Patents by Inventor Shankar Regunathan

Shankar Regunathan 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: 20240195973
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20240195972
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20240171745
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20240163438
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11902525
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11677964
    Abstract: Described tools and techniques relate to signaling for DC coefficients at small quantization step sizes. The techniques and tools can be used in combination or independently. For example, a tool such as a video encoder or decoder processes a VLC that indicates a DC differential for a DC coefficient, a FLC that indicates a value refinement for the DC differential, and a third code that indicates the sign for the DC differential. Even with the small quantization step sizes, the tool uses a VLC table with DC differentials for DC coefficients above the small quantization step sizes. The FLCs for DC differentials have lengths that vary depending on quantization step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11671608
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for decoding jointly coded information. For example, a decoder decodes a variable length code [“VLC”] signaled at macroblock level that jointly represents a transform type signal level, transform type, and subblock pattern. The decoder decodes one or more VLCs signaled at block level, each jointly representing a transform type and subblock pattern. The decoder may select between multiple VLC tables for the VLCs signaled macroblock level and/or block level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Holcomb, Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11671609
    Abstract: Described tools and techniques relate to signaling for DC coefficients at small quantization step sizes. The techniques and tools can be used in combination or independently. For example, a tool such as a video encoder or decoder processes a VLC that indicates a DC differential for a DC coefficient, a FLC that indicates a value refinement for the DC differential, and a third code that indicates the sign for the DC differential. Even with the small quantization step sizes, the tool uses a VLC table with DC differentials for DC coefficients above the small quantization step sizes. The FLCs for DC differentials have lengths that vary depending on quantization step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11638018
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for decoding jointly coded information. For example, a decoder decodes a variable length code [“VLC”] signaled at macroblock level that jointly represents a transform type signal level, transform type, and subblock pattern. The decoder decodes one or more VLCs signaled at block level, each jointly representing a transform type and subblock pattern. The decoder may select between multiple VLC tables for the VLCs signaled macroblock level and/or block level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Holcomb, Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20230055524
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11575913
    Abstract: Described tools and techniques relate to signaling for DC coefficients at small quantization step sizes. The techniques and tools can be used in combination or independently. For example, a tool such as a video encoder or decoder processes a VLC that indicates a DC differential for a DC coefficient, a FLC that indicates a value refinement for the DC differential, and a third code that indicates the sign for the DC differential. Even with the small quantization step sizes, the tool uses a VLC table with DC differentials for DC coefficients above the small quantization step sizes. The FLCs for DC differentials have lengths that vary depending on quantization step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11528481
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11451793
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for performing fading compensation in video processing applications are described. For example, during encoding, a video encoder performs fading compensation using fading parameters comprising a scaling parameter and a shifting parameter on one or more reference images. During decoding, a video decoder performs corresponding fading compensation on the one or more reference images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sridhar Srinivasan, Shankar Regunathan
  • Patent number: 11451794
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for performing fading compensation in video processing applications are described. For example, during encoding, a video encoder performs fading compensation using fading parameters comprising a scaling parameter and a shifting parameter on one or more reference images. During decoding, a video decoder performs corresponding fading compensation on the one or more reference images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sridhar Srinivasan, Shankar Regunathan
  • Publication number: 20220264121
    Abstract: Described tools and techniques relate to signaling for DC coefficients at small quantization step sizes. The techniques and tools can be used in combination or independently. For example, a tool such as a video encoder or decoder processes a VLC that indicates a DC differential for a DC coefficient, a FLC that indicates a value refinement for the DC differential, and a third code that indicates the sign for the DC differential. Even with the small quantization step sizes, the tool uses a VLC table with DC differentials for DC coefficients above the small quantization step sizes. The FLCs for DC differentials have lengths that vary depending on quantization step size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20220256170
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for decoding jointly coded information. For example, a decoder decodes a variable length code [“VLC”] signaled at macroblock level that jointly represents a transform type signal level, transform type, and subblock pattern. The decoder decodes one or more VLCs signaled at block level, each jointly representing a transform type and subblock pattern. The decoder may select between multiple VLC tables for the VLCs signaled macroblock level and/or block level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Holcomb, Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20220256171
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for decoding jointly coded information. For example, a decoder decodes a variable length code [“VLC”] signaled at macroblock level that jointly represents a transform type signal level, transform type, and subblock pattern. The decoder decodes one or more VLCs signaled at block level, each jointly representing a transform type and subblock pattern. The decoder may select between multiple VLC tables for the VLCs signaled macroblock level and/or block level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Holcomb, Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20220256172
    Abstract: Described tools and techniques relate to signaling for DC coefficients at small quantization step sizes. The techniques and tools can be used in combination or independently. For example, a tool such as a video encoder or decoder processes a VLC that indicates a DC differential for a DC coefficient, a FLC that indicates a value refinement for the DC differential, and a third code that indicates the sign for the DC differential. Even with the small quantization step sizes, the tool uses a VLC table with DC differentials for DC coefficients above the small quantization step sizes. The FLCs for DC differentials have lengths that vary depending on quantization step size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11356678
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for decoding jointly coded information. For example, a decoder decodes a variable length code [“VLC”] signaled at macroblock level that jointly represents a transform type signal level, transform type, and subblock pattern. The decoder decodes one or more VLCs signaled at block level, each jointly representing a transform type and subblock pattern. The decoder may select between multiple VLC tables for the VLCs signaled macroblock level and/or block level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Holcomb, Chih-Lung Lin, Shankar Regunathan, Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20210377535
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for encoding enhancement layer video with quantization that varies spatially and/or between color channels are presented, along with corresponding decoding techniques and tools. For example, an encoding tool determines whether quantization varies spatially over a picture, and the tool also determines whether quantization varies between color channels in the picture. The tool signals quantization parameters for macroblocks in the picture in an encoded bit stream. In some implementations, to signal the quantization parameters, the tool predicts the quantization parameters, and the quantization parameters are signaled with reference to the predicted quantization parameters. A decoding tool receives the encoded bit stream, predicts the quantization parameters, and uses the signaled information to determine the quantization parameters for the macroblocks of the enhancement layer video. The decoding tool performs inverse quantization that can vary spatially and/or between color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin