Patents by Inventor Kenji Kondow

Kenji Kondow 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: 20220210465
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit. The present disclosure is applicable to the image processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji KONDOW
  • Patent number: 11323737
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit. The present disclosure is applicable to the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Patent number: 11095889
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20200221085
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: KENJI KONDOW
  • Publication number: 20200120354
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit. The present disclosure is applicable to the image processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji KONDOW
  • Patent number: 10623739
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Patent number: 10547864
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit. The present disclosure is applicable to the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20190238846
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: KENJI KONDOW
  • Patent number: 10306223
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Patent number: 10104372
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which allow the encoding efficiency to be improved. The image processing apparatus includes: a control unit that controls encoding of various parameters related to intra prediction in accordance with a size and a shape of a prediction unit that is a region in a prediction processing unit by selecting a table and setting a context probability model, and an encoding unit that encodes the parameters according to control by the control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Patent number: 9392277
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method that can increase encoding efficiency. A table selection unit (343) compares the difference (distance) dPOC calculated by a distance calculation unit (342) with a distance threshold dPOC_th supplied from a distance threshold acquirement unit (341), and, in accordance with the comparison result, selects a table (a bit sequence assignment pattern) Sn. A binarization unit (335) refers to the table information about the assignment pattern (Sn) that is stored in a table storage unit (334) and is selected by a table selection unit (343), and, in accordance with the assignment pattern, binarizes the predicted motion vector select information (pmv_index) supplied from a predicted motion vector selection unit (332). The present invention can be applied to image processing devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20140079122
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which allow the encoding efficiency to be improved. The image processing apparatus includes: a control unit that controls encoding of various parameters related to intra prediction in accordance with a size and a shape of a prediction unit that is a region in a prediction processing unit by selecting a table and setting a context probability model, and an encoding unit that encodes the parameters according to control by the control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20140003496
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and method that allow to suppress an increase in processing time. The image processing apparatus includes an information control unit that obtains information required for image processing for a focused pixel, using only information belonging to a slice including the focused pixel, the focused pixel being a processing target, and the information being obtained using reference information belonging to a different pixel than the focused pixel; and an image processing unit that performs the image processing using the information obtained by the information control unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20130322545
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit. The present disclosure is applicable to the image processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow
  • Publication number: 20130301737
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method that can increase encoding efficiency. A table selection unit (343) compares the difference (distance) dPOC calculated by a distance calculation unit (342) with a distance threshold dPOC_th supplied from a distance threshold acquirement unit (341), and, in accordance with the comparison result, selects a table (a bit sequence assignment pattern) Sn. A binarization unit (335) refers to the table information about the assignment pattern (Sn) that is stored in a table storage unit (334) and is selected by a table selection unit (343), and, in accordance with the assignment pattern, binarizes the predicted motion vector select information (pmv_index) supplied from a predicted motion vector selection unit (332). The present invention can be applied to image processing devices, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kondow