Patents by Inventor Chong Soon Lim

Chong Soon Lim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11889078
    Abstract: An image encoder/decoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. When a geometry of a block of a picture satisfies a first condition, the circuitry splits the block of the picture into sub blocks having a first set of geometries. When the geometry of the block does not satisfy the first condition, the circuitry splits the block of the picture into sub blocks having a second set of geometries, the second set of geometries being different from the first set of geometries. The circuitry encodes/decodes the sub blocks of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Ru Ling Liao, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11889059
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory connected to the circuitry. The circuitry: derives an absolute value of a sum of horizontal gradient values; derives, as a first parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of horizontal gradient values; derives, as a second parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of vertical gradient values; derives a horizontal-related pixel difference value; derives, as a third parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of horizontal-related pixel difference values; derives a vertical-related pixel difference value; derives, as a fourth parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of vertical-related pixel difference values; and generates a prediction image using the first to fourth parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jing Ya Li, Ru Ling Liao, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Hai Wei Sun, Che Wei Kuo, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11889105
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry, in operation, selects an encoding mode from among candidates including a decoder-side motion vector refinement (DMVR) encoding mode and a partition encoding mode. When the DMVR encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: obtains a first motion vector for a first image block; derives a second motion vector from the first motion vector using motion search; and generates a prediction image for the first image block using the second motion vector. When the partition encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: determines a plurality of partitions in a second image block; obtains a third motion vector for each partition; and generates a prediction image for the second image block using the third motion vector, without deriving a fourth motion vector from the third motion vector using motion search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 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
  • Publication number: 20240031569
    Abstract: An encoder according to one aspect of the present disclosure encodes a block of an image, and includes a processor and memory connected to the processor. Using the memory, the processor partitions a block into a plurality of sub blocks and encodes a sub block included in the plurality of sub blocks in an encoding process including at least a transform process or a prediction process. The block is partitioned using a multiple partition including at least three odd-numbered child nodes and each of a width and a height of each of the plurality of sub blocks is a power of two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Ru Ling LIAO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240031570
    Abstract: An encoder according to one aspect of the present disclosure encodes a block of an image, and includes a processor and memory connected to the processor. Using the memory, the processor partitions a block into a plurality of sub blocks and encodes a sub block included in the plurality of sub blocks in an encoding process including at least a transform process or a prediction process. The block is partitioned using a multiple partition including at least three odd-numbered child nodes and each of a width and a height of each of the plurality of sub blocks is a power of two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Ru Ling LIAO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240031599
    Abstract: A video encoding method using a plurality of reference pictures includes: selecting whether or not a resilient picture referencing scheme is to be used for encoding video; writing a parameter indicating the selection into a header of an encoded video bitstream; and encoding a picture using inter-picture prediction using a result of the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Viktor WAHADANIAH, Chong Soon LIM, Sue Mon Thet NAING, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Hisao SASAI, Toshiyasu SUGIO
  • Patent number: 11882283
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, determines whether or not a ternary split process of splitting a block into three sub blocks in a first direction parallel to a first longer side of the block is allowed by comparing a size of a second shorter side of the block to a minimum threshold value. The circuitry, responsive to the ternary split process being allowed, writes, into a bitstream, a split direction parameter indicative of a splitting direction. The circuitry, in operation, splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a direction indicated by the split direction parameter; splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a second direction parallel to the second shorter side of the block when the ternary split process is not allowed; and encodes the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh, Tadamasa Toma
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20240022755
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: selecting a first picture from plural pictures; setting a first temporal motion vector prediction flag which is associated with the first picture and is a temporal motion vector prediction flag indicating whether or not temporal motion vector prediction is to be used, to indicate that the temporal motion vector prediction is not to be used, and coding the first temporal motion vector prediction flag; coding the first picture without using the temporal motion vector prediction; and coding a second picture which follows the first picture in coding order, with referring to a motion vector of a picture preceding the first picture in coding order being prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Sue Mon Thet NAING, Chong Soon LIM, Kyaw Kyaw WIN, Hai Wei SUN, Viktor WAHADANIAH, Takahiro NISHI, Hisao SASAI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Toru MATSUNOBU, Kengo TERADA
  • Patent number: 11876991
    Abstract: An image decoder includes circuitry and a memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, calculates first values of a first partition in a current block, using a first motion vector for the first partition; calculates second values of a second partition in the current block, using a second motion vector for the second partition; calculates third values of a set of pixels between the first partition and the second partition, using the first motion vector; calculates fourth values of the set of pixels, using the second motion vector; and weights the third values and the fourth values. A number of pixels in a row in the set of pixels is two or more, and two or more weights applied to the third values increase along the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    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: 11876959
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation: determines whether a size of a current block, which is a unit for which a vector candidate list including vector candidates is generated, is less than or equal to a threshold; when the size of the current block is less than or equal to the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by registering a history-based motion vector predictor (HMVP) vector candidate in the vector candidate list from an HMVP table without performing a first pruning process; when the size of the current block is greater than the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by performing the first pruning process and registering the HMVP vector candidate in the vector candidate list from the HMVP table; and encodes the current block using the vector candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jing Ya Li, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Che Wei Kuo, Hai Wei Sun, Chu Tong Wang, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11876992
    Abstract: An image decoder parses an encoded bitstream to obtain a first parameter and a second parameter, and derives a partition mode based on the first and second parameters. Responsive to the derived partition mode being a first partition mode, the image decoder executes the first partition mode including; splitting a block of a picture into a plurality of first blocks including a N×2N block sized N pixels by 2N pixels; splitting the N×2N block, wherein a ternary split is allowed to split the N×2N block in a vertical direction, which is a direction along the 2N pixels, into a plurality of sub blocks including at least one sub block sized N/4×2N, while a binary split is not allowed to split the N×2N block in the vertical direction into two sub blocks that are equally sized N/2×2N; and decoding the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Ru Ling Liao, Han Boon Teo, Takahiro Nishi, Ryuichi Kanoh, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11877009
    Abstract: An encoder determines, based on a width and a height of a block, whether or not to disable a prediction mode in which the block is split along a partitioning line defined by a distance and an angle and then prediction is performed; and encodes the block with the prediction mode disabled or not disabled according to a result of the determination on whether or not to disable the prediction mode. Here, the distance is the shortest distance between the center of the block and the partitioning line, and the angle is an angle representing a direction from the center of the block toward the partitioning line in the shortest distance. The encoder determines to disable the prediction mode when (i) a width-to-height ratio is at least 8 or (ii) a height-to-width ratio is at least 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jing Ya Li, Che Wei Kuo, Chong Soon Lim, Chu Tong Wang, Han Boon Teo, Hai Wei Sun, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Yusuke Kato
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20240015322
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory connected to the circuitry. In operation, the circuitry corrects a base motion vector using a correction value in a fixed direction; and encodes a current partition by using the corrected base motion vector corrected. The correction value is specified by an index indicating one of correction values included in a table. The table is selected from among a plurality of tables, wherein the correction values in one of the plurality of tables have different increments from the correction values in another one of the plurality of tables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Chong Soon LIM, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Han Boon TEO, Kiyofumi ABE, Tadamasa TOMA, Takahiro NISHI
  • Publication number: 20240013442
    Abstract: An image encoding device encodes an image to generate a bitstream, adds, to the bitstream, one or more parameters that are not used for encoding the image, transmits, to an image decoding device, the bitstream to which the one or more parameters have been added, and outputs the image and the one or more parameters to a first processing device that executes predetermined task processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Han Boon TEO, Chong Soon LIM, Chu Tong WANG, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240007644
    Abstract: An image encoder or decoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, predicts a first set of samples for a first partition of a current picture with one or more motion vectors including a first motion vector and predicts a second set of samples for a first portion of the first partition with one or more motion vectors from a second partition different from the first partition. The samples of the first set of samples of the first portion of the first partition and of the second set of samples of the first portion of the first partition are weighted. A motion vector for the first portion of the first partition is stored which is based on one or both of the first motion vector and the second motion vector. The first partition is encoded or decoded using at least the weighted samples of the first portion of the first partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ru Ling LIAO, Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Patent number: 11863785
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory connected to the circuitry. In operation, the circuitry: corrects a base motion vector using a correction value for correcting the base motion vector in a predetermined direction; and encodes a current partition to be encoded in an image of a video, using the base motion vector corrected. The correction value is specified by a first parameter and a second parameter, the first parameter indicating a table to be selected from among a plurality of tables each including values, the second parameter indicating one of the values included in the table to be selected indicated by the first parameter. In each of the plurality of tables, a smaller value among the values is assigned a smaller index. Each of the plurality of tables includes a different minimum value among the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jing Ya Li, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Han Boon Teo, Kiyofumi Abe, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi
  • Publication number: 20230421762
    Abstract: An encoder that encodes a current block in a picture includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry: splits the current block into a first sub block, a second sub block, and a third sub block in a first direction, the second sub block being located between the first sub block and the third sub block; prohibits splitting the second sub block into two partitions in the first direction; and encodes the first sub block, the second sub block, and the third sub block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Hai Wei SUN, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI, Takahiro NISHI, Kiyofumi ABE, Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Patent number: RE49787
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus 1 includes: a quantization matrix holding unit (112) that holds a quantization matrix (WM) which has already been transmitted in a parameter set and a matrix ID for identifying the quantization matrix (WM), which are associated with each other; and a variable length coding unit (111) that obtains the matrix ID corresponding to the quantization matrix (WM) used for quantization from the quantization matrix holding unit (112) and places the matrix ID in a coded stream Str.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Jiuhuai Lu, Tao Chen, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Shinya Kadono, Chong Soon Lim