Patents Assigned to SUN PATENT TRUST
  • Patent number: 10390041
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: determining a first temporal distance between a current picture to be coded and a first reference picture; determining a second temporal distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; judging whether or not the first temporal distance and the second temporal distance satisfy a predetermined condition, and calculating a first weight for the first reference picture and a second weight for the second reference picture based on a result of the judgment; and generating a predictive image for the current block by adding a first block included in the first reference picture and a second block included in the second reference picture, the first block being weighted by the first weight, and the second block being weighted by the second weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10390051
    Abstract: Provided is an image coding method that partitions an input image signal into processing units, and that codes the partitioned image to generate a code sequence. In particular, the image coding method determines a partitioning pattern for hierarchically partitioning the input image signal in order starting from a largest unit of the processing units, generates partition information indicative of the partitioning pattern, and codes partition information. The partition information includes maximum used hierarchy depth information indicative of a maximum used hierarchy depth which is a hierarchy depth of a deepest processing unit of the processing units included in the partitioning pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio
  • Patent number: 10389570
    Abstract: Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10390336
    Abstract: A base station and a related method are provided. The base station includes a transmitter which, in operation, transmits, to a user equipment (UE), values configured for different base station coordination types, respectively, wherein each of the base station coordination types defines which base stations among multiple base stations perform coordinated transmission in that base station coordination type. The base station further includes a receiver which, in operation, receives a channel quality indicator (CQI) reported from the UE, wherein the CQI is calculated at the UE in reference to the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Hui Tong, Masayuki Hoshino, Daichi Imamura, Ming Xu
  • Patent number: 10390043
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a coded bitstream, buffer description defining information for defining a buffer description; constructing a default reference list; reorder pictures included in the default reference list; writing, into the coded bitstream, reference list reordering information for indicating details of the reordering; and coding an image using the buffer description and a reference list resulting from the reordering, and in the reference list reordering information, among the pictures, a picture to be reordered is specified using an index which is used in other processing in the image coding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10390301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communication base station device capable of reducing the power consumption of a terminal when broadband transmission is performed with only an uplink. With this device, a setting unit sets mutually different terminal IDs per a plurality of uplink unit bands for a terminal that communicates using a plurality of uplink unit bands and prescribed downlink unit bands which are fewer in number than the uplink unit bands; a control unit that respectively allocates resource allocation information per a plurality of uplink unit bands to a PDCCH arranged in a prescribed downlink unit band; and a PDCCH creation unit that creates a PDCCH signal by respectively masking the resource allocation information per a plurality of uplink unit bands with the terminal ID that has been set per a plurality of uplink unit bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Yoshiko Saito, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 10382162
    Abstract: A radio communication base station device which can reduce the number of judgment times for a control signal in a mobile station, thereby suppressing power consumption by the mobile station. The radio communication base station device (100) includes: a mapping setting unit (122) which sets a mapping method in a mapping unit (102); the mapping unit (102) which maps a control signal to respective mobile stations to any of subcarriers constituting the OFDM symbol according to the mapping method set by the mapping setting unit (122); an MCS setting unit (121) which references a mapping table in which correlation between a plurality of MCS having different MCS levels and mapping methods is set according to the judgment result of the mapping setting unit (122) and sets MCS in encoding/modulation units (101-1 to 101-n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10382753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a simplified pipeline for Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) and Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) in the in-loop decoding of a video encoder and a video decoder. According to the present invention, filter parameter setting regions and filtering processing windows are aligned, to reduce the required amount of memory for parameter sets necessary for delayed filtering. This is preferably achieved by a displacement of the filter parameter setting regions with respect to LCU boundaries in at least one (preferably: vertical) or both vertical and horizontal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Semih Esenlik, Matthias Narroschke
  • Patent number: 10382760
    Abstract: The image coding method includes: determining a context in a current block in the image, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic coding on the control parameter for the current block to generate a bitstream corresponding to the current block, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type, and the second type is (i) “merge_flag”, (ii) “ref_idx_l0” or “ref_idx_l1”, (iii) “inter_pred_flag”, (iv) “mvd_l0” or “mvd_l1”, (v) “no_residual_data_flag”, (vi) “intra_chroma_pred_mode”, (vii) “cbf_luma”, and (viii) “cbf_cb” or “cbf_cr”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10382774
    Abstract: By the moving picture coding method and the moving picture decoding method, it is possible to improve coding efficiency. The moving picture coding apparatus includes a merge block candidate calculation unit that (i) specifies merge block candidates at merge mode, by using colpic information such as motion vectors and reference picture index values of neighbor blocks of a current block to be coded and a motion vector and the like of a collocated block of the current block which are stored in a colPic memory, and (ii) generates a combined merge block by using the merge block candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Hisao Sasai
  • Publication number: 20190246140
    Abstract: A method for coding multiple binary data into a bitstream is disclosed. The method splits each of four luma binary data into a luma context-dependent segment and a luma context-independent segment, and splits one chroma binary data into a chroma context-dependent segment and a chroma context-independent segment. The method groups first coded data including four coded luma context-dependent segments, second coded data including four coded luma context-independent segments and third coded data including a coded chroma context-dependent segment and a coded chroma context-independent segment. The method further performs, separately, context adaptive binary arithmetic coding on the first coded data and the chroma context-dependent segment using a variable probability. The method also performs, separately, bypass coding on the second coded data and the chroma context-independent segment using a fixed probability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Hisao SASAI, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Patent number: 10375692
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to inhibit an increase in the amount of A/N resources, without changing the timing at which the error detection result of an SCell is notified when UL-DL configurations to be configured for each of the unit bands are different, from the timing at which the error detection result is notified when just a single unit band is configured. A control unit transmits, using a first unit band, a response signal including error detection results about data received with both the first unit band and a second unit band. In a first composition pattern set for the first unit band, an uplink communication subframe is set to be the same timing as at least an uplink communication subframe of a second composition pattern set for the second unit band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10375417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an advantageous scheme for boundary strength derivation and decision processing related to deblocking filtering. More particularly, the present invention improves schemes for deciding deblocking and selecting appropriate deblocking filters known in the art so as to reduce the number of calculation cycles and required memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Thomas Wedi, Anand Kotra, Matthias Narroschke, Semih Esenlik
  • Patent number: 10375401
    Abstract: A moving picture coding method includes partitioning a picture into blocks each of which includes pixels, selecting a scanning scheme from among plural scanning schemes, scanning the blocks according to the selected scanning scheme, and coding the blocks in an order in which the blocks are scanned. In the partitioning, the picture is partitioned into rows and columns of macroblocks each of which is partitioned into the blocks. The plural scanning schemes include a first scanning scheme for scanning the blocks in the marcroblock per row of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Torsten Palfner, Thomas Wedi
  • Patent number: 10368266
    Abstract: The present disclosure mainly relates to improvements for the buffer status reporting and the logical channel prioritization procedures performed in the UE, in scenarios where the UE is in dual connectivity and the PDCP layer of the UE is shared in the uplink for MeNB and SeNB. According to the present disclosure, a ratio is introduced according to which the buffer values for the PDCP are split in the UE between the SeNB and the MeNB according to said ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10367675
    Abstract: Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10367552
    Abstract: A transmission method simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at a common frequency performs precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changes the phase of at least one of the signals, thereby improving received data signal quality for a reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10367555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a precoding method for generating, from a plurality of baseband signals, a plurality of precoded signals that are transmitted in the same frequency bandwidth at the same time. According to the precoding method, one matrix is selected from among matrices defining a precoding process that is performed on the plurality of baseband signals by hopping between the matrices. A first baseband signal and a second baseband signal relating to a first coded block and a second coded block generated by using a predetermined error correction block coding scheme satisfy a given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10368085
    Abstract: A method of performing motion vector prediction for a current block in a picture is provided which includes: deriving a candidate for a motion vector predictor to code a current motion vector of the current block, from a first motion vector of a first block that is spatially adjacent or temporally adjacent to the current block; adding the derived candidate to a list of candidates; and deriving at least one motion vector predictor based on a selected candidate from the list of candidates, wherein the deriving of the candidate includes determining whether to derive the candidate from the first motion vector, based on a type of a current reference picture and a type of a first reference picture, the current reference picture being referred to from the current block using the current motion vector, the first reference picture being referred to from the first block using the first motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: RE47547
    Abstract: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu