Patents Assigned to Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210168904
    Abstract: A base station for transmitting system related information in a mobile telecommunications network. The base station is configured to transmit system information for the cell provided by the base station and to broadcast a version synchronisation signal, wherein the version synchronisation signal provides version information regarding the current version of the system information for the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Basuki PRIYANTO, Nafiseh MAZLOUM
  • Publication number: 20210160726
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device to establish a radio resource control connection with network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunications network, wherein the terminal device is associated with a previously-allocated temporary identifier that identifies the terminal device within the wireless telecommunications network; the method comprising: transmitting a first message to the network infrastructure equipment comprising an indication of a first portion of the temporary identifier; and transmitting a second message, which is separate from the first message, to the network infrastructure equipment comprising an indication of a second portion of the temporary identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Svante ALN├ůS, Lars NORD, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Anders BERGGREN, Yuxin WEI
  • Publication number: 20210152298
    Abstract: A method of receiving data at a communications device from an infrastructure equipment forming part of a radio network part of a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises receiving at the communications device one or more downlink transport blocks, estimating the data carried by each of the one or more downlink transport blocks by performing an error correction decoding in accordance with the error correction encoding applied by the infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick BEALE, Shin Horng WONG, Basuki PRIYANTO
  • Patent number: 11012950
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a user equipment for a mobile telecommunications system includes circuitry including a receiver and a transmitter and which is configured to communicate with a new radio base station and a LTE base station. The circuitry is further configured to indicate a coexistence indication to the new radio base station or to the LTE base station; and receive a power control instruction for controlling power output of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Anders Berggren, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11012969
    Abstract: Location of an electronic device is determined using signals received from a first set of reference radios. The first set of reference radios include at least one secondary reference radio, each secondary reference radio established as a secondary reference radio by registering a corresponding location with a server. The corresponding location of the secondary reference radio is determined as a function of signals received by the secondary reference radio from a second set of reference radios. The second set of reference radios include radios qualified as reference radios in a database of primary se reference radios and secondary reference radios, each primary reference radio being a fixed-location radio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Lars Nord, Basuki Priyanto, Anders Larsson
  • Patent number: 11005156
    Abstract: Antenna on protrusion of multi-layer ceramic-basedstructure An antenna device (100) includes a multi-layer ceramic-basedstructure (110) with a plurality of ceramic-basedlayers. Further, the antenna device (100) includes a protrusion (120) formed by at least one of the ceramic-basedlayers extending beyond at least one other of the ceramic-basedlayers at an edge of the multi-layer ceramic-basedstructure (110). Further, the antenna device (100) includes at least one antenna (140) formed by at least one conductive layer on the protrusion (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Zhinong Ying
  • Publication number: 20210135335
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a plurality of antenna parts configured to receive or transmit a wireless signal, a communication control part configured to control transmitting or receiving the wireless signal via at least any of the plurality of antenna parts, and a casing housing the communication control part, in which each of the plurality of antenna parts is held near each of a plurality of partial regions normal directions of which cross each other or the normal directions of which are mutually twisted in outer faces of the casing, and transmit or receive a first wireless signal and a second wireless signal propagating in directions substantially orthogonal to the partial regions and having mutually different polarization directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichiro SUZUKI, Shen WANG, Toru OZONE, Jin SATO
  • Publication number: 20210136642
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system including a terminal device; first infrastructure equipment operable to communicate with the terminal device using a first radio access technology (RAT) and second infrastructure equipment operable to communicate with the terminal device using a second RAT. During a handover procedure for handover from the first infrastructure equipment as a source master infrastructure equipment to a third infrastructure equipment as a target master infrastructure equipment, the second infrastructure equipment is operable to communicate with the third infrastructure equipment using an interface associated with the second RAT so as to allow information necessary for completing the handover to be exchanged between the first infrastructure equipment and the third infrastructure equipment via the second infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Anders BERGGREN, Lars NORD
  • Patent number: 10999043
    Abstract: A communication device includes a receiver, a transmitter and a control circuit. The receiver is configured to receive, from an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network, downlink signals on a downlink via a wireless access interface of the mobile communications network. The transmitter is configured to transmit, to the infrastructure equipment, uplink signals on an uplink via the wireless access interface. The control circuit is configured to control the receiver to receive the downlink signals and control the transmitter to transmit the uplink signals. The control circuit is further configured to delay a reception period for the receiver to receive the downlink signals after a transmission period in which the transmitter transmits the uplink signals when a duration of the transmission period exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 10998681
    Abstract: An electronic member provided in a circuit board having a connector. The connector has a card mounting port and holds a memory card in a state where a tip of the memory card is exposed from the card mounting port at a connection position where a connection terminal of the memory card and a connection terminal of the circuit board are connected. The electronic component includes a device that adds capacitance at a position separated from and facing at least a part of the tip of the memory card, in a state where the memory card is held at the connection position by the connector, and a connector having first and second end portions in which the first end portion is connected to the device that adds capacitance and the second end portion is connected to a ground of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Fujimori, Yoshihiro Kato, Yuko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10987535
    Abstract: A weight pin for use with a stacked weight exercise machine includes a handle portion, and a shaft portion extending outwardly from the handle portion. The shaft portion is configured to be removably positioned adjacent to one or more weights of the exercise machine to selectively engage the one or more weights during use of the exercise machine. The weight pin also includes interrogation circuitry arranged relative to the handle portion, the interrogation circuitry configured to read information from the adjacent one or more weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Johan Nyman, Anders Linge, Henrik Bengtsson
  • Publication number: 20210112481
    Abstract: A communications device acting as a relay device is configured to communicate with communications devices operating with a mobile communications network and infrastructure equipment. The relay device comprises transmitter circuitry, receiver circuitry and controller circuitry. The controller circuitry is configured to determine whether predetermined conditions relating to the setting of an indication bit have been met, wherein the indication bit indicates whether the relay device is able to form new connections with one or more of the communications devices, to set the indication bit dependent on the determination of whether the predetermined conditions have been met. The relay device is not able to form new connections with one or more of the communications devices when the predetermined conditions are met, and to broadcast the indication bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Vivek SHARMA, Yuxin WEI, Anders BERGGREN
  • Patent number: 10976648
    Abstract: A technology that allows a user to view image information more comfortably has been demanded. The present disclosure provides an information processing apparatus including a control unit that controls a person detection unit on the basis of an irradiation direction in which an irradiation unit capable of irradiating various image information irradiates the image information, the person detection unit forming a detection area in a direction opposite to the irradiation direction. According to the present disclosure, the person detection unit is controlled on the basis of the irradiation direction, whereby an operation unintended by a user is less likely to be performed. The user can thus view the image information more comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Saito, Shinji Matsuda, Tomoki Hamajima
  • Publication number: 20210105772
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device to communicate with a network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunications system using radio resources comprising a narrowband carrier supported within a wider system frequency bandwidth of the wireless telecommunications system, wherein the method comprises: establishing initial frequencies for radio resources comprising the narrowband carrier; receiving configuration signalling from the network infrastructure equipment providing an indication of a frequency shift to apply to the initial frequencies for the radio resources comprising the narrowband carrier; establishing shifted frequencies for the radio resources comprising the narrowband carrier by applying the indicated frequency shift to the initial frequencies; and communicating with the network infrastructure equipment using the radio resources for the narrowband carrier with the shifted frequencies
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Basuki PRIYANTO
  • Patent number: 10965337
    Abstract: A radio device transmits outgoing radio signals on a carrier frequency to a further radio device and receives incoming radio signals on the same carrier frequency from the further radio device. The radio device switches at least between a first antenna configuration and a second antenna configuration, e.g., by using a switch. In the first antenna configuration, the outgoing radio signals are transmitted via at least one first antenna while simultaneously the incoming radio signals are received via at least one second antenna. In the second antenna configuration, the outgoing radio signals are transmitted via the at least one second antenna while simultaneously the incoming radio signals are received via the at least one first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Erik Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 10958399
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: transceiver circuitry configured to receive data from the wireless telecommunications network, and a controller configured: to control the transceiver circuitry to receive control information, a control channel and a data channel wherein, the control information defines the period of time between the control channel and the data channel, and to ignore a subsequent control channel received during the period of time following the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Basuki Priyanto
  • Publication number: 20210084577
    Abstract: A communications device for use in a wireless communications system comprising an infrastructure equipment, a location server, a contents server and the communications device is provided. The communications device comprises transceiver circuitry and controller circuitry. The transceiver circuitry and controller circuitry are configured in combination to receive assistance information comprising a communication trigger from the location server via the infrastructure equipment, to estimate a current geographical location of the communications device, and to select, dependent on the current geographical location of the communications device and/or on the communication trigger, one of a plurality of wireless communications technologies to be used by the communications device for communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Anders BERGGREN, Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 10939499
    Abstract: A base station for transmitting system related information in a mobile telecommunications network. The base station is configured to transmit system information for the cell provided by the base station and to broadcast a version synchronisation signal, wherein the version synchronisation signal provides version information regarding the current version of the system information for the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Brian Alexander Martin, Basuki Priyanto, Nafiseh Mazloum
  • Publication number: 20210058831
    Abstract: A terminal device and a method of operating a terminal device in a wireless communication network. The method comprises establishing, by the terminal device, a first radio connection with a first network access node for transmission of data via a first bearer and a second radio connection with the first network access node for transmission of data via a second bearer. Based on a difference between quality of service for the data transmission via the first bearer and the second bearer, a third radio connection is established between the terminal device and a second network access node for transmission of the data via the first bearer; and the third radio connection is established between the terminal device and the second network access node, a fourth radio connection is established between the terminal device and the second network access node for transmission of the data via the second bearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Yuxin WEI, Anders BERGGREN
  • Patent number: 10931423
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network comprising the terminal device and a plurality of base stations arranged into groups of one or more base stations supporting communications over different areas. The method including establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with an initially selected base station and entering an RRC connected mode of operation with respect to the initially selected base station and suspending the RRC connection with the initially selected base station and entering an RRC suspended mode of operation. The method includes subsequently transmitting a message to request a resumed RRC connection to a subsequently selected base station, wherein the subsequently selected base station is selected in accordance with a cell (re)selection procedure for the terminal device performed while in the RRC suspended mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Anders Berggren, Martin Warwick Beale