Patents by Inventor Takahiro Nishi

Takahiro Nishi 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: 20240129521
    Abstract: A moving picture decoding apparatus for decoding a current block of a picture is provided. A motion vector candidate list includes motion vector candidates. Each motion vector candidate includes a value. A second candidate is arranged before a first candidate in the motion vector candidate list. The first candidate is sorted before the second candidate in the motion vector candidate list based on the value of the first candidate and the value of the second candidate. An index identifying a motion vector candidate from the motion vector candidate list is decoded, and the current block is generated using the identified motion vector candidate. The value of the first candidate is higher than the value of the second candidate, and the value is based on a number of times the candidate is selected as a motion vector predictor for neighboring blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toshiyasu SUGIO, Takahiro NISHI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Hisao SASAI, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20240129530
    Abstract: An encoding method for encoding three-dimensional points each having a position represented by a distance and an angle, the encoding method comprising: identifying three-dimensional points that belong to a second processing unit and have been encoded, for inter prediction of a first three-dimensional point belonging to a first processing unit; and selecting a reference three-dimensional point from the three-dimensional points identified to calculate an inter predicted value of the first three-dimensional point. The three-dimensional points identified include a second three-dimensional point and a third three-dimensional point, the second three-dimensional point having a second angle corresponding to a first angle of the first three-dimensional point, the third three-dimensional point having a third angle greater than the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro NISHI, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Noritaka IGUCHI, Chung Dean HAN, Keng Liang LOI, Zheng WU
  • Publication number: 20240129523
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry, in operation, selects an encoding mode from among candidates including a decoder-side motion vector refinement (DMVR) encoding mode and a partition encoding mode. When the DMVR encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: obtains a first motion vector for a first image block; derives a second motion vector from the first motion vector using motion search; and generates a prediction image for the first image block using the second motion vector. When the partition encoding mode is selected, the circuitry: determines a plurality of partitions in a second image block; obtains a third motion vector for each partition; and generates a prediction image for the second image block using the third motion vector, without deriving a fourth motion vector from the third motion vector using motion search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI
  • Publication number: 20240129516
    Abstract: A decoder that decodes a current block using a motion vector includes: a processor; and memory. Using the memory, the processor: derives a first candidate vector from one or more candidate vectors of one or more neighboring blocks that neighbor the current block; determines, in a first reference picture for the current block, a first adjacent region that includes a position indicated by the first candidate vector; calculates evaluation values of a plurality of candidate regions included in the first adjacent region; and determines a first motion vector of the current block, based on a first candidate region having a smallest evaluation value among the evaluation values. The first adjacent region is included in a first motion estimation region determined based on the position indicated by the first candidate vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIMOTO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Kiyofumi ABE, Ryuichi KANOH
  • Patent number: 11959740
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data creation method for use in a vehicle including a sensor and a data receiver that transmits and receives three-dimensional data to and from an external device. The three-dimensional data creation method includes: creating second three-dimensional data based on information detected by the sensor and first three-dimensional data received by the data receiver; and transmitting, to the external device, third three-dimensional data that is part of the second three-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 11962804
    Abstract: An encoder capable of properly handling an image to be encoded or decoded includes processing circuitry and memory connected to the processing circuitry. Using the memory, the processing circuitry: obtains parameters including at least one of (i) one or more parameters related to a first process for correcting distortion in an image captured with a wide angle lens and (ii) one or more parameters related to a second process for stitching a plurality of images; generates an encoded image by encoding a current image to be processed that is based on the image or the plurality of images; and writes the parameters into a bitstream including the encoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ru Ling Liao, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun
  • Publication number: 20240121429
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: deriving a candidate for a motion vector of a current block from a co-located motion vector; adding the candidate to a list; selecting the motion vector of the current block from the list; and coding the current block, wherein the deriving includes: deriving the candidate by a first derivation scheme in the case of determining that each of a current reference picture and a co-located reference picture is a long-term reference picture; and deriving the candidate by a second derivation scheme in the case of determining that each of the current reference picture and the co-located reference picture is a short-term reference picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Viktor WAHADANIAH, Chong Soon LIM, Sue Mon Thet NAING, Hai Wei SUN, Takahiro NISHI, Hisao SASAI, Youji SHIBAHARA, Kyoko TANIKAWA, Toshiyasu SUGIO, Kengo TERADA, Toru MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20240121384
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory connected to the circuitry. The circuitry: derives an absolute value of a sum of horizontal gradient values; derives, as a first parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of horizontal gradient values; derives, as a second parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of vertical gradient values; derives a horizontal-related pixel difference value; derives, as a third parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of horizontal-related pixel difference values; derives a vertical-related pixel difference value; derives, as a fourth parameter, the total sum of the absolute values of vertical-related pixel difference values; and generates a prediction image using the first to fourth parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Ru Ling Liao, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Hai Wei Sun, Che Wei Kuo, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11956440
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a sequence parameter set, buffer description defining information for defining a plurality of buffer descriptions; writing, into the sequence parameter set, reference list description defining information for defining a plurality of reference list descriptions corresponding to the buffer descriptions; and writing, into a first header of each processing unit which is included in a coded bitstream, buffer description selecting information for specifying a selected buffer description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 11956466
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory connected to the circuitry. In operation, the circuitry: stores MV information and correction processing information into a FIFO buffer for an HMVP mode in association, the MV information being derived for a processed block and correction processing information being related to correction processing of a prediction image of the processed block; registers, in a prediction candidate list for a merge mode, one or more prediction candidates each being a combination of MV information and correction processing information, the prediction candidates including a prediction candidate which is a combination of the motion vector information and the correction processing information stored in the FIFO buffer; and selects a prediction candidate from the prediction candidate list when a current block is to be processed in the merge mode, and performs correction processing of a prediction image of the current block, based on the correction processing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11956434
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, for each coefficient of a plurality of coefficients included in a block, determines a base level relating to Context-Based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding (CABAC) for the coefficient, and encodes an absolute value of the coefficient. In determining the base level, when one or more flags are used in encoding the absolute value of the coefficient, the base level is determined to be a first value, and when one or more flags are not used in the encoding, the base level is determined to be a second value that is smaller than the first value. In encoding the absolute value of the coefficient, when one or more flags are not used, a rice parameter is determined based on the base level which is equal to the second value, and the coefficient is binarized using the rice parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11956467
    Abstract: An encoder, when sub-block encoding is to be performed, determines a plurality of sub-blocks in a first image block, the plurality of sub-blocks including a first sub-block, determines a first motion vector for the first sub-block by referring to a first candidate list, performs first inter prediction processing on the first sub-block using the first motion vector, and encodes the first image block using a result of the first inter prediction processing. When partition encoding is to be performed, the encoder, in operation, determines a plurality of partitions in a second image block, the plurality of partitions including a first partition, determines a second motion vector for the first partition by referring to a second candidate list, performs second inter prediction processing on the first partition using the second motion vector, and encodes the second image block using a result of the second inter prediction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Publication number: 20240114136
    Abstract: An image encoder/decoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. When a geometry of a block of a picture satisfies a first condition, the circuitry splits the block of the picture into sub blocks having a first set of geometries. When the geometry of the block does not satisfy the first condition, the circuitry splits the block of the picture into sub blocks having a second set of geometries, the second set of geometries being different from the first set of geometries. The circuitry encodes/decodes the sub blocks of the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Chong Soon LIM, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Ru Ling LIAO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240114134
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, determines whether or not a ternary split process of splitting a block into three sub blocks in a first direction parallel to a first longer side of the block is allowed by comparing a size of a second shorter side of the block to a minimum threshold value. The circuitry, responsive to the ternary split process being allowed, writes, into a bitstream, a split direction parameter indicative of a splitting direction. The circuitry, in operation, splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a direction indicated by the split direction parameter; and encodes the plurality of sub blocks. The minimum threshold value corresponds to a minimum size supported in a transform process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Hai Wei SUN, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI, Takahiro NISHI, Kiyofumi ABE, Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20240114137
    Abstract: An encoder that encodes a video includes a processor and memory. Using the memory, the processor: derives a prediction error of an image included in the video, by subtracting a prediction image of the image from the image; determines a secondary transform basis based on a primary transform basis, the primary transform basis being a transform basis for a primary transform to be performed on the prediction error, the secondary transform basis being a transform basis for a secondary transform to be performed on a result of the primary transform; performs the primary transform on the prediction error using the primary transform basis; performs the secondary transform on a result of the primary transform using the secondary transform basis; performs quantization on a result of the secondary transform; and encodes a result of the quantization as data of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ryuichi KANOH, Tadamasa TOMA, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI
  • Publication number: 20240114160
    Abstract: An image decoder includes circuitry and a memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, calculates first values of a first partition in a current block, using a first motion vector for the first partition; calculates second values of a second partition in the current block, using a second motion vector for the second partition; calculates third values of a set of pixels between the first partition and the second partition, using the first motion vector; calculates fourth values of the set of pixels, using the second motion vector; and weights the third values and the fourth values. A number of pixels in a row in the set of pixels is two or more, and two or more weights applied to the third values increase along the row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Ryuichi KANOH, Chong Soon LIM, Ru Ling LIAO, Hai Wei SUN, Sughosh Pavan SHASHIDHAR, Han Boon TEO, Jing Ya LI
  • Publication number: 20240114169
    Abstract: An encoder determines, based on a width and a height of a block, whether or not to disable a prediction mode in which the block is split along a partitioning line defined by a distance and an angle and then prediction is performed; and encodes the block with the prediction mode disabled or not disabled according to a result of the determination on whether or not to disable the prediction mode. Here, the distance is the shortest distance between the center of the block and the partitioning line, and the angle is an angle representing a direction from the center of the block toward the partitioning line in the shortest distance. The encoder determines to disable the prediction mode when (i) a width-to-height ratio is at least 8 or (ii) a height-to-width ratio is at least 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Che Wei KUO, Chong Soon LIM, Chu Tong WANG, Han Boon TEO, Hai Wei SUN, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Yusuke KATO
  • Publication number: 20240114129
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation: determines whether a size of a current block, which is a unit for which a vector candidate list including vector candidates is generated, is less than or equal to a threshold; when the size of the current block is less than or equal to the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by registering a history-based motion vector predictor (HMVP) vector candidate in the vector candidate list from an HMVP table without performing a first pruning process; when the size of the current block is greater than the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by performing the first pruning process and registering the HMVP vector candidate in the vector candidate list from the HMVP table; and encodes the current block using the vector candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Che Wei Kuo, Hai Wei Sun, Chu Tong Wang, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11949884
    Abstract: An encoder encodes a video, and includes: circuitry; and memory coupled to the circuitry. Using the memory, the circuitry: obtains at least two items of prediction information for a first partition included in the video; derives at least one template from neighboring samples which neighbor the first partition; calculates at least two costs, using the at least one template and the at least two items of prediction information; using the at least two costs, (i) determines at least one splitting direction for the first partition or (ii) assigns one of the at least two items of prediction information to a second partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction, and another thereof to a third partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction; and encodes the first partition according to the splitting direction and the at least two items of prediction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: RE49906
    Abstract: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu