Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Publication number: 20180206235
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method in a wireless communications system including a first base station and a second base station sharing a licensed band, and the second base station operable on an unlicensed band. The apparatus includes: a receiving unit, configured to receive information indicating received signal strength from user equipments served by the first and second base stations; a decision-making unit, configured to issue a switching instruction according to the received information, to optimize energy efficiency and frequency spectrum efficiency in the wireless communications system, the switching instruction including information indicating user equipments in the user equipments are to be switched to operate on an unlicensed band; and a notification unit, configured to notify the switching instruction to the second base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wenxiang ZHU, Pingping XU
  • Publication number: 20180206217
    Abstract: A communications device configured to communicate in a wireless system having a wireless access interface providing communications resources arranged in time divided units of a host radio access technology, RAT, frequency bandwidth, the time divided units and the host RAT interface frequency bandwidth being arranged into one or more virtual RAT interfaces. The communications device configured to receive the signals transmitted via one of the virtual RAT interfaces in accordance with different communications parameters from the host RAT interface providing different characteristics for communicating data represented by the signals with respect to a characteristic of signals transmitted according to communications parameters in the communications resources of the host RAT interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Martin Warwick BEALE
  • Publication number: 20180206268
    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: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy Abdallah, Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Publication number: 20180205888
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program to enable an observer to visually recognize an image in a virtual space with higher convenience, the information processing device including: a control unit that controls, on a basis of a gazing point or a gazing target of an observer to an image in a virtual space, an angle-of-view of a virtual camera for defining the image in the virtual space; and an image information output unit that outputs information about the image in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsubasa TSUKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180205931
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can facilitate a user to perceive a stereoscopic vision object, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to perform movement control of a stereoscopic vision object perceived by a user from a start depth that is different from a target depth to the target depth on a basis of mode specifying information that specifies a mode of the movement control that supports stereoscopic vision by the user, and an information processing method including: performing movement control of a stereoscopic vision object perceived by a user from a start depth that is different from a target depth to the target depth on a basis of mode specifying information that specifies a mode of the movement control that supports stereoscopic vision by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane YANO, Tsubasa TSUKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180205424
    Abstract: A wireless communication system is disclosed. The system performs data transmission from a first terminal including N antennas to a second terminal including M antennas using spatially multiplexed streams (N and M are integers larger than or equal to 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoya Yamaura
  • Publication number: 20180206231
    Abstract: To enable a reduction in the effect of backhauling on wireless communications in the case of carrier aggregation, provided herein is a communication control device that acquires information about a terminal device that uses one component carrier of a macro cell as a primary component carrier, sets one or more component carriers of a small cell partially or fully overlapping with the macro cell as an additional component carrier to be used additionally by the terminal device, and sets one component carrier among the one or more component carriers as a special component carrier on which the terminal device is able to transmit uplink control information on an uplink control channel, wherein the uplink control information includes at least one of an acknowledgement (ACK) and a negative acknowledgement (NACK) regarding reception of a downlink signal, an uplink scheduling request, or periodically reported channel state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20180206186
    Abstract: A wireless resource is utilized efficiently. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus that includes a control unit. The control unit provided in the information processing apparatus performs control for aborting, when a packet decided to be transmitted from a second network different from a first network to which the own apparatus belongs is detected, reception of the packet. Further, the control unit provided in the information processing apparatus performs control for dealing with carrier sense as an idle state based on a reception strength of the packet decided to be transmitted from the second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi ITAGAKI, Tomoya YAMAURA, Yuichi MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20180205918
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program which can cause an image adapted to an object located between an operation unit and a drawing destination (30) to be drawn on the drawing destination, the image processing apparatus including: an image generating unit configured to generate a drawn image to be drawn on a drawing destination on a basis of a position of an operation unit. The image generating unit generates the drawn image on a basis of detected information of a stencil target (40) located between the operation unit and the drawing destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi ASAI, Hiroshi NAKAYAMA, Hiromi IIZUKA, Takumi SUZUKI, Tomoya NARITA
  • Publication number: 20180203233
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including circuitry configured to acquire state information related to a user of the information processing device, and generate display control information for causing a display unit to display an indicator having a shape whose size changes in a first direction, and whose size also changes in a second direction different from the first direction, according to the acquired state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa TSUKAHARA, Jun KIMURA, Emika ARAI, Katsuya HYODO, Daisuke NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180206157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device in a radio communications system and a radio communications method. The radio communications system comprises multiple cells, and the multiple cells comprise a current cell in which an electronic device is located and a neighboring cell. The electronic device comprises: one or more processing circuits. The processing circuits are configured to execute the following operations: obtaining allocation information about reference signals of the current cell and the neighboring cell; determining quality of an available reference signal in the current cell based on the allocation information; and allocating the available reference signal to user equipment based on the quality of the available reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xudong ZHU, Zhaocheng WANG, Jinhui CHEN
  • Publication number: 20180205930
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of suppressing a user's uncomfortable feeling while reducing the burden on the user, the information processing device including: a first display control unit configured to perform first control with respect to a position of a display object in a depth direction, the position being perceived by a user on a basis of an eye movement; and a second display control unit configured to perform second control with respect to a state of the display object, the state not including the position in the depth direction as a state. The first display control unit and the second display control unit perform control based on a first relation in a first range in the depth direction, and perform control based on a second relation in a second range in the depth direction, the second relation being different from the first relation, the second range being different from the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane YANO, Tsubasa TSUKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180200006
    Abstract: To make it possible to configure a medical support arm apparatus which does not impair operability for the surgeon, and which is also compact. Provided is a medical support arm apparatus including: an arm section configured so that a medical tool is provided on a front end, and movable axes are arranged so that the arm section has at least six degrees of freedom. Among the movable axes, a movable axis provided on the front end side that prescribes an attitude of the medical tool is a passive axis that rotates by following an external force, and at least one axis provided on a base end side that prescribes a position of the medical tool is a drive axis driven by an actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhisa KAMIKAWA, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Wataru KOKUBO, Yasuhiro MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20180203509
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to allow a user to receive haptic feedback with a more sense of presence, the information processing device including: a virtual space data generating unit configured to generate data related to a virtual space including a virtual object having an attribute; a listener placing unit configured to place a listener for detecting a contact with the virtual object; a virtual object in which the listener is placed; and a haptic data generating unit configured to generate haptic data for causing a haptic device to be operated on a basis of at least one of attribute information of the virtual object and attribute information of another virtual object when the virtual object comes into contact with the other virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Ryo YOKOYAMA, Akihiro KOMORI, Takashi NOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180203034
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor device that can easily reduce an accumulated error in a sensor, the sensor device including: a first inertial sensor; a first information code formed to be capable of being imaged from an outside; and a first imaging unit capable of imaging a second information code formed on another sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosei YAMASHITA, Sho MURAKOSHI, Suguru AOKI
  • Publication number: 20180202955
    Abstract: Provided is an impedance measuring device for biological samples including one or a plurality of biological sample holding units configured to hold a biological sample, an applying unit configured to apply an AC voltage to a pair of electrodes in contact with the biological sample held by the biological sample holding unit, a measuring unit configured to measure an impedance of the biological sample obtained by an AC voltage being applied to the biological sample by the applying unit, and a measurement condition control unit configured to control a measuring time and/or a measuring frequency in the measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Marcaurele Brun, Kazumasa Sato
  • Publication number: 20180203514
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a vibration signal that indicates a detected vibration of a prescribed real object and a sound signal that indicates a collected sound from the real object, a control unit configured to synchronize the acquired vibration signal with the acquired sound signal, and associate the vibration signal and the sound signal with each other, the vibration signal and the sound signal having been synchronized, and a recoding unit configured to record the vibration signal and the sound signal which have been associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Akihiro KOMORI
  • Publication number: 20180203510
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to cause vibration to be generated suitable for a state between an information processing device including a vibrating device and a user, the information processing device including: corrected vibration data configured to generate corrected information for correcting a strength of vibration data for a vibrating device including a vibrator on a basis of information provided from a detecting unit configured to detect a contact state of the vibrating device; and an vibration signal generating unit configured to generate a vibration signal from the corrected vibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Osamu ITO, Yosuke MATSUZAKI, Ryo YOKOYAMA, Shinsaku HIRANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180204528
    Abstract: An image signal processing device of the present disclosure includes a luminance correction section that performs, on a basis of information on a maximum output luminance value in a display section, luminance correction on an image signal to be supplied to the display section, the maximum output luminance value being variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kuninori Miyazawa, Hidetaka Honji
  • Publication number: 20180203661
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to make it possible to share various kinds of information in a more appropriate form between remote sites, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire first control information for causing display information to be displayed, the display information indicating a real object placed in a first region in which a screen shared by a plurality of devices is displayed; and a generating unit configured to generate second control information for causing a display image in which the display information indicating the real object is superimposed on the screen to be displayed in a second region different from the first region, on a basis of the acquired first control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigefumi TAMURA, Ryosuke NOMURA, Tetsuo IKEDA