Patents by Inventor Shunichi Sekiguchi

Shunichi Sekiguchi 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: 10205944
    Abstract: When carrying out an average prediction, an intra predictor carries out a filtering process on target pixels of the intra prediction located at an upper end and a left end of the block, the filtering process using an intermediate prediction value, which is an average value of adjacent pixels of the block, and at least one adjacent pixel of the target pixel. The intra predictor also sets a filter coefficient to ¾, associated with the intermediate prediction value for a target pixel at the left end of the block other than the target pixel at an upper left corner of the block, and sets a filter coefficient to ¼, associated with the adjacent pixel adjacent to the left side of the target pixel at the left end of the block. As a result, prediction errors locally occurring can be reduced, and the image quality can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MISTUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Kazuo Sugimoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20190014318
    Abstract: A macro block size determining unit 1 determines the size of each macro block on a frame-by-frame basis. A macro block dividing unit 2 divides an inputted image into macro blocks each having the size determined by the macro block size determining unit 1. A macro block coding unit 3 determines a coding mode for each of the macro blocks divided by the macro block dividing unit 2, and codes pixel values in each of the macro blocks in the determined coding mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi MORIYA, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Yoshihisa Yamada, Kohtaro Asai
  • Publication number: 20180343454
    Abstract: When an intra prediction parameter indicates a horizontal prediction process, an intra prediction unit adds a value proportional to a change in a horizontal direction of the luminance values of pixels adjacent to the top of each block, which is a unit for prediction process of a coding block, to the luminance value of a pixel adjacent to the left of the block to set a result of the addition as a predicted value of a prediction image, whereas when the intra prediction parameter indicates a vertical prediction process, the intra prediction unit adds a value proportional to a change in a vertical direction of the luminance values of pixels adjacent to the left of the block to the luminance value of the pixel adjacent to the top of the block to set the result of the addition as a predicted value of the prediction image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MINEZAWA, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10142632
    Abstract: A moving image encoding apparatus for dividing a moving image into a plurality of rectangular regions and encoding the moving image in a unit of the rectangular region. There is a rectangular region size determiner which determines a variable size of the rectangular region, a rectangular region divider which divides an inputted image into the rectangular region, and a rectangular region encoder which determines a coding mode for the rectangular region, and encodes pixel values in the rectangular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Yoshihisa Yamada, Kohtaro Asai
  • Publication number: 20180278931
    Abstract: An encoding controlling unit 3 selects one transformation block size which provides an optimal degree of encoding efficiency from a set of transformation block sizes which are determined in accordance with an encoding mode 7, and includes the transformation block size selected thereby in optimal compression parameters 20a to notify the transformation block size to a transformation/quantization unit 19, and the transformation/quantization unit 19 divides an optimal prediction differential signal 13a into blocks having the transformation block size included in the optimal compression parameters 20a, and carries out a transformation and quantization process on each of the blocks to generate compressed data 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi MORIYA, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Kohtaro ASAI, Tokumichi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10075725
    Abstract: When a randomly-accessible inter picture is encoded, a prediction image generator sets a reference picture from among a plurality of randomly-accessible intra pictures, and performs a motion-compensated prediction using the set reference picture for a prediction process, and a variable length encoding unit 13 encodes both picture position information showing the position of the reference picture, and identification information showing that the randomly-accessible inter picture is randomly accessible, and multiplexes encoded data about both the picture position information and the identification information into a bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Yoshimi Moriya, Ryoji Hattori, Kazuyuki Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20180255297
    Abstract: An encoding controlling unit 3 selects one transformation block size which provides an optimal degree of encoding efficiency from a set of transformation block sizes which are determined in accordance with an encoding mode 7, and includes the transformation block size selected thereby in optimal compression parameters 20a to notify the transformation block size to a transformation/quantization unit 19, and the transformation/quantization unit 19 divides an optimal prediction differential signal 13a into blocks having the transformation block size included in the optimal compression parameters 20a, and carries out a transformation and quantization process on each of the blocks to generate compressed data 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi MORIYA, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Kohtaro ASAI, Tokumichi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10034019
    Abstract: An image encoding device includes an encoder that encodes a first field of a specific frame as an intra picture which is predicted by using only an ultra prediction, and that encodes the first field of the above-described specific frame, a second field of the above-described specific frame, a picture whose encoding order is later than that of the first field of the above-described specific frame later and whose display order is earlier than that of the first field, and another picture whose encoding order and also display order are later than those of the first field of the above-described specific frame in order of those pictures, and a multiplexer that multiplexes information showing that the first field of the above-described specific frame is a picture, in a bitstream, at which decoding can be started into the above-described bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Ryoji Hattori, Kazuyuki Miyazawa, Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180204333
    Abstract: An object detection device includes: an optical flow calculator to calculate an optical flow between images captured by the image capturer at different times; an evaluation value calculator to divide the image captured by the image capturer into areas, and calculate, for each divided area, an evaluation value by using the optical flows of pixels belonging to the divided area, the evaluation value indicating a measure of a possibility that the divided area is an object area representing part or whole of the object to be detected; and an area determinator to determine an area in an image, in which the object to be detected exists, by comparing the evaluation value of each divided area calculated by the evaluation value calculator with a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki MIYAZAWA, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Hideaki MAEHARA, Yoshimi MORIYA, Akira MINEZAWA, Ryoji HATTORI, Momoyo NAGASE, Tomoya SAWADA
  • Patent number: 10009616
    Abstract: A variable length encoding unit 13 variable-length-encodes an index indicating a classification method of carrying out a class classification on each coding block having a largest size, the classification method being determined by a loop filter unit 11, and also variable-length-encodes a parameter about an offset value for each class determined for each coding block having the largest size on the basis of a binarization process using a truncated unary code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Kazuo Sugimoto, Norimichi Hiwasa, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180152702
    Abstract: A parallel processing starting unit 3 that partitions an inputted image into tiles each having a predetermined size, and distributes tiles obtained through the partitioning, and N tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N each of that carries out a prediction difference encoding process on a tile distributed thereto by the parallel processing starting unit 3 to generate a local decoded image are disposed, and each of N tile loop filter units 7-1 to 7-N determines a filter per tile suitable for a filtering process on the local decoded image generated by the corresponding one of the tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N, and carries out the filtering process on the local decoded image by using the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji HATTORI, Akira MINEZAWA, Yusuke ITANI, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Yoshimi MORIYA, Norimichi HIWASA
  • Patent number: 9986235
    Abstract: A parallel processing starting unit 3 that partitions an inputted image into tiles each having a predetermined size, and distributes tiles obtained through the partitioning, and N tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N each of that carries out a prediction difference encoding process on a tile distributed thereto by the parallel processing starting unit 3 to generate a local decoded image are disposed, and each of N tile loop filter units 7-1 to 7-N determines a filter per tile suitable for a filtering process on the local decoded image generated by the corresponding one of the tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N, and carries out the filtering process on the local decoded image by using the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Akira Minezawa, Yusuke Itani, Kazuo Sugimoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Yoshimi Moriya, Norimichi Hiwasa
  • Publication number: 20180139442
    Abstract: An encoding controlling unit 3 selects one transformation block size which provides an optimal degree of encoding efficiency from a set of transformation block sizes which are determined in accordance with an encoding mode 7, and includes the transformation block size selected thereby in optimal compression parameters 20a to notify the transformation block size to a transformation/quantization unit 19, and the transformation/quantization unit 19 divides an optimal prediction differential signal 13a into blocks having the transformation block size included in the optimal compression parameters 20a, and carries out a transformation and quantization process on each of the blocks to generate compressed data 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi MORIYA, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Kohtaro ASAI, Tokumichi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180139452
    Abstract: When removing a block distortion occurring in a local decoded image, a loop filtering part 11 of an image coding device carries out a filtering process on each of signal components (a luminance signal component and color difference signal components) after setting the intensity of a filter for removing the block distortion for each of the signal components according to a coding mode (an intra coding mode or an inter coding mode) selected by a coding controlling part 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi SEKIGUCHI, Kazuo SUGIMOTO, Hiroharu SAKATE, Tokumichi MURAKAMI, Akira MINEZAWA
  • Patent number: 9973753
    Abstract: An encoding controlling unit 3 selects one transformation block size which provides an optimal degree of encoding efficiency from a set of transformation block sizes which are determined in accordance with an encoding mode 7, and includes the transformation block size selected thereby in optimal compression parameters 20a to notify the transformation block size to a transformation/quantization unit 19, and the transformation/quantization unit 19 divides an optimal prediction differential signal 13a into blocks having the transformation block size included in the optimal compression parameters 20a, and carries out a transformation and quantization process on each of the blocks to generate compressed data 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9930355
    Abstract: An image decoding device and method that set up a first skip mode and second skip mode for each motion prediction and block and its motion vector allocation regions, respectively, allowing for expressing a hierarchy of skip modes when decoding a video signal having a specific format and can be adaptive to the characteristics of a temporal change of each color component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Yusuke Itani, Akira Minezawa, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 9930356
    Abstract: An image decoding device and method that set up a first skip mode and second skip mode for each motion prediction and block and its motion vector allocation regions, respectively, allowing for expressing a hierarchy of skip modes when decoding a video signal having a specific format and can be adaptive to the characteristics of a temporal change of each color component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Yusuke Itani, Akira Minezawa, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20180082436
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (10) includes an image analyzer (12) that analyzes an input image to detect one or more objects appearing in the input image, and estimates quantities of one or more spatial features of the detected one or more objects; and a descriptor generator (13) that generates one or more spatial descriptors representing the estimated quantities of the one or more spatial features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji HATTORI, Yoshimi MORIYA, Kazuyuki MIYAZAWA, Akira MINEZAWA, Shunichi SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9924190
    Abstract: An image decoding device and method that set up a first skip mode and second skip mode for each motion prediction and block and its motion vector allocation regions, respectively, allowing for expressing a hierarchy of skip modes when decoding a video signal having a specific format and can be adaptive to the characteristics of a temporal change of each color component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Yusuke Itani, Akira Minezawa, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 9906795
    Abstract: When removing a block distortion occurring in a local decoded image, a loop filtering part 11 of an image coding device carries out a filtering process on each of signal components (a luminance signal component and color difference signal components) after setting the intensity of a filter for removing the block distortion for each of the signal components according to a coding mode (an intra coding mode or an inter coding mode) selected by a coding controlling part 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Hiroharu Sakate, Tokumichi Murakami, Akira Minezawa