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US2021032474A1
POLYMERIC TANDEM DYES WITH LINKER GROUPS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021032474A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-04 Application Number: 16/982,355 Filing Date: 2019-03-08 Inventor: Matray, Tracy   Singh, Sharat   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA   IPC: C09B69/10 Abstract: Compounds useful as fluorescent or colored dyes are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (I), or a stereoisomer, tautomer or salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, L1, L2, L3, L4, M1, M2, m and n are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds is also provided.
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US2021032277A1
PROGRAMMABLE POLYMERIC DRUGS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021032277A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-04 Application Number: 16/639,496 Filing Date: 2018-10-05 Inventor: Matray, Tracy   Singh, Sharat   Battrell, C. Frederick   Vanbrunt, Michael   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA   IPC: C07F9/24 Abstract: Compounds useful as biologically active compounds are disclosed. The compounds have the following structure (I): or a stereoisomer, tautomer or salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, L, L1, L2, L3, M and n are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds is also provided.
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US10911839B2
Providing smart tags
Publication/Patent Number: US10911839B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-02 Application Number: 15/685,428 Filing Date: 2017-08-24 Inventor: Noronha, Austin   Bhat, Udupi Ramanath   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA   IPC: H04N9/80 Abstract: Implementations generally relate to providing smart tags. In some implementations, a method includes receiving, at a server, a video stream from a video camera. The method further includes receiving, at the server, a plurality of tags from a plurality of client devices, where each tag of the plurality of tags tags a portion of the video stream. The method further includes tagging the video stream based on the plurality of tags. The method further includes grouping the plurality of tags into a plurality of tag groups, where each tag group includes one or more tags received from a particular client device.
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EP3769085A1
USE OF DIVALENT METALS FOR ENHANCEMENT OF FLUORESCENT SIGNALS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3769085A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-27 Application Number: 19717011.1 Filing Date: 2019-03-08 Inventor: Jackson, Melissa   Boyce, Christopher   Matsui, Eriko   Vanbrunt, Michael   Singh, Sharat   Matray, Tracy   Assignee: Sony Corporation   Sony Corporation of America   IPC: G01N33/58
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EP3768689A1
POLYMERIC TANDEM DYES WITH LINKER GROUPS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3768689A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-27 Application Number: 19717012.9 Filing Date: 2019-03-08 Inventor: Matray, Tracy   Singh, Sharat   Assignee: Sony Corporation   Sony Corporation of America   IPC: C07F9/572
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US2021082122A1
IMAGE-BASED MASK FRAME INTERPOLATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021082122A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-18 Application Number: 16/573,272 Filing Date: 2019-09-17 Inventor: Takeda, Hiroyuki   Gharavi-alkhansari, Mohammad   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA   IPC: G06T7/143 Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for image-based mask frame interpolation is provided. The electronic apparatus receives a sequence of image frames, including a group of image frames and an intermediate image frame. The electronic apparatus generates foreground (FG) masks based on application of a trained Neural Network on the group of image frames and selects a Region-of-Interest (RoI) from a first image frame of the group of image frames. The electronic apparatus extracts first feature vectors for pixels within the selected RoI and second feature vector for a first pixel of the intermediate image frame. The electronic apparatus estimates a first mask value for the first pixel based on application of a statistical function on the first feature vectors and the second feature vector and generates an intermediate FG mask based on the estimated first mask value and re-estimation of mask values for remaining pixels of the intermediate image frame.
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US2021042928A1
IMAGE MASK GENERATION USING A DEEP NEURAL NETWORK
Publication/Patent Number: US2021042928A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-11 Application Number: 16/531,299 Filing Date: 2019-08-05 Inventor: Takeda, Hiroyuki   Kojima, Tamaki   Gharavi-alkhansari, Mohammad   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA   IPC: G06T7/10 Abstract: An electronic device and method for image mask generation using a deep neural network is provided. The electronic device stores an input image that includes an object of interest generates a pilot mask for the input image by application of a trained deep neural network (DNN) on the input image. The electronic device extracts, from the input image, a region of interest that includes the object of interest, based on the generated pilot mask and resizes the extracted region of interest such that a size of the resized region of interest equals a threshold scaling size. The electronic device further generates a final mask by reapplication of the trained DNN on the resized region of interest.
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US10893272B2
Image block coding based on pixel-domain pre-processing operations on image block
Publication/Patent Number: US10893272B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 16/260,193 Filing Date: 2019-01-29 Inventor: Sarwer, Mohammed Golam   Tabatabai, Ali   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04N19/124 Abstract: Embedded Codec (EBC) circuitry for image block coding based on pixel-domain pre-processing operations on image block is provided. The EBC circuitry includes memory that stores a first image block and encoder circuitry that computes a first sum of absolute differences (SAD) from a first prediction block of row-wise residual values and a second SAD from a second prediction block of column-wise residual values in pixel-domain. The encoder circuitry selects a residual prediction type from a set of residual prediction types as an optimal residual prediction type and a set of quantization parameters as optimal quantization parameters for each of a first encoding mode and a second encoding mode. The encoder circuitry generates a set of bit-streams of encoded first image block in the first encoding mode and the second encoding mode, respectively, based on the selected residual prediction type and the selected set of quantization parameters.
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US2021004990A1
IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND MOBILE BODY
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004990A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/040,525 Filing Date: 2018-12-27 Inventor: Kamio, Kazunori   Sasaki, Toshiyuki   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G06T7/90 Abstract: There is provided an image processing device to which a visible light image and an infrared ray image are input, the visible light image having been obtained corresponding to irradiation of a visible light in a second direction, the infrared ray image having been obtained corresponding to irradiation of an infrared ray in a first direction, which is a direction having an irradiation range larger than an irradiation range of the second direction, and which synthesizes the infrared ray image and the visible light image to generate a color image.
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US2021004203A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004203A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/028,236 Filing Date: 2020-09-22 Inventor: Oide, Kenichi   Mizuuchi, Takayuki   Nishida, Osamu   Shibuya, Hirohisa   Usui, Taeko   Nakazono, Taisuke   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G06F3/16 Abstract: To enable listening to audio in a more suitable mode without any complicated operation even in a situation in which the user's state or situation successively changes. An information processing device including: a recognition processing unit that recognizes a user's state in accordance with a detection result of a predetermined state or situation; and an output control unit that controls audio output from a predetermined output unit on the basis of a function map, which is selected in accordance with a predetermined condition, in which a setting related to control of the audio output is associated with each of a plurality of candidates for the user's state, and the recognized user's state.
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US10887809B2
Method and system for realizing function by causing elements of hardware to perform linkage operation
Publication/Patent Number: US10887809B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/896,225 Filing Date: 2020-06-09 Inventor: Hagiwara, Takehiro   Masuda, Hiroyuki   Kondo, Genta   Takizawa, Hiromu   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04W36/00 Abstract: A system that stores functional information indicating a capability of each of a plurality of elements located remotely from the system; identifies a function capable of being performed by linking a plurality of the elements based on the stored functional information; and transmits information corresponding to the identified function capable of being performed by linking the plurality of elements to a first device remote from the system.
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US10887530B2
Signal processing apparatus, imaging pickup apparatus, and signal processing method
Publication/Patent Number: US10887530B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/080,912 Filing Date: 2017-01-23 Inventor: Sato, Yasushi   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/33 Abstract: To prevent deterioration in image quality in mixing a visible light signal and an infrared light signal to generate a color image signal. A signal processing device includes a mixture ratio creator and a mixer. The mixture ratio creator is configured to create a mixture ratio that is a ratio in mixing a low frequency visible light signal that is a low frequency component of a visible light signal and a low frequency invisible light signal that is a low frequency component of an invisible light signal together on a basis of the low frequency visible light signal and the low frequency invisible light signal. The mixer is configured to mix the low frequency visible light signal and the low frequency invisible light signal together on a basis of the mixture ratio to generate a mixed signal.
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US2021004130A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004130A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/030,936 Filing Date: 2020-09-24 Inventor: Hiro, Daisuke   Takaoka, Lyo   Yano, Akane   Narita, Tomoya   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G06F3/0482 Abstract: An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display an operation target; determines a contact size of an object on the display; and enables or disables an operation input for the operation target based on the contact size.
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US2021004088A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004088A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/981,082 Filing Date: 2019-01-18 Inventor: Yokoyama, Ryo   Ito, Osamu   Yamano, Ikuo   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G06F3/01 Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that makes it possible to apply a tactile stimulus in a more flexible manner in accordance with the position of a tactile-sense applying unit. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that acquires the positional information on at least one of a plurality of tactile-sense applying units that apply a tactile stimulus by using a tactile control signal generated for each of the tactile-sense applying units; and a data processing unit that changes the tactile control signal by using the positional information.
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US2021005167A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2021005167A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/982,886 Filing Date: 2019-01-29 Inventor: Ishihara, Atsushi   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G09G5/38 Abstract: To improve the quality of rendering or display of a virtual image based on a sensing result relating to a real space. Provided is an information processing apparatus including a rendering control unit configured to switch a rendering frequency of a virtual image between a first rendering frequency and a second rendering frequency higher than the first rendering frequency on the basis of a sensing result relating to a real space, and a display control unit configured to cause a display device to display the virtual image on the basis of the sensing result and either the first rendering frequency or the second rendering frequency.
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US10887892B2
Apparatus and method in wireless communication system
Publication/Patent Number: US10887892B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/706,829 Filing Date: 2019-12-09 Inventor: Guo, Xin   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04W72/08 Abstract: An apparatus and method in a wireless communication system. The apparatus includes a dynamic network planning trigger unit and a master user equipment selecting unit. The dynamic network planning trigger unit triggers, based on a predetermined trigger event, a dynamic network planning in an area managed by the apparatus. The dynamic network planning includes selection of a master user equipment used for device-to-device communication, and the master user equipment receives signals from a base station during the device-to-device communication process and relays signals between the base station and a slave user equipment. The master user equipment selecting unit selects, from user equipment in the area according to quality of channels between the user equipment and the base station, one or more user equipment as master user equipment, distances between the master user equipment being greater than the intervals.
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USD907238S1
Embryo culture dish
Publication/Patent Number: USD907238S1 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 29/668,634 Filing Date: 2018-10-31 Inventor: Shinoda, Masataka   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC:
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US10898293B2
Medical support arm device and medical system
Publication/Patent Number: US10898293B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-26 Application Number: 16/420,326 Filing Date: 2019-05-23 Inventor: Fukushima, Tetsuharu   Kokubo, Wataru   Tsuboi, Toshimitsu   Kuroda, Yohei   Kamikawa, Yasuhisa   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: A61B90/50 Abstract: There is provided a medical support arm device including a brake provided in at least one joint of a plurality of joints that define a deployment configuration of a multi-joint arm, and configured to release a rotation shaft of the at least one joint when electricity is supplied to the multi-joint arm and lock the rotation shaft when electricity is not supplied to the multi joint arm. When electricity is not supplied the brake is configured to exert a brake force that supports a weight of the multi-joint arm to maintain the deployment configuration of the multi-joint arm, but also permits rotation of the rotation shaft by an external manually applied force equal to or larger than a predetermined value.
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US2021028904A1
RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2021028904A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-28 Application Number: 17/040,504 Filing Date: 2019-03-15 Inventor: Michael, Lachlan Bruce   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04L5/00 Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that enable efficient data transmission. When a reception apparatus including a processing unit that, when a transmission signal including transmission data is received, processes the transmission signal including a pilot signal on which layered division multiplexing (LDM) has been performed, and demodulates a part of the transmission data included in a second layer which is different from a first layer including the pilot signal, it is possible to efficiently perform data transmission using the pilot signal. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a broadcasting system compatible with a broadcasting method such as ISDB-T, ATSC, and the like.
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US10908444B2
Display device, method for producing display device, and display apparatus of projection type
Publication/Patent Number: US10908444B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-02 Application Number: 15/563,429 Filing Date: 2016-02-19 Inventor: Sakairi, Takashi   Amari, Koichi   Araki, Chiho   Tanigawa, Hitori   Kouno, Katsumi   Maeda, Keiichi   Masaki, Takayoshi   Haraguchi, Seiya   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G02F1/1333 Abstract: [Object] To provide a display device, a method for producing a display device, and a display apparatus of projection type, which are capable of suppressing deterioration of image quality attributable to a depressed space between pixel electrodes. [Solving Means] A display device of the present disclosure includes pixel electrodes formed for individual pixels and an insulating film for insulation between the pixel electrodes. The insulating film is so formed as to protrude from an electrode surface between the pixel electrodes. A display apparatus of projection type of the present disclosure uses the display device of the present disclosure as a light modulator to module light from a light source. A method for producing a display device of the present disclosure having pixel electrodes formed for individual pixels and an insulating film for insulation between the pixel electrodes includes forming the insulating film as to protrude between the pixel electrodes.
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