Patents Assigned to Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8510784
    Abstract: In a cooperative processing system for performing cooperative process between a portable terminal and a television terminal through a service server and a device control server, content and content information separately managed by a content server connected to the television terminal and the service server are searched based on a search condition extracted from the content or the content information reproduced and displayed by the portable terminal, and the search result of the content and the content information is seamlessly displayed on the television terminal. Consequently, the convenience of the user in content usage can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fukuda, Kazuto Mugura, Nariaki Satoh, Ippei Tambata, Goro Takaki, Rui Yamagami
  • Publication number: 20130194223
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Anatol WARD, Kouichiro TAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130044265
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an interface that receives a wireless signal, a power supply that converts an input direct current (DC) power supply into a predetermined voltage by switching the input DC power supply at a switching frequency to generate a driving power supply, and a controller that controls the switching frequency based on a condition of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Tadashi SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20130016447
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device that protects a power amplifier from ESD. The ESD protection device includes a filter circuit connected to an antenna line of a wireless communication apparatus and that passes an ESD component having a predetermined frequency or less, a detection circuit that converts an output of the filter circuit into an analog DC output, a level determination circuit that detects that the analog DC output of the detection circuit is a predetermined threshold value or more, and a control interrupt circuit that controls a state of the power amplifier in accordance with an output of the level determination circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Goh KITABATA, Minato HARADA
  • Publication number: 20120321196
    Abstract: Automatically preparing communications for transmission by a mobile terminal device. In one example, this includes storing contact information including personal contacts and associated address and face image information. A face image is extracted from within a still image content to obtain an extracted face image. The extracted face image is linked to a given personal contact among the personal contacts by finding a match corresponding to the extracted face image among previously extracted face images found in the stored contact information. The given personal contact is correlated to address information using the contact information, and a message is automatically prepared for transmission to the given personal contact using the address information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tanigawa, Keiko Hiraoka, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Mayu Irimajiri, Atsushi Imai, Seiji Muramatsu, Takamoto Tsuda, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Tomoharu Okamoto, Akihiko Adachi, Tatsuhiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20120293427
    Abstract: An information processing device that includes a display, a touch panel that detects a gesture operation, a memory that stores a correlation between each of a plurality of effects that can be applied to an object displayed on the display and one of a plurality of gesture operations, and a processor that applies one of the plurality of effects that corresponds to the detected gesture operation to an object displayed on the display, and controls the display to display the object to which the one of the plurality effects is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Mukai, Shunichi Kusano
  • Publication number: 20120293117
    Abstract: A charging device that includes a first battery charged at a first rate and a second battery that is charged at a second rate, which is faster than the first rate. The charging device includes an interface that receives electric power from a charger; a first switch disposed between the interface and the first battery; a second switch disposed between the second battery and the first battery; a battery voltage detection circuit that detects a voltage of the second battery; a charger detection circuit connected to the interface that detects whether power is being received from the charger; and a switch control circuit that controls the first switch and the second switch based on outputs of the charger detection circuit and the battery voltage detection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuya Suzuki, Kuniharu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120268345
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus that includes a first antenna having a first feed point, a second antenna having a second feed point, and a first non-feed element grounded at a first ground point disposed at a first predetermined distance from the first feed point and the second feed point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro BUNGO
  • Publication number: 20120268378
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a touch panel unit that detects a touch input; an application control unit that sets one of a plurality of application programs to an active state as an active-state application program; a profile information acquiring unit that acquires profile information corresponding to the active-state application program; and a parameter updating unit that sets a detection parameter of the touch panel unit based on the profile information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATION JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Tokutake
  • Publication number: 20120242456
    Abstract: An RFID module including an antenna element forming an RFID antenna; an RFID circuit block to which the antenna element is connected; and a first resonance frequency adjustment circuit having an element that includes a drain terminal connected to the antenna element, a gate terminal that is grounded, and a source terminal that is grounded, wherein a pull-up resistor is connected between the drain terminal and a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Takaaki TSUSHIMA, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Toshihiko Takeda, Zenkichi Mihara
  • Publication number: 20120244911
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device including a communication processor that conducts wireless communication processing, an operation unit that receives an instruction input from a user for selecting a communication contact, a displacement detector that detects a magnitude of displacement in orientation of the mobile terminal device, and a controller that causes the communication processor to conduct the wireless communication with the selected communication contact according to the detected magnitude of displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kosuke ENDO, Hironori Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120238320
    Abstract: A proximity sensor that includes a light emitting section that emits light; a light receiving section that detects the light emitted from the light emitting section reflected from an object; a window member that covers the light emitting section and the light receiving section; a first columnar portion disposed to extend between the light emitting section and the window member; and a second columnar portion disposed to extend between the light receiving section and the window member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Kido
  • Publication number: 20120223588
    Abstract: A non-contact power transmission apparatus that includes a power supply circuit that generates electrical power; a switch connected to an output of the power supply circuit; a first power transmission antenna connected to a first output of the switch; a second power transmission antenna connected to a second output of the switch; a communication interface that communicates with a device; and a control unit that controls the switch based on a state of the device obtained via the communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Katsuya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20120206382
    Abstract: An information input apparatus including a user interface that detects a first input operation and a processor that assigns information to each of a plurality of directions from a position centered at the first input operation detected by the user interface. The user interface detects a second input operation corresponding to one of the plurality of directions, and the processor selects information assigned to the one of the plurality of directions as an input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Shunichi KUSANO
  • Publication number: 20120208501
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus including an operation lock mode setting unit that sets an operation lock mode; an event container display control unit that displays, when a predetermined event occurs, an event container indicating the occurred predetermined event on a display unit; an event container display change control unit that sets an event container between an active state and an inactive state; a lock canceling operation unit that cancels the operation lock mode; and a canceling operation handling control unit that, when an active-state event container is displayed on the display unit and the operation lock mode is canceled, performs automatic activation and display of an application program corresponding to the event of the active-state event container, and when all event containers on the display unit are in the inactive state and the operation lock mode is canceled, displays a predetermined display screen on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Takamoto Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20120190299
    Abstract: A host side wireless communication terminal and guest side wireless communication terminals are stacked together, for example. The wireless communication terminals each generate an access point list within a range wherein near field wireless communication can be performed. The host side wireless communication terminal stores the data of the vibratory waveform by the user tapping a finger or the like on the casing, as reference data. The guest side wireless communication terminals detect the vibratory waveforms propagated through the casing or the like of the host side device, set the vibratory waveform data as key data, and transmits this to the host side by near field wireless communication. Upon the key data and reference data matching, the host side wireless communication device performs near field wireless communication pairing between the wireless communication devices that have transmitted the key data thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Susumu TAKATSUKA, Tetsuya Naruse
  • Publication number: 20120162936
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a first casing, and a second casing connected to the first casing. An electrically conductive plate is disposed inside either of the first casing and the second casing or between the first casing and the second casing. A flexible printed circuit board connects the first casing and the second casing. An electrically conductive reinforcement member is connected to a surface of a portion of the flexible printed circuit board. An electrically conductive connecting member conducts electricity between the electrically conductive reinforcement member and the electrically conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Kotaro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20120162025
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including an antenna device including an antenna element and a first non-feeding element, a radio-frequency unit that receives a signal from the antenna element, first and second matching circuits connected to the antenna element, a first switch that selectively connects one of the first and second matching circuits to the radio-frequency unit, a second switch that selectively grounds the first non-feeding element, an attitude-detection unit that detects an attitude of the mobile terminal, and a control unit that controls the first and second switches based on an output of the attitude-detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi OHNO, Aiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120150431
    Abstract: A portable navigation device and method are capable of presenting a destination direction to a user without resorting to visual sensation with a relatively simple configuration. Vibration elements are disposed on or in different positions of a housing. The respective vibration intensities of the vibration elements are determined on the basis of an angular difference ? between a destination direction Vn and a terminal direction Vd. The vibration elements are respectively controlled in accordance with the determined vibration intensities. The position of a vibration, which is obtained as a result of blending vibrations of the vibration elements is sensed by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Tatsuya OOKA
  • Publication number: 20120139950
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that displays an image at a touch panel display, detects whether a face image is included in the displayed image, sets a point of the displayed image as a center point for a magnification ratio change based on the detected face image, and controls the touch panel display to change a magnification ratio of the displayed image centered at the center point based on a touch input received at the touch panel display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Shinji SOGO