Patents Examined by Zhihan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11985343
    Abstract: A decoder is configured to receive a bit stream including a current frame and a picture header associated with the entire current frame, determine, as a function of the picture header, that one global motion mode is enabled for the entire current frame, the enabled global motion mode being selected from a group including translational motion, 4-parameter affine motion, and 6-parameter affine motion, detect, based on the enabled global motion mode, a plurality of parameters applicable to the entire frame, and decode the current frame using the detected parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: OP Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Borivoje Furht, Hari Kalva, Velibor Adzic
  • Patent number: 11985359
    Abstract: Techniques for signaling of sample adaptive offset (SAO) information that may reduce the coding rate for signaling such information in the compressed bit stream are provided. More specifically, techniques are provided that allow SAO information common to two or more of the color components to be signaled using one or more syntax elements (flags or indicators) representative of the common information. These techniques reduce the need to signal SAO information separately for each color component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Woo-Shik Kim, Do-Kyoung Kwon, Minhua Zhou
  • Patent number: 11982775
    Abstract: A multi-modal sensor system includes: an underlying sensor system; a polarization camera system configured to capture polarization raw frames corresponding to a plurality of different polarization states; and a processing system including a processor and memory, the processing system being configured to control the underlying sensor system and the polarization camera system, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: control the underlying sensor system to perform sensing on a scene and the polarization camera system to capture a plurality of polarization raw frames of the scene; extract first tensors in polarization representation spaces based on the plurality of polarization raw frames; and compute a characterization output based on an output of the underlying sensor system and the first tensors in polarization representation spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Intrinsic Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Achuta Kadambi, Ramesh Raskar, Kartik Venkataraman, Supreeth Krishna Rao, Agastya Kalra
  • Patent number: 11985332
    Abstract: Innovations in unified intra block copy (“BC”) and inter prediction modes are presented. In some example implementations, bitstream syntax, semantics of syntax elements and many coding/decoding processes for inter prediction mode are reused or slightly modified to enable intra BC prediction for blocks of a frame. For example, to provide intra BC prediction for a current block of a current picture, a motion compensation process applies a motion vector that indicates a displacement within the current picture, with the current picture being used as a reference picture for the motion compensation process. With this unification of syntax, semantics and coding/decoding processes, various coding/decoding tools designed for inter prediction mode, such as advanced motion vector prediction, merge mode and skip mode, can also be applied when intra BC prediction is used, which simplifies implementation of intra BC prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Ji-Zheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11979568
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing adaptive loop filtering are described. One example method of video processing includes making a first determination, for a conversion between a video unit of a video and a bitstream of the video, a first luma adaptive loop filter, ALF, boundary across which a luma adaptive loop filter is selectively applied to a luma component of the video unit and a second luma ALF boundary; making a second determination, from the second luma ALF boundary, a chroma ALF boundary across which a chroma adaptive loop filter is selectively applied for a chroma component of the video unit; and performing the conversion based on the first determination and the second determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Yang Wang, Hongbin Liu, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 11979567
    Abstract: A method for video processing is described. The method includes determining, for a conversion between a video unit of a video and a bitstream representation of the video, whether to enable a mirrored padding process for padding an unavailable luma sample during an application of a loop filtering tool to the video unit; and performing the conversion based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Yang Wang, Li Zhang, Hongbin Liu, Kai Zhang, Zhipin Deng, Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11979613
    Abstract: Encoding methods and apparatuses include receiving input video data of a current block in a current picture and applying a Cross-Component Adaptive Loop Filter (CCALF) processing on the current block based on cross-component filter coefficients to refine chroma components of the current block according to luma sample values. The method further includes signaling two Adaptive Loop Filter (ALF) signal flags and two CCALF signal flags in an Adaptation Parameter Set (APS) with an APS parameter type equal to ALF or parsing two ALF signal flags and two CCALF signal flags from an APS with an APS parameter type equal to ALF, signaling or parsing one or more Picture Header (PH) CCALF syntax elements or Slice Header (SH) CCALF syntax elements, wherein both ALF and CCALF signaling are present either in a PH or SH, and encoding or decoding the current block in the current picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yeh Chen, Olena Chubach, Chen-Yen Lai, Tzu-Der Chuang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11973933
    Abstract: The method for decoding an intra-picture prediction mode includes the steps of: determining whether the intra-picture prediction mode of a current prediction unit is identical to a first intra-picture prediction mode candidate or a second intra-picture prediction mode candidate based on bit information: and when the intra-picture prediction mode of the current prediction unit is identical to the first intra-picture prediction mode candidate and/or to the second intra-picture prediction mode candidate, determining whether the first intra-picture prediction mode candidate or the second intra-picture prediction mode candidate is identical to the intra-picture prediction mode of the current prediction unit on the basis of additional bit information, and decoding the intra-picture prediction mode of the current prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Sun Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11973955
    Abstract: Concepts are described, including encoding, processing and decoding of a data stream having a video encoded thereinto, wherein the video comprises a plurality of pictures, wherein the data stream comprises a plurality of pictures in at least two layers, wherein the pictures of at least one layer are split into a predetermined layer-specific number of subpictures, one or more of the pictures or subpictures of one layer corresponds to one picture or subpictures in one or more other layer, and at least one of the subpictures comprises boundaries for boundary extension for motion compensation, and an indication that at least one of the boundaries of corresponding subpictures or corresponding pictures in different layers are aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Karsten Sühring, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Robert Skupin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11968390
    Abstract: A method and device for deriving at least one motion information predictor for encoding of an image portion by motion compensation. At least two distinct first and second subsets of motion information predictors of a first set of motion information predictors are provided. Processing of the first subset of motion information predictors and processing of the second subset of motion information predictors is performed to obtain a final set of motion information predictors usable for predicting said image portion from the reference image portion. Processing of the second subset may comprise removing duplicates from among the motion information predictors of said second subset, and may be performed so as to exclude temporal predictors. At least part of the processing of the second subset of motion information predictors may be performed concurrently with at least part of the processing of the first subset of motion information predictors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Guillaume Laroche
  • Patent number: 11962769
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus includes: a first filter unit configured to apply a first filter to an image (a luminance image and a chrominance image); a second filter unit configured to apply a second filter to an output image of the first filter; a filter set derivation unit configured to decode a filter coefficient from coded data; and a third filter unit configured to apply a third filter to an output image of the second filter by using the filter coefficient. In a case that the third filter unit performs filter processing for the luminance image by using a luminance output image of the second filter, the third filter unit performs processing of clipping an amount of change of a pixel value through the filter processing within a prescribed range of value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukinobu Yasugi, Eiichi Sasaki, Tomohiro Ikai
  • Patent number: 11962787
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a chroma block prediction method and a device. The method includes: parsing a bitstream to obtain first indication information; downsampling a first luma block by a first filter when a value of the first indication information is a first value or by using a second filter when a value of the first indication information is a second value, to obtain a second luma block; obtaining a plurality of chroma samples and a plurality of luma samples; obtaining linear model coefficients based on the plurality of chroma samples and the plurality of luma samples; and obtaining a prediction value of the current chroma block based on the second luma block and the linear model coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiang Ma, Haitao Yang, Jianle Chen
  • Patent number: 11956432
    Abstract: An example method of video processing includes determining, for a conversion between a block of a first sub-picture of a video and a bitstream representation of the video, whether to apply a deblocking process across an edge between the block and a neighboring block of a second sub-picture based on whether a loop filtering process is allowed across subpicture boundaries. The method also includes performing the conversion based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Zhipin Deng, Hongbin Liu, Li Zhang, Jizheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11956435
    Abstract: Techniques for context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) coding with a reduced number of context coded and/or bypass coded bins are provided. Rather than using only truncated unary binarization for the syntax element representing the delta quantization parameter and context coding all of the resulting bins as in the prior art, a different binarization is used and only part of the resulting bins are context coded, thus reducing the worst case number of context coded bins for this syntax element. Further, binarization techniques for the syntax element representing the remaining actual value of a transform coefficient are provided that restrict the maximum codeword length of this syntax element to 32 bits or less, thus reducing the number of bypass coded bins for this syntax element over the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vivienne Sze, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 11949861
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing adaptive loop filtering are described. One example method of video processing includes making a first determination, for a conversion between a video unit of a video and a bitstream of the video, a first luma adaptive loop filter, ALF, boundary across which a luma adaptive loop filter is selectively applied to a luma component of the video unit and a second luma ALF boundary; making a second determination, from the second luma ALF boundary, a chroma ALF boundary across which a chroma adaptive loop filter is selectively applied for a chroma component of the video unit; and performing the conversion based on the first determination and the second determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Yang Wang, Hongbin Liu, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 11943436
    Abstract: The present it relates to a video encoding/decoding method and apparatus. The video decoding method according to the present invention may comprise c coding filter information on a coding unit; classifying samples in the coding unit into classes on a per block classification unit basis; and filtering the coding unit having the samples classified into the classes on a per block classification unit basis by using the filter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung Chang Lim, Jung Won Kang, Ha Hyun Lee, Dong San Jun, Hyun Suk Ko, Jin Ho Lee, Hui Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11943475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image encoding/decoding method and apparatus. The image decoding method according to the present invention may comprise configuring an MPM list based on intra-prediction modes of neighbor blocks of a current block and a number of frequencies of the intra-prediction modes of the neighbor blocks, deriving an intra-prediction mode of the current block based on the MPM list, and performing intra-prediction for the current block based on the intra-prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Ko, Sung Chang Lim, Jung Won Kang, Jin Ho Lee, Ha Hyun Lee, Dong San Jun, Hui Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11943461
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a bit stream; determining, using the bit stream, whether an adaptive resolution management mode is enabled; determining, using the bit stream, a scaling factor including a vertical scaling constant component and a horizontal scaling constant component; and reconstructing pixel data of a current block in adaptive resolution management mode and using the determined scaling factor, the reconstructing including scaling the current block horizontally by the horizontal scaling constant component and scaling the current block vertically by the vertical scaling constant component. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: OP Solutions. LLC
    Inventors: Borivoje Furht, Hari Kalva, Velibor Adzic
  • Patent number: 11943455
    Abstract: A method for inverse discrete cosine transformation (IDCT) in video coding is provided that includes receiving a transform block, identifying a region of non-zero transform coefficients in the transform block using a group significance map corresponding to the transform block, wherein any transform coefficients not in the region have a value of zero, applying a one-dimensional (1D) IDCT to the region of non-zero transform coefficients in a first direction to generate an interim results block, wherein 1D IDCT computations are not performed on transform coefficients outside the region, and applying a 1D IDCT to the interim results block in a second direction to generate a residual block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 11943439
    Abstract: A method for implementing an adaptive colour transform (ACT) mode during image/video encoding and decoding includes performing a conversion between a current video block of a video and a bitstream of the video, wherein the current video block is coded using the ACT mode, wherein the conversion comprises applying an inverse ACT transform on the current video block according to a rule, and wherein the rule specifies that a clipping operation, based on a bit depth of the current video block, is applied to an input of the inverse ACT transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Weijia Zhu, Jizheng Xu, Li Zhang, Kai Zhang, Ye-Kui Wang, Yue Wang