Patents Assigned to Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190147898
    Abstract: A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding M encoded audio channels representing N audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the M encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the M encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream. The method also includes analyzing the M audio channels to detect a location of a transient, decorrelating the M audio channels, and deriving N audio channels from the M audio channels and the set of spatial parameters. A first decorrelation technique is applied to a first subset of each audio channel and a second decorrelation technique is applied to a second subset of each audio channel. The first decorrelation technique represents a first mode of operation of a decorrelator, and the second decorrelation technique represents a second mode of operation of the decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Mark F. Davis
  • Publication number: 20190147891
    Abstract: When decompressing an HOA data frame representation, a gain control (15, 151) is applied for each channel signal before it is perceptually encoded (16). The gain values are transferred in a differential manner as side information. However, for starting decoding of such streamed compressed HOA data frame representation absolute gain values are required, which should be coded with a minimum number of bits. For determining such lowest integer number (?e) of bits the HOA data frame representation (C(k)) is rendered in spatial domain to virtual loudspeaker signals lying on a unit sphere, followed by normalisation of the HOA data frame representation (C(k)). Then the lowest integer number of bits is set to ?e=?log2(?log2(?{square root over (KMAX)}·O)?+1)?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven KORDON, Alexander KRUEGER
  • Publication number: 20190146320
    Abstract: A novel projection system includes a base signal source, a highlight signal source, a base/highlight destination, and a shared optical element. A base signal provided by the base source and a highlight signal provided by the highlight source are combined by the shared optical element. In a particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight signal source each include a light source, a spatial light modulator, and optics, and the base/highlight destination includes optics and a spatial light modulator. In a more particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight source provide spatially modulated lightfields to the shared optical element. In another particular embodiment, the base signal and the highlight signal are modulated by the spatial light modulator of the base/highlight destination after being combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Juan P. Pertierra, Martin J. Richards, Barret Lippey, Nathan S. Wainwright, John D. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20190149784
    Abstract: A digital PSF for use in a dual modulation display. The invention allows the use of less than optimal point spread (PSF) functions in the optics between the pre-modulator and primary modulator of a dual modulation projection system. This technique uses multiple halftones per frame in the pre-modulator synchronized with a modified bit sequence in the primary modulator to produce a compensation image that reduces the errors produced by the sub-optimal PSF. The invention includes the application to dual modulation and dual modulated 3D viewing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Martin J. Richards
  • Patent number: 10290311
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 10288891
    Abstract: Integrating rod modules are disclosed comprising a plurality of single and/or solid integrating rods that are mated together by straps. Such modules tend to comprise a greater length than the single and/or solid integrating rods and provide good illumination to a modulator that light from a light source is transmitted through the integrating rod module. The straps may comprise a material (e.g., glass) that has substantially same or similar thermal characteristics as the integrating rods. The straps may be glued to the integrating rods by a glue having a substantially different (e.g., lower) index of refraction than the integrating rods, so as not to disturb the internal reflectance of the rods. The straps may be reinforced by braces that may allow the integrating rod module to be set within a projection display system at an angle substantially different from horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Duane Scott Dewald, Nathan Wainwright, Douglas J. Gorny, Martin J. Richards
  • Publication number: 20190139504
    Abstract: A method for compensation of liquid crystal display response variations in high brightness fields, comprising receiving an image signal having a set of initial liquid crystal display code values for a region, estimating individual backlight power levels for the region of the image signal, determining a combined backlight power level based on the individual backlight power levels of the region, determining at least one change in transmittance based on the combined backlight power level of the region and correcting the set of initial liquid crystal display code values based in the determined at least one change in transmittance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon S. MCELVAIN
  • Publication number: 20190141321
    Abstract: Methods, processes, and systems are presented for adaptive loop filtering in coding and decoding high dynamic range (HDR) video. Given an input image block, its luminance information may be used to adapt one or more parameters of adaptive loop filtering and compute gradient and directionality information, activity information, a classification index, and adaptive-loop-filtering coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Peng Yin, Taoran Lu, Fangjun Pu, Tao Chen
  • Publication number: 20190139555
    Abstract: Soundfield signals such as e.g. Ambisonics carry a representation of a desired sound field. The Ambisonics format is based on spherical harmonic decomposition of the soundfield, and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) uses spherical harmonics of at least 2nd order. However, commonly used loudspeaker setups are irregular and lead to problems in decoder design. A method for improved decoding an audio soundfield representation for audio playback comprises calculating a panning function (W) using a geometrical method based on the positions of a plurality of loudspeakers and a plurality of source directions, calculating a mode matrix (?) from the loudspeaker positions, calculating a pseudo-inverse mode matrix (?+) and decoding the audio soundfield representation. The decoding is based on a decode matrix (D) that is obtained from the panning function (W) and the pseudo-inverse mode matrix (?+) .
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Johann-Markus BATKE, Florian KEILER, Johannes BOEHM
  • Publication number: 20190137859
    Abstract: Prism assemblies for projector display systems disclosed receive inputs from discrete color channels (e.g., red, green and blue channels. In one embodiment, “off state” light from the red, green, and blue DLP modulation may be reflected away from on-state light paths within the prism, tending to avoid uncontrolled scatter. In other embodiments, by keeping the colors separate for much of the prism path length, power levels may be significantly reduced at typical failure points. Light efficiency may be increased significantly when using discrete light sources like LEDs and lasers by removal of the additional red, green, and blue separation and re-combination losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duane Scott DEWALD, Nathan WAINWRIGHT, Douglas J. GORNY, Martin J. RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20190141337
    Abstract: A method to improve the efficiency of coding high-dynamic range (HDR) signals in a dual-layer system is presented. A piece-wise linear, two-segment, inter-layer predictor is designed where base-layer codewords larger than a highlights threshold (Sh) are all mapped to a constant value. Given a target bit rate for the enhancement layer, which can be expressed as a percentage (?) of the bit rate of the base layer, an optimal highlights threshold is derived by computing estimated bit rates for the base and enhancement layers based on pixel complexity measures of pixels in the input HDR signal and the threshold value, and by minimizing an optimization criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi LI, Guan-Ming SU
  • Publication number: 20190139296
    Abstract: A target view to a 3D scene depicted by a multiview image is determined. The multiview image comprising sampled views at sampled view positions distributed throughout a viewing volume. Each sampled view in the sampled views comprises a wide-field-of-view (WFOV) image and a WFOV depth map as seen from a respective sampled view position in the sampled view positions. The target view is used to select, from the sampled views, a set of sampled views. A display image is caused to be rendered on a display of a wearable device. The display image is generated based on a WFOV image and a WFOV depth map for each sampled view in the set of sampled views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Ajit NINAN
  • Patent number: 10281730
    Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly's-eye lens. The fly's-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Richards, Duane Scott Dewald, Nathan Wainwright, Barret Lippey
  • Patent number: 10283137
    Abstract: A device (160) and a method are proposed for tuning a frequency-dependent attenuation stage (122), with the purpose of suppressing non-linear distortion occurring in an audio reproduction system (120) associated with the frequency-dependent attenuation stage. The device comprises a receiving section (162) adapted to receive data representing an output acoustic signal (140) from the audio reproduction system, recorded upon excitation of the audio reproduction system by a predetermined input data signal (110)a first distortion detection section (163) adapted to detect presence of non-linear distortion based on the received data and to apply psycho-acoustic compensation to the detected non-linear distortion and a control section (164) adapted to determine, based on the psycho-acoustically compensated non-linear distortion, control information (170) suitable for controlling the frequency-dependent attenuation stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Jyri Tapani Pakarinen, Michael Smithers, Juan Felix Torres, Heiko Purnhagen
  • Patent number: 10284159
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by monitoring a characteristic of the audio signal and identifying a change in the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Brett G. Crockett, Alan J. Seefeldt
  • Patent number: 10275685
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for audio object extraction from an audio content which includes identifying a first set of projection spaces including a first subset for a first channel and a second subset for a second channel of the plurality of channels. The method may further include determining a first set of correlations between the first and second channels, each of the first set of correlations corresponding to one of the first subset of projection spaces and one of the second subset of projection spaces. Still further, the method may include extracting an audio object from an audio signal of the first channel at least in part based on a first correlation among the first set of correlations and the projection space from the first subset corresponding to the first correlation, the first correlation being greater than a first predefined threshold. Corresponding system and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Mingqing Hu, Lie Lu, Lianwu Chen
  • Patent number: 10275932
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a display operable in 2D and 3D display modes. Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting the colors and brightness of the image data and/or intensity of the display backlight based on the current display mode and/or color-grading of the image data. For example, when switching to a 3D display mode a color mapping may be performed on left and right eye image data to increase color saturation in particular regions, and/or the backlight intensity may be increased in particular regions to compensate for lower light levels in 3D display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Kozak, Robin Atkins
  • Patent number: 10275210
    Abstract: Personal audio systems and methods are disclosed. A personal audio system includes a processor to generate a personal audio stream by processing an ambient audio stream in accordance with an active processing parameter set, a circular buffer memory to store a most recent snippet of the ambient audio stream, and an event detector to detect a trigger event. In response to detection of the trigger event, a controller may extract audio feature data from the most recent snippet of the ambient audio stream and transmit the audio feature data and associated metadata to a knowledgebase remote from the personal audio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gints Klimanis, Noah Kraft, Matthew J. Jaffe, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeff Baker
  • Patent number: 10275209
    Abstract: Ambient sound is converted into an ambient audio stream. A processed ambient audio stream is generated by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory. Trigger data is searched and a new set of processing parameters is requested. The trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream. A received new set of processing parameters is selected as the selected set of processing parameters. The processed ambient audio stream is converted into processed output sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gints Klimanis, Noah Kraft, Matthew J. Jaffe, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10277997
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to audio signal processing. The audio signal has multiple audio objects. A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The method includes obtaining an object position for each of the audio objects; and determining cluster positions for grouping the audio objects into clusters based on the object positions, a plurality of object-to-cluster gains, and a set of metrics. The metrics indicate a quality of the cluster positions and a quality of the object-to-cluster gains, each of the cluster positions is a centroid of a respective one of the clusters, and one of the object-to-cluster gains defines a ratio of the respective audio object in one of the clusters. The method also includes determining the object-to-cluster gains based on the object positions, the cluster positions and the set of metrics; and generating a cluster signal based on the determined cluster positions and object-to-cluster gains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lianwu Chen, Lie Lu, Dirk Jeroen Breebaart