Patents by Inventor Detlev Marpe

Detlev Marpe 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).

  • Publication number: 20210021808
    Abstract: Coding efficiency increases are achieved by using composed prediction signals to predict a predetermined block of a picture
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas WIEGAND, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Martin WINKEN, Christian BARTNIK, Jonathan PFAFF, Philipp HELLE, Mischa SIEKMANN
  • Publication number: 20210014480
    Abstract: Concepts are described which enable improved suitability of a respective codec for parallel processing at encoder and/or decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Valeri GEORGE, Tobias HINZ, Jackie MA, Jens BRANDENBURG, Christian LEHMANN, Adam WIECKOWSKI, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND, Thomas SCHIERL
  • Publication number: 20210014490
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an apparatus configured to partition a picture into leaf blocks using recursive multi-tree partitioning, block-based encode the picture into a data stream using the partitioning of the picture into the leaf blocks, wherein the apparatus is configured to, in partitioning the picture into the leaf blocks, for a predetermined block which extends beyond a boundary of the picture, reduce an available set of split modes depending on a position at which the boundary of the picture crosses the predetermined block in order to obtain a reduced set of one or more split modes, wherein the apparatus is configured to signal a selected split mode in the data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Adam WIECKOWSKI, Valeri GEORGE, Tobias HINZ, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND, Jackie MA, Jens BRANDENBURG
  • Publication number: 20210014531
    Abstract: An apparatus for block-wise decoding a picture from a data stream and/or encoding a picture into a data stream, the apparatus supporting at least one intra-prediction mode according to which the intra-prediction signal for a block of a predetermined size of the picture is determined by applying a first template of samples which neighbours the current block onto a neural network. The apparatus may be configured, for a current block differing from the predetermined size, to: resample a second template of samples neighboring the current block, so as to conform with the first template so as to obtain a resampled template; apply the resampled template of samples onto the neural network so as to obtain a preliminary intra-prediction signal; and resample the preliminary intra-prediction signal so as to conform with the current block so as to obtain the intra-prediction signal for the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan PFAFF, Philipp HELLE, Philipp MERKLE, Björn STALLENBERGER, Mischa SIEKMANN, Martin WINKEN, Adam WIECKOWSKI, Wojciech SAMEK, Stephan KALTENSTADLER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20210014513
    Abstract: A video encoder for encoding pictures of a video into a data stream, the picture being partitioned into an array of coding blocks, is configured to process coding blocks in a first line of the array of coding blocks by a first thread. Coding blocks in a second line of the array are processed by a second thread while processing the coding blocks of the first line of the array is still in progress, wherein processing a coding block in the second line of the array involves that reference coding blocks in the first line have been processed. Upon a specific event, processing coding blocks in the second line of the array by the second thread is interrupted and coding blocks of a third line of the array by the second thread are processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Valeri GEORGE, Tobias HINZ, Jackie MA, Jens BRANDENBURG, Christian LEHMANN, Adam WIECKOWSKI, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20210014512
    Abstract: A video decoder is configured to decode a plurality of video frames which are subdivided into a set of one or more slices. The decoder evaluates slice type information indicating whether a slice is encoded using an independent coding mode having no prediction of video content of a current frame on the basis of a video content of a previous frame, or using a single-predictive mode having a prediction of a block of pixels on the basis of one block of pixels of a previous frame, or using a bi-predictive mode having a prediction of a block of pixels on the basis of two or more blocks of pixels of one or more previous frames, to select a mode of operation for decoding a slice. The video decoder includes an arithmetic decoder for providing a decoded binary sequence on the basis of an encoded representation of the binary sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jan STEGEMANN, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 10893301
    Abstract: Coding schemes for coding a spatially sampled information signal using sub-division and coding schemes for coding a sub-division or a multitree structure are described, wherein representative embodiments relate to picture and/or video coding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Martin Winken, Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20210006804
    Abstract: A higher coding efficiency for coding a significance map indicating positions of significant transform coefficients within a transform coefficient block is achieved by the scan order by which the sequentially extracted syntax elements indicating, for associated positions within the transform coefficient block, as to whether at the respective position a significant or insignificant transform coefficient is situated, are sequentially associated to the positions of the transform coefficient block, among the positions of the transform coefficient block depends on the positions of the significant transform coefficients indicated by previously associated syntax elements. Alternatively, the first-type elements may be context-adaptively entropy decoded using contexts which are individually selected for each of the syntax elements dependent on a number of significant transform coefficients in a neighborhood of the respective syntax element, indicated as being significant by any of the preceding syntax elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Tung NGUYEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20210006821
    Abstract: A coding efficiency increase is achieved by using a common signalization within the bitstream with regard to activation of merging and activation of the skip mode. One possible state of one or more syntax elements within the bitstream may signalize for a current sample set of a picture that the sample set is to be merged and has no prediction residual encoded and inserted into the bitstream. A common flag may signalize whether the coding parameters associated with a current sample set are to be set according to a merge candidate or to be retrieved from the bitstream, and whether the current sample set of the picture is to be reconstructed based on a prediction signal depending on the coding parameters associated with the current sample set, without any residual data, or to be reconstructed by refining the prediction signal depending on the coding parameters associated with the current sample set by means of residual data within the bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Heiko SCHWARZ, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Philipp HELLE, Simon OUDIN, Jan STEGEMANN, Benjamin BROSS, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 10887625
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted with a lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Publication number: 20200413046
    Abstract: The coding efficiency of a multi-component picture or video coding concept is improved by reconstructing a third component signal relating to a third component of the multi-component video using inter-component prediction from both a reconstructed first component signal and a reconstructed second component signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tung NGUYEN, Ali Atelf Ibrahim KHAIRAT ABDELHAMID, Detlev MARPE
  • Publication number: 20200410532
    Abstract: A favorable merging or grouping of simply connected regions into which the array of information samples is sub-divided, is coded with a reduced amount of data. To this end, a predetermined relative locational relationship is defined enabling an identifying, for a predetermined simply connected region, of simply connected regions within the plurality of simply connected regions which have the predetermined relative locational relationship to the predetermined simply connected region. Namely, if the number is zero, a merge indicator for the predetermined simply connected region may be absent within the data stream. In other embodiments, spatial sub-division is performed depending on a first subset of syntax elements, followed by combining spatially neighboring simply connected regions depending on a second subset of syntax elements, to obtain an intermediate sub-division.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp HELLE, Simon OUDIN, Martin WINKEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 10880579
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted with a lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10880581
    Abstract: A better compromise between encoding complexity and achievable rate distortion ratio, and/or to achieve a better rate distortion ratio is achieved by using multitree sub-divisioning not only in order to subdivide a continuous area, namely the sample array, into leaf regions, but using the intermediate regions also to share coding parameters among the corresponding collocated leaf blocks. By this measure, coding procedures performed in tiles—leaf regions—locally, may be associated with coding parameters individually without having to, however, explicitly transmit the whole coding parameters for each leaf region separately. Rather, similarities may effectively exploited by using the multitree subdivision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Simon Oudin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10880577
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted earlier, i.e. with lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles so as to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10880578
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted earlier, i.e. with lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles so as to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10880580
    Abstract: A better compromise between encoding complexity and achievable rate distortion ratio, and/or to achieve a better rate distortion ratio is achieved by using multitree sub-divisioning not only in order to subdivide a continuous area, namely the sample array, into leaf regions, but using the intermediate regions also to share coding parameters among the corresponding collocated leaf blocks. By this measure, coding procedures performed in tiles—leaf regions—locally, may be associated with coding parameters individually without having to, however, explicitly transmit the whole coding parameters for each leaf region separately. Rather, similarities may effectively exploited by using the multitree subdivision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Simon Oudin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20200404315
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, the intra prediction direction of a neighboring, intra-predicted block is used in order to predict the extension direction of the wedgelet separation line of a current block, thereby reducing the side information rate necessitated in order to convey the partitioning information. In accordance with a second aspect, the idea is that previously reconstructed samples, i.e. reconstructed values of blocks preceding the current block in accordance with the coding/decoding order allow for at least a prediction of a correct placement of a starting point of the wedgelet separation line, namely by placing the starting point of the wedgelet separation line at a position of a maximum change between consecutive ones of a sequence of reconstructed values of samples of a line of samples extending adjacent to the current block along a circumference thereof. Both aspects may be used individually or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp MERKLE, Christian BARTNIK, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Thomas WIEGAND, Gerhard TECH
  • Publication number: 20200404266
    Abstract: Scalable video coding is rendered more efficient by deriving/selecting a subblock subdivision to be used for enhancement layer prediction, among a set of possible subblock subdivisions of an enhancement layer block by evaluating the spatial variation of the base layer coding parameters over the base layer signal. By this measure, less of the signalization overhead has to be spent on signaling this subblock subdivision within the enhancement layer data stream, if any. The subblock subdivision thus selected may be used in predictively coding/decoding the enhancement layer signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias HINZ, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Jan STEGEMANN, Philipp HELLE, Mischa SIEKMANN, Karsten SUEHRING, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Christian BARTNIK, Ali Atef Ibrahim KHAIRAT ABDELHAMID, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200404293
    Abstract: The way of predicting a current block by assigning constant partition values to the partitions of a bi-partitioning of a block is quite effective, especially in case of coding sample arrays such as depth/disparity maps where the content of these sample arrays is mostly composed of plateaus or simple connected regions of similar value separated from each other by steep edges. The transmission of such constant partition values would, however, still need a considerable amount of side information which should be avoided. This side information rate may be further reduced if mean values of values of neighboring samples associated or adjoining the respective partitions are used as predictors for the constant partition values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp MERKLE, Christian BARTNIK, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Thomas WIEGAND, Gerhard TECH