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

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

Information processing device, information processing method and program

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

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

Reproduction apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

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

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

Image sensor, electronic apparatus, comparator, and drive method

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

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

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

Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus

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

Imaging device and control method thereof, and electronic apparatus

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

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

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

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

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

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

Mobile terminal comprising a display rotable about a casing

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

09/27/18 / #20180278729

Communication device and communication method

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

09/27/18 / #20180278217

Amplifier, audio signal output method, and electronic device

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

09/27/18 / #20180277886

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277606

Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing method thereof

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

09/27/18 / #20180277605

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277604

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277594

Semiconductor device

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

09/27/18 / #20180277588

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277587

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

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

09/27/18 / #20180277585

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277584

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

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

09/27/18 / #20180277579

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277528

Display unit

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

09/27/18 / #20180277479

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing semiconductor device

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

09/27/18 / #20180277163

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180277156

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

09/27/18 / #20180277054

Video frame rate compensation through adjustment of vertical blanking

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

09/27/18 / #20180276918

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180276165

Bus system and communication device

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

09/27/18 / #20180275854

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/27/18 / #20180275818

Information processing device, operation input method and operation input program

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

09/27/18 / #20180275790

Input device, sensor, electric apparatus, and detection method

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

09/27/18 / #20180275648

System and method for automatic passenger sharing among vehicles

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

09/27/18 / #20180275432

Light emitting device and light emitting method

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

09/27/18 / #20180275398

Wearable display device and image display method

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

09/27/18 / #20180275361

Optical-electrical hybrid module

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

09/27/18 / #20180275278

Imaging device

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

09/27/18 / #20180274931

Position determination device and method

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

09/27/18 / #20180273760

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180272533

Assembly apparatus and control method therefor

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

09/27/18 / #20180272231

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180272190

Agent apparatus and agent method

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

09/27/18 / #20180271613

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180271499

Information processing device and information processing method

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

09/20/18 / #20180270890

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270827

Communication control apparatus, communication control method, and communication system

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

09/20/18 / #20180270823

Communication apparatus and method for controlling communication apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180270795

Telecommunications apparatus and method

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

09/20/18 / #20180270749

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270730

Node reselection determined by the network on received ue beacon signaling

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

09/20/18 / #20180270714

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating first and second terminal devices for transmitting data in a device-to-device communication mode in a wireless telecommunications system supporting communications on a first carrier operating over a first frequency band and a second carrier operating over a second frequency band. The first terminal device transmits control signalling on the first carrier and this is received by the second terminal device. ... Sony Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270635

Communication device and communication method

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

09/20/18 / #20180270542

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270512

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270498

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

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

09/20/18 / #20180270467

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270438

Imaging element, imaging method and electronic apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180270437

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270407

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270404

Camera module and electronic apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180270208

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

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

09/20/18 / #20180270028

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180269721

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180269711

Feed system, feed unit, and electronic unit

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

09/20/18 / #20180269540

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180269429

Light emitting apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180269417

Light emitting element and display device

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

09/20/18 / #20180269414

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180269300

Method for manufacturing insulated gate field effect transistor

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

09/20/18 / #20180269267

Display device and method for manufacturing the same

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

09/20/18 / #20180269248

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method

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

09/20/18 / #20180269246

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180269244

Solid-state imaging device and camera

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

09/20/18 / #20180269243

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180268866

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268854

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268700

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180268626

Recording device, recording method, and computer program

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

09/20/18 / #20180268557

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268531

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180268523

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268248

Image processing device and method, recording medium and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180268246

Information acquisition apparatus and information acquisition method

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

09/20/18 / #20180267628

Input device and method and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180267627

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180267616

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180267394

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180267323

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180267291

Endoscope system

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

09/20/18 / #20180267210

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266830

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

09/20/18 / #20180264367

Online video game service with split clients

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

09/20/18 / #20180263710

Medical imaging apparatus and surgical navigation system

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

09/20/18 / #20180263594

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263471

Endoscope camera head

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

09/20/18 / #20180263461

Medical control apparatus, control method, and program

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

09/06/18 / #20180255633

Electronic equipment

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

09/06/18 / #20180255541

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255535

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255525

Communication device and communication method

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

09/06/18 / #20180255501

Network controlled extended access barring for user devices

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

09/06/18 / #20180255490

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

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

09/06/18 / #20180255489

Electronic device in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

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

09/06/18 / #20180255349

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255320

Bias minimization for successive image reconstruction based on embedded codec circuitry

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

09/06/18 / #20180255318

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255283

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

09/06/18 / #20180255261

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180255260

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180255259

Image pickup circuit, cmos sensor, and image pickup device

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

09/06/18 / #20180255243

Information processing apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180255242

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

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

09/06/18 / #20180255236

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/06/18 / #20180255117

Methods and devices for controlling streaming over a radio network

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

09/06/18 / #20180254939

Coding and modulation apparatus using non-uniform constellation

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

09/06/18 / #20180254875

Communicating rf terminal capability

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

09/06/18 / #20180254860

Communications device, infrastructure equipment, communications system and methods

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

09/06/18 / #20180254656

Feed unit, feed system, and electronic device

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

09/06/18 / #20180254436

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and illumination apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180254305

Self-light emitting display unit and electronic device

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

09/06/18 / #20180254088

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180254038

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

09/06/18 / #20180254008

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180254007

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180254005

Display, method for driving display, and electronic apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180253909

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and user equipment

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

09/06/18 / #20180253886

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180253885

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

09/06/18 / #20180253858

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180253845

System for determining a cancer diagnosis score derived from stained nuclei

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

09/06/18 / #20180253595

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

09/06/18 / #20180253593

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180253401

Apparatus and method

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

09/06/18 / #20180253188

Projection display unit

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

09/06/18 / #20180253164

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180253142

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180252989

Interchangeable lens, imaging apparatus, and camera system

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

09/06/18 / #20180252815

3d depth map

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

09/06/18 / #20180251257

Storage case

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

09/06/18 / #20180250600

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180250598

System and method for managing online gaming league

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

09/06/18 / #20180250593

Cut-scene gameplay

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

09/06/18 / #20180250092

Medical observation apparatus and control method

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

08/23/18 / #20180242393

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

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

08/23/18 / #20180242381

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

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

08/23/18 / #20180242320

Telecommunications apparatuses and methods

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

08/23/18 / #20180242306

Methods, apparatuses and system for transmission of a connection request message in a wireless communications system

A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system includes: a transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a base station; and a controller configured to: control the transceiver to detect a wireless paging signal from the base station; detect whether the paging signal includes information defining an allocation of a communications resource for use by the terminal device to send a connection request message to the base station; control the transceiver, in response to a detection that the paging signal does not include information defining the allocation of the communications resource, to perform a radio channel allocation procedure with the base station for the terminal device to be allocated the communications resource; and control the transceiver to establish wireless communication with the base station by sending the connection request message using the allocated communications resource.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242284

Reduction of crc field in compact dci message on m-pdcch for low cost mtc devices

A terminal device, operable in a wireless telecommunications system, including: a receiver operable to receive a first control message from a base station indicating a radio resource for use by at least one of the receiver and a transmitter to exchange a signal with a base station, the first control message including a code generated based on an identifier of an intended terminal device and a value of a time-dependent parameter at a transmission time. The controller is operable to: attempt to perform a predetermined process using the code, an identifier of the terminal device, and the value of the time-dependant parameter; wherein: if the predetermined process is not successfully completed, disregard the first control message; if the predetermined process is successfully completed, control at least one of the receiver and transmitter to exchange a signal with the base station using the radio resource indicated by the first control message.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242240

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

Interference caused by response signals is reduced. A wireless communication device includes a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242174

Data communication by virtual network boosting using proxy nodes in wireless networks

A system and method for offline data communication by virtual network boosting using proxy nodes in offline wireless networks, includes receipt of a first content by a first electronic device from a second electronic device using a first offline wireless network feature. A plurality of offline wireless network features available in a third electronic device to which the first content is to be communicated in an offline wireless network, are detected by the first electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242095

Speaker position identification with respect to a user based on timing information for enhanced sound adjustment

Various aspects of a system and method for speaker position identification with respect to a user based on timing information for enhanced sound adjustment in a multi-channel speaker system are disclosed herein. The system includes an electronic device that receives a first timing signal from a control device of the speaker system. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242030

Encoding device and method, reproduction device and method, and program

The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242019

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241978

Information processing device and information processing method

The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method, capable of inhibiting corresponding-point detection accuracy from degrading. The information processing device according to the present technology, allows a projecting unit to project a second pattern including a first pattern including repetition in first cycles in a first direction, inverted in phase in second cycles in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, in order to acquire corresponding relationship in pixel between the projecting unit and a capturing unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241957

Image pickup circuit

An image pickup circuit including a plurality of circuit blocks. Each of the plurality of circuit blocks includes a plurality of comparing elements, a single counter, and a plurality of storage units. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241955

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus, the solid-state imaging device being capable of expanding the dynamic range without deteriorating the image quality. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section having a plurality of unit pixels and a drive section. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241935

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program

Disclosed herein is an image monitoring system including: a camera connected to a network; display means for displaying an image captured by the camera; and display control means for controlling display such that, in displaying images by the display means, an image is displayed in a window having a predetermined layout; wherein the display control means presets an allocation database containing a correlation between the window having a predetermined layout and a camera identification code and, when the camera is connected to the network, automatically sets a correlation between the camera identification code in the allocation database and the camera, thereby controlling image display into the window on the basis of the allocation database.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241788

Information processing apparatus

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

08/23/18 / #20180241732

Electronic device, server, electronic device controlling method, information processing method and recording medium

An information processing device includes an interface configured to receive authentication information from an electronic device. The device also includes circuitry configured to identify an execution range of an association operation program executed by the electronic device, the execution range being indicative of an authentication of an association between the electronic device and another electronic device.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241701

Information processing system and information processing method

An information processing system and an information processing method to enable a conversation to be animated with a response of a virtual agent having proper personality corresponding to a communication situation between users. The information processing system includes: a virtual agent profile database that accumulates profiles of a plurality of virtual agents capable of communication on a network; and a controller that selects one virtual agent from the plurality of virtual agents in accordance with an analysis result of communication between real users, generates a message in accordance with the analysis result and the profile of the one virtual agent, and posts the generated message to a communication session between the real users.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241502

Wireless telecommunications

A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system includes: a transceiver operable to perform wireless communication with one or more other terminal devices according to the wireless communications system and to receive speed information from the one or more other terminal devices indicative of a physical speed of the one or more other terminal devices; and a controller configured to select a transmission format, for use in wireless communication by the transceiver, in dependence upon the speed information received from the one or more other terminal devices.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241437

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241283

Actuator and robot arm apparatus

Provided is an actuator (300) including: a reduction gear (320) that reduces, by a certain reduction ratio, a rotational velocity of an input shaft joined to a rotary shaft of a motor (360), and transmits the reduced rotational velocity to an output shaft (350); a first absolute angle encoder (330) that detects a rotational angle of the input shaft; and a second absolute angle encoder (340) that detects a rotational angle of the output shaft.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240991

Electronic device and solid state imaging apparatus

Disclosed herein is an electronic device including a first electrode 21, a second electrode 22, and a photoelectric conversion layer 23 held between the first electrode 21 and the second electrode 22. The first electrode 21 is formed from a transparent conductive material having a work function ranging from 5.2 to 5.9 ev, preferably from 5.5 to 5.9 ev, more preferably 5.8 to 5.9 ev.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240942

Component, substrate module, apparatus, and optical filter

[solving means] a component includes a main body, a first layer, and a second layer. The main body includes a bottom surface. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240908

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

08/23/18 / #20180240847

Imaging element and method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a back surface irradiation type imaging element having an organic photoelectric conversion film capable of preventing color mixing and securing dynamic range, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus. An imaging element according to an aspect of the present technology includes a photoelectric conversion film provided on one side of a semiconductor substrate, a pixel separation section formed in an inter-pixel region, and a through electrode that transmits a signal, corresponding to an electric charge obtained by photoelectric conversion in the photoelectric conversion film, to a wiring layer formed on the other side of the semiconductor substrate, the through electrode being formed in the inter-pixel region. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240840

Solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus and an electronic apparatus that makes it possible to improve coloration and improve image quality. The solid-state imaging apparatus is formed so that, in a pixel array unit in which combinations of a first pixel corresponding to a color component of a plurality of color components and a second pixel having higher sensitivity to incident light as compared with the first pixel are two-dimensionally arrayed, a first electrical barrier formed between a first photoelectric conversion unit and a first unnecessary electric charge drain unit in the first pixel, and a second electrical barrier formed between a second photoelectric conversion unit and a second unnecessary electric charge drain unit in the second pixel have different heights, respectively. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240836

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

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor element, a manufacturing method of a semiconductor element, and an electronic apparatus, which enable suppression of crack occurrences and leaks. The present technology has a laminated structure including an insulating film having a cte value between those of metal and si and disposed under a metal wiring, and p—sio (1 μm) having good coverage and disposed as a via inner insulating film in a tsv side wall portion. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240834

Solid-state image-capturing element and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and an electronic device capable of reducing the capacitance by using a hollow region. At least a part of a region between an fd wiring connected to a floating diffusion and a wiring other than the fd wiring is a hollow region. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240831

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

08/23/18 / #20180240829

Solid-state imaging element, manufacturing method, and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element, a manufacturing method, and an electronic device capable of further improving quality. A flattening film is formed so as to fill a recessed portion of a semiconductor substrate having a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels is arranged in an array, a recessed region is formed in the flattening film by hollowing out a region corresponding to the pixel region, and a color filter layer is formed in the recessed region. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240825

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

The present invention relates to a solid-state imaging device. In a pixel array section in the solid-state imaging device, a vertical signal line is provided right under power supply wiring apart from a floating diffusion region in order to reduce load capacitance of the vertical signal line. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240823

Solid-state imaging element and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic apparatus, in which the number of wires controlling readout can be reduced in a case where a pixel signal of each pixel is read out in a predetermined order for each unit pixel region. The unit pixel region is configured by a plurality of pixels arranged in an array. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240797

Stacked body

A stacked body according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a plurality of transistors; a first substrate; and a second substrate that is stacked with the first substrate and is electrically coupled to the first substrate, in which a first transistor to be driven at a first driving voltage being a lowest voltage of the plurality of transistors is provided only in the first substrate of the first substrate and the second substrate to form a first circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240673

Transistor, protection circuit, and method of manufacturing transistor

Both an improvement of on-current and suppression of leakage current of a transistor are achieved. A transistor includes a drain, a source, a gate, and a gate insulating film. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240507

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

08/23/18 / #20180240454

Personalized assistance system based on emotion

A personalized voice assistance system and method to provide a personalized emotion-based assistance to a first individual from a group of individuals are disclosed. The personalized voice assistance system detects an activity of the first individual in a first time period in a defined area. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240453

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, which make it possible for a user to listen to an audio signal more appropriately are provided. An information processing apparatus, including: behavior recognition unit configured to recognize behavior of a user on a basis of sensing information of at least one of the user and an environment; a processing controller configured to control, on a basis of the recognized behavior of the user, signal processing with respect to at least one of an audio signal listened to by the user, a noise reduction signal, and an external sound monitor signal; and a signal processing unit configured to execute the signal processing.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240328

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a matter extracting unit extracting a predetermined matter from text information, an action pattern specifying unit specifying one or multiple action patterns associated with the predetermined matter, an action extracting unit extracting each of the action patterns associated with the predetermined matter, from sensor information, and a state analyzing unit generating state information indicating a state related to the matter, based on each of the action patterns extracted from the sensor information, using a contribution level indicating a degree of contribution of each of the action patterns to the predetermined matter, for a combination of the predetermined matter and each of the action patterns associated with the predetermined matter.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240272

Displacement directed tessellation

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for rendering computer graphics. In various embodiments, a displacement map is created for a plurality of surfaces and a tessellation process is initiated. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240220

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of further reducing the unpleasant feeling caused by the disturbance of the display of the virtual object, the information processing apparatus including: a prediction accuracy estimation unit that estimates a degree of prediction accuracy related to prediction of a position or a posture of a real object; and an output control unit that outputs information for causing a display unit to display a virtual object corresponding to the real object on a basis of an estimation result of the prediction accuracy estimation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240213

Information processing system, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing system including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire direction information indicating a rotational angle of a display object displayed on a display screen, the rotational angle being with respect to a reference angle on the display screen, or a direction in which a user is positioned with respect to the display screen; and a decision unit configured to decide, on a basis of the direction information, a direction of the display object with respect to the display screen when a display mode of the display object is switched to an enlarged display mode, in which the rotational angle of the display object is different from a rotational angle of the display screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239963

Visibility enhancement devices, systems, and methods

Embodiments include systems of and methods for an electronic device having a camera configured to capture image data, a display configured to display the captured image data and content corresponding to an application of the electronic device, and a motion sensor configured to detect motion of the electronic device. The electronic device also includes circuitry configured to activate the camera when motion is detected by the motion sensor, and control the display to display at least a portion of the captured image data at a size proportional to an amount of motion as detected by an output of the motion sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239926

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of easily sharing information on a status of a user with the other party while securing privacy on the basis of a relationship with the other party with whom the information on the status of the user is to be shared, the information processing apparatus including a control unit configured to acquire status information on a status of a first user and change granularity of the status information to be presented to a second user on the basis of a relationship between the first user and the second user.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239879

Information processing device, and information processing method, and program

A configuration in which usage control that is substantially similar to content usage control in a copy source medium can be performed in a content copy destination is implemented. A data processing unit that performs a copy process of recording data recorded on a first medium on a second medium records encrypted content in the first medium on the second medium, without decrypting the encrypted content. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239832

Method for determining news veracity

Systems and methods for determining news veracity are provided. Information may be stored in memory regarding a plurality of media outlets, a plurality of journalists, and a plurality of predefined topics. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239645

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, a service processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system, which are capable of appropriately determining a service processing apparatus as a connection destination from among a plurality of service processing apparatuses without using any special apparatus, the information processing apparatus including: a transmission control unit that causes a first communication unit to transmit an inquiry about whether or not processing of a first service requested by a user is able to be performed to a plurality of service processing apparatuses; and a connection destination determination unit that determines any service processing apparatus capable of performing the processing of the first service from among the plurality of service processing apparatuses as a connection destination on a basis of response information that is received from one or more of the plurality of service processing apparatuses.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239487

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable improvement in the operability of an hmd. An output control unit prevents reflection of an operation in an output, in accordance with the attachment state of a housing to be attached to a head of a user. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239440

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program which can control a display position of an indicator on the basis of movement of the line of sight which is intended to be used for input. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information indicating user operation; and a display control unit configured to determine whether or not to control a display position of an indicator using gaze input in accordance with whether or not a difference between a position of the indicator indicating an operation position operated by a user indicated by the information acquired by the acquiring unit and a position of a gazing point of the user exceeds a threshold.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239421

Motion tracking apparatus and system

A motion tracking system for tracking a user is provided. The system includes a motion detecting unit, a camera, a body tracking unit and a data merging unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239150

Optical device and method for producing the same, and display device

A display device is provided with (a) a frame that is worn on a head of a viewer, and (b) an image display device 100 mounted to the frame. The image display device is provided with (b-1) an image forming device 111, and (b-2) an optical device 120 that forms a virtual image on the basis of light emitted from the image forming device 111. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180239126

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

08/23/18 / #20180238999

Distance measurement apparatus and distance measurement method

A distance measurement apparatus includes at least one measurement unit. The measurement unit includes a first light reception section including a plurality of photon counting type light reception devices connected to each other, a first conversion section configured to convert current outputted from the first light reception section into a voltage, a first amplification section configured to output an amplification value obtained by amplifying the voltage outputted from the first conversion section and output, when the amplification value exceeds a given limit value, the limit value as the amplification value, and a first measurement section configured to measure a timing at which the output value from the first amplification section reaches a given threshold value.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180237641

Phenylethynylnaphthalene dyes and methods for their use

Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (i), including salts thereof, wherein r1a, r1b, r1c, r1d, r1e, r1f, r2a, r2b, r2c, r2d, r2e, r2f, r2g, r2h, r2i, r2j, x and y are as defined herein. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180236355

Networked simulation method and apparatus

A method of networked simulation during a multiplayer game for a server includes: simulating at the server at least a first interactive object of a virtual environment, detecting whether a user of a first client may interact with the first interactive object within the virtual environment, and if so, setting the server to a co-operative simulation mode in which the server is arranged to receive data corresponding to an outcome of a simulation by the first client of an interaction between the first interactive object and an avatar of the user; receiving data from the first client corresponding to the outcome of the simulation by the first client of the interaction between the first interactive object and the avatar of the user, and updating the server simulation of the first interactive object responsive to the received data.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180236340

Sensing system, sensor device, and sensor fixture

[object] to provide a sensing system, a sensor device, and a sensor fixture. [solution] the sensing system includes: a sensor fixture that has a mode corresponding to an attachment attitude to a target object; and a sensor device configured to be attached with the attachment attitude to the target object via the sensor fixture, the sensor device including a sensor unit configured to sense information regarding the target object, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating the attachment attitude on a basis of the mode of the sensor fixture.. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235721

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

A medical observation apparatus includes: a microscope; a support that movably supports the microscope, and includes plural arm portions and plural joint portions each of which connects two of the arm portions and rotatably holds one of the arm portions around a predetermined shaft portion with respect to the other of the arm portions; and one or plural cables inserted into an interior of the support. The shaft portion has a cylindrical shape into which the one or the plural cables can be inserted. ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235574

Ultrasonic array oscillator, method of producing ultrasonic array oscillator, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus

[object] to provide an ultrasonic array oscillator, a method of producing an ultrasonic array oscillator, an ultrasonic probe, and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus having a high impedance matching effect and excellent productivity. [solving means] the ultrasonic array oscillator according to the present technology includes ultrasonic oscillators (130) and semiconductor chips (140). ... Sony Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235451

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a first endoscope that includes a first observation optical system; a second endoscope that includes a second observation optical system different from the first observation optical system, an exit pupil diameter of the second endoscope being larger than an exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope; an imaging device that is connected to one of the first and the second endoscopes, and includes an aperture diaphragm configured to pass light output from the connected one of the first and the second endoscopes, and an imaging unit configured to receive the light passed through the aperture diaphragm and convert the received light into an electric signal; and an image processing device configured to generate an image by using the electric signal generated by the imaging device. A minimum aperture diameter of the aperture diaphragm is larger than the exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180235038

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

08/16/18 / #20180235009

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

An electronic device that determines a first parameter corresponding to a length or duration of data to be transmitted by the electronic device; determines whether the first parameter exceeds a predetermined threshold value; controls a wireless interface of the electronic device to transmit a request to send the data when the parameter exceeds the predetermined threshold value; acquires a second parameter related to detection sensitivity or transmission power; and determines, when the first parameter does not exceed the predetermined threshold value, whether to transmit the request to send the data prior to transmitting the data based on the second parameter.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180235003

Method for indicating the allocated resources for a harq message in a random access procedure for a low-complexity, narrowband terminal

A method of transmitting an acknowledgment message in a random access procedure in a mobile telecommunications system, the method including: transmitting an uplink random access request; responsive to the random access request, transmitting a downlink allocation message indicating downlink resources for sending a downlink message; transmitting the downlink message using the resources indicated in the downlink allocation message; responsive to receiving the downlink message, transmitting an uplink message; and transmitting an acknowledgement message in respect of the uplink message and using one or more acknowledgment resources, wherein the one or more acknowledgment resources are identified based on at least one of the downlink allocation message, the downlink message and the uplink random access request.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234953

Wireless telecommunications

A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system includes: a transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a base station using a communications resource allocated to the terminal device by the base station; and a controller configured to: control the transceiver to receive a grant signal from the base station, the grant signal specifying a communications resource for use by the terminal device; control the transceiver to send a wireless message to the base station using the communications resource specified by the grant signal; determine, in dependence upon the grant signal, a subset, being some but not all, of a set of control data elements providing wireless signalling from the base station to the terminal device; and detect, from a control data element in the subset, acknowledgement information sent by the base station in respect of the wireless message.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234919

Wireless telecommunications system

A wireless telecommunications system including first and second groups of terminal devices operable to communicate with a base station via respective first and second network nodes. Each of the first and second groups of terminal devices are synchronized to communicate with the first and second network nodes, respectively, in a discontinuous mode including a repeating signalling cycle including first and second wake periods. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234913

Telecommunications apparatus and methods for routing of d2d traffic

A method of routing communication in a mobile communications system, including a first of mobile communications devices operable to communicate via a wireless interface by routing downlink and/or uplink traffic to a base station and by routing device-to-device traffic directly via a sidelink to at least one other of mobile communications devices. The method includes: estimating, using sidelink discovery reporting information from a second mobile communications device, that the sidelink between the first and second mobile communications devices is experiencing shadowing caused by one or more obstacles; upon estimating that the sidelink between the first and second mobile communications devices is experiencing shadowing, instructing the first and second mobile communications devices to communicate via the base station for at least part of the device-to-device traffic for the first mobile communications device.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234907

Routes discovery in wireless networks with directional transmissions

A method and apparatus for routing data through independent routes substantially between a source station and a destination station of a mesh network. The routes are discovered in a non-sequential, pseudo-simultaneous manner from a source station (sta) to a destination station (sta). ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234898

Wireless telecommunications system

A first terminal device, for use in a wireless telecommunications system, including: a receiver; a transmitter; a storage medium operable to store mapping information identifying sets of predetermined radio resources and a predetermined geographical region associated with each respective set of predetermined radio resources; and a controller operable to: receive a geographical location, the geographical location of the terminal device being determined by a location unit; determine the predetermined geographical region of the received mapping information within which the determined geographical location is located; determine the set of predetermined radio resources associated with the determined geographical region using the received mapping information; control the receiver to receive signals from a second terminal device using the determined set of predetermined radio resources; and control the transmitter to transmit signals to the second terminal device using the determined set of predetermined radio resources.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234857

Communications device

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

08/16/18 / #20180234733

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

An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234732

Method and system for re-aggregation and optimization of media

A media system for providing community driven content determines user consumption data and analyzes user affinity. The media system performs user affinity representations and analyzes content affinity. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234703

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a horizontal filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a vertical block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a vertical filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a horizontal block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, and a control section configured to cause the horizontal filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of vertical block boundaries included in a processing unit containing a plurality of coding units and cause the vertical filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of horizontal block boundaries included in the processing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234699

Video coding system with search range and method of operation thereof

A video coding system, and a method of operation thereof, includes: a source input module for receiving a frame from a video source; and a picture process module, coupled to the source input module, for generating a reference coding unit in the frame; for generating an intra copy motion vector pointing to the reference coding unit within a search range, wherein the search range does not include an upper coding tree unit of the frame; for generating a current coding unit based on the intra copy motion vector; and for generating a video bitstream based on the current coding unit for a video decoder to receive and decode for displaying on a device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234694

Variable length coding of header data for image compression

An image-processing apparatus and method for variable length coding of header data for image compression, includes retrieval of an input image stored in a first storage space in a memory. The input image is partitioned into a plurality of blocks. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234693

Flexible band offset mode in sample adaptive offset in hevc

A flexible band offset (fbo) apparatus and method of performing sample adaptive offset (sao) filtering within encoders and decoders, such as according to the high efficiency video coding (hevc) standard, and similarly configured coding devices. The number of band offset (bo) modes and the number of necessary offsets is reduced. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234692

Flexible band offset mode in sample adaptive offset in hevc

A flexible band offset (fbo) apparatus and method of performing sample adaptive offset (sao) filtering within encoders and decoders, such as according to the high efficiency video coding (hevc) standard, and similarly configured coding devices. The number of band offset (bo) modes and the number of necessary offsets is reduced. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234672

Systems, methods, and media for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image

Systems, methods, and media for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, systems for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image are provided, the systems comprising: an image sensor that outputs image data; and at least one processor that: causes a projection of the space-time volume to be captured in a single image of the image data in accordance with a coded shutter function; receives the image data; and performs a reconstruction process on the image data to provide a space-time volume corresponding to the image data.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234661

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to decrease reduction in a recognition rate corresponding to the amount of exercise of a user wearing a wearable device. Acceleration information is acquired as exercise state information, and movement speed is calculated. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234654

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180234651

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

08/16/18 / #20180234645

Image capturing control apparatus, image capturing apparatus, image capturing system and image capturing control method

An image capturing control apparatus includes a control unit and a plurality of image processing units. The control unit is configured to perform a read-out control of an image capturing unit such that image signals are read out in parallel, the image signals generated under different image capturing conditions for every pixel line group of a plurality of pixel lines of the image capturing unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234615

Camera control apparatus and camera control method

A camera control apparatus includes: an input section to which a plurality of cameras controlled by the apparatus are connected, each of the cameras including a first preset information storage section capable of storing up to n preset information on the state of the camera setting; a second preset information storage section capable of storing (n+1)-th to m-th preset information (n<m) in each camera; an operation input unit to which an operation of selecting a specific one of the cameras and an operation of instructing registration or read out of the preset information on the selected camera are inputted; and a control section registering the preset information in the information storage section when the operation of instructing registration of the preset information is inputted, whereas reading and incorporating the preset information into the state of the selected camera when the operation of instructing readout of the registered preset information is inputted.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234278

Device used at wireless communication base station side and user equipment side, and method

A device used at a wireless communication base station side and a user equipment side, and a method. The device used at a wireless communication base station side includes: a sequence generation unit configured to generate a reference signal sequence; and a resource mapping unit configured to determine a reference signal pattern composed of a mapping relationship between an antenna port and a resource element of a physical transmission resource according to the number of antenna ports for sending reference signals, and mapping the reference signal sequence to the resource unit based on the reference signal pattern for transmission, wherein the reference signal pattern includes code division multiplexing conducted on the resource unit in a frequency domain between antenna ports.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234274

Transmission device, transmission method, and communication system

A transmission device of the disclosure includes: a transmission symbol generator unit that generates, on the basis of a predetermined number of transition signals each of which indicates a transition in a sequence of transmission symbols, transmission symbol signals that are equal in number to the predetermined number, a serializer unit that serializes the predetermined number of the transmission symbol signals, to generate a serial signal; and a driver unit that operates on the basis of the serial signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234218

User device for communicating data and method

A user device is arranged to transmit and receive data via a wireless access interface including a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing subcarriers extending across a first bandwidth. The user device is configured to receive one or more signals repeatedly transmitted across a second bandwidth and not across subcarriers of a first bandwidth outside of the second bandwidth, store second signals in a memory. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234140

Device and method for managing spectrum resources, and wireless communication device and method

A device and method for managing spectrum resources and a wireless communication device and method are provided. The method for managing spectrum resources of a wireless communication system according to the disclosure includes: acquiring resource utilization parameter information of a communication device to be managed, the resource utilization parameter information including the number of antennas; and determining spectrum resource allocation to the communication device based on the resource utilization parameter information. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234098

Phase-locked loop, phase-locking method, and communication unit

A phase-locked loop of the disclosure includes a detector, an oscillator, an adjuster, and a controller. The detector detects a transition of an input clock signal. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233825

Communication apparatus

A communication apparatus includes a signal line that connects an antenna and a wireless communication module to each other, the signal line having a portion where the signal line is divided in part into sections, with an adjacent portion adjacent to the divided portion of the signal line being greater in line width than a main body portion of the signal line; a first ground pattern disposed to face the main body portion; and a second ground pattern disposed to face the adjacent portion. The distance from the adjacent portion to the second ground pattern is longer than the distance from the main body portion to the first ground pattern. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233719

Battery and connection apparatus

A battery includes: a casing that includes a plurality of exterior faces having outer faces facing mutually-different directions and has an arrangement concave part formed; a cell that is housed inside the casing; and a connector that includes a connection terminal connected to an electrode terminal of a connection apparatus and is arranged in the arrangement concave part, in which a face forming the arrangement concave part of the casing is formed as a concave part forming face, and the concave part forming face is present between the exterior faces and the connector.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233718

Battery and connection apparatus

A battery includes: a casing that houses a cell inside; and a terminal part that has connection terminals connected to electrode terminals of a connection apparatus, in which the casing includes a top face and a bottom face positioned on opposite sides in a height direction and two side faces positioned between the top face and the bottom face on opposite sides in a widthwise direction, a notch is formed by a level difference face that is continuous from the side face and a groove forming face that is continuous from the bottom face, and a guided groove that is open to the groove forming face is formed in the casing, and the guided groove is positioned on a further bottom face side than the level difference face.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233717

Battery and connection apparatus

Disclosed is a battery including a casing including cells housed therein and a terminal part including a connection terminal connected to an electrode terminal of a connection apparatus, in which in the casing, a functional groove having a predetermined function in which a longitudinal direction coincides with a connection direction of the connection terminal and the electrode terminal is formed, and the functional groove includes a plurality of functional units having different lengths which are continuously formed. Accordingly, since there is no part that divides a functional unit between a plurality of functional units having different lengths, a size of the functional groove in a direction in which the functional units are continuous is a sum of sizes of a plurality of functional units, and thus it is possible to reduce the size of the battery while securing high functionality.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233660

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

08/16/18 / #20180233544

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

08/16/18 / #20180233540

Photoelectric conversion element, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A photoelectric conversion element according to one embodiment of the disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode that are oppositely disposed; and a photoelectric conversion layer that is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and includes a high-molecular semiconductor material and a low-molecular material. The high-molecular semiconductor material has an absorption coefficient in a visible light region of 50000 cm−1 or less. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233539

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

08/16/18 / #20180233529

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

Provided is a solid-state image pickup device including: a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric conversion portion and a pixel transistor formed in a front surface side of a substrate, wherein a rear surface side of the substrate is set as a light receiving plane of the photoelectric conversion portion; and an element, which becomes a passive element or an active element, which is disposed in the front surface side of the substrate so as to be superimposed on the photoelectric conversion portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233435

Semiconductor device

A first semiconductor device includes: a first wiring layer including a first interlayer insulating film, a first electrode pad, and a first dummy electrode, the first electrode pad being embedded in the first interlayer insulating film and having one surface located on same plane as one surface of the first interlayer insulating film, and the first dummy electrode being embedded in the first interlayer insulating film, having one surface located on same plane as the one surface of the first interlayer insulating film, and being disposed around the first electrode pad; and a second wiring layer including a second interlayer insulating film, a second electrode pad, and a second dummy electrode, the second electrode pad being embedded in the second interlayer insulating film, having one surface located on same surface as one surface of the second interlayer insulating film, and being bonded to the first electrode pad, and the second dummy electrode having one surface located on same plane as the surface located closer to the first interlayer insulating film of the second interlayer insulating film, being disposed around the second electrode pad, and being bonded to the first dummy electrode. A second semiconductor device includes: a first semiconductor section including a first electrode, the first electrode being formed on a surface located closer to a bonding interface and extending in a first direction; and a second semiconductor section including a second electrode and disposed to be bonded to the first semiconductor section at the bonding interface, the second electrode being bonded to the first electrode and extending in a second direction that intersects with the first direction.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233304

Button unit and electronic device

[object] to propose a new and improved button unit and electronic device, in which an attitude of a button of an electronic device can be made stabilize. [solution] a button unit including: an operating member that presses a member to be pressed, in response to being press operated; and an urging member that urges the operating member against the member to be pressed. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233124

Noise reduction device, noise reduction method, and program

The present disclosure relates to a noise reduction device, a noise reduction method, and a program capable of reducing noise in a more stable and effective manner. Signal processing is performed to generate a reference signal representing a waveform of noise on the basis of an estimation value indicating estimation of an acoustic characteristic in a route from each of a predetermined number of speakers to a microphone. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233112

Electroluminescent display panel and electronic device

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

08/16/18 / #20180233031

Remote device and remote device system

A remote device of the disclosure includes: an exterior having a plurality of holes through which light passes, and having a structure in which a surrounding part of the holes blocks the light; a light receiver that is disposed inside the exterior, and receives signal light of one or more optical remote controls; and a light guiding section that is provided between the light receiver and a front surface of the exterior, and guides, to the light receiver, the signal light that has entered a predetermined region of the exterior. The predetermined region includes two or more of the holes.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232941

Paired local and global user interfaces for an improved augmented reality experience

Methods, systems and user interfaces enhance an augmented reality experience of a user having freedom of movement within an external environment. A local user interface is created and displayed to the user in a first viewable region. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232931

Information processing apparatus, system, and method for displaying bio-information or kinetic information

An information processing apparatus includes a bio-information obtaining unit configured to obtain bio-information of a subject; a kinetic-information obtaining unit configured to obtain kinetic information of the subject; and a control unit configured to determine an expression or movement of an avatar on the basis of the bio-information obtained by the bio-information obtaining unit and the kinetic information obtained by the kinetic-information obtaining unit and to perform a control operation so that the avatar with the determined expression or movement is displayed.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232926

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180232924

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An apparatus including an image processor configured to receive a video including an object, determine a positional relationship between the apparatus and the object, and change a positional relationship between an image superimposed on the video and the object when the positional relationship between the apparatus and the object changes.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232868

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of obtaining an obstacle-removed image in which an obstacle does not appear using disparity information. A removal section generates after-removal photographic images at a plurality of viewpoints by removing part of subjects from respective photographic images at the plurality of viewpoints using disparity information associated with the photographic images at the plurality of viewpoints. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232855

Image processing unit, image processing method, and projection system

An image processing unit of the disclosure includes an imaging section that acquires a plurality of partial images as a captured image, by imaging a projection screen provided by a projector through division of the projection screen into a plurality of regions to have partially overlapping imaging regions, and an estimation section that performs an operation a plurality of times on a basis of the captured image, the operation being performed to estimate a projection transformation matrix for linking of the partial images adjacent to each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232287

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that can appropriately resume recovery of corrupted data of a file in an iso base media file format. A setting unit sets recovery information indicating a state of recovery of corrupted data of a file in compliance with the iso base media file format. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231958

Storage of object data in device for determination of object position

Signals are transmitted between a device placed on an object and at least one further device. Based on measurement of the signals transmitted between the device and the at least one further device, a position of the object is determined. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231882

Illuminating unit and projection display apparatus

An illuminating unit of the disclosure includes a light source, a plurality of optical members for illumination that guide light from the light source to a predetermined optical path, and a polarization split element that transfers, to a predetermined illuminating position, a first polarized component included in the light guided to the predetermined optical path. One or more of the plurality of optical members for illumination have optical properties, for the light at a predetermined wavelength band outputted from the light source, of guiding the first polarized component to the predetermined optical path, and guiding a second polarized component that is different from the first polarized component toward a direction deviated from the predetermined optical path.. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231641

Using micro mirrors to improve the field of view of a 3d depth map

A micro mirror assembly widens the field of view (fov) of a 3d depth map sensor, alleviating the limitation of limited laser illumination power and limitations on the resolution of the available imaging device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180229725

Control apparatus, control method, and program

A control apparatus includes an input unit and a control unit. To the input unit, a pickup image of a camera provided to an own vehicle is input. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180229374

Detection of engagement of robot with object

A device (10) is placed on an object (30) handled by a robot (100). Based on measurements performed by at least one sensor of the device (10), engagement of the robot (100) with the object (30) is detected. ... Sony Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228129

Livestock registration system and registration method for livestock

A livestock registration system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an image data acquisition unit, a signal acquisition unit, and a registration unit. The image data acquisition unit acquires image data obtained by capturing an image of a target livestock animal. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180228035

Electronic apparatus and fabrication method therefor

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A plurality of parts built in an electronic apparatus (1) are attached to a frame (20). Further, the frame (20) has a peripheral wall portion (21, 22, 23) formed along an outer peripheral face of the electronic apparatus (1). ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227916

Data distribution by proxy

A communication device communicates with an originating device during an originating session and receives originating data from the originating device over a wireless communication link and then communicates with a receiving device during a receiving session and sends the originating data to the receiving device over a wireless communication link, such that the originating session and the receiving session occur at different times, and at least one of the sessions is an ad hoc communication session.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227864

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

There is provided a communication control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire synchronization relation information indicating which frequency bands are mutually synchronized among a plurality of frequency bands used for radio communication, and a control unit configured to control transmission of the synchronization relation information to a terminal device. The plurality of frequency bands include one or more frequency bands with which a common reference signal is not transmitted in at least one subframe among subframes which are units of time in the radio communication.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227829

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

To enable communication between a plurality of users to continue in a more preferred mode, provided is an information processing apparatus for controlling a mode of second communication via a network between a plurality of users who are targets of interactive communication, depending on a determination result of whether first direct communication is allowed between the plurality of users.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227799

Wireless communication apparatus, a method of wireless communication, and a program for wireless communication

In wireless communication with another communication apparatus in a predetermined wireless network, overhead information defined in a media access control layer is divided into a header of information necessary for the common access control and a header of information necessary for each payload. Address information is added to the header of information necessary for the common access control to transmit the generated header attached to the transmission data. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227644

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

A transmission apparatus that includes circuitry configured to generate transport protocol selection information used for selecting a transport protocol to be used in a specific service from a plurality of transport protocols conforming to a predetermined standard; and transmit, together with the transport protocol selection information, a content provided by the specific service according to the transport protocol set in the transport protocol selection information, and the plurality of transport protocols include at least route (real-time object delivery over unidirectional transport) and mmt (mpeg media transport).. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227623

Image processing device, image reproduction device, and image reproduction system

According to an illustrative embodiment, a data transmission device is provided. The device includes a communication unit for transmitting data to a receiver and transmitting data having a changed characteristic to the receiver, wherein when transmitting the data the device transmits timing information to the receiver indicating a time that the device will begin transmitting the data having a changed characteristic.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227577

Quantization for different color sampling schemes

A video coding or decoding method operable to generate blocks of quantised spatial frequency data by quantising the video data according to a selected quantisation step size and a matrix of data modifying the quantisation step size for use at different respective block positions within an ordered block of samples, the method being operable with respect to at least two different chrominance subsampling formats.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227558

Image generating apparatus and image display control apparatus

An image generating apparatus generates a panoramic image by transforming at least one divided area including a range onto which a scene viewed from an observation point is projected, out of eight divided areas obtained by dividing the surface of a sphere having at least a partial range onto which the scene is projected, with three planes that pass through the center of the sphere and are orthogonal to each other, into such an area that the number of pixels corresponding to mutually equal latitudes is progressively reduced toward higher latitudes, and placing the transformed area on a plane, and outputs the generated panoramic image.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227536

Projection system and apparatus unit

A projection system of the disclosure includes an apparatus unit and a controller. The apparatus unit includes a speaker section, a projector section, and an imaging section. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227522

Active reset circuit for reset spread reduction in single-slope adc

An image sensor comprises a pixel circuit including a reset transistor and configured to output a pixel signal; and a differential comparator including a pixel input, a reference input, and a comparator output, wherein one of a source or a drain of the reset transistor is connected to the comparator output. In this manner, an active reset method may be incorporated in the image sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227488

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

08/09/18 / #20180227486

System and method for correlating camera views

A method for correlating views of two or more video camera systems includes obtaining a plurality of data point coordinate sets to represent relative positioning between the camera systems and data point objects in the environment. The views may be correlated through interpolation or extrapolation using the obtained data point coordinate sets. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227485

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

An image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus and corresponding program and method are disclosed. In one example, a second captured image acquired from another apparatus is aligned with a first captured image. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227477

Image adjustment apparatus, image adjustment method, image adjustment program, and imaging apparatus

An image adjustment apparatus includes a boundary calculation unit that calculates a boundary between a follow light region and a back light region in an image based on a position of a light source and an image adjustment unit that adjusts a state of the follow light region or the back light region with the boundary being a reference.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227065

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a transmission apparatus, and a data processing method that enable a frequency scan to be performed at a higher speed. The reception apparatus can receive a broadcast wave, perform the frequency scan on the broadcast wave on the basis of the number of providers information indicating the number of broadcasting providers providing a service in the same frequency band, and generate channel selection information for selecting the service, thereby enabling the frequency scan at a higher speed. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226962

Comparator, solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and driving method

A comparator includes: a first amplifying unit that includes a differential pair configured with a pair of transistors which are first and second transistors, and amplifies a difference of signals input to each of the gate electrodes of the first and second transistors, to output; a second amplifying unit that amplifies the signal output from the first amplifying unit; a third transistor that connects the first transistor to a power source voltage; a fourth transistor that connects the second transistor to the power source voltage; a fifth transistor that connects a connection point of gate electrodes of the third transistor and the fourth transistor to a drain of the third transistor; and a sixth transistor that connects a connection point of gate electrodes of the third transistor and the fourth transistor to a drain of the fourth transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226695

Charging method, battery device, charging device, degradation diagnosis method, battery pack, electric vehicle, and electricity storage device

A charging method includes: in a case of charging a lithium ion secondary battery having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte housed in an exterior body, calculating a value obtained by second-order differentiation of a charging current in constant-voltage charging with respect to a charging electric quantity or time during charging; and, during charging with an environmental temperature of t1 immediately before start of charging, in a case where a change in a sign of the value calculated by second-order differentiation from positive to negative or from negative to positive is observed, if an ambient temperature immediately before start of next and subsequent charging is t2 or lower, making the whole or a part of a current in a constant-current charging current section lower than an initial setting.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226596

Insulating material, electronic device and imaging apparatus

An electronic device includes a first electrode 31, a light emitting/light receiving layer 20 formed on the first electrode 31, and a second electrode 32 formed on the light emitting/light receiving layer 20. The light emitting/light receiving layer 20 and/or the second electrode 32 is covered by an insulating layer 40 including a metal oxide that contains, as a main component, zinc oxide, while containing, as accessory components, at least two materials selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, niobium oxide, titanium oxide, molybdenum oxide and hafnium oxide.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226446

Solid-state imaging apparatus and method of manufacturing the same

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section having a light-receiving portion for receiving light from an object to image the object; and a substrate on which the imaging section is disposed, wherein a predetermined member provided on the substrate in the neighborhood of the light receiving portion is partially or entirely coated in black.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226444

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

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

08/09/18 / #20180226125

Memory, information processing system, and method of controlling memory

Reliability of stored data is improved without increasing power consumption in a case where a threshold of a control element in a memory cell changes. In a memory including the memory cell, a reference cell, and an access control unit, the memory cell changes from a non-conduction state to a conduction state according to an applied voltage at a threshold voltage and changes to a high resistance state and a low resistance state according to the voltage applied in the conduction state. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226113

Memory element and memory apparatus

According to some aspects, a layered structure comprises a memory layer exhibiting magnetization perpendicular to a face of the memory layer, the memory layer configured to change a direction of the magnetization in response to application of a current thereto, a magnetic layer exhibiting magnetization parallel or antiparallel to the direction of the magnetization of the memory layer and comprising a plurality of ferromagnetic layers, one or more non-magnetic layers, and an antiferromagnetic material, wherein a first non-magnetic layer of the one or more non-magnetic layers is situated between a first ferromagnetic layer of the plurality of ferromagnetic layers and a second ferromagnetic layer of the plurality of ferromagnetic layers, and wherein the antiferromagnetic material contacts at least one of the first non-magnetic layer and the first ferromagnetic layer, and an intermediate layer formed from a non-magnetic material located between the memory layer and the magnetic layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226093

Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium includes a nonmagnetic support body, and a magnetic layer containing magnetic powder, in which the magnetic powder contains ϵ:fe2o3 crystal (including a case of substituting a portion of fe site with a metal element m), a product of residual magnetization and a thickness of the magnetic layer is from 0.5 ma to 6.0 ma, and a squareness ratio which is measured in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic layer is 0.3 or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226016

Display panel, display device, and electronic device

A display device includes: a display panel including display elements each including a light emitting unit and a drive circuit for driving the light emitting unit, the display elements being arranged in a two-dimensional matrix on a substrate; and a luminance correction unit for correcting luminances of the display elements in display of an image by the display panel by correcting a gradation value of a video signal, in which a partition (60) for guiding stray light from a light emitting unit to an optical sensor (4) provided on the display panel is provided between adjacent light emitting units of the display panel, and the luminance correction unit corrects a gradation value of a video signal associated with each of the display elements on the basis of a gradation value of an uncorrected video signal and a detection result from the optical sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225880

Method and apparatus for providing hybrid reality environment

Methods for generating a hybrid reality environment of real and virtual objects are provided. One method includes receiving, by a server, data of a first user located at a first physical location and data of a second user located at a second physical location. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225858

Apparatus and method to generate realistic rigged three dimensional (3d) model animation for view-point transform

An apparatus and method to generate a realistic rigged three-dimensional (3d) model animation for view-point transform, includes storage of a first 3d model, which further includes a first hierarchal set of interconnected bones defined in a first set of bone orientations. Bone structure information of a second hierarchal set of interconnected bones of an object is received from a motion-sensing device. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225857

Apparatus and method to generate realistic three-dimensional (3d) model animation

A three-dimensional (3d) animation apparatus and method for roll rotation determination for rigged 3d model animation, includes display of a 3d model on a display device, which allows for selection of a first set of three feature points. The selection is executed on a first surface representation of a first facial portion of the displayed 3d model. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225840

Video processing device, video processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a video processing device, a video processing method, and a program for providing a bullet time video centering on a moving object. The video processing device acquires view point position information indicating the range of movement of a view point position for an object in an input image frame where the object is imaged in chronological order at multiple different view point positions. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225740

Item recommendation system, item recommendation method and program

An item recommendation system includes: a feedback receiving unit receiving feedbacks with respect to items by users; a feedback history storage unit storing information of feedbacks received at present or in the past by the feedback receiving unit in units of combinations of users and items; a relevance calculation unit calculating relevance between items base on first information indicating the degree in which the same user gives feedbacks to respective items and second information indicating the degree in which many users give feedbacks by using feedback information stored by the feedback history storage unit when receiving the feedback by the feedback receiving unit; and a recommendation unit immediately recommending items having higher relevance with respect to the item to the user who has given the feedback to the item by the feedback receiving unit based on the relevance calculated by the relevance calculation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225736

Image processing

An image processing method includes partitioning an image under test to form a plurality of contiguous image segments having similar image properties, deriving feature data from a subset including one or more of the image segments, and comparing the feature data from the subset of image segments with feature data derived from respective image segments of one or more other images so as to detect a similarity between the image under test and the one or more other images.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225676

Asynchronous advertising

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

08/09/18 / #20180225486

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to select a first processing mode in which static information is transmitted or a second processing mode in which dynamic information according to a process is transmitted on a basis of a predetermined request recognized in contactless communication with an external device and to perform a process corresponding to a selected processing mode. The processing unit selects the first processing mode in a case in which the recognized predetermined request is a read request for causing information to be transmitted and selects the second processing mode in a case in which the recognized predetermined request is a write request for causing information to be written in a recording medium.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225360

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

A system and method for recommending content to a user. In embodiments of the system and method, one or more content groups is generated, at least one of the content groups including more than one type of content, and a display indicative of the one or more content groups is presented to the user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225308

System, apparatus, method, program and recording medium for processing image

An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with the image, and a first transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the image to the image processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225035

Display control device, display control method, and program

There is provided a display control device including an operation detection unit configured to detect an enlargement operation on any image displayed within a display screen among a plurality of images having a predetermined relation, and a display control unit configured to determine a display area of the image based on the detected enlargement operation and to cause a portion corresponding to the display area to be enlarged and displayed for each of the images displayed within the display screen.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224714

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, display control apparatus, and display control method

An image processing apparatus including: a display control unit configured to display highlighting corresponding to an in-focus degree of a subject included in an image on the basis of predetermined sensitivity and to perform control so that the sensitivity is determined depending on a predetermined condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224643

Optical apparatuses of collecting three dimensional information of an object

The present disclosure relates to an optical apparatus of collecting three-dimensional information of an object, which includes an optical apparatus of collecting three-dimensional information of an object, which includes an optical detector, a first omnidirectional mirror and a second omnidirectional mirror. The second omnidirectional mirror is disposed between the optical detector and the first omnidirectional mirror.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224086

Light-emitting device, display apparatus and lighting apparatus

Provided is a light-emitting device with reduced in-plane luminance variation. The light-emitting device includes a main substrate, a plurality of light sources, a plurality of lenses, and one or more light reflection members. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222388

System and method for generation of a preventive alert

Various aspects of a system and method for generation of a preventive alert are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in a vehicle configured to retrieve sensor data associated with the vehicle and/or obstacle information generated by one or more sensors of the vehicle, along a path of the vehicle. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221775

System and method for storing program code and data within an application hosting center

A system and method are described for storing program code and data within an application hosting center. For example, one embodiment of a computer-implemented method comprises: subdividing program code and/or data used to execute an online application into a first type and a second type; storing program code and data of the first type in a first type of memory, the first type of memory providing relatively low latency memory access; storing program code and data of the second type in a second type of memory, the second type of memory providing relatively higher latency memory access compared to the first type of memory; retrieving program code and data from the first memory and the second memory in response to a client request to execute an online application; and transmitting a streaming interactive video stream representing images generated by the application to the client.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221774

System and method for managing audio and video channels for video game players and spectators

A computer-implemented system and method are described for managing audio chat for an online video game or application. For example, a system according to one embodiment comprises: an online video game or application execution engine to execute an online video game or application in response to input from one or more users of the video game or application and to responsively generate audio and video of the video game or application; and a chat subsystem to establish audio chat sessions with the one or more users and one or more spectators to the video game or application, the chat subsystem establishing a plurality of audio chat channels including a spectator channel over which the spectators participate in audio chat and a user channel over which the users participate in audio chat.. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221763

Method and apparatus for the projection of images, video, and/or holograms generated by a computer simulation

A method includes running a computer simulation that is controlled at least in part by a handheld controller, displaying images generated by the computer simulation on a display, and projecting at least one image generated by the computer simulation from an image projector coupled to the handheld controller. A system includes a display, a handheld controller, an image projector coupled to the handheld controller, and a processor based apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221106

Protective cover and medical observation apparatus

There is provided a protective cover including: an installation section configured to be installed on an arm that supports an imaging device, the arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of joint sections; and a protective section configured to cover the imaging device.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220383

Telecommunications apparatus and methods for access control in d2d communications

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system including plural terminal devices operable to communicate with one another in a device-to-device manner. The terminal device includes a controller and a transceiver configured to operate together to cause the terminal device to determine a transmission power level to use for device-to-device transmissions from the terminal device to restrict a number of other terminal devices able to receive the device-to-device transmissions to a restricted subset of the other terminal devices, and to transmit device-to-device communications using the determined transmission power level. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220311

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

08/02/18 / #20180220225

Signal processing device and signal processing method

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

08/02/18 / #20180220204

Information processing device, content requesting method, and computer program

To provide an information processing device in which maintenance is enabled by avoiding an increase in an amount of the meta information when a device is remotely controlled by a client using the abs technique, there is provided an information processing device including: a storage unit configured to store a predetermined definition for adding a parameter to access information for accessing each of a plurality of subsegments constituting each piece of encoded data obtained by encoding same content at a different bit rate, or for accessing every element to be acquired through a request to a server described in an mpd; and a communication unit configured to access an address defined inn the access information by designating a parameter based on the predetermined definition stored in the storage unit. The address defined in the access information is an address for controlling a device which images the content.. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220092

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus which can accurately extract a noise component so as to appropriately remove the noise component caused by stray light. A solid-state imaging device according to one aspect of the present disclosure, includes: an accumulation unit which accumulates signal charges generated by a photoelectric conversion unit and converts the signal charges into electric signals; and a first holding unit and a second holding unit which are arranged in series between the photoelectric conversion unit and the accumulation unit, temporarily hold the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and then transfer the signal charges to the accumulation unit, in which one of the first holding unit and the second holding unit is used to hold a noise charge to be input while holding the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and other of the first holding unit and the second holding unit is used to hold a noise charge to be input while not holding the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219718

Devices and methods for dynamic broadcast

A dynamic broadcast system and a spectrum management device for use in a dynamic broadcast system. A dynamic white space database unit stores and dynamically updates a dynamic white space database of frequency resources that are assigned for broadcasting broadcast content but can locally not be used for broadcasting. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219686

Device and system

A device for accessing a distributed ledger is provided. The distributed ledger is maintained by a plurality of virtual nodes. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219590

Transmission device and reception device

A device that selects a transmission weight by which each of a plurality of signal points is to be multiplied; multiplies a signal corresponding to each of the plurality of signal points by the selected transmission weight; multiplexes the multiplied signals corresponding to each of the plurality of signal points on a same frequency and time resource; and modifies a selection rule corresponding to the transmission weight by which each of the plurality of signal points is to be multiplied.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219170

Light emitting element, method for manufacturing the same, and display device

A light emitting element, display device, and method of manufacture of the same are disclosed. In one example, a light emitting element includes a lower layer/interlayer insulation layer; a light reflection layer formed on the lower layer/interlayer insulation layer; an upper layer/interlayer insulation layer; a first electrode formed on the upper layer/interlayer insulation layer; an insulation film formed at least on a region of the upper layer/interlayer insulation layer where the first electrode is not formed; an organic layer formed over the insulation film from above the first electrode, the organic layer having a light emitting layer including an organic light emitting material; and a second electrode formed on the organic layer. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219046

Solid-state imaging device

Solid-state imaging devices, electronic apparatuses, and methods of forming image sensors are provided. A solid-state imaging device or an electronic apparatus incorporating a solid-state imaging device can include a substrate and at least a first photoelectric conversion element formed in the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219045

Photoelectric conversion element, image pickup element, laminated image pickup element, and solid-state image pickup device

An image pickup element is constituted by laminating at least a first electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode in order, and the organic photoelectric conversion layer includes a first organic semiconductor material having the following structural formula (1).. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219039

Imaging device and method for manufacturing the same

An imaging device includes a plurality of light-receiving elements 10 arranged in a two-dimensional matrix shape. Each of the light-receiving elements 10 includes a first electrode 31, a photoelectric conversion layer 20, and a second electrode 32. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218212

Electronic device, information processing method, and program

Provided is an electronic device including: a determination unit configured to determine, on a basis of information regarding an environment for acquiring biological information for use in biometric authentication regarding an eye, a method of realizing an environment for acquiring biological information suitable for the biometric authentication; and a control unit configured to perform control corresponding to the method. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218211

Head-mounted display

Provided is a head-mounted display in which it is easy to photograph eyes of a user that wears the head-mounted display. The hmd that is worn by the user includes a display unit disposed in front of the eyes of the user, an optical system disposed between the display unit and eyes of the user, and an imaging unit disposed between the display unit and the optical system, the imaging unit imaging the display unit in which an image of the eyes of the user is reflected.. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218202

Image processing device, method thereof, and program

An image processing device includes a difference image generation unit which generates a difference image by obtaining a difference between frames of a cutout image which is obtained by cutting out a predetermined region on a photographed image; a feature amount extracting unit which extracts a feature amount from the difference image; and a recognition unit which recognizes a specific movement of an object on the photographed image based on the feature amount which is obtained from the plurality of difference images which are aligned in time sequence.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218027

Electronic node and method for maintaining a distributed ledger

An electronic device for maintaining a distributed ledger, which is maintained by multiple electronic nodes, wherein the distributed ledger includes multiple blocks which are associated at least with one of the previously recorded blocks and wherein a block can be added to the distributed ledger based on a mining process, has circuitry configured to perform a mining process of a block to be added to the distributed ledger, wherein the mining process by at least a part of the multiple electronic nodes includes compressing data of the block to be added to the distributed ledger.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217955

Communication device and control method

The present technology relates to a communication device and a control method that allow variation of modes of connection between electronic devices to be increased. A transmission unit transmits a modulated signal obtained by frequency-converting a baseband signal into a signal of a frequency band higher than the baseband signal by using a predetermined carrier. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217729

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217380

Head-mounted display device and image display system

A head-mounted display device (30) is provided which includes: optical elements (33l, r) disposed in front of the eyes of a user and configured to introduce light associated with images to be presented to the user into the eyes of the user; and a drive mechanism configured to move the optical elements in directions intersecting with visual line directions of the user. An image display system is further provided which includes the head-mounted display device (30) and an image supply device (10) including: an image supply part configured to supply the images to the head-mounted display device; and a display position control part configured to output control instructions to operate the drive mechanism in a manner changing the positions at which the images are displayed within fields of view of the user.. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217361

Lens attached substrate, layered lens structure, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic device

Substrates with lenses having lenses disposed therein are aligned with high accuracy. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are direct-bonded and stacked. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180216943

Determining a position of a vehicle on a track

The present technique provides an apparatus for determining a position of a vehicle on a track, the apparatus comprising: a storage medium operable to store a map of the track comprising a representation of one or more features of the track and to store a position of the vehicle on the map; input circuitry operable to receive, from a camera attached to the vehicle, a plurality of images captured by the camera as the vehicle travels along the track; and processor circuitry operable, for at least one of the plurality of captured images: to perform feature recognition on the image, to assign an indicator to at least one recognised feature in the image indicative of the suitability of the at least one recognised feature for adjusting the position of the vehicle on the map based on the recognised feature, and for each recognised feature in the image with an indicator which indicates that the recognised feature is suitable for adjusting the position of the vehicle on the map based on the recognised feature: when the recognised feature is already represented in the map of the track, to adjust the position of the vehicle on the map based on the position of the representation of the recognised feature in the map, and when the recognised feature is not already represented in the map of the track, to add a representation of the recognised feature to the map.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180216931

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, which are capable of further improving measurement accuracy of a three-dimensional shape of a moving object. [solution] an information processing apparatus including: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire three-dimensional shape information indicating a result of measurement of a three-dimensional shape of an object; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a motion of the object corresponding to the three-dimensional shape information acquired by the first acquisition unit; and a processing unit configured to process the three-dimensional shape information acquired by the first acquisition unit, on a basis of the information indicating the motion of the object acquired by the second acquisition unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215099

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to appropriately edit a three-dimensional object, and then reproduce the three-dimensional object. [solution] an information processing apparatus including: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire default design information of a product; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire target information of a target to which the product is to be adapted; and a generation unit configured to generate design information adapted to the target from the default design information acquired by the first acquisition unit on a basis of the target information acquired by the second acquisition unit.. ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215045

Robot apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer program

A robot apparatus includes an output unit that displays an image including an object on a screen, an input unit that receives an operation performed by a user for specifying information relating to an approximate range including the object in the image, an object extraction unit that extracts information regarding a two-dimensional contour of the object on the basis of the specification received by the input unit, and a position and attitude estimation unit that estimates information regarding a three-dimensional position and attitude of the object on the basis of the information regarding the two-dimensional contour.. . ... Sony Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180214043

Electroencephalogram analysis apparatus, electroencephalogram analysis program, and electroencephalogram analysis method

An electroencephalogram analysis apparatus includes an electroencephalogram acquisition part and a comparison part. The electroencephalogram acquisition part is configured to acquire a first electroencephalogram measured at a first region on a head of a test subject and a second electroencephalogram measured at a second region positioned behind the first region on the head of the test subject. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213535

Device and method for performing non-orthogonal multiplexing

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A device includes circuitry configured to spread one or more symbols with one or more orthogonal codes into spread signals having a predetermined number of bits. The amplitude of the spread signals is modified via one or more layer coefficients and the spread signals are multiplexed into a layered transmit signal.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213521

D2d scheduling based on priorities

A communications device and method for performing device-to-device communications. The method includes receiving, from a mobile communications network, an indication of whether a communications device can use at least one of first communications resources of a wireless access interface for performing device-to-device communications in accordance with a first mode of operation or second communications resources of the wireless access interface for performing device to device communications in accordance with the second mode of operation, and depending on the indication provided by the mobile communications network and the configuration of the first communications resources and/or the second communications resources, transmitting signals to the one or more other communications devices via the first communications resources or transmitting signals to the one or more other communications devices via the second communications resources in accordance with the second mode of operation using the device to device communications protocol.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213433

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

An information processing device includes a control unit. The control unit performs control to restrict retransmission of data or transmission of a request for an acknowledgment of receipt of the retransmission data, in accordance with the congestion status of a wireless transmission traffic. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213428

Devices and methods for stopping cqi measurements according to battery level or ue mobility in a multicarrier system

A communications device includes a transmitter configured to transmit in one of plural segments of an available channel bandwidth signals representing data via a wireless access interface to a mobile communications network, a receiver configured to receive in one of the plural segments signals representing the data via the wireless access interface from the mobile communications network, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver. The controller is configured in combination with the transmitter and the receiver to measure a relative quality of signals received by the receiver in each of the plural segments, to transmit a measurement report to the mobile communications network, the measurement report including the measured relative quality of signals in each of the plural segments, and wherein, upon predetermined conditions being met, to skip the measuring of the relative quality of signals received in one or more of the plural segments.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213409

Electronic apparatus and method for spectrum management device

An electronic apparatus and a method for a spectrum management device are provided. The electronic apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to: acquire, for a predetermined primary system, an interference radiation map representing interference amounts of secondary systems at locations in a management region of the spectrum management device to the primary system; and determine an exclusion zone for the primary system based on the interference radiation map, where secondary systems in the exclusion zone cannot use a spectrum which is being used by the primary system.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213346

Communication device, communication control method, and communication system

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

07/26/18 / #20180213272

Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, and data processing method

A configuration is realized that receives advertisements highly likely to be viewed and ensures enhanced likelihood for reproduction on a reception apparatus by controlling a transmission order of advertisements that can be selected and output. A transmission apparatus determines a transmission order of a plurality of pieces of advertisement content that can be selected and output during an advertisement output time of a given duration on a reception apparatus and sends the pieces of content. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213257

Image processing apparatus and method

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

07/26/18 / #20180213197

Display device, image processing device and image processing method, and computer program

Provided is a display device including an image display unit configured to display an image with a plurality of pixels arranged on a display surface, an eyepiece optical unit configured to project the display surface of the image display unit in a manner that a predetermined angle of view is obtained, and an image correction unit configured to correct a display image on the display surface at a position of each of representative pixels which are discretely located on the display surface, on the basis of distortion generated due to the eyepiece optical unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213174

Solid-state image sensor, driving method, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor, driving method, and electronic apparatus, capable of achieving reduction in pixel size and sensitivity improvement. The solid-state image sensor includes a pd configured to convert light into electric charge by photoelectric conversion and to store the electric charge, a first transfer transistor configured to read out the electric charge stored in the photoelectric conversion unit, a multiplication region configured to store temporarily and multiply the electric charge read out through the read-out unit, and a second transfer transistor configured to transfer the electric charge stored in the multiplication region to a conversion unit configured to convert the electric charge into a pixel signal. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213172

Image capturing device, image capturing method, and program

[object] to improve both trackability of a focus position and focusing accuracy with respect to a subject. [solution] an image capturing device includes: an imaging element having a light receiving surface including detection pixels that receive light passed through different regions of an exit pupil of an imaging optical system, and detect a phase difference between two images obtained by splitting the exit pupil; a first detection unit configured to execute at least any of first focus detection based on a phase detection autofocus (af) method and second focus detection based on a contrast detection af method; a focusing control unit configured to drive at least one optical member included in the imaging optical system toward a focusing position detected by the focus detection; and a second detection unit configured to detect a change in a subject image. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213171

Signal processing apparatus, control method, image pickup element, and electronic device

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a control method, an image pickup element, and an electronic device which make it possible to suppress rts noise. The signal processing apparatus of the present technology may include an amplifying transistor and a short-circuit unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213170

Imaging element, image sensor, and information processing apparatus

In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes an organic photoelectric conversion film 38 that detects light of a predetermined wavelength band and carries out photoelectric conversion, and photoelectrically converts incident light on the imaging element and light reflected from a wire grid polarizer layer 14. The wire grid polarizer layer 14 includes polarizers 48 in which linear materials that do not allow transmission of light therethrough are arranged at intervals shorter than the wavelength of the incident light. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213149

Control device, control method, computer program, and electronic device

[object] to provide a control device capable of effectively determining a lens position even in a case where a subject close to an image capturing device and a subject far from the image capturing device simultaneously exist in a region for detecting a phase difference between subject images. [solution] provided is the control device including: a calculation unit configured to calculate, on a basis of a result of capturing a subject image passed through a focus lens by using an imaging element including a plurality of phase difference detection regions, a focus position of each of the phase difference detection regions; and a determination unit configured to determine a position of the focus lens on a basis of an average value of the focus positions of the phase difference detection regions calculated by the calculation unit and falling within a predetermined range from the focus position on an infinity side or macro side.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213139

Image processing apparatus and method

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method that can reduce a transmission delay of image data items. According to one aspect of the present technology, respective partial images of a plurality of captured images acquired by image capturing units different from each other are integrated and one composited image is generated. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212914

Communication system and communication control method

Aspects of the present application provide a communication system that includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to receive, from a communication source, a scheduling request for scheduling transmission of a message to a specific communication destination. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212804

Transmission device, reception device, and communication system

Provided is a transmission device including a transmitter. The transmitter includes a first output, a second output, and a third output, and is configured to transmit a symbol signal corresponding to a combination of signals of the first output, the second output, and the third output. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212722

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunications system comprising network infrastructure equipment and a terminal device operable to communicate over a radio interface that supports a downlink channel for conveying a message from the network infrastructure equipment to the terminal device, wherein the network infrastructure equipment is operable to selectively transmit the message with a number of repetitions to enhance the likelihood the terminal device will successfully decode the message, wherein the message is transmitted on radio resources selected by the network infrastructure equipment from a plurality of candidates for radio resources that define a search space for the terminal device to search for the message; wherein the plurality of candidates comprise candidates associated with a number, n, of different repetition levels for the transmission of a message, wherein the different repetition levels correspond with different numbers of repetitions for the transmission of a message; wherein the candidates that define the search space are arranged within a search space grid of radio resources extending in frequency and time, wherein the extension in frequency is sufficient to span a range of frequencies over which the message may be transmitted and the extension in time is sufficient to span a transmission of a message at a highest repetition level associated with the highest number of repetitions; wherein the terminal device comprises a number, m, of message buffers, each message buffer having a size sufficient to store data associated with one message, wherein the number of message buffers m is less than the number of repetition levels n, and wherein the arrangement of candidates defining the search space within the search space grid for the terminal device is determined in dependence on the number of message buffers m for the terminal device and the number of repetition levels n.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212402

Light emitting element

A light emitting element includes at least a first light reflecting layer formed on a surface of a substrate, a laminated structural body made of a first compound semiconductor layer, an active layer and a second compound semiconductor layer formed on the first light reflecting layer, and a second electrode and a second light reflecting layer formed on the second compound semiconductor layer, the laminated structural body is configured from a plurality of laminated structural body units, a light emitting element unit is configured from each of the laminated structural body units, and a resonator length in the light emitting element unit is different in every light emitting element unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212214

Battery module, power tool, and electronic apparatus

A battery module includes a plurality of flat or square type batteries that each have a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a holder that has an opening, and retains the batteries in such a manner that the positive terminal and the negative terminal are positioned toward the opening, and that the principal surfaces of the batteries face each other; a cover that is disposed over the opening; a circuit board that is disposed over the cover; and a plurality of connection members that are disposed between the cover and the circuit board to electrically connect the positive terminal and negative terminal. Some of the connection members retain a peripheral portion of the circuit board.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211989

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device providing an image sensor package capable of coping with an increase in the number of i/os of an image sensor, a manufacturing method thereof, and an electronic apparatus. The semiconductor device includes an image sensor, a glass substrate, a wiring layer, and external terminals. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211987

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180211693

Information processing system, information processing method, and recording medium

[object] to provide an information processing system, an information processing method, and a recording medium, which are capable of assisting in a search for a moving image using a graph of data which is not obtained from image analysis associated with a moving image. [solution] provided is an information processing system, including: a moving image data acquiring unit configured to acquire moving image data; a communication unit configured to receive sensor data associated with the moving image data and chronological data corresponding to a shooting time of the moving image data; an image signal processing unit configured to perform image analysis on the moving image data and generate image analysis result data; and a control unit configured to generate an interface including the moving image data and graphs of at least two pieces of data among the sensor data, the chronological data, and the image analysis result data.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211449

Display instrument and image display method

A head-mounted display device including an image display apparatus configured to display a captured image of a portion of an environment viewable through the head-mounted display device; and a dimmer configured to, while the captured image is displayed, allow a portion of ambient light from the environment to pass through the dimmer. Also, a method of displaying information on a head-mounted display device. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211365

Efficient path-based method for video denoising

An efficient patch-based method for video denoising is described herein. A noisy patch is selected from a current frame and a motion-compensated patch in the previous denoised frame is found. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211144

Electric circuit, communication device, and method for manufacturing electric circuit

[object] to provide an electric circuit, a communication device, and a method for manufacturing the electric circuit to maintain or improve connection reliability while suppressing increase in manufacturing costs. [solution] the electric circuit includes a connecting unit that electrically connects an antenna coil and an integrated circuit (ic) chip. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211136

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

A device, apparatus, and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, a device may include an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information associated with the image to an information processing apparatus, such as a server. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210597

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of increasing types of processes that can be implemented by a touch operation using a plurality of fingers, the information processing device including: a processing executing unit configured to execute a predetermined process on the basis of a combination of results of detecting touch strengths of a plurality of fingers on an operation surface.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210556

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180210487

Signal processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to a signal processing apparatus and method that enables to reduce required power. In the signal processing apparatus, a rtc of a main chip and a rtc of a power supply chip are synchronized before power supply of the main chip is stopped, and the rtc of the main chip is synchronized with the time of the rtc of the power supply chip after the power supply of the main chip is restored. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210207

Optical device, image display device, and display device

An optical device, includes: a first substrate 121 including a first surface 121a and a second surface 121b; a second substrate 122 including a first surface 122a and a second surface 122b; deflection units 141 and 142 disposed on the first surface 121a of the first substrate 121; a sealing member 124 sealing an outer edge portion of the first surface 121a of the first substrate 121 and an outer edge portion of the first surface 122a of the second substrate 122; and a moisture absorption member 130 disposed in a space which is surrounded by the first substrate 121, the second substrate 122, and the sealing member 124.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180209897

Detecting device, optical detecting apparatus, and optical detecting method

In optical detection, a technology of efficiently removing dust, dirt and the like adhering to an optical system member is provided. Provided is a detecting device used for an optical detecting apparatus including a main body provided with a sample holding unit which holds a sample, and a light transmitting portion facing at least a part of the sample holding unit and located on an optical path in the optical detecting apparatus at the time of installation on the optical detecting apparatus, and a cleaning unit arranged at a position opposed to a member on the optical path in the optical detecting apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180207520

Mobile object apparatus, non-contact power feed system, and method of driving mobile object apparatus

A mobile object apparatus includes an electric power reception unit that receives electric power transmitted in a non-contact manner from, out of a plurality of power feed apparatuses that are allocated to a plurality of small areas within a predetermined area and are capable of transmitting electric power in a non-contact manner, the power feed apparatus allocated to the small area adjacent to the mobile object apparatus, a drive unit that executes a movement operation on the predetermined area, and an electric power storage unit that stores an electric power amount requisite for the movement operation to the small areas within a predetermined range from the adjacent small area.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206930

Medical instrument and surgical system

A medical instrument according to the present disclosure includes: a contact portion configured to contact body tissue; a drive unit configured to generate drive force for causing the contact portion to contact the body tissue; and a limiter mechanism configured to impose restriction on transmission of the drive force to the contact portion, in accordance with contact force of the contact portion with respect to the body tissue. This configuration makes it possible to restrict force applied to body tissue during surgery, and to reduce failure risk, with a simple configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206448

System and method for dairy farm management

A system and method for animal feed management for a dairy farm, include a feed management server configured to monitor activities of a plurality of entities in a defined area of the dairy farm by a plurality of sensing devices. The monitored activities include at least a free-style grazing activity by a plurality of dairy animals included in the plurality of entities. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206268

Contention-based random access with receive beamforming in wireless networks

. . . . . . . . Wireless communication is performed in a wireless network by dividing up a data transmission interval (dti) within the communication frame into a plurality of time slots based on determining the number of best sector directions from the ap to each sta in the wireless network. Each sta transmits only during this time slot, while the ap uses receiver beamforming and receives only from a single beamforming direction for each of these time slots. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206235

Apparatus and method in wireless communications system

An apparatus and a method in a wireless communications system including a first base station and a second base station sharing a licensed band, and the second base station operable on an unlicensed band. The apparatus includes: a receiving unit, configured to receive information indicating received signal strength from user equipments served by the first and second base stations; a decision-making unit, configured to issue a switching instruction according to the received information, to optimize energy efficiency and frequency spectrum efficiency in the wireless communications system, the switching instruction including information indicating user equipments in the user equipments are to be switched to operate on an unlicensed band; and a notification unit, configured to notify the switching instruction to the second base station.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206231

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

To enable a reduction in the effect of backhauling on wireless communications in the case of carrier aggregation, provided herein is a communication control device that acquires information about a terminal device that uses one component carrier of a macro cell as a primary component carrier, sets one or more component carriers of a small cell partially or fully overlapping with the macro cell as an additional component carrier to be used additionally by the terminal device, and sets one component carrier among the one or more component carriers as a special component carrier on which the terminal device is able to transmit uplink control information on an uplink control channel, wherein the uplink control information includes at least one of an acknowledgement (ack) and a negative acknowledgement (nack) regarding reception of a downlink signal, an uplink scheduling request, or periodically reported channel state information.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206217

Flexible multiplexing of users with difference requirements in a 5g frame structure

A communications device configured to communicate in a wireless system having a wireless access interface providing communications resources arranged in time divided units of a host radio access technology, rat, frequency bandwidth, the time divided units and the host rat interface frequency bandwidth being arranged into one or more virtual rat interfaces. The communications device configured to receive the signals transmitted via one of the virtual rat interfaces in accordance with different communications parameters from the host rat interface providing different characteristics for communicating data represented by the signals with respect to a characteristic of signals transmitted according to communications parameters in the communications resources of the host rat interface.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206157

Electronic device in radio communications system and radio communications method

The present disclosure relates to an electronic device in a radio communications system and a radio communications method. The radio communications system comprises multiple cells, and the multiple cells comprise a current cell in which an electronic device is located and a neighboring cell. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206041

Acoustic conversion apparatus and sound output equipment

To improve acoustic characteristics without increasing the manufacturing cost or increasing the size. Provided are a drive unit and a vibration plate unit. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205993

Display expansion from featured applications section of android tv or other mosaic tiled menu

For each network or type of content in an android tv application, a main icon may be presented on a display, and when the screen cursor is positioned over a main icon, 3-5 sub-icons are presented under the main icon. Moving the screen cursor to another main icon causes the first sub-icons to disappear and new sub-icons relating to the new main icon to appear under the new main icon. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205961

Video parameter set (vps) syntax re-ordering for easy access of extension parameters

The hevc vps syntax structure is modified by re-ordering of some syntax parameters for the future hevc extensions in scalable video coding, multi-view coding and 3d video coding areas. This re-ordering enables external network devices such as middle-boxes to easily access of some of the useful parameters in vps and its extension data that are able to be used for session negotiation and/or capability exchanges for better communication and system integration purposes.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205954

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

07/19/18 / #20180205931

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can facilitate a user to perceive a stereoscopic vision object, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to perform movement control of a stereoscopic vision object perceived by a user from a start depth that is different from a target depth to the target depth on a basis of mode specifying information that specifies a mode of the movement control that supports stereoscopic vision by the user, and an information processing method including: performing movement control of a stereoscopic vision object perceived by a user from a start depth that is different from a target depth to the target depth on a basis of mode specifying information that specifies a mode of the movement control that supports stereoscopic vision by the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205930

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of suppressing a user's uncomfortable feeling while reducing the burden on the user, the information processing device including: a first display control unit configured to perform first control with respect to a position of a display object in a depth direction, the position being perceived by a user on a basis of an eye movement; and a second display control unit configured to perform second control with respect to a state of the display object, the state not including the position in the depth direction as a state. The first display control unit and the second display control unit perform control based on a first relation in a first range in the depth direction, and perform control based on a second relation in a second range in the depth direction, the second relation being different from the first relation, the second range being different from the first range.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205918

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program which can cause an image adapted to an object located between an operation unit and a drawing destination (30) to be drawn on the drawing destination, the image processing apparatus including: an image generating unit configured to generate a drawn image to be drawn on a drawing destination on a basis of a position of an operation unit. The image generating unit generates the drawn image on a basis of detected information of a stencil target (40) located between the operation unit and the drawing destination.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205912

Image display system and image display method

In an image display system for viewing, by a user in a first space, an image of a second space remote from the first space, image data indicating an image acquired by an imaging device placed in the second space is received from the imaging device. A partial image of the image indicated by the received image data is displayed on a display screen in the first space, the partial image having a display size corresponding to the size of the display screen. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205900

Image sensor, imaging apparatus and live body imaging apparatus

There is provided an image sensor including a pixel unit, the pixel unit including a photodiode, a first color filter and a second color filter each disposed in a different position on a plane above the photodiode, and a first on-chip lens disposed over the first color filter and a second on-chip lens disposed over the second color filter.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205895

Imaging apparatus and information processing system

The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an information processing system capable of decreasing the amount of data of a video or the like transmitted through a network and suppressing power consumption of the imaging apparatus. An imaging apparatus which is a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: an image sensor that includes an imaging surface in which many pixels are arranged vertically and horizontally; a pixel control unit that controls the image sensor, selects a pixel corresponding to a sampling function among pixels configuring a block by applying the sampling function for each block acquired by partitioning the imaging surface of the image sensor into a plurality of blocks, and outputs a sampling signal based on a pixel value of the selected pixel; and a reduced image generating unit that generates a reduced image on the basis of the sampling signal for each block output from the image sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205888

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program to enable an observer to visually recognize an image in a virtual space with higher convenience, the information processing device including: a control unit that controls, on a basis of a gazing point or a gazing target of an observer to an image in a virtual space, an angle-of-view of a virtual camera for defining the image in the virtual space; and an image information output unit that outputs information about the image in the virtual space.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205881

Image processing apparatus, location information adding method, and program

An information processing apparatus that acquires captured image data; determines whether a position determining unit of the information processing apparatus detects a location of the information processing apparatus; controls a user interface to prompt a user to enter information when it is determined that a location of the information processing apparatus has not been detected; and receives location information that is extracted based on a user input received at the user interface in response to the prompt.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205866

Pinhole camera, electronic apparatus and manufacturing method

The present disclosure relates to a pinhole camera, an electronic apparatus and a manufacturing method, an electronic apparatus and a manufacturing method by which further reduction in profile can be achieved. The pinhole camera includes a semiconductor substrate on which a pixel array unit on which a plurality of pixels are arranged in an array is formed, a protective substrate stacked on an on-chip lens arranged corresponding to a pixel array unit of the semiconductor substrate through a seal resin, and a light shielding film formed on the protective substrate and configured to block light to be irradiated upon the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205740

Online interaction control method

A method for controlling permissions relating to online interactions of a sub-account, the sub-account being linked with a main account, the method comprising modifying permissions associated with a sub-account using the linked main account, the permissions controlling the ability of a sub-account to engage in online interactions, wherein the sub-account is a user account that is restricted such that a user of the sub-account is not able to modify permissions of the sub-account to the same degree as a user of the linked main account.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205509

Receiver and method of receiving

A receiver for detecting and recovering payload data from a received signal, the receiver comprises a radio frequency demodulation circuit configured to detect the received signal. The received signal carries the payload data as ofdm symbols in one or more of a plurality of time divided frames. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205503

Device and method in wireless communication system

Disclosed is a device and a method in a wireless communication system, and the device comprises: a transmitting unit configured to transmit a first allocation signal synthesized by use of the superimposed coding to plenty of user equipment at least comprising a first and a second user equipment, and the first allocation signal at least comprising a first power signal part for the first user equipment and a second power signal part for the second user equipment; a receiving unit configured to receive at least a feedback retransmission request from the first and the second user equipment; and a processing unit configured to process the first and the second power signal parts with a preset processing coefficient to obtain a second allocation signal in response to the retransmission request, and the transmitting unit is further configured to transmit the second allocation signal to the first and the second user equipment which merge the first and the second allocation signals in order to separately obtain the data for the first and the second user equipment.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205424

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

A wireless communication system is disclosed. The system performs data transmission from a first terminal including n antennas to a second terminal including m antennas using spatially multiplexed streams (n and m are integers larger than or equal to 2).. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205134

Microwave antenna coupling apparatus, microwave antenna apparatus and microwave antenna package

A microwave antenna coupling apparatus forming an ewlb package, comprises an antenna coupling element comprising a coupling unit, a coupling feed line arranged on a first surface of the coupling unit and an internal coupling component to provide signal coupling between the coupling feed line and the second surface of the coupling unit, wherein the antenna coupling element is arranged within the mold layer separate from the semiconductor element and such that an outer surface of the coupling feed line is not covered by mold material. Different multi-layer antenna structures can be placed on top of ewlb package. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204882

Imaging element, image sensor, imaging apparatus, and information processing apparatus

In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes organic photoelectric conversion films 38a and 38b oriented in a prescribed axial direction so that it detects a polarized component of incident light which is directed parallel to the orientation axis. The first light detecting layer 12 also has an organic photoelectric conversion film oriented in another axial direction which is arranged in a prescribed pattern on a two-dimensional plane. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204881

Switch device and storage unit

A switch device according to an embodiment of the technology includes a first electrode, a second electrode that faces the first electrode, and a switch layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The switch layer includes a chalcogen element. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204878

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180204875

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

There is provided solid-state imaging devices and methods of forming the same, the solid-state imaging devices including: a semiconductor substrate; a glass substrate; an adhesion layer provided between the semiconductor substrate and the glass substrate; and a warpage correction film provided adjacent to one of the semiconductor substrate and the glass substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204873

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

07/19/18 / #20180204872

Semiconductor unit, method of manufacturing the semiconductor unit, solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor unit includes: a first device substrate including a first semiconductor substrate and a first wiring layer, in which the first wiring layer is provided on one surface side of the first semiconductor substrate; a second device substrate including a second semiconductor substrate and a second wiring layer, in which the second device substrate is bonded to the first device substrate, and the second wiring layer is provided on one surface side of the second semiconductor substrate; a through-electrode penetrating the first device substrate and a part or all of the second device substrate, and electrically connecting the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer to each other; and an insulating layer provided in opposition to the through-electrode, and penetrating one of the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204871

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device with tantalum oxide layer formed by diffusing a material of an electrode of necessity or a counter electrode

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor layer that includes an active region, semiconductor elements that are formed using the active region, connection regions that are obtained by metalizing parts of the semiconductor layer in an island shape isolated from the active region, an insulation film that is formed to cover one main surface side of the semiconductor layer, electrodes that are disposed to face the semiconductor elements and the connection regions via the insulation film, and contacts that penetrate through the insulation film to be selectively formed in portions according to necessity among portions that connect the semiconductor elements or the connection regions to the electrodes.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204870

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method for same, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method for the same, and an electronic apparatus, in which a chip size package can be more easily achieved by using flexible printed circuits. Provided is a semiconductor device including: a solid-state image sensor having a pixel array unit in which a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element is two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix; and a flexible printed circuit having wiring adapted to connect a pad portion provided on an upper surface side to be located on a light receiving surface side of the solid-state image sensor to an external terminal provided on a lower surface side opposite to the upper surface side, in which the flexible printed circuit is arranged along respective surfaces of the solid-state image sensor such that a position of an end portion located on the upper surface side becomes a position different from a position in a space above the light receiving surface. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204869

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180204865

Photoelectric conversion element, image pickup element, laminated image pickup element, and image pickup device

In an image pickup element or a photoelectric conversion element, at least an anode 21, a carrier blocking layer 22, an organic photoelectric conversion layer 23, and a cathode 25 are laminated in order, and the carrier blocking layer 22 includes a material having the following structural formula (1), and part of an organic semiconductor material constituting the organic photoelectric conversion layer 23.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204604

Persistent annotation of objects in a user interface

A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204577

Voice keyword personalization

A voice keyword can be used to login/switch into a personalized experience on an electronic device. Both the speech of the keyword may be recognized and the audible fingerprint of the keyword can be recognized to match the fingerprint to a specific person.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204528

Image signal processing device, image signal processing method, and display apparatus

An image signal processing device of the present disclosure includes a luminance correction section that performs, on a basis of information on a maximum output luminance value in a display section, luminance correction on an image signal to be supplied to the display section, the maximum output luminance value being variable.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204511

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

07/19/18 / #20180204436

Communication device, information processing system, recording medium, and information processing method

[object] to provide a communication device, an information processing system, a recording medium, and an information processing method capable of acquiring a user's situation and notifying surroundings, and thereby encourage unobtrusive acts of kindness. [solution] provided is a communication device including: a control unit that acquires current situation information of a first user based on an attribute of the first user and a current situation of the first user; and a communication unit that, in accordance with control by the control unit, transmits the current situation information of the first user to a surrounding communication device.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204104

Antenna apparatus and module apparatus

[object] to provide an antenna apparatus which can allow a user to freely select service which utilizes the electromagnetic field communication technology. [solution] provided is an antenna apparatus including: a first antenna configured to generate a magnetic field by flow of a current; and a module unit including a second antenna whose opening area is smaller than an opening area of the first antenna and which is able to be electromagnetically coupled with the first antenna, and a module configured to operate by a current generated by the second antenna through electromagnetic coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204050

Head-mounted display, display control method, and program

A head-mounted display, a display control method, and a program that facilitate a user to understand proximity between the user and an object around the user are provided. A display block (36) is arranged in front of the eyes of the user wearing a hmd (12). ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203661

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device to make it possible to share various kinds of information in a more appropriate form between remote sites, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire first control information for causing display information to be displayed, the display information indicating a real object placed in a first region in which a screen shared by a plurality of devices is displayed; and a generating unit configured to generate second control information for causing a display image in which the display information indicating the real object is superimposed on the screen to be displayed in a second region different from the first region, on a basis of the acquired first control information.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203518

Control of a real world object user interface

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

07/19/18 / #20180203514

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/19/18 / #20180203510

Information processing device, method, and computer

There is provided an information processing device to cause vibration to be generated suitable for a state between an information processing device including a vibrating device and a user, the information processing device including: corrected vibration data configured to generate corrected information for correcting a strength of vibration data for a vibrating device including a vibrator on a basis of information provided from a detecting unit configured to detect a contact state of the vibrating device; and an vibration signal generating unit configured to generate a vibration signal from the corrected vibration data.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203509

Information processing device, method, and computer program

There is provided an information processing device to allow a user to receive haptic feedback with a more sense of presence, the information processing device including: a virtual space data generating unit configured to generate data related to a virtual space including a virtual object having an attribute; a listener placing unit configured to place a listener for detecting a contact with the virtual object; a virtual object in which the listener is placed; and a haptic data generating unit configured to generate haptic data for causing a haptic device to be operated on a basis of at least one of attribute information of the virtual object and attribute information of another virtual object when the virtual object comes into contact with the other virtual object.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203508

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

Provided is a display control apparatus including a display control unit configured to control a display unit in a manner that a plurality of symbols is visibly displayed to a user, and a position acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a pointing position for specifying one or more symbols among the plurality of symbols. The display control unit controls the display unit in a manner that a predetermined object is displayed to indicate a group to which the plurality of symbols belongs according to the pointing position.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203244

Optical device and display unit

This optical device includes: an incidence plane and an output plane facing each other; and a plurality of reflectors that are disposed between the incidence plane and the output plane and each reflect light incident from the incidence plane toward the output plane. Each of the plurality of reflectors has a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface disposed orthogonal to each other, and a line of intersection between the first reflection surface and the second reflection surface being inclined with respect to a normal to the incidence plane.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203242

Lighting device

Provided is a lighting device capable of manipulating a wider range of parameters to reproduce various light sources. A light source unit 10 includes, for example, a liquid crystal panel and a backlight, and each pixel is a light source capable of adjusting innumerable hues and intensities capable of adjusting hue and intensity. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203233

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including circuitry configured to acquire state information related to a user of the information processing device, and generate display control information for causing a display unit to display an indicator having a shape whose size changes in a first direction, and whose size also changes in a second direction different from the first direction, according to the acquired state information.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203164

Stacked lens structure, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

Substrates with lenses having lenses disposed therein are aligned with high accuracy. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are direct-bonded and stacked based on an alignment mark. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203034

Sensor device, sensor system, and information processing device

There is provided a sensor device that can easily reduce an accumulated error in a sensor, the sensor device including: a first inertial sensor; a first information code formed to be capable of being imaged from an outside; and a first imaging unit capable of imaging a second information code formed on another sensor device.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180202955

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180202933

Method for enhancing luminescence, substance detection method, substance detection apparatus, and luminescence enhancer

A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, a substance detection method, a substance detection apparatus, and a luminescence enhancer are provided. A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, the method including: holding, in a luminescence detection unit, the luminous material and a white colloidal particle both contained in a liquid; and irradiating the luminescence detection unit with light, in which the luminescence detection unit has an inner diameter of 300 μm or less in an optical axis direction.. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180200622

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

07/19/18 / #20180200615

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 an application for recording one or more audio messages authored by a user for automatic transmission to one or more recipients during game play of a video game. ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180200017

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

A medical observation apparatus according to the present invention includes a microscope unit, a support unit that movably supports the microscope unit and that includes a plurality of arm portions and a plurality of joint portions, each of which holds the arm portions rotatably about a predetermined axis, and a cable connected to the microscope unit and inserted through an interior of the support unit, wherein at least one of the joint portions includes a twisting joint portion that rotates a rotation-target arm portion about an axis parallel to a central axis of the rotation-target arm portion, and the twisting joint portion includes a rotational-shaft portion, a rotational portion that holds the rotation-target arm portion, fixes the cable at a position offset from the central axis of the rotational-shaft portion, and is rotatable about the central axis, and an extending portion that extends from the rotational-shaft portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180200006

Medical support arm apparatus and medical system

To make it possible to configure a medical support arm apparatus which does not impair operability for the surgeon, and which is also compact. Provided is a medical support arm apparatus including: an arm section configured so that a medical tool is provided on a front end, and movable axes are arranged so that the arm section has at least six degrees of freedom. ... Sony Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199347

Methods and apparatus for communicating resource information with a terminal device

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

07/12/18 / #20180199346

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

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

07/12/18 / #20180199299

Mobile communications devices and methods

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

07/12/18 / #20180199298

Communications devices and methods

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

07/12/18 / #20180199238

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180199143

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180199077

Transmission device, receiving device, and data processing method

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

07/12/18 / #20180199023

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180199008

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180198994

Compressive sensing capturing device and method

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

07/12/18 / #20180198979

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180198733

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180198695

Communication device, communication method, program, and communication system

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

07/12/18 / #20180198690

Delaying new session initiation in response to increased data traffic latency

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

07/12/18 / #20180198324

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180198289

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197923

Display unit

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

07/12/18 / #20180197916

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197908

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

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

07/12/18 / #20180197906

Imaging device, manufacturing method, and substrate dividing method

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

07/12/18 / #20180197902

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197600

Semiconductor device

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

07/12/18 / #20180197572

Optical recording medium

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

07/12/18 / #20180197564

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197509

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197483

Scanning drive circuit and display device including the same

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

07/12/18 / #20180197459

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197342

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197266

Fingerprinting of data

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

07/12/18 / #20180196935

Receiving apparatus, transmitting apparatus, and data processing method

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

07/12/18 / #20180196635

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196572

Display unit

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

07/12/18 / #20180196513

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196508

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180196503

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196221

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180196170

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180195693

Light source device, illumination apparatus, and projector

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

07/12/18 / #20180193747

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game

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

07/12/18 / #20180193728

Variable magnetic field-based position

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

07/12/18 / #20180192889

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180192468

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192465

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192463

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180192459

Electronic device for wireless communications and wireless communications method

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

07/05/18 / #20180192296

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192100

Av server system and av server

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

07/05/18 / #20180192099

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

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

07/05/18 / #20180192058

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192052

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192018

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191887

Data communication in an electronic device

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

07/05/18 / #20180191880

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191794

Seamless switching between multicast video streams

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

07/05/18 / #20180191398

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191127

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190866

Semiconductor optical device

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

07/05/18 / #20180190820

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190746

Display device with transistor sampling for improved performance

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

07/05/18 / #20180190700

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180190687

Image sensor, image processing method, and electronic device

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

07/05/18 / #20180190335

Storage device, manufacturing method therefor, and storage apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180190325

Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180190208

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190195

Display device having shared column lines

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

07/05/18 / #20180189975

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

07/05/18 / #20180189961

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180188886

Information processing apparatus and method of manufacturing information processing apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180188840

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180188819

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

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

07/05/18 / #20180188802

Operation input apparatus and operation input method

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

07/05/18 / #20180188534

Image rendering responsive to user actions in head mounted display

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

07/05/18 / #20180188422

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180188150

Microparticle sorting apparatus and delay time determination method

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

07/05/18 / #20180188121

Force-sense presenting apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180185757

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180185756

Interactive events platform

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

07/05/18 / #20180185753

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180184959

Information processing device, control method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180184460

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184095

Image processing device and image processing method

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

06/28/18 / #20180184037

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184036

Image sensor and electronic device

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

06/28/18 / #20180184032

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184025

Imaging element, driving method, and electronic device

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

06/28/18 / #20180183985

Imaging device and control method

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

06/28/18 / #20180183617

Communication device, communication system, communication method and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180183495

Communication system, communication apparatus and communication method

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

06/28/18 / #20180183448

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180182789

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180182684

Electronic device and joined member

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

06/28/18 / #20180182145

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180182144

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180181661

Delivering customized content using a first party portal service

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

06/28/18 / #20180181416

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180181273

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

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

06/28/18 / #20180180710

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180178766

Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180178125

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180177975

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176913

Communication apparatus and method, computer program, and communication system

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

06/21/18 / #20180176756

Electronic device enabling nfc communication

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

06/21/18 / #20180176706

Method and apparatus for generating audio content

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

06/21/18 / #20180176681

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176650

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176640

System for distributing metadata embedded in video

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

06/21/18 / #20180176612

Delivery of third party content on a first party portal

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

06/21/18 / #20180176603

Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus and transmission control method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176572

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

06/21/18 / #20180176566

Image processing device and method with a scalable quantization matrix

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

06/21/18 / #20180176530

Using multiple cameras to stitch a consolidated 3d depth map

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

06/21/18 / #20180176476

Display control device, display control method, and program

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

06/21/18 / #20180176469

Control device, control method, and recording medium

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

06/21/18 / #20180176445

Imaging device and imaging method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176444

Image sensor with transfer gate control signal lines

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

06/21/18 / #20180176123

Robust data routing in wireless networks with directional transmissions

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

06/21/18 / #20180176119

Routing multiple data streams simultaneously in wireless networks

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

06/21/18 / #20180176056

Transmitter, receiver and methods and computer readable medium

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

06/21/18 / #20180176054

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175955

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175333

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175108

Memory device and memory system

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

06/21/18 / #20180175102

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175099

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175089

Camera module and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180175087

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175083

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175071

Display unit and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174973

Mounting substrate and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174611

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180174608

Disc archive apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174366

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/21/18 / #20180174347

Telepresence of multiple users in interactive virtual space

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

06/21/18 / #20180174295

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180174110

Personalized calendar for digital media content-related events

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

06/21/18 / #20180173990

Using pattern recognition to reduce noise in a 3d map

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

06/21/18 / #20180173059

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and lighting apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180172997

Display apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180172917

Photoelectric connector

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

06/21/18 / #20180169524

Information processing device, system, and information processing method

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

06/21/18 / #20180168767

Surgical microscope device and surgical microscope system

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

06/14/18 / #20180167954

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167951

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167944

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

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

06/14/18 / #20180167885

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

06/14/18 / #20180167826

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167775

Electronic device in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

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

06/14/18 / #20180167663

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

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

06/14/18 / #20180167649

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167625

Image processing device and image processing method

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

06/14/18 / #20180167621

Transmitter, transmission method, and communication system

There is provided a transmitter including: a transmission unit configured to transmit a parity packet obtained by performing fec encoding on a plurality of frames in image data for each of the plurality of frames; and a number-of-frames specifying unit configured to specify the number of frames of the plurality of frames to be subjected to the fec encoding on the basis of a network transmission delay time.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167607

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device causes an information processing section to perform information processing of a game for example, based on a user's operation received by an input information acquiring section and on images acquired by a stereo camera and obtained through an acquired image obtaining section. The information processing device causes an output data generating section to output the result of the information processing to a display device. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167572

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167566

Image sensor and electronic device

An image sensor and an electronic device are disclosed. They are configured to output, from the image sensor, a plurality of different pieces of image data based on a full-size original image. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167248

Signaling methods and apparatus

A method for signaling preamble structure parameters. The method includes generating a bootstrap symbol that signals a single 8-bit preamble structure value. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166923

Power receiving unit, power receiving control method, feed system, and electronic apparatus

A power receiving unit includes: a power generation section configured to generate dc power based on a power signal wirelessly supplied from a power feeding unit; a load connection section configured to turn on or off supply of the dc power to a load; and a control section configured to control feed power of the power signal, and to turn on the load connection section when the power signal satisfies a variable reference condition.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166615

Display unit

A display unit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a substrate, a wiring line and a light-emission section that are provided on the substrate, an insulating layer covering the wiring line and the light-emission section, and provided on an entire surface of the substrate, and a sealing layer provided on an entire surface of the insulating layer, and including a resin material having an oxygen transmission rate higher than a water-vapor transmission rate.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166493

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

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including: a laminated semiconductor chip configured to be obtained by bonding two or more semiconductor chip sections to each other and be obtained by bonding at least a first semiconductor chip section in which a pixel array and a multilayer wiring layer are formed and a second semiconductor chip section in which a logic circuit and a multilayer wiring layer are formed to each other in such a manner that the multilayer wiring layers are opposed to each other and are electrically connected to each other; and a light blocking layer configured to be formed by an electrically-conductive film of the same layer as a layer of a connected interconnect of one or both of the first and second semiconductor chip sections near bonding between the first and second semiconductor chip sections. The solid-state imaging device is a back-illuminated solid-state imaging device.. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166491

Semiconductor device, electronic device, and manufacturing method

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device, an electronic device, and a manufacturing method that can maintain the mounting reliability of an underfill. A chip is formed by a circuit of an imaging element being produced on a si substrate that is a first substrate and a second substrate being produced on an adhesive formed on the circuit. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166490

Imaging device, manufacturing method, and electronic device

There is provided an imaging device including: a first semiconductor substrate (21) having a first region (22, r11) that includes a photoelectric conversion section (67) and a via portion (51), a second region (r12) adjacent to the first region, a connection portion (53, 84, 85) disposed at the second region, and a second semiconductor substrate (81), wherein the connection portion electrically couples the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate in a stacked configuration, and wherein a width of the connection portion is greater than a width of the via portion.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166488

Image sensor and electronic device

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic device capable of performing imaging in which mixed color is reduced. Photoelectric conversion layers including photoelectric conversion units separated in units of pixels are stacked in two or more layers, the image sensor is configured to include a state in which light incident on one pixel in a first photoelectric conversion layer closer to an optical lens is received by the photoelectric conversion unit in a second photoelectric conversion layer distant from the optical lens, the image sensor includes a light-shielding layer configured to shield light transmitted through the first photoelectric conversion layer, between the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, the light-shielding layer has an opening to transmit the light from the first photoelectric conversion layer to the second photoelectric conversion layer, and the openings are made to be asymmetric with respect to the pixel in the first photoelectric conversion layer. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166487

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

Image plane phase difference pixels that can handle incident light at two or more chief ray angles are realized. A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel, the pixel including a microlens that condenses light from a subject, a photoelectric conversion unit that receives the subject light condensed by the microlens to generate an electrical signal according to an amount of received light, and a light shielding portion provided between the photoelectric conversion unit and the microlens. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166480

Solid-state imaging apparatus and electronic device

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

06/14/18 / #20180166016

Optical transmission module

An optical transmission module includes: a main substrate having a front surface and a back surface; an optical connector having a connector substrate; a first transparent substrate disposed between the connector substrate and the main substrate; a heat source element disposed between the connector substrate and the back surface of the main substrate, and electrically connected to the main substrate; one or a plurality of wirings electrically connecting the heat source element to the main substrate, and each configured to transfer heat generated from the heat source element and the first transparent substrate, to the main substrate; a first special region preventing the heat generated from the heat source element and the first transparent substrate, from being transferred to the connector substrate; and a second special region providing a function of transferring the heat generated from the heat source element and the first transparent substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165942

Head-mounted display, notification apparatus, notification system, notification method, and program

There is provided a head-mounted display, a notification apparatus, a notification system, a notification method, and a program that allow a person not wearing a head-mounted display to know that a user still continues to wear a head-mounted display after a notification that a wearing time of the head-mounted display of this user has exceeded a predetermined time. A wearing time determination block determines a wearing time of the head-mounted display of the user. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165928

Signal control device and signal control system

There is provided a signal control device including a signal output unit configured to output a signal for a vibratory device, and a signal control unit configured to control the signal. Between a case where a change from a reference level to a first level is exerted on the signal and a case where a change from the first level to the reference level is exerted on the signal, magnitudes of variation amounts of acceleration per unit time generated in the vibratory device are different from each other. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165358

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that enable easy reproduction of audio data of a predetermined kind, of audio data of a plurality of kinds. A file generation device generates an audio file in which audio streams of a plurality of groups is divided into tracks for each one or more of the groups and arranged, and information related to the plurality of groups is arranged. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165099

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device capable of proposing automation of execution of programs at a timing convenient for a user, the information processing device including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire input information of a user; and a proposal control unit configured to propose automation of control related to the input information at an acquisition timing of the input information. The proposal control unit is configured to propose automation of control of execution of a second program obtained by performing, on a first program, at least one of addition of a first relevant element related to an input element included in the first program recognized from the input information, and replacement of the input element with a second relevant element related to the input element.. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164875

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

06/14/18 / #20180164670

Information processing apparatus and method, and projection imaging apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus and method, and a projection imaging apparatus and an information processing method capable of suppressing an increase in processing amount of processing related to update of correction information used for geometric correction and the like, the information processing apparatus detecting, in regard to projection imaging apparatuses each having a projection unit that projects an image on a projection surface and an imaging unit that images the projection surface, a corresponding point between a pixel of the projection unit and a pixel of the imaging unit for a relation between one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has changed and one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has not changed, and estimating a relative posture of the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has changed with respect to the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has not changed.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164663

Imaging device and camera grip, and imaging system

A mount section 35 on which a camera grip 60 is mounted in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in an imaging device 30, and a mount section 65 that is mounted on the imaging device 30 in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in the camera grip. The attachment and detachment of the camera grip 60 can be easily performed and manipulability can be improved by providing the mount sections 35 and 65 provided in the imaging device and the camera grip with a bayonet mechanism. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164587

Control device, control method, and program

Embodiments provide a suitable viewing environment, in accordance with whether a head-mounted display is mounted or detached. A control device includes a state identification unit configured to identify whether a head-mounted display is mounted or detached, and an output control unit configured to control, in accordance with the mounting or the detachment, at least one of sound output and video output from a display device provided separately from the head-mounted display.. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164542

Display control device, display control method, and display control program

A display control device including: a display control unit configured to control display, on a display unit, of highlighting corresponding to a state of an image depending on an in-focus state of a subject in the image being within a predetermined in-focus near range.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163052

Water soluble fluorescent or colored dyes and methods for their use

Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (i): including stereoisomers, salts and tautomers thereof, wherein r1, r2, r3, l1, l2, l3, l4, l5, l6, m1, m2, a, q, w and n are as defined herein. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161760

Porous carbon material composites and their production process, adsorbents, cosmetics, purification agents, and composite photocatalyst materials

A porous carbon material composite formed of a porous carbon material and a functional material and equipped with high functionality. The porous carbon material composite is formed of (a) a porous carbon material obtainable from a plant-derived material having a silicon (si) content of 5 wt % or higher as a raw material; and (b) a functional material adhered on the porous carbon material, and has a specific surface area of 10 m2/g or greater as determined by the nitrogen bet method and a pore volume of 0.1 cm3/g or greater as determined by the bjh method and mp method.. ... Sony Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161676

Information processing apparatus, image generating method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition block configured to acquire attitude information indicative of an attitude of a head-mounted display worn on a head of a user, a visual-line direction definition block configured to define a visual-line direction in accordance with the attitude information of the head-mounted display, a first image generation block configured to generate a game image of a virtual three-dimensional space that is displayed on the head-mounted display, an acceptance block configured to accept a switching manipulation from the user while the head-mounted display displays the game image, and a second image generation block configured to generate a system menu image that is displayed on the head-mounted display instead of the game image generated by the first image generation block when the acceptance block accepts the switching manipulation.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160403

Device, method, and program

. . . . . . . . . . . . A device, method, and program that can improve decoding precision of a desired signal in a case in which multiplexing/multiple access is performed using power allocation. The device includes a transmission processor configured to set each of transmission signal sequences of a plurality of power layers that are to be multiplexed using power allocation as a target and apply at least one of a scrambler using a scramble pattern and an interleaver using an interleave pattern corresponding to information regarding the power allocation.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160383

Communication device, communication method, and communication system

A communication device of the disclosure includes a phase synchronizer, a first modulator, and a detector. The phase synchronizer generates a second signal on a basis of a first signal received from a communication partner. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160371

Communications device and methods

A communications device establishes a communications context for communicating data packets using a packet communications bearer from the communications device via the mobile communications network. A controller of the communications device is configured to identify that the communications device can enter a stasis state because no data packets are available for transmission for a predetermined time via the packet communications bearer or there are no data packets to receive via the packet communications bearer, to transmit a stasis state message to the mobile communications network, and to store information relating to the communications context associated with the packet communications bearer in a data store. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160276

Communication device, communication control method, and program

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

06/07/18 / #20180160197

Real-time cloud-based video watermarking systems and methods

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

06/07/18 / #20180160181

Video-on-demand system

A video-on-demand system including a video server storing video-on-demand content and for streaming video-on-demand through a first layer of an internet page having a first layer and a second layer; and a controller for causing there to be formed in the second layer a plurality of selectable overlay images such that a user at a location in communication with the internet remote from the video server and the controller can display streamed video-on-demand of the first layer in combination with the overlay images of the second layer and can select one of the overlay images; wherein the overlay images correspond to respective control functions for the video-on-demand stream; and the controller is responsive to selection of an overlay image to change the video-on-demand stream in accordance with the corresponding respective control function.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160115

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

The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method, and a decoding device and a decoding method that are capable of reducing the calculation amount of orthogonal transform processing or inverse orthogonal transform processing. A dwt unit (91) performs a dwt of which the calculation amount is smaller than that of a klt for residual information. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160114

Image data encoding and decoding

An image data encoding and/or decoding apparatus comprises a data processor to process an image data signal comprising successive arrays of data values according to respective data value processing orders associated with the arrays of data values; and a processing order selector to select a processing order for processing a current array of data values in dependence on one or more attributes of a plurality of arrays of data values in the image data signal already processed by the data processor.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160112

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 ×r horizontal and ×s 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

06/07/18 / #20180160094

Color noise reduction in 3d depth map

A camera based depth mapping system. Depth information is coded with colors to make a laser-generated 3d depth map easier to interpret. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160086

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for reducing any drop in the accuracy of color correction, the information processing apparatus using a captured image captured by a calibrated imaging section imaging a projected image projected to a projection plane by a calibrated projection section in order to set color correction information as the information for correcting a color of each pixel of the projection section. This technology may be applied to electronic equipment having the functions of both a projector and a camera, or to a computer for controlling such electronic equipment.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160064

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 validating data at the time of vertical addition even when special pixels exist. In a case of a, when, for example, a special pixel s in the second row and an imaging pixel gr in the fourth row are to be added and the special pixel s is selected, the addition of the imaging pixel gr is masked so that information on the special pixel s can be output. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160063

Sample-and-hold circuit with rts noise reduction by periodic mode switching

A sample-and-hold-circuit includes an amplifier transistor, a resistor connected between a source terminal of the amplifier and a voltage, a first switch connected in parallel with the resistor, and a second switch connected between a gate terminal of the amplifier transistor and the voltage. When the first switch is closed and the second switch is open, the amplifier transistor is in an inversion mode; and when the first switch is open and the second switch is closed, the amplifier transistor is in an accumulation mode.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160058

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

Image quality can be improved. In a case where light is focused on the center of an opening, sensitivity can be decreased by extending any side of a light-shielding film to the center. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159835

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, an information processing system, and a communication apparatus that are capable of enhancing authentication safety, the information processing apparatus including: a communication section configured to receive authentication information and a processing request from a first communication apparatus; an authentication information generation section configured to generate authentication information on the basis of first key information associated with a second communication apparatus; and a processing control section configured to control execution of a process corresponding to the processing request on the basis of the authentication information received by the communication section and the authentication information generated by the authentication information generation section.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159663

Radio transmission apparatus and radio transmission method

A radio transmission apparatus and a radio transmission method for readily controlling retransmission timing presets a frame cycle for retransmission, and transmits only packets for which no acknowledgement of receipt has been received within the frame cycle as a reply from a receiving apparatus to a transmitting apparatus. Thus, timing for retransmission can be readily determined. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159661

Transmitter and method of transmitting and receiver and method of receiving

A transmitter transmits data using orthogonal frequency division. Ofdm, symbols, the transmitter comprising a forward error correction encoder configured to encode the data to form forward error correction encoded frames of encoded data cells, a service frame builder configured to form a service frame for transmission comprising a plurality of forward error correction encoded frames, a convolutional interleaves comprising a plurality of delay portions and configured to convolutionally interleave the data cells of the service frames, a modulation symbol mapper configured to map the interleaved and encoded data cells of the service frames onto modulation cells, and a modulator configured to modulate the sub-carriers of one or more ofdm symbols with the modulation cells.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159648

Signal processing device, method thereof, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a method thereof, and a program capable of inhibiting deterioration in reception sensitivity. According to the present technology, in a case where a frequency band is vacant on the basis of a result of carrier sense, a data frame is transmitted as a wireless signal in the frequency band, and further, a synchronous frame formed of predetermined information different from that of the data frame is transmitted as a wireless signal in the frequency band in a case where the data frame is transmitted predetermined number of times within first time. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159641

Electron device and wireless communication method in wireless communication system

An electron device and a wireless communication method in a wireless communication system. The electron device includes one or more processing circuits configured to execute: determining positioning measurement assistant data for a user device, the assistant data including configuration information of an enhanced discovery reference signal (edrs) sent from at least one sleeping small cell base station; executing positioning measurement on the edrs sent from at least one sleeping small cell base station on the basis of the assistant data; and generating positioning information on the basis of the result of positioning measurement on the edrs sent from at least one sleeping small cell base station, so as to position the user device, the edrs having greater transmitting power than a discovery reference signal drs.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159581

Signal processing apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a signal processing apparatus capable of reducing a circuit scale when transmitting and receiving a signal from an antenna. A first n-type mos transistor amplifies a transmission signal to be transmitted from the antenna. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159557

Coding device and coding method

The present technology relates to a coding device and a coding method that makes it possible to correspond to a dvb-like ldpc code and an ldpc code in an etri format. A coding device includes: a first ldpc coding unit configured to generate an ldpc code of a predetermined information word by using a first parity check matrix; a first parity interleaving unit configured to interleave a parity bit of the ldpc code; and a second ldpc coding unit configured to generate an ldpc code in an etri format by using a second parity check matrix with respect to the ldpc code in which the parity bit is interleaved. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159489

Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method

A signal processing apparatus includes: a control section; a signal processing section connected with a plurality of signal processing elements and configured to perform signal processing for enhancing or attenuating an input signal in a specific frequency band; and a crossfade signal section including a crossfade signal processing element capable of replacing at least one of the signal processing elements, wherein the control section is configured to control any one of the signal processing elements among the plurality of signal processing elements, and the crossfade signal processing element, to crossfade to the crossfade signal processing element having the signal processing element as a new characteristic, to perform processing for replacing any one of the signal processing elements by the crossfade signal processing element, and to perform the processing on remaining signal processing elements of the plurality of signal processing elements in the signal processing section.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159120

Negative electrode, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electrically driven vehicle, electrical storage device, and electric power system

Provided is a battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer including a negative electrode active material and a binding agent. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159059

Photoelectric conversion element, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a first electrode and a second electrode, and an organic semiconductor layer. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed to face each other. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158862

Semiconductor device with transistor in semiconductor substrate and insulated contact plug extending through the substrate

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface that face each other, and having an element region and an isolation region, the element region including a transistor in the first surface, and the isolation region including an element isolation layer surrounding the element region; and a contact plug extending from the first surface to the second surface in the isolation region of the semiconductor substrate.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158859

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

A semiconductor device including a first material layer adjacent to a second material layer, a first via passing through the first material layer and extending into the second material layer, and a second via extending into the first material layer, where along a common cross section parallel to an interface between the two material layers, the first via has a cross section larger than that of the second via.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158857

Solid-state imaging sensor

The present technology relates to a solid state imaging sensor that is possible to suppress the reflection of incident light with a wide wavelength band. A reflectance adjusting layer is provided on the substrate in an incident direction of the incident light with respect to the substrate such as si and configured to adjust reflection of the incident light on the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158853

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

A solid-state imaging device in which a pixel circuit formed on the first surface side of a semiconductor substrate is shared by a plurality of light reception regions and second surface side of the semiconductor substrate is the light incident side of the light reception regions. The second surface side regions of the light reception regions are arranged at approximately even intervals and the first surface side regions of the light reception regions e are arranged at uneven intervals. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158852

Image pickup device, method of manufacturing image pickup device, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an image pickup device, including: a first trench provided between a plurality of pixels in a light-receiving region of a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate including the light-receiving region and a peripheral region, the light-receiving region being provided with the plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section; and a second trench provided in the peripheral region of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the semiconductor substrate has a variation in thickness between a portion where the first trench is provided and a portion where the second trench is provided.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158803

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

There is provided a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus that comprises a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device including a first chip, a second chip that is bonded onto a first surface side of the first chip, a through electrode that is formed to penetrate from a second surface side of the first chip to a second wiring layer on the second semiconductor base substrate, and an insulation layer that is disposed between the through electrode and a semiconductor base substrate in the first chip.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158695

Manufacturing method and wiring substrate with through electrode

There is provided a method for manufacturing a wiring substrate with a through electrode, the method including providing a device substrate having a through hole, an opening of the through hole being blocked by a current supply path and the wiring substrate including the device substrate as a core layer with the through electrode; and disposing a first metal in the through hole to form the through electrode by electroplating, in a depth direction of the through hole, using the current supply path.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158627

Operating device

Disclosed herein is an operating device including: a circuit board; a frame arranged on top of the circuit board; a plate-shaped operating member located relative to the frame and including a surface touched by a user's finger and a touch sensor adapted to detect the position of the user's finger that has touched the surface, the plate-shaped operating member being arranged to be able to move up and down so that the operating member can be pressed by the user; and an elastic member arranged between the frame and operating member to bias the operating member upward.. . ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158576

Medical coaxial connector, medical coaxial cable, and medical observation system

A medical coaxial connector includes: an internal conductor configured to be electrically connected to an other-side inner conductor when the medical coaxial connector is connected to an other-side medical coaxial connector; an outer conductor electrically connected to the inner conductor, formed in a tubular shape surrounding the inner conductor, and configured to be electrically connected to an other-side outer conductor when the medical coaxial connector is connected to the other-side medical coaxial connector; and an insulating body that is placed on inner periphery side of the outer conductor and formed in a cylindrical shape surrounding the inner conductor. The insulating body is configured to be placed on inner periphery side of the other-side outer conductor and a leading end of the insulating body in a connection direction toward the other-side coaxial connector is configured to protrude more in the connection direction than the inner conductor.. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158500

Non-volatile memory circuit

The present technique relates to a non-volatile memory circuit ensuring a small size and low power consumption while maintaining stable write. A slave latch is provided in an nvdff, and magnetoresistive elements are connected to the slave latch. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158412

Pixel circuit and display device

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

06/07/18 / #20180158196

Methods for capturing images of markers of a person to control interfacing with an application

A method for real-time motion capture for a person when interfacing with an application executed by a computer is provided. The method includes capturing a space using a camera interfaced with the computer. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157340

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

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

06/07/18 / #20180157293

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

06/07/18 / #20180156900

Optical micromesh for computerized devices

Multiple camera systems which use laser illumination for ranging benefit from a heartbeat to synchronize the timing of the individual lasers to eliminate collisions of multiple simultaneous laser emissions. An optical micromesh system provides for the dynamic entry and egress of mobile and stationary nodes. ... Sony Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180154256

Add-on management methods

A computing system is configured to execute a computer program on a server and to provide a video stream of the program output to a geographically remote client over a communication network. An add-on manager is provided to facilitate the use of add-ons to extend the functionality of the computer program. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152846

Spectrum management apparatus and method, apparatus and method for base station side and user device side

. . . . . . . . The present disclosure provides a spectrum management apparatus and method, as well as an apparatus and method for base station side and user device side of a wireless communication system. The spectrum management apparatus includes: an acquiring unit, configured to acquire spectrum utilization information of at least one wireless communication system on a predetermined frequency band; a determining unit, configured to determine, according to the spectrum utilization information, spectrum utilization efficiency of a corresponding wireless communication system; and an adjusting unit, configured to adjust, based on the spectrum utilization efficiency, spectrum sensing parameters of the corresponding wireless communication system on the predetermined frequency band.. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152734

Image processing apparatus and method

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method that are capable of enhancing encoding efficiency while suppressing a decrease in the efficiency of encoding processing. The image processing apparatus includes an encoding mode setter that sets, in units of coding units having a hierarchical structure, whether a non-compression mode is to be selected as an encoding mode for encoding image data, the non-compression mode being an encoding mode in which the image data is output as encoded data, and an encoder that encodes the image data in units of the coding units in accordance with a mode set by the encoding mode setter. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152725

Image processing device and method

An image processing device includes a reception section configured to receive an encoded stream set in syntax of the encoded stream in which motion vector (mv) range limit information is encoded in units in which image data have a hierarchical structure and the mv range limit information, the mv range limit information being information about a limit of a value of a vertical direction of an mv for referring to a view different from a view of a current block in an inter-view mv corresponding to the current block, and a decoding section configured to decode the encoded stream received by the reception section using the mv range limit information received by the reception section.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152688

Decoder-centric uv codec for free-viewpont video streaming

A decoder-centric codec for free-viewpoint video streaming enables a more efficient and more accurate process of capturing, preprocessing, encoding, decoding and rendering of multi-layer free-viewpoint video.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152657

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus, a manufacturing method of the same and an electronic device which can make an apparatus size further smaller. A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a laminate of a first structure in which a pixel array unit in which pixels that perform photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally arranged is formed and a second structure in which an output circuit unit configured to output pixel signals output from the pixels to an outside of an apparatus is formed. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152655

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

05/31/18 / #20180152654

Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus

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

05/31/18 / #20180152638

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that generates a panoramic image based on captured image data so that the subject is positioned in a reference position in the panoramic image.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151757

Solid-state imaging element, method for manufacturing solid-state imaging element, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging element including: a sensor substrate in which a photoelectric conversion section is arranged and formed; a circuit substrate in which a circuit for driving the photoelectric conversion section is formed, the circuit substrate being laminated to the sensor substrate; a sensor side electrode drawn out to a surface of the sensor substrate on a side of the circuit substrate and formed as one of a projection electrode and a depression electrode; and a circuit side electrode drawn out to a surface of the circuit substrate on a side of the sensor substrate, formed as one of the depression electrode and the projection electrode, and joined to the sensor side electrode in a state of the circuit side electrode and the sensor side electrode being fitted together.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151624

Photoelectric conversion element and solid-state imaging device

A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; and a photoelectric conversion layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and including a first organic semiconductor material, a second organic semiconductor material, and a third organic semiconductor material that have mother skeletons different from one another. The first organic semiconductor material is one of fullerenes and fullerene derivatives. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151138

Control circuit, display device, electronic apparatus, and projection display apparatus

A control circuit according to an embodiment of the disclosure performs control of active matrix driving by a field inversion driving method to cause a vertical effective display period in one field period to be close to a start time of the one field period upon observation of a waveform of a signal outputted from the control circuit with display resolution of 200 μsec or display resolution lower than display resolution of 200 μsec. The one field period is defined by a vertical start signal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151066

Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, information processing apparatus, and traffic information supplying system

A system for an autonomous vehicle that receives driving environment information corresponding to a driving environment provided by another autonomous vehicle, and determines a navigation route based on a degree of reliability of the driving environment information provided by the another autonomous vehicle.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150974

Image processing apparatus, method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus and method and a program which enable more accurate estimation of a pose. A matching unit performs matching processing on the basis of a detection result of a feature point from an input image and a three-dimensional map indicating a position of a landmark in real space, and a pose estimating unit estimates a pose on the basis of a result of the matching processing. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150955

Image-processing device and method for foreground mask correction for object segmentation

An image-processing device and method for foreground mask correction for object segmentation, includes receipt of a sequence of image frames. A first fg mask is estimated using depth information associated with the input image frame and by binarizing a difference between the input image frame and a background (bg) image of the input image frame. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150549

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including a display control unit configured to display pieces of content at a first position of a screen, a condition setting unit configured to set a clustering condition for the pieces of content in accordance with a user operation, and a clustering unit configured to classify the pieces of content into a cluster in accordance with the clustering condition. The display control unit moves a display of the pieces of content from the first position toward a second position corresponding to the cluster.. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150470

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

[object] to provide an information processing system, an information processing device, an information processing method, and a storage medium that can extract group terminals from among a plurality of surrounding information processing terminals that have been detected, and calculate a degree of happiness in a surrounding area. [solution] provided is an information processing system including: a communication unit configured to receive identification information from a detection device that detects the identification information of a surrounding terminal device; and a control unit configured to extract, as group terminal devices, a plurality of pieces of identification information that are received by the communication unit and indicate a plurality of terminal devices detected by the detection device within a predetermined time, and to calculate a degree of happiness around the detection device in accordance with an extraction result.. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150279

Information processing device, method of information processing, and program

To provide a technology capable of allowing a user to find whether speech is uttered with a volume at which speech recognition can be performed. Provided is an information processing device including: a determination portion configured to determine a user-uttered speech volume on the basis of input speech; and a display controller configured to control a display portion so that the display portion displays a display object. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150214

Display control apparatus, display control method and display control program

A display control apparatus includes: a display section; a detecting section which detects an indication manipulation for a manipulation surface; and a control section which detects, if the indication manipulation for the manipulation surface is detected by the detecting section, an area in the manipulation surface indicated through the indication manipulation, and enlarges an image on the basis of the detected area to be displayed on the display section.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149752

Imaging apparatus and imaging control method

The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging control method, which can change a distance measuring accuracy according to a distance from the imaging apparatus to an object. The imaging apparatus includes a control unit that controls outputs of an irradiation signal including an irradiation code and a reference signal including a reference code, and an imaging unit that includes a photoelectric conversion element, generates a pixel signal indicating correlation between reception light incident into the photoelectric conversion element and the reference signal, and generates a distance pixel signal based on a distance to an object on the basis of a ratio between a first pixel signal in a case where a first combination of the irradiation signal and the reference signal is used and a second pixel signal in a case where a second combination of the irradiation signal and the reference signal is used. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149728

Signal processing device and method, information processing device and method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device and method, an information processing device and method, and a program, in which a distance between a position where a signal is transmitted and a position where the signal is received can be obtained with higher accuracy. According to the present technology, a predetermined signal is transmitted as a radio signal at a predetermined timing known to a receiving side. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147498

System and method for identifying compatible users

Systems and methods are provided for an automatic user or friend recommendation system that matches players that have compatible play styles, play schedules, or the like. Behavioral data is collected or entered from players, and a profile of each player is created and compared to calculate a compatibility score. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147484

Fragrance presentation device

The object of the present invention is to provide a fragrance presentation device which prevents an unintended smell from being presented. A fragrance presentation device for use with a display device which can be mounted on the head of a user includes a fragrance presentation module disposed in a fragrance presentation position in the vicinity of the nostrils of a person on which the display device is mounted, a fragrance holder having a fragrance container for holding a fragrance therein, the fragrance holder placing the fragrance container in a position spaced from the fragrance presentation position at least while the fragrance is not presented, and delivering the fragrance out of the fragrance container when the fragrance in the fragrance container is presented, and a fragrance conductor for conducting the fragrance which has been delivered out of the fragrance holder to the fragrance presentation module.. ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147483

Transitioning gameplay on a head-mounted display

A method includes the following: presenting gameplay of a video game through a head-mounted display (hmd), the hmd being disposed in a local environment; detecting a person speaking in the local environment, wherein detecting the person speaking includes capturing audio from the local environment by the hmd, and analyzing the captured audio to identify the person speaking in the local environment; responsive to detecting the person speaking in the local environment, presenting a notification through the hmd, the notification providing an option to pause the gameplay of the video game; responsive to receiving a command indicating selection of the option, pausing the gameplay of the video game and presenting through the hmd a view through an externally facing camera of the hmd that enables viewing of the person speaking in the local environment.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146926

Noise reduction processing circuit and method, and biological information processing device and method

A noise reduction processing circuit of the disclosure includes an adaptive filter that receives, as an input signal, a body motion signal that is filtered on a basis of a transfer function, that is calculated by modeling an influence of body motion on a blood flow, and a subtractor that outputs an error signal obtained by subtracting an output value of the adaptive filter from an observed signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146846

Medical imaging apparatus, imaging method, and imaging apparatus

There is provided a medical imaging apparatus including a solid-state image sensor that includes a photoelectric converter having at least two photoelectric conversion layers stacked with respect to a light-receiving surface and separating received light into light of different wavelength bands and circuitry configured to control a light source device that illuminates a subject.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146507

Communications terminals, infrastructure equipment and methods, for ue:s acting as relays

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A communications terminal includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to infrastructure equipment and to one or more of other communications terminals with a device-to-device communications protocol, a receiver configured to receive signals via the wireless access interface from the infrastructure equipment and from one or more of the other communications terminals with a device-to-device communications protocol, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and receiver to transmit and to receive data via the wireless access interface when in a connected mode and to select one of the one or more infrastructure equipment from which to receive paging messages for down-link communications when in an idle mode. The controller can enter a drx-connected mode to control the receiver to only monitor a communications terminal acting as a relay node to determine whether the receiver can no longer receive paging messages from that communications terminal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146484

Methods, base station, infrastructure node and terminal

A method of allocating resources in a mobile telecommunications system, the system including a base station configured to communicate via a wireless interface with one or more terminals and one or more infrastructure nodes configured to communicate with the one or more terminals. The method includes: obtaining measurements wherein a measurement relates to a link between a first terminal of the one or more terminals and one of the one or more infrastructure node; obtaining direction information for the first terminal; determining, based on the measurements and direction information, a candidate infrastructure node for the first terminal; and allocating resources for the first terminal to communicate with the candidate infrastructure node.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146153

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

05/24/18 / #20180146144

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

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, a program, and an imaging device, which are capable of improving the quality of an image generated using an image obtained in a state in which infrared light is radiated and an image obtained in a state in which infrared light is not radiated. A modulation coefficient setting unit sets a first modulation coefficient used for correction of infrared luminance information, which is luminance information of an infrared image obtained in a state in which infrared light is radiated, on the basis of a ratio between the infrared luminance information and visible luminance information, which is luminance information of a visible image obtained in a state in which the infrared light is not radiated. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145864

Receiver and method of receiving

A receiver comprises a radio frequency demodulation circuit configured to detect and to recover a received signal. The received signal includes in one or more frames a preamble comprising a plurality of bootstrap ofdm symbols. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145822

Transmission device, reception device, communication system, signal transmission method, signal reception method, and communication method

A transmission device of the disclosure includes: a clock signal transmitting circuit that outputs a clock signal onto a clock signal line; a data signal transmitting circuit that outputs a data signal onto a data signal line; and a blanking controller that controls the clock signal transmitting circuit to output a predetermined blanking signal, in place of the clock signal, from the clock signal transmitting circuit to the clock signal line in synchronization with a blanking period of the data signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145793

Communication control device, information processing device, information processing method, and program

A communication control device includes a control unit. The control unit included in the communication control device performs control to notify an information processing device of a period for the information processing device to acquire information regarding a communication state in the information processing device. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145778

Information processing apparatus and information processing method, and program storing medium for distinguishing suffixes appended to contents data

A click operation is input in a first step, whether or not the target address thereof is an asf file or an m3u file, which are listening contents files, is judged in a second step, and in the event that this is true, in a third step the target file is played without being downloaded. In the event that the target is a different type of file, whether or not the target address thereof is a wma file or an mp3 file, which are downloadable contents files, is judged in a fourth step, and in the event that this is true, in a fifth step the target file is downloaded. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145763

Communication device, communication method, and communication system

A communication device of the disclosure includes a phase synchronizer, a modulator, and a controller. The phase synchronizer generates a second signal on a basis of a first signal received from a communication partner by selectively performing one of a closed loop operation and an open loop operation. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145741

Interference suppressing method and device in dynamic frequency spectrum access system

An interference suppressing method and device in a dynamic frequency spectrum access (dsa) system. The system includes: a frequency spectrum management device, a primary system including a plurality of primary devices, and a secondary system including a plurality of secondary devices. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145730

Communication system, communication apparatus and communication method as well as program

A communication system, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program for acquiring the advantage of a plurality of communication protocols is provided. A random number and a first communication information including first identification information of a communication apparatus is sent to another communication apparatus by using near field communication. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145704

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and program

A data processing apparatus, a data processing method, and a program are disclosed. They improve communication performance by performing bit interleaving suitable for a modulation method that is a non-uniform constellation. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145483

Light emitting element and method of manufacturing the same

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

05/24/18 / #20180145312

Secondary battery-use anode and method of manufacturing the same, secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode includes a first anode active material, a second anode active material, and an anode binder. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145115

Light emitting element and display device

A light emitting element and display device are disclosed. In one example, a light emitting element includes a first electrode formed on a base body. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145113

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

A display device includes: a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional fashion, each of the pixels including a light emitting device; and a color filter layer having color filters, the color filters facing the plurality of pixels, each of the color filters corresponding to one of a plurality of colors. Of a plurality of color filters in the color filter layer, color filters disposed in a peripheral section within a display region are shifted from center locations of corresponding pixels, and have smaller thicknesses than thicknesses of color filters disposed in a central section within the display region.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145101

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a manufacturing method of a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device, in which degradation of transfer characteristics of a photo diode can be suppressed. A floating diffusion is formed to reach the same depth as a layer of a photo diode formed on a silicon substrate, and a transfer transistor gate is formed therebetween. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145004

Wiring board, and manufacturing method

The present disclosure relates to a wiring board and a manufacturing method that simultaneously solve problems of stress and heat release a wiring board as one aspect of the present disclosure includes a glass substrate as a core member, and a plurality of through holes arranged in a cyclic manner in the glass substrate. The through holes are filled with different kinds of filling materials. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144769

Recording apparatus, recording method, and recording medium

To realize efficient access in case of restoring read failure data by rmw at time of data rewriting, a recording apparatus includes a write/read unit capable of performing data writing in a second data unit, in which a plurality of first data units of a predetermined amount of data are consecutive, and data reading in the first data unit with respect to a recording medium and a control unit. In response to a rewrite instruction of data, the control unit instructs the write/read unit to generate write data in the second data unit using update data relevant to the rewrite instruction and recorded data read out from the recording medium and to write the write data at a non-recording address on the recording medium, and generates or updates replacement information for associating address at which the write data is written, as a replacement destination, with address of a replacement source.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144453

Medical signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A medical signal processing apparatus processes image signals input from an imaging device. The image signals corresponds to a result of examining a subject, and the imaging device sequentially outputs the image signals from multiple pixels arrayed in a matrix according to a raster to the medical signal processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144450

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

There is provided an image processing apparatus including an input device configured to receive a stroke input, and a display controller configured to control a displaying of a modified stroke, wherein the modified stroke is synthesized based on characteristic parameters of the received stroke input and characteristic parameters of a reference stroke that has been matched to the received stroke input.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144446

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to image processing apparatus and method which enable a sense of quality as if there were a real object to be more favorably reproduced. A characteristic control unit determines processing contents for controlling the sense of quality, for example, changing an image quality, adjusting a reflection characteristic, or changing a shape, on the basis of a physical characteristic parameter from a characteristic information integration unit and device information from a device information analyzer. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144434

Model anti-collusion watermark

Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144392

Custom product categorization of digital media content

A system for custom categorization of digital media content includes a server and a database for storing user accounts. The server provides a user interface to allow a user to review, purchase, and download to a user device one or more digital products. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144033

Information processing device

The present invention provides an information processing device capable of properly controlling a smell presentation device by matching a using state. The information processing device acquires information on the using state of the smell presentation device that presents a smell to a user, and causes the smell presentation device to present a smell in a mode determined in accordance with the acquired information on the using state.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143931

Communication device and control method

The present technology relates to a communication device and a control method, in which the variety of connection modes between electronic apparatuses can be increased. Provided are: a detection target mechanism detected when the first electronic apparatus is connected to a second electronic apparatus that receives a baseband signal output from the first electronic apparatus; a connection detecting unit adapted to detect a baseband signal output from the second electronic apparatus and to detect a connection between the first and second electronic apparatuses; and a control unit adapted to connect the detection target mechanism to the first electronic apparatus where a connection between the first electronic apparatus and the second electronic apparatus is detected by the connection detecting unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143439

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display including a display unit, a detector, and a first control unit. The display unit is mountable on a head of a user and capable of providing the user with a field of view of a real space. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143025

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device that makes it possible to update and report the destination or route to be presented depending on the situation of a user who shares the situation or destination of another user, the information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform action support for a subsequent schedule to be optimal for each of a plurality of target users on the basis of user situation in indoor environment acquired for each target user that participates in the subsequent schedule.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140954

Remastering by emulation

Each asset such as a texture called for by legacy software such as a legacy computer game software has a unique identifier associated with it. The unique identifier can be rendered by imposing a hash on the asset, and then the asset stored with its identifier in a data structure. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140952

Gaming server and method to generate information-rich profiles

Various aspects of a gaming server and method are disclosed herein, which includes receipt of a request from a first electronic device of a plurality of electronic devices communicatively coupled to the gaming server. The received request may comprise a request to compare a gaming profile of a first user associated with the first electronic device with one or more other gaming profiles of one or more other users associated with one or more other electronic devices. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140950

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus that can present smell to a user in an appropriate mode utilizing a smell presentation device is provided. The information processing apparatus acquires content information relating to the substance of a content that includes at least one of video and audio to be presented to the user, and controls the smell presentation device to present smell in a mode according to the acquired content information.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140948

System, method, and graphical user interface for controlling an application on a tablet

A system, method, and graphical user interface for playing games and/or executing applications on a tablet-based client. One embodiment of a graphical user interface (gui) for playing a video game on a tablet-based client device comprises: a virtual controller rendered on a display of the tablet computer, the virtual controller substantially mimicking the control provided by a thumb stick of a physical game controller and providing omnidirectional, free-form movement in a synchronous direction in which a user moves a finger on the display of the tablet-based client.. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140947

Gaming server and method to generate context-aware gaming information

A gaming server and method for generating context-aware gaming information are disclosed, which includes receipt of a view request from a first gaming device associated with a first user, by the gaming server. The view request includes a request to view a gaming profile of a second user. ... Sony Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140187

Eyeball observation device, eyewear terminal, line-of-sight detection method, and program

There is provided an eyeball observation device, which can stably detect a line of sight, the eyeball observation device including: at least one infrared light source configured to radiate polarized infrared light onto an eyeball of a user; and at least one imaging device configured to capture an image of the eyeball irradiated with the polarized infrared light and to be capable of simultaneously capturing a polarization image with at least three directions.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139754

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

. . . . . . . . A radio communication device which manages a network defines a predetermined transmission frame cycle, allocates in the frame specific access slots as timing with which the individual radio communication devices in the network concerned receive a transmission, puts the information of the allocation in a beacon signal, and transmits the signal. Each radio communication device performs receiving operation at access slots specific to the device itself defined by the beacon signal. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139619

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

05/17/18 / #20180139615

Frequency allocation method and device for unauthorized frequency band

A frequency allocation method and device for an unauthorized frequency band. The method includes: a controller acquires a business load status of plural macro base stations having similar coverage ranges and operated by different operators, and generates, based on the business load status, allocation information about an unauthorized frequency band, to mutually exclusively allocate the unauthorized frequency band to plural macro base stations; the macro base stations receive the allocation information about the unauthorized frequency band, to determine the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations from an unauthorized frequency band resource, and generate indicative information about the monopolized unauthorized frequency band; and a small base station receives the indicative information, detects state of the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations, and dynamically accesses, according to a detecting result, a specific unauthorized frequency band in the unauthorized frequency band monopolized by the macro base stations.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139592

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to enable recognition of a user who shares a place without troublesome procedure being performed. [solution] an information processing apparatus includes: a recognizing unit configured to recognize a terminal which is a transmission source of a signal on the basis of a detection result of the signal for radio communication for allowing terminals to perform direct communication with each other via a radio transmission path; a recording unit configured to record history information including a recognition result of the terminal and information for determining whether or not the terminal detected by a predetermined detecting unit is held by a user, for each first period; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the terminal is held by the user on the basis of the history information recorded during a second period which is longer than the first period; and a processing unit configured to execute predetermined processing on the basis of the recognition result of the terminal and the determination result.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139516

Receiving apparatus, broadcasting apparatus, server apparatus, and receiving method

This receiving apparatus includes a broadcast reception unit configured to receive a broadcasting signal including a broadcast program and tag information, the broadcast program including at least one scene, the tag information including information that is transmitted temporally corresponding to each of at least one scene of the broadcast program and is necessary for acquiring related information related to the broadcast program; an application controller configured to acquire an application that uses the related information and an application information table in which at least identification information for identifying the tag information including information for controlling an operation of the application and information for identifying the related information used by the application is described, and to control the operation of the application based on the application information table; a tag information processing unit configured to acquire the tag information based on the identification information described in the application information table from the received broadcasting signal, to acquire the related information based on the tag information, and to supply it to the application being executed.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139495

Identification of services containing the same or equivalent content

Identification of services that carry the same or equivalent content. A reception apparatus includes circuitry configured receive first service information for a first service included in a first broadcast steam, and receive second service information for a second service included in a second broadcast stream. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139490

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

Signaling data update information is stored into and transmitted together with an event notification message to a reception apparatus such that a reliable signaling data update process by the reception apparatus can be executed. A transmission apparatus stores signaling data update information into an event notification message and transmits the event notification message to the reception apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139489

Method, device and computer program product for outputting a transport stream

A method comprising: receiving, via a distribution channel, video data having an identifier that identifies a position within a video and an address defining a location of a stored playlist. The method also comprises obtaining from a server a playlist in response to a user input, where the playlist includes location information identifying a location of a stored transport stream. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139478

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, program, and signal transmission system

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, a program, and a signal transmission system realizing an sdi (serial digital interface) capable of effectively transmitting an audio stream together with video data, for example, of which the frame rate is 100 hz or 120 hz. An audio multiplexing unit multiplexes an audio sample into a data area of horizontal lines of n2 (here, 2≤n2≤n1) rows after a first horizontal line in which the audio sample is generated, which is a predetermined data area arranged within a horizontal blanking area disposed for each horizontal line of video data in a data stream defined in a format of an sdi used for transmitting the video data, in a case where an audio is sampled at an interval of once or less for horizontal lines of n1 (here, n1≥2) rows of the video data of a predetermined frame rate. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139474

Data processing device, data processing method, and program

A device, method, and program for data stream reproduction are disclosed. In one example, a transmission device includes a multiplexer that generates a data stream by multiplexing a data packet and a control information packet separately from each other, the data packet being a packet including reproduction data as the current data to be reproduced, the control information packet being a packet including control information to be used in reproducing the reproduction data. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139471

Method and system to refine coding of p-phase data

A method and system to refine coding of p-phase data, includes receipt of an input p-phase data block. The p-phase data block may comprise a plurality of entropy coded bits and a plurality of un-coded bits of p-phase data values. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139399

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180139383

Image pickup apparatus, information processing apparatus, display apparatus, information processing system, image data sending method, image displaying method, and computer program

An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where n is an integer, data for 1/(n+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139379

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic apparatus which enable higher-quality images to be obtained. Provided is an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including one on-chip lens, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers formed below the on-chip lens. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139368

In-vehicle camera system and image processing apparatus

Automatic exposure control of an in-vehicle camera is performed under dark driving environments such as at night. An in-vehicle camera system includes a vehicle camera mounted in a vehicle configured to capture surroundings of the vehicle, and control circuitry that controls an exposure level of an image captured by the vehicle camera, the control of the exposure level being based on brightness information of a detection area set within the image, the detection area being a portion of the captured image and configured to output the image having exposure control performed thereon to a display.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139303

Centralized selection of peers as media data sources in a dispersed peer network

A multi-source peer content distribution system transfers content files from multiple, distributed peer computers to any requesting computer. The content distribution network coordinates file transfers through a mediation system including a content catalog and a host broker system. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139259

Embedding html-5 and javascript in user-data field of mpeg or avc transport stream

The user-data field specified in the mpeg and avc transport stream standard is used to embed html-5 and/or javascript for rendering a variety of content including subtitles, 2d, and 3d graphics, and interactive content including advertisements, shopping, and games. Also, high quality vector graphics can be rendered on the screen that scale to any resolution. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139071

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

To provide an information processing method, program, information processing apparatus, and information processing system which are capable of achieving a high-quality content listening or listening or viewing experience. An information processing method according to an embodiment of the present technology is executed by a computer, and includes calculating, on a basis of a beacon signal which is transmitted from a reproduction apparatus capable of reproducing a content, a distance from the computer to the reproduction apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139033

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a signal processing device that enables tlv transmission, a signal processing method, and a program. The signal processing device includes: a demodulation processing unit that performs a demodulation process; a processing unit that performs a demux process; and a data signal line, a clock signal line, a sync signal line, and a valid signal line that are provided between the demodulation processing unit and the processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139021

Transmitter and receiver and methods of transmitting and receiving

A receiver for detecting and recovering payload data from a received signal comprises a radio frequency demodulation circuit, a detector circuit and a demodulator circuit. The radio frequency demodulation circuit detects the received signal. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138965

Mobile communications system, communications terminals and methods

A mobile communications system, methods, and communication terminals. A first of plural communications terminals is configured to determine, based on current communications conditions, one of plural predetermined priority levels representing a relative ability of the first communications terminal to act as a relay node for a second of the plural communications terminals, and to transmit an indication of the determined priority level to the second communications terminals for one of the first or other communications terminals to be selected to act as a relay node for the second communications terminal. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138662

Semiconductor optical device

A semiconductor optical device includes a laminated structure constituted of a first compound semiconductor layer of an n type, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer of a p type, the active layer including at least 3 barrier layers and well layers interposed among the barrier layers, and the semiconductor optical device satisfying egp-br>egn-br>egwell when a bandgap energy of the barrier layer adjacent to the second compound semiconductor layer is represented by egp-br, a bandgap energy of the barrier layer between the well layers is represented by egwell, and a bandgap energy of the barrier layer adjacent to the first compound semiconductor layer is represented by egn-br.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138511

Negative electrode, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electrically driven vehicle, electrical storage device, and electric power system

Provided are a negative electrode, a battery, a battery pack, an electronic apparatus, an electrically driven vehicle, an electrical storage device, and an electric power system which are capable of improving cycle characteristics.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138224

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method, solid state image sensor, and electronic equipment

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method, a solid state image sensor, and electronic equipment that can achieve further improvement in reliability. Connection pads are formed in interlayer films provided respectively in interconnection layers of a sensor substrate on which a sensor surface having pixels is formed and a signal processing substrate configured to perform signal processing on the sensor substrate to make an electrical connection between the sensor substrate and the signal processing substrate. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138223

Semiconductor device and imaging device

To improve the joining strength between semiconductor chips. In a semiconductor device, a first semiconductor chip includes a first joining surface including a first insulating layer, a plurality of first pads to which a first inner layer circuit insulated by the first insulating layer is electrically connected, and a linear first metal layer arranged on an outside of the plurality of first pads. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138217

Solid-state imaging device

An imaging device that includes a substrate, a photoelectric conversion section disposed in the substrate, an element isolation region disposed adjacent to the photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion section, an amplification transistor having a gate electrode and an active region, and a contact section disposed on the gate electrode of the amplification transistor. The contact section overlaps the active region of the amplification transistor. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138216

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer on which a plurality of pixels are arranged along a light-receiving surface being a main surface of the semiconductor layer, photoelectric conversion units provided for the respective pixels in the semiconductor layer, and a trench element isolation area formed by providing an insulating layer in a trench pattern formed on a light-receiving surface side of the semiconductor layer, the trench element isolation area being provided at a position displaced from a pixel boundary between the pixels.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138179

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device including, in cross section, a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film on the semiconductor substrate; a gate electrode on the gate insulating film, the gate electrode including a metal, a side wall insulating film at opposite sides of the gate electrode, the side wall insulating film contacting the substrate; a stress applying film at the opposite sides of the gate electrode and over at least a portion of the semiconductor substrate, at least portion of the side wall insulating film being between the gate insulating film and the stress applying film and in contact with both of them; source/drain regions in the semiconductor substrate at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, and silicide regions at surfaces of the source/drain regions at the opposite sides of the gate electrode, the silicide regions being between the source/drain regions and the stress applying layer and in contact with the stress applying layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138000

Switching device

The present disclosure proposes a switching device which, when supplying and interrupting power by combining a mechanical relay with a solid-state relay, suppresses the effects of chattering from the mechanical relay, and thus makes it possible to stably supply and interrupt power. Provided is the switching device including: a semiconductor relay configured to switch between supplying and interrupting power from a power supply; a mechanical relay configured to be connected in parallel to the semiconductor relay and connected at one end to a control terminal of the semiconductor relay; and a switch configured to switch between supplying and interrupting current to the semiconductor relay. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137888

Recording device, recording method, optical recording medium, reproducing device, and reproducing method

Provided is a technique that reduces the possibility that data will not be recorded due to a shortage of test areas. A test area, in which test writing for laser power control is performed, is set in each recording layer of an optical recording medium having a plurality of recording layers, and information indicating a position of the set test area is recorded on the optical recording medium. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137887

Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium has a recording surface having an average surface roughness sra of 3.0 μm or less, the number of projections having a height of 7.5 nm or more included in a unit region (where the unit region is a square region with each side having a length of 30 μm) of the recording surface is 256 or more, and the number of projections having a height of 15 nm or more included in the unit region of the recording surface is 0 or more and 104 or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137861

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of providing better user experience. An information processing apparatus includes an activation word setting unit that sets, on the basis of a detection result of detecting a user operation, a word used as an activation word for activating a predetermined function, the activation word being uttered by a user, the number of activation words being increased or decreased by the setting; and an activation word recognition unit that performs speech recognition on speech uttered by the user and recognizes that the word set by the activation word setting unit to be used as the activation word is uttered. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137849

Audio device, sound processing method, sound processing program, sound output method, and sound output program

There is provided an audio device including a control section configured to cause an audio signal to be output, the audio signal including a sound signal obtained through playback of content and a sound signal received from a communication partner device, and a sound processing section configured to generate an elimination signal obtained by eliminating a given sound signal from a microphone detection signal, which is the audio signal that is propagated and detected by a microphone. The control section causes the communication partner device to transmit the elimination signal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137824

Pixel circuit, active matrix apparatus and display apparatus

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

05/17/18 / #20180137686

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137684

Apparatus, computer program and method

An apparatus for generating a virtual reality environment comprising: controller circuitry configured to: insert a captured image of an object in the virtual reality environment; move the captured image within the virtual reality environment; pause the movement of the captured image in the virtual reality environment; generate a rendered representation of at least part of the captured image; replace the at least part of the captured image with the rendered representation in the virtual reality environment; and move the rendered representation within the virtual reality environment.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137620

Image processing system and method

In an image processing system a processor is configured to perform an image processing method. The method performs receiving a spectral image of a person's skin and identifying the person based on the received spectral image of the person's skin and skin reflectance information.. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137617

Inter-patient brain registration

An inter-patient brain registration method for data normalization deformably aligns two brain images obtained from different patients even with tumor presence.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137496

Information processing device and information processing method

An electronic money server groups a parent who owns a parent mobile phone and children who own child mobile phones to be registered as a family, and credit information of the parent is also registered. When the child accesses the electronic money server by using the child mobile phone and specifies a money amount to request family charge, the electronic money server requests the parent mobile phone for permission of the family charge. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136806

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

An information processing system that acquires captured image data corresponding to a user interface displayed on a first display, the user interface including a plurality of graphic representations each corresponding to a respective function; and controls a second display to display a representation of the user interface based on a recognition process performed on the user interface, the representation of the user interface indicating whether a function corresponding the plurality of the graphic representations is capable of being accessed.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136722

Apparatus and method for dynamic graphics rendering based on saccade detection

A method for rendering computer graphics based on saccade detection is provided. One embodiment of the method includes rendering a computer simulated scene for display to a user, detecting an onset of a saccade that causes saccadic masking in an eye movement of the user viewing the computer simulated scene, and reducing a computing resource used for rendering frames of the computer simulated scene during at least a portion of a duration of the saccade. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136712

Electronic apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method

An electronic apparatus according to one embodiment of the present technology includes a sensor, a power storage element, and a communication module. The sensor generates charge in accordance with a surrounding environment. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136679

Regulator circuit and control method

The present technology relates to a regulator circuit and a control method capable of coping with steep change in load. An output transistor provided between an input terminal and an output terminal, a differential amplifying unit that amplifies a difference between reference voltage and voltage fed back from the output transistor, a voltage feedback path, and a current feedback path are provided, in which the current feedback path includes a current source and a transistor. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136521

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and lighting apparatus

There is provided a light-emitting device that exhibits superior luminance contribution rate of a light source while reducing in-plane luminance unevenness despite a simple configuration. The light-emitting device includes: a substrate on which one or more light sources are provided; and a reflective plate placed on the substrate. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136472

Display apparatus having curved image forming apparatus

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

05/17/18 / #20180136116

Inspection apparatus, sensing apparatus, sensitivity control apparatus, inspection method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an inspection apparatus, a sensing apparatus, a sensitivity control apparatus, an inspection method, and a program that perform inspection with improved accuracy. The inspection apparatus includes a detection section for detecting a plurality of different wavelength region components of ambient light reflected from an inspection target to be inspected, and a control section for controlling the sensitivity of each of the different wavelength region components. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135816

Illuminating unit and projection display apparatus

An illuminating unit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a mounting member; a light source section that is aligned on the mounting member, and has one or more solid-state light sources that emit light in a predetermined wavelength band; and an optical conversion section that is coupled to the light source section, and converts outgoing light emitted from the solid-state light source into light in a wavelength band that is different from the wavelength band of the outgoing light.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133954

Stereolithographic object, product, and method of manufacturing product

A stereolithographic object according to one embodiment of the technology includes: a first curable resin part that is provided at a position suitable for contact with a base member; and one or a plurality of second curable resin parts that are provided to be in contact with the first curable resin part and to allow part of a side surface of the first curable resin part to be exposed. The first curable resin part is configured by resin that has a functional group number and a polymer polymerization degree that are relatively small compared with those of the second curable resin part. ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133899

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180133604

Sharing recorded gameplay

A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-d) video clip to a storage, the 2-d video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-d video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip by converting the 2-d video clip to a 3-d format, the 3-d video clip being configured for viewing through an hmd; sharing, by the computer, the 3-d video clip to the social network.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132737

Information processing device and information processing method

Provided is an information processing device including: a sensor control unit configured to control a light emission intensity of a light source included in a pulse wave sensor on the basis of a state of a user who is a detection target of the pulse wave sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132706

Image pickup device, microscope image pickup system, and endoscope image pickup system

Provided is a medical imaging device comprising: a color separation prism that has a dichroic film configured to split light into first light belonging to a visible light wavelength band and second light belonging to a fluorescence wavelength band; a fluorescence image sensor that is provided at an output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the second light belonging to the fluorescence wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; a visible light image sensor that is provided at the output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the first light belonging to the visible light wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; and a bandpass filter that is disposed between the color separation prism and the fluorescence image sensor, wherein the fluorescence image sensor and the visible light image sensor are arranged such that an optical path difference between an optical path length of a fluorescence optical path for the second light imaged on the fluorescence image sensor via the color separation prism and an optical path length of a visible light optical path for the first light imaged on the visible light image sensor via the color separation prism corresponds to an amount of a shift between a fluorescence imaging position and a visible light imaging position, the shift being generated by an imaging lens positioned at an input side of the color separation prism, and wherein the fluorescence imaging position is an imaging position of filtered second light, which results from passing the second light through the bandpass tiller, such that tlic amoiuu of shifl is based on the filtered second light.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132081

System and method for providing assistance during medical emergency

. . . . . . . . Various aspects of a system and method to provide assistance during a medical emergency are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in an electronic device configured to receive sensor data associated with a user from one or more sensing devices. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131977

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

A non-transitory computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include analyzing an image, identifying one or more faces in the image using a face recognition technique, designating at least one of the identified faces collectively as a first area of interest, and determining whether an insertion area exists in the image where additional content can be inserted without obstructing the first area of interest. Another computer program is adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include determining whether the insertion area can be divided into two or more regions based on color. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131972

Receiving device, transmitting device, and data processing method

A configuration is realized such that a playback application applied in a receiving device can be determined using a service category identifier recorded in an slt that can be received in advance. The service category identifier capable of identifying an application applied to a provided service such as a program provided by a transmitting device is transmitted to the receiving device. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131935

Apparatus and method of adaptive block filtering of target slice

Provided is an image processing apparatus including: area determination unit configured to determine whether or not an area of a control block functioning as control unit for filtering of an image includes a processing-target slice area of a plurality of slices formed in a frame of an encoded image; control information creation unit configured to create filter control information representing whether or not the filtering is performed for the area of the control block including a processing-target slice for each area of the control block including the processing-target slice when the area determination unit determines that the area of the control block includes the area of the processing-target slice; and filter unit configured to perform filtering for the image based on the filter control information created by the control information creation unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131934

Codeword assignment for intra chroma mode signalling for hevc

Intra prediction is used in state-of-the-art video coding standards such as avc. The intra prediction modes are coded into the bitstream. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131931

Image processing apparatus and method thereof

The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of preventing an increase in a cost of the apparatus. A setting unit sets restriction information for restricting a size of a block of an image and a prediction method to be applied to the block having the size. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131917

Projection display apparatus

A first projection display apparatus includes a color separator (41a) that has first and second incident surfaces (s1a and s1b), and allows light in first to third wavelength bands to pass therethrough or reflects the light in the first to third wavelength bands; first to third reflective light modulators (15); a first polarization splitter (12g); a second polarization splitter (12rb); and a projection optical system (19). Light in at least one of the first to third wavelength bands enters the first incident surface of the color separator as first polarized light, and light in the other wavelength bands enters the second incident surface of the color separator as second polarized light orthogonal to the first polarized light.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131915

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

A projection device and a projection method, a projection module, an electronic device, and a program that correct a misalignment of an optical axis are disclosed. Test emission is performed of a laser beam that is a light source in a projector, and a position of the optical axis of the laser beam is obtained from a ratio of an amount of light detected by a photodetector divided into a plurality of areas that is a two-dimensional plane perpendicular to the optical axis. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131875

Edge user interface for augmenting camera viewfinder with information

A camera view on a display such as a smart phone display is decimated responsive to a control signal to present augmented reality (ar) information. This creates edges in which the ar information is presented so as not to clutter the camera view, enabling uncluttered use of the standard camera function user interface (ui).. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131874

Imaging unit and imaging apparatus

An imaging unit of the disclosure includes an imaging lens including a first lens group and a second lens group that are disposed in order from object side toward image side, and an imaging device that converts an optical image formed by the imaging lens into an electric signal. The second lens group and the imaging device are rotationally moved integrally to allow the second lens group and the imaging device to be tilted with respect to an optical axis of the first lens group.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131867

Display control apparatus, program, and display control method

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

05/10/18 / #20180131846

Circuit board, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a circuit board, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus capable of suppressing the generation of a noise in a conductor loop according to a magnetic field on the periphery of a side end portion of a conductor group. A circuit board of the present technology includes: a conductor group, in which a conductor through which a current flows in a first direction and a conductor through which a current flows in a second direction are aligned in a third direction. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131410

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180131407

Communication apparatus, communication method, and program

A communication device includes a first processing unit that sends a first command to start an activation processing. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that receives the first command from the first processing unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131404

Device and method for wireless communication and communication terminal

The present disclosure provides a device and method for wireless communication and a communication terminal. The device comprises: a spatial filtering unit, configured to perform spatial filtering on a signal received by each antenna in a receiving antenna array, and combine filtered signals, wherein all coefficients adopted by spatial filtering are configured to reduce an equivalent channel time-variant degree of a combined signal.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131385

Digital analog conversion circuit, data driver, display device, electronic apparatus, and driving method of digital analog conversion circuit, driving method of data driver, and driving method of display device

A digital to analog conversion circuit is disclosed. In one example, the conversion circuit includes a selector unit and a differential amplifier. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131231

Power receiving unit, power receiving method, and feed system

A power receiving unit of the disclosure includes a communicator that communicates with a feed unit, a power receiver that has a first rectifier circuit and a second rectifier circuit that each rectify an electric power signal supplied from the feed unit, and a controller that selects and operates one of the first rectifier circuit and the second rectifier circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130980

Battery pack

A battery pack disclosed in the present description includes an outer case including a display portion and an opening portion, wherein the display portion includes one or more display windows; a battery cell housed in the outer case; a substrate housed in the outer case, wherein one or more light emitting elements corresponding to the one or more display windows are mounted on the substrate; and a light shielding wall housed in the outer case, wherein the light shielding wall is arranged to block the opening portion and the one or more light emitting elements from each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130848

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

05/10/18 / #20180130842

Semiconductor device and semiconductor-device manufacturing method

It is possible to reduce resistance variations of a member connecting a through-silicon via to a line and improve wiring reliability. A hole through which the through-silicon via is to be stretched is created and an over-etching process is carried out on a wiring layer including the line. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130835

Image pickup element, method of manufacturing image pickup element, and electronic apparatus

An image pickup element includes: a semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion section for each pixel; a pixel separation groove provided in the semiconductor substrate; and a fixed charge film provided on a light-receiving surface side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the fixed charge film includes a first insulating film and a second insulating film, the first insulating film being provided contiguously from the light-receiving surface to a wall surface and a bottom surface of the pixel separation groove, and the second insulating film being provided on a part of the first insulating film, the part corresponding to at least the light-receiving surface.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130833

Solid-state image pickup unit, method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state image pickup unit includes: a p-type compound semiconductor layer of a chalcopyrite structure; an electrode formed on the p-type compound semiconductor layer; and an n-type layer formed separately for each pixel, on a surface opposite to a light incident side of the p-type compound semiconductor layer.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130743

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a wiring layer that includes at least one low-dielectric rate interlayer insulating film layer; a guard ring that is formed by placing in series a wire and a via so as to be in contact with a through electrode, in a portion in which the through electrode passing through the wiring layer is formed; and the through electrode that is formed by being buried inside the guard ring.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130389

Display apparatus and construction method

A display apparatus includes: a plurality of display units that are two-dimensionally arranged; a supporting member that supports the plurality of display units; and an elastic member that partially couples the supporting member and each of some or all of the plurality of display units.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130251

Graphics processing enhancement by tracking object and/or primitive identifiers

Graphics processing includes setting up a plurality of objects in a scene in virtual space, each object being defined by a set of vertices. A unique object identifier is assigned to each object and written to an id buffer. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129909

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of reproducing a material feel just like a real thing is there. A reflection characteristic estimation unit estimates and analyzes, from a supplied input image, a reflection characteristic of the subject as a characteristic of a subject. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129902

Method and system for video processing

Various aspects of a system and method for video processing is disclosed herein. The system comprises a video processing device that is configured to generate a spatial saliency map based on spatial information associated with a current frame of a video stream. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129840

Reader for rfid tag for near-field wireless communication and near-field wireless communication system

In a reader for an rfid tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an rfid tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the rfid tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129382

Menu display apparatus, menu display method and program

Provided is a menu display apparatus that displays a menu of a plurality of applications, including an acquisition unit that acquires display data of content information representing content to be displayed in the menu of the content managed by each application from each application and a display controller that controls a display of the content information in each area according to setting conditions for the area provided for each of the applications in the menu and the display information of the content information acquired from each application. Accordingly, the display of the content information to be displayed in the menu in each area is controlled according to setting conditions for the area provided for each application in the menu and display data of the content information acquired from each application.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129375

Method and apparatus for navigating a hierarchical menu based user interface

Methods and apparatus are provided for a user interface to allow for navigating a hierarchical menu. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface including one or more menu elements, wherein each menu element is associated with a row of content titles that may be displayed by the user interface and detecting an input command associated with a menu element. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129326

Information processing apparatus, part generating and using method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a part generation unit configured to generate a part that is suitable for a predetermined application and that includes at least a portion of any photo and is displayed on a display screen at a time of execution of the application, and an application control unit configured to control the execution of the application and at least display the part on the display screen during the execution of the application.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129318

Operation processing device, operation processing method, and program

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

05/10/18 / #20180129303

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program related to the information processing apparatus, which are capable of suppressing an uncomfortable feeling of the user for a position at which processing related to the user operation is performed, the information processing apparatus including: an input unit configured to obtain line-of-sight information related to a line of sight of a user and a detection result of a user operation; and a position deciding unit configured to decide an operation position at which a process related to the user operation is performed, on the basis of the line-of-sight information obtained at a second point of time specified on the basis of a first point of time prior to a detection start of the user operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129236

Power storage management system, information processing apparatus, power storage apparatus, method of operating power storage management system, and method of operating information processing apparatus

In one example embodiment, a power storage management system includes a user terminal, a power storage apparatus and an information processing apparatus. In one example embodiment, the information processing apparatus is configured to, using a mobile communication network (e.g., global system for mobile communications or the universal mobile telecommunications system), communicate with the power storage apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126421

Particle sorting apparatus, system, and method

A particle sorting apparatus is provided. The particle sorting apparatus includes a first light irradiating unit including a first mirror and a first light source for irradiating a first light to particles flowing through a flow path at a first position; a second light irradiating unit including a second mirror and a second light source configured to irradiate a second light to particles flowing through the flow path at a second position which is different from the first position; a light detecting unit is configured to detect a light emitted from the particles; a sorting unit; and a sorting control unit configured to control sorting of the particles based on data of the particles detected at the light detecting unit and an arrival time associated with a time difference between a light from the first light irradiating unit and a light from the second light irradiating unit; wherein the flow path and the sorting unit are provided within a microchip.. ... Sony Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126278

Center device

Methods and apparatus provide for: communicating in respective paired relationships between a network interface and one or more controller devices operated by one or more users, respectively, via wired communication or wireless communication selected by the one or more users; and outputting light emission controls to the paired one or more controller devices, wherein the one or more controller devices each include at least one light emitter that responds to the light emission controls by emitting a selected one of a plurality of colors, outputting a first light emission control to a first of the one or more controller devices that first achieves the paired relationship, and wherein the first light emission control operates to cause a particular first color among the plurality of colors to emit, and outputting a second light emission control to a second of the one or more controller devices that next achieves the paired relationship after the first of the one or more controller devices, and wherein the second light emission control operates to cause a particular second color among the plurality of colors to emit.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124853

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A discontinuous reception method in a wireless communication system, including: determining to employ a consecutive carrier aggregation or a non-consecutive carrier aggregation; in case of the consecutive carrier aggregation, for a primary cell and each of the secondary cells, setting a common on-duration timer and/or a common discontinuous reception inactivity timer; and in case of the non-consecutive carrier aggregation, for a primary cell and each of the secondary cells, setting separate on-duration timers and/or separate discontinuous reception inactivity timers.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124651

Communication apparatus, communication system, notification method, and program product

There is provided a communication apparatus including: a first communication unit having a first communication range; a second communication unit having a second communication range wider than the first communication range; a control unit which transmits a request signal for starting communication via the second communication unit from the first communication unit to another communication apparatus, and transmits authentication information from the second communication unit to the another communication apparatus in the case where it is determined that communication with the another communication apparatus via the second communication unit is possible based on a response signal after the first communication unit receives the response signal in response to the request signal; and a notification unit which notifies a user after the second communication unit receives a result of authentication based on the authentication information.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124619

Wireless communication system, for reporting radio link information of a first radio link via a second radio link when radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link

A user equipment device including circuitry that establishes a first radio link and a second radio link, the first radio link being between the user equipment and a first node, and the second radio link being between the user equipment and a second node, so that the user equipment is simultaneously communicatively connected with the first node and the second node using the first radio link and the second radio link respectively; determines whether a radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link; starts a first timer the radio link problem has occurred in the first radio link when the first timer expires; and reports, when the radio link problem has occurred, content comprising radio link information of the first radio link including radio link failure type to the second node via the second radio link.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124610

Storage device, reader writer, access control system, and access control method

A storage device of the disclosure includes: a storage section that stores data; a communication section that performs wireless communication with one or a plurality of electronic apparatuses; an interface section that performs exchange of the data with a host apparatus; and a control section that determines a distance to each of the electronic apparatuses through the wireless communication, and controls access to the storage section by the host apparatus, on the basis of the distance and whether the host apparatus is accessing the storage section.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124496

Control method of mobile terminal apparatus

A mobile device system that includes left and right earphones, and a mobile device connectable to the left and right earphones. Each of the left and right earphones includes at least one of an acceleration sensor and a geomagnetic sensor. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124454

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus and data processing method

An apparatus and a method are provided which make it possible to allow a reception apparatus to execute a cache process in a unit of an application or in a unit of a presentation unit thereby to make it possible to achieve an application execution process of high completeness. The reception apparatus receives, from a transmission apparatus, signaling data in which an application size that is a data size of an application, application link information, and a data size of each of presentation units (pus) that are application components are recorded. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124451

Reception apparatus and data processing method

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus and a data processing method that enable clock synchronization in a more suitable manner. The reception apparatus receives a digital broadcast signal of an ip transmission method that includes time information and a stream of content. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124406

Image processing apparatus and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and a method capable of suppressing the reduction of an image quality due to encoding/decoding. The image processing device includes: a quantization unit that when orthogonal transform processing is skipped with respect to a current block, quantizes all components of the current block using one weighting coefficient and when the orthogonal transform processing is performed on the current block, quantizes each component of the current block using a quantization matrix; an encoding unit that encodes the coefficient of the current block which is quantized by the quantization unit; and a transmission unit that transmits the coded data of the current block which is obtained by being encoded by the encoding unit. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124403

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

An encoder for encoding an image signal, the encoder including processing circuitry that sets, as a block setting process and in case that a condition that an operating mode requires resource efficiency higher than that of a normal mode, a depth of block division with more limited variety of pixel sizes of coding units than that of the normal mode; performs cost calculation and divisional determination only with respect to coding units within the set depth; and skips cost calculation and divisional determination with respect to coding units outside the set first depth.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124392

Intra prediction mode derivation for chrominance values

A video coding or decoding method in which luminance and chrominance samples are predicted from other respective reference samples according to a prediction direction associated with a current sample to be predicted, the chrominance samples having a lower horizontal and/or vertical sampling rate than the luminance samples so that the ratio of luminance horizontal resolution to chrominance horizontal resolution is different than the ratio of luminance vertical resolution to chrominance vertical resolution, so that a block of luminance samples has a different aspect ratio to a corresponding block of chrominance samples, the method including: detecting a first prediction direction defined in relation to a first grid of a first aspect ratio in respect of a set of current samples to be predicted; and applying a direction mapping to the prediction direction to generate a second prediction direction defined in relation to a second grid of a different aspect ratio.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124369

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

05/03/18 / #20180124340

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

05/03/18 / #20180124335

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

A solid-state image pickup device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel array unit, unit pixels being arranged in the pixel array unit, the unit pixels each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections; and a driving unit that changes a sensitivity ratio of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections by performing intermittent driving with respect to storing of signal charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. That is, the solid-state image pickup device according to the present disclosure changes a sensitivity ratio of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections by performing intermittent driving with respect to storing of signal charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124321

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to accurately reproduce a blur degree of an optical lens. A ray generation section generates rays to be incident to a virtual lens having a synthetic aperture configured from a plurality of image pickup sections that pick up images of a plurality of visual points from a real space point in a real space. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124232

Information processing device and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device, including: an acquisition unit that acquires authentication information and operation information; and a display control unit that controls a display on a basis of the authentication information or the operation information acquired by the acquisition unit. The display control unit causes a lock screen to be displayed in a case in which certain operation information is acquired while an initial screen is being displayed, causes an unlocked return screen to be displayed in a case in which an authentication process based on the authentication information is successful, and controls, on a basis of the operation information, a transition from the lock screen to the return screen conducted in accordance with the authentication process.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124134

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180123855

Device, method, and program

To enable a base station to select a more preferable codebook. A device includes: a communication unit configured to perform radio communication; and a control unit configured to perform control such that information regarding a codebook for multi-dimensionally modulating input data into a code or is transmitted from the communication unit to a base station.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123683

Mobile communications system, methods, controller, relay node and communications terminal

A controller is configured to control a first of plural relay nodes to transmit signals representing data to one of communications terminals received from a base station or to receive signals representing data from a communications terminal for transmission to the base station, wherein, upon first predetermined conditions being met, to control a second of the plurality of relay nodes to transmit signals representing the data to the communications terminal received from the base station or to receive signals representing the data from the communications terminal for transmission to the base station, and to control the communications terminal to transmit a first signal representing at least a first part of the data to the first relay node for transmission to the base station, and to transmit a second signal representing at least a second part of the data to the second relay node for transmission to the base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123664

Electronic apparatus and radio communication method in radio communication system

An electronic apparatus and radio communication method in a radio communication system. The electronic apparatus includes: one or more processing circuits configured to execute the following operations: determining, based on an antenna array corresponding to the electronic apparatus, corresponding a transceiver unit (txru) configuration, wherein each txru is associated with one set of antenna units having a same polarization direction, the antenna array includes plural antenna units having m rows, n columns and p-dimensional polarization directions, and m, n and p are natural numbers; and adding antenna configuration information to a radio resource control (rrc) signaling to be use in a user equipment (ue) in the radio communication system, wherein the antenna configuration information is used to obtain a number of the txru in the antenna configuration.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123659

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

Disclosed are a device and method in a wireless communication system. The device comprises: a first generating unit configured to generate a first pre-coding matrix according to first channel information on a channel between a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus; a second generating unit configured to generate a second pre-coding matrix according to the first pre-coding matrix and second channel information on the channel; and a pre-coding unit configured to pre-code a data signal according to the first pre-coding matrix and the second pre-coding matrix. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123608

Da converter, ad converter, and semiconductor device

A da converter includes a first da conversion section for obtaining an analog output signal in accordance with a digital input signal value, and a second da conversion section for obtaining an analog gain control output signal in accordance with a digital gain control input signal value. In the da converter, the gain control of the analog output signal generated by the first da conversion section is performed on the basis of the gain control output signal generated by the second da conversion section.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123590

Power source monitoring circuit, power on reset circuit, and semiconductor device

The present technology relates to a power source monitoring circuit, a power on reset circuit, and a semiconductor device that are capable of reducing a steady-state current. The semiconductor device includes a level shifter circuit that performs level conversion on a digital signal output from a predetermined block and outputs a resultant signal to another block that operates by a power source different from the power source of the predetermined block, and a power source monitoring circuit that controls an operation of the level shifter circuit. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123113

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

An imaging element has a laminated structure including a first electrode, a light-receiving layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the light-receiving layer. The second electrode is made of a transparent amorphous oxide having a conductive property.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123111

Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack

In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side terminal) 120. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123050

N and p active materials for organic photoelectric conversion layers in organic photodiodes

The field of the disclosure lies in active materials for organic image sensors. The present disclosure relates to transparent n materials and/or to transparent p materials and their use in absorption layer(s), photoelectric conversion layer(s) and/or an organic image sensor and methods for their synthesis. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122850

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device including a first semiconductor section including a first wiring layer at one side thereof, the first semiconductor section further including a photodiode, a second semiconductor section including a second wiring layer at one side thereof, the first and second semiconductor sections being secured together, a third semiconductor section including a third wiring layer at one side thereof, the second and the third semiconductor sections being secured together such the first semiconductor section, second semiconductor section, and the third semiconductor section are stacked together, and a first conductive material electrically connecting at least two of (i) the first wiring layer, (ii) the second wiring layer, and (iii) the third wiring layer such that the electrically connected wiring layers are in electrical communication.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122849

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180122847

Semiconductor module, mos type solid-state image pickup device, camera and manufacturing method of camera

A back-illuminated type mos (metal-oxide semiconductor) solid-state image pickup device 32 in which micro pads 34, 37 are formed on the wiring layer side and a signal processing chip 33 having micro pads 35, 38 formed on the wiring layer at the positions corresponding to the micro pads 34, 37 of the mos solid-state image pickup device 32 are connected by micro bumps 36, 39. In a semiconductor module including the mos type solid-state image pickup device, at the same time an image processing speed can be increased, simultaneity within the picture can be realized and image quality can be improved, a manufacturing process can be facilitated, and a yield can be improved. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122466

Memory device, memory system, and memory control method

A memory device of one embodiment of the technology includes: a plurality of memory cells in a matrix arrangement; a plurality of row wirings each coupled to one end of each memory cell; a plurality of column wirings each coupled to another end of each memory cell, a first decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of even-numbered rows; a second decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of odd-numbered rows; a third decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of even-numbered columns; and a fourth decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of odd-numbered columns. The first decoder circuit, the second decoder circuit, the third decoder circuit, and the fourth decoder circuit are constituted by independent circuits from one another.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122149

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122086

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

A normal-line information generation block 30 generates normal-line information for a frame subject to detection. A data storage block 50 stores normal-line information and the like of a key frame. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122070

Method and system for surgical tool localization during anatomical surgery

Various aspects of a method and system to localize surgical tools during anatomical surgery are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, the method is implementable in an image-processing engine, which is communicatively coupled to an image-capturing device that captures one or more video frames. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121024

Display control device, display control method, and program

The present technology relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a program which allow operability of a touch panel display to be improved. A display data generation unit obtains first display data representing a touch input position by a user on a touch panel display, from a first processing unit through a first path, obtains second display data using the first display data from a second processing unit through a second path, the second processing unit performing display image generation processing involving a processing amount larger than a processing amount of the first processing unit, and performs control to allow first display information based on the first display data and second display information based on the second display data to be displayed on the touch panel display. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121005

Touch screen interface with feedback

The invention relates to a method and an electric device comprising a screen, cooperating with said screen a sensor for detecting a presence of an object on or close to said screen, a controller and a feedback element. The controller is configured to interpret said presence of the object and calculate a force value and control said feedback element to provide a feedback with respect to the force value.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120955

Pointing system, pointing device, and pointing control method

A pointing device includes a casing, a tactile sense presentation section, and a sensor section. The sensor section detects an operation for the casing and outputs an operation signal for controlling a movement of a pointer on a screen. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120694

Hologram recording composition, hologram recording medium, and method of producing hologram recording medium

A hologram recording composition includes at least: a photopolymerizable compound containing at least a first photopolymerizable monomer; binder resin that is inactive to photopolymerization; and a photopolymerization initiator. A change in polarity of the first photopolymerizable monomer by photopolymerization reduces compatibility with the binder resin of the photopolymerizable compound than that before polymerization, the compatibility of the photopolymerizable compound before the polymerization being high.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120685

Illumination unit and display

An illumination unit includes: a light source section including a laser light source; an optical-path branching device outputting light incident from the light source section, by branching the light into an outgoing optical path of illumination light and other optical path; a photodetector receiving a light flux that travels on the other optical path; a control section controlling an emitted light quantity in the laser light source, based on a quantity of the light flux received by the photodetector; and a light-quantity-distribution control device disposed between the optical-path branching device and the photodetector on the other optical path, the light-quantity-distribution control device controlling a light quantity distribution in the light flux to be incident upon the photodetector.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120680

Image projection apparatus and illumination optical system

An image projection apparatus includes: an illumination optical system; a projection optical system assembled integrally with the illumination optical system; and a frame fixed to only one system, that has a larger weight, of the illumination optical system and the projection optical system.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119923

Phosphor substrate, light source device, and projection display unit

A phosphor substrate according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a substrate configured to be rotatable, and a phosphor layer disposed at a center of the substrate. This allows a displacement amount of the phosphor layer to be smaller than a situation when an annular phosphor layer is disposed on an outer edge of the substrate in a case where warpage occurs in the substrate due to stress caused by respective thermal expansions of the phosphor layer and the substrate.. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117477

Sharing recorded gameplay to a social graph

A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117472

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180117463

Gaming system

Methods and systems for providing gaming services are provided. One system includes a operating system for executing a first game logic that is configured to define a game environment in response to game commands for a first user as well as for executing a second instance of game logic for the game environment for the game. ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117462

Generation of gameplay video based on social network sharing

A method, including: executing, by a cloud gaming system, a session of a video game; recording the user's gameplay of the video game; analyzing the user's recorded gameplay to determine a region of interest, the region of interest being a region of the video game having social network sharing levels that exceed a predefined threshold; during the session of the video game, receiving a request from the client device, the request being initiated from a button of a controller device interfaced to the client device; responsive to the request, presenting, through the client device, the region of interest; generating, by the cloud gaming system, a gameplay video of the video game based on the region of interest; sharing the gameplay video of the video game over the social network to one or more additional client devices for viewing by one or more additional users.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117459

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned along the top surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay to a social graph.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116493

Medical observation device and medical observation method

To suppress sudden changes in brightness due to a disturbance in a captured image, provided is a medical observation device, including: an acquisition section that acquires a sensing result of a brightness of an image of a subject in a living organism; and a control section that decides, according to a first interval in which the brightness sensing result indicates a value inside a certain range, a second interval in which to maintain an exposure of an imaging section at an exposure corresponding to a value included in the range.. . ... Sony Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116486

Signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A signal processing apparatus 6 includes a mode selection unit 6124 that selects any operational mode from among a plurality of operational modes that include a regular operational mode in which a video signal for display is output, and are hierarchically organized in a tree form, the mode selection unit 6124 causing the signal processing apparatus 6 to operate in the selected operational mode. The operational modes include a plurality of lower-level operational modes as lower-level operational modes having a parent-child relation with the regular operational mode. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180110031

Device, method, and program

. . . . . . . . . . To enable low latency uplink to be used in a more preferable mode can be provided. A device includes: a communication unit configured to perform radio communication; and a control unit configured to perform control such that control information is transmitted from the communication unit to a terminal, the control information indicating that a communication scheme in which data non-orthogonally multiplexed for a plurality of layers is demodulated through cancellation of interference between the layers and in which the data is transmitted from the terminal to a base station through a predetermined uplink resource, is available.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109990

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A wireless telecommunications system includes a base station and a plurality of terminal devices. A first one of the terminal device is configured to communicate with the base station via a second one of the terminal devices, wherein the second one of the terminal device is selected from among a plurality of potential second terminal devices based on a measured characteristic of beacon signaling exchanged between the first terminal device and respective ones of the potential second terminal devices, wherein the beacon signaling is exchanged between the first terminal device and respective ones of the potential second terminal devices for a predetermined period of time.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109987

Management apparatus, measurement apparatus, management method, measurement method and digital device

A management apparatus, a measurement apparatus, a management method, a measurement method, and a digital device. The management apparatus at a user equipment side of a wireless communication system includes: a measurement unit, configured to perform wireless resource management measurement on reference signals of a target cell; an interference determination unit, configured to determine whether the interference of the measurement result meets a preset condition, and marking the measurement result with the interference meeting the preset condition as a high interference measurement result; a filtering unit, configured to perform layer-3 filtering on the measurement result; and a mobility management unit, configured to perform mobility management on the user equipment according to the high interference measurement result. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109863

Earphone device

An earphone device includes a housing having a driver unit, and a sound guide tube mounted on a front surface of the housing to protrude from the front surface, in which the sound guide tube is disposed at a position deviated from a center position of the housing.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109853

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus to allow a user to use a device network by a natural and simple operation by automatically selecting a device for providing a response to a request, the information processing apparatus including: a request acquiring part configured to acquire a request to a system; a response determining part configured to determine a response to the request; a device selecting part configured to select, on the basis of at least an attribute of the response, a device that provides the response among devices included in the system; and a device controller configured to perform control that causes the selected device to provide the response.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109850

Reception device, receiving method, transmission device, and transmitting method

The technology is directed to keeping high image quality when a subtitle is superimposed on a video. A reception device includes circuitry configured to receive a video stream and a subtitle stream. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109826

Method and infrastructure for synchronized streaming of content

Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of network media across multiple content playback devices, termed herein as “playback devices”, “clients”, or “client devices”. In one implementation, client devices are controlled to parse and buffer media content separately. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109807

Data encoding and decoding apparatus, method and storage medium

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

04/19/18 / #20180109750

Solid state image sensor, semiconductor device, and electronic device

A solid state image sensor of the present disclosure includes: a first semiconductor substrate provided with at least a pixel array unit in which pixels that perform photoelectric conversion are arranged in a matrix form; and a second semiconductor substrate provided with at least a control circuit unit that drives the pixels. The first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate are stacked, with first surfaces on which wiring layers are formed facing each other, the pixel array unit is composed of a plurality of divided array units, the control circuit unit is provided corresponding to each of the plurality of divided array units, and electrical connection is established in each of the divided array units, through an electrode located on each of the first surfaces of the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate, between the pixel array unit and the control circuit unit.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109748

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

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

04/19/18 / #20180109741

Solid state image sensor, semiconductor device, and electronic device

A solid state image sensor of the present disclosure includes: a first semiconductor substrate provided with at least a pixel array unit in which pixels that perform photoelectric conversion are arranged in a matrix form; and a second semiconductor substrate provided with at least a control circuit unit that drives the pixels. The first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate are stacked, with first surfaces on which wiring layers are formed facing each other, the pixel array unit is composed of a plurality of divided array units, the control circuit unit is provided corresponding to each of the plurality of divided array units, and electrical connection is established in each of the divided array units, through an electrode located on each of the first surfaces of the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate, between the pixel array unit and the control circuit unit.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109735

Imaging apparatus and display control method for self-portrait photography

A display controller includes circuitry configured to cause a display device to display self-portrait photographing information in response to receiving an indication that the display device and an imaging unit are in a predetermined positional relationship.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109734

Image processing device, image processing method and program

An image processing device may include a control unit. The control unit may be operable, in a first mode, to control display on a display screen of a representative image of a group of images and, in a second mode, to control display on the display screen of an image of the group of images corresponding to a posture of the device. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109728

Imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus and image processing method

An imaging apparatus includes: an image generation section that generates at least one of a first captured image having a predetermined size and a second captured image having an aspect ratio different from that of the first captured image; a recording control section that, when an instruction operation to record the generated captured image is received, records the generated captured image based on the instruction operation; and a display control section that, when a captured image to be displayed at the time of displaying the recorded captured image on a display section is the second captured image, displays the second captured image and an enlarged image of a specific region in the second captured image are displayed on the display section in a correlated manner.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109585

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus and an information processing method which are capable of setting adaptationset that does not include representation. A file generating apparatus sets first adaptationset including a plurality of items of representation corresponding to encoded streams having predetermined bit rates and second adaptationset not including representation. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109287

Transmission device, method thereof, and program

A transmission device, method, and program for signal transmission with reduced intersymbol interference are disclosed. In one example, a mapping unit maps binary data to symbols and a generating unit generates a signal from the mapped symbols. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109276

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

04/19/18 / #20180108967

Transmission line

A transmission line of the disclosure includes: a first line; a second line having characteristic impedance higher than characteristic impedance of the first line; and a third line. The transmission line transmits a symbol that corresponds to a combination of signals in the first line, the second line, and the third line.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108883

Battery pack

In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack including first to fifth terminal portions sequentially arrayed at one side surface of a housing, wherein the first terminal portion formed on one end side of the one side surface is a positive electrode terminal, the fifth terminal portion formed on the other end side is a negative electrode terminal, the fourth terminal portion formed adjacently to the fifth terminal portion is an id terminal, and the fourth terminal portion and the fifth terminal portion are proximate to each other; and a guide portion for guiding the loading and unloading of the battery pack into and from a battery mounting portion is formed substantially in the center of the one side surface in array with the terminal portions, and the third terminal portion arranged centrally is formed at a position deviated toward the one end side or the other end side.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108697

Stacked lens structure, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

A deformation of a stacked lens is suppressed. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are bonded and stacked by direct bonding. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108690

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device and method of making a solid-state imaging device are described herein. By way of example, the solid-state imaging device includes a first wiring layer formed on a sensor substrate and a second wiring layer formed on a circuit substrate. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108658

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

[object] the present technology relates to a solid-state image sensor, image capturing device, and electronic device, capable of setting a reference voltage applied to a vertical transfer line to be substantially the same as a reset voltage of a floating diffusion portion. [solution] a reference voltage generation circuit configured to generate the reference voltage includes the same circuit as a reset transistor, an amplification transistor, and a selection transistor in a pixel circuit, and applies it to the vertical transfer line immediately before transferring an optical signal and a reset signal. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108474

Detection apparatus, power supply system, and method of controlling detection apparatus

A detection apparatus includes: a measurement coil disposed in a vicinity of a power reception coil configured to receive power supplied through a magnetic field; a measurement section configured to measure a voltage of the measurement coil as a measurement coil voltage; and a foreign object detection section configured to obtain an electrical characteristic value of at least one of the power reception coil and the measurement coil on the basis of the measurement coil voltage, and to detect a foreign object in the magnetic field if the electrical characteristic value is lower than a predetermined lower limit threshold value.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108375

Magnetic recording medium

A magnetic recording medium includes a support, a recording layer, and a protective layer provided on at least one surface of the support and containing plate-shaped particle powder. The plate-shaped particle powder is stacked in an overlapping manner in a thickness direction of the protective layer such that main surfaces of plate-shaped particles face a surface of the support, and the plate-shaped particles have an average plate ratio of 60 or more.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108347

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device that appropriately presents a topic in consideration of a behavior of a user presenting the topic. The information processing device includes: a topic generation unit configured to generate topics with a conversation partner on the basis of a comparison result between a certain behavior of a user and comparison information regarding the behavior; and a topic suggestion unit configured to decide a topic candidate to be suggested to the user from the generated topics.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108141

Information processing device and information processing method

The disclosure relates to an information process device and an information processing method. The information processing device according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry configured to acquire a depth image and information on an imaging characteristic of an image acquisition apparatus captured the depth image; determine, based on the information, an optimization model for processing the depth image; and process the depth image based on the optimization model.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107445

Information processing device, control method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, control method, and program that can improve convenience of a speech recognition system by deciding an appropriate response output method in accordance with a current surrounding environment. A response to a speech from a user is generated, a response output method is decided in accordance with a current surrounding environment, and control is performed such that the generated response is output by using the decided response output method.. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107377

Information processing apparatus, program, and operation control me

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

04/19/18 / #20180107290

Input apparatus, control apparatus, control system, control method, and handheld apparatus

An input apparatus, a control apparatus, a control system, and a control method that are capable of correcting an output signal when a hand movement is input to the input apparatus and with which a user does not feel a phase delay are provided. An input apparatus includes a velocity calculation section, a filter, a control section, and a memory. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107265

Apparatus and control method based on motion

A device includes a display panel configured to display an interface. The device includes a motion sensor configured to detect a motion of the device and to output a detection signal in response to the detection of the motion. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107108

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

A polarized image acquisition section 20 acquires a plurality of polarized images having different polarization directions. The polarized images show, for example, an input indicator for a user interface as a recognition target object. ... Sony Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104018

Control device, control method, and microscope device for operation

To make it possible to improve user convenience, provided is a control device including: a control unit configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope unit by driving an arm unit that supports the microscope unit on the basis of a captured image of an operating site photographed by the microscope unit during an operation so that a position and attitude condition set before the operation is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope unit with respect to the operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103476

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

04/12/18 / #20180103237

Virtual reality telepresence

Implementations generally relate to virtual reality telepresence. In some implementations, a method includes performing projection mapping of a projection area. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103223

Solid-state imaging apparatus and driving method of solid-state imaging apparatus

To reduce fluctuations in image signals when the voltage of a negative power supply supplied to pixels changes. A pixel operates based on a first ground potential applied to a first ground line and outputs an analog image signal according to emitted light. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103220

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

04/12/18 / #20180103216

Solid-state image pickup device and control method therefor, and electronic apparatus

While realizing a broad dynamic range, the present technology relates to a solid-state image pickup device and control method therefor, and electronic apparatus aiming at enabling an influence of pls to be suppressed. The solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103201

Device and method for panoramic image processing

A device includes one or more image sensors that capture live video data and a memory that stores the captured live video data. The device includes circuitry that determines an angle-of-view for one or more frames of the live video data and generates wide angle video data that has a larger angle-of-view than the one or more frames of the live video data. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103082

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

To enable, on a receiving side, processing obtaining predetermined information to be performed easily and appropriately in a case the predetermined information is divided into a predetermined number of audio frames and transmitted. The predetermined information is inserted into an audio compressed data stream. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103078

System and method for sharing multimedia content with synched playback controls

A system and method for data communication is disclosed, which includes a first electronic device configured to receive an input to enable selection of a multimedia content item on the first electronic device. The selected multimedia content item is communicated, by the first electronic device, to a second electronic device along with playback controls. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102933

Coding and modulation apparatus using non-uniform constellation and different phy modes

A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented, particularly for use in a system according to ieee 802.11. The apparatus comprises an encoder configured to encode input data into cell words according to a low density parity check code, ldpc, and a modulator configured to modulate said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation and to assign bit combinations to constellation values of the used non-uniform constellation, wherein said modulator is configured to use, based on the phy mode, the total number m of constellation points of the constellation and the code rate, a particular non-uniform constellation.. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102444

Solid state imaging apparatus, production method thereof and electronic device

A solid state imaging apparatus includes an insulation structure formed of an insulation substance penetrating through at least a silicon layer at a light receiving surface side, the insulation structure having a forward tapered shape where a top diameter at an upper portion of the light receiving surface side of the silicon layer is greater than a bottom diameter at a bottom portion of the silicon layer. Also, there are provided a method of producing the solid state imaging apparatus and an electronic device including the solid state imaging apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102388

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

04/12/18 / #20180102371

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

Semiconductors and methods of manufacturing semiconductors are provided. A semiconductor can include a plurality of insulating layers, and a plurality of conductive layers, with the insulating layers and the conductive layers alternately stacked. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102106

Device and method for processing video content for display control

Various aspects of a video processing device and method for display control includes detection, from a sequence of image frames received from a video source, a transition from one or more frames associated with a first metadata to one or more other frames associated with a second metadata. First visual properties of the one or more frames are determined based on the first metadata. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101978

Multi-layer uv map based texture rendering for free-running fvv applications

A scalable texture data representation which enables spatio-temporal texture synthesis for occlusion by using a temporally consistent texture uv map, view-dependent texture mapping for seamless/specular color by using an additional multi-layer texture uv map, and view-dependent texture alignment for natural mapping by using an extra flow uv map, is described herein.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101977

Method for efficient construction of high resolution display buffers

Graphics processing systems and methods are disclosed which may minimize invocations to a pixel shader in order to improve efficiency in a rendering pipeline. In implementations of the present disclosure, a plurality of samples within a pixel may be covered by a primitive. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101953

Automatic 3d brain tumor segmentation and classification

A fully automatic brain tumor segmentation and classification method and system improve the healthcare experience with machine intelligence. The automatic brain tumor segmentation and classification method and system utilize whole tumor segmentation and multi-class tumor segmentation to provide accurate analysis.. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101949

Automated nuclei area/number estimation for ihc image analysis

Automated nuclei area/number estimation utilizes a two-stage estimation framework-area estimation first followed by number estimation. After determining area information, each local patch's shape features are able to be extracted to define a local voting rule. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101263

Touch panel device, portable terminal, position detecting method, and recording medium

A touch panel device that detects a touch input at a touch panel including a plurality of electrodes arrayed in x and y directions, calculates a width corresponding an object approaching the touch panel based on an output distribution of capacitance values from the touch panel, and determines whether an input operation corresponding to the object is valid based on the calculated width of the object.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101248

Head-mounted display system, head-mounted display, and head-mounted display control program

An hmd system according to the present technology includes a coordinate system setting unit, a segment selection unit, and an image generation unit. The coordinate system setting unit sets, in a real space, a cylindrical coordinate system partitioned into a plurality of segments. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101226

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus is provided that allows a user to execute, when a video image is displayed on a video image display apparatus worn on the head of the user, interactions with video images more intuitively. An information processing apparatus 10, connected to a video image display apparatus 40 worn on the head of a user, acquires information of a relative position of at least a part of the body of the user with reference to a position of the video image display apparatus 40 and displays, on the video image display apparatus 40, a video image indicative of a situation in which an object corresponding to the part is arranged at a position in a virtual space, the position being determined in accordance with the acquired relative position.. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101223

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to acquire information indicating a spatial relationship between a real object and a virtual object, and initiate generation of a user feedback based on the acquired information, the user feedback being displayed to be augmented to a generated image obtained based on capturing by an imaging device, or augmented to a perceived view of the real world, and wherein a characteristic of the user feedback is changed when the spatial relationship between the real object and the virtual object changes.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101017

Light source device and display device

There is provided a light source device including a first light source configured to emit light in a first wavelength region, a second light source configured to emit light in a second wavelength region different from the first wavelength region, a wavelength conversion unit including a fluorescent material and configured to emit fluorescent emission light in a different wavelength region upon irradiation with the light in the first wavelength region, and a combining unit that has wavelength selectivity to a specific wavelength region corresponding to the second wavelength region and combines the light in the first wavelength region from the first light source, the light in the second wavelength region from the second light source, and the fluorescent emission light which are incident on the combining unit with one another.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099222

Game execution environments

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

04/12/18 / #20180099216

Method and apparatus for improving efficiency without increasing latency in emulation of a legacy application title

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and apparatuses for improving efficiency in emulation. An emulated cpu receives inputs and generates a first set of frames. ... Sony Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098684

Image processing device for endoscope, endoscope device, image processing method of image processing device for endoscope, and image processing program

An image processing device for an endoscope outputs a video signal to an image display part that displays an observation image based on the video signal. The image display part is configured such that a first side of a display screen that displays the observation image is shorter than a second side intersecting with the first side, and is configured to be set in both a first setting state in which the first side is along a vertical direction and a second setting state in which the second side is along the vertical direction. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098224

Device, spectrum management device and user equipment used for wireless communication

. . . . . . A device, a spectrum management device, and a user equipment used for wireless communication. The spectrum management device used for wireless communication includes: a determination unit configured to determine, according to a spectrum perception result of an lte system in the management range of the spectrum management device regarding an unauthorized frequency band, the frequency spectrum aging for the lte system to use the unauthorized frequency band using different methods.. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098207

Relay device, method and computer program

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

04/05/18 / #20180098069

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method that can suppress deterioration of the picture quality by encoding. The image processing device includes a decoding unit configured to decode encoded data obtained by lossy encoding an image of a frame encoded already which is used as a reference image in encoding of an image of a current frame and perform rounding of a decoded image obtained by the decoding with a rounding value whose value is changed over in a time direction of the image. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098055

Image processing device, method, and program

A processing device may include left-eye and right-eye content data processing units, which may be configured to, respectively, receive left-eye content data representing a left-eye content display pattern and right-eye content data representing a right-eye content display pattern. The content data processing units may also be configured to, respectively, set content display positions of the left-eye and right-eye content display patterns. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098052

Translation of physical object viewed by unmanned aerial vehicle into virtual world object

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) may capture a camera feed via a camera of the uav. Translation instructions stored by a translation server that stores and transmits translation instructions. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098048

Display system, display device, and relay device

A reproduction signal output from a reproduction device is output via a relay device to two or more display devices including an excellent display device that is used by being mounted on the head of a user. A connection monitoring circuit in a front end box 40 monitors both a +5v signal of a source appliance that is hdmi-connected to an hdmi input unit 501, and an hpd signal of a sink appliance that is hdmi-connected to a second output unit 503. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098045

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

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

04/05/18 / #20180098042

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and imaging method

There is provided a signal processor including correction circuitry configured to correct a signal for each color input to the signal processor and to output the corrected signal for each color, first conversion circuitry configured to receive the corrected signal for each color, to perform first image processing on each corrected signal for each color, and to generate a first signal having a first color gamut for each color, second conversion circuitry configured to receive the corrected signal for each color, to perform second image processing on each corrected signal for each color, and to generate a second signal having a second color gamut for each color, where the signal processor outputs a first image data having a first color gamut and a second image data having a second color gamut from same corrected signals for each color.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098007

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device for suppressing deterioration of pixel characteristics while guaranteeing the operating range of vsls. A solid-state imaging device according to a first aspect of this disclosure has multiple pixel sharing units each including multiple photoelectric conversion sections each configured to correspond to a pixel, an accumulation section configured to be shared by the plurality of photoelectric conversion sections and to accumulate charges generated thereby, and multiple transistors configured to control reading of the charges accumulated in the accumulation section. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098005

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that enable a reduction in the voltage of an ad conversion circuit. A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixels; a vertical signal line configured to output a pixel signal of the pixel; and a clipping circuit configured to limit a voltage of the vertical signal line to a predetermined voltage. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097995

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that generates a panoramic image based on captured image data so that the subject is positioned in a reference position in the panoramic image.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097975

Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people

Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people are described. When a user is playing a video game using a head-mounted display, a field-of-view for tracking the user is obstructed by a spectator. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097926

Language input presets for messaging

Conversation-based context rules for altering virtual reality (vr) gaming and for switching between input languages based on heuristics related to past conversations between users.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097915

Virtual reality universe representation changes viewing based upon client side parameters

Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access vr representations authored by different authors of images at different quality levels at various locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of data sets may be stored in memory. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097674

Pilot pattern design for a sttd scheme in an ofdm system

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

04/05/18 / #20180097621

Obfuscated secret key derivation for non-secure commercial off-the-shelf (cots) devices

One or more device-specific serial numbers are processed by a chaotic function to render an output, which is used to derive at least one encryption key.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097576

Method and device for performing interference coordination in wireless communication system

The present invention provides a method and device for performing interference coordination in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system comprises a plurality of user terminals. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097201

Method of manufacturing display device, display device, and electronic device

A method of manufacturing a display device including first electrodes provided for respective pixels, an insulating layer having openings respectively opposed to the first electrodes, an organic layer including a light emitting layer common to all the pixels, and a second electrode formed over an entire surface of the organic layer laminated on a first substrate, includes a step of forming an auxiliary wiring made of a metallic material layer by irradiating the metallic material layer with energy rays from a side of the metallic material layer and selectively removing the metallic material layer by energy absorbed by a part corresponding to the pixel after the metallic material layer has been formed on an entire surface of the second electrode.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097054

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

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

04/05/18 / #20180097036

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion film configured to photoelectrically convert light of a first wavelength and pass light of a second wavelength, and a photoelectric conversion unit configured to photoelectrically convert the light of the second wavelength. The semiconductor device may further include a charge storage unit configured to store charge received from the photoelectric conversion unit of each pixel in a pixel group, wherein the pixel group includes adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels, a plurality of through electrodes, and a wiring layer coupled to the photoelectric conversion film of each pixel of the plurality of pixels by at least one through electrode of the plurality of through electrodes. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097031

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

04/05/18 / #20180097026

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

A solid-state imaging device includes a substrate and a photoelectric conversion region. The substrate has a charge accumulation region. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097024

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

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

04/05/18 / #20180096915

Semiconductor device

A first semiconductor device includes: a first wiring layer including a first interlayer insulating film, a first electrode pad, and a first dummy electrode, the first electrode pad being embedded in the first interlayer insulating film and having one surface located on same plane as one surface of the first interlayer insulating film, and the first dummy electrode being embedded in the first interlayer insulating film, having one surface located on same plane as the one surface of the first interlayer insulating film, and being disposed around the first electrode pad; and a second wiring layer including a second interlayer insulating film, a second electrode pad, and a second dummy electrode, the second electrode pad being embedded in the second interlayer insulating film, having one surface located on same surface as one surface of the second interlayer insulating film, and being bonded to the first electrode pad, and the second dummy electrode having one surface located on same plane as the surface located closer to the first interlayer insulating film of the second interlayer insulating film, being disposed around the second electrode pad, and being bonded to the first dummy electrode. A second semiconductor device includes: a first semiconductor section including a first electrode, the first electrode being formed on a surface located closer to a bonding interface and extending in a first direction; and a second semiconductor section including a second electrode and disposed to be bonded to the first semiconductor section at the bonding interface, the second electrode being bonded to the first electrode and extending in a second direction that intersects with the first direction.. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096703

Optical medium reproducing device and optical medium reproducing method

There is provided an optical medium reproducing device configured to optically reproduce an optical medium including a plurality of tracks formed, the optical medium reproducing device including: an optical filter configured to receive an incident returned light beam from the optical medium, and to spatially and optically form a plurality of signals having different bands in a tangential direction and a radial direction; an arithmetic unit configured to operate the plurality of first signals formed by the optical filter so as to form a plurality of channels of second signals; and an electrical filter configured to individually receive the second signals, and to perform processing to the second signals so as to acquire a reproduced signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096651

Image display device and electronic appliance

An image display device includes: a pixel array part formed of first to fourth scanning lines arranged in rows, signal lines arranged in columns, pixel circuits in a matrix connected to the scanning lines and signal lines, and a plurality of power source lines which supplies first to third potentials necessary for the operations of pixel circuit; a signal part which supplies a video signal to the signal lines; and a scanner part which supplies a control signal to the first to fourth scanning lines, and in turn scans the pixel circuit for every row, wherein the pixel circuits include a sampling transistor, a drive transistor, first to third switching transistors, a pixel capacitance, and a light emitting device, and a channel length of the drive transistor is made longer than a channel length of the switching transistors to suppress fluctuations in threshold voltage.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096611

Collision detection and avoidance

A collision avoidance system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) receives physical space data for a flight area and creates a virtual world model to represent the flight area by mapping the physical space data with a physics engine. The automatic collision avoidance system creates a virtual uav model to represent the uav in the virtual world model. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096536

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

The present disclosure is generally directed to an information processing apparatus, comprising: a processor configured to: detect a real object on a real space; receive first superimposition information that corresponds to superimposition of a virtual object on the real object, wherein the first superimposition information is generated based on a spatial position relationship of a second information processing apparatus and the real object; generate second superimposition information based on spatial positional information of the first information processing apparatus and the received first superimposition information; and display the virtual object based on the generated second superimposition information.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096533

Facial feature views of user viewing into virtual reality scenes and integration of facial features into virtual reality views into scenes

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for rendering virtual reality (vr) views into vr scenes for presentation to a head mounted display (hmd). One method includes sensing a position of a nose of the user when the hmd is worn by the user. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096519

Using a portable device and a head-mounted display to view a shared virtual reality space

A method is provided, including the following method operations: tracking a location of a head-mounted display (hmd) in a real space; rendering to the hmd a first view of a virtual reality (vr) space, the first view of the vr space being defined from a perspective determined by the location of the hmd in the real space; tracking a location of a portable device in the real space; rendering to the portable device a second view of the vr space, the second view of the vr space being defined from a perspective determined by the location of the portable device in the real space relative to the location of the hmd in the real space.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096518

Field of view (fov) throttling of virtual reality (vr) content in a head mounted display

A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (vr) content for use in head mounted displays (hmds). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline vr content that is likely to cause discomfort. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096517

Field of view (fov) throttling of virtual reality (vr) content in a head mounted display

A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (vr) content for use in head mounted displays (hmds). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline vr content that is likely to cause discomfort. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096466

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

There are provided an apparatus and method capable of displaying hdr image on sdr display apparatus without large deterioration in image quality. The apparatus has a display control unit for converting an hdr image signal and generating an output signal into a display unit. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096461

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[solving means] an information processing apparatus includes a user information obtaining unit and a high-image-quality area control unit. The