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12/31/15 / #20150382487

Display

A display which thickness is allowed to be reduced is provided. A display includes: a display panel; and a back-face member having rigidity and provided on a back face of the display panel, the back-face member covering the back face, or the back face and other part of the display panel.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382305

Silent mode for submerged devices

Aspects described herein relate to communication settings in wireless devices and in particular, to communication settings in waterproof wireless devices. Aspects described herein also relate to a method and device for handling communication settings in a waterproof wireless device. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382277

Operating a base station of a radio access network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a base station (130) of a radio access network (100). According to the method, a first user equipment (110) within a cell (101) served by the base station (130) is detected and a second user equipment (120) within the cell (101) served by the base station (130) is detected. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382202

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

12/31/15 / #20150382199

Radio resource management apparatus, method and system

A spectrum management system includes circuitry that determines available spectrum for a secondary communication system. The available spectrum is determined based on a disturbance tolerance of a primary communication system that is managed by the spectrum management system and a disturbance tolerance of another primary communication system that is managed by another spectrum management system. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382186

Wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication method, and wireless communication system

Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including a communication unit capable of wireless communication with another wireless communication apparatus, a determination unit for determining whether the communication unit is in proximity to the other wireless communication apparatus, and a control unit for performing, in a case the communication unit is determined to be in proximity to the other wireless communication apparatus, a connection procedure between the communication unit and the other wireless communication apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382146

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a positional relationship information acquirer that acquires information indicating a position relationship between a first user and a second user, a nearness determiner that determines whether or not the first user and the second user are near each other, on the basis of the information indicating the position relationship, and a contact manager that sorts, on the basis of a result of the determination, a contact list which is provided to the first user and which includes contact information for the second user.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382097

Hearing device, method and system for automatically enabling monitoring mode within said hearing device

Aspects of the invention relate to a hearing device for automatically enabling monitoring within the hearing device including an electronic module arranged for collecting environment data of the hearing device, wherein environment data is based on events in the vicinity of the hearing device, at least one sound reproducing unit arranged for receiving a first audio signal, wherein the electronic module includes a processor arranged to mix the received first audio signal and a monitored ambient sound signal based on the collected environment data. Aspects of the invention also related to a system and a method for automatically enabling monitoring within the hearing device.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382067

Image pickup device

When a key for directly transferring from the screen of a “video mode” of tape reproduction to the screen of memory stick reproduction is separately arranged, the ratio of an occupation area of the key on the screen is increased. Therefore, a setting operation is performed such that a stop key (11a) is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no memory stick is mounted as shown in fig. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382054

Multimedia playing control method, apparatus for the same and system

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a multimedia playing control method and apparatus and system. The multimedia playing control method includes: obtaining first multimedia content data according to source information of multimedia content data; and transmitting the source information of multimedia content data and all or part of the first multimedia content data. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382049

Receiver device

There is provided a receiver device including a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first distribution circuit, a second distribution circuit, a first high-frequency processing unit, and a second high-frequency processing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382006

Video processing system with high dynamic range sensor mechanism and method of operation thereof

A video processing system and the method of operation thereof includes: a high dynamic range (hdr) optical sensor having long exposure patterns and short exposure patterns; a prediction unit, coupled to the hdr optical sensor, for generating a prediction from the long exposure patterns and the short exposure patterns; a fixed length coding unit, coupled to the prediction unit, for encoding an enhanced hdr bit stream from the prediction; and a hdr display device for displaying a delivered digital data stream, transformed from the enhanced hdr bit stream.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150382003

Data encoding and decoding apparatus, method and storage medium

A video data decoding apparatus is configured to detect a control flag associated with at least a part of an encoded image for decoding, in which in a lossless mode of operation, a first control flag state enables sample-based angular intra-prediction but disables edge filtering of prediction samples, and a second control flag state disables sample-based angular intra prediction but enables edge filtering of prediction samples; and in a lossy mode of operation, the first control flag state enables residual differential pulse code modulation coding and enables edge filtering of prediction samples, and the second control flag state disables residual differential pulse code modulation coding but enables edge filtering of prediction samples.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381980

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

An image processing system, method and device for processing an image signal. The image processing system, method and device receive an operating mode signal indicative of a determined operating mode associated with resource efficiency, and control a depth of block division for a block setting process based on the determined operating mode indicated by the operating mode signal.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381918

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

An imaging device includes a pixel region in which light sensing pixels are grouped into pixel-units that each include multiple pixels, each column including pixels from at least two of the pixel-units. Each of the pixel-units is connected, via a corresponding readout line, to a corresponding readout unit configured to perform analog-to-digital conversion on pixel signals output thereto. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381917

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section and a signal processing section. The pixel array section is configured to include a plurality of arranged rectangular pixels, each of which has different sizes in the vertical and horizontal directions, and a plurality of adjacent ones of which are combined to form a square pixel having the same size in the vertical and horizontal directions. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381916

Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging device including a photoelectric conversion portion photoelectrically converting incident light into signal charge and accumulate the signal charge, a plurality of signal lines including a transfer signal line to which a transfer signal for reading the signal charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion portion to a floating diffusion region is input, a driver circuit inputting a plurality of desired signals into the plurality of signal lines including the transfer signal line, and a terminal circuit connected to a side opposite to a side of the transfer signal line where the driver circuit is connected and to which a control signal for securing the transfer signal line at a constant voltage is input before a desired signal of the plurality of desired signals with respect to a signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line of the plurality of signal lines is input to the signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381915

Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device comprises a plurality of pixel blocks arranged in a matrix, each of the pixel blocks including a plurality of pixels that generate a charge in response to input light; a control unit including a vertical scanning unit and a horizontal scanning unit; and a plurality of analog-to-digital converters, each of the analog-to-digital converters disposed corresponding to pixel blocks. The control unit is configured to sequentially scan the pixels at a timing so that adjacent pixels which are located on a boundary of adjacent pixel blocks are scanned simultaneously.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381901

Video switching apparatus, video switching method, program, and information processing apparatus

A video switcher includes: a reception unit which receives video data within a range of a prescribed bandwidth via a network from video output apparatuses; a transmission unit which selects one or more pieces from among received video data, and transmits the selected one or more pieces to a video processing apparatus; a selection unit which dynamically sets a priority degree of each piece of video data, and selects video data to be received; and a control unit which controls a transmission and reception of video data. When a bandwidth necessary for a reception of new video data is insufficient, the selection unit selects video data for which reception is to be stopped from among video data being received based on the priority degree, and the control unit performs a control so as to stop a reception of selected video data and start a reception of the new video data.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381881

Imaging device having autofocus capability

Herein disclosed is an imaging device having an imaging optical system, the device including: an imaging element configured to include a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels arranged along a predetermined direction; a first processor configured to execute focal detection processing by a phase difference detection system based on charge signals obtained from the plurality of second pixels; and a second processor configured to execute specific processing based on charge signals obtained from the plurality of first pixels, the specific processing being different from the focal detection processing by a phase difference detection system and being necessary for a function of the imaging device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381876

Image processing system with blur measurement and method of operation thereof

An image processing system and method of operation includes: an image processing device; an image capture module for capturing a source image on the image processing device; an assessment module for detecting an edge of the source image, and measuring an edge width measure of the edge; and a retrieving module for retrieving a depth of field from the edge width measure.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381523

Relay management apparatus, relay management method, program, and relay management system

Provided is a relay management apparatus including: a session management unit configured to perform registration of session information for multicast transmission of a data stream that is performed between one or two or more transmission apparatuses and one or two or more reception apparatuses via relay links of a relay apparatus, separately for information on a transmission apparatus side and information on a reception apparatus side; and a band reservation unit configured to perform band reservation of a relay link on the transmission apparatus side or band reservation of a relay link on the reception apparatus side, based on the registration of the session information on the transmission apparatus side or the reception apparatus side performed by the session management unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381519

Server reservation method, reservation control apparatus and program storage medium

An information processing device including a communication interface that exchanges data with a first device and a second device; and a processor that performs authentication of the first device; receives content data from the first device via the communication interface; and controls the communication interface to send the content data in real time to the second device based on an access control setting, which indicates a restriction on sending the content data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381359

Enciphering apparatus and method, deciphering apparatus and method as well as information processing apparatus and method

The invention provides an enciphering apparatus and method, a deciphering apparatus and method and an information processing apparatus and method by which illegal copying can be prevented with certainty. Data enciphered by a 1394 interface of a dvd player is transmitted to a personal computer and a magneto-optical disk apparatus through a 1394 bus. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381235

Transmitter, communications system and method for transmitting data signals

A transmitter for transmitting data signals to at least one communications device over a wired network on a plurality of carriers is provided, wherein the carriers are located in frequencies being allocated by one or more radio services, wherein each of the radio services is allocated to one or a plurality of frequency bands, the transmitter comprising a symbol generator configured to generate symbols based on the data signals; a processor configured to generate copies of the symbols and to determine an allocation of the copies onto the plurality of carriers, wherein a first copy and a second copy of each symbol are allocated to carriers located in frequency bands that are allocated to different radio services; and a modulator configured to modulate the copies of the symbols on the carriers in accordance with the determined allocation.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150380463

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing same

A semiconductor device including a transistor on a main surface side of a semiconductor substrate; and a resistance change element on a back-surface side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the transistor includes a low-resistance section in the semiconductor substrate, the low-resistance section extending to the back surface of the semiconductor substrate, an insulating film is provided in contact with a back surface of the low-resistance section, the insulating film has an opening facing the low-resistance section, and the resistance change element is connected to the low-resistance section through the opening.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150380456

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

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

12/31/15 / #20150380452

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: an organic substrate; an integrated circuit and a chip part provided on the organic substrate; a molded section including a central portion and a peripheral portion, and forming, as a whole, a concave shape, the central portion sealing the integrated circuit and the chip part on the organic substrate, and the peripheral portion standing around the central portion; and a solid-state image pickup element provided on the central portion of the molded section, the solid-state image pickup element having a top edge that is lower in position in a thickness direction than a top edge of the peripheral portion of the molded section.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150380347

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device including a plurality of solder balls on a surface the semiconductor device, and a retaining body associated with a first solder ball of the plurality of solder balls, separating the first solder ball from at least a second solder ball of the plurality of solder balls. The retaining body includes a conductive portion and an insulating portion configured to cover the conductive portion. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379943

Display device and display method

Disclosed herein is a display device including: a liquid crystal display section adapted to display an image based on a video signal; a backlight; and a processing section adapted to correct the video signal and set the luminance of the backlight based on two pieces of information, a peak level of the video signal in a display screen or in each of a plurality of partial display areas into which the display screen is divided, and factor data obtained from a data map made up of a reference position on the display screen and the factor data that are associated with each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379892

Information processing device and storage medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to obtain a captured image of food, transmit the captured image of food, receive, from a data providing device, at least one indication of at least one ingredient included within the food of the captured image, and initiate a displaying of the at least one indication to a user, in association with the food of the captured image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379747

Image processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium calculating size and position of one of an entire person and a part of a person in an image

There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a detecting unit detecting one of an entire person and a part of a person in an image produced by image data acquired by image pickup by an imaging unit; a position/size calculating unit calculating a size and a position of the detected one of the entire person and the part of the person in the image; and a gui disposing unit disposing graphical user interface (gui) elements, which are to be displayed by being superimposed on the image produced by the image data, on the image based on the calculated size and position.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379258

Center device

A center device communicates with one or more controller devices operated by one or more users. The center device is operable to: execute at least one application program; detect a respective connection with each of the one or more controller devices and to select one of the one or more controller devices for authentication; query the user of the selected one of the controller devices for requested authentication information; receive, from the selected one of the controller devices, authentication information provided by the user of the selected one of the controller devices; and permit the execution and manipulation of the output of the application program only when the authentication information provided by the user, and received from, the selected one of the controller devices matches the requested authentication information.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379042

Deep context photo searching

A user can search for photographs or videos and deep linking rules may be applied to images to discern images that might be desired by the user that otherwise would not be returned using conventional photo categorization and metadata searching.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378569

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

An image of a folder linked to one program is displayed on a display section by a simpler operation than a conventional operation. A control section displays a program icon image on a display section, the program icon image being an image associated with a program, and being an image causing processing related to the program to be performed in response to reception of a predetermined operation on the image. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378447

Terminal device, control method for terminal device, and program

There is provided a terminal device including an operation unit operable in a specific direction, an orientation determining unit configured to determine an orientation of the terminal device including the operation unit, and a control unit configured to switch a function to be implemented in response to an operation on the operation unit in accordance with the orientation.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150377763

Microparticle analysis apparatus and microparticle analysis system

There is provided a microparticle analysis apparatus including a sample channel configured to receive liquid containing a plurality of microparticles, a first pair of electrodes configured to form an alternating electric field in at least a part of the sample channel, a measuring part configured to measure impedance between the first pair of electrodes, an analyzing part configured to calculate property values of the microparticles from the impedance measured in the measuring part, and a determining part configured to determine whether data of the impedance measured in the measuring part is derived from the microparticles.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375121

Information processing system, information processing method, information processing program, and computer-readable recording medium on which information processing program is stored

When a game operation image is displayed on a touch panel of a portable terminal, the size of a game display screen and the operation image are small and therefore the progress of a game becomes difficult. Even in the case of a terminal having only a touch panel of a limited size, an operation image having a size that affects the progress of a game as little as possible is displayed on the touch panel by superimposing the operation image on a game display screen at a position that affects the progress of the game as little as possible.. ... Sony Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374207

Optical connector and medical device

An optical connector for coupling to a counter-connector mechanically and optically, a portion of an optical transmission line transmitting an optical signal being disposed in the optical connector, includes: a first outer case through which the optical transmission line is inserted and that covers an incidence end or an emitting end of an optical signal through the optical transmission line; a cover plate that is permeable to an optical signal and seals a tip end side coupled to the counter-connector in the first outer case; and a coating film made of amorphous carbon that is disposed on a surface on the tip end side of the cover plate.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373757

Wireless connection system and wireless connection method

. . . . A wireless connection system having at least one host device and at least one client device is disclosed. The client device is brought close to the host device, near field wireless communications are performed and an authentication process of authenticating the client device is performed with connection setting information through the near field wireless communications when wireless communications are performed between the host device and the client device based on a predetermined wireless communication standard. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373746

Massive mimo cell synchronization: ap to ap direct communication

The invention is directed to synchronizing a massive multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) link between an access point (ap) and a contaminating ap. An exemplary method comprises: detecting, by an ap, a contaminating ap, wherein the contaminating ap interferes with communication between the ap and other ues in communication with the ap; and extracting, by the ap, broadcasted pilot information from a first channel associated with a data frame, wherein the broadcasted pilot information is associated with the contaminating ap.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373728

Device and method for configuring almost blank subframe and heterogeneous wireless communicaiton 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

12/24/15 / #20150373726

Radio resource management system and radio resource management method

The present disclosure provides a radio resource management system and method. The radio resource management system includes a control device for determining, based on geographical location information of at least one secondary system and at least one primary system managed by the radio resource management system, a radio resource available to the at least one secondary system among licensed radio resources of the at least one primary system when the primary system is not interfered with, the control device including a selection unit for selecting at least one object liable to be interfered with by the secondary system managed by another radio resource management system from the at least one primary system, from the at least one secondary system, or from the at least one primary system and the at least one secondary system based on the geographical location information; and a communication device for transmitting the geographical location information of the at least one object selected by the selection unit to the another radio resource management system. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373719

Wireless communication method, base station and wireless communication device

A wireless communication method, a base station and a wireless communication device. The wireless communication method includes: in case that communication devices which are to perform communication are estimated to satisfy a condition for device-to-device direct communication, transmitting a control signaling from a base station to the communication devices, the control signaling allocating a carrier for the device-to-device direct communication; and performing the device-to-device direct communication between the communication devices using the allocated carrier, wherein the base station allocates the carrier for the device-to-device direct communication from conventional carrier, stand-alone new-type carrier and non-stand-alone new-type carrier, wherein the new-type carrier has a reduced number of control channels as compared with the conventional carrier.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373701

Communication control device, communication control method, and wireless communication device

There is provided a communication control device including an acquiring section that acquires first position related information relating to positions of one or more wireless communication devices among a plurality of access points that perform transmission of signals to a target device in parallel using an identical frequency resource and second position related information relating to a position of the target device, an estimating section that estimates a distance between the target device and each of the one or more wireless communication devices during the transmission on the basis of the first position related information and the second position related information, and a deciding section that decides transmission timing of each of the plurality of access points for the transmission on the basis of information that includes information on the estimated distance and relates to a distance between the target device and each of the plurality of access points.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373690

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

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

12/24/15 / #20150373655

Terminal device, program, and communication control method

Provided is a terminal device including: a communication control unit configured to control a radio communication function so as to establish synchronization in a second frequency band by a synchronization signal transmitted in the second frequency band synchronized with a first frequency band, and to establish synchronization in the first frequency band by utilizing a synchronization result in the second frequency band. The first frequency band is synchronized with a third frequency band. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373653

Massive mimo cell synchronization: ap to ap indirect communication

The invention is directed to establishing a channel between an access point (ap) and a contaminating ue. An exemplary method comprises: detecting, by an ap, a contaminating ue, wherein the contaminating ue interferes with communication between the ap and other ues in communication with the ap; and transmitting, by the ap, data to the contaminating ue on a first channel associated with a data frame, wherein the data frame comprises a downlink (dl) part, an uplink (ul) part, and a header.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373624

Infrastructure equipment, mobile communications network, system and method

An infrastructure equipment forming part of a mobile communications network includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals to communications devices via a wireless access interface, a receiver configured to receive signals transmitted from the communications devices via the wireless access interface, and a controller. The controller controls the transmitter and receiver across a first frequency bandwidth divided in time into plural frames, to form one of plural cells of the mobile communications network, each cell allocated a cell identifier by the mobile communications network. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373623

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

Provided is a communication control device including: a communication control unit configured to control radio communication in a macro cell that overlaps with part or whole of a small cell. A first frequency band used for the radio communication in the macro cell is synchronized with a second frequency band used for radio communication in the small cell. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373518

Relay device, method and computer program

A relay device operable to relay emergency information to a plurality of mobile terminals. The device includes: a receiver configured in use to receive a broadcast signal, the broadcast signal being in a first format and containing the emergency information; a transmitter configured in use to connect to the plurality of mobile terminals using a communication channel; and a processor configured in use to provide the emergency information received in the broadcast signal to the plurality of mobile terminals in a second format using the transmitter, wherein the second format is different to the first format.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373414

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus may include a control device. The control device may generate display data including a main image for display in a first area of a display area and a list of candidate images for display in a second area of the display area at a same time the main image is displayed in the first area, wherein the candidate images are extracted from and represent respective objects in the main image. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373410

Reception apparatus, reception method, program, and information processing system

Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus including: a reception portion configured to receive audio video content; a trigger extraction portion configured to extract trigger information for operating an application program transmitted along with the audio video content and executed in interlocked relation to the audio video content; a table acquisition portion configured to acquire a correspondence table for associating the trigger information with commands for controlling the operation of the application program; a command determination portion configured such that, based on the acquired correspondence table, the command determination portion determines the commands associated with the extracted trigger information; and a control portion configured to control the operation of the application program in response to the determined commands.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373404

Information processing device and method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a content selection unit configured to select content including at least one name specified by a user; a face group acquisition unit configured to acquire face groups by grouping, per person, face images occurring in content selected by the content selection unit; and a face group determination unit configured to determine a face group to associate with the name from face groups acquired by the face group acquisition unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373380

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

A transmission apparatus including: a transport stream generation unit configured to generate a transport stream in which a first transport packet containing transport media in a payload and a second transport packet containing information about the transport media in a payload, are time-division multiplexed; a transport stream transmission unit configured to transmit the transport stream to a receiver through a predetermined transmission channel; and a time information insertion unit configured to insert time information for allowing the receiver to obtain decoding time and/or presentation time into the first transport packet or the second transport packet.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373312

Projection display unit and direct-view display unit

A projection display unit includes: an illumination optical system including one or more light sources; a reflective liquid crystal device that generates image light by modulating light from the illumination optical system, based on an input image signal; a polarizing beam splitter disposed on an optical path between the illumination optical system and the reflective liquid crystal device; a polarization compensation device disposed on an optical path between the polarizing beam splitter and the reflective liquid crystal device, and the polarization compensation device that provides a phase difference to light incident thereon to change a polarization state of the light; and a projection optical system that projects image light generated by the reflective liquid crystal device and then being incident thereon through an optical path, the optical path passing through the polarization compensation device and the polarizing beam splitter. The polarization compensation device has a first surface and a second surface that faces each other along an optical axis, and provides a phase difference between absolute values at light incidence from the first surface and at light incidence from the second surface, the absolute values being opposite in polarity to each other and being substantially equal to each other.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373297

Receiving device and electronic apparatus

A receiving device includes a plurality of receiving circuits, a plurality of local oscillation circuits that supply local oscillation signals to each of the plurality of receiving circuits, and a control unit that controls each receiving circuit and each local oscillation circuit. The control unit provides a plurality of search algorithms for searching for a reception frequency in each of the receiving circuits, and selects a search algorithm at the time of searching for the reception frequency of each receiving circuit according to a frequency which is handled by other receiving circuit or other local oscillation circuit.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373293

Video acquisition with adaptive frame rate

A device is provided which comprises a camera configured to acquire a video at a first frame rate. The device further comprises an interface configured to receive control information which indicates a current environmental condition. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373280

Algorithm for pre-processing of video effects

A system and method of processing a video decode contents of a video container into a sequence of frames, and apply a video effect to each frame in the sequence of frames to produce corresponding modified frames. A sequence of differential frames is determined based on a comparison of the sequence of frames and the corresponding modified frames. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373260

Image pickup device, method of controlling image pickup device, and computer program

There is provided an image pickup device including: a composition detection unit configured to calculate a time at which an object that is specified by a user and is included in a captured image achieves a composition specified by the user; a time calculation unit configured to calculate a time after start instruction of image pickup operation is issued but before an image is captured; and an image pickup control unit configured to start image pickup processing of the image in response to the start instruction of the image pickup operation. The composition detection unit issues the start instruction of the image pickup operation to the image pickup control unit the time calculated by the time calculation unit before the time at which the composition specified by the user is achieved.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373244

Video signal generating apparatus, video signal receiving apparatus, and video signal generating and receiving system

A video signal generating apparatus is disclosed which includes: a camera configured to generate a video signal; an operating device configured to operate at least either the camera or an apparatus configured to receive the video signal; a text data generating device configured to generate text data including a meaningful term in response to the operation performed on the operating device; and a text data inserting device configured to insert the text data generated by the text data generating device into the video signal in a corresponding manner.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373243

Light receiving and emitting device

There is provided a light receiving and emitting device including: a light receiving and emitting unit configured to have a plurality of pixels that receive light and perform photoelectric conversion through which an electric signal corresponding to an amount of the light is output and a plurality of light emitting units that emit light, the two or more light emitting units being disposed for every two or more pixels; an imaging optical system configured to form an image on the pixels of the light receiving and emitting unit; and a control unit configured to independently control light emission of the plurality of respective light emitting units.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373236

Lifelog camera and method of controlling same using voice triggers

A lifelog camera is configured to capture the digital image without user input upon detection of a sound-based trigger in an audio signal output by a microphone present at the lifelog camera. The sound-based trigger is indicative of activity of the user or another person near the user.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372845

Data processing devices and data processing methods

The present technology relates to data processing devices and data processing methods that lower costs and enable cb (channel bonding). A transmission device divides a bb stream as a stream of bb (baseband) frames into divisional streams by distributing the bb frames of the bb stream to data slices. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372774

Operating a user equipment in a wireless communication network

A method for operating a user equipment in a wireless communication network and a user equipment are described.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372721

Configuring user equipment to display information through a cover window

A cover apparatus for a user equipment includes a front surface connected to a user equipment and positioned to cover and prevent user viewing of a first portion of a display device. The front surface has a window providing user viewing of a second portion of the display device while the front surface covers the first portion of the display device. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372704

Reception device and electronic apparatus

There is provided a reception device including first and second reception circuits configured to receive transmission signals, a first oscillation circuit configured to generate a differential signal having a predetermined frequency on the basis of an oscillation signal acquired from a connected crystal oscillator, and to supply the generated differential signal to the first reception circuit as a reference frequency signal, and a second oscillation circuit configured to be supplied with an oscillation signal having one of phases in the differential signal acquired by the first oscillation circuit, to generate a differential signal having a predetermined frequency on the basis of the supplied oscillation signal, and to supply the generated differential signal to the second reception circuit as a reference frequency signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372506

Power feeding device, power receiving device and wireless power feeding system

Disclosed herein is a power feeding device including a power transmitter adapted to generate a plurality of transmission signals at different frequencies including at least power to be fed; a power feeding element that is fed with transmission signals including power generated by the power transmitter; and a plurality of resonance elements that have different resonance frequencies and are provided where they can be coupled with the power feeding element by electromagnetic induction.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372278

Heat-resistant microporous film and battery separator

A heat-resistant microporous film and a battery separator are provided and including a substrate comprising a porous film; and a heat-resistant layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate, the heat-resistant layer containing a heat-resistant resin and heat-resistant particles, wherein at least one protrusion is formed on a surface of the heat-resistant layer, and a total number of protrusions not exceeding 60 per surface area of 0.0418 mm2.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372043

Solid-state image pickup apparatus and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element are arranged, transfer wirings formed on the pixel region in parallel to each other with uniform opening widths, and different wirings formed in a wiring layer above the transfer wirings. At least a part of the different wirings is overlapped with the transfer wirings on a plan position. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372041

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

A solid-state imaging device has a sensor substrate having a pixel region on which photoelectric converters are arrayed; a driving circuit provided on a front face side that is opposite from a light receiving face as to the photoelectric converters on the sensor substrate; an insulation layer, provided on the light receiving face, and having a stepped construction wherein the film thickness of the pixel region is thinner than the film thickness in a periphery region provided on the outside of the pixel region; a wiring provided to the periphery region on the light receiving face side; and on-chip lenses provided to positions corresponding to the photoelectric converters on the insulation layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372032

Solid-state imaging device with channel stop region with multiple impurity regions in depth direction and method for manufacturing the same

Channel stop sections formed by multiple times of impurity ion implanting processes. Four-layer impurity regions are formed across the depth of a semiconductor substrate (across the depth of the bulk), so that a p-type impurity region is formed deep in the semiconductor substrate; thus, incorrect movement of electric charges is prevented. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372017

Display device and electronic unit

A display device includes: a substrate including a display region and a peripheral region; a first wiring provided on a front face of the substrate; and a second wiring provided on a rear face of the substrate and electrically connected to the first wiring.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372008

Semiconductor integrated circuit

Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit including: a plurality of first input/output cells arranged on a semiconductor integrated circuit substrate; a plurality of second input/output cells arranged on the semiconductor integrated circuit substrate along the plurality of first input/output cells; and a potential supply portion formed on a semiconductor package substrate, a portion of the potential supply portion protruding in a surface of the semiconductor package substrate, and configured to supply a predetermined potential to a target cell which is one of the plurality of first input/output cells and a cell neighboring the target cell among the plurality of second input/output cells through a region including the protruding portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371593

Color dependent content adaptive backlight control

A backlight for a lcd comprises two or led arrays, each corresponding to a respective color channel. A control circuit controls the supply current to each led array separately based on the content of a displayed image to reduce the current consumption of the backlight. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371591

Display panel, pixel chip, and electronic apparatus

A display panel includes a plurality of first unit pixels (pix) each including: a first data input terminals (pdin); a first data output terminal (pdout); a display element (48); and a first waveform shaping section (42, 22), in which the display element (48) is configured to perform display based on first data (pd) inputted to the first data input terminal (pdin), and the first waveform shaping section (42, 44) is provided on a signal path from the first data input terminal (pdin) to the first data output terminal (pdout).. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371427

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing program

An information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a data storage unit configured to store measurement data of microparticles; a data processing unit configured to create a 3d image in a coordinate space with three types of variables from the measurement data, the 3d image represents a characteristic distribution of the microparticles; and a display unit configured to display the 3d image, wherein in a case that a gating region is set in the 3d image, the 3d image is rotated or scaled up or down along with the gating region on the display unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371068

Tag powersave

A tag includes a communication interface that is configured to receive and transmit wireless transmissions, a movement detector and a digital logic circuit configured to perform operations. The operations may include broadcasting wireless transmissions comprising a tag id of the tag from the communication interface according to a transmission pattern. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370892

System and method for audio identification

Various aspects of a system and a method for accessing information associated with a sample of background audio in a computing device are disclosed herein. The computing device records, at predetermined time intervals, a sample of background audio in a vicinity of the computing device. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370891

Method and system for retrieving content

Various aspects of a method and a system for retrieving content are disclosed herein. The method includes receiving a search query comprising a string of characters from a user. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370856

Method and system for processing a search query

Various aspects of a method and a system for processing a search query are disclosed herein. The method includes receiving a search query from a user. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370456

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

A screen generating unit 287 generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor 204. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370429

In-vehicle apparatus and control method of in-vehicle apparatus

An in-vehicle apparatus and a control method of an in-vehicle apparatus, which is applied to a multimedia terminal having, for example, a function of navigation equipment and a function of video playback so as to improve usability to a user in a case of accepting an operation through a touch panel and a remote commander. A touch panel menu screen suitable for an operation through a touch panel and a remote commander menu screen suitable for an operation through a remote commander are switched to be displayed so as to accept an operation by a user.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370342

Character string input system

The present invention is intended to realize character string input using two or more devices by an efficient technique. A character string input system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370335

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

A display control apparatus of an illustrative embodiment controls display of a movable object on a display plane such that, in response to a movement operation, a movement trajectory of the movable object has a component that appears perpendicular to the display plane, wherein the movement operation is initiated when an operation device receives a user input having a component perpendicular to the display plane.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370075

Display device

A display device comprising a first image display device comprising a light guide plate, a dimmer, and a light control device. The light control device is configured to identify a start time of change in quantity of light received by the display device, and control transmissivity of the dimmer based on quantity of light received by the display device, after a predetermined amount of time after the start time has elapsed.. ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150369742

Measuring apparatus and measuring method

Provided is a measuring apparatus including: a light source unit to emit pulsed laser light used for pump light and stokes light that excite a molecular vibration of a sample; a stokes light generating unit to modulate an intensity of the pulsed laser light and to generate stokes light using the pulsed laser light having the modulated intensity; a time delaying unit to delay the pump light using the pulsed laser light or the stokes light; a detecting unit to detect, by lock-in detection, light transmitted through the sample irradiated with the pump light and the stokes light having a controlled time delay amount, or reflected light from the sample; and an arithmetic processing device to perform arithmetic processing on the basis of anti-stokes light detected by the lock-in detection while controlling the intensity modulation and the time delay amount.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366618

Sterile drape

Provided is a sterile drape configured to cover a medical observation apparatus to keep the medical observation apparatus sterile, the medical observation apparatus including a microscope part configured to magnify and image a microfine site of an observation object, an input part configured to receive an input of an operation instruction to the microscope part, and a grip part having a bar shape and having a surface provided with at least a portion of the input part, the sterile drape including: an attaching part configured to be fixed and attached to the grip part in a state where the sterile drape covers the medical observation apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150366002

Antenna structure, communication apparatus and electronic equipment

. . . . . . Embodiments of the present application provide an antenna structure, communication apparatus and electronic equipment. The antenna structure includes a first antenna and a second antenna configured to perform first network communication; wherein the antenna structure further includes a third antenna located between the first antenna and the second antenna and configured to perform second network communication, the third antenna being connected to a communication module of the second network. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365982

Massive mimo link setup

The invention is directed to establishing a massive multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) link between an access point (ap) and a user equipment (ue). An exemplary method comprises: first repeatedly transmitting pilots from the ue to the ap for a first duration, wherein the first duration covers a portion of a data frame; listening at the ue for a response from the ap for substantially the first duration; in response to not receiving a response from the ap, second repeatedly transmitting pilots from the ue to the ap for a second duration, wherein the second duration covers at least a portion of the remaining portion of the data frame not covered during the first duration; and receiving an acknowledgment at the ue from the ap, and establishing the massive mimo link between the ue and ap.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365974

Communication system, a communication method, and a communication apparatus

A communication system for carrying out data communication among a plurality of communication stations is disclosed in which a first communication station for transmitting to other communication stations a request to send (rts) signal for requesting a transmission upon the start of the data transmission; and a plurality of second communication stations transmitting to other communication stations a clear to send (cts) signal for notifying the completion of preparing the reception, wherein the first communication station transmits the rts signal describing at least each of addresses the second communication stations that are desired to receive the data, and receives a plurality of cts signals transmitted from each of the second communication stations in order to increase communication capacity.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365945

Mobile communication device and method for allocating resources outside of a virtual carrier based on ue capabilities

A communications device configured to receive data from a mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface. The wireless access interface provides plural communications resource elements across a host frequency bandwidth, and includes, within the host frequency bandwidth, first communications resource elements within a first frequency bandwidth for allocation preferably to reduced capability devices to receive signals representing data transmitted by a transmitter within the first bandwidth forming a first virtual carrier, the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth greater than or equal to the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365910

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

Provided is a communication control device including: a communication control unit configured to control radio communication in a small cell partially or entirely overlapping with a macro cell; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire first synchronization relationship information indicating which frequency bands are mutually synchronized among a plurality of frequency bands used for the small cell. The first synchronization relationship information is supplied in the small cell by the communication control unit and is not supplied in the macro cell by a base station of the macro cell.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365884

Method for operating a mobile device

The present invention relates to a method for operating a mobile device comprising a first interface unit for selectively interfacing to at least one communication network of a group of communication networks depending on a network selection information, and a second interface unit for interfacing to a communication device providing network information relating to a communication network related to the communication device. According to the method, the network information related to the communication network related to the communication device is received from the communication device. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365844

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

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

12/17/15 / #20150365825

Electronic equipment and method of authenticating a user

An electronic equipment comprises a sensor circuit operative to measure at least one electrical property of a user at a plurality of frequencies to thereby capture frequency-resolved electrical characteristics of the user. The electronic equipment comprises a processing circuit operative to perform a comparison between the frequency-resolved electrical characteristics of the user and reference characteristics to authenticate the user. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365674

Image processing system with random access capable integral image compression and method of operation thereof

A system and method of operation of an image processing system includes: an imaging device for receiving a source image; a mode module for receiving a random access block of an integral image formed by summing a portion of the source image, and for calculating a chosen mode and a quantization number from the random access block; a quantization module for forming a quantized block by shifting the random access block based on the chosen mode; a predictor module for calculating a predictor block based on the quantized block; and a fixed length coding module for calculating a residual block by subtracting the predictor block from the quantized block, for calculating a fixed length coding residual based on the chosen mode and the residual block, and for forming an image bitstream having the quantization number and the fixed length coding residual.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365615

Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the same, signal processing method for the same, and imaging apparatus

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device, including, a pixel array unit, first driving means, second driving means, and third driving means.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365601

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

There is provided a display control apparatus including an external memory accommodating unit for accommodating a removable external memory; a database recognizing unit for recognizing a database stored in the external memory, the database being recorded with an image stored in the external memory and information related to the image in correspondence to each other; a display method setting unit for setting either display method of a stored first display method or a second display method of displaying the image stored in the external memory without using the database based on a recognition result of the database recognizing unit; and a display controlling unit for displaying the image stored in the external memory by the display method based on the set display method.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365594

Electronic device, method for generating an image and filter arrangement

An electronic device including: an image sensor including plural sensors divided into groups; a multi-lens array including plural lenses configured to each form an image of a scene on a distinct group of the groups of pixel sensors; and a filter including plural color filter elements arranged in rows and columns. Each color filter element is associated with one of the lenses and the respective distinct group and configured to filter an image of the scene into one of plural color channels. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365593

Image processing device, photographing control method, and program

An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365591

Image creation combining base image and repositioned object from a sequence of images

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method implemented by a computing device is disclosed. Images from a sequence of images that depicts a scene are displayed on an electronic display. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365575

Lifelog camera and method of controlling same according to transitions in activity

A lifelog camera is configured to capture a digital image without user input that commands the capturing of the digital image. The lifelog camera includes a control circuit configured to detect a state transition in a signal from a sensor, the state transition indicative of a change in user activity; a camera module that captures the digital image under the control of the control circuit in response to the detection of the state transition; and a memory in which the digital image is stored.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365567

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

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

12/17/15 / #20150365472

Input handover from a first device to a second device

The invention is directed to input handover from a first device to a second device. An exemplary method comprises: establishing a connection between a first device and a second device; capturing a first image from the first device; capturing a second image from the second device; determining a location of the second device in reference to the first device based on comparing the first image and the second image; determining occurrence of a trigger event on the first device; and executing handover of an input instruction from the first device to the second device.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365458

Content supplying device, content supplying method, program, and content supplying system

There is provided a content supplying device that supplies streaming data of content in accordance with mpeg-dash, the content supplying device including: an http transmission unit configured to convert each segment of the streaming data into a file and to unicast the resulting segment files via http; an rtp transmission unit configured to multicast and/or broadcast the segment files via rtp; and a metafile generation unit configured to generate a metafile describing a chronological correspondence relation between the segment files to be unicasted via http and the segment files to be multicasted and/or broadcasted via rtp, and to supply the metafile to a receiver.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365235

Method, system and electronic device

A method comprising generating an auxiliary key based on a secret key which is stored in an electronic device, generating a representation of the auxiliary key, displaying the representation of the auxiliary key on a display of the first electronic device, capturing the representation of the auxiliary key with a camera of a second electronic device, and restoring the auxiliary key from the captured representation of the auxiliary key.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365221

Method, base station and mobile station for tdd operation in a communication system

A method, nodeb and user equipment for tdd operation in a communication system operating in tdd mode in a frequency band allocated for fdd operation. Preferably, operation is in tdd uplink and downlink mode in a first frequency band designated or normally used for fdd uplink communication, and in tdd downlink-only mode in a second frequency band designated or normally used for fdd downlink communication. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150364509

Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same

A solid-state imaging device with a semiconductor substrate; a pixel formation region in the substrate and including a pixel made of a photoelectric conversion element; and an element isolation portion in the substrate and including an element isolation insulating layer and an impurity element isolation region. The element isolation insulating layer is positioned in a surface of the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150364140

Portable electronic equipment and method of operating a user interface

A portable electronic equipment comprises a speech to text conversion module configured to generate a text by performing a speech to text conversion. A gaze tracking device is configured to track an eye gaze direction of a user on a display on which the text is displayed. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150364086

Display device and electronic equipment

A display device is disclosed. The display device includes: a pixel array unit and a driving unit which drives the pixel array unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363961

Information processing apparatus, data division method, and data division program

An information processing apparatus includes an operation unit, and a control unit that displays, on a display unit, a data image representing the contents of temporally continuous data along a time axis. Here, when a gesture operation for cutting the data image perpendicularly to the time axis is performed through the operation unit, the control unit divides the data at a position on the time axis in accordance with the position cut by the gesture operation.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363665

3d scanning with depth cameras using mesh sculpting

A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include capturing one or more images from a depth camera, wherein the one or more images include depth information. The method may further include generating an initial sculpture for an entity in the captured one or more images; performing a ray casting process on the generated initial sculpture using the depth information; and deforming the initial sculpture based on the ray casting process to generate a sculpture for the entity.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363356

Data speculation for array processors

A method is disclosed of utilizing a plurality of arithmetic logic units (alus) of an array processor. It is determined that a first quantity of the alus are scheduled to execute a function during a given processing cycle, with each alu being scheduled to use a respective one of a plurality of selected input vectors as an input. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363188

Information processing device and information processing system

An information processing device includes: a notification processing unit notifying a user that a terminal device is in a state of being able to update software; a confirmation receiving part receiving a confirmation that an update is to be performed from the user; and a transmitting section transmitting an execution instruction to update the software.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363089

Information acquiring apparatus and method, and electronic device

The embodiments of the present invention provide an information acquiring apparatus and method, and an electronic device, wherein the apparatus includes: a display control unit configured to control, according to a currently run application, to display operation options corresponding to the application; and a processing unit configured to process currently displayed information in response to a selected operation option, to acquire information related to the currently displayed information. Since the operation options are directly provided according to the application, and the information related to the currently displayed information is provided in response to the selected operation option, it is unnecessary to embed plugins into respective applications, thus required information can be acquired simply and conveniently.. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363023

Sensor device, input device, and electronic apparatus

The sensor device includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, an electrode substrate, a first support, and a second support. The first conductive layer is formed to be deformable sheet-shaped. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363018

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

A detection result acquiring apparatus includes a first operation object detection unit, a comparison section, and a processing section. The first operation object detection unit is configured to detect a first number of operation objects. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362826

Camera and camera assembly

A main body of a camera accommodates a light receiving part. The main body has a flat bottom surface. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362735

Light beam expanding device, image display device, and optical device

An image display device includes an image generating device, a light guide unit, and a light beam expanding device. The light guide unit includes a light guide plate, a first deflector, and a second deflector. ... Sony Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150360132

Method for user session transitioning among streaming interactive video servers

A method by which a streaming interactive video user session is handed off from one streaming interactive video server to another without noticeable disruption to the video stream or the user interactivity.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150359058

Light emitting element drive apparatus and portable apparatus using same

. . A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an led drive apparatus to which leds of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more leds, wherein the led drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding leds among a plurality of leds and driving the corresponding leds with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more leds driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to leds in parallel.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358963

Communication control device, communication control method, and communication device

There is provided a communication control device that controls wireless communication in compliance with a time division duplex (tdd) scheme, the communication control device including: a selection unit configured to select a link direction configuration for the wireless communication among a plurality of candidates for the link direction configuration which indicates a link direction in units of sub-frames of a radio frame which includes a plurality of sub-frames; and an application unit configured to apply the selected link direction configuration to the wireless communication. The plurality of candidates include at least one of a link direction configuration dedicated to a downlink and a link direction configuration dedicated to an uplink.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358907

User equipment, cellular communication network node and method of controlling operation of a user equipment

A user equipment comprises a wireless interface for communication with a cellular communication network. The user equipment has different operating states which include a power saving state. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358894

User equipment and method of searching for a cell

A user equipment comprises a wireless interface for communication with a cellular communication network. The user equipment is configured to detect a device-to-device signal received from a further user equipment at the wireless interface. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358890

Device and method in radio communication system

A device and method in a radio communication system. The device includes: a location information acquisition unit for use in acquiring location information of a mobile terminal; a mobile state assessment unit for use in assessing a mobile state of the mobile terminal on the basis of the location information of the mobile terminal at different time; and, an execution unit for use in executing, on the basis of the location information of the mobile terminal and a change in the mobile state, a corresponding operation related to microcell discovery.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358886

Wireless communication system and method therein

A wireless communication system, and method, including: first, second, and third base stations, and user equipment, the first base station and the second base station performing wireless data connections with the user equipment by adopting different carriers, and a trigger node triggers a transfer procedure in the case of judging a preset transfer condition of transferring a service to the third base station is satisfied. The service is provided by the second base station to the user equipment, so that the user equipment releases the wireless data connection with the second base station and establishes the wireless data connection with the third base station, and thus the first base station and the third base station perform wireless data connections with the user equipment by adopting different carriers, wherein at least part of the service provided by the second base station initially is transferred to the third base station.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358881

Communication management apparatus and communication management method

The present disclosure provides a communication management apparatus and a communication management method. The communication management apparatus comprises a reception index determination device configured to determine, with respect to respective neighboring cells of a serving cell of each terminal apparatus within a predetermined cell, a reference signal reception index for the terminal apparatus according to location information of the terminal apparatus, the reference signal reception index being used for indicating signal reception situation of the terminal apparatus with respect to the neighboring cells. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358867

Method for operating a mobile device

The present invention relates to a method for operating a mobile device (24) comprising an interface unit (31) for interfacing to a cellular communication network comprising a plurality of cells (12, 13) and for interfacing directly to another mobile device (25) within a transmission range (62) of the mobile device (24). According to the method, at least one reachable cell (12) of the communication network within the transmission range (62) of the mobile device (24) is detected by the mobile device (24), and a cell information concerning the at least one cell (12) is transmitted to the other mobile device (25) via a direct communication (51).. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358831

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

Provided is a communication control apparatus including: a selection unit that uses information related to one or more terminal apparatuses operable as an access point for a small cell to select a master terminal operating the small cell and one or more sub-master terminals; and a control unit that instructs the at least one sub-master terminal to be involved in an operation of the small cell according to occurrence of an event disturbing the operation of the small cell by the master terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358823

Terminal device

A terminal device including an operation unit configured to receive an operation instruction performed by an external object; an operation disabling controller which performs control such that when the terminal device is in a disabled state, the operation instruction performed on the operation unit is ignored or the disabled state is cancelled; an operation detector which outputs, when a touch operation by the external object is detected, content of the touch operation as the operation instruction; an operation speed determination unit which determines whether a movement speed of the touch operation is higher than a predetermined threshold; and an operation controller which instructs the operation disabling controller to cancel the disabled state and control execution of a predetermined function when it is determined that the touch operation is an operation instruction to cancel the disabled state and in accordance with the movement speed of the touch operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358815

Terminal apparatus, program, and communication system

Authentication information comprising mobile subscriber information of a mobile communication terminal may be communicated to a server, and one or more devices may further communicate with the server to perform an authentication procedure to enable a wireless lan communication terminal separate from the mobile communication terminal to connect to a network via wireless lan communication with an access point separate from the mobile communication terminal. In some embodiments, a mobile communication terminal may communicate authentication information comprising mobile subscriber information to a wireless lan communication terminal separate from the mobile communication terminal and/or a wireless lan communication terminal may receive authentication information comprising mobile subscriber information from a mobile communication terminal.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358782

Catch the screen

The invention relates to a method and an system for displaying viewscreen information on a display in a mobile communication device, wherein the viewscreen information is related to information shown on a viewscreen, wherein the method comprise the steps of determining a direction to the viewscreen from the mobile communication device, communicating the determined direction to a server, determining, in the server, viewscreen information based on the direction to the viewscreen, wherein the viewscreen information is related to information displayed on the viewscreen, receiving viewscreen information from the server in the mobile communication device and displaying the viewscreen information on the display in the mobile communication device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358707

Audio reproduction device

Provided is a sound reproduction device including: speakers; light emitting elements provided to a part of each of the speakers, or in a vicinity of each of the speakers; a detecting section configured to detect a beat of an audio signal reproduced by the speakers, and output a detection signal corresponding to the beat; and a light emission control signal outputting section configured to output a light emission control signal for controlling a light emission mode of the light emitting elements according to the detection signal. The light emission control signal outputting section outputs a first light emission control signal according to the detection signal, and outputs a second light emission control signal when a period in which the beat is not detected exceeds a set period, the second light emission control signal being for controlling the light emitting elements to perform a predetermined light emission mode.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358706

Display device

To enhance positional accuracy of a speaker unit and to prevent sound leakage of sound outputted from the speaker unit and air leakage. Included are: a display configured to allow an image to be displayed on a display screen; a front board mounted on a front side of the display; a mount frame that is mounted on a rear surface side of the front board and includes a speaker mount section; a speaker bracket that is mounted on the speaker mount section and includes a sound output hole; and a speaker unit that is attached to the speaker bracket and includes a sound output section. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358679

Media fingerpriting for social networking

Audio fingerprinting and other media matching technologies can be used to identify media, such as movies, television shows, and radio broadcasts. A user device can record image, audio, and/or video information and upload information to a matching service that is able to use matching technology to identify the media and provide supplemental content or information to the user. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358672

Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, and transmission method

Enable appropriate caching of application programs executed in coordination with av content. The cache memory temporarily stores a coordinated application that is executed in coordination with received av content. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358666

Playback device, playback method, and recording medium

An information processing system includes a control processor that causes playback of a selected content on a first display screen. The control processor also receives a request to play back the selected content on a second display screen, and requests playback of the selected content on the second display screen. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358660

Distribution system, reception apparatus, and methods for transitioning to new services

A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes receiving, by a first service provider, a plurality of first services, which include a first service from each of the first and second service providers. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358659

Broadcast transition channel

A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of first services from a plurality of different broadcast providers, which broadcast a plurality of second services over a plurality of different broadcast channels, on a transition broadcast channel that is different from the plurality of different broadcast channels. The system includes at least one receiver and a transmitter. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358624

Communication system with coding mechanism and method of operation thereof

A communication system and the method of operation thereof includes: a block size unit for receiving an input digital data stream; a progressive-golomb encoder, coupled to the block size unit, for encoding a progressive-golomb codeword from the input digital data stream; and a transmitter unit, coupled to the progressive-golomb encoder for transferring the progressive-golomb codeword to an output device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358619

Method and apparatus for coding image information, method and apparatus for decoding image information, method and apparatus for coding and decoding image information, and system of coding and transmitting image information

A decoding method decodes a bit stream in an image decoding apparatus. The method includes receiving a weight parameter that is added to a luma quantization parameter as the bit stream. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358617

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including: a decoding section configured to decode a prediction parameter including a gain and an offset by which each color component of a first layer is multiplied, the prediction parameter being used when an image of a second layer having a larger luminance dynamic range than the first layer is predicted from an image of the first layer, and a prediction section configured to predict the image of the second layer from the image of the first layer using the prediction parameter decoded by the decoding section.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358568

Solid-state image capturing apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device, with (a) a pixel array unit including two-dimensionally arranged pixels each including (i) a photoelectric conversion element, (ii) a select transistor configured to perform pixel selection, and (iii) a charge discharging transistor configured to selectively discharge the charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element; and (b) driving circuitry operable to drive reading of output signals from the pixels of the pixel array unit, for each pixel the driving circuitry driving the charge discharging transistor using a select transistor driving signal. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358532

Display control apparatus, program, and display control method

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

12/10/15 / #20150358516

Imaging apparatus and electronic device

There is provided an imaging apparatus including: a lens group including one or more lens elements; and an image sensor having a light-receiving surface onto which an image of an object is formed by the lens group. The light-receiving surface of the image sensor is curved concavely toward the lens group. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358507

Timing recovery for embedded metadata

A method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and reception apparatus for processing metadata, and an information providing apparatus for providing the metadata. The method for processing metadata includes processing content that includes a plurality of metadata embedded therein for presentation to a user. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358301

Dynamic configuration of trusted executed environment resources

Systems and methods for dynamic trusted execution environment (tee) hardware configuration are provided. A key update message including key update information is received and authenticated for a key stored in the tee of a mobile computing device. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358143

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

Provided is a communication control device configured to control radio communication in accordance with a time division duplex (tdd) method, the communication control device including: a setting unit configured to set a link direction configuration indicating a link direction of each subframe, with respect to each frame including a plurality of subframes; and a control unit configured to control processes of automatic repeat request with respect to a terminal device that performs radio communication. The control unit controls the processes to make a number of the processes equal to or smaller than a maximum number according to setting of the link direction configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358092

Mimo communication method, terminal, and base station apparatus

A mimo communication method of performing mimo communication between a base station having a plurality of antennas and each of a plurality of terminals covered by the base station using uplink data slots and downlink data slots that are alternately placed on a time axis. The method includes, in the base station, despreading a received signal that is transmitted from each of the plurality of terminals demodulating the transmission data transmitted from a respective terminal on the basis of the value of the estimated channel; decoding a received signal included in the uplink data slots, estimating a current channel between each of all antennas of the base station and the respective terminal; and comparing the stored value of the estimated channel with a value of the estimated current channel and updating the stored value of the estimated channel to the value of the estimated current channel.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358056

Mimo communication method, and base station apparatus and terminal

A mimo communication method for performing mimo communication between a base station including a plurality of antennas, and a plurality of terminals accommodated in the base station. The method includes, in the base station, dividing the plurality of terminals into a first and a second group, and assigning orthogonal codes with each other to the respective groups, spreading transmission data to the plurality of terminals with the assigned codes, multiplying data obtained by the spreading by a predetermined pre-coding matrix, obtaining a channel matrix representing channels between the plurality of antennas and the plurality of terminals, multiplying data obtained by the multiplying by the pre-coding matrix by a complex conjugate matrix of the channel matrix, and transmitting data obtained by the multiplying by the complex conjugate matrix from the plurality of antennas.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358032

Data processing device and data processing method

A data processing device including an encoding unit configured to encode an information bit into an ldpc code with a code length of 64800 bits and an encoding rate of 7/30, based on a parity check matrix of an ldpc (low density parity check) code. The ldpc code includes an information bit and a parity bit. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357840

Electric storage device and start-up method

Provided is an electric storage device including: a control unit, a charge/discharge management unit and a current generation unit, which are connected through an input/output unit; and an electric storage unit that is connected to the charge/discharge management unit and is connected to the current generation unit through a switch.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357795

Method of manufacturing light emitting element

A method of manufacturing a light emitting element includes, sequentially, (a) forming a mask layer for selective growth; (b) forming a layered structure body by layering a first compound semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer; (c) forming, on the second surface of the second compound semiconductor layer, a second electrode and a second light reflecting layer formed from a multilayer film; (d) fixing the second light reflecting layer to a support substrate; (e) removing the substrate for manufacturing a light emitting element, and exposing the first surface of the first compound semiconductor layer and the mask layer; and (f) forming a first light reflecting layer formed from a multilayer film and a first electrode on the first surface of the first compound semiconductor layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357637

Composite material for electrodes, method for producing same, and secondary battery

The present invention relates to a composite material for electrodes, which contains a plant-derived porous carbon material having a pore volume according to an mp method of 0.1 cm3/gram or more, or a volume of pores measuring less than 100 nm according to a bjh method of 0.3 cm3/gram or more; and lithium sulfide supported on the pores present in the porous carbon material, and in which the pore volume according to the mp method is less than 0.1 cm3/gram, or the volume of pores measuring less than 100 nm according to the bjh method is less than 0.3 cm3/gram.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357636

Secondary battery-use active material, secondary battery-use electrode, secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode; and an electrolytic solution. The cathode contains an active material capable of inserting and extracting an electrode reactant. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357391

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

12/10/15 / #20150357390

Display device and electronic equipment

A display device includes a pixel array section, the pixel array section having pixels arranged in a matrix form, at least one of the pixels including an electro-optical element, a write transistor, a capacitor, a drive transistor, and a switching transistor. A write scan line is disposed for each pixel row of the pixel array section and adapted to convey a write signal to be applied to a gate electrode of the write transistor. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357363

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel having a photoelectric conversion element which generates a charge in response to incident light, a first transfer gate which transfers the charge from the photoelectric conversion element to a charge holding section, and a second transfer gate which transfers the charge from the charge holding section to a floating diffusion. The first transfer gate includes a trench gate structure having at least two trench gate sections embedded in a depth direction of a semiconductor substrate, and the charge holding section includes a semiconductor region positioned between adjacent trench gate sections.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357362

Solid-state imaging apparatus and electronic device

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging apparatus including: a semiconductor base; a photodiode created on the semiconductor base and used for carrying out photoelectric conversion; a pixel section provided with pixels each having the photodiode; a first wire created by being electrically connected to the semiconductor base for the pixel section through a contact section and being extended in a first direction to the outside of the pixel section; a second wire made from a wiring layer different from the first wire and created by being extended in a second direction different from the first direction to the outside of the pixel section; and a contact section for electrically connecting the first and second wires to each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357313

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device including: a substrate having a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer arranged deeper than the first conductive layer; a large-diameter concave portion having, on a main side of a substrate, an opening sized to overlap the first and second conductive layers, with the first conductive layer exposed in part of the bottom of the large-diameter concave portion; a small-diameter concave portion extended from the large-diameter concave portion and formed by digging into the bottom of the large-diameter concave portion, with the second conductive layer exposed at the bottom of the small-diameter concave portion; and a conductive member provided in a connection hole made up of the large- and small-diameter concave portions to connect the first and second conductive layers.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356980

Storage control device, playback control device, and recording medium

There is provided a storage control device including: a filter detecting unit configured to detect a voice signal estimation filter for estimating a first voice signal heard by a specific user himself/herself; an estimation unit configured to estimate the first voice signal heard by the specific user himself/herself, on the basis of a voice signal including a second voice signal of the specific user collected by an air conduction sound collecting unit in accordance with the voice signal estimation filter detected by the filter detecting unit; and a storage control unit configured to cause a storage unit to store the first voice signal estimated by the estimation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356914

Display control apparatus and method

Provided is a display control apparatus including: a display control unit configured to distribute brightness information to a plurality of display devices in accordance with external light amount information from a sensor; and a plurality of drive units configured to drive the plurality of display devices on a basis of the brightness information distributed by the display control unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356840

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of segments compiled from at least one media source, wherein each segment of the plurality of segments contains at least one image frame within which a specific target object is found to be captured, and a providing unit configured to provide image frames of the obtained plurality of segments for display along a timeline and in conjunction with a tracking status indicator that indicates a presence of the specific target object within the plurality of segments in relation to time.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356788

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

There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that determines a target position for an action executed within the augmented reality space, on a basis of a positional relationship between an object within the augmented reality space and an optical axis of the image capture device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356787

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

There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space depicted in the captured image, the augmented reality space differing according to related information that relates to the captured image, and a control unit that causes an image of a virtual object placed for each user within the augmented reality space to be displayed on a screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356715

Image processing device and gui configuration command method for image processing device

There is provided an image processing device including a first housing, a second housing, a first display device, a second display device, a video input terminal, a video output terminal, a storage unit, a video combining unit, a configuration control unit, a first gui control unit, a second gui control unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356328

Offline mode for tag transmission reports

Methods and systems for forwarding tag transmission reports are provided. A mobile device may receive a wireless transmission from a tag and store data received from the tag, a location of the mobile communication terminal and a timestamp of the wireless transmission. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356018

Information processing device and method for managing file

A media drive is loaded with a rom medium on which a plurality of files constituting an application are recorded. A readout block reads out data from the media drive. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356010

Data storage in a mobile device with embedded mass storage device

A mobile device (100) includes a processing device (140), a random access memory, ram, (150) and an embedded mass storage device (160). A first interface (if1) is provided between the processing device (140) and the ram (150). ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355835

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

Provided is an information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a content of a handwritten input on a touch panel; and a display control unit configured to control display of a shaped figure which is obtained by shaping a figure recognized from the handwritten input, according to the content of the handwritten input.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355831

Method and apparatus for establishing user-specific windows on a multi-user interactive table

The present invention is directed toward a method and apparatus in which one or more user specific windows may be launched within a single computing session executed and displayed on the display of an interactive table. More specifically, the present invention is directed toward detecting the position of one or more users around an interactive table and generating one or more user-specific windows proximate to one or more user/s on the display of the interactive table within a single session.. ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355812

Information processing device, method of processing information, and program

Provided is an information processing device including: a display unit configured to display a screen including an operation target to be subjected to a contact operation; a first detection unit configured to detect an object on the display unit; a second detection unit configured to detect an operation unavailable region among display regions of the screen based on a detection result obtained by the first detection unit, the operation unavailable region being a region in which an operation using the operation target is unable to be performed; and a change processing unit configured to change a configuration of the screen based on priority that is set for each operation target and to allow the operation target to be displayed in an operation available region, the operation available region being a region other than the operation unavailable region.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355809

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information processing program

An information processing apparatus includes: an operation section; and a control section adapted to cause, when dragging is carried out through the operation section, a cursor interconnecting a start point and an end point of the dragging to be displayed on a display section in response to the dragging and execute, where a direction from one end portion of the cursor which is a start point side of the dragging to the other end portion of the cursor which is an end point side of the dragging is determined as a direction of the cursor, a process corresponding to the direction of the cursor for information displayed on the display section; the control section changing the information to be displayed on the display section when the other end portion of the cursor enters a predetermined region set on the screen by the dragging.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355774

Adaptive touch panel synchronization

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive a touch event originating from a touch panel; compare a timing of the touch event and a timing of a display refresh event; determine whether to adjust a time during which a next scan of the touch panel occurs based on a comparison of the timing of the touch event and the timing of the display refresh event; calculate a time value that indicates when the next scan occurs based on a determination to adjust the time; and adjust the time during which the next scan occurs based on the time value.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355467

Optical device, and virtual image display

A virtual image display device with an optical waveguide to guide, by internal total reflection, parallel pencil groups meeting a condition of internal total reflection, a first reflection volume hologram grating to diffract and reflect the parallel pencil groups incident upon the optical waveguide from outside and traveling in different directions as they are so as to meet the condition of internal total reflection inside the optical waveguide and a second reflection volume hologram grating to project the parallel pencil groups guided by internal total reflection inside the optical waveguide as they are from the optical waveguide by diffraction and reflection thereof so as to depart from the condition of internal total reflection inside the optical waveguide.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355437

Rear conversion lens

A rear conversion lens includes: a chassis including two opposite ends, the chassis including light-transmitting holes on the ends, respectively; a first coupler configured to detachably couple one of the ends of the chassis with an image field side of an image-pickup lens of a three-chip camera including three first image sensors, the image-pickup lens being designed based on an assumption that the image-pickup lens is to be used with a color-separation prism in combination; a second coupler configured to detachably couple the other end of the chassis with a single-chip color camera including a second image sensor, the second image sensor including an image field larger than an image field of the first image sensors of the three-chip camera; and an optical system including a first lens group, a second lens group, and a third lens group arranged in the chassis in this order from an object side, the first lens group having a negative compound focal length, the second lens group being configured to correct a spherical aberration, the third lens group being configured to form an image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352447

Information processing device

A game system that can offer motivation promoting participation to players is provided. An information processing device accepts an investment instruction to specify any of plural game players as an investment-target player from an investor player and records a play result of a game by the investment-target player. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351110

Electronic apparatus, a central node apparatus and a network side apparatus, a transmission method and a configuration method

. . . . The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus, a central node apparatus and a network side apparatus, a transmission method and a configuration method. The electronic apparatus for user equipment ue side includes: a transmission mode determining device configured for determining, based on service type of uplink transmission data that is to be transmitted to a network side apparatus by the electronic apparatus for ue side, whether to adopt a transmission mode in which the uplink transmission data is transmitted to a central node apparatus such that the uplink transmission data is transmitted to the network side apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351108

Wireless communication method and wireless communication device

A wireless communication method and a wireless communication device. The wireless communication method is used in a coordinated multi-point communication system, and includes: recognizing an edge user equipment; determining the presence of interference to an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) of the edge user equipment; and in response to the determination of the presence of the interference, determining different interference coordination manners according to different scenarios, so as to control the transmission of the epdcch or a physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) of a neighbour cell related to the interference.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351078

Wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication system, wireless communication method and program

A wireless communication apparatus is provided that performs wireless communication using a specified wireless channel and forms part of an ad hoc wireless network. The device includes a recording portion that records country id information and recording-time information in to a storage medium, where the recording-time information indicates the time at which the country id information was recorded in to the storage medium, a time determination portion that uses the recording-time information to determine whether a predetermined time period has elapsed from the time at which the country id information was recorded, and a channel setting portion that, when the predetermined time period has not elapsed from the time at which the country id information was recorded in the storage medium, sets a wireless channel to a frequency channel that can be used in the country indicated by the country id information recorded in the storage medium.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351047

Power efficient control of uplink carrier usage by mobile terminal

In data transmission between a mobile terminal and a cellular network, a network component, e.g., a base station, establishes a downlink connection from the cellular network to the mobile terminal. The downlink connection uses one or more downlink carriers. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351045

Transmission power control method, communication device and program

There is provided a method for controlling a transmission power in a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service, with use of any node of one or more secondary usage node that transmits a radio signal of the second communication service, comprising the steps of: acquiring an acceptable interference power allocated to the second communication service; calculating a total sum of interference power levels on the first communication service based on transmission powers respectively required for the one or more secondary usage node; and excluding any secondary usage node of the one or more secondary usage node from allocation of the transmission power when the calculated total sum of interference power levels is larger than the acceptable interference power.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351035

Method for reducing power consumption of a mobile device and mobile device

A method for reducing power consumption of a mobile device comprises determining a link quality of a link for a transmission of data between the mobile device and a receiver and transmitting the data the data in dependence of the determined link quality from the mobile device to the receiver when the determined link quality is sufficiently high to allow a data transmission with a predetermined transmit power by the mobile device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351022

Wireless communication apparatus, communication system, wireless communication apparatus control method, and program

Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including a communication unit that transmits and receives data in at least one communication mode from among a first communication mode in which wireless communication is conducted with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a predetermined range, and a second communication mode in which wireless communication is conducted with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a wider range than the predetermined range; and a control unit that, when data is being transmitted and received with a second wireless communication apparatus via one or a plurality of other wireless communication apparatuses in the first communication mode, configures the second communication mode and conducts a control for detecting a third wireless communication apparatus that satisfies a predetermined condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350977

Device and method in radio communication system

A device and method in a radio communication system. The device includes: an acquisition unit for use in acquiring a signal quality of a mobile terminal relative to a source cell; an assessment unit for use in assessing the degree of change in the signal quality of the mobile terminal relative to the source cell on the basis of multiple signal qualities of the mobile terminal relative to the source cell acquired at every predetermined time interval; and, a triggering unit for use in triggering, on the basis of the degree of change in the signal quality of the mobile terminal relative to the source cell, the mobile terminal to submit a measurement result.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350926

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

Provided is a communication control apparatus including: a selection unit that uses information related to one or more terminal apparatuses operable as an access point for a small cell to select a protection target cell to be protected from interference caused by a new small cell newly configured, among one or more existing cells; and a control unit that gives an instruction of an operation of the new small cell to the at least one terminal apparatus existing at a position determined in a manner that interference to each of the protection target cells selected by the selection unit does not exceed an allowable level.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350808

Communication device, communication control method, and communication system

Provided is a communication device within a communication network including a plurality of communication nodes, including: a reception unit that receives a data packet transmitted from a terminal device or transmitted to the terminal device; a communication control unit that selects a forwarding destination node of the data packet from a plurality of forwarding destination node candidates when the terminal device is a machine-type communication (mtc) terminal; and a transmission unit that transmits the data packet to the forwarding destination node selected by the communication control unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350745

Server, client apparatus, data distribution method, and data distribution system

A reception unit receives data whose bit rate varies. A signal processing section 118 converts the data received by the reception unit into data of a data format to be transmitted to a client apparatus and stores the data obtained by the conversion into a buffer 120. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350710

Information processing apparatus and method to generate a program guide

An information processing apparatus that acquires channel information corresponding to broadcast content from a second information processing apparatus; acquires program guide information from a third information processing apparatus based on the channel information; and generates a program guide based on the channel information and the program guide information.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350659

Region of interest scalability with shvc

Region of interest (roi) scalability with shvc is able to be implemented where scalability is used for part of a picture but not the whole picture. Applications of roi scalability include traffic monitoring, security monitoring and tiled streaming.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350630

Image projection apparatus

Provided is an image projection apparatus including: one or more light sources; one or more illumination optical systems; a first reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on first image information; a second reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on second image information; a first prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group; a second prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group; and a prism-type beam splitter configured to synthesize, on one optical axis, light that has been reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group and light that has been reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350578

Image pickup device without a light shielding device and defect detecting method thereof

An image pickup device without a light shielding device for blocking light received by a solid-state image pickup element, the image pickup device including: a supplying section configured to supply a signal for resetting a charge of a floating diffusion disposed so as to correspond to one or a plurality of pixels in the solid-state image pickup element; and a detecting section configured to detect a pixel in which change in output of the pixel after passage of a certain time from the resetting of the charge of the floating diffusion is larger than a predetermined threshold value.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350559

Image photography apparatus

An information processing apparatus that includes a camera unit including an imaging sensor that captures an image; a display that displays an image; and a processor that: clips an image region having a size corresponding to a photography zoom power from an image captured by the camera unit; adjusts a clipping position at a time of clipping the image region from the image; and controls the display to display the clipped image region on the display.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350536

Wearable terminal device, photographing system, and photographing method

A wearable terminal device includes circuitry configured to receive sensor data from one or more sensors, wherein the sensor data corresponds to a behavior of a user in possession of the wearable terminal device. The circuitry is configured to determine, based on the sensor data, the behavior of the user. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350524

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a camerawork determination unit configured to determine camerawork at a time of imaging and set a determination start timing of a main subject in image data on the basis of the determination, and a main subject determination unit configured to determine the main subject among subjects contained in the image data from the image data from the determination start timing.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350523

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a subject distance change determination unit configured to detect a temporal change of a distance from an imaging position to each subject present in an image and determine a tendency toward approach or recession of the each subject with respect to the imaging position on the basis of the detection, and a main subject determination unit configured to determine a main subject on the basis of the tendency toward approach or recession of the each subject determined by the subject distance change determination unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350300

Content server and content distribution method

There is provided a content server including a storage unit configured to store a first segment index file that stores access information to access each of a plurality of sub-segments constituting each of encoded data obtained by encoding same contents at different bit rates and quality information of each of the plurality of sub-segments, and a communication unit configured to transmit the first segment index file to a client device and transmit a sub-segment of encoded data selected by the client device based on the first segment index file.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350283

Content server, content distribution method, content distribution system, client device, and content acquisition

There is provided a content server including a storage unit configured to store a plurality of encoded data obtained by encoding same contents at different bit rates, and a communication unit configured to transmit a data file including access information related to a part of encoded data among the plurality of encoded data to a client device, and transmit encoded data requested by the client device based on the data file to the client device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350276

Context-based adaptive streaming algorithm for a user device

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive a request to begin an adaptive streaming session; receive, in response to receiving the request, context information, wherein the context information pertains to a link state between the device and another device that provides a streaming media; calculate, based on the context information, values for dynamic parameters pertaining to the adaptive streaming session, wherein the dynamic parameters pertain to buffer management and codec selection; and provide, based on the values for the dynamic parameters, the streaming media to a user.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350264

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

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

12/03/15 / #20150350217

Method and system for allowing access to electronic devices

Various aspects of a method and a system for allowing access to electronic devices are disclosed herein. The method, in an online application server communicably coupled to a first electronic device and a second electronic device, comprises receiving a progress status from the first electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350037

Communication device and data processing method

A packet reception state monitoring unit calculates a target stored data number as a target number of audio packets stored in a memory based on the variation in the reception intervals of audio packets, and a reproduction control unit controls the audio reproduction speed in accordance with the difference between the target stored data number and a memory-stored data number. When the memory-stored data number is smaller than the target stored data number, reproduction control is performed in a low-speed reproduction mode at a lower speed than a regular reproduction speed. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349947

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

Provided is a signal processing device including: a valid clock width calculation unit configured to calculate a valid clock width corresponding to a bit rate of a valid section in which a transport stream (ts) packet exists; and a ts clock signal generation unit configured to generate, on a basis of the valid clock width calculated by the valid clock width calculation unit, a ts clock signal by combining clocks with different frequency dividing rates.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349868

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

A wireless communication system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device each including a plurality of antennas. A plurality of streams are subjected to spatial multiplexing and are transmitted in a downlink in which packets are transmitted from the transmitting device to the receiving device. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349856

Method of controlling a signal transmission in a cellular mimo system, base station, and cellular mimo system

A cellular multiple-input and multiple-output (mimo) system has a base station. The base station has a plurality of antennas. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349802

Data processing device and data processing method

A data processing device including an encoding unit configured to encode an information bit into an ldpc code with a code length of 64800 bits and an encoding rate of 12/30, based on a parity check matrix of an ldpc (low density parity check) code. The ldpc code includes an information bit and a parity bit. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349572

Portable device to portable device wireless power transfer methods and systems

Some embodiments provide a portable consumer electronic device comprising: a battery; a user interface configured to provide a user with information and receive inputs from a user; and a wireless power distribution circuitry coupled with the battery, wherein the wireless power distribution circuitry comprises: a power transfer antenna electrically coupled with the battery and configured to wirelessly and inductively couple with a separate second portable consumer electronic device that is configured to wirelessly and inductively couple with the portable consumer electronic device, and the wireless power distribution circuitry is configured to wirelessly transfer power from the battery through the power transfer antenna to the second portable consumer electronic device; and a power supply controller configured to control the wireless transfer of power through the power transfer antenna.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349561

Charging an electrical device via a data interface

The present invention relates to a method for charging an electrical device (102) with a charger (101) via a data interface (103). The data interface (103) comprises at least a first data line (d+) and a second data line (d−) coupling the charger (101) and the electrical device (102). ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349537

Scalable antenna system

Some embodiments providing antenna systems comprising: a frame; a power transfer antenna cooperated with the frame, wherein the power transfer antenna is configured to enable at least one of wirelessly and inductively receiving electrical power from another consumer electronic device and wirelessly and inductively transmitting electrical power to another consumer electronic device; one or more low power communications antennas cooperated with the frame and configured to wirelessly transmit and receive communications with one or more other remote consumer electronic devices; wherein the frame is configured to readily be positioned within and mounted with multiple different consumer electronic devices and provide the consumer electronic device within which it is mounted with wireless power transfer capabilities and communication capabilities with a separate consumer electronic device with which wireless power transfer is to occur.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349494

Light-emitting element and method for manufacturing the same

A light-emitting element includes a mesa structure in which a first compound semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type are disposed in that order, wherein at least one of the first compound semiconductor layer and the second compound semiconductor layer has a current constriction region surrounded by an insulation region extending inward from a sidewall portion of the mesa structure; a wall structure disposed so as to surround the mesa structure; at least one bridge structure connecting the mesa structure and the wall structure, the wall structure and the bridge structure each having the same layer structure as the portion of the mesa structure in which the insulation region is provided; a first electrode; and a second electrode disposed on a top face of the wall structure.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349340

Anode and battery

An anode capable of preventing expansion of an anode active material layer and a battery using it are provided. The anode includes an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer containing silicon (si) as an element, wherein the anode active material layer therein contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluoride of an alkali metal and a fluoride of an alkali earth metal.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349331

Electrode material for secondary batteries and manufacturing method thereof, and secondary battery

Provided is an electrode material for secondary batteries, including a porous carbon material being derived from a plant and having an average particle size of less than 4 μm.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349044

Pixel circuit and display device, and a method of manufacturing pixel circuit

The display device including a pixel circuit has a first line, a transistor, a light emitting element, and a second line. The transistor is located between the second line and an electrode of the light emitting element. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349043

El display panel, power supply line drive apparatus, and electronic device

Disclosed herein is an electroluminescence display panel including a pixel circuit, a signal line, a scan line, a drive power supply line, a common power supply line, a power supply line drive circuit, a high-potential power supply line, and a low-potential power supply line.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349039

Display device

In one example embodiment, a display device for suppressing reflected light includes a driving circuit and a display region which includes a plurality of pixels. In one example embodiment, the plurality of pixels includes a first pixel having a first light emitting element which includes a first light emitting portion having a first layer surface. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349025

Memory device and memory unit

There are provided a memory device and a memory unit that make it possible to improve retention property of a resistance value in low-current writing. The memory device of the technology includes a first electrode, a memory layer, and a second electrode in order, in which the memory layer includes an ion source layer containing one or more transition metal elements selected from group 4, group 5, and group 6 in periodic table, one or more chalcogen elements selected from tellurium (te), sulfur (s), and selenium (se), and one or both of boron (b) and carbon (c), and a resistance change layer having resistance that is varied by voltage application to the first electrode and the second electrode.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349008

Solid-state image pickup unit and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup unit includes: a substrate made of a first semiconductor; a substrate made of a first semiconductor; a photoelectric conversion device provided on the substrate and including a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode in order from the substrate; and a plurality of field-effect transistors configured to perform signal reading from the photoelectric conversion device. The plurality of transistors include a transfer transistor and an amplification transistor, the transfer transistor includes an active layer containing a second semiconductor with a larger band gap than that of the first semiconductor, and one terminal of a source and a drain of the transfer transistor also serves the first electrode or the second electrode of the photoelectric conversion device, and the other terminal of the transfer transistor is connected to a gate of the amplification transistor.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349002

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348327

Head mounted device (hmd) system having interface with mobile computing device for rendering virtual reality content

A head mounted display (hmd) system is provided. The system includes a housing and optics disposed in the housing. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348314

Image processing device, image processing method, computer program, and recording medium

An image processing device includes a photon map generator that constructs a virtual three-dimensional space as a rendering target and generates a photon map by distributing photons used for a photon mapping method, a low-luminance region identifying unit that identifies a low-luminance region estimated to have low luminance when the virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a screen corresponding to a viewpoint by a method different from the photon mapping method, and a rendering part that collects photons corresponding to all pixels based on the photon map with reduction in the collection rate of photons corresponding to a pixel included in the low-luminance region compared with the other region, and calculates radiance to decide a pixel value and generate a display image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348301

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An in-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a front surface of an image processing apparatus, as an in-image, and an out-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a back surface of the image processing apparatus, as an out-image. A signal processing unit obtains a binary image as additional information, the binary image being obtained by binarizing the in-image, for example, and adds the additional information to image data of the out-image. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348243

Image processing device and method, and program

Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348129

Advertisement selecting apparatus, advertisement selecting method, and storage medium

An advertisement selecting system is disclosed providing, when selecting advertisements to be exposed to subscribers over the internet, exposure control reflecting the inventory of advertisements by taking into account results of past exposure of each of the advertisements. When subscribers with a particular profile biased to specific tastes or preferences gain access to contents carrying advertisements, the first-ranked advertisement, i.e., the one best targeted for the subscribers in question, is exposed repeatedly but in a manner also making way for the advertisements in second and subsequent places which would be less likely to be exposed if handled conventionally, so that the stocked advertisements are exposed in fairly averaged fashion. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347912

Activity tracking based recommendation

A device may include a memory configured to store a first number of applications, and a sensor configured to detect information associated with an activity being performed by a user of the device. The device may also include processing logic configured to receive the information from the at least one sensor and identify the activity being performed by the user based on the received information. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347735

User authentication method, user authentication device, and program

Provided is a user authentication method including reproducing sound data of which a sound source in a first position of a space around a user is virtually localized using a head-related transfer function (hrtf) of the user toward the user, acquiring a second position of the space around the user, the second position being estimated by the user who has listened to the reproduced sound data as a position of the sound source; and authenticating the user according to a coincidence between the first position and the second position.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347577

Communication terminal, communication method, program, and communication system

There is provided a communication terminal including an acquisition unit that acquires, from another communication terminal, meta-information associated with content stored in the other communication terminal, and a playlist management unit that manages a playlist which is shared with the other communication terminal and which is for playing back content corresponding to the meta-information acquired from the other communication terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347574

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

There is provided an information processing device including an event cluster creation unit configured to create an event cluster including, among a plurality of types of content, reference content serving as a reference and related content, the related content having a different type from the reference content and indicating the same event as the reference content, and a meta information appending unit configured to create meta information about the event on the basis of the event cluster and append the meta information to the event cluster.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347505

Information processing unit, information processing method, and program

An information processing unit includes: a diagnostic image input section that inputs the diagnostic image; an operation information obtaining section that obtains display operation history information representing an operation history of a user who controls displaying of the diagnostic image; a query image generation section that extracts a predetermined region of the input diagnostic image to generate a query image; a diagnosed image obtaining section that supplies the generated query image and the display operation history information to a diagnosed image search unit and obtains the diagnosed image obtained as a search result by the diagnosed image search unit; and a display control section that displays the diagnostic image and the obtained diagnosed image for comparison.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347466

Method and apparatus for image processing, program, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes a managing unit that manages a scale calculated based on descriptions of an operation performed on a predetermined item and a series to which the item belongs in association with each other, a first extracting unit that extracts items belonging to the same series as top n series, obtained by sorting the scales, from among a plurality of items, a taste managing unit that manages taste of a user, a second extracting unit that calculates the degree of similarity between the taste managed by the taste managing unit and each item to extract items with higher degrees of similarity, and a recommending unit that recommends a predetermined number of items among the items extracted by the first extracting unit and the items extracted by the second extracting unit to the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347459

Method and device relating to information management

A method and an arrangement for use in a device, such as a communication device, may be configured to generate an assembly based on one or more images. The system may include an image retrieval portion for retrieving the one or more images from an image source, an arrangement for fetching data corresponding to the one or more images, and converting the data to presentable information, and an arrangement for generating the assembly including the one or more images and the presentable information provided with description.. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347086

Directing audio output based on gestures

A method includes determining whether there is an incoming call to a first device or an outbound call from the first device. The method also includes monitoring at least one of: user input to the first device; motion of a second device; or motion of the first device. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347009

User input apparatus, computer connected to user input apparatus, and control method for computer connected to user input apparatus, and storage medium

A user input apparatus is provided with user input means for the user to input data or a command by using the user's human body, and use-form detection means for detecting a form in which the user uses the user input means by the user's human body. A computer connected to the user input apparatus changes the operation of the application being executed by application execution means, according to a detection result obtained by the use-form detection means. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346997

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

Provided is a display control device including a display controller which generates a control signal for controlling a display part in such a manner that a boundary line between a content display region and a region adjacent to the content display region has a wave-like shape and the boundary line is displayed while being fluctuated with progress of time, and an output part which outputs the control signal to the display part.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346979

Information processing device and program

There is provided an information processing device comprising a housing, a display screen, a touch panel arranged on the display screen, an icon, which is displayed on the display screen and manipulated through the touch panel, a state detection unit for detecting a state change of the housing, a state determination unit for determining the state change of the housing detected by the state detection unit, and a display control unit for displaying the icon in a desired position on the display screen in response to a determination result of the state determination unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346951

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

An information processing system switches to a first selected content that is included in a first content group based on a first switching operation. The first content group is oriented in a first direction. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346948

Systems for using three-dimensional object as controller in an interactive game

A system for initiating and using a three-dimensional object as a controlling device when interfacing with a computer system used for interactive video game play is provided. One example system includes an interface for receiving data from a capturing device of a three-dimensional space and storage coupled with computer system. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346839

Input apparatus, electronic device and sensor sheet

There is provided an input apparatus including a deformable sheet-like operational member having a plurality of key areas; an electrode substrate having a plurality of first electrode lines and a plurality of second electrode lines disposed facing to a plurality of the first electrode lines and crossing with a plurality of the first electrode lines, being capable of electrostatically detecting a change in a distance to each of a plurality of the key areas; and a support having a plurality of structures connecting the electrode substrate and the operational member, first spaces formed between a plurality of the structures corresponding to each of a plurality of the key areas, and second spaces formed between a plurality of the structures common to a predetermined plurality of the key areas.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346781

Apparatus and method for controlling a display based on a manner of holding the apparatus

A device includes a display panel configured to display one or more interfaces. The device includes one or more motion sensors. ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346494

Display apparatus

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

12/03/15 / #20150346125

Electrical characteristic measuring device

There is provided an electrical characteristic measuring device including a rotating mechanism that rotates a sample container to be filled with blood to be measured, to any angle, and a measurement unit that applies a voltage between a pair of electrodes installed in the sample container, and chronologically measures electrical characteristics of the blood.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150345979

Route search apparatus, route search method, and program

There is provided a route search apparatus including a measuring unit configured to measure a traveling distance or a traveling time, a position information acquiring unit configured to acquire position information of a current point, a start point registering unit configured to register the position information, which is acquired by the position information acquiring unit when the measuring unit starts the measurement, as position information of a start point, and a route searching unit configured to, if an operation of returning to the start point is detected, search a return route between the current point designated as a departure point when the operation of returning to the start point is detected and the start point designated as a destination.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341911

Intercell interference coordination accounting for machine type communication

. . . . A method of operating a base station in a wireless telecommunications system. Downlink communications from the base station to terminal devices are made using a plurality of ofdm sub-carriers spanning a system frequency bandwidth. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341909

Sharing transmission intentions in wireless networks for csma optimization

A method by a device of communicating with a wireless access point is disclosed. The method includes receiving information that characterizes intended future transmissions of one or more other devices. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341906

Application level broadcast in peer overlay network

A peer node coupled to a plurality of other peer nodes in an overlay network may process a broadcast message from an upstream peer node containing a plurality of packets by identifying packet missing from the message, identifying an upstream node to which the peer node has an existing inbound connection and which has the missing packet, and obtaining the missing packet from the upstream node. A message from an upstream node may be processed by buffering a subset of the packets of the message in a buffer for a finite period of time before and after the peer node consumes the packets and by identifying one or more of the buffered packets to one or more finger nodes.. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341856

Operating user equipments in a wireless communication network

A method for operating a first user equipment in a wireless communication network, a method for operating a second user equipment in a wireless communication network, a method for operating a wireless communication network, and a wireless communication system are described.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341796

Receiving device, method and computer program

A receiver receiving data includes: a first receiver configured to receive data in a first frequency band; a second receiver configured to receive second data in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being a subset of the first frequency band; and a data selector configured to select the frequency of operation of the second receiver from within the second frequency band in accordance with information representing the physical geographical location of the receiving device.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341741

Communication device, communication control method, and communication system

Provided is a communication device including a communication control unit that inserts, into a destination field of a data packet, intermediate node designation information designating an intermediate node different from a destination node of the data packet on a path to the destination node, and a transmission unit that transmits the data packet into which the intermediate node designation information is inserted.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341693

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing device includes: a recommendation information obtaining section obtaining information on a recommended content to be recommended to a user for viewing, the information being information transmitted from an external device or information stored in a predetermined storage area in advance; and a character display section displaying a predetermined character on a screen, and displaying information indicating that the character has interest in the recommended content on the screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341648

Video transmission system with color gamut partitioning and method of operation thereof

A video transmission system and the method of operation thereof includes: a video transmission unit for receiving a first video frame from an input device, the first video frame having base frame parameters; dividing a color gamut into uniform regions for collecting color data from pixels of the base frame parameters; collecting pixel statistics from each of the uniform regions from the base frame parameters; determining chroma partition coordinates from the pixel statistics; deriving a search pattern of search points based on the chroma partition coordinates; and selecting the search point from the search pattern for color mapping of the first video frame.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341607

Projection type image display device, image processing device and image processing method, and computer program

Provided is a projection-type image display device including: a projection unit including a light source configured to emit light having intensity corresponding to a pixel value of an input image and a deflection unit configured to deflect emitted light from the light source using a mirror to perform scanning on a projection object; a retiming unit configured to perform retiming on pixel data of the input image in accordance with a deflection angle in the deflection unit; a shape distortion correction table having a shape distortion correction amount in each shape distortion correction table calculation position; a brightness distortion correction table having a brightness distortion correction amount in each brightness distortion correction table calculation position; and an image correction unit configured to perform distortion correction on the input image by performing signal processing based on the shape distortion correction table and the brightness distortion correction table.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341524

Image capturing apparatus

An image capturing apparatus is disclosed. An image capturing section captures an image of light and obtains image data. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341500

Methods for handing over a circuit switched call to an internet protocol call and related electronic devices and computer program products

A method includes establishing a circuit switched call with an automated answering system at a destination, the destination having a communication server associated therewith, transmitting a request to switch to internet protocol (ip) communication to the automated answering system, receiving an ip request acknowledgement message from the communication server responsive to transmitting the request to switch to ip communication, and establishing an ip communication session with the communication server responsive to receiving the ip request acknowledgement.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341407

System, method, and computer program product for media publishing request processing

A system, method, and computer program product for publishing transcoded media content in response to publishing service requests from end users. A user request for media content, is processed intelligently, either by directing the processing of the request to one of a set of transcoding servers so as to effectively balance the load among the servers, or by directing the processing of the request to an appropriate alternative means for satisfying the request. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341082

Power line communication modem, power line communication system and power line communication method

A power line communication modem is provided including a transmitter configured to transmit a power line signal on at least one carrier of a plurality of carriers via a power line to a further power line communication modem; and a processor configured to allocate transmit powers to individual carriers of the plurality of carriers, wherein the sum of the transmit powers of individual carriers located in the first frequency range is below or equal to a first predetermined power maximum value for the first frequency range. A corresponding power line communication system and a power line communication method are provided as well.. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341065

Transmitting apparatus and method for a digital telecommunication system

A transmitting apparatus transmits signals in a digital telecommunication system and a synchronising method is used for synchronizing such signals at a receiving apparatus. The transmitting apparatus prepares for transmission of a reference symbol having at least two repetition patterns, whereby one of the at least two repetition patterns is phase-shifted in relation to the other repetition pattern, and a synchronizing mechanism in the digital telecommunication system uses the reference symbol once received for synchronization. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340881

Power receiver, non-contact power transmission system, and method of controlling received-power voltage

A device configured to receive power (20b), the device comprising a coil (21l) having a resistance, and at least one circuit (30) configured to calculate a target voltage value based on an amount of power received by the device and the resistance of the coil, and control received power voltage based on the calculated target voltage value.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340694

Anode and secondary battery

A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer containing a carbon material and a lithium-containing compound (li3-aman) as an anode active material, where m is one or more transition metal elements. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340611

Method for a dry exhumation without oxidation of a cell and source line

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for fabricating a memory cell comprising performing a passivation step on a cell structure and cell source lines prior to exhuming a masking layer to prevent oxidation of the cell structure and source lines.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340499

Semiconductor device having a 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 via a gate insulating film; 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

11/26/15 / #20150340498

Metal oxide semiconductor having epitaxial source drain regions and a method of manufacturing same using dummy gate process

A semiconductor device in which sufficient stress can be applied to a channel region due to lattice constant differences.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340421

Electro luminescent display panel and electronic apparatus

An el display panel having a pixel structure corresponding to an active-matrix drive system, the el display panel including a current supply line configured to be connected to a plurality of pixel circuits in common, line width of an intersection part of the current supply line with a signal line being smaller than line width of the other part of the current supply line.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340387

Display apparatus

Disclosed herein is a display apparatus, including, a panel having a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix and each including a self-luminous element for emitting light, the panel including first to third conductive layers laminated in order on a supporting substrate, a first contact portion between the first and second conductive layers and a second contact portion between the second and third conductive layers being disposed at the same position in a planar direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340354

Semiconductor integrated circuit

Disclosed herein is a semiconductor integrated circuit including: a cell layout region including circuit cells subject to power control the supply and interruption of power to which is controlled by a power switch, and always-on circuit cell groups which are always powered after the activation; a main line laid out in the cell layout region and applied with a source or reference voltage; and first and second branch lines which branch from the main line in the cell layout region.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340321

Semiconductor integrated circuit

Disclosed herein is a semiconductor integrated circuit including: a cell layout region including circuit cells subject to power control the supply and interruption of power to which is controlled by a power switch, and always-on circuit cell groups which are always powered after the activation; a main line laid out in the cell layout region and applied with a source or reference voltage; and first and second branch lines which branch from the main line in the cell layout region.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340247

Method for forming a metal cap in a semiconductor memory device

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are directed towards a method for fabricating a semiconductor memory device comprising selectively depositing a material to form a cap above a recessed cell structure in order to prevent degradation of components inside the cell structure in oxidative or corrosive environments.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339979

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix pattern, each of which including a light-emitting unit and a drive circuit that drives the unit and includes a comparator circuit that compares a control pulse with potential based on signal voltage and outputs predetermined voltage based on the result, a transistor driving the unit in response to the predetermined voltage, and a current source that supplies current to the unit during driving of the transistor, includes a current-source transistor, a capacity unit connected to a gate electrode of the current-source transistor, a differential amplifier that detects a differential between voltage based on reference constant current and reference voltage, and a transistor controlling the voltage based on reference constant current depending on current flowing through the current-source transistor, and controls gate potential of the current-source transistor on the basis of output of the amplifier in synchronization with a scanning signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339805

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

An imaging device includes a first camera and a second camera and shoots the same object under different shooting conditions. A shot-image data acquirer of an image analyzer acquires data of two images simultaneously shot from the imaging device. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339803

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

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

11/26/15 / #20150339388

Collection of telemetry data by a telemetry library within a client device

Provided are methods and systems for collecting telemetry data by a telemetry library within a client device. A system for the collection of telemetry data by a telemetry library within a client device may comprise a client device to initialize the telemetry library. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339330

System and method for content deployment

Various aspects of a system and method for content deployment may include a server communicatively coupled to one or more client devices. The server may be associated with a web-based store. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338984

Selective turning off/dimming of touch screen display region

A device includes a touch screen display comprising a touch sensitive panel and a display. The touch sensitive panel receives a touch event, and records the touch event as touch panel data. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338978

Information display apparatus with proximity detection performance and information display method using the same

An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338948

Information processing apparatus, program, and control method

An information processing apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, a sensor, and a controller. The display has a screen. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338913

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus that controls display of a virtual object displayed in an extended work space in which a real object and the virtual object are operable, the information processing apparatus including an operation deciding unit configured to decide an operation process to the virtual object displayed in the extended work space on the basis of a result of analysis of input information to the extended work space, the analysis being based on position information of an information terminal detected in the extended work space and display control trigger information for changing display of the virtual object, and a display control unit configured to execute a display control process of the virtual object on the basis of the decided operation process.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338660

Image display apparatus, image generating device, and transmissive spatial light modulating device

An image display apparatus 100 includes: (a) an image generating device 111 including a light source 160 and a transmissive spatial light modulating device 150 formed with pixels 152 arranged in a two-dimensional matrix; and (b) a light guiding unit 120 that guides light from the image generating device 111, and emits the light toward an eye 21 of a viewer 20, wherein the transmissive spatial light modulating device 150 includes, on a light emitting side thereof, a microlens array 170 including a microlens corresponding to each pixel, and when an incident solid angle of light entering a pixel from the light source 160 is assumed to be ωin, and an emitting solid angle of light that passes through the pixel and is emitted from the microlens corresponding to the pixel is assumed to be ωout, ωout>ωin is satisfied.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338431

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an extraction section which extracts, out of pieces of detection information each including position information and motion detection data acquired by terminal devices of respective users, detection information of a user on a specific train, based on the position information, and an estimation section which estimates distribution of people on the train based on the motion detection data included in the detection information extracted by the extraction section.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338335

Particle detection apparatus and particle detection method

A particle detection apparatus and a particle detection method capable of accurately detecting scattered light are provided. A scattered light detection unit of the particle detection apparatus having at least a light illumination unit for illuminating a particle with light and the scattered light detection unit for detecting scattered light emitted from the particle illuminated with light is provided with a first detection portion for detecting scattered light, a second detection portion for detecting illumination light onto a particle, and a signal processing unit for removing a noise component from a signal detected in the first detection portion based on a signal detected in the second detection portion.. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338064

Lighting device and display device

Provided is an illumination device that makes it possible to enhance utilization efficiency of light, and a display device that includes the illumination device. The illumination device includes: a light source that is configured to generate light of a first wavelength; a luminescent body that is configured to wavelength-convert the light of the first wavelength to light of a second wavelength, the second wavelength being different from the first wavelength; and a wavelength selective filter that is provided on a light-incident side of the luminescent body, the wavelength selective filter being configured to transmit the light of the first wavelength and to reflect the light of the second wavelength.. ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336001

Game device, game control method, game control program, matching server, matching control method, and matching control program

A game device 10 includes: a game control unit 41 receiving instruction input from a player, and controlling a game; a mode selecting unit 42 receiving, from the player, a selection of one of an intervention mode in which part of functions of the game is controlled according to instruction input from a different game device and a normal mode in which the part of the functions is controlled without depending on the instruction input from the different game device; an intervention requesting unit 43 requesting another game device to control the part of the functions when the intervention mode is selected; an intervention mode control unit 45 transmitting information necessary to control the part of the functions to a game device responding to the request, receiving instruction input from the game device, and controlling the part of the functions; and a normal mode control unit 46 controlling the part of the functions when the normal mode is selected.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335230

Photoelectric composite module, camera head, and endoscopic device

There is provided a photoelectric composite module according to the present disclosure including: a first connecting member having an outer frame having a tubular shape, and a plurality of contacts provided in an interior of the outer frame; a first printed board on which a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert an electrical signal into an optical signal is mounted, and which is configured to act as a relay between the contacts and the photoelectric conversion element; and a second printed board configured to act as a relay between the contacts and an electrical signal cable. The first printed board and the second printed board are three-dimensionally arranged.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334730

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

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

11/19/15 / #20150334701

Transmitting a packet via a wireless local area network after a delay

Methods of operating an electronic device are provided. A method of operating a first electronic device that is connected to a wireless local area network (wlan) may include listening for a wireless transmission by a second electronic device on a wireless communications channel. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334664

Transmission power determination method, communication device and program

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

11/19/15 / #20150334448

Information processing apparatus, tuner, and information processing method

Methods and apparatus provide for: displaying a program guide on a display device, the program guide being such that respective program frames for a plurality of programs are arranged in a display area having a time axis of one or more time slots and a channel axis; displaying a cursor on the display device and allowing a user to move the cursor, highlight desired ones of the program frames, and select from among the plurality of programs in the program guide; and displaying detailed program information regarding content of one of the programs of one of the program frames that is highlighted and/or selected by the user via the cursor, where the detailed information is displayed by enlarging the one of the program frames as compared with others of the program frames.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334406

Image coding device, image decoding device, methods thereof, and programs

An image coding device including: an edge detecting section configured to perform edge detection using an image signal of a reference image for a coding object block; a transform block setting section configured to set transform blocks by dividing the coding object block such that a boundary between the blocks after division does not include an edge on a basis of a result of the edge detection; and a coding processing section configured to generate coded data by performing processing including an orthogonal transform of each of the transform blocks.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334392

Image processing device and image processing method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a prediction section that generates a predicted value of a color difference component of a pixel of an image to be decoded by using a function of a value of a corresponding luminance component, a coefficient calculation section that calculates a coefficient of the function used by the prediction section by referencing a pixel around a block to which the pixel belongs, and a controller that controls a ratio of a number of reference pixels used by the coefficient calculation section to a block size of the block.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334389

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device including a base layer decoding section configured to decode an encoded stream of a base layer, and to generate a reconstructed image of the base layer, and a prediction control section configured to use the reconstructed image generated by the base layer decoding section, and to control a prediction mode that is selected at generation of a predicted image of an enhancement layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334366

Image processing device, image processing method, non-transitory tangible medium having image processing program, and image-pickup device

An image processing device includes: a parallax control processing section performing an image processing for modifying a parallax magnitude, on each of a plurality of parallax images obtained through shooting from a plurality of respective view point directions different from one another, with use of shooting information related to a shooting condition for each of the parallax images.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334358

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus that can provide a compound-eye system solid-state imaging apparatus capable of capturing an image with high image quality regardless of use environments, a method of manufacturing a solid-state imaging apparatus, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging apparatus includes photoelectric conversion units (21) that are two-dimensionally arranged, on-chip lenses (27a) that are two-dimensionally arranged on an upper side of the photoelectric conversion units (21) in correspondence with the photoelectric conversion units (21), a micro-lens (10a) that is arranged so as to face each plurality of the on-chip lenses (27a), and a transparent material layer that is pinched between the on-chip lenses (27a) and the micro-lens (10a) and are configured by a first intermediate layer (29) and a second intermediate layer (31).. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334329

Solid-state imaging element, method of driving the same, and camera system

A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334327

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

A solid state imaging device that includes a substrate having oppositely facing first and second surfaces and a photoelectric conversion unit layer having a light incident side facing away from the substrate. The substrate includes a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion and the photoelectric conversion layer includes a third photoelectric conversion unit.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334290

Image processing device, image processing method, and recording medium

Provided is an image processing device including an instruction input acquiring unit configured to acquire an instruction input by a user, a trimming frame setting unit configured to set a trimming frame used to trim an image based on the input instruction, and a detection frame setting unit configured to set a detection frame representing a range in which detection of the image is performed to the trimming frame.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334270

Solid state imaging device and camera system

A mos type solid state imaging device in which unit pixels, each having a photodiode, a transfer transistor for transferring the signal of the photodiode to a floating node, an amplifier transistor for outputting the signal of the floating node to a vertical signal line, and a reset transistor for resetting the floating node are arrayed in a matrix. A gate voltage of the reset transistor is controlled by three values of a power source potential (for example 3v), a ground potential (0v), and a negative power source potential (for example −1v).. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334194

Control system and control method, method and apparatus for processing information, information processing terminal and method thereof, storage medium, and program

A client (such as a pc, portable telephone, pda, electrical appliances), to which a device such as a ic card is connected, starts a handshake protocol to request a server to start communication. When communication is established via the handshake protocol, the initiative of communication is transferred to the server, and the state changes into a neutral state. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333853

Communication control apparatus, communication control method and radio communication apparatus

Provided is a communication control apparatus including: an information acquisition unit that acquires channel arrangement information for a first frequency channel on which an interference signal is transmitted and a second frequency channel on which a desired signal to be interfered from the interference signal is transmitted, the first frequency channel and the second frequency channel being a combination of frequency channels that can be partially overlapped with each other; and an interference control unit that determines overlapping on a frequency axis between the first frequency channel and the second frequency channel on the basis of the channel arrangement information, and calculates a protection ratio for protecting the second frequency channel from interference according to the determined overlapping.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333852

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal

Provided is a communication control device including a wireless communication unit configured to communicate wirelessly with a terminal in a macrocell that is allowed to communicate wirelessly in fdd mode using a frequency band, the macrocell being overlapped in part or in whole with a small cell that is allowed to communicate wirelessly in tdd mode using the frequency band, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement result during handover of a terminal, the handover allowing the terminal to communicate wirelessly in the small cell, the measurement result being obtained by measuring a degree of interference between the terminal and one or more other terminals that communicate wirelessly in the macrocell, and a controller configured to control the handover based on the measurement result.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333819

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using sonic signaling

A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device using sonic signaling, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333569

Control apparatus, control method, and program

There is provided a control apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine whether a control target apparatus drivable with first power supplied from an external power supply and second power supplied from a battery is driven with the second power, on the basis of a supply state of the first power and a transmission signal acquired via a power line from an external communication apparatus connected to the power line through which the first power is transmitted; and a target control unit configured to drive the control target apparatus with the second power when the control target apparatus is determined to be driven with the second power.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333456

Connector, data receiving apparatus, data transmitting apparatus, and data transmitting and receiving system

There is provided a connector including a signal pin that stretches in a first direction and transmits a signal, a substrate that has one surface on which the signal pin is formed, and an electric conductor layer that has ground potential, the electric conductor layer being formed on an opposite surface of the surface of the substrate on which the signal pin is formed.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333369

Battery and battery pack

A battery and a battery pack that includes the battery are provided. The battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material and a first current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material and a second current collector; a separator; a fluidic electrolyte; and a polymer layer including a polymeric material; wherein at least a portion of the polymer layer is provided between the separator and at least one of the positive electrode active material and the negative electrode active material; and wherein the fluidic electrolyte is provided in at least a void portion adjacent to at least one of the first current collector and the second current collector.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333256

Memory element with ion conductor layer in which metal ions diffuse and memory device incorporating same

The present invention provides a memory element and a memory device realizing reduced variations in resistance values in an initial state or erase state of a plurality of memory elements and capable of retaining the resistance value in a write/erase state for writing/erasing operations of a plurality of times. The memory element includes a first electrode, a memory layer, and a second electrode in order. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333116

Display unit

A display unit is provided including a first insulating film, a plurality of anode electrodes disposed on the first insulating film, a second insulating film disposed on the anode electrodes, a plurality of organic layers disposed on the anode electrodes, a cathode electrode disposed on the organic layer, and a first wiring disposed on the first insulating film. The cathode electrode is connected to an extraction electrode via a first wiring provided in a peripheral area of the anode electrodes. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333101

Solid-state imaging device with photoelectric conversion section, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic device with photoelectric conversion section

A solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor layer including a photoelectric conversion section receiving incident light and generating a signal charge; and a light absorbing section for absorbing transmitted light transmitted by the photoelectric conversion section and having a longer wavelength than light absorbed by the photoelectric conversion section, the transmitted light being included in the incident light, the light absorbing section being disposed on a side of another surface of the semiconductor layer on an opposite side from one surface of the semiconductor layer, the incident light being made incident on the one surface of the semiconductor layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332657

Electroluminescent display panel and electronic device

An el display panel including: a pixel array section in which el display elements whose light emission state is controlled by an active matrix driving system are arranged in a form of a matrix; a first writing control line driving section and a second writing control line driving section configured to drive each writing control line from both sides of the pixel array section; and a first power supply line driving section and a second power supply line driving section configured to drive a power supply line disposed along a direction of a horizontal line from both sides of the pixel array section, the first power supply line driving section and the second power supply line driving section being respectively arranged between the first writing control line driving section and the pixel array section and between the second writing control line driving section and the pixel array section.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332620

Display control apparatus and recording medium

Provided is a display control apparatus including a detection unit that detects whether or not an input image contains an image of food or drink, an image creation unit that creates an image of food or drink whose exterior appearance is changed, when the detection unit detects an image of the food or drink, and a display control unit that performs control to display the image created by the image creation unit on a display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332468

Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and imaging device

An image processing device includes a phase difference detection portion configured to detect phase difference between parallax images by performing correlation value calculation with a plurality of parallax images, and generate phase difference distribution in an image. The phase difference detection portion performs the phase difference detection individually along two or more directions different from each other, and generates the phase difference distribution by utilizing results of the phase difference detection regarding the two or more directions.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332327

Retail store audio video feature demonstration system

A retail display arrangement includes multiple video displays disposed on a wall in an arrangement. A content server causes a shopper terminal to present a user interface (ui) with video feature selectors. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332074

Information processing system

An information processing system, method for use with the system, information providing system, and method for use with the system, an information processing apparatus, method for use with the apparatus, a doll, an object, a program storage medium, and a program for authenticating users reliably are provided. A user acquires beforehand a doll called pochara the good friend incorporating an ic chip that stores a user id for authenticating the user. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331922

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an experience extracting unit extracting experience information including information related to a time or a place from text information input by a user, and a user extracting unit extracting a user group in which the experience information of one or more users extracted by the experience extracting unit is compared to find a commonality in the experience information.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331883

Information processing device and method, and information processing program

A note-type personal computer according to the present invention has an lcd for displaying information stored in an internal storage provided therein, and an external storage or an external picture server connected thereto, via the internet. And, operation for the information stored in the respective storages is performed by the user in the same procedure using operation units such as a keyboard, a touch pad, with indication on the lcd confirmed. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331655

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using low energy bluetooth

A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device using low energy bluetooth, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331577

Control of virtual object using device touch interface functionality

A virtual object can be controlled using one or more touch interfaces. A location for a first touch input can be determined on a first touch interface. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331499

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

An information processing apparatus, an input apparatus, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of improving operability when a target object is selected on a screen are provided. A control apparatus is provided to which, when a button is pressed in a state where a pointer is indicating an area around an icon on a screen, a signal indicating that the button has been pressed and a signal of positional information of the pointer at that time are input, and the control apparatus performs movement control such that the pointer indicates the icon based on those signals. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331490

Voice recognition device, voice recognition method, and program

By recognizing visual trigger events to determine start points and/or end points of voice data signals, the negative effects of noise on voice recognition may be significantly minimized. The visual trigger events may be predetermined gestures and/or predetermined postures of a user captured by a camera, which allow a system to appropriately focus attention on a user to optimize the receipt of a voice command in a noisy environment. ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331486

Image processing device, image processing method and program

Provided is an image processing device including an eye-gaze direction detection unit configured to detect an eye-gaze direction of a user toward an image, an estimation unit configured to estimate a gaze area in the image on the basis of the eye-gaze direction and the image, the eye-gaze direction being detected by the eye-gaze direction detection unit, a chased object detection unit configured to detect a chased object being eye-chased by the user in the image, on the basis of the time-series gaze areas estimated by the estimation unit, a tracking unit configured to search for and track the chased object detected by the chased object detection unit, and an image control unit configured to control an image of the chased object tracked by the tracking unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150329122

Mobile object, system, and storage medium

There is provided a mobile object including an input detection unit configured to detect an input from an outside, an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information detected by a sensor in a remote location, in accordance with a content of detection performed by the input detection unit, and a control unit configured to control an actuator other than a driving actuator in accordance with the environmental information acquired by the acquisition unit, the driving actuator relating to movement of the mobile object.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328832

Three-dimensional modeling apparatus, model, and method of manufacturing a model

A three-dimensional modeling apparatus includes: a stage; a regulating body having a surface including a linear region along a first direction and being arranged to face the stage so that the linear region of the surface comes closest to the stage; a supply nozzle configured to supply a material to be cured by energy of an energy beam to a slit region which is a region between the stage and the linear region; a movement mechanism configured to move the regulating body and the stage relative to each other along a second direction other than the first direction to form a cured layer of the material for at least one layer; and an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the material supplied from the supply nozzle to the slit region with the energy beam under a state in which the stage and the regulating body rest relative to each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328635

Microfluidic device

A microfluidic device includes a first substrate made of a first polymer material and a second substrate made of a second polymer material, the first and second substrates having respective bonding surfaces, at least one of the bonding surfaces having channel formations so that, when the bonding surfaces are bonded by surface deformation to one another, the bonded first and second substrates and the channel formations form at least part of a microfluidic channel network comprising a plurality of microfluidic channels, wherein one or more indicator pits, separate to the channel formations defining the microfluidic channel network, are formed in at least one of the bonding surfaces, so that surface deformation caused by the bonding process causes a change of configuration of the one or more indicator pits.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328540

Systems and methods for determining functionality of a display device based on position, orientation or motion

A system for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a computing device for executing the interactive program; a display device for enabling user control and input to the interactive program, the display device being configured to be attached to the user; wherein the computing device is configured to receive data from an image capture device to determine and track a position of the display device; wherein the computing device is configured to define interactive zones, each interactive zone being defined by a spatial region having an associated specified function for an action of the display device when the display device is positioned within that interactive zone; and, wherein the computing device is configured to set the functionality of the action of the display device to the specified function associated with the interactive zone within which the display device is located.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327311

User equipment, base station, and method of enabling usage of resources for a device-to-device discovery

. . . . . . . . . . A user equipment receives information on allocated resources for a device-to-device discovery. An enabler signaling is performed in which the user equipment is operative to determine whether a message received at a wireless interface enables the user equipment to use the allocated resources.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327292

Communication apparatus, communication method, and communication system

A wireless communication system, method and apparatus cooperate to use a wireless coordination signal from a control station in a first frequency band to establish direct links in a second frequency band between different terminals. Once established, the direct links in the second frequency band operate without further needing intervention by the control station. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327284

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

11/12/15 / #20150327239

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

A communications device transmitting/receiving signals to/from a mobile communications network includes one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for the communications device. The wireless access interface includes plural communications resource elements across a host frequency range of a host carrier, and a first section of the communications resources within a first frequency range for preferable allocation to reduced capability devices forming a first virtual carrier and a second section of the communications resources within a second frequency range for preferable allocation to the reduced capability devices forming a second virtual carrier. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327202

Method and device in wireless communication system

There is provided a method and device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: a cell information interacting step of interacting information about a first cell and a second cell having interference with each other between the first cell and the second cell to determine a source cell and a target cell among the first cell and the second cell, wherein the target cell performs synchronization with the source cell being a synchronization source; an initial synchronizing step of performing initial frame-level synchronization by the target cell with the source cell being the synchronization source; a synchronization information interacting step of interacting information about a synchronization subframe position between the source cell and the target cell to determine a synchronization subframe position configurable for both the source cell and the target cell; and a symbol-level synchronizing step of performing symbol-level synchronization between the source cell and the target cell according to the determined synchronization subframe position. According to the disclosure, it is possible to realize synchronization among cells belonging to different operators and/or adopting different synchronizing manners.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327192

Device, method and computer readable medium

A first device for processing data, the first device including at least one control circuit configured to adjust at least one parameter related to a delay time based on a measured value of the delay time. The measured value of the delay time is a difference between a first time associated with when the first device processes the data and a second time associated with when a second device processes the data.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327185

Method and apparatus for reference symbol transmission

To facilitate a selective transmission power boost in a narrowband subsystem of a wideband host carrier, wherein the narrowband subsystem is preferentially allocated to reduced capability communications devices, both data symbols and dedicated reference symbols are transmitted at a higher power within the narrowband. Where the benefits of inserting dedicated reference symbols are outweighed by the loss of data capacity, no dedicated reference symbols are inserted.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327167

Power consumption management based on inactivity timer

A user equipment (30) has an idle mode and a connected mode and is configured to perform discontinuous reception when in the connected mode. The user equipment (30) comprises a wireless interface (31) configured to receive a message from a mobile communication network (10, 14, 15) causing the user equipment (30) to make a transition from the connected mode to the idle mode after inactivity of the user equipment (30) for a time period defined by an inactivity timer value. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327076

Apparatus, method and base station for clustering small cells in tdd networks

The present application discloses an apparatus and a method for clustering small cells in tdd networks and a base station including the apparatus. The apparatus includes: an information acquiring unit, configured to acquire a transmitting feature among the small cells in the tdd networks and uplink traffic and/or downlink traffic of each small cell; and a clustering unit, configured to clustering the small cells based on the transmitting feature among the small cells and the uplink traffic and/or downlink traffic of each small cell acquired by the information acquiring unit, to obtain at least one small cell cluster.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327056

Wireless communication apparatus, communication system, wireless communication apparatus control method, and program

There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327025

Information processing apparatus and method, program, and content supply system

An information processing apparatus including: a determination unit which determines whether or not to use multicast distribution or broadcast distribution for a supply of a content; and an updating unit which, in the case where it is determined to use the multicast distribution or the broadcast distribution by the determination unit, updates control information related to unicast distribution of the content so as to use the multicast distribution or the broadcast distribution for a supply of the content.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326997

Device and method for control of data transfer in local area network

The present invention concerns devices and methods for control of data transfer in a personal area network. The data transfer being performed by body coupled communication (bcc) and short-range wireless communication between a first portable electronic communication device (10) and a second portable electronic communication device (20, 30). ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326904

Incentivizing commerce by regionally localized broadcast signal in conjunction with automatic feedback or filtering

A method for digital commerce in conjunction with a digital broadcast may comprise presenting a commercial message with a display device associated with a digital broadcast receiving device if a predetermined condition exists, wherein the predetermined condition is detected by a vehicle sensor and/or a biometric sensor included in the ancillary device; generating response information using ancillary data, wherein the response information is usable to determine an effectiveness of the commercial message in generating a response of a percipient of the commercial message; and transmitting the response information if a commercial transaction associated with the commercial message is completed. An alternative method may comprise, inter alia, determining an effectiveness of the commercial message in generating a response of a percipient of the commercial message.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326892

System and method for identifying target areas in a real-time video stream

Various aspects of a system and a method for identifying one or more target areas on an object in a real-time video stream may comprise a server. The server identifies one or more target areas on an object in a real-time video stream based on one or more pre-defined machine recognizable identifiers associated with the object. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326833

Image processing method, image processing device and monitoring system

The disclosure relates to an image processing method and image processing device for a monitoring system including multiple camera devices, and a monitoring system. The image processing method includes: extracting a key frame from a video acquired by each of the plurality of camera devices; for each of the extracted key frames, determining a neighbor camera device having monitor area adjacent to the monitor area of the key frame, and acquiring from the neighbor camera device a corresponding video frame which is simultaneous to the key frame; blending the key frame extracted from each of the camera devices and the corresponding video frame to generate a panorama key frame; and generating a sequence formed by panorama key frames for the key frames as a video abstract of the monitoring system.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326832

Monitoring system and control method thereof

The disclosure relates to a monitoring system and a control method for a monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a camera device, an object recognizing device and an arrangement control device. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326815

Audiovisual apparatus

An audiovisual apparatus includes: a display section configured to display a picture; and one or a plurality of main speakers and a plurality of sub-speakers each having a sound output surface generating sound corresponding to the picture. The sound output surfaces of one or more of the plurality of sub-speakers are arranged to be inclined toward outside of the display section as compared with the sound output surfaces of the main speakers.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326811

Column a/d converter, column a/d conversion method, solid imaging device, and camera system

The present invention relates to a column a/d converter, column a/d conversion method, imaging device, and camera system that can reduce the amount of ir drop by dispersing the current consumed during the count operation, mitigate the counter characteristic degradation, readily reduce the amount of fluctuation in the power source voltage, and achieve operation at a low power source voltage. The column a/d converter includes a plurality of column processing units including an a/d conversion function, a plurality of counters configured to generate digital codes in response to a reference clock and arranged corresponding to each or a set of the column processing units, and a count start offset unit configured to trigger a pseudo count operation in each of the counters and to offset a count start code for at least two or more counters among the plurality of counters before the reference clock is supplied to the counters.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326807

Solid state imaging device and electronic apparatus

Provided is a solid state imaging device including: a pixel portion where pixel sharing units are disposed in an array shape and where another one pixel transistor group excluding transfer transistors is shared by a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; transfer wiring lines which are connected to the transfer gate electrodes of the transfer transistors of the pixel sharing unit and which are disposed to extend in a horizontal direction and to be in parallel in a vertical direction as seen from the top plane; and parallel wiring lines which are disposed to be adjacent to the necessary transfer wiring lines in the pixel sharing unit and which are disposed to be in parallel to the transfer wiring lines as seen from the top plane, wherein voltages which are used to suppress potential change of the transfer gate electrodes are supplied to the parallel wiring lines.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326803

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

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

11/12/15 / #20150326788

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a communication circuit that transmits an image data to an external display device, and an image sensor. The imaging device also includes an outer case in which the image sensor is disposed, and a coupling a coupling portion disposed at a rear side of the imaging device, where the rear side is opposite side from an light incident side of the image sensor. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326787

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

11/12/15 / #20150326775

Camera device, camera system and camera control method

A camera device includes: an imaging unit taking image light to obtain a video signal; an output unit outputting the video signal obtained in the imaging unit to a connected cable; a detection unit detecting current variation or voltage variation of the video signal to be outputted from the output unit; and a control unit determining a control signal transmitted through the cable based on the signal variation detected by the detection unit and performing operation control corresponding to the determined control signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326770

Information processing apparatus and method, and photoelectric conversion apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes: multiple optical propagation paths configured to propagate light; a photoelectric conversion element configured to perform photoelectric conversion on light propagated through each of the multiple optical propagation paths at mutually different partial areas in a photoelectric conversion area; and an estimating unit configured to estimate illuminance or color temperature to be obtained at the photoelectric conversion element, using an electric signal corresponding to light propagated through each of the optical propagation paths.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326759

Image capture device

Provided is an image capture device including a lens unit that includes a lens, a supporting member that supports the lens unit and rotates in a predetermined rotating direction with the lens unit, a rotation regulating member that regulates rotation of the supporting member by coming into contact with the supporting member while the supporting member is rotating, and a move permitting part that permits the rotation regulating member being in contact with the supporting member to move a predetermined amount in the rotating direction in a manner that the supporting member is rotatable 360 degrees or more in the rotating direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326703

Mobile terminal apparatus

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

11/12/15 / #20150326692

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

An information processing method includes receiving a request for user data that is related to an external service, and retrieving the user data segments based on the request. The user data segments are then combined to generate the user data, which is then provided to the client device that requested the user data. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326547

Method for secure communication using asymmetric & symmetric encryption over insecure communications

Data may be protected using a combination of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography. A symmetric key may be generated and the data may be encrypted with the symmetric key. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326443

Methods and apparatuses for discovery and notification of services

Methods and apparatuses for discovery and notification of services are described for creating a service, discovering the service, and providing notification of the service. In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses for discovery and notification of services identifies a content provider; identifies a service wherein the service corresponds with the content provider; forms a service record within the service registry wherein the service record represents the service; and allows a content user to discover the service through the service registry.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326393

Content individualization

Content individualization, including: encrypting a first part of a source data set using a first key creating a first encrypted data set; encrypting a second part of the source data set using a second key creating a second encrypted data set; encrypting the second part of the source data set using a third key creating a third encrypted data set; and combining the first encrypted data set, the second encrypted data set, and the third encrypted data set to form a final encrypted data set. Key words include watermarking and content individualization.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326307

Communication system, base station, relay node and user equipment

A relay node in a mobile communication network for relaying communications between a base station and a mobile terminal. The relay node includes a communication interface that receives resource allocation information from the base station, the resource allocation information indicating a controllable range of communication resources available to the relay node. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326279

Device for power line communication, power line communications system, method for operating a device for power line communication and for adapting plc transmissions to noise

A method for operating a device for power line communication includes measuring noise on the power line and detecting noise timing properties. Further, a method for adapting power line communication to detected noise timing properties, which may be asynchronous to the ac mains signal, includes adapting parameters for encoding a data stream and/or transmission parameters according to the detected noise timing properties and/or transmission timing information derived from the detected noise timing properties, encoding a data stream according to the adapted parameters for encoding, and transmitting the encoded data stream to the power line on at least one power line communications channel according to the adapted transmission parameters.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326243

Column a/d converter, column a/d conversion method, solid-state imaging element and camera system

A solid-state imaging device having an analog-digital converter, and an analog-digital conversion method are described herein. An example of a solid-state imaging device includes a column processing section that includes a low-level bit latching section. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325981

Light-emitting element and method for manufacturing the same

A light-emitting element includes a mesa structure in which a first compound semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type are disposed in that order, wherein at least one of the first compound semiconductor layer and the second compound semiconductor layer has a current constriction region surrounded by an insulation region extending inward from a sidewall portion of the mesa structure; a wall structure disposed so as to surround the mesa structure; at least one bridge structure connecting the mesa structure and the wall structure, the wall structure and the bridge structure each having the same layer structure as the portion of the mesa structure in which the insulation region is provided; a first electrode; and a second electrode disposed on a top face of the wall structure.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325980

Laser emitting apparatus and master oscillator power amplifier system

There is provided a laser emitting apparatus including a semiconductor laser, a grating positioned relative to the semiconductor laser to form a resonator structure therebetween, and an optical system positioned between the semiconductor laser and the grating. The optical system is configured and arranged so that confocal points are formed on both a light emitting surface of the semiconductor laser and a reflection surface of the grating.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325782

Storage element and storage device

A storage element includes a storage layer having a magnetization perpendicular to a layer surface and storing information according to a magnetization state of a magnetic material; a fixed magnetization layer having the magnetization as a reference of the information of the storage layer and perpendicular to the layer surface; an interlayer formed of a nonmagnetic material and interposed between the storage layer and the fixed magnetization layer; a coercive force enhancement layer adjacent to the storage layer, opposite to the interlayer, and formed of cr, ru, w, si, or mn; and a spin barrier layer formed of an oxide, adjacent to the coercive force enhancement layer, and opposite to the storage layer. The storage layer magnetization is reversed using spin torque magnetization reversal caused by a current in a lamination direction of a layer structure including the storage layer, the interlayer, and the fixed magnetization layer, thereby storing information. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325721

Solid-state image pickup device and electronic apparatus

Solid-state imaging devices (1) including: a substrate (12); a photoelectric conversion section (50) comprising a chalcopyrite material formed over the substrate in a light incident side; a transparent electrode (57) in the light incident side of the photoelectric conversion section; and an electron barrier layer (58) formed between the photoelectric conversion section and the transparent electrode; and methods of manufacturing the solid-state imaging devices and electronic apparatuses including the solid-state imaging devices.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325628

Memory device and method of manufacturing memory device

Provided is a storage apparatus provided with a plurality of storage elements having storage layers comprising a plurality of layers and electrodes, one layer among the plurality of layers being extended in a first direction and being shared by the plurality of storage elements disposed in the first direction, the electrodes being extended in a second direction that differs from the first direction and being shared by the plurality of storage elements disposed in the second direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325617

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, a photoelectric conversion section, a first impurity layer having a carrier polarity of a second conductivity type, a charge-to-voltage converting section, an amplifying section, and a second impurity layer having a carrier polarity of the second conductivity type. The second impurity layer is disposed in a region between the photoelectric conversion section and the amplifying section. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325606

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

A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion element provided in the semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion film arranged on a light receiving surface side of the semiconductor base; a contact section to which a signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion film is read, the contact section being provided in the semiconductor base; a first film member covering the photoelectric conversion element; and a second film member provided on the contact section.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325594

Display and electronic apparatus

A display includes: row interconnects configured to be disposed along rows; column interconnects configured to be disposed along columns; and pixels configured to be disposed corresponding to intersections of the row and column interconnects arranged in a lattice manner. Each of the pixels includes at least a sampling transistor, a drive transistor, a holding capacitor, and a light-emitting element. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325590

High-frequency device including high-frequency switching circuit

A high-frequency device having a switching circuit including a semiconductor substrate; a first high-frequency input/output terminal; a second high-frequency input/output terminal; a control signal input terminal; a power terminal; a ground terminal; an insulating portion disposed on a main surface of the semiconductor substrate; and a voltage-applying electrode for applying a predetermined positive voltage from the power electrode to the semiconductor substrate, wherein the switching circuit includes a field-effect transistor disposed in an active region of the semiconductor substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325230

Audio processing device, method, and program

Provided is an audio processing device including a narration canceling section configured to generate a narration canceling signal by removing a narration component from an input signal, and a reverberation adding section configured to add a reverberation effect to the narration canceling signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325116

Scheme for embedding a control signal in an audio signal using pseudo white noise

A method includes generating an audio signal, generating a control signal that is configured to control a haptic feedback device that is incorporated into a device for delivering audio based on the audio signal to a user, and embedding the control signal in the audio signal by using a pseudorandom signal to form an encoded audio signal. Another method includes receiving a signal that includes an audio signal having an embedded control signal, recovering the control signal from the received signal by using a pseudorandom signal, using the recovered control signal to control a haptic feedback device that is incorporated into a device for delivering audio, recovering the audio signal from the received signal, and using the recovered audio signal to generate audio in the device for delivering audio. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325115

Scheme for embedding a control signal in an audio signal

A method includes generating an audio signal, generating a control signal that is configured to control a haptic feedback device that is incorporated into a device for delivering audio based on the audio signal to a user, and embedding the control signal in the audio signal. Another method includes receiving a signal that includes an audio signal having an embedded control signal, recovering the audio signal from the received signal, using the recovered audio signal to generate audio in a device for delivering audio, recovering the control signal from the received signal, and using the recovered control signal to control a haptic feedback device that is incorporated into the device for delivering audio. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325053

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system

An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a hmd for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the hmd. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324971

Information processor, information processing method, and program

An information processor includes a detection unit detecting a photographic subject region of an image, a characteristic amount generation unit generating a characteristic amount including at least positional information of the photographic subject region for each of the detected photographic subject region, a combined characteristic amount generation unit generating a combined characteristic amount corresponding to the image by combining the characteristic amount generated for each of the photographic subject region, and an identification unit identifying a label corresponding to a combination of a photographic subject appearing in the image based on the generated combined characteristic amount.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324591

Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program

Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program are provided. An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324224

Apparatus and method of data capture

A method of capturing the state of a target program that is running within the environment of an operating system is provided. The method includes identifying threads associated with the target program, suspending threads associated with the target program, preserving data characterising the threads, and preserving data accessible by the threads when in operation. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324097

Information processing apparatus, control method for use therein, and computer program

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: operation accepting means for accept an operation input; image storing means for storing a plurality of images; management information storing means for storing management information corresponding to the plurality of images stored in the image storing means; image drawing means for drawing, in a display area including at least an image display area, at least one of images stored in the image storing means onto the image display area in a predetermined sequence; and controlling means for, when an operation input commanding selection of an image included in the image display area has been accepted by the operation accepting means, controlling recording of the selection of the image to management information stored in the management information storing means in correspondence with the image.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324086

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal generated in response to user's input operation for specifying a predetermined position in an image displayed on a display unit, and a display control unit configured to allow display of a selection image for allowing a user to select display information that is newly displayed in a region according to the position, in a superimposed manner on the image. The display control unit controls display of the display unit in such a manner that the region and the selection image do not overlap each other.. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324039

Terminal apparatus, display system, display method, and recording medium

To improve ease of operation in a case where a display device and a small terminal apparatus are connected to each other, and coordinated display is performed. When a contact or approach of an object having a size greater than or equal to a threshold value with or toward the surface of a display panel is detected, a video or an instruction corresponding to the motion detected by the motion sensor is output. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324022

Input device

There is provided an information input device including an operator on which a user operates a sliding operation in a first direction, a first detection unit disposed at a rear surface of the operator detects a position and a pressure of the sliding operation operated by the user in the first direction, a second detection unit disposed adjacent to the first detection unit parallel to the first direction at the rear surface of the operator detects a position and a pressure of the sliding operation operated by the user in the first direction, a position measurement unit that measures an instructed position in the first direction based on the slide position detected by first detection unit or the second detection unit, and measures an instructed position in a second direction based on a difference of the pressures detected by the first detection unit and the second detection unit respectively.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323963

Device and method of controlling a display panel based on cover-related information

A device includes a display configured to display an interface, wherein the display includes one or more touch sensors configured to detect a touch operation on an operating surface of the display. The device includes a cover that includes one or more projections arranged on a surface of the cover that opposes the operating surface of the display when the cover is in a closed position. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323762

Imaging device

There is provided an imaging device including an outer case in which a photographic lens is disposed inside. The outer case includes a cylindrical portion in which an external shape of a cross-section perpendicular to an optical axis of the photographic lens is formed into a substantially circular shape, and a rolling prevention portion provided to protrude outside the cylindrical portion in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323726

Light emitting device, display unit, and illumination unit

A light emitting device includes: a light source; an optical component including a light incident surface, the light incident surface facing the light source; and a wavelength conversion member provided between the light source and the light incident surface, the wavelength conversion member crossing a first region and extending to a second region outside the first region, the first region being surrounded by the light incident surface and light paths of light that is emitted from the light source and enters edges of the light incident surface.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323480

Impedance measuring device for biological samples and impedance measuring system for biological samples

Provided is an impedance measuring device for biological samples including one or a plurality of biological sample holding units configured to hold a biological sample, an applying unit configured to apply an ac voltage to a pair of electrodes in contact with the biological sample held by the biological sample holding unit, a measuring unit configured to measure an impedance of the biological sample obtained by an ac voltage being applied to the biological sample by the applying unit, and a measurement condition control unit configured to control a measuring time and/or a measuring frequency in the measuring unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321103

Image capture method and apparatus

A method of stereoscopic panoramic image capture of a virtual environment is provided. The method includes pausing the state of a virtual environment being implemented by an application. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321098

Methods for cloud based game streaming and setting data rates between remote clients and servers

A computer-implemented method for online game streaming is provided. One example method includes receiving a request from a remote client to access a user account. ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321096

Network delivery of entertainment software

A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321085

Controller for interfacing with a computing program using position, orientation, or motion

A method for determining the position of a controller device, comprises: receiving dimensions of the display input by a user of the computer-based system; capturing successive images of the display at the controller device; determining a position of the controller device relative to the display based on the dimensions of the display and a perspective distortion of the display in the captured successive images of the display; providing the determined position of the controller to the computer-based system to interface with the interactive program to cause an action by the interactive program.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319792

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

. . . . . . . . . . Provided is a communication control device for controlling wireless communication among a plurality of communication apparatuses, including an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a first object corresponding to a first communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, first identification information for identifying the first communication apparatus, and to acquire, from a second object corresponding to a second communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, second identification information for identifying the second communication apparatus, an action recognition unit configured to recognize an action of coupling the first object with the second object, and a connection control unit configured to perform communication between the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus corresponding to the coupled first object and second object, respectively, based on the acquired first identification information and second identification information to connect the first communication apparatus to the second communication apparatus through wireless communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319691

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

A discontinuous reception method, mobile station, base station and wireless communication system are provided in the present invention. The discontinuous reception method in the wireless communication system includes the following steps: in case of a continuous carrier aggregation, setting a common on duration timer and/or a common discontinuous reception inactivity timer for a primary cell and each secondary cell; and in case of a discontinuous carrier aggregation, setting an independent on duration timers and/or an independent discontinuous reception inactivity timers for the primary cell and each secondary cells. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319690

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

A discontinuous reception method, mobile station, base station and wireless communication system are provided in the present invention. The discontinuous reception method in the wireless communication system includes the following steps: in case of a continuous carrier aggregation, setting a common on duration timer and/or a common discontinuous reception inactivity timer for a primary cell and each secondary cell; and in case of a discontinuous carrier aggregation, setting an independent on duration timers and/or an independent discontinuous reception inactivity timers for the primary cell and each secondary cells. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319668

Mobile handover management method, apparatus and system in wireless communication network

A mobile management handover system includes circuitry that determines available resources of candidate target handover cells of a user device. The circuitry then select a target handover cell from the candidate target handover cells based on at least one of the available resources of each of the candidate target handover cells and a residency duration of the user device within the candidate target handover cells, and requests reservation of the available resources by the target handover cell.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319622

Apparatus and method for wireless communication system

A system that identifies a number of secondary systems located in a first geographical area; identifies a primary resource available to be assigned to the secondary systems, the primary resource being a resource to which a primary system has a priority usage right; determines whether the number of secondary systems located in the first geographical area exceeds a predetermined threshold value; and limits a number of secondary systems to which the primary resource is assigned when it is determined that the number of secondary systems located in the first geographical area exceeds the predetermined threshold value.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319566

Communication system, communication method, and data processing apparatus

A communication system and communication method enable various types of near field communication. Nfc communication apparatuses have two features in that each can perform communication in two communication modes and that each can perform data transmission at a plurality of transfer rates. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319522

Signal processing device and signal processing method

A signal processing device includes a noise analysis unit for analyzing a frequency component of a noise signal obtained by converting a collected sound into an electrical signal, a plurality of filtering units for carrying out predetermined filtering operations on the noise signal on the basis of an analysis result, and an output control unit for temporally varying a synthesis rate of outputs of the plurality of filtering units according to a change in the analysis result of the noise analysis unit. When the analysis result of the noise analysis unit changes, one filtering unit starts a predetermined filtering operation by characteristics different from those of other filtering units that carry out predetermined filtering operations on the noise signal according to the change in the analysis result of the noise analysis unit.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319461

Encoding device and encoding method, and decoding device and decoding method

The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a decoding device, and a decoding method capable of improving the coding efficiency of an image of a plurality of viewpoints. A motion parallax prediction/compensation unit sets first image specifying information specifying a first image of a viewpoint present in a first direction from a viewpoint of a current coding image and second image specifying information specifying a second image of a viewpoint present in a second direction opposite to the first direction in a list (l0) in first order and sets the first image specifying information and the second image specifying information in a list (l1) in second order that is different from the first order. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319460

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and an image processing method capable of improving the coding efficiency in multi-viewpoint coding. In the case of present technology 1, a temporal list (refpiclisttemp0[ridx]) of l0 is generated in order of short-term (before) reference images of indexes 0 and 1, inter-view reference images of indexes 0 to 3, short-term (after) reference images of indexes 0 and 1, and a long-term reference image of index 0. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319395

Television receiver, television broadcast receiving method and mobile terminal

There is provided an apparatus comprising a plurality of antenna terminals, a first switch configured to select an antenna terminal of the plurality of antenna terminals, a second switch configured to receive an output of the antenna terminal from the first switch and divide the output of the antenna terminal into a first output and a second output, a surface acoustic wave filter configured to receive the first output from the second switch, and a tuner/decoder configured to receive an output of the surface acoustic wave filter and the second output.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319392

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319375

Apparatus and method for creating real-time motion (stroboscopic) video from a streaming video

Real-time generation of motion (stroboscopic) video is described which utilizes an object tracking process operating on downsized images in a circular buffer. Utilizing object information from the tracking, a background static scene is extracted into which multiple temporally displaced object images are inserted to create a stroboscopic video frame. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319361

Image processing device, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus may include a trimming-decision processing to determine a trimming of an image based on motion information of an object appearing in the image and motion information of the image processing apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319055

Communication system, apparatus, method and computer readable medium

Methods and apparatus for operating a first apparatus in a communication system. The method comprises receiving content from a second apparatus, and determining whether to store the received content on at least one storage apparatus associated with the first apparatus based, at least in part, on priority information associated with the received content, the priority information indicating an evaiuation of a service provided by the received content.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318969

Method and apparatus for reference symbol reception

To facilitate a selective transmission power boost in a narrowband subsystem of a wideband host carrier, where the narrowband subsystem is preferentially allocated to reduced capability communications devices, both data symbols and dedicated reference symbols are transmitted at a higher power within the narrowband. It is further determined whether to use the dedicated symbols exclusively or in addition to common reference symbols to generate channel estimates.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318965

Communication system, method, base station, and communication device

A wireless communication system, using wireless base stations, and other devices, such as a relay node, interoperate with using spectrum aggregation and mimo. Traffic usage is detected and based on channel utilization relative to capacity, spectrum aggregation is chosen over mimo under certain conditions. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318933

Communication terminal, communication device, communication method, program, and communication system

There is provided a communication terminal including an electrode unit configured to cause a dielectric to induce an electric field, and to transmit and receive signals via the dielectric, and a processing unit configured to obtain power from a reception signal received by the electrode unit, to process the reception signal, and to cause a response signal to be transmitted from the electrode unit through load modulation.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318718

Power supply control device, battery device, power supply system, and power supply control method

Provided is a power supply control device including a command sending unit configured to deliver a polling command to a bus line, and a battery registration unit configured to give an identifier to a battery device that has responded to the polling command within a predetermined response period. The command sending unit delivers information of the identifier to the bus line for the battery device to which the battery registration unit gives the identifier and delivers, to the bus line, a command for the battery device to which the identifier is given.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318542

Active material, method of manufacturing active material, electrode, and secondary battery

A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode including an active material, and non-aqueous electrolytic solution. The active material includes a center portion and a covering portion provided on part or all of the center portion. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318533

Battery

A battery capable of improving the energy density and improving the battery characteristics such as cycle characteristics and high temperature storage characteristics. A cathode and an anode are oppositely arranged with a separator in between. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318471

Storage device and storage unit

There are provided a storage device and a storage unit capable of improving retention performance of an intermediate resistance value in writing at a low current, and a storage device and a storage unit capable of reducing random telegraph noise. A storage device of one embodiment of the present technology includes a first electrode, a storage layer, and a second electrode in this order, and the storage layer includes: an ion source layer including one or more kinds of chalcogen elements selected from tellurium (te), sulfur (s), and selenium (se), and one or more kinds of transition metal elements selected from group 4 elements, group 5 elements, and group 6 elements of the periodic table; and a resistance change layer including boron (b) and oxygen (o). ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318324

Solid-state imaging device and camera

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

11/05/15 / #20150318321

Solid-state imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a solid-state imaging device photoelectrically converting light taken by a lens; and a light shielding member shielding part of light incident on the solid-state imaging device from the lens, wherein an angle made between an edge surface of the light shielding member and an optical axis direction of the lens is larger than an incident angle of light to be incident on an edge portion of the light shielding member.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317830

Endoscopic surgery assisting system and image control method

An endoscopic system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a head-mounted display, a detector, and a controller. The head-mounted display is worn by an operator. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317826

Image processing device and image processing method

In an image processing device, an information processing section performs information processing according to an instruction input by a user. An alpha buffer generating block of an image processing section generates an alpha buffer representing, in an image plane, the alpha value of each pixel when designated objects formed by a plurality of objects are collectively regarded as one object. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317770

Camera defocus direction estimation

Apparatus and methods for estimating defocus direction from a single image obtained, such as in a digital camera apparatus, are presented. To determine defocus direction, point spread function (psf) differences for the image are evaluated in the frequency domain, with frequency pairs being found having largest difference in their fourier transform magnitudes, from which a direction estimate feature is extracted, and defocus direction estimated based on relation of estimated feature and statistics derived from camera image tests. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317677

Method and apparatus for providing a customized selection of audio content over the internet

A method an apparatus is provided for providing selected media files, which are chosen from among a plurality of media files, to a user over a packet-switched network such as the internet. The method begins by receiving over the packet-switched network a request from the user to receive media content. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317618

Information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium

In an information processor having a function to check out a content to a portable device such as a portable disc player, a content is recorded to a content data base under the control of a content management program, and it is set under the control of a display/operation instruction program whether the recorded content has to be checked out to the portable device. If a content is recorded in case it has been set that the content has to be checked out, the content having been recorded in the content data base is checked out to the portable device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317552

Card, information processing unit, and recording medium having information processing program

A card is provided comprising an information setting unit configured to output a first signal including unique information of the card, and a bending sensor configured to output a second signal corresponding to a curvature of the card. An information processing apparatus is also provided comprising a card reading unit configured to acquire information from a card a processor, and a memory device. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317520

Method and apparatus for extraction of static scene photo from sequence of images

An apparatus and method for extracting a static background image from a non-static image sequence or video sequence having at least three spatially overlapping frames is presented. Obscured static background areas are filled, according to the disclosure, with actual content as the background area becomes visible over time as non-static objects move with respect to the background. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317519

Object detection and extraction from image sequences

Object detection and extraction is performed from image sequences utilizing circular buffers for both source images and tracking. The detection and extraction process is performed in relation to the previous and current image, and the current and next image, including: alignment, absolute difference, removal of non-overlaps, and contour detection in difference images. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317460

Copy protection using detailed copy control information

Based on the detailed reproduction control information defining the reproduction control state of data to be transmitted, the cpu 12 of the data transmission apparatus creates a simplified reproduction control information roughly defining the reproduction control state of the data, stores the simplified reproduction control information of the data in the packet header of a data packet carrying the data, stores the detailed reproduction control information in the data, and transmits the simplified reproduction control information and the detailed reproduction control information as well as the data to the data receiving apparatus 20 through the transmission channel 30 from the input-output interface 16. The cpu 22 of the data receiving apparatus 20 analyses the reproduction control state of the data contained in the data packet based on the simplified reproduction information and the detailed reproduction information contained in the data packet, and controls the reproduction of the data by the action of the media access part 26 according to the analysis result.. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317051

Information processing device and information processing method

When a user fast-forwards pages and there arises a necessity to display pages ahead of image data generating processing by a page image generating unit 114, a paging managing unit 112 of a viewing screen control section 110 culls pages whose image data is to be generated, and requests an image rendering unit 122 to display already generated preceding or succeeding pages as a dummy. A display region managing unit 116 requests the image rendering unit 122 to sequentially display specified display regions stored in a movement rule storage unit 118 according to advancing operation of the user. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317043

Electronic apparatus and menu displaying method

An operation button 22 carries out an operation of an electronic apparatus 10 through a key input. A touch panel 50 is a display area of the electronic apparatus 10 and carries out an operation of the electronic apparatus 10 through a touch operation. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316810

Display device

A display unit of the present disclosure includes: a first plate-like member including a display device; a second plate-like member including a drive circuit, the drive circuit configured to control the display device; and one or two or more wiring sections having flexibility, the wiring sections configured to connect the first plate-like member and the second plate-like member to each other, in which a curvature of the second plate-like member is larger than 0 and equal to or smaller than a curvature of the first plate-like member.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314200

Creation of game-based scenes

A method is given for providing a visualization of a scene corresponding to game play. The method includes steps of receiving at a visualization server information about a scene corresponding to game play at a client computer, receiving additional information about the scene at the visualization server; and constructing a visualization at the visualization server based on the scene, the constructing based at least in part on the received information and the received additional information. ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314165

Using pressure signal from racket to advise player

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for comparing signals from pressure sensors under the grip of a tennis racket to digital templates to gain insight into the player's grip, e.g., during ball striking moments.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314164

Combining signal information from shoes and sports racket

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for correlating signals from a sports racket with signals from the shoes worn by a player wielding the racket to gain insight into the player's footwork at ball striking moments.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313679

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

Provided is a surgical imaging apparatus that includes a multi-link, multi joint structure including a plurality of joints that interconnect a plurality of links to provide the multi-link, multi joint structure with a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least one video camera being disposed on a distal end of the multi-link, multi-joint structure; at least one actuator that drives at least one of the plurality of joints; and circuitry that detects a joint force experienced at the at least one of the plurality of joints in response to an applied external force, and controls the at least one actuator based on the joint force so as to position the video camera.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313524

Biological information acquisition method and instrument, and physiologically-active substance measurement method and instrument

A biological information acquisition method for acquiring information on a living body on a basis of a quantified value of a physiologically active substance originated from the living body, includes a step of collecting the physiologically active substance from a body surface of the living body.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150313031

Display device

. . . . . . . . A display device in the present invention includes a display panel which is provided with a display screen, a i-substrate which is arranged in a predetermined range narrower than the display panel at the back side of the display panel, first flexible printed circuit substrates which extend downward from the upper end of the display panel and are connected to the t-substrate, and second flexible printed circuit substrates which extend upward from the lower end of the display panel and are connected to the t-substrate in order to achieve more reduction in thickness when the display panel and the circuit substrate are arranged together.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312878

Information processing apparatus, information process method and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a wireless station information acquisition unit which acquires information showing wireless stations with which a terminal apparatus is capable of communicating; a clustering unit which generates a wireless station cluster by clustering the wireless stations based on a time at which the wireless stations are capable of communicating with the terminal apparatus; and a stay detection unit which detects a state in which the terminal apparatus is capable of communicating with wireless stations included in the wireless station cluster as a state in which the terminal apparatus is staying at a location corresponding to the wireless station cluster.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312867

Apparatus and method for controlling a change of operation state of a cell

The present application discloses an apparatus and a method for controlling a change of operation state of a cell and a base station including the apparatus. The apparatus includes: a state change determining unit, configured to determine the change of operation state to be performed by the cell to be controlled, the change of operation state comprising change from active state to sleep state; and a sleep mode determining unit, configured to determine a sleep mode for the cell to be controlled so that the cell to be controlled has a different sleep mode from its adjacent cells, when the state change determining unit determines to perform the change of operation state of the cell to be controlled.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312848

Apparatus and methods for anonymous paired device discovery in wireless communications systems

A wireless communications system transmits a first message including an anonymous discovery pilot identification code to a first terminal, receives a second message from a second terminal and determines whether the second message identifies the discovery pilot identification code. The system may transmit a third message identifying the first terminal to the second terminal responsive to the second message identifying the discovery pilot identification code. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312783

Mobile communication base station and method for selecting a virtual carrier for machine-type communications based on measurements of channel conditions

Apparatus and method providing feedback on channel conditions in a wireless telecommunications system including a base station arranged to communicate with plural terminals device using frequencies spanning a system frequency bandwidth. At least one terminal device is a reduced capability terminal device including a tuneable transceiver configured to receive downlink transmissions from the base station using only a restricted frequency bandwidth which is smaller than and within the system frequency bandwidth. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312748

Information processing device, method and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing device include circuitry configured to acquire-service-information for a service from a first information processing apparatus, change a priority of the service based on a status of the information processing apparatus or a status of the service, and provide the service information to a second information processing apparatus based on the priority.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312704

Device for control of data transfer in local area network

The present invention concerns wearable electronic communication devices (100) for control of data transfer in a personal area network. The wearable device is adapted for body coupled communication in close proximity to a person's body. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312636

User assigned channel numbering for content from multiple input source types

A user is enabled to assign channel numbers to his favorite content, including tv stations, internet sites, local applications, and recorded content. In this way, the user's favorite content sources are grouped so that they can be quickly accessed using channel up/down commands regardless of, e.g., the actual channel number of a favorite tv station.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312625

Information processing apparatus, data management method, and program

To realize processing for switching a reproduction state from broadcast data to network data and resuming the reproduction of the original broadcast data. A browser (241) acquires, via a network, an xml-ait having a content equivalent to a broadcast ait defining a life cycle of a broadcast application while a vod content is reproduced after being switched from the broadcast application. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312622

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using upnp

In one aspect, a first device includes a storage medium bearing instructions and a processor configured for accessing the storage medium to execute the instructions to configure the processor for determining the location of the first device, determining the location of a second device at least partially based on communication of the first device with the second device using universal plug and play (upnp) communication, comparing the physical location of the first device to the physical location of the second device to determine whether the first and second devices are both within a predefined area, and presenting a user interface (ui) on a display of the first device responsive to determining that the first and second devices are both within the predefined area. The ui enables a user to provide a command to the second device to present ancillary content related to primary content which the first device is to present.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312598

Camera system, video selection apparatus and video selection method

A camera system includes a plurality of camera apparatuses that output respective video data in a packetized format. A relaying apparatus receives the packetized video data from the plurality of camera apparatuses and relays selected selected packetized video data from a particular one of the plurality of camera apparatuses on a frame basis.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312591

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that enable efficient change of reference relationship of views in multi-view coding. In the present technology, as for inter-view reference images, a used_by_curr flag is also set to an image having a possibility of being referred, in a slice header or syntax of an sps. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312589

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of suppressing a deterioration in image quality. The image processing apparatus includes a threshold value setting unit which sets a threshold value for identifying a feature of neighboring pixels of a current block in an intra prediction process in encoding of image data according to a bit depth of the image data and a filtering processing unit which performs a filtering process on the neighboring pixels by using a filter according to the feature of the neighboring pixels identified by using the threshold value set by the threshold value setting unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312581

Image processing device and method

Provided is an image processing device including a receiving section configured to receive hierarchical image encoded data in which image data that is hierarchized into layers is encoded, a pixel filling section configured to fill, with a pixel of a base layer, an unavailable peripheral pixel positioned in a periphery of a current block that is used in intra prediction to he performed when an enhancement layer of the hierarchical image encoded data is decoded, an intra prediction section configured to perform intra prediction on the current block to generate a predictive image of the current block using the peripheral pixel that is filled with the pixel of the base layer by the pixel filling section when necessary, and a decoding section configured to decode the enhancement layer of the hierarchical image encoded data received by the receiving section using the predictive image generated by the intra prediction section.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312578

Image processing device and method

Provided is an image processing device including a receiving section configured to receive a bitstream obtained by encoding an image having at least one layer and buffer management parameter information of each layer indicating at least one of that a parameter for managing a decoder buffer is a parameter for performing a decoding process of only a corresponding layer and that the parameter for managing the decoder buffer is a parameter for performing a decoding process of a corresponding layer and a lower layer, and a decoding section configured to decode the bitstream received by the receiving section and generate an image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312569

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program, in which a filter process on a decoded image is performed in parallel in a processing unit regardless of a parallel encoding processing unit. An addition unit decodes encoding data and generates an image. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312551

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a first polarizing unit that has a first polarization region and a second polarization region to transmit different polarized light corresponding to different viewing point images, a second polarizing unit that includes a third polarization region to transmit only transmission light of the first polarization region, a fourth polarization region to transmit only transmission light of the second polarization region, and a total transmission region to transmit the total transmission light of the first polarization region and the second polarization region, an imaging element, and an image processing unit that executes signal processing with respect to an output signal of the imaging element. The image processing unit executes correction processing to generate a two-dimensional image and executes image conversion of the two-dimensional image to generate a left eye image and a right eye image for three-dimensional image display.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312543

Audio and/or video generation apparatus and method of generating audio and/or video signals

An audio and/or video generation apparatus which is arranged in operation to generate audio and/or video signals representative of an audio and/or video source, the audio and/or video generation apparatus comprising a recording unit which records the audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, wherein the audio and/or video generation apparatus is arranged to receive metadata associated with the audio and/or video signals generated by a data processor, the recording unit records the metadata on the recording medium with the audio and/or video signals. The data processor receives signals representative of the time codes of the recorded audio/video signals, and the metadata includes time code data representative of the in and out points of a take of the audio/video signals generated by the data processor. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312525

Method and apparatus for protecting the transfer of data

According to one embodiment, a method of descrambling digital multimedia content starts by sending an out-of-band request for encrypted control data to a headend. A descrambler integrated circuit may then receive digital program data in a scrambled, format and the encrypted control data. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312500

Semiconductor device, solid-state image sensor and camera system

The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip 11; and a second chip 12, wherein the first chip 11 and the second chip 12 are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip 11 has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip 12 has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312229

Streaming system and method

A streaming system includes an authoring unit, a stream server and a client terminal. The authoring unit generates a file composed of encrypted contents data and the ancillary information at least containing the packetizing control information for generating an rtp packet, a non-encrypted codec dependent header made up of the information pertinent to encoded contents data, and the encryption information for decrypting the encrypted contents data form packet to packet. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311958

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

10/29/15 / #20150311955

Wireless charging method and system, and mobile terminal

The embodiments of the present application provide a wireless charging method and system, and a mobile terminal. The wireless charging method includes: activating a wireless charging function by a first mobile terminal and a second mobile terminal; determining that the first mobile terminal is a wireless charging sender, and the second mobile terminal is a wireless charging receiver; and performing a wireless charging on the second mobile terminal by the first mobile terminal. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311570

Battery unit

A battery unit may include a main accommodation casing that includes a power output terminal, at least one sub-module that is accommodated in the main accommodation casing and a control unit that is accommodated in the main accommodation casing and controls at least one of charging and discharging of a unit battery, wherein in the sub-module, two or more battery blocks are accommodated inside a sub-accommodation casing so that the terminals of the battery blocks each including a plurality of unit batteries are not exposed and the battery blocks are connected to each other through an electric connection member.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311566

Electrolyte and secondary battery

Secondary batteries capable of improving cycle characteristics are provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311445

Photoelectric conversion device, solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup unit of the invention includes a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric conversion element. The photoelectric conversion element includes a photoelectric conversion layer; and first and second electrodes provided with the photoelectric conversion layer in between, the photoelectric conversion layer including a first organic semiconductor of a first conductive type and a second organic semiconductor of a second conductive type, and being configured by addition of a third organic semiconductor made of a derivative or an isomer of one of the first and second organic semiconductors.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311270

Display device, method for driving the same, and electronic apparatus

A display device including a pixel array unit having a matrix of pixels each configured such that an anode electrode of an organic electroluminescent element is connected to a source electrode of a drive transistor, a gate electrode of the drive transistor is connected to a source or drain electrode of a writing transistor, and a storage capacitor is connected between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor, scanning lines and power supply lines for individual pixel rows, and signal lines for individual pixel columns. A video signal reference potential is supplied to the signal lines for a period during which a scanning signal is supplied to the scanning lines during driving of pixels in a preceding row. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311259

Solid-state image sensing device and solid-state image pickup unit including same

Image sensors, image pickup devices, and electronic apparatuses are provided. These can include an image sensor or image pickup device that includes a first insulating layer over a semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311240

Deep well photodiode for nir image sensor

An active pixel image sensor includes a photodiode structure which enables high near-infrared modulation transfer function and high quantum efficiency, with low pinning voltage for a medium- to large-size pixel. The photodiode includes a shallow photodiode region and a deep photodiode region both of a first dopant type, where the length of the shallow photodiode region is larger than the length of the deep photodiode region; and a shallow depleting region and a deep depleting region both of a second dopant type. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310896

Systems and methods for reviewing video content

Systems and methods provide techniques for reviewing content, such as reviewing video on a mobile device. A computing device with a touch screen interface, e.g., a tablet computer, executes a reviewing tool, e.g., a computer program, that causes the device to display video content and information about the video content. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310854

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including an analysis unit configured to analyze a character string indicating contents of utterance obtained as a result of speech recognition, and a display control unit configured to display the character string indicating the contents of the utterance and an analysis result on a display screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310831

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using camera

A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device using a camera and image recognition, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device.. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310660

Computer graphics with enhanced depth effect

Systems and methods for processing three-dimensional graphics depicting a sequence of motion with an enhanced illusion of depth are described. The graphics may include three-dimensional content mapped to a two dimensional viewing window with an additional reference image rendered onto the viewing window. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310539

In-store object highlighting by a real world user interface

Systems and methods according to present principles involved highlighting objects such as on a store shelf. Highlighting is displayed by projecting a light directly on the object by means of a light source or may alternatively be indicated by displaying an indicator or image of the object on a display screen. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309848

Memory efficient thread-level speculation

A processor device executes program code in one or more threads. The processor device detects a call of a function in one of the threads and executes the function in a further thread. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309709

Method and device for rendering multimedia content

Various aspects of a device and a method for rendering multimedia content are disclosed herein. The method determines a ratio between a first resolution of multimedia content and a second resolution of a display screen of a display device. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309578

Control of a real world object user interface

Systems and methods described allow users to select and obtain significant information about objects in the real world, and further to employ gestures as a “real world” interface to manipulate information and to manipulate the selection of objects. In this way, users may be enabled to make better decisions when, e.g., traveling and shopping, and may further be enabled to obtain significant information about objects with which they are surrounded. ... Sony Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150308959

Base sequence analysis apparatus

There is provided a base sequence analysis method including a nucleic acid amplification procedure of obtaining an amplification product by a nucleic acid amplification reaction, a turbidity measurement procedure of measuring turbidity of a reaction solution of the nucleic acid amplification reaction, and a melting curve analysis procedure of performing melting curve analysis of a probe nucleic acid chain and the amplification product at a reaction site of the nucleic acid amplification reaction.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150305005

Deriving an indication of a communications parameter using reference symbols

. . . . . . . . . . A perturbation is made to contents and/or locations in time and frequency of reference signals transmitted by a cell, such that the perturbation implies information regarding a capability or configuration of the cell as regards availability or configuration of a network functionality, in particular a facility to offer a narrowband virtual carrier operation. The contents and/or locations in time and frequency of the reference signals used are typically based on physical cell identity. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304790

Function control apparatus and program

An electronic device includes processing circuitry configured to produce an audio sound from a virtual sound source position. The circuitry also acquires from a user-input a sound position information of a perceived sound source position, and then controls an enable or disable of a function of the electronic device based on a relationship between the virtual sound source position and the perceived sound source position.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304730

Streaming distributing device and method, streaming receiving device and method, streaming system, program, and recording medium

Disclosed herein is a streaming distributing device including: a content fragment generating section configured to generate a fragment storing data of a content to be distributed by streaming, the fragment being defined by an mp4 file format; and a subtitle fragment generating section configured to generate a fragment storing a ttml (timed text markup language) document instance relating to a subtitle to be displayed in the content, the fragment being defined by the mp4 file format, wherein the subtitle fragment generating section adds, to header information of the fragment, instance classification distinguishing information for distinguishing whether the ttml document instance stored in the fragment is a ttml document instance specifying a rendering context relating to the subtitle.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304727

Method and system for displaying information

Various aspects of a method and a system for displaying information are disclosed herein. The method includes detecting one or more viewers, associated with an electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304710

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

A method for use with content includes analyzing a sequence of frames of the content, determining whether an area exists in a scene depicted by the sequence of frames where additional content such as advertising can be inserted without obstructing activity in the scene, for any such area, determining an amount of time that the area is available when the sequence of frames is being played, and for any such area, determining a size of the area. A storage medium storing a computer program for causing a processor based system to execute these steps and an apparatus for use with content are also disclosed.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304703

Intelligent device, intelligent device control system and its implementation method

The application discloses an intelligent device which is either smart tv or an intelligent peripheral connected to smart tv. The intelligent device is used either as server side or as client side. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304702

Receiving audio/ video content

An audio/video content receiver decoding audio/video signals modulated onto transmission channels as transport streams, at least one transmission channel carrying non-viewing information includes: a tuner arrangement capable of concurrently tuning to two or more transmission channels; a multiplexer configured to generate a composite signal from received audio/video signals of required programs for decoding; a content decoder capable of concurrently decoding two or more audio/video programs from the composite signal; a detector configured to detect whether one or more of the transmission channels tuned by the tuner arrangement are not currently in use for providing a program for decoding; a controller, responsive to detection that a transmission channel is not currently in use, controlling the tuner to tune that channel to a transmission channel carrying a transport stream including non-viewing information; and a non-viewing information decoder decoding the received non-viewing information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304678

Image processing device and method

Provided is an image processing device including a receiving section configured to receive hierarchical image encoded data in which image data that is hierarchized into a plurality of layers is encoded and motion information encoded data in which motion information used in encoding of the image data is encoded, a motion information decoding section configured to decode, when motion information of a peripheral block in a same layer as a current block is unavailable, the motion information encoded data received by the receiving section using motion information of a peripheral block in a different layer from the current block, and a decoding section configured to decode the hierarchical image encoded data received by the receiving section using motion information obtained by the motion information decoding section decoding the motion information encoded data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304673

Decoding device, decoding method, and program

The present technique relates to a decoding device, a decoding method, and a program which can decode an image in parallel for each of tiles of the image. A parallel decoding unit decodes the image encoded by for example an encoding method called high efficiency video coding (hevc) in parallel for each tile used for example the encoding method called hevc. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304657

Image processing device and method

An image processing device and method capable of suppressing block noise. A β lut_input calculation unit and a clipping unit calculate β lut_input that is a value input to an existing β generation unit and an extended β generation unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304604

Video conferencing using wireless peripheral video conferencing device

A method includes receiving, establishing, by a video session controlling device, a video conference session. The video session controlling device includes at least one video conference service providing component. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304599

Display device

Included are: a front side unit including a display and a bezel, the display being configured to allow an image to be displayed on a display screen, and the bezel supporting the display from a peripheral side and including an attached protrusion; and a rear side unit including a back chassis and an attachment frame, the back chassis being disposed on an opposite surface side to the display screen of the display, and the attachment frame being attached to a surface on a display side of the back chassis and including an attaching protrusion. The front side unit is configured to be butted against the rear side unit and slid with respect to the rear side unit in a surface direction of the display screen, allowing the attached protrusion to be engaged with the attaching protrusion to allow the front side unit to be connected to the rear side unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304590

Communication device, communication method, communication system, and computer program

A remote controller 200 serves as an intermediator relaying between a portable terminal 100 having a reader/writer 104 mounted thereon and a main device 300. After recognizing a transponder 204, the reader/writer 104 automatically performs a sequence of reading/writing ndef (nfc data exchange format) data in the transponder 204. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304589

Presentation of content on companion display device based on content presented on primary display device

In one aspect, a first device includes a display, at least one computer readable storage medium bearing instructions executable by a processor, and at least one processor configured for accessing the computer readable storage medium to execute the instructions. The instructions configure the processor to acquire data pertaining to first content presented on a second device, determine information pertaining to the first content based on the data, identify second content related to but different from the first content at least in part based on the information, and present a user interface (ui) on the display manipulable to issue a command to at least one of the first and second devices to present the second content responsive to the identification of the second content.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304582

Image pickup device and camera system

A solid-state image pickup device includes: a pixel array section including a plurality of color pixels and a plurality of main component pixels for luminance that are arranged in an array, the color pixels and the main component pixels for luminance each having a photoelectric conversion function, in which the pixel array section includes first and second pixel groups each including a plurality of pixels, and the main component pixels for luminance are assigned to the first pixel group, and the color pixels are assigned to the second pixel group.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304385

Internet/intranet-connected apparatus

A method and apparatus that uses the internet protocol, tcp/ip, for a home control network. The invention also provides embedded servers, email clients at the electrical boxes. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304252

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

An information processing device including a receiving unit that receives predetermined information from a first information terminal possessed by a first user and a second information terminal possessed by a second user, an action recognition unit that recognizes an action of the first user on the basis of the predetermined information received from the first information terminal, and an information transmitting unit that transmits, on the basis of the recognized action of the first user, information for determining whether or not the second information terminal possessed by the second user is to acquire the predetermined information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304147

Data processing apparatus and method

A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the ofdm sub-carrier signals. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304143

Data processing apparatus and method for interleaving and deinterleaving data

A data processing apparatus is arranged to map input data symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of orthogonal frequency division multiplexed ofdm symbols. The predetermined number of sub-carrier signals is determined in accordance with one of a plurality of operating modes and the input data symbols are divided into first sets of input data symbols and second sets of input data symbols.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304022

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of swiftly starting wireless data communication between a pair of electronic devices. An information processing apparatus as one aspect of the present disclosure includes an information management unit for categorizing setting information that is obtained as a result of a connection setting process for performing wireless data communication between electronic devices as preferred information that is not deleted at a time of an initialization process or as non-preferred information that is deleted at a time of the initialization process, and managing the setting information. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303380

Organic electroluminescent device

An organic electroluminescence device including: an anode; a cathode; two or more emitting units that are disposed between the anode and the cathode, each unit having an emitting layer; and a charge-generating layer that is disposed between the emitting units, wherein the charge-generating layer includes an n layer nearer to the anode and a p layer nearer to the cathode, and the n layer includes a compound represented by the following formula (i) or (ii):. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303375

Memory element and memory apparatus with a plurality of magnetic layers and an oxide layer

A memory element has a layered structure, including a memory layer that has magnetization perpendicular to a film face in which a magnetization direction is changed depending on information, and includes a co—fe—b magnetic layer, the magnetization direction being changed by applying a current in a lamination direction of the layered structure to record the information in the memory layer, a magnetization-fixed layer having magnetization perpendicular to a film face that becomes a base of the information stored in the memory layer, and an intermediate layer that is formed of a non-magnetic material and is provided between the memory layer and the magnetization-fixed layer, a first oxide layer and a second oxide layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303234

Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging device including a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged. The pixels each includes a photoelectric conversion section, a transfer transistor, a plurality of floating diffusion sections that receive a charge from the photoelectric conversion section through the transfer transistor, a reset transistor that resets the floating diffusion sections, a separating transistor that performs on-off control of a connection between the plurality of floating diffusion sections, and an amplifying transistor that outputs a signal corresponding to a potential of the floating diffusion sections.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303167

Semiconductor apparatus, method of manufacturing semiconductor apparatus, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor apparatus, including: a semiconductor component; a cu stud bump that is formed on the semiconductor component; and a solder bump configured to electrically connect to the cu stud bump.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302932

Memory device, semiconductor unit and method of operating the same, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor unit with memory devices, each of the memory devices includes: a first semiconductor layer; second and third semiconductor layers; a first dielectric film and a first conductive film; first, second, and third electrodes electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer, the third semiconductor layer, and the first conductive film, respectively, the third electrode being electrically connected to the first electrode. In the memory devices, when a voltage equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold value is applied between the first and second electrodes, a filament that is a conductive path electrically linking the second and third semiconductor layers is formed in the region between the second and third semiconductor layers, and thereby, writing operation of information is performed.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302863

Method and system for processing audio data of video content

Various aspects of a method and system to process audio data are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the method includes identification of a source-of-interest (soi), via a user interface (ui), when video content is played back. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302800

Pixel circuit and display device

A pixel circuit able to prevent a spread of the terminal voltages of drive transistors inside a panel and in turn able to reliably prevent deterioration of uniformity, wherein a source of a tft serving as a drive transistor is connected to an anode of a light emitting element, a drain is connected to a power source potential, a capacitor is connected between a gate and source of the tft, and a source potential of the tft is connected to a fixed potential through a tft serving as a switch transistor and wherein pixel circuit lines are connected by an upper line and bottom line and are arranged in parallel with pixel circuit power source voltage lines so as not to have intersecting parts.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302645

Image processing device, image processing method, program, and terminal device

An information processing system that acquires image data; distorts the acquired image data according to a predetermined distortion criterion; acquires an object image corresponding to an object that is at least partially obstructed in the acquired image; combines the object image with the distorted image data; and outputs the distorted image data combined with the object image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302582

Eye-fundus image output device and method, and program

There is provided an eye-fundus image output device including a selection unit configured to select a site of a presented eye-fundus image, an optimization unit configured to optimize an image of the selected site, and an output unit configured to output an image in which the selected site has been optimized.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302239

Information processor and information processing method

An image storage section 48 stores shot image data with a plurality of resolutions transmitted from an imaging device. Depth images 152 with a plurality of resolutions are generated using stereo images with a plurality of resolution levels from the shot image data (s10). ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302072

Methods and apparatuses for synchronizing and tracking content

In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses synchronizing and tracking content receive a request corresponding to a specific content; review a record associated with the specific content in response to the request; selectively transmit a confirmation for the request based on the reviewing; and perform the request based on receiving the confirmation.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301960

Method and apparatus for improving decreasing presentation latency

Aspects of the present disclosure describe automatically changing an output mode of an output device from a first output mode to a latency reduction mode. An initiation signal and the output data may be received from a client device platform or a signal distributor. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301823

Information processing device, difference information generating device, program, and recording medium.

An information processing device includes: an application recording portion in which application software is recorded; a patch obtaining portion obtaining patch data from a server; a patch recording portion in which the obtained patch data is recorded; and an application executing portion executing an application using the application software and the patch data. The patch obtaining portion includes a difference information obtaining unit obtaining data block difference information between a latest patch file retained by the server and a patch file recorded in the patch recording portion, and a download executing unit downloading an updated data block from the latest patch file according to the difference information.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301790

Server, client terminal, and program

There is provided a server including a reception section which receives, from a client terminal, present position information showing a position of the client terminal, and direction information showing an orientation of the client terminal, a retrieval section which retrieves sensory data to which detection position information is added corresponding to a position in a vicinity of an axial line extending in a direction shown by the direction information from the position of the client terminal, and a transmission section which transmits the sensory data retrieved by the retrieval section to the client terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301785

Display control device, display control method, and program

A display control device may include a control device to control display of an object on a first display screen and an object on a second display screen, wherein the object on the second display screen corresponds to the object on the first display screen, and wherein the object on the second display screen is at a different level in a hierarchy from the object on the first display screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301727

Map information display device, map information display method and program

There is provided a map information display device including an operating tool detector for, on a display panel where map information mi and view image information vi are displayed, detecting a position and a pointing direction of an operating tool m in touch with an area corresponding to the map information; and a display controller for controlling display of the view image information in accordance with a view point on the map information indicated by the position of the operating tool and a line-of-sight direction on the map information indicated by the pointing direction of the operating tool.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301625

Image display apparatus and method, image display system, and program

According to some aspect, an image display apparatus may include a communication section receiving a plurality of remote operation signals corresponding to remote operations of a plurality of input apparatuses, and a combination section combining a first image based on the plurality of individual remote operation signals received by the communication section and a second image supplied from other apparatus into a third image, and outputting the third image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301616

Game controller

A game controller includes a plurality of leds formed on the rear of a case. The plurality of leds are arranged two-dimensionally in its layout area. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301594

Image display device and information input device

According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes at least one electrode configured to generate at least one signal related to eye blinking of a subject; and a processing circuit configured to receive the at least one signal and detect eye blinking of the subject based on the at least one signal.. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301351

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program for generating a three dimensional image to be stereoscopically viewed

There is provided an imaging element that photographs multiple viewing point images corresponding to images observed from different viewing points and an image processing unit separates an output signal of the imaging element, acquires the plurality of viewing point images corresponding to the images observed from the different viewing points, and generates a left eye image and a right eye image for three-dimensional image display, on the basis of the plurality of acquired viewing point images. The image processing unit generates parallax information on the basis of the plurality of viewing point images obtained from the imaging element and generates a left eye image and a right eye image for three-dimensional image display by 2d3d conversion processing using the generated parallax information. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301125

Power supply monitoring device, electronic apparatus, and power supply monitoring method

A power supply monitoring device, comprising a monitoring circuit that includes a first charge comparing unit configured to generate a first comparison result based on a first pulsating signal, a second charge comparing unit configured to generate second comparison result based on a second pulsating signal, and a power interruption detection unit configured to output a detection signal based on whether the first and second comparison results indicate a supply of power has been interrupted.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297997

System and method for multi-player video gaming

Various aspects of a system and a method for multi-player video gaming are disclosed. The system may include a first gaming system communicatively coupled to a second gaming system via a communication network. ... Sony Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297989

Gaming controller

A controller for providing input to an application is provided, including: a main body; a first handle extending from the main body, the first handle defined for holding by a first hand of a user; a second handle extending from the main body, the second handle defined for holding by a second hand of a user; a touch panel disposed along a top surface of the main body; a translucent panel defined along a front side of the main body; and a light defined in the main body for illuminating the translucent panel.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282334

Display device

. . . . . . . . . . . . Included are: a display that is configured to allow an image to be displayed on a display screen; a back chassis disposed on an opposite surface side to the display screen of the display; and a support body disposed on a peripheral side of the display and the back chassis. The support body includes a plate section, a first link section, and a second link section, the plate section being directed in a direction perpendicular to the display, the first link section being provided on one surface in a direction of thickness of the plate section, and the second link section being provided on the one surface in the direction of thickness of the plate section. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282220

Communication management method, management server, and communication system

There is provided a communication management method including the steps of registering, by a management server managing communication of a base station, a communication terminal whose connection to the base station is to be permitted as a first communication terminal, registering, by the management server, another communication terminal as a second communication terminal based on a request from the communication terminal registered as the first communication terminal, requesting the base station, by a communication terminal, for connection, and permitting, by the management server, connection to the base station in a case the communication terminal which has requested the base station for connection is registered as the first communication terminal or the second communication terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282155

Base station and associated method for assigning uplink resources to terminal devices with a similar traffic profile

A method of allocating radio resources for uplink transmissions in a wireless telecommunications system, including: a first terminal device communicating a request for an allocation of radio resources to a base station; the base station determining whether there is an association between the first terminal device and a second terminal device based on their having similar predicted traffic profiles for uplink data; and the base station establishing a radio resource allocation for the second terminal device based on the resources requested by the first terminal device, and consequently transmitting radio resource allocation messages to allocate radio resources to the first and the second terminal devices for respective uplink transmissions based on the request for an allocation of radio resources received from the first terminal device.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282153

Communication device, communication control method and communication system

There is provided a communication device including: a first radio communication unit capable of radio communication in accordance with a first communication method; and a second radio communication unit capable of radio communication in accordance with a second communication method using a higher frequency band than the first communication method, wherein the first radio communication unit transmits an instruction signal instructing to learn a beam directionality to another communication device, and the second radio communication unit transmits a beam reference signal used for learning a beam directionality to said another communication device after completion of transmission of the instruction signal by the first radio communication unit and before reception of a response signal to the instruction signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282130

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method controlling wireless communication of a data block from a terminal device to a base station includes: making a first uplink data transmission for the data block in association with a first retransmission protocol process and obtaining a corresponding first acknowledgement indication indicating whether the data block has been successfully communicated to the base station; making a second uplink data transmission for the data block in association with a second retransmission protocol process and obtaining a corresponding second acknowledgement indication, the second transmission initiated before the first acknowledgement indication is obtained; determining whether to avoid scheduling a data retransmission in association with the first retransmission protocol process based on the first and second response signallings, avoiding retransmission of data in association with the first retransmission protocol process if either one of the first or second acknowledgement indication indicates the data block has been successfully communicated to the base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282084

Communication control device, communication control method, and recording medium

There is provided a communication control device including a prefetch controller configured to allow data corresponding to a target of processing to be prefetched through a communication based on information relating to a prefetch of data when a communication for an application being executed is performed in a connection state of being connected to an external device, the target of processing being different from the application being executed.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282075

Data processing device, data processing method, and program

There is provided a data processing apparatus including a first processor configured to acquire sensor data from at least one sensor, wherein the first processor provides the acquired sensor data and a cycle information to a second processor, and wherein the cycle information includes information indicating a sampling cycle corresponding to a timing at which the sensor data is acquired.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282004

Coordinated priority scheme for small data packet transmission

The invention is directed to transmitting a data packet from a first station to an access point or another station. An exemplary method comprises receiving, at a first station, a beacon from the access point or another station; receiving, at the first station, information associated with an opportunity window from the access point or another station; and transmitting, during the opportunity window, a data packet from the first station to the access point or another station.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281938

Unified header design for discovery messages

Embodiments are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for enhancing proximity service (prose) device to device (d2d) discovery. Embodiments build a discovery message configured for communication over the mac sub-layer; wherein the discovery message comprises a unified header comprising at least one of a priority level indicator for indicating a priority level of the discovery message; a security existence indicator for indicating whether the discovery message is at least partially encrypted; a type indicator for indicating a discovery message type; and/or an sdu presence indicator (s_ind) for indicating whether the discovery message includes an sdu.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281922

Communication device, program, and communication method

A communication device includes: processing circuitry configured to execute a short-range radio communication with another device; control the short-range radio communication; fragment a message so as to have a predetermined size; sequentially transmit a plurality of message fragments obtained from the fragmented message, the plurality of message fragments including a sequence of one or more first message fragments and a final message fragment; and transmit a termination message, which replaces at least the final message fragment and is used to terminate the message fragments being transmitted due to a disconnection of the short-range radio communication, before another message when the another message is transmitted during the transmission of the plurality of message fragments.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281919

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a search unit that searches for an apparatus, which is suitable for providing event notification, when event generation is detected; and a supply unit that supplies notification content to the apparatus which is found by the search unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281837

Information processing apparatus, method for processing information, and program

An information processing apparatus includes an audio processing unit that performs a predetermined process for an input audio signal, and a power saving control unit that allows the audio processing unit to transition into a power saving state, depending on the length of a silence section in the audio signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281790

Personal casting system

A profit redistribution device, profit redistribution method, program storage medium, profit redistribution system, content providing device, content providing method, program storage media, and content providing system are disclosed. Profit redistribution processing is performed according to the accumulated points proportionate to the number of times the content with a commercial video is provided to a client pc. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281781

Reception apparatus, reception method, and program

Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus including: a reception block configured to receive broadcast content broadcast via a broadcasting network; an acquisition block configured to acquire inserted content that is inserted in the broadcast content during the reception thereof; an output block configured to output at least one of the broadcast content and the inserted content; a switch block configured to switch between the broadcast content and the inserted content outputted from the output block; and a buffer configured to sequentially store data of the received broadcast content when the broadcast content is switched to the inserted content; wherein, if the inserted content is switched to the broadcast content, the output block outputs the broadcast content from the buffer while the inserted content is outputted.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281772

Media player with networked playback control and advertisement insertion

A media player enables insertion of advertising content during playback of received content. This facilitates targeted product placement, advertisements, and the like. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281761

Hdmi device control via ip

A method including: transmitting information about network devices of an hdmi, high definition multimedia interface, network by an hdmi network device; receiving the information by a remote control device; presenting the network devices of the hdmi network on a display of the control device as selectable by a user; presenting a set of control command softkeys on the display in response to a selection of a network device, the set being selected dependent on the type of network device; generating control command data on the basis of a selected control command softkey; transmitting the control command data to the hdmi network device; and providing a cec command in response to the received control command data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281740

Transmission device, transmitting method, reception device, and receiving method

The technology is directed to appropriately executing banding suppression processing on a receiving side. A container having a predetermined format and including a video stream including encoded image data is transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281737

Image processing device and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including a rearrangement processing unit configured to rearrange compressed image data, which is compressed by performing a wavelet transform, quantization in a predetermined unit that is based on a reference unit, and variable length encoding on image data, in wavelet levels in a frame unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281713

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and an image processing method capable of reducing a processing burden required at the time of generating a stream. A file generating unit sets a startcode and filler data for a file including a bitstream acquired by coding an image and performs control of the setting of the startcode and the filler data such that the startcode and the filler data that are set configure a file with a characteristic of a parameter managing a decoder buffer being maintained in media data of the file. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281701

Video transmission system with color prediction and method of operation thereof

A video transmission system and the method of operation thereof includes: a base layer encoder unit encodes a first video frame for generating a first encoded video frame and a color reference frame including dynamically partitioning the color space of the first video frame; an enhancement layer encoding unit for generating a subsequent encoded video frame by differentially encoding a resampled color frame reference and a subsequent video frame; a video stream transport accessed by a bit stream multiplex unit for multiplexing the first encoded video frame and the subsequent encoded video frame; a reference capture unit to generate a decoded video stream by capturing the resampled color frame reference, for decoding the video stream transport, by applying the subsequent encoded video frame to the resampled color frame reference; and a display, coupled to the reference capture unit and the decoded video stream from the video stream transport, for displaying the decoded video stream.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281697

Image decoding apparatus, image encoding apparatus, and method and program for image decoding and encoding

An encoded bit stream is processed by a lossless decoding unit (52), an inverse quantization unit (53), and an inverse orthogonal transform unit (54) in this order, to obtain orthogonally transformed coefficient data and encoding parameter information. The inverse orthogonal transform unit (54) performs an inverse orthogonal transform on the coefficient data by using bases that are set beforehand in accordance with the locations of transform blocks in a macroblock indicated by the encoding parameter information. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281692

Image processing device and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including a first rearrangement unit configured to rearrange first divided image data, which is image data corresponding to respective first divided regions obtained by dividing images to be processed represented by processing target image data in the horizontal direction and in the vertical direction, for each of second divided regions, obtained by dividing the images to be processed composed of a plurality of the first divided regions, in an order corresponding to the respective second divided regions, a compression processing unit configured to compress respective pieces of second divided image data, which are image data corresponding to the respective second divided regions, by performing a transform in a predetermined scheme, quantization, and variable length encoding on the data, and a second rearrangement unit configured to rearrange the compressed second divided image data in an order corresponding to all of the images to be processed.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281676

Optical system, apparatus and method for operating an apparatus using helmholtz reciprocity

An optical system includes an illumination unit and an imaging unit configured to image a scene including at least one object into a first image and a second image by using helmholtz reciprocity. The illumination unit is configured to emit light into at least one light emitting solid angle and the imaging unit is configured to receive light from a light receiving solid angle. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281632

Signal processing device and method

There is provided a signal processing device including a signal generation unit that generates a control signal for controlling an imaging device connected via one cable, a signal superimposition unit that superimposes the control signal generated by the signal generation unit on a video signal received from the imaging device via the cable without an influence on display of a video corresponding to the video signal, and a transmission unit that transmits the signals superimposed by the signal superimposition unit to the imaging device via the cable.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281623

Image sensor, operation method of image sensor, imaging device, imaging method, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an image sensor having a column adc configuration including, for every pixel row, an analog digital converter (adc) that converts a pixel signal including an analog signal generated by photoelectric conversion into an output signal including a digital signal. The image sensor includes a plurality of clamp operation units each configured to calculate a reference level based on each output signal of a plurality of adc groups, and a reference voltage output unit configured to convert a digital signal of the reference level calculated by the clamp operation unit into a reference voltage including an analog signal, and supply the reference voltage to each the adc that constitutes the adc group.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281619

Solid-state imaging device and camera system

A solid-state imaging device and a camera system are disclosed. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit and a pixel signal readout circuit. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281605

Solid-state imaging device and electronic equipment

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels converting physical quantities into electric signals are arranged in a two-dimensional shape, a vertical signal line for reading signals from the pixels, and column circuits arranged corresponding to columns of the pixel unit and collecting the signals from the vertical signal line at the inside of the pixel unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281595

Apparatus and method for video generation

An apparatus has a video input (3) for receiving input video data (2) and a processor (5). The processor (5) can perform detecting at least one video segment in the input video data on the basis of at least one predefined video characteristic attribute, detecting at least one video content attribute associated with the detected at least one video segment, and inserting video scene data into the input video data on the basis of the at least one detected video segment and the at least one video content attribute.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281568

Content acquisition device, portable device, server, information processing device, and storage medium

There is provided a content acquisition device including a content acquisition unit configured to acquire content, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to an outside, the content acquired by the content acquisition unit and identification information unique to the content acquisition device. The content and the identification information that have been transmitted by the transmission unit are associated with time information indicating time when the content acquisition unit acquires the content, are stored in a storage unit included in a server, and are, in a case where the server receives the identification information and the time information from an information processing device, referred to when content associated with the received identification information and the received time information is searched for from among the content stored in the storage unit and is transmitted to the information processing device.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281547

Imaging apparatus, method of correcting flicker, and program

An imaging apparatus includes a transmittance adjusting unit configured to be capable of adjusting a transmittance of light depending on an applied voltage; an image sensor configured to capture an image by exposing light that has been transmitted through the transmittance adjusting unit; and a controller configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of image data by causing the image sensor to capture an image, to determine a cycle of flicker between the plurality of pieces of image data based on the plurality of pieces of image data, to calculate a transmittance for correcting the flicker between the plurality of pieces of image data based on the cycle of the flicker, and to set the transmittance of the transmittance adjusting unit to the calculated transmittance to cause the image sensor to capture an image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281546

Image signal processor, image signal processing method, and program

Provided is an image signal processor, including: an integrator configured to integrate each frame of an image signal; a first flicker corrector configured to extract a flicker component from the integrated value obtained by the integrator, the flicker component depending on a frequency of a light source, and to reduce a flicker component from the integrated value sequentially; and a second flicker corrector configured to generate a reference image without a flicker component based on the correction result of the integrated value corrected by the first flicker corrector, and to correct a flicker of the image signal based on the reference image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281539

Image pickup element, imaging device, and imaging method

In order to improve imaging performance, an imaging apparatus is provided to include an image capturing unit configured to detect incident light and generate a raw image data, a compression unit configured to compress the raw image data to generate a coded data having a data amount smaller than that of the raw image data, and an output unit configured to output the coded data to a processing unit for processing the coded data. Furthermore, the image capturing unit, the compression unit, and the output unit are configured to be within a same semiconductor package.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281531

Polymer element, electronic device, camera module, and imaging apparatus

A polymer element includes a pair of electrode layers of which at least one includes a porous carbon material, and a polymer layer between the pair of electrode layers, in which the porous carbon material is provided with a first hole in a surface and a second hole which is smaller than the first hole and which communicates with the first hole.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281529

Image capturing apparatus

There is provided an image capturing apparatus, comprising an image capturing device disposed inside of a housing; and a holding unit held by an image capturer upon an image capture, a first turning axis substantially orthogonal to an optical axis being disposed in the holding unit, a display unit on which an image captured by the image capturing device is displayed turning freely opened/closed to the housing centering around the first turning axis.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281443

Communication device, method, and program

Disclosed is a communication device including a first communication part, a calling processing part, and a second communication part. The first communication part generates a response by a virtual communication party to a user's input and outputs the response from an output unit to realize first communication. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281325

Information processing apparatus and inputting apparatus

An image generation unit generates image data to be displayed on an outputting apparatus. An acceptance unit accepts operation information of inputting units provided in an inputting apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281296

Information processing apparatus

A streaming data acquisition section 302 acquires streaming data distributed from a server and including an application image, and a streaming data reproduction section 322 reproduces the streaming data. A command input acceptance section 342 accepts a command input to an application inputted by a user. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281214

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an information obtaining unit configured to obtain authentication validation information input to another apparatus from the another apparatus, and an authentication unit configured to, if the authentication validation information obtained by the information obtaining unit from the another apparatus matches authentication validation information managed by the information processing apparatus, perform an authentication process between the information processing apparatus and the another apparatus using the authentication information managed by the information processing apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281151

Information processing apparatus and method

An information processing apparatus and method which allow a user to readily select, upon transmission of an electronic mail or upon uploading of image data, image data of a plurality of images to be attached to the electronic mail or image data to be transmitted. The user uses a cross key and a determination button of an inputting section of a camcorder: to operate an anchor on an image selection screen, to operate a page backward feeding button and to operate a page feeding button to select a thumbnail image displayed. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280861

Control device and method for use in a broadcast system

A control device for use in a broadcast system includes a broadcast controller that controls a broadcast transmitter of the broadcast system that broadcasts broadcast signals in a coverage area for reception by terminals including a broadcast receiver and a broadband receiver, and a broadband controller that controls a broadband server of a broadband system that provides redundancy data to terminals within the coverage area. The broadband controller is configured to control the provision of redundancy data by the broadband server for use by one or more terminals which use the redundancy data together with broadcast signals received via said broadcast system for recovering content received within the broadcast signals and/or provided via the broadband system.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280838

Field coupling electrode, communication device, and communication system

This specification discloses an excellent communication device of a field coupling type that increases field coupling efficiency between electrodes and realizes a small-sized device. This specification also discloses a communication system and an electrode. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280710

Clock tree unit cell circuit, clock tree, and apparatus

A clock tree unit cell circuit includes a first input terminal configured to receive a clock signal from an upstream side of a clock tree; a first output terminal configured to output a clock signal to a downstream side of the clock tree; a second input terminal configured to receive a standby signal from the upstream side of the clock tree; a third input terminal configured to receive a standby signal from the downstream side of the clock tree; a logic circuit configured to perform a predetermined logical operation on the clock signal inputted to the first input terminal and output the clock signal to the first output terminal; and a control circuit that is connected to the second input terminal, the third input terminal, and an output control terminal of the logic circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280708

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

There is provided an information processing device including a temperature compensation unit configured to correct an operation input value indicating an operation input to each of a plurality of key regions provided on a sheet-like operation member based on ambient temperature of an input device in which the operation input to each of the key regions is detected as a capacitance variation amount of a capacitive element depending on a change in a distance between the key region and the capacitive element, the capacitive element being provided in a manner that the capacitive element corresponds to each of the key regions.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280279

Aluminum secondary battery and electronic device

An aluminum secondary battery includes a positive electrode 11, a negative electrode 12, and an electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode 11 includes an anion receptor such as polyaniline, the negative electrode 12 includes aluminum or an aluminum alloy, the electrolyte includes an aluminum salt, a sulfone, and a solvent with a dielectric constant of 20 or less, wherein the aluminum salt is typically alcl3 or the like, the sulfone is typically ethyl n-propyl sulfone or the like, and the solvent with a dielectric constant of 20 or less is typically toluene or the like.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279918

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display device includes a pixel section that includes a plurality of pixels each of which has a display element and which are disposed in a two-dimensional manner, and a driving circuit section that drives the plurality of pixels in order to perform display, in which a first floor including the driving circuit section and a second floor including the pixel section are laminated.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279912

Organic el display device and electronic apparatus

An organic el display device includes a display region where a plurality of pixels having a light-emitting device stacked in order of an organic layer including a first electrode and a light-emitting layer, and a second electrode from a substrate, are arranged, a peripheral region having a peripheral circuit that is arranged on an outer edge side of the display region, a lower layer-sided first insulating layer and an upper layer-sided second insulating layer that are arranged to be extended to the peripheral region from the display region, a first separation groove that is arranged in the first insulating layer between the display region and the peripheral region, a first conductive layer that is arranged on the first insulating layer of the peripheral region, a first covering portion, a sealing portion that is arranged on an outer edge side of the first covering portion, and a second covering portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279910

Self-light emitting display unit and electronic device

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

10/01/15 / #20150279907

Display device, manufacturing method of display device, and electronic apparatus

A display device of the present disclosure includes a plurality of pixels, in which a pixel includes a light-emitting element, a drive circuit which has a thin film transistor driving the light-emitting element, and a coupling unit which connects the light-emitting element and the drive circuit to each other, the light-emitting element has a configuration in which an organic layer including a light-emitting layer is interposed between a transparent electrode and a reflective electrode, the thin film transistor has a configuration which includes a semiconductor layer, an insulation layer, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer, and the coupling unit includes a metal layer which is thinner than the first electrode and the second electrode of the thin film transistor the metal layer being disposed in one portion of the coupling unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279872

Display device, electronic apparatus, and substrate

Provided is a display device provided with a substrate and a display element on the substrate, the substrate including: a base; and a plurality of capacitive elements that are stacked on the base and each include a bottom electrode and a top electrode, wherein the plurality of capacitive elements include a lower capacitive element and an upper capacitive element that are different in position in a stacking direction, and the bottom electrode of the lower capacitive element and the top electrode of the upper capacitive element are electrically independent from one another.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279871

Semiconductor device, display unit, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a semiconductor device that includes a capacitor. The capacitor includes a hydrogen-containing film that is in contact with an oxide semiconductor film.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279412

Recording medium and manufacturing method of recording medium

Provided is a recording medium including an ink receiving layer. The ink receiving layer includes a hydrophilic resin and a low oil absorbing porous silica.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279411

Optical recording medium and manufacturing method of the same

Provided is an optical recording medium including: two discs, each of which includes a substrate and a plurality of recording layers; and an attachment layer which is provided between the two discs and includes ultraviolet curable resin, wherein thickness of each of the substrates in the two discs is equal to or greater than 0.3 mm and equal to or less than 0.545 mm, wherein transmittance of the two discs is equal to or less than 20%, and wherein inversion rates on both surface sides of the attachment layer are equal or substantially equal to each other, and are equal to or greater than 70%.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279402

Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium includes a base material which has flexibility, a lower coating layer, and a recording layer, in which, in x-ray diffraction peaks, a value of Δθ50 where a diffraction peak of magnetic atoms which are included in the recording layer is measured by a locking curve method is 5° or more to less than 10°.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279401

Magnetic recording medium, method for manufacturing same, and film-forming apparatus

A magnetic recording medium including a base material which has flexibility, and a laminated film, in which a variation in magnetic characteristics is within ±10% over a division of 300 m in a longitudinal direction of the base material.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279314

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing apparatus including a selection section which, by selecting an electricity consumption minimum value where electricity consumption of a display section, which performs a display based on a value out of a plurality of values which are present within a predetermined distance from a pixel value of an image in a uniform color space, is a minimum as a pixel value of the image after color conversion, generates an image after the color conversion.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279311

Image processing apparatus and method

An image processing apparatus includes a setting section that sets a display region in an image region having a plurality of images lined up therein, on the basis of instruction information, a correction section that corrects the display region which is set by the setting section so as to reduce the number of images included in the display region, and a supply section that selects and supplies bit streams of the images included in the display region which is corrected by the correction section, from respective bit streams of the plurality of images which are encoded independently of each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279290

Signal processing method, display device, and electronic apparatus

A signal processing method includes: inputting a first image signal and a second image signal, the first image signal containing gradation levels of respective pixels of a first frame, the second image signal containing gradation levels of respective pixels of a second frame that is continuous from the first frame; storing at least one predetermined gradation level as a correction-free gradation level that needs no correction; determining whether or not the gradation level of the first frame for every pixel is the stored correction-free gradation level, based on the input first image signal; and outputting a gradation level in the input second image signal by using, as a correction-free pixel that needs no correction, a pixel for which the gradation level of the first frame is determined as the correction-free gradation level.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279284

Image processing device and electronic apparatus

Provided is an image processing device including a luminance information generating unit that generates fourth luminance information, which becomes the basis of luminance of a fourth pixel, on the basis of variation characteristics with the passage of time regarding light-emission luminance in the fourth pixel of a display unit including a first pixel, a second pixel, and a third pixel which emit three basic color light beams, and the fourth pixel that emits a non-basic color light beam, and first luminance information, second luminance information, and third luminance information which correspond to the first pixel, the second pixel, and the third pixel, respectively.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279283

Spatial image display apparatus

A spatial image display apparatus includes a display element including a plurality of pixels which are two-dimensionally arranged, and an imaging device that has a substrate including a plurality of dihedral corner reflectors arranged, the display element is disposed in a first space on one main surface of the substrate, and the imaging device forms a real image of a display image by the display element, in a second space on the other main surface of the substrate. The plurality of pixels are arranged in a period corresponding to a frequency that is equal to or less than a minimum spatial frequency at which an mtf value relative to a spatial frequency of the imaging device is minimized.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279281

Signal processing method, display device, and electronic apparatus

A signal processing method includes inputting a first gradation signal and a second gradation signal, the first gradation signal representing a gradation of a predetermined pixel in a first frame, the second gradation signal representing a gradation of the predetermined pixel in a second frame that follows the first frame; determining whether or not the gradation of the predetermined pixel in the first frame is a low gradation based on the input first gradation signal; and adjusting one of a first signal voltage and a second signal voltage in a case where the determination result is positive, the first signal voltage defining a light-emitting brightness of a light-emitting pixel corresponding to the predetermined pixel in the first frame, the second signal voltage defining a light-emitting brightness of the light-emitting pixel in the second frame.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279280

Signal processing method, display apparatus, and electronic apparatus

A signal processing method includes inputting image signals containing gradations of respective pixels of an image to be displayed. Corresponding gradations, which are the gradations contained in the input image signals and corresponding to respective common pixel circuits included in a plurality of common pixel circuits, are selected. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279279

Display apparatus and drive method of display apparatus

Provided is a display apparatus including: a pixel array unit configured such that a pixel circuit including a light emitting unit, a writing transistor, and a drive transistor is arranged in a matrix form; a signal output unit configured to output video signals to signal lines during a plurality of horizontal periods corresponding to the number of rows in a unit; a writing and scanning unit configured to output scanning signals; and a selector circuit unit configured to select, in turn, the plurality of scanning signals and allocate the selected scanning signal to each of scanning lines of a unit of pixel rows, wherein a selection assigned period in a display frame period of the selection transistor is divided into a plurality of periods, and a desired voltage is applied to a gate electrode of the selection transistor during a specific period other than the selection assigned period.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279275

Display device and output buffer circuit for driving the same

Disclosed herein is a display device including: a plurality of pixel circuits; a power source line connected to corresponding ones of the plurality of pixel circuits; and an output buffer circuit for supplying currents to corresponding ones of the plurality of pixel circuits by alternately applying a first potential applied to a first power source supply terminal, and a second potential applied to a second power source supply terminal to the power source line. The output buffer includes a variable resistance circuit connected to a path between the first power source supply terminal and the power source line, the variable resistance circuit serving to change a resistance value thereof in accordance with a magnitude of a total sum of the currents.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279266

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

Provided is a display device including: a pixel array unit in which pixels including a light-emitting unit are arranged in a matrix shape; two drive units which are disposed on the same substrate as the pixel array unit with the pixel array unit interposed therebetween, which have output stages in a number that is half of the number of pixel rows of the pixel array unit, and in which the output stages are in charge of driving of pixels on an odd row side and on an even row side; and a control unit which performs control of driving the pixels on the odd row side by using the output stages of one drive unit between the two drive units, of driving the pixels on the even row side by using the output stages of the other drive unit, and of inverting the driving for each field.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279261

Image display apparatus, color filter, and image signal processing apparatus

There is provided an image display apparatus including a pixel array which includes a first pixel of a red luminous color, a second pixel of a green luminous color, a third pixel of a blue luminous color, and a fourth pixel of a luminous color of pigment of hemoglobin.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279119

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

An image processing device includes a calculation unit which calculates a luminosity of an environmental light of an image for each region based on an overall average value which is an average value of the luminosity of all pixels forming the image of an object and region average values which are the average values of the luminosity of the pixels for each region that is obtained by dividing the image, and a generation unit which generates a virtual captured image which is an image of the object when the object is illuminated with light from a predetermined position based on the luminosity of the environmental light for each of the regions of the image that is calculated by the calculation unit and the image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279105

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

Provided is a display control apparatus including a state detection unit configured to detect a state of a user who observes an image, and a display control unit configured to cause a display to display the image in which a plurality of display content items are superimposed on a photographed image, and to control a behavior of each of the display content items according to the state of the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279073

Image processing device, image processing method, and storage medium

There is provided an image processing device including a spatial frequency characteristic adjusting unit configured to perform an adjustment on at least one of first image data corresponding to a first image and second image data corresponding to a second image to match a spatial frequency characteristic of the first image data with a spatial frequency characteristic of the second image data, the second image having an overlapping area that overlaps with an overlapping area of the first image, and an image processing unit configured to perform a process using the first image data and the second image data, on at least one of which the adjustment has been performed in the spatial frequency characteristic adjusting unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279043

Imaging system with depth estimation mechanism and method of operation thereof

A system and method of operation of an imaging system includes: a capture module for receiving an input sequence with an image pair, the image pair having a first image and a second image and for determining a first patch from the first image and a second patch from the second image; an iteration module for generating an iteration map from the first patch of the first image and the second patch of the second image; and a position module for generating a final depth map from the iteration map and for determining a focus position from the final depth map.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279009

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing apparatus includes: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information detected based on an activity performed along with capturing an image; an analysis unit configured to analyze an imaging situation of the image based on the information; and an image quality adjustment unit configured to perform, based on the analyzed imaging situation, image quality adjustment processing on image data corresponding to the imaging situation.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279007

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a color determination unit configured to detect a region in a certain color from an input image, a feature amount calculating unit configured to calculate a feature amount related to luminance of the input image, and a noise reduction unit configured to perform noise removal on the input image on the basis of a result obtained by detecting the region in the certain color, and the feature amount.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278995

Image data processing apparatus, image data processing method, image distortion corresponding processing apparatus, and image distortion corresponding processing method

Provided is an image data processing apparatus including: a distortion degree information subsidiary control unit which subsidiarily applies distortion degree information correlating to a degree of distortion of an image of captured image data to the captured image data generated based on a captured image signal acquired by an imaging device; and a recording control unit which performs control so that the captured image data including the subsidiarily applied distortion degree information is recorded in a recording medium.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278694

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a reward estimator generator using action history data, including state data expressing a state, action data expressing an action taken by an agent, and a reward value expressing a reward obtained as a result of the action, as learning data to generate, through machine learning, a reward estimator estimating a reward value from inputted state data and action data. The reward estimator generator includes: a basis function generator generating a plurality of basis functions; a feature amount vector calculator calculating feature amount vectors by inputting state data and action data in the action history data into the basis functions; and an estimation function calculator calculating an estimation function estimating the reward value included in the action history data from the feature amount vectors according to regressive/discriminative learning. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278686

Method, system and artificial neural network

It is disclosed a method comprising obtaining a target spectrum, obtaining a set of non-target spectra, the set of non-target spectra comprising one or more non-target spectra, summing the target spectrum and the set of non-target spectra to obtain a mixture spectrum, and training an artificial neural network by using the mixture spectrum as input of the neural network and by using a spectrum which is based on the target spectrum as desired output of the artificial neural network.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278583

Information processor

Provided is an information processor which readily permits operation input to be made so as to point a position on a screen when an operation input is received from a user using a captured image obtained by imaging the user. The information processor acquires a captured image including a user's face, identifies the position of the user's face included in the acquired captured image, sets an operation area at a position on the captured image determined in accordance with the identified face position, detects a detection target within the operation area, and receives, as a user-pointed position, a position on the screen corresponding to a relative position of the detected detection target within the operation area.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278572

Information processing device, program, and information processing method

There is provided an apparatus including an imaging unit configured to capture a current image including an information code, the information code being arranged at an arrangement position corresponding to a location within the captured current image, and a control unit configured to determine a difference between a predetermined position and the arrangement position, wherein, when the determined difference is greater than a predetermined threshold, a notification is output to a user, based on the determined difference, to notify of the difference as a guide for adjusting a capturing position of the current image to thereby move the information code to a new arrangement position corresponding to a location of the predetermined position.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278547

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a first computation protocol generation unit configured to generate a first computation protocol that does not include a confidentiality securing protocol that is executed in order to maintain confidentiality of a plurality of input values on the basis of a secure computation protocol in which a plurality of operation processing apparatuses compute an output value on the basis of the input values, and a second computation protocol generation unit configured to generate a second computation protocol by arranging the confidentiality securing protocol to a position at which the confidentiality is secured in the first computation protocol.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278532

Information processor

Disclosed herein is an information processor that allows for manipulation of raw data to a certain extent with an application program while protecting the content of raw data. The information processor acquires encrypted media data, decodes the encrypted media data to generate raw data, scrambles the raw data to generate scrambled data, descrambles the scrambled data to generate the raw data, and outputs the raw data to a player.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278502

Methods and devices for granting access to and enabling passcode protection for a file

Methods and electronic devices configured to grant access to a file, and of enabling passcode protection for a file. The methods may include displaying file icons corresponding to the files. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278468

Using iptv as health monitor

An iptv can receive a user name and present a screen enabling a user by means of a remote control to select health information categories, inputting numeric parameters into the selected categories which can be uploaded to an internet server for analysis and viewed by the user for subsequent monitoring/charting.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278145

Processing system and multiprocessing system

Disclosed herein is a processing system, including: a gpu generating a video; a memory storing data; a data bus connecting the gpu and the memory to each other; a dma controller connected to the data bus; an input/output bridge connected to the data bus and connected to an external bus for transferring data to and from an external processing system which cooperates with the processing system; and a cpu cooperating with the gpu to share the data stored in the memory. The gpu issues a data transfer instruction of the data stored in the memory to the dma controller without intervention of the cpu. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278063

Communication device and control method

There is provided a communication device including a transmission unit configured to transmit a modulated signal obtained by performing frequency conversion to convert a baseband signal output by a first electronic device into a signal with a higher frequency band than the baseband signal, using a waveguide as a transmission path, and a detection target mechanism corresponding to a mechanism included in a second electronic device that receives the baseband signal output by the first electronic device, the detection target mechanism being configured to be connected to the first electronic device and to be detected by the first electronic device when the first electronic device and the second electronic device are connected.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277963

Information processing apparatus and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition section which acquires a plurality of sub-contents included in each of one or more contents, and a management section which associates the acquired plurality of sub-contents with at least any one process from among a plurality of processes for executing processing related to an output of one or more of the sub-contents.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277784

Storage device, information processing device, data access method and program

A storage device includes a recording medium in which data is recorded on a cluster basis, and a memory that stores a file allocation table (fat) in which disposition information regarding the cluster is recorded.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277626

Sensor device, input device, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a sensor device, including: a deformable first surface; a second surface facing the first surface; an electrode board between the first surface and the second surface, the electrode board including a plurality of capacitive elements arranged in a matrix; a support including a first support layer and a second support layer, the first support layer including a plurality of first columns, the second support layer being layered on the first support layer, the support being deformable following deformation of the first surface, the support connecting at least one of the first surface and the second surface to the electrode board; and a conductor layer supported by the support.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277600

Operation processing device, operation processing method, and program

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

10/01/15 / #20150277583

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

Provided is an information processing apparatus including an analysis unit configured to decide additional information corresponding to input information on the basis of the input information input in an extended work space in which a real object and a virtual object are operable, and a display control unit configured to receive a new operation input to the input information and execute display control of the virtual object displayed in the extended work space using the additional information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277486

Display and electronic unit

There are provided a display in which a sealing section is prevented from being spread and the sealing section is allowed to be provided in a desired region, and an electronic unit including the display. The display includes: a substrate including a sealing region and a step section, the sealing region surrounding a display region, and the step section surrounding the sealing region from outside; a display layer provided in the display region; and a sealing section provided in the sealing region.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277217

Light source unit, light source apparatus, and image display apparatus

A light source unit, light source apparatus (100) and an image display device (800), each including at least two reflecting surfaces (35, 37) configured to reflect a first light and/or collect the first light to a point on a light emitter, at least one (35) of the at least two reflecting surfaces (35, 37) is an aspheric reflecting surface.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277133

Spatial image display apparatus

An spatial image display apparatus includes: a first optical plate that transmits an incident light beam such that transmission gain reaches a peak greater than 1 in an optical axis direction of the incident light beam; and a second optical plate in which a plurality of optical elements are provided in a matrix formation, which regularly reflect a z axis-direction component of a transmissive light beam of the first optical plate and are retroreflective with x and y axes-direction components of the transmissive light beam, in a substrate having a normal line in a z axial direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277132

Spatial image display apparatus and spatial image display method

A spatial image display apparatus includes: a display section including a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional array, the plurality of pixels configured to radiate light rays at different radiation angles with each other respectively so as to form a planar image including a plurality of image points disposed in a two-dimensional array in a space apart from an array face of the plurality of pixels, wherein two or more predetermined number of pixels out of the plurality of pixels radiate the predetermined number of light rays so as to intersect to form one of the image points, and an interval of two adjacent light rays out of the predetermined number of light rays having passed one of the image points is equal to or less than a predetermined observation interval at a predetermined observation position.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277126

Light guide unit, image display device, and display apparatus

An image display device includes an image forming unit and a light guide unit. The light guide unit includes a light guide plate and a housing member. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277017

Display device, method of manufacturing display device, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a display device including a plurality of light-emitting elements that are disposed on a first substrate, and a guide member that is disposed in a boundary between pixel regions corresponding to the light-emitting elements and guides light emitted from each of the light-emitting elements between the first substrate and a second substrate facing the first substrate in a main light emission direction of each of the light-emitting elements.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277004

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display device includes a display unit that includes a first pixel and a second pixel which are adjacent to each other in a first direction and a filter layer that includes a first filter and a second filter which are disposed corresponding to each of the first pixel and the second pixel, and which are adjacent to each other in the first direction, in which a refractive index of the first filter is lower than a refractive index of the second filter, a dimension of at least a part of the first filter in the first direction is larger than a dimension of the second filter in the first direction, and at least a portion of a boundary between the first filter and the second filter is positioned in an area occupied by the second pixel.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277001

Optical element and imaging apparatus

An optical element in which light with a large principal ray input angle is gradually input from a center to a peripheral portion, a thickness gradually increases from the center to the peripheral portion, and 1<rd<1.085 is satisfied, when an increase ratio of a thickness to the center at an outermost peripheral portion to which light of which the principal ray input angle is maximum is input is set to rd.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276882

Monitoring apparatus, monitoring control apparatus, power supply apparatus, monitoring method, monitoring control method, power storage system, electronic apparatus, motor-driven vehicle, and electric power system

A monitoring apparatus includes a first converter that converts first analog data indicating a voltage value of each of batteries into first digital data; and a second converter that converts second analog data indicating an electric current value flowing through the plurality of batteries into second digital data. The first analog data and the second analog data are data having the same timing.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276608

Biomolecule detection method and biomolecule detection apparatus

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a biomolecule detection apparatus including a light emission unit, a measuring unit and an analysis unit. The light emission unit is configured to emit excitation light to living cells, the living cells having been in contact with an antitumor drug in advance. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276177

Light emitting element, light source apparatus, and projector

A light emitting element includes a base material having a rough surface and a phosphor layer which is directly or indirectly formed on the rough surface of the base material and includes a plurality of phosphor particles which are bonded to each other by a binder.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276175

Color change member, light emitting device, display device and electronic apparatus

A color change member includes: a color change layer that has a light incident surface, a light emission surface, and a side surface; a first protective layer that is provided on the light incident surface of the color change layer; and a second protective layer that is provided on at least a part of the side surface of the color change layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276120

Display device, electronic device, and substrate adjusting method

There is provided a display device including a jig that is provided with an insertion port into which a tip portion of an eccentric driver having the tip portion on an axis different from a central axis of a grip is inserted, a substrate that is provided with a long hole into which the grip is inserted, the long hole being long and narrow, a position of the substrate relative to the jig being movable within a predetermined movable range by rotation of the eccentric driver, the tip portion and the grip of the eccentric driver being inserted, and a base position fixing unit that fixes the substrate to a predetermined base position within the movable range.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150275164

Culture container, culture observation apparatus and culture observation method

A culture container includes a first transparent member being capable of keeping a predetermined temperature; a second transparent member facing to the first transparent member; a housing member to which the first transparent member and the second transparent member are adhered forming a culture space being capable of housing a well plate together with the first transparent member and the second transparent member; and a sealing member for sealing a liquid injected into the culture space between the first transparent member and the housing member.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273792

Protective film, laminate, display device, and film-attaching unit

There is provided a laminate that includes a protective film configured to include an adhesive layer, and a film-attaching layer configured to include an uneven surface to which the protective film is attached via the adhesive layer. The protective film has adhesion of 3 [n/25 mm] to 20 [n/25 mm] inclusive with respect to the uneven surface before pretreatment, and the protective film has the adhesion of 0.05 [n/25 mm] or lower with respect to the uneven surface after the pretreatment.. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273330

Game providing server

A game providing server which decreases the latency in a cloud gaming service is disclosed. In the game providing server, a graphics processor generates a picture of a game to be distributed to a client through a network. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273329

Game providing system

Disclosed herein is a game providing system, including: an allocation server connected to a plurality of client apparatus through a network; and a game providing server configured to execute a game application to be provided to the client apparatus allocated by the allocation server. The game providing server is a multiprocessing system which includes a plurality of game processing systems each of which can solely execute at most one game application. ... Sony Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273322

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a vibration signal that indicates a detected vibration of a prescribed real object and a sound signal that indicates a collected sound from the real object, a control unit configured to synchronize the acquired vibration signal with the acquired sound signal, and associate the vibration signal and the sound signal with each other, the vibration signal and the sound signal having been synchronized, and a recoding unit configured to record the vibration signal and the sound signal which have been associated with each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271791

Mobile terminal device and associated method for obtaining uplink resources

. . A method of allocating radio resources for uplink transmissions in a wireless telecommunications system, the method including: a first terminal device communicating a request for an allocation of radio resources to a base station; the base station determining there is an association between the first terminal device and a second terminal device based on their having similar predicted traffic profiles for uplink data; and the base station establishing a radio resource allocation for the second terminal device based on the resources requested by the first terminal device, and consequently transmitting radio resource allocation messages to allocate radio resources to the first and the second terminal devices for respective uplink transmissions based on the request for an allocation of radio resources received from the first terminal device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271782

Ue initiated stationary indicator for reduced paging

The invention is directed to reducing paging overhead in a network. An exemplary method comprises: determining whether a user equipment (ue) is substantially stationary, wherein the ue is located in a first network cell associated with a network; in response to determining the ue is substantially stationary, transmitting an indicator to the network; determining whether the ue moves from the first network cell to a second network cell; and in response to determining the ue moves from the first network cell to the second network cell, transmitting updated location information associated with the ue to the network.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271590

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and computer program

There is provided a signal processing device including a first reproduced sound outputting section configured to cause a first reproduced sound providing section to provide a first reproduced sound, a second reproduced sound outputting section configured to cause a second reproduced sound providing section to provide a second reproduced sound, a comparison result obtaining section configured to obtain a result of comparison between the first reproduced sound and the second reproduced sound, and a correcting section configured to generate, based on the obtained result of comparison, a signal for correcting an output feature of the second reproduced sound from the second reproduced sound outputting section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271569

Transmission apparatus, transmission method, and cable

A transmission apparatus includes a transmission unit configured to transmit content to an external apparatus through a cable; an information acquisition unit configured to acquire cable-length information that represents a cable length to the external apparatus; and a controller configured to control an operation of the transmission unit based on the cable-length information acquired by the information acquisition unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271556

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

A home screen display unit arranges and displays a plurality of content icons indicating a plurality of pieces of content in a first area in a content zone screen. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor and if a preset determination operation is performed, a content playback unit starts playback of the content indicated by the focused icon. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271555

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

A home screen display unit displays a global navigation screen 12 that is located on an upper layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a category of content to be processed. The home screen display unit displays a content zone screen 18 that is located on a lower layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a piece of content to be processed from among a plurality of pieces of content corresponding to the category selected in the global navigation screen 12. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271518

Coding device and method, decoding device and method, recording medium, and program

An encoding apparatus and an encoding method, a decoding apparatus and a decoding method, a recording medium, and a program suitable for encoding image signals with a higher compression ratio for transmission or accumulation. In an arithmetic coding section, from among the syntax elements of input image compression information, the frame/field flag is first encoded by a frame/field flag context model. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271500

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

An information processing apparatus includes: a storage unit configured to store information on a plurality of encoders; and a control unit configured to be capable of transmitting a first instruction signal for instructing the plurality of encoders to encode input video data under first encoding conditions different for each of the plurality of encoders, and obtaining, if an image quality of the video data encoded by the plurality of encoders does not satisfy a predetermined criteria, predetermined information associated with the image quality from the encoded video data and transmitting, based on the predetermined information, a second instruction signal for instructing to encode the input video data under a second encoding condition different from the first encoding conditions to at least one encoder of the plurality of encoders.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271462

Imaging apparatus,imaging method, recording medium, and program

Disclosed herein are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method, a recording medium, and a program which are capable of processing imaging data in a manner similar to that of a normal frame rate. Image data captured by a solid-state imaging element capable of performing imaging at a high resolution and a high frame rate is supplied to a memory control. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271430

Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing method

There is provided a solid-state imaging device including an imaging unit including a plurality of image sensors, and an analog to digital (ad) conversion unit including a plurality of ad converters arranged in a row direction, each ad converter performing ad conversion of an electrical signal output by the image sensor. Each of the ad converters includes a comparator having a differential pair at an input stage, the differential pair including a first transistor and a second transistor, the first and second transistors are each divided into an equal number of a plurality of division transistors, and an arrangement pattern of the plurality of division transistors constituting the comparator in a predetermined column and an arrangement pattern of the plurality of division transistors constituting the comparator in an adjacent column adjacent to the predetermined column are different from each other.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271428

Solid-state imaging element having image signal overflow path

Since the great number of elements constituting a unit pixel having an amplification function would hinder reduction of pixel size, unit pixel n,m arranged in a matrix form is comprised of a photodiode, a transfer switch for transferring charges stored in the photodiode, a floating diffusion for storing charges transferred by the transfer switch, a reset switch for resetting the floating diffusion, and an amplifying transistor for outputting a signal in accordance with the potential of the floating diffusion to a vertical signal line, and by affording vertical selection pulse φvn to the drain of the reset switch to control a reset potential thereof, pixels are selected in units of rows.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271427

Physical information acquisition method, a physical information acquisition apparatus, and a semiconductor device

A solid-state image sensor with one or more control lines driven at arbitrary dividing points along the control line.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271426

Solid-state imaging device and camera system

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array with unit pixels each having a photoelectric conversion device arranged in a matrix. Column signal lines are wired with respect to one column in the pixel arrangement and pixels are regularly connected to the column signal lines in accordance with rows in which pixels are positioned. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271404

Solid-state image sensing apparatus

In a solid-state image sensing apparatus of an addressing method, a clock-conversion part generates a high-speed clock signal having a frequency two times or more the frequency of a low-speed clock signal. A signal processing part receives 10-bit pixel data through a horizontal signal line, performs predetermined signal processing, and passes parallel-format data to a switching part. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271369

Camera and optical apparatus

A camera includes: a ring-like body mount having an inside diameter smaller than about 48 millimeters; and a solid-state image pickup device arranged oppositely to the body mount, the solid-state image pickup device having a rectangle light receiving section with a diagonal line length of about 43 millimeters or more. An apparent shape of the solid-state image pickup device viewed from a front surface side of the body mount is a rectangle in which one or more corners are oblique.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271315

Accessing in case of emergency information in a mobile device

A method of accessing in case of emergency ice information in a mobile entity (100); the method comprises the steps of: actuating a state transition of a key (105) of the mobile entity (100); presenting a menu for selecting at least one operational mode of said mobile entity (100) as a response to said actuating of the key (105); wherein said menu further comprises an option of retrieving ice information accessible from a memory of said mobile entity (100); receiving said ice information from said memory by selecting said option of retrieving ice information in said menu among said options representing operational modes of said mobile entity (100); and rendering said ice information, whereby said ice information is accessed (303).. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270737

Terminal device cover and a terminal device for contactless charging

A terminal device cover having a front surface part, a lateral surface part, and a rear surface part. The terminal device cover is arranged so as to accommodate a terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270610

Antenna device and portable information terminal

An antenna device includes a feed terminal configured to feed a first radio-frequency signal at one end part of an antenna element having both end parts, a feed terminal capable of feeding a second radio-frequency signal concurrently with the first radio-frequency signal at the other end part, and a grounding terminal configured to connect to a grounding point at a substantially center part. Based on this, signals in plural frequency bands are allowed to be concurrently used in common in one antenna element.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270595

Connector system, communication device, and communication system

Provided is a connector system including a first waveguide having a first opening terminal and a second waveguide having a second opening terminal. The first and second waveguides transmit a high-frequency signal when the first opening terminal is in contact with or in the vicinity of the second opening terminal. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270551

Electrode and secondary battery

A secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode including a carbon material; and non-aqueous electrolytic solution. A photoelectron spectrum of oxygen 1s is obtained from an analysis of the anode by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270531

Battery, negative electrode for battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, electricity storage apparatus and electric power system

A battery comprising a positive electrode; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer that is formed on at least one surface of a negative electrode collector; and an electrolyte, wherein in the negative electrode active material layer from the negative electrode collector up to ½ of a layer thickness in a surface direction of the negative electrode active material layer, a pore volume ratio expressed as (pore volume b/pore volume a) that is a ratio of a pore volume a (ml/g) in a range of 0.001 μm or more and 0.4 μm or less of a pore diameter measured by a mercury porosimeter and a pore volume b (ml/g) in a range of 0.4 μm or more and 10 μm or less of the pore diameter is 1.4 or more and 3.4 or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270324

Semiconductor device, display unit, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a semiconductor device including: a transistor (20t) including a first insulating film (23) between a gate electrode (21) and a semiconductor film (24), the first insulating film being in contact with at least the semiconductor film; and a storage capacitor (20c) including a second insulating film (22) between a pair of electrodes, the second insulating film having a dielectric constant higher than a dielectric constant of the first insulating film.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270307

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

09/24/15 / #20150270305

Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same

A solid-state imaging device includes: a light-receiving pixel part configured to be formed on a semiconductor substrate; a black-level reference pixel part configured to be formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a multilayer interconnect part configured to be provided over the semiconductor substrate. The multilayer interconnect part includes an insulating layer formed over the semiconductor substrate and metal interconnect layers formed as a plurality of layers in the insulating layer. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270266

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

A semiconductor device includes a buffer layer formed with a semiconductor adapted to produce piezoelectric polarization, and a channel layer stacked on the buffer layer, wherein a two-dimensional hole gas, generated in the channel layer by piezoelectric polarization of the buffer layer, is used as a carrier of the channel layer. On a complementary semiconductor device, the semiconductor device described above and an n-type field effect transistor are formed on the same compound semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270212

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

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

09/24/15 / #20150270076

Keyboard cover and electronic apparatus

There is provided a keyboard cover including a first sheet material having a surface including a plurality of key tops configured of roughened surfaces and a base configured of a smooth surface connecting a plurality of the key tops, a plurality of the key tops being projected from the base viewed from the surface; and a second sheet material covering a rear surface of the first sheet material and having concave parts corresponding to a plurality of the key tops viewed from the rear surface. Also provided is an electronic apparatus, including a keyboard body and the keyboard cover.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269965

Magnetic tape cartridge

A magnetic tape cartridge includes a reel that is capable of winding a magnetic tape thereonto, a cartridge main body that is capable of accommodating the reel, a leader pin that is attached to the magnetic tape wound onto the reel and is capable of moving between a first position where the leader pin is accommodated in the cartridge main body and a second position where the leader pin is taken out of the cartridge main body, and a retention clip that is disposed in the cartridge main body and includes an elastic member which is capable of deforming elastically following the movement of the leader pin along with a tip end portion protruding on the path of the movement of the leader pin. The retention clip includes an abutting portion that is capable of abutting on the cartridge main body in response to the movement of the leader pin.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269784

Head mounted display and optical position adjustment method of the same

Disclosed herein is an optical position adjustment method of a head mounted display, the head mounted display including (a) an eyeglass type frame worn on the head of a viewer, and (b) two image display devices for the right and left eyes attached to the frame, and each of the image display devices including (a) an image forming device, and (b) an optical device adapted to receive, guide and emit light emitted from the image forming device, wherein the optical position adjustment method includes the step of: controlling an image signal that is supplied to the image forming device making up at least one of the image display devices so as to control the position of the image displayed on the optical device making up at least one of the image display devices and adjust the mutual positions of the two images.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269762

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to superimpose a plurality of x-ray images that are based on x-ray detection data representing detection results obtained by detecting a plurality of times in a time-division manner parallel beam x-rays output from a ray source including a plurality of x-ray sources that output parallel beam x-rays.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269710

Reproducing device, setting changing method, and setting changing device

A method, an apparatus and a recording medium are provided for display control. The display control apparatus comprises a circuitry configured to set a display hold state, change a display state from a first state displaying a first screen, to the other state, in a case that the display control apparatus is not operated in a predetermined period, and return to the first state, in response to an operation, displaying the first screen in an orientation determined based on an attitude of the display control apparatus and the display hold state. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269623

System and method for forwarding advertisement to recipient electronic device

The present disclosure provides a system and method for forwarding an advertisement to a recipient electronic device. A call request may be sent to a server from an originating electronic device, the call request including an identity of the recipient electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269515

Virtual objects with entitlements

Computer-implemented methods and systems for processing of secondary entitlements are provided. An example method includes registering a virtual object with a digital store to create secondary entitlement data, and registering a user with the digital store to create a user account. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269232

Information processing apparatus, control method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an obtaining unit configured to obtain one or more other information elements corresponding to one information element based on a degree of association between the one information element and the other information elements, an extraction unit configured to extract a description of a type of association between the one information element and the obtained other information elements, and a presentation control unit configured to perform control in a manner that the one information element, the other information elements, the type of association, and the description of the type of association are presented.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269208

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing device including a query generation unit configured to generate, on the basis of a table in a database and any query with regard to the table, one or more different queries, and a table search unit configured to search for the number of tables that are different from the table and in which a result of the different query generated by the query generation unit is not in conflict with a result of the any query.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268859

Memory controller, storage apparatus, information processing system, and control method for the same

There is provided a memory controller that includes an address conversion information buffer that stores address conversion information about a correlation between logical and physical addresses, the physical address including a memory area number, an address conversion section that converts the logical address into the physical address in accordance with the address conversion information, the logical address being in a command issued by a host computer, an allocation information storage section that stores allocation information indicating a correlation between an access size and the memory area number, a memory identification section that outputs the memory area number in accordance with the allocation information, the memory area number corresponding to the access size in the command, and a control section that performs, when the memory area number in the physical address is different from the one identified by the memory identification section, data writing to the identified memory area.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268815

3d pointer generation device and 3d pointer generation method

An apparatus and method for generating a stereoscopic pointer. Position information designates a position of the stereoscopic pointer, including the depth direction of the stereoscopic pointer. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268806

Information processing device and information processing method

Disclosed herein is an information processing device for displaying contents formed by a plurality of pages according to user operation. The information processing device includes: an operation receiving section receiving an operation of changing a page as an object of display; and a display image control section displaying a slide bar displaying a handle indicating a position of the displayed page on a bar representing the pages of a whole of the contents as a gui on a display device with an image of the page being displayed. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268743

Device and method for controlling a display panel

A device including circuitry that receives a first input from one or more touch sensors included in a display panel, and determines, based on the first input, whether a first touch operation is performed within a predetermined portion of the display panel. The circuitry controls, when it is determined that the first touch operation was performed within the predetermined portion, the display panel to display a screen pad and a pointer within an interface. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268471

Display method and display apparatus in which a part of a screen area is in a through-state

Display control that extends a user's visual ability is accomplished. By wearing an eyeglass-type or headgear-type mounting unit, he or she is allowed to see display means disposed in front of his or her eyes. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268339

Method for generating an image and handheld screening device

A method and device for generating an image, the method including: generating an active radar image of an object; displaying the active radar image in a first representation on a display of a handheld screening device; detecting a movement of the handheld screening device; generating a second representation of the displayed radar image based on the detected movement.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268100

Method of estimating heat distribution of image display unit, device for estimating heat distribution of image display unit, image display device, electronic apparatus including image display device, and program for performing method of estimating heat distribution of image display unit

A method of estimating heat distribution of an image display unit includes: calculating, based on image data, an average current value of a pixel area in a display surface, the pixel area including at least one pixel in an image display unit, the image display unit including pixels arranged therein; calculating heat generation amount data by multiplying the calculated average current value by a predetermined current-heat conversion coefficient to convert the calculated average current value into a value corresponding to an amount of heat generation; and adding the heat generation amount data to a value of a first heat distribution table to update the first heat distribution table, and creating a new first heat distribution table by performing a two-dimensional low pass filter process on the updated table before multiplying a value of the processed table by a predetermined heat dissipation coefficient, at every predetermined period.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266391

Method of efficiently managing energy

A method is provided for managing energy. The method comprises collecting information relating to amounts of energy stored by a plurality of members of a group, and relating to energy requirements of the members. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266026

Plate-like member for pipette tips, pipette tip, liquid agitation kit and liquid agitation apparatus

There is provided a plate-like member for pipette tips including a pipette tip insertion hole disposed on a first plane, one or a plurality of communicating holes that is disposed on a second plane as a back face of the first plane and that communicates with the pipette tip insertion hole, and one or a plurality of flow passages through which a liquid discharged from a pipette tip inserted into the pipette tip insertion hole flows from the second plane side to the first plane side.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265928

Game behavior bonds

Computer-implemented methods and systems for processing of behavior bonds are provided. An example method comprises coding bond rules for a platform or specific application or contest; registering a user with a platform, application or contest to create the necessary user data; calculating which behavior rules the user must abide, based on the user data and bond rules; receiving, from administrators, leaders, other users, applications or systems, information related to user behavior for any current behavior bonds; updating, based on user actions and reports the then current user behavior bonds status, deducting penalties as necessary; displaying the behavior bonds as necessary and disbursing any forfeited behavior bonds.. ... Sony Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265926

Method and apparatus for adjustment of game parameters based on measurement of user performance

Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game, a user's performance is monitored. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264799

Display apparatus and display method

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A display apparatus includes: a display unit configured to be able to be curved in an almost cylindrical shape with a surface being oriented outwards and display information in a region of one of an entire periphery and a part of the surface; a viewing intention detector configured to detect viewing intention of a user for the information displayed on the display unit, the user wearing the display unit on a part of a body; a display region determiner configured to determine, according to the viewing intention of the user, a region of the display unit, which is viewable by the user, as a display region for displaying the information; and a display control unit configured to control display of the information in the display region.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264736

Sophisticated automated relationship alerter

Device, process and program for determining and alerting a user of the existence of nearby acquaintance, including: providing a first electronic communication device having near-field transmitting and receiving communications capability, a user interface and control circuitry; transmitting from the first communication device an inquiry to determine the presence in the near-field of a compatible second electronic communication device; upon receipt of a positive response to the inquiry, transmitting from the first communication device anonymous user indicia; receiving anonymous user indicia from the second communication device; coordinating the received anonymous user indicia to determine the presence of any matches between the transmitted anonymous user information and the received anonymous user indicia; and providing either a list of matches or an indication of no matches to the user via the user interface. Based on the information exchanged, the users can determine whether a relationship between the users exists or might be created.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264732

Electronic device, communication system, control method of electronic device, and program

An electronic device includes a first communication unit which performs wireless communication with another electronic device, and a second communication unit which carries out transactions of information, which is necessary for pairing with the other electronic device performed by the first communication, with the other electronic device using near field wireless communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264515

Communication device, communication system, and communication method

A communication device includes transmission paths on a plurality of channels, operable to transmit a signal between the communication device and a communication partner device in communication with the communication device in such a manner that the communication device and the communication partner device are brought into contact with or in close proximity to each other. Electric fields of signals in the transmission paths on the plurality of channels are oriented orthogonal to each other.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264469

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program

Disclosed is a signal processing apparatus including a surrounding sound signal acquisition unit, a nc (noise canceling) signal generation part, a cooped-up feeling elimination signal generation part, and an addition part. The surrounding sound signal acquisition unit is configured to collect a surrounding sound to generate a surrounding sound signal. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264414

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

An information processing device includes a viewed proportion calculation unit which calculates a viewed proportion of content in a first video distribution format based on a reproduction end point of the content in the first video distribution format that is acquired from an information processing terminal that reproduces the content in the first video distribution format and run time information of the content in the first video distribution format, a viewed proportion memory which holds the viewed proportion of the content in the first video distribution format that is calculated by the viewed proportion calculation unit, and a viewed proportion reading unit which reads the viewed proportion of the content in the first video distribution format that is held in the viewed proportion memory in response to a reproduction start request of the content in a second video distribution format that differs from the first video distribution format.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264368

Method to bypass re-sampling process in shvc with bit-depth and 1x scalability

When bit-depth scalability is enabled with 1× scalability, scalable hevc model 5.0 (shm-5.0) does not match the description of shvc working draft 5. Two alternate fixes to the shm-5.0 software for bit-depth and 1× scalability are described herein.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264325

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a color filter unit disposed on a pixel array unit including pixels two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a conversion processing unit disposed on a substrate having the pixel array unit thereon. The color filter unit has a color arrangement in which a color serving as a primary component of a luminance signal is arranged in a checkerboard pattern and a plurality of colors serving as color information components are arranged in the other area of the checkerboard pattern. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264298

Video frame rate compensation through adjustment of vertical blanking

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods configured to adjust the timing of frame scanout in response to fluctuations in the source frame rate of graphics content rendered by a processing unit. In certain implementations, a vertical blanking interval generated during scanout of frames from a frame buffer may be adjusted in response to detected changes in the frame rate at which the source content is generated. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264282

Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the same, and electronic system including the device

A solid-state imaging device including a unit pixel including a photoelectric conversion section, an impurity-diffusion region capable of temporarily accumulating or holding electric charges generated by the photoelectric conversion section, and a reset transistor resetting the impurity-diffusion region by a voltage of a voltage-supply line, and having an impurity concentration such that at least the reset transistor side of the impurity-diffusion region becomes a depletion state; and a drive circuit changing the voltage of the voltage-supply line from a first voltage lower than a depletion potential of the reset transistor side of the impurity-diffusion region to a second voltage higher than the depletion potential while the reset transistor is on.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264264

Image processing device, image processing method, program, and endoscope device

An image processing device includes an input unit which inputs ordinary frames in a state in which an object is irradiated with ordinary light, and a special frame in a state in which the object is irradiated with special light, which are imaged consecutively at a predetermined ratio according to a predetermined frame period; a detection unit which detects motion vectors of the object from a plurality of the ordinary frames with different imaging timing; a motion correction unit which subjects the special frame to motion correction corresponding to the imaging timing of the ordinary frames based on the detected motion vectors; and a compositing unit which subjects the ordinary frames to an image compositing process based on the special frame.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264259

Image processing

A method of processing an input image representing at least a part-spherical panoramic view with respect to a primary image viewpoint comprises mapping regions of the input image to regions of a planar image according to a mapping which varies according to latitude within the input image relative to a horizontal reference plane so that a ratio of the number of pixels in an image region in the input image to the number of pixels in the image region in the planar image to which that image region in the input image is mapped, generally increases with increasing latitude from the horizontal reference plane.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264246

Method, electronic device, and server for generating digitally processed pictures

A method for generating a digitally processed picture comprises receiving, from an electronic device, raw image data generated by an image sensor of the electronic device and auxiliary sensor data produced by an auxiliary sensor at the electronic device. The method further comprises processing said raw image data to generate a digitally processed picture taking into account said auxiliary sensor data.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264236

Image pickup device, light projection device, beam light control method, and program

There is provided an image pickup device including an image pickup unit, and a beam light control unit configured to control a state of a beam light based on living body detection information given by a living body detection unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264120

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a storage, an operation reception unit, and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a different information processing apparatus and a server on a network. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264048

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an authentication process unit configured to obtain an authentication request from another apparatus, and perform an authentication process between the information processing apparatus and the another apparatus in response to the authentication request, and a notification generation unit configured to, when the authentication process unit performs the authentication process between the information processing apparatus and the another apparatus, generate information for notifying a result of the authentication process and information for limiting use of the another apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263854

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a sensor data obtaining unit configured to obtain predetermined information from a sensor, the sensor obtaining the predetermined information by sensing, and a key generation unit configured to generate key information for use in an authentication process, based on the information which is obtained by the sensor data obtaining unit during a predetermined period of time.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263797

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

There is provided a communication control device including a control unit configured to regard each of a plurality of communication regions corresponding to individual beams formed by a directional antenna capable of forming the beams in 3-dimensional directions as a virtual cell and perform communication control when the plurality of beams are formed in the different 3-dimensional directions by the directional antenna.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263691

Amplifier, driving method for amplifier, and electronic circuit system

An amplifier includes a variable shunt circuit including a first transistor group and a second transistor group. The first transistor group includes at least one transistor including a first terminal connected directly or indirectly to a voltage-current conversion circuit, a second terminal connected directly or indirectly to a load, and a third terminal connected directly or indirectly to a control circuit. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263689

Audio signal processing device and audio signal processing method

An audio signal processing device includes a volume setting unit that changes a volume of an audio signal according to a control for changing the volume, and a level control unit that controls a level of a predetermined band of the audio signal according to the control.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263538

Power relaying apparatus, power transmission system and method for manufacturing power relaying apparatus

Disclosed herein is a power relaying apparatus provided between: a power supplying apparatus including a power supplying resonance device and a power supplying power supply section for supplying an ac current to the power supplying resonance device; and a power receiving apparatus having a power receiving resonance device for receiving a power from the power supplying apparatus by adoption of a resonance method, the power relaying apparatus including a power relaying resonance device resonating between the power supplying resonance device and the power receiving resonance device, wherein the power relaying resonance device is fixed at a predetermined position by making use of an insulation member.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263486

Light source apparatus, light source unit, and image display apparatus

Disclosed is a light source apparatus including a light source part having a lead and a light emitting part for emitting light with a current from the lead; a substrate having a wiring part electrically connected to the lead for supplying a current to the lead; a base part having a first surface connected to the light source part, a second surface which is connected to the substrate and located on a side opposite to the first surface, and a through-hole penetrating through the first and second surfaces, in which the lead is inserted; and a vibration suppression mechanism including a vibration suppression part having a side wall portion inserted to the through-hole in such a manner that the side wall portion surrounds the lead, the vibration suppression part being connected to the substrate, and a fixing part for fixing the lead to the side wall portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263344

Battery, negative electrode active material, and electric tool

A battery is provided including a positive electrode; a negative electrode including a first negative electrode active material; and an electrolytic solution, wherein the first negative electrode active material includes a core portion having a core portion surface, wherein the core portion has a median diameter of 0.3 μm to 20 μm, and a covering portion that covers at least part of the core portion surface, wherein the covering portion comprises at least si, o and at least of one element m1 selected from li, carbon (c), mg, al, ca, ti, cr, mn, fe, co, ni, cu, ge, zr, mo, ag, sn, ba, w, ta, na, and k.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263321

Separator and nonaqueous electrolyte battery

A separator is provided and includes a functional resin layer containing a resin material and an inorganic oxide filler, having a porous interconnected structure in which many pores are mutually interconnected and having a contact angle against an electrolytic solution of not more than 11 degrees.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263318

Battery, electronic device, electric vehicle, electrical storage device, electrical storage system and wearable terminal

A battery is provided including a battery cell having main top and bottom surfaces, and a plurality of side surfaces; and at least one resin section including a cured resin that covers at least three of the plurality of side surfaces of the battery cell, but that does not cover substantially all of the top and bottom surfaces of the battery cell.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263051

Solid image-pickup device with flexible circuit substrate

A solid image-pickup device has a semiconductor substrate, which includes an image-pickup area having a plurality of light sensors arranged thereon. A transparent plate having the same shape and the same size as those of the semiconductor substrate when viewed as a plan view is bonded to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262613

Providing audio video content during playback pause

An audio video display device (avdd) can present recorded content that can be paused. During pausing, ancillary av content is shown until such time as a play or other signal is received.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262585

Encoding apparatus, encoding method, and program

An encoding apparatus includes a noise detector configured to detect noise included in a certain band in accordance with an audio signal, a gain controller configured to perform gain control on the audio signal so that components in the certain band of the audio signal are attenuated when the noise is detected by the noise detector, a bit allocation calculation unit configured to calculate the numbers of bits to be allocated to frequency spectra of the audio signal which have been subjected to the gain control performed by the gain controller in accordance with the frequency spectra, and a quantization unit configured to quantize the frequency spectra of the audio signal which have been subjected to the gain control in accordance with the numbers of the bits.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262503

Motion coordination operation device and method, program, and motion coordination reproduction system

A motion coordination operation device is provided, which includes a movement information input unit inputting movement information supplied from respective sensor devices mounted on a plurality of users; and an operation unit operating coordination information that indicates the synchronization of motions of bodies or parts of the bodies of the plurality of users from the input movement information from the respective sensor devices, and generating control information for feedback outputs for the users based on the coordination information.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262385

Image decoder, graphics processor, image decoding method, and graphics processing method

There is provided a graphics processor that allows decompression of a compressed texture with high efficiency. The graphics processor includes: a main memory; and a graphics processing unit, in which the graphics processing unit includes a run length decoding section adapted to run-length-decode a compressed texture, and a reciprocal spatial frequency conversion section adapted to restore the texture by performing reciprocal spatial frequency conversion on the run-length-decoded texture, and the main memory includes a texture pool adapted to partially cache the restored texture.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262323

System, device and method for display-dependent media files

It is disclosed a system comprising a display characteristics evaluation unit configured to evaluate display characteristics of a display of an electronic device, a media access unit configured to receive a source media file from a media storage, and a display-dependent processing unit configured to perform, based on the display characteristics, a display-dependent processing of the source media file to obtain a display-dependent media file.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262156

Communication device, service providing device, server, and storage medium

There is provided a communication device including an acceptation unit configured to accept a service execution request for requesting execution of a service, a control unit configured to specify a service providing device to which a request for execution of a service provided by the service providing device is made based on a device record that includes the service and provision destination group information that indicates a provision destination group of the service, and the service execution request accepted by the acceptation unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit the service execution request to the service providing device specified by the control unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262013

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect a marker to be a mark for attaching an image, from a captured image captured by an imaging apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine a change in state of the marker, and an image processing unit configured to generate a first image obtained by attaching a marker corresponding image corresponding to the marker to a position of the marker in the captured image, and change the first image to a second image according to the change in state of the marker.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262005

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing includes processing circuitry configured to generate data to control a display device to superimpose on a displayed image a control object associated with a voice input, wherein the displayed image is a feedback image of a gesture operation performed by a user, and the displayed image is an image derived from a camera-captured image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262004

Information input apparatus, information input method, and computer program

An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261991

Compact biometric authentication device and associated methodology of imaging and detecting living-tissue patterns

The apparatus enables biometric authentication without the risk of forgery or the like and enables living-tissue discrimination. The roughness distribution pattern of deep-layer tissue of the skin covered with epidermal tissue is detected, thereby extracting a unique pattern of the living tissue. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261492

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, including an information acquisition section which acquires display information, and a first display section which displays the display information. A display of the display information is controlled for the first display section, in accordance with a relative positional relationship between the first display section and a second display section provided in an external apparatus, based on at least one of a control of a display destination of the display information between the first display section and the second display section, and a control of a layout of the display information displayed on the first display section.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261420

Graphical user interface, display control device, display method, and program

There is provided a graphical user interface that displays information on a plurality of different types of content on a single screen. The graphical user interface includes an overview display area and a detail display area. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261393

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes a first housing which has a light incident section in a vicinity of one end and which has an imaging optical system to which light from the light incident section is incident, a second housing which has a display section and which functions as a grip section, and a linking section which supports the first housing and the second housing so as to be able to rotate centering on a first axis, in which the first axis is provided in a vicinity of the other end which is an opposite side to the one end of the first housing, and light which includes a component which is orthogonal to the first axis is incident to the light incident section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261309

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

There is provided an information processing device including a capacitance variation detection unit configured to detect an operation input to each of a plurality of key regions as a capacitance variation amount of a capacitive element, the key region being provided on a sheet-like operation member, the capacitive element being provided in association with each of the key regions, the capacitance variation amount being dependent on a change in a distance between the key region and the capacitive element, and an input state determination unit configured to determine whether an input state of the key region is an on state based on the detected capacitance variation amount, the on state being a state in which the operation input to the key region is decided to be valid. The input state determination unit determines an end of the on state based on a differential value of the capacitance variation amount.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261291

Methods and systems tracking head mounted display (hmd) and calibrations for hmd headband adjustments

Methods and systems are provided for head mounted display (hmd) implementations. One example implementation, a hmd includes a circuit for communicating with a computing system that processes multimedia content for display in the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261242

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and power storage apparatus management system

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

09/17/15 / #20150261065

Optical analog to digital converter and method

An optical analog to digital converter including a light source, a driver, an array of single photon avalanche diodes, and control circuitry. The light source emits photons. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260995

Display apparatus and optical apparatus

A display apparatus includes a frame, an image display device, and a dimming device. The frame is mounted onto a head of an observer. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260994

Optical device, head mounted display, assembling method for the same, holographic diffraction grating, display device, and alignment device

In some embodiments, a head mounted display is provided, comprising a light guide, at least first and second diffraction gratings, alignment marks a1 and b1 associated with the first diffraction grating, and alignment marks a2 and b2 associated with the second diffraction grating. The first diffraction grating may be disposed on a first surface of the light guide, the first surface facing away from a light input. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260993

Head mountable device

A head-mountable display device includes a head-mountable frame defining an eye display position which, in use, is positioned in front of an eye of the user. The device also includes a reflective element mounted with respect to the eye display position and comprising a reflective surface which, in use, is visible to the user's eye. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260579

Light condensing unit, light condensation method, and optical detection system

Provided is a light condensing unit including a reflection member having a hollow dome shape a side wall of which is curved to be extended from a top portion toward a bottom portion, the reflection member having a mirror-finished inner surface, and a plurality of light irradiation members arranged around an outer wall of the reflection member and configured to irradiate an irradiation region of the top portion with light through a first opening portion formed in the outer wall. The reflection member includes a second opening portion formed in the irradiation region of the top portion, and a third opening portion formed in the bottom portion to face a light receiving lens of a light receiving unit, the light receiving unit being configured to perform a predetermined process on received light.. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258432

Gaming device with volumetric sensing

A method for enhancing detection of a user's hand relative to a head-mounted display (hmd) is described. The method includes sensing a disrupted portion of energy by sensors integrated within a pad device. ... Sony Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258431

Gaming device with rotatably placed cameras

A method to identify positions of fingers of a hand is described. The method includes capturing images of a first hand using a plurality of cameras that are part of a wearable device. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150257220

Light emitting element driving circuit, light emitting device, display device, and light emission controlling method

. . . . . . . . Disclosed herein is a light emitting element driving circuit including: a capacitive element; a current limiting section limiting a charging current for the capacitive element; a first constant current source stabilizing a discharging current supplied from the capacitive element to a light emitting element; and a switch controlling on and off in supplying the discharging current to the light emitting element. The capacitive element is charged with electricity from the power source circuit in the preceding stage through the current limiting section. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150257071

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

A connection right to connect to a base station is appropriately switched. An information processor includes an acquisition unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150257023

Distribution of network status and information in wlan networks for self-optimization/organization

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for distributing information associated with a network. An exemplary method comprises: defining at least one information, wherein the at least one information is associated with at least one security level; selecting a listening device within a listening range of the network, wherein the listening device is selected based on the at least one security level; and transmitting the at least one information to the listening device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256954

Networked speaker system with follow me

In a multi-speaker audio system for, e.g., a home entertainment system or other entertainment system, each networked-speaker (wired or wireless) is activated or deactivated as appropriate such that audio play follows a user as the user moves around the home.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256895

Control of large screen display using wireless portable computer and facilitating selection of audio on a headphone

A multi-window user interface (ui) on a control device such as a tablet computer communicates commands to a display controller, which may be implemented by a game console. The controller controls presentation on a large screen display according to the commands. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256892

Information processor, information processing method and computer program

Disclosed is a content-view supporting system to recommend to a user a clear result of searched contents, based on a group of similar users' favorite programs, through a user-basis collaborative filtering process. The system selects similar users whose program view history is similar to that of a recommended user, maps the program view history in a collaborative filtering matrix registers, in the collaborative filtering matrix, a virtual user whose program view history includes a group of hit programs obtained based on a search condition served for realizing a predetermined search topic. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256872

Reception method, reception device, transmission method, transmission device, transmission/reception method, transmission/reception device

An electronic mail on which a control command is interpolated is transmitted through a public line, received by a modem section of a gate way, converted to a digital data, and supplied to the control section. A cpu of the control section stores the received electronic mail in a ram, and extracts the control command contained in the electronic mail. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256846

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing system

An image processing apparatus includes a change information extraction unit that extracts image signal change information at positions at which an image signal of a moving picture stream changes suddenly, and an output unit that outputs a moving picture stream and image signal change information.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256840

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

09/10/15 / #20150256839

Image processing apparatus and image processing method, image encoding apparatus and image encoding method, and image decoding apparatus and image decoding method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an encoder configured to scalably encode image data; a write unit configured to cause storage via a predetermined bus to store encoded data that is the image data scalably encoded by the encoder; a read unit configured to read a desired layer of the encoded data from the storage via the bus; and a decoder configured to scalably decode the encoded data read from the storage by the read unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256807

Image processing device, image processing method, and image display device

An image processing device includes a luminance signal expansion unit which expands a luminance signal, and a chroma signal correction unit which corrects a chroma signal in a manner adjusted to the expansion of the luminance signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256787

Receiver apparatus, tuner, and circuit

Provided is a receiver apparatus, including: a first receiver configured to receive a first signal having a first frequency band; and a second receiver configured to receive a second signal having a second frequency band, the second frequency band being different from the first frequency band, in which a signal path for the first signal and a signal path for the second signal share at least one component in a signal path for extracting an intermediate-frequency signal from a received signal, the component being configured to extract a signal of a particular channel from the received signal as the intermediate-frequency signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256782

Reference voltage circuit and image-capture circuit

A reference voltage circuit for generating a reference voltage to be referred when a pixel signal is digitally converted, includes ramp voltage generating means for generating a ramp voltage which drops from a predetermined initial voltage at a certain gradient, a transistor for forming, together with the ramp voltage generating means, a current mirror circuit, and gain change means for changing a current value of a current flowing from a predetermined power supply via the transistor to change the gradient of the ramp voltage generated by the ramp voltage generating means.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256774

Imaging device and camera system including sense circuits to make binary decision

An imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an array of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric converting device and outputs an electric signal according to an input photon; a sense circuit section having a plurality of sensor circuits each of which makes binary decision on whether there is a photon input to a pixel in a predetermined period upon reception of the electric signal therefrom; and a decision result ic section which integrates decision results from the sense circuits, pixel by pixel or for each group of pixels, multiple times to generate imaged data with a gradation, the decision result ic section including a count circuit which performs a count process to integrate the decision results from the sense circuits, and a memory for storing a counting result for each pixel from the count circuit, the sense circuits sharing the count circuit for integrating the decision results.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256736

Imaging device

An imaging device includes an imaging lens; an imaging element which contains object imaging pixels and focal point detection pixels; and a lens array configured by micro lenses being arranged on a two-dimensional plane, and arranged on a front surface of an imaging surface of the imaging element to be distanced therefrom.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256734

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging lens; an imaging element which performs a photoelectric conversion with respect to light which is condensed using the imaging lens; and lens arrays which are configured by arranging micro lenses of which exposure conditions are different on a two-dimensional plane, are arranged by being separated on a front face of an imaging face of the imaging element, and causes light which is output from each micro lens to be formed as an image on the imaging face of the imaging element.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256728

Imaging apparatus

There is provided an imaging apparatus including a first housing mounted with an imaging lens, a second housing mounted with a display, and a connecting portion that connects the first housing and the second housing. The connecting portion includes a first rotation mechanism that makes the second housing openable/closable with respect to the first housing by rotating the second housing around the opening/closing axis, and a second rotation mechanism that, in a case where the second housing is closed by the first rotation mechanism, when a surface of the first housing directly facing the second housing and parallel to the opening/closing axis is denoted as a first accommodation surface, makes the second housing rotatable around a vertical axis perpendicular to the first accommodation surface.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256724

Imaging apparatus

There is provided an imaging apparatus including an apparatus body provided with an imaging lens on one end, a cap body capable of moving between an open position and a closed position with respect to the apparatus body, the cap body being provided with a display, and a support mechanism that movably supports the cap body with respect to the apparatus body. The imaging lens is closed while the cap body is positioned in the closed position, and the imaging lens is opened while the cap body is positioned in the open position.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256610

Information providing system, apparatus and method for information processing, and computer program product

An information providing system includes the following elements. An ic card stores card id. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256592

Control of large screen display using wireless portable computer to pan and zoom on large screen display

A multi-window user interface (ui) on a control device such as a tablet computer communicates commands to a display controller, which may be implemented by a game console. The controller controls presentation on a large screen display according to the commands. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256524

Information processing apparatus, ic chip, and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an encrypted-id generation section which encrypts a unique id to generate an encrypted id, the unique id being set as an id unique to the information processing apparatus, a communication section which sends the encrypted id as id information to be sent to another apparatus, an individualization code holding section which holds, in advance, an individualization code capable of being generated by decrypting the id information in the other apparatus, and an access key generation section which generates an access key used for authentication with the other apparatus based on the individualization code held by the individualization code holding section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256429

Communication control device, program, and communication control method

There is provided a communication control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a reception timing at which a second radio communication device receives a downlink signal from a base station performing radio communication with a first radio communication device or the second radio communication device, and a decision unit configured to decide a transmission timing at which the second radio communication device transmits a signal to the first radio communication device through inter-device communication based on the reception timing. The decided transmission timing is a timing later than a timing at which the second radio communication device transmits an uplink signal.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256375

Transmitters, receivers and methods of transmitting and receiving

The receiver comprises a demodulator configured to detect a signal representing the ofdm symbols and to generate a sampled digital version of the ofdm symbols in the time domain. A fourier transform processor is configured to receive the time domain digital version of the ofdm symbols and to form a frequency domain version of the ofdm symbols, from which the pilot symbol bearing sub-carriers and the data symbol bearing sub-carriers can be recovered. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256342

Authentication device, authentication method, and program

An authentication device includes circuitry that holds l (l≧2) secret keys si (i=1 to l) and l public keys yi that satisfy yi=f(si) with respect to a set f of multivariate polynomials of n-th order (n≧2). The circuitry also performs with a verifier, an interactive protocol for proving knowledge of (l−1) secret keys si that satisfy yi=f(si). ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256310

Apparatus and method for antenna management

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

09/10/15 / #20150256263

Wave dielectric transmission device, manufacturing method thereof, and in-millimeter wave dielectric transmission method

A millimeter wave transmission device, the millimeter wave transmission device with (a) a first signal processing board for processing a millimeter wave signal; (b) a second signal processing board signal-coupled to the first signal processing board to receive the millimeter wave signal and perform signal processing with respect to the millimeter wave signal; and (c) a member provided between the first signal processing board and the second signal processing board and having a predetermined relative dielectric constant and a predetermined dielectric dissipation factor. The member constitutes a dielectric transmission path via which the millimeter wave signal is transmitted between the first signal processing board and the signal processing board.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256222

Device for power line communication, method for transmitting signals, and method for receiving signals

A device for power line communication is provided, including a transmitter adapted to transmit signals on at least two of a plurality of power line transmission paths of a power line network; a sensor adapted to determine one or a plurality of reflection parameters of one of the plurality of power line transmission paths; and a transmission impedance matching unit adapted to match the output impedance of at least two output ports of the device which each couple to one of the plurality of transmission paths to the impedance of the at least two of the power line transmission paths based on the one or the plurality of reflection parameters. Further, a device including a corresponding reception impedance matching unit is provided and corresponding methods for transmitting and receiving signals.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256186

Electronic circuit, method of controlling electronic circuit, and electronic apparatus

An electronic circuit includes a plurality of delay elements configured to delay a clock signal by a delay time and to supply the delayed clock signal as a delay signal, the delay time being shorter with a higher power source voltage; a delay time acquisition unit configured to acquire the delay time based on a value of the delay signal; and a voltage controller configured to perform a voltage control process in which the power source voltage is controlled to be high in a case where the acquired delay time is longer than a predetermined desired value and the power source voltage is controlled to be low in a case where the acquired delay time is shorter than the predetermined desired value.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256185

Circuit, voltage control oscillator, and oscillation frequency control system

A circuit includes first and second capacitances arranged on a first path that connects first and second terminals; a first switch arranged between the first capacitance and the second capacitance; a second switch arranged on a second path that connects a reference voltage section and a first node formed between the first capacitance and the first switch; a third switch arranged on a third path that connects the section and a second node formed between the second capacitance and the first switch; a first resistance arranged on a fourth path that connects the first node and a third node formed between the first terminal and the first capacitance; a second resistance arranged on a fifth path that connects the second node and a fourth node formed between the second terminal and the second capacitance; a fourth switch on the fourth path; and a fifth switch on the fifth path.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256154

Electric and electronic apparatus, circuit, and communication system

An apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a plurality of target circuits, the number of the target circuits being more than a required number of the target circuits; a characteristic adjustment unit configured to adjust characteristics of the target circuits; and a control unit configured to control a state of the target circuits between a used state and an unused state. The control unit controls the required number of the target circuits to be in the used state and controls the rest of the target circuits to be in the unused state. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256001

Voltage equalization apparatus and electricity storage apparatus

A voltage equalization apparatus includes a switch controller controlling a first switch that is configured to provide a first voltage to a first rectifier element group corresponding to a first electricity storage member and controlling a second switch that is configured to provide a second voltage to a second rectifier element group corresponding to a second electricity storage member, and the switch controller is configured to individually control the first switch and the second switch based on voltage measurement signals of the first electricity storage member and the second electricity storage member.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255996

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

A power charging system is provided. The power charging system may have an information processing apparatus having a first communication unit and a power receiving unit, and an external apparatus having a second communication unit and a power transmission unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255958

Group iii nitride semiconductor device, p-type contact structure, and method for fabricating group iii nitride semiconductor device

A group iii nitride semiconductor device comprises: a group iii nitride semiconductor layer having a primary surface, inclined with respect to a c-plane of the group iii nitride semiconductor at an angle in a range of 50 degrees or more and 80 degrees or less, of a group iii nitride semiconductor; a p-type group iii nitride semiconductor laminate including first to third p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layers, the first to third p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layers being provided on the primary surface of the group iii nitride semiconductor layer, the first and third p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layers sandwiching the second p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layer such that the second p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layer incorporates strain; and an electrode provided on the p-type group iii nitride semiconductor laminate. The electrode is in contact with the first p-type group iii nitride semiconductor layer.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255950

Semiconductor light-emitting element, manufacturing method of semiconductor light-emitting element, and semiconductor device

A semiconductor light-emitting element includes a laminated structure which has an active layer between a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer, a first semiconductor layer which includes at least the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer of the laminated structure, an insulation film which is formed on the first semiconductor layer and has an opening, and a second semiconductor layer which is formed on the insulation film and includes at least the second conductivity-type semiconductor layer of the laminated structure. The second semiconductor layer includes a first region facing the opening of the insulation film and a second region not facing the opening, and the second region has a portion with a higher impurity concentration than the first region.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255827

Battery and electronic apparatus

A battery includes a plurality of unit batteries arranged in a stacking direction, each unit battery including a battery element portion and at least one connection portion extending from a side of the battery element portion. A plurality of the connection portions extend from a first side of the unit batteries, and a distance in the stacking direction between at least two of said connection portions decreases as said connection portions extend away from the sides of the respective battery element portions.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255743

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display device includes a first substrate including an organic layer forming region, and an organic layer non-forming region which is provided on an outer side of the organic layer forming region; and a first partitioning wall which is provided between the organic layer forming region and the organic layer non-forming region on the first substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255134

Storage cell, storage device, and magnetic head

Provided is a storage cell that makes it possible to enhance magnetic characteristics of magnetization pinned layer, a storage device and a magnetic head that include the storage cell. The storage cell includes a layer structure including a base layer, a storage layer in which a direction of magnetization is varied in correspondence with information, a magnetization pinned layer that is formed above the base layer and has magnetization that is perpendicular to a film surface and serves as a reference of information stored in the storage layer, and an intermediate layer that is provided between the storage layer and the magnetization pinned layer and is made of a nonmagnetic body. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255039

Light emitting apparatus, illumination apparatus and display apparatus

A light emitting apparatus including: one or a plurality of light emitting devices each having a plurality of electrodes and each emitting light from the upper surface of the light emitting device; a plurality of terminal electrodes provided on the lower side of the light emitting devices in a positional relation with the light emitting devices and electrically connected to the electrodes of the light emitting devices; a first metal line brought into contact with the upper surfaces of the light emitting devices and one of the terminal electrodes, provided at a location separated away from side surfaces of the light emitting devices and created in a film creation process; and an insulator in which the light emitting devices and the first metal line are embedded.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255037

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using infrared signaling

A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device using irda, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255018

Display apparatus and electronic device including the same

There is provided a display apparatus including a display panel where display elements connected to a scanning line and a signal line are arrayed in a two dimensional matrix, and a driving circuit unit configured to drive the display panel, the driving circuit unit including a gate driver configured to feed a scanning signal to the scanning line such that a back gate voltage of a field effect transistor configuring an output buffer for generating the scanning signal is capable of controlling. Also, there is provided an electronic device including the display apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254947

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an effect control unit configured to control an echo effect that is to be added to an output, a sound output control unit configured to control a sound output according to occurrence of an event in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to control a haptic output to which the echo effect controlled by the effect control unit is added according to the occurrence of the event.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254891

Image processing device, image processing method, and data structure of image file

Thresholds b1, b2, b3, and b4 are set in the luminance of a raw image. In an image 84a of the lowermost layer, the region in which the luminance is equal to or higher than b1 is left. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254857

Image processing system with registration mechanism and method of operation thereof

An image processing system, and a method of operation thereof, including: a feature selection module for determining subsets of point clouds, the subsets selected based on key points of a three-dimensional object; a feature matching module, coupled to the feature selection module, for generating matched results based on a matching transformation of the subsets; and a point registration module, coupled to the feature matching module, for refining the matched results based on a refinement transformation to optionally align different data sets of the point clouds for displaying the aligned data sets on a device, wherein the refinement transformation includes a refinement error less than a matching error of the matching transformation.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254847

Image processing device, image processing method, program, and recording medium for detection of epidermis pattern

An epidermis pattern detection unit detects epidermis patterns in an epidermis image captured from the epidermis of skin by an epidermis image capturing unit. An acquired element analysis unit analyzes uniformity of shapes of the epidermis patterns in the epidermis image. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254836

Imaging control apparatus, storage system, and storage medium

There is provided an imaging control apparatus including an imaging control section configured to control an imaging section to capture a predetermined area in a body cavity, a comparison section configured to compare a captured image captured by the imaging section with a reference image, and a storage control section configured to execute a control to store the captured image in response to a comparison result by the comparison section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254802

Method and device for simulating a wide field of view

It is disclosed a method for displaying input image data on a display device. The display device comprises a main display and a border display which at least partly surrounds the main display. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254508

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, eyewear terminal, and authentication system

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit configured to, when an authentication image including an iris of an eye of a user is obtained, cause a display unit to display an authentication ui for obtaining an authentication image with which it is easy to perform iris authentication.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254481

Communication device, communication method, integrated circuit, and electronic instrument

The present technology relates to a communication device, a communication method, an integrated circuit, and an electronic instrument, which are capable of reducing a manufacturing cost of a communication device having both functions of an rf tag and reader/writer or an electronic instrument equipped with the communication device. A transmitting circuit transmits transmission data to a communication target by performing load modulation of changing an impedance of an antenna unit according to the transmission data using a first carrier generated in the antenna unit when the transmitting circuit operates in a first operation mode in which the transmitting circuit operates as an rfid reader/writer is performed, and the transmitting circuit transmits the transmission data to the rfid reader/writer by performing the load modulation of changing the impedance of the antenna unit according to the transmission data using a second carrier received by the antenna unit when the transmitting circuit operates in a second operation mode in which the transmitting circuit operates as a communication target of the rfid reader/writer is performed. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254396

Information processing apparatus

A communication section receives a connection request from a game controller to connect the game controller with an information processing apparatus. A registered user information holding section holds biometric information of a user registered in the information processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254346

Presentation of search results based on the size of the content sources from which they are obtained

Search results are prioritized based on the size of the content sources from which the search results were obtained. Such content sources may include, for instance, a user's local sources (e.g., a hard drive associated with a user's computer), a user's online content sources (e.g. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254275

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

There is provided an information processing device including an action history acquiring unit configured to acquire action history information on a user, the action history information being accumulated in a predetermined time frame, an attribute score calculating unit configured to calculate an attribute score of the user for one or more attributes in an attribute group, the attribute score being based on the action history information, and an object generating unit configured to generate an object on the basis of the attribute score, the object representing the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254133

Memory controller, storage apparatus, information processing system, and control method therefor

There is provide a memory controller, which substitutes a substitution page for an error page in a block including a plurality of pages in a non-volatile memory and secures a substitution block to substitute a page in the secured substitution block for the error page when the substitution page is insufficient in a block to which the error page belongs, the substitution page being assigned to the block to which the error page belongs, the substitution block being different from the block to which the error page belongs.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253974

Control of large screen display using wireless portable computer interfacing with display controller

A multi-window user interface (ui) on a control device such as a tablet computer communicates commands to a display controller, which may be implemented by a game console. The controller controls presentation on a large screen display according to the commands. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253949

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing system includes processing circuitry configured to control a movement of a ui object on a display screen from a pre-recognition position toward a post-recognition position in response to recognition of an operation object initiated by a user, wherein the post-recognition position is spatially related to a displayed position of a predetermined displayed feature, and the predetermined displayed feature is an image derived from a camera captured image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253939

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a line-of-sight position acquisition unit configured to acquire a line-of-sight position of a user, a state control unit configured to perform a transition to an active state in response to a first operation performed by the user, the active state being capable of selecting an object by the user through a line of sight of the user, and a processing unit configured to determine an object corresponding to the acquired line-of-sight position as a selected object in response to a second operation performed by the user subsequent to the first operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253655

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

An illumination unit includes one or more light sources each including a solid-state light-emitting device having a light emission region configured of one or more light-emission spots, one or more traveling-direction angle conversion device each converting a traveling-direction-angle of light, and an integrator including a first fly-eye lens having cells which receive light from the traveling-direction angle conversion device and a second fly-eye lens having cells which receive light from the first fly-eye lens, the integrator uniformalizing illumination distribution in a predetermined illumination area. An optical system configured with the traveling-direction angle conversion device and the first and second fly-eye lenses has an optical magnification which allows each of light source images to have a size not exceeding a size of the cell in the second fly-eye lens, the light source images being formed on the second fly-eye lens by the respective cells in the first fly-eye lens.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253573

Image display device, image display method, and recording medium

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

09/10/15 / #20150253558

Measurement apparatus, measurement system, measurement method, and program

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

09/10/15 / #20150253389

Power storage module state estimation apparatus, battery pack, and method for estimating the state of a power storage module

According to an example embodiment of the present disclosure, a power storage module state estimation apparatus comprises a parameter calculator configured to calculate a parameter based on a current value of a power storage module, wherein the parameter includes at least one of a direction having a high frequency of current flowing in the power storage module, an average current value of the power storage module, and a charge and discharge capacity after the direction having the high frequency of current flowing in the power storage module is switched; and a hysteresis compensator configured to use the parameter to compensate an open circuit voltage of the power storage module.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253269

Electrical measuring cartridge, as well as electrical measuring apparatus and electrical measuring method

There is provided an electrical measuring cartridge of a biological sample, the electrical measuring cartridge including at least a plurality of biological sample holding sections each being configured to contain the biological sample, and a pair of electrical conductive sections fixed to each of the biological sample holding sections.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253247

Fine particle measuring apparatus

A fine particle measuring apparatus is provided. The fine particle measuring apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect light emitted from a fine particle and a processing unit having a memory device storing instructions which when executed by the processing unit, cause the processing unit to calculate a corrected intensity value of the detected light and generate spectrum data based on the corrected intensity value.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251184

Nucleic acid analysis apparatus, microchip for nucleic acid analysis, and method for mounting microchip in nucleic acid analysis apparatus

There is provided a nucleic acid analysis apparatus including a heating unit configured to apply heat by contacting a microchip, and a chip holding unit configured to change a position between a first holding position that holds the microchip in midair and a second holding position that holds the microchip in contact with the heating unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251089

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a waveform generation unit configured to generate a waveform according to a relative movement between two objects in a virtual space, and an output control unit configured to control a haptic output and a sound output on the basis of frequency distribution of the waveform generated by the waveform generation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250547

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

Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250378

Wire connection device, camera head and endoscopic device

There is provided a wire connection device including an outer frame that has a tubular shape, and a plurality of contacts that are provided in the outer frame, and that have a plurality of pairs of differential contacts to which a plurality of pairs of differential signals are respectively allocated, and a plurality of ground contacts each to which ground is allocated. When viewed from a direction along a central axis of the outer frame, the plurality of contacts are arranged side by side in two rows in a manner that the differential contacts of each pair can be adjacent to each other and in a manner that the number of the ground contacts adjacent to one of the differential contacts of each pair is equal to the number of the ground contacts adjacent to the other one of the differential contacts of the pair.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249879

Earphone device

. . . . . . . . . . An earphone device includes a housing having a driver unit, and a sound guide tube mounted on a front surface of the housing to protrude from the front surface, in which the sound guide tube is disposed at a position deviated from a center position of the housing.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249843

Strong intra smoothing for in rext

Based on conditions or restrictions, strong intra smoothing (sis) is enabled or disabled. Sis is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 444, and sis is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 422 or 444.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249798

Solid state imaging device and camera system

An mos type solid state imaging device in which unit pixels 10 each having a photodiode 11, a transfer transistor 12 for transferring the signal of the photodiode 11 to a floating node n11, an amplifier transistor 13 for outputting the signal of the floating node n11 to a vertical signal line 22, and a reset transistor 14 for resetting the floating node n11 are arrayed in a matrix and in which a gate voltage of the reset transistor 14 is controlled by three values of a power source potential (for example 3v), a ground potential (ov), and a negative power source potential (for example −1v).. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249794

Apparatus and method for displaying images

Methods and apparatus provide for: acquiring a still image of a scene at a location; acquiring a moving image of at least one object at the scene taken at a different time of day, a different date, and/or a different season; selecting an image frame from among a plurality of image frames of the moving image as a still image frame; generating a three-dimensional (3d) image from the still image in a three-dimensional (3d) object space; superimposing the still image frame from the moving image onto the three-dimensional (3d) image; displaying the three-dimensional (3d) image on a display screen for a user; and generating the moving image superimposed on the three-dimensional (3d) image, starting at the selected image frame, in response to receiving a command from the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249789

Apparatus, method, and program for selecting image data using a display

An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249577

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

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine whether to urge a user who uses a terminal to execute an action corresponding to an action executed by a different user who uses a different terminal, based on a relationship between the user and the different user, and acquire a determination result, and an output control unit configured to perform control in a manner that display corresponding to the determination result is performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249545

Reception device, transmission/reception system, reception method, and program

There is provided a reception device including a reception unit that receives stream data transmitted by multicast transmission from a plurality of transmitters at respective different transmission rates in a physical layer, an acquisition unit that acquires environment change information related to a change in a network environment with the transmitters, and a connection destination selection unit that selects, on the basis of the acquired environment change information, one transmitter from among the plurality of transmitters as a connection destination of the reception unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249521

Polarization splitting multiplexing device, optical system, and display unit

An optical system is provided including a light source configured to emit a light; and a polarizing splitting multiplexing device including a first prism configured to split the light into two polarized light beams having different optical path lengths, and a second prism configured to combine the two polarized light beams. The first prism includes a first reflective surface and a first polarization splitting surface facing the first reflective surface, and the second prism includes a second reflective surface and a second polarization splitting surface facing the second reflective surface.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249207

Storage cell, storage device, and magnetic head

Provided is a storage cell that makes it possible to improve tmr characteristics, a storage device and a magnetic head that include the storage cell. The storage cell includes a layer structure including a storage layer in which a direction of magnetization is varied in correspondence with information, a magnetization pinned layer having magnetization that is perpendicular to a film surface and serves as a reference of information stored in the storage layer, and an intermediate layer that is provided between the storage layer and the magnetization pinned layer and is made of a nonmagnetic body. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249194

Light source circuit unit, illuminator, and display

Provided are a light source circuit unit that improves light extraction efficiency, as well as an illuminator and a display that include such a light source circuit unit. The light source circuit unit includes: a circuit substrate having a wiring pattern on a surface thereof, the wiring pattern having light reflectivity, a circular pedestal provided on the circuit substrate, a water-repelling region provided at least from a peripheral edge portion of the pedestal to a part of a side face of the pedestal, and one or two or more light-emitting device chips mounted on the pedestal, and driven by a current that flows through the wiring pattern.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249137

Electronic device, image display device and sensor, and method for manufacturing electronic device

An electronic device includes a control electrode 11 formed on a substrate 10, an insulating layer 12 covering the control electrode 11, an active layer 13 including an organic semiconductor material, which is formed on the insulating layer 12, and a first electrode 14a and a second electrode 14b formed on the active layer 13, and portions 15 of the first electrode and second electrode in contact with the active layer 13 are modified with an electrode modification material.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249107

Semiconductor device, method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and electronic apparatus

Disclosed is a semiconductor device including a first semiconductor substrate and a first atom diffusion prevention portion, the first atom diffusion prevention portion being arranged at a part on the first semiconductor substrate and configured to prevent diffusion of an atom having a dangling bond terminating effect.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248919

Information processing apparatus, playback state controlling method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a position change detecting unit that detects a position change of an operating body on a screen, a playback state control unit that controls a playback state of a content, and a display control unit that at least displays a part or all of a text list in which text data items associated with elapsed times in a playback of the content are sorted in an order of the elapsed times, on the screen. The playback state control unit controls the playback state of the content in response to a continuous position change of the operating body detected by the position change detecting unit on the text list displayed by the display control unit.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248888

User profile based audio adjustment techniques

Embodiments are directed toward user profile based audio adjustment techniques. The techniques are used to render various audio and/or audio/video content having different audio output parameter values in accordance with a user profile that characterizes a user's desired value and/or range of one or more of the output parameter levels.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248272

Playback control apparatus, playback control method, and program

A playback control apparatus includes a playback controller configured to control playback of first content and second content. The first content is to output first sound which is generated based on text information using speech synthesis processing. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248204

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

A home screen display unit displays a home screen indicating a plurality of menus. If an execution menu of a game application is selected in the home screen, a game screen display unit displays in full screen a game screen indicating an execution result of the game application. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248168

Communication system, communication method and program

A communication system includes processing circuitry that responds to a recognition result by initiating an electronic communication session with a user-designated destination. The recognition result corresponds with a recognized gesture made by the user as detected by a sensor, and the user-designated destination corresponds with the recognized gesture. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248161

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a delay amount decision unit configured to decide a delay amount of a haptic output from occurrence of an event on the basis of an event occurring position in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to delay the haptic output according to the delay amount decided by the delay amount decision unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248050

Rear converter

There is provided rear converter including a first lens that is a negative lens of which both surfaces are concave, a second lens that is a negative lens of which both an image plane side and an object side are convex toward an object side, and a third lens that is a positive lens of which both sides are convex. The first to third lenses are disposed in this order from the object side, and the rear converter is inserted and used between an imaging lens and a camera.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248017

Image blur correction device and imaging apparatus

An image blur correction device includes a driving motor that rotates a driven object in an axial rotation direction of a fulcrum axis. The driving motor includes a stator that has either one of a magnet and a driving coil mounted thereon, a first rotor that is positioned to face the stator and has the other of the magnet and the driving coil mounted thereon so as to rotate in a state where the first rotor is attracted toward the stator by magnetic force, a plurality of rolling members that rotates in accordance with rotation of the first rotor and revolves about an axis of rotation of the first rotor, and a second rotor that holds the plurality of rolling members and rotates with the driven object incorporated therein about the axis of rotation of the first rotor in accordance with revolution of the plurality of rolling members.. ... Sony Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248000

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

An image processing apparatus, an image processing program, and an image processing method for achieving visibility of the entire image used for capturing a microscopic image while concurrently retaining accuracy of image processing are disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes an output value obtaining unit, a first interpolation unit, a second interpolation unit, an image generation unit, and a first edge detection unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245391

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

. . . . An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit; and a controller configured to control the communication unit to perform one of transmission and reception of second identification information for communication through a predetermined communication path with a different apparatus, and to establish connection with the different apparatus by using the second identification information, during an audio call with the different apparatus, the audio call using first identification information for an audio call, the second identification information being associated with the first identification information.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245385

Removable conductive layer that shields and/or shorts nodes of an nfc circuit to control transmissions therefrom

An apparatus includes an nfc circuit and an electrically conductive layer. The nfc circuit includes an antenna configured to inductively couple to signals emitted by another nfc circuit, a charging circuit configured to output power provided by the inductive coupling through the antenna to the signals emitted by the other nfc circuit, and a transceiver circuit configured to be powered by the charging circuit to transmit data for receipt by the other nfc circuit. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245384

Nfc collision avoidance with controllable nfc transmission delay timing

A first near field communication (nfc) circuit includes an antenna, a charging circuit, a transceiver circuit, and a transmission delay circuit. The antenna is configured to inductively couple to signals emitted by a second nfc circuit. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245350

Group based pdcch capability for lte

A group-based pdcch capability in lte. Information common to a group of ues, such as those common to a virtual carrier, may be signalled in a group search space within the pdcch. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245303

Power saving rf algorithm

The present invention relates generally to communication and more specifically to techniques for power control in a wireless communication network. More particularly the present invention relates to method for controlling the radio output power in a mobile entity comprising a transmitter and a receiver for communicating with a radio base station over a communication channel, comprising receiving a message comprising an indication of a target transmit power from a base station, estimating a transmit power of said transmitter based on the received target transmit power and the actual conditions of the communication channel and adjusting (403) the transmit power of the radio transceiver in accordance with the estimation. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245163

Proximity detection of candidate companion display device in same room as primary display using wi-fi or bluetooth signal strength

A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245159

Sound localization for user in motion

Methods, apparatus, and computer programs for simulating the source of sound are provided. One method includes operations for determining a location in space of the head of a user utilizing face recognition of images of the user. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245008

Image processing method, image processing device, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an image processing method including analyzing contrast according to a spatial frequency of an input image for each rgb pixel, referencing a database in which a relationship between a crosstalk degradation amount and a disparity transition for each rgb pixel is stored in association with contrast according to spatial frequencies of various images, and acquiring a relationship between a crosstalk degradation amount and a disparity transition for each rgb pixel, the relationship corresponding to the contrast according to the spatial frequency of the input image, integrating the relationship between the crosstalk degradation amount and the disparity transition, the relationship having been acquired for each rgb pixel, and calculating disparity corresponding to a predetermined threshold set to the crosstalk degradation amount in the integrated relationship between the crosstalk degradation amount and the disparity transition.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245007

Image processing method, image processing device, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an image processing method including acquiring an original image and a disparity map, the disparity map indicating distribution of disparity values associated with respective pixels in the original image, causing a processor to decide a dynamic range of disparity on the basis of the acquired original image and the acquired disparity map, and converting the disparity map in a manner that each disparity in the disparity map is distributed within the decided dynamic range of the disparity.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245001

Image processing apparatus, method thereof and program therefor

An image processing apparatus includes a direction detection unit configured to detect a direction of a picture pattern of each picture in an input image having a predetermined color pixel array; a moire detection unit configured to detect a moire level by periodicity of a pixel value of each pixel in the input image depending on the direction as a moire index value; and a moire suppression unit configured to suppress the moire level in the input image based on the moire index value detected by the moire detection unit. A method thereof and a program therefor are also provided.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244962

Current/voltage conversion circuit and imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus 10 includes an imaging panel 11 formed by arranging imaging element units 20 included in one pixel or a plurality of pixels, in a two-dimensional matrix form. Each of the imaging element units 20 includes an imaging element 30 which converts an incident electromagnetic wave to a current, and a current/voltage conversion circuit 40a which converts the current from the imaging element to a voltage.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244944

Device and method for panoramic image processing

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

08/27/15 / #20150244909

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

08/27/15 / #20150244879

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

An information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive a start request transmitted from an external apparatus; a time processing unit configured to obtain a time of receipt when the reception unit receives the start request and to give a time stamp to first data; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the time of receipt obtained by the time processing unit to the external apparatus, to transmit to the external apparatus the first data generated after the time of receipt and given the time stamp by the time processing unit, and to in real-time transmit second data generated after the time of receipt to the external apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244789

Information processing system and information processing method

An information processing system includes a terminal device and a server device. When recommending subsidiary contents, recommended contents are extracted at the server, and recommended content information is returned to the terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244784

Server and method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and mobile client terminal and method

Systems and methods for operating in connection with mobile devices are described. The mobile devices may move between online and offline areas. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244759

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is communicable with a plurality of client apparatuses over the same network that are capable of buffering and reproducing data transmitted from a server by progressive download. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244719

Gesture-and expression-based authentication

A user can define a gesture-based input mode with respective input value to establish an authentication protocol to unlock a computer or govern other computer behavior. As an alternative or in addition, the user can define a second input mode based on face recognition plus ir sensing satisfying a threshold to ensure a live person is being imaged for authentication, and/or face recognition plus a particular facial expression such as a smile and wink.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244545

Transmission apparatus and method using pre-distortion

The present invention relates to a transmission apparatus and a corresponding transmission method for transmitting data within a multi-carrier transmission system comprising two or more transmission apparatuses that are configured to transmit the same data. To avoid destructive interferences a transmission apparatus (10) is proposed comprising a signal input (30) configured to receive multi-carrier signals (s(k)) carrying data to be transmitted, a distortion unit (32) configured to distort said multi-carrier signals (s(k)) by use of a distortion function (p(k)) including a phase parameter for differently modulating the phase of said multi-carrier signals (s(k)), wherein said distortion function (p(k)) is different from distortion functions used by other transmission apparatuses, whose coverage areas overlap with the coverage area of the present transmission apparatus, by using a phase parameter that is different from the phase parameter used by said other transmission apparatuses, and a transmission unit (34) configured to transmit said distorted multi-carrier signals as transmission signal (tx(k)).. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244421

Retrieving/authorizing content on user equipment based on information from connectable accessory with nfc circuit

An accessory for a user equipment (ue) is disclosed that includes a housing configured to be connected to the ue and accessory near field communication (nfc) circuit attached to the housing. The accessory nfc circuit includes an antenna, a charging circuit, and a transceiver circuit. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244332

Current mirror, control method, and image sensor

There is provided a current mirror that includes at least one bias amplifier configured to adjust a gate line voltage by feeding currents to the gate line to make constant gate-source voltages of a plurality of fets (field effect transistors), the gate line connecting gates of the fets each being a load component in the current mirror.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244321

Reception circuit, and reception apparatus

There is provided a reception circuit that includes a local signal generation section, a duty-cycle correction section, an oscillation signal generation section, and a mixture section. The local signal generation section is configured to generate a local signal, the local signal being different in frequency from a modulated reception signal. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244266

Voltage conversion circuit and electronic circuit

A voltage conversion circuit includes: a first voltage conversion unit configured to perform voltage conversion on an input signal, the voltage conversion causing a predetermined delay time, and supply a resultant signal as a first converted signal; a second voltage conversion unit configured to perform voltage conversion on the input signal, the voltage conversion causing a delay time that is different from the predetermined delay time, and supply a resultant signal as a second converted signal; and an output unit configured to generate and output an output signal corresponding to the first and second converted signals in a matching period of time in which voltages of the first converted signal and the second converted signal are matched with each other, and continuously output the output signal in a period of time excluding the matching period of time, the output signal being output in the matching period of time.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244188

Power charging device and mobile terminal apparatus

A charging device that includes a first battery charged at a first rate and a second battery that is charged at a second rate, which is faster than the first rate. The charging device includes an interface that receives electric power from a charger; a first switch disposed between the interface and the first battery; a second switch disposed between the second battery and the first battery; a battery voltage detection circuit that detects a voltage of the second battery; a charger detection circuit connected to the interface that detects whether power is being received from the charger; and a switch control circuit that controls the first switch and the second switch based on outputs of the charger detection circuit and the battery voltage detection circuit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243977

Active material, electrode, secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode including an active material; and an electrolytic solution, wherein the active material includes a central section and a covering section provided on a surface of the central section, the central section includes silicon (si) as a constituent element, the covering section includes carbon (c) and hydrogen (h) as constituent elements, and one or more of positive ions represented by cxhy (x and y satisfy 2≦x≦6 and 3≦x≦9) are detected by positive ion analysis of the covering section with the use of time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243972

Negative electrode active material, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, electrical storage apparatus and electricity system

There is provided a negative electrode active material including a core particle comprising silicon; and at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of: ge, sn, ni, mo, w, ag, pd, cu, bi, fe, co, mn, cr, v, ga, b, sb, in, te, cd, rh, ru, nb, ta, re, os, ir, pt, pb and p. The negative electrode active material has an elemental composition that varies continuously from a center of the core particle to a surface of the core particle. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243959

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

A battery of the type having a length, a width, a thickness, a top and bottom and sides. Three electric terminals are separated by ribs, with a third rib spaced from the other two, and with the first rib being wider than the third rib. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243713

Method for manufacturing organic el display and organic el display

A method for manufacturing an organic electroluminescence display including multilayer structures that are each formed in a respective one of pixel areas in an effective area of a substrate and are each formed by a lower electrode, an organic layer, and an upper electrode, the organic electroluminescence display having a common electrode that electrically connects the pixel areas, the method including the steps of: forming a protective electrode and an outer-peripheral electrode that are electrically connected to the common electrode; forming the multilayer structures; and carrying out film deposition treatment involving electrification of the substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243692

X-y address type solid state image pickup device and method of producing the same

In an x-y address type solid state image pickup device represented by a cmos image sensor, a back side light reception type pixel structure is adopted in which a wiring layer is provided on one side of a silicon layer including photo-diodes formed therein. And visible light is taken in from the other side of the silicon layer, namely, from the side (back side) opposite to the wiring layer. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243661

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: a first conductivity type transistor and a second conductivity type transistor, wherein each of the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type includes a gate insulating film formed on a base, a metal gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film, and side wall spacers formed at side walls of the metal gate electrode, wherein the gate insulating film is made of a high dielectric constant material, and wherein offset spacers are formed between the side walls of the metal gate electrode and the inner walls of the side wall spacers in any one of the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type transistor, or offset spacers having different thicknesses are formed in the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243231

Display device and electronic apparatus

Disclosed is a display device including a display element and a transistor configured to drive the display element. The transistor has a channel layer, a gate electrode laminated under the channel layer, and wiring connecting the gate electrode and a capacitance electrode together. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243225

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

A display device includes: a display section that has pixels; and a driving section that drives the display section on the basis of luminance information including a plurality of sub-luminance information pieces. The driving section drives the pixels in a time-division manner on the basis of each sub-luminance information piece during a single display period or a plurality of display periods which is set in each sub-luminance information piece. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243205

Display device and electronic equipment

A display device is disclosed. The display device includes: a pixel array unit and a driving unit which drives the pixel array unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243084

Image generating device, image generating method, program, and computer-readable information storage medium

An image generating device includes a background image acquirer that acquires an image of a background on which an image of an object is to be superimposed, a color extractor that extracts a color about one or a plurality of places in the image of the background, and a light source decider that decides the color of light output by a light source that illuminates the object based on the color extracted about the one or plurality of places. The image generating device further includes a drawing section that draws the image of the object based on the decided color of the light of the light source and an output image generator that generates an output image obtained by superimposing the image of the object on the image of the background.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243078

Methods and systems for social sharing head mounted display (hmd) content with a second screen

Systems and method for processing video frames generated for display on a head mounted display (hmd) to a second screen are provided. One example method includes receiving the video frames formatted for display on the hmd, and while passing the video frames to the hmd, selecting a portion of content from the video frames and processing the portion of the content for output to a second screen. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243067

Control apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method, information processing method, information processing system and wearable device

A control apparatus includes a notification unit, a display controller, and a receiver. The notification unit is configured to notify an external apparatus of an operation event being input. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243033

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device including a detection unit configured to detect a mask from an acquired image, a determination unit configured to determine whether there is a change in the mask detected by the detection unit, and an output unit configured to output a parameter when the determination unit determines that there is a change in the mask, the parameter being related to the mask detected by the detection unit before it is determined that there is a change in the mask.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243027

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including an edge detection unit configured to detect a boundary point between a first region including a subject to be observed and a second region that does not include the subject, a first estimation unit configured to estimate a first shape as a shape of a boundary between the first region and the second region based on the boundary point, and a second estimation unit configured to estimate a second shape as a shape of a boundary between the first region and the second region based on the boundary point and the estimated first shape.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242617

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing device including a first program execution unit that loads, interprets, and executes code of a computer program created by a procedural language. The program execution unit includes at least one port, and via this port, executes a second computer program created by a procedural language executed by a second program execution unit after authenticating with the second program execution unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242596

Information processing device, control method, and storage medium

There is provided an information processing device including a communication unit configured to receive editing information of content data, an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the editing information, and a control unit configured to control whether to return the editing information to an external device in accordance with a right to use content corresponding to a requestor's identification information included in request information for requesting the editing information, the request information being received from the external device via the communication unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242405

Methods, devices and systems for context-sensitive organization of media files

It is described a method determining context information of at least one media file stored in a media storage, and matching reference context information with the context information to determine at least one context-matching media file.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242368

Method and device for reproducing a content item

A method of reproducing a content item includes monitoring an input operation. At the input operation, it is decided whether to update a resume position, based on a reproduction progress, the reproduction progress being determined with respect to a reference position. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242340

Electronic apparatus and linked operation method

There is provided an electronic apparatus that performs a linked operation with an information processing device via first driver software that is installed in the information processing device and also performs a linked operation with an external device that performs a linked operation with the information processing device via second driver software that is installed in the information processing device. A linked operation is performed with the external device when only the first driver software and second driver software are installed in the information processing device. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242184

Recording and/or reproducing apparatus and recording apparatus

A recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes a microphone, a semiconductor memory, an operating section and a controller. An output signal from the microphone is written in the semiconductor memory and the written signals are read out from the semiconductor memory. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242100

Detecting intentional rotation of a mobile device

A method for detecting intentional rotation of a mobile device includes identifying a starting angular position of the mobile device. The mobile device includes a user interface in a first orientation and a first configuration. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242090

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a processor configured to perform the functions of displaying a cursor configured to select a range of a list screen on which a plurality of icons are arranged, and changing an icon or icons to be selected using the cursor based on an operation of a user while keeping unchanged the number of icons selectable using the cursor.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242049

Display control device, display control method, and program

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

08/27/15 / #20150242046

Reproducing apparatus, data processing method, and reproduction system

A content data recording and reproducing apparatus including a content data output device, enabling the content to be reproduced to be determined while displaying a content list on an eternal output device, communicates with the output device, and controls the output device to output data. The apparatus has a data line configured to transfer data among connected parts, a recording part on which content data is recorded, a reproduction and output part configured to reproduce and outputting the content data transferred from the recording part, an interface for communicating with the output device, an operation part connected to the data line, a display configured to display operation screen data including attribute information of the content data, and a control part configured to transmit the content data read out from the recording part to the output device via the interface baaed on an instruction input from the operation part and suspend the display of the operation screen when communication with the output device is established.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242039

Compensation of distorted digital ink strokes caused by motion of the mobile device receiving the digital ink strokes

A method for adapting a user interface to motion of the user interface includes receiving ink information generated by a user input such as a stylus. In some cases the input surface on which the user input is received may be a touch-screen display. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242004

Touch-sensitive input device having a logo displayed thereon for use in a mobile electronic device

An electronic device includes a housing and a processor disposed within the housing. The electronic device also includes a touch-sensitive input device lacking output functionality. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241988

Electronic device and function assigning method

At step st2, an assign key changing item is selected from menu items. At step st3, an assign key to which a function is assigned is selected. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241986

Information processor, information processing method and program

Disclosed herein is an information processor including, a storage section configured to store data representing the appearance features of a target device and data of an operation image used for operation of the target device, an acquisition section configured to acquire an image captured by a camera, a recognition section configured to recognize an object included in the image based on the feature quantity data stored in the storage section, and a display control section configured to display the operation image based on the data of the operation image stored in the storage section if the object included in the image is recognized by the recognition section as the target device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241979

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

08/27/15 / #20150241957

Control apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method, information processing method, information processing system and wearable device

A control apparatus includes an acquisition unit and an execution unit. The acquisition unit is configured to obtain an action table where processing of operating a wearable device is described, from an external apparatus, the processing being associated with an operation event to be input. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241899

Circuit, transceiver, and communication system

A circuit includes a first driver, a second driver, a first capacitance, and a second capacitance. The first driver is configured to receive power supply from a first power source domain. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241757

Imaging device, control method of imaging device, and computer program

There is provided an imaging device including an imaging control unit that executes imaging control in first and second self-timer modes in which an automatic focusing process and an imaging process are executed in order after reception of an imaging start instruction. A first period from the reception of the imaging start instruction to execution of the automatic focusing process in the first self-timer mode is shorter than a second period from the reception of the imaging start instruction to execution of the automatic focusing process in the second self-timer mode.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241681

Laser scanning microscope system and sampling device

There is provided a laser scanning microscope system including a laser output unit configured to output a laser beam in a pulse light emission manner at a predetermined oscillation frequency, an intermittent light-emission unit configured to intermittently emit the laser beam output from the laser output unit at a predetermined intermittent light-emission period, a detector configured to convert fluorescence emitted from a fluorescent substance excited at a time of reception of the intermittently emitted laser beam into an electric signal, and a sampling unit configured to sample the electric signal at a period corresponding to the intermittent light-emission period.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241611

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a color filter unit disposed on a pixel array unit including pixels two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a conversion processing unit disposed on a substrate having the pixel array unit thereon. The color filter unit has a color arrangement in which a color serving as a primary component of a luminance signal is arranged in a checkerboard pattern and a plurality of colors serving as color information components are arranged in the other area of the checkerboard pattern. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241516

Battery remaining-life estimation apparatus, battery pack, capacitor, electric vehicle, and battery remaining-life estimation method

There is provided a battery remaining-life estimation apparatus that includes a memory, and a circuit. The memory is configured to store information about a polarization-voltage curve of a secondary battery, the information being stored with a correlation with a current value and a temperature of the secondary battery. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150239217

Microchip and method for manufacturing the same

There is provided a microchip including a plurality of substrate layers, and bonding layers provided at boundary surfaces between the substrate layers and configured to include a silicon compound. At least one of the bonding layers is configured to include an organic silicon compound.. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150238872

Video game competition notifications

Methods and systems are described for automatically sending a popup or other message to another person's electronic device upon finishing a predetermined goal in a video game. The predetermined goal can be, for example, killing a first boss in under five minutes. ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150238152

X-ray output apparatus

Provided is an x-ray output apparatus including an x-ray output unit including a plurality of x-ray sources and configured to output parallel x-ray beams, a shield on which positions that are capable of blocking the output parallel x-ray beams and positions that are capable of transmitting the parallel x-ray beams are variable, and a control unit configured to control the output of the parallel x-ray beams in the x-ray output unit and the positions through which the parallel x-ray beams are transmitted in the shield.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150237988

Fiber composite for application of a liquid

Provided is a fiber composite for the application of a liquid, including a fibrous member containing a porous carbon material having a specific surface area value by the nitrogen bet method of 10 m2/g or more, and a pore volume by the bjh method of 0.2 cm3/g or more.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237609

Apparatus and method for managing wireless transmission resources

. . . . A spectrum management system includes circuitry that obtains information of a primary communication system, where the information includes an interference tolerance of the primary communication system. The circuitry also obtains a desired communication quality for a secondary communication system, and determines available resources for the secondary communication system that result in an interference level below the interference tolerance of the primary communication system. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237600

Wireless communicaton device, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and computer-readable medium for transmission of reference signals

There is provided a wireless communication device including a communication unit that transmits a reference signal, a first multiplication unit that performs multiplication of first transmission weight that is determined based on reception of the reference signal by a communication partner, and a second multiplication unit that performs multiplication of second transmission weight that is determined based on reception of the reference signal by the communication partner. The communication unit transmits a reference signal with weight that is obtained by multiplying the reference signal by the first transmission weight after determination of the first transmission weight.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237598

Information notification device and information notification method, and information reception device and information reception method

An information notification device includes an equipment management unit that manages a plurality of pieces of equipment which are in a vicinity of a user, and a function execution unit that executes transmission of notification information to any one of the plurality of pieces of equipment by determining a notification strategy that will perform notification of notification information to a user.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237553

Method, equipment and system for handing over cell in communication system supporting carrier aggregation

A method, an equipment and a system for handing over a cell in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation. The method includes: when a terminal in the communication system moves to the edge of the currently serving cell, the terminal selects one or more neighbor cells from one or more neighbor cells as measurement objects according to the carrier aggregation manner of the one or more neighbor cells; the terminal measures the capabilities of the measurement objects, and obtains one or more measurement results; and the terminal sends a source base station which currently serving the terminal one or more measurement results as capability measurement reports of the one or more neighbor cells. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237545

Communication control device, program, communication control method, and terminal device

There is provided a communication control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire system information of a frequency band that is used in a small cell that is partially or entirely overlapped by a macro cell, and a control unit configured to control downlink transmission of the system information in the macro cell. The control unit notifies a terminal device positioned within the macro cell of radio resource that is used in the downlink transmission.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237522

Wireless communication device, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and computer-readable medium for transmission of reference signals

There is provided a wireless communication device including a communication unit that transmits a reference signal, a first multiplication unit that performs multiplication of first transmission weight that is determined based on reception of the reference signal by a communication partner, and a second multiplication unit that performs multiplication of second transmission weight that is determined based on reception of the reference signal by the communication partner. The communication unit transmits a reference signal with weight that is obtained by multiplying the reference signal by the first transmission weight after determination of the first transmission weight.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237459

Group based pdcch capability for lte

A group-based pdcch capability in lte. Information common to a group of ues, such as those common to a virtual carrier, may be signalled in a group search space within the pdcch. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237456

Sound control apparatus, program, and control method

An apparatus may include a hardware processor and a storage medium. The storage medium may be coupled to the processor, and may store instructions. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237416

Method, computer program, and reception apparatus for delivery of supplemental content

Reception apparatus, method, computer-readable storage medium, and information providing apparatus for a trigger. The reception apparatus includes a tuner/demodulator and a processor. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237365

Image processing device and method

An image processing device including a predicted vector generation section configured to generate a predicted vector for use in encoding of a motion vector (mv) of a current block by scaling the mv of a reference block, which is a block of a position shifted from a position of the current block in an image of a different view, by a disparity obtained from a periphery of the current block in an image of a non-base view according to a reference destination of the current block and a reference destination of the reference block, an mv encoding section configured to encode the mv of the current block using the predicted vector generated by the predicted vector generation section, and an encoding section configured to generate an encoded stream by encoding the image in units having a hierarchical structure.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237307

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

08/20/15 / #20150237299

Transmission system, transmission apparatus, and transmission method for transmitting video data

An hdmi® source determines whether or not an hdmi® sink can receive a sub-signal based on vsdb of e-edid. When the hdmi® sink can receive the sub-signal, the hdmi® source adds a sub-signal to pixel data of a main image composed of pixel data whose number of bits is smaller than that of transmission pixel data transmitted by a transmitter, thereby constructing transmission pixel data. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237289

Imaging device and camera system with photosensitive conversion element

An imaging device including a pixel array section functioning as a light receiving section which includes photoelectric conversion devices and in which a plurality of pixels, which output electric signals when photons are incident, are disposed in an array; a sensing circuit section in which a plurality of sensing circuits, which receive the electric signals from the pixels and perform binary determination regarding whether or not there is an incidence of photons on the pixels in a predetermined period, are arrayed; and a determination result integration circuit section having a function of integrating a plurality of determination results of the sensing circuits for the respective pixels or for each pixel group, wherein the determination result integration circuit section derives the amount of photon incidence on the light receiving section by performing photon counting for integrating the plurality of determination results in the plurality of pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237288

Solid-state image sensing apparatus

In a solid-state image sensing apparatus of an addressing method, a clock-conversion part generates a high-speed clock signal having a frequency two times or more the frequency of a low-speed clock signal. A signal processing part receives 10-bit pixel data through a horizontal signal line, performs predetermined signal processing, and passes parallel-format data to a switching part. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237285

Comparator, solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and driving method

A solid-state imaging device that outputs a pixel signal having a signal level corresponding to charges generated by a photoelectric conversion includes a comparator. The comparator has a first amplifying unit with first and second transistors configured as a differential pair and provides a signal output by amplifying a difference of signals input to the gate electrodes of the first and second transistors. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237283

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and manufacturing apparatus

An image processing apparatus having a plurality of bayer arrays each including 4 pixels sharing a common electrode connected to a vertical signal line wherein: each of the pixels has a pixel electrode connected to a horizontal signal line; and the location of each of the horizontal signal lines and the location of each of the pixel electrodes each connected to one of the horizontal signal lines are determined so that the locations in a neighboring bayer array are a mirror image of counterpart locations in another bayer array adjacent to the neighboring bayer array.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237279

Solid state image pickup device

A solid state image pickup device is provided that includes a pixel array unit having a plurality of pixels and a signal processing circuit that has a capacitor operatively configured to process a respective signal output from each of the plurality of pixels. The capacitor is operatively configured as a stacked capacitor or a trench capacitor.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237278

Solid-state image pickup apparatus, signal processing method for a solid-state image pickup apparatus, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section that has at least one pixel with a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge detection unit. A driving section is configured to read out a signal of the pixel, a first portion of said signal being based on signal charge, a second portion of said signal being based on a reset potential. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237272

Solid-state image pickup device in which charges overflowing a memory during a charge transfer period are directed to a floating diffusion and method of driving same

A cmos image sensor has an image array as a matrix of unit pixels each including at least a photodiode, a memory for holding a charge stored in the photodiode, a floating diffusion region for converting the charge in the memory into a voltage, a first transfer gate for transferring the charge from the photodiode to the memory, a second transfer gate for transferring the charge from the memory to the floating diffusion region, and a resetting transistor for resetting the charge in the floating diffusion region. The unit pixels are driven to set the potential of a potential barrier at a boundary between the memory and the floating diffusion region to a potential such that a charge overflowing the memory is transferred to the floating diffusion region, when the first transfer gate is turned on. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237270

Infared imaging system and method of operating

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

08/20/15 / #20150237256

Image capturing device and activation method therefor

An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode and to send a signal representing the change; a second controller operable to monitor and process the sent signal, the second controller having a power consumption less than that of the first controller; and a power supply operable to supply power to the first controller, the second controller, and a functional section of the device. When the second controller receives the signal sent from the detecting section in a power saving state in which power is supplied from the power supply to the second controller, the power saving state is changed to a power supplying state capable of image capturing by supplying power from the power supply to portions of the device including the first controller.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237247

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

An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an image processing section configured to generate a first image based on a first exposure period and a second image based on a second exposure period including the first exposure period.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237175

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

The present technique relates to a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, a reception apparatus, and a reception method which make it possible to control redundancy of a header in packet communication. A region representing a packet length in a header of a packet is switched and set according to a size of a payload of an input packet. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236879

Data processing apparatus and method for use in an interleaver suitable for multiple operating modes

A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the ofdm sub-carrier signals. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236818

Receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system using redundancy data

A receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system includes a broadcast receiver that receives, via the broadcast system, a receiver input data stream including plural channel symbols represented by constellation points in a constellation diagram. A demodulator demodulates the channel symbols into codewords and a decoder decodes the codewords into output data words. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236761

Communications device and method for transmitting at least two parallel transmit signals

A communications device is provided including a transmitter unit configured to transmit at least two transmit signals via a transmission channel; a precoder unit configured to beamform the transmit signals based on a precode matrix that is adapted to reduce a signal level at at least one location in an area of the transmission channel; and an amplifier adapted to amplify at least one of the transmit signals to a value that results in a signal level at the at least one location that is below a predetermined signal level. A corresponding method for transmitting at least two parallel transmit signals is provided as well.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236679

Semiconductor device and method of controlling the same

A semiconductor device includes: a first signal generation section configured to generate an activation signal having a variable duty ratio; and a first processing section configured to perform intermittent operation, based on the activation signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236529

Charging control apparatus, battery, electronic device, vehicle, charging control method, an electric storage system and charging control unit

A charging control apparatus is provided and includes a control unit configured to transmit instructions to a charging unit to execute charging of a battery. The control unit is configured to cause a scheme change from a first charging scheme to a second charging scheme based on charging scheme information received by the control unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236519

Sensing device, power reception device, power transmission device, non-contact power transmission system, and sensing method

There is provided a sensing device including a circuit including at least a coil electromagnetically coupled to an outside; a temperature detection unit for detecting a temperature of the coil; a sensing unit for measuring a q value of the circuit; and a correction unit for correcting the q value measured by the sensing unit based on temperature information detected by the temperature detection unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236474

Semiconductor laser device assembly

Disclosed is a semiconductor laser device assembly including a semiconductor laser device; and a dispersion compensation optical system, where a laser light exited from the semiconductor laser device is incident and exits to control a group velocity dispersion value of the laser light exited from the semiconductor laser device per wavelength.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236447

Adapter device and electronic device

In an attachment stage 20 of an adapter device 10, a fastening unit 221 fastened to a main body device is provided on an attachment surface 21 in advance. A connector 55 is provided on a housing 50. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236381

Nonaqueous electrolyte solution for secondary battery, secondary battery, battery pack, electrically driven vehicle, power storage system, electrically driven tool, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution. The nonaqueous electrolyte solution includes a boron compound having a quaternary structure expressed by formula (1).. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236066

Solid-state imaging element, method for manufacturing solid-state imaging element, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging element includes a plurality of pixels which are two-dimensionally arranged and each of which includes a photoelectric conversion element, and a microlens which is provided on one or two or more first pixels out of the plurality of the pixels, in which an optical axis of the microlens extends inside a second pixel which is adjacent to the first pixel.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235688

Memory element and memory apparatus

According to some aspects, a layered structure includes a memory layer, a magnetization-fixed layer, and a tunnel insulating layer. The memory layer has magnetization perpendicular to a film face in which a direction of the magnetization is configured to be changed according to information by applying a current in a lamination direction of the layered structure. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235630

Transparency determination for overlaying images on an electronic display

According to a computer-implemented method of overlaying two images on an electronic display, and an overlay area between a base image and an overlaid image is determined. A number of feature points in the overlay area of the base image is determined, and a number of feature points in the overlay area of the overlaid image is also determined. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235620

Display, display control method, display control device, and electronic apparatus

A display device configured to display at least one image. The display device includes at least one light emitter configured to emit a plurality of colored light beams, each of the plurality of colored light beams being a respective color different than the others; and a light emission controller configured to determine, based on at least one characteristic of the at least one image, one or more light beams of the plurality of colored light beams to emit in a frame period corresponding to the at least one image.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235604

Display device, method of driving the same, and electronic unit

An image processing apparatus includes a gamma correction unit configured to perform gamma correction on linear-scale raw image signals to generate log-scale signals, a demosaicing unit configured to demosaic the log-scale signals generated by the gamma correction unit to generate image signals, and an inverse gamma correction unit configured to perform inverse gamma correction on the image signals generated by the demosaicing unit to generate linear-scale signals.. . A display device includes: data-line pairs arranged side by side along a first direction; gate lines arranged side by side along a second direction; a display section including pixels each disposed at an intersection of a data-line pair and a gate line and connected to one or both of the data-line pair; a data-line drive circuit supplying a positive-phase data signal to one of the data-line pair and a negative-phase data signal to the other, and allowing the data-line pair to stay in a high-impedance state before writing of an image signal to the pixels; and a short circuit putting the data-line pair in a short-circuit state while the data-line pair stays in the high-impedance state, and then releasing the short-circuit state following the release of the short-circuit state, the positive-phase data signal or/and the negative-phase data signal are written into the pixel as the mage signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235592

El display device and electronic apparatus to compensate back-gate effect on light-emitting unit drive transistor

A display device includes: a plurality of light-emitting elements, each light-emitting element having a light-emitting unit and a driving circuit for driving the light-emitting unit. The driving circuit at least includes (a) a drive transistor having source/drain regions, a channel forming region, and a gate electrode, (b) a video signal write transistor having source/drain regions, a channel forming region, and a gate electrode, and (c) a capacitive unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235591

Display device and method for manufacturing display device

A display device and method for manufacturing same are provided. The display device including a plurality of unit pixels disposed in the matrix on a substrate, each of the unit pixels has a thin film transistor at a place other than the center of the pixel, and unit pixels in a first row and unit pixels in a second row adjacent to the first row are arranged so that they are symmetric with respect to a first virtual plane orthogonal to a main surface of the substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235530

Haptic device

There is provided a haptic device including a small-size haptic unit. The haptic device includes a weight, a magnet fixed to the weight, a coil that generates a magnetic field to reciprocate the magnet along a predetermined direction, and a current control unit that presents a haptic sensation to a user by controlling a current flowing in the coil to vibrate the weight.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235423

Augmented reality system

An augmented reality system including an unmanned moving object and an augmented reality marker arranged on or within the unmanned moving object. The augmented reality system further includes a visual rendering unit that is configured to augment virtual information corresponding to the augmented reality marker and to map the virtual information on the unmanned moving object.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235413

Information display program and information display device

Provided is an information display program causing a computer to perform, a perspective projection data storage process of storing perspective projection data of a three-dimensional structure including multiple overlapping planes, a relevant information storage process of storing relevant information relevant to the multiple planes, a perspective projection display control process of displaying a perspective projection image of a whole of the three-dimensional structure, a parallel projection data storage process of storing parallel projection data for displaying a parallel projection image of the multiple planes, a parallel projection display control process of displaying the parallel projection image of the multiple planes, a transition calculation process of calculating transition image data to perform transition from the perspective projection image to the parallel projection image, a transition display control process of displaying a transition image, and a relevant information display control process of displaying the relevant information.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235359

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

There is provided an imaging unit comprising at least one image sensor, a measuring instrument including at least one marker, a position computing unit, a determining unit, and an output controller, wherein the imaging unit is configured to acquire an image comprising a user and the marker, and provide the acquired image to the position computing unit, wherein the position computing unit is configured to compute a position of the marker with respect to the user based on the image provided by the imaging unit, and further provide the computed position to the determining unit, wherein the determining unit is configured to determine whether the computed position of the marker matches a retrieved measurement position, and further output the result of the determination to the output controller, and wherein the output controller is configured to provide an indication when the marker position matches the measurement position.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235352

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus that includes a green interpolation unit that, when a shape of low signals, which have, as a signal of each pixel of an image, a color signal that has been allocated to that pixel, is a predetermined shape, creates green image signals for all pixels that correspond to the low signals using only the low signals of green pixels, which are pixels to which green has been allocated.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235086

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program

An image monitoring system includes a recorder that records an image captured by a camera via a network. The system is controlled to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recorder. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235079

Learning device, learning method, and program

Disclosed is a learning device. A feature-quantity calculation unit extracts a feature quantity from each feature point of a learning image. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235040

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

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a display unit that displays a window that controls an application program, an operation unit that receives a user's operation to the window, an imaging unit that captures an image of a range where the user can view the display unit and operate the operation unit, a recognition unit that recognizes users within the image, an authority information management unit that manages authority information in which the application program is associated with an authorized user of the application program, and a window management unit that makes the application program execute a process according to operation content of the operation unit when the user's operation is received in the operation unit and the window is operated and the user coincides with the authorized user of the application program of the window, on the basis of the authority information.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235016

Authentication device, authentication method and program

There is provided an authentication device including an extraction unit configured to extract feature data from motion biological information of a person to be authenticated, a calculation unit configured to calculate similarity between the extracted feature data and reference feature data, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the person to be authenticated is an authorized user on the basis of the calculated similarity, a measurement unit configured to measure a position of the person to be authenticated when an electronic device that expects authentication processing is used as a reference, and an authentication execution unit configured to execute the authentication processing on the basis of the determination result of whether or not the person to be authenticated is the authorized user, and the position of the person to be authenticated.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234861

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

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

08/20/15 / #20150234749

Storage control device, storage device, information processing system, and processing method thereof

Provided is a storage control device including a first read processing unit configured to read data having any one value of a first value or a second value based on a first threshold value in a memory cell, the data being read as first read data, a first write processing unit configured to rewrite the memory cell to the first value when write data is the first value and the first read data is the second value, a second read processing unit configured to read second read data based on a second threshold value different from the first threshold value in the memory cell, and a second write processing unit configured to rewrite the memory cell to the second value when the write data is the second value and the second read data is the first value.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234603

Memory device with variable trim parameters

A memory device comprising a memory array comprising a plurality of memory cells, two or more fuses coupled to the memory array, wherein each of the two or more fuses contains trim data for the memory array and a mode register for selecting one of the two or more fuses to be enabled.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234567

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program

An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an input detection unit configured to detect a position of a manipulation body for inputting manipulation in a three dimensional space, an arithmetic unit configured to identify a manipulation object image to be manipulated, from among three-dimensional images displayed on a display unit, and calculate a target display position of the manipulation object image, on the basis of a detection result by the input detection unit, and a display processing unit configured to cause the display unit to display the manipulation object image at the target display position calculated by the arithmetic unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234559

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section which displays a window for each content including an application program used for each user, and a window management section which manages a display of the window displayed on the display section, at the time when the window is displayed on the display section in a state capable of being browsed by a user not registered in a permitter list to which a user permitted to browse the window is registered, in a state not able to be browsed or difficult to be browsed for a user not registered in the permitter list.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234558

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section which displays a window for each content including an application program used for each user, a user recognition section which individually recognizes users browsing the display section, and a window management section which, at the time when one of the users performs a log out, stores a layout displayed by the display section of a window group used by the user, and at the time when the user performs a log in, causes the window group used by the user to be displayed on the display section by restoring the layout.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234551

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

Provided is a display control apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect a user operation, and a window control unit configured to display a plurality of application windows on a screen, and control display of each application window based on the user operation detected by the detection unit. If it is determined that it is difficult to identify a first application window associated with a first application due to at least a portion of the first application window being hidden by a second application window, the window control unit is configured to control display of the first application window so that identification information for identifying the first application is visible to a user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234533

Method for operating a touch sensitive user interface

A method for operating a touch sensitive user interface is provided. The touch sensitive user interface comprises a touch sensitive surface and at least two force sensitive sensors. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234467

Method and apparatus for gesture detection and display control

A device includes a display and one or more motion sensors configured to track positions of two or more feature points of an object when the object is used to perform a gesture at a position remote from the display, and generate, based on the tracked positions of the feature points, sequential position data that indicates a relative position of the feature points with respect to each other and to the display. The device includes circuitry configured to determine, based on the sequential position data, whether the gesture corresponds to one of a plurality of predetermined input operations, and execute processing related to the predetermined input operation when a correspondence is determined. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234461

Display control device, display control method and recording medium

Provided is a display control device including a display controller configured to display a predetermined image on a display part, a gaze detection part configured to detect a user's gaze, a determination part configured to determine whether to perform unlocking, based on a plurality of setting positions set to the predetermined image and a gaze while the predetermined image is displayed, and a calibration part configured to perform calibration of the gaze based on the gaze while the predetermined image is displayed.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150233981

Automatic gain control apparatus, automatic gain control method, and receiver

An automatic gain control apparatus includes: a first counter configured to calculate a first count value that is the number of times when a voltage of an input signal exceeds a first voltage threshold within a predetermined period; a second counter configured to calculate a second count value that is the number of times when the voltage of the input signal drops below a second voltage threshold in the predetermined period; and an over-range detector configured to detect an over-range, based on a comparison result obtained by comparing either one of each of the first count value and the second count value and a calculation result of the first count value and the second count value with a predetermined threshold, and output a detection result.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231983

Information processing apparatus, motor-driven movable body, and discharge control method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a travelable information display unit that displays before a discharge, regarding motor-driven movable bodies of a discharge source and a discharge destination driven by using electric power of batteries, information about places to which the motor-driven movable body of the discharge source can move using electric power of the battery left after the discharge by assuming, when information about a discharge amount discharged from the battery of the motor-driven movable body of the discharge source toward the motor-driven movable body of the discharge destination that receives power supply is input, a case in which the discharge amount is discharged from the battery.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231782

Display control device, display control method, computer program product, and communication system

A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231506

Celebrity video gaming network

A plurality of general public video game users are notified of an online celebrity gaming match. The match has at least one celebrity participant. ... Sony Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231505

Information processing apparatus and information processing system

An acquisition unit 200 acquires image data in which game play is recorded or image data of a game currently being played. A display processing unit 202 displays an image of game play using the acquired image data and displays an image for acquiring game software while the image of the game play is being displayed or after the completion of the display of the image of the game play. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230358

Display device

. . . . . . . . . . . . A display device includes a panel module including a display cell; a front side exterior panel and a rear side exterior panel which sandwich the panel module therebetween from back and front; a driving circuit which drives the display cell; and a stand which is separately provided from the rear side exterior panel, includes a speaker box inside which a first speaker is built-in, and is located on a lower rear side of the rear side exterior panel when placing the panel module.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230243

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

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

08/13/15 / #20150230226

Communication control device, communication control method, terminal device, and program

There is provided a communication control device including a decision unit configured to decide radio resources available for inter-device communication within a cell, and a notification unit configured to notify a terminal device located within the cell of the radio resources. When the radio resources are modified, the notification unit gives notification of modification of the radio resources through paging. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230168

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

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

08/13/15 / #20150230131

Communication apparatus and communication method, and communication system

Frames in a variable length frame format which are addressed to a plurality of users are multiplexed and preferably transmitted. Data frames having different lengths are multiplexed on a same time through space division multiple access, but since the multiplexed frames are transmitted while eventually having a same length, when the multiplexed data frames from the access point sta0 are received in the respective communication stations sta1 to sta3 in fig. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229981

Apparatus and method for television

An apparatus for selecting television programs for display on a display device, for example a television, includes a receiver receiving audio/video data representing the television programs and receiving data indicating a schedule for the television programs. A control process receives an indication for at least one of the television programs to be broadcast providing a status of an availability for streaming the television program after the television program has been broadcast, and in response to the indication of the status of the availability for streaming the television program to perform a predetermined action in accordance with predetermined conditions. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229956

Image information decoding apparatus and image information decoding method for motion prediction and/or compensation of images

The present invention is directed to an image information encoding apparatus, used in receiving compressed image information through network media when processing of such compressed image information is performed on storage media. A picture sorting buffer delivers information of picture type of frame picture_type to a picture type discrimination unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229945

Image processing device and method

An image processing device including a reception section configured to receive an encoded stream set in syntax of the encoded stream in which motion vector (mv) range limit information is encoded in units in which image data have a hierarchical structure and the mv range limit information, the mv range limit information being information about a limit of a value of a vertical direction of an mv for referring to a view different from a view of a current block in an inter-view mv corresponding to the current block, and a decoding section configured to decode the encoded stream received by the reception section using the mv range limit information received by the reception section.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229932

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device including a setting section configured to set a prediction parameter used when an image of a second layer with a color gamut different from a color gamut of a first layer is predicted from an image of the first layer, for each block included in the image of the second layer, a prediction section configured to generate a predicted image of the second layer from the image of the first layer using the prediction parameter set for each block by the setting section, and a decoding section configured to decode the image of the second layer using the predicted image generated by the prediction section.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229927

Moving picture compression apparatus, image processing apparatus, moving picture compression method, image processing method, and data structure of moving picture compression file

A tile image sequence 250 obtained by dividing a frame into a predetermined size is further divided into another predetermined size on an image plane to generate a voxel (for example, a voxel 252) (s10). If a redundancy in a space direction or a time direction exists, then data is reduced in the direction (s12), and sequences in the time direction are deployed on a two-dimensional plane (s14). ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229917

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing apparatus includes a stereoscopic effect adjustment unit that receives left eye images and right eye images applied to three-dimensional image display, and performs stereoscopic effect adjustment by correcting the received images which are input images, wherein the stereoscopic effect adjustment unit performs a reduction process or an enlargement process in a transverse direction for at least any ones of the left eye images and the right eye images, and generates corrected images where parallax is adjusted.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229908

Presentation control device, method of controlling presentation, and program

There is provided a presentation control device including a determination section configured to determine whether a condition corresponding to a recognition target to be recognized on the basis of a photographed image is satisfied, and a presentation control section configured to allow presentation associated with the recognition target to be performed in a case where it is determined that the condition corresponding to the recognition target is satisfied. The condition corresponding to the recognition target includes a condition related to a state of a target user to whom a content of the presentation is to be transmitted.. ... Sony Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229904

Image processing method, image processing device, and electronic device

There is provided an image processing method including acquiring a degree of attention of a viewer to a stereoscopic input image, acquiring a relation between the degree of attention and a disparity value for stereovision from each pixel of the input image, and weighting a disparity value of a pixel having the high degree of attention on the basis of the relation between the degree of attention and the disparity value, and increasing the disparity value of the pixel having the high degree of attention.. . ... Sony Corporation