Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Patent number: 11000338
    Abstract: An arm control method including determining, using a processor, whether or not there is an abnormality in an arm that operates by being driven by an actuator in a state in which the arm is fixed by a brake mechanism, to make it possible to determine whether or not there is an abnormality in an arm in a state in which the arm is fixed by a brake mechanism. Therefore, it is possible to more safely determine whether or not there is an abnormality in the arm. In addition, it is possible to more reliably prevent the arm from performing an abnormal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Nagao, Takara Kasai
  • Patent number: 11006426
    Abstract: A first terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the first terminal device including a transceiver configured to to exchange signalling with a second terminal device using communication resources from within one of a plurality of sets of communication resources, each set of communication resources being associated with a different respective range of possible speeds of the first terminal device, the association being determined in accordance with a predetermined characteristic of the sets of communication resources; and a controller operable to control the transceiver to exchange signalling with the second terminal device using communication resources from within the set of communication resources associated with the range of possible speeds of the first terminal device within which a determined speed of the first terminal device is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 11006477
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including a communication unit configured to perform communication with a radio communication device of a radio communication system in which communication is possible using a plurality of access schemes including at least one of the access schemes of a multiple access scheme that uses orthogonal resources and a multiple access scheme that uses non-orthogonal resources, and a control unit configured to perform allocation of resources relating to the access schemes to be used by the radio communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Kimura, Ryo Sawai, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11003304
    Abstract: An information display terminal includes a first operation information acquiring unit that acquires first operation information including first location information on a display screen via a touch panel including a contact detection surface and the display screen. A three-dimensional coordinate space is projected onto the display screen. An object is arranged within the three-dimensional coordinate space on the basis of three-dimensional coordinate information of the object. The information display terminal also includes a second operation information acquiring unit that acquires second operation information including second location information on the display screen via a contact detection surface provided on a surface on a side opposite to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11003054
    Abstract: A control unit generates a first control signal for camera shake correction on the basis of a first acceleration detection signal, a second acceleration detection signal, and an angular velocity signal. The first acceleration detection signal including information relating to an acceleration acting on a camera and has an alternating current (AC) waveform corresponding to the acceleration. The second acceleration detection signal including information relating to the acceleration and has an output waveform. An AC component corresponding to the acceleration is superimposed on a direct current (DC) component in the output waveform. The angular velocity signal including information relating to an angular velocity acting on the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kabasawa, Kosei Yamashita, Sho Murakoshi, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Masahiro Segami
  • Patent number: 11004390
    Abstract: A display panel including pixels disposed on a substrate, where each of the pixels includes a light emitting element, and a capacitor. The capacitor of a first one of the pixels is partially overlapped, in a vertical direction, by respective pixel areas of two of the pixels. The anode of the capacitor of the first one of the pixels may be disposed closer to the substrate than a cathode of the capacitor, thereby reducing a parasitic capacitance between the capacitor and an anode of the light emitting element of one of the two pixels overlapping the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Asano, Yukihito Iida
  • Patent number: 11000954
    Abstract: Provided is an excellent robot device capable of preferably detecting difference between dirt and a scratch on a lens of a camera and difference between dirt and a scratch on a hand. A robot device detects a site in which there is the dirt or the scratch using an image of the hand taken by a camera as a reference image. Further, this determines whether the detected dirt or scratch is due to the lens of the camera or the hand by moving the hand. The robot device performs cleaning work assuming that the dirt is detected, and then this detects the difference between the dirt and the scratch depending on whether the dirt is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sawada
  • Patent number: 11003066
    Abstract: A projection display unit includes: an illumination optical system including one or more light sources; a reflective liquid crystal device that generates image light by modulating light from the illumination optical system, based on an input image signal; a polarizing beam splitter disposed on an optical path between the illumination optical system and the reflective liquid crystal device; a polarization compensation device disposed on an optical path between the polarizing beam splitter and the reflective liquid crystal device, and the polarization compensation device that provides a phase difference to light incident thereon to change a polarization state of the light; and a projection optical system that projects image light generated by the reflective liquid crystal device and then being incident thereon through an optical path, the optical path passing through the polarization compensation device and the polarizing beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Miura
  • Patent number: 11003894
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing system, a storage medium, and an information processing method that can make a response to a user on the basis of an episode constructed from an interaction with the user to enhance the user's memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masamichi Asukai
  • Patent number: 11006164
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication interface configured to connect to a tuner device. The information processing apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to receive, from the tuner device, data packets corresponding to an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 service included in a digital broadcast signal, determine whether an indication to pause the ATSC 3.0 service is received, and in response to a determination that the indication to pause the ATSC 3.0 service is received, stop reading, from a first memory of the tuner device, subsequent data packets corresponding to the ATSC 3.0 service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Graham Clift
  • Patent number: 11003061
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present technology, an image display apparatus includes a light source; an image generation unit; and a projection optical system. The image generation unit generates image light by modulating a light beam emitted from the light source. The projection optical system includes a first lens group that is disposed on an optical axis of the generated image light and has a first refractive power, a second lens group that is disposed on the optical axis and has a second refractive power, a first movement mechanism that moves the first lens group, and a second movement mechanism that moves the second lens group corresponding to the first refractive power, the second refractive power, and the movement of the first lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11004197
    Abstract: A coefficient calculator calculates a correlation coefficient representing a correlation between a normal frame, which is imaged in a state in which normal light is applied to a subject, and a special frame, which is imaged in a state in which special light is applied to the subject; and a processing unit that applies image processing to the special frame so that a part in which the correlation coefficient is high and a part in which the correlation coefficient is low are displayed differently in the special frame. Further provided are: a first determination unit that calculates, for each pixel or each area of the normal frame, a first determination value representing a probability that a predetermined site is imaged; and a second determination unit that calculates, for each pixel or each area of the special frame, a second determination value representing a probability that a predetermined site is imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kashima, Takami Mizukura, Kazunori Kamio, Yiwen Zhu
  • Patent number: 11006283
    Abstract: A wireless communication control device, including: a detection control unit configured to give an instruction to perform radio wave detection to at least one of a plurality of wireless communication devices that perform wireless communication with directivity; and a communication control unit configured to control communication of the wireless communication device on the basis of first information specifying a direction in which a radio wave is detected by the wireless communication device. A wireless communication device, including: a detection processing unit configured to execute a radio wave detection process with directivity on the basis of an instruction to perform radio wave detection; a providing unit configured to provide first information specifying a direction in which a radio wave is detected to a communication control unit; and a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication in a range of a direction related to directivity based on an external instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11003145
    Abstract: There is provided an information display device making it possible to improve the reliability of a display against an external force. The information display device includes a case portion for displaying time information in a predetermined operation mode, and a band portion to be worn on an arm, and includes one piece of thin display inside the case portion and the band portion. Inside the band portion, the thin display, a metal sheet, and a resin sheet are laminated. The present technology can be applied to an information display device, etc., for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Kenji Itoh, Seigo Yoneda, Masatomo Shimoyama, Masaki Miyamoto, Tomokazu Takase, Yoichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11003212
    Abstract: A display device includes: a frame to be mounted on a head of an observer; and an image display device attached to the frame. The image display device includes: an image forming device; a light guide plate; a support substrate; a first deflection unit; a second deflection unit; and an optical member attached to the support substrate, in which light from the image forming device is deflected at the first deflection unit, propagated inside the light guide plate by total reflection, deflected at the second deflection unit, and incident on the optical member, and the optical member emits the incident light toward a pupil of an observer. The display device further includes a movement device that moves the support substrate with respect to the light guide plate in order to change a relative positional relation between the second deflection unit and the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Ohkawa, Katsuyuki Akutsu
  • Patent number: 11004879
    Abstract: 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. The present technology can be applied to a CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rena Suzuki, Takeshi Matsunuma, Naoki Jyo, Yoshihisa Kagawa
  • Patent number: 11003256
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a graphical representation of a content display in a virtual reality environment, comprising: controller circuitry configured to determine a position of a device relative to a virtual reality headset in the real world, and when the device is at a predetermined position in front of the virtual reality headset, the controller circuitry is further configured to: generate a graphical representation of a content display in the virtual reality environment, the position of the graphical representation in the virtual reality environment being determined by the real world position of the device in front of the virtual reality headset, wherein the size of the graphical representation of a content display is changed in dependence on the position of the distance between the virtual reality headset and the device, wherein, in response to a user input, the controller circuitry is configured to: lock the position of the graphical representation of the content display in the virtual reality enviro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Williams, Paul Edward Prayle, Michael Goldman, William Jack Leathers-Smith
  • Patent number: 11004848
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite transistor which includes a first transistor TR1 including a control electrode, a first active region, a first A extending part, and a first B extending part, and a second transistor TR2 including a control electrode, a second active region, a second A extending part, and a second B extending part. The first active region, the second active region, and the control electrode overlap one another. Both the first A extending part and the first B extending part extend from the first active region and both the second A extending part and the second B extending part extend from the second active region. The first electrode is connected to the first A extending part, the second electrode is connected to the second A extending part, and the third electrode is connected to the first B extending part and the second B extending part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11003062
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an image analysis unit that analyzes content of an input image projected by a projection device, and a projection position determination unit that determines 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Takahashi, Shuichi Haga
  • Patent number: 11005594
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, a reception apparatus, and a reception method that allow for reliable notification of a start position of a transport packet or a transport stream during encapsulation of the transport packet or the transport stream in an error correction block. The transmission apparatus generates an FEC block on the basis of an input packet or an input stream, generates an FEC frame on the basis of the FEC block, and sends the FEC frame. A header of the FEC block includes type identification information identifying a type of the input packet or the input stream, information detecting a header error, and a minimum fixed length header having start position information of the input packet or the input stream stored in a payload of the FEC frame. The present technology is applicable, for example, to data transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lachlan Bruce Michael, Kazuyuki Takahashi