Patents Assigned to Sony Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 8861622
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus transmits signals in a digital telecommunication system and a synchronising method is used for synchronizing such signals at a receiving apparatus. The transmitting apparatus prepares for transmission a reference symbol having at least two repetition patterns, whereby one of the at least two repetition patterns is phase-shifted in relation to the other repetition pattern, and a synchronizing mechanism in the digital telecommunication system uses the reference symbol once received for synchronization. The synchronizing mechanism uses a cross-correlation mechanism to cross-correlate at least one of the two repetition patterns within a correlation window having a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Böhnke, Thomas Dölle, Tino Puch
  • Patent number: 8841070
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for processing an analyte and to a method of processing and/or detecting an analyte using said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Harnack, Ingeborg Hospach, Claire Basquin, Akio Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20140247891
    Abstract: A power line communication method for realizing data communication between at least one first or sending power line communication partner device and at least one second or receiving power line communication partner device. The method checks transmission conditions of a plurality of possible communication channels, thereby generating transmission condition data descriptive for the communication conditions of the respective possible communication channels. Additionally, communication conditions of the plurality of possible communication channels are selected as actual communication conditions based on the transmission condition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas SCHWAGER, Markus ZUMKELLER, Gralf GAEDEKEN, Stephen TIEDEMANN, Lothar STADELMEIER
  • Patent number: 8811933
    Abstract: A power line communication method for realizing data communication between at least one first or sending power line communication partner device and at least one second or receiving power line communication partner device. The method checks transmission conditions of a plurality of possible communication channels, thereby generating transmission condition data descriptive for the communication conditions of the respective possible communication channels. Additionally, communication conditions of the plurality of possible communication channels are selected as actual communication conditions based on the transmission condition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schwager, Markus Zumkeller, Gralf Gaedeken, Stephen Tiedemann, Lothar Stadelmeier
  • Publication number: 20140229864
    Abstract: A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jana Eggink, Thomas Kemp, Wilhelm Hagg, Taufan Zimmer, Tomasz Feduszczak
  • Publication number: 20140191968
    Abstract: A receiving and transmitting node for a wireless data network, and a wireless data network based on magnetic induction. The receiving node includes an antenna receive module for receiving one or more data signals emitted from the transmitting node and a calculation module adapted to calculate one or more distances between the receiving node and the transmitting node, and/or adapted to calculate the position of the transmitting node in relation to the position of the receiving node, and/or adapted to calculate the orientation of the transmitting node in relation to the orientation of the receiving node. The reception of the data signal is based on magnetic induction and the calculation of the one or more distances, and the position of the transmitting node and/or the orientation of the transmitting node is based on the one or more data signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz HOHL, Matthias RIEDEL, Juan NOGUEIRA-NINE
  • Patent number: 8773972
    Abstract: A transmitting device for transmitting signals carrying data in a wireless communication system, including at least two beam antennas, each beam antenna having a main beaming direction at a different angle; a generator configured to generate a number of signal streams to be transmitted over a wireless communication channel within the wireless communication system, wherein each of the signal streams includes a different version of the data and the number of signal streams corresponds to the number of the at least two beam antennas, wherein each signal stream is transmitted over the wireless communication channel via a different beam antenna of the at least two beam antennas; and a cyclic delay diversity unit configured to cyclically shift each different version of data and to use cyclic delay diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: SONY DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhaocheng Wang
  • Patent number: 8767293
    Abstract: A microscope measurement system including: an optical microscope including a microscope body and an objective connected to the microscope body; a chamber including a support mechanism holding an object to be examined therein, the chamber including an opening inserting the objective into the chamber such that the objective is located essentially within the chamber and the microscope body is located essentially outside of the chamber; a sealing mechanism that provides an essentially gas-tight connection between the optical microscope and the chamber such that the chamber is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Tzenka Miteva, Piotr Minkin, Gabriele Nelles, Akio Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8762849
    Abstract: A method of displaying information on a screen, including providing the information, wherein the information is based on user text information, and displaying a predefined message on a screen, if the user text information is empty or invalid, otherwise displaying the user text information on the screen for a display time, wherein the display time depends on an amount and/or complexity of the user text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Beermann, Arne Boess
  • Patent number: 8754937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video signal processing apparatus including a telecine conversion signal detecting unit configured to detect whether or not an input video signal in an interlaced system is a telecine converted video signal; an IP converting unit configure to convert the input video signal into a signal in a progressive system according to a detected result obtained by the telecine conversion signal detecting unit; and a noise level detecting unit configured to detect a noise level of the input video signal. The video signal processing apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control a detection sensitivity of the telecine conversion signal detecting unit such that the input video signal is detected as the telecine converted video signal less easily if a noise level is increased based on the detected result obtained from the noise level detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Shinichiro Miyazaki, Yoshihide Nagatsu
  • Patent number: 8743675
    Abstract: A communication device for transmitting orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signals in a wireless communication system. The device includes a plurality of antenna elements that transmit the OFDM signals to a receiver over a plurality of transmission channels in the wireless communication system. The device also generates weight coefficients applied to each of the plurality of subcarrier signals, and controls an amplitude and/or phase of the plurality of subcarrier signals as a function of said weight coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Seiichi Izumi
  • Patent number: 8727880
    Abstract: A mobile magnetic field apparatus operable to generate and/or receive a magnetic field including at least one coil operable to generate and/or receive a magnetic field, respectively, the magnetic field being modulated by at least one frequency and/or identification code, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Jochen Rebmann
  • Patent number: 8724703
    Abstract: A method for motion estimation with respect to a sequence of images. Respective updates are generated based on predictor vectors. The updates are distributed over a plurality of tables, which are organized in a plurality of table sets. Only a single table of updates, of a respective selected table set, is applied to a given predictor vector to generate a limited set of candidate vectors only. For a subsequent predictor vector, a further single table of the plurality of tables out of the plurality of table sets is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Tappermann, Yalcin Incesu
  • Patent number: 8688157
    Abstract: A method providing wireless communication between a first station and a second station. The method establishes at least one communication path between at least one pair of antennas including a first antenna of the first station and a second antenna of the second station, wherein at least one of the first and second antennas is a narrow beam antenna, selects at least one part of the bandwidth available on the communication path, and transmits data between the pair of antennas over the selected part of the bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Zhaocheng Wang, Masahiro Uno
  • Patent number: 8688699
    Abstract: A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: SONY Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jana Eggink, Thomas Kemp, Wilhelm Hagg, Taufan Zimmer, Tomasz Feduszczak
  • Patent number: 8665840
    Abstract: A receiving and transmitting node for a wireless data network, and a wireless data network based on magnetic induction. The receiving node includes an antenna receive module for receiving one or more data signals emitted from the transmitting node and a calculation module adapted to calculate one or more distances between the receiving node and the transmitting node, and/or adapted to calculate the position of the transmitting node in relation to the position of the receiving node, and/or adapted to calculate the orientation of the transmitting node in relation to the orientation of the receiving node. The reception of the data signal is based on magnetic induction and the calculation of the one or more distances, and the position of the transmitting node and/or the orientation of the transmitting node is based on the one or more data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Hohl, Matthias Riedel, Juan Nogueira-Nine
  • Patent number: 8663780
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a membrane having a tampered pore, a polymeric membrane having a tapered pore, and uses of such polymeric membrane are disclosed. The membrane includes apertures of increasing diameter which are aligned with each other to form the tapered pore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Harnack, Jurina Wessels, Akio Yasuda, James Clarke, Terry Reid
  • Publication number: 20140037022
    Abstract: A communication device for transmitting orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signals in a wireless communication system. The device includes a plurality of antenna elements that transmit the OFDM signals to a receiver over a plurality of transmission channels in the wireless communication system. The device also generates weight coefficients applied to each of the plurality of subcarrier signals, and controls an amplitude and/or phase of the plurality of subcarrier signals as a function of said weight coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Seiichi IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20140040485
    Abstract: A system for establishing a session between two entities in a telecommunications network. The system includes the following Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): a Management API representing an interface between the system and an entity managing it, an API representing an interface between the system, middleware and/or an application using services offered by the system, and a generic session-layer protocol API representing an interface between the system and a User Agent of a session-layer protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GmbH & CO. KG, SONY DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Davide Mandato, Teodora Guenkova-Luy, Andreas Kassler, Markus Nosse
  • Patent number: RE44809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to devices for transmitting and receiving data in a code division multiple access telecommunication system. A random access time window (20) is provided, which comprises a plurality of random access slots for transmitting random access data, for example from a mobile station (24) to a base station (25). The plurality of random access slots in the random access time window (20) is divided into at least two groups, whereby the groups are allocated to respective priority classes, whereby the priority classes represent the transmission priorities of the random access data to be transmitted in the random access slots. The present invention allows a reduction in congestion on the random access slots for certain access types at the expense of other access types and a more efficient use of the random access time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: John Halton, Paul James