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Methods, infrastructure unit, base station and network unit

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A method of reducing interference comprises estimating an interference level in a mobile network. In the event that the interference level is detected as being above a satisfactory threshold, the method comprises selecting an infrastructure unit of one or more infrastructure units which is currently operating as one of a base station or an uplink and downlink relay node configured to relay uplink and downlink transmissions, and configuring the infrastructure unit to operate as an uplink relay node such that it does not send downlink signals. ... Sony Corporation

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

Provided is a communication control device including an information acquisition unit acquiring first information concerning a position a guard area for a first wireless communication system and second information concerning a position of a master node of a second wireless communication system which is secondarily operated using a frequency channel used by the first wireless communication system, a determination unit determining, using the first information and the second information acquired by the information acquisition unit, whether or not an interval between a reference point of the first wireless communication system and the master node meets a condition which depends on a width of the guard area and a communication distance assumed for the second wireless communication system, and a control unit causing the second wireless communication system to be operated with a given transmission power if the determination unit determines the interval meets the condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

Apparatus and method in wireless communication system

An apparatus and a method in a wireless communication system. In the wireless communication system, a master device provides a data forwarding service for one or plural slave devices, a master device side apparatus including: a monitoring unit, configured to monitor a predetermined trigger event relating to a change in state of the master device; a handover pre-measurement control unit, configured to respond to the predetermined trigger event by controlling the handover pre-measurement of the one or plural slave devices; and a handover measurement control unit, configured to control, based on the handover pre-measurement results, the handover measurement of the one or plural slave devices. ... Sony Corporation

Methods, base station, mobile node and relay node

A method of obtaining link measurements in a mobile telecommunications system, the system including a base station configured to communicate with at least one terminal and one or more relay nodes configured to relay downlink and/or uplink transmissions between the at least one terminal and the base station. The method includes: sending, by the base station and to a mobile node, measurement instructions including a list identifying one or more relay nodes for measuring link quality, wherein the mobile node is one of the at least one terminal and the one or more relay nodes; and receiving, at the base station and from the mobile node, a list of one or more link measurements, wherein a link measurement measures a link quality for a link between the mobile node and one of the relay nodes identified in the list sent by the base station.. ... Sony Corporation

Resource management device, resource management method, and device and method in communication system

A resource management device, a resource management method, and a device and method in a communication system. The resource management device is used for managing opportunistic utilization of frequency spectrum resources of a primary system by a secondary system in the communication system, and includes: a reception unit configured to receive device information and a resource request of a target secondary system device among one or more secondary system devices in the secondary system; an available resource acquisition unit configured to acquire, in response to the resource request, available resource information of the target secondary system device on the basis of the device information of the target secondary system device, wherein the resource information includes indication information related to transmission waveform used for the target secondary system device; and a notification unit configured to notify the target secondary system device of the acquired resource information.. ... Sony Corporation

Method of interference avoidance and base station

A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.. ... Sony Corporation

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

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

A light source apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first light source module and a second light source module. The first light source module emits first emission light. ... Sony Corporation

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a first chip including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a light sensing unit generating a signal charge responsive to an amount of received light, and a plurality of mos transistors reading the signal charge generated by the light sensing unit and outputting the read signal charge as a pixel signal, a second chip including a plurality of pixel drive circuits supplying desired drive pulses to pixels, the second chip being laminated beneath the first chip in a manner such that the pixel drive circuits are arranged beneath the pixels formed in the first chip to drive the pixels, and a connection unit for electrically connecting the pixels to the pixel drive circuits arranged beneath the pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

Overlay non-video content on a mobile device

Methods, systems, and devices are described for presenting non-video content through a mobile device that uses a video camera to track a video on another screen. In one embodiment, a system includes a video display, such as a tv, that displays video content. ... Sony Corporation

Solid-state image pickup element, image pickup module and electronic equipment

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup element, an image pickup module and electronic equipment configured to avoid large scaling of an image pickup element caused by an improvement in functions thereof. The solid-state image pickup element is configured with a lamination of an image sensor substrate on which a plurality of pixels is arranged on a surface of a sensor, and a signal processing substrate in which signal processing of an image signal output from the image sensor substrate is executed. ... Sony Corporation

Wireless communication device, communication system, information processing method, and program

Appropriate data communication is realized. A wireless communication device includes a communication unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

Optical connector

An optical connector according to the present disclosure includes: optical transmission paths that have end faces aligned in a predetermined region, and transmit optical signals. The optical transmission paths correspond to transmission channels or reception channels. ... Sony Corporation

Receiver and communication system

A receiver of the disclosure includes: a load modulator that transmits an active load modulation signal generated by active load modulation to a reader writer, in response to a carrier signal transmitted from the reader writer; and a controller that determines whether the active load modulation signal has reached the reader writer, and controls the load modulator to retransmit the active load modulation signal, after changing a phase of the active load modulation signal with respect to the carrier signal, in a case where the controller determines that the active load modulation signal has not reached the reader writer.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373520

Power storage module, power storage apparatus, power storage system, control method, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, and electric power system

A power storage apparatus includes a plurality of power storage modules connected in series and a control apparatus that controls each power storage module. The power storage module includes a battery section, a controller, a communication unit, a first insulator that insulates the controller from the communication unit, and a second insulator having a withstand voltage higher than a withstand voltage of the first insulator. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373468

Light emitting device and method of manufacturing the same

A light emitting device, includes a selective growth mask layer 44; a first light reflection layer 41 thinner than the selective growth mask layer 44; a laminated structure including a first compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22, the first compound semiconductor layer 21 being formed on the first light reflection layer 41; and a second electrode 32 formed on the second compound semiconductor layer 22, and a second light reflection layer 42, in which the second light reflection layer 42 is opposed to the first light reflection layer 41, and the second light reflection layer is not formed on an upper side of the selective growth mask layer 44.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373258

Photoelectric conversion film, photoelectric conversion element and electronic device

There is provided a photoelectric conversion film including a quinacridone derivative represented by the following general formula and a subphthalocyanine derivative represented by the following general formula.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373127

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

12/28/17 / #20170373126

Display apparatus

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

12/28/17 / #20170373107

Solid-state image sensing device and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device capable of restricting a deterioration in photoelectric conversion characteristic of a photoelectric conversion unit, and an electronic device. A solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit formed outside a semiconductor substrate; a charge holding unit for holding signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; a reset transistor for resetting the potential of the charge holding unit; a capacitance switching transistor connected to the charge holding unit and directed for switching the capacitance of the charge holding unit; and an additional capacitance device connected to the capacitance switching transistor. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373104

Solid-state imaging device and method for fabricating same

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arrayed in a well region disposed on a semiconductor substrate, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion section having a charge accumulation region which accumulates signal charge; an element isolation layer which is disposed on the surface of the well region along the peripheries of the individual charge accumulation regions and which electrically isolates the individual pixels from each other; and a diffusion layer which is disposed beneath the element isolation layer and which electrically isolates the individual pixels from each other, the diffusion layer having a smaller width than that of the element isolation layer. Each charge accumulation region is disposed so as to extend below the element isolation layer and be in contact with or in close proximity to the diffusion layer.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373018

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

12/28/17 / #20170372660

Display device and electronic equipment

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

12/28/17 / #20170372485

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing system

An information processing apparatus, including circuitry configured to generate or receive a first image of a sequence of images including an object. The circuitry is configured to determine a length of time movement of the object is below a predetermined movement threshold. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372444

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

[object] to generate a color image with further improved image quality. [solution] provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a far-infrared image, a near-infrared image, and a visible light image in which a common imaged object is captured; and a generation unit that generates a color image by filtering filter taps including pixels of the far-infrared image, the near-infrared image, and the visible light image.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372236

Information processing system and control method

[object] to provide an information processing system and a control method capable of effectively selecting a specific space unit. [solution] the information processing system includes: a generation unit that specifies a user who occupies or reserves occupation of a specific space unit in a predetermined area, and generates a heat map in accordance with attribute information about the user; and a providing unit that provides the heat map as a user interface for the user to select a specific space in the predetermined area.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371536

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing device including a display control unit configured to display a plurality of lists including a first list and a second list each having list items; and perform display of coupling to the first list a list item of the second list that is a sub-list of the first list.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371524

Information processing apparatus, picture processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, a picture processing method, and a program that enable control of display of content itself based on a relationship between the content and a user. [solution] the information processing apparatus includes a display control unit that controls display of acquired content depending on the acquired content, metadata of the content, and information indicating a relationship between the content and a user.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371495

Optical signal output apparatus, signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, imaging apparatus, and projector

An optical signal output apparatus includes: a switch having a first state or a second state in accordance with user's operation; and an optical signal output section that outputs a low-level optical signal when the switch is in the first state, whereas outputting a high-level optical signal when the switch is in the second state.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371439

Control device and storage medium

According to the present disclosure, there is provided a control device including a detection unit configured to detect, as a manipulation region, at least a part of a substantial object present at a position at which a user is estimated to be able to perform a manipulation, a function setting unit configured to perform setting in a manner that a predetermined function matches the manipulation region detected by the detection unit, and a control unit configured to perform the function matched with the manipulation region based on a positional relation between the manipulation region and a manipulator.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371361

Power management device and power management method

There is provided a power management device including a load current control unit configured to set an upper limit on a load current supplied from a connected feeding device and to control the load current on the basis of the upper limit, and a determination unit configured to, when the load current control unit has reset the upper limit to a higher value, determine if the upper limit has exceeded a current capacity of the feeding device on the basis of a voltage drop level of an input voltage. The load current control unit may reset the upper limit in increments or decrements of a predetermined value, and the load current control unit may, when the determination unit has determined that the upper limit had exceeded the current capacity of the feeding device, control the load current by resetting the upper limit to a value not exceeding the current capacity.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371124

Imaging apparatus and electronic device

The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and an electronic device each capable of reducing or eliminating occurrence of ghost and flare in the imaging apparatus. In an imaging apparatus including a substrate having an imaging device mounted thereon, a frame fixed on the substrate, and a seal glass, wherein the seal glass and the frame are bonded together using a sealing resin to provide a structure that encapsulates the imaging device, a cured material resulting from curing of the sealing resin has a regular reflectance of 3% or less, and a diffuse reflectance of 30% or less. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371116

Optical connector

An optical connector according to the present disclosure includes: optical transmission paths that have end faces aligned in a predetermined region, and transmit optical signals. The optical transmission paths correspond to transmission channels or reception channels. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369303

Electrostatic actuator and switch

An electrostatic actuator includes a base, a movable electrode including a semiconductor and supported to the base to be displaceable in a first direction, and a fixed electrode including the semiconductor and fixed to the base, in which the fixed electrode faces the movable electrode in a state of being separated therefrom in the first direction. The electrostatic actuator includes a high-resistance region formed in at least a portion of each of respective facing surfaces of the movable electrode and the fixed electrode, and lower in impurity concentration than a surrounding region thereof.. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170368459

Ambient light control and calibration via console

Ambient light control and calibration systems and methods are provided herein. According to some embodiments, exemplary systems may include a console that includes a processor that executes logic to control a plurality of nodes to reproduce a virtual lighting scheme of a virtual environment in a physical user environment. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367560

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

The present technology relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, a program, and an endoscope system that can reduce a burden on a user. A parallax amount adjustment unit adjusts the parallax amount of a three-dimensional (3d) biological image of an imaged living organism, depending on whether the parallax of the 3d biological image puts a burden on a user. ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367559

Surgical system, information processing device, and method

There is provided a surgical system including a monitoring sensor configured to sense a characteristic of a surgical site within a body, in a sensing region of the surgical site which includes at least a part of a region outside a display field of an endoscope, and circuitry configured to detect an occurrence of a medical abnormality in the region outside the display field of the endoscope based on a result of the sensing by the monitoring sensor, and generate notification information regarding the detected medical abnormality.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367558

Endoscopic system, image processing apparapus, and image processing method

An endoscopic system including an endoscope device that outputs image data, an illumination device that illuminates a body of a patient, and circuitry that obtains, from the image data, at least two frames each captured with a different illumination state, generate, from at least two obtained frames, a composite image that has a reduced specular reflection light component with respect to at least one of the obtained frames, and generate a video signal including the composite image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170367128

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

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

12/21/17 / #20170367091

Management server, base station, communication system, and communication method

There is provided a management server including a holding unit for holding a location/frequency list in which location information and frequency information are associated, a list creation unit for creating an available frequency list by extracting, from the location/frequency list, frequency information corresponding to location information received from a base station, and a list transmission unit for transmitting the available frequency list created by the list creation unit to the base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170367056

Electronic device in wireless communication system, and wireless communication method

An electronic device in a wireless communication system, and a wireless communication method. The electronic device at a user equipment side, performs a device-to-device (d2d) communication with a target user equipment, and the electronic device includes: processing circuitry configured to acquire information on a first power parameter from a base station device, the first power parameter indicates a d2d nominal power for the electronic device to perform d2d communication, the d2d nominal power different from a cellular nominal power for the electronic device to perform a cellular communication with the base station device; and determine, irrelevant to a path loss between the electronic device and the target user equipment, based on the first power parameter, a d2d transmission power for performing the d2d communication between the electronic device and the target user equipment.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170367040

Information processing device and information processing method

Modes on power consumption are suitably set. There is provided an information processing device including a control section. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170367027

Apparatus and method for wireless communication

An apparatus and method for wireless communication. The apparatus includes processing circuitry: configured to receive a relay establishment request from a source communication device; configured to acquire historical energy information and current energy information about a candidate communication device as a relay candidate, and to determine one or more relay communication devices to be used as a relay based on the acquired information; and configured to send information about the relay establishment to the one or more relay communication devices, the source communication device, and a destination communication device.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170367020

Method, equipment and system for handing over cell in communication system supporting carrier aggregation

A method, an equipment and a system for handing over a cell in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation. The method includes: when a terminal in the communication system moves to the edge of the currently serving cell, the terminal selects one or more neighbor cells from one or more neighbor cells as measurement objects according to the carrier aggregation manner of the one or more neighbor cells; the terminal measures the capabilities of the measurement objects, and obtains one or more measurement results; and the terminal sends a source base station which currently serving the terminal one or more measurement results as capability measurement reports of the one or more neighbor cells. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366887

Audio reproduction device

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

12/21/17 / #20170366811

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

12/21/17 / #20170366802

Imaging device, image processing device and image processing method

A third imaging unit including a pixel not having a polarization characteristic is interposed between a first imaging unit and a second imaging unit including a pixel having a polarization characteristic for each of a plurality of polarization directions. A depth map is generated from a viewpoint of the first imaging unit by matching processing using a first image generated by the first imaging unit and a second image generated by the second imaging unit a normal map is generated on the basis of a polarization state of the first image. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366770

Solid-state image pickup device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup device and an electronic apparatus by which a phase-difference detection pixel that avoids defects such as lowering of sensitivity to incident light and lowering of phase-difference detection accuracy can be realized. A solid-state image pickup device as a first aspect of the present disclosure is a solid-state image pickup device in which a normal pixel that generates a pixel signal of an image and a phase-difference detection pixel that generates a pixel signal used in calculation of a phase-difference signal for controlling an image-surface phase difference af function are arranged in a mixed manner, in which, in the phase-difference detection pixel, a shared on-chip lens for condensing incident light to a photoelectric converter that generates a pixel signal used in calculation of the phase-difference signal is formed for every plurality of adjacent phase-difference detection pixels. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366757

Imaging apparatus, and method of controlling imaging apparatus

Image quality is to be increased by a compound-lens type imaging apparatus. Lines each having pixels arranged in a predetermined direction are arranged on the light receiving surface. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366722

Imaging control apparatus, imaging control method, and program

[object] to effectively avoid image capturing competition in a scene in which a large number of infrared cameras capture images. [solution] provided is an imaging control apparatus including: an image acquisition unit that acquires an infrared image generated by an infrared camera imaging reflected light of emitted infrared rays; and a control unit that controls a setting for the generation of the infrared image on the basis of a control parameter transmitted to another apparatus or received from another apparatus via a communication interface.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366381

Transmitter and receiver using channel bundling

A transmitter and a receiver for communicating data using at least two separate rf channels using channel bundling. The transmitter includes a data stream partitioner configured to partition a data stream of data to be communicated into two or more stream partitions, two or more modulators configured to each receive a stream partition and to generate modulated data from the received stream partition, and an interleaver configured to assign the modulated data generated by a modulator from a received stream partition to different rf channels for transmission.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366362

Wireless communication device, method of wireless communication, and program

A wireless communication device and associated method more flexibly changes a destination of an acknowledgement request. The wireless communication device includes a wireless communication interface to communicate wirelessly with another wireless communication device, and a controller to control the wireless communication interface to transmit, to the other wireless communication device, a first message that requests change in a destination of an acknowledgement request frame relating to multicast transmission by the other wireless communication device.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365979

Driver circuitry and electronic device

Driver circuitry including an inductor configured to be used both as inductor of a buck convertor, and to provide high-speed pulse driving of a load.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365933

Planar antenna array

A planar antenna array comprises two or more linear arrays of radiation elements, said linear arrays being substantially arranged in parallel, a first connecting unit connecting first ends of said two or more linear arrays, a second connecting unit connecting second ends of said two or more linear arrays, and a feed port at least at one end of each one of said first and second connecting units for reception of a feed signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365924

Cross-shaped antenna array

A cross-shaped antenna array comprises a first linear array of first radiation elements, a second linear array of second radiation elements, wherein said second linear array is arranged substantially perpendicular to said first linear array, a common radiation element arranged at the intersection of said first linear array and said second linear array, and a feed port at each end of said first and second linear arrays for reception of a feed signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365884

Secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes: a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution including a sulfuric acid compound represented by xn+[m(rf)a(cn)b(so4)c]m−, where xn+ is an ion such as a metal ion, m is an element such as a transition metal element, rf is a group such as a fluorine group, a is an integer of 0 to 4, b is an integer of 0 to 5, c is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 1 to 3, and n is an integer of 1 or 2. The cathode, the anode, and the electrolytic solution are provided inside a film-like outer package member.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365843

Anode, battery, and method of manufacturing same

A battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode active material layer is formed by forming a precursor layer containing active material particles containing si and li as an element, and then heating the resultant. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365633

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

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

12/21/17 / #20170365294

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

12/21/17 / #20170365269

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program by which, in reproducing transmitted encoded data in real time, buffer overflow can be prevented from occurring on a reception apparatus side even if it is transmitted with a compression rate of the encoded data being varied in a manner that depends on communication condition. Encoded data including transmitted audio data is buffered by a reception buffer. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364993

Information communication terminal, information distribution apparatus, information distribution system, content management method, broadcast reception method, information distribution method, programs and storage medium

It is an object of the present invention to enhance convenience and service qualities in an information distribution system. In a server serving as an information distribution apparatus and an information communication terminal, contents are managed by using content identifiers (content ids) managed as ids conforming to a rule of uniformity. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364259

Input apparatus

An input apparatus includes: a keyboard module having a plurality of key areas, and having a plurality of sensor devices capable of detecting a pressure of a keying operation for each of the key areas; and a control circuit that adjusts a parameter of a processing relating to the keying operation of the keyboard module on a basis of information relating to a pressure detected by the sensor device for each of the key areas.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364240

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation surface configured to receive touch inputs, and a sensor unit configured to detect at least one right-side touch input from a manipulation by a user of the operation surface within a first operational area of the operation surface, and at least one left-side touch input from a manipulation by the user of the operation surface within a second operational area of the operation surface, wherein the first operational area and the second operational area of the operation surface are mapped to a graphical user interface (gui) area of a display device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364217

Information input apparatus

An information input apparatus including a user interface that detects a first input operation and a processor that assigns information to each of a plurality of directions from a position centered at the first input operation detected by the user interface. The user interface detects a second input operation corresponding to one of the plurality of directions, and the processor selects information assigned to the one of the plurality of directions as an input.. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364182

Sensor device, input device, and electronic apparatus

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

12/21/17 / #20170364117

Display and electronic unit

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

12/21/17 / #20170364070

Automatic driving control device and automatic driving control method, and program

A method for switching modes for operating a vehicle, a non-transitory computer-readable medium for performing the method, and information processing apparatuses. The method includes determining, by circuitry of an information processing apparatus, whether a mode for operating the vehicle is to be switched from one of autonomous and manual driving modes to the other of the autonomous and manual driving modes. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363875

Wearable display, casing for a wearable display, and manufacturing method for a wearable display

To provide a wearable display by which the positional accuracy between optical components when assembled can be improved, a manufacturing method therefor, and a casing for a wearable display. The wearable display includes a first optical section, a main body, and a jig receiver. ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363824

Optical transmission device, optical reception device, and optical cable

An optical transmission device according to the present disclosure includes: an optical connector connection unit to which a connector unit of an optical cable is attached; a light emitting end configured to emit light to transmit an optical signal via the optical cable, and configured to radiate light to a reflection surface of the connector; and a driving unit configured to drive the reflection surface to refract the light radiated to the reflection surface toward an optical transmission path of the optical cable through refraction on the reflection surface in the case where the connector unit is attached in first orientation, and configured to drive the reflection surface to refract the light radiated to the reflection surface toward the optical transmission path of the optical cable through refraction on the reflection surface in the case where the connector unit is connected in second orientation that is different from the first orientation.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362174

A novel process for the preparation of considerably pure silodosin

The present invention relates to a connector tongue element (1) for an electrical connector plug receptacle (4), the connector tongue element comprising: a flexible printed circuit (10) having an attachment portion (11); connector pins (12) attached and electrically connected to the flexible printed circuit at the attachment portion; and a first body (13) of polymeric material molded around at least a part of the attachment portion to form a connector base portion (14), the first body mechanically secures the attachment of the connector pins to the flexible printed circuit, wherein the connector pins extend from the connector base portion in a withdrawal direction along which an electrical connector plug is adapted to be withdrawn from the electrical connector plug receptacle; wherein the connector pins form a connector tongue portion (16) extending from the connector base portion in the withdrawal direction; and wherein the first body allow the connector pins to present connecting surfaces for connecting the electrical connector plug receptacle to the electrical connector plug.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359785

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

12/14/17 / #20170359576

Filtering of prediction units according to intra prediction direction

A video coding or decoding method in which luminance and chrominance samples in a 4:4:4 format or a 4:2:2 format are predicted from other respective samples according to a prediction direction associated with blocks of samples to be predicted; comprises detecting a prediction direction in respect of a current block to be predicted; generating a predicted block of chrominance samples according to other chrominance samples defined by the prediction direction; if the detected prediction direction is substantially vertical, filtering the left column of samples in the predicted block of chrominance samples, or if the detected prediction direction is substantially horizontal, filtering the top row of samples in the predicted block of chrominance samples; and encoding a difference between the filtered predicted chrominance block and the actual chrominance block or applying a decoded difference to the filtered predicted chrominance block so as to encode or decode the block respectively.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359569

Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays

The disclosure provides methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display that the user approaches an edge of field of view of a camera or one or more tangible obstacles. The warning includes presenting audio and/or displayable messages to the user, or moving the display(s) of the head mounted displays away of the user's eyes. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359567

Image pickup unit, image pickup device, picture processing method, diaphragm control method, and program

The technology relates to an image pickup unit, an image pickup device, a picture processing method, a diaphragm control method, and program that are capable of suppressing deterioration in quality of a stereoscopic picture. A parallax detection pixel 230 receives object light by a plurality of photodetectors covered with one microlens, to generate a signal used for detecting parallax. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359565

Image pickup device and image pickup method

There is provided an image pickup device and an image pickup method for estimating the depth of an image having a repetitive pattern with high accuracy. The peripheral cameras are arranged according to base line lengths based on reciprocals of different prime numbers as having a position of a reference camera, to be a reference when images from different viewpoints are imaged, as a reference. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359544

Solid state imaging device, method of controlling solid state imaging device, and program for controlling solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit that has a plurality of pixels 2-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a plurality of signal lines arranged along a column direction; a/d conversion units that are provided corresponding to the respective signal lines and convert an analog signal output from a pixel through the signal line into a digital signal; and a switching unit that switches or converts the analog signal output through each signal line into a digital signal using any of an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted, and an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to a signal line other than the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359542

Analog-to-digital converter, solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

An analog-to-digital converter includes a comparator having paired differential input ends, and a first capacitor and a second capacitor each provided at respective differential input ends. The first capacitor includes a plurality of first sub-capacitors that are coupled side by side with one another, and the second capacitor includes a plurality of second sub-capacitors that are coupled side by side with one another. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359541

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device capable of receiving light entering a gap between pixel regions of imaging units by the pixel region when a plurality of imaging units is arranged, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device. A cmos image sensor includes a pixel region formed of a plurality of pixels. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359537

Imaging apparatus, drive method, and electronic apparatus

An imaging apparatus with logarithmic characteristics includes: a photodiode that receives light; a well tap unit that fixes the potential of an n-type region of the photodiode; and a resetting unit that resets the photodiode, a p-type region of the photodiode outputting a voltage signal equivalent to a photocurrent subjected to logarithmic compression. The first potential to be supplied to the well tap unit is made lower than the second potential to be supplied to the resetting unit, so that the capacitance formed with the pn junction of the photodiode is charged when the resetting unit performs a reset operation. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359531

Solid-state image pickup apparatus, signal processing method for a solid-state image pickup apparatus, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section that has at least one pixel with a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge detection unit. A driving section is configured to read out a signal of the pixel, a first portion of said signal being based on signal charge, a second portion of said signal being based on a reset potential. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359493

Camera module and electronic device

The present invention relates to a camera module in which a thin camera module can be realized at a low cost and an electronic device. The camera module includes a lens unit that stores a lens that condenses light on a light receiving surface of an image sensor; a rigid substrate on which the image sensor is disposed; and a flexible substrate electrically connected with the rigid substrate, wherein in the case where the light receiving surface of the image sensor locates at the top, the lens unit, the flexible substrate, and the rigid substrate are disposed in this order from the top.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359315

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to information processing apparatus and information processing method. An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuit configured for: acquiring information of 3d printing devices which are competent to a 3d print task, where the information includes attribute features of the 3d printing devices that can be used for an attribute-based decryption; determining, based on the acquired information, an encryption attribute set or a decryption logic setting for performing an attribute-based encryption on data of the 3d print task, where the encryption attribute set or the decryption logic setting covers a specified number of the 3d printing devices and has a low encryption overhead for the data; performing the attribute-based encryption on the data using the determined encryption attribute set or decryption logic setting to obtain encrypted data; and performing control to release the encrypted data as a 3d print task.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359129

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

A system that acquires information from at least first and second electronic devices, the information indicating a quality of a wireless link between the at least first and second electronic devices; generates adjustment information indicating an adjustment of at least one of a position, orientation, antenna position or antenna direction of at least one of the first or second electronic devices to improve the quality of the wireless link between the first and second electronic devices; and controls outputting the adjustment information.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359087

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that are able to secure good communication quality in data transmission using an ldpc code. One symbol is mapped to one of 16 signal points prescribed in 16apsk, with code bits of four bits of an ldpc code having a code length of 16200 bits and a code rate of 7/15 as one symbol. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358967

Motor, actuator, and medical support arm apparatus

[object] to realize a movable mechanism capable of being configured more compactly and also capable of ensuring higher safety. [solution] provided is a motor. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358818

Electrolyte, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

A battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte. At least one of the electrolyte and the negative electrode contains an aluminum hydroxide, at least a part of a surface of the aluminum hydroxide being modified.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358738

Storage element and memory

A storage element includes a storage layer, a fixed magnetization layer, a spin barrier layer, and a spin absorption layer. The storage layer stores information based on a magnetization state of a magnetic material. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358711

Light emitting diode

Provided is a light emitting diode including: a columnar laminated structure 20 in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21, a light emitting layer 23 formed of a compound semiconductor, and a first portion 22a of a second compound semiconductor layer are laminated; a first electrode 31 electrically connected to the first compound semiconductor layer 21; and a second electrode 32. A second portion 22b of the second compound semiconductor layer is formed on the first portion 22a of the second compound semiconductor layer, apart from an edge portion 22a3 of the first portion 22a of the second compound semiconductor layer, the second electrode 32 is formed at least on a top surface of the second portion 22b of the second compound semiconductor layer, and light is outputted at least from the top surface 22b1 and a side surface 22b2 of the second portion 22b of the second compound semiconductor layer.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358614

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device that can achieve a higher resolution while increasing sensitivity, and an electronic apparatus. In a pixel array unit, pixels are two-dimensionally arranged, and the pixels are formed with a combination of: a first pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of a first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and photoelectric conversion on light of a third color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit, the light of the third color component having passed through a first color filter and the first photoelectric conversion unit, the first color filter being designed to pass light of a second color component; a second pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of the first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and photoelectric conversion on light of a fifth color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit, the light of the fifth color component having passed through a second color filter and the first photoelectric conversion unit, the second color filter being designed to pass light of a fourth color component; and a third pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of the first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and photoelectric conversion on light of a sixth color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit, the light of the sixth color component having passed through the first photoelectric conversion unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358260

Active-matrix display device, and active-matrix organic electroluminescent display device

An active-matrix display device employs current-programmed-type pixel circuits and performs the writing data to each of pixels on a line-by-line basis. The active-matrix display device having a matrix of current-programmed-type pixel circuits includes a data line driving circuit 15 formed of m current driving circuits (cd) 15-1 to 15-m arranged corresponding to respective data lines 13-1 to 13-m. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358141

Hmd transitions for focusing on specific content in virtual-reality environments

Methods and systems for presenting an object on to a screen of a head mounted display (hmd) include receiving an image of a real-world environment in proximity of a user wearing the hmd. The image is received from one or more forward facing cameras of the hmd and processed for rendering on a screen of the hmd by a processor within the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357849

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus to detect various motions of a user and generate useful information utilizing the result, the information processing apparatus including: a motion detection unit configured to detect a series of motions of a user which are repetitive and nonperiodic; and an information generation unit configured to generate information related to the series of motions.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357737

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to information processing apparatus and information processing method. The information processing apparatus includes one or more processors configured for: acquiring a material characteristic of at least one portion of a target entity; matching the material characteristic of the target entity with a predetermined material characteristic, where the predetermined material characteristic is correlated with at least one portion of a three-dimensional model; and generating, based on a result of the matching, information indicative of a correlation between the portion of the target entity and the portion of the three-dimensional model.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357564

Measurement coordination by monitoring of program code execution

The one or more processors of an electronic device execute program code. While executing the program code, measurements are performed on the electronic device to obtain first data. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357356

Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display including a layered structure having a liquid crystal control layer, a liquid crystal layer, and a window layer. The window layer includes an electrically conductive sensor structure comprising a force sensitive material. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357308

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

12/14/17 / #20170357112

Optical device, display unit, and electronic apparatus

A display unit of the present invention includes a display section (10) that outputs a first linearly-polarized light as image light, and a display switching section (20) that performs switching between an image display mode and an external light reflection mode. The display section (10) includes a first absorption-type polarization member (11) that allows the first linearly-polarized light to pass through and absorbs second linearly-polarized light. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355301

System and method for generating a parking alert

Various aspects of a system and method to generate a parking alert are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits controlled by an electronic control unit (ecu) in a first vehicle. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354893

Generating challenges using a location based game play companion application

A method for gaming interaction. The method including capturing a plurality of snapshots generated from a gaming application executed for a first user. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354892

In-game location based game play companion application

A method for gaming. The method including receiving location based information of game play of a user playing a gaming application as displayed on a first computing device, wherein the location based information is made with reference to a location of a character in the game play of the user in a gaming world associated with the gaming application. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354891

User interface for live streaming game play including user controls

A user interface for live streaming game play including user controls enables users to play a video game by providing input with a device and see the provided input on the screen which enables users to analyze the input provided including reviewing strategy analytics. Users are also able to retrieve/share the input/analytics from/to other users.. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354888

Method and system for saving a snapshot of game play and used to begin later execution of the game play by any user as executed on a game cloud system

A method for navigating through a gaming world, including capturing a plurality of snapshots generated from instances of a video game; generating for display a timeline of a first user playing the video game, wherein the timeline includes snapshot images of at least one user progressing through the video game displayed in relation to a currently rendered image displayed in association with the first user; generating for display in the timeline thumbnails including first snapshot images associated with the first user, wherein the first snapshots shows past progress of the first user in comparison to the currently rendered image; and generating for display in the timeline second thumbnails including second snapshot images associated with a second user, wherein the second snapshot images shows progress of the second user at a point in the video game after the currently rendered image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354884

Game play companion application

A method for gaming, including establishing a first communication channel with a first computing device associated with a first user configured for implementing a first instance of a gaming application in association with a first game play of the first user. The method further including establishing a second channel with a second computing device associated with the first user. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354883

Method and system for directing user attention to a location based game play companion application

A method for providing information in an hmd. The method includes defining an active zone in a virtual reality (vr) viewing environment of a user as presented through a 3d display of the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354880

Remote control of a first user's session by a second user

A method is provided, including: receiving a request to initiate a session of a cloud application for a first user; executing, by a cloud server computer, the first user's session of the cloud application to generate video content; streaming the video content to the first client device for rendering to a first display device; receiving a request from a second client device associated with a remote second user to view the video content; streaming the video content over the network to the second client device; processing a request to transition control of the first user's session to the second user; initiating control of the first user's session by the second user, wherein initiating control by the second user includes deactivating control by the first client device and activating control by the second client device.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354878

Browser-based cloud gaming

A method includes: receiving, from a browser executed by a client device, a request to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; responsive to the request, transmitting to the client device a web application, and initiating execution of the cloud video game by a cloud game machine to generate a first video stream including video content of the cloud video game that is encoded in a compressed video format and encrypted; transmitting the first video stream from the cloud game machine to a streaming server; decrypting the first video stream by the streaming server to generate encoded video content; transmitting, by the streaming server, the encoded video content using a secure protocol to the web application, thereby defining a second video stream, the web application being configured to receive and process the second video stream to provide the video content of the cloud video game for rendering to a display.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354875

Spectator management at view locations in virtual reality environments

A method is provided, including the following method operations: providing a first view of a virtual environment to a first head-mounted display (hmd), the first view being defined from a first location in the virtual environment, and associated to a first virtual character having a first view direction towards a virtual object in the virtual environment; simultaneous with the providing the first view, providing a second view of the virtual environment to a second hmd, the second view being defined from the first location in the virtual environment, and associated to a second virtual character in the virtual environment; wherein providing the second view includes rendering the first virtual character in the second view, the rendering of the first virtual character in the second view being configured to present the first virtual character as having a second location in the virtual environment, the rendering of the first virtual character in the second view being further configured to present the first virtual character as having a second view direction that is adjusted relative to the first view direction so as to be towards the virtual object as shown in the second view.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354873

Manipulating device

A manipulating device includes an analog manipulator tiltable or slidable in a first direction perpendicular to a central line along a second direction, and a plurality of manipulating buttons disposed in surrounding relation to the analog manipulator. The manipulating buttons include a first manipulating button positioned off the central line in the first direction. ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354864

Directional interface object

A directional interface object, including: a top tubular portion; a front tubular portion, a top end of the front tubular portion being joined to a first end of the top tubular portion; a bottom tubular portion, a first end of the bottom tubular portion being joined to a bottom end of the front tubular portion; a rear tubular portion, a top end of the rear tubular portion being joined to a second end of the front tubular portion opposite the first end of the front tubular portion, a bottom end of the rear tubular portion being joined to a second end of the bottom tubular portion opposite the first end of the bottom tubular portion; a trackable object disposed at the first end of the top tubular portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354199

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

There is provided a semiconductor device, including a semiconductor substrate, an interlayer insulating layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, a bonding electrode formed on a surface of the interlayer insulating layer, and a metal film which covers an entire surface of a bonding surface including the interlayer insulating layer and the bonding electrode.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353984

Method and system for p2p communications and decentralized spatial sharing in wireless networks with directional transmissions

. . . . Beamformed directional wireless communications are described that provide for spatial re-use that allows multiple pairs of peer-to-peer (p2p) links to communicate simultaneously over the same channel in the same spatial vicinity, without contention, and independent of centralized control. The spatial re-use improves network throughput by sharing spectrum resource among multiple links. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353982

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

A wireless communication network that forms an ad-hoc network without the arrangement of a controlling station sets a period that a communication apparatus can utilize with priority and performs isochronous communication in the period as required. When isochronous communication has not been performed or after isochronous communication has finished in the priority utilization period, other communication apparatuses perform arbitrary communication. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353920

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

Appropriate control is performed when communication is performed between a plurality of information processing devices. An information processing device performs real-time image transmission with another information processing device according to a wi-fi certified miracast specification. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353913

Device and method for allocating physical cell identifier of mobile base station

A device and a method for allocating physical cell identifier (pci) of a mobile base station. The device includes: an acquiring unit, configured to acquire a location and a movement speed of a mobile base station; a determining unit, configured to determine a valid time interval of a pci of the mobile base station based on at least one of the location and the movement speed; an information collection unit, configured to collect, in the valid time interval, network configuration related information within a preset range of the location of the mobile base station; and a pci determining unit, configured to determine a pci for the mobile base station based on the network configuration related information within the preset range of the location of the mobile base station.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353823

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

12/07/17 / #20170353761

Information processing device and information processing method

To appropriately perform connection between information processing devices. The information processing device is an information processing device including a communication unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353727

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

12/07/17 / #20170353692

Communication device and communication method

An effect of crosstalk and unnecessary congestion on a transmission path having a plurality of lanes is improved. A source device 210 includes switches 211-1, . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353683

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method of driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus by which pixels can be read effectively. The solid-state imaging device includes a readout unit that performs a common-source operation or a source follower operation with respect to pixels to read a signal for each column. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353652

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a correspondence relationship information change unit for changing a correspondence relationship information indicating each correspondence relationship between a plurality of image pickup devices and a plurality of controllers, the image pickup devices and the controllers being associated with each other, the controller being used to operate at least one of the plurality of image pickup devices, and the controller being capable of operating the image pickup device associated with the controller.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353570

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to enable devices to notify of information in a preferred mode depending on a situation in which the plurality of devices operating in cooperation with one another are used. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: a control unit configured to select a device caused to perform information notification from a plurality of devices each including a notification unit and cooperating via a network on the basis of information regarding the devices; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding a user. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353488

Custom security browser

A custom browser can be setup or configured by end user to scan, monitor, filter out or eliminate any element of http or https or java script code or cookie downloading from the internet in real time. The browser with custom security protects and eliminates unnecessary data or hacker attempts from the internet by transcoding the downloading html/html5 code without requiring any plug-in, security app or changed system security level of devices. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353261

Apparatus and method for reduction in interference in a wireless communication system including primary and secondary communication systems

A spectrum management system includes circuitry that obtains interference information from another spectrum management system, where the interference information indicates interference with communication of a communication system managed by the other spectrum management system. The interference is caused by at least one secondary communication system managed by the spectrum management system. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353253

Reception device, transmission device, and data processing method

A configuration in which a reception device can determine whether or not data reception via a network is permitted on the basis of signaling data is implemented. A class identifier indicating a group of reception devices or users that are permitted to perform data reception via a network is recorded in signaling data transmitted from a transmission device to a reception device. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353039

Power usage pattern collector and charging controller

Present invention concerns charging of a power source of a device. A power usage pattern collector is configured to: collect data on power usage in a device, power source of which is chargeable, with regard to at least one particular criterion having influence on power usage in the device; and determine at least one power usage pattern by use of the collected data, said power usage pattern specifying power usage in the device with regard to at least one particular reoccurring criterion. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352954

Training method and system for directional transmission in wireless communication

A wireless radio communication apparatus and method in which directional transmission, also known as beamforming, training is performed on transmissions between multiple wireless radio communication devices participating in a local network. A sector level sweep (sls) process uses transmitter sector sweep (txss) training, which includes transmitting a sector sweep (ssw) followed by generating sector sweep (ssw) feedback to other nodes in the local network, with optimum transmit sector information being exchanged between nodes. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352931

Power storage module, power storage system, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, and power system

A power storage module includes: a battery block group including a plurality of battery cells; a connecting terminal portion joined to terminal surfaces of the plurality of battery cells; and a heat conductive material arranged in a manner contacting the connecting terminal portion. The heat conductive material includes at least any member of a plurality of interspersed members or a member having a clearance. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352926

Battery apparatus, charging control apparatus, and charging control method

A control is performed to set a current value exceeding a nominal capacity of the secondary battery to first charging current to charge the secondary battery, compare the measured voltage of the secondary battery with first threshold voltage that is lower than a prescribed charging voltage while performing constant current charging with the set first charging current, decrease the first charging current to be second charging current when the measured voltage is higher than the first threshold voltage, and increase the first threshold voltage by a predetermined amount to be second threshold voltage, compare the measured voltage of the secondary battery with the second threshold voltage that is lower than the prescribed charging voltage while performing constant current charging with the set second charging current, decrease the second charging current to be third charging current when the measured voltage is higher than the second threshold voltage, and increase the second threshold voltage by a predetermined amount to be third threshold voltage, repeat a comparison of the measured voltage with the threshold voltage and a change of the charging current and a change of the threshold voltage, and complete rapid charging in a case where nth charging current is decreased to a predetermined value and the measured voltage is higher than the predetermined value.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352919

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

A secondary battery, includes: a cathode; an anode; and an electrolytic solution including a sulfuric acid compound represented by xn+[m(rf)a(cn)b(so4)c]m−, where xn+ is one of ions such as a metal ion, m is one of elements such as transition metal elements, rf is one of groups such as a fluorine group (—f), a is an integer of 0 to 4, b is an integer of 0 to 5, c is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 1 to 3, and n is an integer of 1 or 2, where one or more of rf's are a monovalent fluorinated hydrocarbon group in a case where x=lithium (li), m=boron (b), a=2, b=0, and c=1 are satisfied.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352374

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

To enable an hdr image and an hdr image metadata to be stored in an mp4 file, and a reproduction device to reproduce an optimum hdr image based on metadata. In generating the mp4 file that stores hdr image data, the hdr image metadata is recorded in the mp4 file. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352361

Adding background sound to speech-containing audio data

An editing method facilitates the task of adding background sound to speech-containing audio data so as to augment the listening experience. The editing method is executed by a processor in a computing device and comprises obtaining characterization data that characterizes time segments in the audio data by at least one of topic and sentiment; deriving, for a respective time segment in the audio data and based on the characterization data, a desired property of a background sound to be added to the audio data in the respective time segment, and providing the desired property for the respective time segment so as to enable the audio data to be combined, within the respective time segment, with background sound having the desired property. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352315

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

12/07/17 / #20170352304

Display apparatus and electronic appliance

A display apparatus according to the present disclosure is configured in such a manner that unit pixels each constituted by a plurality of subpixels having different light emission colors are arranged in a matrix form and the subpixels having different light emission spectra of light emission colors are mixed in units of pixels or subpixels. Additionally, an electronic appliance according to the present disclosure is configured in such a manner as to include the display apparatus having the above configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352290

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

To make it possible to reduce a human load for a cutaneous sensation control setting corresponding to an image. Provided is an image processing device including: an infrared image acquisition unit that acquires an infrared image of an imaged object; a visible light image acquisition unit that acquires a visible light image of the imaged object; a generation unit that generates cutaneous sensation control parameters on the basis of the infrared image acquired by the infrared image acquisition unit; and a data processing unit that associates the visible light image acquired by the visible light image acquisition unit with the cutaneous sensation control parameters generated by the generation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352226

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing device including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire action information indicating a detected action of a user; and a content providing unit configured to provide content that develops in accordance with a temporal or spatial sequence of the action.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352197

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

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system realizing smooth entrance with an electronic ticket. Id information used for determining admittance or non-admittance of entrance with an electronic ticket is extracted from a captured image of a superimposition image which contains a predetermined image and the id information superimposed on the predetermined image to determine admittance or non-admittance of entrance with the electronic ticket on the basis of the electronic ticket and the id information. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351904

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

An information processing apparatus includes a circuitry configured to provide a slide image including a sample image and a label image which are obtained by shooting a slide, generate a first image that a specific area of the slide image is concealed, output a thumbnail image, wherein the thumbnail image is one of the slide image and the first image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351767

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

[object] to provide an information processing system, an information processing device, a control method, and a program capable of maintaining a good balance between a search cost and a degree of freedom of selection by, at the time of list preparation, recommending a list candidate on the basis of a predetermined score calculated in accordance with a status of a user. [solution] an information processing system including: a calculation unit configured to calculate a score for recommending each item as a list candidate from an aggregation of a plurality of items on the basis of time-series history information of a context; and a recommendation unit configured to, when a list of the items is prepared, recommend a list candidate in accordance with the score of each item calculated by the calculation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351383

Information processing system, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to control output of a first content according to first content information, determine information related to a real object which is different from a manipulation body used for content selection or object manipulation by a user, and control output of a second content, which is different from the first content, according to second content information, wherein the second content information is based on the first content information and the determined information related to the real object.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351339

Input apparatus, keyboard, and electronic apparatus

An input apparatus includes a conductive layer having flexibility, a capacitance-type sensor layer having a plurality of detection units, and a structure layer having a plurality of structures, a reaction force of which is non-linearly changed with respect to a pressing amount. The structure layer is disposed between the conductive layer and the sensor layer. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351327

Information processing apparatus and method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus and method, and a program having improved usability. The information processing system detects a gaze direction of a user, on the basis of images captured by a plurality of cameras, and performs processing according to a gaze position of the user determined on the basis of the gaze direction. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351325

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus includes: a storage block configured to store at least one of a correlation between a pattern of a vibration detected on a head-mounted display as a result of a predetermined contact action and a type of data processing and a correlation between a pattern of an image outputted from an image-taking apparatus, the outputting being caused by a predetermined gesture action, and a type of data processing; an acquisition block configured to acquire at least one of information related with the detected vibration and the outputted image; and a data processing block configured to, according to each of the correlations stored in the storage block, execute at least one of data processing of the type corresponding to the detected vibration and data processing of the type corresponding to the outputted image.. . ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351257

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to make it capable of switching a state in which a device is carried and a state in which the device is not carried in a more suitable form in accordance with a state or situation in which the device is used. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a user; and a controller configured to execute a control process for moving a device that can be carried by the user so that the device changes between a carry state in which the device is carried by the user and a non-carry state in which the device is not carried by the user on the basis of the information on the user.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351248

Production processing apparatus, production processing method, program, and work manufacturing method

[solving means] a production processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a first robot arm and a plurality of first tilt tables. The first robot arm is capable of conveying a work. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351161

Blade opening and closing device and image pickup device

An effect that drive of one of a first magnetic driving unit and a second magnetic driving unit prevents a movement of the other magnetic driving unit is not generated to appropriately control movements of first opening and closing blades and second opening and closing blades. A blade opening and closing device includes a base body which includes an opening for transmitting light, a first magnetic driving unit which includes a first magnet and a first coil, a second magnetic driving unit which includes a second magnet and a second coil, first opening and closing blades which are moved by the first magnetic driving unit relative to the base body and to open and close the opening, and second opening and closing blades which are moved by the second magnetic driving unit relative to the base body and to open and close the opening. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350838

Electric measuring cartridge, biological sample electric measuring device, and biological sample electric measuring method

To provide an electric measuring cartridge capable of decreasing a risk of contact with a connecting unit. Provided is an electric measuring cartridge at least provided with a biological sample holding unit which accommodates a biological sample, at least a pair of electrodes fixed to the biological sample holding unit, a connecting unit which electrically connects the electrodes to an external circuit, and a protecting unit which protects the connecting unit.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348596

Operating device

In order to reduce influences of light from indoor lighting equipment or the like on the accuracy in detecting the position of an operating device, an operating device includes: left and right hold sections to be held by a user, each of which is provided with an operating member at an upper surface thereof; a central section which is a section between the left and right hold sections; and a light emitting surface adapted to emit light to be captured by an information processing apparatus through a camera, the light emitting surface provided at a front surface of the central section. The central section includes a portion which is located over the light emitting surface and is located on a more forward side than the light emitting surface.. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170347900

Optical unit, measurement system, and measurement method

[object] to freely set a target region while ensuring a necessary speckle diameter, in speckle image capturing that uses coherent light. [solution] provided is an optical unit that radiates a coherent light such that the coherent light is incident in a target region of speckle image capturing in accordance with a pattern that includes a bright region and a dark region located uniformly in at least one direction in the target region. ... Sony Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170347892

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

To detect at least either of the states of an attachment target and a surrounding environment without any time restriction. Provided is an information processing device including: a power generation signal acquisition unit configured to acquire a power generation signal based on power generation by at least one power generation device; and a determination unit configured to determine at least either of states of an environment surrounding the power generation device and an attachment target to which the power generation device is attached, on the basis of the power generation signal.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347381

Communication system for supporting carrier aggregation and method and apparatus for updating system information thereof

. . . . . . . . . . A communication system for supporting carrier aggregation and a method and apparatus for updating system information thereof are disclosed. A method for providing system information in the communication system supporting carrier aggregation includes: when system information of said communication system changes, generating first information including information for indicating the change of system information; determining a first cell of a terminal related to the change of system information, wherein said first cell is one of cells to which said terminal connects, and corresponds to a carrier unit currently used by said terminal for keeping connection with a base station of said communication system; and transmitting said first information to said terminal through said first cell.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347137

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

Display timing control of subtitles is to be excellently performed on a reception side. A video stream having coded image data is generated. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347115

Intra-block copying enhancements for hevc in-range-extension (rext)

High efficiency video coding (hevc) enhancements are described for intrablock copying for reducing motion vector (mv) coding redundancy and enhancing in range extensions (rext) by selecting a default block my predictor. In reducing mv data redundancy, the value of mvx and/or mvy can have a baseline at the width (w), or height (h) of the respective block, whereby fewer bits need to be encoded. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347081

Playing apparatus, playing method, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a playing apparatus, a playing method, an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium that allow playing of appropriate hdr videos. A playing apparatus in an aspect of the present technology has a storage unit that has regions for storing a plurality of units of information indicating the state of the playing apparatus including preference information indicating the type of an hdr video to be preferentially played, out of a first hdr video that is essential in including in a content an hdr video as a video in a wider brightness range than a standard brightness range and a second hdr video that is capable of being included in the content. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347074

Image display apparatus, light source apparatus, and image display method

An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an image generation system and a light source system. The image generation system includes an image generation element and an illumination optical system, the image generation element generating an image on the basis of incident light, the illumination optical system having an irradiated surface and guiding light applied to the irradiated surface into the image generation element, the irradiated surface including a plurality of divided areas. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347050

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that are capable of suppressing reduction in sensitivity. A current comparison unit receives light incident on a pixel, performs photoelectric conversion to generate a voltage, compares a current generated from the voltage with reference to a first potential line and a reference current generated with reference to a second potential line, the first potential line being one of a power supply line and a grounding line, the second potential line being another one of the power supply line and the grounding line, and outputs a comparison. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346833

Blockchain-based system, and electronic apparatus and method in the system

There is disclosed a blockchain-based system, and an electronic apparatus and a method in the system. The electronic apparatus at a control node end includes a processor configured to: verify, in response to an ownership declaration for a new object that is first introduced from a to-be-verified node in the system, the ownership declaration; and sign, in a case that the verification is successful, the ownership declaration to be returned to the to-be-verified node, so that the signed ownership declaration is verified by other nodes in the system and a record regarding the ownership declaration is added to the blockchain. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346637

Electronic apparatus, method for electronic apparatus and information processing system

An electronic apparatus, a method for an electronic apparatus and an information processing system are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a processing circuit configured to: generate a request to be confirmed which is to be sent to other nodes in a network, the request to be confirmed including an electronic signature of the present node; acquire responses to the request to be confirmed which are from the other nodes, the response including an electronic signature of a corresponding node; and generate, based on the request to be confirmed, the acquired responses and an existing block chain, a new block.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346574

Device, method, and computer program

[object] to provide a device capable of implementing an extended association procedure that enables compatibility with the existing association procedures. [solution] provided is a device including: a determination unit configured to determine whether transmission timing of a first frame received from a communication terminal is a first timing in an intra-body communication system; and a timing decision unit configured to decide timing to transmit a second frame to the communication terminal on the basis of a determination result by the determination unit.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346517

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

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

11/30/17 / #20170346258

Optical semiconductor device

Provided is an optical semiconductor device including a laminate structural body 20 in which an n-type compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a p-type compound semiconductor layer 22 are laminated in this order. The active layer 23 includes a multiquantum well structure including a tunnel barrier layer 33, and a compositional variation of a well layer 312 adjacent to the p-type compound semiconductor layer 22 is greater than a compositional variation of another well layer 311. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345973

Photo-emission semiconductor device and method of manufacturing same

A photo-emission semiconductor device superior in reliability is provided. The photo-emission semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer, a light reflection layer provided on the semiconductor layer, and a protective layer formed by electroless plating to cover the light reflection layer. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345767

Multilayer wiring substrate, display unit, and electronic apparatus

In a case of a multilayer wiring structure in which an insulating layer provided between wires is made of a material having high transmittance of light in a visible range containing ultraviolet rays, wires in the upper layer and those in a lower layer may be recognized together when defects of an upper layer are visually inspected. In this case, the lower layer may be noise for the inspection of the wires in the upper layer, lowering inspection accuracy. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345454

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

A configuration for preventing a recording error when a data recording process is performed on both lands and grooves of an optical disc is realized. An information processing device includes a data processing unit configured to control a data recording process on both lands and grooves of an optical disc. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345453

Magnetic recording medium, method for manufacturing the same, and film forming device

A film forming device includes a drum having a circumferential surface, a cathode accommodation unit disposed to be opposite to the circumferential surface, a first gas introducing unit which introduces a first gas into the cathode accommodation unit, and a second gas introducing unit which introduces a second gas between the circumferential surface and the cathode accommodation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345434

Encoder and encoding method, decoder and decoding method, and program

The present technology relates to an encoder and an encoding method, a decoder and a decoding method, and a program by which encoding efficiency is able to be improved by constraining an appearance probability of a predetermined quantization value of an encoding target to 0 when encoding with a combination of huffman encoding and multidimensional encoding is performed.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345423

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

[object] the technology that can improve accuracy of speech recognition for collected sound data is provided. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: a collected sound data acquisition portion that acquires collected sound data; and an output controller that causes an output portion to output at least whether or not a state of the collected sound data is suitable for speech recognition.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345299

System and method for driving assistance along a path

Various aspects of a system and method for driving assistance along a path are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, a unique identifier is received from a communication device at an electronic control unit (ecu) of a first vehicle. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344907

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that creates a plurality of learning information items including an input image and a teacher image as an expected value by image-processing the input image in accordance with a scenario described with a program code, and supplies the created plurality of learning information items to a machine learning module that composes an image processing algorithm by machine learning.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344616

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 info nation 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

11/30/17 / #20170343861

Liquid crystal display apparatus

According to some aspects, a liquid crystal display panel comprising an electrode is provided. The electrode comprises a plurality of convex branch electrode portions arranged in a plane, the convex branch electrode portions being convex when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the plane and extending from a central region of the electrode to a periphery of the electrode, and a plurality of concave branch electrode portions, the concave branch electrode portions being concave when viewed from the first direction, extending from the central region to the periphery and adjacent to convex branch electrode portions. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343808

Control device

If the frames of a pair of eyeglasses have a built-in sensor, replacement of the sensor may result in increased effort, cost, and the like. Accordingly, the object is to provide a control device enabling a user to replace the sensor easily. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343792

Medical imaging system, illumination device, and method

According to some aspects, a medical imaging system is provided. The medical imaging system includes an illumination device and a medical imaging device. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343724

Light emitting device, display unit, and illumination unit

A light emitting device of the disclosure includes a first light source and a second light source; a light-guiding plate having a first main surface and a second main surface that face each other, a first end surface facing the first light source, and a second end surface facing the first end surface and the second light source; a prism sheet disposed to face the first main surface; and a reflection sheet disposed to face the second main surface. The light-guiding plate includes a plurality of first slope sections and a plurality of second slope sections both provided on one of the first main surface and the second main surface, in which the plurality of first slope sections are provided to allow the light-guiding plate to be thinner in a first direction that extends from the first end surface to the second end surface, and the plurality of second slope sections are provided to allow the light-guiding plate to be thicker in the first direction, and each provided alternately with each of the first slope sections in the first direction. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343417

Control device, detection device, and control method

There is provided a control device including: a determination unit configured to determine a mounted state of a detection device on the basis of a plurality of detection values, the detection unit including a light source and a plurality of light receiving elements and detecting a pulse wave, the plurality of detection values corresponding to signals output in response to light beams received from the plurality of light receiving elements, respectively, distances between the light source and the respective plurality of light receiving elements being different from each other; and an operation control unit configured to control an operation related to detection of the pulse wave performed by the detection device on the basis of a determination result of the mounted state.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343338

Capture device assembly, three-dimensional shape measurement device, and motion detection device

An image capture device assembly includes: a light source 110 that emits a reference light pattern; an image capture device 120; and a control device 130 that controls the light source and the image capture device. The light source 110 emits the reference light pattern to a subject 140 with high brightness and low brightness, respectively, under the control of the control device 130, the image capture device 120 captures an image of the reference light pattern and the subject 140 in a high brightness irradiation state and outputs a first image signal to the control device 130, or captures an image of at least the subject 140 in a low brightness irradiation state and outputs a second image signal to the control device 130, and the control device 130 generates a reference light pattern image signal from a difference between the first image signal and the second image signal.. ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340968

Device for interfacing with a computing program using a projected pattern

A device for enabling user control for interfacing with a video game is provided, including the following: a projector for projecting a radiation pattern; a camera for capturing images of the projected radiation pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected radiation pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a game console that executes the video game, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the game console, such that a position of the device is determined based on the captured images of the radiation pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized to update a state of the executing video game at the game console; a harness for attaching the device to the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340965

Information processing device, data acquisition method, and program

An information processing device connected to a wireless lan constituted by an access point, the information processing device acquiring application data from another information processing device connected to the wireless lan. The information processing device includes a device detection section and a recording processing section. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339713

Apparatus

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [object] to make it possible to appropriately decode a data signal when multiplexing is performed using power allocation. [solution] there is provided a device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on power allocation to a data signal serving as a target for multiplexing using power allocation; and a reporting unit configured to report the information on the power allocation to a terminal device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339705

Radio resource management system and radio resource management method

A radio resource management system and method, the system includes: an acquisition device acquiring a range to be protected of a high priority system and a positioning range of a low priority system based on position information about at least one high priority system and at least one low priority system; a selection device selecting, with regard to the high priority system in at least one high priority system group, a position where a reference generated by a low priority system to the high priority system satisfies a pre-determined condition, for each low priority system within the positioning range thereof, as a reference position of the low priority system based on the range to be protected of the high priority system; and a parameter determination device determining a working parameter of the low priority system for the high priority system based on the reference position of each low priority system.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339580

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunications system configured to support communications between the network infrastructure equipment and terminal devices using a primary component carrier operating on radio resources within a first frequency band and a secondary component carrier operating on radio resources within a second frequency band. The method includes: transmitting a request message to plural terminal devices to request that at least some of plural terminal devices make measurements of radio channel conditions for radio resources within the second frequency band in accordance with a measurement configuration associated with the request message; receiving measurement reports from at least some of plural terminal devices indicating their respective measurements of radio channel conditions; and establishing an operating characteristic for the secondary component carrier based on the measurement reports.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339528

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

A position determining system and method for calculating a position of a mobile communication device within an environment is presented. The position determining system comprises a memory comprising a logical model of the environment; a status signal receiver configured to receive a status signal pertaining to a status of the environment; and logical circuitry configured to: dynamically update the logical mode of the environment based on the status signal; estimate one or more sets of geographic coordinates of the mobile communication device; map match the estimated one or more sets of geographic coordinates of the mobile communication device to the dynamically updated logical mod& of the environment; and calculate the position of the mobile communication device within the environment based on the map match.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339424

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an information acquisition section that acquires setting information to set a motion vector to a second prediction unit in a second layer corresponding to a first prediction unit in a first layer of a scalable-video-decoded image containing the first layer and the second layer, which is higher than the first layer, the setting information being related to a motion vector set to the first prediction unit, and a motion vector setting section that sets the motion vector to the second prediction unit using the setting information acquired by the information acquisition section.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339402

Mode-dependent coefficient scanning and directional transforms for different colour sampling formats

A method of coding 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 video data comprises predicting luminance and/or chrominance samples of an image from other respective reference samples derived from the same image according to a prediction mode associated with a sample to be predicted, the prediction mode being selected for each of a plurality of blocks of samples, from a set of two or more candidate prediction modes; detecting differences between the samples and the respective predicted samples; selecting a frequency-separation transform from two or more candidate frequency separation transforms according to the prediction mode associated with a current block of samples using a mapping between transform and prediction mode, the mapping between different, as between chrominance and luminance samples, for at least the 4:4:4: format; and encoding the detected differences by frequency-separating the differences, using the selected frequency-separation transform.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339368

Television receiving apparatus and television receiving method

A receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives expected waves, and a control unit that sets the receiving unit to an operational state that has a lower electricity consumption within a range in which reception performance is allowed, depending on interference waves with respect to the expected waves that the receiving unit receives.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339349

Image processing apparatus, surveillance camera system, image processing method, and program

[solving means] an image processing apparatus includes an image processor. The image processor inputs image data, determines an amount of motion within an image on the basis of the image data, and corrects and outputs a luminance of the image data such that a contrast of an object whose amount of motion is large increases.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339299

Control method, control device, and program

A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338994

Receiver and method of receiving

A receiver detects a received signal, transmitted by a transmitter to carry payload data as orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbols in divided frames, each frame including a preamble including plural bootstrap ofdm symbols. A detector circuit detects, from the bootstrap ofdm symbols, a synchronization timing for converting a useful part of the bootstrap ofdm symbols into the frequency domain. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338982

Transmission device, reception device, and communication system

A transmission device of the disclosure includes: a generator unit that generates, on the basis of a control signal, a transmission symbol signal that indicates a sequence of transmission symbols; an output control unit that generates an output control signal on the basis of the transmission symbol signal; and a driver unit that generates, on the basis of the output control signal, a first output signal, a second output signal, and a third output signal. The generator unit generates the transmission symbol signal on the basis of the control signal, to allow the first output signal, the second output signal, and the third output signal to exchange signal patterns with one another.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338907

Transmitter and receiver and methods of transmitting and receiving

A transmitter transmits payload data using orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbols, the transmitter including a frame builder to receive the payload data and to receive signalling data for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data into data-units for transmission. A modulator modulates plural sub-carriers of one or more ofdm symbols with the signalling data and the payload data in accordance with a modulation scheme to provide for each of plural sub-carriers a modulation symbol, a prefixing circuit prefixes a guard interval to the one or more ofdm symbols, and a transmission circuit transmits the one or more ofdm symbols. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338774

Amplifier

An output signal can be free of any noise component generated from an amplifier disposed in a path, without degradation of the s/n ratio of the output signal. An amplifier includes: a first amplifier that is connected to an input node and generates a first intermediate signal; a feedback resistor that enables feedback of the first intermediate signal to the input node; an attenuator that receives the first intermediate signal and generates a second intermediate signal; a second amplifier that is connected to the input node and generates a third intermediate signal; a third amplifier that is connected to the input node and generates a fourth intermediate signal; and an adder that generates an output signal, using the second intermediate signal, the third intermediate signal, and the fourth intermediate signal.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338751

Drive controller, imaging apparatus and drive control method

There is provided a drive controller including a determination part that compares a target stop position of a movable body, which is driven by a piezoelectric actuator driven by a piezoelectric element expanded and contracted in response to an applied voltage, with a real position of the movable body acquired on the basis of a position sensor, and determines whether or not the target stop position matches with the real position, and a drive control part that turns off energization of the piezoelectric actuator when the target stop position matches with the real position while the movable body is being driven by the piezoelectric actuator.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338483

Electrode, electrode producing method, and electrochemical device

An electrode includes at least magnesium, carbon, oxygen, sulfur, and halogen. The electrode also has a surface exhibiting a single peak derived from magnesium in the range of 40 ev to 60 ev.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338467

Secondary cell, method for manufacturing secondary cell, positive electrode for secondary cells, method for manufacturing positive electrode for secondary cells, battery pack, electronic device, and electric vehicle

A secondary cell with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte, the positive electrode containing insoluble sulfur.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338444

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A display unit of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of pixels that are disposed in a regular manner; a plurality of first openings that are provided in each of the plurality of pixels; and one or more second openings that are provided in at least a portion of a peripheral edge of each of the plurality of pixels that are disposed in a regular manner.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338439

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

11/23/17 / #20170338410

Methods for fabricating a memory device with an enlarged space between neighboring bottom electrodes

Embodiments of the present invention describe a method for fabricating a memory device comprising an enlarged space between neighboring bottom electrodes comprising depositing a poly-silicon layer on a substrate depositing a carbon layer above the poly-silicon layer, patterning a photo-resist layer on the carbon layer, depositing a first spacer layer on the photo-resist layer and performing a modified photolithography process on the photo resist layer after etching back the spacer layer creating sidewalls.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338273

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing semiconductor device, solid-state image pickup element, image pickup device, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device, and in particular, to a semiconductor device configured to suppress scattering dusts caused by dicing, chipping due to clogging, and further suppress peel-off of an undercoat from a passivation film, thereby improving yields in manufacturing to realize cost reduction and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device, a solid-state image pickup element, an image pickup device, and an electronic apparatus. In a step of exposing a pad by etching, when etching a lens material layer as an uppermost layer and a passivation layer, a pad portion and a blade region to be cut by a blade at the time of dicing are simultaneously etched, while a part of a region including both portions and a part therebetween or all the region on the lump, is simultaneously etched. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338272

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that perform a stable overflow from a photodiode and prevent qs from decreasing and color mixing from occurring. A solid-state imaging device according to an aspect of the present technology includes, at a light receiving surface side of a semiconductor substrate, a charge retention part that generates and retains a charge in response to incident light, an ofd into which the charge saturated at the charge retention part is discharged, and a potential barrier that becomes a barrier of the charge that flows from the charge retention part to the ofd, the ofd including a low concentration ofd and a high concentration ofd having different impurity concentrations of the same type, and the high concentration ofd and the potential barrier being formed at a distance. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338268

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170338265

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a manufacturing method thereof, and an electronic apparatus, in which both oblique light characteristics and sensitivity can be improved.—the solid-state imaging device includes pixel array unit in which a plurality of pixels is two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and multi-stage light shielding walls are provided between the pixels. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a back-illuminated type solid-state imaging device and the like.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338263

Solid-state image pickup unit and electronic apparatus

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

11/23/17 / #20170338262

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that can increase the theoretical yield of a chip. A pixel array is formed with pixels arranged in a matrix. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338259

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

11/23/17 / #20170337928

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

11/23/17 / #20170337921

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device to control response to a sound input in a preferred mode corresponding to a change in a situation or a user, the information processing device including: a control unit configured to control output of a response to speech of a user in accordance with acquired information regarding a speech state of the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337920

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

[object] to provide technology capable of performing processing on a string recognized from input speech more efficiently. [solution] provided is an information processing device including: a processing unit acquisition portion configured to acquire one or more processing units, on the basis of noise, from a first recognition string obtained by performing speech recognition on first input speech; and a processor configured to, when any one of the one or more processing units is selected as a processing target, process the processing target.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337919

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, in which a database in which unknown words are registered is able to be efficiently created, the information processing apparatus including: an identifying portion that identifies a word uttered according to a predetermined utterance method, from within utterance information of a user, as an unknown word; and a processing portion that performs processing to register the unknown word that has been identified.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337880

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

A display unit includes an electrophoretic display device in which an optical reflectance varies on a time-series basis depending on an applied voltage, and a drive circuit that performs voltage drive of the electrophoretic display device. The drive circuit applies a first voltage directed to display to the electrophoretic display device over a period of one or more frames, and applies, in the period of one or more frames, a second voltage that is different from the first voltage once or a plurality of times on or after a first point of time at which a derivative value of the optical reflectance reaches a maximum magnitude.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337879

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

A display unit includes: a display section having an electrophoretic display device provided among a plurality of first electrodes and a second electrode, and displaying an image by switching a white, black, or gray-scale display state depending on an applied voltage; and a drive circuit driving the display section by varying a voltage applied to the first electrodes, while holding the second electrode at a common potential during a write period including frame period(s). When a first region of the display section has a first display state of white or black during a first write period, and an image of a second region thereof is changed while holding the first display state at the first region upon switchover from the first write period to a temporally-continued second write period, the drive circuit offsets the common potential toward a direction in which a voltage applied to the first region is raised.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337874

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

A display device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel array unit (30) in which pixel circuits (20a) are disposed in a matrix form, the pixel circuits (20a) each including a light emission unit (21), a write transistor (23) that writes a signal voltage (vsig) of a video signal, a retention capacitor (24) that retains the signal voltage (vsig) written by the write transistor (23), and a drive transistor (22) that drives the light emission unit (21) on the basis of the signal voltage (vsig) retained by the retention capacitor (24); and a common line (35) that is wired along a pixel row, for each pixel row. The pixel circuit (20a) includes a switching transistor (26) which selectively connects the common line (35) and a source electrode of the drive transistor (22).. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337678

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

There is provided an imaging unit comprising at least one image sensor, a measuring instrument including at least one marker, a position computing unit, a determining unit, and an output controller, wherein the imaging unit is configured to acquire an image comprising a user and the marker, and provide the acquired image to the position computing unit, wherein the position computing unit is configured to compute a position of the marker with respect to the user based on the image provided by the imaging unit, and further provide the computed position to the determining unit, wherein the determining unit is configured to determine whether the computed position of the marker matches a retrieved measurement position, and further output the result of the determination to the output controller, and wherein the output controller is configured to provide an indication when the marker position matches the measurement position.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337669

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

[object] to provide stable infrared images. [solution] provided is an image processing device including: an acquisition unit that acquires an infrared image; and a control unit that variably controls a target wavelength of the infrared image acquired by the acquisition unit and controls gradation of the infrared image depending on the target wavelength.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337664

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170337660

Method and device for simulating a wide field of view

It is disclosed a method for displaying input image data on a display device. The display device comprises a main display and a border display which at least partly surrounds the main display. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337428

Information processing method, image processing apparatus, and program

[object] to propose an image processing method, an information processing apparatus and a program, which are able to set a section actually adopted in a summary image for each section extracted as a candidate for adoption in the summary image. [solution] an information processing method including: analyzing content of an input image; and setting a position of an adoption section that is adopted from the image on the basis of information on a section of music and scene information of the analyzed image.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337034

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

There is provided an information processing device technology that enables the user to know intuitively the situation in which the speech recognition processing is performed, the information processing device including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter related to speech recognition processing on sound information based on sound collection; and an output unit configured to output display information used to display a speech recognition processing result for the sound information on the basis of a display mode specified depending on the parameter.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336887

Information processing system and information processing method

An information processing system includes: a sensor unit that detects the three-dimensional position of an object according to variations of electrostatic capacitances; and a control unit that performs display dependent on the detected three-dimensional position at a position on a display unit determined with positions in directions orthogonal to a direction of separation in which the object and the sensor unit are located at a distance from each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336886

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

There is provided an information processing device which includes a receiving unit which receives handwriting data of an electronic pen accompanied by attribute information added by a user; a recognizing unit which recognizes a character string or a graphic from the handwriting data accompanied by the attribute information and associates the attribute information accompanying the handwriting data with the character string or the graphic; a search unit which searches for user-desired information on the basis of the character string or the graphic and the attribute information associated with the character string or the graphic; a converting unit which converts the user-desired information to display data; and a display unit which displays the display data.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336873

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a process execution unit configured to execute process relating to a user's gesture recognized on a basis of information from a sensor. The process execution unit determines, during a period after the gesture has been recognized, whether or not there is an input of operation information based on a user's operation, and the process execution unit refrains from executing the process relating to the recognized gesture when there is an input of the operation information during the period.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336848

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a process execution unit configured to execute processes relating to voice operations recognized by a voice operation recognition unit configured to recognize the voice operations on a basis of information from a voice receiving unit and gesture operations recognized by a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize user's gestures recognized on a basis of information from a sensor. The voice operation recognition unit enters a voice operation waiting state in parallel with a gesture waiting state of the gesture recognition unit.. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336763

Wearable device

[object] to provide a wearable device capable of being configured by selecting a desired power generation device. [solution] a wearable device includes: at least one power generation device; or a power generation device and at least one of an electrical storage device, a computation device, a storage device, and a communication device. ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336640

Information processing device, notification state control method, and program

Provided is an information processing device to enable a user and an outside person to communicate smoothly, the information processing device including: a necessity degree determination unit configured to determine, based on outside information indicating a situation external to a user, a degree of necessity that the user be notified of the outside information; and a notification state control unit configured to switch a notification state of the outside information with respect to the user based on the determined degree of necessity.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333786

Multi-image interactive gaming device

An image capture device, including: a housing; a first camera defined along a front surface of the housing; a first camera controller configured to control the first camera to capture images of an interactive environment during user interactivity at a first exposure setting, the captured images from the first camera being analyzed to detect a dynamic range of the interactive environment and to track a user; a second camera defined along the front surface of the housing; a second camera controller configured to control the second camera to capture images of the interactive environment during the user interactivity at a second exposure setting based on the detected dynamic range, the second exposure setting being lower than the first exposure setting and configured to enable capture of objects that are the brightest objects in the interactive environment, the captured images from the second camera being analyzed to track an illuminated object.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170332908

Communication device, communication method, and program

The present technology relates to a communication device, a communication method, and a program that enable improvement in security of electric field communication. Biological information about a user is detected in accordance with an action of the user, and electric field communication being performed by an electric field communication unit is controlled in accordance with the biological information. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332382

Resource management method and system thereof

. . . . The present invention provides a resource management method and system thereof. The resource management method includes: judging whether the variation degree of work state of a communication system will result in the change of resource management information of the communication system or not, if so, then the resource management information is re-collected, wherein the resource management information includes the state, the interference state among links and service stream information relating to each node in the communication system; and determining the resource allocation strategy of the communication system according to the resource management information.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332360

Method and terminal device for allocating resources in a plurality of subframes

A method operating a telecommunications system including a base station and plural terminal devices arranged to communicate over a radio interface supporting a downlink shared channel conveying user-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices and a downlink control channel conveying control-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices. The control-plane data conveys information on physical resource allocations for the downlink shared channel for respective of the terminal devices. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332293

Telecommunication devices and methods

A terminal device includes receiver circuitry that receives parameter data from a base station in a cellular wireless telecommunication network. The terminal device also includes a storage device that stores an identifier that uniquely identifies the terminal device, and control circuitry that controls the terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332244

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

11/16/17 / #20170332210

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To perform a process related to group formation rapidly. An information processing device includes a wireless communication and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332209

Information processing method, information processing apparatus, and program

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a determination unit and a delivery control unit. The determination unit determines, regarding each of a plurality of reproduction apparatuses, which becomes a target of streaming delivery of content by unicast via a wireless network, whether or not a communication state of the wireless network is normal. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332172

Sound processing device, sound processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a sound processing device, a sound processing method, and a program, which can collect a desired sound. A sound processing device includes: a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound; an application unit configured to apply a predetermined filter to a signal of the sound collected by the sound collection unit; a selection unit configured to select a filter coefficient of the filter applied by the application unit; and a correction unit configured to correct the signal from the application unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332166

Speaker apparatus

Generation of a secondary sound source is inhibited, and a sound quality is improved. Included are a support fixed to a mount base, a speaker unit including a portion to be fixed, and a base casing holding the speaker unit, and the speaker unit is fixed to the support and the base casing with the portion to be fixed being sandwiched between the support and the base casing. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332134

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

An image that can be easily viewable for a user is provided. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus including a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332081

Encoding/transmitting apparatus and encoding/transmitting method

This invention relates to an encoding/transmitting apparatus that is used to transmit moving-picture data from a transmitting side to a receiving side through a transmission path and to subject the moving-picture data to streaming in the receiving side. The apparatus has an external-output request determining unit (16) that monitors the state of a network. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332058

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

11/16/17 / #20170332056

Light source unit and projection-type display

A light source unit of the disclosure includes a plurality of light source sections, a light quantity detector, and a controller. The plurality of light source sections emit rays of colors different from each other. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332026

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170332011

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

This invention relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging method for supplying an optimum amount of image data to another apparatus. When a pda 91 has a maximum transfer rate of 1.5 mbps, a mobile phone 1 determines that a maximum speed of communication with the pda 91 is low, reduces accordingly the amount of moving image data captured by a ccd of the mobile phone, and supplies the captured moving image data to the pda 91. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331598

Receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system

A receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system comprises a broadcast receiver that receives via said broadcast system a receiver input data stream comprising a plurality of channel symbols represented by constellation points in a constellation diagram, a demodulator that demodulates said channel symbols into codewords, and a decoder that decodes said codewords into output data words. A redundancy calculator determines a required amount of redundancy data required for correct demodulation and decoding by use of the originally received channel symbol and additional redundancy data. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331582

Device

[object] to make it possible to perform communication more favorably when non-orthogonal multiplexing using a codebook is used. [solution] provided is a device which includes a generation unit configured to generate, for each of a plurality of layers that are subject to non-orthogonal multiplexing using a codebook, a codeword of a layer from data of the layer on the basis of a codebook for a layer, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust a radio resource to be used in transmission of a signal element included in a multiplexed codeword obtained by multiplexing of codewords of the plurality of layers.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331576

Reception device, reception method, transmission device, and transmission method

The present technology relates to a reception device, a reception method, a transmission device, and a transmission method, which are capable of implementing a high transmission rate by effectively utilizing a frequency band in channel bonding. A reception device receives a plurality of divisional streams obtained by distributing baseband (bb) frames of a bb stream which is as a stream of bb frames to a plurality of data slices and reconstructs an original bb stream on the basis of reconfiguration information which is in included in transmission control information and used for reconstructing the original bb stream from the plurality of divisional streams transmitted through the non-neighboring frequency bands when the plurality of divisional streams are transmitted through non-neighboring frequency bands. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331572

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

There is provided an apparatus and a method for efficiently reliably executing a service worker (sw) which is a data management program in a reception apparatus and update processing of its management resource. A service worker information table (swit) which is a table storing information on a service worker (sw), which is a data management program for stored data of a reception apparatus, and contains update processing information in an individual sw unit is received, and data management processing using the received swit is executed. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331564

Communication device, communication method, and communication system

[object] to provide a communication device, a communication method, and a communication system, which can reduce the burden of the user, while maintaining convenience of the user at the time of communication establishment. [solution] a communication device includes a communication unit that communicates with a first communication device or a second communication device by using human body communication, with regard to setting information for establishing communication between the first communication device and the second communication device. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331472

Semiconductor integrated circuit having a switch, an electrically-conductive electrode line and an electrically-conductive virtual line

A semiconductor integrated circuit including: a circuit block having an internal voltage line; an annular rail line forming a closed annular line around the circuit block and supplied with one of a power supply voltage and a reference voltage; and a plurality of switch blocks arranged around the circuit block along the annular rail line, the plurality of switch blocks each including a voltage line segment forming a part of the annular rail line and a switch for controlling connection and disconnection between the voltage line segment and the internal voltage line.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330967

Semiconductor component and manufacturing method thereof

A semiconductor component including: a semiconductor substrate; and a semiconductor device provided thereon, the device being a field-effect transistor that includes: a gate insulating film provided on the substrate; a gate electrode provided via the film; and a pair of source-drain regions provided to sandwich the electrode, the substrate including a patterned surface in a portion where the electrode is provided, the patterned surface of the substrate including a raised portion where the film is formed to cover a surface that lies on the same plane as a surface of the pair of source-drain regions, and the electrode is formed on a top surface of the film, and the patterned surface of the substrate including a recessed portion where the film is formed to cover surfaces of a groove formed toward the interior than the surface of the pair of source-drain regions, and the electrode is formed so as to fill the groove provided with the film.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330922

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

11/16/17 / #20170330912

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

11/16/17 / #20170330880

Semiconductor device, antenna switch circuit, and wireless communication apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a layered body, a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a cap layer. The layered body includes a channel layer and a first low resistance region. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330847

Camera module, method for manufacturing camera module, imaging apparatus, and electronic instrument

The present technology relates to a camera module capable of reducing the number of steps in the manufacturing process and reducing a black spot failure, a method for manufacturing the camera module, an imaging apparatus, and an electronic instrument. A frame and the rigid flexible substrate are adhered to each other by adhesive formed of thermosetting resin applied on an abutment surface excluding a portion of a range including a bonding section with the fpc drawer unit, thereby forming a vent hole in a site where adhesive has not been applied. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330661

Magnetic powder, method for production thereof, and magnetic recording medium

A method for producing a magnetic powder includes performing a reduction treatment on the surface of particles including a hard magnetic material to form core-shell particles each having a shell portion including a soft magnetic material.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330593

Data detection device, playback device, and data detection method

Data detection capability is improved by whitening crosstalk noise from an equalization signal and detecting binary data. Each of a plurality of detection signals is input to one of a plurality of adaptive equalizers, and outputs of the plurality of adaptive equalizers are computed to obtain an equalization signal for returning light at the time of shining of light onto bounds including a target track subject to data detection and adjacent tracks of an optical recording medium having a plurality of tracks formed thereon. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330569

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An apparatus including circuitry configured to determine a position of a mouth of a user that is distinguishable among a plurality of people, and control an acquisition condition for collecting a sound based on the determined position of the user's mouth.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330555

Information processing system and information processing method

There is provided an information processing system enabling a user to provide easily an instruction on whether to continue speech recognition processing on sound information, the information processing system including: a recognition control portion configured to control a speech recognition portion so that the speech recognition portion performs speech recognition processing on sound information input from a sound collection portion. The recognition control portion controls whether to continue the speech recognition processing on the basis of a gesture of a user detected at predetermined timing.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330508

Pixel unit, display panel, and method of transmitting signal

A pixel unit (p) of the invention includes a first input terminal (ckin), a first output terminal (ckout), a signal generator (30), and a display device (25). The signal generator (30) is provided on a signal path extending from the first input terminal (ckin) to the first output terminal (ckout). ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330495

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of projecting an image to an appropriate projection destination while reducing work of a user in projection of an image, the information processing apparatus including: a 3-dimensional information acquisition unit configured to acquire 3-dimensional information indicating disposition of an object; and a projection control unit configured to decide a projection region to which an image is projected in a space in which the object is disposed on the basis of the 3-dimensional information acquired by the 3-dimensional information acquisition unit, an information processing method, and a program.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330192

Electronic money system and electronic money terminal

An electronic money system terminates communication to a management center indistinguishably from a case in which the communication to the management center is completed within a predetermined period when it is impossible to complete the communication to the management center within the predetermined period. By switching an operation mode, a predetermined portable terminal is used instead of a communication line to upload and download data. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330085

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

A healthcare information processing device is provided. The healthcare information processing device includes an acquisition circuit configured to acquire time series data; a conversion circuit configured to generate a reduced autoregressive model based on the acquired time series data; a creation circuit configured to create a network structure based on the reduced autoregressive model; and a prediction circuit configured to predict a future of an event using the reduced autoregressive model, the event being currently in progress.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329766

Information processing apparatus, control method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, a control method, and a program capable of presenting information that a user seems to want at an appropriate timing by responding to unusual behavior on the basis of behavior information of the user. [solution] an information processing apparatus including: a behavior analysis unit configured to analyze a behavior pattern in a predetermined time period on the basis of accumulated behavior information; a generation unit configured to, in a case where a behavior different from the behavior pattern is detected, generate a response to the different behavior; and a determination unit configured to determine an output timing of the generated response.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329724

Memory system, storage device, and method for controlling memory system

To suppress the degradation of memory cells in a non-volatile memory. A read processing unit performs a read process for reading read data from each of a plurality of memory cells on the basis of a first threshold. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329480

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

To improve retrieval performance of an object displayed in the visual field of the user. There is provided a display control apparatus including a display control unit configured to display an object corresponding to at least one of a yaw angle and a pitch angle of a display unit in a visual field of a user. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329459

Projection display unit

A projection display unit includes, in a housing (120), a visible light illuminator, a light valve that modulates a first polarized component included in light outputted from the visible light illuminator, on a basis of an image signal, a projection lens that projects light modulated by the light valve onto a projection plane, a detection light-source section (30) that outputs invisible light for detection, and an imaging device that receives a second polarized component included in light that is based on the invisible light. The detection light-source section (30) is movable relative to the housing (120), and outputs the invisible light in a direction parallel to or a direction forming a fixed angle with respect to the projection plane (110).. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329445

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170329420

Operation method, control apparatus, and program

A control apparatus comprising a processor, a memory, and a communication circuit configured to communicate with an input apparatus is provided. The memory device stores instructions which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to receive displacement information from the input apparatus, and at least one of: (i) generate a displacement value for displacing an operation target on a display based on the displacement information, wherein a first set of instructions is used to calculate the displacement value if the displacement information is within a predetermined range, and a second set of instructions is used to calculate the displacement value if the displacement information is outside the predetermined range; and (ii) transmit a feedback signal to the input apparatus at a timing based on the displacement information, wherein the timing is calculated differently if the displacement information is within the predetermined range than if the displacement information is outside the predetermined range.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329417

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide a technology for enabling ui disposition in a plurality of cooperation apparatuses to be controlled in consideration of a plurality of users. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: a disposition control unit configured to control ui disposition in a plurality of cooperation apparatuses performing a cooperation operation among a plurality of apparatuses on the basis of at least one of attributes of a plurality of users and a positional relation between the plurality of users and the plurality of apparatuses.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329400

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus capable of executing calibration for improving accuracy of gaze detection without causing a user to feel stress. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a marker control unit that changes, during calibration of an eyewear terminal, a display position of a point-of-regard marker displayed on a display unit of the eyewear terminal; a computational processing unit that computes an optical axis vector expressing a gaze direction of a user by a pupil-corneal reflection method, on a basis of a captured image that includes a user's eye imaged when the eye of the user wearing the eyewear terminal is irradiated with light from a light source, and the point-of-regard marker is displayed at a calibration point; and an evaluation unit that evaluates a variation of the optical axis vector computed for a plurality of the calibration points.. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329209

Light source device and projector

[object] to obtain output light with higher quality. [solution] provided is a light source device including: at least one light source unit (110) that emits substantially parallel light in a predetermined wavelength band; and a light guide unit (120, 130) that guides the light from the light source unit (110) toward a light collection spot (143). ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329208

Information processing apparatus and method

The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and method that enable characteristics of a projection image to be varied locally. An information processing apparatus according to the present technology controls a first projection unit to project a first image onto an image projection surface and controls a second projection unit to project a second image in an attention area as a predetermined partial area of the first image projected onto the image projection surface by the first projection unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329144

Head-mounted display and brightness control method

In a head-mounted display for presenting a video by shielding an outside world from a field of view of a user when mounted on the user, an information presentation block presents information including audio and a moving image to the field of view of the user; a video reproduction block reproduces a video of content; a camera takes a video of the outside world; a switching block selectively switches between the video of the content and the video of the outside world and causes the selected video to be presented onto the information presentation block; and a gain control block, when the switching block switches from the video of the content to the video of the outside world, gradually increases a brightness of the video of the outside world.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328726

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing device including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire action information of a user, and space information and time information that are associated with the action information; and a map representation processing unit configured to consider the time information when executing map representation of the action information on a basis of the space information.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325907

Spectacle-style display device for medical use, information processing device, and information processing method

[object] to provide a spectacle-style display device for medical use with which it is possible to change a magnification of an enlarged image, even during surgery. [solution] provided is a spectacle-style display device for medical use, including: a display unit through which a surgical field is visible, and which can display an image; two imaging units that image the surgical field; an image processing unit that, on a basis of captured images imaged by the imaging units, generates a three-dimensional enlarged image to be displayed on the display unit; and a control unit that modifies a magnification of the enlarged image on a basis of a user instruction.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170325247

Communication apparatus and communication method

. . . . [object] to provide a communication apparatus and a communication method that can reconcile efficient use of wireless communication resources with stabilization of reception performance in wireless multiplex communication. [solution] provided is a communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to receive frames including first information from a plurality of other communication apparatuses and transmit first frames including information indicating a first transmission time period to the plurality of other communication apparatuses; a control unit configured to determine the first transmission time period on the basis of the plurality of pieces of first information; and a processing unit configured to generate the first frames.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170325238

Device

[object] to enable a terminal device to ascertain a layer allocated to the terminal device when non-orthogonal multiplexing using a codebook is used. [solution] provided is a device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a layer allocated to a terminal device among a plurality of layers that are subject to non-orthogonal multiplexing using a codebook; and a reporting unit configured to report the layer to the terminal device.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170325173

Enodeb restricted banwidth and power boost operation to support mtc devices

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

11/09/17 / #20170325031

Speaker apparatus

A sound conversion efficiency is improved, and a sound quality is improved. Included are an oscillating element that is expanded and contracted in response to a drive signal, two oscillating bodies that are positioned on opposite sides across the oscillating elements, have end faces arranged respectively in contact with both ends of the oscillating element in an expanding and contracting direction, and are oscillated by expansion and contraction of the oscillating element, and an urging spring that urges the two oscillating bodies and press the end faces against both the ends, respectively. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170325026

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, and a program that allows for generating an input signal suitable for a multi-way speaker. A band dividing unit divides an audio signal into signals in a plurality of bands corresponding to respective bands of a plurality of speaker units of the multi-way speaker. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170325000

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

A technique capable of allowing a reception side to easily select components is provided. A transport stream in which a first transport packet including predetermined components and a second transport packet including signaling information related to the predetermined components are time-division multiplexed is transmitted via a predetermined transport path. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324926

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

Provided is an information processing device according to the present disclosure including a photographing information acquisition unit configured to acquire photographing information, which indicates photographing being performed in another device, from the other device, and a function activation unit configured to activate a function related to a photographed image depending on the acquisition of the photographing information. In particular, the function is a function of recording a voice uttered by a user with respect to photographing corresponding to the photographing information. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324918

Signal processing device, imaging element, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, an imaging element, and an electronic apparatus configured so that a cost increase can be suppressed. A signal processing device of the present technology includes: a comparison unit configured to compare a signal level of an analog signal with a signal level of a reference signal; a selection unit configured to select, from a plurality of reference signals, the reference signal to be supplied to the comparison unit; and a switching unit capable of switching a signal line connected to an input terminal of the comparison unit such that a signal line via which the reference signal selected by the selection unit is transmitted is connected to the input terminal of the comparison unit, wherein the comparison unit includes a floating node as the input terminal, the selection unit includes a signal line in which a parasitic capacitance is caused between the signal line and the floating node as the input terminal of the comparison unit, and the signal line of the selection unit is configured to transmit an identical level of signal in multiple comparison processes performed by the comparison unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324907

Control device, control method, and computer program

There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324903

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

11/09/17 / #20170324899

Image pickup apparatus, head-mounted display apparatus, information processing system and information processing method

Disclosed herein is an image pickup apparatus adapted to pick up an image to be used for generation of a display image at a predetermined rate, the image pickup apparatus including: a first camera configured to pick up an image of an image pickup object space; a second camera configured to pick up an image of the image pickup object space with a wider field of view and a lower resolution than those of the first camera; and an outputting unit configured to successively output data of the images picked up by the first camera and the second camera.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324886

Image processing system and image processing method

An imaging processing system includes an image pickup device that has circuitry which creates, from raw image data, image data including a first gamut, and compression-codes the image data including the first gamut to generate compression-coded image data. The system also includes an image processing device that has circuitry which decodes the compression-coded image data to generate uncompressed image data, which includes the first gamut. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324600

Transmitter and method of transmitting payload data, receiver and method of receiving payload data in an ofdm system

A transmitter transmits payload data using orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbols. The transmitter comprises a frame builder configured to receive the payload data to be transmitted and to receive first signalling data for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data and the first signalling data into frames for transmission, the first signalling data forming a part of the frames with the payload data. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324510

Broadcast system and method for error correction using redundant data

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

11/09/17 / #20170324501

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

[object] to provide a communication control apparatus, a radio communication apparatus, a communication control method, a radio communication method, and a program that are capable of contributing to improving a radio communication technology related to idma. [solution] provided is a communication control apparatus including: a communication unit configured to communicate with a radio communication apparatus of a radio communication system using interleave division multiple access (idma); and a control unit configured to allocate an interleaver type of an interleaver to be used for idma by the radio communication apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324135

Microwave antenna apparatus, packing and manufacturing method

A microwave antenna apparatus includes: a redistribution layer including a carrier layer, a ground plane arranged on a first or second surface of the carrier layer, and a microstrip line arranged on the other one of the first or second surface of the carrier layer; a semiconductor element mounted on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the ground plane and the microstrip line; a mold layer that covers the semiconductor element and the first surface of the carrier layer; and a waveguide arranged within the mold layer and on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the semiconductor element by the microstrip line, wherein a solid state filling material is arranged within the waveguide. Further, integrated antennas and transitions are presented within ewlb packages.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324026

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

11/09/17 / #20170323932

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

11/09/17 / #20170323918

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

A solid-state imaging device, method for producing solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus are provided. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, with a plurality of pixels formed in the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323917

Semiconductor apparatus, solid-state image pickup device, image pickup apparatus, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a semiconductor apparatus, a solid-state image pickup device, an image pickup apparatus, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving impedance characteristics while preventing an occurrence of a flare and an interference due to a bonding jig, and achieving downsizing an apparatus. By aligning the heights of a cover glass and a semiconductor device, a distance between the cover glass and the semiconductor device is set to be minimum, and thus it is possible to suppress an occurrence of a flare due to incident light reflected on a side surface of the semiconductor device, and improve the impedance characteristics of the semiconductor device and the semiconductor image pickup device. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323915

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same, semiconductor module, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same, a semiconductor module, and an electronic device capable of more certainly improving an optical characteristic and chromatic aberration. A semiconductor package provided with a pedestal having a cylindrical shape including a curved surface curved so as to be concave to a light incident side, and a linear image sensor on which a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element is arranged in a one-dimensional direction, the linear image sensor fixed on the curved surface on which a light-receiving area formed of a plurality of pixels is curved so as to be concave to the light incident side is provided. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323686

Charge injection noise reduction in sample-and-hold circuit

A sample-and-hold circuit includes a first transistor; a second transistor disposed between a gate electrode and a drain electrode of the first transistor; a sampling capacitor, an electrode of the sampling capacitor being connected to the gate electrode of the first transistor; and a first current source connected to the drain electrode of the first transistor, where a gate electrode of the second transistor receives a gate control signal. A minimum voltage of the gate control signal is vth2+vsat2+vth1+vsat1, where vth1 is a threshold voltage of the first transistor, vsat1 is a saturation voltage of the first transistor, vth2 is a threshold voltage of the second transistor, and vsat2 is a saturation voltage of the second transistor.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323665

Information processing method, image processing apparatus, and program

[object] to propose an image processing method, image processing apparatus and program which are capable of exciting the emotions of a viewer more effectively. [solution] an information processing method including: analyzing a beat of input music; extracting a plurality of unit images from an input image; and generating, by a processor, editing information for switching the extracted unit images depending on the analyzed beat.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323415

Information processing apparatus, method and computer-readable medium

In one example embodiment, an information processing apparatus causes a display device to display a first image from images associated with an observation target object. The images include the first image and a second image which corresponds to an annotation mark. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322949

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

11/09/17 / #20170322890

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

A configuration capable of performing reliable source analysis of illegal copy content using content in which a reproduction path is settable is implemented. Content in which an individual segment region including a plurality of pieces of variation data which include different identification information embedded therein and are decryptable using different keys and a common segment region including single data are provided, and variation data is configured with an aligned unit is set. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322842

Memory controller, memory system, and method of controlling memory controller

Reduction in deterioration of a memory cell in a non-volatile memory is achieved. A memory controller is configured to include a time measuring unit, an elapsed time determination unit, and a read unit. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322766

Method and electronic unit for adjusting playback speed of media files

A method for adjusting speed of playback of at least a segment of a media file, comprising generating a text file by speech-to-text conversion of the media file; and determining a speed measure for the media file, including determining a plurality of speech elements in the text file, and associating a time stamp for each speech element of the generated text file. The method may further include determining a degree of comprehensibility of the media file; and adjusting a current speed of playback of the media file based on the determined speed measure and the determined degree of comprehensibility.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322714

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

To make it easy to select an optimal viewing environment depending on content and preference of each person when viewing an image with a head-mounted display or a large-screen display device. Evaluation values of respective elements of a visual effect with respect to viewing environments and image configurations are determined in advance. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322683

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display unit, and a plurality of sensor elements, wherein the plurality of sensor elements are provided separate from the display unit, wherein the display unit is configured to switch display between a plurality of output screens based on a user input on the plurality of sensor elements, the plurality of output screens including output screens having different hierarchical levels and output screens having a same hierarchical level, and wherein the output screens having different hierarchical levels display information on the different hierarchical levels, and the switching display is controlled to switch display directly between the output screens having different hierarchical levels based on the user input.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322655

Systems and methods for providing feedback to a user while interacting with content

Systems and methods for providing feedback to a user are described. One of the methods includes sending interactive data for rendering on a head mounted display (hmd). ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322647

Input apparatus, sensor, keyboard, and electronic apparatus

An input apparatus includes a conductive layer having flexibility, a plurality of structures, a reaction force of which is non-linearly changed with respect to a pressing amount, a capacitance-type sensor layer, and an intermediate layer disposed between the plurality of structures and the sensor layer. The intermediate layer has a plurality of hole portions into which the plurality of structures is pressed, respectively.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322640

Pointing system, control device, and control method

A pointing system including: a pointing device including an operation portion and a light-emitting portion that emits light according to an operation to the operation portion; and a control device including an image pickup portion that picks up light from the light-emitting portion when the light-emitting portion emits light and outputs an image including information on a light spot of the light, a display portion that includes a screen and displays a pointer on the screen, and a control portion that judges, as well as judge a movement of the light spot based on the information on the light spot in the image and move the pointer on the screen based on the movement of the light spot, whether the light spot is turned off based on the information on the light spot in the image and executes processing related to a click when the light spot is turned off.. . ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322639

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

To provide a technology capable of calculating a position of an image displayed on a screen more flexibly. Provided is an information processing device including: a first reception unit configured to receive a first signal from a first input device; a second reception unit configured to receive a second signal different from the first signal from a second input device; a calculation unit configured to calculate a position of an image to be displayed on a screen on the basis of the first or second signal; and a display control unit configured to display the image at the position. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322420

Display device

There is provided a display device including (i) an eyeglass-shaped frame configured to be mounted on a head of an observer, and (ii) an image display device attached to the frame. The image display device includes (a) an image forming device, and (b) an optical device on which light output from the image forming device is incident, in which the light is guided, and from which the light is output. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322017

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to appropriately decide an image generation target position in a space. [solution] provided is an information processing device including a processor configured to achieve a function of collecting information indicating visual target positions from a plurality of viewpoints existing in a space, and a function of evaluating positions in the space in accordance with density of the visual target positions.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320104

Microparticle sorting method and microchip for sorting microparticles

There is provided a microparticle sorting method including a procedure of collecting a microparticle in a fluid that flows through a main channel in a branch channel that is in communication with the main channel by generating a negative pressure in the branch channel. In the procedure, a flow of a fluid is formed that flows toward a side of the main channel from a side of the branch channel at a communication opening between the main channel and the branch channel.. ... Sony Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319065

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of facilitating fixed-point observation on skin condition. The information processing device according to an aspect of the present technology acquires an image that shows a predetermined feature point of a user who is a measurer of skin condition, and a measurement portion of skin condition, and analyzes the image, and then recognizes a position of the feature point. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311378

Apparatus

. . . . . . . . [object] to enable flexible arrangement of cells with a smaller burden. [solution] provided is an apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating one or more second base stations located within coverage of a first base station connected to a wired backhaul; and a controller configured to control establishment of a wireless backhaul between the first base station and each of the one or more second base stations.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311326

Communications device, infrastructure equipment, wireless communications network and methods

A user terminal configured to perform communication with an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network. The user terminal including a receiver configured to receive signals transmitted by the infrastructure equipment in accordance with a wireless access interface and a transmitter configured to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment in accordance with the wireless access interface. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311202

Communication apparatus, communication method, and communication system for handling frames of variable length

Frames in a variable length frame format which are addressed to a plurality of users are multiplexed and preferably transmitted. Data frames having different lengths are multiplexed on a same time through space division multiple access, but since the multiplexed frames are transmitted while eventually having a same length, when the multiplexed data frames from the access point sta0 are received in the respective communication stations sta1 to sta3 in fig. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311195

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system that supports a connected mode of operation in which terminal devices receive a type user-plane data from the network infrastructure equipment using primary and/or secondary component carriers operating on different frequency bands and an idle mode of operation in which terminal devices do not receive that type of user-plane data from the network infrastructure equipment. The method includes: establishing a measurement configuration making measurements of radio channel conditions for radio resources within the second frequency band; making measurement of radio channel conditions for radio resources within the second frequency band in accordance with the measurement configuration while the terminal device is operating in the idle mode; determining if the measurement of radio channel conditions meets a trigger criterion, and if so, transmitting a measurement report to the network infrastructure equipment to indicate the trigger criterion has been met.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311194

Telecommunications apparatus and method

A method of obtaining a virtual measurement result for an inactive channel in a wireless telecommunications system, the system including one or more terminals and a base station providing one or more active channels for communicating wireless signals with the one or more terminals, wherein a channel is inactive if it is not currently provided by the base station for use by the one or more terminals. The method includes: selecting an active channel of the one or more active channels; obtaining a first measurement result based on signals transmitted by the base station on the active channel; and deriving a virtual measurement result for the inactive channel from the first measurement result, thereby obtaining a virtual measurement result for the inactive channel.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311181

Communication control device, base station, terminal device, communication control method, and wireless communication method

[object] to provide a communication control device, a base station, a terminal device, a communication control method, and a wireless communication method which are capable of improving user throughput by performing more flexible frequency control. [solution] provided is a communication control device including: a communication unit configured to communicate with a base station of a wireless communication system in which one or more frequencies are used; a setting unit configured to set an event and set a frequency to be used by the base station using occurrence of the set event as a trigger; and an acquiring unit configured to acquire information for the setting by the setting unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311167

Spectrum management apparatus and method, and apparatus and method for wireless communication

A spectrum management apparatus and method, and an apparatus and method for wireless communication. The spectrum management apparatus includes: a determining unit, configured to determine an exclusive indicator of a high priority communications system that exists in a management range of the spectrum management apparatus, the exclusive indicator represents a range of the high priority communications system in space and/or frequency domains that is isolated from other communications systems; and an adjustment unit, configured to adjust the exclusive indicator when there are multiple exclusive indicators.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311143

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

To efficiently use a wireless communication resource. An information processing device includes a communication unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311070

Sound output device and sound guiding device

Provided is a sound output device worn on an ear of a listener and used, and having listening characteristics of an ambient sound in a wearing state. A sound output device 100 includes a sound generating portion 110 that generates a sound, a sound guiding portion 120 that takes in the sound generated in the sound generating portion 110 from one end 121, and a holding portion 130 that holds the sound guiding portion 120 in the vicinity of the other end 122. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311047

Context-based adaptive streaming algorithm for a user device

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

10/26/17 / #20170311031

Sending device, method of sending high dynamic range image data, receiving device, method of receiving high dynamic range image data, and program

Hdr image data are successfully transmitted between devices. High dynamic range image data are sent to an external device. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311030

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

Connection with an apparatus with a lower standard is easily performed. A digital signal to which coding has been performed is transmitted to an external device by a differential signal through a plurality of channels via a transmission path. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310975

Image processing device and method

The present technique relates to an image processing device and a method therefor allowing rate control to be performed more easily. An image encoding device that encodes image data to generate an encoded stream includes: a setting unit configured to set binary parameters used for defining the size, the accumulated data amount, and the like of a hypothetical decoder defined in the encoded stream obtained by encoding the image data in binary data generated by arithmetic coding; an encoding unit configured to encode image data to generate an encoded stream; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the binary parameter set by the setting unit and the encoded stream generated by the encoding unit to an image decoding device that decodes the encoded stream via a predetermined transmission path such as a recording medium or a network. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310924

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

10/26/17 / #20170310922

Image display control apparatus, transmission apparatus, image display control method, and program

To provide an apparatus and method for executing signal conversion processing according to environmental light in a content unit, a scene unit, or a frame unit to generate an output image. Provided is an image display control apparatus including a data processing unit that controls image signals to be output to a display unit, the data processing unit being configured to execute a display control application supporting a content to be displayed on the display unit to generate output image signals. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310916

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and manufacturing apparatus

An image processing apparatus having a plurality of bayer arrays each including 4 pixels sharing a common electrode connected to a vertical signal line wherein: each of the pixels has a pixel electrode connected to a horizontal signal line; and the location of each of the horizontal signal lines and the location of each of the pixel electrodes each connected to one of the horizontal signal lines are determined so that the locations in a neighboring bayer array are a mirror image of counterpart locations in another bayer array adjacent to the neighboring bayer array.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310915

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

10/26/17 / #20170310911

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

10/26/17 / #20170310894

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

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

10/26/17 / #20170310653

Client, server, method and identity verification system

A client, a server, a method and an identity verification system are provided. The client is configured to generate a verification code and includes: a transaction initiating unit configured to initiate, in response to a predetermined identity verification event regarding a user, a random transaction between a first account and a second account in a data platform system, so that the random transaction is recorded in the data platform system; a verification code generating unit configured to generate, based on at least information about the random transaction, a verification code for verifying an identity of the user; and a sending unit configured to send the generated verification code to a server, so that the server verifies the identity of the user according to a record of the random transaction and the verification code, the data platform system being a decentralized distributed database and records therein being unchangeable and undeletable.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310427

Communications devices and methods

A communications device and method, in which data is communicated via a wireless access interface to a destination communications device with a device-to-device communication procedure. The communications device encodes the data, as data units, for transmission to the destination communications device with a repeat request-type protocol, the encoding providing an indication whether the data has been received correctly. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310409

Reception device, transmission device, and data processing method

Provided are a device and a method which are capable of realizing an efficient search of metadata such as access information corresponding to acquisition-scheduled data in a reception device. A reception device receives a token which is auxiliary search information for efficiently searching for metadata such as access information related to acquisition-scheduled data of the reception device and performs a search process using the token. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310398

Transmission apparatus, transmission method, and filter circuit

The present technology relates to a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, and a filter circuit that make it possible to transmit a signal with high quality, the signal including a plurality of signals having different speeds. the transmission apparatus includes a detection unit that detects each of a plurality of signals having different speeds from an input signal. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309892

Secondary battery-use active material, secondary battery-use electrode, secondary battery, electric vehicle, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes a cathode; an anode (1) including a plurality of carbon particles and a plurality of non-carbon particles, (2) the carbon particles containing graphite, (3) the non-carbon particles containing a material including, as a constituent element, one or more of silicon (si), tin (sn), and germanium (ge), and (4) a distribution of a first-order differential value of an integrated value q of a relative particle amount with respect to a particle diameter d of the plurality of carbon particles having one or more discontinuities, where a horizontal axis and a vertical axis of the distribution indicate the particle diameter d (μm) and a first-order differential value dq/dd, respectively; and an electrolyte.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309891

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

The present invention provides a secondary battery-use active material that allows for an improvement in thermal stability after charge and discharge are repeated. The secondary battery-use active material of the present invention includes a cathode active material that includes (a) a main phase and a sub-phase, (b) the main phase containing a first lithium compound represented by lianibmcaldoe (where m is an element such as cobalt, and 0.8<a<1.2, 0.45≦b≦1, 0≦c≦1, 0≦d≦0.2, 0<e≦1.98, (c+d)>0, and (b+c+d)≦1), and (c) the sub-phase containing a second lithium compound that contains lithium, aluminum, and oxygen as constituent elements.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309756

Semiconductor package, sensor module, and production method

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor package, a sensor module, and a production method for dissipating heat generated by a chip. In a solid-state image sensing element package, an image sensing element chip is bonded and fixed to a heat dissipation plate with a die bond material, the heat dissipation plate having positioning holes and mounting holes for accurately mounting on a lens barrel unit. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309674

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

A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels composed of a photoelectric conversion section and a pixel transistor is arranged; an on-chip color filter; an on-chip microlens; and a multilayer interconnection layer in which a plurality of layers of interconnections is formed through an interlayer insulating film. The solid-state imaging device further includes a light-shielding film formed through an insulating layer in a pixel boundary of a light receiving surface in which the photoelectric conversion section is arranged.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309671

Pixel circuit

A pixel circuit includes a floating diffusion layer of a first conductivity-type between a drain/source of a second conductivity-type and a source/drain of the second conductivity-type. The source/drain and the drain/source touch the floating diffusion layer. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309666

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a light shielding unit and a transfer transistor. The photoelectric conversion unit generates charges by photoelectrically converting light. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309661

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion section which is disposed on a semiconductor substrate and which photoelectrically converts incident light into signal charges, a pixel transistor section which is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and which converts signal charges read out from the photoelectric conversion section into a voltage, and an element isolation region which is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and which isolates the photoelectric conversion section from an active region in which the pixel transistor section is disposed. The pixel transistor section includes a plurality of transistors. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309347

State machine controlled mos linear resistor

A sample-and-hold circuit includes a sampling capacitor, a first transistor, a first switch between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the first transistor, a current source connected to the source electrode of the first transistor, and a resistive element and a second switch connected in parallel between a drain electrode of the first transistor and a predetermined voltage. The resistive element may include a second transistor biased to operate in a linear region according to a gate control signal at a gate electrode of the second transistor, or may include multiple transistor banks connected in parallel, each including a second transistor biased to operate in a linear region according to a gate control signal at a gate electrode of the second transistor. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309335

Non-volatile memory device and method of controlling non-volatile memory device

A non-volatile memory device of the disclosure includes a memory cell, a writing circuit, and a current controller. The memory cell is disposed at an intersection of a first wiring and a second wiring, and includes a variable resistance element having a resistance state that is variable between a first resistance state and a second resistance state. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309256

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and, program

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that a memory capacity necessary for deformation processing of each frame image of a moving image can be reduced. Pixel data of a first frame image being each frame image of an input moving image is written into a predetermined plurality of storage areas in a storage unit in a predetermined write-in order, and the pixel data of the first frame image written into the storage unit is reads out in a predetermined read-out order, thereby generating a second frame image being the first frame image deformed. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309229

Display device having shared column lines

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

10/26/17 / #20170309144

Monitoring system for a photography unit, monitoring method, computer program, and storage medium

A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309055

Adjusting parallax of three-dimensional display material

An image processing apparatus includes an information obtaining unit configured to obtain parallax adjustment information with regard to a parallax-adjusted three-dimensional display material and an image transform unit configured to perform an inverse transform processing on the parallax-adjusted three-dimensional display material to be restored to a material before the parallax adjustment on the basis of the parallax adjustment information obtained by the information obtaining unit and generate a two-dimensional display material.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309051

Effect generation device, effect generation method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an effect generation device, an effect generation method, and a program that enable the generation of a new effect in accordance with an interaction between physical objects. An image processing device includes a detector that detects a face and an object from an input image, a face feature point analyzer that extracts a plurality of feature points locating a part constituting the face, an object feature point analyzer that extracts a plurality of feature points locating a part constituting the object, a determination unit that determines a relationship between target objects including positions of the plurality of target objects and at least an expression on the face, and an effect generator that generates a predetermined corresponding effect on the basis of the determined relationship. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308977

Apparatus and method for 3d printing

This disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for 3d printing. The 3d object detection apparatus includes one or more processing circuit configured to acquire a robust shape value of a 3d object; match the robust shape value of the 3d object with a robust shape value of a 3d sample in a 3d sample database; determine a robust design value of the 3d object based on a robust design value of the matched 3d sample; and detect the 3d object based on a result of the matching process for the robust shape value and the determined robust design value of the 3d object. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308771

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 are designed to enable easy generation of a path for successively displaying characteristic images. The information processing device includes a setting unit that sets a path for connecting characteristic portions in at least one image by referring to metadata including at least information about feature points detected from the image. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308748

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program

An image monitoring system includes a recorder that records an image captured by a camera via a network. The system is controlled to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recorder. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308690

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, which can improve accuracy of authentication based on biometric information of an eye. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: a biometric information authentication unit that authenticates biometric information identified from each of a plurality of captured images of an eye of a user of different sight line directions, on the basis of reference images of the eye of the user of the respective sight line directions; and an authentication result combining unit that combines authentication results by the biometric information authentication unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308295

Sensor managed apparatus, method and computer program product

An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a touch pattern (or proximity pattern, or characteristic pattern such as a capacitance pattern of a user's finger) and compares the same with the registered pattern to determine if there is a likeness. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308288

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

10/26/17 / #20170308266

Image display apparatus and image display method

Provided is an image display apparatus, including: a display unit configured to allow a real space to be transparently viewed and configured to display a three-dimensional image; and a display control unit configured to display a plurality of the three-dimensional images on the display unit in a manner that the plurality of the three-dimensional images are arranged in a plurality of lines that are different from each other in position in a depth direction on a near side with respect to the real space.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308166

Signal generation and detector systems and methods for determining positions of fingers of a user

A method for determining positions of fingers of a user is described. The method includes transmitting a power signal from a head mounted display (hmd) to provide power to a plurality of light emitters. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308158

Head mounted display, mobile information terminal, image processing apparatus, display control program, display control method, and display system

A head-mounted display wearable on the head of a user includes: a display device disposed on an inner surface of the head-mounted display worn by the user on the head; a touch pad disposed on an outer surface of the head-mounted display worn by the user on the head, the touch pad being able to detect contact with or proximity of a body part of the user; and a display controlling unit acquiring data of an image generated on the basis of input information indicative of the touch pad detecting the contact with or the proximity of the body part of the user, the display controlling unit further causing a display device to display the acquired image data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308088

Control device, control method, and computer program

A vehicle control system includes at least one imaging device attached to a vehicle and that captures multiple images, and a control circuit that generates a composite image from the multiple images and displays the composite image on a display unit. The vehicle is operated according to a user operation on a portion of the display unit on which the composite image is being displayed.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170307894

Image generation device, image extraction device, image generation method, and image extraction method

An image generating section reads image data from an image storing section to generate an original image in keeping with the attitude of a head-mounted display. A lens distortion correcting section generates a primary image by correcting beforehand the original image in a manner canceling out the distortion thereof that appears when viewed through lenses of the head-mounted display. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305440

Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and program

A method for decelerating a vehicle, a non-transitory computer-readable medium for performing the method, and reception apparatuses. The method includes monitoring a state of a driver of the vehicle, and causing a notification to be output based on the monitored state of the driver. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304727

User save data migration based on location information

Methods and systems for assigning a data center in a second geo location for migrating data in anticipation of receiving a request from a user account from the second geo location includes receiving an indication of a change in geo location of a user from a first geo location to the second geo location. Save data for the user is identified at the first geo location. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304725

System and method for compressing streaming interactive video

A server center for hosting low-latency streaming interactive audio/video (a/v) includes a plurality of servers that run one or more applications and an inbound routing network that receives packet streams from users via a first network interface and routes the packets to one or more of the servers. The packet streams include user control input. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304724

System and method for combining multiple game or application views into a single media stream

A system and method are described for combining multiple views of a video game or application into a single video stream (or set of video streams). For example, a system according to one embodiment comprises: a plurality of application/video game instances executed for a particular multi-player video game or application on a hosting service, the application/video game instances being executed in response to control signals received from a plurality of clients; compositing logic executed at the hosting service to combine video streams generated by each of the application/video game instances into a single video stream for a first one of the clients; and compression logic to compress the single video stream with low latency such that the user of the first one of the clients has the perception that the video game or application is being executed locally.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304581

State control apparatus, state control method, and state control system

A state control apparatus including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a state index indicating a state of target feeling based on biological information corresponding to the target feeling which is feeling of a target to be guided, the biological information being detected from a guide target whose state of feeling is to be guided; and a state control unit configured to determine a feeling guiding medium to be used for guiding the state of the target feeling based on the acquired state index and pattern information which is associated with the feeling guiding medium for guiding the state of the target feeling and which indicates a pattern of temporal change of the state index so that the state of the target feeling becomes a predetermined set state, and control the state of the target feeling of the guide target by performing processing relating to the determined feeling guiding medium. The biological information includes information indicating a detection result of an enzyme.. ... Sony Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303770

Endoscope apparatus, and method and program for operating endoscope apparatus

The present technology relates to an endoscope apparatus configured to be capable of assisting with setting of an angle of view of immediately before an endoscope is pulled out when the endoscope is pulled out and cleaned and then reinserted during surgery in endoscopic surgery and the like, and a method and program for operating the endoscope apparatus. An image captured by the endoscope apparatus is recorded, a feature value of the image captured is detected, a difference between detected feature values of consecutive images is obtained, and, when the difference is greater than a predetermined threshold value, an index is added to the image captured. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295569

Method, mobile terminal and computer program

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A method of transmitting data from a mobile terminal over a wireless network. The method includes: applying a different priority level to different types of data transmission; determining quantity of data remaining before expiry of the data connection between the mobile terminal and the wireless network; and transmitting the different types of data over the network in an order determined by the applied priority level.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295423

Speaker apparatus

To reduce the driving loss in the diaphragm, and to ensure a good sound output in the wide bandwidth. It includes a circular coil bobbin at least partly disposed between a yoke and a magnet, a coil wound around the coil bobbin, the coil being configured to be moved with the coil bobbin where a driving current is supplied to the coil, a piezoelectric element having one end coupled to one end of the coil bobbin in a movement direction, the piezoelectric element being configured to be expanded and contracted and moved in a direction same as the movement direction where an electric current is supplied to the piezoelectric element, and a diaphragm having an inner circumference part coupled to another end of the piezoelectric element, and a coupled part of the diaphragm to the piezoelectric element and a coupled part of the piezoelectric element to the coil bobbin are positioned on a straight line in the movement direction.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295369

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 image quality. Image data is encoded, and control information for controlling a deblocking filter process for a chrominance component of decoded image data obtained by decoding encoded data obtained by encoding the image data is generated as header information of the encoded data. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295348

Image display apparatus, light source apparatus, and optical unit

An image display apparatus includes a laser light source, a light modulator, a first sensor, a second sensor, a third sensor, and circuitry. The light modulator generates an image based on light from the laser light source. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295328

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and program

An image pickup apparatus includes: a polarization removing element layer including a plurality of polarization removing elements, each of the plurality of polarization removing elements being configured to polarize an incident light to thereby obtain light having a polarization axis in a predetermined direction and to transmit the polarized light; a polarizer layer provided in front of the polarization removing element layer, the polarizer layer being configured to twist polarization axes of light having a plurality of polarization axes by predetermined angles, respectively, and to transmit the light; an inclination detecting device configured to detect inclination of the incident light to an optical axis; a controller configured to control and drive the polarizer layer such that the polarizer layer twists the polarization axis of light depending on the inclination detected by the inclination detecting device and transmits the light; and an image pickup device configured to detect the light.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295326

Image processing device, imaging device, and imaging method

An image signal corresponding to infrared light is separated from an image signal corresponding to visible light, the visible light including an infrared light signal, even when imaging is performed while performing the infrared light irradiation. An exposure control unit alternately repeats a first frame in which an exposure time is set to a predetermined first exposure time and a second frame in which the exposure time is set to a second exposure time longer than the first exposure time. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295316

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

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295010

Cipher processing apparatus, cipher processing method, and program

A cipher processing configuration, of which the resistance against various attacks is improved, having a high security level is realized. In a cipher processing configuration in which a nonlinear transformation process and a linear transformation process are repeatedlyperformed for state data formed from a plurality of elements, a linear transformation unit performs a matrix operation applying a quasi-mds matrix and a substitution process. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294761

Laser diode

A laser diode with an improved kink level in the l-i characteristic and capable of obtaining a stable high output in a horizontal transverse mode is provided. The laser diode includes an active layer made of nitride iii-v compound semiconductor containing at least gallium (ga) in 3b-group elements and at least nitrogen (n) in 5b-group elements, an n-type compound semiconductor layer provided on one of faces of the active layer, and a p-type compound semiconductor layer provided on the other face of the active layer. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294745

Electronic device

Disclosed herein is an electronic device including: a connector configured to connect to another electronic device via a wired communication link; and a reference member whose potential is maintained at a constant level, wherein the connector includes a housing which houses connection terminals therein, and an electrically conductive protrusion joined to at least a distal end portion of the housing, the electrically conductive protrusion including at least a portion which is elastic, and electrically connected to the reference member.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294679

Secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes a cathode; an anode; and (1) a first polymer compound layer disposed between the cathode and the anode and being adjacent to the cathode, (2) a second polymer compound layer disposed between the cathode and the anode and being adjacent to the anode, or (3) the first polymer compound layer and the second polymer compound layer. One or both of the first polymer compound layer and the second polymer compound layer contain a polymer compound containing fluorine (f) as a constituent element and a conductive material dispersed in the polymer compound.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294486

Solid-state image pickup unit and electronic apparatus

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

10/12/17 / #20170294485

Imaging device, manufacturing device, and manufacturing method

The present technology relates to an imaging device, a manufacturing device, and a manufacturing method capable of preventing a substance such as hydrogen from entering and preventing change in performance. The imaging device includes an organic photoelectric conversion film, an upper electrode provided in an upper portion of the organic photoelectric conversion film, a lower electrode provided in a lower portion of the organic photoelectric conversion film, and a metal thin film provided between the organic photoelectric conversion film and the upper electrode or between the organic photoelectric conversion film and the lower electrode. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294475

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

10/12/17 / #20170294386

Field-effect transistor, method of manufacturing the same, and radio-frequency device

There is provided a field-effect transistor including: a gate electrode; a semiconductor layer having a source region and a drain region with the gate electrode in between; contact plugs provided on the source region and the drain region; first metals stacked on the contact plugs; and a low-dielectric constant region provided in a region between the first metals along an in-plane direction of the semiconductor layer and provided at least in a first region below bottom surfaces of the first metals along a stacking direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294375

Memory cell unit array

In a memory cell unit array, memory cell units each constituted of first wires, second wires, and a nonvolatile memory cell are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix form in a first direction and a second direction. Each of the memory cell units includes a control circuit below it. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294229

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

10/12/17 / #20170294095

Content reproduction apparatus, mobile appliance, and abnormality detection method

There is provided a content reproduction apparatus including a content reproduction unit for reproducing content, a habit detection unit for detecting a reproduction habit regarding content that uses the content reproduction unit, and an abnormality determination unit for determining there is an abnormality, in a case a reproduction action estimated from the reproduction habit detected by the habit detection unit is not carried out.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293794

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a detection unit configured to detect a corneal reflection image corresponding to light from a light source reflected at a cornea from a captured image in which an eye irradiated with the light from the light source is imaged. The detection unit estimates a position of a center of an eyeball on the basis of a plurality of time-series captured images each of which is the captured image according to the above, estimates a position of a center of the cornea on the basis of the estimated position of the center of the eyeball, estimates a position of a candidate for the corneal reflection image on the basis of the estimated position of the center of the cornea, and detects the corneal reflection image from the captured image on the basis of the estimated position of the candidate for the corneal reflection image.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293692

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

10/12/17 / #20170293579

Information transmission apparatus and information transmission method

There is provided an information transmission apparatus and an information transmission method for suitably transmitting information on power generation or power storage. A unified format of a message is provided to various power generation devices or power storage devices, which may be connected to various apparatuses for outdoor use that cannot use a commercial power supply, such as portable electronic apparatuses, the message transmitting information on a power generation efficiency and other power generation statuses, and the remaining amount, a power storage efficiency, and other power storage statuses of the secondary battery. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293459

Methods and systems for social sharing head mounted display (hmd) content with a second screen

Systems and method for processing video frames generated for display on a head mounted display (hmd) to a second screen are provided. In one example, a client system having a processor for generating video frames in response to interactive game play of a video game using the hmd is provided. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293412

Apparatus and method for controlling the apparatus

An apparatus including a processor configured to: obtain image data representing an object for being displayed to a user, wherein the object is displayed on the basis of left eye image data and right eye image data obtained on the basis of the image data; obtain user eye position data representing a left pupil position and a right pupil position of the user; and generate a left eye image position for the left eye image data and a right eye image position for the right eye image data on the basis of the user eye position data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293396

Information processing apparatus

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

10/12/17 / #20170293211

Phosphor wheel, light source apparatus, and projection-type display apparatus

An object of the present invention is to improve the efficiency of heat dissipation from a phosphor wheel while suppressing the air resistance and noise of the phosphor wheel during the driving of a light source apparatus. A phosphor wheel (100) according to the present invention includes: a disc-like substrate (120); a phosphor layer (130) formed on the substrate; and a plurality of heat dissipation fins (154a, 154b, and 154c) overlapping with each other when viewed in a direction orthogonal to a surface of the substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293129

Medical stereomicroscope optical system and medical observation apparatus

An image quality is improved although a medical stereomicroscope optical system and a medical observation apparatus are small and light. An objective optical system and a plurality of imaging optical systems are arranged in an order from an object side to an image side, and the imaging optical system has at least a single aspheric surface. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291502

Battery holder, battery receiving case, battery pack, electricity accumulation system, electronic instrument, electric vehicle, and electric power system

There is provided a battery holder including: a plurality of battery cell receiving sections for receiving a battery cell. A deformation section elastically deformed depending on transmission of external impact, and a space section for allowing the deformation section to be elastically deformed are formed between a peripheral surface of one battery cell receiving section and a peripheral surface of another battery cell receiving section.. ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291500

Method of estimating battery life, battery life estimation device, electric vehicle, and electric power supply apparatus

A method of estimating a battery life includes: for a secondary battery having a degradation rate r when x days have elapsed after initial charge of the secondary battery, calculating a degradation estimation value (x+y) days after the initial charge from degradation master data, the degradation master data being identified with use of conditions of temperature t provided for the calculation and a battery state s provided for the calculation; and deriving number of elapsed days xcorr giving the degradation rate r based on the identified degradation master data, and calculating the degradation estimation value (xcorr+y) days after the initial charge from the identified degradation master data.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170290552

Detection apparatus, detection method, and program

There is provided a detection apparatus including: a heartbeat sensor that includes a plurality of electrodes and is configured to detect a first detection signal indicating heartbeat of a detection target via the plurality of electrodes; a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a second detection signal indicating a pulse wave of the detection target; and a processing unit configured to detect a pulse of the detection target on the basis of the first detection signal and the second detection signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170290080

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provided is a wireless communication device which includes a function information transmitting unit for transmitting, via a wireless communication network, function information relating to a function of the wireless communication device, a function information receiving unit for receiving function information transmitted from another device, a function information comparison unit for comparing the function information of the wireless communication device and the function information received from such other device, and a function determination unit for determining which of the wireless communication device and such other device is to play a function of an access point, based on a result of the comparison by the function information comparison unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170290019

Method, base station, terminal and communication system for updating component carrier

A method, base station, terminal and communication system for updating component carders are provided. Wherein, status information of the terminal, base station and/or component carrier is acquired; whether the status information accords with the predetermined condition is determined; an old component carrier is replaced by a new component carrier, or a new component carrier is added in the even that the predetermined condition is met. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289957

Infrastructure equipment and methods

An infrastructure equipment as part of a mobile communications network receives an indication that data is to be transmitted to one of communications devices. In response the infrastructure equipment transmits a first paging message to the communications device to indicate the communications device is to receive the data via a wireless access interface. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289728

Function control apparatus and program

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

10/05/17 / #20170289720

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

A new service can be provided as maintaining the compatibility with a related audio receiver, without deteriorating an efficient usage of a transmission band. A predetermined number of audio streams having first encoded data and second encoded data which is related to the first encoded data are generated, and a container in a predetermined format including these audio streams is transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289633

Information processing device

An imaged image obtaining section obtains an imaged image from a camera. A face recognizing section detects the face images of a plurality of users in the imaged image. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289616

Receiving device, transmitting device, and data processing method

Provided are a device and a method capable of efficiently performing a synthesis process of broadcast reception data and network reception data. Broadcast reception data received by a receiving device via a communication unit is set as a media source object corresponding to a processing object of an application executed by the receiving device under an application programming interface (api). ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289613

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

To enable multichannel audio data to be transmitted favorably. Multichannel audio data of a predetermined number of channels is acquired. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289585

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that are capable of reproducing content on the basis of an edit list in the case where the reproduction start time of content contained in a file in the mp4 fragmented movie format is later than the reproduction start time in a movie time scale. An edit list generation unit registers a top position of content as a reproduction start position of the content and a predetermined value as a reproduction time duration of the content in an edit list when a reproduction start time of the content is later than a reproduction start time of the content on a movie time scale, the edit list associating the reproduction start position of the content with the reproduction time duration of the content reproduced from the reproduction start position. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289551

Advanced picture quality oriented rate control for low-latency streaming applications

An advanced constant quality rate control algorithm with new features and enhancements. Can be applicable to different kinds of video scenes, in addition to static or less motion scenes. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289545

Image processing apparatus and method

An image processing apparatus and a method for improving the coding efficiency for a quantization parameter are provided. The method includes steps of setting a predicted quantization parameter for a current coding unit by using multiple quantization parameters which are set for multiple surrounding coding units located around the current coding unit which is target of coding processing, and setting a difference quantization parameter indicating a difference value between the quantization parameter which is set for the current coding unit and the predicted quantization parameter.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289528

Medical stereoscopic observation device, medical stereoscopic observation method, program, and medical stereoscopic observation system

There is provided a medical stereoscopic observation device, including: an acquisition section that acquires a first signal associated with a first imaging section and a second signal associated with a second imaging section via mutually different transmission channels; and a switching section that switches a signal to use for a certain control between the first signal and the second signal, in accordance with a state of the transmission channel for transmitting the first signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289527

Reconfigurable multi-mode camera

A reconfigurable imaging apparatus, a computer-implemented method, and an imaging system are described. Generally, the apparatus includes platforms. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289477

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

10/05/17 / #20170289434

Method and system for image processing to detect salient objects in image

Various aspects of a system and method for image-processing are disclosed herein. The method, implemented in an image-processing device, comprises computation of an average bin value of a histogram for a first color channel of an image. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289325

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

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

10/05/17 / #20170289209

Server-based sound mixing for multiuser voice chat system

One or more chat servers receives voice signals and pose (location and orientation) signals from devices such as vr headsets associated with respective chat participants. For each participant, the server renders a single stream representing the voices of the other participants, with the voice data in each stream being modified to account for the orientation of the head of the receiving participant. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289077

Information processing apparatus and cellular phone terminal

Disclosed is an information processing apparatus including a display unit displaying information on a display screen, an operation unit including a text input key, and a control unit. The control unit displays text in response to input from the operation unit in a state of displaying an initial screen on the display screen, shows an application using text to a user for selection, starts up the application in accordance with the user's selection, and executes the application, using the text inputted from the operation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288920

Transmitter and communication system

A transmitter according to the disclosure includes: three first driver sections; three first pre-driver sections that are provided corresponding to the respective three first driver sections, and each drive corresponding one of the first driver sections on a basis of corresponding one of three first control signals that are different from one another and each including predetermined number of signals; a second pre-driver section that operates on a basis of a second control signal that includes predetermined number of signals; and a controller that controls transition of the predetermined number of signals included in the second control signal to allow number of signals to be subjected to the transition out of the plurality of signals included in the three first control signals and the plurality of signals included in the second control signal to be same between timings of the transition.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288750

Device and method for wireless communications

A device and method for wireless communications. The device includes: an information acquisition unit, configured to acquire channel information about a transmission object and a non-transmission object for wireless communications, wherein the transmission of the transmission object is controlled by the device and transmission of the non-transmission object is not controlled by the device; and an interference reducing unit, configured to reduce interference with the non-transmission object based on the channel information about the transmission object and the non-transmission object.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288691

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

10/05/17 / #20170288481

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

10/05/17 / #20170288219

Lithium-ion secondary battery, negative electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, power storage system, electric tool, and electronic device

A lithium-ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing an active material, and an electrolytic solution, in which the active material contains, as constituent elements, si, o, and at least one element m1 selected from li, c, mg, al, ca, ti, cr, mn, fe, co, ni, cu, ge, zr, mo, ag, sn, ba, w, ta, na, and k, and the atomic ratio x (o/si) of o to si is 0.5≦x≦1.8.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288178

Battery pack

Provided are a pack main body of a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape in which a battery cell is embedded, and a terminal portion provided on a front face of the pack main body. The pack main body includes bevelled portions at corner portions formed by a top face and a bottom face and opposite side faces. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288174

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

A display unit includes a plurality of pixels, a reflector layer, and an auxiliary electrode. Each of the plurality of pixels has a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode in this order. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288141

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

10/05/17 / #20170288090

Active layer structure, semiconductor light emitting element, and display apparatus

[solving means] a semiconductor light emitting element includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and an active layer provided between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer has a current constriction structure, a current injection region being constricted in the current constriction structure. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288029

Thin film transistor, method of manufacturing thin film transistor, and display

A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, an insulation film disposed on the gate electrode, a semiconductor layer facing the gate electrode with the insulation film in between, and a source-drain wiring layer electrically coupled to the semiconductor layer, and including a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer. The first wiring layer is in contact with the semiconductor layer between the semiconductor layer and the insulation film, and is configured of a transparent electroconductive film. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287982

Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a solid-state image pickup device that makes it possible to enhance image quality, and a manufacturing method thereof, and an electronic apparatus. A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel section that includes a plurality of pixels, the pixels each including one or more organic photoelectric conversion sections, wherein the pixel section includes an effective pixel region and an optical black region, and the organic photoelectric conversion sections of the optical black region include a light-shielding film and a buffer film on a light-incidence side.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287968

Semiconductor device, method for manufacturing the same, and electronic device

Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device including: a first semiconductor chip having an electronic circuit section and a first connecting section formed on one surface thereof; a second semiconductor chip having a second connecting section formed on one surface thereof, the second semiconductor chip being mounted on the first semiconductor chip with the first and the second connecting sections connected to each other by a bump; a dam formed to fill a gap between the first and the second semiconductor chips on a part of an outer edge of the second semiconductor chip, the part of the outer edge being on a side of a region of formation of the electronic circuit section; and an underfill resin layer filled into the gap, protrusion of the resin layer from the outer edge of the second semiconductor chip to a side of the electronic circuit section being prevented by the dam.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287964

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

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

10/05/17 / #20170287962

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device that can achieve a higher image quality by reducing image quality degradation, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate having photodiodes formed for respective pixels, the photodiodes performing photoelectric conversion; color filters that pass light in the colors corresponding to the respective pixels, the color filters being stacked on the light incident surface side of the semiconductor substrate; and a light shielding film provided between the color filters of the respective pixels, the light shielding film being formed by stacking a first light shielding film and a second light shielding film, the first light shielding film and the second light shielding film being formed with two different materials from each other. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287961

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

10/05/17 / #20170287958

Solid-state image pickup apparatus and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus and an electronic apparatus capable of preventing charges accumulated in a pd from being lost and suppressing reductions of an s/n and a dynamic range. The apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric conversion unit; a first holding unit that holds the charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; a first transfer gate unit that controls the transfer of the charge; a charge drain unit that is a drain destination of the charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; a first drain gate unit that controls the transfer of the charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge drain unit; and a second drain gate unit that connects the charge drain unit with a constant voltage source. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287957

Solid state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

10/05/17 / #20170287527

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of parts, a frame having an outer periphery surrounding the plurality of parts and formed from resin, a circuit board disposed at one side in a first direction with respect to the plurality of parts, a chassis disposed at the one side in the first direction with respect to the plurality of parts, attached to the frame, and formed from metal, and a metal plate disposed at the other side in the first direction with respect to at least one of the plurality of parts and attached to the frame.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287479

Control device, control method, program and information storage medium

Provided are a control device that prevents performance of a process different from a desired process in response to a voice input, a control method, a program, and an information storage medium. A voice acceptance section accepts voice. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287446

Real-time user adaptive foveated rendering

Foveated rendering based on user gaze tracking may be adjusted to account for the realities of human vision. Gaze tracking error and state parameters may be determined from gaze tracking data representing a user's gaze with respect to one or more images presented to a user. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287402

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

A display device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel array unit (30) in which pixel circuits (20a) are disposed in a matrix form, the pixel circuits each including a light emission unit (21), a write transistor (23) that writes a signal voltage (vsig) of a video signal, a retention capacitor (24) that retains the signal voltage (vsig) written by the write transistor (23), a drive transistor (22) that drives the light emission unit (21) on the basis of the signal voltage (vsig) retained by the retention capacitor (24), and an auxiliary capacitor (25) of which one terminal is connected to a source node of the drive transistor (22); and a control unit (90) that provides a potential change to a source electrode of the drive transistor (22) by coupling through the auxiliary capacitor (25) to set an operation point of the drive transistor (22) as a cut-off region after the threshold value correction process.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287301

Virtual reality proximity sensors

A proximity device, a computer-implemented method, and proximity system are described. Generally, the proximity device can be wearable or non-wearable. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287144

Image processing system and method for detection of objects in motion

Various aspects of a system and a method are provided for detection of objects in motion are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an electronic device, which is configured to compute a first sensor offset for a current frame based on a first motion vector and a second motion vector. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287143

Image processing system and method for detection of objects in motion

Various aspects of a system and a method are provided for detection of objects in motion are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an electronic device, which computes a first motion vector based on a difference of pixel values of one or more pixels in a current frame with respect to a previous frame. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287112

Selective peripheral vision filtering in a foveated rendering system

Gaze tracking data representing a viewer's gaze with respect to one or more images presented to the viewer is used to generate foveated image data representing one or more foveated images characterized by a higher level of detail within one or more regions of interest and a lower level of detail outside the regions of interest. The image data for portions outside the one or more regions of interest is selectively filtered to reduce visual artifacts due to contrast resulting from the lower level of detail before compositing foveated images for presentation.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286915

Information processing device, control method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing device, a control method, and a program that can estimate a leisure time of a user, and provide information to the user at right timing. [solution] the information processing device includes an estimation unit configured to extract an information input cycle within a predetermined period on the basis of a history of an information input operation performed by a user on an internet, and to estimate a leisure time of the user, and a notification control unit configured to perform control to issue a predetermined notification during the estimated leisure time.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286341

Communication system, communication system control method, and program

Communication systems and communication control methods are disclosed. In one example, a slave device belonging to a group of devices to which arbitration is applicable sequentially transmits a start bit and a first address including a first bit having a value different from a corresponding first bit of predetermined pattern data. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286282

Deriving application-specific operating parameters for backwards compatiblity

Performance of a legacy application may be characterized for subsequent adjustment of operating parameters when running the legacy application on a new system. Performance information for the legacy application is recorded or derived while running the legacy application on the legacy system. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286279

Game stream fuzz testing and automation

A system and method of fuzz testing an on-line gaming system includes a host test bench system capable of generating a protocol template that can be used for identifying primitives in the data communications between a client device and the online gaming servers. The protocol template can then be used to identify primitives in initial communications between the client device and the online gaming servers and perform generation fuzz testing of those initial communications. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286135

Real-time adjustment of application-specific operating parameters for backwards compatibility

Performance of a new system may be optimized to run a legacy application written for a legacy system. Performance information for the legacy application is recorded or derived while running the legacy application on the new system. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285876

Projection device, projection method, and projection program

According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285875

Projection display unit

A projection display unit (1) includes a body (10) and an invisible light application unit (30). The body (10) includes a projection optical system and a detection optical system. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285854

Information processing apparatus and method of manufacturing information processing apparatus

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

10/05/17 / #20170285736

Reducing rendering computation and power consumption by detecting saccades and blinks

Gaze tracking data may representing a user's gaze with respect to one or more images transmitted to a user are analyzed to determine one or more regions of interest. Compression of the one or more transmitted images is adjusted so that fewer bits are needed to transmit data for portions of an image outside the one or more regions interest than for portions of the image within the one or more regions of interest.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285735

Reducing rendering computation and power consumption by detecting saccades and blinks

Gaze tracking data may be analyzed to determine the onset and duration of a vision interrupting event, such as a blink or saccade. Presentation of images to a viewer may then be suspended during the vision interrupting event and resumed in sufficient time to ensure that the viewer sees the image at the time the vision interrupting event has concluded.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285694

Control device, control method, and program

[object] to provide a control device, a control method, and a program capable of controlling display like a case in which a user performs his or her head movement although the user does not move his or her head. [solution] there is provided a control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire position attitude information regarding a position or an attitude of an object related to a user manipulation located at a different position from a head of a user; and a control unit configured to control an image visual field which is a range displayed as an image on a display device mounted on the head of the user based on the position attitude information.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285574

Band type electronic device and substrate arrangement method

A band-type electronic device and a method for configuration of a flexible circuit board in a band-type electronic device are disclosed. The band-type electronic device includes a plurality of segments connected with each other in a band-like shape, a plurality of electronic components arranged in the plurality of segments, and a flexible circuit board connected to the plurality of electronic components arranged in the plurality of segments, wherein the flexible circuit board is partly deformed into a meandering shape in at least one of the plurality of segments.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285452

Illumination device and display unit

A first illumination device includes a light source that emits light having directivity, and a uniform illumination optical system including a first fly-eye lens that includes a plurality of lenses two-dimensionally arranged and allows light based on emitted light from the light source to pass through the first fly-eye lens. An illumination target region has a planar shape having a side extending along a direction substantially parallel to a long-axis direction or a short-axis direction of an intensity distribution shape of emitted light from the light source, and a periodic direction of an array of the lenses in the first fly-eye lens is inclined with respect to the long-axis direction or the short-axis direction.. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285435

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A display unit of the present disclosure includes a display layer and a color filter. The display layer has a plurality of pixels each including an electrophoretic element. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285410

Liquid-crystal display apparatus and method of giving a pretilt to liquid-crystal molecules

A liquid-crystal display apparatus includes a plurality of rectangular pixels 10. Each pixel 10 includes a first electrode 22 and a second electrode. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285321

Medical observation device and lens barrel of medical observation device

To achieve improvement in functionality resulting from switching of optical elements and miniaturization of the device. A medical observation device includes: an imaging optical system configured to capture an image of a subject; an image sensor configured to photoelectrically convert the image of the subject captured by the imaging optical system; and an element holding frame configured to hold a plurality of optical elements and to be capable of being rotated around a rotation shaft. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285307

Optical system, electronic device, camera, method and computer program

An electronic device including an optical system that combines a first lens and a second lens by means of a beam splitter.. . ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285297

Medical observation device and lens barrel of medical observation device

To enable a moving object to be movable even when electromotive driving of the moving object is not possible and prevent inconvenience from occurring during medical procedures. A medical observation device includes: an imaging optical system configured to capture an image of a subject; an image sensor configured to photoelectrically convert the image of the subject captured by the imaging optical system; a driving force transmission mechanism configured to have a transmission gear and to transmit a driving force to a moving object; a manual manipulation knob configured to be manipulated to rotate in an axial rotation direction of a fulcrum shaft and to be capable of moving between a first position and a second position in an axial direction of the fulcrum shaft; a switch gear configured to be connected to the manual manipulation knob and to be integrated with the manual manipulation knob and rotate in the axial rotation direction, and to be integrated with the manual manipulation knob and move in the axial direction between a meshing position and a non-meshing position; and a driving motor configured to give a driving force to the moving object. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282080

Detecting lag switch cheating in game

Detecting lag switch cheating in a gaming network is disclosed. Data packets are received from a client. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282069

Combiner method for altering game gearing

Computer implemented methods, apparatus and systems for enabling interactive interfacing with a computer game program are provided. One system includes an input device to accept and transmit user input to the computer game program. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282063

Personalized data driven game training system

A video game console, a video game system, and a computer-implemented method are described. Generally, a video game and video game assistance are adapted to a player. ... Sony Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282062

Head-mounted display tracking

A virtual reality (vr) head-mounted display (hmd), a computer-implemented method, and a vr tracking system are described. Generally, a vr hmd includes an inertial measurement unit (imu) and an optical sensor. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280574

Electronic apparatus

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A button member for disposing within a housing includes: at least one pressed part that is exposed through an opening formed through the inner and outer surfaces of the housing, where the at least one pressed part is for being pressed by a user in a first direction; at least one elastic arm part extending from the at least one pressed part such that a reaction force is generated when the at least one pressed part is pressed in the first direction, and such that the at least one elastic arm part biases the at least one pressed part in a direction opposite to the first direction to a position of rest; a base part located at an end part of the at least one elastic arm part, at least a portion of the base part extending in the first direction, and where the at least one pressed part, the at least one elastic arm part, and the base part are monolithically molded. A support part is located within the housing to receive and engage at least a portion of the base part and to provide a counter support to the base part in the direction opposite to the first direction when the at least one pressed part is pressed in the first direction.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280531

Organic el display unit, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

An organic el display unit includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a display layer, and a sealing section. The display layer is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280477

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A terminal device in a wireless telecommunication system which transmits a master information block and a first and a second system information block the first and second system information block comprising first and second scheduling information relating to the timing of at least one additional block of system information. The terminal device configured to receive the master information block of system information that comprises a marker instructing the terminal device to ignore the first scheduling information and process only the second scheduling information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280372

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system comprises a transceiver to perform wireless communication with a base station and to obtain system information defining communication parameters from system information data received from that base station; system information storage; and a controller to detect whether the system information storage already holds at least some of the system information applicable to a newly communicating base station and to control the transceiver to obtain any portions of the system information not already held by the terminal device, in which: the system information comprises a plurality of system information blocks; and the controller is configured to detect parts of a system information block stored by the system information storage which are applicable to the newly communicating base station and to obtain other parts of that system information block as a partial system information block from the newly communicating base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280330

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A network infrastructure equipment establishes a configuration of radio resources within a second frequency band for use by a terminal device for communications with network infrastructure equipment based on a first radio access technology and communicates an indication of that to the terminal device. The terminal device establishes a configuration of radio resources for use by the terminal device for communications based on a second radio access technology and determines if there is any overlap in radio resources configured for use by two different radio access technologies, and if so communicates an indication of that to the network infrastructure equipment. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280329

Control apparatus and method for wireless communication system supporting cognitive radio

A control apparatus and method for a wireless communication system supporting cognitive radio. The control apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a management unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280239

Voice processing system

There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280167

Recovery from packet loss during transmission of compressed video streams

A method for delivering video over a network includes encoding, by a hosting service, a moving picture which includes a sequence of video frames as a primary compressed video stream and a secondary compressed video stream comprising a subset of the primary compressed video stream. The primary and secondary compressed video streams are then and the secondary compressed video stream transmitted over a network to a client device. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280138

Image processing apparatus and method

Provided is an image processing apparatus which includes a setting unit assigning a control block, which is a control unit of a filter process that is locally performed with respect to an image, to an initial position of the image determined based on a predetermined reference point; a movement unit moving the control block, which has been assigned to the initial position of the image by the setting unit, up to a position in which the result of the filter process is improved; and a filter processing unit performing the filter process for the respective control blocks which has been moved by the movement unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280128

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of generating a color image of a display viewpoint using a color image and a depth image of a predetermined viewpoint. The viewpoint generation information generation unit generates viewpoint generation information used to generate a color image of a display viewpoint in accordance with a generation method of the color image of the display viewpoint obtained by performing warping processing using multi-viewpoint corrected color images and multi-viewpoint depth images. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280127

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of generating a color image of a display viewpoint using a color image and a depth image of a predetermined viewpoint. The viewpoint generation information generation unit generates viewpoint generation information used to generate a color image of a display viewpoint in accordance with a generation method of the color image of the display viewpoint obtained by performing warping processing using multi-viewpoint corrected color images and multi-viewpoint depth images. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280118

Image display apparatus and image display method

An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a light source section, one or more reflection type light modulators, an optical system, and a light shielding plate. The light source section includes at least one or more laser light sources. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280110

Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program

A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280084

Image sensor and electronic device with active reset circuit, and method of operating the same

An image sensor including a pixel circuit and an active reset circuit. The pixel circuit includes a light sensing element, a storage node selectively connected to the light sensing element, an output transistor configured to, during a readout operation, output a signal that is based on a potential of the charge storage node to an output line, and a selection transistor that controls the readout operation. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280080

Solid-state image sensor, imaging device, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, and an electronic device capable of switching fd conversion efficiency in all pixels of a solid-state image sensor. A photodiode performs photoelectric conversion on incident light. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280047

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

Provided is a an image processing apparatus including a candidate detection unit configured to detect each of candidate images serving as candidates for a main subject for a plurality of frames of image data, and a main subject determination unit configured to obtain a degree of stable presence of the candidate images detected by the candidate detection unit within the image data spanning the plurality of frames and to determine a main subject among the candidate images using the degree of stable presence.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279564

Transmission protection

Communication between a cellular network (102) and a communication device (101) occurs in a first frequency band (111) and a second frequency band (112), 102 the second frequency band (112) being at least partly different from the first frequency band (111). A data packet is sent in the first frequency band (111). ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279530

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

Both a conventional receiver and an hdr-compatible receiver well perform electro-optical conversion processing on transmission video data obtained by using an hdr opto-electronic transfer characteristic. High dynamic range opto-electronic conversion is performed on high dynamic range video data to obtain the transmission video data. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279472

Communications devices, infrastructure equipment and methods

A communications device including a receiver configured to receive a plurality of sub-units of an encoded transport block of data in a plurality of time-divided units within frequency resources of a wireless access interface allocated to the mobile terminal, each of the sub-units being received a repeated number of times within a repetition cycle; and circuitry configured to combine a same sub-unit received the repeated number of times to form a composite sub-unit to recover the transport block.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278919

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

A display device includes a base, an organic light-emitting element including a stacked structure that has a first electrode layer, an organic light-emitting layer, and a second electrode layer that are stacked in order on the base, a drive element that is provided on the base, and drives the organic light-emitting element, and an auxiliary electrode layer provided on the base, and including an end surface that is in contact with the second electrode layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278891

Semiconductor device and method for production of semiconductor device

A semiconductor device with a connection pad in a substrate, the connection pad having an exposed surface made of a metallic material that diffuses less readily into a dielectric layer than does a metal of a wiring layer connected thereto.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278889

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device that enables diffusion of components in the interfaces between microlenses and an antireflection film, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. Moisture permeation holes are formed between the microlenses of adjacent pixels. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278826

Solid-state image capturing apparatus and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state image capturing apparatus and an electronic device that can acquire a normal image and a narrow band image at the same time. The solid-state image capturing apparatus includes a plurality of substrates laminated in two or more layers, and two or more substrates of the plurality of substrates have pixels that perform photoelectric conversion. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278784

Imaging element, solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

An imaging element includes a layered structural body formed of a first electrode, a light receiving layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the light receiving layer, and a single first buffer layer formed of an amorphous organic material and a single second buffer layer formed of an amorphous inorganic material are provided between the light receiving layer and the second electrode from the light receiving layer side.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278550

Reproducing device, reproducing method, information processing device, information processing method, program, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a reproducing device, a reproducing method, an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium, which are capable of reproducing an appropriate hdr video. The reproducing device of the present technology acquires reproduction management information in which a first flag indicating whether or not encoded data of a first hdr video which is mandatory when a video of a luminance range wider than a standard luminance range is included in content is included in the content and a second flag indicating whether or not encoded data of a second hdr video that is likely to be included in the content is included in the content are described. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278510

Electronic device, method and training method for natural language processing

Provided are an electronic device, a method and a training method for natural language processing. The electronic device for natural language processing includes a processor configured to: for each of words obtained by segmenting a sentence in a training data set, obtain an attention parameter representing correlation between the word and each of one or more words of other words in the sentence, where each of the words is represented by a real vector; and train, based on each of the words in the sentence, information on the attention parameter acquired for the word and label information of the sentence in the training data set, a neural network for sentence classification.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278306

Virtual reality (vr) cadence profile adjustments for navigating vr users in vr environments

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for adjusting image data presented in a head mounted display (hmd). One method includes executing a virtual reality (vr) session for an hmd user. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277540

Processor with a program counter increment based on decoding of predecode bits

A processor includes: an instruction fetch portion configured to fetch simultaneously a plurality of fixed-length instructions in accordance with a program counter; an instruction predecoder configured to predecode specific fields in a part of the plurality of fixed-length instructions; and a program counter management portion configured to control an increment of the program counter in accordance with a result of the predecoding.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277442

Memory controller, storage apparatus, information processing system, and method for controlling nonvolatile memory

The write reliability of a nonvolatile memory is improved by performing accurate verification of write data. In a memory controller of an information processing system, a determination unit determines whether a state of a memory cell after writing data is stable in a nonvolatile memory including the memory cell having an unstable state period after writing data. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277254

Pressure sensing to identify fitness and comfort of virtual reality headset

A sensor generates signals representing whether a computer game headset is being worn properly so that the wearer may be advised. The sensor may be a pressure sensor or motion sensor or stretch sensor on the headset, or it may be a camera that images the wearer and uses image recognition to determine if the headset is on correctly.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277229

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

An information processing apparatus, method and computer program product cooperate to provide a device that changes the way content is displayed depending on an inclination angle of the device. The device includes an inclination acquisition device that acquires inclination information of a display housing that houses a display with a displayed image thereon. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277031

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

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

09/28/17 / #20170276997

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A first display unit according to the disclosure includes a first pixel and a second pixel each having a light emitting layer, and a color filter layer disposed to face the first pixel and the second pixel. The color filter layer has a plurality of regions at a position facing at least the first pixel. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276956

Image display apparatus and image display method

A display image is superimposed and displayed on an outside image in a preferred manner. An optical system superimposes a display image displayed on a display device onto an outside image, and leads the display image to an eye of an observer. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276943

Pressure sensing to identify fitness and comfort of virtual reality headset

A sensor generates signals representing whether a computer game headset is being worn properly so that the wearer may be advised. The sensor may be a pressure sensor or motion sensor or stretch sensor on the headset, or it may be a camera that images the wearer and uses image recognition to determine if the headset is on correctly.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276926

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and operation microscope apparatus

A surgical image processing apparatus, including circuitry that is configured to perform image recognition on an intraoperative image of an eye. The circuitry is further configured to determine a cross-section for acquiring a tomographic image based on a result of the image recognition.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276833

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

To record an interesting image. An information processing apparatus includes an imaging unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276807

Radiation counting device and method of controlling radiation counting device

A radiation counting device is provided that includes a scintillator, a pixel circuit, and an analog-to-digital conversion circuit. In the radiation counting device, the scintillator generates a photon when radiation is incident. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276662

Electrical characteristic measuring device and program

To an electrical characteristic measuring device that further improves the accuracy of measurement of an electrical characteristic of a blood sample. Provided is an electrical characteristic measuring device including: a measuring unit configured to measure an electrical characteristic of a blood sample; and an alert generation unit configured to issue an alert signal when an erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the blood sample exceeds a prescribed standard during measurement of the blood sample.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276477

Optical apparatuses

The present disclosure relates to an optical apparatus of collecting three dimensional information of an object, which includes a first optical module, a second optical module and an optical detector. The first optical module provides a first light beam of a first wavelength range in accordance with light reflected from the object. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274286

Systems and methods for providing user information to game console

Gamer friend devices can be detected by a gaming console and the gaming console user can be prompted to add the friend devices to a friend list, which automatically logs the friends on its the console without requiring them to manually log in. The gaming console may also be automatically configured with profile information of the friends.. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274280

Virtualization system and method for hosting applications

A computer-implemented system for providing a virtualized application hosting environment comprising: a plurality of application/game servers each having a memory for storing application program code and data and a processor for executing the application program code and processing the data on behalf of a client; a virtualization service executed on each of the application/game servers, the virtualization service comprising a file redirection module for redirecting file system operations generated by the application program code to one or more virtualized file locations; and a registry redirection module for intercepting registry operations generated by the application program code and executing the registry operations on behalf of the application program code at one or more virtualized registry locations.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273559

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

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus that is capable of presenting navigation information for ophthalmic surgery at high speed and with high precision. [solving means] an information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a magnification acquisition unit and an image generation unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273249

Program, information processing system, and information processing method

To provide a program which assists a user so that an arrangement of plants arranged by the user is more appropriate. A program for causing a computer to function as: a layout acquisition unit configured to acquire arrangement information of plants arranged on a landscape by a user; a vegetation information acquisition unit configured to acquire vegetation information relating to influences exerted by the respective plants on each other; and a validity evaluation unit configured to evaluate validity of an arrangement of the plants indicated by the arrangement information, based on the vegetation information.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170273131

Information processing apparatus, control method, and program

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An information processing apparatus (e.g., smart phone), a first external device (e.g., first camera), and a second external device (e.g., second camera), may establish respective wireless communication connections in one of a first communication mode and a second communication mode. In the first communication mode, the information processing apparatus may act as a client device. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170273093

Radio communication apparatus, information processing apparatus, communication system, and method of controlling a radio communication apparatus according to information controlling a condition in which an access request is to be executed

A radio communication apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive information controlling a timing at which an access request for accessing an access destination over a network is to be executed. The radio communication apparatus also includes a control unit configured to control execution of the access request with a timing controlled based at least in part on the information. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170273055

Electronic device on user equipment side in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

An electronic device on a user equipment side in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device includes: a communication unit, configured to implement device-to-device (d2d) communication under a cellular communication protocol with multiple user equipments, to directly send data and/or control information to the multiple user equipments; and a configuration unit, configured to configure, for a first user equipment and a second user equipment in the multiple user equipments, resources and a modulation and coding scheme (mcs) for implementing d2d communication between the first user equipment and the second user equipment, wherein the second user equipment is a candidate that the first user equipment implements d2d communication with, and the communication unit send information indicating the resources and the mcs to the first user equipment and the second user equipment.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170273032

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

09/21/17 / #20170272852

Headphone type acoustic apparatus

This headphone type acoustic apparatus includes a headband, a pair of slider blocks including one end portions that are slidably attached to both end portions of the headband, a pair of housing blocks that are coupled to other end portions of the pair of slider blocks via coupling portions and each include a headphone unit, and a speaker unit that is disposed in each of the pair of slider blocks.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272850

Sound output device

Favorable recognizability of audio output from a sound output device and external sound is secured, and discomfort caused in a mounted state is reduced. The sound output device includes: a housing in which a speaker is arranged; and a sound introduction hook in which an internal space is provided as a sound introduction space for introducing audio output from the speaker, one end portion is connected to the housing, and audio introduced through the sound introduction space is emitted through an opening of the other end portion, the sound introduction hook is mounted on a root portion of an auricle, and the other end portion of the sound introduction hook is not in contact with an ear. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272834

High resolution avdd ad bar

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272830

Multiview tv template creation and display layout modification

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272829

Multiview tv environment that is curated by a broadcaster or service provider

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272808

Multiview tv custom display creation by aggregation of provider content elements

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272805

Multiview as an application for physical digital media

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272795

Mode management of content playback device

Managing modes of a content playback device for playing back content including: receiving, from a licensing authority, at least one of: a deprecation message used to transition the content playback device from a full mode to a deprecated mode; a patched message used to transition the content playback device from the deprecated mode to the full mode; and a revocation message used to transition the content playback device from the full mode or the deprecated mode to a revoked mode; outputting a first set of features of the content when the content playback device is in the full mode; outputting a second set of features of the content reduced from the first set of features when the content playback device is in the deprecated mode; disabling all features of the content so that nothing is output when the content playback device is in the revoked mode.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272754

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

09/21/17 / #20170272743

Data encoding and decoding

A video coding or decoding method using inter-image prediction to encode input video data in which each chrominance component has 1/mth of the horizontal resolution of the luminance component and 1/nth of the vertical resolution of the luminance component, where m and n are integers equal to 1 or more, comprises: storing one or more images preceding a current image; interpolating a higher resolution version of prediction units of the stored images so that the luminance component of an interpolated prediction unit has a horizontal resolution p times that of the corresponding portion of the stored image and a vertical resolution q times that of the corresponding portion of the stored image, where p and q are integers greater than 1; detecting inter-image motion between a current image and the one or more interpolated stored images so as to generate motion vectors between a prediction unit of the current image and areas of the one or more preceding images; and generating a motion compensated prediction of the prediction unit of the current image with respect to an area of an interpolated stored image pointed to by a respective motion vector; in which the interpolating step comprises: applying a xr horizontal and xs vertical interpolation filter to the chrominance components of a stored image to generate an interpolated chrominance prediction unit, where r is equal to (u×m×p) and s is equal to (v×n×q), u and v being integers equal to 1 or more; and subsampling the interpolated chrominance prediction unit, such that its horizontal resolution is divided by a factor of u and its vertical resolution is divided by a factor of v, thereby resulting in a block of mp×nq samples.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272715

Projection display unit and direct-view display unit

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

09/21/17 / #20170272679

Solid-state imaging device and camera system

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array with unit pixels each having a photoelectric conversion device arranged in a matrix. Column signal lines are wired with respect to one column in the pixel arrangement and pixels are regularly connected to the column signal lines in accordance with rows in which pixels are positioned. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272676

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and manufacturing apparatus

An image processing apparatus having a plurality of bayer arrays each including 4 pixels sharing a common electrode connected to a vertical signal line wherein: each of the pixels has a pixel electrode connected to a horizontal signal line; and the location of each of the horizontal signal lines and the location of each of the pixel electrodes each connected to one of the horizontal signal lines are determined so that the locations in a neighboring bayer array are a mirror image of counterpart locations in another bayer array adjacent to the neighboring bayer array.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272672

Detecting quantities beyond sensor saturation

Capturing an image including: receiving an exposure time for an image sensor; measuring time to saturation for each sensel of a plurality of sensels of the image sensor; and calculating a number of electrons that would have been collected by each sensel with unlimited storage capacity using the time to saturation, the exposure time, and an electron collection capacity of a storage unit of each sensel. Key words include sensor saturation and high-dynamic range.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272656

Image stabilization device, image stabilization method, and electronic apparatus

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

09/21/17 / #20170272465

Dynamic denial of service detection and automated safe mitigation

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for automated detection and mitigation of denial of service (dos) attacks. One method includes an operation for collecting traffic data from service network routers that provide users access to a service. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272187

Broadcast seeding for peer-to-peer networks

The distribution of content over a peer to peer (p2p) network can be improved by utilizing at least one broadcast of the content in order to quickly seed the p2p network. When content is first to be distributed across the network, a broadcast can be scheduled that each peer device with broadcast receiving capability and within range of the broadcast is able to receive. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272128

Antenna and communication apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an antenna and a communication apparatus that enables both near field communication using a magnetic field and near field communication using an electric field. The communication apparatus includes a first near field communication unit that performs communication in a non-contact manner using a magnetic field, a second near field communication unit that performs communication in a non-contact manner using an electric field, and an antenna shared by communication of the first near field communication unit and communication of the second near field communication unit. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271889

Power storage apparatus, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, and electric power system

Provided is a power storage apparatus, including: series circuits, the series circuits being formed of first coils and first switching elements, the first coils and the first switching elements being connected to a plurality of battery units in parallel; second coils electromagnetically coupled to the first coils; second switching elements connected to the second coils in series; a capacitor inserted between two common power source lines for commonly supplying voltage to both ends of the series circuits of the second coils and the second switching element related to the plurality of battery units; and a control unit that supplies a control pulse signal to the first switching element and the second switching element for equalizing voltage of each of the plurality of battery units, in which an amount of charge obtained by dividing an amount of transferred charge necessary for eliminating a voltage difference between the first battery unit and the second battery unit into 10 or more is transferred by switching operations of the first and second switching elements.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271752

Antenna

An antenna includes: a connection device for connection with an electronic device; a cable connected to the connection device; and a high-frequency cutoff unit that is formed of a material having high impedance in a high frequency and disposed at a given position of the cable. The cable with a length defined by the high-frequency cutoff unit functions as an antenna.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271609

Organic el device and display unit

An organic el device of the disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode; and an organic layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The organic layer includes a light-emitting layer. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271587

Capped electrode contact for rram cells and memory cell arrays

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are directed towards a method for fabricated a memory cell comprising depositing a material to form an interface cap above a bulk conductive plug and below active cell materials in the memory cell.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271425

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

09/21/17 / #20170271393

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

09/21/17 / #20170271385

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

09/21/17 / #20170271333

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

A semiconductor device includes a buffer layer formed with a semiconductor adapted to produce piezoelectric polarization, and a channel layer stacked on the buffer layer, wherein a two-dimensional hole gas, generated in the channel layer by piezoelectric polarization of the buffer layer, is used as a carrier of the channel layer. On a complementary semiconductor device, the semiconductor device described above and an n-type field effect transistor are formed on the same compound semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270957

Optical medium reproducing apparatus, optical medium reproducing method, and optical medium

Provided is an optical medium reproducing apparatus including: a detection unit that divides a luminous flux into a plurality of regions including a first region and a second region which are different in a position in a radial direction and/or a tangential direction, and combines a plurality of detection signals in correspondence with the amount of light that is incident to each of the plurality of regions with combination patterns which are selected to form signals of a plurality of channels; a multi-input equalizer unit that includes a plurality of equalizer units to which the signals of the plurality of channels are respectively supplied, computes outputs of the plurality of equalizer units, and outputs the resultant value as an equalization signal; and a binarization unit that performs binarization processing with respect to the equalization signal to obtain binary data. An addition signal channel including a constant multiplication of detection signals of the first region and the second region is included in at least one of the combination patterns.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270915

Electronic device, system, method and computer program

An electronic device comprising circuitry configured to record sensor data that is obtained from data sources and to retrieve information from the recorded sensor data using concepts that are defined by a user.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270905

Noise reducing device, noise reducing method, noise reducing program, and noise reducing audio outputting device

A noise reducing device includes: an acoustic-to-electric conversion section for collecting noise and outputting an analog noise signal; an analog-to-digital conversion section for converting the analog noise signal into a digital noise signal; and a digital processing section for generating a digital noise reducing signal on a basis of the digital noise signal and a desired parameter. The device further includes: a retaining section for retaining a plurality of parameters corresponding to a plurality of kinds of noise characteristics; a setting section for setting one of the plurality of parameters as the desired parameter of the digital processing section; a digital-to-analog conversion section for converting the digital noise reducing signal into an analog noise reducing signal; and an electric-to-acoustic conversion section for outputting noise reducing sound on a basis of the analog noise reducing signal.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270866

Display device, driver circuit, and driving method

A display device of the disclosure includes a plurality of pixels and a driver. The driver unit makes scanning of pixels that belong to a plurality of pixel lines out of the plurality of pixels, in units of pixel line groups each of which is constituted by a predetermined number of the pixel lines, in a scanning order indicated by scanning ordinal numbers associated with the respective pixel line groups, to perform a write drive that includes writing a pixel voltage to each pixel. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270858

Comparator unit, display, and method of driving display

A comparator unit includes: a comparison section configured to compare a control pulse with an electric potential based on a signal voltage; and a control section configured to control, based on the control pulse, operation and non-operation of the comparison section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270857

Display and electronic apparatus

A display includes a plurality of pixels and a drive circuit. The plurality of pixels are disposed in a two-dimensional fashion, and each include one or more light emitting devices. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270854

Light-emitting element and display device

A light-emitting device comprising an emitting unit including at least two emitting elements, a driving unit configured to control the emitting unit, and a capacitor unit formed over the driving unit. A shield layer may be located between the two emitting elements. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270568

System and method for providing generic user profiles based on user behaviour

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

09/21/17 / #20170270415

Electronic device, system, and method

An electronic device comprising circuitry configured to: obtain information representing a person's knowledge and/or skills; update a user model representing the person's knowledge and/or skills based on the obtained information; and provide user-adaptive information depending on the user model.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270263

Medical signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A medical signal processing apparatus receives input of an image signal corresponding to an inspection result of a subject and processes the image signal. The medical signal processing apparatus includes a programmable logic device including a plurality of functional blocks. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269804

Content surfing, preview and selection by sequentially connecting tiled content channels

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269795

Multiview display layout and current state memory

A multi-window user interface (ui) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4k or 8k displays. Along with the various “multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269727

Terminal apparatus, display control method and recording medium

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

09/21/17 / #20170269713

Spectator view tracking of virtual reality (vr) user in vr environments

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for generating views of a virtual reality environment for a spectator. One example method includes enabling a spectator to view into a virtual reality environment, and control what specific content within the environment the spectator wishes to see. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269685

Spectating virtual (vr) environments associated with vr user interactivity

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for generating views of a virtual reality environment for a spectator. One example method includes generating a virtual reality environment to be rendered for a head mounted display (hmd) of an hmd player. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269682

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

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

09/21/17 / #20170269388

Time and transparency-varying apertures

System and apparatus including: a plurality of lens elements; and an aperture module coupled to the plurality of lens elements and including an array of pixels, wherein the aperture module is configured to be variable in pattern and transparency. Key words include variable aperture and pixels.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269356

Lighting lens, image pickup module, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an illumination lens, including: a lens portion provided in a substantially central portion of a plate surface of a plate-like member; a flat portion provided in a region other than a region of the lens portion of the plate surface; and a reflection suppression structure configured to suppress total reflection of light inside, the reflection suppression structure being provided in at least one of the flat portion and a side end portion. The illumination lens enables emitting light having a more favorable characteristic with a simpler configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269341

Wafer level lens stack, optical system, electronic device and method

The present disclosure pertains to a wafer level lens stack, which has a substrate, a first, a second lens and an actuator. The substrate has a first side and a second side. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269251

Power receiving device, electric circuit, and power supply device

Provided is a power receiving device including a power receiving coil which receives power supplied by electromagnetic waves, and a measurement coil which is disposed near the power receiving coil and measures an electromagnetic field.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268764

Light source apparatus and image display apparatus

A light source apparatus including a light source section including one or more solid light sources capable of emitting light of a predetermined wavelength band as incident light; a light outputting section including a light emitting body to be excited by incident light from the light source section and to emit visible light having a wavelength band longer than a wavelength of the incident light, the light outputting section being capable of emitting synthetic light containing light having the predetermined wavelength band and visible light from the light emitting body; and a housing holding the light source section and the light outputting section, the housing including an inlet and an outlet formed not to face a light path of the incident light from the light source section to the light outputting section.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267403

Reconfigurable fixtures

Module for playing a plurality of promotions, including: a plurality of fixtures sequentially configurable into the plurality of promotions by rotating at least one fixture while maintaining an original position of each fixture within the reconfigurable module, each fixture including a plurality of sides; and a plurality of fasteners to combine the plurality of fixtures into the reconfigurable module. Key words include corrugate, modular, and rotate.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266569

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

09/21/17 / #20170266566

Metrics-based gaming operations

Methods and systems for metrics-based gaming operations are provided. Information concerning game play for each play may be received and stored. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266560

Managing game metrics and authorizations

Various metrics as may be deployed in an active, passive, or hybrid validation architecture are disclosed. A computing device configured to monitor network game activity may identify an inconsistency between user game data and a particular game metric governing a particular aspect of the network gaming environment. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266554

Spectator view perspectives in vr environments

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for generating views of a virtual reality environment for a spectator. One example method includes enabling a spectator to view into a virtual reality environment, and control what specific content within the environment the spectator wishes to see. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266550

System and method for streaming game video

A system and method are described for managing the state of an online video game. A method includes initiating a new online video game in response to user input from a client device, the online video game being in a first state on a first server when initiated; executing the online video game on the server, thereby causing the online video game to enter a second state; pausing or terminating the online video game; determining differences between the first state and the second state and generating difference data containing the differences; transmitting the difference data over a network to a second server; and recreating the second state from the difference data and the first state in response to user input indicating that the user wishes to resume the online video game and in response to the second server being selected as the server on which to execute the video game.. ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266548

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

09/21/17 / #20170266529

Image processing device and image processing system

There is provided an image processing device to enable a user to experience a vr space in a floating state, the image processing device including: a wall configured to form a water storage space; and an image generating unit configured to generate a stereoscopic view image to be displayed on the wall toward an inside of the water storage space.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266492

Program and information processing system

[object] to propose a novel and improved program and information processing system that can perform feedback in accordance with a history of exercise of the user. [solution] provided is a program causing a computer to function as an acquirer configured to acquire information indicating an exercise state of a user, a storage controller configured to allow the information indicating the exercise state acquired by the acquirer to be stored, and an output controller configured to allow provision information that is to be provided to the user to be output, the provision information being generated on the basis of a history of the information indicating the exercise state stored by the storage controller.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170265281

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

09/14/17 / #20170265250

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a first communication section configured to communicate with a communication terminal through a first communication channel, and a second communication section configured to communicate with the communication terminal through a second communication channel different from the first communication channel, wherein the first communication section is used for transmission of connection information for establishing the second communication channel with the communication terminal, wherein the second communication section is configured to establish the second communication channel based on the connection information, and wherein the information processing apparatus is connected to a network based on a connection instruction transmitted across the second communication channel, and receives service data by which to run the information processing apparatus from a service providing apparatus via the network.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170265249

Communication terminal, communication method, base station and communication system

Provided is a communication terminal including a timing detection unit that detects arrival of timing according to a configured cycle, a condition determination unit that determines whether or not a shared condition shared with a base station is satisfied, and a communication controller that controls reception of paging when the timing detection unit detects the arrival of timing and the condition determination unit determines that the shared condition is satisfied.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170265068

Device and method in wireless communication system

A device and method in a wireless communication system, the device including an access determination unit configured to determine an access requirement of a user equipment (ue); and a control unit configured to switch a target small cell of the device from a closed state to an open state based on the access requirement of the ue, and reallocate to the target small cell a new physical cell identifier different from the physical cell identifier used in the closed state. A physical cell identifier can be dynamically allocated in accordance with the open/closed state of the small cell, reducing the burden of cell planning and maintenance cost, and having greater flexibility.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170265028

Apparatus, method and computer program

An information processing apparatus comprising: transceiver circuitry configured to receive a notification for a user; sensing circuitry configured to determine the position of the information processing apparatus; storage configured to store a notification mechanism in association with particular positions of the information processing apparatus; and control circuitry configured to control notification circuitry to perform the notification mechanism based on the position of the information processing apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170265014

Gimbal-mounted linear ultrasonic speaker assembly

Audio spatial effects are provided using a gimbal-mounted ultrasonic speaker array in which a vertical line of ultrasonic speakers are provided on a speaker mount and are angled to direct sound at respective different elevation angles. The speaker mount can be rotated by a gimbal. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264966

Receiver, reception method, transmitter, and transmission method

The present technology relates to a receiver for efficiently acquiring a component configuring a service, a reception method, a transmitter, and a transmission method. The receiver acquires first signaling data distributed on a broadcast wave of digital broadcasting in an ip transmission system, acquires broadcast signaling data as second signaling data, acquires communication signaling data as the second signaling data when flag information included in the broadcast signaling data indicates that the communication signaling data is provided from a server over the internet together with the broadcast signaling data, and connects to a stream of a broadcast component or a stream of a communication component thereby to control reproduction of the component on the basis of at least one of the broadcast signaling data and the communication signaling data. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264954

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program enabling an enhanced sense of unity between a performer and a viewer. The information processing device includes a viewer information acquisition unit that acquires specific viewer information input from a viewer who views a distributed moving image, a performer information acquisition unit that acquires specific performer information input from a performer who performs in the moving image, an emotion recognition unit that recognizes an emotion on a basis of at least one of the viewer information and the performer information, and a control unit that controls an addition of an effect based on the emotion. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264941

Internet-centric dvr to dvr transfer of customer-selected content

A technique includes establishing communication over a network link between first and second digital video recorders (dvrs). The network link includes one or more of: an internet link, a two way multiple systems operator (mso) link between a computer system of an mso and a dvr. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264927

Dvr community network for quick access to shared content

A technique for using an mso-based network of dvrs to share content includes receiving a request for content from a first digital video recorder (dvr) in an establishment of a first customer in a multiple system's operator (mso) video network including at least a second dvr in an establishment of a second customer. The establishment of the first customer is remote from the establishment of the second customer. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264926

Automatic mso-based transfer of dvr content to new location of customer

A technique for transferring content on a customer's dvr to a new location to which the customer has moved includes accessing information including content and/or identification of content recorded on a first digital video recorder (dvr) located at a first customer facility, and loading the content and/or identification of content on a second dvr at a facility associated with a multiple systems operator (mso). The second dvr is delivered to the customer at a second customer facility.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264925

Autonomous load balancing among dvrs of new and future content

A technique for load balancing between first and second dvrs includes receiving a customer-generated signal to enable load balancing of to-be-recorded content at a future time between at least first and second digital video recorders (dvrs). Responsive to the signal and based at least in part on a storage size of at least one content, a load balancing algorithm is executed to determine which of the first dvr or the second dvr to record content at the future time.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264924

Dynamic load balancing among dvrs of already-recorded content

A technique for load balancing between first and second dvrs includes receiving a customer-generated signal to enable load balancing between at least first and second digital video recorders (dvrs), and responsive to the signal and based at least in part on a storage size of at least one content, execute a load balancing algorithm to move at least some content from the first dvr to the second dvr.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264922

Apparatus, method and computer program

An information processing apparatus comprising: receiver circuitry configured to receive content including metadata; storage containing a parameter associated with the metadata; and control circuitry configured to: extract the received metadata; retrieve the parameter associated with the metadata and control the information processing apparatus based on the parameter.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264921

Mso-centric dvr-to-dvr transfer of customer-selected content

Responsive to the transfer command, content on a first digital video recorder (dvr) is transferred to a second dvr over a wired or wireless link that directly connects the first dvr to the second dvr with no intervening components between the dvrs, such that the first dvr can be removed from use. The content may he video received on a video input of the first dvr and stored in the first dvr in decrypted form prior to decoding.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264902

System and method for video processing based on quantization parameter

Various aspects of a system and method to process video based on quantization parameters are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the method includes extraction of a plurality of features to capture texture information of an image block. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264891

Display apparatus, display apparatus driving method, and electronic instrument

A display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a display unit formed with a lens being arranged for a plurality of adjoining pixels including a left-eye pixel and a right-eye pixel, as a unit, a detection unit attached to the display unit and configured to detect positional information and orientation information of an eye of an observer with respect to a display surface of the display unit, a signal processing unit configured to generate virtual image information for each of the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel so as to present a virtual image in an aspect ratio different from the aspect ratio of the display surface of the display unit on the basis of a result of detection obtained by the detection unit, and a display control unit configured to drive the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel on the basis of the virtual image information generated by the signal processing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264887

Method for 3d multiview reconstruction by feature tracking and model registration

A 3d multiview reconstruction method takes a sequence of 2d stereo images from a narrow field-of-view imager (e.g., camera) and reconstructs a 3d representation of the wide field-of-view object or scene. The 3d multiview reconstruction method tracks 2d image pixels across neighboring frames and constraints for frame integration via 3d model construction.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264886

Image processing device, image processing method and image processing computer program product

An image processing device, method and computer program product cooperate to make adjustments in detection area for image adjustment processing to when displacement adjustments have been made to a first or second imaging area. A detection area setting device sets a first detection area within a first imaging area and sets a second detection area in a second imaging area after a displacement adjustment is applied to at least one of the first imaging area and the second imaging area. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264881

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure provides an information processing apparatus including an acquisition block configured to acquire a detection result associated with a user attention to an object displayed on a display screen capable of displaying stereoscopic image, and a display control block configured to animation-display the object in the direction of depth in accordance with the user attention on the basis of the acquired detection result.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264857

Signal processing device and method

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

09/14/17 / #20170264842

Image sensor

An image sensor includes: a plurality of large-defocus detection pixel pairs configured to be used when a displacement of a focus is greater than a predetermined value; and a plurality of normal pixels arranged in a substantially matrix shape and configured to acquire an image. A large-defocus detection line including the large-defocus detection pixel pairs is provided for each of a predetermined number of lines, and on each of the large-defocus detection lines, the plurality of large-defocus detection pixel pairs are configured as a plurality of exit pupil distance-supporting large-defocus detection pixel pairs corresponding to different exit pupil distances.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264841

Signal processing device, controlling method, image sensing device, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a controlling method, an image sensing device, and an electronic device capable of inhibiting deterioration in image quality of a captured image. The signal processing device of the present technology connects an output of a comparing unit which compares a signal read from a unit pixel with reference voltage to a floating diffusion of the unit pixel, thereby feeding back the output of the comparing unit to the floating diffusion as a reset level, and disconnects the output of the comparing unit from the floating diffusion of the unit pixel, thereby allowing the floating diffusion to maintain the reset level. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264735

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

A method for transferring information from a sender to a recipient during a telephone call between a sender communication apparatus and a recipient communication apparatus is provided. The method comprises detecting, by the recipient communication apparatus, that the recipient is subjected to a noisy environment; converting a voice message, originating from the senders voice and recorded by the sender communication apparatus, into a text message; and displaying, at a display of the recipient communication apparatus, the text message to the recipient.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264586

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system that are capable of proactively supporting continuous communication, the information processing apparatus including: an acquiring unit that acquires a predetermined number of message content items, as candidates to be sent, from a plurality of message content items classified as a category corresponding to an image used for communication among a plurality of categories into which the message content items are classified; and an option creating unit that creates an option for prompting a selection of the message content item to be sent from the predetermined number of message content items acquired by the acquiring unit, and exhibits the option at a predetermined timing. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus that constitutes a communication support system.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264395

Communications device and methods

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 divide data for transmission into a plurality of data units, to encode a first of the data units, at the communications device for transmission to a destination communications device in accordance with a hybrid automatic repeat request, harq, protocol. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264111

Electric storage apparatus, electronic device, electric vehicle, and electric power system

A battery system includes a plurality of electronic storage modules serially connected together wherein the electronic storage modules include a battery block group including a plurality of battery cells, and a different magnetic core connected to each battery block group.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264008

Antennas including dual radiating elements for wireless electronic devices

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

09/14/17 / #20170263974

Secondary battery, electronic device, electric power tool, electrical vehicle, and electric power storage system

A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode or the electrolytic solution, or both contain a metal salt including an unsaturated carbon bond.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263666

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method

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

09/14/17 / #20170263665

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

A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor substrate in which a pixel region where pixel portions performing photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally arranged is formed and a second semiconductor substrate 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 protecting an on-chip lens is disposed on the on-chip lens in the pixel region of the first semiconductor substrate with a sealing resin interposed therebetween.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263581

Electronic device, part mounting board, and electronic apparatus

[object] to provide an electronic device, a part mounting board, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of preventing warpage of a board from occurring. [solving means] an electronic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first circuit board and a second circuit board. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263458

Method for fabricating a metal high-k gate stack for a buried recessed access device

A method for fabricated a buried recessed access device comprising etching a plurality of gate trenches in a substrate, implanting and activating a source/drain region in the substrate, depositing a dummy gate in each of the plurality of gate trenches, filling the plurality of gate trenches with an oxide layer, removing each dummy gate and depositing a high-k dielectric in the plurality of gate trenches, depositing a metal gate on the high-k dielectric in each of the plurality of gate trenches, depositing a second oxide layer on the metal gate and forming a contact on the source/drain.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263259

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

The present technology reduces a process load in a reception side when a plurality of types of audi data is transmitted. A metafile having meta information used to acquire, in a reception device, a predetermined number of audio streams including a plurality of groups of encoded data is transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263240

Combining auditory attention cues with phoneme posterior scores for phone/vowel/syllable boundary detection

Phoneme boundaries may be determined from a signal corresponding to recorded audio by extracting auditory attention features from the signal and extracting phoneme posteriors from the signal. The auditory attention features and phoneme posteriors may then be combined to detect boundaries in the signal.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263181

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

A method of manufacturing a display unit in which the method includes: forming a transistor on a substrate, in which a first direction to be scanned by an ion implantation apparatus intersects with a second direction to be scanned by an excimer laser anneal apparatus; and forming a display element.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263020

System and method for image processing to generate three-dimensional (3d) view of an anatomical portion

Various aspects of a system and method to process an image for generation of a three-dimensional (3d) view of an anatomical portion are disclosed herein. The system includes an image-processing device configured to receive a plurality of two-dimensional (2d) images associated of an anatomical portion, each with a first field-of-view (fov) value. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263005

Method for moving object detection by a kalman filter-based approach

Segmentation is the process of partitioning an image into regions under certain rules. One implementation is to separate human objects that appear in a sequence of images (video) from the background. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262971

System and method for extrinsic camera parameters calibration by use of a three dimensional (3d) calibration object

Various aspects of a system and a method for extrinsic camera parameters calibration by use of a three dimensional (3d) calibration are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an electronic device, which receives an image, which includes the 3d calibration object with a plurality of unique identifiers. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262182

Dvr content backup using another dvr or another hdd on the same dvr

A technique to backup data on a dvr includes receiving a transfer command, and responsive to the transfer command, backing up content on a first storage of an in-home digital video recorder (dvr) to a second storage configured as a redundant array of independent disks (raid)-1. The transfer is over a direct communication path between the first and second storages.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262154

Systems and methods for providing user tagging of content within a virtual scene

Systems and methods for providing user tagging of content within a virtual scene are described. One of the methods includes sending data for display of a virtual environment on a head-mounted display. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262151

Information processing apparatus, stereoscopic display method, and program

A method is provided for displaying content to a user. The method comprises displaying content in a first position. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262056

Selection of optimally positioned sensors in a glove interface object

A glove for interfacing with a virtual reality scene presented via a head-mounted display (hmd) is provided. The glove includes a plurality of digits associated with the glove, each digit configured to receive a finger of a user of the glove; and, a plurality of sensors, each configured to identify a degree of flexion and being associated with one of a plurality of predefined locations along the plurality of digits, wherein one of the plurality of sensors at each of the predefined locations is selected as an optimal sensor for the respective predefined location.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262055

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, information processing method, and program capable of realizing the authentication with high security using the movement of line of sight, the information processing device including: a line-of-sight movement identification unit configured to identify movement of line of sight of a user to a body of the user on a basis of an image of an eye of the user and an image of the body of the user positioned in a line-of-sight direction of the user, captured by an imaging unit; and a user authentication unit configured to authenticate the user on a basis of the identified movement of line of sight.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261840

Imaging apparatus

A duct 45 is tubular and has one opening 451 that is mounted in a position to face an inlet port provided in one side of an apparatus body and the other opening 452 that is mounted in a position to face an exhaust port provided in the other side of the apparatus body. In a tubular interior of the duct 45, a fan 43 and a radiating fin 42 are provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261180

Light emitting unit, display, and lighting apparatus

There are provided a light emitting unit using a wavelength conversion member which may be put to practical use, and a display and a lighting apparatus which include the light emitting unit. The light emitting unit includes: a light source; an optical part including a light incident surface, the light incident surface facing the light source; a wavelength conversion member provided between the light source and the light incident surface; and a holding member holding the wavelength conversion member at a position between the light source and the light incident surface of the optical part.. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259174

Methods and apparatus for hiding latency in network multiplayer games

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and apparatuses that hide latency during an interaction between an attacking client device platform and a defending client device platform in a multiplayer game played over a network. The attacking client device platform predicts a successful attack will be made and delivers a hit event to the defending client device platform. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259169

Methods for controller pairing with assigned differentiating color/player

Methods and systems of pairing controllers for game play are presented. In one example, a method of pairing controllers to a base computing device for playing a game executed on the base computing device is provided. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259168

Methods and apparatuses for recording and utilizing an audio signature within an application

A method for handling communication for a computer game is provided. Once example method includes executing the computer game for game play by a user. ... Sony Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258549

Medical observation device

A medical observation device includes: an imaging device; a support unit that supports the image-capturing unit and includes arms and joints rotatably connecting the arms; a motor that applies power to at least one of the joints, and rotates two of the arms connected at the joint relative to each other; a gear mechanism that includes two intermeshing gears and is disposed in a power transmission path from the motor to the at least one joint; an operation receiver that receives a user operation; and a controller that performs first control for causing the motor to rotate in accordance with the user operation received by the operation receiver and performs second control after the first control is completed and rotation of the motor is stopped.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257895

Wireless communication apparatus, server, payment apparatus, wireless communication method, and program

. . . . . . . . [object] to provide a wireless communication apparatus, server, payment apparatus, wireless communication method, and program that can more safely connect to the internet. [solution] provided is a wireless communication apparatus including: a first wireless communication unit configured to perform pairing and wireless communication with a wireless terminal that connects to a first network and performs wireless communication; a second wireless communication unit configured to connect to a second network and perform wireless communication; and a control unit configured to control the second wireless communication unit to transmit information on pairing with the wireless terminal in order to remove limitations on communication with the second network.. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257880

Device and method

[object] to make it possible to retransmit downlink data with a high degree of certainty when a frequency band shared by a plurality of wireless communication systems is used in a cellular system. [solution] provided is a device, including: a control unit configured to control transmission of downlink data in a manner that the transmission of the downlink data is performed using a first frequency band shared by a plurality of wireless communication systems including a cellular system. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257873

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

Provided is a communication control apparatus including a communication unit configured to perform communication with a radio communication apparatus of a communication system in which interleave division multiple access (idma) is used, and an interval control unit configured to dynamically change an interval of allocation of an interleaver used for idma by the radio communication apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257789

Apparatus

[object] to make it possible to increase opportunities for terminal apparatuses to receive multicast signals. [solution] there is provided an apparatus, including: a first control unit configured to select a first frequency band which is a frequency band for a cellular system and a second frequency band which is not the frequency band for the cellular system when a terminal apparatus is in an idle mode; and a second control unit configured to control the terminal apparatus such that, when the terminal apparatus is in the idle mode, the terminal apparatus receives a paging message transmitted in the first frequency band and receives a multicast signal transmitted in the second frequency band.. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257776

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

A method for securing radio resources for a long term evolution-unlicensed, lte-u, data transmission is disclosed. The method includes transmitting a plurality of bits in an unlicensed frequency band which are inserted before the lte-u data transmission. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257721

Audio processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an audio processing device and a method therefor allowing a localization position of a sound image to be readily changed. A coefficient computation unit 23 adds or subtracts coefficients k_ls, k_l, k_c, k_r, and k_rs set for respective channels by a control unit 21 to or from audio signals ls, l, c, r, and rs from a delay unit 22, respectively. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257720

Audio processing apparatus

The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus capable of downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data. A coefficient for downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data is set from a coefficient for downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 5.1-ch audio data specified by a moving picture experts group 4 (mpeg4) audio standard and a coefficient for downmixing 5.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data specified by the standard, and stored in a 2-ch downmixing coefficient unit 22. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257689

Bracket system to height-align perimeter and aerial speakers for an enhanced sound system

Various aspects of a bracket system for speakers for a surround sound effect are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the bracket system includes a first bracket assembly and a second bracket assembly. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257661

Running touch screen applications on display device not having touch capability using a remote controller not having any touch sensitive surface

A tv without a touch screen can nonetheless execute applications designed for mobile devices that assume a touch screen user interface (ui) by a “dumb” remote control with up/down, left/right, select buttons, or by a remote control with a touch pad, or by a remote control application running on a mobile device with a touch screen that communicates with the tv. In all three scenarios, the tv recognizes that it is running in a special remote control mode and with a corresponding remote control application running on the tv that is able to intercept key presses and finger swipes and translate them to touch screen commands that are input to a touch screen-enabled software application running on the tv.. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257633

Encoding apparatus, encoding method and program

There is provided an encoding apparatus, including an intra-block determination section which determines that a prediction mode of a block is a forced intra-prediction mode, by a frequency based on a priority of each block of an image to be encoded, an encoding section which encodes the block, to which the prediction mode has been determined to be an intra-prediction mode by the intra-block determination section, with the intra-prediction mode, and a transmission section which transmits an encoded result of the image to be encoded obtained by the encoding section, and the prediction mode of the image.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257619

Image processing device and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and an image processing method that can present an image that is obtained by a front view camera and a side view camera in an easily comprehensible manner. Provided is an image processing device including: an image combining unit configured to generate a combined image in which a front view image that is obtained by capturing an image of a subject in a front view direction which is a distal end direction of a probe is located in a region of a circular shape, and a side view image that is obtained by capturing an image of a subject in a side view direction which is a side direction of the probe is located in a fan shape along an outer circumference of the circular shape. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257597

Video data processing device and video data processing method

Even when mixing video data whose video formats are different, appropriate mix processing can be performed. Output video data is obtained by performing mix processing such as dissolve and wipe on first video data and second video data. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257593

Running touch screen applications on display device not having touch capability using remote controller having at least a touch sensitive surface

A tv without a touch screen can nonetheless execute applications designed for mobile devices that assume a touch screen user interface (ui) by a “dumb” remote control with up/down, left/right, select buttons, or by a remote control with a touch pad, or by a remote control application running on a mobile device with a touch-screen that communicates with the tv. In all three scenarios, the tv recognizes that it is running in a special remote control mode and with a corresponding remote control application running on the tv that is able to intercept key presses and finger swipes and translate them to touch screen commands that are input to a touch screen-enabled software application running on the tv.. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257589

Control device, control method, and solid-state imaging device

The present disclosure relates to a control device, a control method, and a solid-state imaging device that enable a larger number of shutter row addresses to be set at the same time. A vertical selection decoder and a latch circuit set shutter row addresses that identify rows of pixels for which an electronic shutter operation is performed, of pixels arranged in a matrix manner, on the basis of a start address and an end address of the shutter row addresses. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257587

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device capable of improving auto-focusing accuracy by using a phase difference signal obtained by using a photoelectric conversion film. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion having a structure where a photoelectric conversion film is interposed by an upper electrode on the photoelectric conversion film and a lower electrode under the photoelectric conversion film. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257584

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

The present technology relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing system capable of improving detection accuracy of a defective pixel. Provided is an image processing device including a defective pixel estimation unit that estimates a defect of a pixel of interest in an image captured by a solid-state imaging device that contains a two-dimensional array of color pixels, and high-sensitivity pixels having higher sensitivity than sensitivities of the color pixels. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257460

System and method for data communication based on content type

Various aspects of a system and method for data communication based on content type are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a first electronic device, which is configured to determine content type of one or more data signals received from one or more data sources. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257245

Receiver, frame synchronization method, transmitter, transmission method, and program

The present technology relates to a receiver, a frame synchronization method, a transmitter, a transmission method, and a program that allows for enhancing frame synchronization performance without reducing throughput. A receiver of an aspect of the present technology receives signals of a frame having a preamble including a frame detection signal sequence formed by a repetition of a known signal sequence, followed by a frame synchronization signal sequence formed by the known signal sequence or an inverse sequence thereof, performs convolution arithmetic operation of a known correlation sequence and cross-correlation between a received signal sequence and the frame synchronization signal sequence, and ensures synchronization of the frame while regarding predetermined time when a value more than or equal to a threshold value or a maximum value is obtained. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256590

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

09/07/17 / #20170256578

Imaging apparatus and electronic apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: an interposer on which an image sensor including a light reception section is disposed; a translucent member that is provided on the light reception section; and a mold that is formed in sides of the interposer having a rectangular shape and bonded to the translucent member to support the translucent member, the mold including a seal surface that is bonded to the translucent member, the seal surface being provided with a protrusion.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256577

Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, electronic apparatus, and semiconductor device

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, an imaging apparatus, an electronic apparatus, and a semiconductor device, which can prevent overflow of an underfilling resin filled in a portion adapted to connect the substrate to the flip chip and can prevent secondary damages such as electric short-circuit and contact with processing equipment. By utilizing a molding technology of forming an on-chip lens, a dam is formed in a ring shape or a square shape in a manner surrounding a range where a flip chip is connected via a solder bump on an upper layer of a substrate of the solid-state imaging device and provided in order to form the on-chip lens. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256283

Information processing device and information processing method

Excellent information processing device, information processing method, and information processing system capable of viewing a content without temporal and spatial limitation are provided. When an arithmetic device 120 receives position/attitude information and time information from an information device 141 on a reproduction side, this loads information of an image and audio around the position information of the device and around the time from a database 111 and reconfigures an image and audio to be reproduced from wanted viewing time from a viewpoint viewing from which is wanted. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256088

System and method for interactive experience

Systems and methods disclosed include a multiple step process in providing a visual or audiovisual experience, with the multiple steps providing a combination of different types of interactive visual or audiovisual experiences. By combining different types of experiences in this way, the user interactive visual experience is made significantly more interesting to a user. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256081

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus that is capable of generating image data including the original image data, which reflects the geometric features of the original image data, the information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires geometric feature information extracted by analyzing first image data. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256067

Image processing device, image processing method, and solid-state imaging device

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a solid-state imaging device capable of detecting image information with high accuracy by using images with different shooting conditions. A difference detection unit detects difference information of a short exposure image of a current frame and a past frame shot in a short exposure time. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256035

Method and system for processing a multi-channel image

A method for processing a multi-channel image includes modification of adjusted pixel values of one or more pixels in a region of the multi-channel image, in accordance with a pre-specified signal pattern based on one or more parameters. A score is determined based on a ratio of a pixel difference value and a maximum pixel step value. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256030

Signal processing device, signal processing method, solid-state image sensor, imaging device, electronic device, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, an electronic device, and a program capable of generating an interpolated pixel such that occurrence of jaggies may be inhibited without blurring an image with a small calculation amount. Two candidate lines are set in each of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction in positional relationship symmetrical about a current pixel. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255651

System and method for information processing

Various aspects of a system and method for information processing are disclosed herein. The method includes capturing a set of images associated with an item by a first electric device. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255533

Storage library system

Implementations generally relate to storage systems. In one implementation, a system includes a plurality of storage libraries that store a plurality of removable media units. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255502

Storage control apparatus, storage apparatus, and storage control method

Detecting a defective cell in a memory in consideration of an error property difference depending on the storage state. A determination unit determines whether there is a possibility of defect for each of unit-of-storages on a memory cell formed with a non-volatile memory. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255260

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation detecting unit configured to detect an operation of an operator to an object that is displayed in a display screen image for performing a predetermined input, a sight line detecting unit configured to detect a movement of a sight line of the operator on the display screen image, and a correction coefficient acquiring unit configured to acquire a correction coefficient for correcting an error of a case where the operator performs sight line input, on the basis of the movement of the sight line detected during the operation of the operator to the object.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255084

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus including a main unit, a grip, and an arm. The main unit includes an imaging device and imaging lens. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255021

Virtual image distance changing device, virtual image distance changing method, and program

The object of the present invention is to realize a virtual image distance changing device and so on capable of presenting a target, an object to be viewed by a user, at a virtual image distance that corresponds to an actual depth of the target. The virtual image distance changing device includes a display panel, optics, depth information acquisition means, and distance changing means. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255010

Information processing device, display control method, and program

An apparatus includes a user action state obtaining circuit configured to obtain an action state of a user; and a display control circuit configured to control a display to modify display information based on the action state.. . ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254662

Force sense presentation device, force sense presentation system, and force sense presentation method

[solving means] a force sense presentation device includes a movable body, an actuator unit, a posture detection unit, a posture detection unit, a signal generation unit, and a control unit. The actuator unit is connected to the movable body. ... Sony Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252647

Massive multi-player online (mmo) games server and methods for executing the same

Video server systems and methods for providing video streams to a plurality of remote clients are described. In one implementation, the video streams are based on game states received from a remote game server. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251521

Discountinuous 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

08/31/17 / #20170251517

Communication control device, radio communication device, communication control method, and radio communication method

There is provided a control device including a communication unit configured to perform communication with a radio communication device of a radio communication system in which communication is possible using a plurality of access schemes including at least one of the access schemes of a multiple access scheme that uses orthogonal resources and a multiple access scheme that uses non-orthogonal resources, and a control unit configured to perform allocation of resources relating to the access schemes to be used by the radio communication device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251495

User device for communicating data and method

A user device for transmitting and receiving data to and from an infrastructure equipment via a wireless access interface. The user device is configured to receive an indication from the infrastructure equipment of a location and duration of a temporal response window for receiving response messages, the response messages being received in response to access request messages and the location and duration of the temporal response window having been determined by the infrastructure equipment. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251378

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170251225

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

08/31/17 / #20170251189

Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, and receiving method

The luminance atmosphere that the creator intends is excellently reproduced on the receiving end. The transmission video data is obtained by applying a predetermined opto-electrical transfer function to the input video data. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251188

Image processing apparatus, imaging device, image processing method, and program for reducing noise or false colors in an image

There are provided an apparatus and a method which generate an rgb image having less color noise and fewer false colors by inputting an rgbw image. The apparatus has an image sensor having an rgbw array, and an image processing unit which performs image processing by inputting a sensor image formed of an rgbw pixel signal output from the image sensor. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251187

Projection display unit with detection function

A projection display unit with a detection function includes a projection display section (110) and a detector (120). The projection display section (110) includes a display light source. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251171

Image processing device, image display device, image processing method, and image display method

[object] to provide an image processing device capable of outputting audio acquired as an audio data signal by capturing an arbitrary image. [solution] provided is an image processing device, including: a separation unit that separates a flicker pattern from an image obtained by capturing, at multiple exposure times, an image containing a scene that emits light on a basis of a flicker pattern converted from an audio signal; and a conversion unit that converts the separated flicker pattern to an original audio signal.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251165

Recording apparatus, reproduction apparatus and file management method

A recording apparatus, a reproduction apparatus and a file management method are disclosed wherein, even if one of files recorded on a recording medium cannot be reproduced regularly, another file selected by the user can be reproduced normally. A file having a hierarchical structure formed from video data and audio data both in the form of compressed data together with information necessary for processing of the video data and audio data is produced and recorded on a predetermined recording medium. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251162

Information processing apparatus

[object] to enable more advanced utilization of the captured image by utilizing the flicker component that is generated in the captured image. [solution] there is provided an information processing apparatus including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image; a key information acquisition unit that acquires key information for extracting a light temporal modulation component included in the captured image; and a modulation component extraction unit that extracts the modulation component from the captured image on the basis of the key information.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251142

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to adjust an active parameter in accordance with touch on a touch panel in a first area other than a second area corresponding to a parameter graphical user interface (gui) area, wherein the active parameter is a parameter related to color or brightness selected from among a plurality of selectable parameters related to color or brightness of an image captured by an imaging device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251141

Image capturing control apparatus, image capturing control method, and computer program

An information processing system that detects that a first user input is received at a user interface corresponding to a display configured to display an image captured by an image capturing unit; determines a status of a timer corresponding to the user interface upon detecting the first user input; controls an image capture operation of the image capturing unit upon detecting the first input and determining that the status of the timer satisfies a first predetermined condition; and controls the display to display an image condition settings menu upon detecting the first input and determining that the status of the timer satisfies a second predetermined condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251135

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device includes an exposure control unit, a determination unit, and an illuminance calculation unit. The exposure control unit is configured to control a plurality of exposure times. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251095

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

08/31/17 / #20170250898

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus in a mesh network, includes circuitry that, when the information processing apparatus is allocated as a root node for multicast transmission, transmits path request for multicast to other information processing apparatuses in the mesh network. The circuitry also determines a path for multicast based on responses received from the other information processing apparatuses, and performs multicast transmission of data via the determined path for multicast.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250784

Communication apparatus and communication method

A communication apparatus includes circuitry configured to perform a process on a frame so that the frame has redundancy corresponding to first information indicating at least one of a first transmission period or a band used for transmission, or uses a modulation scheme corresponding to the first information.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250663

Differential amplifier, receiver, and circuit

A differential amplifier which does not have an effect of noise resistance deterioration, waveform distortion, and a lower bandwidth while having a wide input range is realized. The differential amplifier does not cause deterioration in a signal quality due to an increase in an input load, and it is not necessary to additionally provide a configuration for generating a reference voltage. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250522

Optical semiconductor element and laser device assembly

Provided is an optical semiconductor element including: a stacked structure body 20 formed of a first compound semiconductor layer 21, a third compound semiconductor layer (active layer) 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22. A fundamental mode waveguide region 40 with a waveguide width w1, a free propagation region 50 with a width larger than w1, and a light emitting region 60 having a tapered shape (flared shape) with a width increasing toward a light emitting end surface 25 are arranged in sequence.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250241

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

08/31/17 / #20170250213

Imaging element, method for manufacturing imaging element, pixel design method, and electronic apparatus

An imaging element includes a plurality of pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged and each have a light receiving part including a photoelectric conversion element and a light collecting part that collects incident light toward the light receiving part. Each of the light collecting parts in the plurality of pixels includes an optical functional layer having, in a surface, a specific projection and depression structure depending on the pixel position.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250210

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

Provided is a solid-state imaging device including a lamination-type backside illumination cmos (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor having a global shutter function. The solid-state imaging device includes a separation film including one of a light blocking film and a light absorbing film between a memory and a photo diode.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250151

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

There are provided a semiconductor unit that prevents connection failure caused by a wiring substrate to improve reliability, a method of manufacturing the semiconductor unit, and an electronic apparatus including the semiconductor unit. The semiconductor unit includes: a device substrate including a functional device and an electrode; a first wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the electrode; and a second wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the first wiring substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249966

Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium includes a long-shaped base substrate having flexibility, a soft magnetic layer, and a magnetic recording layer. A squareness ratio in a longitudinal direction of the base substrate is equal to or less than a squareness ratio in a short-side direction of the base substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249944

Transmission device, transmission method, reception device and reception method

A processing load of a reception side is reduced when a plurality of types of audio data is transmitted. A predetermined format container is transmitted having a predetermined number of audio streams including a plurality of group encoded data. ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249909

Display device and light-emitting element

There is provided a display device including a light-emitting element body part, a low refractive index layer part which is provided over a light output surface of the light-emitting element body part and has a first refractive index, and a packaging member which is provided to seal the light-emitting element body part and the low refractive index layer part inside the packaging member, has a planar light output surface, and has a second refractive index which is greater than the first refractive index.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249907

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

08/31/17 / #20170249736

Method and apparatus for automatic cancer diagnosis using percentage scoring

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

08/31/17 / #20170249326

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To make it possible to enhance convenience for users and a seller of content. There is provided an information processing device including: a schema converting unit that converts content meta-information managed by a plurality of different management systems into a common schema; and a recommendation unit that determines a combination of content to be recommended and a user based on commonized content meta-information which is obtained by the conversion into the common schema and content purchase history information in the respective management systems.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244947

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

. . . . . . . . The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program as well as a recording medium for enabling at least a bit rate of an image to be reproduced to be converted. A bd-j execution unit sets conversion equation information indicating a conversion equation for converting at least a bit rate of a graphics to be reproduced. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244943

Control device, control method, and program

There is provided a control device including: a projection control unit configured to control projection of an image on a projection plane by a projector; and a ui control unit configured to switch a mode of a user interface (ui) related to the projected image between two or more ui modes based on a positional relationship of the projector with respect to the projection plane.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244928

Information processing system, control method, and storage medium

[object] to provide an information processing system, a control method and a storage medium through which reproduction that matches characteristics of devices of a playback side can be performed by generating abstracted presence reproduction information. [solution] provided is an information processing system including: a generation unit that generates abstracted presence reproduction information depending on features extracted from content data; and a storage controller that controls the presence reproduction information generated by the generation unit to be stored in association with the content data.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244924

Methodologies and apparatus for reducing delays when receiving, processing, or switching content

Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving content. The method includes receiving a first service, by a receiver of a reception apparatus, the first service providing first content and first metadata associated with the first content. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244920

Solid-state image sensor, method for producing solid-state image sensor, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having a photoelectric conversion element converting incident light into a charge and a charge retaining section temporarily retaining the charge photoelectrically converted by the photoelectric conversion element and a light shielding section having an embedded section extending in at least a region between the photoelectric conversion element and the charge retaining section of the semiconductor substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244913

Image pickup apparatus and processing method for result of image pickup

The present invention is applied to an image pickup apparatus for which, for example, a cmos solid-state image pickup element is used. One screen image is divided into a plurality of blocks, and a motion is detected for each of the blocks to control the exposure time of the block.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244892

Imaging apparatus, imaging control method, and computer program

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

08/24/17 / #20170244821

Information processing device

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

08/24/17 / #20170244774

Re-sharing media content on a network

Implementations generally relate to the sharing of media content. In some implementations, a method includes providing a grid view in a user interface, where the grid view displays media content items that have been shared in a network. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244474

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating a relay device to receive data from one or more terminal devices and relay the data to a base station in a wireless telecommunications system. The method includes receiving plural blocks of data from one or more terminal devices at different times. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244472

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device that includes circuitry that: receives a signal from a first device; measures a signal strength of the signal received from the first device; determines whether the signal strength is less than a threshold; and in a case that the signal strength is determined to be less than the predetermined threshold, transmits to an second device an instruction signal such that, in response to the instruction signal, the second device moves to a position to relay the signal from the first device to the information processing device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244465

Transmission apparatus and method for transmission of data in a multi-carrier broadcast system

A transmission apparatus and method, respectively, mapping payload data of mapping input data streams onto a mapping output data stream having a channel bandwidth for transmission in a multi-carrier broadcast system. To enable selection of robustness for transmission of data, the apparatus includes a frame forming mechanism mapping data blocks of at least two mapping input data streams onto frames of the mapping output data stream covering the channel bandwidth, each frame including a payload portion, the payload portion including plural data symbols and being segmented into data segments each covering a bandwidth portion of the channel bandwidth. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244428

Apparatus

[object] to make it possible to transmit data more flexibly and with a lesser burden in an idma system. [solution] there is provided an apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an information block generated from transmission data for a user and subjected to error correction coding; and an interleaving unit configured to interleave a bit sequence of the information block using an interleaver unique to the user. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244406

Power on reset circuit and high frequency communication device

A power on reset circuit according to the present disclosure includes: a reference voltage generating circuit that generates a reference voltage, and also outputs, as a control voltage, a voltage at a node at which a voltage rise is slower than the reference voltage; a comparison voltage generating circuit that operates in response to the control voltage output from the reference voltage generating circuit, and outputs a comparison voltage depending on a power source voltage; and a comparison circuit that compares the comparison voltage output from the comparison voltage generating circuit to the reference voltage output from the reference voltage generating circuit, and outputs an operation signal while the comparison voltage exceeds the reference voltage.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244397

Electronic circuit, solid state image capturing apparatus and method of controlling electronic circuit

There is provided an electronic circuit including a timing signal generation unit for generating a timing signal; a data signal supply unit for synchronizing with the timing signal generated to supply a data signal; a data signal transmission circuit for transmitting the data signal supplied; a timing signal transmission circuit for transmitting the timing signal generated by a circuit having a substantially same delay time as the data signal transmission circuit; and a data holding unit for synchronizing with the timing signal transmitted to hold and output the data signal transmitted. Also, there are provided a solid state image capturing apparatus and a method of controlling the electronic circuit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244073

Battery pack and electric device

A battery pack is provided with a plurality of battery blocks each including a peripheral surface on one end of which a first connector is provided, a connecting unit which connects a plurality of battery blocks to each other such that two first connectors are opposed to each other, and a second connector which fits in the two first connectors opposed to each other. The battery block is rotationally fixed to the connecting unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243925

Solid state image sensor, production method thereof and electronic device

A solid state image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate where photoelectric conversion regions for converting light into charges are arranged per pixel planarly arranged; an organic photoelectric conversion film laminated at a light irradiated side of the semiconductor substrate via an insulation film and formed at the regions where the pixels are formed; a lower electrode formed at and in contact with the organic photoelectric conversion film at a semiconductor substrate side; a first upper electrode laminated at a light irradiated side of the organic photoelectric conversion film and formed such that ends of the first upper electrode are substantially conform with ends of the organic photoelectric conversion film when the solid state image sensor is planarly viewed; and a film stress suppressor for suppressing an effect of a film stress on the organic photoelectric conversion film, the film stress being generated on the first upper electrode.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243920

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing same

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

08/24/17 / #20170243912

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

A more preferable pixel for detecting a focal point may be formed by using a photoelectric converting film. A solid-state image sensor includes a first pixel including a photoelectric converting unit formed of a photoelectric converting film and first and second electrodes which interpose the same from above and below in which at least one of the first and second electrodes is a separated electrode separated for each pixel, and a second pixel including the photoelectric converting unit in which the separated electrode is formed to have a planar size smaller than that of the first pixel and a third electrode extending at least to a boundary of the pixel is formed in a region which is vacant due to a smaller planar size. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243907

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

08/24/17 / #20170243906

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; a photodiode formed in the semiconductor substrate; a transistor having a gate electrode 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 provided between the gate electrode and the photodiode.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243904

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

A solid state imaging device including a semiconductor layer comprising a plurality of photodiodes, a first antireflection film located over a first surface of the semiconductor layer, a second antireflection film located over the first antireflection film, a light shielding layer having side surfaces which are adjacent to at least one of first and the second antireflection film.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243870

Semiconductor device with fin transistors and manufacturing method of such semiconductor device

A semiconductor device including: a first conductivity type transistor and a second conductivity type transistor, wherein each of the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type includes agate insulating film formed on a base, a metal gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film, and side wall spacers formed at side walls of the metal gate electrode, wherein the gate insulating film is made of a high dielectric constant material, and wherein offset spacers are formed between the side walls of the metal gate electrode and the inner walls of the side wall spacers in any one of the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type transistor, or offset spacers having different thicknesses are formed in the first conductivity type transistor and the second conductivity type transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243819

Stacked device, manufacturing method, and electronic instrument

The present disclosure relates to a stacked device, a manufacturing method, and an electronic instrument, capable of suppressing adverse effects of noise generated from one substrate, onto the other substrate. A first metal layer is formed on a bonding surface of one substrate, and a second metal layer is formed on a bonding surface of the other substrate stacked with the one substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243544

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

Provided is a display device including a driving transistor, a switching unit, and a control unit. The driving transistor includes a control terminal, a first terminal, and a second terminal, and controls supply of current to a light emitting element, which is connected to the first terminal and emits light in accordance with the current amount, in accordance with a signal voltage applied to the control terminal. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243536

Display device and electronic equipment

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

08/24/17 / #20170243424

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243390

Gradient adjustment for texture mapping for multiple render targets with resolution that varies by screen location

In a computer graphics processing unit (gpu) having a shader and a texture unit the pixel shader is configured to receive or generate one or more sets of texture coordinates per pixel sample location. The pixel shader and texture unit between them are configured to calculate texture space gradient values for one or more primitives and generate and apply per-pixel gradient scale factors configured to modify the gradient values to smoothly transition them between regions of a display device having different pixel resolutions.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243344

System and method for providing assistance in surgery in presence of tissue deformation

Various aspects of a system and a method to provide assistance in a surgery in presence of tissue deformation are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an electronic device that receives one or more tissue material properties of a plurality of surface structures of an anatomical portion. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243105

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including an access control unit configured to control access from an application to a common file system accessible from a plurality of applications. The access control unit in a case where contact communication is performed with respect to an external processor, controls access by using first identification information for specifying an application, the first identification information being associated with each of the plurality of applications, and in a case where contactless communication is performed via a contactless communication device capable of performing contactless communication with an external device, controls access by using second identification information for specifying an application related to contactless communication, the second identification information being associated with at least one application among the plurality of applications.. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242993

Terminal device, method, and program

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

08/24/17 / #20170242589

Memory controller, storage device, information processing system, and memory controlling method

To shorten data reading time taken with respect to a memory. A selection unit selects, with respect to a first memory to which access is made in units of blocks that are recording areas divided by a block size constituted by a plurality of pieces of data and in which a plurality of pieces of recording data are recorded from the head of a recording start block, and a second memory to which access is made in units of the blocks and in which the plurality of pieces of recording data are recorded from the middle of the recording start block, one of the first memory and the second memory as a read target on the basis of the number of the blocks necessary for reading data included in the recording data recorded in the first memory or the second memory. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242561

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a decision unit configured to decide a form of each of a plurality of display objects based on a plurality of contents, on the basis of viewing priority information which has an influence on viewing priority of the content corresponding to the display object; and an output control unit configured to cause an output unit to output each of the plurality of display objects in the form decided by the decision unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242479

Menu navigation in a head-mounted display

A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (hmd) that generates a virtual reality environment. Through the generation and tracking of positional data, a focal point may be tracked with respect to one or menu navigation elements. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242428

Method and device for managing interaction between a wearable device and a vehicle

Various aspects of a device and method to manage interaction with one or more control circuits in a vehicle and one or more wearable devices are disclosed herein. The device comprises one or more circuits configured to receive a first set of input values from the one or more wearable devices associated with a first user. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242328

Light shielding device, light shielding method, and program

Provided is a light shielding device including a light shielding wall configured to include a plurality of panels, the light shielding wall being used as a partition of a first space and a second space, the plurality of panels being controllable in either a light transmission state in which light is transmitted or a light shielding state in which light is shielded, an optical path specifying unit configured to specify a predetermined optical path to be passed through the light shielding wall, a panel specifying unit configured to specify a panel on the light shielding wall, the panel being corresponded to a position at which the predetermined optical path specified by the optical path specifying unit passes through the light shielding wall, and a controller configured to control a light transmission state or a light shielding state for the plurality of panels on the light shielding wall.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242254

Head-mounted display

To provide a head-mounted display excellent in portability and operability. A head-mounted display according to the present technology includes a main body and an input operation section. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241889

Droplet sorting device, droplet sorting method and program

There is provided a droplet sorting device including a detector configured to detect a state of droplets ejected from an orifice that generates a fluid stream and of satellite droplets existing between the droplets, and a controller configured to control a frequency of a driving voltage supplied to a vibration element that applies vibration to the orifice on the basis of positions where the satellite droplets exist.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170240047

Active window for vehicle infomatics and virtual reality

A camera on a vehicle captures an image of the surroundings, and the image is presented in a window of the vehicle that is established by a transparent display such as an oled display or transparent lcd display. The image from the camera is presented on the display according to the angle of the camera with respect to the vehicle, such that an occupant of the vehicle sees the image on the window substantially in the same relative location with respect to the surroundings as the occupant would see looking at the objects in the image through the window. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239567

Control apparatus, control method, program, and information storage medium

Provided are a control apparatus, a control method, a program, and an information storage medium that are configured, if an execution of processing based on speech recognition is disabled, to make a user recognize that, if recognition of an accepted speech is successful, the execution of processing based on speech recognition is disabled. A speech acceptance block accepts a speech. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239566

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 by an online video game service is provided. One example method includes receiving user input by a server and the user input is received from a client device over a network established between the client device and the server. ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239564

Setting up gaming sessions to reduce waiting time

A method for setting up a multiplayer gaming session, the method including: initiating a multiplayer gaming session by a host computing device; generating a list of games and selecting a game from the list of games on the host computing device; determining a list of invitees; generating a group of game configuration options for the selected game by the host computing device; sending a preliminary invitation to the multiplayer gaming session to each invitee of the list of invitees; launching the selected game on an invitee computing device of each invitee of the list of invitees; selecting game configuration options from the generated group of game configuration options; sending a final invitation to the multiplayer gaming session to each invitee of the list of invitees.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239563

Game selection and invitation process

Setting up a multiplayer gaming session, including: initiating a multiplayer gaming session; selecting at least one invitee; retrieving a list of games for each invitee of the selected at least one invitee; combining the list of games for each invitee into a merged list of games; sorting the merged list of games by most commonly owned; selecting a game from the merged list of games for the multiplayer gaming session; and sending an invitation to the multiplayer gaming session to each invitee of the selected at least one invitee.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239559

Operating device including a touch sensor

An operating device includes: right and left hold sections to be held by a user, the right and left hold sections provided with first operating members; and a central section interconnecting the right and left hold sections. The operating device has a second operating member forming an upper surface of the central section. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238181

Mobile terminal to request an authentication to receive an exchanging key for remotely accessing content

. . . . . . . . . . A source apparatus and a conditional access apparatus are disclosed. The source apparatus may transmit a command to the conditional access apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238160

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

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method which can use binary format signaling data and text format signaling data in combination. There is provided a reception apparatus including a first acquisition unit which acquires, preceding text format second signaling data to be transmitted in a lower-level layer than an ip layer in a hierarchy of a protocol of an ip transmission system and containing control information independent of a service identified by an ip address, binary format first signaling data containing a flag indicating whether the second signaling data exists in digital broadcast using the ip transmission system, a second acquisition unit which acquires the second signaling data on the basis of the first signaling data, and a control unit which controls operation of the units which perform various types of processing on the basis of the second signaling data. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238144

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus including a control unit configured to perform control to detect leaving of a user from the information processing apparatus and transmit at least part of context information exchanged with the user until then to another apparatus. The information processing apparatus can improve user-friendliness by detecting behavior of a user and linking data with each other in advance between equipment to be operated by the user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238120

Distributed wireless speaker system

A master device receives audio, down-mixes the audio to stereo if it is not already in stereo, and then up-mixes the stereo into as many channels as there speakers in the network. The up-mixing can be based on the number and locations of the speakers, which may be determined automatically using a real time location system such as ultra wide band (uwb) location determination techniques. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238114

Wireless speaker system

An after-market network module is provided for each speaker in a sound system that may have been vended without wireless capability. The module for each speaker receives signals from an audio source for play on the speaker. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238096

Audio playback device

[object] to provide an audio playback device which allows a novel listening experience for a listener by bone conduction from a prescribed position of the head area. [solution] provided is the audio playback device including at least one bone conduction device. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170238092

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

A wireless audio system includes microphone devices that are established as part of a wireless communication network. A common radio signal is selected by the microphone devices from radio signals available in the environment. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237960

Imaging system including lens with longitudinal chromatic aberration, endoscope and imaging method

An imaging system (500) includes an optical unit (100) that captures, from a scene (900), first images indifferent wavelength ranges when the scene (900) is illuminated with not-structured light and second images of different wavelength ranges when the scene (900) is illuminated with structured light. Thereby an imaging lens unit (112) with longitudinal chromatic aberration is arranged between the scene (900) and an imaging sensor unit (118). ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237940

Multiuser telepresence interaction

Implementations generally relate to virtual reality telepresence. In some implementations, a method includes positioning a first user in a virtual environment, and determining a first point of view associated with the first user. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237924

Signal processing device, image pickup element, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, an image pickup element, and an electronic device capable of suppressing power source variation due to driving of a counter. The signal processing device according to the present technology includes a first a/d converter which performs a/d conversion on an analog signal by using a first counter being a predetermined counter and a second a/d converter which performs the a/d conversion on the analog signal by using a second counter count timing of which is the same as that of the first counter and a polarity of a count value of which is opposite to that of the first counter. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237920

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237917

Signal processing device and method, imaging element, and electronic device

The present technology relates to signal processing device and method, an imaging element, and an electronic device capable of reducing a rise of costs. A signal processing device according to the present technology includes a measurement unit that performs measurement of a length of a period from an input start of a signal to a change of a value of the signal a plurality of times, retains measured values obtained by the measurement performed the plurality of times, sets an initial value of the measurement on the basis of any one of a plurality of the retained measured values, and performs the measurement by using the initial value. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237916

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

A solid-state imaging device is provided, which includes a photodiode having a first conductivity type semiconductor area that is dividedly formed for each pixel; a first conductivity type transfer gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via a gate insulating layer in an area neighboring the photodiode, and transmitting signal charges generated and accumulated in the photodiode; a signal reading unit reading a voltage which corresponds to the signal charge or the signal charge; and an inversion layer induction electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via the gate insulating layer in an area covering a portion or the whole of the photodiode, and composed of a conductor or a semiconductor having a work function. An inversion layer is induced, which is formed by accumulating a second conductivity type carrier on a surface of the inversion layer induction electrode side of the semiconductor area through the inversion layer induction electrode.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237906

Imaging apparatus and display control method thereof

An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel unit for executing display toward a user side; a second display panel unit for executing display toward a subject side; an imaging processing unit for subjecting incident light from the subject side to photoelectric conversion to obtain a captured image signal; a recording processing unit for executing a recording process to a recording medium regarding the captured image signal obtained at the imaging processing unit; and a control unit for controlling the display states of the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit for each of a plurality of various types of operation periods changing along with the operation of the imaging processing unit or the recording processing unit, and executing display control wherein the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit can have different display content during at least a single operation period.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237833

Method and system for wireless data transmission, client and server controllers

A method for wireless data transmission, a transmission system, client controllers, and server controllers are described. The method for wireless data transmission includes: establishing management connection, the server controller establishes task management connection among the client controllers respectively; task arrangement, the server controller arranges the wireless data transmission task among the client equipment based on the information of client equipment, which is acquired from the task management connection, each client equipment is coupled with corresponding client controller; task executing, based on the arranged information of wireless data transmission task; establishing data transmission connection among the client controllers; and executing the wireless data transmission task through the data transmission connection. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237763

Network security for internet of things

Two wireless networks are established in a local network, one for less-secure iot devices and one for more-secure conventionally networked devices, with a bridge establishing connectivity between the two networks. Message exchange between the two networks is tailored to reduce the risk of a security breach in the network with the less-secure iot devices infecting the network with more-secure devices.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237591

Transmitter, receiver and methods and computer readable medium

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

08/17/17 / #20170237443

Phase-locked loop and frequency synthesizer

A phase-locked loop according to the present disclosure includes a reference-phase generation circuit that sequentially generates a reference phase value, and an oscillating circuit that generates a first clock on a basis of a difference between the reference phase value and a feedback phase value. The phase-locked loop further includes a signal generation circuit that generates, on a basis of the first clock, a plurality of second clocks varying in phase, and generates a third clock by switching the plurality of second clocks a plurality of times in each of cycle periods each corresponding to one cycle of the reference clock. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237366

Transducer and electronic device

A transducer that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy, the transducer includes: a dielectric layer; a first electrode that is provided on one surface of the dielectric layer; and a second electrode that is provided on another surface of the dielectric layer. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode becomes an insulator, before the dielectric layer suffers insulation breakdown by voltage that is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237135

Electrode material, electrode, and battery

An electrode includes a plant-derived porous carbon material having an ability to catalyze oxygen reduction.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237040

Display unit and electronic apparatus

A display unit includes: a light-emitting section including a light-emitting element that has a first electrode, an organic layer including a light-emitting layer, and a second electrode in this order; and a reflector that is provided at a periphery of the light-emitting section to reflect light from the light-emitting section, and has a conductive layer, the conductive layer being electrically coupled to the second electrode of the light-emitting element.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236997

Storage element and memory

A storage element including a storage layer configured to hold information by use of a magnetization state of a magnetic material, with a pinned magnetization layer being provided on one side of the storage layer, with a tunnel insulation layer, and with the direction of magnetization of the storage layer being changed through injection of spin polarized electrons by passing a current in the lamination direction, so as to record information in the storage layer, wherein a spin barrier layer configured to restrain diffusion of the spin polarized electrons is provided on the side, opposite to the pinned magnetization layer, of the storage layer; and the spin barrier layer includes at least one material selected from the group composing of oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236860

Image sensor having improved dicing properties, manufacturing apparatus, and manufacturing method of the same

The present technology relates to techniques of preventing intrusion of moisture into a chip. Various illustrative embodiments include image sensors that include: a substrate; a plurality of layers stacked on the substrate; the plurality of layers including a photodiode layer having a plurality of photodiodes formed on a surface of the photodiode layer; the plurality of layers including at least one layer having a groove formed such that a portion of the at least one layer is excavated; and a transparent resin layer formed above the photodiode layer and formed in the groove. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236859

Solid state image sensor and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that are configured to suppress the occurrence of noise and white blemishes in an amplification transistor having an element separation region which is formed by ion implantation. An amplification transistor has an element separation region formed by ion implantation. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236853

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

08/17/17 / #20170236806

Light emitting apparatus, illumination apparatus and display apparatus

A light emitting apparatus including: one or a plurality of light emitting devices each having a plurality of electrodes and each emitting light from the upper surface of the light emitting device; a plurality of terminal electrodes provided on the lower side of the light emitting devices in a positional relation with the light emitting devices and electrically connected to the electrodes of the light emitting devices; a first metal line brought into contact with the upper surfaces of the light emitting devices and one of the terminal electrodes, provided at a location separated away from side surfaces of the light emitting devices and created in a film creation process; and an insulator in which the light emitting devices and the first metal line are embedded.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236745

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

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes bonding a first semiconductor wafer including a first substrate and a first insulating layer formed to contact one surface of the first substrate, and a second semiconductor wafer including a second substrate and a second insulating layer, forming a third insulating layer, performing etching so that the second insulating layer remains on a second wiring layer, forming a first connection hole, forming an insulating film on the first connection hole, performing etching of the second insulating layer and the insulating film, forming a second connection hole, and forming a first via formed in inner portions of the connection holes and connected to the second wiring layer, wherein a diameter of the first connection hole formed on the other surface of the first substrate is greater than a diameter of the first connection hole formed on the third insulating layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236622

Cable

Provided is a cable including: at least two signal cables formed of first and second signal cables for differential transmission; a third cable for ground; a fourth cable for power supply; a metal sheet adapted to cover the first and second signal cables; a coating material adapted to house the first and second signal cables covered with the metal sheet, and the third and fourth cables; and a magnetic powder-mixed resin filled into an inner space of the coating material and prepared by mixing magnetic powder with a resin.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236530

Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method, encoder and encoding method, decoder and decoding method, and program

Methods and apparatus for performing signal processing. The signal processing comprises demultiplexing input encoded data into data including information for a segment including frames and coefficient information for a coefficient selected in the frames of the segment, and low band encoded data, decoding the low band encoded data to produce a low band signal, selecting a coefficient of a frame to be processed from a plurality of the coefficients based on the data, calculating a high band sub-band power of a high band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting a high band signal of the frame to be processed based on a low band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting the low band signal of the frame to be processed and the selected coefficient, and producing the high band signal of the frame to be processed based on the high band sub-band power and the low band sub-band signal.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236492

Information processing apparatus and control method

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus and a control method that can differentiate between an area that can be visually recognized only by a specified user and an area that can be visually recognized by all users on an information presentation surface that is simultaneously viewed by a plurality of people. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a line-of-sight detection unit configured to detect lines of sight of a plurality of users with respect to presentation information; and an area determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of the detected lines of sight of the plurality of users, a shared area that is visually recognized by the plurality of users to share information and a confidential area that is not visually recognized by another user to keep information of each user confidential.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236319

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation unit acquiring an input operation for a message composed of at least one of text and an image, a recording control unit recording the message in accordance with the acquired input operation, and a reproduction control unit reproducing the recorded message to display the message on a display unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236277

Image processing apparatus, image processing program, and image processing method

According to some aspects, an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes at least one processor configured to receive an image of a plurality of images. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235975

Information processing system, storage medium, and control method

[object] to provide an information processing system, a storage medium and a control method through which a user privacy level in a telepresence system can be set depending on a counterpart. [solution] an information processing system including: a setting unit that automatically sets a privacy level depending on a user of a communication destination device; a communication unit that transmits a picture of a user of a communication source device to the communication destination device; and a controller that performs control to mask the picture of the user of the communication source device depending on the automatically set privacy level. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235688

Access control method, bus system, and semiconductor device

An access control method of the disclosure includes: allowing one master device of a plurality of master devices to generate a request for access to a device to be accessed; allowing a slave device to identify, on a basis of the request for the access, the one master device that has generated the request for the access; and allowing the slave device to make a response to the one master device, at response timing that corresponds to the one master device identified.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235458

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition part configured to acquire an image captured by an imaging part, and a display controller configured to cause a virtual object to be displayed in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in the image. The display controller controls the virtual object on a basis of a size of the real object in a real space.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235433

Projection display unit

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

08/17/17 / #20170235417

Information processor, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus including a detector that detects movement of a manipulation body in a vertical direction in relation to a display, and a processor that determines a speed of movement of the manipulation body based on an output of the detector, and determines a process to be executed based on the determined speed of movement.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235364

Detection device, detection method, control device, and control method

There is provided a detection device, including: a non-contact sensor unit that detects a shape of a finger; and a mounting unit that mounts the non-contact sensor unit on a hand at a more distal position than a carpal area. Generation of occlusions may be prevented and operations that utilize a shape of user's fingers may be detected more reliably, while a mounted component and an operating procedure may also be simplified.. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170235216

Light emitting element, light source apparatus, and projector

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

08/17/17 / #20170234995

Solid-state image sensor, manufacturing method, and radiation imaging device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor capable of suppressing deterioration of the noise characteristics and the dark characteristics when capturing an image of radiation, a manufacturing method, and a radiation imaging device. A scintillator converts radiation to visible light. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234994

Semiconductor photodetection device, radiation counting device, and control method of semiconductor photodetection device

Noise of signals in an image sensor is reduced. A pixel circuit generates a reset signal of a predetermined initial voltage and an exposure signal of a signal voltage according to an exposure amount of light in order. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234992

Imaging apparatus and manufacturing method thereof

[solution to problem] an imaging apparatus includes a photoelectric conversion layer, a light guide layer, and a scintillator layer. The photoelectric conversion layer has a plurality of pixel regions configured to be capable of performing photoelectric conversion. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234803

Image capture device and electronic apparatus

There is provided an image capture device including a narrow-band optical irradiation system including a light source, a solid-state imaging element including an array of pixels and sensitive to a predetermined range of wavelengths, and a metal thin-film filter provided in an optical path between the optical irradiation system and the solid-state imaging element, and having a periodic microstructural pattern having a period shorter than a wavelength detected by the solid-state imaging element.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170233043

Watercraft with controllable imaging device

Various aspects of a watercraft with a controllable imaging device are disclosed herein. The watercraft includes a rotatable housing provided in a recess located underneath the watercraft. ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232669

Optical shaping apparatus and method of manufacturing shaped object

An optical shaping apparatus includes: a light source unit that outputs collimated light; an optical function unit that is disposed on an optical path of the collimated light and modulates the optical path or a phase of the collimated light; and a control unit that controls operation of the optical function unit, to irradiate a target surface with modulated light produced in the optical function unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232334

Program and information processing device

A replay data acquisition section acquires replay data for reproducing a play status of a game. A replay image generation section generates a replay image of a game scene on the basis of the acquired replay data. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170231105

Casing component, electronic apparatus, and casing component production method

. . . . . . . . A casing component according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a to-be-decorated area and a decoration portion. The to-be-decorated area includes a plurality of to-be-decorated surfaces to be decorated, the plurality of to-be-decorated surfaces being formed such that adjacent to-be-decorated surfaces have different heights. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170231062

Control device, control method, and program

There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program through which it is possible to implement a more suitable imaging environment even under a situation in which auxiliary light is emitted from a plurality of light sources, the control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a light emission state of a first light source; and a control unit configured to control an operation of light emission of a second light source that is different from the first light source according to the acquired light emission state of the first light source.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230957

Communications system, communications device and method

A method of allocating resources for communications in a mobile telecommunication system wherein the mobile telecommunication system includes a wireless interface for a base station to communicate with communications devices and wherein a communications device is operable to transmit signals to another communications device using resources of the wireless interface and in accordance with a device-to-device communication protocol. A first pool of the resources is allocated to device-to-device communications of broadcast type and a second pool of the resources is allocated to a device-to-device communications of unicast type, the second pool of resources being separate from the first pool. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230911

Communication control method, communication system, and management server

A management server in a network including a first transmitting device that communicates with a first receiving device and a second transmitting device that communicates with a second receiving device. The management server includes a network interface that receives a parameter corresponding to a level of improvement of communication quality at the second receiving device, and a processor that calculates an allowable interference amount at the first receiving device based on the parameter.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230884

Communication apparatus and communication method

An electronic device including processing circuitry configured to establish a first wireless communication channel with a user equipment (ue). The device also determines whether a second communication channel of at least a predetermined quality exists between the ue and a non co-baseband basestation (bs) while the first communication channel between the ue and the electronics device is maintained. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230839

Base station side device and method and user side device and method for wireless communication

A base station side device and method and user side device and method for wireless communication. The device includes: a sending unit configured to send instruction on an unauthorized frequency band detection to a user equipment (ue) served by the cell where the device is located; a receiving unit configured to receive from the ue a signal representing occupancy status of the unauthorized frequency band; and a determination unit configured to determine based on the signal received by the receiving unit whether to use the unauthorized frequency band for communication, the unauthorized frequency band occupancy status includes occupied/idle status and the type of the occupying system, and the type of occupying system includes one of an unauthorized communication system and an authorized communication system.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230778

Centralized wireless speaker system

A centralized master device receives audio, down-mixes the audio to stereo if it is not already in stereo, and then up-mixes (renders) the stereo into as many channels as there speakers in the network. The up-mixing can be based on the number and locations of the speakers, which may be determined automatically using a real time location system such as ultra wide band (uwb) location determination techniques. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230753

Auto-configurable speaker system

Various aspects of a speaker system and a method for auto-configuration of the speaker system is disclosed herein. The speaker system includes an electronic device, which reproduce a first audio in a first speaker configuration. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230741

Earphone

An earphone includes: a housing; a dynamic driver unit provided in the housing; and a sound conduit having a length of approximately 10 mm or more, the sound conduit being configured to transmit sound output from the dynamic driver unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230718

Virtual high definition video player

A video service is provided by one or more servers which communicate directly with one more clients over a network. The service may provide digital optical disc data storage formatted video, such as for example a blu-ray format video, and allows blu-ray video to be streamed to a client device over the network. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230714

Method and apparatus for identifying content using iptv devices

A method and apparatus for identifying content using one or more internet protocol television (iptv) devices by accessing a user's account using a secondary device and selecting content provided by a service provider. The service provider sends an identifier that specifies the selected content to a first iptv device that will display content. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230712

System and method for content filtering

Various aspects of a system and a method to filter content are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes receipt of an input by a television (tv), which may enable selection of a viewing mode on the tv. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230696

Device registration process from a second display

Apparatus and methods to implement a technique for using a second display with a network-enabled television. In one implementation, this feature allows the user to conveniently register and manage their iptv device directly from a second display device instead of going to a separate registration website. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230644

Image generation apparatus, image generation method, and calibration method

A marker detection block 20 scans a taken image of a plurality of markers of a fixture worn on the head of a user so as to detect a two-dimensional coordinate on the taken image of the plurality of markers. A viewpoint position correction block 30 corrects a viewpoint position of the user without use of a coordinate in a z direction of the markers but by use of the detected two-dimensional coordinate of the plurality of markers. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230629

Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method

In a high speed image capturing state, a camera signal processing circuit is not needed to perform a signal process at a high screen rate, but at a regular screen rate. In the high speed image capturing mode, raw data of 240 fps received from an image sensor 101 are recorded on a recording device 111 through a conversion processing section 201 and a recording device controlling circuit 210. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230613

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

08/10/17 / #20170230599

Solid state image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid state image sensor and an electronic apparatus capable of performing a gain transition at high speed. A ramp generation circuit includes sample hold circuits and ramp generation dacs, the number of which depends on kinds of required gains (for example, two kinds, i.e. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230592

Solid state imaging apparatus, signal reading method, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a solid state imaging apparatus including a pixel array in which a plurality of unit pixels are arranged two-dimensionally. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element, a transfer transistor which transfers a charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element to floating diffusion, a reset transistor which resets the charge of the floating diffusion, and an output transistor which outputs the charge of the floating diffusion. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230579

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing system includes circuitry that determine whether a focus operation is performed on an image, and processes the image in a high resolution mode when the focus operation is determined to be performed. The circuitry processes the image in a low resolution mode when the focus operation is determined not to be performed. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230570

Image processing device, photographing control method, and program

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

08/10/17 / #20170230562

Methods, systems, and media for high dynamic range imaging

Systems, methods, and media for high dynamic range imaging are provided, the systems comprising: an image sensor; and a hardware processor configured to: cause the image sensor to capture first image data having a first exposure time, second image data having a second exposure time, and third image data having a third exposure time that is substantially equal to the sum of the first exposure time and the second exposure time; generate combined image data using the first image data and the second image data.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230557

Imaging apparatus and image sensor

To increase the space efficiency of an imaging apparatus which deals with a speckle pattern. An imaging apparatus includes a first image sensor and a second image sensor. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230539

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

In one example, an image processing device includes a reduction scaler unit that reduces or maintains the image data of an input image. An enlargement scaler unit enlarges or maintains the image data and outputs the image data as the image data of an output image. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230406

Method, apparatus and system

A method comprising partitioning a space of user requests into subsets, and determining a risk score for a user request based on the evolution of the number of user requests in the subset of user requests to which this user request belongs.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230206

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

08/10/17 / #20170230205

Interface circuit for transmitting and receiving digital signals between devices

A video signal and an audio signal are tmds transmitted from a source device to a sink device. Through a reserved line and a hpd line provided separately from a tmds transmission line, an ethernet™ signal is bidirectionally transmitted, and also, a spdif signal is transmitted from the sink device to the source device. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230121

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

The present disclosure relates to a transmission device and a transmission method, a reception device and a reception method, and a program that enable acquisition of accurate location information in an indoor environment. A reception device includes: an intra-body communication reception unit that receives location identification information from another device by a communication method using the human body as the communication medium, the location identification information being for identifying the location of the reception device; a location recognition unit that recognizes the current location of the reception device in accordance with the received location identification information; and a storage unit that stores the recognized current location. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229861

Power supply device, method of supplying power, and power supply system

In one embodiment, there is provided a power interchange system for distributing direct current (dc) electrical power. The power interchange system comprises a plurality of nodes comprising a first node and a second node. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229734

Glass-ceramic, lithium ion conductor, battery, electronic device, and method for producing electrode

A glass-ceramic includes an oxide containing lithium (li), silicon (si), and boron (b) and has an x-ray diffraction spectrum with two or more peaks appearing in the range 20°≦2θ≦25° and with two or more peaks appearing in the range 25°<2θ≦30°.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229524

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

08/10/17 / #20170229519

Display device and electornic apparatus

A display device of the disclosure includes a first substrate that includes light emitting elements and color elements for respective pixels, in which the color elements are provided over the light emitting elements. The color elements include: a color element of one color including a first edge face; a color element of another color including a second edge face, in which the second edge face is adjacent to the first edge face, and at least the first edge face and the second edge face each have inclination; and a reflector structure provided in a gap formed by the inclination.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229506

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

08/10/17 / #20170229503

Solid-state imaging element and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic device capable of improving image quality of the solid-state imaging element. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric conversion unit adapted to photoelectrically convert incident light incident from a predetermined incident surface. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229493

Pixel circuit and imaging apparatus

Dark current of fd is eliminated in an image sensor, and conversion efficiency of converting electric charge to voltage is improved. A pixel circuit includes a photoelectric conversion portion, a control transistor, and an electric charge accumulation portion. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229139

Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method, encoder and encoding method, decoder and decoding method, and program

Methods and apparatus for performing signal processing. The signal processing comprises demultiplexing input encoded data into data including information for a segment including frames and coefficient information for a coefficient selected in the frames of the segment, and low band encoded data, decoding the low band encoded data to produce a low band signal, selecting a coefficient of a frame to be processed from a plurality of the coefficients based on the data, calculating a high band sub-band power of a high band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting a high band signal of the frame to be processed based on a low band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting the low band signal of the frame to be processed and the selected coefficient, and producing the high band signal of the frame to be processed based on the high band sub-band power and the low band sub-band signal.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229137

Audio processing apparatus, audio processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus, an audio processing method, and a program which enable to appropriately eliminate a noise. An audio processing apparatus includes a sound collector which collects audio, an audio enhancer which enhances audio to be extracted using an audio signal collected by the sound collector, an audio attenuator which attenuates the audio to be extracted using the audio signal collected by the sound collector, a noise environment estimator which estimates a surrounding noise environment, and a post-filtering unit which performs post-filtering processing using an audio-enhanced signal from the audio enhancer and an audio-attenuated signal from the audio attenuator, in which the post-filtering unit sets strength of processing for noise elimination according to the noise environment by the noise environment estimator. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229121

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

There is provided an information processing device technology that enables an improvement in precision of sound recognition processing based on collected sound information, the information processing device including: a recognition controller that causes a speech recognition processing portion to execute sound recognition processing based on collected sound information obtained by a sound collecting portion; and an output controller that generates an output signal to output a recognition result obtained through the sound recognition processing. The output controller causes an output portion to output an evaluation result regarding a type of sound based on the collected sound information prior to the recognition result.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229114

Apparatus, process, and program for combining speech and audio data

There is provided a speech processing apparatus including: a data obtaining unit which obtains music progression data defining a property of one or more time points or one or more time periods along progression of music; a determining unit which determines an output time point at which a speech is to be output during reproducing the music by utilizing the music progression data obtained by the data obtaining unit; and an audio output unit which outputs the speech at the output time point determined by the determining unit during reproducing the music.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229069

Display device that switches light emission states multiple times during one field period

A scan driving circuit includes a shift register unit and a logic circuit unit. The start of a start pulse of an output signal stp+1 of a p+1′th shift register is situated between the start and end of a start pulse of the output signal stp of a p′th shift register, and one each of a first enable signal through a q′th enable signal exist in sequence between the start of the start pulse of the output signal stp and the start of the start pulse of the output signal stp+1. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229068

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

08/10/17 / #20170229067

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

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

08/10/17 / #20170229064

Display control apparatus and method

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

08/10/17 / #20170228908

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

To display images by suitably superimposing a graphics image on a high-dynamic-range image in an easily visible manner. Goea dynamic range converter (311) converts a sdr graphics image to an hdr graphics image based on metadata. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228896

System and method for processing multimodal images

Various aspects of a system and a method to process multimodal images are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an image-processing device that generates a structured point cloud, which represents edge points of an anatomical portion. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228868

Method and system for segmentation of vascular structure in a volumetric image dataset

Various aspects of a method and a system for segmentation of vascular structure in a volumetric image dataset are disclosed herein. The method comprises initial segmentation of an input volumetric image dataset to obtain a main vessel structure and a plurality of broken segments. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228864

System and method for camera calibration by use of rotatable three-dimensional calibration object

Various aspects of a system and a method for camera calibration by use of a rotatable three-dimensional (3-d) calibration object are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a first electronic device, which determines a rotation pattern of the 3-d calibration object, based on a set of pre-selected images. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228799

Qualified video delivery advertisement

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

08/10/17 / #20170228778

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To make it possible to further improve the convenience of a user. There is provided an information processing device including: a user characteristic identification unit configured to identify a characteristic of a user about content by relating user-sent information sent by the user for the content to the content; and a presentation information distribution unit configured to distribute presentation information to be presented to the user in relation to the content on the basis of characteristic information indicating the identified characteristic of the user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228754

Distributing virtual items for collection in the real world

A system and method for distributing virtual items for collection by a user device in the real world are provided. One embodiment of a method includes sending a notification to a user device indicating availability of a virtual item, the virtual item configured to be available to the user device when the user device is determined to be proximate to one or more real world geolocations associated with the virtual item. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228480

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to obtain an appropriate index relating to a method for obtaining a desired crop by appropriately modeling characteristics of a crop. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including a condition input unit configured to accept input of conditions relating to an effect of a crop on an ingester, and a model referring unit configured to specify, by referring to a model in which the effect is associated with a factor relating to the crop or the ingester, the factor for satisfying the conditions, an information processing method, or a program.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228363

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

There is provided a device and method of information processing, and a program, capable of displaying a candidate selected by incorporating a user's intention, relating to received information. The information processing device including: a selection information acquisition unit configured to acquire partial information selected by a first user from first information received from another device; and a display control unit configured to generate display control information used to display a selection candidate relating to the first information on the basis of the acquired partial information.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228333

Reader/writer device, information processing device, and data transfer control method, and program

A configuration in which both record/reproduction data and a security command can be transferred between a host and a recording device connected to the host is implemented. A usb reader/writer includes a usb-a connector and a usb-micro b connector, and when a power supply host is connected to the usb-micro b connector, and a recording medium is mounted into the usb-a connector side, the reader/writer control unit transfers record/reproduction data of the recording medium through a mass storage class supporting data transfer unit, and transfers a security command applied to an authentication process or the like through a non-mass storage class supporting data transfer unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228215

System and method for processing data in an adder based circuit

Various aspects of a system and method to process data in an adder based circuit, such as an integrated circuit, are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, a first addend is encoded as a first unary number. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228091

Information processing device

A mobile communication terminal that includes a display panel; a first touch panel provided on a surface of the display panel; a second touch panel provided on at least one surface of the mobile communication terminal other than the surface of the display panel; and a controller that controls the display panel based on at least one of a size and number of contacts corresponding to a touch input detected at the second touch panel.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228057

Projection display unit and function control method

A projection display unit and a function control method. The projection display unit includes: a projection optical system including an illumination section, a projection lens, and a light valve; and a detection optical system including an image pickup device, the image pickup device being disposed in a position optically conjugating with the light valve, wherein: the detection optical system is configured to detect whether an input operation is performed in a peripheral region of a projection region on a projection surface, and in response to detection by the detection optical system in the peripheral region, a specific function is caused to be executed.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228047

Information processing device, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing device including a movement information acquisition part acquiring information which is based on movement of an operation device, and a control information generation part generating, based on the information, control information for changing a display status continuously in a non-linear manner according to the movement.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228033

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including a determination unit configured to perform determination of execution or non-execution of a manipulation based on a pause of a manipulation position specified through a manipulation of pointing to a display plane using a manipulating body at a position apart from the display plane, and a control unit configured to issue a command corresponding to the manipulation when the determination unit determines execution of the manipulation.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228024

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including an effect control unit configured to control an echo effect that is to be added to an output, a sound output control unit configured to control a sound output according to occurrence of an event in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to control a haptic output to which the echo effect controlled by the effect control unit is added according to the occurrence of the event.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227806

Display device

A display device of the disclosure includes: a display panel; a decorative member that holds the display panel; and a light guide plate that has rigidity and includes an edge surface attached to the decorative member.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227753

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

Provided is a medical observation apparatus including: a columnar microscope unit configured to image a minute part of an object to be observed with magnification and thereby output an imaging signal; and a support unit including a first joint unit holding the microscope unit in a rotationally movable manner around a first axis parallel to a height direction of the microscope unit, a first arm unit holding the first joint unit and extending in a direction different from the height direction of the microscope unit, a second joint unit holding the first arm unit in a rotationally movable manner around a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, and a second arm unit holding the second joint unit. In a plane passing through the first and second axes, a cross section of the microscope unit, the first and second joint units, and the first and second arm units is included in a circle that has a center at a focus position of the microscope unit and passes through an end point of the first joint unit that is at the maximum distance from the focus position. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227705

Display device and illumination device

A display device includes a display panel and an illumination section that illuminates the display panel. The illumination section includes: a light guide plate having a first surface and a second surface facing each other; a light source facing an end surface of the light guide plate; an adhesive layer formed adjacent to the first surface of the light guide plate and having substantially the same refractive index as a refractive index of the light guide plate; and a light reflection layer bonded to the first surface of the light guide plate with at least the adhesive layer in between.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227459

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A speckle pattern is effectively utilized. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus including a light output unit and an acquisition unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225082

Information processing apparatus, control data transmission method and information processing system

A content execution unit executes a game program, and a sharing processing unit manages the control right of a content. A distribution processing unit transmits content image data to a different information processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225078

Schemes for using audio updates to link real-life events to game events after release of the game

A method for use in presenting content includes the steps of generating an event in a software program and presenting content to a user in response to the event. The content may reflect one or more real-world events occurring after the software program has been released.. ... Sony Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225036

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing device capable of accurately calculating a moving distance on the basis of the number of steps. [solution] the information processing device includes: a movement determination unit configured to determine whether or not a user is moving on the basis of at least one of a heart rate, a blood pressure, and a respiratory rate of the user; and a distance calculation unit configured to calculate a moving distance of the user on the basis of the number of steps of the user in a period in which the movement determination unit determines that the user is moving.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223696

Method, device and system for performing wireless communication in wireless communication system

. . . . . . . . . . A method, device and system for performing wireless communication in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a low power node and a macro base station with common baseband and user equipment, and the user equipment communicates with the low power node and the macro base station via a plurality of component carriers. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223588

Method, equipment and system for handing over cell in communication system supporting carrier aggregation

A method, an equipment and a system for handing over a cell in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation. The method includes: when a terminal in the communication system moves to the edge of the currently serving cell, the terminal selects one or more neighbor cells from one or more neighbor cells as measurement objects according to the carrier aggregation manner of the one or more neighbor cells; the terminal measures the capabilities of the measurement objects, and obtains one or more measurement results; and the terminal sends a source base station which currently serving the terminal one or more measurement results as capability measurement reports of the one or more neighbor cells. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223405

Using extra space on ultra high defintion display presenting high defintion video

A uhd display presents hd video in the native resolution of hd, leaving some portions of the uhd display unused for presenting the hd video. Ancillary information received, for example, in real time with the hd video or in parallel with the hd video over the internet is presented in the unused portions of the uhd display along with the hd video.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223339

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

A depth map generation unit 22 generates a depth map that generates the depth map from images obtained by picking up a subject at a plurality of viewpoint positions by an image pickup unit 21. On the basis of the depth map generated by the depth map generation unit 22, an alignment unit 23 aligns polarized images obtained by the image pickup unit 21 picking up the subject at the plurality of viewpoint positions through polarizing filters in different polarization directions at the different viewpoint positions. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223336

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

08/03/17 / #20170223329

Reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a reproducing apparatus for enabling an appropriate video depending on a viewing environment to be reproduced, a reproducing method, an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium. The reproducing apparatus according to the present technology analyzes reproduction management information describing therein type information on a form of providing a hdr video which is compatible with a sdr video with a standard luminance range and whose luminance range is wider than the standard luminance range or a form of providing the sdr video compatible with the hdr video. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223327

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

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program, and a recording medium that can generate graphics in colors in a predetermined dynamic range from the data of graphics of colors in a plurality of dynamic ranges. A processor identifies an sdr pds that is an information item of a color in the sdr available for the graphics, an hdr pds that is an information item of a color in the hdr available for the graphics from a graphics stream including the sdr pds, and the hdr pds, and a segment_type used to identify the sdr pds and the hdr pds on the basis of the segment_type. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223317

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

Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: a pixel section configured to include a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixels performing photoelectric conversion; column signal lines configured to transmit pixel signals output from the pixels in units of columns; an ad converting section configured to include a comparator that compares a reference signal serving as a ramp wave with the pixel signals transmitted via the column signal line and convert a reference level and a signal level of the pixel signals into digital signals independently based on a comparison result of the comparator; a switch configured to be connected with the column signal lines; and a control section configured to turn on the switch only during a certain period of time in a period of time in which the comparator is reset and cause the column signal lines to be short-circuited.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223297

Solid state imaging device, method of controlling solid state imaging device, and program for controlling solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit that has a plurality of pixels 2-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a plurality of signal lines arranged along a column direction; a/d conversion units that are provided corresponding to the respective signal lines and convert an analog signal output from a pixel through the signal line into a digital signal; and a switching unit that switches or converts the analog signal output through each signal line into a digital signal using any of an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted, and an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to a signal line other than the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223292

Solid-state imaging device, ad converter, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, an ad converter, and an electronic apparatus that improve a crosstalk characteristic. The ad converter includes a comparator that compares the pixel signal with the reference signal, a pixel signal side capacitor, and a reference signal side capacitor. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223291

Image sensor and electronic device with active reset circuit, and method of operating the same

An image sensor including a pixel circuit and an active reset circuit. The pixel circuit includes a light sensing element, a storage node selectively connected to the light sensing element, an output transistor configured to, during a readout operation, output a signal that is based on a potential of the charge storage node to an output line, and a selection transistor that controls the readout operation. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223290

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: an r pixel provided with an r filter for transmitting red-color light; a b pixel provided with a b filter for transmitting blue-color light; an s1 pixel which is provided with an s1 filter with a visible light transmittance independent of wavelengths in a visible light region and has a sensitivity higher than that of the r pixel; and an s2 pixel which is provided with an s2 filter with a visible light transmittance independent of wavelengths in the visible light region and lower than the visible light transmittance of the s1 filter and has a sensitivity lower than the sensitivity of the s1 pixel.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223246

Lens unit, imaging device, and control method

There is provided a lens unit equipped with multiple focus lenses provided inside a lens barrel, multiple actuators corresponding to the respective multiple focus lenses and configured to move each of the multiple focus lenses inside the lens barrel, and a control circuit configured to control movement of the multiple focus lenses according to different rules between a case of a position of each of the multiple focus lenses being inside a designated range of satisfactory optical performance, and a case of being outside the range.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223241

Interchangeable lens and communication method thereof, and imaging device and communication method thereof

Provided is an interchangeable lens including: at least one shared communication terminal configured to be shared and used in synchronous communication that is communication performed synchronously with a synchronization signal and in asynchronous communication that is communication performed asynchronously with the synchronization signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223194

Radio communication control device and radio communication system

A radio communication control device accepts a call-up from a radio communication terminal and includes a unit configured to detect the degree of jamming in a cell, a unit configured to confirm the intention of a user of a terminal concerned as to whether the call-up is continued regardless of addition of an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has been made from a radio communication terminal in the cell concerned in a specific jammed state, a unit configured to block the call-up concerned in accordance with the confirmed intention of the user of the terminal concerned and a unit configured to change charge setting so as to add an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has not been blocked in the specific jammed state.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170222677

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

08/03/17 / #20170222655

Analog-to-digital converter, electronic device, and method of controlling analog-to-digital converter

An analog signal is accurately converted into a digital signal. An oscillator generates an oscillation signal having a cycle that depends on a signal level of an input analog signal. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170222489

Detection apparatus, electric power receiving apparatus, electric power transmission apparatus, wireless electric power transmission system, and detection method

A method for wireless power transmission includes obtaining, via a q-value circuit, first and second voltages at respective first and second nodes of a resonance circuit. The first and second voltages are effective to determine if foreign matter is present in a space affecting wireless power transmission. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170222470

Feed unit, feed system, and electronic device

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

08/03/17 / #20170221977

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

08/03/17 / #20170221957

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

08/03/17 / #20170221955

Semiconductor integrated circuit, electronic device, solid-state imaging apparatus, and imaging apparatus

A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first semiconductor substrate in which a part of an analog circuit is formed between the analog circuit and a digital circuit which subjects an analog output signal output from the analog circuit to digital conversion; a second semiconductor substrate in which the remaining part of the analog circuit and the digital circuit are formed; and a substrate connection portion which connects the first and second semiconductor substrates to each other. The substrate connection portion transmits an analog signal which is generated by a part of the analog circuit of the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221949

Two-dimensional solid-state image capture device and polarization-light data processing method therefor

A two-dimensional solid-state image capture device includes pixel areas arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each pixel area being constituted by multiple sub-pixel regions, each sub-pixel region having a photoelectric conversion element. A polarization member is disposed at a light incident side of at least one of the sub-pixel regions constituting each pixel area. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221939

Functional element and electronic apparatus

A functional element of an embodiment of the technology includes: a first region and a ring-like second region on a top surface of a semiconductor layer having an end surface, the second region surrounding the first region in a space between the first region and the end surface. The functional element of the technology includes a first functional section in the second region, the first functional section allowing for induction of carriers arising on the end surface to outside.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221936

Display apparatus and electronic apparatus

Disclosed herein is a display apparatus, including: a plurality of subpixels disposed adjacent each other and forming one pixel which forms a unit for formation of a color image; the plurality of subpixels including a first subpixel which emits light of the shortest wavelength and a second subpixel disposed adjacent the first subpixel; the second subpixel having a light blocking member disposed between the second subpixel and the first subpixel and having a width greater than a channel length or a channel width of a transistor which forms the second subpixel.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221524

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

To acquire attribute information of high dynamic range (hdr) data from a playlist file and a clip information file to realize video reproduction according to a display device. A data processing unit that executes reproduction processing of disk recorded data acquires the playlist file and the clip information file as reproduction control information files corresponding to reproduction data recorded on a disk, determines whether hdr graphics data is recorded on the disk on the basis of record data of these files, and further acquires attribute information of the hdr graphics data from reproduction control information, and executes control of output data for the display device according to the acquired information in a case where the hdr graphics data is recorded on the disk.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221416

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

08/03/17 / #20170221406

Active video projection screen

Instead of a monochromatic projection screen, an active projection screen is provided which varies reflectance and gray level (black to white) in synchronization with the content being shown. Groups of multiple screen pixels, which are smaller than each projected pixel from the projector, are assigned to each respective larger projection pixel.. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221324

Information presentation apparatus

This information presentation apparatus includes: an actuator that includes a movable portion and is capable of linearly driving the movable portion; a control unit that controls the actuator so that the movable portion is driven corresponding to waveform information; and a belt for attaching the actuator to a user.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221264

Methods and systems for navigation within virtual reality space using head mounted display

Video data is transmitted to a head mounted display for display of a virtual reality scene within the head mounted display. The virtual reality scene includes multiple objects representing display screens of computing sources or information sources. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221228

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a distance information generation portion configured to generate first distance information about an object to be measured based on a phase difference between images provided by a plurality of first cameras having a first base length, and generate second distance information about the object to be measured based on a phase difference between images provided by a plurality of second cameras having a second base length that is different from the first base length; and a distance extraction portion configured to extract distance information from an imaging position and the object to be measured based on the first distance information and the second distance information.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220783

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

A configuration in which a reliable source of illegal copy content is analyzed using content in which a reproduction path can be set is realized. Content which has a segment area including a plurality of items of variation data which can be decrypted using different keys and in which a reproduction path corresponding to the selected variation data can be set is used. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220496

Method and apparatus for decreasing presentation latency

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

08/03/17 / #20170220205

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire association information indicating association of an application region and a user, the application region corresponding to an activated application and being a region displayed in a display region; and a behavior control unit configured to control, when a user operation in the display region is detected, a behavior of the application that corresponds to the application region based on the association information with regard to the application region and information indicating a user whose operation has been detected.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220172

Input apparatus, input method and program

There is provided an input apparatus including: a pressure detecting unit which detects press pressure of an operational body applied to a virtual key having one or more input candidates allocated selectively; and an input control unit which varies a selection state of the one or more input candidates selectively allocated to the virtual key for every pressing operation having, as a single time of pressing operation, timing that the press pressure detected by the pressure detecting unit exceeds a predetermined selection threshold value or timing that the press pressure becomes smaller than the selection threshold value as being attenuated after exceeding the selection threshold value.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220078

Handheld electronic device responsive to tilting

Pdas can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the pda as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220037

System and method for utilization of multiple-camera network to capture static and/or motion scenes

Various aspects of a system and method for utilization of multiple-camera network to capture static and/or motion scenes are disclosed herein. The system comprises a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs). ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219913

Interchangeable lens and driving method thereof, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an interchangeable lens including: a lens position detection unit configured to detect a position of a lens; a motor configured to move a movable lens frame to which the lens is fixed; a driving state detection unit configured to detect a driving state of the motor; and a control unit configured to decide a driving speed of the motor based on a difference between a target speed, which is based on a difference between a target position of the lens acquired from an imaging device and the position of the lens detected by the lens position detection unit, and a speed according to the driving state detected by the driving state detection unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219833

Control device, control method, and program

Provided is a configuration for executing display information output control with improved visibility of a user wearable or portable display unit. A controller configured to execute display information output control on a user wearable or portable display unit is included. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219822

Head mounted display and information processing method

In a head-mounted display for blocking out an outside world from a user's vision when worn by the user to present a video, an outside world measurement section measures outside world information. A notification information detection section detects whether or not the information measured by the outside world measurement section contains any notification information to be notified to the user. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219722

Image pickup panel and image pickup processing system

An image pickup panel (1) includes: photodetection sections (10) each including a photodetector (11-1) and a receiver (11-2) which are integrally molded and having solder bumps (12) formed thereon, the photodetector converting received light into a current signal, the receiver converting the current signal into a voltage signal; and a wiring layer (20) including a wiring pattern installed therein and allowing the photodetection sections to be mounted thereon for respective pixels by the solder bumps, the wiring pattern being connected to the photodetection sections.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219342

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

Methods and apparatus for determining an altitude for a terminal device operating in a wireless telecommunications network including the terminal device and another network entity. The terminal device measures an indication of barometric pressure in its vicinity using a barometric sensor. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219173

Bulb-type light source apparatus and translucent cover

According to an embodiment of the present technology, there is provided a bulb-type light source apparatus including a light source unit, a translucent cover, and a base unit. The translucent cover includes a first area including a convex lens function and a second area including a concave lens function. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216721

Information processing apparatus, information displaying method and information processing system

In an information processing apparatus of a guest user, an image data acquisition unit acquires content image data from a host user, and a reproduction processing unit reproduces the content image data and outputs the content image data from an outputting apparatus. An information acquisition unit acquires information for specifying a sharing mode of a content image, and a notification unit notifies the user of the information indicative of the mode of the sharing process in an associated relationship with the reproduced content image. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216720

Systems and methods for downloading and updating save data to a data center

Systems and methods for downloading and updating save data to a data center are described. Save data is downloaded from a cloud storage to the data center before play of a game to cache the save data in the data center. ... Sony Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215711

Medical imaging device, medical image acquisition system, and endoscope apparatus

A medical imaging device includes: a spectroscopic unit that separates light into a first light component of a wavelength band and a second light component; a first imaging element that includes a plurality of first pixels configured to receive the first light component and convert the first light component into electric signals; and a second imaging element that includes a plurality of second pixels and includes a first color filter on which first filters configured to transmit the light component of the wavelength band of one color in the light components of the wavelength bands of two colors that are contained in the second light component and second filters configured to transmit light components of a plurality of wavelength bands including at least the wavelength band of another color in the light components of the wavelength bands of the two colors are arranged.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170215193

Communication control apparatus, communication control method, and communication system

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

07/27/17 / #20170215191

Lte carrier aggregation with wifi

In a communications device a wireless access interface provides a primary carrier within a first frequency range, forming a primary cell providing a contiguous set of communications resources across the first frequency range. A controller is configured to generate data representing an estimation of a location of a communications device, to detect signals received within one or more predefined candidate channels within a second frequency range different and mutually exclusive from the first frequency range at the estimated location, each of the candidate channels in the second frequency range representing a minimum unit of communications resource. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170215092

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

There is provided a wireless communication device including a control-message creation/transmission-instruction unit which sends notification information via a wireless communication network and also sends response information in the case of receiving notification information sent from another device, a reception/interpretation processing unit which receives, from another device which has received the notification information of the wireless communication device, response information of such other device and also receives the notification information sent from such other device, and an operation mode determination unit which determines, based on operation mode determination information included in the notification information of such other device or the response information of such other device, that the wireless communication device is caused to operate as one of a master device and a slave device.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170215015

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, and a program capable of acquiring predetermined information. Included is: a light source unit configured to radiate beams of coherent light having a plurality of wavelengths; an imaging unit configured to capture a speckle image representing an interference state of reflected light caused by the light radiated from the light source unit to an object; and a processing unit configured to process, for each of the wavelengths, the speckle image captured by the imaging unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214962

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus to allow a user to enjoy content more comfortably by reflecting preference or action of the user in a mood to be created in coordination with presentation of information of the content to be utilized by the user, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to control mood creating equipment so as to create, in coordination with presentation of information of content to be utilized by a user, a mood which is different from the presentation of the information and which is a mood from stimulation perceivable by the user, the mood being a mood in which preference or action of the user is reflected.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214959

Information processing system, portable information terminal apparatus, information processing method, program information providing apparatus, program information providing method, recording/reproducing apparatus, recording/reproducing method, computer-program storage medium, and computer-program

An object of the present invention is to provide a system that allows a user to preset a desired tv program for unattended recording by use of a pda. A pda acquires from a tv program information service provider tv program information by which to preset a desired tv program to be recorded unattended. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214956

Video transmission device, terminal, video transmission system, control method, program, and information storage medium

Provided are a video transmission device, a terminal, a video transmission system, a control method, a program, and an information storage medium that contribute to reduced time and effort for a user during communication of information on a video managed by a video delivery system that delivers the video using a terminal different from the video transmission device that sends the video to be delivered by live streaming. A video transmission section sends, to a video delivery system that delivers videos by live streaming, a video to be delivered by the video delivery system. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214914

Image coding device and method, and image decoding device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image coding device and method, and an image decoding device and method for enabling the code amount of a chrominance signal in an image to be controlled. A chrominance signal quantization unit determines a luminance signal quantization parameter and a chrominance signal quantization parameter in units of cu by use of a luminance signal quantization parameter, a chrominance signal quantization parameter, and chromaqpoffset from a rate control unit, and supplies the determined luminance signal quantization parameter and chrominance signal quantization parameter to a quantization unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214903

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and control method for imaging apparatus

To improve the image quality in an imaging apparatus. A synchronization signal generator generates a synchronization signal indicating a synchronization timing for each of synchronization intervals. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214890

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus

An imaging device that includes a first color filter, a second color filer and an image sensor. The first color filter includes a first plurality of color filter regions that transmit a color of a first set of colors. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214864

Imaging device and pixel signal reading method

An imaging device includes imaging elements 12 arranged in two-dimensional matrix in a first direction and a second direction, an analog-digital (ad) converter 13, and a pixel signal reading device 16. The pixel signal reading device 16 selects spatially at random the imaging element 12 that outputs a pixel signal to the ad converter 13, and randomly outputs the pixel signal of the imaging element 12 from the ad converter 13.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214863

Compound-eye imaging device

A compound-eye imaging device is a compound-eye imaging device having a plurality of facet optical systems, an imaging element, and a signal processing unit. The plurality of facet optical systems of the compound-eye imaging device are disposed to face a subject in a two dimensional shape. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214848

Image processing device and associated methodology for determining a main subject in an image

Provided is an image processing device including a global motion detection unit configured to detect a global motion indicating a motion of an entire image, a local motion detection unit configured to detect a local motion indicating a motion of each of areas of an image, and a main subject determination unit configured to determine a main subject based on the global motion and the local motion.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214443

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device participates in wireless communication involving an antenna array, includes: a communication unit, configured to receive a signal including antenna array geometric information about a target communication device from the target communication device of the wireless communication device; and an antenna array geometric information parsing unit, configured to determine an antenna array geometric configuration of the target communication device according to the signal, wherein the antenna array geometric information indicates at least one of a geometric arrangement way of antenna elements in the antenna array, an antenna element interval and an antenna polarization direction.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214125

Combination antenna

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

07/27/17 / #20170213920

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

07/27/17 / #20170213919

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

07/27/17 / #20170213573

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

An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: a plan period acquisition unit configured to acquire a period from a start to an end of a plan on the basis of plan information regarding the plan; an image data acquisition unit configured to, after the period of the plan has elapsed, acquire image data captured in the period; and a video file creation unit configured to create a video file in which the image data are combined. This configuration makes it possible to, after the period of a plan has ended, process photographs taken in the period on the basis of the plan information.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213494

Dynamically established white balance in video display device based on ambient light

The white balance of a display device such as an lcd tv is automatically adjusted based on the color temperature of ambient light.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213345

Method and system for image processing

Various aspects of a system and method for image processing are disclosed herein. The method, implemented in an image-processing device, comprises computation of a plurality of boundary-connectedness values associated with a plurality of regions in a plurality of boolean maps. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213318

Information processing apparatus, method and program therefore

An information processing apparatus, method, and program are provided that control display of an image. The information processing apparatus, method, and program designate a first point and a second point on an image, determine a zoom direction based on a position of the first point relative to a position of the second point, and zoom the image in the zoom direction.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213099

Image recognition unit, learning method of the same, and electronic apparatus

An image recognition unit of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of memory sections; a writing section that selectively writes a plurality of pieces of pixel data of a data map to the plurality of memory sections; and an arithmetic section that reads a plurality of pixel data sets from the plurality of memory sections, and determines whether an input image corresponding to the data map includes a recognition object, on a basis of the plurality of pixel data sets, the pixel data sets each including a predetermined number of pieces of pixel data.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212820

Simulating legacy bus behavior for backwards compatibility

To address problems that arise due to differences in bus behavior when running a legacy application on a new device the new device may throttle bus performance in a way that emulates the bus behavior of a legacy device when executing the legacy application.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212667

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a position of a manipulation body on a display screen and a control unit configured to, if a first manipulation on the display screen in a locked state is detected, display, on the display screen, icons to be arranged based on a reference point indicating a position of the manipulation body when the first manipulation is completed, and if a second manipulation indicating a direction from the reference point is detected, start up an application corresponding to the icon specified by the second manipulation. An associated method and computer readable storage medium are also described.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212577

Electronic device, control method of electronic device, and program

Aspects of the present invention include a device comprising a first sensor and a circuitry configured to detect a first user action and a second user action, the second user action being detected by the first sensor. The circuitry is further configured to designate a first mode based on the first user action and a second mode based on the second user action, the first mode and the second mode being power saving modes and the second mode is configured to save power consumed by the first sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212508

Transfer apparatus

[object] to provide a transfer apparatus that can shorten a cycle time and improve processing capability. [solving means] a transfer apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a work table, a transfer robot, and at least one mounting unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212414

Illumination device and image display apparatus

An illumination device includes: an excitation light source that emits excitation light having a first wavelength; a fluorescent substance that, when irradiated with the excitation light, emits light having a second wavelength longer than the first wavelength and transmits a part of the excitation light, and thereby multiplexes and emits the transmitted excitation light having the first wavelength and the emitted excitation light having the second wavelength; and a driving unit that moves an irradiation position of the excitation light in the fluorescent substance with the passage of time.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212339

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

Provided are a medical observation apparatus and a medical observation system that are optimal in manipulability and favorable for downsizing and include: an observation unit including a microscope unit that is configured to collect light from an object to be observed via one end in a height direction of the microscope unit and capture a magnified image of a minute part of the object to be observed and has a columnar shape to be grasped by a user during movement, a center of gravity of which observation unit is located farther from the one end than a center in the height direction is; and a support unit supporting the observation unit in a rotationally movable manner around an axis passing through the center of gravity or a vicinity of the center of gravity and perpendicular to the height direction.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212240

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of obtaining relative audio volumes of a plurality of audio sources. An information processing device according to one aspect of the present disclosure is provided with an obtaining unit which obtains a speckle image obtained by imaging an interference state of reflection light of light obtained when irradiating an object with coherent light, a distance measuring unit which measures a distance to the object, a measuring unit which measures a movement amount of the obtained speckle image, and an arithmetic unit which performs an arithmetic operation of relative displacement amounts of surfaces of a plurality of objects on the basis of movement amounts of speckle images corresponding to the plurality of objects at different distances from an object plane on which the speckle image appears and measured distances to the objects. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212097

Contact structure body electrical measuring device for biological samples using contact structure body

A contact structure body for use in a measuring device. The contact structure includes a separator that physically separates a sample holder from a measuring circuit, and a contact probe configured to electrically connect an electrode of the sample holder to the measuring circuit, the contact probe comprising. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211783

Phosphor wheel, light source unit, and image display device

To provide a phosphor wheel capable of restraining vibration caused by a driving unit for rotatably driving a wheel and reducing noise in a high frequency band. The phosphor wheel includes: a wheel substrate that has a surface on which a fluorescent material is provided; a driving unit that rotates the wheel substrate; a support portion that supports the driving unit and is fixed to a housing; and a buffer member that is provided to fill a space between the support portion and a part of the housing.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211750

Bulb-type light source apparatus and light guide member

A bulb-type light source apparatus includes a light source and a light guide member. The light source is provided annularly. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211553

Actuator and alarm apparatus

This actuator includes: a holder; a slider; a wire; and a pair of electrode units. The slider is slidably held by the holder. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209791

Information processing apparatus and user information displaying method

On a participation member screen image of a chat room, user information is displayed such that a host user and a guest user who perform share play can be specified. In a member information area, an information displaying field for the host user and an information displaying field for the guest user are disposed in a juxtaposed relationship from the uppermost stage, and a share play mark is added to the host user. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209790

Information processing apparatus, image data transmission method and information processing system

A game image being played by a user a is shared with a user c. A mode setting unit sets one sharing mode from between at least two sharing modes. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209787

Image processing system, image processing method, program, and information storage medium

An image processing system, an image processing method, a program, and an information storage medium for saving more time and effort than ever in excluding an unwanted image from an image to be delivered, the latter image being one in which is disposed an image captured of a user during play of a game, the captured image being disposed in a region occupying a portion of an image indicating the content of the game being played. A play image acquiring section acquires a play image indicative of game play content. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209786

Using a portable device to interact with a virtual space

In one implementation, a portable device is provided, including: a sensor configured to generate sensor data for determining and tracking a position and orientation of the portable device during an interactive session of a virtual reality program presented on a main display, the interactive session being defined for interactivity between a user and the virtual reality program; a communications module configured to send the sensor data to a computing device, the communications module being further configured to receive from the computing device an ancillary video stream of the interactive session that is generated based on a state of the virtual reality program and the tracked position and orientation of the portable device.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209743

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

A system includes a first device adapted to be attached to a user and having a user id, and a second device adapted to be attached to a piece of exercise equipment and having an equipment id. The system is arranged for linking oscillating movements of the exercise to the user of the exercise equipment in a database.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209741

Golf swing sensor assembly

Each club in the bag has a small sensor mount on its shaft with indicia indicating what club (9-iron, 7-iron, fairway 5-wood, etc.) the mount is attached to. A swing sensor can then engage the mount and read the indicia, sending both sensed swing information and club type to an app on the golfer's mobile phone. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209329

Movable apparatus, movable sheet, and method of manufacturing movable apparatus

The movable apparatus includes a holding body and a movable body. The holding body includes a first opening portion and an internal space, and is constituted of one part. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209032

Illumination apparatus, method and medical imaging system

An illumination apparatus includes an optical apparatus configured to optically process laser light to produce illumination light such that speckle noise in the illumination light is reduced. The optical apparatus includes at least one collimator (130) configured to collimate the laser light and a diffuser (140) configured to diffuse the laser light.. ... Sony Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209031

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing apparatus includes a special light image acquisition unit that acquires a special light image having information in a specific wavelength band, a generation unit that generates depth information at a predetermined position in a living body using the special light image, and a detection unit that detects a predetermined region using the depth information. The image processing apparatus further includes a normal light image acquisition unit that acquires a normal light image having information in a wavelength band of white light. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208437

Server for controlling an information sharing state between a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone via a network

. . . . . . . . A server for controlling an information sharing state between a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone via a network, including: a network interface that communicates with the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone; a memory that stores a predetermined distance data; and circuitry that receives first and second gps signals, first and second user information, and first and second restriction information from the first and second mobile phones respectively; calculates a distance between the first and second mobile phones; compares the distance with the predetermined distance; changes an information sharing state between the first and second mobile phones from a first state to a second state based on the comparison result; and restricts the change of the information sharing state based on the first restriction information and the second user information.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208305

Projection display unit

A projection display unit includes a projection optical system, a polarization separation device, and a detection optical system. The projection optical system includes an illuminator, a projection lens, and a light valve. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208278

Solid-state image pickup device and control method thereof

An image sensor controls the gain of a pixel signal on a pixel-by-pixel basis and extends a dynamic range while maintaining a s/n ratio at a favorable level. A column unit in an image sensor is independently detects a level of each pixel signal and independently sets a gain for level of the signal. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208269

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

07/20/17 / #20170208258

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

07/20/17 / #20170208252

Medical observation device, medical observation system, and image shake correction method

There is provided a medical observation device, including: an observation unit configured to perform magnified observation of a surgical site; a vibration sensor that detects a vibration of the observation unit; a support unit that supports the observation unit; and a control unit that conducts an image shake correction that corrects a shake in an image observed by the observation unit, based on a detection value from the vibration sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208246

Client terminal, display control method, program, and system

The client terminal includes a candidate display control unit configured to control a candidate for a reference captured image to be displayed on a display unit, the reference captured image being retrieved based on a preliminary captured image obtained by preliminary image capture in an imaging unit and being referred to during actual image capture, and a detailed information output control unit configured to control detailed information to be output, the detailed information being attached to a reference captured image selected from among the displayed candidates for the reference captured image.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208237

Control device, control method, and program

There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program through which it is possible to reduce nonuniformity of brightness in an imaging region and implement a more suitable imaging environment, the control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that is captured by an imaging unit; and a control unit configured to control light intensities of auxiliary light beams emitted from auxiliary light emitting units that are associated in advance with a plurality of partial regions in an imaging region determined based on an angle of view of the imaging unit among the plurality of auxiliary light emitting units based on an analysis result of the acquired image.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208235

Image sensor with transfer gate control signal lines

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

07/20/17 / #20170208228

Control unit, imaging unit, and method of controlling liquid-crystal low pass filter

A control unit includes a controller controlling a polarization state of a liquid crystal layer of a liquid-crystal low pass filter to be any of a first polarization state, a second polarization state, and an intermediate polarization state between the first polarization state and the second polarization state. In output of a plurality of image data from an imaging element, the controller controls the polarization state of the liquid crystal layer to be the first polarization state or the second polarization state when first image data of the image data is outputted, and the controller controls the polarization state of the liquid crystal layer to be the intermediate polarization state when one or more of second and subsequent ones of the image data are outputted.. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208164

Mobile terminal apparatus

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

07/20/17 / #20170208145

Management of ancillary content delivery and presentation

Embodiments of the present invention address delivery of content, including advertising, in an online or networked digital environment. Undesirable content or content that needs to be removed from the digital environment may be eliminated through invocation of a ‘kill switch’ that terminates further delivery of the aforementioned content. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207978

Profile generation for bandwidth management

Profile generation for bandwidth management is provided. A content provider receive a notification regarding a new application or media file. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207889

Device

A device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating an uplink/downlink configuration of a time division duplex (tdd), and a control unit configured to notify the uplink/downlink configuration to a terminal device. The control unit controls radio communication in a half duplex frequency division duplex (hd-fdd) with respect to the terminal device according to the uplink/downlink configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207832

Rate-adaptive multiple input/multiple output (mimo) systems

A rate-adaptive method of communicating over a multipath wireless communication system uses multiple links such that each end of a link uses multiple transmit and receive antennas. A number of independent streams that are to be transmitted for each link is determined based on an overall system performance measure. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207814

Signal processing device and method and program

A signal processing method comprising rearranging transmission data so that a predictable portion of the transmission data is spread more uniformly in the transmission data, the predictable portion including information that is predictable by a receiver side. The phase of a carrier signal can be modulated based on the rearranged transmission data, and the modulated signal may be transmitted. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207652

Power path information generation device, method for generating power path information, and computer program

A system that acquires information indicating a variation in voltage corresponding to each of a plurality of nodes connected to a direct-current (dc) line; and identifies a topology of the plurality of nodes connected to the dc line based on the acquired information indicating the variation in voltage corresponding to each of the plurality of nodes.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207637

Electric storage system

Provided is an electric storage system including: a plurality of electric storage devices including a plurality of modules, a battery management unit, and a line concentrator connected with the battery management unit; wherein the plurality of modules include a battery unit, a voltage measurement unit, a temperature measurement unit and a current measurement unit, and wherein the battery management unit is configured to control at least one of the plurality of electric storage devices based on an instruction transmitted from the line concentrator.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207444

Positive electrode active material, positive electrode, battery, battery pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system

A positive electrode active material includes: a particle including a lithium composite oxide; a first layer that is provided on a surface of the particle and includes a lithium composite oxide; and a second layer that is provided on a surface of the first layer. The lithium composite oxide included in the particle and the lithium composite oxide included in the first layer have the same composition or almost the same composition, the second layer includes an oxide or a fluoride, and the lithium composite oxide included in the first layer has lower crystallinity than the lithium composite oxide included in the particle.. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207266

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

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

07/20/17 / #20170207257

Pixel circuit, semiconductor photodetection device, and radiation counting device

In a photoelectric changing unit, a photoelectric conversion unit converts light into electric charge, and an electric charge accumulation unit accumulates the electric charge in a polygonal area whose plurality of sides are adjacent to the photoelectric conversion unit on a light receiving surface. A voltage generation unit accumulates the electric charge and generates a voltage according to an amount of the accumulated electric charge. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207223

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes: forming an insulating film on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate; and forming a hydrogen supply film on a second surface facing the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, the hydrogen supply film containing one or more of silicon oxide, teos, bpsg, bsg, psg, fsg, carbon-containing silicon oxide, silicon nitride, carbon-containing silicon nitride, and oxygen-containing silicon carbide.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207212

Electrostatic protective device and electrostatic protective circuit

The electrostatic protective device includes an insulator and a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer includes a device forming region and a device separating region. ... Sony Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207163

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