Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation
  • Publication number: 20180302603
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method by which three-dimensional data can be generated with high accuracy on the basis of two-dimensional image data and depth image data. A coordinate transformation data generation unit generates, on the basis of two-dimensional image data of a first viewpoint group and two-dimensional image data of a second viewpoint group, coordinate transformation data for converting a three-dimensional position in a first three-dimensional coordinate system of the first viewpoint group into a three-dimensional position in a second three-dimensional coordinate system of the second viewpoint group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180302769
    Abstract: [Object] To further improve certainty of security assurance using a cellular system. [Solution] A device including: a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, via the wireless communication, information related to a response destination of a message transmitted from a base station via the wireless communication; and a processing unit configured to execute a process related to a response to the response destination on the message on a basis of the acquired information related to the response destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180302665
    Abstract: Identification of services that carry the same or equivalent content. A reception apparatus includes circuitry configured receive first service information for a first service included in a first broadcast stream, and receive second service information for a second service included in a second broadcast stream. The first service is associated with a first virtual channel number and the second service is associated with a second virtual channel number. The circuitry is configured to determine whether the first service included in the first broadcast stream contains the same programming content as a service included in another broadcast stream based on the first service information. The first service information includes an identifier included in the second service information when the first service included in the first broadcast stream contains the same programming content as the second service included in the second broadcast stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mark EYER
  • Publication number: 20180302691
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to providing smart tags. In some implementations, a method includes receiving, at a server, a video stream from a video camera. The method further includes receiving, at the server, a plurality of tags from a plurality of client devices, where each tag of the plurality of tags tags a portion of the video stream. The method further includes tagging the video stream based on the plurality of tags. The method further includes grouping the plurality of tags into a plurality of tag groups, where each tag group includes one or more tags received from a particular client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Austin Noronha, Udupi Ramanath Bhat
  • Publication number: 20180301051
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to evaluate an evaluation target on a basis of target data regarding the evaluation target acquired from blockchain data circulated on a peer-to-peer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki ISOZU
  • Publication number: 20180302768
    Abstract: An electronic device configured to perform wireless communication in accordance with vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, the V2X communication including at least vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communication, each of the V2V, V2I and V2P communications having an intermittent communication function; receive a signal associated with a location of the electronic device; determine whether to activate or deactivate a communication parameter corresponding to the V2P communication based on the signal associated with the location of the electronic device; activate or deactivate the communication parameter corresponding to the V2P communication based on the determining; and activate the intermittent communication function for the V2P communication in a case that that the parameter corresponding to the V2P communication is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa UCHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180302780
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication device which includes a function information transmitting unit for transmitting, via a wireless communication network, function information relating to a function of the wireless communication device, a function information receiving unit for receiving function information transmitted from another device, a function information comparison unit for comparing the function information of the wireless communication device and the function information received from such other device, and a function determination unit for determining which of the wireless communication device and such other device is to play a function of an access point, based on a result of the comparison by the function information comparison unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko NAITO, Katsutoshi ITOH, Osamu YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180302694
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to providing highlights of an event recording. In some implementations, a method includes receiving, at a client device, a video stream associated with an event. The method further includes receiving, at the client device, one or more tag commands from a user. The method further includes generating one or more tags based on the one or more tag commands, where each tag of the one or more tags tags a portion of the video stream. The method further includes tagging one or more portions of the video stream based on the one or more tags. The method further includes storing a copy of the video stream and the one or more tags on the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Austin Noronha, Udupi Ramanath Bhat
  • Publication number: 20180300921
    Abstract: To display images by suitably superimposing a graphics image on a high-dynamic-range image in an easily visible manner. GOEA dynamic range converter (311) converts a SDR graphics image to an HDR graphics image based on metadata. An image combiner (312) combines the graphics image of which the dynamic range has been converted to HDR with HDR content. A dynamic range converter (313) performs display mapping on the HDR content combined with the graphics image based on metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Aiba, Hiroaki Eto
  • Publication number: 20180299963
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, the information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a recognition accuracy related to a recognition based on sensing data; and a control unit configured to make a first user operation recognizable when the recognition accuracy is included in a first range, and make a second user operation recognizable when the recognition accuracy is included in a second range different from the first range, the second user operation being different from the first user operation and related to the first user operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo FUKAZAWA, Kuniaki TORII, Takahiro OKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180300862
    Abstract: Colour conversion apparatus comprises mapping circuitry configured to map pixels of an input image having colour components in an input colour space to pixels of an mapped image having colour components in an output colour space, the input colour space and the output colour space being different colour spaces such that at least a subset of colours representable in the input colour space are not representable in the output colour space; the mapping circuitry being configured to: convert pixels from the input colour space to an intermediate colour space in which a colour space representation of hue approximates to a consistent perceived hue independent of brightness and/or saturation; map pixels in the intermediate colour space which lie outside a region of the intermediate colour space corresponding to representable colours in the output colour space to generate mapped pixels so that the mapped pixels lie within that region, by varying the brightness and/or saturation of those pixels in the intermediate colour
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Mark KEATING
  • Publication number: 20180301032
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit 341-1 acquires a polarization image and a non-polarization image indicating a peripheral area of a moving body, such as the peripheral area of a vehicle. A discrimination information generation unit 342-1 uses the polarization image acquired by the image acquisition unit 341-1 and generates analysis object discrimination information indicating a road surface or the like. An image analysis unit 344-1 uses an image of an image analysis area set on the basis of the analysis object discrimination information generated by the discrimination information generation unit 342-1 with respect to the non-polarization image acquired by the image acquisition unit 341-1, and performs a discrimination of an object, such as an obstacle on the road surface. It is possible to efficiently perform a determination of the presence of the object from the non-polarization image of the peripheral area of the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Hirasawa, Hideki Oyaizu, Yuhi Kondo, Suguru Aoki, Taketo Akama
  • Publication number: 20180295809
    Abstract: [Object] A livestock management system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a stay determination unit. The stay determination unit determines, on the basis of data regarding a plurality of individual identification signals transmitted from a transmission apparatus that is attached to a livestock animal and transmits the individual identification signal made corresponding to the livestock animal, whether or not the livestock animal is staying within a target region corresponding to the individual identification signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Yajima, Hideo Niikura, Hidenori Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20180300898
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that permit camera calibration with high accuracy by using a known object in images captured by a plurality of imaging sections. An estimation section estimates a 3D position of a road sign included in each of images captured by a plurality of cameras with respect to each of the imaging sections. A recognition section recognizes a positional relationship between the plurality of cameras on the basis of the 3D position of the road sign with respect to each of the cameras estimated by the estimation section. The positional relationship between the plurality of cameras recognized by the recognition section is used to correct the images captured by the plurality of cameras. The present disclosure is applicable, for example, to image processing apparatuses and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Eshima, Akihiko Kaino, Takaaki Kato, Shingo Tsurumi
  • Publication number: 20180300057
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a touch pattern (or proximity pattern, or characteristic pattern such as a capacitance pattern of a user's finger) and compares the same with the registered pattern to determine if there is a likeness. In doing so, the electronic device is operated at a low power state, and in that low power state observes whether a predetermined pattern is observed and when it is, unlocks the electronic device for interaction with a user at a fully operational state. By operating in the low power state while waiting to observe a predetermined pattern before unlocking the user interface, the device does not waste power on false positive detections, and allows for convenient wakeup and accessibility by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anatol Ward, Kouichiro Takashima
  • Publication number: 20180301499
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes an Si substrate in which a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts visible light incident from a back surface side is formed, and a lower substrate provided under the Si substrate and configured to photoelectrically convert infrared light incident from the back surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Mabuchi, Hideshi Abe, Hideo Kanbe, Shiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20180299880
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved information processing device, a novel and improved information processing method, and a novel and improved transportation system capable of realizing more stable article transportation in article transportation by unmanned flyers. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a display information control unit configured to control display of a screen used for a user to select a container to be conveyed by an unmanned flyer from candidates for the container on a basis of the candidates for the container accommodating an article and conveyed by the unmanned flyer in article transportation by the unmanned flyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20180302174
    Abstract: A communication control device that acquires first interference information indicating a first interference from communication involving a communication node that is not controlled by the communication control device and second interference information indicating a second interference from communication involving another communication node that is controlled by the communication control device. The communication control device classifies the communication nodes into groups related to a decision of a radio resource that is available for use by a communication node based on the first interference information and the second interference information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Furuichi, Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura, Hiromasa Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20180300417
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an experience extracting unit extracting experience information including information related to a time or a place from text information input by a user, and a user extracting unit extracting a user group in which the experience information of one or more users extracted by the experience extracting unit is compared to find a commonality in the experience information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichi TAKAMURA, Kei TATENO
  • Publication number: 20180302131
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a wireless communication device. The method includes: a sending side device generating a common sequence to send to a plurality of receiving side devices; each of the plurality of receiving side devices determining a first analog weight parameter according to a receiving situation of the common sequence, and determining an antenna configuration for sending a pre-determined pilot frequency signal corresponding to the receiving side device according to the determined first analog weight parameter to send the pre-determined pilot frequency signal to the sending side device; and the sending side device determining a second analog weight parameter regarding the receiving side device according to a receiving situation of the pre-determined pilot frequency signal, and determining an antenna configuration for sending data regarding the receiving side device according to the determined second analog weight parameter to send the data to the receiving side device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peiyao ZHAO, Zhaocheng WANG, Xudong ZHU, Jinhui CHEN