Patents by Inventor Rickard Sjöberg

Rickard Sjöberg 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).

  • Patent number: 11570435
    Abstract: Method for decoding a picture, comprising: decoding information that the picture is partitioned into more than one segment based on one or more syntax elements in a bitstream; decoding information that the spatial segmentation is uniform based on the one or more syntax elements; determining a segment unit size based on the one or more syntax elements or based on a predefined segment unit size; decoding a first value indicating a segment width from one or more code words in the bitstream; decoding a second value indicating a segment height from the one or more code words; deriving segment column widths based on a picture width in number of segment units and the first value; deriving segment row heights based on a picture height in number of segment units and the second value; deriving a spatial location for a current block based on the derived segment column widths and the derived segment heights; and decoding the current block based on the derived spatial location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mitra Damghanian, Martin Pettersson, Rickard Sjöberg
  • Patent number: 11570456
    Abstract: A method to be performed by a receiving apparatus for decoding an encoded bitstream representing a sequence of pictures of a video stream is provided. In the method, capabilities relating to level of decoding parallelism for the decoder are identified, a parameter indicative of the decoder's capabilities relating to level of decoding parallelism is kept, and for a set of levels of decoding parallelism, information relating to HEVC profile and HEVC level that the decoder is capable of decoding is kept. A method for encoding a bitstream representing a sequence of pictures of a video stream is also provided. In the method, a parameter is received from a transmitting apparatus that should decode the encoded bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jonatan Samuelsson, Bo Burman, Rickard Sjöberg, Magnus Westerlund
  • Publication number: 20230024994
    Abstract: A method and decoder is provided for decoding at least one current picture from a bitstream. An indicator value is decoded from the bitstream specifying at least one rule of a plurality of rules, the at least one rule applied to ordering of segments coded in the bitstream, wherein the segments are segments in a segment partition layout. A set of syntax elements from the bitstream specifying a segment partition layout is decoded. A segment partition layout based on the set of syntax elements is derived. The at least one current picture in the bitstream is decoded using the segment partition layout, wherein the ordering of the segments complies with the at least one rule specified. An encoder and corresponding method define the segment partition layout, selects the at least one rule from a set of rules, and encodes the segment partition layout and the indicator value into the bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Mitra DAMGHANIAN, Rickard SJÖBERG, Martin PETTERSSON
  • Publication number: 20230013104
    Abstract: An encoder and a decoder are provided for encoding, and decoding pictures, respectively. The encoder defines a structure for a picture segment by dividing the picture into multiple picture segment groups and assigning a unique group ID to each group. Each picture segment group is further divided into one or more picture segments or “tiles,” with each picture segment being assigned the ID of its picture segment group. The encoder then encodes the picture segments of the picture segment groups into a bit stream, and sends the bit stream to the decoder. Upon receiving the bit stream, the decoder extracts each picture segment group as a single entity and decodes the picture segments in each picture segment group in a predetermined order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Mitra Damghanian, Rickard Sjöberg
  • Publication number: 20230016432
    Abstract: A decoder can obtain a film grain model syntax element from a parameter set in a coded data representation. The decoder can determine a film grain model value by decoding the film grain model syntax element. The decoder can decode a current picture from the coded data representation. The decoder can generate an output picture by applying generated film grain to the current picture. The decoder can output the output picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Rickard SJÖBERG, Mitra DAMGHANIAN, Martin PETTERSSON, Davood SAFFAR
  • Patent number: 11553180
    Abstract: An encoder (400), a decoder (450), and methods (20, 30) for partitioning a picture from a sequence of video pictures into a layout having a plurality of flexible tiles or segments is disclosed. Each tile or segment (T) comprises a single rectangular or square region. The encoder generates (22) a partition structure and encodes (28) the tiles according to the partition structure. The encoder also generates a bitstream (12) comprising a plurality of coded segments and information indicating the partition structure used to partition the picture into the plurality of flexible tiles or segments, and sends (29) the bitstream to the decoder. Upon receipt, the decoder uses the coded segments and information in the bitstream to decode (38) the plurality of coded segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Jack Enhorn, Martin Pettersson, Mitra Damghanian
  • Patent number: 11524214
    Abstract: A picture with multiple slices is encoded by generating a coded slice representation for each of the slices. A slice flag is set to a first value for the first slice in the picture and corresponding slice flags of the remaining slices are set to a second defined value. A respective slice address is generated for each remaining slice to enable identification of the slice start position within the picture for the slice. A coded picture representation of the picture comprises the coded slice representations, the slice addresses and the slice flags. The slice flags enable differentiation between slices for which slice addresses are required and the slice per picture for which no slice address is needed to identify its slice start position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Clinton Priddle
  • Patent number: 11528496
    Abstract: An object of the embodiments is to achieve an improved reference picture handling. That is achieved by taking into account whether the reference pictures in the decoded picture buffer are long-term reference pictures or short-term reference pictures when determining how they should be marked when the information of the reference picture set is received. The reference pictures are marked as “used for short-term reference” or “used for long-term reference” in the Decoded Picture Buffer (DPB) depending on whether they are included as short-term pictures or long-term pictures in the RPS of a current picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jonatan Samuelsson, Rickard Sjöberg
  • Publication number: 20220385924
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms for performed by a decoder. The method comprises receiving a coded video stream (CVS). The method comprises processing the CVS, wherein: the CVS comprises a first set of one or more codewords that encodes a first set of one or more values representing a first part of a segment address, the CVS comprises a second set of one or more codewords that encodes a second set of one or more values representing a second part of the segment address, and the segment address specifies the spatial location of a segment within a picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mitra DAMGHANIAN, Martin PETTERSSON, Rickard SJÖBERG
  • Publication number: 20220377378
    Abstract: A method, decoder, and apparatus are provided. Responsive to a current block being a MIP predicted block, it is determined whether it has one or multiple transform blocks. A MIP weight matrix to be used to decode the current block is determined based on a MIP prediction mode. Responsive to the MIP predicted block having one transform block, the MIP predicted block is derived based on the MIP weight matrix and previously decoded elements in the bitstream. Responsive to the MIP predicted block having multiple transform blocks: deriving a first MIP predicted block is derived based on the MIP weight matrix and previously decoded elements in the bitstream and remaining MIP predicted blocks are derived based further on decoded elements in at least one decoded transform block of the current block. The MIP predicted block(s) are output for subsequent processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Zhi ZHANG, Kenneth ANDERSSON, Davood SAFFAR, Rickard SJÖBERG, Jacob STRÖM, Ruoyang YU
  • Publication number: 20220366615
    Abstract: There is provided a see-through display and a method for operating a see-through display. The display is configurable to display additional image content for augmenting a user's view of a scene visible through the display. According to the method, image data are received defining an image of a scene visible through the display. By analysis of the received image data, one or more characteristics of the scene are determined. A light effect to be applied to the user's view of the scene is determined. Additional image content is generated according to the determined light effect and according to the one or more determined characteristics of the scene. The generated additional image content is displayed to the user such that light received from the scene is combined with the additional image content, thereby to implement the determined light effect in the user's view of the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Mitra DAMGHANIAN, Martin PETTERSSON, Rickard SJÖBERG
  • Publication number: 20220368922
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms performed by a decoder. The method comprises receiving a bitstream. The method comprises processing the received bitstream, wherein: the bitstream comprises a first part of the bitstream, and the first part of the bitstream provides segment presence information, and further wherein i) the segment presence information indicates that at least segments of a first segment type shall not be present in at least a portion of the bitstream, or ii) the segment presence information indicates that at least segments of the first segment type may be present in at least the portion of the bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin PETTERSSON, Rickard SJÖBERG, Mitra DAMGHANIAN
  • Patent number: 11503308
    Abstract: In encoding a picture, comprising a plurality of tiles, into a bit-stream, a method and apparatus is provided for signaling the tile attribute values per-tile, using a compact syntax. These embodiments signal per-tile attribute values using a loop over the tiles. The tile attributes may, for example, be in the form of a set of tile syntax elements (one syntax element per tile attribute), or for example in the form of a set of flags to enable or disable the usage of the tile attributes. These embodiments provide freedom for an encoder to assign the tile attribute values per tile, or per any subset of tiles in a picture, and the attribute values are signaled in a compact syntax using a loop (or loops) over tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Mitra Damghanian, Martin Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20220360787
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms for decoding a set of pictures from a bitstream. The method comprises obtaining a layer access, LA, indication identifying an LA picture in an access unit, wherein i) the LA picture has a layer identifier value that identifies a layer and ii) the LA picture is followed by other pictures in a decoding order. The method comprises determining, based on the LA indication, an LA position in the bitstream. The method comprises decoding the LA picture and the other pictures following the LA picture in the decoding order, wherein no parameter set that: a) has a particular type, b) has a layer identifier value equal to the layer identifier value of the LA picture, and c) precedes the LA position is used for decoding the LA picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rickard SJÖBERG, Martin PETTERSSON, Mitra DAMGHANIAN
  • Patent number: 11490106
    Abstract: A method for decoding a picture from a bitstream. In one embodiment, The method includes: receiving a slice header for a slice of the picture, wherein the slice header comprises a state syntax element; decoding a state value from the state syntax element in the slice header, wherein a) if the state value is not equal to a first value, then the state value indicates that i) the bitstream includes for the picture a picture header comprising a set of picture syntax elements and ii) the slice header does not comprise the set of picture syntax elements and b) if the state value is equal to the first value, then the state value indicates that i) the slice header contains said set of picture syntax elements and ii) the bitstream does not include a picture header for the picture; and using the set of picture syntax elements to decode the slice of the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Martin Pettersson, Mitra Damghanian
  • Patent number: 11490080
    Abstract: In one aspect there is disclosed a method of applying deblocking on implicit vertical TU boundaries when the CU width is larger than the maximum TU width and applying deblocking on implicit horizontal TU boundaries when the CU height is larger than the maximum TU height. Some exemplary embodiments include HEVC deblocking and deblocking using longer filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kenneth Andersson, Rickard Sjöberg, Jacob Ström, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11483555
    Abstract: A method performed by a device for filtering a current block adjacent to an upper block and a left block is provided. The method includes (1) filtering a first sample located in a top-left area of the current block using (i) at least one sample from the upper block above the top-left area, (ii) at least one sample from the left block, and (iii) at least one unfiltered sample value for the first sample; (2) filtering a second sample located in a top-right area of the current block using (i) at least one sample from the upper block and (ii) at least one unfiltered sample value for the second sample; and (3) filtering a third sample located in a bottom-left area of the current block using (i) at least one sample from the left block and (ii) at least one unfiltered sample value for the third sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kenneth Andersson, Rickard Sjöberg, Zhi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220337861
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an encoder is configured to ensure that for each long-term picture of a RPS of a picture i the value of a flag referred to as delta_poc_msb_present_flag[i] is equal to 1 when there are at least two reference pictures in a decoded picture buffer with lsb's of the POC referred to as pic_order_cnt_lsb equal to the lsb's of the respective long-term picture i denoted POC lsbLt[i]. When the delta_poc_msb_present_flag is equal to 1, the long-term picture is indicated by the full POC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Jonatan Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 11477470
    Abstract: An encoder and a decoder are provided for encoding, and decoding pictures, respectively. The encoder defines a structure for a picture segment by dividing the picture into multiple picture segment groups and assigning a unique group ID to each group. Each picture segment group is further divided into one or more picture segments or “tiles,” with each picture segment being assigned the ID of its picture segment group. The encoder then encodes the picture segments of the picture segment groups into a bit stream, and sends the bit stream to the decoder. Upon receiving the bit stream, the decoder extracts each picture segment group as a single entity and decodes the picture segments in each picture segment group in a predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Mitra Damghanian, Rickard Sjöberg
  • Publication number: 20220329875
    Abstract: A deblocking the method. The method includes deblocking a block boundary between a first block (B1) and a second block (B2) with the restriction that not more than 5 samples are modified on the B2 side of the block boundary as a result of the deblocking. The deblocking method also includes deblocking a sub-block boundary within the B2 block such that not more than 2 samples on the side of the sub-block boundary within the B2 block that is closest to the block boundary between B1 and B2 are modified by the deblocking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kenneth Andersson, Rickard Sjöberg, Zhi Hang