Patents Assigned to Sony Europe Limited
  • Patent number: 11082657
    Abstract: A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Frederic Maire
  • Patent number: 10880478
    Abstract: A camera comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of respective camera settings previously used by the camera when capturing images, a memory configured to store a plurality of image characteristics derived for previous captured images, a correlation processor configured to provide a correlation between stored image characteristics and stored respective camera settings, a detection processor configured to detect live image characteristics for a current live view obtained by the camera, the correlation processor being configured to identify stored respective camera settings most closely correlating to the live image characteristics, and the camera being configured to provide the identified camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: SONY EUROPE LIMITED, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ayca Topalli
  • Publication number: 20200229158
    Abstract: A method operating a telecommunications system including a base station and plural terminal devices arranged to communicate over a radio interface supporting a downlink shared channel conveying user-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices and a downlink control channel conveying control-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices. The control-plane data conveys information on physical resource allocations for the downlink shared channel for respective of the terminal devices. The radio interface is based on a radio frame structure including plural subframes each including a control region supporting the downlink control channel and a user-plane region supporting the downlink shared channel. The method uses the control region of a first radio subframe to convey an indication of a physical resource allocation for a first terminal device on the shared downlink channel in the user-plane region of a second radio subframe subsequent to the first radio subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10582488
    Abstract: A method operating a telecommunications system including a base station and plural terminal devices arranged to communicate over a radio interface supporting a downlink shared channel conveying user-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices and a downlink control channel conveying control-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices. The control-plane data conveys information on physical resource allocations for the downlink shared channel for respective of the terminal devices. The radio interface is based on a radio frame structure including plural subframes each including a control region supporting the downlink control channel and a user-plane region supporting the downlink shared channel. The method uses the control region of a first radio subframe to convey an indication of a physical resource allocation for a first terminal device on the shared downlink channel in the user-plane region of a second radio subframe subsequent to the first radio subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10410068
    Abstract: A method of determining the position of an object in a scene, comprising: receiving captured images of the scene, each image being captured from a different field of view of the scene, wherein a portion of the scene with a volume comprises a detectable object, the volume is divided into volume portions, and each volume portion is within the captured field of view of at least two of the captured images so that an image of each volume portion appears in the at least two of the captured images; detecting, for each volume portion in each of the captured images within which an image of that volume portion appears, whether or not an image of one of the detectable objects in the scene is positioned within a distance of the position of the image of that volume portion, a correspondence between the images of the detectable objects detected in the at least two of the images is established, the correspondence indicating that the images of the detectable objects detected in the at least two of the images correspond to a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: Luke Dodd, Paul Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10405187
    Abstract: A receiver receiving data includes: a first receiver configured to receive data in a first frequency band; a second receiver configured to receive second data in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being a subset of the first frequency band; and a data selector configured to select the frequency of operation of the second receiver from within the second frequency band in accordance with information representing the physical geographical location of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: David Rowland Williams, Stephen Beck, John Nicholas Wilson, Gholam Hosein Asjadi
  • Patent number: 10405129
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: transceiver circuitry configured to receive a notification for a user; sensing circuitry configured to determine the position of the information processing apparatus; storage configured to store a notification mechanism in association with particular positions of the information processing apparatus; and control circuitry configured to control notification circuitry to perform the notification mechanism based on the position of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Ihsan Topalli
  • Publication number: 20190261027
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including display circuitry that controls a display to simultaneously display a plurality of images associated with an event; eye tracking circuitry that tracks the position of at least one eye of a user viewing the displayed plurality of images; and processor circuitry that performs a predetermined operation associated with one of the plurality of images in accordance with the tracked position of the eye of the user, the image processing apparatus further comprising user interface circuitry configured to receive a predetermined input from the user, wherein the display circuitry is controls the display to display a first image of the plurality of images is displayed in a first area of the display and a second image of the plurality of images is displayed in a second area of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Edward HAWKE
  • Publication number: 20190232146
    Abstract: A sporting display device comprising circuitry configured to control a plurality of electronic display elements to display one or more electronic images in response to a detection by detector circuitry of an occurrence of a predetermined event associated with a sport, the plurality of electronic display elements being attachable to a sports net associated with the sport in a configuration such that the one or more electronic images are displayed on the sports net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Lewis Spencer
  • Patent number: 10368119
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving, via a distribution channel, video data having an identifier that identifies a position within a video and an address defining a location of a stored playlist. The method also comprises obtaining from a server a playlist in response to a user input, where the playlist includes location information identifying a location of a stored transport stream. The method also comprises receiving the transport stream from the location identified in the playlist over a network, and displaying the obtained transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: Kazumi Hirano, Toru Domukai, Samuel Aran Masham
  • Publication number: 20190230298
    Abstract: A subtitle encoding device for transmitting a bitmap subtitle for insertion in an image using a progressive type scan including a controller configured to: indicate, in an interlace subtitle system, that a top field block length is zero; and provide the bitmap subtitle in a bottom field of the interlace subtitle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Paul SZUCS
  • Patent number: 10362343
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: receiver circuitry configured to receive content including metadata; storage containing a parameter associated with the metadata; and control circuitry configured to: extract the received metadata; retrieve the parameter associated with the metadata and control the information processing apparatus based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Huw Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10362486
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John Christopher Clifton, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10356791
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a mobile terminal over a wireless network. The method includes: applying a different priority level to different types of data transmission; determining quantity of data remaining before expiry of the data connection between the mobile terminal and the wireless network; and transmitting the different types of data over the network in an order determined by the applied priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Renaud DiFrancesco
  • Publication number: 20190197888
    Abstract: User equipment comprising communication circuitry configured to communicate data with infrastructure equipment and controller circuitry configured to: operate in a first mode using a first communication protocol and operate in a second mode using a second communication protocol, wherein the first communication protocol has a higher bandwidth than the second communication protocol; and switch operation from the second mode to the first mode when the user equipment is at or below a threshold speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Europe Limited, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Renaud DIFRANCESCO, Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Publication number: 20190069280
    Abstract: A method operating a telecommunications system including a base station and plural terminal devices arranged to communicate over a radio interface supporting a downlink shared channel conveying user-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices and a downlink control channel conveying control-plane data from the base station to the terminal devices. The control-plane data conveys information on physical resource allocations for the downlink shared channel for respective of the terminal devices. The radio interface is based on a radio frame structure including plural subframes each including a control region supporting the downlink control channel and a user-plane region supporting the downlink shared channel. The method uses the control region of a first radio subframe to convey an indication of a physical resource allocation for a first terminal device on the shared downlink channel in the user-plane region of a second radio subframe subsequent to the first radio subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10192184
    Abstract: A method of controlling storage of electrical energy by charging and discharging an energy storage device in response to pricing data indicative of future prices of electrical energy over time and energy losses caused by charging and discharging the energy storage device comprises detecting alternating candidate charging and discharging occasions with respect to the pricing data by selecting a next occurrence of a locally minimum price in the pricing data as a candidate charging occasion or a next occurrence of a locally maximum price in the pricing data as a candidate discharging occasion; validating a candidate charging or discharging occasion if the price difference between that candidate charging or discharging occasion and another later price in the pricing data is at least sufficient to compensate for the energy losses caused by charging and discharging the energy storage device; and charging and discharging the energy storage device at the validated charging and discharging occasions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jan Spooren, Christopher Rutherford
  • Patent number: 10178339
    Abstract: A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Frederic Maire
  • Publication number: 20180292960
    Abstract: A device is described that comprises display circuitry configured to emphasise a content item from a plurality of content items; touch screen circuitry configured to receive a user input; and control circuitry configured to: detect the user input on the touch screen circuitry, such that the emphasis on the content item scrolls through the plurality of content items when the detected user input is an arc in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Europe Limited, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas ORCHARD
  • Publication number: 20180225736
    Abstract: An image processing method includes partitioning an image under test to form a plurality of contiguous image segments having similar image properties, deriving feature data from a subset including one or more of the image segments, and comparing the feature data from the subset of image segments with feature data derived from respective image segments of one or more other images so as to detect a similarity between the image under test and the one or more other images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mikael Carl LANG, Robert Mark Stefan Porter, Paul Edward Prayle, Ratna Beresford, Jonathan Richard Thorpe, Michael John Williams