Patents by Inventor Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.

Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130227033
    Abstract: A client device including a first message receiver that receives a first message from an external device; a second message receiver that receives a second message from the external device; a display unit that displays one of the first message received by the first message receiver and the second message received by the second message receiver; and a controller that determines whether or not a specific address or a specific keyword is stated in the body of the second message received by the second message receiver, and discards the received second message on the basis of the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130201151
    Abstract: A touch panel device including a touch panel unit having transparent electrodes arranged in an X and Y direction; an electrical potential detection unit configured to scan the electrodes and detect electrostatic capacitance values in the X and Y direction; an object type detection unit configured to detect a type of object that has come within proximity to the surface of the touch panel unit on the basis of a distribution shape of the electrostatic capacitance values detected by the electrical potential detection unit; and an operation position detection unit configured to, based on the detected type of object, change a data extraction threshold value used to calculate a touch position of the object, and detect coordinates of a position at which the object has come within proximity to or come into contact with the surface of the touch panel unit based on the changed data extraction threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130194143
    Abstract: A communication terminal apparatus and wireless communication device include comprising a first antenna having a first feed point, and a second antenna including a slit antenna and having a second feed point, the second antenna being spaced apart from the first antenna. The slit antenna includes a first conductive plate, a second conductive plate disposed substantially parallel to the first conductive plate, and a short-circuiting structure electrically connected between the first conductive plate and the second conductive plate so as to electrically short the first conductive plate to the second conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130181941
    Abstract: An input processing apparatus, including a consecutive input operation interval detector that detects a time interval between consecutive input operations received at the input processing apparatus; and an information processing unit that conducts information processing based on the detected time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130179780
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that determines a direction to browsed next as a guiding direction with a location of content displayed by a display of the information processing apparatus as a reference location; determines a perceptual strength of each of a plurality of active elements disposed in different locations on or within a casing of the information processing apparatus based on the guiding direction; and controls each of the plurality of active elements based on the perceptual strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130169215
    Abstract: A charging device including a first connector connected to a power source; a second connector connected an electronic device; a magnetic element connected to a magnet of the electronic device; a magnetic sensor that detects a magnetic force generated by the magnet of the electronic device; and a switch circuit disposed between the first connector and the second connector and that switches between an open state and a closed state based on an output of the magnetic sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130169221
    Abstract: A charging apparatus including a mounting portion on which a plurality of information processing apparatuses are mounted, a power transmission unit that transmits power in a non-contact manner to each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses placed on the mounting portion, and a control unit that receives a charge order instruction from at least one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses, and controls the power transmission unit to transmit power to each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses in an order determined based on the received charge order instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130172016
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that detects a first location of the information processing apparatus; receives information representing a target location from a target information processing apparatus; detects a target direction from the first location toward the target location; detects an orientation of a casing of the information processing apparatus; calculates an angular difference between the target direction and the orientation of the casing; determines a perceptual strength of each of a plurality of active elements disposed in different locations on or within the casing based on the angular difference; and controls each of the plurality of active elements based on the perceptual strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130165098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that receives, from another information processing apparatus, first displacement information; senses second displacement information corresponding to movement of the information processing apparatus; and establishes a connection with the another information processing apparatus based on a predetermined relationship between the first displacement information and the second displacement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130162566
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display captured image at a first portion of the display; detects whether an image of a specific pattern exists in the captured image; controls the display to display an image corresponding to data in a second portion of the display; detects that a user input was received at a first position corresponding to the first portion of the display and a second position corresponding to the second portion of the display; and transmits data corresponding to an image displayed at the first position to another information processing apparatus corresponding to the captured image displayed at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130163158
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus including a first housing; a second housing; and a slide hinge that couples the second housing to the first housing such that the second housing is slidable with respect to the first housing in a first direction between a closed state and an open state. The slide hinge includes a support plate fixed to the second housing, a movable plate slidably coupled to the first housing with respect to the support plate along the first direction, an intermediate plate slidably supported by the support plate with respect to the support plate in the second direction, and a cam mechanism that slides the intermediate plate in the second direction in accordance with a slide operation of the movable plate along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130154554
    Abstract: When the charge level of a fully-charged rechargeable battery decreases due to quiescent power drain, in order to recharge it is necessary for the user to pick up and again place the mobile device in which the rechargeable battery is inserted onto a charging apparatus and issue instructions to start recharging. To address this issue, a charging controller applies control to disconnect a capacitor from a receiver coil with a switch in the case where the charge level of a rechargeable battery is equal to or greater than a given threshold value, and additionally applies control to connect the capacitor to the receiver coil with the switch in the case where the charge level of the rechargeable battery is less than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130147731
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a display and a touch panel disposed on or integrally formed with the display that detects a touch input by a user. The information processing apparatus setting initial coordinates corresponding to a first position of a touch input detected by the touch panel; setting a first region and a second region of the display based on the initial coordinates; and controlling the display to change a scale of a displayed image based on a distance between the initial coordinates and a second position of the touch input continuously detected by the touch panel in one of the first and second regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130141362
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject, a display, provided on a first surface of the information processing apparatus, that displays the image of the subject, and a touch panel, provided on a second surface of the information processing apparatus, that detects a touch input, the second surface being a surface opposite to the first surface. The information processing apparatus further including a controller that receives an output from the touch panel corresponding to the touch input and outputs a command to control at least one of the imaging unit and the display based on the touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130141361
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a display; a touch panel stacked on or integrally formed with the display; and a controller that receives an output from the touch panel indicating that first gesture input is detected that substantially encloses a region of the display, and controls the display to expand an image displayed by the display based on a size of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.