Patents by Inventor Hisao Sasai

Hisao Sasai 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: 20190253723
    Abstract: An image coding method in which a chroma component and a luma component of an input image including one or more transform blocks are transformed to code the input image. The luma component has the same size as the current transform block. The chroma component is smaller than the current transform block. In the method, when the current transform block has a first minimum size, the chroma component is transformed on a basis of a block resulting from binding a plurality of the chroma blocks to has the same size as the luma block, and when the current transform block has a size other than the first minimum size, a CBF flag indicating whether or not coefficients of the chroma component include a non-zero coefficient is not coded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kengo TERADA, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Hisao SASAI, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20190253715
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an intra-inter prediction unit which calculates a second motion vector by performing a scaling process on a first motion vector of a temporally neighboring corresponding block, when selectively adding, to a list, a motion vector of each of one or more corresponding blocks each of which is either a block included in a current picture to be coded and spatially neighboring a current block to be coded or a block included in a picture other than the current picture and temporally neighboring the current block, determines whether the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within a predetermined magnitude or not within the predetermined magnitude, and adds the second motion vector to the list when the intra-inter prediction unit determines that the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within the predetermined magnitude range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10382779
    Abstract: An image coding method includes coding a motion vector difference indicating a difference between the motion vector and a predicted motion vector, wherein the coding includes: coding a first portion that is a part of a first component which is one of a horizontal component and a vertical component of the motion vector difference; coding a second portion that is a part of a second component which is different from the first component and is the other one of the horizontal component and the vertical component; coding a third portion that is a part of the first component and is different from the first portion; coding a fourth portion that is a part of the second component and is different from the second portion; and generating a code string which includes the first portion, the second portion, the third portion, and the fourth portion in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10382774
    Abstract: By the moving picture coding method and the moving picture decoding method, it is possible to improve coding efficiency. The moving picture coding apparatus includes a merge block candidate calculation unit that (i) specifies merge block candidates at merge mode, by using colpic information such as motion vectors and reference picture index values of neighbor blocks of a current block to be coded and a motion vector and the like of a collocated block of the current block which are stored in a colPic memory, and (ii) generates a combined merge block by using the merge block candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Hisao Sasai
  • Patent number: 10382760
    Abstract: The image coding method includes: determining a context in a current block in the image, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic coding on the control parameter for the current block to generate a bitstream corresponding to the current block, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type, and the second type is (i) “merge_flag”, (ii) “ref_idx_l0” or “ref_idx_l1”, (iii) “inter_pred_flag”, (iv) “mvd_l0” or “mvd_l1”, (v) “no_residual_data_flag”, (vi) “intra_chroma_pred_mode”, (vii) “cbf_luma”, and (viii) “cbf_cb” or “cbf_cr”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20190246132
    Abstract: An image decoding method includes: dividing a current block into sub-blocks; deriving, for each sub-block, one or more prediction information candidates; obtaining an index; and decoding the current block using the prediction information candidate selected by the index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyasu SUGIO, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Hisao SASAI, Toru MATSUNOBU, Kengo TERADA
  • Publication number: 20190246140
    Abstract: A method for coding multiple binary data into a bitstream is disclosed. The method splits each of four luma binary data into a luma context-dependent segment and a luma context-independent segment, and splits one chroma binary data into a chroma context-dependent segment and a chroma context-independent segment. The method groups first coded data including four coded luma context-dependent segments, second coded data including four coded luma context-independent segments and third coded data including a coded chroma context-dependent segment and a coded chroma context-independent segment. The method further performs, separately, context adaptive binary arithmetic coding on the first coded data and the chroma context-dependent segment using a variable probability. The method also performs, separately, bypass coding on the second coded data and the chroma context-independent segment using a fixed probability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Hisao SASAI, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20190238876
    Abstract: An image coding method for coding an image on a block-by-block basis, includes: selecting, for each of a plurality of sub-blocks included in a coding-target block and each including a plurality of coefficients, a context for performing arithmetic coding on a parameter indicating a coding-target coefficient included in the sub-block from a context set corresponding to the sub-block, based on at least one reference coefficient located around the coding-target coefficient, the coding-target block being a transform unit; and performing arithmetic coding on the parameter indicating the coding-target coefficient using probability information about the selected context, wherein, in the selecting, the context is selected from the context set, the context set corresponding to a sum of (i) a value indicating a position in a horizontal direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block and (ii) a value indicating a position in a vertical direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kengo TERADA, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Hisao SASAI, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20190238844
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: generating a first flag indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor is to be selected from among one or more motion vector predictor candidates; generating a second flag indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor is to be selected from among the one or more motion vector predictor candidates in coding a current block to be coded in a predetermined coding mode, when the first flag indicates that a motion vector predictor is to be selected; and generating a coded signal in which the first flag and the second flag are included in header information, when the first flag indicates that a motion vector predictor is to be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyasu SUGIO, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Hisao SASAI
  • Patent number: 10368085
    Abstract: A method of performing motion vector prediction for a current block in a picture is provided which includes: deriving a candidate for a motion vector predictor to code a current motion vector of the current block, from a first motion vector of a first block that is spatially adjacent or temporally adjacent to the current block; adding the derived candidate to a list of candidates; and deriving at least one motion vector predictor based on a selected candidate from the list of candidates, wherein the deriving of the candidate includes determining whether to derive the candidate from the first motion vector, based on a type of a current reference picture and a type of a first reference picture, the current reference picture being referred to from the current block using the current motion vector, the first reference picture being referred to from the first block using the first motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Publication number: 20190230351
    Abstract: A moving picture coding method includes: performing context adaptive binary arithmetic coding in which a variable probability value is used, on first information among multiple types of sample adaptive offset (SAO) information used for SAO that is a process of assigning an offset value to a pixel value of a pixel included in an image generated by coding the input image; and continuously performing bypass arithmetic coding in which a fixed probability value is used, on second information and third information among the multiple types of the SAO information, wherein the coded second and third information are placed after the coded first information in the bit stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hisao SASAI, Kengo TERADA, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20190230378
    Abstract: Obtaining one or more motion vector predictor candidates includes: (a1) generating a motion vector predictor candidate, based on motion vectors of first adjacent blocks adjacent to a block to be processed in a first direction; and (a2) generating a motion vector predictor candidate, based on motion vectors of second adjacent blocks adjacent to the block to be processed in a second direction, and step (a2) includes: determining whether the first adjacent blocks include an inter-predicted block; and searching for a motion vector on which scaling processing can be performed from among the motion vectors of the second adjacent blocks when it is determined that the first adjacent blocks do not include an inter-predicted block, and executing, when the motion vector on which scaling processing can be performed is obtained in the search, scaling processing on the motion vector obtained in the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyasu SUGIO, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Hisao SASAI, Toru MATSUNOBU, Kengo TERADA
  • Publication number: 20190225350
    Abstract: A projection system of the present disclosure includes: a flying object having an exterior body, a flying device that causes the exterior body to fly, and an image capturing device that captures an image; a projection device that projects a capture-dependent image on the exterior body, the captured-dependent image depending on the image; and a controller that causes the projection device to project the capture-dependent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: FUMIO MURAMATSU, YUKINAGA SEKI, MASAYUKI TOYAMA, HISAO SASAI, NAOTO YUMIKI
  • Patent number: 10362324
    Abstract: An image coding method for coding an image on a block-by-block basis, includes: selecting, for each of a plurality of sub-blocks included in a coding-target block and each including a plurality of coefficients, a context for performing arithmetic coding on a parameter indicating a coding-target coefficient included in the sub-block from a context set corresponding to the sub-block, based on at least one reference coefficient located around the coding-target coefficient, the coding-target block being a transform unit; and performing arithmetic coding on the parameter indicating the coding-target coefficient using probability information about the selected context, wherein, in the selecting, the context is selected from the context set, the context set corresponding to a sum of (i) a value indicating a position in a horizontal direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block and (ii) a value indicating a position in a vertical direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20190222852
    Abstract: In a coding method, a background image is extracted from a target frame included in a moving image (S11), a plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata indicating a feature of at least one object included in the target frame are extracted from the target frame (S12), the plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata are hierarchically disposed in each kind (S13), and coded information is generated, the coded information including background image information specifying the background image and meta-information indicating a part of or all the pieces of metadata corresponding to a hierarchy selected from the plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata (S14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: SATOSHI YOSHIKAWA, HISAO SASAI
  • Patent number: 10356429
    Abstract: The moving picture coding method for coding an input image includes: converting a value of a first parameter into a first binary signal, the first parameter identifying a type of a sample offset process to be applied to a reconstructed image corresponding to the input image; and coding at least a portion of the first binary signal through bypass arithmetic coding using a fixed probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20190208220
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes a co-located block information determination unit which determines which one of a forward reference block and a backward reference block will be a co-located block and further determines whether only the unidirectional motion vector of the motion vectors of the co-located block is to be stored in a colPic memory; a temporal motion vector predictor calculation unit which derives a candidate motion vector predictor in temporal motion vector predictor mode using the colPic information stored in the colPic memory; and an inter prediction control unit which determines to code a motion vector using a candidate motion vector predictor having least error from the motion vector derived by motion estimation among candidate motion vector predictors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyasu SUGIO, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Hisao SASAI
  • Patent number: RE47510
    Abstract: An image decoding method decodes a coded stream which includes processing units and a header of the processing units, and which is generated by coding a moving picture using inter prediction. The processing units includes at least one processing unit divided in a hierarchy, the hierarchy including a highest hierarchical layer in which a coding unit exists as a largest processing unit and a lower hierarchical layer in which a prediction unit exists. The method includes identifying, by parsing hierarchy depth information stored in the header and indicating a hierarchical layer higher than a lowest hierarchical layer in which a smallest prediction unit exists, a hierarchical layer which is indicated by the hierarchy depth information or a hierarchical layer higher than the indicated hierarchical layer. The hierarchical layer includes a prediction unit in which a reference index is stored. The prediction unit is decoded using the reference index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Chong Soon Lim, Viktor Wahadaniah, Xuan Jing, Sue Mon Thet Naing
  • Patent number: RE47537
    Abstract: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: RE47547
    Abstract: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu