Patents Assigned to Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
  • Patent number: 11405912
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising circuitry configured to perform a transport channel processing chain, the transport channel processing chain comprising a sub-carrier puncturing function, the sub-carrier puncturing function comprising puncturing, in each subframe of a composite transmission time interval, a set of sub-carriers from at least one mapped physical resource block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Basuki Priyanto
  • Publication number: 20220231404
    Abstract: To realize polarization MIMO in a more suitable form in a mobile communication apparatus. 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: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichiro SUZUKI, Shen WANG, Toru OZONE, Jin SATO
  • Publication number: 20220232472
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device configured to attempt to receive or to transmit a first signal during one or more of a plurality of predetermined time periods in response to determining that one or more second signals indicating, respectively, that the one or more of the plurality of predetermined time periods should be used for the attempted reception or transmission of a first signal have been received by the transceiver; determine a characteristic associated with the one or more second signals; and to control the transceiver to receive a third signal from the infrastructure equipment or to transmit a third signal to the infrastructure equipment, the third signal comprising information on the basis of which it is determinable whether or not a predetermined condition associated with the characteristic associated with the one or more second signals has been met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick BEALE, Shin Horng WONG, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Basuki PRIYANTO, Nafiseh MAZLOUM
  • Patent number: 11382004
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Yuxin Wei, Anders Berggren
  • Patent number: 11380332
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus capable of reliably delivering a message to a third party desired by a user. Provided is an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information including a sound message, and a recognition unit configured to recognize a sender of the sound message, a destination of a message included is the sound message, and content of the message from the information acquired by the acquisition unit, in which the recognition unit generates information for inputting the destination of the message is a case where the destination cannot be uniquely specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Kii, Hidehiro Komatsu, Atsushi Ishihara, Yu Shigeta, Junji Itoyama
  • Publication number: 20220201651
    Abstract: A method of communicating data between a radio network infrastructure and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network. The method comprises establishing at a radio network infrastructure element there is data available for communication between the radio network infrastructure and the terminal device and transmitting a paging message for the terminal device from the radio network infrastructure element. The paging message comprises an indication of an identifier for the terminal device and an indication of a network allocated resource for use in subsequently communicating the data between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device. In response to receiving the paging message the terminal device transmits to the radio network infrastructure element a paging response indicating the terminal device received the paging message, after which the data is communicated between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device using the network allocated resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Anders BERGGREN
  • Patent number: 11330606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new radio base station for a mobile telecommunications system. The new radio base station has a circuitry configured to communicate with at least one user equipment and at least one LTE base station and to establish a new radio cell. The circuitry is further configured to transmit a time division duplexing configuration of the new radio cell to the LTE base station for identifying, based on the received time division duplexing configuration, a coexistence and intermodulation influence on an LTE receiver of the at least one user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Yuxin Wei, Anders Berggren, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11327568
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an information acquisition unit and a signal output unit. The information acquisition unit acquires electronic information. The signal output unit outputs a first haptic signal for presenting haptic feedback with respect to an object, the haptic feedback with respect to the object being set corresponding to the acquired electronic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION INC
    Inventors: Mikio Takenaka, Ryosuke Murakami, Hideaki Hayashi, Akira Ono, Ryo Yokoyama, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Seiji Muramatsu, Mioko Ambe, Kazutoshi Ohno, Tetsuya Naruse, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11329364
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Suzuki, Shen Wang, Toru Ozone, Jin Sato
  • Publication number: 20220141833
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new radio base station for a mobile telecommunications system. The new radio base station has a circuitry configured to communicate with at least one user equipment and at least one LTE base station and to establish a new radio cell. The circuitry is further configured to transmit a time division duplexing configuration of the new radio cell to the LTE base station for identifying, based on the received time division duplexing configuration, a coexistence and intermodulation influence on an LTE receiver of the at least one user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Yuxin Wei, Anders Berggren, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20220113778
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel and improved information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program with which it is easy for a user to predict a future remaining battery amount. According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing apparatus including a control unit that performs control to calculate a future prediction value of remaining battery amount on the basis of a use history of an information processing apparatus by a user and to present prediction value related information related to the prediction value to the user. According to the present disclosure, the user can easily predict the future remaining battery amount. Note that the effects described above are not necessarily limitative. With or in the place of the above effects, there may be achieved any one of the effects described in this specification or other effects that may be grasped from this specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoo MIZUKAMI, Noriaki SAKAMOTO, Tomonobu TSUJIKAWA, Shota KAWARAZAKI, Ryo NAKAGAWA, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11298080
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a reproduction apparatus and a reproduction method which enable easier operation of providing a response to distributed information. [Solution] A reproduction terminal including: a reproducing unit configured to reproduce distributed information; a sensor unit configured to detect body action of a user; and a control unit configured to process operation regarding provision of a response to the distributed information on the basis of the body action detected at the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Eriguchi, Kaneo Todoroki, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11297570
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device configured to attempt to receive or to transmit a first signal during one or more of a plurality of predetermined time periods in response to determining that one or more second signals indicating, respectively, that the one or more of the plurality of predetermined time periods should be used for the attempted reception or transmission of a first signal have been received by the transceiver; determine a characteristic associated with the one or more second signals; and to control the transceiver to receive a third signal from the infrastructure equipment or to transmit a third signal to the infrastructure equipment, the third signal comprising information on the basis of which it is determinable whether or not a predetermined condition associated with the characteristic associated with the one or more second signals has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Homg Wong, Brian Alexander Martin, Basuki Priyanto, Nafiseh Mazloum
  • Patent number: 11284471
    Abstract: A method includes, by using a first data connection (160) between a network (100) and a terminal (102), communicating, from a network node (112) of the network (100) to the terminal (102), a downlink control message (452) indicative of a timing (501) of a reserved resource (258) reserved for communication between the network (100) and the terminal (102). The reserved resource (258) is dimensioned based on a predicted size of a data transmission (401-403, 405-407) predicted by the network (100). The method also includes performing a connection release (453) of the first data connection (160). The method also includes, in accordance with the timing (501) and using the reserved resource (258), performing a network access (454) to establish a second data connection (160) between the terminal (102) and the network (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 11283560
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11277816
    Abstract: A method of communicating data between a radio network infrastructure and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network. The method comprises establishing at a radio network infrastructure element there is data available for communication between the radio network infrastructure and the terminal device and transmitting a paging message for the terminal device from the radio network infrastructure element. The paging message comprises an indication of an identifier for the terminal device and an indication of a network allocated resource for use in subsequently communicating the data between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device. In response to receiving the paging message the terminal device transmits to the radio network infrastructure element a paging response indicating the terminal device received the paging message, after which the data is communicated between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device using the network allocated resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Shinichiro Tsuda, Hideji Wakabayashi, Anders Berggren
  • Publication number: 20220078065
    Abstract: To appropriately select a beam used in communication in an environment in which massive-MIMO beamforming is performed, there is provided a base station including: a communication unit configured to form multiple beams and perform communication with a terminal apparatus; and a control unit configured to transmit, to the terminal apparatus, first identification information of a group that is used in communication with the terminal apparatus among the first identification information allocated to groups each of which includes multiple beams to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11265520
    Abstract: To provide a solid-state imaging device capable of generating image data exposed by light of different wavelengths in a single imaging. There is provided a solid-state imaging device including: a plurality of lenses configured to condense light; a filter unit having a plurality of regions respectively irradiated by light passing through the plurality of lenses, the plurality of regions including transmission patterns configured to transmit different wavelength bands of the light; and an image sensor in which pixels configured to convert light transmitted through the filter unit into electric signals are arranged in a matrix, the image sensor being provided with color filters that correspond to the transmission patterns on a filter-unit side of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20220039173
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: storage configured to store ancillary information not essential to every connection between the terminal device and the wireless telecommunications network; a controller configured to produce data indicative of the stored ancillary information; a transmitter configured to transmit the produced data to the wireless telecommunication network; and a receiver configured to receive an indication from the wireless telecommunication network to transmit the ancillary information to the wireless telecommunication network, wherein in response to the indication, the transmitter is configured to transmit the ancillary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Anders BERGGREN
  • Publication number: 20220030578
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment that transmits a radio network identifier to a communications device for identifying the communications device when allocating communications resources of the wireless access interface for transmitting downlink data to the communications device. After the communications device has entered an inactive connected state, the infrastructure equipment transmits control signals including the radio network identifier for allocating communications resources of the wireless access interface for the communications device to receive downlink data, determine whether the communications device is still within a radio coverage area of the infrastructure equipment, and if the communications device has left the coverage area, transmit an indication to the one or more other infrastructure equipment via the inter-connecting interface to trigger a process for transmitting downlink data to the communications device from the one or more other infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yuxin WEI, Anders BERGGREN, Lars NORD