unit configured to control modulation of light for displaying the image of the virtual space according to the action information. ... Sony Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168767

Surgical microscope device and surgical microscope system

A surgical electronic microscope device (10) includes a microscope unit (110) and a support unit (120) that supports the microscope unit (110). The microscope unit (110) images an operative site of a patient (330) on an operating table (340), and outputs an image signal. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167954

Method and apparatus for reporting channel state information in wireless communication system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sub-band cqi reports are introduced for lte systems having system bandwidth of narrow band, e.g. Less than or equal to 6 resource blocks, which address issues pertinent to such narrowband systems. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167951

Device and method for configuring almost blank subframe and heterogeneous wireless communication network

An apparatus and a method for a wireless communication network. The apparatus includes circuitry configured for acquiring the first information associated with an indicator indicating communication quality of user terminals served by an interfering base station; acquiring second information associated with an indicator indicating interfered degree of user terminals interfered by the interfering base station; configuring, based on the first information and the second information, transmission of the interfering base station for inter-base station coordination. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167944

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunications system in which downlink communications are made using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth (host carrier) and supports at least some communications from a base station to least some terminal devices within a plurality of restricted frequency bands (virtual carriers) which are narrower than and within the system frequency bandwidth. A terminal device conveys an indication of its identity, e.g. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167885

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

An information processing device includes a control unit. A first device that transmits data to the information processing device has a multiplexing function for multiplexing and transmitting data from a plurality of devices including the first device to the information processing device. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167826

Base station control method, base station control apparatus, wireless communication system and electronic device

A base station control method for a wireless communication system, a base station control apparatus, a wireless communication system and an electronic device. The wireless communication system includes a small cell. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167775

Electronic device in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

The present disclosure relates to an electronic device in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device comprises: one or more processing circuits, wherein the processing circuits are configured to execute the following operations: acquiring an on/off state of a small cell base station in a pre-determined geographical area; and on the basis of the acquired on/off state of the small cell base station, generating reconfiguration information about a positioning reference signal (prs) used for the small cell base station in the pre-determined geographical area, so as to position user equipment in the pre-determined geographical area. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167663

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, and a program that enable transmission of time information in tlvs. The signal processing device includes: a demodulation processing unit that performs a demodulation process; and a processing unit that performs a demux process. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167649

Audio recording device, audio recording system, and audio recording method

Deterioration in audio quality is inhibited in a device which records audio and stretches a reproduction time period. A sampling processing unit performs processing of sampling audio in a predetermined period at a sampling rate higher than a predetermined sampling rate to generate audio data as high-resolution audio data, and processing of sampling audio outside the predetermined period at the predetermined sampling rate to generate audio data as normal audio data. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167625

Image processing device and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including a control section configured to set, based on a first quantization parameter offset set for a chroma component of a first layer, a second quantization parameter offset for a chroma component of a second layer decoded with reference to the first layer, and an inverse quantization section configured to inversely quantize transform coefficient data of the chroma component of the second layer using a quantization parameter computed using the second quantization parameter offset set by the control section.. . ... Sony Corporation








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