Patents Assigned to Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
  • Patent number: 11146812
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry: splits an image block into a plurality of partitions; generates a motion vector candidate list; obtains a motion vector from the motion vector candidate list; performs inter prediction processing using the motion vector; and encodes the image block using a result of the inter prediction processing. When a partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry generates the motion vector candidate list using at least one motion vector among a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of spatially neighboring partitions or a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of temporally neighboring partitions, without using a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of sub-partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: 11141096
    Abstract: A method includes: acquiring body motion data related to body motions of a target person; generating, based on the body motion data, sleep state data related to a sleep state of the target person; storing the sleep state data into a sleep state database; predicting a future change in a physical condition of the target person from the sleep state data by referencing a physical condition prediction information database; and when the physical condition data indicating the physical condition of the target person is acquired, reading past sleep state data over a past period from the sleep state database, collating the physical condition data with the past sleep state data to generate physical condition prediction information for predicting a particular change in the physical condition from particular sleep state data, and registering the physical condition prediction information into the physical condition prediction information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 11146811
    Abstract: An encoder includes memory and circuitry. The circuitry: derives a first motion vector in a unit of a prediction block using a first inter frame prediction mode that uses a degree of matching between two reconstructed images of two regions in two difference pictures, the prediction block being obtained by splitting an image included in a video; and performs, in the unit of the prediction block, a first motion compensation process that generates a prediction image by referring to a spatial gradient of luminance in an image generated by performing motion compensation using the first motion vector derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Patent number: 11146828
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data encoding method includes: determining whether to encode, using an octree structure, a current space unit among a plurality of space units included in three-dimensional data; encoding the current space unit using the octree structure, when it is determined that the current space unit is to be encoded using the octree structure; encoding the current space unit using a different method that is not the octree structure, when it is determined that the current space unit is not to be encoded using the octree structure; and appending, to a bitstream, information that indicates whether the current space unit has been encoded using the octree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Pongsak Lasang, Toshiyasu Sugio, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 11145316
    Abstract: An inter-channel correlation calculation unit calculates an inter-channel correlation between a left channel and a right channel by using a left channel signal and a right channel signal that constitute a stereo signal. A DMA stereo encoding unit and a DM stereo encoding unit encode the left channel signal and the right channel signal by using a common coding mode when the inter-channel correlation is greater than a threshold value, and individually encode the left channel signal and the right channel signal by using a coding mode determined for each of the left channel signal and the right channel signal when the inter-channel correlation is less than or equal to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Srikanth Nagisetty, Sua Hong Neo, Hiroyuki Ehara
  • Publication number: 20210314336
    Abstract: An unauthorized frame detection device that can keep an unauthorized ECU from spoofing as a legitimate server or client while suppressing an overhead during communication is provided. The unauthorized frame detection device includes a plurality of communication ports corresponding to the respective of networks, a communication controller, and an unauthorized frame detector. The plurality of communication ports are each connected to a corresponding predetermined network among the plurality of networks and each transmit or receive a frame via the predetermined network. The unauthorized frame detector determines whether an identifier of a service, a type of the service, and port information that are each included in the frame match a permission rule set in advance and outputs a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Ryo HIRANO, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Tomoyuki HAGA
  • Patent number: 11138999
    Abstract: A playback method of reading out and playing streams from a recording medium is provided in which are recorded a stream file, a playlist file, first and second combination information, elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the first luminance video, and elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the second luminance video. The playback method includes in a case of playing the first luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the first combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the first luminance video, and in a case of playing the second luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the second combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the second luminance video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 11139837
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a signal processing circuit configured to obtain information data bits to be transmitted; add known information data bits to the information data bits to generate first data blocks; perform error-correction coding on the first data blocks to generate first coded data blocks including parity data blocks such that the first coded data blocks satisfy a first code rate; remove the known information data bits from the first coded data blocks to generate second coded data blocks, the second coded data blocks satisfying a second code rate different from the first code rate; and modulate the second coded data blocks using a modulation scheme to generate a modulated signal, which is then transmitted. A number of the known information data bits depends on a number of the information data bits such that the first code rate is fixed regardless of the number of the information data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210300557
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle that delivers a package includes a plurality of rotary wings, a plurality of first motors, a main body, a connector, a movable block, and a processor. When the connector is connected to a rail, the processor sets a rotation rate of the plurality of first motors to a rotation rate that is lower than a minimum rotation rate necessary for floating and higher than a minimum rotation rate necessary for propulsion along the rail. Furthermore, the processor causes the movable block to increase the angle formed by the normal direction of an imaginary plane containing the plurality of rotary wings relative to a support direction of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Gaku SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210306365
    Abstract: A method for use in a network communication system including a plurality of electronic controllers that communicate with each other via a bus in accordance with a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol determines whether or not content of a predetermined field in a frame which has started to be transmitted meets a predetermined condition indicating fraud. In a case where the content of the predetermined field meets the predetermined condition, a frame including predetermined consecutive dominant bits for notifying an anomaly is transmitted before an end of the frame is transmitted. A number of times the frame including the predetermined consecutive dominant bits is transmitted is recorded for each identifier (ID) represented by content of an ID field included in a plurality of frames which has been transmitted. A malicious electronic controller is determined in accordance with the number of times recorded for each ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Manabu MAEDA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11132561
    Abstract: An information processing device is configured to: obtain sensing data from an optical sensor; obtain position information of a mobile body which includes the optical sensor; obtain map information; determine, in sensing data, a specific sensing data region corresponding to a specific region in a sensing region of the optical sensor by using the position information and the map information that have been obtained; determine input information to be provided to an object detection model, according to the specific sensing data region; and cause the object detection model to perform object detection processing by using the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masaki Takahashi, Yasunori Ishii, Ryota Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11133034
    Abstract: A playback method of reading out and playing streams from a recording medium is provided in which are recorded a stream file, a playlist file, first and second combination information, elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the first luminance video, and elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the second luminance video. The playback method includes in a case of playing the first luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the first combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the first luminance video, and in a case of playing the second luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the second combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the second luminance video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 11133035
    Abstract: A playback device reads out and plays contents from a recording medium. The playback device includes a first decoder that decodes a base video stream and an enhanced video stream, a second decoder that decodes encoded graphics data, and a first superimposer that superimposes the enhanced video information and stores enhanced high-luminance video information in a first video plain. The playback device also includes a first processor that converts color of a number of levels into a converted number of levels, a second superimposer that superimposes the decoded graphic data on the enhanced high-luminance video information, a second video plain storing the video information, and a second processor that converts color of a number of levels into a converted number of levels. The playback device further includes a third superimposer that superimposes the decoded graphic data on the high-luminance video information, and an outputter that outputs the superimposed result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11134260
    Abstract: An encoder that encodes a picture to generate a coded stream includes: circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry performs, using the memory: generating a prediction image of a current block included in a current picture by referring to a first region included in a reference picture different from the current picture; operating a bi-directional optical flow process to correct the prediction image by referring to a second region included in the first region, and not operating the bi-directional optical flow process in response to the second region not being included in the first region; and encoding the current block based on the prediction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Kiyofumi Abe, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Patent number: 11134270
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ru Ling Liao, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 11126191
    Abstract: Various embodiments for controlling a state of an autonomous vehicle that is to meet a user are provided. A receiver receives location information indicating a current location of the user. A memory stores a plurality of states of the autonomous vehicle. Each of the states at least one of visually or audibly distinguishes the autonomous vehicle. A sensor senses an environment of the autonomous vehicle to obtain environment information. A distance from a place of meeting the user to the current location of the user is calculated based on the location information. A first state is selected in accordance with the environment information. The autonomous vehicle is caused to change from a second state to the first state when the distance from the place of meeting the user to the current location of the user becomes smaller than or equal to a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazunobu Konishi, Shuhei Matsui, Yuta Shimotsuma
  • Patent number: 11128852
    Abstract: A playback device reads out from a recording medium and plays multiple High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streams that are encoded with video information. The playback device includes a first register, a second register and a playback unit. For each of the HDR video streams, the first register stores first information indicating whether the playback device corresponds to or not, and the second register stores second information indicating whether a display device connected to the playback device corresponds to or not. The playback unit plays the HDR video streams using a playback format selected based on a playback program stored in the recording medium, in a case where the first information and the second information indicate that there are multiple playback formats corresponding to both the playback device and the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11123021
    Abstract: A method for estimating a physical condition used by a computer includes simultaneously measuring blood flow volumes of at least two body parts of a person and estimating the person's physical condition on the basis of the blood flow volumes of the at least two body parts measured in the simultaneously measuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinichi Shikii, Koichi Kusukame, Aki Yoneda, Nawatt Silawan, Shinji Uchida, Tatsuo Itoh
  • Patent number: 11127117
    Abstract: An information processing method performed using a computer includes: obtaining first sensor data (SD) that is SD of a scene and includes noise; inputting the first SD to a single converter, and obtaining second SD outputted from the single converter as a result of denoising performed on the first SD by the single converter; obtaining third SD that is SD of a scene identical or corresponding to the scene, does not include the noise, and is different from the second SD; obtaining feature information of the second SD and feature information of the third SD, based on the second SD and the third SD, respectively; and training the single converter by machine learning using the second SD and the feature information of the second SD as converted data, and using the third SD and the feature information of the third SD as reference data corresponding to the converted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Stefano Alletto, Luca Rigazio, Sotaro Tsukizawa, Yasunori Ishii
  • Patent number: 11127169
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data encoding method includes: extracting, from first three-dimensional data, second three-dimensional data having an amount of a feature greater than or equal to a threshold; and encoding the second three-dimensional data to generate first encoded three-dimensional data. For example, the three-dimensional data encoding method may further include encoding the first three-dimensional data to generate the second encoded three-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toru Matsunobu, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama