Patents Assigned to Sony Corporation of America
  • Publication number: 20220201591
    Abstract: Stations (STAs) in the network transmit broadcast frames which incorporate sharing information about specific parameter settings in the basic service set (BSS). Updates are transmitted to the other STAs when parameter settings change, which include version information about the parameter settings. A STA receiving an update records version information, which is incorporated in any response or broadcast back to the transmitting station to indicate that the specific update was properly received. The transmitting STA can indicate which other STAs are to provide feedback to the update information. The sharing information, or indicated portions thereof, may be shared with overlapping BSS STAs as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Liangxiao Xin, Mohamed Abouelseoud
  • Publication number: 20220174732
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) protocol allowing a Transmit Opportunity (TXOP) holder, whether its an AP or non-AP STA, to share the TXOP with other stations, that are either AP or non-AP STAs. An intent to share the TXOP is communicated by the TXOP holder either directly or indirectly with other STAs and/or AP, after which scheduling information (time and duration) are shared with the STAs and/or AP. When the TXOP occurs, the STAs and/or AP can access the channel at the time and for the duration specified, thus providing increased use of the TXOP to improve efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Qing Xia, Mohamed Abouelseoud, Liangxiao Xin
  • Publication number: 20220167406
    Abstract: A WLAN protocol which addresses a fairness issue in sharing MLD link access between STR and NSTR MLDs. The protocol allows NSTR MLDs to be transmitting under certain circumstances even when receiving on the other link of the NSTR link pair. A process is described in which an NSTR timer is utilized in a process of determining whether an NSTR MLD is allowed to transmit on a link of a NSTR link pair of the NSTR MLD even when it is receiving on the other link of the NSTR link pair. Numerous examples are described for utilizing this enhanced WLAN protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Liangxiao Xin, Mohamed Abouelseoud
  • Publication number: 20220116851
    Abstract: Reduced signaling overhead is provided in an apparatus and method for communications within a mesh network. The communications involve using two different beacon signals. A peer beacon contains time synchronization and resource management information to maintain existing links among one or more neighboring peer stations, while a separate network discovery beacon contains mesh network profile information that identifies the mesh network to aid network discovery for wireless communication stations wanting to join the mesh network. Embodiments describe coordination between peer stations to determine which stations are to send the network discovery beacons, so that at any given period of time not all stations need to be transmitting the discovery beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mohamed Abouelseoud, Ramy Abdallah, Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10911839
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Austin Noronha, Udupi Ramanath Bhat
  • Patent number: 10865310
    Abstract: Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (I): including stereoisomers, salts and tautomers thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, L1, L2, L3, L4, M, m and n are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation of America, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy Matray, Sharat Singh
  • Patent number: 10866244
    Abstract: Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (I): or a stereoisomer, tautomer or salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, L1, L2, L3, L4, M, m and n are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tracy Matray, Sharat Singh
  • Patent number: 10571999
    Abstract: A system and method including a disposable wearable device that provides enhanced capabilities to a non-wearable device for a limited period of time by sensing proximity and securely exchanging permissions with the non-wearable device. In one embodiment, the wearable device is capable of sensing one or more bio-signals that are provided to the non-wearable, tactile feedback, or the like. The wearable device may be disposable and may also provide additional tactile feedback for the extended feature (e.g. game feedback, etc). In another embodiment, the wearable device is capable of sensing one or more bio-signals that are provided to the non-wearable, tactile feedback, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Nobuo Tanaka, Vladimir Elgort, Jacelyn Danielson, Anton Kalachev, John Wong, Behram DaCosta, Udupi Ramanath Bhat, Ludovic Copere, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10528121
    Abstract: A smart wearable device with sensors that can acquire biological input about the user as well as environmental data is presented. Theses sensors can acquire sensor input which causes the smart wearable device to identify a required task to perform. If the smart wearable device determines that the task can only be performed properly by acquiring new capabilities, the smart wearable device can automatically acquire the necessary capabilities from various data sources and configure itself to perform the task properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Nobuo Tanaka, Vladimir Elgort, Jacelyn Danielson, Anton Kalachev, John Wong, Behram DaCosta, Udupi Ramanath Bhat, Ludovic Copere, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10466158
    Abstract: A microparticle sorting apparatus includes a detection unit which detects microparticles flowing through a flow path; an imaging device which images a droplet containing the microparticles which is discharged from an orifice provided on an edge portion of the flow path; a charge unit which applies a charge to the droplets; and a control unit which determines a delay time as from a time that the microparticles are detected by the detection unit to the time at which the sum of intensity of an image region imaged by the imaging device reaches a maximum, making it possible for the charge unit to apply a charge to the microparticles once the delay time has lapsed after the microparticles are detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Fumitaka Otsuka, Michael Zordan, Akiko Tsuji, Yuya Suzuki, Masashi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 10435563
    Abstract: Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (I): including stereoisomers, salts and tautomers thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, M1, M2, A, q, w and n are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tracy Matray, Hesham Sherif, C. Frederick Battrell
  • Publication number: 20190300716
    Abstract: Polymers comprising first and second fluorescent or colored moieties on the polymer backbone and two or more charged moieties on the polymer backbone between the first and second colored or fluorescent moieties are provided. The polymers are useful as fluorescent or colored dyes. Methods associated with preparation and use of such polymers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tracy Matray, Sharat Singh, Michael VanBrunt
  • Patent number: 10395686
    Abstract: Various devices and systems may benefit from enhanced reading of optical media. For example, certain computer systems may benefit from array reading of optical media. An apparatus may include, for example, an array of optical sensors. The array of optical sensors may be configured to read a plurality of parallel linear strips of data from an optical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Nikolai Gallo
  • Patent number: 10395688
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to storage systems. In one implementation, a system includes a plurality of storage libraries that store a plurality of removable media units. The system also includes a plurality of head units for reading and writing to one or more of the removable media units. The system also includes a plurality of robots that transfer one or more of the removable media units between one or more of the storage libraries and one or more of the head units. The system also includes enabling one or more of the robots to recover a set of data from two or more of the removable media units if a failure occurs in association with at least one of the other removable media units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Ando Hideki, Horst Schellong
  • Patent number: 10375456
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Austin Noronha, Udupi Ramanath Bhat
  • Patent number: 10346480
    Abstract: Social graph based information recommendation engines, devices, systems and methods are described where information of interest can be retrieved and provided to a user based on sensor input and profile or preference information about the user or about a person other than the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vladimir Elgort, Nobuo Tanaka, Kentaro Nakamura, Loren McRoss
  • Patent number: 10234936
    Abstract: A wearable sensor device, system and method are provided for monitoring the attention, workload or other physical status of the wearer of the wearable sensor device. At least one biometric index value is formulated for a characteristic status from the processed sensor data of the sensors of the device and the biometric index value may also incorporate prior test data and questionnaire response information in the calculated value. The system may include any number of wearable devices that have sensors, a processor and a communications link as well as a remote computer and a non-wearable device with an interface. The status of the wearer of a wearable sensor device can be monitored with the simple display of the biometric index value as well as the data from the individual sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Nobuo Tanaka, Vladimir Elgort, Jacelyn Danielson, Anton Kalachev, John Wong, Behram DaCosta, Udupi Ramanath Bhat, Ludovic Copere, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10191537
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing customized haptic feedback for a wearable device with sensors, a processor, memory, haptic outputs and optional communications module. Sensor information is used to provide the context for customizing the haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Nobuo Tanaka, Vladimir Elgort, Jacelyn Danielson, Anton Kalachev, John Wong, Behram DaCosta, Udupi Ramanath Bhat, Ludovic Copere, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10114453
    Abstract: Networked smart wearable devices and methods for dynamic power management of multiple wearable devices and the optimization of the network sensor data load through network control of the sensors in each wearable device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Nobuo Tanaka, Vladimir Elgort, Jacelyn Danielson, Anton Kalachev, John Wong, Behram DaCosta, Udupi Ramanath Bhat, Ludovic Copere, Masaki Kataoka
  • 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