Patents by Inventor Sheng Qu

Sheng Qu 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: 20200413099
    Abstract: Sequence-level parameters are generated for an image frame sequence including sequence-level indicators for indicating metadata types present for each image frame in the sequence of image frames. Frame-present parameters are generated for a specific image frame in the sequence including frame-present indicators corresponding to the metadata types as indicated in the sequence-level parameters. The frame-present indicators identify first metadata types for which metadata parameter values are to be encoded in a coded bitstream as metadata payloads. The image frame sequence, the sequence-level parameters, the frame-present parameters and the metadata payloads are encoded in the coded bitstream. A recipient device can generate, from the specific image frame based partly on the metadata parameter values determined for the first metadata types, a target display image for a target display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming SU, Neeraj J. GADGIL, Tao CHEN, Sheng QU
  • Patent number: 10830743
    Abstract: A method for determining a source of pollutant emissions for a selected area includes: mapping a grid onto a representation of the selected area; collecting monitoring data for the selected data; from the monitoring data, assigning air pollution values and weather values to each cell in the grid using an interpolation method to estimate values for gap cells; re-sizing the grid to mitigate the influence of atmospheric turbulence on the air pollution values; and using weather factor separation to minimize the influence of weather from the air pollution values, resulting in air pollution values that reflect the net pollutant emissions for the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Long Sheng Bai, Liang Liu, Zhuo Liu, Jun Mei Qu, Wei Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10587897
    Abstract: Coding syntaxes in compliance with same or different VDR specifications may be signaled by upstream coding devices such as VDR encoders to downstream coding devices such as VDR decoders in a common vehicle in the form of RPU data units. VDR coding operations and operational parameters may be specified as sequence level, frame level, or partition level syntax elements in a coding syntax. Syntax elements in a coding syntax may be coded directly in one or more current RPU data units under a current RPU ID, predicted from other partitions/segments/ranges previously sent with the same current RPU ID, or predicted from other frame level or sequence level syntax elements previously sent with a previous RPU ID. A downstream device may perform decoding operations on multi-layered input image data based on received coding syntaxes to construct VDR images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Qu, Peng Yin, Yan Ye, Yuwen He, Walter Gish, Guan-Ming Su, Yufei Yuan, Samir Hulyalkar
  • Patent number: 10575005
    Abstract: In a method to code and transmit scalable HDR video signals, HDR signals are processed and encoded in the IPT-PQ color space to generate a base layer at reduced spatial resolution and/or dynamic range, and an enhancement layer with a residual signal. A signal reshaping block before the base layer encoder allows for improved coding of HDR signals using a reduced bit depth. A decoder can use a BL decoder and backward reshaping to generate a decoded BL HDR signal at a reduced dynamic range and/or spatial resolution, or it can combine the decoded BL HDR signal and the EL stream to generate a decoded HDR signal at full dynamic range and full resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Samir N. Hulyalkar, David Brooks
  • Patent number: 10553255
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating and applying scene-stable metadata for a video data stream are disclosed herein. A video data stream is divided or partitioned into scenes and a first set of metadata may be generated for a given scene of video data. The first set of metadata may be any known metadata as a desired function of video content (e.g., luminance). The first set of metadata may be generated on a frame-by-frame basis. In one example, scene-stable metadata may be generated that may be different from the first set of metadata for the scene. The scene-stable metadata may be generated by monitoring a desired feature with the scene and may be used to keep the desired feature within an acceptable range of values. This may help to avoid noticeable and possibly objectionably visual artifacts upon rendering the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Atkins, Raymond Yeung, Sheng Qu
  • Publication number: 20190385360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for updating a high-resolution map. The system may include a communication interface configured to receive a plurality of image frames captured by a binocular camera equipped on a vehicle, as the vehicle travels along a trajectory. The system may further include a storage configured to store the high-resolution map and the plurality of image frames. The system may also include at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to generate point cloud frames based on the respective image frames. The at least one processor may be further configured to position the vehicle using the point cloud frames. The at least one processor may be further configured to merge the point cloud frames based on the vehicle positions. The at least one processor may also be configured to update a portion of the high-resolution map based on the merged point cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng YANG, Teng MA, Xiaozhi QU
  • Patent number: 10298923
    Abstract: In layered Visual Dynamic range (VDR) coding, inter-layer prediction requires several color-format transformations between the input VDR and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) signals. Coding and decoding architectures are presented wherein inter-layer prediction is performed in the SDR-based color format, thus reducing computational complexity in both the encoder and the decoder, without compromising coding efficiency or coding quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Walter C. Gish, Zhen Li
  • Patent number: 10237552
    Abstract: Inter-color image prediction is based on multi-channel multiple regression (MMR) models. Image prediction is applied to the efficient coding of images and video signals of high dynamic range. MMR models may include first order parameters, second order parameters, and cross-pixel parameters. MMR models using extension parameters incorporating neighbor pixel relations are also presented. Using minimum means-square error criteria, closed form solutions for the prediction parameters are presented for a variety of MMR models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Hubert Koepfer, Yufei Yuan, Samir Hulyalkar
  • Patent number: 10194771
    Abstract: Provided is a non-stick cooking container, comprising a container body, in which the container body comprises a ribbed inner surface, the ribbed inner surface comprising a plurality of ribs and grooves arranged at regular intervals, a non-stick coating covering the surfaces of the ribs and the grooves, the ribs comprising a top surface, the grooves comprising a bottom surface. It is difficult to scratch or chip off the non-stick coating of the non-stick cooking container, which allows the cooking container to retain the non-stick properties over a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Ji Qiang Fu, Yi Sheng Qu, Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 10182235
    Abstract: In a decoder, a processor extracts a control map of false contour filtering from a part of a multi-layer video signal that includes a low dynamic range image mapped from an original high-dynamic range (HDR) image. It determines one or more filter parameters for a sparse finite-impulse-response (FIR) filter, where the one or more filter parameters relate to at least in part on the control map of false contour filtering and a predicted image predicted from the low dynamic range image. It applies the sparse FIR filter to filter pixel values in a portion of the predicted image based at least in part on the control map of false contour filtering, and it reconstructs a version of the original HDR image based at least in part on the portion of the predicted image as filtered by the FIR filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Qian Chen, Peng Yin, Sheng Qu
  • Patent number: 10136162
    Abstract: Coding syntaxes in compliance with same or different VDR specifications may be signaled by upstream coding devices such as VDR encoders to downstream coding devices such as VDR decoders in a common vehicle in the form of RPU data units. VDR coding operations and operational parameters may be specified as sequence level, frame level, or partition level syntax elements in a coding syntax. Syntax elements in a coding syntax may be coded directly in one or more current RPU data units under a current RPU ID, predicted from other partitions/segments/ranges previously sent with the same current RPU ID, or predicted from other frame level or sequence level syntax elements previously sent with a previous RPU ID. A downstream device may perform decoding operations on multi-layered input image data based on received coding syntaxes to construct VDR images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Qu, Peng Yin, Yan Ye, Yuwen He, Walter Gish, Guan-Ming Su, Yufei Yuan, Samir Hulyalkar
  • Publication number: 20180278930
    Abstract: Inter-color image prediction is based on multi-channel multiple regression (MMR) models. Image prediction is applied to the efficient coding of images and video signals of high dynamic range. MMR models may include first order parameters, second order parameters, and cross-pixel parameters. MMR models using extension parameters incorporating neighbor pixel relations are also presented. Using minimum means-square error criteria, closed form solutions for the prediction parameters are presented for a variety of MMR models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guan-Ming SU, Sheng QU, Hubert KOEPFER, Yufei YUAN, Samir HULYALKAR
  • Patent number: 10056042
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for filtering metadata to be used in display management. Given an input video stream and input metadata comprising at least one of minimum, average, or maximum luminance values of the video frames in the video stream, values of a function of the input metadata are filtered using a temporal filter to generate filtered metadata, wherein the filtering is based only on metadata for input frames in the same scene. Methods for temporal filtering based on an exponential moving average filter or a look-ahead sliding window filter are presented, including methods for scene-change detection using the input metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Atkins, Gregory John Ward, Samir N. Hulyalkar, Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu
  • Publication number: 20180220144
    Abstract: In a method to code and transmit scalable HDR video signals, HDR signals are processed and encoded in the IPT-PQ color space to generate a base layer at reduced spatial resolution and/or dynamic range, and an enhancement layer with a residual signal. A signal reshaping block before the base layer encoder allows for improved coding of HDR signals using a reduced bit depth. A decoder can use a BL decoder and backward reshaping to generate a decoded BL HDR signal at a reduced dynamic range and/or spatial resolution, or it can combine the decoded BL HDR signal and the EL stream to generate a decoded HDR signal at full dynamic range and full resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Samir N. Hulyalkar, David Brooks
  • Patent number: 10021390
    Abstract: Inter-color image prediction is based on multi-channel multiple regression (MMR) models. Image prediction is applied to the efficient coding of images and video signals of high dynamic range. MMR models may include first order parameters, second order parameters, and cross-pixel parameters. MMR models using extension parameters incorporating neighbor pixel relations are also presented. Using minimum means-square error criteria, closed form solutions for the prediction parameters are presented for a variety of MMR models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Hubert Koepfer, Yufei Yuan, Samir Hulyalkar
  • Publication number: 20180192062
    Abstract: In a decoder, a processor extracts a control map of false contour filtering from a part of a multi-layer video signal that includes a low dynamic range image mapped from an original high-dynamic range (HDR) image. It determines one or more filter parameters for a sparse finite-impulse-response (FIR) filter, where the one or more filter parameters relate to at least in part on the control map of false contour filtering and a predicted image predicted from the low dynamic range image. It applies the sparse FIR filter to filter pixel values in a portion of the predicted image based at least in part on the control map of false contour filtering, and it reconstructs a version of the original HDR image based at least in part on the portion of the predicted image as filtered by the FIR filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Qian Chen, Peng Yin, Sheng Qu
  • Publication number: 20180144692
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for filtering metadata to be used in display management. Given an input video stream and input metadata comprising at least one of minimum, average, or maximum luminance values of the video frames in the video stream, values of a function of the input metadata are filtered using a temporal filter to generate filtered metadata, wherein the filtering is based only on metadata for input frames in the same scene. Methods for temporal filtering based on an exponential moving average filter or a look-ahead sliding window filter are presented, including methods for scene-change detection using the input metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robin ATKINS, Gregory John WARD, Samir N. HULYALKAR, Guan-Ming SU, Sheng QU
  • Patent number: 9967599
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a media source combines reference code values and mapping function parameters for mapping functions into video frames originally designated to carry pixel values. The video frames are delivered to a downstream device such as a media sink in an encoded video signal. The media sink extracts the mapping function parameters for the mapping functions from the encoded video signal and applies the mapping functions as a part of display management operations to map the reference code values to the mapped pixel values appropriate for the media sink. The mapped pixel values can be used to render images as represented by the reference code values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Qu, Ailan Hu, Gopi Lakshminarayan, David Brooks
  • Patent number: 9924171
    Abstract: Techniques use multiple lower bit depth (e.g., 8 bits) codecs to provide higher bit depth (e.g., 12+ bits) high dynamic range images from an upstream device to a downstream device. Multiple layers comprising a base layer and one or more enhancement layers may be used to carry video signals comprising image data compressed by lower bit depth encoders to a downstream device, wherein the base layer cannot be decoded and viewed on its own. Lower bit depth input image data to base layer processing may be generated from higher bit depth high dynamic range input image data via advanced quantization to minimize the volume of image data to be carried by enhancement layer video signals. The image data in the enhancement layer video signals may comprise residual values, quantization parameters, and mapping parameters based in part on a prediction method corresponding to a specific method used in the advanced quantization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Sheng Qu, Samir N. Hulyalkar, Tao Chen, Walter C. Gish, Hubert Koepfer
  • Patent number: 9906765
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a source video signal comprising reference code values and mapping function parameters for one or more mapping functions to map the reference code values to device-specific pixel values. The reference code values and the mapping function parameters are combined into first video frames in a first video signal format. The mapping function parameters represent DM metadata carried in the first video frames. Second video frames in a second video signal format are generated based on the first video frames in the first video signal format and a mapping between the first video signal format and the second video signal format. The second video frames are sent to a video sink device through the video link in an encoded video signal of the second video signal format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Qu, Samir N. Hulyalkar