Patents by Inventor Ru-Ling Liao

Ru-Ling Liao 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: 11223825
    Abstract: A decoder that includes: circuitry; and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation: determines whether or not a first splitting of splitting a block into three sub blocks in a first direction parallel to a first side of the block is available by determining a magnitude relation between a size of a second side of the block and a first value, the second side being different from the first side, the first side being a longer side of the block; when the first splitting is available, parses, from a bitstream, a split direction parameter indicative of a splitting direction; splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a direction indicated by the split direction parameter; and decodes the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11223844
    Abstract: An image decoder includes circuitry and a memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, performs a boundary smoothing operation along a boundary between a first partition having a triangular shape and a second partition having a triangular shape that are split from an image block. The boundary smoothing operation includes: first-deriving a first motion vector for the first partition from a first set of motion vector candidates; second-deriving a second motion vector for the second partition from a second set of motion vector candidates; first-predicting first values of a set of pixels of the first partition along the boundary, using the first motion vector; second-predicting second values of the set of pixels of the first partition along the boundary, using the second motion vector; weighting the first values and the second values; and decoding the first partition using the weighted first values and the weighted second values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: 11223835
    Abstract: An encoder, includes: circuitry; and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry: in inter prediction for a current block, determines a base motion vector, and writes, in an encoded signal, a delta motion vector representing (i) one direction among a plurality of directions including a diagonal direction and (ii) a distance from the base motion vector; and encodes the current block using the delta motion vector and the base motion vector as a motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: 11218717
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for video coding. The systems include, for example, an image encoder comprising: circuitry; and a memory coupled to the circuitry, wherein the circuitry, in operation, performs the following: predicting a first block of prediction samples for a current block of a picture, wherein predicting the first block of prediction samples includes at least a prediction process with a motion vector from a different picture; padding the first block of prediction samples to form a second block of prediction samples, wherein the second block is larger than the first block; calculating at least a gradient using the second block of prediction samples; and encoding the current block using at least the calculated gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Publication number: 20210409743
    Abstract: An image decoder includes circuitry and a memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, determines whether inter prediction is to be applied to a current block; in response to determining that the inter prediction is to be applied to the current block, performs a partition prediction process; and, in response to determining that the inter prediction is not to be applied, decodes the current block without using the partition prediction process. The partition prediction process includes predicting first values of a set of pixels between a first partition and a second partition in the current block, using a first motion vector for the first partition; predicting second values of the set of pixels, using a second motion vector for the second partition; weighting the first values and the second values; and generating a prediction image for the current block using the weighted first values and the weighted second values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI
  • Publication number: 20210409721
    Abstract: An image encoder or decoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, predicts a first set of samples for a first partition of a current picture with one or more motion vectors including a first motion vector and predicts a second set of samples for a first portion of the first partition with one or more motion vectors from a second partition different from the first partition. The samples of the first set of samples of the first portion of the first partition and of the second set of samples of the first portion of the first partition are weighted. A motion vector for the first portion of the first partition is stored which is based on one or both of the first motion vector and the second motion vector. The first partition is encoded or decoded using at least the weighted samples of the first portion of the first partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Ru Ling LIAO, Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20210409758
    Abstract: An encoder, when sub-block encoding is to be performed, determines a plurality of sub-blocks in a first image block, the plurality of sub-blocks including a first sub-block, determines a first motion vector for the first sub-block by referring to a first candidate list, performs first inter prediction processing on the first sub-block using the first motion vector, and encodes the first image block using a result of the first inter prediction processing. When partition encoding is to be performed, the encoder, in operation, determines a plurality of partitions in a second image block, the plurality of partitions including a first partition, determines a second motion vector for the first partition by referring to a second candidate list, performs second inter prediction processing on the first partition using the second motion vector, and encodes the second image block using a result of the second inter prediction processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI
  • Patent number: 11212549
    Abstract: An encoder includes: circuitry; and memory coupled to the circuitry. In operation, the circuitry: derives a base motion vector to be used in predicting a current block to be encoded; derives a first motion vector different from the base motion vector; derives a motion vector difference based on a difference between the base motion vector and the first motion vector; determines whether the motion vector difference is greater than a threshold; modifies the first motion vector when the motion vector difference is determined to be greater than the threshold, and does not modify the first motion vector when the motion vector difference is determined not to be greater than the threshold; and encodes the current block using the first motion vector modified or the first motion vector not modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jing Ya Li, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Han Boon Teo, Kiyofumi Abe, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 11206425
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for inter prediction process in video data coding. One exemplary method comprises: selecting one of a DMVR process and a BDOF process, based on a video bitstream; and inter predicting an image block based on the selected process. The selection can be made either through explicit signaling, or implicit derivation at the decoder side. According to one exemplary method, selecting the one of the DMVR process and the BDOF process can be performed by selecting the one of the DMVR process and the BDOF process based on: a flag signaled at at least one of a coding unit (CU) level and a coding tree unit (CTU) level, or a merge candidate index associated with an extended merge candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Ru-Ling Liao, Yan Ye, Jie Chen
  • Publication number: 20210385465
    Abstract: An encoder encodes a video, and includes: circuitry; and memory coupled to the circuitry. Using the memory, the circuitry: obtains at least two items of prediction information for a first partition included in the video; derives at least one template from neighboring samples which neighbor the first partition; calculates at least two costs, using the at least one template and the at least two items of prediction information; using the at least two costs, (i) determines at least one splitting direction for the first partition or (ii) assigns one of the at least two items of prediction information to a second partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction, and another thereof to a third partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction; and encodes the first partition according to the splitting direction and the at least two items of prediction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI
  • Publication number: 20210385474
    Abstract: An image decoder has circuitry coupled to a memory. The circuitry splits a current image block into a plurality of partitions. The circuitry predicts a first motion vector from a set of uni-prediction motion vector candidates for a first partition of the plurality of partitions, and decodes the first partition using the first motion vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI, Kiyofumi ABE, Tadamasa TOMA, Takahiro NISHI
  • Patent number: 11197019
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry performs: obtaining first motion vector information of a first partition; obtaining second motion vector information of a second partition; deriving a set of prediction samples for the first partition; and encoding the first partition using the set. When the difference between the motion vector information is not greater than a value, the circuitry reflects a second set of samples to a first set of samples. The first set has been predicted for the first partition using the first motion vector information, and the second set has been predicted for a first range using the second motion vector information. When the difference is greater than the value, the circuitry reflects, to the first set of samples, a third set of samples predicted for a second range larger than the first range using the second motion vector information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Ru Ling Liao, Jing Ya Li
  • Publication number: 20210344956
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Han Boon TEO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ru Ling LIAO, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Hai Wei SUN
  • Publication number: 20210344957
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Han Boon TEO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ru Ling LIAO, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Hai Wei SUN
  • Publication number: 20210344958
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Han Boon TEO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ru Ling LIAO, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Hai Wei SUN
  • Patent number: 11153569
    Abstract: An image encoder or decoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, predicts a first set of samples for a first partition of a current picture with one or more motion vectors including a first motion vector and predicts a second set of samples for a first portion of the first partition with one or more motion vectors from a second partition different from the first partition. The samples of the first set of samples of the first portion of the first partition and of the second set of samples of the first portion of the first partition are weighted. A motion vector for the first portion of the first partition is stored which is based on one or both of the first motion vector and the second motion vector. The first partition is encoded or decoded using at least the weighted samples of the first portion of the first partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Ru Ling Liao, Chong Soon Lim, Hai Wei Sun, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11146812
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry: splits an image block into a plurality of partitions; generates a motion vector candidate list; obtains a motion vector from the motion vector candidate list; performs inter prediction processing using the motion vector; and encodes the image block using a result of the inter prediction processing. When a partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry generates the motion vector candidate list using at least one motion vector among a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of spatially neighboring partitions or a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of temporally neighboring partitions, without using a plurality of motion vectors for a plurality of sub-partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: 11146829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for processing video content. One exemplary method comprises: receiving a bitstream comprising coded video data; determining a first parameter of a coding block; determining, according to the first parameter, one or more second parameters associated with a delta quantization parameter (QP) value or a chroma QP offset value; and determining, according to the one or more second parameters, at least one of the delta QP value or the chroma QP offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Ru-Ling Liao, Jiancong Luo, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11134270
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ru Ling Liao, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 11128871
    Abstract: An encoder encodes a video, and includes: circuitry; and memory coupled to the circuitry. Using the memory, the circuitry: obtains at least two items of prediction information for a first partition included in the video; derives at least one template from neighboring samples which neighbor the first partition; calculates at least two costs, using the at least one template and the at least two items of prediction information; using the at least two costs, (i) determines at least one splitting direction for the first partition or (ii) assigns one of the at least two items of prediction information to a second partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction, and another thereof to a third partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction; and encodes the first partition according to the splitting direction and the at least two items of prediction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li