Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190149967
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device according to one embodiment comprises one or more processors. The processors are configured so as to: on the basis of auxiliary dissemination limitation information about a source device as an information dissemination source, acquire device information about candidate devices capable of establishing direct communication with the source device; on the basis of the locations of the source device and the candidate devices, select a target device for establishing direct communication with the source device from the candidate devices; and determine a transmission resource for direct communication with the target device and generate a transmission resource scheduling indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yanzhao HOU, Qimei CUI, Hui LIANG, Shiwei CAO, Qinyan JIANG, Xin GUO, Chen SUN
  • Publication number: 20190149811
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit that determines a display method for an object in a virtual space on a basis of a positional relationship between the object and a viewpoint. A binocular parallax regarding the object which is to be imparted to a user varies depending on the determined display method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane YANO, Tsubasa TSUKAHARA, Tomohisa TANAKA, Ryo FUKAZAWA, Kenji SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190144262
    Abstract: Provided is microparticle extraction technology capable of stably extracting only a target microparticle at high speed from a sheath flow flowing through a flow path. A particle extraction apparatus includes: a first extraction unit for extracting, from a whole sample containing a target particle, an extraction sample containing the target particle without performing abort processing; and a second extraction unit for subjecting the extraction sample to abort processing and extracting only the target particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Shimizu, Kazuya Takahashi, Yu Hirono
  • Publication number: 20190147870
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine a factor that possibly causes an error in speech recognition, on the basis of a result of the speech recognition and information regarding an utterance; and a notification control unit configured to cause the determined factor to be notified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei TAKI, Shinichi KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20190142612
    Abstract: To propose a novel and improved actuator and artificial leg capable of miniaturizing an apparatus. An actuator (320) includes: a leaf spring (322) whose one end (322a) is cantilevered, the leaf spring being capable of deflection deformation in a plate thickness direction in accordance with torque by transmitting the torque; and a support member (324) configured to support a part of the leaf spring on a deflection direction side in a case where the torque transmitted by the leaf spring is greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Endo, Hirozumi Takeshima
  • Publication number: 20190149711
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a first imaging section that sequentially shoots a plurality of images including a first image; a second imaging section that shoots at least one image including a second image; a signal processor that synthesizes the plurality of images shot by the first imaging section; a characteristic amount calculator that calculates a characteristic amount of a subject on the basis of the first image and the second image; and an exposure amount controller that controls exposure amounts of the first imaging section and the second imaging section to reduce a difference between the exposure amount of the first image and the exposure amount of the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: KAZUYUKI OKUIKE
  • Publication number: 20190149940
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and method capable of performing compensation to achieve a standard sound regardless of a recording environment. The microphone picks up sound from a sound source and inputs the sound to a recording apparatus as an analog audio signal. The recording apparatus is an apparatus that performs binaural recording and generates an audio file of a sound obtained by binaural recording. The recording apparatus adds metadata related to a recording environment of binaural content to the audio file generated by binaural recording and transmits the file with the metadata to a reproducing apparatus. The present disclosure is applicable to a recording/reproducing system that performs binaural recording and reproduction of the sound, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: SHIGETOSHI HAYASHI, KOHEI ASADA, YUSHI YAMABE
  • Publication number: 20190146299
    Abstract: A fiber assembly according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a fiber. The fiber includes a core part that contains a coloring compound, a photothermal conversion material, and a color developer/reducer, and a sheath part that covers the core part and has a heat-insulating property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuriko Kaino, Aya Shuto
  • Publication number: 20190143989
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device and an image processing method for acquiring a consciousness level at which a driver recognizes a surrounding environment on the basis of an image of the driver picked up by an in-vehicle camera. An image of an eyelips is picked up by an in-vehicle camera 100 at low resolution and eye positions grasped in the image analysis are corrected for each frame while being subjected to local high-speed processing in parallel, whereby the tracking of the saccade among eyeball movement is realized. That is, active local high-speed eye tracking is performed only on a capture frame 102 in an image picked up by the in-vehicle camera 100, whereby it becomes possible to monitor the saccade of the eye movement without causing an attachment load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Oba
  • Publication number: 20190149983
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: a control unit configured to control generation of a participation request frame relating to a request for participation in a group, which includes at least one wireless communication device, in which role information specifying a communication role in communication with an outside of the group is stored on a basis of group information regarding the group; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the participation request frame. A wireless communication device including: a transmission unit configured to transmit a report frame in which group information regarding a group including at least one wireless communication device is stored; and a reception unit configured to receive a participation request frame relating to a request for participation in the group in which role information specifying a communication role in communication with an outside of the group is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Publication number: 20190146224
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is A head mounted display including: (A) an eyeglasses frame-like frame to be mounted to an observer's head; (B) an image display device; (C) an image sensing device mounted to the frame; and (D) a correction section, wherein the image display device includes (B-1) an image generating device, and (B-2) see-through type light guide section which is mounted to the image generating device, on which beams emitted from the image generating device are incident, through which the beams are guided, and from which the beams are emitted toward an observer's pupil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Komori, Hiroshi Mukawa
  • Publication number: 20190148436
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190148444
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device having a light sensing section that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light includes: an insulating layer formed on a light receiving surface of the light sensing section; a layer having negative electric charges formed on the insulating layer; and a hole accumulation layer formed on the light receiving surface of the light sensing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Itaru Oshiyama, Takashi Ando, Susumu Hiyama, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Yuko Ohgishi, Harumi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20190147931
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor storage device, a driving method, and an electronic device capable of suppressing a layout area and improving reliability. A semiconductor storage device is provided with one or more selection transistors, a resistance change element one end of which is connected to a bit line and the other end of which is connected to a drain terminal of a selection transistor, the resistance change element a resistance value of which changes by a current of a predetermined value or larger allowed to flow, and a write control unit connected to a connection point between the selection transistor and the resistance change element and controls the current flowing through the resistance change element when data is written in the resistance change element. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a non-volatile memory provided with a storage element configured by a magnetic tunnel junction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikio OKA, Yasuo KANDA
  • Publication number: 20190147881
    Abstract: A reception apparatus, including processing circuitry that is configured to receive a voice command related to content from a user during presentation of the content to the user. The processing circuitry is configured to transmit the voice command to a server system for processing. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a response to the voice command from the server system. The response to the voice command is generated based on the voice command and content information for identifying the content related to the voice command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20190150021
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism capable of improving the efficiency of wireless communication even in a case in which the sequence numbers of received data units are non-sequential. [Solution] A wireless communication device including: a processing unit that generates a protocol data unit (PDU) that has sequence information with which a sequence number of a data unit that is determined as being to be resent is specified; and a communication unit that transmits the PDU generated by the processing unit. A wireless communication device including: a communication unit that receives a protocol data unit (PDU) that has sequence information with which a sequence number of a data unit that is determined as being to be resent is specified; and an acquisition unit that acquires the sequence information from the PDU received by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Publication number: 20190146667
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for modifying an input area, comprising a memory and a processor executing instructions stored in the memory. The processor executes instructions stored in the memory to display a first input area on a device. The processor further executes instructions stored in the memory to detect a user input in a second input area. The processor still further executes instructions stored in the memory to perform, if the user input comprises a first operation, an input function; and modify, if the user input comprises a second operation, the first input area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo YAMANO
  • Publication number: 20190149935
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sound processing apparatus and method, and a program for enabling more stable localization of a sound image. A virtual speaker is assumed to exist on the lower side among the sides of a tetragon having its corners formed with four speakers surrounding a target sound image position on a spherical plane. Three-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the virtual speaker and the two speakers located at the upper right and the upper left, to calculate gains of the two speakers at the upper right and the upper left and the virtual speaker, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the target sound image position. Further, two-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the lower right and lower left speakers, to calculate gains of the lower right and lower left speakers, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the position of the virtual speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka
  • Publication number: 20190149737
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel unit for executing display toward a user side; a second display panel unit for executing display toward a subject side; an imaging processing unit for subjecting incident light from the subject side to photoelectric conversion to obtain a captured image signal; a recording processing unit for executing a recording process to a recording medium regarding the captured image signal obtained at the imaging processing unit; and a control unit for controlling the display states of the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit for each of a plurality of various types of operation periods changing along with the operation of the imaging processing unit or the recording processing unit, and executing display control wherein the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit can have different display content during at least a single operation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Akita, Kazuyuki Marukawa, Sho Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190148445
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device including: a plurality of bumps on a first semiconductor substrate; and a lens material 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun OGI, Junichiro FUJIMAGARI, Susumu INOUE, Atsushi FUJIWARA