Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It ranked 73 on the 2011 list of Fortune Global 500. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets. Wikipedia.


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Sony Corporation and Sony | Date: 2017-01-27

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a hand shape recognition unit that performs hand shape recognition on an input image to detect a position and a size of a hand with a specific shape in the input image, a determination region setting unit that sets a region in a vicinity of the hand on the input image as a determination region used to recognize a gesture performed using the hand, based on the position and the size of the hand, and a gesture recognition unit that recognizes the gesture by monitoring movement of the hand to the determination region.


A communication device for transmitting orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signals in a wireless communication system. The device includes a plurality of antenna elements that transmit the OFDM signals to a receiver over a plurality of transmission channels in the wireless communication system. The device also generates weight coefficients applied to each of the plurality of subcarrier signals, and controls an amplitude and/or phase of the plurality of subcarrier signals as a function of said weight coefficients.


A transmitting device for transmitting data symbols and pilot symbols in an OFDM transmission system; the device comprising symbol generating means for generating said data symbols and said pilot symbols, means for transmitting said data symbols and pilot symbols respectively by using a plurality of subcarriers of said OFDM transmission system, wherein said symbol generating means is designed to selectively generate a first type pilot symbol and a second type pilot symbol being orthogonal to said first type pilot symbol so that a pilot symbol pattern in the frequency dimension comprises at least said first type pilot symbol to be transmitted by using a predefined subcarrier and second type pilot symbol to be transmitted by using other predefined subcarrier, and wherein said pilot symbol pattern has a different pattern from a succeeding pilot symbol pattern in time dimension.


Patent
Sony Corporation and Sony | Date: 2017-01-31

An apparatus and method for monitoring activity of a device. The method includes associating one or more monitoring devices with an electronic device. Rules that have been established to define acceptable content that can be accessed by the electronic device are accessed. Requested content, which is requested by the electronic device, is identified. The requested content is compared to the established rules. An alert condition is generated when the requested content violates the established rules. An alert signal is provided to the one or more monitoring devices based on the alert condition


Patent
Sony | Date: 2017-05-17

An entertainment device comprises virtual environment generation means, operable to generate a virtual environment for display; reception means, adapted to receive in operation content from a mobile communication device on a local network; content parsing means, adapted to parse the content for information of one or more predetermined information types; and transmission means adapted to signal to a mobile communication device that the entertainment device is a wearable device, despite the entertainment device not being a wearable device; wherein the reception means is adapted to receive content from the mobile communication device that has been formatted for use by such a wearable device, and information of one or more predetermined information types is incorporated into the virtual environment for display.


Methods and systems are provided for head mounted display (HMD) implementations. One example implementation, a HMD includes a circuit for communicating with a computing system that processes multimedia content for display in the HMD. Further included is a front unit of the HMD that has a screen for displaying multimedia content, and the front unit has a set of LEDs. The HMD includes an accelerometer and gyroscope disposed in the front unit of the HMD. A rear section of the HMD is provided having a set of LEDs. A headband connecting the front unit to the rear section is included, such that adjustment of the headband changes a separation distance between at least one of the set of LEDs of the front unit and at least one of the set of LEDs of the rear section. Wherein calibration of the separation distance is performed from time to time to produce and estimated separation distance for tracking of the HMD during use.


Graphics processing renders a scene with a plurality of different rendering parameters for different locations on a screen area. A rendering parameter context is set up for each of a plurality of zones and each zone is assigned an index. An object covering at least two zones of the screen area is set up in memory. These zones are assigned to corresponding zone indices. A draw call is issued for the object. Alternatively, graphics depicting one or more objects mapped to a screen area are processed. The screen area includes a plurality of zones, each having a different set of rendering parameters. Primitives belonging to one of the objects that covers at least two of the zones are received. Each primitive is assembled to screen space by iterating each primitive over each zone it covers using the rendering parameters of the respective zone with each iteration.


Patent
Sony Corporation and Sony | Date: 2017-04-05

A packet reception state monitoring unit calculates a target stored data number as a target number of audio packets stored in a memory based on the variation in the reception intervals of audio packets, and a reproduction control unit controls the audio reproduction speed in accordance with the difference between the target stored data number and a memory-stored data number. When the memory-stored data number is smaller than the target stored data number, reproduction control is performed in a low-speed reproduction mode at a lower speed than a regular reproduction speed. When the memory-stored data number is larger than the target stored data number, reproduction control is performed in a high-speed reproduction mode at a higher speed than the regular reproduction speed. A reproduction speed changing process is performed, with hysteresis being given to transitions of the difference between the memory-stored data number and the target stored data number.


Patent
Sony | Date: 2017-01-04

An image encoding method comprises for each of a left and a right image of a stereo pair of images, identifying, in an input image, a region of interest; generating at least two generating representations of that input image, such that one of the representations is a high field of view (FOV) representation including substantially all of the input image, and another representation is a low FOV representation having a lower FOV than the high FOV representation, and including at least the region of interest; in which the relationship between pixel resolution and image size for the high FOV representation and the low FOV representation is such that, in relation to the region of interest, the low FOV representation provides a higher amount of image detail than the high FOV representation; generating one or more multiplexed images by juxtaposing at least portions of the left and right, high FOV and low FOV representations, so as to include all of the image content of the left and right, high FOV and low FOV representations in fewer than four multiplexed images; and transmitting and/or storing the multiplexed images.


Graphics processing includes setting up a plurality of objects in a scene in virtual space, each object being defined by a set of vertices. A unique object identifier is assigned to each object and written to an ID buffer. Draw calls are issued to draw the objects associated with the object identifiers. Parameter values of the vertices are manipulated to output vertex parameter values. Primitives are set up from the vertices, each primitive being defined by one or more of the vertices. Each primitive belongs to one or more of the objects. Each primitive is rasterized at a plurality of pixels. Processing the pixels includes spatial or temporal anti-aliasing that utilizes the one or more object identifiers of the plurality of object identifiers. The pixels are processed for each rasterized primitive to generate an output frame.

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