Patents Examined by Tracy Y Li
  • Patent number: 11601671
    Abstract: A method of encoding a motion vector predictor index, in particular a Merge index, comprises generating a list of motion vector predictor candidates, in particular merge candidates. The list includes an ATMVP candidate. One of the motion vector predictor candidates in the list is selected. A motion vector predictor index for the selected motion vector predictor candidate is generated using CABAC coding. One or more bits of the motion vector predictor index are bypass CABAC coded. For example, only the first bit of the motion vector predictor index is CABAC coded using a single context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Guillaume Laroche, Christophe Gisquet, Patrice Onno, Jonathan Taquet
  • Patent number: 11579064
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an apparatus for identifying biological particles. More particularly, the present invention relates to a small apparatus for identifying biological particles, wherein in a single apparatus having a simple structure, a cleaning solution is suctioned to separate the biological particles from a filter and a sample solution is discharged, the discharged sample solution is injected into a plurality of ticket modules, and the biological particles are identified by image analysis for the ticket modules, thereby enabling miniaturization of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Yeon Chul Ha, Ki Bong Choi
  • Patent number: 11575949
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing files of variable sizes based on device and/or network conditions are described herein. A computer device may convert a file into a first modified file that includes content of the file and a second modified file that includes the content of the file. The first modified file may have a first file size and be associated with a first bandwidth range. The second modified file may have a second file size different from the first file size and be associated with a second bandwidth range different from the first bandwidth range. Based on a bandwidth available to a user device, the first modified file or the second modified file may be provided for download by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Praveen Raja Dhanabalan
  • Patent number: 11570431
    Abstract: A method by which a decoding device performs image decoding, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: deriving an intra prediction mode of a current block; deriving neighboring samples including left neighboring samples and upper neighboring samples of the current block; deriving reference samples for prediction of a target sample among the neighboring samples on the basis of the position of the target sample of the current block and the prediction angle of the intra prediction mode; determining an interpolation filter for the target sample; and deriving the prediction sample of the target sample on the basis of the interpolation filter and the reference samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Sunmi Yoo, Jaeho Lee, Jangwon Choi, Jungdong Seo, Jin Heo
  • Patent number: 11570459
    Abstract: A method of decoding JVET video includes receiving a bitstream indicating how a coding tree unit was partitioned into coding units, and parsing said bitstream to generate at least one predictor based on an intra prediction mode signaled in the bitstream. The predictor may be generated by interpolating neighboring pixels for each pixel within a coding block. The computation may be more accurate by deriving a value for a bottom right neighboring pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Krit Panusopone, Seungwook Hong, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 11570479
    Abstract: A camera module includes a compressor configured to divide a plurality of pixels included in image data, into a plurality of pixel groups, with respect to each of the plurality of pixel groups into which the plurality of pixels is divided, calculate a representative pixel value of a corresponding pixel group, based on pixel values of multiple pixels included in the corresponding pixel group, generate first compressed data, based on the calculated representative pixel value of each of the plurality of pixel groups, with respect to each of the plurality of pixel groups into which the plurality of pixels is divided, calculate residual values representing differences between the pixel values of the multiple pixels included in the corresponding pixel group and the representative pixel value of the corresponding pixel group, and generate second compressed data, based on the calculated residual values of each of the plurality of pixel groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Wonseok Lee, Seongwook Song, Yunseok Choi
  • Patent number: 11553187
    Abstract: A method of compressing image data representing one or more images, the method including obtaining pixel data from the image data, the pixel data representing an pixel array within the one or more images, applying a transformation to the pixel data to determine a set of frequency coefficients indicative of frequency coefficients of the pixel array, encoding a selected subset of the set of frequency coefficients, generating an index indicative of the encoded frequency coefficients and generating compressed image data using the encoded frequency coefficients and the index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Liam Fitzgerald, Timothy Simon Lucas, Jonathan Mark Povey
  • Patent number: 11546640
    Abstract: Several systems, methods and integrated circuits capable of reducing blocking artifacts in video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, a system for reducing blocking artifacts in video data includes a processing module and a deblocking module. The deblocking module comprises a luma deblocking filter and a chroma deblocking filter configured to filter an edge between adjacent blocks associated with the video data, where a block of the adjacent blocks corresponds to one of a prediction block and a transform block. The processing module is communicatively associated with the deblocking module and is operable to configure at least one filter coefficient corresponding to the chroma deblocking filter based on one or more filter coefficients corresponding to the luma deblocking filter. The processing module is further configured to cause the chroma deblocking filter to filter the edge between the adjacent blocks based on the configured at least one filter coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Mangesh Devidas Sadafale
  • Patent number: 11534201
    Abstract: Disclosed is an artificial intelligence-based cannula surgery diagnostic device. The device includes a cannula stroke sensing unit for sensing a stroke of a cannula generated in a surgical procedure of a patient; a surgical data processing unit for receiving surgical data generated based on a stroke of the cannula; and a surgical prognostic information-generating unit for analyzing the received surgical data based on the existing learned surgical data to generate surgical prognostic information for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: 365MC NETWORKS
    Inventor: Nam Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 11536667
    Abstract: The image inspection apparatus includes an image capturing unit which captures images of an object, a transparent illumination unit disposed between the object and the image capturing unit, and a control unit configured to control the image capturing unit and the illumination unit. The illumination unit radiates light to the object in a first direction and causes the light to scan and radiates light to the object in a second direction and causes the light to scan. The image capturing unit captures images of the object. The control unit identifies a light-emitting position of the illumination unit when a measurement point of the surface of the object is illuminated from images of the object captured, and calculates a distance to the measurement point on the basis of the identified light-emitting position, the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kato, Shingo Inazumi
  • Patent number: 11533490
    Abstract: A method is provided for inter-coding video in which transmission bandwidth requirements associated with second motion vectors for bi-directional temporal prediction is reduced. In the method, vector information for one of motion vectors for multi-directional temporal prediction can be transmitted together with information on how to derive or construct the second motion vectors. Thus, rather than sending express information regarding each of the plurality of motion vectors, express information related to only one motion vector along with information related to reconstruction/derivation of the second motion vectors is transmitted, thus reducing bandwidth requirements and increasing coding efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Yue Yu, Krit Panusopone, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 11527016
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data encoding method includes: (i) when a number of three-dimensional points included in point cloud data to be encoded is n that is greater than a predetermined number, n being an integer greater than or equal to 2, calculating an encoding coefficient by generating a hierarchical structure in which each of n pieces of attribute information on the three-dimensional points is sorted into one of a higher frequency component and a lower frequency component to be layered, and generating a bitstream including the encoding coefficient calculated in the calculating; and (ii) when a number of three-dimensional points included in the point cloud data is m that is smaller than or equal to the predetermined number, m being an integer greater than or equal to 1, generating a bitstream in accordance with m pieces of attribute information on the three-dimensional points without generating a hierarchy structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Noritaka Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11517395
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a surgical system that enable an operator to implement operation without a burden. A control unit controls a plurality of patterns of operations of a surgical instrument, and an acquisition unit obtains motion information indicating a motion of a user. Furthermore, the control unit controls the operations of the respective patterns corresponding to the motion information obtained by the acquisition unit in parallel using only a single operation performed by the user as a trigger. The present technology can be applied to a control device of a surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kana Matsuura, Takeshi Maeda, Seiji Wada
  • Patent number: 11523124
    Abstract: Techniques for coding and deriving (e.g., determining) one or more coded-block-flags associated with video content are described herein. A coded-block-flag of a last node may be determined when coded-block-flags of preceding nodes are determined to be a particular value and when a predetermined condition is satisfied. In some instances, the predetermined condition may be satisfied when log2(size of current transform unit) is less than log2(size of maximum transform unit) or log2(size of current coding unit) is less than or equal to log2(size of maximum transform unit)+1. The preceding nodes may be nodes that precede the last node on a particular level in a residual tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11516481
    Abstract: A video encoding method includes a first mode selection step of selecting at least one mode as a first candidate mode from a predetermined first mode group for encoding a video, a second mode selection step of selecting one mode as an encoding mode from a predetermined second mode group, based on the selected first candidate mode, and an encoding step of encoding the video in the selected encoding mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masao Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 11516472
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling coding tools are provided. The video decoding method includes decoding, from a high level of a bitstream, an enable flag indicating whether one or more coding tools are enabled. The coding tools includes a first coding tool that encodes sample values using luma component mapping based on a piecewise linear model. The method includes acquiring a value of an application flag depending on a value of the enable flag, by setting the application flag indicating whether to apply the coding tools to a predetermined value, or by decoding the application flag from a low level of the bitstream, the application flag including a first application flag indicating whether to apply the first coding tool. The coding tools are operated when the value of the application flag is a value indicating that the coding tools are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Ewha University-Industry Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Je Won Kang, Sang Hyo Park, Seung Wook Park, Wha Pyeong Lim
  • Patent number: 11503289
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and computer system is provided for splitting viewport bitstreams. A first coded video bitstream is at least partially encoded using a first Group-of-Pictures (GOP) structure at a first resolution. A second coded video bitstream structured into a plurality of tiles is encoded using a second GOP structure at a second resolution, whereby the second GOP structure includes fewer coded pictures than the first GOP structure. A streaming bitstream for decoding or rendering is created using the first coded video bitstream and the second coded bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Rohit Abhishek, Byeongdoo Choi, Shuai Zhao, Stephan Wenger
  • Patent number: 11503222
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is an imaging system including an optical sensor defining an optical axis. The system further includes a light source. The system may include an optical beam splitter, and may also include an optional diffusing lens that may be configured to diffuse and/or collimate light from the light source and direct light exiting the diffusing lens to the optical beam splitter. The optical beam splitter is configured to direct light from the light source along the optical axis of the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Brett F. Bathel, Stephen B. Jones, Joshua M. Weisberger
  • Patent number: 11503220
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for fluorescence imaging with a minimal area image sensor are disclosed. A system includes an emitter for emitting pulses of electromagnetic radiation and an image sensor comprising a pixel array for sensing reflected electromagnetic radiation, wherein the pixel array comprises active pixels and optical black pixels. The system includes a black clamp circuit providing offset control for data generated by the pixel array and a controller comprising a processor in electrical communication with the image sensor and the emitter. The system is such that at least a portion of the pulses of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitter comprises electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength from about 795 nm to about 815 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua D. Talbert, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 11490127
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide cloud-based video encoding that generates encoded video data by one or more encoders in a cloud platform for a plurality of cloud encoding sessions. The methods and apparatus generate operational improvement tradeoff data in response to operational encoding metrics associated with the one or more encoders and change operational characteristics of the one or more encoders for at least one of the cloud encoding sessions based on the operational improvement tradeoff data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Gao, Ihab Amer, Feng Pan, Mingkai Shao, Crystal Sau, Dong Liu, Gabor Sines, Yang Liu