Patents by Inventor Sheng Mei Shen

Sheng Mei Shen 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: 20190219998
    Abstract: A moving body control apparatus for controlling a moving body includes: an acquisition device that acquires a control command for the moving body and an image of a view in the traveling direction of the moving body; and an information processing device that uses a machine learning model to output a control parameter for controlling the moving body, using the control command and the image acquired by the acquisition device as inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Karthikk HARIHARA SUBRAMANIAN, Bin ZHOU, Sheng Mei SHEN, Sugiri Pranata LIM
  • Publication number: 20190156137
    Abstract: A collation device includes: a storage that stores a search target image showing a search target; an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image generated by an imaging device; and a controller that determines whether the search target is included in the captured image. The controller searches out a collation area in the captured image, the collation area including a subject similar to at least a part of the search target, and selects, depending on the collation area, at least one of a whole of the search target image and a part of the search target image, and collates the selected at least one with the captured image so as to determine whether the search target is included in the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: KHANG NGUYEN, JUBIN JOHNSON, SUGIRI PRANATA LIM, SHENG MEI SHEN, SHUNSUKE YASUGI
  • Patent number: 10230978
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an inter-pixel filter having filters for filtering decoded image data so as to remove block distortion which is high frequency noise around block boundaries. The inter-pixel filter includes filters having different filtering strengths. The coding apparatus also includes a filter processing control unit for determining a filtering strength of the inter-pixel filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Teck Wee Foo, Chong Soon Lim, Sheng Mei Shen, Shinya Kadono
  • Publication number: 20180288434
    Abstract: A picture decoding method is provided for decoding coded picture data. The method includes decoding the coded picture data to obtain a reconstructed picture. The method also includes removing coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary between a first block and an adjacent second block in the reconstructed picture having a plurality of blocks, each block being adaptively decoded either as a field structure block, comprising only even field pixels or comprising only odd field pixels, or a frame structure block, comprising odd field pixels and even field pixels. The method further includes storing the reconstructed picture, for which coding distortion is removed, as a reference picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Sheng Mei SHEN, Teck Wee FOO, Chak Joo LEE, Zhong XUE
  • Publication number: 20180234696
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Chong Soon LIM, Teck Wee FOO, Sheng Mei SHEN
  • Patent number: 9973773
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Chong Soon Lim, Teck Wee Foo, Sheng Mei Shen
  • Patent number: 9967584
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Chong Soon Lim, Teck Wee Foo, Sheng Mei Shen
  • Publication number: 20180124402
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an inter-pixel filter having filters for filtering decoded image data so as to remove block distortion which is high frequency noise around block boundaries. The inter-pixel filter includes filters having different filtering strengths. The coding apparatus also includes a filter processing control unit for determining a filtering strength of the inter-pixel filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Teck Wee FOO, Chong Soon LIM, Sheng Mei SHEN, Shinya KADONO
  • Patent number: 9900614
    Abstract: A picture decoding method is provided for decoding coded picture data. The decoding method includes decoding coded picture data to obtain a first transform block and an adjacent second transform block in a reconstructed picture having a plurality of blocks forming a moving picture image. The decoding method also includes determining whether the first transform block is located inside a motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located. The decoding method further includes performing a filtering on pixels in a block boundary between the first and second transform blocks when the first transform block is located outside the motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located, and performing no filtering on the pixels in the block boundary between the first and second transform blocks when the first transform block is located inside the motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Zhong Xue
  • Patent number: 9888258
    Abstract: An image coding and decoding system is provided that includes an image coding apparatus and an image decoding apparatus. The image coding apparatus includes a coder that codes an input image, a first decoder that decodes the coded image to obtain a first reconstructed image, a first pixel difference value obtainer, a first average deriver, a first threshold value setter, a first comparator, and a first remover that removes a coding distortion. The image decoding apparatus includes an obtainer that obtains the first quantization parameter of the first block and the second quantization parameter of the second block, a second decoder that decodes the coded image, a second pixel difference value obtainer, a second average deriver, a second comparator, and a second remover that removes a coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary between the first block and the second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Zhong Xue, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Shinya Kadono
  • Patent number: 9888241
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an inter-pixel filter having filters for filtering decoded image data so as to remove block distortion which is high frequency noise around block boundaries. The inter-pixel filter includes filters having different filtering strengths. The coding apparatus also includes a filter processing control unit for determining a filtering strength of the inter-pixel filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Teck Wee Foo, Chong Soon Lim, Sheng Mei Shen, Shinya Kadono
  • Patent number: 9854240
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an inter-pixel filter having filters for filtering decoded image data so as to remove block distortion which is high frequency noise around block boundaries. The inter-pixel filter includes filters having different filtering strengths. The coding apparatus also includes a filter processing control unit for determining a filtering strength of the inter-pixel filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Teck Wee Foo, Chong Soon Lim, Sheng Mei Shen, Shinya Kadono
  • Patent number: 9854267
    Abstract: A picture decoding method is provided for decoding coded picture data. The decoding method includes decoding coded picture data to obtain a first transform block and an adjacent second transform block in a reconstructed picture having a plurality of blocks forming a moving picture image. The decoding method also includes determining whether the first transform block is located inside a motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located. The decoding method further includes performing a filtering on pixels in a block boundary between the first and second transform blocks when the first transform block is located outside the motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located, and performing no filtering on the pixels in the block boundary between the first and second transform blocks when the first transform block is located inside the motion-compensation block in which the second transform block is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Zhong Xue
  • Publication number: 20170289564
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Chong Soon LIM, Teck Wee FOO, Sheng Mei SHEN
  • Publication number: 20170289565
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Chong Soon LIM, Teck Wee FOO, Sheng Mei SHEN
  • Patent number: 9769488
    Abstract: The current invention provides methods for 3D content capturing, 3D content coding and packaging at content production side, and 3D content consuming and rendering at display or terminal side, in order to ensure healthy and effective 3D viewing all the time. According to the current invention, maximum disparity and 3D budget, which are scene dependent, are calculated, utilized for coding and embedded in the coded streams or media file, and checked against the allowable values during the content rendering, so to determine if the same 3D content can be shown to the user according to the viewing condition which the user has. In the case where a healthy 3D viewing guideline cannot be met, it is suggested to adjust the 3D content for its new maximum disparity and 3D budget to be within the allowable range, to achieve healthy and effective 3D viewing for that user with his/her viewing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Sheng Mei Shen, Pongsak Lasang, Chong Soon Lim, Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 9729894
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Chong Soon Lim, Teck Wee Foo, Sheng Mei Shen
  • Patent number: 9723320
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Chong Soon Lim, Teck Wee Foo, Sheng Mei Shen
  • Publication number: 20170134757
    Abstract: An image coding and decoding system is provided that includes an image coding apparatus and an image decoding apparatus. The image coding apparatus includes a coder that codes an input image, a first decoder that decodes the coded image to obtain a first reconstructed image, a first pixel difference value obtainer, a first average deriver, a first threshold value setter, a first comparator, and a first remover that removes a coding distortion. The image decoding apparatus includes an obtainer that obtains the first quantization parameter of the first block and the second quantization parameter of the second block, a second decoder that decodes the coded image, a second pixel difference value obtainer, a second average deriver, a second comparator, and a second remover that removes a coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary between the first block and the second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Zhong XUE, Sheng Mei SHEN, Teck Wee FOO, Chak Joo LEE, Shinya KADONO
  • Publication number: 20160360222
    Abstract: An image decoding method is provided which includes a time information determination step of determining time information of a current picture, a first reference picture referred to by the current picture and a second reference picture referred to by the current picture; a scaling parameter calculation step of calculating a scaling parameter based on a time distance between the first reference picture and a second reference picture; a weighting coefficient determination step of determining two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter; a predictive pixel value generation step of generating a predictive pixel value of the current picture by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the two weighting coefficients determined in the weighting coefficient determination step; and a decoding step of decoding the current picture using the predictive pixel value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Chong Soon LIM, Teck Wee FOO, Sheng Mei SHEN