Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190089959
    Abstract: A data encoding method for encoding an array of data values as data sets and escape codes for values not encoded by the data sets, an escape code including a unary coded portion and a non-unary coded portion, the method including: setting a coding parameter defining a minimum number of bits of a non-unary coded portion; adding an offset value of 1 or more to the coding parameter to define a minimum least significant data portion size; generating one or more data sets indicative of positions, relative to the array of data values, of data values of predetermined magnitude ranges, to encode the value of at least one least significant bit of each data value; generating respective complementary most-significant data portions and least-significant data portions; encoding the data sets; encoding the most significant data portions; and encoding the least-significant portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David BERRY, James Alexander GAMEI, Nicholas Ian SAUNDERS, Karl James SHARMAN
  • Publication number: 20190090271
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit controls transmission of an inducement frame for causing another communication device to transmit a transmission suppression period reduction frame for reducing a transmission suppression period. In addition, the control unit controls transmission of the transmission suppression period reduction frame on the basis of the inducement frame in a case where the control unit receives the inducement frame. Transmission suppression periods set in other information processing apparatuses are equally reduced to eliminate inequality in using wireless resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi MORIOKA, Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Publication number: 20190087650
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to intuitively convey a feeling of a person located indoors to a person located outdoors. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires a feeling of a user located indoors; and a control unit that controls an opening-closing resistance of an openable and closable instrument, according to the feeling of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20190088212
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display module which enables the display module capable of improving a design quality of a product to be applied to various types of products. The display module is provided with a flexible sheet-shaped display unit, a switch unit which switches a display pattern of the display unit, and a control unit which controls a display pattern of the display unit on the basis of a switch control signal from the switch unit. The display unit is electrically connected to the control unit, and the control unit is electrically connected to the switch unit by using a wiring cable. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a bag and the like a display pattern of which may be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji ITOH, Yoichi ITO, Masakazu MITSUGI, Seigo YONEDA, Masatomo SHIMOYAMA, Yoshitaka TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190089886
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program making it possible to achieve camerawork corresponding to changes in various conditions when controlling multiple robot cameras. Position information about a subject is acquired, timing information indicating a passage of time is acquired, and on a basis of the timing information and the position information about the subject, camerawork control information controlling the camerawork of an image capture apparatus that captures the subject is generated. The present disclosure is applicable to a switcher apparatus that controls multiple robot cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori HATTORI, Yusuke SHINOHE, Takuya WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190085237
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to luminescent including photon up-conversion nanoparticles. These nanoparticles dude a polymeric organic matrix, at least one light emitter distributed within this matrix, a stabilizing agent, and at least one metal particle enclosed within the matrix, wherein the metal particles are plasmonic nanoparticles. The present disclosure further relates to methods of manufacture and to uses of such nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tzenka MITEVA, Anthony ROBERTS, Michaela MAI, Markus OBERMAIER, Gabriele NELLES, Vitor DEICHMANN, Vladimir YAKUTKIN, Jan ROTHER
  • Publication number: 20190086263
    Abstract: A reflectometer has a depth sensor which obtains distance information between the depth sensor and an object, a light source which emits light having a calibrated light spectrum, a spectral sensor which collects spectral information from light reflected from the object, and a circuitry. The circuitry calculates a reflectance spectrum for the object based on the distance information and the spectral information collected from light being reflected from the object, wherein the light originates from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Müller
  • Publication number: 20190087946
    Abstract: The image projection system includes a projection-type display apparatus that projects an image onto a projection plane and has a first azimuth detector, the first azimuth detector detecting a projection azimuth; an imaging apparatus that images a projection screen of the image and has a second azimuth detector, the second azimuth detector detecting an imaging azimuth; and a signal processor that performs correction processing of the image. The signal processor includes an estimation unit and a correction unit, the estimation unit estimating an inclination of the projection-type display apparatus to the projection plane on the basis of the projection azimuth detected by the first azimuth detector, the imaging azimuth detected by the second azimuth detector, and the captured image acquired by the imaging apparatus; and the correction unit correcting a shape of the projection screen on the basis of the inclination of the projection-type display apparatus estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Chiba
  • Publication number: 20190086214
    Abstract: To provide navigation to a destination to a user even in a state in which acquisition of a current position via a positioning module is difficult. There is provided an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image onto which a real object including a visual recognition target is projected; a recognition unit configured to recognize relative arrangement of a terminal that has captured the image to the real object by executing image recognition of the recognition target; and a control unit configured to display a display object indicating a direction toward a destination of a user on a screen of the terminal on the basis of the relative arrangement of the terminal recognized by the recognition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo TAWARA, Atsushi SHIONOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190090307
    Abstract: To prevent a decrease in transmission rate of an entirety of a system including devices that transmit data items with use of a plurality of channels ever, in a case where some of the channels change in condition, for example, decrease in transmission rate. In an information processing device including channel evaluation units, a channel selection unit, and a transmission control unit, the channel evaluation units evaluate, on the basis of an evaluation function, a plurality of channels that transmit data items via wireless communication. The channel selection unit performs selection from the plurality of channels on the basis of results of the evaluations. The transmission control unit transmits the data items to the plurality of channels subjected to the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAZUNORI HAYASHI, JUNJI KATO, TOMOAKI MATSUMURA, OSAMU YOSHIMURA, KENSAKU WAKUDA, TOMOYA OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190088028
    Abstract: Provided is a display control apparatus including a state detection unit configured to detect a state of a user who observes an image, and a display control unit configured to cause a display to display the image in which a plurality of display content items are superimposed on a photographed image, and to control a behavior of each of the display content items according to the state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya HANAI, Shingo TSURUMI
  • Publication number: 20190090184
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of flexibly controlling operation of the communication apparatus in accordance with a change in communication environment while reducing power consumption. [Solution] A communication apparatus includes: a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Publication number: 20190089378
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that are able to secure good communication quality in data transmission using an LDPC code. One symbol is mapped to one of 16 signal points prescribed in 16APSK, with code bits of four bits of an LDPC code having a code length of 16200 bits and a code rate of 7/15 as one symbol. 16 signal points prescribed in 16APSK are four signal points on an inner circle and 12 signal points on an outer circle, and a radius ratio of the inner circle and the outer circle is 5.25. The present technology may be applied to, for example, a case of performing data transmission using an LDPC code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nabil Sven Loghin MUHAMMAD, Yuji Shinohara, Lachlan Michael, Yuichi Hirayama, Makiko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190089492
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network is configured to transmit signals to one or more communications devices via a wireless access interface, and to receive signals from one or more of the communications devices via the wireless access interface. The wireless access interface provides communications resources arranged in time divided units of a carrier frequency bandwidth providing a plurality of blocks of communications resources, each of the time divided units comprising on a downlink of the wireless access interface a control channel for transmitting control channel messages and a shared channel, the control channel message allocating communications resources of the shared channel to the communications devices to receive the signals from the one or more infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Publication number: 20190088828
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device that makes it possible to emit, with high efficiency, light having higher uniformity. The light-emitting device includes a light source, a wavelength conversion unit, and a wall member. The light source is disposed on a substrate. The wavelength conversion unit includes a wavelength conversion member and a transparent member that contains the wavelength conversion member therein. The wavelength conversion member is disposed to face the light source in a thickness direction and converts first wavelength light from the light source to second wavelength light. The wall member is provided on a substrate and surrounds the light source in a plane that is orthogonal to the thickness direction. A region occupied by the wavelength conversion member is wider than a region surrounded by the wall member, and entirely overlaps with the region surrounded by the wall member in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: TOMOHARU NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190089413
    Abstract: 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. In addition, the communication device includes an interface between the first processing unit and the second processing unit. The first processing unit activates the interface at a predetermined interface level from among a plurality of interface levels. The second processing unit starts an application in accordance with the activated interface level. The first processing unit and the second processing unit exchange data by the activated application. The first processing unit and the second processing unit perform a deactivation processing of the activated interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki TERUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190087989
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, a program, and an information processing system capable of displaying enormous data so as to be easily understood. The information processing device is provided with a data obtaining unit which obtains a predetermined number of data, and an output unit which outputs image control data which controls to display a particle stereoscopic image in which particles corresponding to the data are stereoscopically distributed with a particle size determined according to the number of data of the obtained data. The present technology is applicable to, for example, the information processing device which displays data and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji OI, Takehisa SOURAKU, Hiroki GOHARA, Tetsuhiro UCHIDA, Satoshi ASAI, Emika ARAI
  • Publication number: 20190089509
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: transceiver circuitry configured to receive data from the wireless telecommunications network, and a controller configured: to control the transceiver circuitry to receive control information, a control channel and a data channel wherein, the control information defines the period of time between the control channel and the data channel, and to ignore a subsequent control channel received during the period of time following the control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Basuki Priyanto
  • Publication number: 20190090237
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Chrysovalantis Kosta
  • Publication number: 20190089842
    Abstract: In a system in which a wireless access network and another network are connected to each other, an accurate fee is charged in a case where data held in an application server disposed in the wireless access network is used. The application server holds an application and data relating to the application. A usage mode information generating unit generates usage mode information which is information relating to a usage mode when the wireless terminal uses the held data. A network data usage amount measuring unit measures a network data usage amount when the wireless terminal uses data on another network via a wireless access network connected to the wireless terminal. A fee charging unit charges a fee on the basis of the measured network data usage amount and charge a fee on a basis of the generated usage mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO