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Sony Corporation Patents
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Sony Corporation
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Tokyo, JP
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE44581 Music marking system November 5, 2013
A method and apparatus that permits a user to electronically make a notation of a recorded music selection that he or she would like to take a later action on. Such later actions might include purchase actions or information gathering actions as well as other actions. The user actuates
RE44569 System and method for filling content gaps November 5, 2013
A system and method including an agent for selecting at least two songs among simultaneously streaming songs based on user information and inserting additional content in the duration of time between the end of the earlier song and the start of the later song.
RE44563 Pixel circuit and display apparatus October 29, 2013
Disclosed herein is a pixel circuit that includes a correcting section configured to correct the input voltage sampled in the pixel capacitance in order to cancel out the dependency of the output current on the carrier mobility. In the pixel circuit, the correcting section operates d
RE44560 Data processing system, information processing apparatus, data processing method and computer pr October 22, 2013
In an environment in which various usable information processing device exist in the neighborhood of a user, it is possible to a detect, from a main terminal used by a user, an information processing device having the function corresponding to a user request. By using the detected device
RE44554 Information receiving device and method, information release device, and information communicati October 22, 2013
If an instruction is provided so as to receive second content information in place of first content information on the basis of only one operation by a user while the first content information is received through a connection formed in a communication network, the connection for comm
RE43751 Browser system having simplified URL address registering method October 16, 2012
.[.The present invention relates to a browser apparatus for browsing a variety of homepages supplied from servers over e.g. the Internet. In the browser apparatus, the address of a homepage is classified and registered through a user carrying out with a mouse a drag-and-drop action of it
RE43686 Picture encoding method, picture encoding apparatus and picture recording medium September 25, 2012
This invention employs a scheme to allow an input video signal to undergo encoding, e.g., predictive encoding, DCT processing quantization at fixed quantization step size and variable length encoding to generate first encoded data to determine (calculate) allocated code quantity every fr
RE43680 Information processing system, hand held cellular phone, and information processing method September 25, 2012
An information processing system comprises an information providing medium that stores information in an electromagnetic or optical manner, the information providing medium being attached to an entity in order to provide information associated with the entity; a hand held terminal de
RE43520 Copy control, for a video signal with copyright signals superimposed as predetermined bits in th July 17, 2012
A video signal is processed to selectively permit copying by superposing in that portion of the video signal which does not contain useful picture information a copyright information signal indicative of whether the viewable picture that is displayed from the video signal is subject to
RE43454 Disc cartridge including an inner shell formed by severing a molded portion and a flanged thin-w June 5, 2012
The present invention is related to a disc cartridge in which an optical disc, an inner shell and shutter members are housed in a main cartridge body unit, formed by abutting and combining upper and lower shells and in which the inner shell is run in rotation to cause the shutter members
RE43377 Data transfer apparatus and data transfer method May 8, 2012
Disclosed herein is an apparatus along with a method for displaying a list of data to be transferred from one storage area to another in conjunction with a progress status report of the data transfer, thereby allowing users to know at a glance how far the transfer of desired data has
RE43271 Digital signal transmission method digital signal transmission system, digital signal transmitti March 27, 2012
An object of the invention is to arrange so that the digital signal transmission between specific equipments connected with each other by the transmission line of a fixed standard can be performed securely and satisfactorily. When a digital signal destination is caused to receive a f
RE43240 Copy control for a video signal with copyright signals superimposed as predetermined bits in the March 13, 2012
A video signal is processed to selectively permit copying by superposing in that portion of the video signal which does not contain useful picture information a copyright information signal indicative of whether the viewable picture that is displayed from the video signal is subject to
RE43238 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus March 13, 2012
A picture type identifier, indicating one of intra-picture coding (an I-picture), forward or backward predictive coding (a P-picture) and bi-directionally predictive coding (a B-picture), is included with a picture signal when the signal is encoded and when the signal is decoded. Eac
RE43192 Data processing system, information processing apparatus, data processing method, and computer p February 14, 2012
In an environment in which various usable information processing device exist in the neighborhood of a user, it is possible to a detect, from a main terminal used by a user, an information processing device having the function corresponding to a user request. By using the detected device
RE43111 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus January 17, 2012
A picture type identifier, indicating one of intra-picture coding (an I-picture), forward or backward predictive coding (a P-picture) and bi-directionally predictive coding (a B-picture), is included with a picture signal when the signal is encoded and when the signal is decoded. Eac
RE43043 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus December 27, 2011
A picture type identifier, indicating one of intra-picture coding (an I-picture), forward or backward predictive coding (a P-picture) and bi-directionally predictive coding (a B-picture), is included with a picture signal when the signal is encoded and when the signal is decoded. Eac
RE43021 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus December 13, 2011
A picture type identifier, indicating one of intra-picture coding (an I-picture), forward or backward predictive coding (a P-picture) and bi-directionally predictive coding (a B-picture), is included with a picture signal when the signal is encoded and when the signal is decoded. Eac
RE42962 Optical disk and method and apparatus for recording and then playing information back from that November 22, 2011
An optical disk having a diameter less than 140 mm and, a thickness of 1.2 mm.+-.0.1 mm, with a plurality of record tracks having data recorded thereon as embossed pits representing information and exhibiting a track pitch in the range between 0.646 .mu.m and 1.05 .mu.m; with the tracks
RE42830 Method for separating a device-forming layer from a base body October 11, 2011
A porous Si layer is formed on a single-crystal Si substrate, and then a p.sup.+-type Si layer, p-type Si layer and n.sup.+-type Si layer which all make up a solar cell layer. After a protective film is made on the n.sup.+-type Si layer, the rear surface of the single-crystal Si subs
RE42810 Recording and reproducing apparatus and terminal apparatus October 4, 2011
A recording and reproducing apparatus has a communicating unit, a reading unit, a storing unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The communicating unit transmits and receives data to/from an information center in which a plurality of additional information have been stored. The re
RE42763 Recording and/or reproducing device for disks September 27, 2011
In an on-vehicle disc player having a disc elevator (22) for making a plurality of trays (2) each having a CD placed on it stacked one over another in the vertical direction move in the stacking direction, there is provided plate springs (2e) for pressing an inserted CD at both sides
RE42728 Network distribution and management of interactive video and multi-media containers September 20, 2011
Interactive interfaces to video information provide a displayed view of a quasi-object called a root image. The root image consists of a plurality of basic frames selected from the video information, arranged such that their respective x and y directions are aligned with the x and y
RE42701 Audio transmission, recording and reproducing system September 13, 2011
An audio recording and reproducing apparatus includes a controller for controlling the entire behaviors, hard disc for write and read of audio data, audio compression/expansion circuit for expanding compressed audio data, and external I/O port. The audio recording and reproducing app
RE42482 Disc support plate, disc changer mechanism, and disc recording and/or reproducing device June 21, 2011
A tray includes a substrate and a resin portion placed thereon by printing. The resin portion includes a first part placed along an edge on the disc loading side of the substrate, a second part placed along another edge on the disc unloading side of the substrate, and a third part pl
RE42366 Computer animation generator May 17, 2011
Polygonal data input in a first step is subjected to evaluation in which all edges of the polygon data are ranked in importance on the basis of a volume change caused by removal of that edge. The edges are sorted on the basis of an evaluation value in a third step. In a fourth step, the
RE42204 Information receiving device and method, information release device, and information communicati March 8, 2011
If an instruction is provided so as to receive second content information in place of first content information on the basis of only one operation by a user while the first content information is received through a connection formed in a communication network, the connection for comm
RE42041 Recording and/or reproducing device for disks January 18, 2011
In an on-vehicle disc player having a disc elevator (22) for making a plurality of trays (2) each having a CD placed on it stacked one over another in the vertical direction move in the stacking direction, there is provided plate springs (2e) for pressing an inserted CD at both sides
RE41977 Recording and reproducing apparatus and terminal apparatus November 30, 2010
A recording and reproducing apparatus has a communicating unit, a reading unit, a storing unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The communicating unit transmits and receives data to/from an information center in which a plurality of additional information have been stored. The re
RE41957 System for searching a data base for information associated with broadcast segments based upon b November 23, 2010
A play list comprising the names of music pieces broadcasted from a broadcast station and broadcast time information are accumulated in a data base. If a user likes a music piece broadcasted from the broadcast station, he activates a book marker which stores time information represen
RE41810 System and method for effectively implementing a personal channel for interactive television October 5, 2010
A system and method for effectively implementing a personal channel for interactive television comprises a personal channel manager that may include a configuration module, a search module, and a content packaging module. A system user may utilize the configuration module to perform a
RE41784 Adhesive material September 28, 2010
The adhesive material contains a radical-polymerizable compound, a curing agent, and a thermoplastic resin; gives a negative result of the Ames test; and has a PII, or skin irritation, value of 2 or less. In particular, all the starting ingredients should preferably give a negative r
RE41709 Controlled-access broadcast signal receiving system September 14, 2010
An apparatus and method for transferring from a broadcaster to a receiver a limited reproduction right in data. A signal indicating the limited reproduction right is transmitted by the broadcaster and stored by the receiver with the data. The receiver reproduces and processes the data as
RE41664 Solid-state imaging device, driving method therefor, and imaging apparatus September 14, 2010
A solid-state imaging device includes the following: a pixel array section in which a plurality of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged, each of the pixels outputting an image signal; and a column circuit area including a plurality of column circuits. In the solid-state imaging devi
RE41641 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method September 7, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41606 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method August 31, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41544 Audio transmission, recording and reproducing system August 17, 2010
An audio recording and reproducing apparatus includes a controller for controlling the entire behaviors, hard disc for write and read of audio data, audio compression/expansion circuit for expanding compressed audio data, and external I/O port. The audio recording and reproducing app
RE41486 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method August 10, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41470 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method August 3, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41432 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method July 13, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41431 Synchronization symbol structure using OFDM based transmission method July 13, 2010
The present invention proposes a method for generating synchronization bursts for OFDM transmission systems. The symbols of a predefined symbol sequence are mapped according to a predefined mapping scheme on subcarriers of the OFDM systems by a mapping unit (2), wherein the symbols o
RE41256 Audio transmission, recording and reproducing system April 20, 2010
An audio recording and reproducing apparatus includes a controller for controlling the entire behaviors, hard disc for write and read of audio data, audio compression/expansion circuit for expanding compressed audio data, and external I/O port. The audio recording and reproducing app
RE41200 Digital data conversion equipment and a method for the same April 6, 2010
In digital data conversion apparatus and method, class data are generated in association with reference interpolated data for each of a plurality of classes on the basis of a reference high definition digital video signal which includes a reference standard definition digital video s
RE41112 Recording and reproducing apparatus and terminal apparatus February 9, 2010
A recording and reproducing apparatus has a communicating unit, a reading unit, a storing unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The communicating unit transmits and receives data to/from an information center in which a plurality of additional information have been stored. The re
RE41081 Data recording and reproducing apparatus and data editing method January 19, 2010
A data recording and reproducing apparatus has facilities for recording and reproducing, inputting and outputting, and editing data and can perform edits by itself. The data recording and reproducing apparatus records AV data inputted from an input port on HDDs by using a recorder an
RE41009 Audio transmission, recording and reproducing system November 24, 2009
An audio recording and reproducing apparatus includes a controller for controlling the entire behaviors, hard disc for write and read of audio data, audio compression/expansion circuit for expanding compressed audio data, and external I/O port. The audio recording and reproducing app
RE40809 Conversion of contiguous concatenation of virtual concatenation in a synchronous digital communi June 30, 2009
In a method of transmitting user data over a synchronous digital communication network (SDH), the user data are packed in multiplex units by a peripheral device (10; 40). If a greater bandwidth than the capacity of the multiplex unit is required, several multiplex units are contiguou
RE40748 Process for producing semiconductor device June 16, 2009
A process for producing a semiconductor device for forming a highly reliable wiring structure is provided that solves the problem occurring on using a xerogel or a fluorine resin in an inter level dielectric between the wirings to decrease a wiring capacitance, and the problem occurr
RE40745 Command processing method and radio communication apparatus June 16, 2009
A command processing method for a radio LAN system composed of a plurality of terminals and at least one base apparatus is disclosed which prevents users of the terminals from suffering from confusion or conflict between them with regard to handling of a command issued from any of the
RE40679 Picture encoding method, picture encoding apparatus and picture recording medium March 24, 2009
This invention employs a scheme to allow an input video signal to undergo encoding, e.g., predictive encoding, DCT processing, quantization at fixed quantization step size and variable length encoding to generate first encoded data to determine (calculate) allocated code quantity every

 
 
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