Patents Assigned to Sony Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 8504036
    Abstract: A method for providing a background image on a display of a mobile telephone, whereby the data of one or more background images are stored in at least one memory accessible for the mobile telephone, comprises an automatic selection of a background image to be displayed, a retrieving of the data of the automatically selected background image from the memory, and a displaying of the retrieved background image on the display of the mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Mitsuya Kishida, Yuji Seo, Jari Maenpaa
  • Patent number: 8483039
    Abstract: A transmitting device for transmitting data and pilot symbols in an OFDM transmission system having transmission antennas. The device includes symbol generating means for generating data said pilot symbols, means for transmitting the data and pilot symbols using subcarriers of the OFDM system. The symbol generating means generates a first and second type pilot symbol, the second having an inverted value of the first so that a first pilot symbol pattern to be transmitted by using one of said plurality of transmission antennas has a different pattern in the frequency and time dimension from a second pilot symbol pattern to be transmitted by using another transmission antenna. First and second pilot symbols are comprised in respective first and second pilot symbol patterns, where at least some of the first and second pilot symbols have the same time allocation and being alternately identical and inverted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Zhaocheng Wang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 8472632
    Abstract: An audio system with a dynamic sound field adaptation to follow a listeners position. The audio system includes a relative location determination mechanism for determining the relative positions of at least all sound emitting components of the audio system with respect to each other, a personal device detector for detecting a personal device belonging to a user, a personal device position tracking mechanism for tracking the position of the personal device, and a re-calibration mechanism for re-calibrating the sound field such that the sweet spot of the sound field is placed at the current position of the personal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Riedel, Ernoe Kovacs, Amen Hamdan
  • Patent number: 8463814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to digital data comprising a passive part (2) comprising content (1) to be protected in encrypted form, an active part (3) comprising information (4) how to decrypt the content (1) comprised in the passive part (2) and a hidden part (6), wherein the active part (3) and the corresponding passive part (2) constitute an active content (8) and the hidden part (6) comprising information (7) about properties of the respective active content (8) and/or respective active part (3) and/or the respective passive part (2). The active part (2) of the active content (8) additionally comprises rules (5) to allow and/or forbid decryption of the content (1) comprised in the passive part (2) of the active content (8) based on the information (7) comprised in the hidden part (6). With that neither a central database has to be accessed nor a special hardware has to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sabine Terranova, Alexander Vollschwitz
  • Publication number: 20130142270
    Abstract: A spatial diversity receiver for wirelessly receiving a modulated RF signal and a method for wirelessly transmitting and receiving the modulated RF signal. The spatial diversity receiver includes at least two antenna arrays and an antenna beam selection control unit. Each antenna array of the spatial diversity receiver includes at least two fixed beam antennas with distinct radiation patterns, and combinations of the fixed beam antennas are selectable for wireless receipt of the modulated RF signal. The antenna beam selection control unit is configured to control at least one antenna switching and/or combining unit in order to select a specific combination of fixed beam antennas from each antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Sony Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 8457250
    Abstract: For example in case of an OFDM multicarrier transmission system the transmission characteristics of subcarriers of a multicarrier transmission system using a plurality of antenna elements (3, 3?) can be adjusted. Particularly the power and the phase of the subcarriers can be adapted. To this object the subcarrier frequency channel (2, 2?) characteristics of the multicarrier transmission are detected (11, 11?) at the side of the transmitter (3). The power of each subcarrier is then distributed by a weighting unit (14, 14?). The subcarriers can be further pre-equalized (1, 1?) by dividing the subcarrier signal respectively by the sum of the squared magnitude of the frequency channel characteristics of all subcarrier signals or a frequency characteristic of the selected antenna element (3, 3?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Bohnke, Seiichi Izumi
  • Patent number: 8456570
    Abstract: A method for a motion detection in an interlaced field sequence includes selecting two initial fields from the interlaced field sequence. Each of the two initial fields have different scan lines. The method also includes interpolating each of the two initial fields to generate two respective new fields. The new fields have raster lines that are congruent. The method further includes generating a value of a pixel of each new field using pixel values of at least two scan lines of a corresponding initial field surrounding the pixel. Further, the method includes performing a motion detection based on the new fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Moesle
  • Patent number: 8437572
    Abstract: A method for sharpness enhancing digital image data (ID), including: generating an intermediate processed image (IPI), in which uniform sections of the digital image data (ID) are cleaned from noise and in which at least one of a group consisting of contours, edges, wedges, structures and textures are detected, wherein the uniform section each fulfil a predefined uniformity criterion, which is descriptive for at least one of a group consisting of uniformity, flatness, structure, and noise content; deriving a blend value b for each pixel (Pbjkab) from the intermediate processed image (IPI) with b ranging between 0 corresponding to flatness and 1 corresponding to texture; two-dimensional sharpness enhancing the digital image data (ID) to generate processed digital image data (PID); and generating output data (outD) by pixelwise blending the digital image data with the processed digital image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Moesle
  • Patent number: 8434939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of measuring a temperature and/or temperature distribution at a resolution <1 &mgr; m in an object and to a device for performing such method, more particularly to a microscope for performing such method. The method comprises applying a molecular thermometer embedded in a matrix layer on an object, photoexciting the said molecular thermometer with a light source of said microscope and measuring emission of radiation from said molecular thermometer with two photodetectors of said microscope. A first intensity at a first wavelength is measured by said first detector, a second intensity at a second wavelength is measured by said second.detector, and a ratio of said intensities is calculated and used to determine a temperature with a calibrated curve. Said microscope is a confocal microscope or a stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Tzenka Miteva, Gabriele Nelles, Akio Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20130084815
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Sony Deutschland GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130084814
    Abstract: A communication system including a first station having at least two first narrow beam antennas and a second station having at least two second narrow beam antennas. The first and second stations establish a first communication path for wireless communication via a pair of first and second narrow beam antennas. When communication via the first communication path is disturbed by obstacles, the first and second stations automatically establish at least one alternative communication path, which is spatially different from the first communication path, for wireless communication using the at least two first narrow beam antennas and the at least two second narrow beam antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SONY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: SONY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
  • Patent number: 8411649
    Abstract: A first wireless ad hoc network with a certain available amount of bandwidth comprises a plurality of wireless terminals communicating via wireless connections with each other. Each wireless connection requires a certain amount of the available amount of bandwidth. A problem occurs, if a wireless terminal wants to set up a new wireless connection requiring bandwidth or requires more bandwidth for an existing wireless connection and the required amount of bandwidth exceeds the left amount of the available amount of bandwidth of the first wireless ad hoc network. In a state of the art wireless ad hoc network the requested bandwidth cannot be provided and a user application may not be possible. According to the invention, however, the required amount of bandwidth can be provided by splitting the first wireless ad hoc network such that a second wireless ad hoc network is spawned which operates in a different communication channel and thus provides additional bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Stadelmeier, Frank Dawidowsky, Jens Hoefflinger
  • Patent number: 8413224
    Abstract: A sophisticated gateway is connectable with at least one device, further sophisticated gateways, and/or a network. The sophisticated gateway includes an emulator proxy module and/or a presenter proxy module. The emulator proxy module receives higher layer data of a higher network layer, and processes the higher layer data thereby generating second intermediate layer data of an intermediate network layer. The processing includes a security function ensuring that the second intermediate layer data conform with a predetermined security level. The presenter proxy module receives and/or processes first intermediate layer data thereby generating the higher layer data. The processing within the presenter proxy module includes a security function ensuring that the higher layer data conform with a predetermined security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Hagg, Arnd Krusche
  • Patent number: 8402074
    Abstract: An adaptive filter device, including a finite impulse response (FIR) filter which is based on filter coefficients, which are determined based on a predetermined iterative adaptation algorithm for determining filter coefficients of an adaptive filter, wherein, in at least one iteration step of said predetermined iterative adaptation algorithm a sum value is determined, wherein each summand of said sum value depends on one of said filter coefficients, and, if said sum value is above a predetermined threshold, the filter coefficients are modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Ben Eitel
  • Patent number: 8401062
    Abstract: A method, and corresponding modem, of transmitting data. The method including: modulating the data onto a plurality of carriers with different carrier frequencies, resulting in a transmission signal; notching predetermined frequency bands of the transmission signal, which predetermined frequency bands would otherwise disturb external transmissions; and boosting carriers that are adjacent to the predetermined frequency bands and that would be attenuated because of the notching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SONY Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schwager, Dietmar Schill, Lothar Stadelmeier
  • Patent number: 8392333
    Abstract: A method for providing protected content, wherein content usage rights information and/or usage state information is embedded into obtained primary data that serves as a basis for a content item to be provided thereby providing the primary data with the embedded content usage rights information and/or usage state information as the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Paul Szucs
  • Publication number: 20130044689
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting and receiving signals in a wireless telecommunication system and to a method for transmitting random access bursts in such an apparatus. The apparatus includes a transmitter for transmitting random access bursts, a receiver for receiving acknowledgement information confirming a successful transmission of a random access burst, a decision unit for deciding if acknowledgement information has been received, and a control unit for randomly choosing a time point for an attempt to retransmit said random access burst from an interval if no acknowledgement information has been received after a random access burst had been transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Sony Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 8371697
    Abstract: A method for image projection on a screen, including providing an image to be projected on the screen, determining excitation light representing the image, and illuminating with the excitation light at least one light excitable layer disposed on the screen, wherein the light excitable layer is configured to be stimulated for the emission of visible light based on the excitation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kemp, Markus Kamm
  • Patent number: 8369436
    Abstract: A spatial diversity receiver for wirelessly receiving a modulated RF signal and a method for wirelessly transmitting and receiving the modulated RF signal. The spatial diversity receiver includes at least two antenna arrays and an antenna beam selection control unit. Each antenna array of the spatial diversity receiver includes at least two fixed beam antennas with distinct radiation patterns, and combinations of the fixed beam antennas are selectable for wireless receipt of the modulated RF signal. The antenna beam selection control unit is configured to control at least one antenna switching and/or combining unit in order to select a specific combination of fixed beam antennas from each antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20130010882
    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 of 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: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SONY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf BÖHNKE, Thomas DÖLLE, Tino PUCH