Patents Assigned to Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication, AB
  • Patent number: 9544578
    Abstract: A portable electronic equipment (1) has an autostereoscopic display (11), a sensor device (2), and a controller (6, 7). The autostereoscopic display (11) comprises a display panel and an image directing device. The sensor device (2) is configured to capture distance information indicative of a distance of a user from the autostereoscopic display (11) and a direction in which the user is positioned. The controller (6, 7) is coupled to the autostereoscopic display (11) to control the display panel (12) and the image directing device based on the distance information and/or direction informa-tion. The controller (6, 7) is configured to compute plural images to be output based on the distance information, to control the display panel to output the computed plural images, and to control the image directing device based on the distance information and/or direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Anders Linge, Martin Ek, Jonas Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 9489109
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device (10) and a method for data communication with such an electronic device. The electronic device combines, on the one hand, a Near Field Communication (NFC) interface, including an antenna and a circuit for generating a modulated electromagnetic wave, and on the other hand a user interface including a touch-sensitive display configured to present an object relating to a communication action executable by means of the NFC interface. A control unit connected to the NFC interface and the user interface, is configured to trigger the NFC interface to execute the communication action responsive to simultaneous detection of the presented object being touched and the NFC interface being in communicative connection with a second NFC interface of a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication AB
    Inventor: Simon Lessing
  • Patent number: 9323410
    Abstract: A mobile device for detecting user input on a display is provided. The mobile device includes a hand-held display unit. The hand-held display unit includes a display having an electromagnetic radiation detector. The electromagnetic radiation detector is configured to detect an electromagnetic radiation profile responsive to a position of a user input object when the position of the user input object is spaced apart from the display. A controller is configured to identify a user input from the electromagnetic radiation profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Jörgen Birkler
  • Publication number: 20160011719
    Abstract: A device may include a touch sensor for determining portions of a touchscreen display that receive touch inputs, and a motion sensor for identifying device motions of the device. Additionally, the device may include a processor to identify coordinates of a portion of the touchscreen display that receives a touch input, identify an input instant at which the touchscreen display receives the touch input, and determine a change of device motion that affects an accuracy of the coordinates of the touch input based on the input instant. In addition, the processor may adjust the coordinates based on the determined change of device motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Henric Andersson
  • Patent number: 9170723
    Abstract: A method and a graphical user interface for processing of an object in light field data is provided. The method and graphical user interface may be used to remove an object or obstruction blocking another object or background of a captured scene. The method and graphical user interface may also be used for high precision edge detection in a light field image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Mats Wernersson
  • Publication number: 20150067509
    Abstract: A portable electronic device for automatically rating a music track comprised in a set of music tracks and a method therein are provided. The portable electronic device detects at least one user interaction during performance of the music track. Next, the portable electronic device adjusts a rating of the music track based on the detected at least one user interaction, thereby automatically rating the music track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATION AB
    Inventors: Petter Alexandersson, Jenny Fredriksson
  • Publication number: 20150009304
    Abstract: A portable electronic equipment (1) has an autostereoscopic display (11), a sensor device (2), and a controller (6, 7). The autostereoscopic display (11) comprises a display panel and an image directing device. The sensor device (2) is configured to capture distance information indicative of a distance of a user from the autostereoscopic display (11) and a direction in which the user is positioned. The controller (6, 7) is coupled to the autostereoscopic display (11) to control the display panel (12) and the image directing device based on the distance information and/or direction informa-tion. The controller (6, 7) is configured to compute plural images to be output based on the distance information, to control the display panel to output the computed plural images, and to control the image directing device based on the distance information and/or direction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Anders Linge, Martin Ek, Jonas Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20150002433
    Abstract: A method comprising identifying a touch point origin in response to a user touching a touch sensitive display device with a finger is provided. The display device displays a graphical image. The method comprises detecting a rotational movement of the finger relation to the origin, determining a rotational direction of the rotational movement and performing a zooming action associated with the rotational direction of the rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: David Karlsson, Henrik Höjer
  • Publication number: 20140292262
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus and a method for magnetically connecting an electrical device to a connector head The object is achieved by an electrical device (200, 600) which is connectable to a connector head (205) comprising a magnet (206) or an electromagnet (606). The electrical device (200, 600) has a magnet (608) or an electromagnet (203, 300, 400), that when supplied with electrical power, is magnetically connectable to the magnet (206) or electromagnet (606) of the connector head (205). The electrical device (200, 600) further has an electromagnet controller (202) connected to the electromagnet (203) and adapted to control the power supply to the electromagnet (203,606) in dependence of an event occurring in the electrical device (200, 600).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Björn Wergeland, Magnus Abrahamsson
  • Publication number: 20140232900
    Abstract: A user device includes a dual array camera in which a first camera includes a first image sensor without a color filter array to capture luminance, and a second camera includes a second image sensor with a color filter array to capture chrominance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Mats Wernersson
  • Publication number: 20140210727
    Abstract: To enhance user interaction with an electronic device having a touch screen, the electronic device permits touch-based user input even if the user inadvertently rests a thumb or finger on the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Tomas Karl-Axel Wassingbo
  • Publication number: 20140198248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shutter blade arrangement (134) for an array camera (100) comprising an array (130) of lenses (131). The shutter blade arrangement (134) comprises: at least one shutter blade (200), an array of openings (201) on said shutter blade (200), and an actuator (160) to control the at least one shutter blade (200), and wherein the at least one shutter blade (200) and said array of lenses (131) are displaceable relative each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Mats Wernersson
  • Publication number: 20140198698
    Abstract: A user device configured to communicate with a remote device via a Wireless Access Point (WAP) listens on one or more active ports for data sent by the WAP while in a sleep mode. Upon receiving data, the user device identifies the port over which it received the data and determines whether that port is on a list of active ports. If the port is on the list, a controller in the user device wakes the user device from the sleep mode to process the data. If the port is not on the list, the controller discards the received data and leaves the user device in the sleep mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Per Kristiansson
  • Publication number: 20140195925
    Abstract: A data transfer method may include processing device gesture data at a providing device in response to a gesture made by movement or orientation of one of the providing device (110) and the requesting device (100) while proximately located to the other one of the providing device and the requesting device. The device gesture data may indicate the movement or orientation. The data transfer method may also include initiating a data transfer from the providing device to the requesting device in response to the device gesture data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Anders Wikander
  • Publication number: 20140176485
    Abstract: A touch screen comprises a display displaying through a front surface of the display and a sensor system. The sensor system is interposed between a back surface of the display and a bottom surface of a housing in which the touch screen is arranged. The sensor system comprises a first electrode assembly and a second electrode assembly and is configured to sense capacitance between the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly. The touch screen further comprises a processor being configured to determine based on the sensed capacitance a force resulting from the touch action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Per Holmberg, Tomas Kulle, Bjorn Rosqvist, Gunnar Klinghult, Allan Johansson, Lars Knutsson, Georgeta Anton, Peter Aberg
  • Publication number: 20140133669
    Abstract: A headset device includes a component to monitor a predetermined proximity of the headset device. The predetermined proximity includes an area where a user of the headset is positioned during operation of the headset. The headset device includes a processor to execute instructions to monitor the predetermined proximity of the headset. The processor is also to determine whether a detectable object is within the predetermined proximity of the headset based on a characteristic property of the detectable object. The characteristic property of the detectable object is one of a black body emitting property or a conducting property. Additionally, the processor is to place the headset into an active state when it is determined that the detectable object is within the predetermined proximity, and place the headset into a standby state when it is determined that the detectable object is not within the predetermined proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Alexandar Rodzevski
  • Publication number: 20140132462
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in a portable electronic device may include first and second metal elements. One of the first and second metal elements may be provided by a metal backplate of a housing of the portable electronic device. The antenna system may additionally include a coupling feed element between the first and second metal elements of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Zhinong Ying
  • Publication number: 20140098977
    Abstract: A method for reducing a disturbance on a signal path is provided. The disturbance is caused by a capacitance of a semiconductor switch (131-133) of an integrated circuit (130). The semiconductor switch (131-133) switches the signal path. The capacitance (203, 214) acts between the semiconductor switch (131-133) and a power supply terminal of the integrated circuit (130). According to the method, the power supply terminal of the integrated circuit (130) is coupled via an impedance (138, 139) to a power supply (137, 140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Peter Körner, Kaj Ullén
  • Publication number: 20140085422
    Abstract: Methods and devices (20) are provided which provide, for example capture with a camera (22, 23), at least one intermediate image of a scene. Colors of the at least one intermediate image are modified based on depth information (210, 28), and a final image is provided based on the at least one intermediate image with modified colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Pär-Anders Aronsson, Martin Ek, Magnus Jendbro, Magnus Landqvist, Pär Stenberg, Ola Thörn
  • Publication number: 20140078010
    Abstract: Antenna systems are provided including a chassi and first and second radiating elements coupled to the chassi. The first radiating element is configured to amplify excitation of the chassi and the second radiating element is configured to reduce excitation of the chassi so as to reduce mutual coupling in the antenna system. Related co-located antennas and methods of controlling mutual coupling are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Hui Li, Buon Kiong Lau, Ying Zhinong