Patents by Inventor Wiebe De Haan

Wiebe De Haan 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: 20200366880
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: PHILIP NEWTON, FONS BRULS, WIEBE DE HAAN, JOOP TALSTRA, ERIK MOLL
  • Patent number: 10791317
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Newton, Fons Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Joop Talstra, Erik Moll
  • Publication number: 20200193935
    Abstract: To allow pragmatic insertion of secondary images by an apparatus connected to the final display we invented an image processing apparatus (301, 501) with an output image connection (506) for connection to a display (550), and an input (510) for receiving an input image (IM) and metadata specifying at least one luminance mapping function (F_Lt), which luminance mapping function specifies the relationship between luminances in the input image and a second image with an at least 6 times higher or lower maximum luminance, and comprising a graphics generation unit (502) arranged to determine a secondary image (IMG), and an image composition unit (504) arranged to compose an output image (IMC) on the basis of the pixel colors of the input image and of the secondary image, characterized in that the image processing apparatus comprises a luminance function selection unit (505), which is arranged to output to a metadata output (507) a copy of the at least one luminance mapping function (F_Lt) in case no secondary imag
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Leon Maria VAN DE KERKHOF, Wiebe DE HAAN, Johan Cornelis TALSTRA
  • Publication number: 20200137375
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an image comprises a receiver (101) which receives 3D image data providing an incomplete representation of a scene. A view vector source (103) provides a rendering view vector indicative of a rendering viewpoint for the image. A renderer (105) renders a first region of an intermediate image for the rendering view vector based on image data from the 3D image data. An extrapolator (107) extrapolates the 3D image data into a second adjoining region of the intermediate image with the 3D image not comprising image data for the second region. A blur processor (109) generates the image in response to applying a spatially varying blurring to the intermediate image where a degree of blurring is higher in a transitional region between the first region and the second region than in an internal area of the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: BART KROON, WIEBE DE HAAN
  • Publication number: 20200134910
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an image comprises a receiver (101) which receives 3D image data providing an incomplete representation of a scene. A receiver (107) receives a target view vector indicative of a target viewpoint in the scene for the image and a reference source (109) provides a reference view vector indicative of a reference viewpoint for the scene. A modifier (111) generates a rendering view vector indicative of a rendering viewpoint as a function of the target viewpoint and the reference viewpoint for the scene. An image generator (105) generates the image in response to the rendering view vector and the 3D image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: BART KROON, WIEBE DE HAAN
  • Patent number: 10567826
    Abstract: In a video processing system, such as e.g. a set top box or a BD player wherein in a merger video can be merged with one or more overlays a video/overlay pixel indication (A) is encoded in one or more of the least significant bits of one or more of the color components in the video signal. The video signal is transmitted over the interface between VPS and display. The display subject the image to an adaptation. This adaptation is performed dependent on the video/overlay pixel indication (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wiebe De Haan, Leon Maria Van De Kerkhof
  • Patent number: 10515667
    Abstract: A video distribution system transfers a formatted video signal (20) having elementary streams representing audiovisual content to be rendered in a selected combination and stream information indicative of selectable elementary streams. The formatted video signal represents extended video having an extended range (HDR) of brightness and/or color. A video device (21) processes input video to provide video processing metadata representing a conversion between standard video and the extended video. The formatted video signal comprises a primary video elementary stream representing standard or extended video, a video processing elementary stream not comprising audiovisual content but comprising video processing metadata representing a conversion between standard and extended video or vice versa, and extended stream information comprising an entry indicative of the video processing elementary stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Wiebe De Haan, Charles Leonardus Cornelius Maria Knibbeler
  • Publication number: 20190356900
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Newton, Fons Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, JOOP Talstra, ERIK Moll
  • Patent number: 10419740
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wilhelmus Hendricus Alfonsus Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendrik Frank Moll
  • Publication number: 20190172187
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a receiver (201) for receiving an image signal which comprises at least an encoded image and a target display reference. The target display reference is indicative of a dynamic range of a target display for which the encoded image is encoded. A dynamic range processor (203) generates an output image by applying a dynamic range transform to the encoded image in response to the target display reference. An output (205) then outputs an output image signal comprising the output image, e.g. to a suitable display. The dynamic range transform may furthermore be performed in response to a display dynamic range indication received from a display. The invention may be used to generate an improved High Dynamic Range (HDR) image from e.g. a Low Dynamic Range (LDR) image, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Leonardus Cornelius Maria KNIBBELER, Renatus Josephus VAN DER VLEUTEN, Wiebe DE HAAN
  • Publication number: 20190156471
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a receiver (201) for receiving an image signal which comprises at least an encoded image and a target display reference. The target display reference is indicative of a dynamic range of a target display for which the encoded image is encoded. A dynamic range processor (203) generates an output image by applying a dynamic range transform to the encoded image in response to the target display reference. An output (205) then outputs an output image signal comprising the output image, e.g. to a suitable display. The dynamic range transform may furthermore be performed in response to a display dynamic range indication received from a display. The invention may be used to generate an improved High Dynamic Range (HDR) image from e.g. a Low Dynamic Range (LDR) image, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Leonardus Cornelius Maria KNIBBELER, Renatus Josephus VAN DER VLEUTEN, Wiebe DE HAAN
  • Patent number: 10097822
    Abstract: An apparatus generates an image signal in which pixels are encoded in N-bit words which encode at least a luma per pixel. A receiver (201) obtains high dynamic range pixel values in accordance with a first color representation in M-bitwords. A first generator (203) includes the high dynamic range pixel values in the image signal in the N-bit words according to a second color representation. A second generator (205) includes in the image signal an indicator that high dynamic range pixel values are encoded. In some examples, the high dynamic range pixel values may be provided in a segment that can alternatively contain high or low dynamic range pixel values, and the indicator may indicate which type of data is included. The approach may e.g. facilitate introduction of high dynamic range capability into e.g. HDMI systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wiebe De Haan
  • Publication number: 20180278985
    Abstract: In a video processing system, such as e.g. a set top box or a BD player wherein in a merger video can be merged with one or more overlays a video/overlay pixel indication (A) is encoded in one or more of the least significant bits of one or more of the color components in the video signal. The video signal is transmitted over the interface between VPS and display. The display subject the image to an adaptation. This adaptation is performed dependent on the video/overlay pixel indication (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: WIEBE DE HAAN, LEON MARIA VAN DE KERKHOF
  • Patent number: 10080010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of encoding a video data signal for use with a multi-view rendering device, a method of decoding the video data signal, the video data signal, an encoder of the video data signal, a decoder of the video data signal, a computer program product comprising instructions for encoding the video data signal and a computer program product comprising instructions for decoding a video data signal. The method of encoding provides (401) a first image (10) of a scene associated with a first viewpoint, a depth map (20) associated with the first image, metadata (30) for use in depth map processing or rendering one or more views for further viewpoints by the multi-view rendering device, and generates (404) the video data signal. The video data signal comprises video frames partitioned in sub-images comprising a sub-image based on the first image and a depth sub-image based on the depth map, and metadata encoded in a color component of the depth sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 10057559
    Abstract: A 3D source device for outputting a three-dimensional image signal, the three-dimensional image signal comprising multi-view image data, the 3D source device comprising an input for receiving image data; a generator arranged to generate the three-dimensional image signal based on the image data, the three-dimensional image signal comprising a first component comprising multiple 2D images for use in stereoscopic viewing, a second component comprising overlay data and a third component defining disparity signaling information for use in overlaying image data over the respective ones of the multiple 2D images. New disparity signaling information in a further third component overrules the disparity signaling information in the third component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 10021377
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal (41) is provided for transferring to a 3D destination device (50). Depth metadata is determined indicative of depths occurring in the 3D video data, which depth metadata includes a near value indicative of depths of video data nearest to a user. The 3D video signal, which comprises the 3D video data, now also includes the depth metadata. The 3D destination device (50) is enabled to retrieve the depth metadata, to provide auxiliary data, and to position the auxiliary data at an auxiliary depth in dependence of the retrieved metadata for displaying the auxiliary data in combination with the 3D video data such that obscuring the auxiliary data by said nearest video data, and/or disturbing effects at the boundary of the auxiliary data, is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Dennis Daniel Robert Jozef Bolio, Mark Jozef Maria Kurvers, Gerardus Wilhelmus Theodorus Van Der Heijden, Wilhelmus Hendrikus Alfonsus Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Johan Cornelis Talstra
  • Publication number: 20180176538
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wilhelmus Hendricus Alfonsus Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Johan CORNELIS Talstra, Hendrik Frank Moll
  • Patent number: 9986220
    Abstract: A system for transferring 3D video information has a transmitter (100) to broadcast a signal (104) to a receiver (110). The 3D video information includes auxiliary data for display in an overlay area on the 3D video data, like subtitles. The 3D video data has a left view and a right view arranged in a 2D frame in a main arrangement, e.g. side-by-side. An auxiliary left and right view of the auxiliary data are arranged in an auxiliary data stream according to a 2D transmission format in an auxiliary arrangement that corresponds to the main arrangement, e.g. also side-by-side. In addition, a 2D version of the auxiliary data and auxiliary disparity data indicative of the disparity to be applied to the 2D version of auxiliary data when overlayed on the left view and the right view is included in the transport stream. Advantageously the receiver may use a suitable version of the auxiliary data based on the receiver processing architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Robert Albertus Brondijk, Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 9979902
    Abstract: A non-transitory three-dimensional image signal includes a first image component, a second component for creating a three-dimensional image in combination with the first image component, and a text component that includes text-based subtitles and/or presentation graphics-based bitmap images for including in the three-dimensional image. A shared Z-location component includes Z-location information describing the depth location of the text component within the three-dimensional image. The signal is rendered by rendering the three-dimensional image from the first image component and the second component. The rendering includes rendering the text-based subtitles and/or presentation graphics-based bitmap images in the three-dimensional image. Further, the rendering of the text component includes adjusting the depth location of the text-based subtitles and/or presentation graphics-based bitmap images based on the shared Z-location component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Dennis Daniƫl Robert Jozef Bolio, Francesco Scalori, Gerardus Wilhelmus Theodorus Vanderheijden, Henricus Fransiscus Petrus Maria Van Doveren, Wiebe De Haan, Hendrik Frank Moll
  • Patent number: 9924154
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wilhelmus Hendrikus Alfonsus Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendrik Frank Moll