Patents Assigned to Sony Group Corporation
  • Publication number: 20240172231
    Abstract: Receiving, from a wireless network, signals on one or more downlink channels, each of the downlink channels being within one of a plurality of downlink transmission occasions, determining, for each of the downlink transmission occasions, a value of an acknowledgement bit indicating whether or not one of the signals has been successfully received on one of the downlink channels within that downlink transmission occasion, performing, based on at least one bundling characteristic, one or more of a plurality of different bundling operations on the acknowledgement bits determined for each of the downlink transmission occasions to produce one or more bundled bits, and transmitting, to the wireless communications network, an indication of the one or more bundled bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Horng WONG
  • Publication number: 20240172152
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device comprises detecting a plurality of beams of radio signals each being transmitted periodically according to a time divided structure of a wireless access interface provided by a wireless communications network, selecting a first of the plurality of beams of radio signals for detecting a first version of a synchronisation signal transmitted with the first beam of radio signals, selecting a second of the plurality of beams of radio signals for detecting a second version of the synchronisation signal transmitted with the second beam of radio signals, and synchronising with the time divided structure of the wireless access interface from at least one of the first version of the synchronisation signal and the second version of the synchronisation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yassin Aden AWAD, Vivek SHARMA, Anders BERGGREN, Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20240171746
    Abstract: A predetermined context variable is assigned, according to a device, system, or method, to a first bin of a bin sequence obtained by binarizing an adaptive orthogonal transform identifier indicating a mode of adaptive orthogonal transform in image encoding and context encoding is performed for the first bin of the bin sequence. Furthermore, a predetermined context variable is assigned to a first bin of a bin sequence obtained by binarizing an adaptive orthogonal transform identifier indicating a mode of inverse adaptive orthogonal transform in image decoding and context decoding is performed for the first bin of the bin sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi TSUKUBA
  • Publication number: 20240172217
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device to transmit or to receive via a wireless communications network including non-terrestrial, NTN, infrastructure equipment. The communications device identifies a first in-coverage period during which the communications device can transmit signals to or receive signals from a first NTN infrastructure equipment, the first NTN infrastructure equipment being either carried by a first aerial vehicle or relayed via the first aerial vehicle to or from the first NTN infrastructure equipment. The communications device identifies a second in-coverage period during which the communications device can transmit signals to or receive signals from either the first NTN infrastructure equipment or a second NTN infrastructure equipment, the second NTN infrastructure equipment being either carried by a second aerial vehicle or the transmitted or the received signal are relayed via the second aerial vehicle to or from the second NTN infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Warwick BEALE, Shin Horng WONG, Basuki PRIYANTO
  • Publication number: 20240172284
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device including a control unit configured to perform control for: exchanging a frame with another communication device wirelessly by using a plurality of links; transmitting, to the another communication device, a first frame including a request for acquisition of a transmission right on a first link by using the first link; generating a third frame including information for triggering the another communication device to acquire a transmission right on a second link different from the first link in a case where a second frame including permission to acquire the transmission right on the first link is received, the second frame being transmitted from the another communication device by using the first link; and transmitting the third frame to the another communication device by using the first link. The present technology can be applied to, for example, communication devices that constitute a wireless LAN system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Shigeru SUGAYA, Ryuichi HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20240168619
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing terminal, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to easily operate multiple devices configuring a group in a sense of feeling similar to that when a device of a single piece is operated. The information processing terminal according to one aspect of the present technology causes a selection screen for an operation target to be displayed, the selection screen including information concerning a group including multiple devices selected from among devices registered in a server and information concerning the devices of a single piece that do not belong to the group, and requests the server to collectively control the devices configuring the group according to a selected operation target and control the devices of a single piece. The present technology can be applied to a system in which devices connected to a network are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sato, Shun Satou, Hiromichi Sugawara, Kenji Yoneyama, Haruki Matsuno, Tsuyoshi Honma
  • Publication number: 20240172031
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic devices, methods and storage medium for a wireless communication system. Various embodiments regarding interference suppression and access control are described. In an embodiment, an electronic device for an integrated access and backhaul (TAB) communication system includes a processing circuit configured to obtain basic information of a first IAB node and a second IAB node, the basic information includes a location and radio receive (RX)/transmit (TX) status of a corresponding IAB node, and the radio RX/TX status includes one or more of antenna array configuration, beam configuration, transmit power, and current reception performance of the corresponding IAB node. The processing circuit is further configured to send control information to the second IAB node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Youping ZHAO, Jiaqi GUO, Zhong TIAN, Chen SUN
  • Publication number: 20240171949
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication device includes a wired communication unit, a wireless communication unit, and a control unit. The wired communication unit performs wired communication via a wired communication network constructed among a plurality of devices mounted on a vehicle. The wireless communication unit performs wireless communication via a wireless communication network constructed among the plurality of devices. The control unit transmits first data corresponding to transmission data via the wired communication unit and transmits second data corresponding to the transmission data via the wireless communication unit according to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Publication number: 20240165621
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for preventing the occurrence of cavitation in a biological particle sorting operation. The present disclosure provides a biological particle sorting device including: a pressure changing element that changes a pressure in a channel in which a biological particles determined to be sorted is recovered; and a control unit that drives the pressure changing element, the control unit adjusting a drive waveform of the pressure changing element on the basis of information associated with the number of times of sorting processing per unit time or information associated with a percentage or the number of sorting target particles contained in a unit sample. Furthermore, the present disclosure also provides a method for adjusting a sorting condition in a biological particle sorting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Tashiro, Kazuya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20240168563
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points: an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun YOKONO
  • Publication number: 20240168214
    Abstract: An input coupling grating (ICG) for a waveguide-based display comprises an input region that receives light and a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell includes photonic structures arranged at a pitch. The photonic structures of at least one first unit cell have at least one different structural characteristic than the photonic structures of at least one second unit cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazue Shimizu, Christophe Peroz, Sebastien De Cunsel
  • Publication number: 20240171853
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and an information processing device that enable effective use of a result of recognition processing on a captured image by the information processing device that controls an imaging device. The information processing system includes an imaging device that captures a captured image; and an information processing device that controls the imaging device. The information processing device includes a recognition unit that performs recognition processing on the captured image; a recognition metadata generation unit that generates recognition metadata including data based on a result of the recognition processing; and an output unit that outputs the recognition metadata to the imaging device. The present technology can be applied to a system including a camera and a CCU (Camera Control Unit), for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke TAHARA, Koji KAMIYA, Motohiro NAKASUJI
  • Publication number: 20240167932
    Abstract: There is provided a technology for improving analysis accuracy and sorting accuracy in a technology for analyzing and sorting particles. In the present technology, there is provided a particle analyzer including: a vibration unit that applies vibration to a fluid including a sample flow which contains a particle and a sheath flow which flows so as to include the sample flow to form a droplet in the fluid; a charging unit that applies electric charge to the droplet including the particle; a side stream imaging unit that images a state of the droplet deflected by the electric charge; and a charging control unit that controls a timing of charging on the basis of an image captured by the side stream imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Umetsu, Shin Masuhara
  • Publication number: 20240165514
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a control unit (101) that controls display of a first virtual space, in which the control unit controls a motion of an avatar corresponding to a second operator displayed in the first virtual space on a basis of prediction information for predicting an operation by the second operator with respect to a second virtual space different from the first virtual space, the second virtual space corresponding to the second operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki KITANO, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER, Masahiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20240168161
    Abstract: There is provided a ranging device, a signal processing method thereof, and a ranging system capable of more accurately outputting an acquisition coordinate position of distance information. The ranging device includes a pixel array in which pixels are arranged in a matrix, a record unit that records the number of detected photons for each division unit obtained by dividing a sample point including a plurality of pixels into predetermined division units, and a correction unit that corrects a representative position of spatial coordinates of distance information of the sample point on the basis of the number of detected photons for each of a plurality of division units. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a ranging system and the like that measures a distance to an object by a direct ToF method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke MORIUCHI, Motonobu FUJIOKA, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Takayuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20240167219
    Abstract: The field of the DISCLOSURE lies in adaptive materials for implementation in textiles, wearables and smart clothing. The present disclosure relates to functional fabrics or devices, comprising fabrics or fiber-based materials with selective reversible permeability or which reversibly change permeability upon stimulation with at least one external stimulus selected from humidity, temperature, electrical, magnetic, pH, and chemicals. The present disclosure also relates to the use of said functional fabrics or devices, in particular as humidity sensors, temperature sensors, for humidity and/or heat management of clothing or of textiles for home, as well as for outside purposes. The present disclosure also relates to wearable electronics, smart thermo-regulating clothing or textiles and Nsport bandages. The present disclosure also relates to devices comprising a sheet-like substrate and temperature responsive materials N applied thereon, respective printed actuators and their uses as shape changing interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Silvia ROSSELLI, Elham KHODABAKHSHI SHALAMZARI, Diana HENNIG, Simon STAHL, Anthony ROBERTS, Dennis CHERCKA, Vitor Angelo Fonseca DEICHMANN, Gabriele NELLES, Simon HENNING, Rikke GERSTEN CONSTEIN, Tomoaki TAKUMA, Shigeaki SUZUKI, Nami KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240171266
    Abstract: There is provided a method of operating a communications device to transmit or to receive via a non-terrestrial network, NTN, infrastructure equipment. The method comprises detecting, by transceiver circuitry of the communications device, signals from the non-terrestrial infrastructure equipment during one of a plurality of in-coverage periods during which the communications device is in a coverage area of the NTN infrastructure equipment because the communications device can receive signals from the NTN infrastructure equipment carried by an aerial vehicle or relayed from the aerial vehicle as the aerial vehicle passes over the communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Warwick BEALE, Shin Horng WONG, Basuki PRIYANTO
  • Publication number: 20240167838
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a movement state of a user; and a display control unit that controls a display mode regarding navigation to the user on the basis of the information regarding the movement state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji TOKUTAKE
  • Publication number: 20240171522
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device, a communication method, and a computer-readable storage medium. The electronic device can comprise a processing circuit, which is configured to: generate association information for first data transmission of a first user equipment, wherein the association information indicates an association relationship between the first data transmission and second data transmission of the first user equipment or a second user equipment; and sending, to a base-station-side device, the association information together with a QoS parameter of a QoS flow that bears the first data transmission, so that the base-station-side device allocates a transmission resource for the first and/or second data transmission according to the association information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Lantao LI, Chen SUN
  • Publication number: 20240169654
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to create a rendered video by a ray tracing method at higher speed. The information processing apparatus includes: a renderer that renders model data by a ray tracing method and creates a ray traced video, and renders the model data by a method different from the ray tracing method and creates an additional video; and a video synthesis unit that synthesizes the additional video and the ray traced video and creates a synthesized video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke IRIE, Noriaki TAKAHASHI, Koji NISHIDA