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: 20200404294
    Abstract: Although wedgelet-based partitioning seems to represent a better tradeoff between side information rate on the one hand and achievable variety in partitioning possibilities on the other hand, compared to contour partitioning, the ability to alleviate the constraints of the partitioning to the extent that the partitions have to be wedgelet partitions, enables applying relatively uncomplex statistical analysis onto overlaid spatially sampled texture information in order to derive a good predictor for the bi-segmentation in a depth/disparity map. Thus, in accordance with a first aspect it is exactly the increase of the freedom which alleviates the signaling overhead provided that co-located texture information in form of a picture is present. Another aspect pertains the possibility to save side information rate involved with signaling a respective coding mode supporting irregular partitioning.
    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
  • Patent number: 10873749
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10873766
    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 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 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10869047
    Abstract: A signaling of the layer ID is described which each of the packets of a multi-layered video signal is associated with. In particular, an efficient way of signaling this layer association is achieved, with nevertheless maintaining the backward compatibility with codecs according to which a certain value of the base layer-ID field is restricted to be non-extendable such as base layer-ID value 0 in the base layer-ID field. Instead of circumventing this restriction specifically with respect to this non-extendable base layer-ID value, the layer-ID of portions of the multi-layer data stream is signaled in an extendable manner by sub-dividing the base layer-ID field into a first sub-field and a second sub-field: whenever the first sub-field of the base layer-ID field fulfills a predetermined criterion, an extension layer-ID field is provided, and if the first sub-field of the base layer-ID field does not fulfill the predetermined criterion, the extension layer-ID field is omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Karsten Suehring, Thomas Schierl, Detlev Marpe, Robert Skupin, Yago Sanchez De La Fuente, Gerhard Tech
  • Publication number: 20200389657
    Abstract: A video encoder encodes a video into a data stream, the video encoder being configured to vary a granularity at which a Quantization Parameter—QP—is applied depending on an association of frames of the video to temporally hierarchical layers at which the video is encoded into the data stream. The technology also concerns a respective decoder, a respective method for encoding and decoding, and a computer program for implementing the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Christian HELMRICH, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND, Adam WIECKOWSKI, Mischa SIEKMANN, Benjamin BROSS
  • Patent number: 10863208
    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: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Simon Oudin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10856013
    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: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Martin Winken, Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10855990
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10855999
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Tung Nguyen, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10855991
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10855309
    Abstract: Decomposing a value range of the respective syntax elements into a sequence of n partitions with coding the components of z laying within the respective partitions separately with at least one by VLC coding and with at least one by PIPE or entropy coding is used to greatly increase the compression efficiency at a moderate coding overhead since the coding scheme used may be better adapted to the syntax element statistics. Accordingly, syntax elements are decomposed into a respective number n of source symbols si with i=1 . . . n, the respective number n of source symbols depending on as to which of a sequence of n partitions into which a value range of the respective syntax elements is sub-divided, a value z of the respective syntax elements falls into, so that a sum of values of the respective number of source symbols si yields z, and, if n>1, for all i=1 . . . n?1, the value of si corresponds to a range of the ith partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Detlev Marpe, Tung Nguyen, Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10855995
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20200372537
    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: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp HELLE, Simon OUDIN, Martin WINKEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200374538
    Abstract: Reconstructing a second component signal relating to a second component of a multi-component picture from a spatially corresponding portion of a reconstructed first component signal and a correction signal derived from a data stream for the second component promises increased coding efficiency over a broader range of multi-component picture content. By including the spatially corresponding portion of the reconstructed first component signal into the reconstruction of the second component signal, any remaining inter-component redundancies/correlations present such as still present despite a possibly a priori performed component space transformation, or present because of having been introduced by such a priori performed component space transformation, for example, may readily be removed by way of the inter-component redundancy/correlation reduction of the second component signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tung NGUYEN, Ali Atef Ibrahim KHAIRAT ABDELHAMID, Detlev MARPE
  • Patent number: 10848767
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20200366908
    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: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Tung NGUYEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200366895
    Abstract: Block-based coding of a picture is rendered more effective by providing an intra-prediction coding concept according to which a certain block of the picture is intra-prediction coded using a certain intra-coding mode by partitioning the predetermined block into partitions along a certain dimension with the number of partitions being greater than two and/or the partitions being one sample wide along the certain dimension with the partitions being, for reconstruction purposes, sequentially subject to spatial prediction using the intra-prediction coding mode signaled for the certain block followed by correcting the thus obtained predictor using a prediction residual so that for preceding partitions a reconstruction of the samples is available to the decoder at the time of processing the next, then current, partition. Signaling overhead with respect to the partitioning may be left off or may be kept low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Santiago DE LUXÁN HERNÁNDEZ, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200366936
    Abstract: An idea used herein is to use the same function for the dependency of the context and the dependency of the symbolization parameter on previously coded/decoded transform coefficients. Using the same function—with varying function parameter—may even be used with respect to different transform block sizes and/or frequency portions of the transform blocks in case of the transform coefficients being spatially arranged in transform blocks. A further variant of this idea is to use the same function for the dependency of a symbolization parameter on previously coded/decoded transform coefficients for different sizes of the current transform coefficient's transform block, different information component types of the current transform coefficient's transform block and/or different frequency portions the current transform coefficient is located within the transform block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tung NGUYEN, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Detlev MARPE
  • Publication number: 20200366942
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Martin WINKEN, Philipp HELLE, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200366906
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Martin WINKEN, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND