Patents by Inventor Shinya Kadono

Shinya Kadono 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: 10992962
    Abstract: A coding distortion removing method is provided for removing coding distortion in two adjacent blocks located on both sides of a block boundary between the two adjacent blocks in a reconstructed image. The method includes deriving a difference of pixel values between a pixel in a first block of the reconstructed image and a pixel in a second block of the reconstructed image adjacent to the first block, deriving an average value of the first quantization parameter and the second quantization parameter, and setting a threshold value to the average value of the first quantization parameter and the second quantization parameter. The method also includes comparing the difference of pixel values with the threshold value, and removing a coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of the block boundary between the first block and the second block, by applying a filter for coding distortion removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Zhong Xue, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Shinya Kadono
  • Patent number: 10986362
    Abstract: A motion vector derivation unit includes a comparison unit for comparing a parameter TR1 for a reference vector with a predetermined value to determine whether it exceeds the predetermined value or not; a switching unit for switching selection between the maximum value of a pre-stored parameter TR and the parameter TR1 according to the comparison result by the comparison unit; a multiplier parameter table (for multipliers); and a multiplier parameter table (for divisors) for associating the parameter TR1 with a value approximate to the inverse value (1/TR1) of this parameter TR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10965954
    Abstract: A picture coding and decoding method includes a picture coding method for coding an input picture and a picture decoding method for decoding coded picture data. The picture coding method includes dividing the input picture into blocks, coding the input picture on a block basis, decoding the coded data of each block on a block basis, removing coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary, each block being adaptively decoded either as a field structure block or a frame structure block, and storing the reconstructed picture as a reference picture. The picture decoding method includes decoding the coded picture data to obtain a reconstructed picture, removing coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary, each block being adaptively decoded either as a field structure block or a frame structure block, and storing the reconstructed picture as a reference picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Zhong Xue
  • Patent number: 10958940
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus is provided that decodes a coded image, the coded image being generated by coding an image segmented into a plurality of blocks on a block basis. The image decoding apparatus includes a quantization parameter obtaining unit that obtains a quantization parameter for each block of the plurality of blocks, a decoding unit that decodes the coded image to obtain a reconstructed image, and a pixel difference value obtaining unit that obtains a pixel difference value. The image decoding apparatus also includes a comparing unit that compares the pixel difference value with a threshold value, and a removing unit that removes a coding distortion in an area disposed on both sides of a block boundary between the first block and the second block, by applying a filter for coding distortion removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Zhong Xue, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Shinya Kadono
  • Patent number: 10939134
    Abstract: A picture coding method provides coding an input picture. The method includes dividing the input picture into a plurality of blocks, coding the input picture on a block basis to obtain coded data of each block, and decoding the coded data of each block on a block basis to obtain a reconstructed picture having a plurality of blocks. 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 the plurality of blocks. Each block is adaptively decoded either as a field structure block, including only even field pixels or only odd field pixels, or a frame structure block, including 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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Sheng Mei Shen, Teck Wee Foo, Chak Joo Lee, Zhong Xue
  • Patent number: 10873128
    Abstract: A TFT substrate includes a dielectric substrate and a plurality of antenna unit regions arranged on the dielectric substrate. Each of the plurality of antenna unit regions has a TFT and a patch electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode of the TFT. The patch electrode includes a first electrode layer formed of the same conductive film as the gate electrode of the TFT and a second electrode layer formed of the same conductive film as the source electrode of the TFT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Kitoh, Fumitoshi Yasuo, Shinya Kadono, Junichi Inukai, Juxian Li
  • Patent number: 10869034
    Abstract: In a picture coding method for generating a coded signal corresponding to each picture by coding a plurality of coded signals, a switching picture which is capable of switching a plurality of coded signals and subsequent pictures of the switching picture can refer to only a group of pictures of the same time in the coded signals. More specifically, the case where picture numbers of an adjacent picture of an S picture and the S picture are not continuous is not considered as an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10834388
    Abstract: In a picture coding method for generating a coded signal corresponding to each picture by coding a plurality of coded signals, a switching picture which is capable of switching a plurality of coded signals and subsequent pictures of the switching picture can refer to only a group of pictures of the same time in the coded signals. More specifically, the case where picture numbers of an adjacent picture of an S picture and the S picture are not continuous is not considered as an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Publication number: 20200343633
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device includes a first substrate (TFT substrate) including a first dielectric substrate, a second substrate (slot substrate) including a second dielectric substrate, a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate and in all of an effective region and a portion of a non-effective region, a sealing seal portion configured to define the maximum value of the area of the liquid crystal layer when viewed from a normal direction of the first or second dielectric substrate, a cell gap control seal portion configured to define the minimum value of the thickness of the liquid crystal layer in the effective region, and a buffer portion provided in contact with the liquid crystal layer in the non-effective region and that deforms more easily due to external force than the first and second dielectric substrates in the effective region. The buffer portion includes a sheet and a joining section that joins the sheet and the first or second dielectric substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: FUMITOSHI YASUO, KENICHI KITOH, SHINYA KADONO, JUNICHI INUKAI
  • Patent number: 10812792
    Abstract: In a picture coding method for generating a coded signal corresponding to each picture by coding a plurality of coded signals, a switching picture which is capable of switching a plurality of coded signals and subsequent pictures of the switching picture can refer to only a group of pictures of the same time in the coded signals. More specifically, the case where picture numbers of an adjacent picture of an S picture and the S picture are not continuous is not considered as an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Publication number: 20200295457
    Abstract: A scanning antenna includes a TFT substrate including a plurality of patch electrodes, a slot substrate including a slot electrode, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the TFT substrate and the slot substrate. The slot electrode includes a plurality of slots disposed corresponding to the plurality of patch electrodes and a solid portion not including the plurality of slot. When viewed from a normal direction of the substrate, the patch electrode is disposed across the slot in a first direction and overlaps the solid portion at both ends of the slot in each of a plurality of antenna units, and when viewed from the normal direction of the substrate, at least one of a periphery of the solid portion and a periphery of the patch electrode includes a recessed portion or a protruding portion in at least one antenna unit of the plurality of antenna units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: FUMITOSHI YASUO, TAKESHI HARA, SHINYA KADONO, JUNICHI INUKAI, TOMOHIRO KOSAKA
  • Publication number: 20200162755
    Abstract: A motion vector derivation unit includes a comparison unit for comparing a parameter TR1 for a reference vector with a predetermined value to determine whether it exceeds the predetermined value or not; a switching unit for switching selection between the maximum value of a pre-stored parameter TR and the parameter TR1 according to the comparison result by the comparison unit; a multiplier parameter table (for multipliers); and a multiplier parameter table (for divisors) for associating the parameter TR1 with a value approximate to the inverse value (1/TR1) of this parameter TR1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Satoshi KONDO, Makoto HAGAI, Kiyofumi ABE
  • Patent number: 10659807
    Abstract: A motion vector derivation unit includes a comparison unit for comparing a parameter TR1 for a reference vector with a predetermined value to determine whether it exceeds the predetermined value or not; a switching unit for switching selection between the maximum value of a pre-stored parameter TR and the parameter TR1 according to the comparison result by the comparison unit; a multiplier parameter table (for multipliers); and a multiplier parameter table (for divisors) for associating the parameter TR1 with a value approximate to the inverse value (1/TR1) of this parameter TR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10659808
    Abstract: A motion vector derivation unit includes a comparison unit for comparing a parameter TR1 for a reference vector with a predetermined value to determine whether it exceeds the predetermined value or not; a switching unit for switching selection between the maximum value of a pre-stored parameter TR and the parameter TR1 according to the comparison result by the comparison unit; a multiplier parameter table (for multipliers); and a multiplier parameter table (for divisors) for associating the parameter TR1 with a value approximate to the inverse value (1/TR1) of this parameter TR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10637141
    Abstract: A scanning antenna including a transmission and/or reception region including a plurality of antenna units arranged in the transmission and/or reception region and a non-transmission and/or reception region includes a TFT substrate including a plurality of first TFTs supported by a first dielectric substrate and a plurality of patch electrodes, a slot substrate including a slot electrode including a plurality of slots, a liquid crystal layer provided between the TFT substrate and the slot substrate, and a plurality of inspection electrode sections disposed while not overlapping the plurality of antenna units when viewed from a normal direction of the first dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Inukai, Takeshi Hara, Fumitoshi Yasuo, Tomohiro Kosaka, Shinya Kadono
  • Publication number: 20200120337
    Abstract: In a picture coding method for generating a coded signal corresponding to each picture by coding a plurality of coded signals, a switching picture which is capable of switching a plurality of coded signals and subsequent pictures of the switching picture can refer to only a group of pictures of the same time in the coded signals. More specifically, the case where picture numbers of an adjacent picture of an S picture and the S picture are not continuous is not considered as an error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya KADONO, Satoshi KONDO, Makoto HAGAI, Kiyofumi ABE
  • Patent number: 10623730
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes a motion compensation coding unit for deciding a coding mode for coding a current block to be coded and for generating predictive image data based on the coding mode, and includes a direct mode enable/disable judgment unit for judging whether or not scaling processing can be performed when the coding mode decided by the motion compensation coding unit is a temporal direct mode. When it is judged that the scaling processing cannot be performed, the motion compensation coding unit performs motion compensation either by using another coding mode or without the scaling processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10623729
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes a motion compensation coding unit for deciding a coding mode for coding a current block to be coded and for generating predictive image data based on the coding mode, and includes a direct mode enable/disable judgment unit for judging whether or not scaling processing can be performed when the coding mode decided by the motion compensation coding unit is a temporal direct mode. When it is judged that the scaling processing cannot be performed, the motion compensation coding unit performs motion compensation either by using another coding mode or without the scaling processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo
  • Patent number: RE48035
    Abstract: A motion vector coding unit 117 executes processing including a neighboring block specification step (S100) of specifying a neighboring block which is located in the neighborhood of a current block; a judgment step (Steps S102, S104) of judging whether or not the neighboring block has been coded using a motion vector of another block; a prediction step (S106, S108) of deriving a predictive motion vector of the current block using a motion vector calculated from the motion vector of the other block as a motion vector of the neighboring block; and a coding step (S110) of coding the motion vector of the current block using the predictive motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Satoshi Kondo, Shinya Kadono, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: RE48401
    Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus 1 includes: a quantization matrix holding unit (112) that holds a quantization matrix (WM) which has already been transmitted in a parameter set and a matrix ID for identifying the quantization matrix (WM), which are associated with each other; and a variable length coding unit (111) that obtains the matrix ID corresponding to the quantization matrix (WM) used for quantization from the quantization matrix holding unit (112) and places the matrix ID in a coded stream Str.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Jiuhuai Lu, Tao Chen, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Shinya Kadono Kadono, Chong Soon Lim