Patents by Inventor Gun Bang

Gun Bang 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: 20220014731
    Abstract: Disclosed are region-based image encoding/decoding method and apparatus. The method of decoding an image includes: determining a projection format of a 360-degree video image; determining, on the basis of the determined projection format, a spatial correlation degree between a current block and a neighboring block; and determining, on the basis of the determined spatial correlation degree, a candidate block for predicting the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Hui Yong KIM
  • Publication number: 20210344946
    Abstract: There is provided a method of decoding an image, the method comprising: decoding information for motion information prediction of a current block from a bitstream, predicting motion information of the current block based on the information, refining motion information of the current block by using the decoded information and the predicted motion information of the current block and reconstructing the current block based on the refined motion information of the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Hui Yong KIM, Gwang Hoon PARK, Woo Woen GWUN, Tae Hyun KIM, Won Jun LEE
  • Publication number: 20210321086
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, an apparatus and a storage medium for performing encoding/decoding on an image using a subpicture. A picture may be partitioned into various units such as subpictures and slices, and various syntax elements and structures may be used to specify the units. In an embodiment, there is a method for configuring a reference picture list for motion compensation in the case where the location of a reference subpicture to be referred to for motion compensation is different from the location of a target subpicture. Further, in an embodiment, there is provided a method for providing the configuration of a reference picture list and an override on the number of activated reference indexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Woong Lim
  • Publication number: 20210314566
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, an apparatus and a storage medium for image encoding/decoding. For efficient image compression, efficient syntax is required. Pieces of information required for image decoding may be structurally or semantically associated with each other. Based on this association, whether signaling of one piece of information is to be performed may be determined based on another piece of information. Further, based on this association, the signaling order or priority of multiple pieces of information may be determined. Depending on this determination, based on the number of subpictures present in a picture in high-level syntax, the number of slices present in the picture may be selectively signaled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Woong LIM, Gun BANG
  • Publication number: 20210289201
    Abstract: There is provided an image decoding method comprising: deriving a first prediction value of a current block by using at least one sample included in a reference block, obtaining an illumination compensation parameter on the basis of a predetermined reference region, deriving a second prediction value of the current block by applying the illumination compensation parameter to the first prediction value and reconstructing the current block on the basis of the second prediction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Hui Yong KIM, Dong Gyu SIM, Seoung Jun OH, Sea Nae PARK, Jun Taek PARK, Jong Seok LEE
  • Patent number: 11102503
    Abstract: There is provided a method of decoding an image, the method comprising: decoding information for motion information prediction of a current block from a bitstream, predicting motion information of the current block based on the information, refining motion information of the current block by using the decoded information and the predicted motion information of the current block and reconstructing the current block based on the refined motion information of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Hui Yong Kim, Gwang Hoon Park, Woo Woen Gwun, Tae Hyun Kim, Won Jun Lee
  • Publication number: 20210233282
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multi-view image decoding method including: obtaining, from a bitstream, three-dimensional geometry information indicating a three-dimensional space of a multi-view image, view independent component information indicating a view independent component, which is uniformly applied to every view, and view dependent component information indicating a view dependent component, which is differently applied according to views; determining a view dependent component for a texture map of a current view from the view dependent component information; generating the texture map of the current view from a view independent component of the view independent component information and the determined view dependent component for the current view; and reconstructing a current view image according to a three-dimensional space that is constructed according to the texture map of the current view and the three-dimensional geometry information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soo Woong KIM, Jung Won KANG, Gun BANG, Jin Ho LEE, Ha Hyun LEE, Sung Chang LIM
  • Publication number: 20210217229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plenoptic cloud generation method, the method of generating a plenoptic point cloud according to one embodiment of the present invention, the method comprises, obtaining a two-dimensional (2D) image for each view and depth information obtained from a plurality of cameras, determining a method of generating a plenoptic point cloud and generating the plenoptic point cloud by applying the determined method of generating the plenoptic point cloud to at least one of the 2D image for each view or the depth information, wherein the method of generating the plenoptic point cloud includes at least one of a simultaneous generation method of the point cloud and a sequential generation method of the point cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERCITY INDUSTRY- ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ha Hyun LEE, Jung Won KANG, Soo Woong KIM, Gun BANG, Jin Ho LEE, Sung Chang LIM, Sung Soo HWANG, Se Hui KANG, Ji Won MOON, Mu Hyun BACK, Jin Kyu LEE, Hyun Min HAN
  • Publication number: 20210218993
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding method using a skip mode and a device using the method. The image encoding method may comprise the steps of: judging whether there is residual block data of a prediction target block on the basis of predetermined data indicating whether residual block data has been encoded; and, if there is residual block data, restoring the prediction target block on the basis of the residual block data and an intra-screen predictive value of the prediction target block. Consequently, encoding and decoding efficiency can be increased by carrying out the encoding and decoding of screen residual data only for prediction target blocks where there is a need for a residual data block in accordance with screen similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Won Sik CHEONG, Gi Mun UM, Nam Ho HUR, Gwang Hoon PARK, Kyung Yong KIM
  • Publication number: 20210203921
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, apparatus and storage medium for image encoding/decoding using a reference picture. A picture is divided into multiple sub-pictures. The sub-pictures of the picture share a reference picture list. In order to determine sub-pictures that share the reference picture list, specific information is signaled from an encoding apparatus to a decoding apparatus. For each sub-picture that does not share a reference picture list for an additional sub-picture, a reference picture list for the sub-picture is separately configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Woong LIM
  • Patent number: 10992956
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding method using a skip mode and a device using the method. The image encoding method may comprise the steps of: judging whether there is residual block data of a prediction target block on the basis of predetermined data indicating whether residual block data has been encoded; and, if there is residual block data, restoring the prediction target block on the basis of the residual block data and an intra-screen predictive value of the prediction target block. Consequently, encoding and decoding efficiency can be increased by carrying out the encoding and decoding of screen residual data only for prediction target blocks where there is a need for a residual data block in accordance with screen similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Won Sik Cheong, Gi Mun Um, Nam Ho Hur, Gwang Hoon Park, Kyung Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10957009
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of providing an image processing. An image processing method according to the present disclosure includes: obtaining at least one of image information and depth information of an omni-directional video; and mapping the obtained information to a three-dimensional coordinate system based on a particular three-dimensional figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Hui Yong Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jung Won Kang
  • Patent number: 10931980
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a 360 degree virtual reality broadcasting service uses an image acquired through a 3D virtual reality (VR) camera to transmit a 360 degree full image stream having first resolution and transmits an image stream of a view of interest (Vol) region having second resolution different from the first resolution according to a user selection mode and move information if the user selection mode and the movement information are received from a receiving apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Kug Jin Yun, Youngsoo Park
  • Publication number: 20200275134
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a 360 degree virtual reality broadcasting service uses an image acquired through a 3D virtual reality (VR) camera to transmit a 360 degree full image stream having first resolution and transmits an image stream of a view of interest (Vol) region having second resolution different from the first resolution according to a user selection mode and move information if the user selection mode and the movement information are received from a receiving apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Kug Jin YUN, Youngsoo PARK
  • Publication number: 20200275119
    Abstract: There is provided a method of decoding an image, the method comprising: decoding information for motion information prediction of a current block from a bitstream, predicting motion information of the current block based on the information, refining motion information of the current block by using the decoded information and the predicted motion information of the current block and reconstructing the current block based on the refined motion information of the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Hui Yong KIM, Gwang Hoon PARK, Woo Woen GWUN, Tae Hyun KIM, Won Jun LEE
  • Publication number: 20200275116
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for deformable block based motion prediction for video encoding/decoding. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of deformable block based motion prediction includes: detecting format information of a 360-degree video, deforming at least one of a form of a current block and a form of a neighbor block by using the format information, and predicting a motion vector for the current block based on the deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Ewha University - Industry Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Je Won KANG, Na Young KIM
  • Patent number: 10701396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a video encoding/decoding method and apparatus, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for generating a reference image for a multiview video. The video encoding method includes, in the presence of a second image having a different view from a first image having a first view, transforming the second image to have the first view, generating a reference image by adding the second image to a side of the first image, and storing the reference image in a reference picture list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Woo Woen Gwun, Gwang Soon Lee, Nam Ho Hur, Gwang Hoon Park, Sung Jae Yoon, Young Su Heo, Seok Jong Hong
  • Patent number: 10681378
    Abstract: A method for decoding a video including a plurality of views, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: configuring a base merge motion candidate list by using motion information of neighboring blocks and a time correspondence block of a current block; configuring an extended merge motion information list by using motion information of a depth information map and a video view different from the current block; and determining whether neighboring block motion information contained in the base merge motion candidate list is derived through view synthesis prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Gwang Soon Lee, Nam Ho Hur, Kyung Yong Kim, Young Su Heo, Gwang Hoon Park, Yoon Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20200154136
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding method using a skip mode and a device using the method. The image encoding method may comprise the steps of: judging whether there is residual block data of a prediction target block on the basis of predetermined data indicating whether residual block data has been encoded; and, if there is residual block data, restoring the prediction target block on the basis of the residual block data and an intra-screen predictive value of the prediction target block. Consequently, encoding and decoding efficiency can be increased by carrying out the encoding and decoding of screen residual data only for prediction target blocks where there is a need for a residual data block in accordance with screen similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gun BANG, Won Sik CHEONG, Gi Mun UM, Nam Ho HUR, Gwang Hoon PARK, Kyung Yong KIM
  • Patent number: 10575014
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding method using a skip mode and a device using the method. The image encoding method may comprise the steps of: judging whether there is residual block data of a prediction target block on the basis of predetermined data indicating whether residual block data has been encoded; and, if there is residual block data, restoring the prediction target block on the basis of the residual block data and an intra-screen predictive value of the prediction target block. Consequently, encoding and decoding efficiency can be increased by carrying out the encoding and decoding of screen residual data only for prediction target blocks where there is a need for a residual data block in accordance with screen similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Won Sik Cheong, Gi Mun Um, Nam Ho Hur, Gwang Hoon Park, Kyung Yong Kim