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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 includes listening for a wireless transmission by a second electronic device on a wireless communications channel the method includes determining whether a packet is a particular type of packet. ... Sony Corporation

Method for device-to-device resource allocation, user equipment and base station

To allocate resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or communication to a user equipment, the user equipment receives information on allocated resources while the user equipment is connected to a mobile communication network. The user equipment continues a usage of the allocated resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or a device-to-device communication when the user equipment is in an idle mode.. ... Sony Corporation

Parallel intra-prediction

Digital pictures may be encoded and decoded in a way that optimizes parallelization. Selected sections of a digital picture in a first list are encoded independently of encoding any of their neighbor sections. ... Sony Corporation

Image processing system with three-dimensional viewing and method of operation thereof

A system and method of operation of an image processing system includes: a get original image module for receiving an original image; a viewer detection module, coupled to the get original image module, for receiving a first position and a second position of a viewer; a crop image module, coupled to the position detector, for calculating a cropping offset for the original image based on the first position and the second position, and for calculating a cropped image by cropping the original image by the cropping offset; and a display image module, coupled to the crop image module, for displaying the cropped image on a display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

Image processing device and method

An image processing apparatus including circuitry configured to initiate a setting of an object for display within a background image in accordance with a modeling condition associated with a position at which the object is set, based on depth data and base-line length information associated with the background image and modeling data of the object.. . ... Sony Corporation

Image information processing method, apparatus, and program utilizing a position sequence

A method for processing image information has accessing position information associated with images, identifying a position sequence that provides a series of locations along a pathway corresponding to a subject, and displaying the images in an order of the position sequence. The position sequence is adjusted based on movement of the subject.. ... Sony Corporation

Imaging device, imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device that includes a pixel generation unit that generates an image signal formed from a plurality of pixel signals according to incident light, and a frame memory that stores the image signal of a plurality of frames.. . ... Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and camera system

A solid-state imaging device and a camera system are provided. The solid-state imaging device capable of performing an intermittent operation includes a pixel unit and a pixel signal readout unit for reading out a pixel signal from the pixel unit in units of a plurality of pixels for each column. ... Sony Corporation

Apparatus, method and computer program

An image processing apparatus, comprising an input connectable to a remote controlled camera to receive an image of a scene from the camera and an output connectable to said camera to automatically control the movement of the camera to follow an object; and a processing unit configured to predict a future position of the object and to control the field of view of the camera to capture the scene at the predicted future position.. . ... Sony Corporation

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

Mobile terminal

A mobile terminal includes: a plurality of antenna inputs; a selecting unit configured to select one of the plurality of antenna inputs; a metal chassis used for holding a panel for display and maintaining mechanical strength of the panel; and a pifa type antenna having a resonance pattern and a coaxial cable in which a coating removed portion is provided in a part in a manner that an external conductor is exposed, the pifa type antenna being configured to fix the coating removed portion in a vicinity of an upper end of the metal chassis.. . ... Sony Corporation

Electrolyte solution, method for producing electrolyte solution, and electrochemical device

There is provided an electrolyte solution including a solvent formed from a sulfone, and a magnesium salt dissolved in the solvent.. . ... Sony Corporation

Apparatus, method and computer program

An apparatus for analysing a video recording of a sporting event, comprising: avideo clip generating circuitry operable to, in response to a selection of one of a first timeline element, generate a video clip from a video recording of the sporting event and to output the video clip for display, the video clip being a portion of the video recording of a sporting event temporally extending between a first time and a second time, each of the start time and the end time of a first event record corresponding to the selected first timeline element being within a period defined between the first time and the second time, and the video clip comprising one or more cut out portions of the video recording of the sporting event, each cut-out portion being generated on the basis of participant tracking data of the participant of the sporting event identified by a identifier of the first event record corresponding to the selected first timeline element.. . ... Sony Corporation

Pixel circuit, active matrix apparatus and display apparatus

A pixel circuit having a function of compensating for characteristic variation of an electro-optical element and threshold voltage variation of a transistor is formed from a reduced number of component elements. An input signal is sampled from a signal line so as to be held in a holding capacitor. ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160379255

System and method for multimedia promotion and content prioritization

Systems and methods are provided for prioritizing content such as movies and television shows for promotion, including: evaluating the viewing of assets, the evaluating including evaluating viewing of assets and ads associated therewith; determining coefficients the assets according to the evaluating; and selecting assets for promotion based on the determined or assigned coefficients. The coefficients may be based at least in part on ad start participation, ad start participation divided by number of visits, the same further divided by an associated standard deviation, etc. ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160378892

Simulation device

Methods and apparatus provide for, at each of plural calculation timings, associating pieces of position information indicating the positions of objects in a virtual space at the calculation timing with leaves and creates a complete binary tree in which position information reflecting pieces of the position information of child nodes is associated with an internal node, and a node shuffling section that shuffles 2·2n (n≧1) child nodes regarding each group of 2n nodes on the basis of the position information associated with each of the 2·2n child nodes belonging to the 2n nodes in each layer sequentially from the immediately-upper layer of the lowermost layer in the complete binary tree; and carrying out collision determination between objects by using the complete binary tree resulting from the shuffling by the node shuffling section.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160378873

Apparatus, method, and program for processing displayed contents based on a result of natural language processing

An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit selecting at least a part of a text included in contents, an acquisition unit acquiring a processing result of natural language processing for the part of the text selected by the selection unit, a specifying unit specifying a predetermined part of the text based on the processing result acquired by the acquisition unit, a detection unit detecting a keyword from the predetermined part of the text based on the processing result acquired by the acquisition unit, a tag generation unit automatically generating a tag in accordance with the keyword detected by the detection unit, and an association unit associating the tag generated by the tag generation unit with the predetermined part of the text.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160378318

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

Provided is an information processing device for enabling a plurality of content to be efficiently used on the same screen, the information processing device including: a manipulation detection unit configured to detect a manipulation by a user; and a control unit configured to control display on a screen according to the detection of the manipulation detection unit. The control unit performs control to cause, when the manipulation detection unit detects a manipulation for bringing at least two pieces of content displayed on the screen into contact with each other under control by the control unit, the at least two pieces of content to be displayed in alignment.. ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160378248

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program therefor

An apparatus including a memory storing instructions and a control unit executing the instructions is provided. The control unit is configured to send signals to display first and second indicators on a display device. ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160378156

Electronic device, information processing method, and information processing system

For example, an electronic device includes: a power generating unit configured to generate electric power according to a surrounding environment; a state transition unit configured to cause a state to transition according to the electric power supplied from the power generating unit; and an output unit configured to output predetermined information according to the transition of the state of the state transition unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160375585

Robot device, method of controlling the same, computer program, and robot system

Provided is a robot device including an image input unit for inputting an image of surroundings, a target object detection unit for detecting an object from the input image, an object position detection unit for detecting a position of the object, an environment information acquisition unit for acquiring surrounding environment information of the position of the object, an optimum posture acquisition unit for acquiring an optimum posture corresponding to the surrounding environment information for the object, an object posture detection unit for detecting a current posture of the object from the input image, an object posture comparison unit for comparing the current posture of the object to the optimum posture of the object, and an object posture correction unit for correcting the posture of the object when the object posture comparison unit determines that there is a predetermined difference or more between the current posture and the optimum posture.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160375364

User identified to a controller

Methods, systems, and computer programs for obtaining profile data of a user from a wearable device are provided. One example method includes connecting a peripheral device with a base computing device via a data connection. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160374135

Communications device and methods of communicating via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications

. . . . . . . . . . . . A communications device and method of communicating using a communications device is disclosed for performing device-to-device communications. The communications device is configured to determine in accordance with predetermined conditions whether the communications device is within a coverage area of a mobile communications network, and if the communications device is determined to be within the coverage area of the mobile communications network, to transmit or to receive signals via the wireless access interface to one or more other communications devices in accordance with device to device communications using communications resources of the wireless access interface allocated according to a first mode in which the mobile communications network performs resource allocation.. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160374099

Communication quality determination/acquisition device and method in wireless communication system

A communication quality determination/acquisition device and method for a wireless communication system. The determination device includes: a measuring module configured to perform downlink channel quality measurement based on a distribution of static and dynamic downlink subframes of a target cell, wherein the static downlink subframes are downlink subframes relative to the target cell and at least one neighboring cell, while the dynamic downlink subframes are downlink subframes relative to the target cell and are uplink subframes relative to the at least one neighboring cell; and a communication module configured to report a downlink channel quality measurement result. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160374091

Transmitter and communication system

A transmitter of the present disclosure includes: an output terminal; a driver that performs transition of a voltage of the output terminal among a plurality of voltages; and a controller that controls the driver to cause transition start timing in one voltage transition in voltage transition among the plurality of voltages to be later than transition start timing in another voltage transition.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160374067

Communication control apparatus, communication control method and terminal apparatus

A communication control apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire channel-related information related to a channel state of a terminal apparatus located within a cell, and position-related information related to a position of the terminal apparatus; and a generation unit configured to generate statistical information related to the channel state according to the position in the cell on the basis of the channel-related information and the position-related information. The statistical information is information used for assignment of a wireless resource in the cell. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373985

Standardized inter-base station reporting of pilot contamination for improved pilot resource re-use

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for standardized inter-base station reporting of pilot contamination for improved pilot resource re-use. Specifically, possible pilot channel contamination is detected at first user equipment and, in response to the detection, a request is transmitted for the first user equipment to forego transmission during a next frame designated for transmitting a pilot signal. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373853

Earphone device

There is provided an earphone device of an ear-hole insertion type having a noise cancelling function, the earphone device including a left channel housing unit that accommodates a left channel driver unit outputting a left channel sound; and a right channel housing unit that accommodates a right channel driver unit outputting a right channel sound. A microphone for noise cancelling and a battery are accommodated in each of the left and right channel housing units.. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373832

Transmission apparatus, ait transmission method and reception apparatus

Disclosed herein is a transmission apparatus, including: an application data transmission section adapted to transmit data of an application for hbbtv; and an ait transmission section adapted to transmit an ait including an application profile which represents one or more additional functions to the application and is configured from a first bit region of high-order n bits and a second bit region of lower-order (16-n) bits which represent presence or absence of functions allocated to bit positions thereof with a bitmap structure and wherein, in the first bit region, values for changing over the functions to be allocated to the bit positions in the second bit region are set.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373813

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373812

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373811

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373809

Electronic equipment, control information transmission and reception methods having bidirectional communication using predetermined lines

Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier (repeater equipment) 200 are interconnected over an hdmi cable 610, and the amplifier 200 and a dvd recorder (source equipment) 300 are interconnected over an hdmi cable 620. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373790

Encoding device, transmission device, and reception device

To enable a reception side to easily secure a display continuity when video data having a frame rate switched part is distributed. Video data having a switched part from encoded image data of a first sequence to encoded image data of a second sequence having a different frame rate from the first sequence is generated. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373788

Data encoding and decoding

A method decoding a data values set includes: decoding a first portion of each data value from one or more data sets; decoding a second portion depending on integer bits of data values not fully encoded by the data sets, and, if a data value has not been fully decoded by first and second portions, decoding a remaining third portion of the data value; detecting, for a subset of the data values, (i) instances of data values for which a third portion has been encoded and would still have been required had a higher value of n been used, and (ii) instances of data values for which a second portion has been encoded but the value of n was such that the data value could have been fully encoded by first and second portions using a lower value of n; and varying n for use in subsequent data values.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373760

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373759

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373755

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373754

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373753

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373752

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373751

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373750

Chroma quantization parameter extension

The quantization parameters (qp) for chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as luma qp (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of chroma qp only extended up to 39. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373744

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus to relax performance requirements of an encoder to be less than in a technique of searching all block sizes comprehensively, including: a setting section configured to set a size of at least one of a coding unit formed by recursively dividing an image to be encoded and a prediction unit to be set in the coding unit according to a search range of the size of the at least one of the coding unit and the prediction unit, one or more smallest candidate sizes among all candidate sizes being excluded from the search range; and an encoding section configured to encode the image according to the size of the coding unit or the prediction unit set by the setting section.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373740

Image encoding device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image encoding device and a method that can suppress a decrease in image quality due to encoding. The image encoding device includes: a control unit configured to restrict a mode of generation of a predicted image, based on prediction of image quality of reference image data to be referred to when generating the predicted image; a prediction unit configured to generate the predicted image according to a mode not restricted by the control unit; and an encoding unit configured to encode image data using the predicted image generated by the prediction unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373712

Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium that enable graphics with an appropriate brightness to be displayed on a video having a wide dynamic range of brightness. A recording medium, on which the reproduction device of one aspect of the present technology performs reproduction, records coded data of an extended video that is a video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and graphics data that is superimposed on the extended video and that has the first brightness range. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373709

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

12/22/16 / #20160373681

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

12/22/16 / #20160373677

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

12/22/16 / #20160373638

Intermediate unit and camera system

Provided is an intermediate unit including a first connect unit, a second connect unit, and an information bridge unit. The first connect unit is for connecting a camera unit having a first resolution in one of a spatial direction and a temporal direction. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373496

Content supply device, content supply method, program, terminal device, and content supply system

The present disclosure relates to a content supply device, a content supply method, a program, a terminal device, and a content supply system, which are capable of rapidly checking delivered content in dash. The content supply device of the present disclosure generates mosaic ch streaming data by synthesizing a plurality of streams having different subjects, generates a mosaic ch segment stream by delimiting the generated mosaic ch streaming data according to a timing in common with another mosaic channel, unicast-delivers the mosaic ch segment stream, and multicast-delivers the mosaic ch segment stream. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373495

Seamless switching between multicast video streams

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

12/22/16 / #20160373426

Information processing apparatus, communication system and control method for providing communication services to a communication apparatus

Provided an information processing apparatus including a determination unit which determines whether a predetermined condition for performing communication processing between an information processing system relating to a service provider and a wireless communication apparatus is satisfied, and a control unit which sets a connection right to connect to a predetermined network using wireless communication for the wireless communication apparatus, and performs control in a manner that the wireless communication apparatus connects to the network based on the set connection right and performs the communication processing with the information processing system, when the predetermined condition is satisfied.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373221

Signaling methods and apparatus

A transmission apparatus and transmitting method for signaling parameters of a preamble, and a reception apparatus and receiving method for decoding the preamble. The transmitting method includes generating, using processing circuitry of a transmission apparatus, a bootstrap symbol based on the parameters of the preamble. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373164

Receiving circuit and transmitting circuit, and communication system and communication method

A receiving circuit according to the present disclosure includes a reference signal generation unit configured to generate a high-frequency reference signal, and transmit the reference signal to a transmitting circuit side through a signal transmission path configured to trap and transmit a radio wave in the transmission path, and a transmission data restoration unit configured to receive the reference signal modulated based on transmission data on the transmitting circuit side and returned through the signal transmission path, and restore the transmission data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373135

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method, which are capable of securing excellent communication quality in data transmission using an ldpc code. In group-wise interleave, an ldpc code in which a code length n is 64800 bits and an encoding rate r is 7/15, 9/15, 11/15, or 13/15 is interleaved in units of bit groups of 360 bits. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373127

Method and apparatus for perfoming analog-to-digital conversion on multiple input signals

A method, computer-readable storage medium, and signal processing apparatus for processing a plurality of input signals. The method includes receiving or generating a first intermediate signal and a second intermediate signal. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372928

Power storage system, power storage module, and control method

[solving means] a power storage system includes, for example, a plurality of power storage modules connected in parallel to a power line and a system voltage acquisition unit that obtains a system voltage in the power line. The power storage module includes a power storage section formed of one or more storage batteries and a current control unit that controls a current that flows between the power storage section and the power line. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372536

Image display device and method for repairing short circuit failure

The present invention relates to an image display device and a method for repairing a short circuit failure. The present invention is applicable to, for example, an active matrix type image display device using an organic el device, and a short circuit location between wiring patterns is able to be repaired. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372520

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

Solid-state image-pickup devices (10), including: at least one first photoelectric conversion section (11b, 11r) disposed in a substrate (11); a second photoelectric conversion section (11g) disposed over the substrate and including an organic photoelectric conversion layer (16); and an ultraviolet protective film (18) that covers a light incident surface of the organic photoelectric conversion layer, and methods of producing the same.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372511

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

A solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor substrate; plural photoelectric conversion units formed side by side on the semiconductor substrate to form a light receiving unit; a peripheral circuit formed in a portion on an outside of the light receiving unit on the semiconductor substrate; a wiring section formed on the light receiving unit and formed for connecting the plural photoelectric conversion units and the peripheral circuit; and a dummy wiring section formed on an opposite side of the wiring section for at least one photoelectric conversion unit among the plural photoelectric conversion units on the light receiving unit and formed for functioning as a non-connected wiring section not connected to the photoelectric conversion units and the peripheral circuit, wherein the dummy wiring section has a predetermined potential.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372508

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and a manufacturing method of the same, and an electronic apparatus, capable of more reliably suppressing occurrence of color mixing. A trench is formed between pds so as to be opened to a light receiving surface side of a semiconductor substrate on which a plurality of the pds, each of which receives light to generate charges, are formed, an insulating film is embedded in the trench and the insulating film is laminated on a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372506

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

12/22/16 / #20160372504

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a floating diffusion unit that is shared by the plurality of photoelectric conversion units and converts electric charge generated in each of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into a voltage signal, a plurality of transfer units that are respectively provided in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units and transfer the electric charge generated in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units to the floating diffusion unit, a first transistor group that is electrically connected to the floating diffusion unit and includes a gate and source/drain which are arranged with a first layout configuration, and a second transistor group that is electrically connected to the floating diffusion unit, includes a gate and source/drain arranged with a second layout configuration symmetrical to the first layout configuration, and is provided in a separate area from the first transistor group.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372503

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and a driving method thereof, and an electronic apparatus that make it possible to improve the precision of phase difference detection while suppressing deterioration of resolution in a solid-state imaging device having a global shutter function and a phase difference af function. Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: a pixel array unit including, as pixels including an on-chip lens, a photoelectric conversion unit, and a charge accumulation unit, imaging pixels for generating a captured image and phase difference detection pixels for performing phase difference detection arrayed therein; and a driving control unit configured to control driving of the pixels. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372145

Ferrimagnetic particle powder and manufacturing method therefor, and magnetic recording medium and manufacturing method therefor

A magnetic recording medium includes: a substrate; and a magnetic layer including a ferrimagnetic particle powder. A product (v×sfd) of a particle volume v and a holding force distribution sfd of the ferrimagnetic particle is equal to or less than 2500 nm3.. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372104

Noise cancellation system, headset and electronic device

The present invention relates to a noise cancellation system, a headset and an electronic device. The noise cancellation system may include a loudspeaker, a first microphone, a second microphone, a housing and a processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372057

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image display apparatus

An image processing apparatus may include a processing device that determines a degree of degeneracy of high luminance signal information of an input image, and obtains a luminance signal curve based on the degree of degeneracy.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371812

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system includes circuitry that inputs an image, and determines whether the image deviates from at least one desired image capture condition. The circuitry identifies a deviation amount of the image relative to the at least one desired image capture condition, and generates a deformed image in which a deviation from the at least one desired image capture condition is increased by a predetermined amount over the deviation amount identified.. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371482

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

In an information processing apparatus 100, a password input block 20 accepts a password for use in user authentification. An authentification block 40 executes user authentification on the basis of an authentification id and the password accepted by the password input block 20. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371301

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

There is provided an information processing device including: a global map acquiring unit that acquires at least a part of a global map representing positions of objects in a real space where a plurality of users are in activity; a local map generating unit that generates a local map representing positions of nearby objects detectable by a device of one user among the plurality of users; and an updating unit that updates the global map based on position data of objects included in the local map. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371044

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing device according to the present technology includes an action recognition unit that recognizes an operation action of a user based on sensor information, and an action representation generation unit that analyzes operation action data showing the operation action of the user recognized by the action recognition unit to generate an action segment represented by a meaning and content of the operation action from the operation action data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370968

Pointer display device, pointer display/detection method, pointer display/detection program and information apparatus

Disclosed herein is a pointer display device, including, a touch panel provided on a display screen of a display section, a pointer display section configured to detect a contact point in a touch operation on the touch panel and to display a pointer in an area containing the contact point, and a hotspot detection section configured to detect as a hotspot a position corresponding to one part of the pointer exclusive of the contact point.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370958

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

To provide an information processing device for enabling a plurality of users to efficiently use content on the same screen. Provided is an information processing device including: a manipulation detection unit configured to detect a manipulation by a user; and a control unit configured to control display on a screen according to the detection of the manipulation detection unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370934

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The present invention provides an information processing apparatus enables the operation such that the relation between the image displayed on the display unit and the operation of the user is close to the actual operation and an information processing method. The information processing apparatus includes a display control unit which displays an image at a display unit, a closeness value acquisition unit which acquires a closeness value regarding contact or closeness between an operation entity and a surface of the display unit, an area detection unit which performs a ternary process to the closeness value and detects a first area and a second area being different from the first area in accordance with the ternary-processed closeness value, and a centroid position calculation unit which calculates respective centroid positions of the first area and the second area.. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370884

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display first layer data, detects movement of the information processing apparatus, and controls the display to display second layer data corresponding to the first layer data together with the first layer data based on a movement detected by the detection unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370641

Display device

There is provided a display device including a display cell (20); a surrounding member (30) provided around the display cell (20), a cover film (10) provided on front side of the display cell (20) and the surrounding member (30); a relay member (40) provided on rear side of the display cell (20) and the surrounding member (30), and facing a margin between the display cell (20) and the surrounding member (30); and an adhesive layer (50) provided between the display cell (20) and the relay member (40), and between he surrounding member (30) and the relay member (40).. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370463

Detection device, system and method for detecting the presence of a living being

A detection device for detecting the presence of a living being at a predetermined location within a monitored area comprises an evaluation unit (21) configured to evaluate radar radiation received by a radar unit (10) from an assigned radar area included in said monitored area in response to radar radiation emitted by said radar unit (10) to detect if a living being is present within said radar area and to localize a detected living being within said radar area, and a detection unit (22) configured to correlate the location of a detected living being in said radar area with a set of predetermined locations in said monitored area to detect the presence of a living being at a predetermined location of said monitored area.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370450

Methods, devices, and computer program products for determining relative direction of remote rf signal source

In a method of operating a wireless electronic device, a first angle-of-arrival is determined for a short-range wireless signal that is received at multiple antennas of the wireless electronic device from a signal source. Movement of the wireless electronic device is detected, and a second angle-of-arrival of a short-range wireless signal from the signal source is determined responsive to detecting the movement of the wireless electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367898

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game

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

12/15/16 / #20160366770

Method of manufacturing a package for embedding one or more electronic components

. . . . . . . . The present invention relates to the field of integrating electronic systems that operate at mm-wave and thz frequencies. A monolithic multichip package, a carrier structure for such a package as well as manufacturing methods for manufacturing such a package and such a carrier structure are proposed to obtain a package that fully shields different functions of the mm-wave/thz system. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366693

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

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

12/15/16 / #20160366661

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

12/15/16 / #20160366653

Communication device, transmission power control method, and program

There is provided a communication device including: a communication unit that receives a beacon for a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service; and a control unit that controls a transmission power to be used for transmission of a radio signal of the second communication service from the communication unit based on location data included in the beacon and indicating a location of a transmission source node of the beacon and a location of an interfered node interfered by the second communication service.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366549

Information delivery system for sending reminder times based on event and travel times

There is provided an information delivery apparatus including a receiving portion to receive location information of a mobile communication terminal at a given time and acquired date and time of the location information from the terminal, an event information storage portion to store event information including an event place, date and time, a delivery terminal selecting portion to select the mobile communication terminal to which the event information is to be delivered based on the location information and the acquired date and time of the location information and on the event place, date and time, and an event information delivery portion to deliver the event information to the selected mobile communication terminal. The delivery terminal selecting portion selects the mobile communication terminal whose location indicated by location information is within a predetermined range and whose acquired date and time of the location information are before the event date and time.. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366540

Communication circuit, communication apparatus, communication method and computer program

There is provided a communication circuit through which it is possible to acquire information about a service available in an active communication mode and a passive communication mode if a connection of near field wireless communication is established in the active communication mode, the communication circuit configured to have an active communication mode and a passive communication mode that are provided as communication modes of near field wireless communication, and configured to, when a connection of the near field wireless communication is established in the active communication mode with another device, receive information about a service that uses the passive communication mode from the other device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366528

Communication system, audio server, and method for operating a communication system

The present invention relates to a communication system, an audio server, and a method for operating a communication system.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366490

Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system

Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus for receiving transmitted av (audio/video) content, including: an extractor configured to extract trigger information associated with control of an application program to be executed in conjugation with the av content; and a controller configured, in response to a command indicated by the extracted trigger information, to control execution of the application program and, if a video of the av content is switched, execute any one of continuation and termination of the application program that is active.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366472

Communication system, transmission device, reception device, communication method, program, and communication cable

The present invention relates to a communication system, a transmission device, a reception device, a communication method, a program, and a communication cable, whereby high-speed communication can be executed while maintaining compatibility. In the event that an hdmi(r) source 71 and an hdmi(r) sink 72 execute two-way ip communication using a cec line 84 and a signal line 141, a switching control unit 121 controls a switch 133 to select a partial signal making up the differential signal from a conversion unit 131 at the time of transmitting data, and controls the switch 133 to select a partial signal making up a differential signal from a receiver 82 at the time of transmitting data, and in the case of executing two-way communication using the cec line 84 alone, the switching control unit 121 controls the switch 133 to select the cec signal from the hdmi(r) source 71 or receiver 82 with the switch 133. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366471

Display apparatus, video signal transmission method for display apparatus, transmitting apparatus, and transmission method of video signal

Provided is a display apparatus including a first signal receiving unit that receives a non-compressed video signal from an external device via a first transmission path through a plurality of channels by means of a differential signal, an image display unit that displays images by processing the video signal received by the first signal receiving unit, a second signal receiving unit that receives a compressed video signal of a same video source as the non-compressed video signal by using a bi-directional communication path configured by predetermined lines of the first transmission path, and a signal transmitting unit that transmits a compressed video signal corresponding to the compressed video signal received by the second signal receiving unit to another external device different from the external device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366469

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus which cooperates with a terminal apparatus to configure a home network system, including: a frame visual attribute setting section configured to set a frame visual attribute to a window provided on a screen to display a reproduced piece of content; a publication section configured to publish a command adapted to request notification of the frame visual attribute set to the window from the terminal apparatus to the terminal apparatus; and a notification section configured to notify the terminal apparatus of the frame visual attribute of the window in response to calling of the command from the terminal apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366453

Communication apparatus, communication data generation method, and communication data processing method

A configuration in which encoded data is divided into data equal to or less than a maximum data transfer unit (mtu) specified on a communication path and transmitted, and a reception apparatus restores and reproduces the data is provided. A transmission apparatus generates a plurality of packets storing divisional data generated by dividing encoded data serving as a transmission target into data equal to or less than a maximum data transfer unit (mtu) specified on a communication path and additional information serving as arrangement information of the divisional data and sequentially transmits the packets. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366429

Data-charge phase data compression tool

Implementations generally relate to data-charge phase data compression. In one implementation, a method includes computing prediction values for image data, where the image data is data-charge phase data, where the computing of prediction values is based on inter-block prediction, and where an additional bit-budget is assigned to a first block of the image data. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366419

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366418

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, editing device and method, recording medium, and program

The present invention relates to an encoding device and a method, a decoding device and a method, an editing device and a method, a storage medium, and a program which can perform encoding and decoding so that buffer failure does not occur. Information, such as a minimum bit rate, a minimum buffer size, and a minimum initial delay time, is contained in a random access point header contained in an accessible point in a bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366410

Pre-charge phase data compression

Implementations generally relate to pre-charge phase data compression. In some implementations, a method includes computing prediction values for image data, where the image data is pre-charge phase data. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366392

Image encoding and display

An image encoding method includes, for each of left and right images of an image stereo pair, identifying a region of interest (roi) in an input image, generating multiple representations of that input image such that one representation is a high field of view (fov) representation including substantially all of the input image and another representation is a low fov representation having a lower fov than the high fov representation and including at least the roi. The relationship between pixel resolution and image size for the high and low fov representations is such that, in relation to the roi, the low fov representation provides more image detail than the high fov representation. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366328

Medical image acquisition system and medical imaging device

A medical image acquisition system includes an imaging device and an image processing device. The imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal so as to generate the imaging signal; an optical unit including a focus mechanism moving one or a plurality of lenses so as to adjust a focal point position, and configured to form an optical image on the imaging unit; a memory configured to store therein unique information of the imaging device; and an auto focus controller configured to totally control the imaging device. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366147

System and method of supervisory control

A method of supervisory control is provided according to aspects of the technology. The method includes setting, at a remote device, at least a first usage control parameter for at least a first account associated with access to content on a class of entertainment devices. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366002

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

12/15/16 / #20160365964

Communication device, communication method, communication system, and base station

A communication device, method, and system generate wireless communication signals that include a subframe within a radio frame. The subframe includes an extension control area in a data area of the subframe. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365906

Power amplification apparatus for massive mimo base stations

A transmitter and transmission method for broadcasting data. To enable a receiver, such as a moving receiver, to improve decoding quality, if needed, a transmitter includes: a data input receiving at least one transmitter input data stream segmented into input data words; an encoder error correction code encoding the input data words into codewords including a basic codeword portion and an auxiliary codeword portion, the encoder generating the basic codeword portion from an input data word according to a first code and generating the auxiliary codeword portion from an input data word according to a second code, the basic codeword portion for regular decoding and the auxiliary codeword portion for incremental redundancy if regular decoding of the codeword by using the basic codeword portion is erroneous; a data mapper mapping the codewords onto frames of a transmitter output data stream; and a transmitter transmitting the transmitter output data stream.. A multi-input multi-output base station includes a plurality of transmitter blocks. Each block includes a time-domain base band signal source circuit that generates an output, a low pass filter circuit coupled to the base band source circuit that filters the output of the base band source circuit, and a signal level adjuster circuit coupled to the base band signal source circuit and the low pass filter and that adjusts the output of the base band signal source circuit based on an output of the low pass filter.. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365771

Actuator and robot arm apparatus

[object] to detect a rotational angle accurately and also to drive more safely. [solution] provided is an actuator (300) including: a reduction gear (320) that reduces, by a certain reduction ratio, a rotational velocity of an input shaft joined to a rotary shaft of a motor (360), and transmits the reduced rotational velocity to an output shaft (350); a first absolute angle encoder (330) that detects a rotational angle of the input shaft; and a second absolute angle encoder (340) that detects a rotational angle of the output shaft.. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365621

Combination antenna

A combination antenna includes a conductive block having at least one electrical component mounted on the surface. A metallic housing is connected to the conductive block via at least one electronic element having a front surface and a rear surface. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365610

Anode and battery

A battery including a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365185

Controlling of a magnetic connection between an electrical device and a cable

The present invention relates to an electrical device comprising: a first connector (102) being magnetically connectable to a second connector (202) of an accessory (200) for forming a magnetic connection between the first and second connectors, wherein at least one of the first and second connectors comprises an electromagnet; a sensor (120) comprising at least one of a motion sensor, a proximity sensor and a microphone, wherein the sensor is arranged to output a sensor signal (121); and a electromagnetic controller (108) connected to the electromagnet and arranged to control the magnetic field of the electromagnet based on the sensor signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365108

Optical medium having a linear track

Various devices and systems may benefit from enhanced reading of optical media. For example, certain computer systems may benefit from array reading of optical media. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364906

Adaptive load balancing in software emulation of gpu hardware

Aspects of the present disclosure describe a software based emulator of a graphics processing unit (gpu) that is configured to operate over a cloud-based network. A virtual image containing graphics primitives is divided into a plurality of tiles. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364894

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program for displaying information on multiple display layers

There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364881

Apparatus and method for hybrid eye tracking

A method for tracking eye movement is provided. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a first measurement from a first sensor configured to detect a gaze location, determining an initial gaze location based at least on the first measurement, receiving at least one of eye motion amplitude and eye motion direction measurement from a second sensor, and determining an estimated gaze location based at least on the initial gaze location and the at least one of eye motion amplitude and eye motion direction. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364870

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

12/15/16 / #20160364865

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a matching degree calculation unit configured to calculate a matching degree between a pixel value of a target pixel in a standard image of a current frame and a pixel value of a corresponding pixel in a reference image of the current frame, and an estimation unit configured to estimate a disparity between the standard image and the reference image based on a result obtained by calculating the matching degree. The matching degree calculation unit calculates the matching degree using a disparity estimated for the standard image and the reference image of a previous frame.. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364552

Domain spanning applications

Managing and accessing media items, including: a plurality of domains configured to provide access to media items; a plurality of clients associated with the plurality domains, and providing a pathway for accessing the media items; and a spanning application configured to track and aggregate accessible media items from the plurality of domains based on authentication and registration information and associated rights of the plurality of clients and the plurality of domains, wherein the spanning application enables accessing of the media items across the plurality of domains.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363997

Gloves that include haptic feedback for use with hmd systems

A glove interface object is provided, comprising: a plurality of fluid channels disposed on a palmar side of the glove interface object, the fluid channels containing a magnetic fluid; a plurality of electromagnets positioned on the palmar side of the glove interface object, each of the plurality of electromagnets being configured when activated to generate a magnetic field that acts on at least a portion of the magnetic fluid; a controller configured to control activation and deactivation of the electromagnets based on received haptic feedback data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363742

Electric lens, optical unit, and imaging device

There is provided an electric lens including a first lens and a second lens adjacent to each other, and a variable-refractive-index body that is held between a lens face of the first lens and a lens face of the second lens mutually having the same curved surface, and changes refractive index according to an externally applied electrical signal. A thickness of the variable-refractive-index body is uniform in at least a portion that transmits a light ray contributing to image formation.. ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361658

Expanded field of view re-rendering for vr spectating

A method is provided: comprising: receiving, by a gaming server, game state data from a player client device, the game state data being defined from a game state of a first instance of a video game that is executed by the player client device; applying, by the gaming server, the received game state data and the view direction data to a second instance of the video game that is executed by the gaming server, to generate a wide field of view (fov) spectator video; receiving, by a video server, view direction data from a spectator client device, the view direction data being determined from a tracked pose of a head-mounted display (hmd); applying, by the video server, the view direction data to define a portion of the wide fov spectator video, the portion of the wide fov spectator video identifying a sub-area of the wide fov spectator video that is less than an entire area of the wide fov spectator video; streaming the portion of the wide fov spectator video to the spectator client device for rendering on the hmd.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361646

Capturing asynchronous commentary to pre-recorded gameplay

A system and method for saving at least a portion of a game with the comments that were made by one or more spectators to the user's live gaming session. The saved portion of the gaming session can be played back at a later time. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360630

Casing and cap assembly for electronic devices

. . . . . . . . A casing and cap assembly comprises a cap and a casing to receive the cap. The cap includes at least one member, a leg with a first end attached to the at least one member, and a stop attached to a second end of the leg. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360566

Communication device, communication method, program, and communication system

Provided is a communication device including a contactless communication unit that conducts contactless communication, a wireless communication unit that conducts wireless communication, and a control unit that, in a case in which the contactless communication unit detects another communication device, controls activation start of a first communication mode of the wireless communication unit, and controls a connection process for the wireless communication between the contactless communication unit and the other communication device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360421

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

12/08/16 / #20160360294

Real-time cloud-based video watermarking systems and methods

A video generation system is configured to provide streaming video as a cloud processed service to viewers over a computing network. In response to a request from a viewer, a video source is configured to provide video and an identifier source is configured to provide an identifier for inclusion in the video. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360286

System and method for controlling playback of digital content

Various aspects of a system and method to control playback of digital content are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a first electronic device, which is configured to pair the first electronic device with a unique user account in a server. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360283

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

There is provided a receiving apparatus including circuitry that is configured to receive a broadcasting wave that transfers digital data according to an ip (internet protocol) having a protocol stack of layers, wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a first decoder that uses a first key transferred in a first control signal at a first layer to decode a second key acquired in a second control signal transferred at a second layer, the second layer being a higher layer than the first layer in the protocol stack, and a second decoder that uses the decoded second key to decode an encoded component that configures a particular broadcasting service which is included in a stream obtained through the broadcasting wave.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360263

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

Provided is a reception apparatus including a reception unit that receives broadcast content transmitted by a broadcast waves of digital broadcasting, a first obtaining unit that obtains transmission data other than data-broadcast content, the transmission data being transmitted in a data carousel transmission scheme by the broadcast wave, and a control unit that controls a predetermined operation based on the obtained transmission data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360208

System and method for selecting a video encoding format based on feedback data

Methods and systems for processing instructions by an online video game hosting system are provided. One example method includes receiving a control signal for a video game. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360202

Banding prediction for video encoding

A system and method for facilitating inhibiting banding in video data, in part by anticipating when banding may occur given certain encoder parameters. An example method includes receiving an input stream of video data; extracting feature information characterizing the stream of video data; using a feed-forward neural network to process the feature information to estimate when a particular block of the stream of video data will exhibit an artifact when encoded using certain quantization parameters (qps); incorporating the indication into metadata associated with the stream of video data; and transferring the stream of video data and metadata to a video encoder. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360168

Liquid crystal display unit and projection-type display device

There is provided a liquid crystal display unit including a liquid crystal panel for modulating light; a light shielding plate for controlling light not to be incident on areas other than an effective pixel area of the liquid crystal panel; an optical compensation element arranged at sides on which the light is incident in the liquid crystal panel and the light shielding plate; and an optical compensation element holder for holding the optical compensation element to be spaced from the light shielding plate and not to contact other members.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360130

Solid-state image sensor and camera system

There is provided a solid-state image sensor including a pixel array unit in which pixels are arrayed, the pixel including a photodiode converting an optical signal into an electrical signal, and a readout unit which reads out an analog image signal from the pixel to a signal line and processes the read out analog pixel signal in a unit of column. The readout unit includes a ΔΣ modulator which has a function to convert the analog pixel signal in to a digital signal, and an amplifier which is arranged on an input side of the ΔΣ modulator and amplifies the analog pixel signal read out to the signal line using a set gain to input the signal to the ΔΣ modulator.. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360083

Enhanced video capture in adverse lighting conditions

A device and method of capturing a video frame using an electronic device to provide enhanced video. A first sub-frame is captured using ambient light, and a second sub-frame is captured using ambient light and a light source under control of the electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360079

Generation apparatus and method for evaluation information, electronic device and server

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a generation apparatus and method for evaluation information, an electronic device and a server. The generation apparatus for evaluation information includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire an image to be evaluated; an analyzing unit configured to analyze the image to be evaluated according to pre-obtained information; and a generating unit configured to generate evaluation information of the image to be evaluated according to an analysis result of the analyzing unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359843

Distributed white list for security renewability

To provide for security and robustness in distribution of high value video content such as uhd video, a white list is provided that does not grant default access to content like a revocation listing does, but rather forces a software update on potentially compromised devices to bring them back into copy protection compliance, eliminating, e.g., the use of certain outputs that have been compromised. Prior to outputting content, a source device determines whether the receiving device is on a white list, whether the output is still valid, whether the version number of the receiving device is still valid, and that the receiving device does not have insecure outputs on which it could re-output content.. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359603

System time frequency and time information

A method of a reception apparatus for receiving transmission frames. The method includes receiving, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the transmission frames transmitted on one millisecond boundaries. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359140

Organic light emitting device and display unit

An organic light emitting device capable of improving the light extraction characteristics while suppressing the driving voltage and improving the luminescent performance, and a display unit using it are provided. The organic light emitting device includes: a lamination structure that includes a cathode, a plurality of layers including a light emitting layer made of an organic material, and an anode including a metal thin film in this order, in which the cathode is reflective and the anode is semi-transparent to light generated in the light emitting layer; and a resonator structure that resonates the light generated in the light emitting layer between the cathode and the anode.. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359042

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

12/08/16 / #20160358972

Light-emitting element wafer, light emitting element, electronic apparatus, and method of producing light-emitting element wafer

A light-emitting element wafer includes a supporting substrate, a luminescent layer that is formed of a semiconductor and has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface including a first electrode, the second surface including a second electrode, the second surface being arranged between the supporting substrate and the first surface, a junction layer that joins luminescent layer to the supporting substrate and is arranged between the supporting substrate and the second surface, a first inorganic film formed on the first surface, a second inorganic film formed between the junction layer and the second surface, an isolation trench portion that isolates elements and is formed to have a depth such that the isolation trench portion extends from the first inorganic film to the supporting substrate, and a third inorganic film that connects the first inorganic film and the second inorganic film.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358963

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

A solid-state imaging apparatus including a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured adjacent to one another; and an isolation structure arranged so as to isolate light entering each of light-receiving units of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels, in which the isolation structure is formed so as to have a inclined side wall surface whose cross section is tapered.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358959

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided in a semiconductor substrate and receives incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion provided to electrically separate a plurality of pixels. At least a pinning layer and a light shielding layer are provided in an inner portion of a trench provided on a side portion of each of the photoelectric conversion portions in an incident surface side, the trench includes a first trench and a second trench formed to be wider than the first trench in a portion shallower than the first trench, the pinning layer is formed in an inner portion of the first trench to cover an inside surface of the second trench, and the light shielding layer is formed to bury an inner portion of the second trench at least via the pinning layer.. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358343

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus including a memory storing instructions, and a control unit configured to execute the instructions to detect an image of an object of interest within an image of real space, detect an orientation of the real space object image with respect to a real space user perspective, generate a modified image comprising an image of a modified object, corresponding to the real space object, such that an orientation of the modified object image corresponds to a desired user perspective, and display the modified image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358321

Full reference image quality assessment based on convolutional neural network

Embodiments generally relate to providing systems and methods for assessing image quality of a distorted image relative to a reference image. In one embodiment, the system comprises a convolutional neural network that accepts as an input the distorted image and the reference image, and provides as an output a metric of image quality. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358239

Tangible tradable collectibles having a digital copy

Tradable physical collectible objects are described. In particular, systems and methods for using the tradable physical collectible objects facilitate generation of a digital copy that can be used within a network game. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357428

Display device, display controlling method, and computer program

A display device, method, computer-readable storage medium and user interface, each of which detects contact to or proximity of an object with respect to a generated image, and responsive to detection of contact to or proximity of the object to the generated image, disables any operational functions associated with a first portion of the generated image. Additionally, operation associated with a second portion of the generated image is allowed responsive to the detection of contact to or proximity of the object to the generated image, where the second portion of the generated image is different from the first portion of the generated image. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357218

Information processing apparatus

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a case which is provided with an opening. Two or more functional units are allocated to the opening.. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357017

Head-mounted display, information processing device, display control method, and program

A head-mounted display that displays an image representing appearance obtained when an object is viewed from a point of view disposed in a virtual three-dimensional space, includes a detecting section that detects rotation of the head-mounted display and a display control section that carries out control to cause displaying of an image representing appearance obtained when the object is viewed from the point of view that has relatively revolved in the direction of the detected rotation while the position of a point of gaze is kept in response to the detection of the rotation by the detecting section.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354691

Information processing device, information processing method, program, information storing medium, information processing system, and management device

Provided are an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, an information storage medium, an information processing system, and a management device for allowing a user to request capture of a desired play image. A request section transmits capture condition data representing a condition for capturing a play image that indicates details of a game in progress. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354690

Game execution environments

Systems and methods for executing multiple video games, or other sources of video, include a cloud game execution environment in which each game application is executed on the same operating system but within a virtual i/o shell. The virtual i/o shell includes virtual video, audio and input channels that allow each game application to operate as if it had dedicated drivers. ... Sony Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354686

Capture notification system, capture notification method, program, information storage medium, and information processing device

There are provided a capture notification system, a capture notification method, a program, an information storage medium, and an information processing device for allowing a user executing a program to become aware of another user capturing an image indicating content of execution of the program. A capture request receiving section (38) receives a capture request of an image indicating content of execution of a program from a capture requesting user requesting capture of the image. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353499

Device and method

. . . . . . . . . . A device includes circuitry that dynamically changes an uplink/downlink configuration of a time division duplex (tdd) carrier. The circuitry notifies a terminal device of a radio resource for device-to-device communication appropriate for the uplink/downlink configuration. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353339

Communication management apparatus and communication management method

The communication management apparatus includes 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, and a reference signal reception index for the terminal apparatus according to location information of the terminal apparatus. The reference signal reception index is used for indicating signal reception situation of the terminal apparatus with respect to the neighboring cells.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353327

Method for operating a base station in a wireless radio network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a base station (11) in a wireless radio network (10). The base station (11) comprises a plurality of antennas (12) for transmitting radio frequency signals between the base station (11) and a user equipment (ue1, ue2, ue3). ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353229

Terminal and method for audio data transmission

Aspects of the disclosure provide a terminal adapted to transmit audio data via bluetooth to a device. The terminal includes a controller adapted to detect configuration parameters of the device and optimally determine configuration parameters of the terminal, and a transmission module capable of transmitting a packet of a first packet type based on a first mode of the terminal and a packet of a second packet type based on a second mode of the terminal. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353137

Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcast system

To realize a service of data content that can interlock with av content of programs without providing a band for broadcasting data content in a broadcast band for digital television broadcast, provided is a reception apparatus that receives an audio and/or video (av) content, the apparatus including: an extraction section to extract trigger information from the av content, the trigger information being related to an application program that is executed interlocking with a progress of the av content, the trigger information including a trigger type; and a control section to control one of an activation of the application program, a dispatch of an event of the application program being executed, and an end of the application program being executed in accordance with the trigger type included in the extracted trigger information.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353109

Selection of the maximum dynamic range of transformed data and the data precision of transform matrices according to the bit depth of input data

A method of encoding image data, including: frequency-transforming input image data to generate an array of frequency-transformed input image coefficients by a matrix-multiplication process, according to a maximum dynamic range of the transformed data and using transform matrices having a data precision; and selecting the maximum dynamic range and/or the data precision of the transform matrices according to the bit depth of the input image data.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353074

Display control device, recording control device, and display control method

There is provided a display control device including a related content acquisition unit that acquires related content that relates to predetermined video content, and a display controller that applies control to display the related content after the predetermined video content is recorded.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353073

Transmission apparatus, method of transmitting image data in high dynamic range, reception apparatus, method of receiving image data in high dynamic range, and program

Transmission of hdr image data is satisfactorily performed between apparatuses. A transmission apparatus (synchronized apparatus) transmits the hdr image data to a reception apparatus (source apparatus) over a transmission path. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353062

Information processing device, control method, program, and system

[object] to provide an information processing device, control method, program, and system capable of sharing past data relating to an interlocutor with the interlocutor. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: a display control unit configured to carry out control in a manner that a display unit disposed before eyes of a user displays past data relating to a recognized interlocutor; and a sharing setting control unit configured to carry out control in a manner that sharing of the past data with another person is set.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353040

Solid-state image sensor and camera system

A solid-state image sensor including a pixel array portion formed from a two-dimensional array of ordinary imaging pixels each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion as a pixel signal, and focus detection pixels for detecting focus. The focus detection pixels include at least a first focus detection pixel and a second focus detection pixel each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to transfer and output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion to an output node. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353037

Imaging apparatus and camera system

An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width hopt.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353032

Camera apparatus and method for generating image signal for viewfinder

There is provided a camera apparatus including: a display signal generation unit that generates an index display signal for displaying an index indicative of a current focal position based on focal position information; and a combination unit that acquires an image signal for a viewfinder by combining a captured image signal with the index display signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353016

Imaging apparatus and capture assist mark usage control method

Multiple capture assist marks (markers for capture assistance) to be synthesized with video captured by a camera unit 10 is generated by an osd unit 20 through the control of a control unit 100. These capture assist marks are synthesized with the video from the camera unit 10 by synthesis means and displayed. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353014

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and medium using an action state of a user

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

12/01/16 / #20160353003

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and imaging system

This imaging apparatus includes: an imaging element for a color; a lens that forms an image of image light on an imaging surface of the imaging element; an a/d converter that converts an analog signal for each color, which is output by the imaging element, into a digital signal to generate raw data; a transmission processor that generates an ip packet storing the raw data generated by the a/d converter; and a network interface that transmits the generated ip packet to a server capable of performing development processing of the raw data, through a network.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352986

Lens mounting mechanism, lens mounting method, and image pickup device

An insertion part 355 inserted into an insertion hole 255 of a front case 25 in an insertion direction which is a direction of an optical axis and a regulation part 351 for regulating the insertion are formed in a lens holder 35 for holding an image pickup lens 31. Engaging parts 252 and 352 are provided on a surface opposed to a case of the regulation part 351 and on a surface opposed to the regulation part of the front case 25. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352884

Data communication in an electronic device

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

12/01/16 / #20160352549

Ofdm pre-equalizing

For example in case of an ofdm multicarrier transmission system the transmission characteristics of subcarriers of a multicarrier transmission system using a plurality of antenna elements (3, 3′) can be adjusted. Particularly the power and the phase of the subcarriers can be adapted. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352547

Cognitive radio system, resource allocation apparatus thereof and method therefor

Disclosed is a cognitive radio system, resource allocation apparatus thereof and method therefor. A resource allocation apparatus comprises: a transmission opportunity assessment device which is used to assess availabilities of transmission opportunities in radio resources of a primary communication system; a vector production device which is used to set a transmission opportunity selection vector for each secondary user in the cognitive radio system based on assessment results of the availabilities of transmission opportunities, wherein the transmission opportunity selection vector includes information for identifying multiple transmission opportunities assessed available; and a sending device which is used to distribute the transmission opportunity selection vector to the secondary user.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351895

Negative material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using negative material

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising an anode (3), a cathode (2) and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The anode includes composite particles having a carbon material included in a metallic material. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351867

Battery module

A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a battery module comprising a plurality of battery units comprising a pair of terminals respectively; and a connector comprising insertion portions, wherein the pair of terminals are inserted into the insertion portions and the plurality of terminals are electrically connected to each other.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351794

Storage element and storage apparatus

A storage element includes a layer structure including a storage layer having a direction of magnetization which changes according to information, a magnetization fixed layer having a fixed direction of magnetization, and an intermediate layer disposed therebetween, which intermediate layer contains a nonmagnetic material. The magnetization fixed layer has at least two ferromagnetic layers having a direction of magnetization tilted from a direction perpendicular to a film surface, which are laminated and magnetically coupled interposing a coupling layer therebetween. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351648

Dual display technologies display

A display device comprising an organic light emitting diode (oled) display; and an electrophoretic display (epd). The oled display and the epd share a common backplane, the common backplane comprising thin-film transistors (tfts) of the oled display and tfts of the epd thereon.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351615

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

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

12/01/16 / #20160351613

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

12/01/16 / #20160351130

Light emitting device driving circuit, display, and a/d conversion circuit

A light emitting device driving circuit according to the present disclosure includes a sawtooth waveform generating unit for generating a sawtooth waveform voltage having a sawtooth waveform voltage change based on at least two reference signals to be input and a comparison unit for comparing an analog signal voltage with the sawtooth waveform voltage. The light emitting device driving circuit drives a light emitting device based on the comparison result of the comparison unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350804

Method and apparatus for providing 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

12/01/16 / #20160350733

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, method and program

An information processing system, apparatus, method, and medium in which the purchase of content is facilitated. When a device to which content data is downloaded and a device for giving an instruction to purchase the content data are different, a purchase form for purchasing the content data is sent to the device giving an instruction to purchase the content data. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350682

Open market content distribution

Content distribution for one or more user devices, including: associating the one or more user devices with a user domain; acquiring content with one or more user accounts linked to the user domain; accessing the acquired content with the one or more user devices according to predetermined privileges, wherein access for an individual user device of the one or more user devices is valid while the individual user device is associated with the user domain and has an active status with the user domain.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350621

Display control system and recording medium

There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350417

Information processing device, information processing method, and program for the same

An information processing device includes: a storage unit; a first display control unit; and a demanding unit. The storage unit that stores attribute data representing specified attribute of contents and category data representing a category of the attribute correlated to each other. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350051

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, control target device, and information processing system

There is provided a remote commander including an acquisition section which acquires layout information having one or a plurality of pieces of object information from a control target device via a communication section, the object information being formed by associating command identification information for identifying a command with respect to the control target device, object identification information for identifying an object, and coordinate information indicating a position of the object on a screen with each other, and a display control section which causes the object to be displayed at the position on the screen indicated by the coordinate information, the object being identified by the object identification information with respect to each of the pieces of object information that the layout information acquired by the acquisition section has.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349839

Display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type

The present disclosure provides a display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type having a camera configured to image portions around the mouth of a user. The display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type includes an around-the-mouth imaging camera arranged at a position where it is practicable to image a mouth movement of a user; and a display control unit configured to display an image based on input information of the user estimated from the mouth movement imaged by the around-the-mouth imaging camera.. ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349493

Scanning unit, laser scanning microscope, and temperature adjustment method

There is provided a scanning unit including a first base provided with a scanning mechanism at least having a laser light source that emits laser light of a predetermined wavelength and a scanner that scans a scanned body by using the laser light, a second base that is located at a surface of the first base opposite a surface thereof provided with the scanning mechanism and that is thermally separated from the first base; and a temperature adjustment mechanism that is provided between the first base and the second base and that adjusts a temperature of the scanning mechanism.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346705

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

A robot 150 is placed on a touch panel. When touch sensor action sections 156a to 156c provided on a bottom face 150b of the robot act on a touch pad, an information processing device shows a face image in a rectangular area 16 of a display screen 14 of the touch panel. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345314

Identification of downlink messages using repeated transmission

. . . . . . . . A wireless telecommunication system comprises a base station arranged to communicate messages to one or more terminal devices over a radio interface. The radio interface has a radio frame structure comprising a plurality of subframes, wherein a message may be transmitted in accordance with a first transmission scheme using transmission resources in a first number of radio subframes (e.g. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345301

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunication system that comprises a base station and a terminal device communicating over a radio interface. The radio interface supports a downlink control channel for conveying control messages from the base station to the terminal device and a downlink data channel (e.g. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345292

Extended discontinuous reception mechanism

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to obtain extended discontinuous reception (drx) parameters from a wireless network; store the extended drx parameters; camp on a cell of the wireless network; wake up from an idle state based on the extended drx parameters, wherein the device wakes up at a time, prior to a paging occasion, wherein a time period from the time to the paging occasion has a duration during which the device can perform a cell reselection procedure, and subsequently, a tracking area update; measure a metric of the cell in response to a wake up; and monitor a scheduled paging occasion, wherein the scheduled paging occasion is a paging occasion that is first to occur subsequent to the wake up.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345280

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

A communication system includes a plurality of communication stations arranged to respectively transmit a beacon on which beacon time information related to a beacon received from a peripheral communication station is placed at a predetermined transmission interval and control a beacon transmission timing of its own station while a collision with the beacon transmitted from the peripheral communication station is avoided on the basis of beacon information placed on the received beacon, in which at least a part of the communication stations includes means configured to decide a priority with respect to beacons received from at least one peripheral communication station and means configured to place beacon time information of a beacon having a high priority among the received beacons on a beacon of its own station, and transmits the beacon at a predetermined transmission interval.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345134

Mobile device, method and recording medium

A mobile device comprising at least one processor configured to perform acts of obtaining position information for at least first and second positions of the mobile device along a route; obtaining communication quality information for at least a third position of the mobile device, the communication quality information calculated based on the route and the obtained position information; and causing the mobile device to display the obtained communication quality information.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345102

Speaker device

Acoustic conversion efficiency is improved and a stable signal reproduction operation is ensured. Provided is a speaker device including: a magnet a yoke attached to the magnet and, at least one sub-plate that is separated from the main plate in an axial direction of the central axis; a coil bobbin formed in a tubular shape and changeable in the axial direction; a voice coil wound around an outer circumferential surface of the coil bobbin, at least a portion of the voice coil being disposed in a main magnetic gap formed between the main plate and the yoke; a vibration plate having an inner circumferential portion connected to the coil bobbin; and a magnetic fluid filling at least one sub-magnetic gap formed between the sub-plate and the yoke, wherein a through-hole positioned in the sub-magnetic gap filled with the magnetic fluid is formed in the coil bobbin.. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345064

Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method for controlling applications

Disclosed herein is a receiving device including: a receiver configured to receive broadcast content; a trigger information acquirer configured to acquire trigger information for identifying a command to control an operation of an application program that is run in conjunction with the broadcast content and is delivered via a network; a correspondence table acquirer configured to acquire a correspondence table in which the command is associated with information for identifying the command; and a control section configured to control operations of a subject application program and another application program other than the subject application program in response to the command identified by the trigger information and the correspondence table.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345032

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

Transmission video data is obtained by performing photoelectric conversion on input video data having a level range of 0% to 100%*n (n is a number larger than 1). A container including a video stream obtained by encoding the transmission video data is transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345023

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

To favorably transmit both of hdr image data and ldr image data. First transmission image data and second transmission image data are divided into layers and encoded, the first transmission image data being obtained by applying photo-electric conversion to first input image data having a contrast ratio of from 0 to 100% to brightness of a white peak of a conventional ldr image, and the second transmission image data being obtained by applying photo-electric conversion to second input image data having a contrast ratio of from 0 to 100%*n (n is a number larger than 1), the contrast ratio exceeding the brightness of the conventional white peak, and a video stream having encoded image data of pictures of the layers is generated. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344959

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

11/24/16 / #20160344954

Image processing device that generates an image from pixels with different exposure times

An image processing apparatus includes an intermediate image generating unit configured to input an image which has been shot with differing exposure times set by region, generates a plurality of exposure pattern images corresponding to differing exposure times based on the input image, and generates a plurality of timing images which are difference images of the plurality of exposure pattern images; and a distortion correction processing unit configured to generate a corrected image equivalent to an exposure processing image at a predetermined exposure time by synthesizing processing of the plurality of timing images.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344453

Power transmission device, power transmission method, and power transmission system

A power transmission device includes a communication unit that transmits a power capability information transmission request via a communication channel and receives power capability information in response to the power capability information transmission request. The power transmission device also includes a processing unit that sets a parameter based on the power capability information. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344239

Electronic unit and feed system

An electronic unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive electric power fed from a feed unit by using a magnetic field; and a control section configured to perform, when a receiving current supplied from the power receiving section is less than a predetermined threshold current at a time of a light load, current increasing control to increase the receiving current to the threshold current or more.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344032

Electrode, method of producing the same, battery, and electronic device

A battery is provided including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes at least one kind of an inorganic binder that includes an oxide of at least one kind of element selected from the group including bismuth (bi), zinc (zn), boron (b), silicon (si) and vanadium (v).. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343790

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

11/24/16 / #20160343768

Solid state image pickup device and method of producing solid state image pickup device

Forming a back-illuminated type cmos image sensor, includes process for formation of a registration mark on the wiring side of a silicon substrate during formation of an active region or a gate electrode. A silicide film using an active region may also be used for the registration mark. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343764

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device having a first semiconductor section including a first wiring layer at one side thereof; a second semiconductor section including a second wiring layer at one side thereof, the first and second semiconductor sections being secured together with the respective first and second wiring layer sides of the first and second semiconductor sections facing each other; a conductive material extending through the first semiconductor section to the second wiring layer of the second semiconductor section and by means of which the first and second wiring layers are in electrical communication; and an opening, other than the opening for the conductive material, which extends through the first semiconductor section to the second wiring layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343763

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

11/24/16 / #20160343762

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

11/24/16 / #20160343753

Solid-state image-capturing device and production method thereof, and electronic appliance

A high degree of phase difference detection accuracy can be obtained using a phase difference pixel (2b) with a simpler configuration. A solid-state image-capturing device includes a pixel array unit in fig. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343408

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

The present invention comprises an input part for inputting image data, a receiving part for receiving production information relating to production transmitted from another apparatus, a recording part for recording the production information received by the receiving part and image data input by the input part, a detection part for detecting a recording position on a recording medium at an editing point of image data recorded by the recording part, and a transmission part for transmitting information of the recording position detected by the detection part, whereby identification information for identifying image data and voice data is recorded in a recording medium or a recording device, this relieving a burden on a photographer and an editor and facilitating extraction of image data and voice data.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343407

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

The present invention comprises an input part for inputting image data, a receiving part for receiving production information relating to production transmitted from another apparatus, a recording part for recording the production information received by the receiving part and image data input by the input part, a detection part for detecting a recording position on a recording medium at an editing point of image data recorded by the recording part, and a transmission part for transmitting information of the recording position detected by the detection part, whereby identification information for identifying image data and voice data is recorded in a recording medium or a recording device, this relieving a burden on a photographer and an editor and facilitating extraction of image data and voice data.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343158

Effect control device, effect control method, and program

There is provided an effect control device including an effect control unit that controls an effect added to a target image based on information regarding a direction of a sound.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342664

Searching system, searching unit, searching method, displaying method for search results, terminal unit, inputting unit, and record medium

A searching system for searching contents that were broadcast, the searching system having an inputting unit, a searching unit, and a terminal unit is disclosed, wherein the inputting unit comprises a first storing means for storing information representing at least time at which contents were broadcast corresponding to a predetermined operation, and a first communicating means for transmitting the information representing time stored in the storing means to an external unit, wherein the searching unit comprises a second storing means for correlatively storing information representing contents and broadcast time thereof, and a searching means for searching information representing the contents stored in the second storing means corresponding to the information representing time, and wherein the terminal unit comprises a second communicating means for receiving the information representing time transmitted from the inputting unit through the first communicating means, a third communicating means for transmitting the information representing time received by the second communicating means and receiving search results transmitted from the searching unit, and a first displaying means for displaying the information representing time received by the second communicating means and the search results by the searching unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342207

Electromagnet-laden glove for haptic pressure feedback

A glove interface object is provided, including: a plurality of magnetic objects positioned on a first side of the glove interface object; a plurality of electromagnets positioned on a second side of the glove interface object opposite the first side, the plurality of electromagnets being positioned substantially opposite the plurality of magnetic objects, wherein each electromagnet is configured when activated to attract one or more of the magnetic objects; a controller configured to control activation and deactivation of the electromagnets based on received haptic feedback data.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160341736

Water soluble fluorescent or colored dyes and methods for their use

Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (i): formula (i), including stereoisomers, salts and tautomers thereof, wherein r1a, r1b, r2a, r2b, r2c, r2d, r2e, r2f, r2g, r2h, r2i, r2j, r2k, r2l, r2m, r2n, r2o, r2p, r2q, r2r and r2s are as defined herein. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160339341

Command sentinel

A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously. ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338580

Medical camera head and medical camera apparatus

There is provided a medical camera head including: a first casing configured to accommodate an imaging element; a heat-generating section accommodated in the first casing; a connection section provided in the first casing, an external signal transmission section being connected to one end of the connection section; and a heat transfer member interposed between the heat-generating section and the other end of the connection section.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338579

Medical camera head and medical camera apparatus

There is provided a medical camera head including an imaging board integrally including an imaging element mounting section where an imaging element is mounted, a plurality of first flexible portions whose one ends connected to the imaging element mounting section are led out of the imaging element mounting section in different directions, and a connection section connected to the other end sides of the plurality of first flexible portions.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160338103

Communications device and methods

. . . . . . . . . . . . A communications device can identify one or more sections of plural predetermined sections, divided into time-units, of shared communications resources of a wireless access interface for transmitting data signals to one or more other communications device. The communications device detects whether another of the one or more communications devices is transmitting signals in one or more of the identified sections of the shared communications resources in at least one time divided unit, and if signals transmitted by another of the communications devices are not detected, the device transmits signals in the identified one or more predetermined sections of the shared communications resources for at least one of the time divided units, and then, after a collision avoidance time, detects for at least one subsequent time unit whether another of the one or more communications devices transmits signals in one or more of the identified sections of the shared communications resources.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160338091

Mobile communications network, communications device and methods

A communications device is configured to receive data from a wireless access interface transmitted by a mobile communications network. The wireless access interface provides a plurality of communications resource elements within a system bandwidth providing a host frequency range of a host carrier and reserved communications resources for preferable allocation to reduced capability devices, the reserved communications resources forming a virtual carrier. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337983

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

Provided is a communication control device including a communication unit configured to make communication with one or more secondary communication nodes operating a secondary system using at least one of a frequency channel allocated to a primary system and a frequency channel adjacent to the frequency channel, a determination unit configured to determine an upper limit number of secondary systems or secondary communication nodes to be allocated with transmission power, and a power allocation unit configured to allocate transmission power to each secondary system or each secondary communication node in each secondary system based on the determined upper limit number and the acceptable interference amount of the primary system.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337865

Communications device

A communications device comprising a transmitter, a receiver and a controller operable to transmit and to receive signals representing data to and from a network element across a first wireless access interface, the first wireless access interface being provided by the network element and access to resources of the first wireless access interface being controlled by the network element. The controller is configured to control the receiver to perform detection of signals transmitted across a second wireless access interface, and to control the transmitter to transmit a reporting message to the network element across the first wireless access interface, the reporting message including an indication of one or more properties of signals that have been detected across the second wireless access interface.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337842

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunication system comprises a base station and a terminal device (ue). The ue is configured to determine its mobility status and an associated reliability, e.g. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337821

Communication device, communication control method, and program

There is provided a communication device including an obtaining unit configured to obtain first state information representing a state of a first wireless communication device regarding a direct connection between devices via wireless communication and second state information representing a state of a second wireless communication device regarding the direct connection, and a control unit configured to establish a connection between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device via the wireless communication on the basis of the first state information and the second state information. At least one of the first state information and the second state information is obtained via near-field communication.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337714

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

11/17/16 / #20160337711

Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method

A reception apparatus includes a receiver and circuitry. The circuitry receives audio/video content and acquires first control information that identifies application control information to control operation of an application run in conjunction with the audio/video content. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337630

Image encoding and display

Aspects of the technology encompass image encoding, which includes generating image content according to a viewpoint defined by image viewpoint data. Successive output images are generated such that each output image includes image content generated according to one or more viewpoints, and encoding metadata associated with each output image which indicates each viewpoint relating to image content contained in that output image, and which defines which portions of that output image were generated according to each of those viewpoints. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337605

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

A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface that oppose each other; and a plurality of photodiodes stacked in the semiconductor layer. One or more photodiodes of the plurality of photodiodes also serve as a transfer path of a signal charge accumulated in other photodiodes.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337582

Image capturing device, image capturing method, and program

Provided are an image capturing device, an image capturing method, and a program which allow an image of a subject to be captured in a more appropriate manner. A communication control unit controls a communication process of making a communication with the subject. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337498

Gesture detection to pair two wearable devices and perform an action between them and a wearable device, a method and a system using heat as a means for communication

The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for initiating execution of actions and for communicating information to a user, and more particularly, to initiating execution of predefined actions in wearable devices and communication devices based on gestures made with the wearable devices and/or heat applied to a surface of the wearable devices. According to an aspect, the method relates to, in the wearable device, detecting a first, in the first wearable device predefined, gesture of the first wearable device, broadcasting a first signal comprising information associated with the first gesture, receiving, from a second wearable device, a second signal comprising information associated with a second gesture and initiating execution of a, in the first wearable device predefined, first action based on the first signal and the second signal.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337370

Portable profile access token

A user's portable device (e.g., wireless mobile device or standalone connector device) can be used to store a profile data set associated with the profile of the user. When the user encounters a base device, the user can transfer his/her profile data set from the portable device to the base device, allowing the base device temporary authorization to download software applications owned by that user's profile to the base device, and also transferring software settings and purchase settings. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337303

Method and system for approving or disapproving connection requests

The present invention relates to the field of method and systems for approving or disapproving connection requests between devices. The present invention discloses a method for approving or disapproving a connection request between a first device and a second device, which method comprises sending, by the first device, a connection request to the second device, the connection request comprising an unique identifier of the first device, receiving, at the second device, the connection request from the first device, retrieving, by the second device, account information connected to the unique identifier of the first device from a database, determining, based on the account information, an amount of interconnectivity between the first device and the second device, approving the connection request if the amount of interconnectivity reaches a threshold amount of interconnectivity; and disapproving the connection request if the amount of interconnectivity does not reach the threshold amount of interconnectivity.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337097

Communications device

A communications device including a transmitter transmitting data signals to a network element of a wireless communications system using shared resources of an uplink of a first wireless access interface included in the network element, a receiver receiving data signals from the network element using shared resources of a downlink of the first wireless access interface, allocations of the shared resources being made by the network element and the uplink of the first wireless access interface is within a first set of resources, and a controller controlling the transmitter and receiver to transmit/receive signals representing data to/from another communications device using a second wireless access interface within a second set of resources formed from resources of the first set of resources for preferable allocation for device-to-device communications by the network element, resources of the second wireless access interface being time divided into at least a data and control regions.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337011

Method for operating a base station comprising a plurality of antennas in a wireless radio network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a base station (11) in a wireless radio network (10). The base station (11) comprises a plurality of antennas for transmitting radio frequency signals between the base station (11) and a user equipment (ue1, ue2). ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336814

Detecting apparatus, power receiving apparatus, power transmitting apparatus, and contactless power supply system

There is provided a detecting apparatus including one or a plurality of magnetic coupling elements that include a plurality of coils, and a detector that measures an electrical parameter related to the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements or to a circuit that at least includes the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements, and determines from a change in the electrical parameter whether a foreign matter that generates heat due to magnetic flux is present. In the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements, the plurality of coils are electrically connected such that magnetic flux produced from at least one or more of the plurality of coils and magnetic flux produced from remaining coils of the plurality of coils have approximately opposing orientations.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336616

Secondary battery

A secondary battery is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode; an anode; and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, wherein the cathode includes any one of a first lithium-containing compound and a second lithium-containing compound, the first lithium-containing compound having a bedded salt-type crystal structure, wherein the first lithium-containing compound includes one or more metal elements (m) other than lithium (li), wherein the second lithium-containing compound having an olivine-type crystal structure, and wherein the nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes an unsaturated cyclic compound.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336614

Cell, cell pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, electricity storage apparatus, and power system

Between an anode active material layer and a separator, a recess impregnation region of an anode side in which electrolytes and solid particles are disposed and including a recess that is located between adjacent anode active material particles positioned on the outermost surface of the anode active material layer is formed. Between a cathode active material layer and a separator, a recess impregnation region of a cathode side in which electrolytes and solid particles are disposed and including a recess that is located between adjacent cathode active material particles positioned on the outermost surface of the cathode active material layer is formed. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336570

Battery, separator, and laminated mircoporous film

A battery is provided. The battery includes a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and a separator; wherein the separator comprises a base which is formed from a non-woven fabric, and a surface layer which is formed on at least one of the surfaces of the base and includes a resin material and inorganic particles, and the separator is formed by a pressurizing process being carried out on at least one of the surfaces of the surface layer, a thickness of the base is 12 μm or more and 30 μm or less, an average particle diameter of primary particles of the inorganic particles is 0.3 μm or more and 0.8 μm or less, a thickness of the surface layer is 1 μm or more and 10 μm or less.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336531

Laminated structure, display device and display unit employing same

An organic light-emitting device includes, in order an anode, an organic layer comprising a light-emitting layer, and a cathode. The anode is a laminated structure comprising in order: a first anode layer comprising a metal compound or a conductive oxide; a second anode layer that is a reflective layer; and a third anode layer comprising a metal compound or a conductive oxide. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336378

Switch device and storage unit

A switch device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode disposed to oppose the first electrode; a switch layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and including at least one or more kinds of chalcogen elements and one or more kinds of first elements out of the one or more kinds of chalcogen elements, the one or more kinds of first elements, and a second element including one or both of oxygen (o) and nitrogen (n), the one or more kinds of chalcogen elements being selected from tellurium (te), selenium (se), and sulfur (s), and the one or more kinds of first elements being selected from boron (b), carbon (c), and silicon (si).. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336372

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method of a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device, which can provide a solid-state imaging device having further improved features such as reduced optical color mixing and the like. Also, an electronic device using the solid-state imaging device thereof is provided. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336371

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device that can reduce crosstalk interference, and to an electronic apparatus. In the upper chip, vsls, vsls, and control lines are stacked in this order from the bottom. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336364

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a layout in which one sharing unit includes an array of photodiodes of 2 pixels by 4×n pixels (where, n is a positive integer), respectively, in horizontal and vertical directions.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336053

Memory apparatus and memory device

A memory apparatus and a memory device are provided. The memory apparatus includes a memory device including a plurality of memory cells and a driving circuit configured to control the memory cells; wherein each of the memory cells includes a memory layer where a magnetization direction is changeable by a current, a magnetic fixed layer having a fixed magnetization, an intermediate layer including a non-magnetic material provided between the memory layer and the magnetic fixed layer, a top electrode provided over the memory layer, a bottom electrode provided over the magnetic fixed layer; wherein the current is configured to flow in a lamination direction between the top electrode and the bottom electrode.. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160336032

System for reading an optical medium having a linear track

Various devices and systems may benefit from enhanced reading of optical media. For example, certain computer systems may benefit from array reading of optical media. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335989

Display device and control method

Provided is a display device including an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range in an image display direction, a moving body detection unit that detects whether or not a moving body is present in a predetermined range in the image display direction, an image analysis unit that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit to detect whether or not a face is present, and a power control unit that controls power consumption with different patterns according to a plurality of modes that are set by combining whether or not the face detected by the image analysis unit is present and whether or not the moving body detected by the detection unit is present.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335702

Method and system for providing recommendation for selection of a merchant store

Various aspects of a method and system to provide a recommendation for selection of a merchant store are disclosed herein. The method includes reception, by a server, of a recommendation request for selection of one or more merchant stores from a plurality of merchant stores. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335635

Financial server, ic card terminal, and financial information processing method

A system capable of charging up electronic money cards using a credit card is provided. A pin is authenticated between a card terminal and the credit card. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335626

Method and apparatus for issued token management

Various aspects of an apparatus and a method for issued token management are disclosed herein. The apparatus comprises an interface configured to communicate with a plurality of electronic devices, via a token server. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335625

Method and system for authenticating a virtual currency instrument

Various aspects of a method and system for authentication of a virtual currency instrument for a monetary transaction are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the method includes activation of a software module different from a payment application at an electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335557

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a behavior recognition mode setting unit configured to set a behavior recognition mode on a basis of wearing position information of a setting target device; a behavior recognition unit configured to recognize user's behavior on a basis of the set behavior recognition mode and a detection value of a sensor corresponding to the setting target device; and a process control unit configured to control execution of a process corresponding to the recognized user's behavior.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334968

Usability using bcc enabled devices

The present disclosure provides for a methods and devices for interaction with one or several users, where each user carries at least one personal communication device which is body coupled communication, bcc, enabled. A communication device comprises screen which displays information comprising user interface components and the communication device comprises a bcc enabled selection indication means and the users uses the selection indication means to make selection indications of user interface components. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334929

Touch detection circuit, touch detection method, and electronic apparatus

A touch detection circuit includes: a touch detection section configured to detect a plurality of touch points made by one or more users, based on positive data in a touch data map that includes the positive data and negative data; and a determination section configured to detect, based on the negative data in the touch data map, a plurality of negative points, and determine, based on the plurality of negative points, touch points made by same user in the plurality of touch points.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334925

Information processing apparatus, program, and operation control method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a detection unit for detecting pressure applied by user input performed on a touch screen; a determination unit for determining which of two or more input states the user input belongs to, in accordance with the pressure detected by the detection unit; and an operation control unit for enabling or disabling a limitation imposed on operation with a user interface displayed on the touch screen, in accordance with the state of the user input determined by the determination unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334885

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

A core information receiving section of an information processing device receives information related to the state of a core from a first block of a block set assembled by a user. A structure analyzing section identifies the shape, posture, and position of the block set on the basis of an image photographed by a camera and the information related to the state of the core. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334629

Image display apparatus and head mounted display

An image display apparatus includes: an image forming device; an optical system converting light emitted from the image forming device into parallel light; and an optical device to which the light beams converted into the parallel light by the optical system enter, in which the light beams are guided, and from which the light beams are emitted, wherein a central light beam emitted from the center of the image forming device, passing through the nodal point of the optical system and entering the optical device at an optical device center point intersects an xy plane defined by an x axis that passes through the optical device center point, and is parallel to the axis direction of the optical device and a y axis that passes through the optical device center point, and coincides with the normal axis of the optical device at angles other than 0 degree.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334497

Electronic apparatus, information determining server, information determining method, program, and information determining system

A method is provided for determining a category of a location. The method comprises determining, at a first time, information identifying a first device location of a first device associated with a user; and storing the first device location information and information identifying the first time in a location history. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332162

Microchip and channel structure for the same

A microchip includes a channel permitting a sheath liquid to flow therethrough; and a microtube for introducing a sample liquid into a laminar flow of the sheath liquid flowing through the channel; wherein liquid feeding is performed in the condition where a laminar flow of the sample liquid introduced through the microtube is surrounded by the laminar flow of the sheath liquid.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332082

Information processing device and assignment method for input device

A login processing unit 132 performs a login process of a user. An assignment processing unit 130 assigns an inputting device connected to an information processing apparatus 10 to a user. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332075

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device communicates with a block set assembled by a user, and thereby obtains information on the structure of the block set. In addition, a corresponding position setting screen including an image of an object corresponding to the block set is displayed on a display device. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332071

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

A block set assembled by a user and an information processing device communicate with each other. The information processing device thereby obtains information on the structure of the block set. ... Sony Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332059

Display, method and computer program

A snow-sport head mounted display device for a user is described. The display device comprising: an augmented reality display and processing circuitry configured to provide augmented reality information to the augmented reality display, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to receive an image of the real-world, identify at least one real-world obstacle in the image, and display, on the augmented reality display, an appropriate path for travel on the basis of the at least one identified obstacles.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330754

Communications device and method

. . . . . . . . . . . . A communications device includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface, the one or more communications devices configured to perform device-to-device communications. A receiver is configured to receive signals from the one of the other communications devices via the wireless access interface, and a controller controls the transmitter and receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330739

Mobile communications network, communications device and methods with nested carrier aggregation

A communications device can transmit and receive data via a wireless access interface provided by a mobile communications network including an infrastructure equipment for transmitting signals to or receiving signals from the communications device. The wireless access interface provides a primary carrier within a first frequency range, which forms a primary cell providing a contiguous set of communications resources across the first frequency range and providing one or more control channels for transmitting signaling message to the communications device or receiving signaling messages from the infrastructure equipment. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330729

Method of adjusting a transmit power for device-to-device communication, user equipment, group head of a device-to-device communication group, and communication system

To adjust a transmit power for device-to-device communication, a user equipment which performs the device-to-device communication using the transmit power detects that the user equipment enters a coverage area of a radio communication unit. The transmit power of the user equipment for the device-to-device communication is decreased in response to detecting that the user equipment enters the coverage area of the radio communication unit.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330540

Headphone device, audio device, and method for operating a headphone device

A headphone device includes an electric input terminal for receiving an electric audio signal, an electric energy storage device, and a charging device coupled to the electric input terminal and the electric energy storage device. The charging device is configured to charge the electric energy storage device with electric energy from the electric audio signal. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330511

Communication device, communication control data transmitting method, and communication control data receiving method

Transmission frequency information in units of component, the component being a data element contained in one broadcast delivery service and allowed for independent delivery, is supplied to a user terminal to execute reception setting in units of component. A data transmission device transmits, to the user terminal, metadata recording transmission frequency information in units of component that is constituent data of a broadcast delivery service and corresponds to a data element allowed for independent delivery to the user terminal, such as units of component of image data having a particular resolution, audio data or subtitle data in a particular language, or other types of data. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330491

Communication apparatus, communication data generation method, and communication data processing method

A configuration in which it can be determined on a packet-by-packet basis whether encoded data stored in communication packets is data based on randomly accessible encoded data is provided. A transmission apparatus generates a packet storing a nal unit which is a component of encoded data or a packet storing nal unit fragments obtained by further dividing the nal unit, sets access point information indicating whether the nal unit serving as the source data of packet storage data includes data serving as a random access point as additional information, and transmits the packet. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330490

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

The present technique relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method capable of supporting various service modes. The reception apparatus obtains first meta data including class information for providing, in multiple modes, a service identified by an ip address and transmitted by a broadcast wave of digital broadcast using an ip transmission method, and controls reproduction of a component by connecting to a stream of the component constituting the service for each of the multiple modes on the basis of the class information included in the first meta data. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330429

Transmitting apparatus, stereo image data transmitting method, receiving apparatus, and stereo image data receiving method

Transmission of stereo image data may be performed between devices, where a source device receives e-edid from a sink device via ddc of an hdmi cable. This e-edid contains information on 3d image data transmission modes supportable by the sink device. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330410

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

The present invention makes it possible to let a user arbitrarily and easily see any other scene than himself or herself in his or her view (the scene seen from any other moving body than him or her). In a display device (an image pickup and display device 1 or a display device 40), specification information is generated to specify a specific image pickup device of outer image pickup devices (the image pickup and display device 1 or and image pickup device 30), and image data are received from the image pickup device specified by the specification information and are displayed. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330354

Camera and adapter

There is provided a camera that includes a body and two or more kinds of groups of contacts provided on the body. The two or more kinds of groups of contacts are configured to be coupled to respective two or more kinds of lenses that include different lens-side mounts.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330353

Camera and adapter

There is provided a camera that includes a body-side mount. The body-side mount includes a first reference plane, has a first flange back distance from the first reference plane to an imaging plane, and allows an adapter to be mounted on the first reference plane. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330010

Method, base station and user equipment for radio communication in radio communication system

A method, base station, and user equipment (ue) for radio communication in a radio communication system including a base station and a ue, the ue communicating with the base station in carrier aggregation mode over plural component carriers. The method includes: the base station assigns a priority to each component carrier according to at least one of the following rules to enable the ue to select, on overlapped uplink subframes, the component carrier having highest priority for uplink signal transmission, the rules including: desired power loss of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, burden of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, number of uplink subframes of the component carrier, and primary/secondary attributes of the component carrier for transmission of a downlink signal corresponding to the uplink signal transmitted over the component carrier. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329636

Beamforming control based on monitoring of multiple beams

A radio communication device applies a beamforming pattern defining plurality of beams (411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417). From the plurality of beams (411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417), the radio communication device selects at least one main beam (412) and a set of auxiliary beams (411, 413). ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329394

Display apparatus and method of laying out pixel circuits

Herein disclosed a display apparatus including: a pixel array having a matrix of pixel circuits each including respective electrooptical elements for determining a display brightness level and respective drive circuits for driving the electrooptical elements; wherein adjacent two of the pixel circuits are paired with each other, and each of the drive circuits of the adjacent two pixel circuits includes at least one transistor having a low-concentration source/drain region or an offset region of an offset gate structure, the electrooptical elements and the drive circuits of the adjacent two pixel circuits being laid out such that a line interconnecting a drain region and a source region of the at least one transistor extends parallel to a direction of pixel columns of the pixel circuits of the pixel array.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329380

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

11/10/16 / #20160329379

Solid state imaging element, production method thereof and electronic device

There is provided a solid state imaging element including: an insulation film laminated on a semiconductor substrate; a lower transparent electrode film formed and separated by the insulation film per pixel; a hydrophobic treatment layer laminated on a flat surface of the insulation film and the lower transparent electrode film; an organic photoelectric conversion layer laminated on the hydrophobic treatment layer; and an upper transparent electrode film laminated on the organic photoelectric conversion layer. Also, there is provided a production method thereof and an electronic device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329375

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device that includes photovoltaic type pixels that have photoelectric conversion regions generating photovoltaic power for each pixel depending on irradiation light; and an element isolation region that is provided between the photoelectric conversion regions of adjacent pixels and in a state of substantially surrounding the photoelectric conversion region.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329370

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device having a first semiconductor section including a first wiring layer at one side thereof; a second semiconductor section including a second wiring layer at one side thereof, the first and second semiconductor sections being secured together with the respective first and second wiring layer sides of the first and second semiconductor sections facing each other; a conductive material extending through the first semiconductor section to the second wiring layer of the second semiconductor section and by means of which the first and second wiring layers are in electrical communication; and an opening, other than the opening for the conductive material, which extends through the first semiconductor section to the second wiring layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329053

A wearable device, system and method for name recollection

The invention concerns a wearable device 1 comprising a sensor 3 adapted for sensing a body part movement, a controller unit 4 adapted for sampling and processing data from the sensor 3 in order to detect a body part movement, and communication means 5 for communicating with at least one external device. The controller unit 4 is arranged to trigger at least voice capturing upon detection of a body part movement. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328878

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a page switching unit for switching a display screen from a first web page screen displayed on a display unit to a second web page screen, and a switching information notification unit for notifying a page switching information on a notification screen before the second web page screen is displayed while switching between the pages by the page switching unit, the page switching information is based on information included in at least the second web page of the first and second web pages, and the notification screen is a different screen from the first web page.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328453

Veracity scale for journalists

The methods and systems take into account a multiplicity of approaches to reputation determination and integrates them together in a way that determines not only a reputation index but a veracity scale on which to gauge that reputation. The system proposed herein will create reputation indices based on input from other participants in the ecosystem taking into account the weighting of the value of the input of the various participants based on their credibility as applied to the judgment at hand. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328379

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

An information processing apparatus includes: an intention understanding unit configured to understand intention of a question inputted from a user; and an information extracting unit configured to extract response basic information which is a response to the question understood by the intention understanding unit and response addition information having relationship with the response basic information from a plurality of pieces of knowledge information including knowledge information relating to the user. Each piece of knowledge information includes a plurality of information elements and relationship information indicating relationship among the plurality of information elements. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328372

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a text extraction unit that extracts selection candidate text from a text string displayed on a display screen, and a selection area placement unit that places selectable areas for the selection candidate text on the display screen in a manner that the selectable areas differ from a display area of the selection candidate text.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328214

Methods and systems for generation and execution of miniapp of computer application served by cloud computing system

A first application is executed on a cloud computing system for a first period of time. User input signals associated with execution of the first application during the first period of time are recorded. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328174

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

A situation where some data is missing is to be prevented in a process of recording data on a second medium in a different format from the data recording format of a first medium. An information processing device that reads the data recorded on the first medium, and performs a process of recording data on the second medium receives copy permission information from a management server, and acquires, from a data providing server, additional data that cannot be acquired directly from the first medium. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328115

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a detecting unit that detects a pinch operation of a user, and a control unit that determines a stereoscopic object as an object to be selected, when a pinch position by the detected pinch operation corresponds to a perceived position of the stereoscopic object by the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328054

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus including a touch panel that detects a non-contact operation of an operation element by detecting an electrostatic capacitance of an operation surface of the touch panel; and a controller that determines a distance between the operation surface and the operation element based on the detected electrostatic capacitance, and controls a predetermined operation of the information processing apparatus based on the determined distance.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327723

Light emitting unit, display, and lighting apparatus

There are provided a light emitting unit that enhances the uniformity of in-plane colors, as well as a display and a lighting apparatus that include such a light emitting unit thereon. The light emitting unit includes: a plurality of light emitting sections each having a light source and a wavelength conversion member, the wavelength conversion member converting a wavelength of light emitted from the light source; an optical component having a light incident surface in opposition to the plurality of light emitting sections; and a color unevenness prevention structure suppressing direct entering of light from the light source into the optical component.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327643

Camera with radar-based autofocus

A camera includes an optical system configured to record images based on light entering the optical system from an optical field of view, the optical system including a focusing unit configured to focus the optical system on a target in the optical field of view, a radar system configured to obtain distance and speed information of targets within a radar field of view that is overlapping with the optical field of view, the distance and speed information indicating the distance and speed of targets with respect to the camera, and a control unit configured to control the focusing unit to focus the optical system on a target based on a selected distance and/or a selected speed.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327504

Cartridge, kit comprising cartridge, electric measuring apparatus, and electric measuring method

In embodiments, there is provided a cartridge comprising a container comprising an opening and a holding portion to hold a sample and/or a reagent, an electrode disposed on a container wall of the container, and a removable separator to separate at least some of the holding portion of the container from the electrode when the removable separator is inserted into the holding portion. The cartridge may be combined in a kit with a member to insert the sample, or in an electrical measuring apparatus comprising a circuit to measure electrical characteristic(s) of a second signal, resulting from application of a first signal to the electrode, and indicative of electrical characteristic(s) of the sample and/or the reagent.. ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325684

Capturing device, capturing system and capturing method

A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325184

Methods for processing mobile game by managing interactions at different geolocations

Methods for processing operations of a mobile game to be played via a portable device that is used in various geographic locations of a real world to enable players of the mobile game to complete game-related tasks are provided. One method includes assigning, by a server, a first game-related task to a first geographic location in the real world and establishing, by the server, a wireless connection with the portable device to enable play of the mobile game. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323923

User equipment, base station and method for conducting device-to-device communications

. . . . . . . . A user equipment, base station, and method for conducting device-to-device communications. A wireless communication system includes the user equipment and another user equipment. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323870

Method, base station and user equipment for adapting device-to-device resource allocation

To allocate resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or communication to at least one user equipment of a mobile communication network, the at least one user equipment is informed of a change of the resources allocated for the device-to-device discovery and/or communication from first allocated resources to second allocated resources. To inform the at least one user equipment of the change, a base station or a user equipment which act as central controller for a group of users of the mobile communication network transmits information on the second allocated resources in at least one physical resource element of the first allocated resources... ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323763

Wireless communication system, apparatus in wireless communication system and method

A wireless communication system, an apparatus in the wireless communication system and a method. The apparatus at a user equipment side in the wireless communication system includes: a wireless link problem detector, detecting a first wireless link between a first node and a user equipment to determine whether a wireless link problem occurs; a timer configuration unit, which starts a first timer when detecting that the wireless link problem occurs on the first wireless link, wherein the user equipment considers that a wireless link failure event occurring on the first wireless link is detected when the first timer expires; and a wireless link information reporting unit, which reports content including wireless link information of the first wireless link to a second node through a second wireless link between the user equipment and the second node when detecting that the wireless link problem occurs on the first wireless link.. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323712

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a position sensor for detecting position information, and a detection times control unit for acquiring detection accuracy information regarding detection accuracy of the position sensor based on a detection result of the position sensor, and controlling the number of detection times of the position sensor based on the acquired detection accuracy information.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323595

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus including circuitry configured to predict an image of a second layer from an image of a first layer using a lookup table which maps combinations of a luminance component, a first color difference component, and a second color difference component of the first layer to predicted pixel values of the second layer corresponding to the combinations. The second layer has a different color gamut from the first layer. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323539

Medical observation device

A medical observation apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a transmission signal processing unit configured to convert an electrical signal into serial electrical signals and change number and a destination thereof; an optical signal conversion unit configured to convert the serial electrical signals into optical signals; optical transmission paths configured to transmit the converted optical signals; an electrical signal conversion unit configured to convert the transmitted optical signals into serial electrical signals; a received-signal processing unit configured to performs a predetermined image processing on the received serial electrical signals to generate and output a display image signal to a display device, and detect transmission failure of the optical signals in the optical transmission paths; and a control unit configured to control changing of the number and the destination of the serial electrical signals in accordance with a result of detection of the transmission failure.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323528

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

11/03/16 / #20160323527

Endoscopic camera head

There is provided a endoscopic camera head including a cover glass, provided on a connecting face that connects to a base of an endoscope, and disposed to cover an opening for taking into a housing observation light guided inside a lens barrel of the endoscope to the base, and an image sensor configured to receive the observation light passing through the cover glass and entering the housing, and capture an image of a target of observation. In the image sensor, an anti-reflective coating is provided on at least one face of a protective glass disposed facing opposite a light receiving face configured to receive the observation light.. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323500

Video signal processing device, video signal processing method, and camera device

The present technology allows for easily checking whether a moving part is in focus. A video signal at a first frame rate is acquired from a captured video signal at a second frame rate n times higher than the first frame rate. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323499

Method and apparatus for forming images and electronic equipment

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an image forming method and apparatus and electronic device. The image forming method includes: acquiring sound information emitted by an object and/or image information of the object; determining a position of the object according to the acquired sound information and/or image information; adjusting a focusing point or a focusing zone based on the position of the object; using the adjusted focusing point or focusing zone for focusing; and shooting to obtain an image. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323497

Image capturing system, image capturing device, and image capturing method

To enable satisfactory simultaneous and widely varied pictures to be obtained, for example, by allowing a common user to obtain an overall picture while the common user performing desired image capturing, or the like. A first image capturing device image-captures a subject to record this image, and also transmits a trigger signal to a second image capturing device. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323494

Image sensor, imaging apparatus, electronic device, and imaging method

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

11/03/16 / #20160323088

Duplex operation in a cellular communication system

A cellular communication system comprises a first base station serving at least a first user equipment. The base station comprises functionality for transmitting a base station duplex capability message to user equipments using a transmission format which is common to a plurality of duplex modes. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322973

Programmable device, information processing device, and control method for processing circuit of programmable device

A programmable device is disclosed which includes: a circuit data setting section configured to set a logical configuration in a processing circuit using first setting information retrieved from a memory; and a communication status monitoring section configured to determine whether communication is established between the processing circuit and a host computer using the setting made by the circuit data setting section. If it is determined that the communication is not established, the circuit data setting section retrieves from the memory second setting information different from the first setting information to again set a logical configuration in the processing circuit on the basis of the second setting information.. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322725

Transmission module, transmission cable, and connector

A transmission module, a transmission cable, and a connector are provided. The transmission module includes a connector component including a connector side substrate having a terminal component including a ground terminal and a data terminal, and a transmission cable component including a cable side substrate having a flexibility on which a cable side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal and a signal line are provided, wherein the cable side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of the signal line is folded, wherein a connector side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal is provided on the connector side substrate, and wherein the connector side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of an area where electromagnetic noises are generated is folded.. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322714

Antennas including an array of dual radiating elements and power dividers for wireless electronic devices

A wireless electronic device includes dual radiating antennas, with each of the dual radiating antennas including a first radiating element and a second radiating element. The wireless electronic device includes power dividers, a respective one of which is associated with a respective one of the dual radiating antennas and is configured to divide the power of a signal into a first portion of the power and a second portion of the power. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322545

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

11/03/16 / #20160322422

Semiconductor device, memory circuit, method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device of the technology includes a first diffusion section (22), a second diffusion section (21), a channel section (23), a gate section (24), and a stress application section (31, 32, or 33). In a semiconductor layer (10) having a groove (10a), the first diffusion section (22) is formed at or in the vicinity of a bottom of the groove (10a), the second diffusion section (21) is formed at an upper end of the groove (10a), and the channel section (23) is formed between the first diffusion section (22) and the second diffusion section (21). ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322310

Image pickup apparatus and camera module

An image pickup apparatus includes an optical device, a transparent conductive film, an electrode pad, and a penetrating electrode. In the optical device, an optical element area for receiving light is formed on a first surface side of a substrate, and an external connection terminal is formed on a side of a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322057

Signal processing apparatus and method, and program

A method, system, and computer program product for processing an encoded audio signal is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the system receives an encoded low-frequency range signal and encoded energy information used to frequency shift the encoded low-frequency range signal. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322027

Information processing device, communication system, and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device including an operation acceptance unit configured to accept a user operation related to an image based on image data received from another information processing device using short-range wireless communication when the image is displayed on a display unit, and a controller configured to perform control in a manner that notification information for issuing a notification that the user operation is accepted is output when the user operation is accepted, and control data corresponding to the user operation is transmitted to the other information processing device.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321998

Light emitting period setting method, driving method for display panel, driving method for backlight, light emitting period setting apparatus, semiconductor device, display panel and electronic apparatus

Disclosed herein is a light emitting period setting method for a display panel wherein the peak luminance level is varied through control of a total light emitting period length which is the sum total of period lengths of light emitting periods arranged in a one-field period, including a step of setting period lengths of n light emitting periods, which are arranged in a one-field period, in response to the total light emitting period length such that the period lengths of the light emitting periods continue to keep a fixed ratio thereamong, n being equal to or higher than 3.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321843

Display control device, display control method, and program

There is provided a display control device including a matching section configured to match a first image or sensor data output from a first imaging device or a sensor worn on a head of a first user, to a second image output from a second imaging device worn on a part other than the head of the first user, a sight estimation section configured to estimate a region corresponding to a sight of the first user in the second image, on the basis of a result of the matching, and a display control section configured to generate an image expressing the sight of the first user using the second image on the basis of a result of the estimation of the sight, and display the image expressing the sight of the first user toward a second user that is different from the first user.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321842

Information processing apparatus and information processing system having a marker detecting unit and an extracting unit, and information processing method by using the same

Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: an image-taking unit configured to take an image of real scenery to thereby obtain real image; a marker-detecting unit configured to extract a marker image from the real image, the marker image being an image of marker projection light, the marker projection light being projected by a projection device to the real scenery in order to provide spatial first information, the first information being necessary to display virtual information such that the virtual information is superimposed on the real scenery, second information being added to the marker projection light; and an extracting unit configured to extract the second information added to the extracted marker image.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320925

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

11/03/16 / #20160320880

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting a contact operation and a pressure of an operating object on a contact operation surface, a display switching unit for switching display on a display screen according to the pressure of the operating object detected by the detection unit, and an execution unit for performing a predetermined process, in a case a predetermined operation of the operating object on the contact operation surface is detected by the detection unit while the display on the display screen is being switched by the display switching unit, according to the predetermined operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320863

Image processing apparatus and method, and program

The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus, method, and program which can improve operability. A short distance image separation unit generates a short distance image indicating a short distance object located at the side of an imaging unit, on the basis of a clipped image which is clipped from an input image captured by the imaging unit, and a distance image indicating the distance to an object in each region of the clipped image. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320794

Providing a representation of orientation and movement of an item being moved in space

The present invention relates to a method for providing a representation of orientation and movement of an item being moved in space by a user of the item. The user is wearing a wearable electronic device being physically separate from the item. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320757

Electronic device, time setting method, time setting system and program

An electronic device includes a communication unit that performs communication with an external apparatus; a timekeeping unit that performs timekeeping of time; and a control unit, after completion of a connection with the external apparatus using the communication unit, updates time of the timekeeping unit using time information when being in a state where time can be set by obtaining the time information from the external apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320203

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

An information processing apparatus, method and computer-readable medium that generates a plurality of movement trace tracks based on stored position information, generates a content track based on acquired content information, generates a track list by combining the plurality of movement trace tracks and the content track, and outputs the track list.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317932

System and method of automatic entry creation for blogs, web pages or file-sharing sites based on game events

Systems and methods are provided for at least partially automating content generation of blog entries chronicling an entity's interaction with a multiuser environment. The same may combine automatic data generation with user-generated and/or user-edited or created narrative. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317930

Viewing a three-dimensional information space through a display screen

A method is provided, including the following operations: capturing images of an interactive environment by an image capture device; analyzing the captured images to track motion of a user's head in the interactive environment; providing a view through a display screen of a three-dimensional (3-d) information space, wherein the view of the 3-d information space is defined from a perspective that is determined by the tracked motion of the user's head in the interactive environment, the perspective being dynamically updated in response to the motion of the user's head; wherein the 3-d information space includes a plurality of predefined content regions that are configured to present respectively assigned visual content, the content regions being visually accessible through the display screen based on the provided view of the 3-d information space.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317926

Method for mapping movements of a hand-held controller to game commands

One embodiment provides a method for use in a game that includes the steps of receiving position information for a controller that is being manipulated by a user, analyzing the position information to determine whether a predetermined movement of the controller associated with a command has been performed, and executing the command if the predetermined movement of the controller associated with the command has been performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317924

Information processing device and information processing system

A client terminal and a server system having a plurality of processing units processing game applications are connected to each other via a network. In a game system as a cloud computing system, the server system performs streaming distribution of a result of processing of a game application to the client terminal, and stores save data in a second storage system. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317128

Ultrasound processing apparatus and method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an ultrasound processing apparatus and method, and a program that enable easy and stable measurement of tissue characteristics. A vibrator driving unit drives a vibrator incorporated in an ultrasound probe based on a vibration parameter from a vibrator control unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160316995

Medical signal processing device and medical observation system

A medical signal processing device is communicably connected to a medical control device through a plurality of signal transmission paths and processes an image signal corresponding to a result obtained by examining an inside of a subject. The medical signal processing device includes a transmission signal processing unit configured to generate a plurality of image signals for transmission by distributing the image signal based on transmission failure information that indicates a transmission failure on a signal in the signal transmission paths.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316385

Method for operating a user equipment in a wireless radio network

. . . . . . The present invention relates to a method (300) for operating a user equipment (106) in a wireless radio network (100). The wireless radio network (100) comprises a base station (101) and at least one node (105) configured to relay communication data between the user equipment (106) and the base station (101). ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316354

Terminal device, data transmission method, and data transfer method

Efficient data transfer over a public network is achieved. A terminal searching unit searches for a neighboring terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316353

Wireless communication device, program, and wireless communication method

An electronic device that transmits, via a first communication interface to another electronic device, an ip (internet protocol) address; and communicates with the another electronic device via a second communication interface in accordance with the ip address. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316298

Edge structure of diaphragm

An edge surrounding a diaphragm has a recessed portion having a recess in one direction of vibration of the diaphragm, and a projecting portion having a projection in the one direction. At least part of the edge continuously has a first changing shape and a second changing shape. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316260

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a broadcast receiver capable of receiving a broadcast signal; and a controller configured to obtain at least information used to control an operation of an application, the application using a broadcast signal received by the broadcast receiver, and an application information table describing information on an expire date, to determine if the expire date of the obtained application information table is expired or not based on information on the expire date, and to invalidate start of the application based on the application information table if the controller determines that the expire date is expired.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316222

Image processing device and method

The present technique relates to an image processing device and method for preventing increases in the processing load of image encoding and decoding. The image processing device includes: a temporal prediction control unit that controls, in a prediction of a motion vector, whether a temporal prediction is to be performed to predict the motion vector by using the motion vector of a neighbor region temporally adjacent to the current region being processed; and a motion vector encoding unit that predicts the motion vector of the current region by performing only a spatial prediction to predict the motion vector from the motion vector of a neighbor region spatially adjacent to the current region or performing both the spatial prediction and the temporal prediction under the control of the temporal prediction control unit, and encodes the motion vector of the current region by using the predicted value. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316197

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program for displaying information on multiple display layers

There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316167

Imaging apparatus and camera

An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316131

Lens control apparatus, lens control method, image capturing apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, image capturing system, and computer readable storage medium

A lens control apparatus includes an operation input unit, a communication unit, and a control unit. The operation input unit is configured to accept a user operation. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316054

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

10/27/16 / #20160316030

Efficient proximity service discovery resource report and allocation

Effective proximity service discovery resource reporting and allocation. Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for enhancing proximity service (prose) device to device discovery resource allocation, the method comprising: allocating, by a network processing device, network resources to a plurality of user devices including at least one user device in a connected mode and at least one user device in an idle mode, the allocating comprising: restricting network resources allocated to the user device in the idle mode for proximity service discovery compared to the network resources allocated to the user device in the connected mode for proximity service discovery, such that the network resources maintain reliable discovery services for the user device in the connected mode as well as provide acceptable discovery services for the user device in the idle mode.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316008

Information processing device and information processing system

A client terminal and a server system having a plurality of processing units processing game applications are connected to each other via a network. In a game system was a cloud computing system, the server system makes the client terminal wait for a start of processing of an application when there is no processing unit assignable to the client terminal. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316004

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a statistical amount selecting unit that selects, from a plurality of statistical amounts showing features of users, a statistical amount to be used based on distribution of each of the statistical amounts, a priority setting unit that sets priorities of a plurality of users, based on the selected statistical amount, and a display control unit that controls display of the plurality of users or a plurality of pieces of information from the plurality of users, based on the set priorities.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315987

Communication devices, communication data generation method, and communication data processing method

Provided are devices and methods that enable content distribution of data units generated by dividing a gop, and gop reconstruction and reproduction on the reception device side. A transmission device generates a sub gop media segment as packet-stored data, the sub gop media segment storing media data including only part of constituent data of a group of pictures (gop) as a processing unit of encoded data and metadata corresponding to the media data, and generates and transmits a packet having an in-gop location identifier recorded as packet additional information therein, the in-gop location identifier indicating the in-gop location of the media data stored in the sub gop media segment. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315658

Communication system, relay device, communication terminal, and base station

Provided is a communication system including a plurality of base stations, a plurality of communication terminals that communicates with one of the plurality of base stations, and a relay device, the relay device including a selection unit that selects a communication terminal to be relayed from among the plurality of communication terminals on the basis of communication quality information received from each of the plurality of communication terminals, and a relay unit that relays communication between the communication terminal selected by the selection unit and the corresponding base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315636

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method that make it possible to ensure good communication quality in a data transmission using ldpc codes. In group-wise interleave, an ldpc code whose code length is 16200 bits and code rate is 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, or 9/15 is interleaved in a 360-bit group unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315319

Positive electrode active material, method for producing the same, and electrochemical device

The invention provides a high-capacity positive electrode active material capable of sufficiently exploiting the excellent characteristics of magnesium metal or the like as a negative electrode active material, such as high energy capacity; a method for producing the same; and an electrochemical device using the positive electrode active material. A positive electrode 11 includes a positive electrode can 1, a positive pole pellet 2 having a positive electrode active material and the like, and a metal mesh support 3. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315125

Organic electroluminescence device and electronic apparatus

A organic electroluminescence device includes: a plurality of pixels each including an organic layer and a second electrode in this order on a first electrode having light reflectivity, and each configured to emit light of one wavelength out of two or more different wavelengths, the organic layer including an organic electroluminescence layer; and a black matrix layer provided on light emission side of the second electrode, and having first apertures for the respective pixels. The black matrix layer has inclined surfaces inside the respective first apertures, and inclination angles of the inclined surfaces are set, based on emission wavelengths of the pixels.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315121

Socket structure for three-dimensional memory

Socket structures that are configured to use area efficiently, and methods for providing socket regions that use area efficiently, are provided. The staircase type contact area or socket region includes dielectric layers between adjacent planar electrodes that partially cover a portion of a planar electrode that does directly underlie an adjacent planar electrode. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315120

Block architecture for vertical memory array

Three-dimensional memory structures that are configured to use area efficiently, and methods for providing three-dimensional memory structures that use area efficiently are provided. The vertical memory structure can include a number of bit line bits that is greater than a number of word line bits. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315115

Light control device, imaging element, and imaging device

A light control device according to the present disclosure includes: stacked m (provided that m≧1) light control layers 113m in each of which a first nanocarbon film 114, a first intermediate layer 117a, a dielectric material layer 116, and a second intermediate layer 117b are stacked; and a second nanocarbon film 115 formed on the second intermediate layer 117b included in an m-th light control layer 113m. A voltage is applied to the first nanocarbon film 114 and the second nanocarbon film 115.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315109

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

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

10/27/16 / #20160314617

Device and method of selecting an object for 3d printing

Aspects of the technology include method of selecting an object from a videogame for 3d printing. The method involves periodically rendering a virtual environment of a videogame for display at a succession of points in time. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314401

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

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a status recognition unit configured to recognize a status of a reference apparatus on the basis of information on a status of an apparatus corresponding to the reference apparatus, the reference apparatus serving as a reference when a behavior recognition mode for deciding a status of behavior is set; and a behavior-recognition-mode setting unit configured to set the behavior recognition mode for a setting target apparatus for which the behavior recognition mode is to be set on the basis of the recognized status of the reference apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314379

Method and system for processing one or more multi-channel images

Various aspects of a method and device to process one or more multi-channel images are disclosed herein. The method to process one or more multi-channel images is executed within an electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314254

Test server, communication terminal, test system, and test method

A test server includes: a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of communication terminals via a network, the plurality of communication terminals each being connectable to a test device capable of executing a test on the presence or absence of a disease and each being capable of inputting a diagnosis on the presence or absence of the disease, the diagnosis being related to the test and made by a doctor; and a control unit that acquires at least one of a result of the test and the diagnosis as a test information item from each of the plurality of communication terminals via the communication unit, causes a storage unit to store the plurality of acquired test information items therein, performs statistical processing on the plurality of stored test information items, and causes the communication unit to return a result of the statistical processing according to a demand given from each of the communication terminals before the doctor makes a diagnosis.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314027

Information processing device and information processing system

A client terminal and a server system having a plurality of processing units processing game applications are connected to each other via a network. In a game system as a cloud computing system, the server system makes the client terminal wait for a start of processing of an application when there is no processing unit assignable to the client terminal. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313800

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition section configured to acquire a curved movement of a body of a user as an operation, a display control section configured to display an object in a virtual three-dimensional space, and a process execution section configured to execute a process on the object based on the acquired operation. The object may be arranged on a first curved plane based on a virtual position of the user set in the virtual three-dimensional space, the first curved plane corresponding to the curved movement.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313754

Power control device, power management device and power management system

A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313593

Divided backlight configuration of a display

A device may comprise a display panel; a backlight; a printed circuit board, wherein the backlight is between the display panel and the printed circuit board; one or more lights, wherein the one or more light sources are directly connected to the printed circuit board, and one or more light coupling units, wherein each light coupling unit is configured to guide light, when emitted by a corresponding light source of the one or more light sources, to the backlight, and wherein the backlight guides the light towards the display panel.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313552

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

10/27/16 / #20160313490

Integrated light source in recess of housing

A device may comprise a housing, wherein the housing comprises one or more recesses; a display panel; a backlight; one or more light sources, wherein within each of the one or more recesses of the housing, one or more of the one or more light sources reside and are configured to emit light into the backlight; and a printed circuit board, wherein each of the one or more of the one or more light sources are connected to the printed circuit board, wherein each of the one or more recesses comprises at least one wall that comprises an electrical attachment area for the one or more of the one or more light sources.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160312975

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

An illumination unit capable of reducing luminance unevenness in illumination light, a projection display unit, and a direct-view display unit each of which uses such an illumination unit. An illumination optical system includes one or more light sources each including a solid-state light-emitting device; and an optical member configured to allow light incident from the solid-state light-emitting device to pass therethrough and exit therefrom, and at least one of the chips in the one or more light sources is configured of a laser diode. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311163

Modeling apparatus and modeling method

[solving means] a modeling apparatus includes a stage, an irradiation unit, a moving mechanism, and a stage-rotating mechanism. The irradiation unit selectively irradiates a region of a material supplied onto the stage, with an energy ray. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310861

Block, block system, information processing apparatus, display method, and information processing method

A block system 1 includes a block 102 and a host terminal 10. The block 102, configured such that two or more blocks are connectable with each other, includes a power supply mechanism 110 for supplying power to the block 102, a communication mechanism 114 for establishing connection with the host terminal 10 to transmit and receive various signals, a storage mechanism 112 for storing identification information related with the block 102, a display mechanism 118 for emitting light and displaying an image under the control of the host terminal 10, and a control mechanism 116 for executing programmed processing in accordance with a signal from the host terminal 10.. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310847

Audio, video, simulation, and user interface paradigms

Consumer electronic devices have been developed with enormous information processing capabilities, high quality audio and video outputs, large amounts of memory, and may also include wired and/or wireless networking capabilities. Additionally, relatively unsophisticated and inexpensive sensors, such as microphones, video camera, gps or other position sensors, when coupled with devices having these enhanced capabilities, can be used to detect subtle features about users and their environments. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310845

Information processing device and information processing system

A client terminal and a server system having a plurality of processing units processing game applications are connected to each other via a network. In a game system was a cloud computing system, the server system makes the client terminal wait for a start of processing of an application when there is no processing unit assignable to the client terminal. ... Sony Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310843

Interactive events platform

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

10/20/16 / #20160309604

Sealing element and a wearable electrical device comprising such a sealing element

. . . . . . A sealing element (20) for sealing an opening (12) in a water impervious housing (10) of a wearable electrical device during submersion of the device in water is disclosed. The sealing element comprises a flexible membrane (22) being water impervious, the membrane is adapted to be attached to the housing and to water sealingly cover the opening whereby the flexible membrane is adapted to flex in response to water pressure upon submersion; and a protective cover member (24) being water impervious, the protective cover member is connected to the membrane such that as the membrane flex in response to water pressure the protective cover member is moved towards the housing to water sealingly cover the opening. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309448

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of paging in a wireless telecommunications system. A core network element selects a base station from plural base stations including a tracking area to have primary responsibility for paging a terminal device and conveys an indication of the terminal device to the selected base station. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309392

Operating a user equipment in a wireless mesh radio network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a user equipment in a wireless mesh radio network. The wireless mesh radio network comprises a plurality of neighboring nodes arranged within a direct radio frequency communication range of the user equipment, and a destination node. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309303

Indoor location detection using combined radio frequency signal and audio frequency signal beacon system

A mobile terminal is operated by receiving a first signal and a second signal, determining a signal strength of the first signal, and determining an indoor location of the mobile terminal based on the signal strength of the first signal and the second signal. The first signal is a radio frequency signal and the second signal is an audio frequency signal.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309241

Method for operating a mobile device

The present invention relates to a method (20) for operating a mobile device (10). The mobile device (10) is configured to download a media stream comprising a plurality of data segments (s1-sn) and to playback the media stream during download. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309201

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

The present invention allows for display of an image generated from hdr video data on an ldr monitor in good condition. Applying a predetermined level-mapping curve to the input video data (hdr video data) in a first range of levels provides the video data for transmission (ldr video data) in a second range of levels narrower than the first range of levels. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309194

Image processing system, image processing method and program

There is provided an image processing system and an image processing method able to suppress block distortion in the case of decoding image data encoded in unit of blocks. A controlling unit selects a filtering content to be applied to the block image data based on the encoding types of the block image data to be filtered, and a filtering unit applies filtering to the block image data to be processed according to the filtering content selected by the controlling unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309120

Information processing system, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing system including a position management unit configured to manage positions of avatars operated by users in a virtual space, a schedule management unit configured to manage a schedule of communication of the users, and a control unit configured to cause communication between terminals used by the users who are scheduled to have the communication to be established when the avatars of the users who are scheduled to have the communication gather in a predefined place in the virtual space and to cause at least one of an image and a voice to be transmitted and received.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309103

Image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup device, and image pickup method

A solid-state image pickup device including a lens, a first light receiving element, a second light receiving element, and an element separation area. The first light receiving element is configured to receive light from the lens. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309088

Imaging system, imaging apparatus, information processing apparatus and method, and program

A control unit 15 is provided at an imaging system 10. The control unit 15 controls a mode relating to imaging of an imaging apparatus according to fixation relationship information indicating fixation relationship between the imaging apparatus and an information processing apparatus in a fixation state in which the imaging apparatus and the information processing apparatus are fixed to each other. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309067

Camera led flash with variable lens gain

The present invention relates to the field of devices with a possibility of recording light data, the device having a flash and more particular to such devices having a flash (300) which light cone (306) is adaptable. The present invention provides a method for adapting a light cone (306) from a flash (300) of a device using a liquid lens (302) and a device implementing such a method.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309066

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

10/20/16 / #20160308333

Laser diode array, method of manufacturing the same, printer, and optical communication device

A method of manufacturing a laser diode array capable of inhibiting electric cross talk is provided. The method of manufacturing a laser diode array includes a processing step of forming a peel layer containing an oxidizable material and a vertical resonator structure over a first substrate sequentially from the first substrate side by crystal growth, and then selectively etching the peel layer and the vertical resonator structure to the first substrate, thereby processing into a columnar shape, a peeling step of oxidizing the peel layer from a side face, and then peeling the vertical resonator structure of columnar shape from the first substrate, and a rearrangement step of jointing a plurality of vertical resonator structures of columnar shape obtained by the peeling step to a surface of a metal layer of a second substrate formed with the metal layer on the surface.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308332

Light emitting element and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a light emitting element includes, sequentially (a) forming a first light reflecting layer having a convex shape; (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 first light reflecting layer; (f) etching the first surface of the first compound semiconductor layer; and (g) forming a first electrode on at least the etched first surface of the first compound semiconductor layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308201

Method of manufacturing anode active material with oxide coating on active particles

An anode in which an anode active material layer is arranged on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer includes anode active material particles made of an anode active material including at least one of silicon and tin as an element. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308176

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and a battery package

A nonaqueous electrolyte battery and a battery package are provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a battery element; a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a battery package configured to accommodate the battery element, wherein the battery package includes a first layer; a second layer including a carbon material; and a metal layer, wherein the second layer is directly provided on the metal layer.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308125

Target, method for producing the same, memory, and method for producing the same

A target including: at least one refractory metal element selected from the group consisting of ti, zr, hf, v, nb, ta, and lanthanoids; at least one element selected from the group consisting of al, ge, zn, co, cu, ni, fe, si, mg, and ga; and at least one chalcogen element selected from the group consisting of s, se, and te. And a method for producing the target.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307989

Display device

A display device includes, on a substrate, light emitting elements each formed by sequentially stacking a first electrode layer, an organic layer including a light emission layer, and a second electrode layer and arranged in first and second directions which cross each other, a drive circuit including drive elements that drive light emitting elements, and a wiring extending in the first direction, and an insulating layer disposed in a gap region sandwiched by the light emitting elements neighboring in the second direction and having a recess or a projection. The wiring is disposed in an overlap region overlapping with the recess or the projection in the insulating layer in a thickness direction, in the gap region, and the second electrode layers in the light emitting elements neighboring in the second direction are separated from each other by the recess or the projection in the insulating layer.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307984

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

10/20/16 / #20160307955

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

10/20/16 / #20160307951

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

10/20/16 / #20160307877

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

10/20/16 / #20160307857

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

10/20/16 / #20160307603

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

There is provided an information processing device including: a data processing unit configured to execute a playback process of playing back data recorded on disc. The data processing unit acquires a playback control information file corresponding to playback data recorded on disc, acquires a plurality of video information corresponding to a plurality of video data in a same playback segment from the acquired playback control information file, and applies the acquired plurality of video information to execute a decoding and playback process of decoding and playing back the plurality of video data in the same playback segment.. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307515

Semiconductor device, display panel and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of thin film transistors of a single channel formed on an insulating substrate, and a buffer circuit including an outputting stage; a first inputting stage; a second inputting stage; a seventh thin film transistor; and an eighth thin film transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307514

Semiconductor integrated circuit, self-luminous display panel module, electronic apparatus, and method for driving power supply line

A semiconductor integrated circuit and corresponding display panel and electronic apparatus. A pixel element includes a self-luminous element and a drive transistor connected to a power supply line. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307499

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

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

10/20/16 / #20160307361

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device including a depth acquisition unit configured to acquire depth information of an object included in a captured image, an image combining unit configured to combine the object with an image object having depth information according to each piece of the depth information, and an effect processing unit configured to execute effect processing according to the depth information of the object.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307337

Information processing device and method, and program, for gamut conversion of content

An device, method and program may properly perform gamut conversion of content and be applied to a gamut conversion device. A restoration conversion state confirming unit performs confirmation such as gamut conversion state of image data read out from an optical disc and the existence or not of restoration metadata. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307320

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

An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a cell analysis system are provided. The information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: determine a frequency feature value based on motion data from an image of a cell, and control displaying information associated with the frequency feature value, wherein the frequency feature value includes a power spectral density for each time range and each frequency band, and wherein the information associated with the frequency feature value is displayed in association with the each time range and the each frequency band. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307317

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

10/20/16 / #20160307253

Display control device, display control method, search device, search method, program and communication system

An information processing apparatus may include a control unit to control display of parts information of a plurality of items, to generate search information according to feedback from a user for the parts information, and to control display of a search result according to the search information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306951

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

An information processing device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire developer identification information associated with an application program possessed by a user terminal, from the user terminal. A determination unit determines whether a developer of the application program indicated by the developer identification information is a developer who has made an advance request for authorization for use. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306775

Apparatus, method, and program for processing displayed contents based on a result of natural language processing

An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit selecting at least a part of a text included in contents, an acquisition unit acquiring a processing result of natural language processing for the part of the text selected by the selection unit, a specifying unit specifying a predetermined part of the text based on the processing result acquired by the acquisition unit, a detection unit detecting a keyword from the predetermined part of the text based on the processing result acquired by the acquisition unit, a tag generation unit automatically generating a tag in accordance with the keyword detected by the detection unit, and an association unit associating the tag generated by the tag generation unit with the predetermined part of the text.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306682

Information processing apparatus, method, and program

An information processing apparatus is provided including a first operating system incapable of adding or deleting an application and a second operating system capable of adding and deleting an application; and determines whether a received command is a command directed to the first operating system or a command directed to the second operating system by referencing a table in which the command and an operating system for processing the command are associated with each other; retains the table; controls a memory so that the first operating system or the second operating system can start processing based on a result of the determining by the means for determining; and transfers the received command to the first operating system or the second operating system based on the result of the determining.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306601

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a transmission processing section which performs short-range one-to-one communication with a communication partner device, a reception processing section, a received data processing section which acquires information obtained by communication with the communication partner device, a display section which displays the information, and a display processing section which executes processing of displaying the information based on a content of the information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306537

Display apparatus to control connection, a display method and a non-transitory computer readable medium

A display apparatus that includes circuitry that displays a user interface screen including device information that identifies a plurality of output device groups and a plurality of input device groups to control connection between one of the output device groups and one of the input device groups; and receives an input that designates a combination of said one of the output device groups and said one of the input device groups, the user interface screen includes a matrix comprising a plurality of cells in a row direction and a column direction, the input designates the combination by designating one of grouped cells corresponding to the combination of said one of the output device groups and said one of the input device groups in the matrix, and the grouped cells are grouped such that the input designates the combination as a group.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306431

Pinch and hold gesture navigation on a head-mounted display

A system for performing a pinch and hold gesture is described. The system includes a head-mounted display (hmd) and a glove, which is worn by a hand of the user. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306184

Apparatus and optical system including an optical element

An optical system includes an optical element arranged in an optical path of an optical system. A point spread function of the optical element images out-of-focus object points with positive defocus value into image areas oriented along a first radial axis in an image plane and out-of-focus object points with negative defocus value into image areas oriented along a second radial axis in the image plane. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306173

Display control device, display control method, and computer program

There is provided a display control device capable of ensuring the user's field of vision while keeping the user safe when the user is using a see-through head-mounted display, the display control device including: a situation acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a situation where a see-through display is being used, and a display control unit configured to perform display control on the see-through display using the information acquired by the situation acquisition unit so that a display of the information on the see-through display gradually becomes clearly visible.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306103

Illumination apparatus and illumination system

An illumination apparatus including a light-emitting unit and an apparatus-holding section. The light-emitting unit includes a light guide plate with a center portion being opened, a light source that inputs light from a side of an inner wall of the light guide plate, and a reflective film formed on a side of an upper surface of the light guide plate to reflect light propagated in the light guide plate. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160305783

Velocity calculation device, velocity calculation method, and navigation device

A velocity calculation device includes: a vertical direction acceleration detection portion that is mounted on a vehicle and detects an acceleration in a vertical direction generated correspondingly to undulation of a road surface; a horizontal direction angular velocity detection portion that is mounted on the vehicle and detects an angular velocity about a horizontal axis orthogonal to a travel direction of the vehicle generated correspondingly to the undulation of the road surface; and a velocity calculation portion that calculates a velocity in the travel direction of the vehicle on the basis of the acceleration in the vertical direction and the angular velocity about the horizontal axis.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160305776

Biking activity recognition through combination of electric field sensing and accelerometer

An apparatus and method for determining a user activity include or define a plurality of baseline signatures, each baseline signature corresponding to a type of user activity and having data formed from a first data representing a varying static electric field and a second data representing motion. Data responsive to a varying static electric field is obtained from a first sensor, and data responsive to motion is obtained from a second sensor. ... Sony Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160303479

System and method for improving the graphics performance of hosted applications

A method includes the following operations: (1) executing an application that that generates a series of video frames using a graphics processing unit (gpu); (2) determining that a first video frame in the series has been completely written to a back buffer; (3) determining whether a current scan line of a second video frame is outside of a specified region, where the second video frame is stored in a front buffer and is being read out line by line following receipt of a monitored synchronizing signal; (4) presenting the first video frame to the front buffer without frame transitions, if the current scan line is outside of the specified region and is in a vertical blanking interval (vbi); and (5) presenting the first video to the front buffer with frame transitions, if the current scan line is outside of the specified region and is not in the vbi.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302285

Audio reproduction device

. . . . . . . . . . . . Provided is an audio reproduction device including: a light source provided in the vicinity of a speaker unit; a detection unit that detects a beat of an audio signal reproduced by the speaker, and outputs a detection signal corresponding to the beat; and a light emission control signal output unit that controls a light emission mode of the light source in accordance with the detection signal, and outputs a light emission control signal for allowing generation of white light for a short period at a peak of intensity of the light source.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302155

Mobile device environment detection using an audio sensor and a reference signal

A mobile device configured to modify the mobile device's behavior based on the local environment of the mobile device. The mobile device determines the local environment based on a comparison of sound detected by the mobile device's audio sensor to sound detected by an exterior audio sensor. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302153

Communications device and method

A communications device establishes a communications context for communicating data packets using a packet communications bearer from the communications device via mobile communications network in a connected state and releases communications context when in an idle state. A controller is configured in combination with a receiver to receive signalling information providing an indication of one or more functions performed by at least one of the receiver, a transmitter, or the controller which can be changed in a power saving state, and when in either the idle state or the connected state, to enter the power saving state in which the one or more of the operations performed by at least one of the receiver, the transmitter, or the controller are changed in accordance with the indication of the changed functions received in the signalling information from the mobile communications network.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302143

Cell selection in a cellular communication network

A user equipment (2, 4, 6) receives mobility information representing a time-dependent location change of a mobile cell (11, 21) of a cellular communication network. A cell of a plurality of cells (11, 21, 31) of cellular communication network is selected for the user equipment (2, 4, 6) to camp on. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302142

Selecting a cell of a wireless cellular communication network

The present invention relates to a method for selecting a cell of a wireless cellular communication network (100) having a plurality of cells (111-115). According to the method, a cell size information representing a size of an area served by a cell (111-115) of the plurality of cells is received by a user equipment (106). ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302060

Method and apparatus for facilitating use of services available via wireless connection

A method is disclosed for facilitating service usage by a wireless terminal. The method is implemented by a bluetooth low energy (ble) beacon. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302020

File generation device, file generation method, file reproduction device, and file reproduction method

The present disclosure relates to a file generation device, a file generation method, a file reproduction device, and a file reproduction method that enable reproduction of multi-channel liner pcm audio data in a file format. Audiosampleentry is extended and a box specifying org lpcm (orglpcmspecificbox) is assigned immediately thereafter. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301987

Processing and providing an image in which a plurality of symbols are encoded

A reception apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for processing an image in which a plurality of symbols is encoded, and an information providing apparatus for providing the image. The reception apparatus includes circuitry configured to receive or retrieve an image in which a plurality of symbols is encoded. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301977

Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program

Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus, a receiving method, and a program which are configured to provide application programs to be executed in response to av content. The receiving apparatus includes: a receiving block; a trigger acquisition block; an application acquisition block; and a control block. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301975

Reception device

The present invention relates to a reception device that can select an optimal component. The reception device includes a first reception unit that receives a video or audio component transmitted on a broadcast wave, a second reception unit that receives a video or audio component distributed via a network, and a control unit that controls the operation of each unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301969

Sharing web application program guide content items over home networks

Digital living network alliance (dlna) hypertext markup language 5 (html5) remote user interface (rui) or vidipath™ technologies are extended such that a w3c-defined <iframe> element facilitates incorporation of rui-wrapped content into a client user interface that is a web application designed on the html5 rui or vidipath™ technology to ensure that remote user interface components of the rui-wrapped content are rendered as an html5 rui/vidipath™ server expects, including any authentication protocol needed to verify client capability. In this way, search and playback of content, previously made available through monolithic web application (web app) based electronic program guides (epg) over a home network, are distributed without losing the programmable and graphics components provided when playing that same content via the monolithic web app epg.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301907

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

Image reproduction according to a display apparatus is realized by acquiring image information of an ultra-high definition (uhd) image from a playlist file or a clip information file. A data processing unit that performs a reproduction process of a disc recording data acquires a playlist file or a clip information file as a reproduction control information file corresponding to reproduction data recorded in a disc, determines whether or not an ultra-high definition (uhd) image is recorded in the disc based on recording data of such a file, and, in a case where the ultra-high definition (uhd) image is recorded in the disc, acquires image information of the ultra-high definition (uhd) image from the reproduction control information and controls output data for a display apparatus based on the acquired image information.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301899

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

An illumination unit includes one or more light sources each including a solid-state light-emitting device configured to emit light from a light emission region including a single or a plurality of light-emitting spots. The solid-state light-emitting device includes a single chip or a plurality of chips each emitting a light beam. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301885

Solid-state imaging device and method for producing the same, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: an effective pixel region of a substrate, effective pixels being arranged in the effective pixel region; an interconnection region around the effective pixel region, electrodes or interconnects being provided in the interconnection region; a peripheral region outside the interconnection region; and a film formed on the substrate. A cross-sectional height of the film in the effective pixel region is smaller than a cross-sectional height of the film in the interconnection region, and a cross-sectional height of the film in the peripheral region and a cross-sectional height of the film in at least a portion of a middle region between the effective pixel region and the interconnection region, the portion being closer to the interconnection region, are between the cross-sectional height of the film in the effective pixel region and the cross-sectional height of the film in the interconnection region.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301879

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

An information processing apparatus, an information processing system, and a method of processing information are provided. In one embodiment, the information processing apparatus includes a processor, and a memory device storing instructions. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301865

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of sharing a space while maintaining the degree of freedom of a visual line. An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a display image generated based on image information which is generated through imaging of an imaging device mounted on a moving object moving in a space, imaging-device posture information which is information regarding a posture of the imaging device, and user view information which is obtained from a user manipulation device manipulated by a user and specifies a region that the user desires to view is displayed in a display region viewed by the user.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301785

Protective cover for wireless terminal including electronic ink display element technical field

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method is performed by a protective cover for a wireless terminal. The protective cover includes a transceiver circuit, a processor circuit, an electronic ink display element, and an inductive power supply circuit. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301741

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

There is provided an information processing device including a determination unit configured to determine one operation mode among a plurality of operation modes in which processing speeds are different when a process is performed, and a processing unit configured to transmit information regarding a processing time which is based on the determined operation mode and indicates a reference of the processing time when the process is performed to a communication control device capable of performing contactless communication with an external device using the information regarding the processing time for setting of a waiting time of the process.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301692

Information processing apparatus

A picked up image displaying unit displays a picked up image on a display unit. A face authentication unit detects a face image of a registered user existing in the picked up image using face identification data retained in a registered user information retaining block. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301489

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program capable of reducing the number of pins for transmitting and receiving data. The signal processing apparatus is provided with a signal transmission unit configured to perform classification for a signal to be transmitted and received between processing units that process an obtained signal, perform time division multiplexing for the signal classified into a group, and transmit the signal. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301129

Antennas including dual radiating elements for wireless electronic devices

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

10/13/16 / #20160301110

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and electrical apparatus

A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes an anode; a cathode; a separator; an electrolytic solution including a solvent and an electrolyte salt; wherein the solvent includes a fluoro ethylene carbonate, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte battery has a discharge capacity ratio of a discharge capacity b when discharging at a 5 c rate to a discharge capacity a when discharging at a 0.2 c rate ((b/a)×100%), and wherein the discharge capacity ratio is 80% or more. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300879

Imaging element and imaging device

Provided is an imaging element including: a light receiving element 20; and a stacked structure body 130 that is placed on a light incident side of the light receiving element 20 and in which a semiconductor layer 131 and a nanocarbon film 132 to which a prescribed electric potential is applied are stacked from the light receiving element side. The semiconductor layer 131 is made of a wide gap semiconductor with an electron affinity of 3.5 ev or more, or is made of a semiconductor with a band gap of 2.0 ev or more and an electron affinity of 3.5 ev or more.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300529

Display device and a method of manufacturing display device

Disclosed herein is a display device including: a pixel array portion; a drive portion; and a power source wiring; the pixel array portion, at least a part of the drive portion configured to drive the pixel array portion and the power source wiring are forming a panel, the pixel array portion including scanning lines disposed in rows, signal lines disposed in columns, and pixels disposed in matrix in portions where the scanning lines and the signal lines cross each other, respectively, the drive portion including a scanner portion configured to drive the pixels in a line-sequential manner through the scanning lines, and a signal portion configured to supply a video signal to each of the signal lines in correspondence to the line-sequential drive, so that an image is displayed on the pixel array portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300388

Filtering and parental control methods for restricting visual activity on a head mounted display

A method for executing computer instructions for presenting an interactive environment in a head-mounted display (hmd) is described. The method includes identifying content associated with the interactive environment to be presented on the hmd for a user and determining whether an interactive object within the identified content satisfies a threshold for presentation to the user. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300104

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

The present invention is to provide an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information storage medium with which the accuracy of detection of whether the contact of an object with a subject is present or absent is improved compared with conventional techniques. A frame image acquiring section (32) acquires plural frame images that include a subject region in which an image of a subject appears and are taken at timings different from each other. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299684

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section which displays, as a first layout state, an object group including a plurality of objects arranged in a first direction, a detection section which detects an operation input that is input to the display section, and a control section which, when the detection section detects an operation input in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, changes the first layout state into a second layout state in which the respective objects constituting the object group which has been selected are spread and pieces of information associated with the plurality of objects, respectively, are displayed.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299666

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

To be able to realize a freer user experience by using respective windows operated by a plurality of users. Provided is an information processing apparatus including: an operation information acquiring unit configured to acquire operation information indicating an operation of a first user to a first window and an operation of a second user to a second window; a window managing unit configured to merge the first window and the second window in response to the operation information; and an information generation unit configured to generate information to be displayed on the merged window.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299646

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

10/13/16 / #20160299644

Menu screen display method and menu screen display device

Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring menu display instructions from a user, and generating and outputting the operating system menu screens for display.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299624

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

10/13/16 / #20160299604

Method and apparatus for controlling a mobile device based on touch operations

An apparatus includes circuitry configured to determine, based on an output of a sensor, that an instruction object is within a predetermined distance of a surface of a display. The circuitry may be configured to determine, based the sensor output, a grip pattern corresponding to a position of one or more of a finger and a thumb on a user's hand with respect to the display surface. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299564

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of a user's face and operations performed by the user, and an area selection unit configured to, when the operation detection unit detects that the user has performed a first operation, select an area on a screen based on the orientation of the user's face during the first operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299563

Control of personal space content presented via head mounted display

Methods and systems for filtering content include identifying content for presenting in a rendering space defined by one or more mechanisms of a head mounted display (hmd), wherein the content is interactive, streaming content. A rating score for the content is identified. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299330

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device and image processing method are provided. A device for controlling display of a sequence of images of living objects obtained through microscopy may comprise a processor and a storage unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299324

Zoom lens and image capturing apparatus

There is provided a zoom lens including first and second lens groups independently movable in an optical axis direction in an optical system. Before and after switching between two modes different in minimum focusing distance, a lens group to rule focusing changes between the first and second lens groups or a relative position between the first and second lens groups changes.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299170

Laser scanning observation device and laser scanning method

Provided is a laser scanning observation device including: a window unit provided in a partial area of a casing and configured to be in contact with or close to an observation target; an objective lens configured to collect laser light on the observation target through the window unit; an optical path changing element configured to change a direction of travel of the laser light guided within the casing toward the window unit; an astigmatism correction element provided in a front stage of the window unit and configured to correct astigmatism occurring upon the collection of the laser light on the observation target; and a rotation mechanism configured to allow at least the optical path changing element to rotate about a rotation axis perpendicular to a direction of incidence of the laser light on the window unit to scan the observation target with the laser light.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299124

Blood state analysis device, blood state analysis system, blood state analysis method, and program

A blood state analysis device, blood state analysis system, blood state analysis method, and program that enable analysis of the state of blood easily and precisely is provided. The blood state analysis device includes: an extraction unit configured to extract at least one feature from chronological change data of an electrical characteristic of blood in two or more frequency bands; an evaluation unit configured to evaluate a state of the blood on the basis of the at least one feature extracted by the extraction unit; and a classification unit configured to classify the blood on the basis of a result of evaluation conducted by the evaluation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160298981

Navigation apparatus and navigation method

A navigation apparatus includes: a current-position information acquisition section obtaining measured current-position information; a camera section obtaining a captured image of a subject; a direction detection section detecting a direction when obtaining the captured image by the camera section; from characteristic-point information related to multiple predetermined characteristic points stored in a storage section, a characteristic-point information extraction section extracting the characteristic-point information related to the characteristic points located in the vicinity of the current position and in a range shown in the direction; and a control section displaying the captured image on a display section, wherein the control section displays a predetermined direction line indicating a distance from the current position on the captured image, obtains a distance and a direction from the current position to the characteristic point, and displays the characteristic-point information at a position corresponding to the distance and the direction on the captured image.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160296119

Image analysis device, image analysis method, program, and illumination device

The present disclosure relates to an image analysis device, an image analysis method, a program, and an illumination device to efficiently acquire an image to be suitably used to analyze skin. An image acquisition unit is included, the image acquisition unit including an illumination unit including a light emitting unit in which a plurality of light emitting elements including at least a light emitting element configured to emit visible light and a light emitting element configured to emit invisible light are packaged, and an image pickup unit configured to capture an image of reflection light generated by causing irradiation light emitted from the illumination unit to be reflected by an analysis target. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295668

Reproduction device and reproduction method

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A reproduction device includes a plurality of speakers each of which reproduces a sound corresponding to an audio signal, a plurality of light emission elements, a detection unit that analyzes the audio signal, and outputs a timing signal corresponding to an analysis result, a light emission control unit that allows the light emission elements to emit light in a first light emission mode or a second light emission mode, and a switching control unit that provides a switchable period for switching one of the light emission modes to the other of the light emission modes, and determines whether to switch the current light emission mode in response to a trigger of the timing signal input in the switchable period.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295639

Information processing system, communication terminal, information processing unit and program

There is provided an information processing system including a service provider unit, a communication terminal and an information processing unit. The communication terminal includes a terminal first communication section, a terminal second communication section to communicate with the information processing unit through a first communication channel, a terminal third communication section to communicate with the information processing unit through a second communication channel, and a terminal communication control section. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295568

Transmission of control information to reduced bandwidth terminals

A method receiving data at a communications terminal from an ofdm wireless communications network including a wireless access interface communicating the data using plural ofdm sub-carriers includes: receiving from a first control channel having a bandwidth corresponding to a first frequency band providing first plural ofdm sub-carriers a resource allocation message allocating communications resources of a second group of ofdm sub-carriers; and receiving from a second control channel within the second frequency band within the second group of ofdm sub-carriers control information specific to the communications terminal operating to receive the data via the second group of ofdm sub-carriers. The communications terminal receives resource allocation messages from the first control channel to allocate resources within the second frequency band forming a virtual carrier and to receive control information specific to the communications terminal, which receives data from the second frequency band of the virtual carrier via a second control channel.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295546

Position estimation apparatus, position estimation method, target terminal, communication method, communication terminal, recording medium, and position estimation system

There is provided a position estimation apparatus including: an identification information provision unit which provides temporarily issued prescribed identification information to a target terminal; a data acquisition unit which acquires transmission data transmitted from a communication terminal receiving a wireless signal; and a position estimation unit which estimates a position of the target terminal, in the case where identification information included in the transmission data is the prescribed identification information notified to the communication terminal from the target terminal by the wireless signal, based on position information of the communication terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295522

Wireless communications system and method for performing wireless communication in wireless communications system

A wireless communications system and a method for performing wireless communication in a wireless communications system. The wireless communications system includes: a first base station node; a second base station node; and a wireless communications apparatus, performing communication with the first base station node and the second base station node. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295374

Apparatus, systems and methods for mobile network positioning of mtc devices using common reference or synchronization signals

Embodiments improve user equipment (ue) positioning accuracy in a mobile communication system by providing for a ue configured to listen for positioning reference signal (prs) transmissions within an operating bandwidth around direct current (dc) sub-carrier and at least one non-prs transmission including, for example, a crs or pss/sss; receiving, at the ue, prs and non-prs(s) transmissions transmitted from base stations within the operating bandwidth; performing, at the ue, time of arrival (toa) measurements for each of the plurality of base stations, wherein the toa measurements are determined based on the at least one non-prs transmission; obtaining observed time difference of arrival (otdoa) measurements by subtracting toa for the plurality of base stations from a toa for a reference base station, and transmitting, from the ue to a location server (ls), the otdoa measurements, wherein the ls performs a positioning estimation of the ue based on the otdoa measurements.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295366

Method and apparatus for positioning a mobile terminal in a radio network

A method for positioning a mobile terminal in a radio network including a plurality of base stations, comprising: transmitting a signal from a base station for receipt in the mobile terminal along a line of sight of a radio beam; receiving time measurement data from the mobile terminal, obtained based on receipt in the mobile terminal of the transmitted signal; calculating a distance value (dlos) for the distance from the base station to the mobile terminal based on the time measurement data; and calculating a vertical position (dv) of the mobile terminal, based on the distance value and an elevation angle (θ) of the line of sight of the radio beam from one or more of the plurality of base stations.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295325

Method and device

A method comprising determining an audio noise spectrum that represents external audio noise, determining an audio reference spectrum that represents audio content to be perceived by a listener, and determining a compensation spectrum based on the audio noise spectrum and based on the audio reference spectrum.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295230

High efficiency video coding device and method based on reference picture type

The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of suppressing a decrease in encoding efficiency. The image processing device includes: a predictive vector generating unit that generates a predictive vector of a current parallax vector of a current block used in prediction using correlation in a parallax direction using a reference parallax vector referred when generating a predictive motion vector, when encoding the current parallax vector; and a difference vector generating unit that generates a difference vector between the current parallax vector and the predictive vector generated by the predictive vector generating unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295229

High efficiency video coding device and method based on reference picture type

The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of suppressing a decrease in encoding efficiency. The image processing device includes: a predictive vector generating unit that generates a predictive vector of a current parallax vector of a current block used in prediction using correlation in a parallax direction using a reference parallax vector referred when generating a predictive motion vector, when encoding the current parallax vector; and a difference vector generating unit that generates a difference vector between the current parallax vector and the predictive vector generated by the predictive vector generating unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295228

High efficiency video coding device and method based on reference picture type

The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of suppressing a decrease in encoding efficiency. The image processing device includes: a predictive vector generating unit that generates a predictive vector of a current parallax vector of a current block used in prediction using correlation in a parallax direction using a reference parallax vector referred when generating a predictive motion vector, when encoding the current parallax vector; and a difference vector generating unit that generates a difference vector between the current parallax vector and the predictive vector generated by the predictive vector generating unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295217

Decoding apparatus and decoding method, and coding apparatus and coding method

The present disclosure relates to a decoding apparatus and a decoding method and a coding apparatus and a coding method capable of adjusting a compression rate of a lowest limit. A decoding unit decodes a bit stream coded according to an h.265/hevc standard having a profile in which a lowest compression rate at the time of coding an image is set for each of a main tier and a high tier in units of coding units (cu) that are recursively divided. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295214

Data encoding and decoding

A data encoding method includes encoding an array of data values as data sets and escape codes for values not encoded by the data sets, an escape code including a prefix portion and a non-unary coded suffix portion having a length, in bits, dependent upon a value encoded by the prefix portion according to a relationship such that, for at least some values encoded by the prefix portion, the length of the non-unary coded suffix portion is greater than the length, in bits, of the prefix portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295211

Decoding device and decoding method, and encoding device and encoding method

The present disclosure relates to a decoding device and a decoding method, and an encoding device and an encoding method, which are capable of optimizing encoding of the enhancement image when the profile of the base image is the main still picture profile or the all intra profile. An enhancement decoding unit decodes encoded data of an enhancement image based on general_profile_idc that is set when a profile of a base image is a main still picture profile and indicates that a profile of the enhancement image is a scalable main still picture profile or general_profile_idc that is set when the profile of the base image is an all intra profile and indicates that the profile of the enhancement image is a scalable all intra profile. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295195

Power efficient multiple camera system

A device may include a digital camera that includes a stereo camera pair of a first camera and a second camera, and a system control that is capable of turning the first camera and the second camera on and off separately. Additionally, the device may include a processor to receive a first image via the first camera, and detect a scene type associated with the first image. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295188

Aberration correction apparatus, imaging apparatus and aberration correction method

An aberration correction apparatus includes an aberration information acquisition unit which acquires aberration information from an imaging lens; a spectroscopic characteristic information acquisition unit which acquires spectroscopic characteristic information of an imaging device which performs a photoelectric conversion of an optical image that is formed in the imaging lens; and an aberration information correction unit which performs a correction according to the spectroscopic characteristic information with respect to the acquired aberration information.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295155

Tuner device

A housing has a vertical dimension, a horizontal dimension, a height dimension, a diagonal dimension, and an arbitrary dimension that are each shorter than a half wavelength of a maximum frequency of a source oscillation frequency of an oscillator of a tuner ic that is contained in the housing. Furthermore, pin positions in a pin connector including a plurality of pins connected to the tuner ic are arranged in a zig-zag manner, and the pin connector has a size shorter than a length decided by multiplying a number of the pins and a pin interval of the pin connector.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295145

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

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

10/06/16 / #20160295132

System and method of subtitling

A method of subtitling comprises the steps of obtaining an audio file of dialogue in a first language, obtaining a file of script text corresponding to the dialogue in the audio file in the same first language, determining a timing correspondence between dialogue in the audio file and words in the script text, detecting at least a first pause during performance of the dialogue in the audio file, defining a respective breakable point in the script text corresponding to the or each detected pause, and dividing the script text out into a sequence of subtitle lines of text responsive to the location of one or more of the defined breakable points.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295123

Method of displaying a pathological microscopic image, an information processing apparatus, a non-transitory computer-readable medium, and an information processing system

A method of displaying a pathological microscopic image is provided. The method includes causing a display device to display a first area and a second area of a microscopic image, wherein the first area of the microscopic image is configured to be displayed in a first resolution and the second area of the microscopic image is configured to be displayed in a second resolution, and wherein the first resolution is lower than the second resolution; and causing the display device to display a first part of the first area in a first color different from an intrinsic color of the microscopic image, wherein the first part of the first area corresponds to the second area of the microscopic image, and wherein the first color includes one or more colors. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295114

Image processing device and image processing system

An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes a determination unit configured to determine a scheme of capturing a pixel value of an imaging element at a time of imaging operation of moving image contents using a feature amount which is obtained from a plurality of regions in a frame which configures the moving image contents; and a correction unit configured to perform a correction of focal plane distortion with respect to the moving image contents based on the determined capturing scheme. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295098

Depth estimation from image defocus using multiple resolution gaussian difference

A blur estimation method and apparatus which utilizes gaussian differences at multiple resolutions, upon which iterative convolution is performed to match sharpness measures between two images. Blur differences are combined with an iteration number selected from multiple resolution levels based on comparing a sharpness ratio as the blur difference estimate. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295090

Imaging system, imaging device, information processing device and method, and program

An imaging system 10 is provided with a controller 15. The controller 15 perform a status control of an imaging device depending on attachment/detachment information indicating whether the imaging device and the information processing device are in an attachment status in which the imaging device and the information processing device are attached to each other or in a detachment status in which the imaging device and the information processing device are detached from each other. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294904

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

A content supplying apparatus, a content supplying method, a program, a terminal device, and a content supplying system capable of notifying a correspondence relation between a flute stream and a segment stream to a reception side, and applicable to a system distributing a content in the flute multicast manner. The content supplying apparatus includes: a flute stream generating unit that generates a flute stream based on a fragment stream and generates an sdp by describing information relating to an mpd in which information required for the reception side to acquire information relating to a flute session distributing the flute stream and the fragment stream corresponding to the flute stream is described; and a multicast distribution unit that distributes the flute stream and the sdp in a flute multicast manner.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294594

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

Provided is a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method which can maintain compatibility with a plurality of communication schemes and send a response signal back within the allowed time specified by each communication scheme. The wireless communication device includes a radio receiving unit (120) that receives a packet having a format conforming to a first communication scheme and including a second format portion conforming to a second communication scheme using a higher frequency band than the first communication scheme and a first format portion excluding the second format portion, and a processing unit (160) that, outputs a response signal at completion of demodulation and decoding of the first format portion, regardless of whether demodulation and decoding of the second format portion are completed or not.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294590

Modulation apparatus

Modulation apparatus, comprising: a first delta-sigma modulator for providing a digital in-phase signal based on a modulation of an in-phase component of a baseband signal; a second delta-sigma modulator for providing a digital quadrature signal based on a modulation of a quadrature component of the baseband signal; a first multiplicative combiner for combining a carrier signal with the digital in-phase signal and for providing an in-phase output signal; a second multiplicative combiner for combining the carrier signal with the digital quadrature signal and for providing a quadrature output signal; a delay component for generating a 90° phase shift between the in-phase output signal and the quadrature output signal; and an additive output combiner for combining the in-phase output signal and the quadrature output signal and generating a transmit signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294520

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

10/06/16 / #20160294487

Body area network signal discrimination

A method, system and devices provide for transmitting, by a first device, a body area network (ban) session initiation signal indicating an availability to establish an on-body communication with a second device. At least one ban acknowledgement signal is received by the first device from the second device. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294486

Device contact avoidance for body area network

A device and a method provide for transmitting, via a communication interface operating in a low frequency body area network (ban) communication mode, a low frequency, on-body signal to another device; determining whether to continue a ban communication with the other device based on whether an on-body ban signal is received from the other device that is responsive to the low frequency, on-body signal; and switching the communication interface to a high frequency ban communication mode based on a determination that the on-body ban signal is received, wherein the high frequency ban communication mode configures the communication interface to transmit and receive an on-body signal within a frequency band different from a frequency band of the low frequency ban communication mode.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294461

Systems, methods and computer program products for optimizing a wireless channel between a user equipment and a base station

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for optimizing a wireless channel between a user equipment (“ue”) and a base station (“bs”). An exemplary method comprises instructing the ue to transmit a first pilot signal from a first antenna of the ue and a second pilot signal from a second antenna of the ue; estimating a first wireless channel for the first antenna and a second wireless channel for the second antenna; defining a first parameter of a first filter for the first wireless channel and a second parameter of a second filter for the second wireless channel; and transmitting the first parameter and the second parameter to the ue.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294442

Device environment determination

Embodiments include systems of and methods for an electronic device having a radio communication processor connected to one or more transmission antennas, wherein each of the one or more transmission antennas are configured to transmit a signal; a receiving antenna connected to the radio communication processor and configured to receive the signal transmitted from the one or more transmission antennas; an attenuation measuring device configured to measure attenuation of the transmitted signal based on the signal received by the receiving antenna; and a controller configured by circuitry to determine a surrounding air or water environment of the electronic device based on the measured attenuation.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294388

Input apparatus and electronic apparatus

An input apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an operation member, an electrode substrate, and a first support. The operation member includes a plurality of key regions and is configured to be deformable. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294154

Light source device and wavelength conversion method

A light source device according to the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor laser unit configured to emit excitation light of a prescribed wavelength; a wavelength conversion unit configured to amplify the excitation light by causing the excitation light to resonate and generate output light of a different wavelength from the excitation light using a prescribed non-linear crystal, the wavelength conversion unit including a first optical path for amplifying the excitation light, and a second optical path for generating the output light; a first optical path length control mechanism configured to control an optical path length of the first optical path; and a second optical path length control mechanism configured to control an optical path length of the second optical path.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293957

Electrode and battery

A battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode is an electrode containing an active material and an inorganic oxide. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293873

Solid-state imaging element, production method thereof, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging element including a phase difference detection pixel pair that includes first and second phase difference detection pixels is provided. In particular, each phase difference detection pixel of the first and second phase difference detection pixels includes a first photoelectric conversion unit arranged at an upper side of a semiconductor substrate and a second photoelectric conversion unit arranged within the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293859

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

Devices, methods, and electronic apparatuses directed towards solid-state imaging devices that include: a pixel including an organic photoelectric conversion section, the organic photoelectric conversion section including an organic photoelectric conversion film (62), the organic photoelectric conversion film performing photoelectric conversion; a pigment included in the organic photoelectric conversion film, the pigment being two or more polymerized monomers, and the pigment having absorbance in ultraviolet to infared regions.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293783

Semiconductor nanoparticle dispersion, photoelectric conversion element, and image pickup device

A semiconductor nanoparticle dispersion is provided. The semiconductor nanoparticle including a plurality of semiconductor nanoparticles having a radius equal to or larger than an exciton bohr radius; and a solvent dispersed with the plurality of semiconductor nanoparticles.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293759

Semiconductor device, method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and antenna switch module

Disclosed is a semiconductor device having a radio frequency switch. Also disclosed are an antenna switch module and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor device. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293673

Display unit

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

10/06/16 / #20160293664

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

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

10/06/16 / #20160293656

Solid-state image pickup element and image pickup apparatus

A solid-state image pickup element including: a photoelectric conversion region; a transistor; an isolation region of a first conductivity type configured to isolate the photoelectric conversion region and the transistor from each other; a well region of the first conductivity type having the photoelectric conversion region, the transistor, and the isolation region of the first conductivity type formed therein; a contact portion configured to supply an electric potential used to fix the well region to a given electric potential; and an impurity region of the first conductivity type formed so as to extend in a depth direction from a surface of the isolation region of the first conductivity type in the isolation region of the first conductivity type between the contact portion and the photoelectric conversion region, and having a sufficiently higher impurity concentration than that of the isolation region of the first conductivity type.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293653

Semiconductor apparatus, solid state imaging device, imaging apparatus and electronic equipment, and manufacturing method thereof

The present technology relates to a semiconductor apparatus, a solid state imaging device, an imaging apparatus and electronic equipment which realize a smaller and thinner size and which enable improvement of optical characteristics, and a manufacturing method thereof. A side electrode 16c is formed on a side face of a substrate on which an imaging device 16 is formed. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293651

Solid state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid state imaging device including: a pixel region that is formed on a light incidence side of a substrate and to which a plurality of pixels that include photoelectric conversion units is arranged; a peripheral circuit unit that is formed in a lower portion in the substrate depth direction of the pixel region and that includes an active element; and a light shielding member that is formed between the pixel region and the peripheral circuit unit and that shields the incidence of light, emitted from an active element, to the photoelectric conversion unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293557

Package and antenna apparatus including package

A package for embedding one or more electronic components comprises a carrier structure a silicon-based carrier layer, one or more electronic components embedded in one or more cavities formed in the carrier layer, and a cover structure arranged on top of the carrier structure. The cover structure comprises a cover layer and one or more cavities formed in the cover layer. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293201

Recording layer for optical recording medium and optical recording medium

An optical recording medium includes a transmissive recording layer containing an oxide of a metal ma, an oxide of a metal mb, and an oxide of a metal mc. The metal ma is at least one kind selected from the group consisting of mn and ni. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293135

Transmission apparatus, method of transmitting image data with wide color gamut, reception apparatus, method of receiving image data with wide color gamut, and program

A transmission apparatus includes a data transmission unit that transmits image data with a wide color gamut to an external apparatus over a transmission path; and an information transmission unit that transmits additional information on the image data with the wide color gamut that is transmitted by the data transmission unit and information on a transmission method for the additional information, to the external apparatus over the transmission path.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292987

Home audio video display device (avdd) as sensor monitor

Method, computer storage device, and system that establish communication with at least first and second sensors, receive information from the sensors, and determine whether the information from the first sensor satisfies a first alert threshold. It is also determined whether the information from the second sensor satisfies a second alert threshold. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292922

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

An object is to achieve a further improvement of the usability of a wearable display (100). There is provided a display control device including: a display control unit configured to control display of a picture on a display unit (110) of a wearable display. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292867

Localisation and mapping

A method generates a three-dimensional map of a region from successive images of that region captured from different camera poses. The method captures successive images of the region, detects a gravitational vertical direction in respect of each captured image, detects feature points within the captured images and designates a subset of the captured images as a set of keyframes each having respective sets of image position data representing image positions of landmark points detected as feature points in that image. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292847

Automatic 3d segmentation and cortical surfaces reconstruction from t1 mri

An apparatus and method for performing automatic 3d image segmentation and reconstruction of organ structures, which is particularly well-suited for use on cortical surfaces is presented. A brain extraction process removes non-brain image elements, then classifies brain tissue as to type in preparation for a cerebrum segmentation process that determines which portions of the image information belong to specific physiological structures. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292834

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus and an image processing method which can transmit/receive or display a high-dynamic-range image suitably are provided. An image transmission apparatus transfers, as metadata of content, luminance conversion information, which is for conversion of hdr content (for example, with maximum luminance 2000 nit) into sdr content (having, for example, 100 nit), or differential information. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292823

Image processing device and method, recording medium, and program

An image processing device includes a viewpoint separating unit configured to separate multi-viewpoint image data, including images of multiple viewpoints and representing intensity distribution of light and the direction of travel of light according to positions and pixel values of pixels, into a plurality of single-viewpoint image data for each of the individual viewpoints; and a parallax control unit configured to control amount of parallax between the plurality of single-viewpoint image data obtained by separation into individual viewpoints by the viewpoint separating unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292736

Asynchronous advertising placement based on metadata

A podcast system and method are provided to select and deliver media ads over a network to a user device and to insert the media ads in media content subscribed to and delivered over the network to the user device.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292535

An emotion based power efficient self-portrait mechanism

A system and method include determining predicted emotional events associated with an emotional response by a subject; forming a timeline based on the predicted emotional events; and acquiring image data associated with the subject to be acquired based on the timeline. Determining the predicted emotional events may include identifying emotional images, identifying prior emotional events associated with the emotional images, and determining the predicted emotional events based on the prior emotional events. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292290

Apparatus, method and system to select content from history information representing previously reproduced content

According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a storage for storing content identification and content type information in association with each other, the content identification identifying a content that a renderer acquired from a server and reproduced; an input unit for receiving a reproduction request specifying the content type information; and a transmission unit for retrieving the content identification associated with the specified content type information from the storage and transmitting to the renderer an instruction for reproduction, the instruction for reproduction including the content identification.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292264

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

An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a selection of displayed content from a user. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291860

Information processing device

An information processing device having a novel interface for allowing a user to change the reproducing position of a video is provided. The information processing device is connected with a touch sensor (16), receives a drag operation performed by the user in a predetermined direction on the touch sensor (16), changes steplessly the reproducing position of the video in accordance with the amount of the drag operation, and starts to reproduce the video from the changed reproducing position.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291788

Predictive input system for touch and touchless displays

A device comprising a display, a predictive input system coupled to the display and configured to store zone data indicating zones of the display, wherein each zone constitutes a portion of a display area; store predictive parameter data, wherein each zone is assigned a subset of predictive parameter data, wherein each subset indicates at least one of a look-ahead prediction value that indicates a time period corresponding to how far in the future a predictive user input pertains, an indication of a particular prediction algorithm, or at least one value used by the particular prediction algorithm, and wherein at least two zones of the display have different values for the subsets of predictive parameter data; receive input data via the display; determine the zone in which the input data is received; and generate prediction data based on the input data, the zone data, and the subset of predictive parameter data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291745

Virtual borderless display

A display comprising a display panel, wherein the display panel comprises two or more bonding areas; a driver configured to drive the display panel; a layer that provides a medium via which signals can propagate to and from the driver, and wherein the driver is mounted to the layer; and two or more flexible connectors, wherein the two or more flexible connectors provide communication paths between the display panel and the driver, and wherein a first end of each of the two or more flexible connectors connects to the display panel at a corresponding one of the two or more bonding areas, and wherein a second end of each of the two or more flexible connectors connects to the driver via the layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291744

Display method and program of a terminal device

An electronic device, including circuitry to detect, based on an output of a touch panel, a kind of finger that operates the touch panel; determine, based on the detected kind of the finger, an arrangement of display elements on a display formed on or integrally with the touch panel; and control the display to display the elements in accordance with the determined arrangement.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291703

Operating system, wearable device, and operation method

A system of a wearable computing device equipped with a motion detection sensor, a touch panel, and wireless communication circuitry that communicates with a terminal computing device equipped with a display and additional wireless communication circuitry, for the purpose of controlling the display output, cursor movement, and functions on the terminal device with input data detected through the wearable device.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291692

Information processing system, information processing method, and program

To provide a technique that enables an easy movement of the pointing position to a position desired by the user, there is provided an information processing system, including: a gaze detection unit configured to detect a gaze of a user, an operation detection unit configured to detect an operation in a space by the user, and a position control unit configured to determine a pointing position based on the operation. The position control unit causes the pointing position to move based on the gaze if a predetermined operation is detected.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291690

Portable electronic equipment and method of controlling a portable electronic equipment

A portable electronic equipment comprises a gaze tracking device configured to track an eye gaze direction of a user in a time interval. The portable electronic equipment comprises a processing device coupled to the gaze tracking device and configured to generate heat map data for the eye gaze direction, generate saliency map data for a field of view of the user, and identify at least one point of interest in the field of view based on both the heat map data and the saliency map data.. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291674

Attention-based rendering and fidelity

Methods and systems for attention-based rendering on an entertainment system are provided. A tracking device captures data associated with a user, which is used to determine that a user has reacted (e.g., visually or emotionally) to a particular part of the screen. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291398

Display apparatus

Provided is a display apparatus including a display panel for displaying an image, a heat source arranged at a side surface of at least one side of the display panel, a heat absorbing section for absorbing heat generated by the heat source, a back surface plate arranged at a back surface side of the display panel and made of a metal, a portion of the back surface plate being in c lose contact with the heat absorbing section, a front surface plate arranged at a front surface side of the display panel and made of a metal, and a middle chassis arranged between the front surface plate and the heat absorbing section.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291329

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a setting unit configured to set a display mode corresponding to a posture of a user on the basis of posture information indicating the posture of the head of the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291230

Camera, optical system and interchangeable lens with birefringent device

An optical system (110) includes a lens unit (112) with a plurality of lenses. An out-of-focus point spread function of the lens unit (112) includes an annular intensity distribution with at least one ring-shaped side peak at a radial distance to a center point. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291146

Surveillance apparatus having an optical camera and a radar sensor

A surveillance apparatus includes an optical camera that captures images based on received light, the optical camera including a camera aperture and a radar sensor including one or more transmitting antennas configured to emit electromagnetic radiation and one or more receiving antennas configured to receive electromagnetic radiation. The one or more transmitting antennas and the one or more receiving antennas form a virtual antenna array. ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291128

Apparatus, systems and methods for mobile network positioning of mtc devices using partial power boosting

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for modifying positioning reference signal (prs) transmissions from base stations to user equipment (ue) by providing for partial power boosting at the base stations with the purpose of improving ue positioning accuracy and, specifically positioning accuracy of machine type communication (mtc) devices.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291116

Mobile terminal, wearable terminal, sonic distance measurement system, and sonic distance measurement method

Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal including: a reproducing section adapted to reproduce a first distance measurement signal; a recording section adapted to record the first distance measurement signal and a second distance measurement signal output from other mobile terminal; a time difference measurement section adapted to measure a first difference between recording start times of the first and second distance measurement signals; a communication section adapted to receive a second difference between recording start times of the first and second distance measurement signals from the other mobile terminal, the second difference being measured by the other mobile terminal; and a distance calculation section adapted to calculate a distance to the other mobile terminal by multiplying the subtraction result between the first and second differences by the speed of sound.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287993

Game device

Methods and apparatus provide for a game server carrying out actions, including: generating a selection screen that presents a plurality of reproduction data items, each for reproducing a state of a respective point in time during execution of a game and allowing a user of a game device to select one of the reproduction data items, each reproduction data item representing a respective state of the game achieved by the user while engaged in game play on the game device, the selection screen presenting a first reproduction data item, which is one of the plurality of reproduction data items, in association with a second reproduction data item, wherein the selection screen provides an indication to the user of whether the second reproduction data item reproduces a state of a point in time at which the game has progressed with reference to the state reproduced by the first reproduction data item; and transmitting the generated selection screen to the game device over a network such that the game device may display the received selection screen on a display device.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287990

Game aim assist

Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286606

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

09/29/16 / #20160286602

Apparatus, systems and methods for discontinuous signaling in a mobile communication network

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for discontinuous signaling in a mobile communication network. User equipment (ue)/mobile terminal requests slotted transmissions and, in response to the network authorizing slotted transmissions, communication of subsequent ue transmissions are slotted, such that a minimum time period is required to elapse between each ue transmission. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286587

Pairing consumer electronic devices using a cross-body communications protocol

A wireless device, such as a mobile device, for example, pairs with a peripheral device, such as a wristlet, for example, worn by the user. One or both of the wireless device and the peripheral device, each of which contact the user's skin, determine whether the other is in contact with the body of the same user. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286576

Scheduling in cellular networks

First reoccurring resources on a radio interface of a cellular network (100) are allocated and shared between communication devices (121-125) assigned to a first set (151). Second reoccurring resources on the radio interface are allocated and shared between communication devices (121-125) assigned to a second set (152). ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286567

Scheduling in cellular networks

First reoccurring resources on a radio link of a cellular network are allocated to the first relaying channel. Second reoccurring resources on the radio link are allocated to a second relaying channel. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286564

Relaying in cellular networks

In a situation where a direct channel (191) and a relaying channel (192) of a radio interface of a cellular network (100) are available to transmit data: selecting between the relaying channel (192) and the direct channel (191).. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286562

Device in wireless communication system, wireless communication system and method

A wireless communication system, wireless communication system and method, the device on the base station side in the wireless communication system including: an edge user equipment (ue) identification unit configured to identify the edge ue on the enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) according to the information about the ue received from the ue; and an interference coordination unit configured to apply an interference coordination plan to the epdcch of the edge ue. Applying the interference coordination plan to the epdcch of the edge ue improves service quality of the edge ue; and setting a proper degree of enhanced control channel element aggregation for the edge ue reduces the number of blind tests of the ue, thus increasing the system response speed.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286541

Transmission of control information to reduced bandwidth terminals

A method of communicating data to mobile terminals from an ofdm wireless communications network including a wireless access interface for communicating the data using a plurality of ofdm sub-carriers includes providing a first control channel having a bandwidth corresponding to a first frequency band at a first temporal position within a sub-frame, and transmitting resource allocation messages in the first control channel allocating communications resources of a first group of ofdm sub-carriers to communications terminals of a first type and allocating communications resources of a second group of ofdm sub-carriers to communications terminals of a second type. The method provides a second control channel within the second frequency band within the second group of ofdm sub-carriers in a second temporal position within a sub-frame, and transmits control information which is specific to the terminals of the second type operating to receive the data via the second group of ofdm sub-carriers.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286503

Systems, methods and computer program products for optimizing a wireless channel between a user equipment and a base station

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for optimizing a wireless channel between a user equipment (“ue”) and a base station (“bs”). An exemplary method comprises determining a first power level for a first antenna of the ue; determining a second power level for a second antenna of the ue; and transmitting a pilot signal from the first and second antennas substantially simultaneously, wherein the pilot signal is transmitted from the first antenna at the first power level and the pilot signal is transmitted from the second antenna at the second power level.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286338

System, method and device for transferring information via body coupled communication from a touch sensitive interface

A method, system and device for transferring specific information data to a user thereof comprising at least a first and a second body coupled communication (bcc), enabled devices forming a body area network (ban), wherein the first bcc enabled device comprises a touch sensitive interface and the second bcc enabled device is worn by the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286240

Image processing device and image processing method

The present technology relates to an image processing device and an image processing method which allow a deblocking filtering process to apply filtering appropriately. A pixel (p0i) of which the value is 255 (solid line) before a deblocking process changes greatly to 159 (dot line) after a conventional deblocking process. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286239

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method which are capable of suppressing a reduction in an increase in coding efficiency. A receiving unit that receives an encoded bitstream including a syntax element related to an inter-image process and an analyzing unit that analyzes the syntax element received by the receiving unit in a state in which a value of the syntax element is restricted when the bitstream is a bitstream encoded based on a profile for encoding a still image are provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286238

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method which are capable of suppressing a reduction in an increase in coding efficiency. A receiving unit that receives an encoded bitstream including a syntax element related to an inter-image process and an analyzing unit that analyzes the syntax element received by the receiving unit in a state in which a value of the syntax element is restricted when the bitstream is a bitstream encoded based on a profile for encoding a still image are provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286218

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

The present disclosure relates to an image encoding device and method, and an image decoding device and method, which are capable of performing an inter-layer associated process smoothly. An enhancement layer image encoding unit sets, when a decoded image of another layer is a reference picture, inter-layer information indicating whether or not the picture is a skip picture or inter-layer information indicating a layer dependency relation when 64 or more layers are included. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286215

Data encoding and decoding

A method encoding data values of a data set, including: selecting one of plural complementary sub-ranges of a code values set according to a current input data value, the code values set defined by a range variable; assigning the current input data value to a code value within the selected sub-range; modifying the code values set depending on the assigned code value and size of the selected sub-range; detecting whether the range variable is less than a predetermined minimum size and if so, successively increasing the range variable to increase the code values set size to at least the predetermined minimum size; outputting an encoded data bit in response to each size-increasing operation; after encoding a group of input data values, setting the range variable to a value selected from a predetermined subset of available range variable values, each subset value having at least one least significant bit of zero.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286150

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; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip 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

09/29/16 / #20160286129

Control of shake blur and motion blur for pixel multiplexing cameras

The invention is directed to controlling shake blur and motion blur associated with an image. An exemplary method comprises: receiving a first image frame and a second image frame associated with the image; determining first movement of the camera in the first image frame or the second image frame; determining second movement of the camera between the first image frame and the second image frame; controlling, based on the first movement, at least a portion of shake blur associated with the image; and controlling, based on the second movement, at least a portion of motion blur associated with the image.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286113

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

09/29/16 / #20160286072

Generation of a digest video

Embodiments include systems and methods for an electronic device including circuitry configured to acquire data of a first group of one or more images photographed by a first photographing method with corresponding first attribute information and first photographing time, and acquire data of a second group of one or more images photographed by a second photographing method with corresponding second attribute information and second photographing time; assign a priority to the first group and the second group based on the first photographing method and the second photographing method, respectively; and select one or more images from the first group and the second group based upon the assigned priorities, wherein a time to continuously display the selected one or more images occurs within a pre-determined time range for a set display mode.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285839

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, its information processing method, and a program causing a computer to execute the method, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to cause a second information processing apparatus to output authentication key information for allowing a first information processing apparatus to make a wireless connection with the second information processing apparatus in order to conduct data transmission from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus using wireless communication, and decide whether or not to allow the first information processing apparatus to make the wireless connection on the basis of authentication key information input into the first information processing apparatus and the output authentication key information.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285604

Pilot signal resource allocation for a cellular mimo system

The present invention relates to a method for allocating resources for a transmission of pilot signals of a plurality of terminals (18-23, 24-27) of a cellular multiple-input and multiple-output, mimo, system. The cellular mimo system (40) comprises at least a first base station (10) and a second base station (15), wherein each of the first and second base stations (10, 15) has a plurality of antennas (13) and a logic (12) which analyzes pilot signals received from a terminal (18-23, 24-27) at the plurality of antennas (13) to obtain information about radio channel properties between the terminal (18-23, 24-27) and the plurality of antennas (13). ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285578

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunication system includes base stations for communicating with terminal devices. One or more base stations support a power boost operating mode in which a base station's available transmission power is concentrated in a subset of its available transmission resources to provide enhanced transmission powers as compared to transmission powers on these transmission resources when the base station is not operating in the power boost mode. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285496

Watertight access cover with electroactive polymers

An electronic device includes a housing that has an opening to access a component inside the housing. The electronic device also includes a cover for the opening, a gasket to provide a seal between the cover and the opening, and a voltage source to supply voltage to the gasket. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285064

Separator, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage device, and electric power system

Provided is a separator including: a substrate; and a surface layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate, and having a higher porosity than that of the substrate. It is preferable that the surface layer includes: a first layer having convexities and concavities existing as cavities; and a second layer formed between the first layer and the separator, and the second layer has a higher porosity than that of the substrate, and the first layer has a higher porosity than that of the second layer. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285059

Battery device and electronic apparatus

A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284780

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A display unit includes a light emitting layer including a light emitting device; a color filter layer including a color filter corresponding to the light emitting device; and a light blocking layer including a light blocking member arranged to overlap an end of the color filter, a center position of the light blocking member being offset from the end of the color filter.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284779

Display unit

A display unit with which lowering of long-term reliability of a transistor is decreased is provided. The display unit includes a display section having a plurality of organic el devices with light emitting color different from each other and a plurality of pixel circuits that are singly provided for every said organic el device for every pixel. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284753

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

A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor substrate (12) in which a pixel region (21) where pixel portions (51) performing photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally arranged is formed and a second semiconductor substrate (11) in which a logic circuit processing a pixel signal output from the pixel portion is formed, the first and second semiconductor substrates being laminated. A protective substrate (18) protecting an on-chip lens (16) is disposed on the on-chip lens in the pixel region of the first semiconductor substrate with a sealing resin (17) interposed therebetween.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284361

Device, method, and program for expanding frequency band

The present technology relates to a device, a method, and a program for expanding a frequency band, which are capable of obtaining high-quality sound with a small processing amount. A low band extraction band-pass filter processing unit passes a predetermined band of a low band of an input signal and generates a low band sub band signal. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284133

Display control device, display control method, and program

An apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions and a control unit is disclosed. The control unit may be configured to execute the instructions to: acquire an image of real space, detect an object of interest within the real space image, obtain a still image of the object. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284074

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a dish image obtained by shooting a single or multiple dishes, and a first dish recognition unit configured to recognize the single or multiple dishes included in the dish image with reference to dish data selected, from dish data registered in advance, based on a condition regarding at least one of a person relating to the dish image, a shooting environment of the dish image, a shooting place of the dish image, and a shooting time of the dish image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284066

Method to improve video quality under low light conditions

A method to improve video quality by suppressing noise and artifacts in difference frames of a video is described herein.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284048

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of sharing a space while maintaining the degree of freedom of a visual line. An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a display image generated based on image information which is generated through imaging of an imaging device mounted on a moving object moving in a space, imaging-device posture information which is information regarding a posture of the imaging device, and user view information which is obtained from a user manipulation device manipulated by a user and specifies a region that the user desires to view is displayed in a display region viewed by the user.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283966

Point selling server, point selling method

A server (5) references point management data (15) to extract a point balance (111), a point expiration date (113) corresponding to a card number (101) sent from a computer (7), for sending to the computer (7) along with goods data (25) the server (5) references the goods data (25) to extract exchange points (161) corresponding to goods id (163) sent from the computer (7), and send them to calculate an after-goods exchange point balance ((point number (111))−(exchange points (161))). If (after-goods exchange point balance)<0, then deficit points are displayed to the computer (7) to encourage the purchase points e the server (5) sets a unit sale price of points based on member data (13), point sale data (23) and the like to prepare a point sale price list and send them to the computer (7) the server (5) updates point purchase data (19), point history data (17) the point management data (15) according to the number of purchased points sent from the computer (7).. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283791

Method, system, and medium having stored thereon instructions that cause a processor to execute a method for obtaining image information of an organism comprising a set of optical data

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for obtaining image information of an organism including a set of optical data; calculating a growth index based on the set of optical data; and calculating an anticipated harvest time based on the growth index, where the image information includes at least one of: (a) visible image data obtained from an image sensor and non-visible image data obtained from the image sensor, and (b) a set of image data from at least two image capture devices, where the at least two image capture devices capture the set of image data from at least two positions.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283772

Electronic device with display-based fingerprint reader

A display and finger print reader assembly for an electronic device includes a display having an arrangement of light emitting pixels, a light guide juxtaposed the arrangement of pixels of the display, and light sensors disposed at different locations around a periphery of the light guide. Light is sequentially emitted from the pixels to illuminate a user's finger that is placed against the display and finger print reader assembly. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283757

Information processing apparatus, power source control method of information processing apparatus and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including an ic module that performs communication with an external apparatus, a detection unit that detects an electric wave, a timer that measures a time course after being started, a power supply unit that supplies a power source to the ic module, and a control unit that controls a supply amount of the power source based on a detection result of the electric wave and a determination result of a value of the timer. The control unit starts the timer after terminating communication with the external apparatus, restarts the timer every time a transmission start of an electric wave is detected, in response to detection of an electric wave received from an outside at a predetermined interval in the detection unit.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283730

Integrated circuit device, information processing apparatus, memory management method for information storage device, mobile terminal apparatus, semiconductor integrated circuit device, and communication method using mobile terminal apparatus

A memory region on an ic card has a hierarchical structure. Each application allocated on the memory region is registered in a directory, and the memory region is managed in directory units. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283579

Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing device according to the present technology includes an action recognition unit that recognizes an operation action of a user based on sensor information, and an action representation generation unit that analyzes operation action data showing the operation action of the user recognized by the action recognition unit to generate an action segment represented by a meaning and content of the operation action from the operation action data.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283267

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including a storage unit configured to store applications, application information corresponding to each of the applications, and state management information in which the application information is stored in association with a priority level, and a control unit configured to control a valid state and an invalid state of the application by managing the application information stored in the state management information based on a process command.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283107

Mobile terminal device and input device

A mobile terminal device includes a display section having a display screen, an input section having a touch input region on the display screen, and a control section for displaying a plurality of keys. The display screen is provided as a software keyboard where a touch operation on a specific key causes an input of the specific key. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283106

Computing device

A computing device including a touch sensitive screen to display a graphical representation of a user interface and a processor module configured to control the graphical representation in response to signals representing user interaction. The user interface includes an orbital touch control to move in angular and radial directions relative to a reference point in response to signals representing user interaction with the orbital touch control. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283066

Method of displaying windows and display apparatus thereof

A method of displaying windows is disclosed. The method includes, when a first and second windows are displayed on a display screen of a display at the same time and display of the second window is changed with being interlocked with the first window by operating the first window, the steps of: forming a first data table in which input and output data forms are defined with respect to the first window; forming a second data table in which data forms transmitted from the first window to the second window are defined; receiving input to the first window from a user; performing processing of the first window according to the content of the received input; transmitting information of the processing in the first window to the second window associated in advance; and performing processing according to the transmitted information in the second window which received the transmission.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283035

Touch screen device

The present invention relates to a touch screen device, a handheld device and a method for operating a touch screen device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283013

Device display control for protecting sensitive data

A device receiving user-customized security parameters related to the display of sensitive data by the device. The device alters the device's display, during display of the sensitive data, based on the user-customized security parameters, wherein altering the device's display includes reducing a backlighting of the display, and modifying an image coloring of the display. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282963

Head-mounted display, display control method, and position control method

The present technology enables a user wearing a head-mounted display having a display section provided in front of the eyes of the user to directly check a state in front of the user. A head-mounted display includes: a display section; a casing supporting the display section in front of eyes of a user; and an optical system supported by the casing, the optical system allowing the user to view an image of an object disposed in a rear of the display section as viewed from the user.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282953

Information processing device and method, program and recording medium for identifying a gesture of a person from captured image data

An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282949

Method and system for detecting linear swipe gesture using accelerometer

A device and method detect user input for an electronic device based on linear acceleration and/or linear acceleration rate of the electronic device. More particularly, at least one of linear acceleration or linear acceleration rate of the electronic device is detected, the detected linear acceleration or acceleration rate is correlated to a gesture for controlling the electronic device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282938

Imaging display apparatus and method

An imaging display apparatus, includes: display means for image display; first image signal generation means for generating a display image signal based on a captured image signal captured by an imaging section with a field of view direction of a user being a direction of an object; second image signal generation means for generating a display image signal of an image different from an image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means; and control means for allowing, simultaneously on the display means, display of the image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means and display of the image of the display image signal generated by the second image signal generation means.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282937

Gaze tracking for a mobile device

A method includes detecting, by a camera of a mobile device, a face of a user of the mobile device. The method includes determining a sequence of video images of the face and applying three dimensional (3d) modeling to the sequence of video images of the face to create a 3d model of the face. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282910

Context awareness based on angles and orientation

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

09/29/16 / #20160282709

Light source apparatus and image display apparatus

A light source apparatus includes: at least one solid-state light source configured to output light in a predetermined wavelength range; a first optical system including at least one aspherical surface configured to convert a light flux from the solid-state light source into a substantially parallel light flux; an output unit including at least one light emitter that is excited by the light and emits visible light with a wavelength longer than that of the light, the output unit being configured to output light containing the light and the visible light; and a second optical system including at least one concave reflecting surface and being configured to reflect the light on the concave reflecting surface, the light coming from the solid-state light source and being converted into the substantially parallel light flux by the first optical system, to collect the light to the light emitter of the output unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282619

Image generation apparatus and image generation method

A position and rotation information acquisition unit 730 acquires information relating to a position and a rotation of the head of a user who wears a head-mounted display unit 100. A coordinate transformation unit 740 and a panorama image processing unit 750 generate an image to be displayed on the head-mounted display unit using the information relating to the position and the rotation acquired at a certain point of time by the position and rotation information acquisition unit 730. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282618

Image display device and image display method

An apparatus may include circuitry configured to control reproduction, at a head-mounted display device, of content, based on a determination of importance of an event occurring around the head-mounted display device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282499

Detecting apparatus, power receiving apparatus, power transmitting apparatus, and contactless power supply system

There is provided a detecting apparatus including one or a plurality of magnetic coupling elements that include a plurality of coils, a positioning unit disposed near at least one coil from among the plurality of coils included in the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements, and a detector that measures an electrical parameter related to the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements or to a circuit that at least includes the one or plurality of magnetic coupling elements, and determines from a change in the electrical parameter whether a foreign matter capable of generating heat due to magnetic flux is present.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282366

Blood state evaluation device, blood state evaluation system, blood state evaluation method, and program

A blood state evaluation device, blood state evaluation system, blood state evaluation method, and program that enable evaluation of the risk of thrombosis easily and precisely is provided. An electrical characteristic of blood being an evaluation target is chronologically measured in two or more frequencies or two or more frequency bands. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282268

Data processing apparatus, optical detection system, data processing method, and data processing program

There is provided a data processing apparatus including: a data determination portion that specifies, in each of first and second light intensity distribution data, an analysis range corresponding to a storage area for storing a detection target, the first and second light intensity distribution data being acquired on the basis of light emitted from first and light sources to a detection area; and a mode selection portion that selects an operation mode of the data determination portion. The mode selection portion selects one of a first mode in which the data determination portion specifies the analysis range in each of the first light intensity distribution data and the second light intensity distribution data, and a second mode in which the data determination portion specifies the analysis range in the second light intensity distribution data on the basis of information on the analysis range of the first light intensity distribution data.. ... Sony Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279515

Methods and systems for cloud executing mini-games and social tagging

Methods for managing mini-games created and executed in a game cloud system are provided. One method includes providing a plurality of mini-games stored in the game cloud system. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278159

Event-triggered mode switching for a mobile terminal

. . . . A mobile terminal comprises a modem for communication with a wireless network. The modem is configured for operating in a plurality of different modes. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278157

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

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

09/22/16 / #20160278143

Devices and methods for telephone call sharing using a direct wireless connection

A host electronic device is configured to share a telephone call with a participant electronic device. The host electronic device includes a transceiver, a wireless communication module and a controller. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278100

Communication control device, communication control method, and base station

Provided is communication control device including a determination unit which determines whether an access type of a small cell which at least partially overlaps a macro cell of a radio communication system is a closed access type or an open access type, an identification unit which, when it is determined that the access type of the small cell is the closed access type, identifies a user terminal of the macro cell which should be protected from interference caused by a radio signal from the small cell, and an interference control unit which transmits an interference control signal to a base station of the small cell so that the interference on the user terminal identified by the identification unit is reduced.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278039

Method for improved indoor positioning and crowd sourcing using pdr

The invention is directed to determining a position of a mobile device. An exemplary method comprises scanning a wireless signal associated with the mobile device; measuring a signal strength associated with the wireless signal; determining a timestamp associated with the measurement; and determining a position of the mobile device based on the signal strength measurement and the timestamp. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278038

Method for operating a cellular radio network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a cellular radio network (100). According to the method, a predicted location information (203) relating to a user equipment (110) is determined. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277925

Authentication with ultrasound

Embodiments are directed to automatically unlocking a user device based on proximity to a previously paired accessory. Embodiments include transmitting, by a transmitter of the first device (204), an ultrasound message comprising a personal code exchanged between the first device (204) and a second device (206) in a previous pairing between the first device (204) and the second device (206); receiving, by a receiver of the second device (206), the ultrasound message; determining and initiating storing, by a processor (238) of the second device (206), a timestamp associated with a time the ultrasound message was received by the second device (206); determining, by the processor (238) of the second device (206), the personal code; authenticating, by the processor (238) of the second device (206), the personal code determined from the ultrasound message; and based at least in part on the timestamp, initiating unlocking, by the processor (238) of the second device (206), at least one of the first device (204) or the second device (206).. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277899

Fingerprint matching in massive mimo systems

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining a location of a device on a massive mimo (multiple-input multiple-output) network. An exemplary method comprises receiving, from a device, a first signal and a second signal at a base station; measuring a first signal characteristic for the first signal and a second signal characteristic for the second signal; comparing and matching the first measured signal characteristic to a first reference signal characteristic for a first reference signal and the second measured signal characteristic to a second reference signal characteristic for a second reference signal; and determining a location of the device based on the first measured signal characteristic and the second measured signal characteristic.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277898

Determining location of a device in a mimo network using multipath component evaluation

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining a location of a device on a massive mimo (multiple-input multiple-output) network. The device transmits a signal comprising several multipath components (mpcs) either omnidirectionally or with limited directivity. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277825

Headset equipped with material that can change in size

A headset equipped with one or more materials that can change in size to facilitate the wearing experience by the user. The change in size may provide for a more accurate fit for the user to prevent or reduce the likelihood of the headset inadvertently moving away from the user's ear (e.g., falling out from the ear canal). ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277793

System for distributing metadata embedded in video

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

09/22/16 / #20160277790

Transmission apparatus, hybridcast data transmission method, reception apparatus, and hybridcast data reception method

Hybridcast data is allowed to be satisfactorily transferred between apparatuses. A transmission apparatus receives hybridcast-related information from a reception apparatus through a transfer path. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277787

Information processing apparatus, video recording reservation supporting method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus includes: a video recording reserving section configured to reserve video recording of a program in response to an operation performed by a user; and a comment posting section configured to post a comment on a predetermined website offering a predetermined webpage, the comment being supplemented with a uniform resource locator (url) indicative of the program of which the video recording has been reserved on the information processing apparatus, the url causing a video recording reservation screen for the program to be displayed when selected on a screen of the predetermined webpage displayed on another apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277771

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that can more easily improve encoding efficiency. A packing processing unit configured to perform packing processing of rearranging pixel data of raw data that is image data before demosaicing processing is performed according to the degree of correlation, and an encoding unit configured to encode the raw data subjected to the packing processing by the packing processing unit are included. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277724

Depth assisted scene recognition for a camera

A digital camera is operated by calculating a digital depth map of a scene that is received by the camera. Based on the digital depth map of the scene, one of the available scene mode settings is automatically selected. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277693

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and a pixel value correcting unit. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels each having one of a different exposure time and a different exposure sensitivity and being disposed according to a predetermined rule. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277682

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

09/22/16 / #20160277677

Image processing device and method, and program

The present technology relates to an image processing device and method, and program, whereby a high-quality loop moving image can be obtained more easily. Upon continuous shot images of multiple frames serving as material of a loop moving image being input, the continuous shot images are divided into multiple segments including motion segments including a moving subject and a still segment including a subject with no motion. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277653

Control device, camera system and program

A control device of present invention includes a display control portion that performs control such that a whole image display region, in which a whole image captured by a camera is displayed, and an enlarged image display region, in which a region corresponding to a position specified on the whole image is enlarged and an enlarged image is displayed, are displayed, and a control portion that performs control such that the region corresponding to the position specified on the whole image is changed. The region includes at least one preset region, and the display control portion displays, on the whole image, a section that corresponds to the preset region.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277474

System and method for content streaming in a network environment

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

09/22/16 / #20160277394

Module for controlling usability of a device

Module (10) for controlling usability of a processing unit (2) of a device (1), the module comprising a modem (11) for communicating with a cellular network, and an access circuit (12) connected to the modem for cellular network authentication and access, which access circuit comprises or is connected to a secure element (12), characterized by a state machine configured to control the device in accordance with one of a plurality of usability states, including at least a normal state and an alert state, wherein operation of the processing unit is inhibited in said alert state. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277328

Information processing device, display method and computer program

A video displaying section displays video content in a video display region on a viewing screen. A comment acquiring section acquires a comment with regard to the currently displayed video content. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277264

System and method for remote monitoring of api performance and user behavior associated with user interface

Various aspects of a system and a method to remotely monitor api performance and user behavior associated with a user interface (ui) are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a server that includes registration of a metric associated with performance of an application program interface (api) and/or the ui associated with a client device. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277228

Pilot pattern design for a sttd scheme in an ofdm system

A transmitting device for transmitting data symbols and pilot symbols in an ofdm transmission system; the device comprising symbol generating means for generating said data symbols and said pilot symbols, means for transmitting said data symbols and pilot symbols respectively by using a plurality of subcarriers of said ofdm transmission system, wherein said symbol generating means is designed to selectively generate a first type pilot symbol and a second type pilot symbol being orthogonal to said first type pilot symbol so that a pilot symbol pattern in the frequency dimension comprises at least said first type pilot symbol to be transmitted by using a predefined subcarrier and second type pilot symbol to be transmitted by using other predefined subcarrier, and wherein said pilot symbol pattern has a different pattern from a succeeding pilot symbol pattern in time dimension.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277167

Pilot time slot hopping

Embodiments are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for pilot time slot hopping to mitigate interference-based pilot time slot contamination. Embodiments include generating a multiple input multiple output (mimo) system message frame structure comprising a header comprising a plurality of header time slots, an uplink (ul) time slot (optional), and a downlink (dl) time slot. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277094

Method for operating a base station in a wireless radio network

The present invention relates to a method for operating a base station (21) in a wireless radio network. The base station (21) comprises a plurality of antennas (22) for transmitting radio frequency signals between the base station (21) and a user equipment (ue1, ue2, ue3). ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277076

Transmit power allocation for adaptive multi-carrier multiplexing mimo systems

The present invention relates to transmit power allocation in multi-carrier, multiplexing mimo communication systems. The present invention especially relates to a mimo communication device, a method of assigning transmit power to two or more communication channels and a software program product. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277072

Communication apparatus, communication method, and program for exchanging data with a target

A communication device includes a first processing unit that detects a target and receives a first command for activating an interface upon a detection of the target. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that exchanges data with the target through the first processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276788

Connection device and reception device

A connection device includes a rod-shaped electrode, a plurality of cylindrical electrodes through which the rod-shaped electrode passes, the plurality of cylindrical electrodes being sequentially exposed on a surface in order from a front end side of the rod-shaped electrode, an insulation section configured to insulate the rod-shaped electrode and the plurality of cylindrical electrodes from each other, and a plurality of connection terminals electrically connected to the rod-shaped electrode and the plurality of cylindrical electrodes in a vicinity of a rear end of the rod-shaped electrode, the plurality of connection terminals being protruded from a rear side.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276401

Solid state imaging device for reducing dark current, method of manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus

A solid state imaging device having a light sensing section that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light includes: an insulating layer formed on a light receiving surface of the light sensing section; a layer having negative electric charges formed on the insulating layer; and a hole accumulation layer formed on the light receiving surface of the light sensing section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276398

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

There is provided a solid-state imaging device including: an imaging pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit which receives incident light; and a phase difference detection pixel including the photoelectric conversion unit and a light shielding unit which shields some of the light incident to the photoelectric conversion unit, in which the imaging pixel further includes a high refractive index film which is formed on the upper side of the photoelectric conversion unit, and the phase difference detection pixel further includes a low refractive index film which is formed on the upper side of the photoelectric conversion unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276396

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

A solid state imaging device that includes a phase difference detection pixel which is a pixel for phase difference detection; a first imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging and is adjacent to the phase difference detection pixel; and a second imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging other than the first imaging pixel. An area of a color filter of the first imaging pixel is smaller than an area of a color filter of the second imaging pixel.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276392

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

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

09/22/16 / #20160276391

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

There is provided a solid-state image sensor including a semiconductor substrate in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, and a wiring layer stacked on the semiconductor substrate and formed in such a manner that a plurality of conductor layers having a plurality of wirings are buried in an insulation film. In the wiring layer, wirings connected to the pixels are formed of two conductor layers.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276385

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate having oppositely facing first and second surfaces, the first surface being an active surface and provided with an electronic element thereon, a pad electrode to be connected to the electronic element in a peripheral portion of the electronic element on the active surface, a first opening extending from the second surface toward the pad electrode so as not to reach the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, a second opening formed to reach the pad electrode from a bottom surface of the first opening and having a diameter smaller than that of the first opening, an insulating layer formed to cover sidewall surfaces of the first opening and the second opening, and a conductive layer formed, inside of the insulating layer, to cover at least an inner wall surface of the insulating layer and a bottom surface of the second opening.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276323

Light-emitting device and display device

Disclosed herein is a light-emitting device including a plurality of first light-emitting elements mounted in a matrix form on a common wiring board. Each of the first light-emitting elements has a single crystal semiconductor multilayer structure and is a semiconductor element in the form of a chip that emits light in a given band of wavelengths. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275986

Electronic device and method for controlling navigation in a video

An electronic device comprises a display to output a video, a user interface for controlling a navigation in the video along a time axis, and a processing device. The processing device is configured, when operating in an operating mode in which an object shown in a plurality of frames of the video is selected by a user input, to determine a magnitude of a speed vector of the object, and to apply a time scaling factor which depends on the determined magnitude of the speed vector of the object to the navigation along the time axis.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275983

Optical recording medium

There is provided an optical recording medium including: three reproduction layers, wherein reflectance r1, r2, and r3 of the three reproduction layers on a side of a surface irradiated with reproduction light is equal to or greater than 5%, and wherein any absolute value of a difference delta r between two selected from the reflectance r1, r2, and r3 is equal to or less than 7%.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275936

Electronic devices and methods for compensating for environmental noise in text-to-speech applications

A method by an electronic device for compensating for environmental noise in text-to-speech (tts) speech output includes: measuring environmental noise using a microphone signal; determining sound characteristics of the measured environmental noise; dynamically predicting expected future sound characteristics of the environmental noise based on the determined sound characteristics of the measured environmental noise; receiving a text input at a tts engine at the device, with the tts engine configured to convert the text input into a speech output signal; determining text characteristics of the text input at the tts engine; and at the tts engine, dynamically adapting the speech output signal based on the determined text characteristics of the text input and the predicted expected future sound characteristics of the environmental noise.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275708

Using frequency decomposition for better color consistency in a synthesized region

A method and apparatus for synthesis of homogeneous regions when infilling a missing region, such as for inpainting removed (or moved) objects from the image is presented. A color interpolation process is performed across opposing boundaries of the missing region for directing the color selection in the patch matching process. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275403

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a sensor data generator sensing a user behavior and generating sensor data corresponding to the user behavior; a behavior recognizing unit performing a predetermined threshold value process on the sensor data to recognize the behavior exhibited by the user and generating behavior information that is information indicating the behavior exhibited by the user; a behavior manager managing the behavior information generated by the behavior recognizing unit in correspondence with the time point at which the behavior corresponding to the behavior information is exhibited; and a behavior information post-processing unit performing a predetermined post-process on the behavior information managed by the behavior manager, wherein the behavior recognizing unit further includes a plurality of behavior determination units specified to specific behaviors exhibited by the user and generates the behavior information based on the determination results of the plurality of behavior determination units.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275314

Operating a display of a user equipment

Operating a display of a user equipment. The present invention relates to a method for operating a display (2) of a user equipment (1). ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275283

Electronic device with parallaxing unlock screen and method

Unlocking an electronic device includes displaying a lock screen containing a simulated parallaxing three-dimensional scene on a touch screen of the electronic device; receiving user input gestures on the touch screen; parallaxing the displayed scene in accordance with the input gestures; and determining if the input gestures satisfy input requirements to unlock the electronic device and, if so, unlock the electronic device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275175

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a circuitry configured to set a threshold value to define each user group based on position information and retrieve a state of each user detected based on sensing data provided from a user terminal. The circuitry is further configured to integrate the detected states for each user group defined based on the position information to generate integrated state information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274662

Dynamic gloves to convey sense of touch and movement for virtual objects in hmd rendered environments

A system and method of using a peripheral device for interfacing with a virtual reality scene generated by a computer for presentation on a head mounted display. The peripheral device includes a haptic device capable of being placed in contact with a user and a haptic feedback controller for processing instructions for outputting a haptic signal to the haptic device. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274640

Peak current handler

A device and method for limiting peak current draw in an electronic device includes identifying an operational state of the electronic device, and accessing data stored in the electronic device, the data including possible operational states of the electronic device and respective configuration data for maintaining an electric current consumption of the electronic device below a prescribed threshold. Operational parameters of the electronic device are modified based on the data obtained from memory to maintain the electric current consumption of the electronic device below the prescribed threshold.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160271733

Cutting device, cutting equipment and method

A cutting device for creating an object from material is described. The cutting device comprises: a plurality of image sensors separated by a predetermined distance and the image sensors being operable to capture a stereoscopic view of the material; controller circuitry operable to determine the position of the cutting device relative to the material using the captured stereoscopic view of the material; drive control circuitry, under control of the controller circuitry, operable to control the movement of the cutting device relative to the material; and a cutting unit, under control of the controller circuitry, operable to cut the material.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160271493

System and method for capturing text for an online application

A system and method for entering text within a video game application are described. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: a video game hosting service to execute a video game in response to user input; a client device to communicate with the video game hosting service over a first communication channel, wherein the client device has a first user input device communicatively coupled thereto, and wherein control signals for the video game are generated in response to input from the first user input device and transmitted from the client device to the video game hosting service over the first communication channel, the video game hosting service controlling a video game in response to receipt of the control signals; a display device communicatively coupled to the client device, the display device to display video of the video game; wherein the video game hosting service further includes program code to open a second communication channel to receive text input, the second communication channel being separate and independent from the first communication channel and usable by a data processing device capable of generating text input, wherein in response to receipt of text input over the second communication channel, the video game hosting service causes the text input to be displayed on the display device communicatively coupled to the client device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160271490

Entertainment device, display control method, program, and information storage medium

There are provided an entertainment device, a display control method, a program, and an information storage medium for enabling command information arranged on a screen to be less of a nuisance for the user than before. A voice receiving section (56) receives a voice. ... Sony Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160271480

Sensor device and recording medium

There is provided a sensor device capable of operating and reducing electric power consumption effectively, in response to sensing data of a state of the hitting tool used by the user, the sensor device including: a sensor unit configured to directly or indirectly detect sensing data indicating a motion and an orientation of a hitting tool, a communication unit configured to transmit the sensing data detected by the sensor unit to an external device, and a control unit configured to control operation of the sensor unit and the communication unit. The control unit or the sensor unit changes at least one of the sensor unit and the control unit to an electric power saving mode, upon detecting that the hitting tool has a specific orientation for a certain amount of time.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160270088

Communications system, communications device, infrastructure equipment and method of communicating

. . . . . . . . A communications system comprising a plurality of a communications devices and an infrastructure equipment. The infrastructure equipment is configured to communicate with one or more of the plurality of communication devices via a wireless access interface and the plurality of communications devices are configured to perform device-to-device communication with one or more others of the plurality of communications devices via the wireless access interface and to communicate with the infrastructure equipment via the wireless access interface. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160270074

Communication method, communication device, and computer program

In order to solve a problem of an accumulation on the transmission side, a delay on the reception side, and the like at the time of transmission in a communication system such as a wireless lan system, each communication station in a network transmits a beacon in which information with respect to the network is written and sets a state in which a reception operation is performed during periods of time before and after the transmission of the beacon signal when performing access control not to make communication timing of a packet collide with that of another station by detecting a signal transmitted from another station. With performing such processing, a system can be formed based on minimum level of transmission and reception operation when transmission and reception data does not exist in each communication station in the network, and also a data transfer can be performed with latency as small as possible in a minimum necessary level of transmission and reception operation by making a transition of a transmission and reception state in accordance with a fluctuating volume of transmission and reception data.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269888

Electronic device with frequency band scanning order

Locally available location data is analyzed to identify a country or region of the world in which an electronic device (10) is most likely being used. From the identified country or region, the electronic device configures a band scan order for a prioritized full band scan of channels supported by the electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269848

Sound field reproduction apparatus and method, and program

The present technology relates to a sound field reproduction apparatus and method, and a program, enabled to more accurately reproduce a sound field. A spacial filter application unit obtains a virtual speaker array drive signal of an annular virtual speaker array with a radius larger than a radius of a spherical microphone array, by applying a spacial filter to a spacial frequency spectrum of a sound collection signal obtained by having the spherical microphone array collect sounds. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269793

Interactive content delivery service having favorite program selection capability

Methods and systems enhance user experience of an interactive content delivery service. A main interface screen comprises a background, playing selected streamed content; and a foreground overlay, comprising a vertical bar crossing a horizontal bar. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269762

Information processing apparatus, method, and program

An information processing apparatus for reproducing second content in synchronization with reproduction of first content by a second information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, the first content comprising audio content. The information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to: extract a first feature from the audio content; obtain a second feature of the audio content, the second feature being together with the second content; compare the first feature with the second feature; and generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information used for reproducing the second content in synchronization with the first content.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269731

Image delivery device, image delivery program, and image delivery method

An image delivery device is, for example, implemented which is capable of better preventing delays even when real-timeness is required. The image delivery device includes operation information acquisition means, image information acquisition means, allocation information generation means, compression means, and transmission means. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269702

Display control device and display control method

There is provided a display control device including a display control unit configured to perform control to display a second image based on image information on a surface of a projection device that projects a first image based on the image information onto a predetermined surface. The first image and the second image correspond to different ranges of a single image that is reproduced from the image information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269676

Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium that enable content having a wide dynamic range of brightness to be displayed with an appropriate brightness. A recording medium, on which the reproduction device of one aspect of the present technology performs reproduction, records coded data of an extended video that is a video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269675

Apparatus and method for automatically generating an optically machine readable code for a captured image

A method for generating optically machine readable code is provided. The method includes capturing an image with a user device, automatically generating, by the user device, an optically machine readable code comprising information about the image recorded during the capturing of the image, and associating the optically machine readable code and the image. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269668

Solid-state image capturing element, manufacturing method therefor, and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image capturing element, a manufacturing method therefor, and an electronic device, which are capable of controlling a thickness of a depletion layer. The solid-state image capturing element includes pixels each in which a photoelectric conversion film configured to perform photoelectric conversion on incident light and a fixed charge film configured to have a predetermined fixed charge are stacked on a semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269665

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device is capable of simplifying the pixel structure to reduce the pixel size and capable of suppressing the variation in the characteristics between the pixels when a plurality of output systems is provided. A unit cell includes two pixels. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269663

Image pickup circuit

An image pickup circuit including a plurality of circuit blocks. Each of the plurality of circuit blocks includes a plurality of comparing elements, a single counter, and a plurality of storage units. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269659

Solid-state image-capturing element and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and electronic device capable of improving the linearity of illuminance values. The dynamic-range expander 118 expands dynamic range of a pixel value for each pixel based on the pixel value having different exposure times of a plurality of pixels. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269657

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

09/15/16 / #20160269635

Imaging system, imaging apparatus, information processing apparatus and method, and program

A control unit 15 is provided at an imaging system 10. The control unit 15 controls a mode relating to imaging of an imaging apparatus according to posture determination information indicating at least posture of the imaging apparatus in a separation state between a fixation state in which the imaging apparatus and an information processing apparatus are fixed to each other and the separation state in which the imaging apparatus is separated from the information processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269634

Method and apparatus of working mode control, and electronic device

The embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for controlling a work mode, and an electronic device, wherein the method comprises: capturing, by an electronic device, at least two images; calculating a difference between the at least two images; and comparing the difference between the at least two images with a predetermined first threshold, and determining whether to switch the work mode of the electronic device according to a comparison result. Thus the electronic device automatically performs the mode switching without influencing the user's shooting experience.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269633

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a first optical system, a second optical system, and a casing. The first optical system is configured to input light into a first imaging device. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269619

Image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup element, and image pickup method

A solid-state image pickup device includes a first unit to convert light into an electrical signal and a second unit to convert light into an electrical signal. The first unit includes a first lens and a first pair of light receiving elements to receive light from the first lens. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269609

Image sensor, imaging apparatus, electronic device, and imaging method

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

09/15/16 / #20160269525

Display processing apparatus

A mobile terminal apparatus including an operation lock mode setting unit that sets an operation lock mode; an event container display control unit that displays, when a predetermined event occurs, an event container indicating the occurred predetermined event on a display unit; an event container display change control unit that sets an event container between an active state and an inactive state; a lock canceling operation unit that cancels the operation lock mode; and a canceling operation handling control unit that, when an active-state event container is displayed on the display unit and the operation lock mode is canceled, performs automatic activation and display of an application program corresponding to the event of the active-state event container, and when all event containers on the display unit are in the inactive state and the operation lock mode is canceled, displays a predetermined display screen on the display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269514

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

An information acquiring device includes an information acquiring control circuit; or an information processing device includes an information processing circuit. The circuit prevents an operation of the information processing device and/or an information acquiring device based on the presence of a connection between the information acquiring device and the information processing device.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269414

Wireless communication apparatus, information processing apparatus, communication system, and method of controlling wireless communication apparatus

Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including an accepting unit that accepts a transfer operation to transfer a connection right from a first wireless communication apparatus to which the connection right to connect to a predetermined network using wireless communication is set to a second wireless communication apparatus to which the connection right is not set, and a control unit that, when the transfer operation is accepted, transmits a transfer request that requests the connection right to be transferred from the first wireless communication apparatus to the second wireless communication apparatus with information included in the transfer request, the information being used for synchronizing data in the second wireless communication apparatus with predetermined data in the first wireless communication apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269310

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

09/15/16 / #20160269079

Avoiding nfc communication collisions between accessories and user equipment

An accessory for a user equipment (ue) includes a housing and a near field communication (nfc) circuit. The housing is slid on the ue to become attached in a stored position relative to the ue. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268989

Gain optimized equalizer

The invention is directed to determining a gain for an equalizer associated with an audio device. An exemplary method comprises determining a maximum audio output level allowed by an acoustic safety threshold; determining a setting of the equalizer; and adjusting a gain of the equalizer based on the setting and the maximum audio output level. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268777

Semiconductor laser element

A semiconductor laser element includes a stacked structure body, a second electrode 62, and a first electrode 61; a ridge stripe structure 71 formed of at least part of the stacked structure body is formed; a side structure body 72 formed of the stacked structure body is formed on both sides of the ridge stripe structure 71; the second electrode 62 is separated into a first portion for sending a direct current to the first electrode via a light emitting region and a second portion 62b for applying an electric field to a saturable absorption region; a protection electrode 81 is formed on a portion adjacent to the second portion 62b of the second electrode of at least one side structure body 72; and an insulating layer 56 made of an oxide insulating material is formed to extend from on a portion of the ridge stripe structure 71 to on a portion of the side structure body 72, on which portions neither the second electrode nor the protection electrode 81 is formed.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268776

Light-emitting element

There is provided a light-emitting element including a laminated structure including a first compound semiconductor layer having a first conductivity type, a second compound semiconductor layer having a second conductivity type different than the first conductivity type, and a third compound semiconductor layer formed between the first and second compound semiconductor layers and including an active layer. A second end surface of the second compound semiconductor layer and a third end surface of the third compound semiconductor layer are formed at respective second and third angles theta2 and theta3 relative to a virtual vertical direction of the laminated structure and satisfy the following relationship: “absolute value of theta3 is equal to or greater than 0 degree and smaller than absolute value of theta2”.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268678

Methods of antenna selection based on movement/orientation, and related wireless electronic devices

Methods of antenna selection in a wireless electronic device are provided. The methods include detecting movement of the wireless electronic device (a first wireless electronic device). ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268572

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and separator

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator includes a substrate layer and a surface layer formed on at least one principal plane of the substrate layer, the surface layer contains polyvinylidene fluoride and an inorganic material particle, and an amount of deformation against pressure of the surface layer is larger than that of the substrate layer.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268539

Electroluminescence device and display device

An electroluminescence device and a display device including an electroluminescence device are provided. The electroluminescence device includes an anode including silver, wherein at least a portion of the anode substantially extends in a horizontal direction; a first layer provided over the anode; an organic layer including a luminescent layer; a cathode provided over the organic layer; and an insulating layer provided over an end portion of the anode and an end portion of the first layer, wherein at least a portion of the cathode substantially extends in the horizontal direction in a light emission region, wherein a surface of the insulating layer has a curved portion, and wherein at least a portion of the cathode within a region of the insulating layer above the curved portion extends along a first angled upward direction between the horizontal direction and the thickness direction of the anode.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268322

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

There is provided a solid state imaging device including a pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit that generates and accumulates a charge according to a received light amount, a charge accumulation unit that accumulates the generated charge, a first transfer transistor that transfers the charge of the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge accumulation unit, a charge holding unit that holds the charge to read out as a signal, and a second transfer transistor that transfers the charge of the charge accumulation unit to the charge holding unit, in which a gate electrode of the first transfer transistor is formed to be buried up to a predetermined depth from a semiconductor substrate interface, and the charge accumulation unit is formed in a longitudinally long shape to be extended in a depth direction along a side wall of the gate electrode of the first transfer transistor to be buried therein.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267977

Page programming sequences and assignment schemes for a memory device

Embodiments of the invention are directed towards a memory device comprising a plurality of wordlines each coupled to a row of memory cells in a subtile of the memory device, a plurality of level one column select circuits coupled to each cell in a plurality of groups of cells in a subtile, a plurality of level two column select circuits coupled to each of the plurality of groups of cells in the subtile, a common bit line coupled to the plurality of level one column select circuits and the plurality of level two column select circuits, the common bit line also coupled to a sense and program circuit, wherein the sense and program circuit addresses each first cell in each of the groups of cells to form a single page of memory.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267908

Low-power voice command detector

A low-power voice command detection method uses an audio monitoring device to capture sound. The captured sound is analyzed in steps to determine if it fulfills a number of criteria regarding sound level, voice content and identifiable voice commands. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267887

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

A display control apparatus controls display of a transparent display which includes a screen configured to transmit light arriving from an object located on a side of a second surface so that the object is viewable from a viewpoint located on a side of a first surface which is an opposite surface to the second surface. The display control apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires position information indicating relative positional relations between the transparent display and the viewpoint and between the transparent display and the object; and a display control unit that controls the display of the transparent display based on the position information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267718

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267670

Image processing system with hybrid depth estimation and method of operation thereof

A system and method of operation of an image processing system includes: a capture image sequence module for receiving an image sequence; a calculate iteration depth map module for calculating an iteration depth map and a zero-crossing array; a calculate median depth map module for calculating a median depth map and a depth difference map; a calculate variance depth map module for calculating a variance depth map; a calculate image depth map module for calculating an image depth map based on the iteration depth map, the zero-crossing array, the median depth map, the depth difference map, and the variance depth map; and a calculate display image module for calculating a display image based on the received images and the image depth map for displaying on a display device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267348

Image processing device and image processing method

A polarization image acquisition unit (11) acquires polarization images of three or more polarization directions. A feature quantity computation unit (15) computes image feature quantities on the basis of the acquired polarization images. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267192

Terminal apparatus, server apparatus, information processing method, program, and interlocked application feed system

Disclosed herein is a terminal apparatus including an extraction portion configured to extract from a content to be reproduced signature data representative of a characteristic of the content; a query generation portion configured to generate a query including the extracted signature data; a communication portion configured to transmit the generated query to a server apparatus and receive a response returned therefrom in reply to the query; and an application execution portion configured to acquire and execute an application corresponding to an application identifier included in the received response.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266869

Position information providing device, position information providing method, position information providing system, and program

A position information providing device includes a display control portion which controls, based on sound position information showing sound data transmission positions, the display of a map display screen where icons showing the sound data transmission positions are superimposed on a map.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266765

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including an operation amount acquiring unit that acquires an operation amount of an operation input on a display screen; a depth position computing unit that computes a depth position of a three-dimensionally viewable operation object, on the basis of the operation amount; and a display processing unit that executes processing for adjusting the depth position of the operation object on the basis of the depth position and displaying the operation object on the display screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266644

Head mounted display, motion detector, motion detection method, image presentation system and program

A head mounted display including: an enclosure accommodating a presentation section adapted to present a three-dimensional image and located in front of the eyes of a viewer when worn on the head of the viewer; and an imaging element provided in the enclosure and adapted to turn light external to the enclosure into an image, in which the imaging element images light that is vertically downward relative to the enclosure and forward in the direction of line of sight of the viewer when the enclosure is worn on the head of the viewer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266643

System and method for setting display brightness of display of electronic device

The present disclosure provides a system and method of setting a display brightness of a display of an electronic device. One or more images of a user of the electronic device may be captured with a camera of the electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266347

Imaging apparatus and method, and program

The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and a program, capable of focusing on a subject with higher accuracy. An image sensor shoots a captured image by receiving light coming from a subject via an optical unit and by converting the light into electrical signal. ... Sony Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266303

Light-emitting unit and display

Provided is a light-emitting unit that includes: a light-guide section having a light entering surface; and a plurality of light sources opposed to the light entering surface of the light-guide section and arrayed in a first direction, and each having an anisotropy in emission intensity. A pattern shape of light applied from any of the light sources to the light entering surface has a shape anisotropy, and the light sources are each disposed to allow a longitudinal direction of the pattern shape to be inclined relative to the first direction.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160262147

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

. . . . The disclosure involves wireless communication device and method. The device includes a communication unit configured to perform a first feedback operation corresponding to a first feedback configuration and to perform a second feedback operation based on a second feedback configuration. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160262116

Adaptive transmit power adjustment for phone in hand detection using wearable device

A system including a wireless communication device and a peripheral device communicate with each other using radio frequency (rf) waves that are propagated using a user's own body as a transmission medium. The wireless communication device selectively controls the transmit output power of the peripheral device to cause the peripheral device to transmit data and information in a low-power transmission mode. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160262007

System, method and computer program product for configuring a communication application for a mobile device

The invention is directed to configuring a mobile device. An exemplary method comprises: connecting, using the mobile device, to a first network; requesting, using the mobile device, a list of subscription options from the first network, wherein the list of subscription options comprises a subscription option associated with a second network different from the first network; selecting, using the mobile device, the subscription option associated with the second network; downloading, using the mobile device, a communication application associated with the selected subscription option; terminating, using the mobile device, the connection to the first network; and connecting, using the mobile device, to the second network using the communication application.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261986

Selectively using beacon radio node location to determine user equipment location based on sensed movement of the beacon radio node

A method in a location service client node includes maintaining a database containing a listing of beacon radio node identifiers with their geographic locations. A received location request contains an identifier for a ue and an identifier for a beacon radio node. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261916

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

An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261889

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that can easily improve encoding efficiency. A setting unit configured to set additional information including packing information related to packing processing of rearranging each pixel data of raw data that is image data before demosaicing processing is performed according to the degree of correlation, and an encoding unit configured to encode the raw data subjected to the packing processing, and generate a bit stream including obtained encoded data and the additional information set by the setting unit are included. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261876

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of suppressing a decrease in the coding efficiency. A residual predicting unit that performs a prediction with bit depths of residual data arranged to be uniform among components when the prediction is performed among the components for the residual data between an input image configured by a plurality of the components and a predicted image and a coding unit that codes predicted residual data generated through the prediction performed by the residual predicting unit are included. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261852

Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging device

A depth map generation unit (15) generates a depth map through a matching process using a first image generated by a first imaging unit which has a pixel configuration including pixels having different polarization directions and a second image generated by a second imaging unit which has a different pixel configuration from the pixel configuration of the first imaging unit. A normal-line map generation unit (17) generates a normal-line map based on a polarization state of a polarized image of at least one of the first and second images. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261835

Harmonizing a projected user interface

The present disclosure provides a projection device for adapting a property of a projected user interface. The device determines at least one property of a surface onto which a user interface is projected. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261805

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

An information processing device including a control unit that, based on a specific subject that is an imaging target of a during-exposure zoom imaging operation, performs control decide control details for a zoom lens in the during-exposure zoom imaging operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261789

Method for independently determining exposure and focus settings of a digital camera

The present invention relates to a method for independently determining exposure and focus settings of a digital camera having a touch screen (15). The method comprising: detecting a first touch on the touch screen for setting a metering area (30) of a first view of the digital camera; determining an exposure setting by measuring light conditions within the metering area; detecting a second touch on the touch screen for setting a focusing area (35) of a second view of the digital camera; and determining a focus setting for an object within the focusing area.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261788

System, method, and apparatus for timer operations controlling camera

A device includes circuitry configured to acquire detection signals from at least one sensor device corresponding to an input operation and determine one or more input characters based on one or more characteristics of the detection signals. The circuitry is also configured to activate a timer corresponding to the one or more input characters and issue a control signal to at least one camera to perform an image capture operation when an amount of remaining time on the timer is equal to zero.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261783

Exposure control using depth information

The invention is directed to exposure control in a camera. An exemplary method comprises determining depth information associated with a portion of an image frame; obtaining exposure data associated with the portion of the image frame; and controlling an amount of exposure for the portion of the image frame based on the depth information and the exposure data.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261735

Method and system to disable recording

Various aspects of a method and system to disable recording are disclosed herein. The method is executed within a recording device. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261718

End-user devices handling objects via network server assistance

A network server creates a database storing a list of end-user devices associated with a user, object types that can be handled by the respective end-user devices, and actions that can be performed by the respective end-user devices for handling objects of the respective object types. One of the end-user devices detects that it is unable to handle an object and makes a request to the network server that a different, unspecified device handle the object instead. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261710

User information processing unit, user information processing system, terminal unit, apparatus and method for providing information

A user information processing method including receiving use history information from a plurality of terminals associated with a same user, the use history information being stored in each terminal; storing the use history information; generating updated user profile information based on the use history information and past user profile information; selecting suitable content based on the updated user profile information; and transmitting the selected content to one of the terminals. Also disclosed is a server system for implementing the foregoing,. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261672

Information processing device, table, display control method, program, portable terminal, and information processing system

An information processing device includes a touch panel that detects a first user input, a communication unit that communicates with a portable terminal which detects a second user input, a data obtaining unit that obtains content data including an operable object, a display output unit that outputs a content image which displays the object, and a control unit that controls an operation of the object displayed in the content image, wherein the control unit executes a first operation of the object if the first user input is detected by the touch panel, and executes a second operation of the object if the second user input is received from the portable terminal by the communication unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261669

Generating a website to share aggregated content

Methods and systems for generating a website to share aggregated digital content are provided. In one example embodiment, a system for aggregating and sharing digital content associated with social events via a network facilitates the aggregation and sharing of digital content, such as photos and videos, on a website. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261656

Cloud input channel management

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for establishing an assistance output that takes into account client device latency information and sending the assistance output from the server to the client device. Client device information or the assistance output may include a stream of encrypted data packets.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261599

Digital management of content assets in the cloud

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for sharing assets of applications between users. A user may share an application or certain features within an application via the transfer of application rights between users. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261448

Ofdm generation apparatus in a multi-carrier data transmission system

The present invention relates to ofdm generation apparatus and methods for generating ofdm transmission signals from ofdm symbols, each comprising a plurality of ofdm subcarriers, for transmission in a multi-carrier data transmission system. An embodiment of the proposed apparatus and method are adapted for using a selected mixing frequency for mixing said complex time-domain samples of said ofdm symbol from a baseband frequency up to a passband frequency by use of a mixing frequency to obtain said ofdm transmission signal, wherein the mixing frequency is selected such that common phase rotations of the ofdm subcarriers of said ofdm symbol with respect to adjacent ofdm symbols of said ofdm transmission signal are avoided or compensated after said mixing. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261438

Receiver unit and receiving method

A receiver unit comprising a signal input configured to receive a receive signal including a plurality of data symbols, a symbol detection circuit configured to detect a subset of data symbols, a reliability measuring circuit configured to determine a reliability value for the data symbols, a feedback loop configured to detect the subset of data symbols and the reliability value iteratively, and a signal output circuitry configured to determine output values of the subset of data symbols on the basis of the detected subset of data symbols and the determined reliability value.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261353

Wearable wireless electronic devices and methods of providing communications via wearable wireless electronic devices

Wearable wireless electronic devices are provided. A wearable wireless electronic device may be a wearable first wireless electronic device that may include a user-wearable transmitter. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261288

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method that make it possible to ensure good communication quality in a data transmission using ldpc codes. In group-wise interleave, an ldpc code whose code length is 16200 bits and code rate is 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, or 9/15 is interleaved in a 360-bit group unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261149

Detector, power transmitter, power receiver, power feed system, and detection method

There are provided a detector and the like that are capable of conveniently detecting conductor or a circuit including a coil. The detector includes a detecting section that determines a q value or a degree of variation thereof in a circuit including a coil capable of electromagnetic coupling with an external object and that performs detection concerning a state of the electromagnetic coupling with the external object based on a determined result.. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260948

Battery, separator, battery pack, electronic device, electromotive vehicle, power storage apparatus, and electric power system

Batteries, separators, battery packs, electronic devices, electromotive vehicles, power storage apparatus, and electric power systems are provided. In one embodiment, a battery is provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260939

Battery and assembled battery

There is provided a battery including a substantially cylindrically shaped winding electrode having a hollow portion in the center, and a sheath material having flexibility which sheathes the winding electrode, wherein a width of the hollow portion is 2.5 mm or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260774

Memory cell structure, method of manufacturing a memory, and memory apparatus

A memory cell structure, a method of manufacturing a memory, and a memory apparatus that conform a memory cell structure of an mram, which reduces resistance of drawn wiring to be connected to an mtj, reduces an area of a memory cell, and avoids performance degradation of the mtj due to heat are provided. A memory cell includes: a transistor with a first diffusion layer formed in a bottom portion of a concave portion, and a second diffusion layer formed in upper end portions of two opposing sidewall portions of the concave portion, to form channels at portions between the first and second diffusion layers in the two sidewall portions; and a memory element that is disposed below the first diffusion layer. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260766

Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing method thereof

A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a transistor, and an element separation region separating the photoelectric conversion unit and the transistor. The photoelectric conversion unit and the transistor constitute a pixel. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260759

Solid-state image pickup device and method of driving the same

An image sensor comprising a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a charge-voltage conversion element. The plurality of photoelectric conversion elements further includes at least a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260758

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

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

09/08/16 / #20160260757

Solid-state image sensor, signal processing method and electronic apparatus

There is provided a solid-state image sensor including pixels each at least including light receiving parts receiving light to generate charge, a transfer part transferring the charge accumulated in the light receiving parts, and memory parts holding the charge transferred via the transfer part, and a predetermined number of elements shared by the plurality of pixels, the predetermined number of elements being for outputting a pixel signal at a level corresponding to the charge, wherein one or some of the plurality of pixels is/are a correction pixel(s) outputting a correction pixel signal used for correcting a pixel signal outputted from pixels other than the one or some of the plurality of pixels, and one or some of the predetermined number of elements is/are formed on a wiring layer side of the light receiving parts included in the correction pixel(s).. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260756

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device that can reduce the number of steps and enhance mechanical strength, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes a laminate including a first semiconductor substrate having a pixel region and at least one second semiconductor substrate having a logic circuit, the at least one second semiconductor substrate being bonded to the first semiconductor substrate such that the first semiconductor substrate becomes an uppermost layer, and a penetration connecting portion that penetrates from the first semiconductor substrate into the second semiconductor substrate and connects a first wiring layer formed in the first semiconductor substrate to a second wiring layer formed in the second semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260435

Assigning voice characteristics to a contact information record of a person

The present invention relates to a method for assigning voice characteristics to a contact information record of a person in a user equipment. According to the method, a communication connection of the user equipment relating to contact information of the contact information record of the person is automatically detected and audio voice data received via the communication connection is automatically captured. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260251

Tracking system for head mounted display

A system and method of tracking a location of a head mounted display and generating additional virtual reality scene data to provide the user with a seamless virtual reality experience as the user interacts with and moves relative to the virtual reality scene. An initial position and pose of the hmd is determined using a camera or similar sensor mounted on or in the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259956

Transmission regulation of tag readers

A server may compare transmission reports received from mobile tag readers to a reporting rule. Each transmission report includes a reported location of the respective mobile tag reader when the respective mobile tag reader received a wireless transmission from a tag. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259926

User authentication based on body tremors

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method is implemented by a mobile computing device to authenticate a user. A first signal indicative of a body tremor of a limb holding the mobile computing device is detected. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259888

Method and system for content management of video images of anatomical regions

Various aspects of a method and system for content management of video images of anatomical regions are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in a content processing device, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259866

System, device and method of 3d printing

A method of 3d printing is provided. While running a videogame, the method includes generating a virtual game environment comprising in-game geometry. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259618

Playback system, headphones, playback apparatus and method, and recording medium and program for controlling playback apparatus and method

A playback system includes headphones worn on a user's body and converting an electrical signal into sound and a playback apparatus supplying the electrical signal to the headphones. The headphones include first and second electrodes provided in first and second converters, respectively, so as to be in contact with the user's body. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259521

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

A mobile terminal device includes a touch panel where a specified input operation is performed with an indicator, an input detection unit, and an operation determination unit. The input detection unit detects the pattern of the input operation based on the position of the indicator on the touch panel, and decreases the frequency of execution of processing arranged to detect the input operation performed on the touch panel when an input operation performed on the touch panel is not detected over a specified time period. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259512

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus that controls a user interface to display content, acquires position information corresponding to an input received at the user interface, determines a condition corresponding to the position information, and controls the user interface to display data corresponding to the input based on a result of the determining.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259458

Touch screen device

The present invention relates to a touch screen device, a handheld device and a method for operating a touch screen device.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259453

Dynamic adjustment of cloud game data streams to output device and network quality

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for the dynamic adjustment of data streamed over a network which is then displayed on an output device. In particular, aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for determining the display capabilities of an output device and then formatting two or more streams of data configured for display on the output device, wherein the user interface and video data are contained in separate streams, such that the content is displayed in a manner consistent with the display capabilities of the output device. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259408

Head-mounted display and glove interface object with pressure sensing for interactivity in a virtual environment

A system is provided, including a head-mounted display (hmd) and glove interface object. The hmd includes a viewing module having a view port into a screen configured for rendering image content that defines a view of a virtual environment, the image content being generated from execution of an interactive program by a computing device, an hmd communications module for receiving the image content from the computing device, an image processing module for processing image data received from the computing device for rendering the image content on the screen. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259047

Security system, method and device

A security system comprises a line array of antenna elements configured to transmit electromagnetic radiation and to receive scattered electromagnetic radiation scattered back from an object and an automatic movement element that automatically moves between at least two positions to perform a predetermined function. Said line array is mounted to said automatic movement element to transmit electromagnetic radiation to and receive scattered electromagnetic radiation from a screening area in front of and/or behind the automatic movement element. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257077

System, device and method of 3d printing

A method of 3d printing a virtual environment is provided. The method includes obtaining a plurality of complementary images of the virtual environment from respective different viewpoints. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256784

Predictive instant play for an application over the cloud

Methods and systems for predicting instant play includes pre-loading one or more instances of select ones of games on one or more game consoles on a cloud game server. The loading of instances is based on usage history of the games. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256776

Game presenting system

To provide a game presenting system having a plurality of game systems for each executing a process of a game in which a plurality of users participate, and a game presenting machine for presenting a situation of the game executed by the game system, wherein the game presenting machine obtains a motion image related to the game executed by each of the plurality of game systems, and produces a game presenting screen image showing, as a list, at least some of the plurality of motion images obtained.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256775

Using connection quality history to optimize user experience

Methods and systems for assigning a data center to service a request from a user account include receiving a login request to a cloud gaming server. The login request is examined to identify a user account. ... Sony Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256774

Information processing system and information processing device

Provided is an information processing device capable of accepting operation information from a game controller. An acceptance section accepts operation information from a terminal device different from the game controller. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255668

Enhanced proximity services discovery with radio access status indicator

. . . . . . . . The present invention relates to enhanced proximity services discovery with radio access status indicator. Embodiments of the invention are directed to the first apparatus and methods for enhancing proximity services (prose) discovery between user devices. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255638

Communications system, communications device and method of communicating

A communications system for device-to-device communications includes a group of plural communications devices, each configured to perform device-to-device communications via a wireless access interface with one or more other communications devices of the group. One of the communications devices is configured to detect interference in communications resources of the wireless access interface caused by signals transmitted by another communications device, and to provide, in response to detecting the interference, an indication of the interference to one or more of the communications device. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255626

Network element and method of communicating using a plurality of controls channels modules

A network element forming a mobile communications network, and configured to provide a wireless access interface to one or more communications devices and to transmit downlink data to and receive uplink data from the communications devices via the wireless access interface. The downlink resources extend across a predetermined bandwidth and are time divided into plural timeframes. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255616

Communications system, infrastructure equipment, communications devices and method

A method of transmitting/receiving data between a communications device and a mobile communications network including a wireless access interface providing communications resources within a system bandwidth and in time divided units allocated to communications devices of first and second types having different capabilities. The method generates, at the communications device, a random access message, by selecting a sequence from a predetermined set of sequences, which have been allocated to the communications devices of the second type and transmitting the random access message from the communications device to the wireless communications network, and in response to the random access message, receives a random access response at the communications device transmitted according to the capability of the communications device of second type, the random access message being recognized as from a communications device of second type from the selected one of the predetermined sequences allocated to the communications devices of second type.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255589

Communication control device, communication control method, and information processing device

There is provided a communication control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a result of determination of whether a predetermined condition for connection of a wireless communication terminal to a wireless communication network that is different from a mobile communication network is satisfied, and a control unit configured to control a mobile communication terminal that communicates via the mobile communication network to switch an operation mode from a first mode to a second mode when the predetermined condition is satisfied. The operation mode is an operation mode for communication performed in a first wireless communication scheme that the wireless communication terminal and the mobile communication terminal support. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255496

Method and server for configuring a mobile terminal and portable electronic device

A plurality of portable electronic devices monitors a user-initiated re-writing of a cascading style sheets, css, source and/or of at least one css variable. A server crowdsources information on the user-initiated re-writing from the plurality of portable electronic devices through a cellular communication network. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255480

Unified notification and response system

A unified notification system in which notifications for all of a user's devices and services appear in windows of all of the user's devices. Notifications related to the user's social network friends and public users that the user subscribes to may also appear in the windows of all devices. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255478

Vehicle ad hoc network (vanet)

Mesh node modules are associated with vehicles and companion nodes can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., road condition or proximity to objects.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255457

Method, apparatus and system for communication

Aspects of the disclosure provide a first device including a storage, a first communication circuit, and a controller. The storage is re-writable. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255376

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

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: transmission data acquisition section configured to acquire transmission data including program data and epg data including program information for a predetermined period of time; epg extraction section configured to extract the epg data from the transmission data; program selection section configured to select a given program as a selected program; search word extraction section configured to extract a search word from the program information of the selected program; search word transmission section configured to transmit the search word to a program server; program information reception section configured to receive, from the program server, the program information including a program identification id configured to identify a related program related to the selected program; program information storage section configured to store the program information; and processing section configured to identify the program by using the program identification id, and perform a process targeted at the identified program.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255360

Decoding device and decoding method, and coding device and coding method

There is provided a decoding device including circuitry configured to receive coded data and conversion information, the coded data pertaining to an image having luminance in a first dynamic range and the conversion information pertaining to a conversion of dynamic range of the luminance of the image from the first dynamic range into a second dynamic range; and decode the received coded data so as to generate the image, wherein the conversion uses a knee function.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255346

Decoding device, decoding method, encoding device, and encoding method

The present disclosure relates to a decoding device including circuitry configured to decode a bit stream and generate a quantized value; and inversely quantize the generated quantized value by using a flat scaling list, in a case where a block size of a transform block to which a transform skip is applied is larger than a 4 by 4 block size.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255317

Display device, image processing device and image processing method, and computer program

Provided is a display device including an image display unit configured to display an image with a plurality of pixels arranged on a display surface, an eyepiece optical unit configured to project the display surface of the image display unit in a manner that a predetermined angle of view is obtained, and an image correction unit configured to correct a display image on the display surface at a position of each of representative pixels which are discretely located on the display surface, on the basis of distortion generated due to the eyepiece optical unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255296

Semiconductor image sensor module and method of manufacturing the same

A cmos type semiconductor image sensor module wherein a pixel aperture ratio is improved, chip use efficiency is improved and furthermore, simultaneous shutter operation by all the pixels is made possible, and a method for manufacturing such semiconductor image sensor module are provided. The semiconductor image sensor module is provided by stacking a first semiconductor chip, which has an image sensor wherein a plurality of pixels composed of a photoelectric conversion element and a transistor are arranged, and a second semiconductor chip, which has an a/d converter array. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255287

Electronic apparatus and driving method therefor

An electronic apparatus includes: a pixel array section in which pixels including photoelectric conversion sections that generate signal charges corresponding to amounts of light, charge accumulation sections that receive the signal charges from the corresponding photoelectric conversion sections and that are shared thereby, and pixel transistors that read out the signal charges generated by the corresponding photoelectric conversion sections and that are shared thereby are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix; a solid-state image capture device including a scanner that can drive the pixels so that exposure periods of all of the pixels are simultaneously started, that can drive the pixels so that the exposure periods of all of the pixels are simultaneously ended, and that sequentially selects and scans the pixels in readout periods; and a mechanical shutter that determines an end of the exposure periods for still-image shooting.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255269

Lifelog camera and method of obtaining a digital image tagged with corrected image direction information

Obtaining a digital image tagged with corrected image direction information includes capturing and storing a digital image of a scene defined by a field of view of a lifelog camera (10) used to capture the image. A forward-facing direction (28) of a user of the lifelog camera is identified, the forward-facing direction within the field of view of the lifelog camera. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255164

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an experience extracting unit extracting experience information indicating a user experience from text information, an action extracting unit extracting an action pattern from sensor information, a correspondence experience extracting unit extracting, based on relationship information indicating a correspondence relationship between the experience information and the action pattern, experience information corresponding to the action pattern extracted from the sensor information, and a display controlling unit displaying information related to the experience information extracted from the text information along with information related to the experience information corresponding to the action pattern.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254880

Transmission and receiver apparatus and methods

The present invention relates to an apparatus and a corresponding method for mapping error correction code encoded time-domain data of at least two mapping input data streams (s1, s2, . . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254680

Power storage system and charging method for secondary battery

A power storage system according to the present technology includes: a parameter detector that detects a parameter of a secondary battery; a table storage unit that stores a table indicating a correspondence between a parameter of the secondary battery and a charging condition; and a charging control unit configured to refer to, based on the detected parameter, a corresponding charging condition from the table and make control to charge the secondary battery in this charging condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254622

Signal transmission cable

A signal transmission cable has a cable including a dielectric layer and a metallic layer. The signal transmission cable further includes a connector having a chip with a terminal. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254511

Battery, separator, electrode, coating material, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electrically driven vehicle, electrical storage device, and electric power system

Provided is a battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolytic solution, and a particle-containing resin layer that contains particles and a resin. A shape of the particles includes a plane, a plane rate of the particles is greater than 40% and equal to or less than 100%, and a refractive index of the particles is equal to or greater than 1.3 and less than 2.4.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254308

Solid-state image pickup device and method of manufacturing same

Disclosed herein is a solid-state image pickup device including: a photoelectric conversion section configured to convert incident light into a signal charge; a transfer transistor configured to read the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion section and transfer the signal charge; and an amplifying transistor configured to amplify the signal charge read by the transfer transistor, wherein a compressive stress film having a compressive stress is formed on the amplifying transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254305

Solid-state imaging device, method for driving the same, method for manufacturing the same, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion section configured to generate photocharges and a transfer gate that transfers the photocharges to a semiconductor region. A method for driving a unit pixel includes a step of accumulating photocharges in a photoelectric conversion section and a step of accumulating the photocharges in a semiconductor region. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254259

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device including, in cross section, a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film on the semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode on the gate insulating film, the gate electrode including a metal, a side wall insulating film at opposite sides of the gate electrode, the side wall insulating film contacting the substrate; a stress applying film at the opposite sides of the gate electrode and over at least a portion of the semiconductor substrate, at least portion of the side wall insulating film being between the gate insulating film and the stress applying film and in contact with both of them; source/drain regions in the semiconductor substrate at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, and silicide regions at surfaces of the source/drain regions at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, the silicide regions being between the source/drain regions and the stress applying layer and in contact with the stress applying layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253957

Scanning drive circuit and display device including the same

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

09/01/16 / #20160253956

Display, method for driving display, and electronic apparatus

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

09/01/16 / #20160253913

Information processing apparatus, questioning tendency setting method, and program

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a storage configured to store a plurality of questions, each of the plurality of questions associated with one or more other questions based on metadata, the metadata indicating a learning sequence between the questions; and circuitry configured to: obtain a proficient degree of a first question among the questions; set a second question among the questions as a target question; and generate route information representing a route from the first question to the second question based on the metadata and the proficient degree of the first question.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253845

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

The invention enables users to virtually attach information to situations in the real world, and also enables users to quickly and easily find out desired information. An ir sensor receives an ir signal transmitted from an ir beacon, and supplies the received signal to a sub-notebook pc. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253791

Optical distortion compensation

Embodiments include systems and methods for an electronic device, which includes circuitry configured to detect a size of a face from a captured image. The circuitry is also configured to identify a distortion correction parameter which varies according to a size of the detected face. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253560

Visibility enhancement devices, systems, and methods

Embodiments include systems of and methods for an electronic device having a camera configured to capture image data, a display configured to display the captured image data and content corresponding to an application of the electronic device, and a motion sensor configured to detect motion of the electronic device. The electronic device also includes circuitry configured to activate the camera when motion is detected by the motion sensor, and control the display to display at least a portion of the captured image data at a size proportional to an amount of motion as detected by an output of the motion sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253553

Analysis device, recording medium, and analysis method

To analyze data obtained from a series of sports plays as a series or a set, an analysis device is provided, including: a process configured to implement an acquisition function of acquiring data indicating play events defined based on a motion of a user who plays a sport, an extraction function of extracting a plurality of play events classified into the same type among the play events, and an analysis function of analyzing data indicating the plurality of extracted play events.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253309

Apparatus and method for resolving zero anaphora in chinese language and model training method

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for resolving zero anaphora in chinese language and a training method. The apparatus includes: a feature vector extracting unit, configured to extract, from an input text, feature vectors which are respectively based on candidate positions of zero pronouns, and a word pair of candidate zero pronoun category and candidate noun for each position of the candidate zero pronouns; and a classifier, configured to input the feature vectors into a joint model, so as to determine the zero pronouns in the text.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253165

Information processing apparatus, control method thereof, program and information recording medium

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus on which software is installed. The information processing apparatus includes: an update block configured to update the software independently of a user instruction if update of the software is ready; and an update limitation block configured to limit update of the software executed by the update block if a predetermined condition is satisfied.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252971

Keyboard with tablet holder

An apparatus for holding a touch screen device, the apparatus includes an elongated recess sized to receive a side edge of the touch screen device, a least one u-shaped resilient member disposed in the elongated recess, a first elastomer pad positioned on the at least one u-shaped resilient member, the first elastomer pad including a first touch screen device engaging surface, and in which the at least one u-shaped member includes at least one slot defining a first resilient portion that abuts the first elastomer pad.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252948

Information processor, image generation method, and program

The present disclosure provides a technology for suitably generating a post-system-resume screen. An information processor includes: a mode control section adapted to select power saving mode as an operation mode; and a screen control section adapted to generate a display screen, in which when a user logs in after the mode control section switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section generates a display screen to match the user who has logged in.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252730

Image generating system, image generating method, and information storage medium

An image generating system includes a first attitude data obtaining unit obtaining first attitude data indicating an attitude of a head-mounted display in first timing; a reference image generating unit generating a reference image showing a state of looking at a virtual three-dimensional space from a viewpoint, a position and a sight line direction of the viewpoint being identified on a basis of the first attitude data; a second attitude data obtaining unit obtaining second, attitude data indicating the attitude of the head-mounted display in second timing; a corresponding position identifying unit identifying a corresponding position for each pixel within a display image to be displayed on the head-mounted display; a pixel value identifying unit identifying a pixel value of the pixel within the display image, the pixel being associated with the corresponding position; and a display image generating unit generating the display image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252729

Display control apparatus, display control method, and recording medium

A display control apparatus includes: a head mounted display information acquisition block configured to acquire information .indicative of a position of a head mounted display worn on a head of a user; an input apparatus information acquisition block configured to acquire information indicative of a position of an input apparatus for use by the user; an instruction input acquisition block configured to acquire information indicative of an instruction entered in the input apparatus; and an image generation block configured to generate an image to be displayed on the head mounted display on a basis of an instruction acquired by the instruction input acquisition block. The image generation block displays an image of the input apparatus at a position in the image determined on a basis of a relative position with the head mounted display of the input apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250556

Information processing apparatus, image data distribution method and program

A technology by which content image data is streaming-distributed in various distribution modes is disclosed an information processing apparatus includes: an execution unit configured to generate image data of a content in response to operation information; an acceptance unit configured to accept a designation of a distribution form of the image data; and a transmission processing unit configured to transmit the image data to a distribution destination. When the acceptance unit accepts a designation of a first distribution form and a designation of a second distribution form, the transmission processing unit transmits first image data and second image data to respective corresponding distribution destinations.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250553

Game system, game controlling method, and game controlling program

In a game system 1, a game managing server 100 includes: a game controlling unit that controls a game; a game player instruction receiving unit that receives an instruction from a game player and forwards the instruction to the game controlling unit; and a watching point setting unit that sets a viewpoint position for generating a watching screen for viewing the game, the watching screen being offered to a plurality of watching players different from the game player.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250550

Information processor, message display method, information system, and program

Disclosed herein is an information processor including: an acquisition section adapted to acquire, from other information processor, information about a connection status between the information processors; and a message processing section adapted to display a message on the basis of the connection status information. The connection status information includes information about a communication environment of the other information processor, and the message processing section displays a message about the communication environment of the other information processor.. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250549

Increasing the number of advertising impressions in an interactive environment

Increasing a number of advertising impressions in a system configured to facilitate user interaction with an interactive environment containing one or more advertising targets is described. A scene of a portion of the simulated environment is displayed from a camera point of view (camera pov) on a video display. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250548

Game system, controller, game device, control method for game device, and program

A game system includes a game device used by first and second users and a controller. The game device includes: an association section associating the controller with the first user using the controller; a first process executing section executing a process of a general-purpose function in accordance with first operating information acquired from the controller when the general-purpose function, not associated with the users, executes; and a second process executing section executing a process of a first user function in accordance with second operating information acquired from the controller when the first user function, associated with the first user, executes. ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249886

Signal processing apparatus, control method, signal processing system, and signal processing method

There is provided a signal processing apparatus including a signal processor for processing a signal to be received from or to be transmitted to a vibrator constituting a probe, and a controller for controlling a signal processing parameter of the signal processor to lower a performance of the signal processor when a motion parameter showing a characteristic of a motion of the probe is large.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249852

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a stable section detection unit configured to detect a stable section of a posture of a sensor device that a user wears, based on first sensor data provided from the sensor device, a specific action section detection unit configured to detect a specific action section in which a specific action of the user occurs, based on second sensor data, and asleep section detection unit configured to detect a sleep section in which the user is in a sleep state, based on a relationship between the stable section and the specific action section.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249260

Method for controlling handover, user equipment, base station, and radio communication system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provided is a method for controlling a handover from a first base station to a second base station by a user equipment that performs radio communication over a communication channel formed by aggregating a plurality of component carriers, wherein scheduling information on each component carrier is transmitted to the user equipment according to either of a straight scheduling method and a cross scheduling method, and the method includes at the first base station, commanding first the user equipment to perform a handover from the first base station to the second base station on a second component carrier to be operated according to the straight scheduling method in the second base station, when it is determined that a handover on a first component carrier following the cross scheduling method is to be executed.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249211

Automatic password handling

A user of a cellular telephone also has a peripheral device, such as a wristlet or ring, for example, that is worn on, and contacts, the user's body. When the user depresses a user control, such as a power button or other control on the cellular telephone, a body area network (ban) communication link is established between the cellular telephone and the peripheral device. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249035

Image processing device and image processing method

The present technique relates to an image processing device and an image processing method for realizing high-precision image generation of predetermined viewpoints by using depth images on the receiving end when the depth images with reduced resolutions are transmitted. A parallax image resolution increasing unit increases the resolution of each of the parallax images of auxiliary images having half the resolution of a compatible image. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249028

Method and apparatus for reducing color fringing in composite images

A method and apparatus for recording a composite image from a lens array are disclosed. A first composite image is recorded using a first lens providing imaging data in a first color, a second lens providing imaging data in a second color, and a third lens providing imaging data in a third color, wherein the first, second, and third colors are different colors. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249024

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

08/25/16 / #20160249004

A/d conversion device, gray code generation device, signal processing device, imaging element, and electronic device

An a/d conversion device includes a phase-difference clock generation unit configured to use a plurality of phase interpolators to generate multi-phase clock signals, of which phases are shifted with respect to an input clock signal, from the input clock signal and a signal obtained by delaying the input clock signal; and an a/d conversion unit configured to perform a/d conversion on an input analog signal using the multi-phase clock signals generated by the phase-difference clock generation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248998

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

The present technique relates to a solid-state imaging device, a solid-state imaging device manufacturing method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of providing a solid-state imaging device that can prevent generation of rts noise due to miniaturization of amplifying transistors, and can achieve a smaller size and a higher degree of integration accordingly. A solid-state imaging device (1-1) includes: a photodiode (pd) as a photoelectric conversion unit; a transfer gate (tg) that reads out charges from the photodiode (pd); a floating diffusion (fd) from which the charges of the photodiode (pd) are read by an operation of the transfer gate (tg); and an amplifying transistor (tr3) connected to the floating diffusion (fd). ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248992

A method for presentation of images

The invention concerns a method for displaying an image on a display of an electronic device, wherein the image is one selected image of a burst of images. The method comprises the steps of capturing a burst of images, comprising at least three images, defining a main image by selecting one image of the captured burst of images, defining the at least one images obtained before the selected main image as pre-images, displaying the defined pre-images and the selected main image in sequence on the display.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248986

Digital cameras having reduced startup time, and related devices, methods, and computer program products

A method of setting an auto exposure level at startup for a digital array camera having a plurality of image sensors includes acquiring a first frame of image data from the plurality of image sensors via an image signal processor. The image signal processor generates a respective histogram for the image data from each respective image sensor. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248966

Method and apparatus for aiding automatic focusing and electronic equipment

A method and apparatus for aiding automatic focusing and electronic equipment. The method includes: detecting a subject, so as to obtain a selected region of the subject; and performing aided automatic focusing on the subject according to a change of the selected region of the subject. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248964

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The embodiments describe an information processing device, which is connected to a plurality of imaging devices and a method for receiving images by the information processing device. The imaging devices have a first imaging device and a second imaging device. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248956

Imaging apparatus, signal processing method, and program

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and a method for generating a wide dynamic range image by executing a pixel value combination process of a plurality of different exposure time setting pixels. Control of a different exposure time is performed for each of a plurality of pixels of the same colors configuring a pixel block and an addition pixel value obtained by adding outputs of the plurality of pixels of the same colors of the pixel block is generated. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248870

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

It is possible to enable a reception side to easily recognize that metadata is inserted into an audio stream. A metafile including meta information for acquiring an audio stream into which metadata is inserted through a reception device is transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248750

Method of using server, server reservation control apparatus and program storage medium

In a content supply system, in order to use a streaming server to perform a live distribution, a user pc used makes a reservation for a time zone, etc. To a server reservation control center. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248741

Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium and program

The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus allowing proper communication with a communication partner in accordance with a communication time of the communication partner.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248653

Main electronic device for communicating within a network and method for operating a main electronic device for communicating within the network

The present invention relates to a main electronic device for communicating within a network comprising an interface for enabling communication within the network and a controller for sending polling messages via the network to logical addresses via said interface in order to request information from at least one further electronic device. The present invention further relates to a method for operating a main electronic device for communicating within a network.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248557

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

08/25/16 / #20160248279

Power feeding apparatus, power receiving apparatus, power feeding system, and method of controlling power feeding

A power feeding apparatus is provided. The power feeding apparatus includes a power feeding unit configured to supply electric power to a power receiving apparatus through a magnetic field; a measuring unit configured to measure an electric characteristic value and to generate a measurement value; a power receiving unit configured to provide a set value; and a foreign substance detection unit configured to detect a foreign substance in the magnetic field based on the set value and the measurement value. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248115

Battery, electrolyte, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electrically driven vehicle, electrical storage device, and electric power system

Provided is a battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and an electrolyte that contains particles, a resin, and an electrolytic solution. The shape of the particles includes a plane, a plane rate of the particles is greater than 40% and equal to or less than 100%, and a refractive index of the particles is equal to or greater than 1.3 and less than 2.4.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248004

Memory device and method of manufacturing the same

A memory device includes: a memory layer that is isolated for each memory cell and stores information by a variation of a resistance value; an ion source layer that is formed to be isolated for each memory cell and to be laminated on the memory layer, and contains at least one kind of element selected from cu, ag, zn, al and zr and at least one kind of element selected from te, s and se; an insulation layer that isolates the memory layer and the ion source layer for each memory cell; and a diffusion preventing barrier that is provided at a periphery of the memory layer and the ion source layer of each memory cell to prevent the diffusion of the element.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247850

Solid-state image pickup unit, method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus

A back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup unit in which a pad wiring line is provided on a light reception surface and which is capable of improving light reception characteristics in a photoelectric conversion section by having a thinner insulating film in a pixel region. The solid-state image pickup unit includes a sensor substrate having a pixel region in which photoelectric conversion sections are formed in an array, and a drive circuit is provided on a surface opposed to a light reception surface for the photoelectric conversion sections of the sensor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247848

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

There is provided a solid-state image pickup device including: a semiconductor substrate (21); a photodiode (11a, 11b) formed in the semiconductor substrate; a transistor (10) having a gate electrode (14) part or all of which is embedded in the semiconductor substrate, the transistor being configured to read a signal electric charge from the photodiode via the gate electrode; and an electric charge transfer layer (13) provided between the gate electrode and the photodiode.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247842

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

An imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion region that generates photovoltaic power for each pixel depending on irradiation light; and a first element isolation region that is provided between adjacent photoelectric conversion regions in a state of surrounding the photoelectric conversion region.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247746

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method for semiconductor device, and electronic device

There is provided a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a first semiconductor base substrate, a second semiconductor base substrate that is bonded onto a first surface side of the first semiconductor base substrate, a through electrode that is formed to penetrate from a second surface side of the first semiconductor base substrate to a wiring layer on the second semiconductor base substrate, and an insulation layer that surrounds a circumference of the through electrode formed inside the first semiconductor base substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247496

Device and method for generating a real time music accompaniment for multi-modal music

A device for generating a real time music accompaniment includes a music input interface, a music mode classifier that classifies pieces of music received at the music input interface into one of different music modes including at least a solo mode, a bass mode, and a harmony mode, a music storage, and a music output interface. A music selector selects one or more recorded pieces of music as real time music accompaniment to an actually played piece of music received at the music input interface, wherein the one or more selected pieces of music are selected to be in a different music mode than the actually played piece of music. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247481

Video frame rate compensation through adjustment of vertical blanking

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

08/25/16 / #20160247423

Apparatus, system and method

An apparatus comprising a watermark decoder arranged for decoding a watermark signal from a transmission video signal, the watermark signal defining a content area within the transmission video signal for inserting new content within the transmission video signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247295

Mitigating backlight deficiencies by using pixel processing

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for backlight compensation processing associated with a display. An exemplary method comprises: receiving data associated with a backlight, the backlight being associated with a display; determining a compensation parameter based on the data; and applying the compensation parameter to the display.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247276

Method and system for surgical tool localization during anatomical surgery

Various aspects of a method and system to localize surgical tools during anatomical surgery are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in an image-processing engine, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device that captures one or more video frames. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247275

Method and system for detection of surgical gauze during anatomical surgery

Various aspects of a method and system for detection of surgical gauze during anatomical surgery are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in an image-processing engine, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device that captures one or more video frames. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247013

Hidden biometric setup

A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to invoke a setup of a fingerprint identification service of the user device, wherein the setup automatically sets up the fingerprint identification service without receiving a request from a user to set up the fingerprint identification service, capture, via the fingerprint reader, a fingerprint sample of the user of the user device; store the fingerprint sample; determine whether to generate a fingerprint template; generate the fingerprint template based on a determination to generate the fingerprint template; store the fingerprint template; provide a notification to the user that indicates that the fingerprint identification service can be activated; receive a request to activate the fingerprint identification service from the user; and activate the fingerprint identification service based on the request to activate the fingerprint identification service.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246462

Remote user interface for media player

A portable media player communicates with a host computer for enabling a user of the player to manage media distribution using the control software of the host computer. The host computer can send a gui that is displayed on the otherwise “dumb” player, and the user can view the gui and press a single button to command the control software to download a media title to the player. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246434

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, each of which is new and improved and is capable of improving the operability for selecting an object image, there is provided an information processing device, including: a determination unit configured to determine whether or not an input operation amount input to an input operation unit has exceeded an operation amount threshold; a control unit configured to set one of a plurality of object images displayed on a display unit as a selection target object image and change the selection target object image in a case where the input operation amount has exceeded the operation amount threshold; and a setting unit configured to set the operation amount threshold to a first value before a first change in the selection target object image is performed and set the operation amount threshold to a second value larger than the first value after the first change in the selection target object image is performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246388

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program for improving user operability

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a positional information acquiring unit acquiring information related to a movement of an operation target by a user operation, and a display control information generating unit generating control information to control display content, based on the information related to the movement. Among a first direction component and a second direction component of the movement, the display control information generating unit preferentially generates the control information for the first direction component.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246370

Magnetic tracking of glove fingertips with peripheral devices

A method is provided, including: activating a plurality of glove emitters positioned on a glove interface object; using a plurality of proximity sensors positioned at fingertip portions of the glove interface object to determine a proximity of the fingertip portions to the glove emitters; in response to determining a location of the glove interface object within a predefined distance of a peripheral device, activating a plurality of peripheral emitters positioned at the peripheral device, and transitioning, from using the proximity sensors to determine the proximity of the fingertip portions to the glove emitters, to using the proximity sensors to determine a proximity of the fingertip portions to the peripheral emitters.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246369

Magnetic tracking of glove fingertips

A glove interface object is provided, comprising: a plurality of electromagnets positioned at a wrist area of the glove interface object; a plurality of magnetic sensors respectively positioned at fingertip areas of the glove interface object, wherein each magnetic sensor is configured to generate data indicating distances to each of the electromagnets when each of the electromagnets is activated; a controller configured to control activation of the electromagnets and reading of the magnetic sensors in a time-division multiplexed arrangement, wherein each of the magnetic sensors is read during activation of a single magnetic sensor; a transmitter configured to transmit data derived from the reading of the magnetic sensors to a computing device for processing to generate data representing a pose of a virtual hand, the virtual hand capable of being rendered in a virtual environment presented on a head-mounted display.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246366

Control method and control apparatus for electronic equipment and electronic equipment

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a control method and apparatus for electronic equipment and electronic equipment. The control apparatus includes: a controlling unit configured to, when an operation of a user on a display screen of the electronic equipment corresponding to a first function is in a user's eye focus area, control the electronic equipment to execute a second function corresponding to the operation, the first function and the second function being identical or different. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246349

Rack space power utilization

Instances of the one or more computer processing applications are allocated to a subset of terminal processing systems in a plurality of terminal processing systems that are coupled to a network. Each application may be accessed by one or more remote client devices via the network. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246323

Backward compatibility through use of spoof clock and fine grain frequency control

An application runs at a first operating frequency if the application is designed for a current version of a system and runs at a second operating frequency if the application is designed for a prior version of the system that operates at a lower frequency than the first operating frequency. The second operating frequency may be higher than the operating frequency of the prior version of the system to account for differences in latency, throughput or other processing characteristics between the two systems. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246061

Display

A display method is provided using a display that is operable to display an image to a viewer. The display method includes detecting one or both of an initial position and/or orientation of the viewer's head, and generating an image for display according to the detected position and/or orientation. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246045

Microscope system and autofocusing method

An imaging system, comprising a controller configured to control the imaging system to: capture a first image of a sample, the first image being one of a bright field image, a phase difference image, and a differential interference image; and capture, based at least in part on information obtained from the first image, a second, image of the sample, the second image being a different type of image than the first image.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160245736

Particle fractionation apparatus, particle fractionation method and particle fractionation program

A particle fractionating apparatus is described that can sort droplets containing particles in a first mode of operation, and distribute droplets that do not contain particles to a plurality of locations in a second mode of operation. The modes of operation are selectable by a user. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243734

Microfluidic or microtiter device and method of manufacture of microfluidic or microtiter device

A method of manufacturing a microfluidic or microtiter device, the method comprises fabricating, by a single compression injection molding operation, a microfluidic or microtiter device having one or more indentations, in which a base thickness of the one or more indentations is less than 400 μm. In embodiments, the fabricating step comprises: forming a mold cavity; filling the mold cavity with molten material; closing the mold cavity; and driving one or more molding formations complementary to the one or more indentations into the mold cavity.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243529

Porous carbon material composites and their production process, adsorbents, cosmetics, purification agents, and composite photocatalyst materials

A porous carbon material composite formed of a porous carbon material and a functional material and equipped with high functionality. The porous carbon material composite is formed of (a) a porous carbon material obtainable from a plant-derived material having a silicon (si) content of 5 wt % or higher as a raw material, said porous carbon material having a silicon (si) content of 1 wt % or lower, and (b) a functional material adhered on the porous carbon material, and has a specific surface area of 10 m2/g or greater as determined by the nitrogen bet method and a pore volume of 0.1 cm3/g or greater as determined by the bjh method and mp method.. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243450

Online video game service with split clients

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

08/25/16 / #20160243440

Generation of gameplay video based on social network sharing

A method for generating a gameplay video of a video game is provided. The method initiates with recording a user's gameplay of the video game. ... Sony Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243401

Analysis apparatus, recording medium, and analysis method

A system to analyze vibration data includes circuitry that receives the vibration data, which is generated by a sensor that senses vibration of an object. The circuitry also analyzes the vibration data based on stored predetermined vibration data, and determines a characteristic of the object based on the analysis.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160242209

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

08/18/16 / #20160242161

Communications device, infrastructure equipment and methods for receiving downlink control information

A communications device transmitting/receiving data to/from a mobile communications network includes a transmitter to transmit data to the mobile communications network via a wireless access interface, a receiver to receive data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, and a controller. The wireless access interface includes plural time divided temporal units and in each temporal unit a down-link control channel and a down-link shared channel. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160242111

Communications system, infrastructure equipment, communication terminal and method

A communications system communicating data to/from a communications terminal includes plural wireless communications networks to transmit/receive signals to/from the communications terminal via wireless access interfaces. The communications terminal receives from an access server selection information for selecting one of the wireless communications networks, for transmitting or receiving the data in accordance with the selection information in combination with one or more determined measurements of the wireless access interface of the wireless communications networks. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160242085

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

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

08/18/16 / #20160242005

Communication device and communication method for wireless communications

The present disclosure provides a communication device for wireless communication systems and a communication method for the communication device. The communication device includes: one or more processors, configured to determine information of a reference geographical location used for the communication device, and generate, based on the information of the reference geographical location and a current absolute geographical location of the communication device, information of a relative geographical location of the communication device with respect to the reference geographical location; and a communication unit, configured to transmit the information of the relative geographical location to a predetermined communication object.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241929

Utilizing multiple dimensions of commerce and streaming data to provide advanced user profiling and realtime commerce choices

Multiple dimensions of commerce and streaming data are able to be used to provide advanced user profiling and realtime commerce choices. By performing site and experience analytics, video analytics, commerce analytics and user analytics, better commerce choices are able to be presented to the user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241914

Blu-ray pairing with video portal

Blu-ray™ pairing with a video portal is described herein. The pairing capabilities are able to be stored on the blu-ray™ disc. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241902

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

08/18/16 / #20160241882

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Provided is a mechanism capable of efficiently improving image quality when a definition of an image referred to between layers is enhanced. Provided is an image processing apparatus which includes an acquisition section configured to acquire a reference image used for encoding or decoding an image of a second layer having a different attribute from a first layer, the reference image being based on a decoded image of the first layer in which a plurality of blocks having different block sizes are set, a filtering section configured to apply a definition enhancement filter to the reference image acquired by the acquisition section and generate a definition-enhanced reference image, and a control section configured to control an application of the definition enhancement filter to each of the plurality of blocks by the filtering section according to a block size of each of the blocks.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241852

Data encoding and decoding

A video data encoding apparatus operable to encode an array of input video data values includes: a differential pulse code modulation (dpcm) coder configured to apply a differential pulse code modulation operation to the array of input video data values to generate an array of dpcm data values; a quantizer operable to quantize data derived from the dpcm data values; and controller circuitry controlling selection of a rounding operation by the quantizer from two or more candidate rounding operations.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241808

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

There is provided an information processing device including: a data processing unit configured to acquire a transport stream (ts) file storing data to be processed, acquire video attribute information stored in the transport stream (ts) file, and execute format conversion or an output process applying the acquired video attribute information. The video attribute information is video attribute information in video stream units stored in the transport stream (ts) file, and at least includes video attribute information enabling identification of whether each video stream is high dynamic range (hdr) video or standard dynamic range (sdr) video. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241805

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

08/18/16 / #20160241804

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

08/18/16 / #20160241795

Image-capturing device, radiation detection apparatus, and control method for image-capturing device

A photoelectric conversion element converts light into electrical charge and accumulates the electrical charge. A floating diffusion region generates a voltage according to an amount of electrical charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion element. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241769

Lifelog camera and method of controlling in association with an intrapersonal area network

Controlling a lifelog camera (10) via a first intrapersonal area network (ian) (12) associated with a first user (14) includes detecting a second ian (18) associated with a second user (20) in range of the first ian (12) and capturing an image of the second user (20) with the lifelog camera (10).. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241696

Method, system and computer program product for determining and processing a handshake using a wearable device

The invention is directed to handshake determination. An exemplary method comprises: receiving first handshake information associated with a first device; receiving second handshake information associated with a second device; determining a handshake occurred between a first person associated with the first device and a second person associated with the second device based on the first handshake information and the second handshake information; sharing the first person's contact information with the second person; and sharing the second person's contact information with the first person.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241693

Method in an electronic mobile device, and such a device

A method in a first electronic mobile device for adapting audio performance parameters is provided. The first electronic mobile device performs an audio interaction with a second electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241321

Mimo beam steering for location-based data routing

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining a transmission path for a data packet through a network. An exemplary method comprises: tagging, at a first node, a data packet with at least one of a direction or a location of a second node; determining whether the second node is in a transmission area of the first node; in response to determining the second node is not in the transmission area of the first node, selecting a third node within the transmission area of the first node based on the at least one of the direction or the location of the second node; and transmitting the data packet to the third node.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241305

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

08/18/16 / #20160240887

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

A particle size d50 of the particle is not less than 50 nm and not more than 450 nm, or not less than 750 nm and not more than 10,000 nm. A refractive index of the particle is not less than 1.3 and less than 2.4. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240674

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device with recess, epitaxial growth and diffusion

A semiconductor device including a gate electrode disposed on a semiconductor substrate and source/drain regions disposed at both sides of the gate electrode, the source/drain regions being formed by implanting impurities. The source/drain regions include an epitaxial layer formed by epitaxially growing a semiconductor material having a different lattice constant from that of the semiconductor substrate in a recessed position at a side of the gate electrode, and a diffusion layer disposed in a surface layer of the semiconductor substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240582

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element in which the cost reduction of a curved imaging element can be achieved, a method for manufacturing the solid-state imaging element, and an electronic apparatus. A curvature base is formed so as to be curved in a concave shape at a center leaving a small edge. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240217

Storage element, storage apparatus, and magnetic head

A storage element is provided. The storage element includes a memory layer; a fixed magnetization layer; an intermediate layer including a non-magnetic material; wherein the intermediate layer is provided between the memory layer and the fixed magnetization layer; wherein the fixed magnetization layer includes at least a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a non-magnetic layer, and wherein the first magnetic layer includes a cofeb composition. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240137

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display panel including pixels disposed on a substrate, where each of the pixels includes a light emitting element, and a capacitor. The capacitor of a first one of the pixels is partially overlapped, in a vertical direction, by respective pixel areas of two of the pixels. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240092

Study system and display method

A system is provided for displaying data. The system comprises a managing device. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239967

System and method for smoke detection during anatomical surgery

Various aspects of a system and method for smoke detection during an anatomical surgery are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in a surgical scene analysis engine, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device that captures one or more video frames. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239823

Body area network for secure payment

Disclosed is a method performed in a system comprising a first body area network (ban) enabled device and a second ban enabled device, for performing secure payment at a payment counter by a user of the first and the second ban enabled devices, the user wearing or carrying the first and the second ban enabled devices; where the first and the second ban enabled devices are paired for authorizing the user by the second ban enabled device; the method comprises: establishing a connection between the payment counter and the first ban enabled device; sending a ban signal via ban from the first ban enabled device to the second ban enabled device requiring confirmation from the second ban enabled device that the second ban enabled device is in contact with the user's body; receiving a confirmation ban signal via ban from the second ban enabled device to the first ban enabled device confirming that the second ban enabled device is in contact with the user's body; receiving a request for payment from the payment counter in the first and/or second ban enabled device; and confirming the requested payment in the first and/or second ban enabled device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239813

Method and system for processing a monetary transaction

Various aspects of a method and system for processing a monetary transaction are disclosed herein. The method includes registration, at a server, of a first virtual currency instrument that corresponds to a first account and one or more other virtual currency instruments that corresponds to one or more other accounts. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239472

Display control device, display control method, and program

To be able to further facilitate interaction between users using ar technologies. Provided is a display control device including: a picture image acquiring unit configured to acquire a moving image corresponding to a sight of a first user in real time; a display control unit configured to display the moving image toward a second user different from the first user, and an annotation detection unit configured to detect that an annotation input by the second user with respect to the moving image is displayed in the sight of the first user or is output to be displayed. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239252

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an ar object from a sound output unit while moving the ar objet toward the designated position. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239198

Integrated multi-platform user interface/user experience

An integrated multi-platform user interface/user experience enables a user to enjoy an online experience including watching/viewing content, receiving offers and participating with the content. The user interface includes a full screen mode, a split-screen mode, features to receive contextually-related content, uploading and sharing content capabilities, and many additional functions/options.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239196

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An electronic apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable medium are disclosed. The electronic apparatus comprising, a processor and a memory having program code stored thereon, the program code being such that, when it is executed by the processor, it causes the processor to: control display of a plurality of parameter-setting display layers, each having arranged therein at least one parameter-setting-widget selected from a collection of parameter-setting-widgets that relate to values of imaging parameters, where at least one of the plurality of parameter-setting display layers has more than one of the parameter-setting-widgets arranged therein.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239195

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An electronic apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable medium are disclosed. The electronic apparatus comprising; a processor; and a memory having program code stored thereon, the program code being such that, when it is executed by the processor, it causes the processor to: control a display of a first parameter-setting image that relates to values of one or more parameters related to imaging, the first parameter-setting image comprising a graph and an indicator point that is movable by user input, where the values of the one or more parameters related to imaging are set based on a location of the indicator point in the graph; and display, in association with the first parameter-setting image, a second parameter-setting image that relates to values of at least one additional parameter related to imaging.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239135

Input device and electronic apparatus including the same

To provide an input device having optimal portability and electronic apparatus including the same. The input device includes an input section, a control section, a power supply section, and a support section. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239126

Electronic device and method of processing user actuation of a touch-sensitive input surface

An electronic device includes a proximity-sensitive touch sensor array which extends along an input surface of the electronic device and a processing device coupled to the touch sensor array. The processing device is configured to process data captured by the touch sensor array to determine a finger angle at which a finger is directed towards the input surface and an actuation position on the input surface. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239104

Control device, input device, control system, handheld device, and control method

A control device includes: a receiver for receiving first information regarding the movement of a casing, and second information regarding whether to reflect the first information on the movement of coordinate values; a storage unit for storing a whole-screen region including a real-screen region, and a virtual-screen region set around the real-screen region; a generator for generating the coordinate values within the whole-screen region based on the first information; a switcher for switching a first state in which the coordinate values are movable, and a second state in which the coordinate values are immovable, based on the second information; a determining unit for determining which of the real-screen region or the virtual-screen region the coordinate values belong to; and a coordinate-value control unit for controlling the coordinate values so as to move the coordinate values within the virtual-screen region to the position of predetermined coordinate values within the real-screen region.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239098

Gesture controlled communication

A processing device, server, and method are provided. According to some illustrative embodiments, the device and method are implemented by detecting a face region of an image, setting at least one action region according to the position of the face region, comparing image data corresponding to the at least one action region to detection information for purposes of determining whether or not a predetermined action has been performed, and executing predetermined processing based on cooperation control information when it is determined that the predetermined action has been performed and the cooperation control information is received.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239081

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a gaze position acquisition unit configured to acquire a gaze position of a user, a determination unit configured to determine whether the acquired gaze position corresponds to an application-related position; and a processing unit configured, when the gaze position is determined to correspond to the application-related position, to control a state of an application.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236097

System and method for managing audio and video channels for video game players and spectators

A computer-implemented system and method are described for managing audio chat for an online video game or application. For example, a system according to one embodiment comprises: an online video game or application execution engine to execute an online video game or application in response to input from one or more users of the video game or application and to responsively generate audio and video of the video game or application; and a chat subsystem to establish audio chat sessions with the one or more users and one or more spectators to the video game or application, the chat subsystem establishing a plurality of audio chat channels including a spectator channel over which the spectators participate in audio chat and a user channel over which the users participate in audio chat.. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236092

Cloud computing system and application provision method

In a cloud computing system having a plurality of computational resources that are connected via a network, a table display section displays, on a terminal used by a user using the cloud computing system, a table showing a list of thumbnail movies of execution screens of applications that can be provided on arbitrary dates and times to the user, the table assigning the thumbnail movies to specified dates and times. A movie selection acceptance section acquires the user's selection from the thumbnail movies shown in the table. ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236084

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

Methods and apparatus provide for: receiving a selected video, over a network from at least one network server, of previously executed content of an application program previously executed by the at least one network server; executing the selected video for display to a user of the information processing terminal, and receiving an execution request initiated by the user while the selected video is being executed and during a period of time when the application program is not being executed by the at least one network server; and sending the execution request for executing the application program to the at least one network server over the network, where the execution request is associated with a specified point in the selected video that shows the previously executed content of the application program.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236083

System and method for compressing video frames or portions thereof based on feedback information from a client device

A computer-implemented system and method are described for performing video compression. For example, a method according to one embodiment comprises: encoding a plurality of video frames or portions thereof according to a first encoding format; transmitting the plurality of encoded video frames or portions to a client device; receiving feedback information from the client device, the feedback information usable to determine whether data contained in the video frames or portions has not been successfully received and/or decoded; in response to detecting that a video frame or portion thereof has not been successfully received and/or decoded, encoding a video frame or portion thereof according to a second encoding format; and transmitting the video frames or portions thereof to the client device.. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234731

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . According to embodiments, a base station includes a radio communication unit configured to establish communication with a mobile communication terminal using a plurality of component carriers. The base station further includes a control unit configured to transmit a command to the mobile communication terminal to reduce the plurality of component carriers to one prior to handover of communication between the mobile communication terminal and the base station to another base station.. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234721

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

Random access operation is performed under a communication environment in which a plurality of communication modes having different transmission rate coexist with small overhead. A high-grade communication station spoofs information of a packet length and a rate in a decoding portion so that a value of (packet length)/(rate) corresponds to a duration where the communication is hoped to be stopped. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234717

Wireless communication apparatus, a method of wireless communication, and a program for wireless communication

In wireless communication with another communication apparatus in a predetermined wireless network, overhead information defined in a media access control layer is divided into a header of information necessary for the common access control and a header of information necessary for each payload. Address information is added to the header of information necessary for the common access control to transmit the generated header attached to the transmission data. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234557

Contextual web page system and method

A system and method for controlling a media generation system where a media event may be selected via a stateless software module, the system receiving a media event protocol file corresponding to the selected media event. The media generation system generates the media event based on the received media event protocol file.. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234548

Communication system, transmission device, reception device, communication method, program, and communication cable

The present invention relates to a communication system, a transmission device, a reception device, a communication method, a program, and a communication cable, whereby high-speed communication can be executed while maintaining compatibility. In the event that an hdmi® source 71 and an hdmi® sink 72 execute two-way ip communication using a cec line 84 and a signal line 141, a switching control unit 121 controls a switch 133 to select a partial signal making up the differential signal from a conversion unit 131 at the time of transmitting data, and controls the switch 133 to select a partial signal making up a differential signal from a receiver at the time of transmitting data, and in the case of executing two-way communication using the cec line 84 alone, the switching control unit 121 controls the switch 133 to select the cec signal from the hdmi® source 71 or receiver 82 with the switch 133. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234534

Transmission device, transmission method, reception device, reception method, and computer program

Reception processing of broadcast content, in transmission of which an ip system is employed, is performed. An sdpt, in a header extension part of which service identification information and an sdp are arranged, in an ssc is transmitted from a broadcasting station. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234531

Data processor and data processing method

The present invention relates to a data processor and data processing method that facilitate properly processing a stream. An input stream is formed by a plurality of packets . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234500

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

To transmit moving image data at a high frame rate in good condition, second moving image data at a predetermine frame rate is provided by processing first moving image data at the predetermine frame rate in units of consecutive n pictures (n is an integer larger than or equal to two), using an image data item provided by averaging the image data items of the n pictures as the image data item of the first picture, and using the image data items of the second to nth pictures of the n pictures as the image data items of the second to nth pictures. A video stream is generated by encoding the image data item of each picture in the second moving image data and the generated video stream is transmitted.. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234483

Image processing device, method, and program

A processing device may include left-eye and right-eye content data processing units, which may be configured to, respectively, receive left-eye content data representing a left-eye content display pattern and right-eye content data representing a right-eye content display pattern. The content data processing units may also be configured to, respectively, set content display positions of the left-eye and right-eye content display patterns. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234482

Head-mountable display system

A method of operation of a head mountable display (hmd) system, in which stereoscopic images are displayed with respect to a virtual display screen (vds) position, is provided. The method includes setting a vds position for a stereoscopic image for display in response to a depth parameter of a region of interest (roi) in respect of the stereoscopic image for display. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234459

Communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus and reception method

An av system composed of an hd recorder and a display unit uses a communication interface of the hdmi. An hdmi source of the hd recorder transmits image data (image signal) in the form of differential signals to an hdmi sink of the display unit through three tmds channels. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234458

Camera system, video processing apparatus, and camera apparatus

Disclosed herein is a camera system including, a camera apparatus having, an image sensor, a correction section, a first transmission processing section, and a synchronization processing section, and a video processing apparatus having a second transmission processing section and a conversion section, wherein the video processing apparatus outputs the video data obtained by the conversion by the conversion section.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234450

Imaging element, imaging device, electronic device, and imaging method

To improve the speed of ad conversion. An amplifier amplifies, by a magnification larger than 1, signals of a pixel that outputs a signal in which there is no accumulation of a charge by a photon as a reset signal, and outputs a signal in which there is accumulation of a charge by a photon as an accumulation signal. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234439

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that generates a panoramic image based on captured image data so that the subject is positioned in a reference position in the panoramic image.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234421

Portable device, information processing method, and program

There is provided a portable device that transmits an image obtained through photographing to another device managed in association with the portable device each time when photographing is performed, receives the image transmitted from the other device each time when photographing is performed in the other device, and displays the image received from the other device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234328

Content supply apparatus, content supply method, program, terminal apparatus, and content supply system

The present disclosure relates to a content supply apparatus, a content supply method, a program, a terminal apparatus, and a content supply system that allow to provide a receiver with pieces of general required network quality information for respective delivery paths for a case of supplying pieces of content of the same content through a plurality of different delivery paths. A content supply apparatus of the present disclosure delivers streams of content through a plurality of different networks, respectively, according to an adaptive streaming technique, and includes: a generating unit that generates metadata describing qos parameters for the respective plurality of different networks through which the streams are delivered, and condition values of the qos parameters; and a delivering unit that delivers the generated metadata to a receiver. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234274

Super share

A method and apparatus for sharing media content between electronic equipment includes transferring session data from a first electronic equipment to a second electronic equipment, said session data including a queue of media content executing or executable on the first electronic equipment, and transferring media content identified in the session data to the second electronic equipment.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233943

Reception apparatus, reception method, and program

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, and a program capable of improving performance in diversity. The reception apparatus includes a plurality of demodulation units configured to demodulate a supplied branch and generate a symbol, and a synthesis unit configured to synthesize the symbol demodulated by the plurality of demodulation units, to which the synthesis unit sets a predetermined time from arrival time of a first-arriving symbol as a search range, and synthesizes a symbol that arrives within the search range and the first-arriving symbol. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233890

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method that make it possible to ensure good communication quality in a data transmission using ldpc codes. In group-wise interleave, an ldpc code whose code length is 64800 bits and code rate is 10/15, 11/15, 12/15, or 13/15 is interleaved in a 360-bit group unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233889

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method that make it possible to ensure good communication quality in a data transmission using ldpc codes. In group-wise interleave, an ldpc code whose code length is 16200 bits and code rate is 10/15, 11/15, 12/15, or 13/15 is interleaved in a 360-bit group unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233474

Battery, electrolyte, battery pack, electronic device, electric motor vehicle, electrical storage device, and power system

A battery includes electrodes including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and a particle-containing insulating part that is provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and includes particles and a resin, wherein the particles are a material capable of undergoing an endothermic dehydration reaction and have a flat shape with an aspect ratio of 2/1 or more.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233454

Organic electroluminescence device and method of manufacturing the same

Provided are an organic electroluminescence device capable of enhancing reflectance of an anode, thereby resulting in improved light-emitting efficiency and a method of manufacturing the same. An anode (12), a thin film layer for hole injection (13), an insulating layer (14), an organic layer (15) including a luminescent layer (15c) and a cathode (16) including a semi-transparent electrode (16a) are laminated in order on a substrate (11). ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233272

Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing method thereof

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

08/11/16 / #20160233264

Semiconductor device and solid-state imaging device

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device and a solid-state imaging device of which crack resistance can be improved in a simpler way. The semiconductor device has an upper substrate that is constituted by a si substrate and wiring layers laminated on the si substrate and a second substrate that is constituted by a si substrate and wiring layers laminated on the si substrate and is joined to the upper substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232856

Display device and electronic apparatus

A display device includes a display section (11) having a first display surface and a second display surface (s1, s2) facing each other. The display section (11) includes a first display panel (111) disposed on the first display surface (s1) side, and including a plurality of light emitting elements, and a second display panel (112) disposed on the second display surface (s2) side, and including a plurality of light control elements each performing light control for control of transmission or reflection of incident light performing reflective image display utilizing the reflection of the incident light.. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232716

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a superimposition display position determining unit which determines a position of an object having a predetermined flat surface or curved surface out of an object imaged in an input image based on an environment map, a superimposition display image generating unit which generates a superimposition display image by setting superimposition display data at the position of the object determined by the superimposition display position determining unit, an image superimposing unit which superimposes the superimposition display image on a visual field of a user, an operating object recognizing unit which recognizes an operating object imaged in the input image, and a process executing unit which executes a process corresponding to an item selected based on a position of the operating object recognized by the operating object recognizing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232428

Efficient local feature descriptor filtering

The present disclosure generally relates to methods and computer program products for searching for a similar image among a plurality of stored images, and in particular to a method and computer program product used in a content based image retrieval system where roughly similar images are clustered and feature vectors for the clustered images are filtered based on a matching frequency for the feature vectors among the images in the cluster.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232422

Biological image presentation device, biological image presentation method, program, and biological image presentation system

A biological image presentation device includes: an acquisition unit; a determination unit determining an image as a standard and an image for comparison; an extraction unit extracting, from the image as a standard, a position where a change of luminance value equal to or larger than a defined value is present; a detection unit detecting a position corresponding to the position extracted from the image for comparison; a division unit dividing the image as a standard on the basis of the position extracted; a mapping unit mapping the image for comparison to an area corresponding to each divided area of the image as a standard while modifying so as to conform to the shape of the divided area; and a display control unit switching and displaying an image for display in a display area by using the image as a standard and an image mapped by the mapping unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231890

Information processing apparatus and phase output method for determining phrases based on an image

In one aspect, an information processing system for determining complimentary phrases to present to a recipient is provided. The information processing system may receive an input image depicting a subject. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231831

Input device and input method, information processing device and information processing method, information processing system and program

An input device includes an operation unit that is held by a user and operated in a three-dimensional free space to remotely operate an information processing device, a directional button that is provided on the operation unit and operated by the user to point in a direction, and a transmission unit that, when the directional button is operated while the operation unit is being operated in the free space, transmits information corresponding to the operation in the free space and information corresponding to the operated directional button to the information processing device so that an object image linearly moves by only an amount corresponding to a directional component of the directional button out of an operation amount in the free space after the operation of the directional button.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231810

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

08/11/16 / #20160231809

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

An information processing device of the present invention includes a sightline distance calculating unit (106) configured to calculate a sightline distance between a position of a user and a position of a point specified on an image display surface based on a sightline direction of the user, a character size calculating unit (108) configured to determine a character size in accordance with the sightline distance calculated by the sightline distance calculating unit (106), and a display control unit (110) configured to determine a size of a display image in accordance with the character size calculated by the character size calculating unit (108).. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231600

Light control device, imaging element, and imaging device, and light transmittance control method for light control device

A light control device 10 includes a pair of electrodes 611 and 612 and a stacked structure body 613′ of a plurality of light control layers 613 sandwiched by the pair of electrodes 611 and 612; and each light control layer 613 has a stacked structure of a first insulating layer 614, a first nanocarbon film 615 doped with an n-type impurity or not doped with an impurity, a second insulating layer 617, and a second nanocarbon film 616 doped with a p-type impurity or not doped with an impurity.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231468

Lens array and manufacturing method therefor, solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a lens array and a manufacturing method therefor, a solid-state imaging apparatus, and an electronic apparatus that can improve the af performance while suppressing the deterioration of image quality. A lens array includes microlenses that are formed corresponding to phase difference detection pixels that are provided to be mixed in imaging pixels. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160228776

Sharing recorded gameplay to a social graph

A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social graph, including the following: recording, by a game console, video of a user's gameplay during a gameplay session that is defined by execution of the video game by the game console; receiving, by the game console, a command to initiate a sharing operation during the gameplay session, wherein receiving the command to initiate the sharing operation is in response to button input triggered from a controller device; in response to receiving the command, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable identification and sharing of at least a portion of the recorded video; processing, by the game console, input received via the user interface to determine a user-defined selection of the recorded video; sharing the user-defined selection of the recorded video to a social graph of the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160228771

Motion sickness monitoring and application of supplemental sound to counteract sickness

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing motion sickness of a user while the user is wearing a head-mounted device (hmd). One method includes an operation for monitoring the physical characteristics of the user while wearing the hmd that is presenting a virtual reality with multimedia content, where the physical characteristics including motions of the user. ... Sony Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160228767

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a game console is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touch-sensitive panel defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touch-sensitive panel; and, a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touch-sensitive panel.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227560

Communications system, infrastructure equipment, communication terminal and method

. . . . A communications system communicating data to/from a communications terminal includes infrastructure equipment forming a mobile communications network to transmit/receive data to/from the communications terminal via a wireless access interface, the communications terminal configured to transmit/receive data to/from the infrastructure equipment. The communications terminal can receive transmission data to the infrastructure equipment at a buffer, transmit a resource request message requesting resources of the wireless access interface to the infrastructure equipment in response to receiving the data for transmission to the infrastructure equipment, and receive a resource allocation message from the infrastructure equipment. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227446

Communication optimization

The present disclosure relates generally to a method and a wireless communication device that optimizes communication between devices which is body contact initiated. The method, performed in the wireless communication device comprises pairing with another wireless communication device using a first communication technology, wherein the first communication technology is body coupled communication, bcc, technology, exchanging, between the wireless communication device and the other wireless communication device, using bcc technology, device specific information associated with pairing in a second communication technology and connecting with the other wireless communication device, using the second communication technology, thereby performing a handover from bcc technology to the second communication technology.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227393

System, method, and computer program product for scanning frequency bands

The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for scanning frequency bands at a device in order to find a network. An exemplary method comprises substantially simultaneously scanning a first frequency band using a first receive chain in the device and a second frequency band using a second receive chain in the device; determining, based on priority information accessed by the device, whether a first network found on the first frequency band has priority over a second network found on the second frequency band; and determining whether to connect the device to the first network or the second network based on determining whether the first network has priority over the second network.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227389

Communication method and apparatus

A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227353

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

There is provided an apparatus including a circuitry configured to initiate a reception of an information request that has been wirelessly transmitted from an information processing terminal, initiate, based on the information request, an obtaining of an information wirelessly from an external communication device, and initiate a wireless transmission of the obtained information to the information processing terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227292

Data processing device and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing device and a data processing method capable of appropriately processing a stream. Nps included in a division stream of a predetermined channel acquired by dividing an input stream configured by a plurality of packets into division streams of a plurality of channels are eliminated, and a np-eliminated stream including dnp representing the number of eliminated nps is generated. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227280

Content that reacts to viewers

Viewer demographics such as age and sex, as well as viewer emotion based on facial recognition, are sensed by a device and content automatically modified accordingly. In this way, the content essentially reacts to the types and emotions of the viewers as they watch the content.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227253

Decoding device, decoding method, encoding device and encoding method

The present disclosure relates to a decoding device, a decoding method, an encoding device, and an encoding method, which are capable of improving encoding efficiency by optimizing a transform skip. An inverse orthogonal transform unit performs a transform skip in one of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction on residual information serving as a difference between an image and a predicted image of the image that has undergone the transform skip in one of the horizontal direction and the vertical direction. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227252

Data encoding and decoding

A video data decoding apparatus in which if a detector detects a transform-skip mode is not applicable to an array of encoded video data values, the detector controls a dequantizer to apply dequantization parameters which may vary between data values in the array of encoded data values according to a position of each data value within the array, and controls an inverse frequency transformer to apply an inverse frequency transform to the dequantized data values; and if the detector detects the transform-skip mode is applicable to the array of encoded video data values, the detector controls the dequantizer to apply dequantization parameters which, for each array of encoded data values, are independent of the position of each data value within the array, and controls the inverse frequency transformer not to apply an inverse frequency transform to the dequantized data values.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227206

Calibration methods for thick lens model

The thick lens calibration method enables better calibration of complex camera devices such as devices with thick lens systems. The thick lens calibration method includes a two step process of calibrating using the distance between a second nodal point and an image sensor, and calibrating using the distance between the first and second nodal point.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227203

Information processing device, display device, and information processing method

An information processing device includes: an information processing section configured to detect a figure of a target object from an image captured from a movie of the target object so as to perform information processing on the detected image; a main data generating section configured to generate data of a main image to be displayed as a result of the information processing; an auxiliary data generating section configured to generate data of an auxiliary image including the captured image; and an output data transmitting section configured to transmit to an output device the main image data and the auxiliary image data in relation to each other such that the main image and the auxiliary image are displayed together.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227198

Imaging device and imaging method

A first imaging device and a second image device are connected with each other in a communicatable manner, and data of imaging timing and data of an exposure period of the first imaging device are transmitted to the second imaging device. In the second imaging device, the imaging timing and the exposure period can be set based on the data of the imaging timing and the data of the exposure period which are received. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227146

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus for photographing an image, includes: a photoelectric converter to convert incident light an electric charge and accumulate the electric charge, a transfer element to transfer the electric charge accumulated in the photoelectric converter, a converter to convert the electric charge in the photoelectric converter transferred via the transfer element into a voltage, a reset element to reset potentials of the converter, and an amplifier to amplify a voltage converted by the converter to generate a pixel signal and output the pixel signal to a read signal line for reading the pixel signal. A plurality of the photoelectric converter and the transfer element are disposed at least in a horizontal direction share the amplifier and the read signal line.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227145

Semiconductor apparatus, solid-state image sensing apparatus, and camera system

A semiconductor apparatus, a solid-state image sensing apparatus, and a camera system capable of reducing interference between signals transmitted through adjacent via holes, preventing an increase in the number of the via holes, reducing the area of a chip having sensors thereon and the number of mounting steps thereof. First and second chips are bonded together to form a laminated structure, a wiring between the first chip and the second chip being connected through via holes, the first chip transmitting signals obtained by time-discretizing analog signals generated by respective sensors to the second chip through the corresponding via holes, the second chip sampling the signals transmitted from the first chip through the via holes at a timing different from a timing at which the signals are sampled by the first chip and quantizing the sampled signals to obtain digital signals.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227131

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

08/04/16 / #20160227125

Perspective change using depth information

The invention is directed to determining compensation distance for capturing an image in a zoom mode using a camera. An exemplary method comprises determining the camera is in a non-zoom mode; receiving first depth information associated with an object in the image when the camera is in the non-zoom mode; receiving first angle information associated with the object in the image when the camera is in the non-zoom mode; switching from the non-zoom mode to a zoom mode; receiving second angle information associated with the object in the image when the camera is in the zoom mode; determining a compensation distance for capturing the image of the object in the zoom mode based on the first depth information, the first angle information, and the second angle information; and generate an image based on the compensated distance.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226861

Terminal device and information processing device

There is provided a terminal device including a mobile communication unit configured to perform mobile communication of a mobile communication network, an acquisition unit configured to acquire state information indicating a state of each of one or more wireless networks for wireless communication that is different from the mobile communication, a selection unit configured to select one wireless network among the one or more wireless networks based on the state information, and a providing unit configured to provide information regarding the one selected wireless network to another terminal device that performs the wireless communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226679

Transmission device and communication system

A transmission device of the disclosure includes a first selector configured to select one of a first signal and a second signal, and output the selected signal; a second selector configured to select one of an inversion signal of the first signal, the second signal, and an inversion signal of the second signal, and output the selected signal; a first control signal generator configured to generate a first control signal, a second control signal, and a third control signal, based on the first signal, the second signal, and a third signal; a first driver configured to set a voltage of a first output terminal, based on an output signal of the first selector and the first control signal; and a second driver configured to set a voltage of a second output terminal, based on an output signal of the second selector and the second control signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226621

Adaptive index mapping for modulation scheme settings

A node (100) of a cellular network selects a first modulation scheme setting for a first radio link to a first device (10′). The first modulation scheme setting is selected from a set of modulation scheme settings, each identified by at least one corresponding index. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226599

Method and system for capturing media by using ban

A method and system for capturing media data using an body area network, ban, wherein the ban comprises a ban enabled media capturing device associated with a first user and at least one ban enabled communication device associated with a second user, wherein a ban link is established through the body of the second user between the capturing device and the communication device, when the second user touches the capturing device, settings, related to capturing media data and related to said second user, are downloaded to the capturing device by using the established ban link and media data is captured with the capturing device by using the downloaded settings wherein the capturing is triggered by the second user.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226559

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

08/04/16 / #20160226255

Power supply device, power supply system, and method of controlling power supply

A power supply control device includes a control unit, and a power path that is connected to a primary external power system. If a connection state between the primary external power system and the power path is in a disconnected state, the control unit is configured to control power output of at least one power conditioner of at least one corresponding secondary external power generation unit, based on (a) an amount of power consumption of a specific load connected to the power supply control device through the power path, and (b) a power generation output of the secondary external power generation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226121

Wave dielectric transmission device, manufacturing method thereof, and in-millimeter wave dielectric transmission method

A millimeter wave transmission device, the millimeter wave transmission device having (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 viscoelastic 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

08/04/16 / #20160225980

Memory element and memory apparatus

A memory element includes a layered structure: a memory layer having a magnetization direction changed depending on information, 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, including a first ferromagnetic layer having a magnetization direction that is inclined from a direction perpendicular to a film face, a bonding layer laminated on the first ferromagnetic layer, and a second ferromagnetic layer laminated on the bonding layer and bonded to the first ferromagnetic layer via the bonding layer, having a magnetization direction that is inclined from the direction perpendicular to the film face, a magnetization-fixed layer having a fixed magnetization direction, an intermediate layer that is provided between the memory layer and the magnetization-fixed layer, and is contacted with the first ferromagnetic layer, and a cap layer that is contacted with the second ferromagnetic layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225885

High mobility electron transistor

A semiconductor device includes: a channel layer made of a compound semiconductor; a barrier layer provided above the channel layer and made of a compound semiconductor in which an energy band on a carrier travel side in a junction with respect to the channel layer is farther from an intrinsic fermi level in the channel layer than in the channel layer; a low-resistance region provided in a surface layer of the barrier layer, in which resistance is kept lower than portions around by containing impurity; a source electrode and a drain electrode connected to the barrier layer at positions sandwiching the low-resistance region; agate insulating layer provided on the low-resistance region; and a gate electrode provided above the low-resistance region through the gate insulating layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225841

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

08/04/16 / #20160225840

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

08/04/16 / #20160225835

Display device with separation member including steps

A display device includes: a substrate; a plurality of light-emission elements arranged, on the substrate, in a first direction and a second direction intersecting each other, each of the light-emission elements having a first electrode layer, an organic layer including a luminous layer, and a second electrode layer which are laminated in that order; and a separation section disposed, on the substrate, between the light-emission elements adjacent to each other in the first direction, the separation section having two or more pairs of steps. The first electrode layers in the light-emission elements are separated from each other, and the organic layers as well as the second electrode layers in the light-emission elements adjacent to each other in the first direction are separated from each other by the steps included in the separation section.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225806

Semiconductor device, method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and solid-state imaging apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode formed on a substrate with a gate insulating layer in between, an insulating layer of property and thickness that allow for a silicide block formed in a first region of the substrate so as to cover the gate electrode, a sidewall formed to at least partly include the insulating layer at a side of the gate electrode, a first impurity region formed by implantation of a first impurity in a peripheral region of the gate electrode formed in the first region of the substrate before the insulating layer is formed, a second impurity region formed by implantation of a second impurity in a peripheral region of the sidewall of the gate electrode formed in a second region of the substrate after the sidewall is formed, and a silicide layer formed on a surface of the second impurity region of the substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225722

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and a manufacturing method, and an electronic apparatus that enable manufacturing of a stacked structure with high precision. A solid-state image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate where a photodiode is formed, and an epitaxial layer where a transfer transistor to be stacked on the photodiode of the semiconductor substrate is formed, the epitaxial layer being formed by growing a crystalline layer with aligned crystal axes on the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225400

Optical disc device and spherical aberration error signal detection method

There is provided an optical disc device that performs recording on a land and a groove, including an optical path splitter configured to split a luminous flux returning from an optical disc into first and second optical paths, a first detector configured to receive a whole of the luminous flux that has passed through the first optical path, a second detector configured to receive a luminous flux of an inside part of the luminous flux that has passed through the second optical path, a spherical aberration error signal generation unit configured to generate a spherical aberration error signal on the basis of a difference between a first focus error signal obtained on the basis of a detection signal of the first detector and a second focus error signal obtained on the basis of a detection signal of the second detector, a spherical aberration correction unit, and an adjustment unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225376

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, and program

The present invention pertains to an encoding device and method, a decoding device and method, and to a program, with which sound of an appropriate volume level can be obtained with a smaller quantity of codes. A first gain calculation circuit calculates a first gain for volume level correction of an input time series signal, and a second gain calculation circuit calculates a second gain for volume level correction of a downmixed signal obtained by downmixing of the input time series signal. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225343

Switchable privacy mode display

A device includes a color display that includes a plurality of pixels, wherein a particular pixel of the plurality of pixels includes a first set of subpixels configured to emit a first set of colors; and a second set of subpixels configured to emit a second set of colors, wherein the second set of colors is offset from the first set of colors by a wavelength range. The device may further include logic configured to obtain an image; detect activation of a privacy mode; generate an inverse image of the obtained image; display the obtained image using the first set of subpixels; and display the generated inverse image using the second set of subpixels, in response to detecting the activation of the privacy mode.. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225337

Switchable privacy display based on striped polarizer

A computing device includes a display having a striped polarizer, the striped polarizer includes a set of sub-areas having a first polarization interspersed between another set of sub-areas having a second polarization. The sub-areas are arranged to provide an alternating polarization across a dimension of the display. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225320

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

08/04/16 / #20160225315

Display apparatus and display-apparatus driving method

Disclosed herein is a driving method and display apparatus, the display apparatus including light emitting units, scan lines, data lines, a driving circuit provided for each of the light emitting units to serve as a circuit having a signal writing transistor, a device driving transistor, a capacitor and a first switch circuit, and a light emitting device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225156

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device includes: a shape modeling section detecting, from frames of an image captured from a movie of a target object, an image frame representing the target object captured from a predetermined direction, the shape modeling section acquiring a shape model of the target object based on a target object figure in the detected image frame; an information processing section determining a posture of the target object detected from the captured image based on the shape model, the information processing section performing information processing on a result of the determination; and an output data transmitting section outputting to an output device the data output as a result of the information processing. The shape modeling section generates data denoting presentation information indicating how an ongoing processing by the shape modeling section is progressing. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225001

Information processing apparatus

Provided is as information processing apparatus including: a counting unit configured to count the number of users who are interested in a product dealt in e-commerce transaction, performed via a network; and a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a counting result by the counting unit is presented on a screen of the e-commerce transaction along with information of the product.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224859

Fast color-brightness-based methods for image segmentation

Image segmentation utilizing the color and brightness of sections of the image to generate super-pixels is described herein. The image segmentation is implemented pixel-wise. ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224539

Character input apparatus, character input assist method, and character input assist program

Disclosed herein is a character input apparatus including: a display section having a screen capable of displaying at least characters; an operation section configured to allow a user to input at least the characters; a first character input processing section configured to perform a first character input process of causing a character string to be displayed on the screen in accordance with a predetermined notation rule; a second character input processing section configured to perform a second character input process of causing a character string to be displayed on the screen not in accordance with the predetermined notation rule; a scene determination section configured to determine a character input scene; and an input process switch control section configured to switch between the first character input process and the second character input process in accordance with the character input scene.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224226

Display processing apparatus for performing image magnification based on face detection

An image processing apparatus that displays an image at a to