Patents Examined by Tsion B Owens
  • Patent number: 11909968
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    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: 11910010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an intra-prediction method and to an encoder and decoder using same. The intra-prediction method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: deriving a prediction mode of a current block; and generating a prediction block with respect to the current block on the basis of the prediction mode of the current block. When the prediction mode of the current block is an intra-angular prediction mode, values of boundary samples from among left boundary samples and upper boundary samples of the prediction block, which are not positioned in a prediction direction of the intra-angular prediction mode, are derived on the basis of reference samples positioned in the prediction direction of the intra-angular prediction mode, and on the basis of adjacent reference samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonyoung Park, Seungwook Park, Jaehyun Lim, Jungsun Kim, Younghee Choi, Byeongmoon Jeon, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 11909959
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and devices of processing a block according to a merge candidate list, the method comprising: constructing a first list according to motion information of neighboring blocks of a current block; obtaining prediction information of the current block; when the prediction information of the current block indicates that a sub-block prediction is applied to the current block, obtaining a uni-prediction candidate for the current block according to the first list; using, the uni-prediction candidate for the current block to perform inter prediction of the current block. According to embodiment of the present disclosure, the regular merge list can be directly used and there is no need to explicitly generate the uni-prediction merge candidate list for sub-block prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Timofey Mikhailovich Solovyev, Semih Esenlik, Jianle Chen, Anand Meher Kotra, Biao Wang, Han Gao
  • Patent number: 11895298
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    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: 11889075
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry encodes an image block using the memory. In encoding the image block, the circuitry: obtains one or more size parameters related to a size of the image block; determines whether the one or more size parameters and one or more thresholds satisfy a determined relationship; encodes a split parameter when the one or more size parameters and the one or more thresholds are determined to satisfy the determined relationship, the split parameter indicating whether the image block is to be split into a plurality of partitions including a non-rectangular partition; and encodes the image block after splitting the image block into the plurality of partitions when the split parameter indicates that the image block is to be split into the plurality of partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    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: 11889076
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry encodes an image block using the memory. In encoding the image block, the circuitry: obtains one or more size parameters related to a size of the image block; determines whether the one or more size parameters and one or more thresholds satisfy a determined relationship; encodes a split parameter when the one or more size parameters and the one or more thresholds are determined to satisfy the determined relationship, the split parameter indicating whether the image block is to be split into a plurality of partitions including a non-rectangular partition; and encodes the image block after splitting the image block into the plurality of partitions when the split parameter indicates that the image block is to be split into the plurality of partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    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: 11882279
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    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: 11882246
    Abstract: An image decoding method includes reconstructing a current image by performing deblocking filtering on a boundary of at least one reconstruction block from among reconstruction blocks, wherein the reconstructing of the current image by performing the deblocking filtering on the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block from among the reconstruction blocks includes, when a prediction mode of at least one reconstruction mode from among blocks located on both sides of the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block is a combined inter-intra prediction mode, determining that a value of a boundary filtering strength applied to the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block is a predetermined value and performing deblocking filtering on the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block based on the determined value of the boundary filtering strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsoo Park, Minwoo Park, Kiho Choi, Seungsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 11876973
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for video data process are provided. The method includes receiving a bitstream comprising a coding unit coded in a geometric partition mode (GPM); decoding a first parameter associated with the coding unit, the first parameter indicating whether template matching being applied to the coding unit; and determining, according to the first parameter, motion information for the coding unit, wherein when the first parameter indicates the template matching is applied to the coding unit, the motion information is refined using the template matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru-Ling Liao, Yan Ye, Xinwei Li, Jie Chen
  • Patent number: 11876963
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry encodes an image block using the memory. In encoding the image block, the circuitry: obtains one or more size parameters related to a size of the image block; determines whether the one or more size parameters and one or more thresholds satisfy a determined relationship; encodes a split parameter when the one or more size parameters and the one or more thresholds are determined to satisfy the determined relationship, the split parameter indicating whether the image block is to be split into a plurality of partitions including a non-rectangular partition; and encodes the image block after splitting the image block into the plurality of partitions when the split parameter indicates that the image block is to be split into the plurality of partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    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: 11870988
    Abstract: An image decoding method includes reconstructing a current image by performing deblocking filtering on a boundary of at least one reconstruction block from among reconstruction blocks, wherein the reconstructing of the current image by performing the deblocking filtering on the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block from among the reconstruction blocks includes, when a prediction mode of at least one reconstruction mode from among blocks located on both sides of the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block is a combined inter-intra prediction mode, determining that a value of a boundary filtering strength applied to the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block is a predetermined value and performing deblocking filtering on the boundary of the at least one reconstruction block based on the determined value of the boundary filtering strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsoo Park, Minwoo Park, Kiho Choi, Seungsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 11863741
    Abstract: An encoder includes processing circuitry and a memory coupled to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry is configured to: change values of pixels in a first block and a second block to filter a boundary between the first block and the second block. The pixels include type one pixels and type two pixels different from the type one pixels. The first set of filter coefficients applied to the type one pixels in the first block and the second set of filter coefficients applied to the type one pixels in the second block are selected to be asymmetrical with respect to the boundary based on block sizes of the first block and the second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kanoh, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11863742
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a video data processing method. The method includes: receiving a bitstream; decoding a first index from the bitstream; determining a maximum number of an adaptive loop filter (ALF) for a component of a picture based on the first index; and processing pixels in the picture with the ALF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Ru-Ling Liao, Xinwei Li, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11856153
    Abstract: An intra prediction method and device and a computer-readable storage medium, the method comprising: configuring actual angle modes indicated by relative angle numbers, wherein the relative angle numbers are successively represented within a prediction direction range corresponding to a preset width and height relationship; starting from a starting angle, using a corresponding actual angle mode after sampling preset angle sample points, said starting angle being determined according to the width and height relationship of processing blocks and the prediction direction range corresponding to the preset width and height relationship, and actual angles having a one-to-one correspondence with the actual angle modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyan Huo, Yanzhuo Ma, Shuai Wan, Fuzheng Yang, Jinkun Guo
  • Patent number: 11852793
    Abstract: An imaging microscope (12) for generating an image of a sample (10) comprises a beam source (14) that emits a temporally coherent illumination beam (20), the illumination beam (20) including a plurality of rays that are directed at the sample (10); an image sensor (18) that converts an optical image into an array of electronic signals; and an imaging lens assembly (16) that receives rays from the beam source (14) that are transmitted through the sample (10) and forms an image on the image sensor (18). The imaging lens assembly (16) can further receive rays from the beam source (14) that are reflected off of the sample (10) and form a second image on the image sensor (18). The imaging lens assembly (16) receives the rays from the sample (10) and forms the image on the image sensor (18) without splitting and recombining the rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Miles James Weida, Timothy Day
  • Patent number: 11846765
    Abstract: A process is provided for imaging a surface of a specimen with an imaging system that employs a BD objective having a darkfield channel and a bright field channel, the BD objective having a circumference. The specimen is obliquely illuminated through the darkfield channel with a first arced illuminating light that obliquely illuminates the specimen through a first arc of the circumference. The first arced illuminating light reflecting off of the surface of the specimen is recorded as a first image of the specimen from the first arced illuminating light reflecting off the surface of the specimen, and a processor generates a 3D topography of the specimen by processing the first image through a topographical imaging technique. Imaging apparatus is also provided as are further process steps for other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, Julie A. Orlando, Jospeh G. Bulman
  • Patent number: 11849132
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding method and apparatus of the present invention may derive motion information of a current block, and perform motion compensation for the current block on the basis of the motion information. The motion information of the current block is derived on the basis of an inter-mode predefined in an encoding/decoding apparatus, and the predefined inter-mode may include at least one of a merge mode, an AMVP mode, an affine mode, or an intra block copy (IBC) mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: B1 INSTITUTE OF IMAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Ki Baek Kim
  • Patent number: 11843778
    Abstract: An image decoding method performed by a decoding device according to the present document comprises a step of receiving a bitstream containing residual information, and a step of deriving a quantized transform coefficient for a current block on the basis of the residual information contained in the bitstream, wherein the residual information includes a context syntax element coded on the basis of the context, and if the size of a transformation block is changed as much as a sub-block region having a predetermined size and the current block is the last sub-block in the sub-block region and the last quantized transform coefficient is in the current block, then the step of deriving a quantized transform coefficient includes context-based decoding of the context syntax element on the basis of a predetermined maximum value for the context syntax element, wherein the maximum value is determined on the basis of the size of the sub-block region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Rosedale Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: Sunmi Yoo, Seunghwan Kim, Jungah Choi, Jangwon Choi, Jin Heo
  • Patent number: 11843779
    Abstract: A video decoding method performed by a decoding apparatus according to the present disclosure comprises the steps of: receiving a bitstream including information about merge data of a current block; checking mh intra flag information for mh intra prediction which is included in the information about the merge data; checking information about a merge triangle prediction on the basis of a checking result that a value of the mh intra flag information is related to checking the information about the merge triangle prediction included in the information about the merge data; deriving prediction samples for the current block on the basis of a result of checking the information about the merge triangle prediction; and generating a reconstructed picture on the basis of the prediction samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Li, Jaehyun Lim, Naeri Park, Junghak Nam, Hyeongmoon Jang
  • Patent number: 11838505
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry encodes an image block using the memory. In encoding the image block, the circuitry: obtains one or more size parameters related to a size of the image block; determines whether the one or more size parameters and one or more thresholds satisfy a determined relationship; encodes a split parameter when the one or more size parameters and the one or more thresholds are determined to satisfy the determined relationship, the split parameter indicating whether the image block is to be split into a plurality of partitions including a non-rectangular partition; and encodes the image block after splitting the image block into the plurality of partitions when the split parameter indicates that the image block is to be split into the plurality of partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    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