Easy To Use Patents Search & Patent Lawyer Directory

At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.

Searching: sony





Search by keyword, patent number, inventor, assignee, city or state:




Patent # Description
US-8,204,461 Digital radio receiver and method of reproducing acoustic information
A digital radio receiver for receiving information on a piece of music that is identification information for specifying content of digital acoustic...
US-8,204,455 Techniques for pre-distorting transmitted signals for a transmitter device
Techniques for sending and receiving signals include pre-distorting signals before transmission across a communication path. The signals are pre-distorted as a...
US-8,204,370 Image pickup apparatus, focus control method and focus control program
An image pickup apparatus includes: an in-focus operation section configured to drive a focus lens to move over a predetermined driving range in order to detect...
US-8,204,366 Method, apparatus and program for recording and playing back content data, method, apparatus and program for...
A method, apparatus and program for recording and playing back content data, method, apparatus and program for playing back content data, and method, apparatus...
US-8,204,360 Recording apparatus, recording method and record medium
A recording apparatus for recording video data to a record medium is disclosed, that comprises an encoding means for encoding video data in a group structure of...
US-8,204,357 Reproducing device, reproducing method, reproducing program and recording medium
For a BD-ROM, a picture-in-picture function and a wallpaper display function are accomplished. A second video plane 50 for displaying a moving picture is added...
US-8,204,356 Control device and method, recording medium and program
The present invention relates to a control apparatus and a method, a recording medium and a program, which enable to control devices more efficiently and...
US-8,204,355 Image signal processing device, imaging device, and image signal processing method
An image signal processing device that includes: a recording section; a first processing section that calculates an amount of screen motion through detection of...
US-8,204,331 Information processing apparatus and method to reduce delay in image decoding
In an information processing apparatus, a synthesis filtering process is performed on image data which has been subjected to hierarchical executions of an...
US-8,204,329 System and method for image quality enhancement by reducing the effects of air pollution and haze
A low cost image quality enhancement method to be utilized in an ordinary consumer camera and for post processing of an existing image database is described...
US-8,204,326 Data processing apparatus, data processing method and data processing program, encoding apparatus, encoding...
A data processing apparatus includes a motion vector storage unit, an index value generating unit, a storage control unit, and a motion vector reading unit. The...
US-8,204,319 Image compression apparatus and image compression method
An image compression apparatus includes: first and second imaging sections for capturing an image of a subject to generate first and second image signals,...
US-8,204,308 Image processing apparatus, method, and program
An image processing apparatus generates a 3-value image from a 2-value image, wherein the first and second values from the 2-value image indicate foreground and...
US-8,204,272 Lighting control of a user environment via a display device
A system and method for controlling lighting conditions in a user environment in the context of an image capture device are disclosed. An inner frame area and...
US-8,204,270 Apparatus, method, program, and mobile terminal device with person image extracting and linking
Face images are extracted from still image content and linked to communication address information. When a person is selected from the still image content the...
US-8,204,256 System and method for muting TV speakers when headphones in use
An audio source (TV, stereo) detects, through a wireless signal from a headphone or from its cradle, when the headphone has been disengaged from the cradle. In...
US-8,204,241 Sound outputting apparatus, sound outputting method, sound output processing program and sound outputting system
The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, including: a housing; an electro-acoustic conversion section provided in the housing and configured...
US-8,204,239 Audio processing method and audio processing apparatus
Samples of a component having a frequency less than a predetermined frequency in an input audio signal that is a digital signal having a predetermined sampling...
US-8,204,220 Simulcrypt key sharing with hashed keys
A method of sharing keys among a plurality of conditional access (CA) vendors having differing CA systems used at a distribution headend involves receiving a CA...
US-8,204,124 Image processing apparatus, method thereof, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to calculate a sum of absolute differences between pixel values of pixels in a block of interest and...
US-8,204,104 Frame rate conversion system, method of converting frame rate, transmitter, and receiver
A frame rate conversion system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes a decoding unit decoding a compressed video signal encoded by an...
US-8,204,030 Communication method and communication terminal device
A communication method includes the steps of: establishing a session with one or two or more other communication terminals according to a set content before it...
US-8,203,990 Wireless-communication system, wireless-communication device, wireless-communication method, and program
A wireless-communication device configured to communicate with a different wireless-communication device provided outside a wireless-communication range through...
US-8,203,929 Frame and data pattern structure for multi-carrier systems
The present invention relates to a transmitting apparatus (82) for transmitting signals in a multi carrier system on the basis of a frame structure, each frame...
US-8,203,914 Disc storage apparatus and disc storage method
A disc storage apparatus includes a disc changer mechanism including a disc slot through which a disc is insertable, a storage section having storage locations...
US-8,203,913 Recording/reproduction apparatus and recording/reproduction system
A recording/reproduction apparatus includes: a light source; and a near-field light production section that includes two conductor sections disposed opposite...
US-8,203,730 Information processing device, information recording medium manufacturing device, information recording medium,...
An information processing device for executing content reproduction processing includes: a content reproduction processing unit for executing data...
US-8,203,711 Light irradiation method, light irradiation device, and fine particle analyzing apparatus
A light irradiation method of irradiating a specimen in a flow channel with directional light includes the step of irradiating the specimen with the directional...
US-8,203,683 Electro-optic device having terminal section and pixel section with particular multilayer structures
An electro-optic device includes a pixel section and a terminal section through which a semiconductor circuit or a wiring board is mounted around the pixel...
US-8,203,677 Polarizing plate, display, and electronic apparatus
The present invention provides a polarizing plate including: a layer of polarizer for polarizing incident light and emitting the polarized light; and a coating...
US-8,203,642 Selection of an auto focusing method in an imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging device receiving light from an object through an imaging lens at a predetermined imaging plane and performing...
US-8,203,634 Physical quantity detecting device, solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
A physical quantity detecting device includes a pixel array and a vertical driving circuit. In the pixel array, pixels each for converting a physical quantity...
US-8,203,631 Solid-state imaging device
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array section having a two-dimensional array of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion section; a memory...
US-8,203,624 Image-data processing apparatus and image pickup apparatus
An image-data processing apparatus includes an operation unit; a correcting unit multiplying image data generated by an image pickup device by a correction...
US-8,203,619 Target bit rate decision method for wavelet-based image compression
A method of deciding a target bit rate for wavelet-based image encoding based on the wavelet coefficients is described. The target bit rate is used for...
US-8,203,598 Method and apparatus for capturing three-dimensional stereoscopic images
A method for capturing a three-dimensional image. The method comprises capturing a combined beam of light having first polarized beam of light and a second...
US-8,203,569 Graphics processor, graphics processing method, information processor and information processing method
Registers 32a-32d hold data for pixels interleaved. An operator 34 reads the pixel data from the registers and processes the pixel data in accordance with a...
US-8,203,560 Method for predictively splitting procedurally generated particle data into screen-space boxes
A method for use in rendering includes receiving an input particle system, an instancing program, and a number indicating a maximum number of particles to be...
US-8,203,537 Tactile and visual user interface device and personal digital assistant
A user interface device and a PDA include: a transparent panel unit possessing plural layers, each provided with plural transparent deformation sections...
US-8,203,528 Motion activated user interface for mobile communications device
Disclosed is a system for interpreting motion of a mobile communications device as input to the mobile communications device. The system includes a processor...
US-8,203,510 Display apparatus, driving method for display apparatus and electronic apparatus
A display apparatus, including: a pixel array section; and a driving section; the pixel array section including a plurality of scanning lines disposed along the...
US-8,203,505 Information presentation device
The present invention relates to a method and a device for presentation of content-rich information portions and content-poor information portions, such as list...
US-8,203,436 Remote controller for enabling an operation command to be obtained from an electronic apparatus and set into an...
A remote controller for operating another apparatus has: an operating unit having operation keys to which different key numbers have been allocated and with...
US-8,203,312 Battery pack and control method
A battery pack includes at least one secondary battery, a fuse, and a control section. The fuse is configured to cut off charge or discharge current of the...
US-8,203,306 Battery pack and control method therefor
A battery pack includes one or more cell blocks in which one or more secondary battery cells are connected in series and/or in parallel, and a control section...
US-8,203,175 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device includes: diffusion layers formed at the front surface of a substrate; low-resistance parts formed at the front surfaces of the diffusion...
US-8,202,750 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device, semiconductor laser, optical pickup, and optical disk device with...
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor laser having an end face window structure, by growing over a substrate a nitride type Group III-V compound...
US-8,201,946 Projection image display apparatus and polarization converter with optimally aligned phase difference plates
Disclosed is a projection image display apparatus which includes a light source; and an illumination optics including a phase difference plate. The illumination...
US-8,201,920 Head cartridge and liquid ejection apparatus
A head cartridge and a liquid ejection apparatus in which cleaning is performed using a liquid absorbing force of a wiping member produced along with...
US-D662,108 Display panel or screen with computer generated image
← Previous | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 | Next →

File A Patent Application

  • Protect your idea -- Don't let someone else file first. Learn more.

  • 3 Easy Steps -- Complete Form, application Review, and File. See our process.

  • Attorney Review -- Have your application reviewed by a Patent Attorney. See what's included.