Patents by Inventor Shijun Sun

Shijun Sun 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: 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: 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: 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: 11756755
    Abstract: A dual energy storage operating mechanism of an isolating switch is provided. A first energy storage mechanism and a second energy storage mechanism are provided between an input wheel and a housing and between the input wheel and an output wheel or a first output shaft, respectively. The output wheel is provided with a limiting mechanism. The limiting mechanism forms a locking effect on the output wheel when the first energy storage mechanism stores energy, thereby enabling the second energy storage mechanism to store energy at the same time. When the first energy storage mechanism starts to release energy, the locking effect of the limiting mechanism is released, so that the output wheel and the first output shaft can rotate, and the first energy storage mechanism and the second energy storage mechanism release energy at the same time, forming a dual energy storage boosting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG BENYI ELECTRICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianyong Huang, Renyuan Wang, Laiyuan Yu, Shijun Sun
  • Publication number: 20230245791
    Abstract: An introduction of nuclear fusion into conventionally fission-based nuclear reactors. Particularly, coolant in the reactor serves as the secondary fuel that absorbs neutrons from the fission core, and releases energy through fusion reactions. Molten Lithium is the preferred coolant in the invention, as it produces Helium gas through the neutron-Lithium fusion without leaving any radioactive or chemical impact to the environment. A Helium pressure controller is also introduced in the system to manage the Helium gas produced by nuclear reactions of the secondary fuel. Lithium Chloride (LiCl) is proposed as the secondary coolant in lieu of the commonly used molten salt in order to achieve higher power production efficiency. A reactor based on the proposed system requires less space than a conventional reactor of the same power. It is a better choice than conventional nuclear reactors when space is a key constraint, for example, on a container ship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Daniel Sun
  • Publication number: 20230115069
    Abstract: A dual energy storage operating mechanism of an isolating switch is provided. A first energy storage mechanism and a second energy storage mechanism are provided between an input wheel and a housing and between the input wheel and an output wheel or a first output shaft, respectively. The output wheel is provided with a limiting mechanism. The limiting mechanism forms a locking effect on the output wheel when the first energy storage mechanism stores energy, thereby enabling the second energy storage mechanism to store energy at the same time. When the first energy storage mechanism starts to release energy, the locking effect of the limiting mechanism is released, so that the output wheel and the first output shaft can rotate, and the first energy storage mechanism and the second energy storage mechanism release energy at the same time, forming a dual energy storage boosting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Jianyong Huang, Renyuan Wang, Laiyuan Yu, Shijun Sun
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11122268
    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: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10715799
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for ordering, communicating and applying pixel intra-prediction modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Louis J. Kerofsky
  • Patent number: 10602142
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus that includes a motion compensation prediction circuit configured to conduct motion compensation prediction for each of blocks to be decoded by using the reconstructed image, an inverse transformation circuit configured to conduct inverse orthogonal transformation for the data of the blocks to be decoded, and a determination circuit configured to determine a filtering strength and whether or not to conduct filtering, with respect to each of the boundaries. In addition, the determining circuit is configured to determine filtering is conducted when at least one of the two adjacent blocks is intra-coded, and filtering is not conducted when both of the two adjacent blocks are not intra-coded, a non-zero transformation coefficient is not coded in both of the two adjacent blocks, the two adjacent blocks are predicted by the same reference frame, and an absolute value of a difference between motion vectors of the two adjacent blocks is smaller than a specified threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Shawmin Lei, Hiroyuki Katata
  • Publication number: 20190313099
    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: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10368066
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for ordering, communicating and applying pixel intra-prediction modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Louis J. Kerofsky
  • Patent number: 10349051
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus that includes a motion compensation prediction circuit configured to conduct motion compensation prediction for each of blocks to be decoded by using the reconstructed image, an inverse transformation circuit configured to conduct inverse orthogonal transformation for the data of the blocks to be decoded, and a determination circuit configured to determine a filtering strength and whether or not to conduct filtering, with respect to each of the boundaries. In addition, the determining circuit is configured to determine filtering is conducted when at least one of the two adjacent blocks is intra-coded, and filtering is not conducted when both of the two adjacent blocks are not intra-coded, a non-zero transformation coefficient is not coded in both of the two adjacent blocks, the two adjacent blocks are predicted by the same reference frame, and an absolute value of a difference between motion vectors of the two adjacent blocks is smaller than a specified threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Shawmin Lei, Hiroyuki Katata
  • Publication number: 20190191157
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus that includes a motion compensation prediction circuit configured to conduct motion compensation prediction for each of blocks to be decoded by using the reconstructed image, an inverse transformation circuit configured to conduct inverse orthogonal transformation for the data of the blocks to be decoded, and a determination circuit configured to determine a filtering strength and whether or not to conduct filtering, with respect to each of the boundaries. In addition, the determining circuit is configured to determine filtering is conducted when at least one of the two adjacent blocks is intra-coded, and filtering is not conducted when both of the two adjacent blocks are not intra-coded, a non-zero transformation coefficient is not coded in both of the two adjacent blocks, the two adjacent blocks are predicted by the same reference frame, and an absolute value of a difference between motion vectors of the two adjacent blocks is smaller than a specified threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Shawmin Lei, Hiroyuki Katata
  • Patent number: 10306227
    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: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Regunathan, Shijun Sun, Chengjie Tu, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10257511
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus that includes a motion compensation prediction circuit configured to conduct motion compensation prediction for each of blocks to be decoded by using the reconstructed image, an inverse transformation circuit configured to conduct inverse orthogonal transformation for the data of the blocks to be decoded, and a determination circuit configured to determine a filtering strength and whether or not to conduct filtering, with respect to each of the boundaries. In addition, the determining circuit is configured to determine filtering is conducted when at least one of the two adjacent blocks is intra-coded, and filtering is not conducted when both of the two adjacent blocks are not intra-coded, a non-zero transformation coefficient is not coded in both of the two adjacent blocks, the two adjacent blocks are predicted by the same reference frame, and an absolute value of a difference between motion vectors of the two adjacent blocks is smaller than a specified threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Shijun Sun, Shawmin Lei, Hiroyuki Katata