Patents by Inventor Ryuichi KANOH

Ryuichi KANOH 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: 11956467
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    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: 20240114134
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, determines whether or not a ternary split process of splitting a block into three sub blocks in a first direction parallel to a first longer side of the block is allowed by comparing a size of a second shorter side of the block to a minimum threshold value. The circuitry, responsive to the ternary split process being allowed, writes, into a bitstream, a split direction parameter indicative of a splitting direction. The circuitry, in operation, splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a direction indicated by the split direction parameter; and encodes the plurality of sub blocks. The minimum threshold value corresponds to a minimum size supported in a transform process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    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
  • Publication number: 20240114160
    Abstract: An image decoder includes circuitry and a memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, calculates first values of a first partition in a current block, using a first motion vector for the first partition; calculates second values of a second partition in the current block, using a second motion vector for the second partition; calculates third values of a set of pixels between the first partition and the second partition, using the first motion vector; calculates fourth values of the set of pixels, using the second motion vector; and weights the third values and the fourth values. A number of pixels in a row in the set of pixels is two or more, and two or more weights applied to the third values increase along the row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    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: 20240114137
    Abstract: An encoder that encodes a video includes a processor and memory. Using the memory, the processor: derives a prediction error of an image included in the video, by subtracting a prediction image of the image from the image; determines a secondary transform basis based on a primary transform basis, the primary transform basis being a transform basis for a primary transform to be performed on the prediction error, the secondary transform basis being a transform basis for a secondary transform to be performed on a result of the primary transform; performs the primary transform on the prediction error using the primary transform basis; performs the secondary transform on a result of the primary transform using the secondary transform basis; performs quantization on a result of the secondary transform; and encodes a result of the quantization as data of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI
  • Patent number: 11949884
    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: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    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: 20240107012
    Abstract: A decoder comprises circuitry and memory. The circuitry, using the memory, in operation, determines a number of first pixels and a number of second pixels used in a deblocking filter process, wherein the first pixels are located at an upper side of a block boundary and the second pixels are located at a lower side of the block boundary, and performs the deblocking filter process on the block boundary. The number of the first pixels and the number of the second pixels are selected from among candidates, wherein the candidates include at least 4 and M larger than 4. Response to a location of the block boundary being a predetermined location, the number of the first pixels used in the deblocking filter process is limited to be 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ryuichi KANOH, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Kiyofumi ABE
  • Publication number: 20240098287
    Abstract: An encoder which encodes a video including a plurality of pictures includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry performs: encoding a first picture among the plurality of pictures; and performing (i) a first operation for encoding a parameter set for a second picture which follows the first picture in coding order among the plurality of pictures after encoding the first picture, and encoding the second picture after encoding the parameter set, or (ii) a second operation for encoding the second picture without encoding the parameter set after encoding the first picture. The circuitry performs the first operation when the second picture is a determined picture, in the performing of the first operation or the second operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa Toma, Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Publication number: 20240089431
    Abstract: An encoder includes processing circuitry and a memory coupled to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry is configured to: change values of pixels in a first block and a second block to filter a boundary between the first block and the second block. The pixels include type one pixels and type two pixels different from the type one pixels. The first set of filter coefficients applied to the type one pixels in the first block and the second set of filter coefficients applied to the type one pixels in the second block are selected to be asymmetrical with respect to the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Ryuichi KANOH, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240089479
    Abstract: An image encoder writes a first parameter and a second parameter to a bitstream, and derives a partition mode based on the first and second parameters. Responsive to the derived partition mode being a first partition mode, the image encoder executes the first partition mode including: splitting a block of a picture into a plurality of first blocks including a N×2N block sized N pixels by 2N pixels; splitting the N×2N block, wherein a ternary split is allowed to split the N×2N block in a vertical direction, which is a direction along the 2N pixels, into a plurality of sub blocks including at least one sub block sized N/4×2N, while a binary split is not allowed to split the N×2N block in the vertical direction into two sub blocks that are equally sized N/2×2N; and encoding the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Ru Ling LIAO, Han Boon TEO, Takahiro NISHI, Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Patent number: 11930206
    Abstract: An encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry generates a list which includes candidates for a first motion vector for a first partition. The list has a maximum list size and an order of the candidates, and at least one of the maximum list size or the order of the candidates is dependent on at least one of a partition size or a partition shape of the first partition. The circuitry selects the first motion vector from the candidates included in the list; encodes an index indicating the first motion vector among the candidates in the list into the bitstream based on the maximum list size; and generates the predicted image for the first partition using the first motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Ru Ling Liao, Jing Ya Li, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Patent number: 11924456
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry, wherein the circuitry, in operation, performs a partition process. The partition process includes calculating first values of a set of pixels between a first partition and a second partition in a current block, using a first motion vector for the first partition; calculating second values of the set of pixels, using a second motion vector for the second partition; and calculating third values of the set of pixels by weighting the first values and the second values. When a ratio of a width to a height of the current block is larger than 4 or a ratio of the height to the width of the current block is larger than 4, the circuitry disables the partition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    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: 11924423
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    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: 11917150
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    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: 11909968
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    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: 20240056598
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry performs a primary transform on a derived prediction error, performs a secondary transform on a result of the primary transform, quantizes a result of the secondary transform, and encodes a result of the quantization as data of an image. When a current block to be processed has a predetermined shape, the encoder performs the secondary transform using, among secondary transform basis candidates that are secondary bases usable in the secondary transform, only a secondary transform basis candidate having a size that is not largest size containable in the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI
  • Publication number: 20240048691
    Abstract: A decoder includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry, in a first operating mode, derives first motion vectors for a first block obtained by splitting a picture, using a first inter prediction scheme, and generates a prediction image corresponding to the first block, by referring to spatial gradients of luminance generated based on the first motion vectors. Using the memory, the circuitry, in a second operating mode, derives second motion vectors for a sub-block obtained by splitting a second block, using a second inter prediction scheme different from the first inter prediction scheme, the second block being obtained by splitting the picture, and generates a prediction image corresponding to the sub-block without referring to spatial gradients of luminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH
  • Publication number: 20240048755
    Abstract: An encoder that; obtains two prediction images by performing motion compensation using two motion vectors; obtains a gradient value of each of pixels included in the two prediction images; derives a local motion estimation value for each of sub-blocks based on the pixel value and the gradient value of each of the pixels, the sub-blocks being obtained by partitioning the current block; and generates a final prediction image for the current block using the pixel value and the gradient value of each of the pixels, and the local motion estimation value derived for each of the sub-blocks. Each of the pixels in the two prediction images is interpolated with sub-pixel accuracy, and a reference range for the interpolation is included in a normal reference range that is referred to for motion compensation for the current block in normal inter prediction performed without using the local motion estimation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Takashi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11895298
    Abstract: Provided is an encoder which includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry splits an image block into a plurality of partitions, obtains a prediction image for a partition, and encodes the image block using the prediction image. When the partition is not a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains (i) a first prediction image for the partition, (ii) a gradient image for the first prediction image, and (iii) a second prediction image as the prediction image using the first prediction image and the gradient image. When the partition is a non-rectangular partition, the circuitry obtains the first prediction image as the prediction image without using the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    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: 11895323
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry, in operation, selects an encoding mode from among candidates including a decoder-side motion vector refinement (DMVR) encoding mode and a partition encoding mode. When the DMVR encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: obtains a first motion vector for a first image block; derives a second motion vector from the first motion vector using motion search; and generates a prediction image for the first image block using the second motion vector. When the partition encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: determines a plurality of partitions in a second image block; obtains a third motion vector for each partition; and generates a prediction image for the second image block using the third motion vector, without deriving a fourth motion vector from the third motion vector using motion search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    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: 11895316
    Abstract: A decoder that decodes a current block using a motion vector includes: a processor; and memory. Using the memory, the processor: derives a first candidate vector from one or more candidate vectors of one or more neighboring blocks that neighbor the current block; determines, in a first reference picture for the current block, a first adjacent region that includes a position indicated by the first candidate vector; calculates evaluation values of a plurality of candidate regions included in the first adjacent region; and determines a first motion vector of the current block, based on a first candidate region having a smallest evaluation value among the evaluation values. The first adjacent region is included in a first motion estimation region determined based on the position indicated by the first candidate vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh