Patents Examined by Jorge L. Ortiz-Criado
  • Patent number: 10327011
    Abstract: An encoding apparatus for encoding a video signal includes: a prediction unit for generating a prediction block of a current block by using intra prediction or inter prediction; a residual data encoding unit for generating a residual block by using the current block and the prediction block, and transforming and quantizing the residual block; a residual data decoding unit for decoding a transformed and quantized residual block by inversely quantizing and inversely transforming the transformed and quantized residual block; and a deblocking filter unit for generating a reconstructed block by using a decoded residual block and the prediction block, and performing deblocking filtering, based on inter prediction information and intra prediction information of the reconstructed block and blocks neighboring the reconstructed block. The intra prediction information includes at least one of an intra prediction mode and an intra prediction block size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhan Song, Jeongyeon Lim, Byeungwoo Jeon, Joohee Moon, Yunglyul Lee, Haekwang Kim, Jongki Han, Jungyoup Yang
  • Patent number: 10313692
    Abstract: A visual perception characteristics-combining hierarchical video coding method includes: setting priority of visual interest area and setting allocation scheme of video coding resource. Setting priority of visual interest area includes analyzing both time and space visual characteristic saliency of video content. Setting allocation scheme of video coding resource includes, according to the priority of visual interest area, macroblock coding resource of interest area is satisfied preferentially to realize hierarchical coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Pengyu Liu, Kebin Jia
  • Patent number: 10313663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a three-dimensional display to a viewer is disclosed. If a color difference between pixels of a right eye image area and corresponding pixels of a left eye image area is greater than or equal to a predefined difference threshold, a parallax barrier is controlled to block either the right or the left eye image area from the viewer. Otherwise, if the color difference is less than the predefined threshold, the parallax barrier is controlled to display both the right and left eye image areas to the viewer. Corresponding devices to implement the method are also disclosed. The method may be performed by an autostereoscopic display controller, or a pair of active shutter glasses, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jari Sassi
  • Patent number: 10277905
    Abstract: Blocks of a frame of a non-baseband video signal are encoded by selecting between a staircase- or sinusoidal-based transform. For each prediction mode, a prediction block for encoding a current block is generated, a residual block is generated, the residual block is transformed using a sinusoidal-based transform and using a staircase-based transform, and first and second rate-distortion value for encoding the residual block using the sinusoidal-based transform and staircase-based transform are respectively generated. One of the staircase-based transform or the sinusoidal-based transform for encoding the residual block is selected based on a lowest value of the first rate-distortion value and the second rate-distortion value among results for each prediction mode, and the current block is encoded using the selected one of the staircase-based transform or the sinusoidal-based transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jingning Han, Yaowu Xu, Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10257531
    Abstract: A method for processing multiview video signals, according to the present invention, comprises: generating a merge candidate list with respect to a current block; inducing a motion vector of the current block on the basis of a merge index of the current block, which has been obtained from a bitstream; obtaining a prediction value of the current block using the motion vector; and reconstructing the current block by adding the prediction value and a residual value of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bae Keun Lee, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10237579
    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, and the second type is “intra_chroma_pred_mode”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10200577
    Abstract: Since an investigation apparatus is connected through a cable and is remotely operated, the cable may be caught by an obstacle, thereby limiting a movement range of the investigation apparatus. An investigation system 15 includes an investigation apparatus 50 which moves to a position where an investigation target is investigated, by using a traveling section 51 and a support apparatus 30 which moves to a position where letting-off and winding of a cable 14 for an investigation apparatus which is connected to the investigation apparatus 50 are performed, by using a traveling section 31. The investigation apparatus 50 outputs an image of the investigation target which is captured by a camera section 53, to an investigation apparatus controller 40 via the cable 14 for an investigation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Ryousuke Kobayashi, Kouji Ishizawa, Takanori Satou, Yoshinori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10194135
    Abstract: A three-dimensional depth perception apparatus includes a synchronized trigger module, an MIPI receiving/transmitting module, and a multiplexing core computing module, a storage controller module, a memory, and an MUX selecting module. The synchronized trigger module is for generating a synchronized trigger signal transmitted to an image acquiring module; the MIPI receiving/transmitting module is for supporting input/output of the MIPI video streams and other formats of video streams; the multiplexing core computing module is for selecting a monocular structured or a binocular structured light depth perception working mode. The apparatus flexibly adopts a monocular or binocular structured-light depth sensing manner, so as to leverage the advantages of different modes: the MIPI in, MIPI out working manner is nearly transparent to the user, so as to facilitate the user to employ the apparatus, directly obtaining the depth graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Chenyang Ge, Nanning Zheng, Yanhui Zhou
  • Patent number: 10187640
    Abstract: A method and system for encoding a group of coding blocks and packetizing the compressed data into slices/packets with hard-limited packet size are disclosed. According to the present invention, a packetization map for at least a portion of a current picture is determined. The packetization map associates coding blocks in at least a portion of the current picture with one or more packets by identifying a corresponding group of coding blocks for each packet of said one or more packets. The corresponding group of coding blocks for each packet is then encoded according to the packetization map and the size of each packet is determined. The packet size is checked. If any packet size exceeds a constrained size, a new packetization map is generated and the corresponding group of coding blocks for each packet is encoded according to the new packetization map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chih Huang, Ting-An Lin, Shen-Kai Chang, Han-Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 10165255
    Abstract: An indoor navigation system is based on a multi-beam laser projector, a set of calibrated cameras, and a processor that uses knowledge of the projector design and data on laser spot locations observed by the cameras to solve the space resection problem to find the location and orientation of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Janky, Kevin A. I. Sharp, Michael V. McCusker, Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 10142650
    Abstract: The method includes determining at least one candidate motion vector associated with a neighboring block of said current block. A prediction motion vector is determined from the candidate motion vector, and the current block is coded from the prediction motion vector. The prediction motion vector is determined according by determining, for the candidate motion vector, a corrective motion vector so as to minimize a distortion calculated between the neighoboring block successively coded and reconstructed and a prediction block motion compensated by the at least one candidate motion vector modified by the corrective motion vector. The prediction motion vector is then determined from the candidate motion vector modified by the corrective motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Edouard Francois, Dominique Thoreau, Jerome Vieron, Aurelie Martin
  • Patent number: 10142595
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a camera, a moving object detector, a candidate reflection region detector, a predetermined position brightness detector and a cause determiner. The moving object detector and the candidate reflection region detector set a detection region for detecting, from image data captured by the camera, an existence of an adjacent vehicle in an adjacent lane. The predetermined position brightness detector detects a candidate light projecting object which projects light with brightness equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold value. The cause determiner determines whether or not there exists a candidate light projecting object which indicates the existence of the adjacent vehicle in the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikao Tsuchiya, Yasuhisa Hayakawa, Shinya Tanaka, Osamu Fukata
  • Patent number: 10142627
    Abstract: A device includes one or more processors configured to derive, from among a plurality of intra prediction modes, M most probable modes (MPMs) for intra prediction of a block of video data. A syntax element indicating whether a MPM index or a non-MPM index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data is decoded. Based on the indicated one of the MPM index or the non-MPM index being the MPM index, the one or more processors select, for each of one or more context-modeled bins of the MPM index, based on intra prediction modes used to decode one or more neighboring blocks, a context index for the context-modeled bin. The one or more processors reconstruct the block of video data based on the selected intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xin Zhao, Jianle Chen, Li Zhang, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10136152
    Abstract: Devices and methods for improving use of supplemental enhancement information (SEI) messages in multi-layer codecs for decoding multi-layer bitstreams containing video information are disclosed. In one aspect, a device may include a memory that stores video information associated with the multi-layer bitstream. The stored video information may include an SEI message and a processor connected to the memory. The processor determines whether the SEI message belongs to a first SEI message category or a second SEI message category based on an identifier in the SEI message. The processor further determines whether the SEI message applies to the operation points or the layers and, in response to the SEI message being of the first SEI message category and applying to the operation points, associates each semantic of the SEI message with each operation point among the operation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fnu Hendry, Ye-kui Wang, Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian
  • Patent number: 10136129
    Abstract: A method performed by an apparatus of decoding a video in the unit of blocks, includes: extracting and decoding a first information corresponding to a minimum block size and a second information corresponding to a difference between the minimum block size and a maximum block size, from a bitstream; calculating the maximum block size based on the first information corresponding to the minimum block size and the second information corresponding to the difference; decoding, from the bitstream, partition information of a square current block having the derived maximum block size to identify one or more subblocks in the current block which have sizes equal to or larger than the minimum block size; decoding a prediction mode information of each of the subblocks, the prediction mode information indicating whether a subblock is inter-predicted or intra-predicted; and reconstructing each of the subblocks in the current block by predicting each of the subblocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunyeon Kim, Jeongyeon Lim, Joohee Moon, Yunglyul Lee, Haekwang Kim, Byeungwoo Jeon, Hyoungmee Park, Mincheol Park, Dongwon Kim, Kibaek Kim, Juock Lee
  • Patent number: 10123008
    Abstract: Embodiments according to the present invention configure the intra prediction mode candidates into multi-level MPM sets, which comprise at least a first-level MPM set and a second-level MPM set. Encoding or decoding a current intra prediction mode is based on the multi-level MPM sets, where one syntax element of the syntax information to be generated or decoded respectively is associated with evaluating the current intra prediction mode using the first-level MPM set. A method and apparatus for chroma intra prediction mode encoding and decoding are also disclosed. The chroma intra prediction mode set includes a Luma-based chroma prediction Mode (LM), a Direct Mode (DM) and four other modes. The codeword set comprises variable-length codewords and fixed-length codewords, and the fixed-length codewords are longer than the variable-length codewords. The variable-length codewords are used for the DM and LM, and the fixed-length codewords are used for the four other modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HFI Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Yu-Wen Huang, Shan Liu, Zhi Zhou, Shaw-Min Lei
  • Patent number: 10113870
    Abstract: A machine vision system to form a digital image that includes information about both (1) relative displacements of segments of an illumination profile within the digital image due to height discontinuities of corresponding illuminated portions of various surfaces in a scene, and (2) relative reflectivity of the illuminated portions of those surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventor: John McGarry
  • Patent number: 10091511
    Abstract: A technique for encoding a video signal includes generating a representative value for each block of one or more video frames by applying a predetermined function to the pixels of the respective block. To perform a block matching operation for a current block, the technique applies the predetermined function to the current block and interrogates representative values of blocks at specified locations in a spatial and/or temporal vicinity of the current block to find a matching block whose representative value matches the one generated for the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GetGo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugen Wige, Steffen Schulze, Sascha Kuemmel
  • Patent number: 10057567
    Abstract: A method for video decoding includes: dividing a plurality of luma component data of a reference frame into a plurality of primary data and a plurality of secondary data, respectively stored in a first memory region and a second memory region; accessing the first memory region to perform a motion estimation; and accessing the second region to perform a luma motion compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Hsiang Hung, Chia-Chiang Ho
  • Patent number: 10051265
    Abstract: A logic device includes: a function block and a configuration block. The function block is configurable to perform operations associated with a plurality of operation modes. The configuration block is configured to configure the function block to perform an operation associated with any one of the plurality of operation modes. The logic device also includes a controller configured to control the configuration block so that the function block is configured to perform the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-jung Kim, U-in Chung, Hyun-sik Choi