Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200169775
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200169788
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes a memory that stores a television receiver application and a native application. The reception apparatus further includes a processor configured to send, by the native application to the television receiver application, a query command regarding a number of services available for display, receive, by the native application from the television receiver application in response to the query command, a query response message including at least a first parameter that specifies a number of associated services available for display, and provide, by the native application, a video surface for each service indicated in the first parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200170037
    Abstract: Wireless communication is performed in a wireless network by dividing up a data transmission interval (DTI) within the communication frame into a plurality of time slots based on determining the number of best sector directions from the AP to each STA in the wireless network. Each STA transmits only during this time slot, while the AP uses receiver beamforming and receives only from a single beamforming direction for each of these time slots. A time slot may be used by more than one STA if they are in the same best antenna sector direction from the AP, wherein they contend for access within this time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy Abdallah, Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Publication number: 20200169792
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to issue a first command, via an application programming interface (API), that instructs a tuner device to tune to a RF channel of a broadcast stream. In response to reception of an indication from the tuner device that the RF channel is acquired, and the received indication specifies a signal type of the acquired RF channel is a first predetermined type of signal, the processing circuitry is further configured to (i) issue a second command that instructs the tuner device to identify each physical layer pipe (PLP) in the broadcast stream that includes low level signaling (LLS) tables, (ii) issue a third command that instructs the tuner device to select up to a predetermined number of PLPs from the identified PLPs and send data packets from the selected PLPs to the processing circuitry, and (iii) process the data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200169778
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes a receiver and processing circuitry. The receiver circuitry configured to receive a broadcast stream that includes television content. The processing circuitry executes a television receiver application that displays the television content. The processing circuitry receives indication of a selection of a key that is provided on an input device. In response to reception of the indication of the selection of the key, the processing circuitry determines whether a broadcaster application has reserved the selected key. In response to the determination that the broadcaster application has reserved the selected key, the processing circuitry determines whether a native application associated with the broadcaster application has reserved the selected key. The processing circuitry processes, by the native application, the selected key in response to the determination that the broadcaster application has reserved the selected key and the native application has reserved the selected key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200169707
    Abstract: An illuminator of the present disclosure includes a light source unit that emits at least one colored light, and emits, for each of the pieces of colored light, light having a plurality of peak wavelengths different from each other, and a diffraction device that includes a plurality of divided areas, and displays, in each of the divided areas, a diffraction pattern that is optimized at a corresponding peak wavelength out of each of the peak wavelengths. The plurality of divided areas allows the light of the plurality of peak wavelengths to enter the plurality of divided areas individually for each of the pieces of colored light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro MOCHIZUKI, Masa TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200169685
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive IP packets that include signaling information originating from an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) broadcast stream received by a tuner device, the broadcast stream including a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs), each PLP containing a plurality of ATSC link-layer protocol (ALP) packets. The processing circuitry is configured to extract the signaling information from the IP packets, the signaling information including a link mapping table (LMT) and at least one low level signaling (LLS) table. The LMT is identified based on a predetermined IP address and port designated to indicate the presence of the LMT. The processing circuitry is further configured to retrieve, based on the extracted LMT and extracted at least one LLS table, audio and visual content corresponding to a service associated with the broadcast stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200169946
    Abstract: Multi-band signaling is described for reducing signaling overhead in an apparatus and method for communications within a mesh network. The communications involve using two different beacon signals on two different communication channels. Peer beacons are sent using directional millimeter-wave (mmW) communications to provide time synchronization and resource management information to maintain existing links among one or more neighboring peer stations. A separate network discovery beacon is sent over a sub-6 GHz communication channel, to provide mesh network profile information that identifies the mesh network to aid network discovery for wireless communication stations wanting to join the mesh network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohamed Abouelseoud, Ramy Abdallah, Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Publication number: 20200169920
    Abstract: A communication system is a communication system that includes first and second information processing devices. The first information processing device performs control such that a signal (which is a signal having backward compatibility) serving as an index by which the second information processing device receiving a frame stops the reception of the frame is transmitted to the second information processing device. The second information processing device performs control such that the reception of the frame is stopped based on the signal (which is a signal having backward compatibility) serving as an index by which reception of the frame is stopped when the frame transmitted from the first information processing device is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eisuke SAKAI, Takeshi ITAGAKI, Kazuyuki SAKODA, Tomoya YAMAURA
  • Publication number: 20200167848
    Abstract: A system including at least one processor is provided. The at least one processor is configured to generate display information to display a list identifying a plurality of recommended contents including a television program or a content available on a network, a common recommendation reason for the plurality of recommended contents, and supplemental information for at least one of the plurality of recommended contents. The plurality of recommended contents is determined based on user preference information and a plurality of content characteristic information. The supplemental information includes content-specific information for the at least one of the plurality of recommended contents. The content-specific information includes a name of the at least one of the plurality of recommend contents and additional information for only one of the plurality of recommended contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOIKE, Tomoharu OHSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200169765
    Abstract: A method for managing a buffer having a preset byte size for storing files includes determining a file identifier and length of an incoming file. The method includes determining that the incoming file will not fit into a space between a next write location and an end of the buffer. In response to the determination that the incoming file will not fit, the method includes, in a map, deleting each entry corresponding to a file at least partially overlapping the range of the incoming file and adding an entry in the map for the incoming file. The method further includes allocating a contiguous area in the buffer for the incoming file and then moving the next write location to the end of the allocated contiguous area, and receiving packets of the incoming file and storing the received packets into the allocated contiguous area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200169346
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission device, a transmission method, a reception device, and a reception method that permit efficient transfer of time and other information. The transmission device generates a physical layer frame having preambles and a payload that includes, in the preamble, time information representing time of a given position in a stream of physical layer frames and transmits the physical layer frame. The reception device receives the physical layer frame and performs processes using time information. The present technology is applicable, for example, to IP packet broadcasting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lachlan Bruce MICHAEL, Kazuyuki TAKAHASHI, Satoshi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200169441
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and method for wireless communication, the electronic device comprises a processing circuit, which is configured for: generating a first indication indicating the number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols occupied by a front load-on demodulation reference signal; generating a second indication indicating a configuration of an additional demodulation reference signal; and determining a mode of demodulating the reference signal on the basis of the first indication and the second indication, and generating a mode index corresponding to the mode to provide to user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jin XU, Chaonan HE, Hang YANG, Jianfei CAO
  • Publication number: 20200169354
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a control unit that performs control for adding, to request information for requesting a different apparatus for a confirmation response to a plurality of data transmitted to the different apparatus, notification information. The notification information is information regarding at least sequence numbers other than a start sequence number from among sequence numbers corresponding to the plurality of data. Further, the control unit transmits the request information, to which the notification information is added, to the different apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru SUGAYA, Eisuke SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200169758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method enabling deterioration in encoding efficiency to be suppressed. A control information adding unit 184 embeds one picture worth of control information held in a control information holding unit 183 into a slice header of a predetermined slice, in encoded data held in an encoded data holding unit 182. For example, the control information adding unit 184 embeds one picture worth of control information in the slice header of the first-transmitted slice in the frame to be processed in the encoded data. The control information adding unit 184 outputs encoded data to which the control information has been added, in a predetermined order. The present invention can be applied to, for example, an image processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Junichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200169776
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes receiver circuitry configured to receive a broadcast stream that includes (i) a first broadcaster service selected by a user and (ii) a second broadcaster service. The reception apparatus further includes a demodulator configured to demodulate the broadcast stream into a plurality of data packets. The reception apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to: store the plurality of data packets corresponding to the first and second broadcaster services in a pause buffer, process each data packet associated with the selected first broadcaster service to extract audio and video content, and output, as part of a live TV broadcast, the extracted audio and video content associated with the first broadcaster service to the user during a first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham CLIFT
  • Publication number: 20200163538
    Abstract: An image acquisition system includes: a light source unit; an imaging unit; a medical tool detection unit; and an image processing unit. The light source unit applies, to an affected part in which a medical tool that emits fluorescence by irradiation of excitation light is present, normal light and the excitation light. The imaging unit images the affected part under irradiation with the excitation light and under irradiation with the normal light, and acquires a first image signal obtained by imaging the fluorescence and a second image signal obtained by imaging the normal light. The medical tool detection unit detects, on the basis of the first image signal, an area in which the medical tool is present in a first image obtained from the first image signal. The image processing unit generates a display image using a result of detecting the area in which the medical tool is present and the second image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji TAKAHASHI, Kenji IKEDA, Koji KASHIMA, Masaya TAKEMOTO, Hisakazu SHIRAKI, Takami MIZUKURA
  • Publication number: 20200166502
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for the detection of analytes, in particular for the detection of biomolecules. The sensor includes a (bio)compatible sensing layer including a polymer matrix or gel matrix, particularly a polymer gel matrix, organic nanoparticles and, optionally, one or several cell adhesion layer(s). The cell adhesion layer(s) can be varied depending on the type of cells. In the presence of the analytes, the organic nanoparticles are capable of photon up-conversion emission. The sensor further optionally includes plasmonic metal nanoparticles. The present disclosure further relates to methods of producing such a sensor and to uses of such a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michaela MAI, Anthony ROBERTS, Tzenka MITEVA, Gabriele NELLES, Jan ROTHER
  • Publication number: 20200168325
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical support system including: a camera installed in an operating room; and an information processing apparatus including processing circuitry configured to compare reference data that is related to at least one reference person or reference device in the operating room and that is generated from observation of the operating room, with first feature data related to a first person or a first device extracted from a first image captured by the camera installed in the operating room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji WADA, Kunihiko AKIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20200168653
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a solid-state image pickup element and an electronic apparatus each of which enables a pad to be formed in a shallow position while reduction of a quality of a back side illumination type solid-state image pickup element is suppressed. The solid-state image pickup element includes a pixel substrate in which a light condensing layer for condensing incident light on a photoelectric conversion element, a semiconductor layer in which the photoelectric conversion element is formed, and a wiring layer in which a wiring and a pad for outside connection are formed are laminated on one another, and at least a part of a first surface of the pad is exposed through a through hole completely extending through the light condensing layer and the semiconductor layer. The present technique, for example, can be applied to a back side illumination type CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi INOUE, Kenju NISHIKIDO