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Methods and apparatus for communicating resource information with a terminal device

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

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

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

Mobile communications devices and methods

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

Communications devices and methods

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

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

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

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

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

Transmission device, receiving device, and data processing method

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

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

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

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

Compressive sensing capturing device and method

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

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

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

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

Communication device, communication method, program, and communication system

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

Delaying new session initiation in response to increased data traffic latency

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

07/12/18 / #20180198324

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180198289

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197923

Display unit

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

07/12/18 / #20180197916

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197908

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

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

07/12/18 / #20180197906

Imaging device, manufacturing method, and substrate dividing method

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

07/12/18 / #20180197902

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197600

Semiconductor device

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

07/12/18 / #20180197572

Optical recording medium

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

07/12/18 / #20180197564

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197509

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197483

Scanning drive circuit and display device including the same

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

07/12/18 / #20180197459

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180197342

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180197266

Fingerprinting of data

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

07/12/18 / #20180196935

Receiving apparatus, transmitting apparatus, and data processing method

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

07/12/18 / #20180196635

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196572

Display unit

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

07/12/18 / #20180196513

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196508

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180196503

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/12/18 / #20180196221

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180196170

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180195693

Light source device, illumination apparatus, and projector

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

07/12/18 / #20180193747

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game

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

07/12/18 / #20180193728

Variable magnetic field-based position

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

07/12/18 / #20180192889

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180192468

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192465

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192463

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180192459

Electronic device for wireless communications and wireless communications method

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

07/05/18 / #20180192296

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192100

Av server system and av server

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

07/05/18 / #20180192099

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

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

07/05/18 / #20180192058

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192052

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180192018

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191887

Data communication in an electronic device

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

07/05/18 / #20180191880

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191794

Seamless switching between multicast video streams

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

07/05/18 / #20180191398

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180191127

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190866

Semiconductor optical device

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

07/05/18 / #20180190820

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190746

Display device with transistor sampling for improved performance

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

07/05/18 / #20180190700

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180190687

Image sensor, image processing method, and electronic device

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

07/05/18 / #20180190335

Storage device, manufacturing method therefor, and storage apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180190325

Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180190208

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180190195

Display device having shared column lines

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

07/05/18 / #20180189975

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

07/05/18 / #20180189961

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180188886

Information processing apparatus and method of manufacturing information processing apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180188840

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180188819

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

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

07/05/18 / #20180188802

Operation input apparatus and operation input method

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

07/05/18 / #20180188534

Image rendering responsive to user actions in head mounted display

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

07/05/18 / #20180188422

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180188150

Microparticle sorting apparatus and delay time determination method

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

07/05/18 / #20180188121

Force-sense presenting apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180185757

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180185756

Interactive events platform

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

07/05/18 / #20180185753

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

07/05/18 / #20180184959

Information processing device, control method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180184460

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184095

Image processing device and image processing method

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

06/28/18 / #20180184037

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184036

Image sensor and electronic device

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

06/28/18 / #20180184032

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184025

Imaging element, driving method, and electronic device

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

06/28/18 / #20180183985

Imaging device and control method

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

06/28/18 / #20180183617

Communication device, communication system, communication method and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180183495

Communication system, communication apparatus and communication method

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

06/28/18 / #20180183448

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180182789

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180182684

Electronic device and joined member

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

06/28/18 / #20180182145

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180182144

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180181661

Delivering customized content using a first party portal service

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

06/28/18 / #20180181416

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180181273

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

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

06/28/18 / #20180180710

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180178766

Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and program

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

06/28/18 / #20180178125

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180177975

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176913

Communication apparatus and method, computer program, and communication system

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

06/21/18 / #20180176756

Electronic device enabling nfc communication

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

06/21/18 / #20180176706

Method and apparatus for generating audio content

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

06/21/18 / #20180176681

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176650

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176640

System for distributing metadata embedded in video

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

06/21/18 / #20180176612

Delivery of third party content on a first party portal

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

06/21/18 / #20180176603

Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus and transmission control method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176572

Coefficient coding harmonization in hevc

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

06/21/18 / #20180176566

Image processing device and method with a scalable quantization matrix

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

06/21/18 / #20180176530

Using multiple cameras to stitch a consolidated 3d depth map

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

06/21/18 / #20180176476

Display control device, display control method, and program

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

06/21/18 / #20180176469

Control device, control method, and recording medium

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

06/21/18 / #20180176445

Imaging device and imaging method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176444

Image sensor with transfer gate control signal lines

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

06/21/18 / #20180176123

Robust data routing in wireless networks with directional transmissions

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

06/21/18 / #20180176119

Routing multiple data streams simultaneously in wireless networks

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

06/21/18 / #20180176056

Transmitter, receiver and methods and computer readable medium

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

06/21/18 / #20180176054

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175955

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175333

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175108

Memory device and memory system

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

06/21/18 / #20180175102

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175099

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175089

Camera module and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180175087

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175083

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180175071

Display unit and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174973

Mounting substrate and electronic apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174611

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180174608

Disc archive apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180174366

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

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

06/21/18 / #20180174347

Telepresence of multiple users in interactive virtual space

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

06/21/18 / #20180174295

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180174110

Personalized calendar for digital media content-related events

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

06/21/18 / #20180173990

Using pattern recognition to reduce noise in a 3d map

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

06/21/18 / #20180173059

Light-emitting device, display apparatus, and lighting apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180172997

Display apparatus

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

06/21/18 / #20180172917

Photoelectric connector

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

06/21/18 / #20180169524

Information processing device, system, and information processing method

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

06/21/18 / #20180168767

Surgical microscope device and surgical microscope system

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

06/14/18 / #20180167954

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167951

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167944

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

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

06/14/18 / #20180167885

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

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

06/14/18 / #20180167826

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167775

Electronic device in wireless communication system and wireless communication method

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

06/14/18 / #20180167663

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program

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

06/14/18 / #20180167649

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167625

Image processing device and image processing method

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

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 user information obtaining unit is configured to obtain detected user information on a user, the user information excluding gaze information. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096455

Course profiling and sharing

Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) course profiling are provided. A plurality of images may be captured by a uav flying along a course at a first location. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096244

Method and system for classifying virtual reality (vr) content based on modeled discomfort of a user

A method for method for classification of 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 / #20180096124

Game controller-based captcha

A captcha is presented on a display and a user of a hand-held controller such as a computer game controller is prompted to respond to the image. A correct response entails manipulation of a key on the controller and does not require input from an alpha-numeric keyboard.. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095714

Proximity based noise and chat

Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for altering and combining real and simulated audio streams. For example, a system can determine a location of a first unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095708

Integrating audience participation content into virtual reality content

A method and system for integrating audience participation content into virtual reality (vr) content presented by head mounted display (hmd) of an hmd user is provided. The method includes providing a vr scene to the hmd of an hmd user and receiving indications from one or more spectator devices of one or more spectators that correspond to requests for audience participation content for participating in the vr scene. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095658

Mobile terminal device, operation method, program, and storage medium

A mobile terminal device includes a touch panel where a specified input operation is performed with an indicator, an input detection unit, and an operation determination unit. The input detection unit detects the pattern of the input operation based on the position of the indicator on the touch panel, and decreases the frequency of execution of processing arranged to detect the input operation performed on the touch panel when an input operation performed on the touch panel is not detected over a specified time period. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095624

Interaction context-based virtual reality

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 / #20180095542

Object holder for virtual reality interaction

Systems and methods for interacting with virtual reality (vr) space using a head mounted display includes detecting a real-world object in a real-world space in which a user is interacting the vr space. An image of the real-world object is presented in the vr space. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095534

Head mounted display with heat image generation

A head mounted display (hmd) including a lens of optics configured for viewing virtual reality (vr) content. The hmd includes a display screen disposed behind the lens of optics such that the lens of optics is between the display screen and an eye of a user when the hmd is worn by the user, wherein the display screen is configured for rendering the vr content. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095529

Predictive rf beamforming for head mounted display

A method is provided, including the following method operations: receiving captured images of an interactive environment in which a head-mounted display (hmd) is disposed; receiving inertial data processed from at least one inertial sensor of the hmd; analyzing the captured images and the inertial data to determine a predicted future location of the hmd; using the predicted future location of the hmd to adjust a beamforming direction of an rf transceiver towards the predicted future location of the hmd.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095463

Remote controlled object macro and autopilot system

A flight path management system manages flight paths for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). The flight path management system receives a sequence of controller inputs for the uav, and stores the sequence of controller inputs in a memory. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095461

Uav positional anchors

Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) positional anchors. Signals may be broadcast via a signal interface of an anchor in a defined space which also includes a uav. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095433

Mechanical effects by way of software or real world engagement

A system can determine that a simulated (e.g., virtual) weapon has hit a uav. This can include determining a simulated position of the simulated weapon and the relative position of the uav. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095348

Light conversion device, light source apparatus, and projector

A light conversion device of the disclosure includes a heat dissipation substrate having a surface that is provided with a phosphor, and a plurality of heat dissipation fins that are attached to the heat dissipation substrate and rotate together with the heat dissipation substrate by causing a cooling medium to pass therethrough.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095347

Information processing device, method of information processing, program, and image display system

[object] the present invention aims to provide an information processing device capable of providing an image that allows a user to experience high presence or immersion depending on contents of an image. [solution] provided is an information processing device (100) including: an image analysis unit (115) configured to analyze a content of an input image projected by a projection device (10); and a projection position determination unit (116) configured to determine a projection area in a projection space onto which the input image is projected by the projection device on the basis of an analysis result obtained by analyzing the input image.. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094795

Phosphor wheel, light source unit, and image display device

To provide a phosphor wheel capable of restraining vibration caused by a driving unit for rotatably driving a wheel and reducing noise in a high frequency band. The phosphor wheel includes: a wheel substrate that has a surface on which a fluorescent material is provided; a driving unit that rotates the wheel substrate; a support portion that supports the driving unit and is fixed to a housing; and a buffer member that is provided to fill a space between the support portion and a part of the housing.. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093781

Unmanned aerial vehicle movement via environmental interactions

An arena includes a porous surface through which an airflow is output, thereby providing lift for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to push the uav away from the porous surface. The airflow may also provide thrust to push the uav in a direction that is parallel to the porous surface. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093768

Uav battery form factor and insertion/ejection methodologies

The present disclosure is related to unmanned aerial vehicles or drones that have a capability of quickly swapping batteries. This may be accomplished even as the drone continues to fly. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093580

Information processing apparatus, motor-driven movable body, and discharge control method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a travelable information display unit that displays before a discharge, regarding motor-driven movable bodies of a discharge source and a discharge destination driven by using electric power of batteries, information about places to which the motor-driven movable body of the discharge source can move using electric power of the battery left after the discharge by assuming, when information about a discharge amount discharged from the battery of the motor-driven movable body of the discharge source toward the motor-driven movable body of the discharge destination that receives power supply is input, a case in which the discharge amount is discharged from the battery.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093186

Methods for providing interactive content in a virtual reality scene to guide an hmd user to safety within a real world space

Methods, systems, and computer readable media are provided for providing guidance to a user wearing a head mounted display. One example method includes tracking the user wearing the hmd in a real-world space. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093185

Delivery of spectator feedback content to virtual reality environments provided by head mounted display

Systems and methods for processing operations for delivering spectator feedback content to a head mounted display (hmd) of an hmd user are provided. A computer-implemented method includes providing a vr scene to an hmd user and capturing images of one or more spectators usable to detect a presence and emotional state of the one or more spectators. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093184

Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays

Methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display (hmd) during game play of a video game. A game is executed causing interactive scenes of the game to be transmitted for rendering on a display portion of the hmd. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093177

Head mounted display with multiple antennas

A head-mounted display (hmd) is provided, including the following: a transceiver; a plurality of antenna arrays; a selector configured to determine which of the antenna arrays is active for wireless communication of data by the transceiver; a display configured to render video data received by the transceiver through the active antenna array.. . ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093176

Systems and methods for stereoscopic vision with head mounted display

An optical conveyance system is disclosed for relocating a visual input position of an electronic device. The electronic device has a frontside camera and a backside camera respectively positioned on opposite sides of the electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093171

Unmanned aerial vehicle movement via environmental airflow

An arena includes a porous surface through which an airflow is output, thereby providing lift for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to push the uav away from the porous surface. The airflow may also provide thrust to push the uav in a direction that is parallel to the porous surface. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093104

Light irradiation method, light irradiation device, light irradiation system, device system for photodynamic diagnosis or photodynamic therapy, system for specifying tumor site and system for treating tumor

The present invention provides a light irradiation method using a pulse laser, which can be applied to technology of pdd and/or pdt, and a system for treating a tumor, which has an enhanced tumoricidal effect. A light irradiation method of irradiating a cell into which a photosensitive compound capable of generating singlet oxygen has been incorporated with a pulse laser having a wavelength within a soret band is provided. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092522

Light source driving apparatus, light source driving method, and light source apparatus

A light source driving apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a reception unit, an output unit, a sample unit, and a timing output unit. The reception unit receives a pulse modulation signal for pulse-driving a light source. ... Sony Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092520

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a camera including an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal; a first cable configured to transmit the electric signal, one end of the first cable being connected to the camera; an operating unit connected to another end of the first cable and including an electrooptic conversion unit configured to convert the electric signal transmitted through the first cable into an optical signal, and a switch configured to receive user operations; a second cable configured to transmit the optical signal, one end of the second cable being connected to the operating unit; and a connector provided to another end of the second cable and configured to connect the other end of the second cable to an external device.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180092200

Display unit and electronic apparatus

. . A display unit includes: a display section (11) having flexibility; and a bending control section (12a, 12b) configured to limit a movable shaft in bending the display section (11) to one direction in a display surface and allowed to maintain the display section (11) in an arbitrary bending state.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180092100

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

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 bandwidth, and includes, within the host frequency bandwidth, first communications resource elements within a first frequency bandwidth for allocation preferably to reduced capability devices to receive signals representing the data transmitted by the transmitter unit within the first bandwidth forming a first virtual carrier, the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth which is greater than or equal to the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091998

Transmission device, transmission method, and program

Techniques for wireless transmission of data are provided, in which data representing a plurality of frames of a time-sequential signal are encoded. The encoded data are temporarily retained in a memory buffer before wireless transmission. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091890

Headphone and acoustic characteristic adjustment method

There is provided a headphone including: a driver unit including a vibration plate; a housing configured to house the driver unit, to form an air-tightened front air chamber of which a part except for an opening for sound output is spatially blocked from the outside on a front side on which the vibration plate of the driver unit is provided, and to form a rear air chamber that has a predetermined capacity on a rear side that is the opposite side to the front side; and an acoustic tube provided in a partial region of a partition wall of the housing that constitutes the rear air chamber and configured to spatially connect the rear air chamber and the outside of the housing through a tube.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091867

Video content replay

A video content replay apparatus comprises a first video content player operable to playback video content comprising a plurality of images to be displayed at respective display times; load a second video content player in response to the initiation of the playback of the video content by the first video content player; and transfer control of the playback of the video content from the first video content player to a second video content player such that the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player are each displayed at their respective display times as if they had been displayed by the first video content player and the first image of the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player and the last image of the plurality of images displayed by the first video content player are sequential images in the video content.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091846

Remote control system, remote control commander, and remote control server

An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091769

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

A reception apparatus is provided that includes circuitry configured to receive a digital data stream. The circuitry is configured to acquire closed caption information included in the digital data stream. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091738

Image display system and image display method

When a user viewing an image of a conversation partner displayed on a display moves, a displayed image is more easily switched to an image reflecting a position of the user after the movement. When an image of a first user is displayed on a display of a second user, the image of the first user taken by an imaging device and an image of a background taken by the imaging device are acquired, and the acquired images are composited with each other, thereby displaying on the display a composite image in which the first user is positioned in front of the background. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091721

Imaging apparatus, control method and program

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to image a subject, a photometry unit, an exposure compensation unit, an exposure control unit configured to control exposure for a captured image and a display control unit configured to control display of the captured image on a display unit. The photometry unit is configured to perform photometry, based the imaging unit's output, to obtain an exposure value. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091637

Information processing device

There is provided an information processing device including: a sensor configured to detect that the information processing device is worn on a part of a human body; a processing unit configured to process information; and a communication unit configured to communicate with another device. The processing unit transmits a signal to the another device on the basis of a detection signal detected by the sensor. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091575

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

It is possible to perform favorable content reproduction on a reception side. An encoded stream including a plurality of pieces of encoded data having degree-of-priority information is acquired. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091530

Addressing inside-enterprise hack attempts

An enterprise computer network is monitored to detect and neutralize security breaches. In a first case failed login attempts to multiple target machines are noted and if they come from one machine or a small number of originating machines, a password spraying attack from the originating machines is indicated, resulting in the originating machines being segregated from the system. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091194

Communication apparatus, power receiving apparatus, and antenna switching method

A communication apparatus according to the disclosure includes one or a plurality of sensors, a communicator that performs proximity wireless communication, and a connection section that couples one of a plurality of antennae to the communicator, on a basis of a detection result of the one or the plurality of sensors.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091182

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

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

03/29/18 / #20180090550

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

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

03/29/18 / #20180090533

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

03/29/18 / #20180090531

Solid-state image sensor, and imaging system

A solid-state image sensor and an imaging system with a two-dimensional pixel array, and a plurality of types of filters that are arranged facing a pixel region of the two-dimensional pixel array, the filters each including a spectrum function and a periodic fine pattern shorter than a wavelength to be detected, wherein each of the filters forms a unit which is larger than the photoelectric conversion device of each pixel on the two-dimensional pixel array, where one type of filter is arranged for a plurality of adjacent photoelectric conversion device groups, wherein the plurality of types of filters are arranged for adjacent unit groups to form a filter bank, and wherein the filter banks are arranged in a unit of n×m, where n and m are integers of one or more, facing the pixel region of the two-dimensional pixel array.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090529

Solid-state image pickup device

A solid-state image pickup device 1 according to the present invention includes a semiconductor substrate 2 on which a pixel 20 composed of a photodiode 3 and a transistor is formed. The transistor comprising the pixel 20 is formed on the surface of the semiconductor substrate, a pn junction portion formed between high concentration regions of the photodiode 3 is provided within the semiconductor substrate 2 and a part of the pn junction portion of the photodiode 3 is extended to a lower portion of the transistor formed on the surface of the semiconductor substrate 2. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089991

Employing ar element on preview screen to control lamp or curtain

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a control apparatus and method and an electronic device. Wherein, the apparatus includes: a communicating unit configured to establish communication connection with a controlled object; an image acquiring unit configured to obtain a preview image containing the controlled object; and a controlling unit configured to receive a control instruction inputted according to the preview image, and control the controlled object according to the control instruction. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089906

Blend shape system with dynamic partitioning

A method and system that dynamically partitions a 3-d model into multiple regions. The method determines the vertices to be included in each region according to values assigned to an appropriate color channel for each vertex. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089882

Blend shape system with texture coordinate blending

A blend shape method and system that modifies the u-v values associated with vertices in blend shapes constructed in a 3-d blend shape combination system. The blend shape method determines the u-v coordinates associated with each vertex in a base shape and the u-v coordinates associated with corresponding vertices in one or more driving shapes. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089876

System to identify and use markers for motion capture

Methods and systems that enhance motion capture capabilities. In one such method, the motion capture system enables a user to set parameters, based on hue, lightness, and saturation, for example, to assist in identifying and searching for motion capture markers that are applied to real-life subjects. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089798

Varying effective resolution by screen location in graphics processing by approximating projection of vertices onto curved viewport

In graphics processing data is received representing one or more vertices for a scene in a virtual space. A projection of the vertices onto a screen space of a display device is performed. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089472

Public viewing security

Methods and systems for activating a display security application and initiating a privacy measure on a computing device are provided. A user opens and turns on an application on the computing device, which monitors the security of the screen. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088893

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

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an ar object from a sound output unit while moving the ar object toward the designated position. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088864

Memory control circuit and memory controlling method

A memory control circuit of the disclosure includes a memory control unit that controls a timing of command issuance to cause (tatp+tpta) to be constant, where, in a memory having a plurality of banks, tatp is a period from issuance of a first act command to issuance of a pre command that is directed a bank same as or different from a bank to which the first act command is issued, and tpta is a period from the issuance of the pre command to issuance of a second act command that is directed to a bank same as or different from the bank to which the pre command is issued.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088709

Sensor device, input device, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a sensor device includes a sheet-like first conductor layer and an electrode substrate. The electrode substrate includes a plurality of first electrode wires, a plurality of second electrode wires, capacity sensors being formed at paired portions of the first and second electrode wires, and a sheet substrate that supports the first and second electrode wires. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088452

Light source device, projection display unit, and display system

A light source device (10) of the invention includes: a light source (11) that emits a light beam in a first wavelength region; an optical path splitting element (12) that splits an optical path of the light beam in the first wavelength region emitted from the light source into a first optical path and a second optical path; a first fluorescent body (131a) that is disposed on the first optical path, and emits a light beam in a second wavelength region by undergoing excitation by the light beam in the first wavelength region, the second wavelength region differing from the first wavelength region; a second fluorescent body (131b) that is disposed on the second optical path, and emits a light beam in a third wavelength region by undergoing excitation by the light beam in the first wavelength region, the third wavelength region differing from the first and second wavelength regions; and an optical path synthesizing element (12) that synthesizes the light beam in the second wavelength region emitted from the first fluorescent body and the light beam in the third wavelength region emitted from the second fluorescent body.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088396

Display device, method for producing display device, and display apparatus of projection type

A display device of the present disclosure includes pixel electrodes formed for individual pixels and an insulating film for insulation between the pixel electrodes, wherein the insulating film is so formed as to protrude from an electrode surface between the pixel electrodes. A display apparatus of projection type of the present disclosure is provided with the display device of the present disclosure as the light modulator to module light from the light source. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085915

Medical observation apparatus, medical observation system, and control method

A medical observation apparatus includes: an imaging unit; a support unit including arms, a first joint that connects two of the arms and relatively rotates the two arms about a first rotation axis in accordance with given power, a second joint that connects two of the arms and relatively rotates the two arms about a second rotation axis in accordance with given power, a first motor that gives the power to the first joint, and a second motor that gives the power to the second joint; and a controller configured to control a rotational speed of the first motor in accordance with a first speed profile until the rotational speed reaches a predetermined operational speed, and control, until the rotational speed reaches the predetermined operational speed, a rotational speed of the second motor in accordance with a second speed profile that is different from the first speed profile.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085671

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus is provided in which, if a plurality of users alternately use manipulation devices, who is to execute a manipulation input through which manipulation device can be guided in an easy-to-understand manner. An information processing apparatus connected with a plurality of manipulation devices to receive manipulation inputs from a plurality of users is configured to hold allocation information for allocating each of the plurality of manipulation devices to each of the plurality of users and display, on a screen of a display apparatus, a guide image including information for identifying a user before change and information for identifying a user after change if, in the allocation information, a user to whom any one of the plurality of manipulation devices is allocated is changed.. ... Sony Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085670

Creation of game-based scenes

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

03/29/18 / #20180085495

Imaging device for endoscope, and method of manufacturing imaging device for endoscope

An imaging device includes: an optical element including a metal layer adapted to be brazed and arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the optical element; a first frame body including a metal part adapted to be brazed and arranged at least on an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of the first frame body, the inner peripheral surface being brazed onto the outer peripheral surface of the optical element; and a second frame body including a metal part adapted to be brazed and arranged at least on an inner peripheral surface of the second frame body, the inner peripheral surface being brazed onto the outer peripheral surface of the first frame body. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the first frame body is closer to a coefficient of thermal expansion of the optical element than a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second frame body.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084595

Wireless communication apparatus, information processing apparatus, communication system, and communication method

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A communications apparatus and method provide logic for establishing communications sessions in accordance with one or more connection rights. In one implementation, a communications apparatus may include a control circuit configured to establish, through an information processing apparatus, a communications session with an additional communications apparatus associated with one or more first connection rights. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084568

Electronic device and method used for wireless communications

An electronic device and method used for wireless communications. The electronic device includes one or more processors, the processors are configured to: determine the data status of a low priority traffic that can be used to uplink transmission; and on the basis of the data status of the low priority traffic, generate a scheduling assistance information used for the scheduler of a base station, the scheduling assistance information is related to the transmission of user equipment on an unauthorized transmission resource.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084500

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

An information processing device includes a control section. The control section performs control to transmit data to another device that can receive data from a device of a data transmission source without transmitting thereto notification information indicating that the other device can receive the data upon transition from a function pause state to a data receivable state. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084493

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

An information processing apparatus includes a control section, and can temporarily pause at least some of its own functions. When the control section provided in the information processing apparatus is to temporarily pause at least some of its own functions, the control section performs control for setting a function temporary pause period within which at least some of functions of a different apparatus are to be temporarily paused. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084429

Frequency spectrum coordination device and method, and device and method in wireless communication system

A frequency spectrum coordination device and method, and a device and a method in a wireless communication system. The frequency spectrum coordination device, used for coordinating usage of shared wireless transmission resources by multiple systems, includes: an acquirement unit, configured to acquire a usage state of the shared wireless transmission resources; and an allocation unit, configured to allocate, according to the usage state, the shared wireless transmission resources for a communication device based on the influence of resource elements to be allocated of one system in multiple systems on the available resource elements of other systems in multiple systems, and the resource allocation granularity of one system is smaller than the resource allocation granularity of other systems.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084369

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

Disclosed are a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device according to one embodiment comprises one or more processors. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084332

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program

Disclosed is a signal processing apparatus including a surrounding sound signal acquisition unit, a nc (noise canceling) signal generation part, a cooped-up feeling elimination signal generation part, and an addition part. The surrounding sound signal acquisition unit is configured to collect a surrounding sound to generate a surrounding sound signal. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084299

Reception apparatus, receiving method, and program

The present disclosure relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, and a program for generating a time stamp with a simple circuit structure that is realized at low cost. In one example, a reception apparatus includes a reception unit, an obtaining unit, a time stamp increment value specifying unit, a time stamp calculating unit and a time stamp adding unit. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084289

Image transmission apparatus and link status confirmation method

An image transmission apparatus includes a processor that superimposes a marker image for visualizing a connection status of a plurality of links between a transmission side and a reception side on an image displayed at the reception side at a specific position of an image frame, interleaves an image on which the marker image is superimposed for a predetermined pixel unit to divide the image into a plurality of signal streams, and transmits the signal streams via the plurality of links.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084220

Device and method for p-phase data compression

An imaging device and method for p-phase data compression are provided. The imaging device includes one or more circuits configured to receive a plurality of blocks of p-phase data values from an image sensor. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084212

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

The solid-state imaging device of the present disclosure includes a signal processing unit including an ad converter that digitizes an analog pixel signal read from each pixel of the pixel array unit to a signal line, the signal processing unit transferring digitized pixel data at a first speed higher than a frame rate; a memory unit that stores the pixel data transferred from the signal processing unit; a data processing unit that reads pixel data at a second speed lower than the first speed from the memory unit; and a control unit that, when the pixel data is read from the memory unit, controls to stop operation of a current source connected with the signal line and operation of at least the ad converter of the signal processing unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084211

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

03/22/18 / #20180084210

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image capturing apparatus

An interpolation processing unit 31 performs an interpolation process of a decimated pixel in an image signal. A signal generation pixel determination unit 32 calculates a feature value of a pixel of interest from the image signal to which the interpolation process is performed by the interpolation processing unit 31, and determines whether the pixel of interest is a decimated pixel or a non-decimated pixel on the basis of the calculated feature value, and generates signal generation pixel determination information indicating a determination result. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084163

Operation apparatus

Provided is an operation apparatus including a main body section including an operation section including a first operation section for performing a record operation of an image pickup device and a display section that displays an image transmitted from the image pickup device, and a fixation section that fixes the main body section to an attachment object. The first operation section and the display section are both located on a first face of the main body section.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084030

Transfer device, client apparatus, server apparatus, reproduction apparatus and transfer method

A technology is disclosed by which, when plural content data are successively transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus through a client apparatus, if the transmission is interrupted, the transmission of the content data can be resumed from the point at which the transmission is interrupted. The transfer device includes a storage section for storing a transmission object list including content identification information corresponding to plural content data to be transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus connected to a client apparatus through the client apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084025

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is communicable with a plurality of client apparatuses over the same network that are capable of buffering and reproducing data transmitted from a server by progressive download. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083805

Electronic device in wireless communications system, wireless communications system, and method

An electronic device in a wireless communications system, the wireless communications system, and a method. The electronic device includes: a reception unit, configured to receive a signal from another electronic device in a wireless communications system; an analysis filtering unit, configured to set an analysis filter group according to a parameter of a non-perfect reconstruction filter group, decompose, by using the analysis filter group, signals received by the reception unit into multiple paths of sub-band signals and perform analysis filtering; and an interference cancellation unit, configured to, for each path of sub-band signals among multiple paths of sub-band signals, cancel inter-band interference in each path of sub-band signals according to each path of sub-band signals and neighboring sub-band signals thereof.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083682

Wireless communication device and method

A wireless communication device and method used in a base station side and a user equipment side. The wireless communication device used in the base station includes one or more processors configured to respectively configure, based on an antenna configuration of a base station and on a plurality of spatial dimensions, a downlink reference signal of the base station, and generate a control message comprising an indication indicating that the base station respectively transmits, on the plurality of spatial dimensions, the downlink reference signal, so as to be used in a user equipment served by the base station.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083670

Electronic apparatus and transmission system

An electronic apparatus includes switch control circuitry configured to determine whether a received signal is for a power receiving operation or a data receiving operation based on a level of a frequency component of the received signal, select the power-reception operation or a data-transmission operation based on the determination, and switch to the power-reception operation or the data-transmission operation based on the selection.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083226

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

A display device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, an inorganic hole injecting and transporting layer which is formed of an inorganic material and is formed on the first electrode, at least two light emitting units including a first organic light emitting unit and a second organic light emitting unit having different luminescent colors which are formed on the inorganic hole injecting and transporting layer, an electron transport layer which is formed on the at least two organic light emitting units, and a second electrode which is formed on the electron transport layer. Furthermore, a light emitting layer of the first organic light emitting unit is formed by laminating a light emitting layer of a first luminescent color and a light emitting layer of a second luminescent color, and a light emitting layer of the second organic light emitting unit is formed of the light emitting layer of the second luminescent color.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083059

Solid-state image capture element and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image capture element and an electronic device which are enabled to eliminate asymmetry of a light reception amount in accordance with an incident angle of light incident on a pixel. A solid-state image capture element includes: a pixel including a light-receiving portion that receives light incident from a rear-surface side of a semiconductor substrate; and a wiring layer laminated on a front-surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083056

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

A size reduction of an image pickup module by using resin molding, including a reduction in height, area, or the like thereof is achieved in an actual product. Provided is a module, including a substrate; a semiconductor component in which a first surface of a semiconductor device manufactured by chip-size packaging is provided and fixed along a plate-shaped translucent member, and a second surface of the semiconductor device is fixed with the second surface caused to face the substrate; a frame portion made of resin and formed on the substrate to surround the semiconductor component; and an interposition member which is made of resin and with which a gap between the semiconductor component and the substrate is filled. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082718

Electronic apparatus

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

03/22/18 / #20180082672

Information processing apparatus and information processing method thereof

The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method thereof that allow the realization of predetermined functions in information processing apparatuses of many types. An information processing system has a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082484

Scanning display system in head-mounted display for virtual reality

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for the presentation of images in a head-mounted display (hmd). One hmd includes a screen, a processor, inertial sensors, a motion tracker module, and a display adjuster module. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082483

Method for executing functions in a vr environment

A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (hmd) that generates a virtual reality environment. Through the generation and tracking of positional data, a the virtual environment may be interrupted or paused. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082421

Image processing system and method to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3d) anatomical surface

Various aspects of an image-processing system and method to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3d) anatomical surface of an anatomical portion are disclosed herein. The system includes an image-processing device configured to receive a plurality of stereo images of the anatomical portion. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082406

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and image display apparatus

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a projection instruction unit and an output unit. The projection instruction unit instructs a projection of a correction image in which one or more representative pixels are displayed. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082388

System, method, and program

A system that generates a first parameter corresponding to a type of an object; generates a second parameter corresponding to transaction information corresponding to the object; calculates a feature value corresponding to the object by applying a predetermined function to the first and second parameters; generates display data based on the calculated feature value; and outputs the display data to a device remotely connected to the system via a network.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082214

Information processing device, method of processing information, and method of providing information

There is provided an information processing device capable of intuitively adding a hardware resource intended to execute the learning, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to control display of information indicating progress of a learning process and an addition button used to add dynamically a second hardware resource intended to execute the learning process to a first hardware resource on which the learning process is being executed.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082178

Information processing device

There is provided an information processing device to improve generalization performance of the neural network, the information processing device including: a control unit configured to control display related to a setting of a parameter related to physical simulation; a communication unit configured to transmit the parameter to a physical simulator and receive image information obtained in the physical simulation from the physical simulator; and a machine learning unit configured to perform machine learning on the basis of the image information. The control unit causes a display unit to display a learning result obtained by the machine learning unit and the parameter in association with each other.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081622

Information processing system and information processing method

[object] it is desirable to provide technology capable of allowing a user to input information more flexibly. [solution] provided is an information processing system including a mode control portion configured to switch an information input mode from a character-unit input mode to a phrase-unit input mode in a case where a predetermined first trigger is detected when the character-unit input mode is executed as the information input mode.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081537

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

A terminal device that includes an operation surface; an input detection unit that detects an indicator and determines at least one of a position of the indicator contacting the operation surface and a distance of the indicator from the operation surface in a vertical direction; an operation determination unit that determines information about an operation input by movement information of the indicator detected by the input detection unit; and a control unit that performs predetermined control when a first operation which is an operation performed to move the indicator in a vertical direction away from the operation surface is detected by the operation determination unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081484

Input method for modeling physical objects in vr/digital

A method, apparatus, and compute storage in which signals are received from a touch screen against which a 3d object is juxtaposed, the signals being generated by tracing the periphery of the object on the touch screen at consecutive coordinates in two dimensions (2d). A dimension of the 3d object is also determined based on which coordinates the periphery was traced against. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081451

Head-mounted display, program for controlling head-mounted display, and method of controlling head-mounted display

A head-mounted display comprising a display and a detector. The detector is configured to detect a direction of at least one of the head-mounted display and a line of vision. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081365

Mobile body control system, control method, and storage medium

To provide a mobile body control system, a control method, and a storage medium in which a mobile body can move to an appropriate angle and distance in accordance with emotion of a communication target. Provided is a mobile body control system including: a moving unit configured to move; a measuring unit configured to measure an angle and a distance with a target (2) which is a communication target; an emotion estimating unit configured to estimate an emotion of the target; and a control unit configured to control the moving unit to move a mobile body (1) to an initial position with an appropriate angle and distance with respect to the target in accordance with the estimated emotion.. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081160

Medical observation device and medical observation system

There is provided a medical observation device including: a microscope unit that includes an image sensor and images an operative site; and a holding unit that holds the microscope unit on a front end side. The holding unit includes a first rotation axis unit that supports the microscope unit to allow rotation about a first rotation axis substantially aligned with an optical axis of the microscope unit. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081099

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device capable of improving sensitivity in a certain wavelength band and at the same time reducing color mixture of light of other wavelength bands in a photoelectric conversion unit. The solid-state imaging device is provided with a first photoelectric conversion unit which generates a signal charge corresponding to a light amount of light of a first color component on a short wavelength side out of incident light, a second photoelectric conversion unit which generates a signal charge corresponding to a light amount of light of a second color component on a long wavelength side out of the incident light, and a first optical interference film provided between the first photoelectric conversion unit and the second photoelectric conversion unit formed below the first photoelectric conversion unit which transmits the light on the long wavelength side while reflecting the light on the short wavelength side out of the incident light. ... Sony Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080920

Electrical characteristic measurement device, electrical characteristic measurement method, blood condition analysis system, and electrical characteristic measurement program for causing computer to execute the method

A technology of measuring an electrical characteristic of a blood sample is provided that allows easy introduction, into an existing blood test system, a technique of obtaining information on a blood sample from an electrical characteristic of the blood sample. The technology provides a device for measuring an electrical characteristic of a blood sample, the device including: a mixing unit configured to mix a blood cell component and a plasma component on the basis of the composition ratio between the blood cell component and the plasma component in a blood sample; and a blood sample measurement unit configured to measure an electrical characteristic of a blood sample obtained by mixing by the mixing unit.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077707

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180077582

Device and method for performing communication via a plurality of component carriers

A device enabling a frequency band shared between wireless communication of a cellular system and other wireless communication to be more appropriately used in the cellular system. The device includes a control unit configured to occupy a frequency band shared between wireless communication of a cellular system and other wireless communication for the wireless communication of the cellular system during a first period and release the frequency band from the wireless communication of the cellular system during at least a second period corresponding to the first period.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077508

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing device capable of establishing a sound statistic database with high usability. [solution] the information processing device includes: a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount from sounds in a predetermined space; an identification unit configured to identify a type of a sound included in the sounds from the feature amount; an information combining unit configured to generate sound statistic information in which the feature amount, the type of the sound, and spatiotemporal information of the predetermined space at a time of acquisition of the sound are associated with each other; and a database establishing unit configured to establish a sound statistic database by using the sound statistic information.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077480

Wearable device

To provide a wearable device a part of which directly comes in contact with the skin of a living body includes silicone foam and which is excellent in durability and comfortability. An earpiece 150 includes a core 152 that is attached to a sound conduit 140, and an ear canal attachment section 156 that is attached to an outer side of the core 152 and comes into contact with an ear canal inner wall of a wearer. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077471

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

There is provided a transmission device including circuitry configured to generate a physical layer frame. A time information descriptor is included in a preamble of the physical layer frame. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077456

Receiving device, transmitting device, and data processing method

A receiving device is provided that includes circuitry configured to receive a digital broadcast stream. The circuitry is configured to acquire server information corresponding to a viewing history server that collects viewing history information related to a viewing history of content. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077434

Video transmission apparatus, video reception apparatus, video transmission method, and video transmission system

This video transmission apparatus includes: a first control unit that divides video data into a plurality of channels in units of one or more specified number of consecutive frames, and gives a change by a reversible method to the video data of a specific area in the frame of the video data of each channel, the specific area corresponding to the channel; and a plurality of first video transmission interfaces that each transmit the video data of each channel to which the change is given.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077432

Video server, video server system, and command processing method

A video server includes a plurality of ports used for inputting and outputting material data items, a storage unit capable of storing group information about grouping of the plurality of ports, and a control unit that receives a command of designating a specific port of the plurality of ports for inputting and outputting one of a plurality of specific material data items and the other of the plurality of specific material data items as a first port, determines one or more other ports belonging to the same group of the first port as one or more second ports on the basis of the group information, and executes the command so as to synchronize the plurality of material data items each other using the first port and the one or more second ports.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077415

Image processing apparatus and method

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

03/15/18 / #20180077397

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

Provided are an apparatus and a method for generating an image with reduced blown-out highlight regions that represents colors and shades of gray of a subject with high accuracy. The apparatus includes an image processing section that inputs a raw image corresponding to an output image of an imaging device and performs image processing on the input raw image. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077383

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

An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a receiver unit that acquires information relevant to a sight line of a user of a communication partner from a communication partner terminal that performs remote communication; a face detection unit that detects information relevant to a position and a size of a face of the user of the communication partner, on the basis of a video signal that includes the face of the user of the communication partner and is received from the communication partner terminal; and a superimposition unit that displays and superimposes a sight line position of the user of the communication partner on the video signal that includes the face of the user of the communication partner, on the basis of the information relevant to the sight line of the user of the communication partner and the information relevant to the position and the size of the face of the user of the communication partner.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077374

Image sensor, processing method, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor, a processing method, and an electronic apparatus that enable reduction of power consumption. An image sensor has signal processing units each responsible for signal processing of the pixel signal output from a pixel in one of pixel blocks each made up of one or more pixels, on each of which a plurality of pixels that performs photoelectric conversion and outputs a pixel signal is two-dimensionally arranged, the signal processing units being the same in number as the number of the pixel blocks and two-dimensionally arranged; horizontal control lines being the same in number as the number in a vertical direction of the signal processing units; vertical control lines being the same in number as the number in a horizontal direction of the signal processing units; and a computation unit that performs a computation using a horizontal control signal supplied via each of the horizontal control lines and a vertical control signal supplied via each of the vertical control lines as inputs. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077373

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels in a two-dimensional array. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element that converts incident light into electric charge, and a charge holding element that receives the electric charge from the photoelectric conversion element, and transfers the electric charge to a corresponding floating diffusion. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077366

Imaging device and camera system including sense circuits to make binary decision

An imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an array of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric converting device and outputs an electric signal according to an input photon; a sense circuit section having a plurality of sensor circuits each of which makes binary decision on whether there is a photon input to a pixel in a predetermined period upon reception of the electric signal therefrom; and a decision result ic section which integrates decision results from the sense circuits, pixel by pixel or for each group of pixels, multiple times to generate imaged data with a gradation, the decision result ic section including a count circuit which performs a count process to integrate the decision results from the sense circuits, and a memory for storing a counting result for each pixel from the count circuit, the sense circuits sharing the count circuit for integrating the decision results.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077342

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

03/15/18 / #20180077337

Imaging control device, imaging device, and imaging control method

There is provided an image sensor including: a control unit configured to control pixels in a manner that a readout of a focus pixel signal from a focus detection pixel used for focusing and a readout of a main pixel signal from a pixel used for image generation are conducted independently; and an output unit configured to output the focus pixel signal and the main pixel signal independently from each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077334

Intermediate unit and camera system

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

03/15/18 / #20180077084

Methods and systems for portably deploying applications on one or more cloud systems

Methods and systems for provisioning services or resources on a cloud service for successful execution of an application includes detecting a request for executing an application on a cloud service. In response to the request, a descriptor record for the application is retrieved from a descriptor file. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076986

Transmitting device, receiving device, and communication system

A transmitting device of the disclosure includes a plurality of transmitters each of which includes a scrambler that performs a scrambling process on transmission data by using random data generated on the basis of an initial value and that transmits the transmission data on which the scrambling process has been performed. An initial value of a first scrambler in a first transmitter is different from an initial value of a second scrambler in a second transmitter, and the first transmitter and the second transmitter belongs to the plurality of transmitters.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076899

Communication device and communication system

A communication device of the disclosure includes: a first terminal that outputs a power supply voltage; a second terminal coupled directly or indirectly to the first terminal; a communication section that operates on a basis of the power supply voltage to communicate with a communication peer; and a communication controller that sets the communication section to be in an on state or in an off state on a basis of a voltage on the second terminal.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076866

Apparatus and method in wireless communication system

Aspects of the disclosure include an apparatus at base station side in a wireless communication system for multi-user superposition transmission. The apparatus includes a superposition control unit and an indication generation unit. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076855

Nfc device, reader/writer device and methods for authorizing and performing an update

An nfc device comprises a function unit (10) configured to execute a function based on related command code, a storage unit (11) configured to store the command code, a communication unit (12) configured to communicate with another nfc device, and a processing unit (13) configured, if an update of the command code shall be made by the another nfc device, to calculate a checksum over at least part of the command code, to compare the calculated checksum with a checksum received from the another nfc device and to authorize the update if the received checksum matches the calculated checksum. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076669

Electronic unit and power feeding system

An electronic unit includes: an electricity reception section configured to receive power fed from a power feeding unit using a magnetic field; a voltage detection section configured to detect a received voltage supplied from the electricity reception section; and a control section, wherein while preliminary power feeding at a lower power than main power feeding is performed from the power feeding unit, and when a received voltage detected by the voltage detection section is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold voltage, the control section performs voltage reduction control so as to decrease the received voltage to lower than the threshold voltage.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076501

Connector device and communication system

A connector device according to the present disclosure includes a first connector section and a second connector section. The first connector section includes a waveguide for transmitting a high-frequency signal. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076490

Battery

A battery is provided including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte; wherein the electrolyte includes one or both of fluoro ethylene carbonate and difluoro ethylene carbonate in an amount of 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, wherein the anode includes an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and wherein a thickness of the anode active material layer, after charging the battery, is 58 um or more and 75 um or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076325

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180076274

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180076271

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

There is provided a display device including: a light emitting element; and a drive transistor (drtr) that includes a coupling section (w1) and a plurality of channel sections (ch) coupled in series through the coupling section (w1), wherein the drive transistor (drtr) is configured to supply a drive current to the light emitting element.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076252

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

03/15/18 / #20180076249

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180076243

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensing device, a drive method, and an electronic apparatus that are configured to suppress the color mixture of a phase difference detection signal to an image sensing signal. The solid-state image sensing device has a pixel area configured to be arranged with a plurality of pixels in which a first photoelectrical conversion section for photoelectrically converting a visible light of a first wavelength range and a second photoelectrical conversion section for photoelectrically converting a visible light of a second wavelength range are formed in different depths as viewed from a cross-sectional direction, and a drive section configured to execute a drive operation of reading each pixel signal having a level corresponding to charges generated in each of the first photoelectrical conversion section and the second photoelectrical conversion section from each of the above-mentioned plurality of pixels. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076126

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

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

03/15/18 / #20180075876

System and method for processing video content based on emotional state detection

Various aspects of a system and a method for processing of a video content based on emotional state detection of one or more users are disclosed herein. The system includes a video-processing device, which detects a change in an emotional state of a first user viewing a first video content on the video-processing device. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075615

Imaging device, subject information acquisition method, and computer program

An imaging device includes a filter, imaging elements, and an image processing section. The filter has a plurality of regions transmitting different light components. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075612

Imaging system using structured light for depth recovery

An imaging system (500) includes an optical unit (100) that captures, from a scene (900), sets of first images (rwl, gwl, bwl) as well as sets of second images (rsl, gsl, bsl), wherein the scene (900) is illuminated with non-structured light when the sets of first images (rwl, gwl, bwl) are captured and wherein the scene (900) is illuminated with structured light when the sets of second images (rsl, gsl, bsl) are captured. A pattern processing unit (200) generates, from the second images (rsl, gsl, bsl), a recovered shadow pattern from a shadow pattern projected onto the scene (900) during illumination with structured light, wherein at least one motion-compensated reference image is used. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075590

Image processing system, image processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of achieving better communication. An information processing apparatus includes a clipping unit configured to perform image processing of clipping a predetermined object from a moving image in which the object is imaged and generate a clipped moving image of the object, and an operation content acquisition unit configured to obtain operation content of operation performed on the clipped moving image of the object. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075490

System and method for providing recommendation on an electronic device based on emotional state detection

Various aspects of a system and a method to provide recommendation on an electronic device based on emotional state detection of a user, are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes the electronic device, which is configured to detect a transition in an emotional state of a user associated with the electronic device from a first emotional state to a second emotional state. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075315

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to information processing apparatus and information processing method. The information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry configured to acquire a first depth image, a second depth image and an intensity image having a pixel correspondence with each other, wherein the second depth image being superior to the first depth image in terms of image quality. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075265

Non-contact communication device, non-contact communication method, program, and non-contact communication system

The present technology relates to a non-contact communication device, a non-contact communication method, a program, and a non-contact communication system capable of achieving a simpler configuration to implement an active side function. A non-contact communication device includes a communication unit that receives a command from a first device using a carrier wave output from the first device and sends a command to a second device using the carrier wave output from the first device. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075190

Server device, image transmission method, terminal device, image reception method, program, and image processing system

In some embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for transmitting, via at least one network, a request to another apparatus for still image data generated from moving image data, the request comprising at least one criterion, and receiving still image data generated from moving image data matching the at least one criterion in the request. In further embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for receiving the request via at least one network, using the at least one criterion in the request to obtain still image data generated from moving image data, and responding to the request by transmitting the obtained still image data.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074991

Asynchronous interface

An asynchronous interface according to the disclosure includes: a transmission circuit that transmits, with data of w bits as one word, the data on the one-word basis, and transmits an req signal whose value differs by one bit per transmission of the data of one word; a reception circuit including a reception buffer having a reception buffer word count of n (n is an integer of 4 or more), in which the reception circuit receives the data on the one-word basis, and transmits an ack signal whose value differs by one bit per reception of the data of one word; a data signal line that has a bit width of w, and transfers the data from the transmission circuit to the reception circuit; an req signal line that has a bit width of log2(n) or more, and transfers the req signal from the transmission circuit to the reception circuit; and an ack signal line that has a bit width of log2(n) or more, and transfers the ack signal from the reception circuit to the transmission circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074990

Bus system and communication device

A bus system of the disclosure includes three or more devices that include one or a plurality of imaging devices, and transmit or receive data signals in a time-division manner; and a bus to which the three or more devices are coupled.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074785

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 outputting appropriate responses to respective users when the plurality of users are talking, the information processing device including: a response generation unit configured to generate responses to speeches from a plurality of users; a decision unit configured to decide methods of outputting the responses to the respective users on the basis of priorities according to order of the speeches from the plurality of users; and an output control unit configured to perform control such that the generated responses are output by using the decided methods of outputting the responses.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074774

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and program

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

03/15/18 / #20180074771

Wearable computer using programmed local tag

A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (hmd) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The hmd is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074590

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a delay amount decision unit configured to decide a delay amount of a haptic output from occurrence of an event on the basis of an event occurring position in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to delay the haptic output according to the delay amount decided by the delay amount decision unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074544

Control circuit of power gating and semiconductor device

A control circuit of power gating of the present disclosure includes a control section that controls whether to perform power gating depending on a level of a clock signal for a logic circuit supplied with a power supply voltage through a power switch transistor, on the basis of a clock frequency of the clock signal.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074321

Head-mounted display, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and content data outputting method

An image 190 in content data to be sent out from an information processing apparatus to an hmd is configured such that images obtained by performing correction for left and right parallax images taking distortion of an image by a lens provided in the hmd into consideration are juxtaposed side by side. Further, graphics are displayed in regions of the image, which are invisible when the image is viewed through the lens, and a notification matter from the information processing apparatus is embedded into the graphics depending upon the color, pattern, and shape. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074249

Illuminating unit and display apparatus

An illuminating unit includes: a light-guiding section including a plurality of light-guiding plates, in which the light-guiding plates are stacked in a thickness direction and each have a light entrance section and a light output surface; a plurality of light sources that output light toward the light entrance sections of the respective light-guiding plates of the light-guiding section; and a substrate that supports the plurality of light sources and on which a circuit section is disposed, in which the circuit section drives each of the light sources. A first portion, on which the circuit section is disposed, of the substrate is disposed in opposition to a back surface of the light-guiding section.. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073997

Electrical measurement method, electrical measurement device, and blood condition analysis system

Provided is a technique that allows high-accuracy electrical measurement without the influence of blood sedimentation in a case where various measurements or evaluations are performed using blood samples containing a blood cell component and a plasma component. Provided is an electrical measurement method for electrically measuring a blood sample including at least a blood cell component and a plasma component, the electrical measurement method including the step of adding a blood sedimentation inhibitor to the blood sample. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073978

Signal processing apparatus, optical tomographic measurement apparatus, and signal processing method

[solving means] a signal processing apparatus is a signal processing apparatus for an optical tomographic measurement apparatus that generates measurement light and reference light and measures a tomographic structure of a measurement object on the basis of a signal intensity of interference light between the reference light and return light of the measurement light from the measurement object. An arithmetic unit is configured to calculate a signal intensity of simple reflection among the return light of the measurement light, the simple reflection being one time of reflection at a plurality of layers virtually set in a depth direction from a surface layer side of the measurement object. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073883

Route guidance apparatus, route guidance method and computer program

There is provided a route guidance apparatus including a route search unit which searches for at least one route, to a predetermined destination, which is to be traveled by an electric vehicle propelled by electric power stored in a secondary battery provided within the vehicle, and a power consumption calculation unit which calculates power consumption of the electric vehicle when a route to a destination, which was searched for by the route search unit, is traveled by the electric vehicle, based on information on electric power to be consumed when the electric vehicle travels and geographical information relating to the route.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073715

Light source apparatus and temperature control method

A light source apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a plurality of light source portions, a plurality of temperature adjustment units, and a drive control unit. The plurality of temperature adjustment units are capable of respectively adjusting temperatures of the plurality of light source portions. ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071047

Vibration detection module, vibration detection method, and surgical system

There is provided a medical apparatus, including medical vibration detection circuitry that is detachable from a medical instrument at an attachment position of the medical instrument in a longitudinal direction and that is configured to detect vibration generated in a distinct portion of the medical instrument, the distinct portion including at least a portion disposed toward a distal end of the medical instrument from the attachment position.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070797

Signal processing device and medical observation system

A signal processing device 6 is connected to an endoscope 2 that examines a subject and outputs a signal in accordance with a result of the examination. The signal processing device 6 includes a plurality of internal modules 61 to 64 that process the signal output from the endoscope 2. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070319

Interference coordination method, interference coordination device and measurement device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A system that determines to modify transmission power of a first small cell: determines an effect of modifying transmission power of the first small cell on a user equipment that is served by the first small cell; and controls modifying the transmission power of the first small cell based on the determination to modify the transmission power and the determined effect of modifying the transmission power on the user equipment that is served by the first small cell.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070272

Base station, user equipment, communication control method, and radio communication system

A base station includes a radio communication unit that establishes communication with a mobile communication terminal using a plurality of component carriers. The base station further includes a determination unit that determines a handover factor. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070147

Media player in quick menu

A media player in quick menu provides a user with easy access to control content. The media player in the quick menu enables a user to perform operations on the currently watched programming the media player in the quick menu also provides the user with supplemental information and accessibility to additional content.. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070143

System and method for optimized and efficient interactive experience

Systems and methods are disclosed to implement a technique for viewer interaction and participation while viewing content. In one implementation, a computer system executing a software application presents video content to a user and receives user input at selected points of interaction during the presentation. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070054

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

[object] it is desirable to provide a technology capable of preventing deterioration in a video quality desired by a user while suppressing an amount of data of a video transmitted to a communication line. [solution] there is provided an information processing device including a video quality control unit configured to control, on the basis of a degree of importance of a user based on whether or not the user of a client device makes utterance, a quality of a video of the user transmitted from the client device to a server device.. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070025

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable easy generation of a motion picture in which performers imaged at different locations have been composited in a balanced manner. Processing of performing an image analysis on a second motion picture to set, as an analysis result, a position of a second subject appearing in the second motion picture, and on the basis of the analysis result, adjusting, as a compositing condition, a composited position at which a first motion picture is composited into the second motion picture avoiding a first subject from overlapping the second subject is performed. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069911

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

To make it possible to apply optimal decoding processing to an encoded stream including a plurality of pieces of encoded data having degree-of-priority information. An encoded stream including a plurality of pieces of encoded data having degree-of-priority information is acquired. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069662

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

Exchange of data is performed appropriately. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus that includes a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069436

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

A power receiving unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive power that is fed from a power feeding unit in a non-contact manner; a rectification section configured to rectify the power received by the power receiving section; a method determination section configured to identify a feeding method of the power feeding unit; and a target voltage setting section configured to set a target voltage of the power rectified by the rectification section, to a value corresponding to the feeding method identified by the method determination section.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069422

System, apparatus and method for supplying electric power, apparatus and method for receiving electric power, storage medium and program

An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069375

Light-emitting element and method for manufacturing the same

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

03/08/18 / #20180068690

Data processing apparatus, data processing method

A data processing apparatus includes a text acquisition mechanism acquiring texts to be used as keywords which will be subject to audio retrieval, the texts being related to contents corresponding to contents data including image data and audio data; a keyword acquisition mechanism acquiring the keywords from the texts; an audio retrieval mechanism retrieving utterance of the keywords from the audio data of the contents data and acquiring timing information representing the timing of the utterance of the keywords of which the utterance is retrieved; and a playback control mechanism generating, from image data around the time represented by the timing information, representation image data of a representation image which will be displayed together with the keywords and performing playback control of displaying the representation image corresponding to the representation image data together with the keywords which are uttered at the time represented by the timing information.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068649

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

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

03/08/18 / #20180068491

Image processing apparatus, display control method and program

Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus comprising a recognition unit configured to recognize real object in an image. The apparatus may further comprise a determining unit configured to determine a stability indicator indicating a stability of the recognition, and a display control unit configured to modify a display of a virtual object according to the stability indicator.. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068476

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device capable of securing the field of view of the user, the information processing device including: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a field-of-view image corresponding to a field of view of a user; a hand detecting unit configured to detect a hand of the user from the field-of-view image; a background image generating unit configured to generate a background image of a background which is not visible to the user due to the hand on the basis of the field-of-view image; and an output image generating unit configured to generate a display image in which the background image is superimposed on an area occupied by the hand in the field of view of the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068448

Video processing system and method for deformation and occlusion resistant object tracking in video content

Various aspects of a video processing system and method for object tracking in video content are disclosed herein. The system includes one or more circuits in an electronic device that are configured to detect a current state of an object in a current image frame from a sequence of image frames based on a plurality of first parameters. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068431

Video processing system and method for object detection in a sequence of image frames

Various aspects of a video-processing system and method for object detection in a sequence of image frames are disclosed herein. The system includes an image-processing device configured to receive a first object template for an object in a first image frame that includes one or more objects. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068419

Image processing system and method for object boundary smoothening for image segmentation

Various aspects of an image processing system and method for object boundary smoothening for image segmentation, includes receipt of a user input to enable selection of a foreground object in an input color image. A frequency of occurrence of foreground pixels with respect to background pixels is determined for a plurality of pixels within a local pixel analysis window. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067642

Input device and method

An input device for use in a processing system, the device comprising one or more input keys operable to sense a user's fingers touching one or more of the input keys without using the input keys to provide a keystroke input to control a processing device associated with the processing system and a communication unit operable to transmit information identifying the input keys that the user is touching to the processing device, wherein the processing device is operable to generate information to indicate to the user which input keys are being touched.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067610

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

03/08/18 / #20180067546

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform a process of generating preparation information on the basis of first output information regarding a first target acquired from a sensor that senses a predetermined range of an actual space and second output information regarding a second target acquired from a device carried by a user. The preparation information is used to generate operation information on the basis of third output information acquired from the sensor.. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067313

Display method and display apparatus in which a part of a screen area is in a through-state

Display control that extends a user's visual ability is accomplished. By wearing an eyeglass-type or headgear-type mounting unit, he or she is allowed to see display means disposed in front of his or her eyes. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067296

Medical image processing apparatus, medical image processing method, and medical observation system

A medical observation system including a medical imaging device that captures a plurality of images of a living body while changing a focus position, and circuitry that generates a composite image by compositing the plurality of images captured by the medical imaging device, and switches output between the generated composite image and one of the plurality of images based on a result of analysis performed on at least one of the plurality of images.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067152

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

The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a control method, an image pickup element, and an electronic appliance that achieve the suppression of an increase in electric power consumption. The signal processing apparatus may be configured to control an amount of electric current at a differential stage in a comparison unit that compares signal levels of a plurality of signals and reduce the amount of electric current for a period other than this comparison period. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066835

Light conversion device, light source apparatus, and projection display apparatus

A light conversion device according to one embodiment of the disclosure includes a light conversion section that is rotatable about an axis of rotation, a cooling section that cools the light conversion section, a housing that houses the light conversion section and the cooling section, and a partition member that is provided on the light conversion section, and partitions a space in the housing.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065998

Water soluble fluorescent or colored dyes comprising conjugating groups

Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (i): or a stereoisomer, tautomer or salt thereof, wherein r1, r2, r3, r4, r5, l1, l3, l4, l6, l7, l8, m1, m2, q, w and n are as defined herein. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065119

Microchip, analysis apparatus, and analysis method

According to some aspects, a microfluidic device is provided, comprising a sample holding chamber; and at least one flow path connected to the sample holding chamber configured to supply liquid into the sample holding chamber, wherein the sample holding chamber includes a first inner surface; and a light irradiation region intersecting the first inner surface and configured to receive light from outside of the sample holding chamber to irradiate liquid inside the sample holding chamber, wherein the first inner surface includes at least one recess shaped so as to contain gas bubbles present within the liquid, and wherein the at least one recess is located outside of the light irradiation region.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065037

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

There is provided a display control program for a computer. The display control program includes: by an image generation block, setting a viewpoint position and a sightline direction in accordance with one of a position and an attitude of a head mounted display worn on the head of a user and rendering an object arranged in a virtual three-dimensional space so as to generate an image to be displayed on the head mounted display; and by a rotation control block, upon acquiring an instruction for rotating a game field arranged in the virtual three-dimensional space, rotating the game field around an axis perpendicular to the game field.. ... Sony Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064321

Light source apparatus, light source driving method, and observation apparatus

A light source apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a white light source, a plurality of laser light sources, a detection unit, and a light source control unit. The white light source emits white light. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063855

Apparatus and method for wireless communications, base station, and apparatus at user equipment side

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An apparatus and method for wireless communications, a base station, and a user equipment side apparatus in a communication system. The wireless communications apparatus includes: one or more scheduling units configured to, responsive to transmission demands of plural user equipments managed by the apparatus, judge, based on user equipment clusters to which the plural user equipments belongs, whether the plural user equipments can reuse same physical transmission resources or not, and schedule, based on a judgment result, corresponding physical transmission resources for the plural user equipments; and a signaling generating unit configured to generate, based on resource scheduling of one or more scheduling units, downlink control information containing resource scheduling information to apply same to the plural user equipments, the user equipments including d2d user equipment pairs and honeycomb user equipments, the plural user equipments being divided into at least one user equipment cluster in advance based on geographic positions.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063768

Terminal device, method and system

A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system comprising a base station and a plurality of relay nodes, the terminal device comprising: a transmitter; a receiver; and a controller operable to: select a first relay node from the plurality of relay nodes and control the transmitter and receiver to exchange signals with the base station via the first relay node; measure a signal characteristic associated with the first relay node and compare the measured signal characteristic with a predetermined threshold value; if the measured signal characteristic is greater than the predetermined threshold value, control the transmitter and receiver to continue to exchange signals with the base station via the first relay node; and if the measured signal characteristic is less than the predetermined threshold value, perform a procedure for allowing selection of a second relay node from the plurality of relay nodes via which the transmitter and receiver may exchange signals with the base station.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063699

Wireless communication apparatus, communication system and wireless communication apparatus control method to exchange services

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

03/01/18 / #20180063586

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

03/01/18 / #20180063530

Image decoding device, image encoding device, and method thereof

A lossless decoding unit 52 takes quantization parameters of decoded blocks spatially or temporally adjacent to a block to be decoded, as selection candidates, and extracts, from stream information, difference information indicating difference as to a prediction quantization parameter selected from the selection candidates. A quantization parameter calculating unit 59 calculates, from the prediction quantization parameter and the difference information, a quantization parameter of the block to be decoded. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063502

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

A display unit including a display area, an optical separating unit configured to separate an image displayed in the display area into images to be observed at a plurality of predetermined observation positions, respectively, a position detecting unit which detects position information of an image observer, and a driving unit which drives the display unit are provided, and the driving unit controls the image to be displayed on the display unit such that a right-eye image is observed at each of a plurality of observation positions located in the vicinity of an observer's right eye and a left-eye image is observed at each of a plurality of observation positions located in the vicinity of an observer's left eye on the basis of the position information from the position detecting unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063465

Large video display with handle

To reduce damages to a video display when removing the display from a box, one or more handles are engaged with the back surface of the display. The handle includes a mount plate flat against the back surface and mounted thereto and a grip pivotably engaged with the mount plate for movement from a flat configuration, in which the grip is coplanar with the mount plate, and a gripping configuration, in which the grip is not coplanar with the mount. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063458

Image sensor, processing method, and electronic device

The present technology relates to an image sensor, a processing method, and an electronic device for suppressing the deterioration of the quality of images captured by the image sensor. The image sensor includes a pixel array section configured to perform photoelectric conversion and have multiple pixels arrayed therein to output a pixel signal each; and a storage section configured to store the pixel signals output from the pixel array section. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063384

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[solving means] an information processing apparatus includes a sound information obtaining unit, and a sound synthesizer unit. The sound information obtaining unit is configured to obtain a plurality of sound information items, the plurality of sound information items being on sounds indicating a plurality of user-selectable candidates, respectively. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063219

System and method for content streaming in a network environment

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

03/01/18 / #20180063056

Message sorting system, message sorting method, and program

A message sorting systems includes: an extraction block configured to extract some of a plurality of posted messages on the basis of a rule with respect to message posting person, reply destination, or contents; and a sorting block configured to sort the extracted messages through a machine-learning sorting device. A message sorting method includes: extracting some of a plurality of posted messages on the basis of a rule with respect to message posting person, reply destination, or contents; and sorting the extracted messages through a machine-learning sorting device.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062868

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

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire apparatus characteristic information output from a reproduction apparatus; and a generation unit configured to generate an image reflecting characteristics of the reproduction apparatus on the basis of the acquired apparatus characteristic information.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062822

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

Provided is a communication control device that controls radio communication conducted by one or more terminal devices according to a time-division duplex (tdd) scheme, the communication control device including a configuration section that configures, for each frame that includes a plurality of subframes, a link direction configuration expressing a link direction per subframe, and a control section that signals the link direction configuration configured by the configuration section to each terminal device. The configuration section configures a first link direction configuration for a first terminal group, and configures a second link direction configuration for a second terminal group, and the control section signals the first link direction configuration to a terminal device belonging to the first terminal group on a first cycle, and signals the second link direction configuration to a terminal device belonging to the second terminal group on a second cycle that is shorter than the first cycle.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062792

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

Wireless transmission paths are utilized efficiently. An information processing device includes a control section. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062777

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

There is provided a transmission device, including circuitry configured to receive alert information including metadata related to a predetermined pronunciation of a message. The circuitry is configured to generate vocal information for the message based on the metadata included in the alert information. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062775

Communication control apparatus, communication control method and radio communication apparatus

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

03/01/18 / #20180062773

Mimo communication method, terminal, and base station apparatus for transmitting and receiving pilot signals to estimate a channel

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

03/01/18 / #20180062711

Wireless communication device, terminal device, and method

A wireless communication device including a control unit configured to generate information for a terminal device based on information acquired from the terminal device. The control unit outputs a reference signal on a first beam generated with at least two or more different first weighting matrices, generates a second weighting matrix specific to a terminal device in accordance with information transmitted from the terminal device in accordance with the reference signal, and outputs data for the terminal device on a second beam with the first weighting matrices and the second weighting matrix. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062710

Wireless communication device and wireless communication method

The present disclosure relates to a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. A wireless communication device according to an embodiment comprises at least one processor. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062171

Cathode active material and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same

A cathode active material having a large capacity and improved charge/discharge cycle characteristics is disclosed. A battery has a cathode (2) having a cathode active material, an anode (3) and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and uses a cathode active material composed of a mixture of a first lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing ni and co and comprising a layer structure and a second lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing ni and mn and comprising a layer structure.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062047

Light-emitting element, light-emitting unit, light-emitting panel device, and method for driving light-emitting panel device

[object] a light-emitting element includes: a semiconductor layer; a first electrode portion; a second electrode portion; a first insulating layer; and a metal layer. The semiconductor layer includes an active layer, a first-conductivity-type layer, and a second-conductivity-type layer, and has a semiconductor-layer side surface including a side surface of the active layer, a side surface of the first-conductivity-type layer, and a side surface of the second-conductivity-type layer. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061878

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels each of which includes a photoelectric conversion unit that generates charges by photoelectrically converting light, and a transistor that reads a pixel signal of a level corresponding to the charges generated in the photoelectric conversion unit. A phase difference pixel which is at least a part of the plurality of pixels is configured in such a manner that the photoelectric conversion unit is divided into a plurality of photoelectric conversion units and an insulated light shielding film is embedded in a region for separating the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, which are divided, from each other.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061874

Display device with separation member including steps

A display device includes: a substrate; a plurality of light-emission elements arranged, on the substrate, in a first direction and a second direction intersecting each other, each of the light-emission elements having a first electrode layer, an organic layer including a luminous layer, and a second electrode layer which are laminated in that order; and a separation section disposed, on the substrate, between the light-emission elements adjacent to each other in the first direction, the separation section having two or more pairs of steps. The first electrode layers in the light-emission elements are separated from each other, and the organic layers as well as the second electrode layers in the light-emission elements adjacent to each other in the first direction are separated from each other by the steps included in the separation section.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061445

Ferrimagnetic particle powder and method of manufacturing ferrimagnetic particle powder, as well as magnetic recording medium and method of manufacturing magnetic recording medium

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

03/01/18 / #20180059403

Rotor unit, rotor, and projector

[solving means] a rotor unit includes a rotor including a substrate and a wavelength conversion region, and a driving unit. The substrate includes an outer edge and is configured such that a substrate material is continuously provided from a center to the outer edge. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059344

Surface light emitting semiconductor laser element

A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057492

Specific 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 naphtalene diimide-based molecules and naphtalene diimide dimer-based molecules. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055988

Blood condition monitor, blood condition monitoring method, blood condition monitoring system, and blood condition improving program

Provided is a blood condition monitor using a permittivity-based coagulation measurement technology to monitor the condition of blood during extracorporeal circulation and thus being useful for avoiding blood problems from occurring during extracorporeal circulation. Provided is a blood condition monitor including: an extracorporeal circulation unit for extracorporeally circulating blood; and a first blood measurement unit for measuring an electrical characteristic of the blood obtained by applying an ac electric field to the blood. ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055415

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and insole

An information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to acquire weight distribution information of a subject by at least one sensor, analyze the acquired weight distribution information, and initiate a providing of feedback information based on the analyzed weight distribution information.. . ... Sony Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055223

Mobile terminal device and associated method for obtaining uplink resources

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

02/22/18 / #20180054852

System and method for sharing cellular network for call routing

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various aspects of a system and method to share cellular communication networks to route calls are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a first communication device that receives a call establishment request via a first communication network that connect the first communication device with a second communication device. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054756

Congestion avoidance in a network with base station and relay nodes

A method of reducing congestion in a mobile telecommunications system, the system comprising a plurality of mobile terminals, one or more relay nodes and a base station, the mobile terminals, relay nodes and base station being configured to communicate via a wireless interface. The method comprises determining first path information indicating one or more paths for transmitting data from the plurality of mobile terminals to the base station, wherein a path comprises a series of one or more edges, the series of edges being from one or more mobile terminals to the base station, directly or via one or more relay nodes; estimating, based on the first path information, a congestion likelihood for a first relay node to cause congestion for data transmission in the system; and if the estimated congestion likelihood for the first relay node is above a first threshold, determining second path information so as to reduce the congestion likelihood for the first relay node.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054742

Mobile communication system, methods and base station

A mobile communications system comprising a base station as a network controller configured to receive measurement information from one or more infrastructure units, analyze the measurement information to identify all potential communications paths between the infrastructure units and create and transmit a look-up table from the analysis that links each of the incoming communications paths with relevant communications sessions of the infrastructure units into outgoing communications paths with relevant combined sessions for each of the relay nodes.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054740

Apparatus, method, and program

There is provided an apparatus that acquires information indicating a result of detection of a communication node managed by a second frequency usage control system; and notifies the second frequency usage control system of first sharable information generated from first frequency usage information related to a first communication node managed by a first frequency usage control system. The first sharable information being held by a first database included in the first frequency usage control system.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054659

Method and system to generate one or more multi-dimensional videos

Various aspects of a system and method to generate a multi-dimensional video are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an application server, which receives a plurality of videos feeds from a plurality of image-capturing devices that capture a pre-defined area. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054644

Network device, information processing method, and hdmi device

It is made possible to easily acquire and use various kinds of information of each hdmi device in an hdmi cluster. A database in which at least an hdmi cec logical address, an hdmi cec physical address, and acquisition destination information for acquiring unique information are registered for each hdmi device in an hdmi cluster is included. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054617

Image coding device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image coding device and a method that permit stable transfer of image data for long hours. A budget determination part generates power/band budget information, information serving as a basis for coding process control, using, as inputs, power output information, remaining battery charge information, and communicable band information and supplies the generated power/band budget information to a coding control section. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054603

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

02/22/18 / #20180054583

Semiconductor image sensor module and method of manufacturing the same

A cmos type semiconductor image sensor module wherein a pixel aperture ratio is improved, chip use efficiency is improved and furthermore, simultaneous shutter operation by all the pixels is made possible, and a method for manufacturing such semiconductor image sensor module are provided. The semiconductor image sensor module is provided by stacking a first semiconductor chip, which has an image sensor wherein a plurality of pixels composed of a photoelectric conversion element and a transistor are arranged, and a second semiconductor chip, which has an a/d converter array. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054581

Solid-state imaging apparatus, imaging system, and distance measurement method

To improve accuracy of distance measurement using a z pixel having the same size as size of a visible light pixel. In a solid-state imaging apparatus, a visible light converting block includes a plurality of visible light converting units in which light receiving faces for receiving visible light are disposed and configured to generate electric charges in accordance with a light receiving amount of the received visible light, and a visible light electric charge holding unit configured to exclusively hold the electric charges respectively generated by the plurality of visible light converting units in periods different from each other. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054567

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

02/22/18 / #20180054558

Imaging unit and electronic apparatus including the same

An imaging unit of an embodiment of the present technology includes: a detector that detects temperature or remaining battery capacity; an imaging device that obtains a captured image; and a first correction section that changes, on a basis of a detection result of the detector, electronic hand shake correction accuracy with respect to the captured image obtained by the imaging device when an electronic hand shake correction function is enabled.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054556

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to accurately reproduce a blur degree of an optical lens. A ray reproduction section reproduces rays to be incident to a virtual lens, which has a synthetic aperture configured from a plurality of image pickup sections that pick up images at a plurality of visual points, from a real space point in a real space. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054487

System and method for data communication based on image processing

Various aspects of a system and method for data communication based on image processing are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a first electronic device, which control display of an image on the first electronic device. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054399

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

An information processing apparatus includes: an interface that receives detection data detected by a sensor terminal including one or more sensors that physically detect a condition of a dialogue partner, the detection data indicating a physical condition of the dialogue partner; and a controller that judges the condition of the dialogue partner from the received detection data, generates first-person statement data from the judged condition, generates a transmission message for an interactive-type sns, that includes the statement data, and transmits the transmission message to a specific user on the interactive-type sns.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054267

Transmission device and receiving device

A transmitting device and a receiving device. The receiving device includes: a signal to noise ratio measuring device, configured to measure a signal to noise ratio of a pilot frequency aggregation bit stream after demodulation and before coding; a pilot frequency parameter adjusting device configured to adaptively adjust a width of the pilot frequency aggregation and/or interval of pilot frequency clusters according to the signal to noise ratio measured by the signal to noise ratio measuring device; and a frequency parameter reporting device configured to report the width of pilot frequency aggregation and/or the pilot frequency cluster interval adjusted by the pilot frequency parameter adjusting device to the transmitting device.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054262

Device and method for determining a dc component

A device for determining a dc component in a zero-if radio receiver comprises an input configured to receive a complex baseband signal; and an analyzer configured to analyze the complex baseband signal to determine a dc component in the complex baseband signal by selecting at least three samples of the complex baseband signal and determining the intersection of at least two perpendicular bisectors of at least two straight lines, each straight line running through a different pair of two of said selected samples, said intersection representing the dc component. Further, a corresponding method, a radar device and a radar method are disclosed.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054248

Mobile communications network, methods and base station

A mobile communications network, method, and base station arranged to request and analyze measurement information from one or more infrastructure units including one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals. The base station then sets forwarding rules in a relay node according to the measurement information reported so that the relay mode may forward any data received as soon as possible, or aggregate data over a period of time and only forward it once predetermined conditions have been met.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054242

Mimo communication method, transmitting device, and receiving device

A multiple input multiple output (mimo) communication method and system for performing communication between n (n is an integer greater than or equal to 2) transmitting devices each having a transmit antenna and at least one receiving device having n receive antennas by using a multi-user mimo scheme. The method includes dividing the n transmitting devices into a plurality of sets, and assigning an orthogonal code to each set of transmitting devices as a digital signal sequence to be transmitted by each of the transmitting devices, and arranging the digital signal sequences to be transmitted by the transmitting devices in a frequency axis direction in which an inverse fast fourier transform is performed, and performing coding.. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054039

Semiconductor light emitting element and semiconductor light emitting element assembly

A semiconductor light emitting element has a laminated structure formed by laminating a first compound semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second compound semiconductor layer. The semiconductor light emitting element satisfies Δi2>Δi1, where Δi1 is an operating current range when the temperature of the active layer is t1, and Δi2 is the operating current range when the temperature of the active layer is t2 (where t2>t1). ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053803

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element, an imaging device, and an electronic device that can improve transfer efficiency of a charge accumulation unit (mem) and can increase the number of saturation electrons qs. In a case where a charge voltage conversion unit (fd) is connected to a center of a charge accumulation unit (mem) in each pixel and pixels are arrayed in an array, a column in which photoelectric conversion units (pd) are arrayed and a column including charge voltage conversion units (fd) and pixel transistors are arrayed in parallel. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053468

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

02/22/18 / #20180053413

System and method for processing traffic sound data to provide driver assistance

Various aspects of a system and method to process traffic sound data to provide in-vehicle driver assistance are disclosed herein. The system includes one or more circuits in an electronic control unit (ecu) of a first vehicle. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053395

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device that enables recognition that there is a sensor from which a state of a user is likely to be acquired from a circumference, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information relating to a sensor which is likely to acquire a state of a user on the basis of notification information for allowing recognition of existence of a sensor located around the user.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053364

System and method for customized message playback

Various aspects of a system and method for customized message playback are disclosed herein. The system includes a first electronic device, which is configured to detect one or more physiological and/or behavioural characteristics of a first user. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053301

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing system

According to some aspects, an image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to receive at least two images of a biological sample and determine motion information for a plurality of regions of the at least two images. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053294

Video processing system and method for deformation insensitive tracking of objects in a sequence of image frames

Various aspects of a video processing system and method are provided for object tracking in a sequence of image frames are disclosed herein. The video processing system includes one or more circuits in an electronic device that acquires the sequence of image frames, which comprises at least a current image frame and a next image frame including an object. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053283

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to appropriately perform an image process of images of a plurality of visual points. A saturated pixel restoration section restores a pixel value of each saturated pixel whose pixel value is saturated from among pixels of images of a plurality of visual points picked up in a predetermined exposure time period, and a processing section performs an image process of the images of the plurality of visual points with regard to which the pixel value of each saturated pixel is restored. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053217

Reception apparatus, transmission apparatus, and data processing method

An apparatus and a method by which a content such as an advertisement corresponding to a user at the reception apparatus side can be selectively outputted to the reception apparatus are provided. A transmission apparatus transmits signaling data (mpd) having a user information setting region, a control information file capable of being accessed or generated applying user information-set data generated by a process for the mpd, and a user information-corresponding advertisement capable of being acquired and reproduced on the basis of description data of the control information file. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052796

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program.

An information processing apparatus including processing units and a connection control unit that controls the connections between the processing units, in which the connection control unit is provided with a table creation unit which, with respect to a first logical channel established with a processing unit, creates table information showing a correspondence between logical channels without designating a logical channel that corresponds to the first logical channel when there is no second logical channel established with another processing unit that corresponds to the first logical channel, a table storage unit that stores the table information created by the table creation unit, and a table update unit that updates the table information for the second logical channel that is stored in the table storage unit so as to configure the first logical channel as a logical channel that corresponds to the second logical channel when there is a second logical channel.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052578

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An apparatus includes an operation unit, a movement amount correction unit, and a display control unit. The operation unit is configured to acquire a drag operation on a display unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052557

Sensor device and information processing device

A sensor device is provided which includes a pressure-sensitive sensor which changes shape in response to pressing of an operation tool and which detects change in capacitance due to the change in shape, and a barrier which covers at least a part of the pressure-sensitive sensor and which prevents change in capacitance of the pressure-sensitive sensor due to capacitive coupling that occurs with approach between the pressure-sensitive sensor and the operation tool.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052344

Liquid crystal display device

A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of arranged pixels. Each of the pixels includes: a first substrate and a second substrate; a first electrode provided on a counter face of the first substrate, the counter face facing the second substrate; a second electrode provided on a counter face of the second substrate, the counter face facing the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer that contains liquid crystal molecules, and is sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052114

Inspection apparatus, inspection method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an inspection apparatus, an inspection method, and a program that acquire inspection results with increased accuracy. In one example the inspection of lawn vegetation is provided. ... Sony Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050270

Brushless two dimensional haptic actuator

An eccentric magnet rotates around a spool under the influence of an electric field generated by a rotational coil surrounding the magnet to produce haptic output by rotational vibration. The ends of the spool are connected to springs, and linear actuating coils are disposed near the respective ends of the spool to cause the spool and, hence, the magnet rotating around it, to reciprocate, generating additional haptic output from the vibrations of the reciprocating motion.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180049192

Infrastructure equipment, communications device and methods

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . An infrastructure equipment for a mobile communications network includes plural antennas, and is configured in a first mode of operation to transmit, from each of the plural antennas, reference signals in communications resource elements of the wireless access signals allocated to the plural antennas. The reference signals are transmitted in different communications resource elements of the wireless access interface for each antenna, so that a receiver can estimate a communications channel for each of the antennas, from the antennas to the receiver, from the transmitted reference signals. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180049178

Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device

There is provided a communication control device including a radio communication unit which communicates with one or more terminal devices in a cell over a channel in which a link direction is allowed to be dynamically set for each sub-frame which is a unit of time in radio communication, and a control unit which controls allocation of communication resources to the terminal device based on the setting of the link direction of the channel and a location of the terminal device in the cell.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180049056

Device and method for user equipment side and base station side in wireless communication

Provided are a device and method for a user equipment side and a base station side in wireless communication. The device (100) for a user equipment side comprises: an information acquisition unit (101), configured to obtain cell special dynamic offset information for wireless resource management of a serving cell and/or adjacent cell of a user equipment, wherein cell special dynamic offset relates to a transmission capacity of a corresponding cell, and the transmission capacity comprises at least one of cell multi-antenna transmission performance gain and a load condition; a measurement unit (102), configured to measure a reference signal of the serving cell and the adjacent cell; and a cell reselection/measurement reporting unit (103), configured to perform cell reselection or measurement reporting based on the cell special dynamic offset and a measurement result for the serving cell and the adjacent cell according to a connection state of the user equipment.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048941

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

There is provided a reception apparatus including circuitry configured to receive region mapping information that includes at least one target region identifier and, for each of the at least one target region identifier, location information associated with the respective target region identifier. The circuitry is further configured to control filtering such that emergency information for a location associated with the reception apparatus is acquired based on the region mapping information.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048933

Information processing apparatus, communication system, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes circuitry configured to receive a multiplexed image signal and sound signal from another information processing apparatus using a moving picture experts group (mpeg) 2-transport stream (ts); and perform control to cause reduction of data contained in a packetized elementary stream (pes) payload in a pes packet packed in a transport (ts) packet specified by a packet identifier (pid) specifying sound data transmission described in a program map table (pmt) and to extract a presentation time stamp (pts) contained in a pes header portion of the pes packet after requesting the another information processing apparatus to reduce a sound data amount.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048932

Signaling methods and apparatus

A reception apparatus and method for provider signaling. The method includes receiving a portion of a broadcast stream including low level signaling (lls) information. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048872

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

Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: a pixel section configured to include a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixels performing photoelectric conversion; column signal lines configured to transmit pixel signals output from the pixels in units of columns; an ad converting section configured to include a comparator that compares a reference signal serving as a ramp wave with the pixel signals transmitted via the column signal line and convert a reference level and a signal level of the pixel signals into digital signals independently based on a comparison result of the comparator; a switch configured to be connected with the column signal lines; and a control section configured to turn on the switch only during a certain period of time in a period of time in which the comparator is reset and cause the column signal lines to be short-circuited.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048856

Relay device and medical device

An interface module 61 relays control signal communication between a main cpu 621 and a light source control cpu 651 and between the main cpu 621 and a camera head cpu 242. The interface module 61 includes an fpga 610 having cpu i/fs 611 to 613 that correspond to communication schemes of cpus 621, 651, and 242, respectively, and first and second storage units 615 (617) and 616 (618). ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048840

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

An imaging element includes a laminated plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and an input light reflecting unit which reflects light beams input from the plurality of photoelectric conversion units toward directions of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048838

Solid-state image pickup device, method for controlling the same, and electronic apparatus

The present technique relates to a solid-state image pickup device capable of realizing low power consumption in a simpler configuration, a control method therefor, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel array section that has a plurality of pixels arranged two-dimensionally in a matrix shape, load transistors each of which configures a source follower circuit with an amplification transistor of each pixel of the pixel array section, and a control circuit that, in accordance with the amount of light received by one or more of the pixels, controls a supply voltage of each of the load transistors or controls a current flowing through each of the load transistors. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048719

Urls for acquiring or transmitting data

A method, reception apparatus, and computer-readable medium for communicating with a server to download or upload data. The method includes acquiring a uri (uniform resource identifier) message that includes a dns (domain name system) name registered with the iana (internet assigned numbers authority). ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048701

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To appropriately wirelessly connect information processing devices. An information processing device includes a wireless communication unit and a control unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048608

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

[object] to provide a technology which is capable of lowering a psychological barrier to perform communication with other users. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: a selecting unit configured to select a second user to be a target of notification of information on the basis of a result of behavior recognition with respect to a first user.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048433

Telecommunication devices and methods

Communicating data in a wireless telecommunications system, the system comprising a base station and one or more terminals operable to communicate via a wireless interface and in accordance with a mobile communication protocol, the wireless interface being provided by at least a first component carrier within a first frequency band and a second component carrier within a second frequency band. The method comprising transmitting a link control layer packet data unit “pdu” from a link control module to an access control layer module for transmission; transmitting first access control layer data using resources allocated within the first component carrier; identifying that transmission of data for the pdu has been unsuccessful; and upon identification that transmission of data for the pdu has been unsuccessful, re-transmitting the pdu and causing the re-transmitted pdu to be transmitted via second access control layer data using resources allocated within the second component carrier.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048423

Receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system using redundancy data

A receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system includes a broadcast receiver that receives, via the broadcast system, a receiver input data stream including plural channel symbols represented by constellation points in a constellation diagram. A demodulator demodulates the channel symbols into codewords and a decoder decodes the codewords into output data words. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048407

Data reception apparatus, data transmission system, data reception method, and data transmission method

This data reception apparatus includes a first buffer capable of retaining a received packet at least in units of error correction blocks and a first controller that requests a transmission apparatus to retransmit a lost packet in the error correction block retained in the first buffer and performs processing of recovering the lost packet, and reads, from the first buffer, the error correction block at a point of time at which each of a plurality of particular data correction-allowed times different from each other elapses, performs error correction on each error correction block read at each point of time, and outputs each error correction result.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048191

Power feeding device, power feeding method, and power feeding system

Disclosed herein is a power feeding device including: power transmitting section which transmits electric power by way of a magnetic field; a set of first and second electrodes which are spaced from each other; a power supply which applies a voltage between the first and second electrodes; and a detector which detects whether foreign matter is present on the power transmitting section or not based on the voltage applied by the power supply.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048046

Signal processing circuit, signal processing module, and communication apparatus

In one example, a signal processing circuit including a directional coupler and a termination part is disclosed. The directional coupler includes a main line as a transmission path of an rf signal and a sub-line constituting a coupled line together with the main line. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048045

Signal transmission system, connector apparatus, electronic device, and signal transmission method

A signal transmission system including: a first connector apparatus, and a second connector apparatus that is coupled with the first connector apparatus. The first connector apparatus and the second connector apparatus are coupled together to form an electromagnetic field coupling unit, and a transmission object signal is converted into a radio signal, which is then transmitted through the electromagnetic field coupling unit, between the first connector apparatus and the second connector apparatus.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048026

Secondary battery, electrolytic solution, battery pack, electronic device, and electrical vehicle

A secondary battery capable of improving cycle characteristics, conservation characteristics, and load characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047981

Negative electrode active material and method for producing the same, negative electrode, and battery

A negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material. A negative electrode active material includes: lithium; a first element consisting of silicon or tin; and a second element consisting of oxygen or fluorine, in which the negative electrode active material contains substantially no compound phase of the first element and the lithium, and contains an amorphous phase containing the first element and the second element, and an ionic bond is formed between the lithium and the second element.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047803

Display device

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

02/15/18 / #20180047789

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

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

02/15/18 / #20180047784

Switch device and storage unit

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

02/15/18 / #20180047776

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

Disclosed is a solid-state imaging device including a plurality of pixels and a plurality of on-chip lenses. The plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047775

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus which enable enhancement of focusing accuracy and sensitivity and suppression of color mixing, in a high image height portion. Incident light is condensed by a main lens, and the condensed light is condensed by a plurality of on-chip lenses. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047767

Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing variations and deterioration of transistor characteristics. A first connection pad connected with a first wiring and a first floating metal greater than the first connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a first substrate, whereas a second connection pad connected with a second wiring and a second floating metal greater than the second connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a second substrate. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047761

Display device, semiconductor device, and method of manufacturing display device

A display device according to the present disclosure includes: a transistor section (100) that includes a gate insulating film (130), a semiconductor layer (140), and a gate electrode layer (120), the semiconductor layer being laminated on the gate insulating film, the gate electrode film being laminated on an opposite side to the semiconductor layer of the gate insulating film; a first capacitor section (200) that includes a first metal film (210) and a second metal film (220), the first metal film being disposed at a same level as wiring layers (161, 162) that are electrically connected to the semiconductor layer and is disposed over the transistor section, the second metal film being disposed over the first metal film with a first interlayer insulating film (152) in between; and a display element that is configured to be controlled by the transistor section.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047608

Electronic device and method of manufacturing electronic device

A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes: in transferring one or a plurality of element sections onto a first substrate from a second substrate, forming part or all of the one or the plurality of element sections on the second substrate with a resin layer in between; peeling off the one or the plurality of element sections that are formed on the second substrate from the second substrate through laser irradiation performed on the resin layer, and disposing, onto the first substrate, the one or the plurality of element sections peeled off; and using, as the resin layer, resin having glass-transition temperature and thermal decomposition temperature that differ from each other by 150 degrees centigrade or less.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047423

Optical recording medium

An optical recording medium includes a reflective layer, a first dielectric layer, a phase-change recording layer, and a second dielectric layer. The phase-change recording layer has an average composition represented by sbxinymz, in which m is at least one of mo, ge, mn, and al, and x, y, and z are values in the ranges 0.70≦x≦0.92, 0.05≦y≦0.20, and 0.03≦z≦0.10, respectively, provided that x+y+z=1, the first dielectric layer includes a zirconium oxide-containing composite material or tantalum oxide, and the second dielectric layer includes a chromium oxide-containing composite material or silicon nitride.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047407

Sound source separation apparatus and method, and program

The present technology relates to a sound source separation apparatus, a method, and a program which make it possible to separate a sound source at lower calculation cost. A communication unit receives a spatial frequency spectrum of a sound collection signal which is obtained by a microphone array collecting a plane wave of sound from a sound source, and a spatial frequency mask generating unit generates a spatial frequency mask for masking a component of a predetermined region in a spatial frequency domain on the basis of the spatial frequency spectrum. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047325

Display apparatus and correction method

A display apparatus may comprise a display section and circuitry. The display section may comprise a plurality of display units arranged in a two-dimensional array, wherein each of the display units comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and each of the plurality pixels comprises a plurality of light-emitting devices that are each configured to emit a different color of light. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047232

Lock control device, information processing method, program, and communication terminal

There is provided a lock control device attachable to a locking mechanism, the lock control device including circuitry configured to receive key information and a process request from a first communication device, the key information including authorization information of the first communication device related to a plurality of types of functions of the lock control device, and determine whether the process request is permitted based on the key information, wherein the key information further includes identification information of the first communication device.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047172

Control device for communicating visual information

Methods and systems for processing input by a computing device are presented. One method includes operations for receiving images of a control device that includes an object section, and for determining a location of the control device utilizing image analysis for each captured image. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047129

Method for efficient re-rendering objects to vary viewports and under varying rendering and rasterization parameters

Graphics processing renders a scene with a plurality of different rendering parameters for different locations on a screen area. Graphics depicting one or more objects mapped to a screen area are processed. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046860

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program

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

02/15/18 / #20180046788

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to perform a predetermined process on the basis of first information about a user that is acquired by a first apparatus from around a body of the user, and second information about a user that is acquired by a second apparatus different from the first apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046709

Device, system and method for generating an accompaniment of input music data

A device for automatically generating a real time accompaniment of input music data includes a music input that receives music data. A music analyzer analyzes received music data to obtain a music data description including one or more characteristics of the analyzed music data. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046335

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a line-of-sight position acquisition unit configured to acquire a line-of-sight position of a user, a state control unit configured to perform a transition to an active state in response to a first operation performed by the user, the active state being capable of selecting an object by the user through a line of sight of the user, and a processing unit configured to determine an object corresponding to the acquired line-of-sight position as a selected object in response to a second operation performed by the user subsequent to the first operation.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046263

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

A display control apparatus includes a recognizing unit configured to recognize a position of an operator and a position of a hand or the like of the operator, a calculating unit configured to regard a position of the operator in a screen coordinate system set on a screen as an origin of an operator coordinate system and multiply a position of the hand or the like with respect to the origin of the operator coordinate system by a predetermined function, thereby calculating a position of display information corresponding to the hand or the like in the screen coordinate system, and a control unit configured to cause the display information to be displayed at the position in the screen coordinate system calculated by the calculating unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045996

Display device

Provided is a display device, including: a display panel that includes a display layer on at least a first substrate; and a sealing resin layer that is provided on a peripheral edge of the display panel, wherein a surface of the sealing resin layer and a surface of the display panel include a same plane.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045934

Medical observation device, lens driving control device, lens driving control method, program, and video microscope device

[object] to provide a medical observation device, a lens driving control device, a lens driving control method, a program, and a video microscope device. [solution] a medical observation device including: an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate a focus evaluation value indicating a focus state of a lens for each of two or more lenses; and a movement control unit configured to specify a lens movement parameter that is common to the two or more lenses on the basis of the focus evaluation value.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045860

Optical sheet, display device, and electronic apparatus

An optical sheet (1) includes a pinhole mask including a plurality of pinholes and a microlens array including a plurality of microlenses. Positions and sizes of the plurality of pinholes and the plurality of microlenses allow light emitted from the sub-pixels of all kinds to enter a specific pinhole and be diffracted by the specific pinhole, thereby allowing each thus-diffracted light outputted from the specific pinhole to enter a specific microlens.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045638

Particle sorting apparatus, particle sorting method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program

The present disclosure provides a particle sorting apparatus, a particle sorting method, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program that enable sorting object particles to be sorted with high precision, even when the sorting object particles are large. In the particle sorting apparatus, a charging unit that applies charges to at least a part of liquid droplets ejected from an orifice to generate a fluid stream and a charging control unit that adjusts a charge application end time in the charging unit according to sizes of particles included in the liquid droplets are provided.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045383

Electronic component, electronic component mounting substrate, and electronic component mounting method

An electronic component mounting substrate 10a is configured of an electronic component 20, and a mounting substrate 10 mounting the electronic component 20 thereon, in which concave parts 24 are formed on a mounting surface 23 of the electronic component 20 opposite to the mounting substrate 10, a connection part 39 is exposed at the bottom of the concave part 24, and electronic component attachment parts 12 provided on the mounting substrate 10 are soldered to the connection parts 39 provided in the electronic component 20.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044943

Key drive device

There is provided an electrical key lock device, including a second gear configured to rotate by driving power received from a motor, a first gear configured to transfer the driving power, received through the rotation of the second gear, to an external rotational element, and a third gear arranged between the second gear and the first gear and configured to transfer the driving power generated by the motor to the first gear, the third gear enables switching between closing and opening of a transfer path of the driving power between the second gear and the first gear,. . ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043266

User management server, terminal, information display system, user management method, information display method, program, and information storage medium

A user management server, a terminal, an information display system, a user management method, an information display method, a program, and an information storage medium are provided to enable a user to have less trouble than with existing techniques in registering users disclosing their real names. In response to a first operation to designate a user, a friend management data registration part registers the user as a user in a first relation involving disclosure of a nickname. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043256

Game state save, transfer and resume for cloud gaming

A system and method of pausing a game in a cloud gaming system including playing a game on a first game computer included in the cloud gaming system, pausing the game at a selected point in the game and capturing game state data for the paused game. The paused game can be resumed by retrieving the game state data and applying the game state data to a selected game computer and resuming the game at the selected point in the game on the selected game computer.. ... Sony Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043250

Increasing the number of advertising impressions in an interactive environment

Increasing a number of advertising impressions in a system configured to facilitate user interaction with an interactive environment containing one or more advertising targets is described. A scene of a portion of the simulated environment is displayed from a camera point of view (camera pov) on a video display. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042148

Electronic apparatus

. . . . . . . . An electronic apparatus includes a support member, and a cable mounted on the support member. The support member includes a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion mounting the cable on the support member. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042136

Heat sink and electronic device

A heat sink includes a plurality of fins arrayed in a first direction, and a heat pipe having a first extension extending in the first direction. A second direction extends perpendicularly to the first direction, a third direction extends perpendicularly to the first direction and the second direction, and when the heat pipe is viewed in the third direction, the heat pipe has a second extension spaced from the first extension in the second direction and extending in the first direction, and a joint which interconnects the first extension and the second extension and which is curved. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042135

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a first member having an opening through which air passes, the opening in a first direction, and a second member mounted to an outside of the first member. The second member includes a plurality of guide portions disposed in juxtaposition with each other in a second direction that extends orthogonally to the first direction when viewed in the first direction, the guide portions guiding air flowing through the opening. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042053

Communications device and method for improving the transmission of random access messages

A communications device to transmit data to a mobile communications network includes one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for communication. The communications device includes a controller controlling a transmitter to transmit a random access message to a first network element via a random access channel of the wireless access interface common to one or more other communications devices, to receive in response an acknowledgement indicating an allocation of communications resources of a shared up-link channel for the communications device to transmit signals to the mobile communications network, or a negative acknowledgment indicating the communications device has not been allocated communications resources of the shared up-link channel. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042020

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, to the base station during an initial connection procedure as the terminal device seeks to access the radio interface. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041808

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

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that make it possible to do a promotion for a non-subscriber to a pay broadcast service more flexibly. The reception apparatus receives broadcast content that is provided as a pay broadcast service and transmitted in a scrambled manner, acquires a subscription check application for checking presence of a subscription to the pay broadcast service depending on information indicating presence of the subscription check application, the information being included in control information including information regarding a structure of the broadcast content, and controls an operation of the subscription check application. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041728

Imaging apparatus and camera

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

02/08/18 / #20180041725

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device is capable of simplifying the pixel structure to reduce the pixel size and capable of suppressing the variation in the characteristics between the pixels when a plurality of output systems is provided. A unit cell includes two pixels. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041371

Coding and modulation apparatus using non-uniform constellation

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 binary convolutional code, bcc, or 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 code used by the encoder, the total number m of constellation points of the constellation and the code rate.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041331

Receiving circuit, electronic device, transmission/reception system, and receiving circuit control method

In a self-synchronous transmission scheme, received data is accurately acquired. A timing signal generating unit generates timing signals indicating different timings in synchronization with a timing at which a status of a reception signal transitions. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041286

Communication device and communication system

A communication device includes a transmitter configured to generate a data signal, and a controller configured to stop an operation of the transmitter in response to an optical transmission stop instruction. The optical transmission stop instruction preferably has a predetermined bit pattern.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041218

Image element, processing method, and electronic device

The present technology relates to an imaging element, a processing method, and an electronic device which are capable of reducing deterioration in an image quality of a captured image caused by power fluctuation. A counting unit includes a counting operation unit that performs a counting operation of counting the count value and a dummy operation unit that performs a dummy counting operation at a timing complementary to the counting operation of the counting operation unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040916

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

A battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution, in which the electrolyte solution contains a predetermined compound.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040681

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

A display device of the present disclosure includes: a first substrate on which a pixel including a light emitting portion is formed; a second substrate arranged in a manner facing the first substrate; a color filter provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a substrate spacing setting unit provided in at least a peripheral portion of a display area of the first substrate made by forming pixels, and adapted to set substrate spacing between the first substrate and the second substrate. The substrate spacing setting unit is formed of at least two layers including: a first adjustment layer formed in a predetermined pattern on the first substrate; and a second adjustment layer stacked on the first adjustment layer in a step of forming the color filter by using a material same as a material of the color filter,. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040665

Display apparatus and illumination apparatus, and light emitting element and semiconductor device

A display apparatus according to one embodiment of the disclosure includes pixels in a plurality. The pixels are two-dimensionally disposed, and the pixels each include light emitting elements of at least a first primary color. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040662

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

A solid-state imaging device includes an si substrate in which a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts visible light incident from a back surface side is formed, and a lower substrate provided under the si substrate and configured to photoelectrically convert infrared light incident from the back surface side.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040653

Solid-state imaging element and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic apparatus capable of suppressing color mixing and sensitivity reduction in each of pixels of a solid-state imaging element having a vertical spectral structure. A solid-state imaging element according to a first aspect of the present disclosure is a solid-state imaging element including a vertical spectral structure pixel containing a plurality of photoelectric conversion units stacked in layers. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040437

Electronic device

An electronic device includes a manipulating member extending in first directions and having a portion serving as a pressable portion which is pressed by a user, the manipulating member being elastically deformable such that the pressable portion is movable in second directions transverse to the first directions; a light source; and a light guide member configured to receive light from the light source, the light guide member extending in the first directions and being disposed along the manipulating member, the light guide member being separate from the manipulating member. The manipulating member is made of a light-transmissive material and is caused to glow by the light received from the light guide member.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040348

Signal processing device, signal processing system, signal processing method, and program

Reduction in reproduction quality is suppressed in an imaging device that images a sound and a moving image. A frame rate converter converts a frame rate of a frame captured outside a predetermined period among a plurality of frames captured at a predetermined frame rate to a low frame rate lower than the predetermined frame rate. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040317

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a communication determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of a feature value extracted from speech data including at least a sound of speech of a user, whether communication occurs between users including the user, the feature value indicating an interaction between the users.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040180

Communications system and communications apparatus

A communications system configured to execute data transmission between a transponder having no radio wave generating source thereof and a reader/writer is provided. The communications system includes, a service permission level notifier configured to tell a service permission level for associated with a received signal level for permitting service acceptance from the reader/writer to the transponder, and an access controller configured to determine in the transponder whether the received signal level from the reader/writer is at the notified service permission level to determine accessibility to the transponder from the reader/writer.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040178

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to obtain, from sensors, first and second observation information related to at least one characteristic of a user, recognize the user based on correlation between the first and second observation information, and initiate an execution function associated with the recognized user.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040076

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

There is provided an information processing server including a specification unit configured to specify an individual registered in a predetermined database on the basis of identification information sent from a near-field communication device and collected voice information.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039896

Information processing apparatus and storage medium

Provided is an information processing apparatus, including a calculation section which calculates a proficiency level of a user for operations performed by the user for achieving a prescribed objective based on history information related to the operations and attribute information related to physical features of the user, and a generation section which generates advice for achieving the objective based on the proficiency level calculated by the calculation section.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039751

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to initiate a providing of guidance on at least one selected from a group consisting of a speed, a pitch, and a stride of a user's movement, based on a movement characteristic representing a relation among a combination of the speed, the pitch, and the stride during the user's movement, wherein the guidance is provided based on sensing information associated with the user's movement.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039632

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus which reduces labor of the user and allows the user to obtain the information efficiently when obtaining the information that the user wants to know. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a structure of a query sentence obtained by analyzing the input query sentence and a structure of a target document obtained by analyzing the target document obtained by search that uses a search word generated by using the query sentence; and a control unit configured to determine an answer candidate by comparing the structure of the query sentence and the structure of the target document which are acquired by the acquisition unit, and generate information for presenting a result of the determination in contrast to the query sentence.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039491

Information processing device, relay device, information processing system, and software update method

In a video image generation device connected to a peripheral device via a video image relay device, a version acquisition unit acquires from the video image relay device information related to version of firmware installed in the video image relay device. If the version of the firmware installed in the video image relay device is older than version of firmware requested by basic software installed in the video image generation device, an update request unit supplies the video image relay device with firmware for the relay device included in the basic software in order to update accordingly the firmware installed in the video image relay device.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039353

Input device and electrical apparatus

An input device includes a casing having a recess in its inner surface, and a pressure-sensitive sensor disposed in the recess. The pressure-sensitive sensor is fixed in the recess so that a sensing surface of the pressure-sensitive sensor and a bottom surface of the recess are in contact with each other.. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039321

Information processor and image generation method

A mode control section 130 selects power saving mode as an operation mode, and a screen control section 120 generates a display screen. After the mode control section 130 switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section 120 generates a display screen to match the type of screen that appeared before power saving mode was selected. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036877

Motor, actuator, and medical support arm apparatus

[object] to enable greater compactness and also to be capable of preventing breakdown more reliably. [solution] provided is an actuator, including: a motor; and a reduction gear having a breakdown torque that is less than a starting torque of the motor. ... Sony Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036770

Vibrator assemblies and electronic devices incorporating the same

A vibrator assembly includes a housing defining a longitudinal central axis and a rotor in the housing and spaced apart from the central axis. The rotor defines a longitudinal rotational axis that is parallel to the central axis. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035437

Mobile communications network, methods, base station, relay node and communications terminal

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . The present disclosure relates to a mobile communications network, method, base station comprising a controller, relay node and communications terminal. The base station can be arranged to receive measurement information from one or more infrastructure units, comprising one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals, and this measurement information can be used by the base station to create a look-up table. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035354

Communications device, infrastructure equipment, and methods

A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to one or more in-coverage communications devices forming with the communications device a group, one of the in-coverage communications devices acting as an active relay node for the communications device, so that the in-coverage communications device can transmit signals representing the data to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the in-coverage communications device acting as the active relay node. The signals transmitted to the in-coverage communications device are received according to a device-to-device communications protocol, wherein the signals transmitted by the communications device or received by the communications device include an identifier which identifies the signals to the in-coverage communications device. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035180

Methods of communicating identification information and a responsive command via short-range communications, and related devices

Methods of operating a short-range radio frequency (rf) device are provided. The methods may include transmitting identification information that identifies the short-range rf device and/or sensor information generated by a sensor associated with the short-range rf device, using a short-range rf communication protocol. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035097

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

An image processing device includes depth acquisition circuitry that uses a parallax corresponding to image data to electronically generate a depth map of an image and object detection circuitry that uses distance information and the depth map to electronically detect a specific object in the image by identifying specific pixels in the image data. The depth map includes information that pertains to distances from a reference position for each pixel in the image.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035093

Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium

The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium capable of displaying graphics with a broader dynamic range of luminance and appropriate brightness. An optical disc records stn_table associating hdr graphics, which are graphics having a second luminance range different from and broader than a first luminance range, with tone_mapping_info including hdr information indicating a luminance characteristic of the hdr graphics and tone_mapping_info, which is tone mapping definition information used when luminance conversion from the hdr graphics to std graphics which are graphics having the first luminance range is performed, the hdr graphics, and the tone_mapping_info. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035076

Video processing apparatus, video processing system, and video processing method

This apparatus includes: a video input unit that inputs a first video signal captured at a first frame resolution by a camera, to which a time data item of each frame has been added; a video storage unit that stores the first video data item of each frame of the first video signal in association with the time data item; a position information input unit that receives a position information item of a particular moving object included in the first video signal as a part of a subject; a position information storage unit that stores the received position information item in association with a time; and a controller that reads, from the position information storage unit, the one or more position information items for each particular time interval, calculates a cut region including one or more positions respectively indicated by these information items, cuts the video data item of the cut region from the first video data item of the time interval, and generates the second video data item having the second frame resolution.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035037

Image processing apparatus and method, and program

There is provided an image processing apparatus that includes an ambient-light image obtaining section, a cumulative image generation section, and a high-quality image generation section. The ambient-light image obtaining section obtains an ambient-light image in a first time range, the ambient-light image being an image of an object captured with a predetermined exposure time. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034681

Transmission control device, transmission control method, and transmission control program

A transmission control device includes a delaying section and a transmitting section. When an application program calls a connect function, the delaying section delays transmission of a synchronize packet in response to the calling of the connect function. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034583

Forward error correction for streaming data

A current frame in a sequence and one or more previous frames in the sequence may be encoded and decoded with forward error correction (fec). The current frame is encoded at a first bitrate to generate one or more encoded source frames and the one or more previous frames are encoded at an equal or lower second bitrate to generate one or more encoded fec frames. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034571

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

A time information generating unit generates absolute time information synchronized with absolute time information acquired from an external source. The time information generating unit generates time information by shifting, to shifted time, occurrence time of a leap second that can be represented by the absolute time information acquired from the external source. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034509

Electromagnetically-coupled state detection circuit, power transmission apparatus, contactless power transmission system, and electromagnetically-coupled state detection method

An electromagnetically-coupled state detection circuit including a detection unit that measures a primary side q value of a circuit containing a primary side coil electromagnetically coupled with a secondary side coil and power transmission efficiency to the secondary side coil, corrects the power transmission efficiency based on the q value of the primary side coil, and detects a state of electromagnetic coupling with the secondary side coil based on an obtained corrected value of the power transmission efficiency.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034011

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

[solving means] a battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte includes an electrolyte solution containing a solvent, an electrolyte salt, and a compound having a predetermined structure.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033910

Semiconductor light-emitting device and display apparatus

[solving means] a first conductive layer of a semiconductor light-emitting device including a light-emitting edge and an opposite edge includes a current narrowing structure configured such that a current injection area is narrowed. A longitudinal direction of the current narrowing structure is provided along one direction from the opposite edge to the light-emitting edge. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033816

Imaging element, imaging device, and manufacturing apparatus and method

The present technology relates to an imaging element, an imaging device, and a manufacturing apparatus and a method that facilitate electric charge transfer. An imaging element of the present technology includes a vertical transistor that has a potential with a gradient in at least part of a charge transfer channel that transfers electric charge of a photoelectric conversion unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033813

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

The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image pickup element, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus that can suppress characteristic fluctuations caused by capacitance fluctuations due to a dummy wire, while maintaining an affixing bonding strength by the dummy wire. Two or more chips in which wires that are electrically connected are formed on bonding surfaces and the bonding surfaces opposing each other are bonded to be laminated are included and, with respect to a region where the wires are periodically and repeatedly disposed in sharing units each made up of a plurality of pixels sharing the same floating diffusion contact, a dummy wire is disposed at the center position thereof on the bonding surface at a pitch of the sharing unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033809

Solid-state image sensing device and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device and an electronic device capable of reducing noises. The solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit; and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part, in which the first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033476

Memory cell and storage device

An object of the present technology is to improve the performance of a memory cell that stores the value reflecting the direction of an electric current. The memory cell includes an n-type transistor, a p-type transistor, and a storage element. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033464

Electronic apparatus and hard disk drive holder

Disclosed herein is an electronic apparatus including a main body, a compartment provided in the main body, a part that, is accommodated in the compartment and that can be drawn out of the compartment, two attachment sections that are provided on the part and that are located away from each other, and a knob member attached to the two attachment sections. The knob member is a flexible member that is longer than a distance between the two attachment sections, includes a curved portion that is curved in such a manner as to swell in a direction away from the part, and is elastically deformable such that the swelling of the curved portion decreases.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033440

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

There is provided a decoding device including at least one circuit configured to acquire one or more encoded audio signals including a plurality of channels and/or a plurality of objects and priority information for each of the plurality of channels and/or the plurality of objects, and to decode the one or more encoded audio signals according to the priority information.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033430

Information processing system and information processing method

[object] it is desirable to provide a technology capable of flexibly starting speech recognition processing in accordance with a situation. [solution] provided is an information processing system including: an output controller that causes an output portion to output a start condition for speech recognition processing to be performed by a speech recognition portion on sound information input from a sound collecting portion, in which the output controller dynamically changes the start condition for the speech recognition processing to be output from the output portion.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033421

Mobile body

A mobile body includes a driving mechanism, a speaker, and a control unit. The driving mechanism supplies power moving the mobile body. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033331

Information processing system and control method

Provided is an information processing system that acquires normative behavior information serving as an interaction with a specific object by a user and an evaluation value corresponding to the normative behavior information, associates and registers the normative behavior information and the evaluation value in a behavior database, and performs control such that an evaluation value of specific behavior information acquired through the communication unit is calculated using the evaluation value corresponding to the normative behavior information in accordance with a comparison result of comparing the specific behavior information with normative behavior information corresponding to the specific behavior information registered in the behavior database, an emotion value of the user is calculated on the basis of the calculated evaluation value, and the calculated emotion value is transmitted to an information processing device corresponding to the user who is a provision source of the specific behavior information.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033278

Smart watch with automatic voice recording and alarm

A wearable accoutrement such as a wristwatch records noises within a wearer's vicinity, and white noises may be filtered out to output pure human voices. The voice recording feature can be activated manually or automatically during a “panic mode” as indicated by a loud noise or sudden biological changes such as an increase in heart rate or body temperature, the accoutrement can also monitor other environmental elements such as light, motion and audio and may be paired with a wireless phone such that noise from a stressful event can be sent to a remote server which processes the data. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033174

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires measurement results of a user's skin state; and a presentation unit that displays a chart image configured by arranging a plurality of areas, to which a plurality of items of the measurement results are assigned, having a same shape and a same size in respective directions with a predetermined position used as the center and arranging score images representing scores of the items inside each of the areas so as to have sizes corresponding to the scores and to expand from the predetermined position.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032501

Input apparatus and information processing apparatus

To provide an input apparatus that can reduce the incorrect inputs and improve the operability and an information processing apparatus including the same, an input apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a keyboard module and a control circuit. The keyboard module has a plurality of key areas, and a plurality of sensor devices capable of detecting pressures of keystroke operations for the plurality of key areas, respectively. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032284

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

A configuration for reducing a possibility of data recording or reproduction being unperformable due to a reading error of disc management information is realized. A data processing unit records management information corresponding to a first surface as main management information on the first surface which is a data recording surface on which data recording is performed and further records mirror management information having the same content as the main management information on a second surface different from the first surface. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032213

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to propose an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of presenting a user with a correspondence relation between an operation image and an operating unit in an easy-to-understand manner in a situation in which the operation image and the operating unit are associated with each other. [solution] provided is an information processing device, including: a display control unit configured to perform first display control for causing an operation image to be displayed on a display screen and second display control for causing a first display indicating a correspondence relation between the operation image and an operating unit to be displayed at a position related with the operating unit.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032155

Information processing device and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device that can detect the inclination of an input device through a simple operation while preventing the input device from increasing in size, the information processing device including: a data acquisition unit configured to acquire, as detection data, output values or gains of a first sensor and a second sensor which are each capable of detecting contact with or approach to an input device; and an inclination detection unit configured to detect inclination of the input device on the basis of a difference value between the detection data of the first sensor and the detection data of the second sensor.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032131

Information processing device, control method, and program

[object] to provide an information processing device, a control method, and a program that can eliminate the need for an operation merely for line-of-sight detection calibration and can perform line-of-sight detection calibration in a normal user operation. [solution] a solution is brought about by an information processing device including: a recognition unit configured to recognize a position of a target of gaze following a user operation; a line-of-sight detection unit configured to detect a line-of-sight position of a user during the user operation; and a line-of-sight detection adjustment unit configured to perform an adjustment to line-of-sight detection performed by the line-of-sight detection unit on the basis of the recognized position of the target of gaze and the line-of-sight position.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028921

Game apparatus, controlling method for game apparatus, and program

A game apparatus is provided which promotes use of a function suitable for a user in response to a usage situation of a function provided in the game apparatus. The game apparatus includes a function usage situation management table for managing a usage situation of a function provided in the game apparatus by a user, a condition decision unit for deciding, in response to the usage situation of the function by the user, whether or not each of a plurality of messages regarding the function stored in an associated relationship with given instructions by the user is to be displayed in response to the corresponding given instruction, and a message display controlling unit for displaying one of the plurality of messages which is decided so as to be displayed in response to the given instruction by the user.. ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028915

Display control program, dislay control apparatus and display control method

The game apparatus has an instruction input acquisition block configured to acquire information indicative of an entered instruction from a first input apparatus used by a first user whose head wearing a head mounted display on and information indicative of entered instruction from a second input apparatus used by a second user enabled to view a display apparatus; a control block configured to control, in a virtual three-dimensional space, an event on the basis of an instruction acquired by the instruction input acquisition block; a first image generation block configured to generate a first image of the virtual three-dimensional space to be displayed on the head mounted display; and a second image generation block configured to generate a second image of the virtual three-dimensional space to be displayed on the display apparatus.. . ... Sony Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028861

Information processing device and information processing method

[object] to provide an information processing device and information processing method, capable of obtaining useful information in which the attitude of a target person is taken into consideration from sensor information. [solution] the information processing device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a measurement result from a plurality of sensor devices configured to measure a pressure distribution of an attached part of a body of a user; an estimation unit configured to estimate arrangement of a plurality of parts to which the sensor devices are attached on the basis of a captured image including the plurality of parts; and a calculation unit configured to calculate information on the plurality of parts from the information indicating the measurement result acquired by the acquisition unit on the basis of the arrangement of the plurality of parts estimated by the estimation unit.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027676

Head-mounted display

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A head-mounted display configured to enhance the ease of wearing work and the stability of wearing is provided. A wearing band has an extending section and a movable section that is movable relative to the extending section in the length direction of the wearing band. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027546

Communications system, infrastructure equipment, communications devices and method

A method of transmitting/receiving data between a communications device and a mobile communications network including a wireless access interface providing communications resources within a system bandwidth and in time divided units allocated to communications devices of first and second types having different capabilities. The method generates, at the communications device, a random access message, by selecting a sequence from a predetermined set of sequences, which have been allocated to the communications devices of the second type and transmitting the random access message from the communications device to the wireless communications network, and in response to the random access message, receives a random access response at the communications device transmitted according to the capability of the communications device of second type, the random access message being recognized as from a communications device of second type from the selected one of the predetermined sequences allocated to the communications devices of second type.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027538

Device and method

There is provided a device that acquires resource information indicating a radio resource for use in device-to-device (d2d) communication between a first terminal device belonging to a first public land mobile network (plmn) and a second terminal device belonging to a second plmn; and controls d2d communication between the first terminal device and the second terminal device based on the resource information.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027533

Base station, method, computer readable medium, and system for radio communication for suppressing load of blind decoding using a control signal

Provided is a base station including a transmitter section that transmits a radio signal in a frame including a control region and a data region, a control signal generating section that generates a control signal which includes reference information identified by a group identifier assigned to a plurality of radio terminals and which is transmitted in the control region, and a data signal generating section that generates a data signal by disposing information for the plurality of radio terminals in a reference region indicated by the reference information in the data region.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027526

Communication apparatus, communication method, and program

A communication apparatus including: a control unit that performs setting related to a transmission resource depending on a communication parameter decided on the basis of signal power information varying in accordance with a transmit power level; and a communication unit that transmits a frame in accordance with the setting related to the transmission resource. The communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program can equalize communication efficiencies of a plurality of communication apparatuses while maintaining or enhancing overall communication efficiency of a communication system composed of the plurality of communication apparatuses.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027508

Communication device, communication method and program

A communication method, program, and communication device that selects other communication devices capable of setting transmission power such that reception power falls within a predetermined range, from a plurality of other communication devices that perform multiplexing communication, and transmits a transmission power setting request indicating the transmission power to each of the other selected communication devices.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027454

Communications device, infrastructure equipment, mobile communications network and methods

A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to a first in-coverage communications device acting as source relay node for the communications device, the first in-coverage communications device configured to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the first in-coverage communications device acting as the source relay node. The source relay node is within a coverage area of the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, the source relay node being configured to transmit the signals representing the data received from the communications device to the infrastructure equipment and to transmit the signals representing the data to the communications device which are received from the infrastructure equipment.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027349

Sound localization for user in motion

Methods for simulating a source of sound are provided. One method includes determining, by a computer, a location in physical space of a head of a user. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027257

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an encoder that enables an image of a field-of-view range of a user to be displayed immediately. The encoder encodes, for a pair of opposite surfaces among a plurality of surfaces of a model for an omnidirectional image, a first composite image obtained by combining an omnidirectional image of a first surface of a high resolution and an omnidirectional image of a second surface of a resolution lower than the high resolution and a second composite image obtained by combining an omnidirectional image of the second surface of the high resolution and an omnidirectional image of the first surface of a low resolution. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027234

Image processing apparatus and method

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

01/25/18 / #20180027222

Image pickup apparatus, information processing system, mat, and image generation method

An image of a block or the like entering a space above a play mat is picked up by an image pickup apparatus, and an information processing apparatus detects and recognizes the block on the basis of a picture of the block in a picked up image and performs information processing. The play mat includes a play field that defines a detection space for the block, and a calibration chart including at least a plurality of regions of colors of different luminances. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027203

Directional remote control based on ranging

A remote control (rc) has two ultra-wideband tags arranged along the axis of the rc at a known distance “d” from each other. An appliance to be controlled can use a uwb anchor to ping the tags and determine the distance to each tag. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027192

Image sensor, method of reading control, and electronic device

The present technology relates to an image sensor capable of improving a reading speed of signals of a plurality of same-color pixels that shares floating diffusion (fd), a method of reading control, and an electronic device. After resetting the fd, the image sensor transfers to the fd an electric charge of a first pixel. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027171

Image pickup device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that inhibits color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for image plane phase difference af. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027165

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

[object] it is desirable to provide a technology capable of further appropriately adjusting the luminance of the endoscopic image. [solution] provided is an image processing device including: an area extraction unit configured to extract, as an extraction area, an area corresponding to the size of an insertion unit from an endoscopic image based on imaging by an image sensor; and an exposure control unit configured to perform exposure control on a basis of an output value of the image sensor in the extraction area.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027157

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027096

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

The present technology relates to a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, a reception apparatus, and a reception method that efficiently broadcast ip packets to ensure a quick process. A transmission packet including the ip packet is transmitted and received. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027090

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to propose an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, each of which is capable of extracting appropriate content in accordance with a state of a user. [solution] there is provided an information processing device including: a context information acquisition unit configured to acquire context information on a state of a user obtained by analyzing information including at least one piece of sensing data regarding the user; and a content extraction unit configured to extract one or more pieces of content from a content group on the basis of the context information.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026300

Lithium ion conductor, solid electrolyte layer, electrode, battery, and electronic device

A lithium ion conductor includes a first lithium ion conductor that contains at least one selected from among oxide crystals and glass ceramics, and a second lithium ion conductor that has a sintering temperature of not more than 600° c. The lithium ion conductivity of the first lithium ion conductor is higher than the lithium ion conductivity of the second lithium ion conductor.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026068

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method, and electronic appliance

There is provided a semiconductor device including: a plurality of bumps (13) on a first semiconductor substrate (11); and a lens material (57) in a region other than the plurality of bumps on the first semiconductor substrate, wherein a distance between a side of a bump closest to the lens material and a side of the lens material closest to the bump is greater than twice a diameter of the bump closest to the lens material, and wherein the distance between the side of the bump closest to the lens material and the side of the lens material closest to the bump is greater a minimum pitch of the bumps.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026063

Semiconductor device, its manufacturing method and electronic apparatus thereof

The present invention proposes a semiconductor device, its manufacturing method and to an electronic apparatus thereof equipped with the semiconductor device where it becomes possible to make a cmos type solid-state imaging device, an imager area formed with a mos transistor of an ldd structure without having a metal silicide layer of a refractory metal, an area of dram cells and the like into a single semiconductor chip. According to the present invention, a semiconductor device is constituted such that an insulating film having a plurality of layers is used, sidewalls at the gate electrodes are formed by etchingback the insulating film of the plurality of layers or a single layer film in the region where metal silicide layers are formed and in the region where the metal silicide layers are not formed, sidewalls composed of an upper layer insulating film is formed on a lower layer insulating film whose surface is coated or the insulating film of the plurality of layers remain unchanged.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026062

Imaging element and method of manufacturing the same

A solid-state image sensor including a substrate having a photoelectric conversion element disposed therein, the photoelectric conversion element converting an amount of incident light into a charge amount, a memory unit disposed at a side of the photoelectric conversion element, the memory unit receiving the charge amount from the photoelectric conversion element, a first light-shielding section formed at a first side of the memory unit and disposed between the charge accumulation region and the photoelectric conversion element, and a second light-shielding section formed at a second side of the memory unit such that the second side is opposite the first side.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026059

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

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

01/25/18 / #20180025951

Information processing device, processing device, prediction method, program, and processing method

Efficiency of prediction of a physical quantity increases in repeated simulation of an etching process with a change of parameters. An information processing device includes a base shape storage unit and a physical quantity prediction unit. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025882

Connector device, communication device, and communication system

A connector device of the present disclosure includes two waveguides configured to transmit a radio-frequency signal, a state monitoring unit configured to monitor a connection state of the two waveguides, and a control unit that is provided on a side of the waveguide, which is on a transmission side to transmit a radio-frequency signal, between the two waveguides and that stops transmission of the radio-frequency signal according to the connection state of the two waveguides, the state being monitored by the state monitoring unit.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025778

Non-volatile memory device

A non-volatile memory device of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of bit lines; a plurality of word lines; a memory cell array having a plurality of memory cells each including a non-volatile storage element and being disposed at crossing sections of the bit lines and the word lines; a reference voltage generator circuit that generates a readout reference voltage serving as a reference for discrimination of data values stored on the memory cells; a readout circuit that reads the data values stored on the memory cells by detecting values of readout voltages from the memory cells relative to the readout reference voltage in a state where a predetermined current-limited readout current is applied to the bit lines; and an address compensation circuit that changes the readout reference voltage in accordance with a placement position of a memory cell to be read of the memory cells in the readout circuit.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025765

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a flip-flop circuit, a control line, a first p-type transistor and a first non-volatile storage element, and a second p-type transistor and a second non-volatile storage element. The flip-flop circuit has a circular structure in which a first inverter circuit, a first connection line including a first node, a second inverter circuit, and a second connection line including a second node are coupled in order. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025754

Recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, recording/reproducing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, recording method, and program

A recording apparatus is disclosed. The recording apparatus includes a data input portion configured to input data, a first moving image signal recording portion configured to record, based on the input data, a first moving image signal having a first image quality attribute, a condition detector configured to detect that the input data satisfies a predetermined condition during recording of the first moving image signal, and a second moving image signal recorder configured to record, based on the input data, a second moving image signal having a second image quality attribute when the condition detector detects that the input data satisfies the predetermined condition.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025519

Information processing device

[problem] if an hmd is attached in a different direction than a predetermined direction, usage of the hmd may be difficult in some cases. The problem to be addressed is to provide an information processing device which is mounted on the head of the human body and which is capable of maintaining usability regardless of the attachment direction. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025488

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

01/25/18 / #20180025370

Method for optimizing a constrained product portfolio to capture maximum target market

The method and systems of the present invention is directed towards forecasting and modeling projected sales of a portfolio of products (e.g., video game/software titles) in order to obtain a corresponding projected sales of a platform (e.g., console). The method is aimed at maximizing the projected sales of the platform by providing saturation of targeted consumer segments (e.g., groups of users) of a total addressable market. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025144

Information processing system, information processing device, control method, and storage medium

To provide an information processing system, an information processing device, a control method, and a storage medium capable of maintaining or improving reliability of an emotion value. [solution] an information processing system including: a communication unit configured to acquire information related to an interaction between objects from a sensing device that detects the interaction between the objects; an emotion information database constructed by accumulating an evaluation value used when an emotion value of each object generated on the basis of the information related to the interaction between the objects is calculated; a certification unit configured to certify the sensing device that detects the interaction between the objects and issue certification information to the sensing device; and an authentication unit configured to authenticate the information related to the interaction transmitted from the sensing device on the basis of the certification information issued to the sensing device.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024985

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[object] to present a response to a natural sentence in a more suitable aspect even in circumstances in which a natural sentence with ambiguity can be input. [solution] an information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an extraction result of candidates for a response to an input which is based on first information indicating a result of natural language analysis on a natural sentence acquired as the input and second information indicating a state or a situation involved in use of a predetermined device; and a control unit configured to cause a predetermined output unit to present information indicating the candidates for the response in an aspect corresponding to the extraction result of the candidates.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024871

Information processing apparatus, method, and program

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

01/25/18 / #20180024331

Imaging lens and imaging unit

An imaging lens according to the disclosure includes a negative front group, a stop, and a positive rear group. The front group includes a negative first lens having a meniscus shape with a convex surface facing the object side, a negative second lens having the meniscus shape with a convex surface facing the object side, and a positive third lens having a biconvex shape. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024187

Semiconductor integrated circuit

A semiconductor integrated circuit of the present disclosure includes: first power and second power supply lines that are coupled to a protected circuit; a third power supply line that is supplied with a voltage different from voltages supplied to the first and second power supply lines; a detection circuit that is coupled between the first and second power supply lines and detects a surge occurring in the first power supply line; an inverter circuit that includes one or more inverters coupled in series, and is coupled between the first and second power supply lines; a protection transistor that is coupled between the first and second power supply lines, and is controlled by an output of the detection circuit to cause the surge to flow through the second power supply line; and a time constant circuit that is coupled to at least the third power supply line and the protection transistor.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024170

Signal detector, electronic device, and method for controlling signal detector

To accurately detect the presence or absence of a signal. A signal detector includes an input-signal amplifying circuit, a reference-signal amplifying circuit, and a comparator. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024002

Method, electronic device and system for monitoring a skin surface condition

An electronic device including a processor configured to receive a first radiation measurement and determine a skin surface condition information based on the first radiation measurement.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023943

Optical apparatuses and method 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 detector, a mask, a first optical module and a second optical module. The mask has a first aperture and a second aperture separated from the first aperture by the mask. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021951

Display control device, display control method, computer program product, and communication system

A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021684

Method and system for accessing previously stored game play via video recording as executed on a game cloud system

A method for gaming, including receiving from a client device of a user selection of a video recording of game play of a player for a gaming application, and streaming the video recording to the client device. The video recording is associated with a snapshot captured at a first point in the recorded game play. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021674

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021094

Medical support arm device and method of controlling medical support arm device

There is provided a medical support arm device including a multi-joint arm having a distal end configured to host a medical device, said multi-joint arm configured to have a higher degree of freedom than a degree of freedom necessary for controlling a spatial position and pointing direction of the medical device. The multi-joint arm is configured to controllably displace at least one of a plurality of joints of the multi-joint arm while the spatial position and the pointing direction of the medical device are controlled.. ... Sony Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020971

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing device including: a sleep environment controlling unit configured to, when exerting control of, on the basis of a result of forecast of a transition of a depth of sleep of a user at least in a period from a first time to a second time, a sleeping environment of the user such that the depth of sleep at the second time falls below a first depth-of-sleep threshold value estimated as an upper limit of a first depth-of-sleep region in which the user is likely to awake, decide a temporal pattern of the control in the period from the first time to the second time in accordance with a temporal pattern of the transition.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020495

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

. . . . . . . . An information processing apparatus is disclosed comprising a control circuity configured to control communication with another information processing apparatus using a first communication mode, control communication with the another information processing apparatus using a second communication mode, establish a first connection with the another information processing apparatus using the first communication mode and prompt the another processing apparatus to execute a process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the another information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, a second connection with the another information processing apparatus using the second communication mode.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020438

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network is described. The method comprised; receiving a system information block containing a list of a plurality of different values of a parameter used in the wireless telecommunication network; determining one or more parameter values in the list which is supported within the terminal device; and receiving a system information block associated with the one or more supported parameter values from one or more other system information blocks associated with non-supported parameter values.. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020437

Wireless communication equipment and wireless communication method

The present disclosure relates to wireless communication equipment and a wireless communication method. According to the wireless communication equipment for a base station side in an embodiment, the wireless communication equipment comprises one or multiple processors, and the one or multiple processors are configured to: determine to-be-transmitted communication content of a user equipment for a base station on a target unauthorized frequency band and estimate a transmission progress; and generate indicating information about the transmission progress, and add the indicating information into a communication frame of the user equipment for transmitting the indicating information.. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020411

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

A communication control apparatus includes: a control unit configured to decide transmission power for multiplex communication in a wireless local area network (lan) on the basis of information obtained through reception from another communication apparatus; a processing unit configured to generate a frame including transmission power information indicating the transmission power for the multiplex communication decided by the control unit; and a communication unit configured to transmit the frame generated by the processing unit to the other communication apparatus. The communication control apparatus, communication apparatus, communication control method, communication method, and program can suppress deterioration in reception characteristics of a multiplexed frame in a wireless lan.. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020389

Routing data packets in wireless networks with directional transmissions

An apparatus and method for communicating via a routing protocol in a wireless network having directional transmission capabilities. Reliable peer stations are identified using beamforming (bf) training feedback metrics. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020366

Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method of operating a terminal device capable of coverage enhancement in a wireless telecommunication system including receiving a signal from a base station within the wireless telecommunication system, measuring the received signal strength of the received signal, comparing the measured signal strength with at least one threshold value, and selecting a mode of operation of coverage enhancement based on a result of the comparison.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020345

Bcc enabled key management system

A system with a wireless communication device and one or more wearable communication devices utilizing body coupled communication, bcc, technology for managing digital keys to a lock. The key management system comprises a wireless communication device and at least one wearable communication device, for managing digital keys, wherein the wireless communication device and the wearable communication device are body coupled communication, bcc, enabled. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020315

User equipment and network communication device in communication system and wireless communication method

A user equipment and network communication device in a communication system and wireless communication method. The user equipment includes: an application type determination module, configured to obtain application type information contained in a type field of an application module in the user equipment to determine the application type of the application module, different application types corresponding to different networking methods; and a networking module, configured to establish a communication network with another user equipment based on the networking method corresponding to the application type of the application module, so as to use the application module.. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020276

Planar magnetic headphones

Planar magnetic headphones include a single layer of parallel elongated magnets spaced from each other and supported on a magnet holder matrix. The holder matrix can be plastic or it can be a metallic permeability plate, with the magnets being on the inside (toward the ear) of the plate. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020254

Reproducing device, reproducing method, program, and transmitting device

A transmitting apparatus including circuitry configured to generate caption data corresponding to content data and having elements defined in extensible markup language (xml), and output the content data and the generated caption data to a reproducing device.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020219

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

01/18/18 / #20180020191

Image display system, display device and display method

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

01/18/18 / #20180020172

Imaging device, driving method, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an imaging device, a driving method, and an electronic apparatus that can capture an image with a higher dynamic range. The imaging device includes: a pixel region in which pixels are arranged, the pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit that converts incident light into electric charges through electric conversion and stores the electric charges, and two or more charge storage units that store the electric charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a drive unit that drives the pixels. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020169

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor and an electronic device capable of simultaneously imaging a subject image and detecting a moving object. A solid-state image sensor according to an aspect of the present disclosure is provided with an infrared light detection unit which outputs a moving object image on the basis of infrared light out of incident light, and a visible light detection unit which outputs a subject image on the basis of visible light out of the incident light, in which the infrared light detection unit and the visible light detection unit are stacked and simultaneously output the moving object image and the subject image with the same frame and the same angle of view. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020128

Transmitting device, transmitting method, receiving device, and receiving method

To enable a receiving side to appropriately perform processing of obtaining display image data from transmission video data having a predetermined photoelectric conversion characteristic. Input video data is processing and transmission video data having a predetermined photoelectric conversion characteristic is obtained. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019617

Wireless power transmission apparatus

A wireless power transmission apparatus includes: a transmitter that wirelessly transmits electric power; and a receiver that can receive, in a resonant relation with the transmitter, a transmission signal including the electric power transmitted from the transmitter, wherein the receiver includes a frequency variable unit that can change a reception resonant frequency; a detecting unit that detects reception power; and a control unit that controls the frequency variable unit to perform frequency adjustment such that the reception power detected by the detecting unit is maximized.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019458

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

A battery is provided. The battery includes a cathode; an anode; an interlayer provided between the cathode and the anode; wherein the interlayer includes an electrolytic solution, a polymer compound, and one or more of a polyphosphate salt, a melamine salt, a metal hydroxide, and a metal hydrate.. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019452

Battery, electronic device, electric vehicle, electrical storage device, electrical storage system and wearable terminal

A battery is provided including a battery cell having main top and bottom surfaces, and a plurality of side surfaces; and at least one resin section including a cured resin that covers at least three of the plurality of side surfaces of the battery cell, but that does not cover substantially all of the top and bottom surfaces of the battery cell.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019391

Selective device, memory cell, and storage unit

A selective device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a switch device, and a non-linear resistive device. The second electrode is disposed to face the first electrode. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019279

Semiconductor device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device, which is configured as a backside illuminated solid-state imaging device, includes a stacked semiconductor chip which is formed by bonding two or more semiconductor chip units to each other and in which, at least, a pixel array and a multi-layer wiring layer are formed in a first semiconductor chip unit and a logic circuit and a multi-layer wiring layer are formed in a second semiconductor chip unit; a semiconductor-removed region in which a semiconductor section of a part of the first semiconductor chip unit is completely removed; and a plurality of connection wirings which is formed in the semiconductor-removed region and connects the first and second semiconductor chip units to each other.. . ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019277

Image pickup unit and method of manufacturing the same

An image pickup device and a method of the same are described herein. By way of first example, the image pickup device includes a seal member having a first surface, the first surface of the seal member including a concave portion, and an optical device coupled to a second surface of the seal member, the second surface of the seal member being opposite from the first surface of the seal member. ... Sony Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019276

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and a manufacturi