Patents Examined by Md N Haque
  • Patent number: 11962782
    Abstract: An encoding method for a picture part encoded in a bitstream and reconstructed can involve refinement data encoded in the bitstream and determined based on at least one comparison of a version of a rate distortion cost computed using a data coding cost, a distortion between an original version of the picture part and a reconstructed picture part, and at least one other version involving one or more combinations of with or without a refinement by the refinement data, or a refinement either in or out of the decoding loop, or with or without a mapping or an inverse mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital VC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edouard Francois, Christophe Chevance, Franck Hiron
  • Patent number: 11961232
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting medical conditions in individuals in crowded settings is described, including methods and approaches for addressing confounding issues such as variation due to external factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Electronic Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Zahid F. Mian, Noreen F. Mian
  • Patent number: 11956449
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing video processing techniques are described. In one example implementation, a method of video processing includes determining, for a conversion between a current block of a video coded using a combined inter and intra prediction (CIIP) coding technique and a bitstream representation of the video, an intra-prediction mode of the current block independently from an intra-prediction mode of a neighboring block. The CIIP coding technique uses an intermedia inter prediction value and an intermedia intra prediction value to derive a final prediction value of the current block. The method also includes performing the conversion based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Li Zhang, Hongbin Liu, Jizheng Xu, Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11956463
    Abstract: A method for performing motion compensation includes: receiving a first wrap-around motion compensation flag associated with one or more pictures and indicating whether horizontal wrap-around motion compensation is enabled for the one or more pictures; and in response to the horizontal wrap-around motion compensation being enabled for the one or more pictures, receiving a parameter associated with a wrap-around motion compensation offset, the wrap-around motion compensation offset being associated with the one or more pictures, wherein a value of the wrap-around motion compensation offset is less than or equal to a difference minus 2, and the difference is obtained by a quotient of a picture width in luma samples divided by a minimum luma coding block size minus a quotient of a luma coding tree block size divided by the minimum luma coding block size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Yan Ye, Ru-Ling Liao, Jiancong Luo
  • Patent number: 11947387
    Abstract: A wireless hands-free portable headset computer with a micro display arranged near but below a wearer's eye in a peripheral vision area not blocking the wearer's main line of sight. The headset computer can display an image or portions of an image, wherein the portions can be enlarged. The headset computer also can be equipped with peripheral devices, such as light sources and cameras that can emit and detect, respectively, visible light and invisible radiation, such as infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation. The peripheral devices are controllable by the wearer by voice command or by gesture. The headset computer also can be broken down into component parts that are attachable to another article worn by an individual, such as a helmet or respirator mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 11949854
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for video encoding/decoding. In some examples, an apparatus for video decoding includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry decodes prediction information of a current block in a current picture from a coded video bitstream. The prediction information is indicative of a prediction mode that combines an intra prediction and an inter prediction. The intra prediction is based on at least a first reference sample in the current picture, and the inter prediction is based on at least a second reference sample in a reference picture of the current picture. Further, the processing circuitry determines coding tools associated with the prediction mode that combines the intra prediction and the inter prediction and reconstruct at least a sample of the current block according to the determined coding tools associated with the prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Guichun Li, Liang Zhao, Xin Zhao, Xiang Li, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11943479
    Abstract: A method for processing a video signal includes determining a horizontal transform type index for a horizontal transform kernel and a vertical transform type index for a vertical transform kernel of a transform block in the video signal, determining a transform region in which a significant transform coefficient exists in the transform block based on the horizontal transform type index, the vertical transform type index, and a size of the transform block, and applying inverse-transform to the transform region based on the horizontal transform type index and the vertical transform type index. A width of the transform region is determined based on a comparison between the horizontal transform type index and a reference value, and a height of the transform region is determined based on a comparison between the vertical transform type index and the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moonmo Koo, Jaehyun Lim, Seunghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11937528
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing identification of crop conditions and execution of remedial actions in near real-time. An agricultural vehicle may include a crop analysis system having a computing device and an imaging array for capturing a set of images of a crop. The computing device analyzes images acquired by the imaging array to determine whether a crop experiences a particular condition. The computing device, when a condition is identified, can signal an agriculture machine to perform a remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Terence D. Pickett, Broughton C. Boydell, Richard A. Humpal, Steven Rees
  • Patent number: 11936975
    Abstract: Embodiments include providing a computer vision video stream and a human vision video stream using a single camera. The camera can comprise a single, high-resolution senor and a wide-angle lens providing high resolution video having a wide aspect ratio field of view. The streams can be generated, wherein the computer vision video stream maintains the wide aspect ratio field of view and the human vision video stream comprises high resolution video. The computer vision video stream can be provided to a computer vision system, wherein the computer vision system uses the computer vision video stream as input for an automated process, and the human vision video stream can be provided to a system that displays the human vision video stream to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NIO Technology (Anhui) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew L Samson, Bradley J. Angier, Samir Agrawal, Waylon Y. Chen, Luna Chen
  • Patent number: 11930213
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the disclosure, it is proposed a method for encoding a matrix of image views obtained from data acquired by a plenoptic camera. The method is remarkable in that it comprises: obtaining at least one reference image view from a combination of at least two image views from said matrix of image views; encoding image views that are different from said at least one reference image view, based on said at least one reference image view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Vandame, Fabien Racape, Guillaume Boisson
  • Patent number: 11930257
    Abstract: A vehicular camera assembly includes a camera housing having a front housing portion and a rear housing portion that joins the front housing portion. A first printed circuit board (PCB) is disposed at the front housing portion, with an imager disposed at a front side of the first PCB and a first electrical connector disposed at a rear side of the first PCB. A second PCB has a second electrical connector disposed at a front side of the second PCB. Board-to-board electrical connection of circuitry of the second printed circuit board to circuitry of the first printed circuit board is made via electrical connection of the first and second electrical connectors. The connector portion of the rear housing portion includes a multi-pin connector comprising a plurality of solid terminal pins. A connector portion of the rear housing portion is configured for connecting to a vehicle wiring connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Sauer, Marc Sigle
  • Patent number: 11924419
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding method and apparatus are provided. An image decoding method performed by an image decoding apparatus may comprise deriving a reconstructed block for a current block, deriving a target boundary for the reconstructed block, determining a filter length of a deblocking filter to be applied for the target boundary, and applying the deblocking filter for the target boundary based on the determined filter length. The filter length may be determined based on at least one of a width or height of a transform block adjacent to the target boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeong Moon Jang
  • Patent number: 11917158
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, or computer-readable medium may include estimating local motion of an input video frame of an input video by computing a local motion vector corresponding to a respective candidate pixel patch from among one or more candidate pixel patches within the input video frame. Global motion may be estimated by computing a global motion vector. One or more subject motion vectors may be computed based on a corresponding local motion vector and the global motion vector. A number of static frames of the video may be identified. The input video may be determined to be a static video if a ratio of the number of static frames to a number of the video frames in the input video meets a static frame threshold and determining that the input video is a motion video if the ratio fails to meet the static frame threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Wei Hong, Shengyi Lin
  • Patent number: 11917193
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an image encoding apparatus comprises: a motion prediction unit which derives motion information on a current block in the form of the motion information including L0 motion information and L1 motion information; a motion compensation unit which performs a motion compensation for the current block on the basis of at least one of the L0 motion information and L1 motion information so as to generate a prediction block corresponding to the current block; and a restoration block generating unit which generates a restoration block corresponding to the current block based on the prediction block. According to the present invention, image encoding efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Hui Yong Kim, Gwang Hoon Park, Kyung Yong Kim, Sang Min Kim, Sung Chang Lim, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 11903794
    Abstract: A system comprises a dental tray comprising an array of cameras, wherein each camera of the first array of cameras has a fixed position and orientation relative to one or more other camera of the array of cameras. The system further comprises a processing device to receive a plurality of images generated by the array of cameras, stitch the plurality of images together based on calibration data specifying predetermined image stitching parameters for combining the plurality of images, wherein the predetermined image stitching parameters are based on predetermined fixed relative positions and orientations of cameras from the array of cameras, and generate a three-dimensional model of a plurality of teeth based on the stitched plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossef Atiya, Avi Kopelman, Erez Lampert
  • Patent number: 11902538
    Abstract: Disclosed in the implementations of the present disclosure are a mapping method, an encoder, a decoder, and a computer storage medium. The method may include: determining an intra prediction mode used at the time of encoding or decoding a current block; mapping, if the intra prediction mode is a MIP mode, the MIP mode to a first non-MIP mode; and mapping, if the intra prediction mode is a non-MIP mode, the non-MIP mode to a second MIP mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyan Huo, Yanzhuo Ma, Shuai Wan, Fuzheng Yang, Xinwei Li, Haixin Wang
  • Patent number: 11902561
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for convolutional-neural-network (CNN) based filter for video coding. An exemplary method includes: applying motion estimation to a target coding block, to determine a reference block of the target coding block; inputting, to a convolutional neural network (CNN) filter, image data associated with the target coding block and the reference block; and executing the CNN filter to determine a residual associated with the target coding block based on the input image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhao Wang, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11895339
    Abstract: A method for video encoding includes determining a filter shape of a cross-component filter applied to a chroma coding block (CB), generating a first intermediate CB by applying a loop filter to the chroma CB, and generating a second intermediate CB by applying, to a corresponding luma CB, the cross-component filter applied to the chroma CB and having the determined filter shape. The method further includes determining a filtered chroma CB based on the first intermediate CB and the second intermediate CB by combining the loop filtered chroma CB with the cross-component filtered luma CB, and generating coded information of the chroma CB in a coded video bitstream. Determining the filter shape includes determining the filter shape of the cross-component filter based on the number of the filter coefficients and based on at least one of (i) the chroma subsampling format or (ii) the chroma sample type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Xin Zhao, Yixin Du, Liang Zhao, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11889108
    Abstract: Gradient computation in Bi-directional optical flow are described. In a representative aspect, a method of video processing including: modifying temporal gradients in a motion vectors refinement process of a video block or sub-blocks within the video block; and performing the motion vectors refinement process of the video block or the sub-blocks within the video block based on the modified temporal gradients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Hongbin Liu, Li Zhang, Kai Zhang, Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11889071
    Abstract: An image decoding method, according to the present disclosure may comprise: acquiring, from a bitstream, image information including adaptive loop filter (ALF) information including, alternative filter information for a chroma component of a current block, and residual information; generating reconstructed samples for the current block on the basis of the residual information; and generating modified reconstructed samples for the chroma component of the current block on the basis of the alternative filter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seethal Paluri, Seunghwan Kim