Patents by Inventor Yu-Wen Huang

Yu-Wen Huang 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: 11917185
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of Inter prediction for video coding using Multi-hypothesis (MH) are disclosed. If an MH mode is used for the current block: at least one MH candidate is derived using reduced reference data by adjusting at least one coding-control setting; an Inter candidate list is generated, where the Inter candidate list comprises said at least one MH candidate; and current motion information associated with the current block is encoded using the Inter candidate list at the video encoder side or the current motion information associated with the current block is decoded at the video decoder side using the Merge candidate list. The coding control setting may correspond to prediction direction setting, filter tap setting, block size of reference block to be fetched, reference picture setting or motion limitation setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Man-Shu Chiang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11909965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for Adaptive Loop Filter (ALF) processing of reconstructed video are disclosed. According to one implementation, a method receives reconstructed pixels of a current block and determines one or more clipping values for the ALF processing, wherein a target clipping value is always signaled at an encoder side or parsed at a decoder side even if the target clipping value is zero. The method then derives a current ALF output for the current block, wherein the current ALF output has a weighted sum of clipped differences and each of the original differences is calculated between a first reconstructed pixel at a non-center filter location and a center reconstructed pixel at a center filter location, and each of the original differences is clipped according to a corresponding clipping value to form one clipped difference. The method then provides filtered-reconstructed pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Yen Lai, Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20240053579
    Abstract: A lens module includes: a lens barrel including a annular structure, an inner annular surface surrounding the central axis and an outer annular surface opposite to and surrounding the inner annular surface, wherein the inner annular surface forms an accommodating space; an optical lens assembly and an optical filter sequentially disposed in the accommodating space from the object side to the image side; wherein the annular structure is disposed on the inner annular surface and surrounds the central axis, the annular structure includes at least two step portions and at least two bevel portions, all the step portions and the bevel portions are close to the image side, and the optical filter is disposed on the step portions; and the step portions and the bevel portions are alternately disposed along a annular path of the inner annular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Yung-Fu LIANG, Yu-Wen HUANG, Jiong-Hong CHEN
  • Publication number: 20240049450
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe techniques for a semiconductor device including a substrate. A first capacitor includes a first top plate and a first bottom plate above the substrate. The first top plate is coupled to a first metal electrode within an inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer to access the first capacitor. A second capacitor includes a second top plate and a second bottom plate, where the second top plate is coupled to a second metal electrode within the ILD layer to access the second capacitor. The second metal electrode is disjoint from the first metal electrode. The first capacitor is accessed through the first metal electrode without accessing the second capacitor through the second metal electrode. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Travis W. LAJOIE, Abhishek A. SHARMA, Van H. LE, Chieh-Jen KU, Pei-Hua WANG, Jack T. KAVALIEROS, Bernhard SELL, Tahir GHANI, Gregory GEORGE, Akash GARG, Allen B. GARDINER, Shem OGADHOH, Juan G. ALZATE VINASCO, Umut ARSLAN, Fatih HAMZAOGLU, Nikhil MEHTA, Jared STOEGER, Yu-Wen HUANG, Shu ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11882276
    Abstract: According to a method for Adaptive Loop Filter (ALF) processing of reconstructed video, multiple indicators are signaled in slice at an encoder side or parsed at a decoder side, where the multiple indicators are Adaptive Parameter Set (APS) indices associated with temporal ALF filter sets for the ALF processing. A current indicator is determined from the multiple indicators, where the current indicator is used to select a current ALF filter set. Filtered-reconstructed pixels are derived for the current block by applying the current ALF filter to the current block. In another method, if the ALF processing applied at a target sample requires an outside sample on other side of a target virtual boundary from the target sample, the outside sample is replaced by a padded sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11874301
    Abstract: Probe systems including imaging devices with objective lens isolators and related methods are disclosed herein. A probe system includes an enclosure with an enclosure volume for enclosing a substrate that includes one or more devices under test (DUTs), a testing assembly, and an imaging device. The imaging device includes an imaging device objective lens, an imaging device body, and an objective lens isolator. In examples, the probe system includes an electrical grounding assembly configured to restrict electromagnetic noise from entering the enclosure volume. In examples, methods of preparing the imaging device include assembling the imaging device such that the imaging device objective lens is at least partially electrically isolated from the imaging device body. In some examples, utilizing the probe system includes testing the one or more DUTs while restricting electrical noise from propagating from the imaging device to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: FormFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Negishi, Yu-Wen Huang, Gerald Lee Gisler, Eric Robert Christenson, Michael E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 11856227
    Abstract: Video encoding methods and apparatuses in a video encoding system receive an input residual signal of a current block by a shared transform circuit, apply horizontal transform and vertical transform by a shared transform circuit to generate transform coefficients, apply quantization and inverse quantization to generate recovered transform coefficients, apply inverse vertical transform and inverse horizontal transform to the recovered transform coefficients by the shared transform circuit to generate a reconstructed residual signal for the current block, and encode the current block based on quantized levels of the current block. The shared transform circuit and a coefficient buffer in the folded 4-time transform architecture reuse computation resources in each transform stage. In some embodiments of the folded 4-time transform architecture, a hierarchical design for block size grouping is implemented with fixed throughput for uniform hardware scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Lo, Man-Shu Chiang, Chun-Chia Chen, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20230404474
    Abstract: An evaluation method of sleep quality and a computing apparatus related to sleep quality are provided. In the evaluation method, sensing data is obtained. The sensing data is generated based on a radar echo. The sensing data is transformed into feature data. The feature data includes a statistic of a plurality of feature points on a waveform of the radar echo. Sleep quality information is determined according to the feature data. Accordingly, sleep quality may be evaluated through non-touch sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: Wistron Corporation, Taipei Medical University
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Ho, Yu-Wen Huang, Wen-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20230409927
    Abstract: A data predicting method and apparatus are provided. In the method, distances between a predicting data and multiple data groups are determined. A first machine learning model corresponding the data group having the shortest distance with the predicting data is selected from multiple machine learning models. The predicting data is predicted through the first machine learning model. Those machine learning models are trained by using different data groups, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Ho, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11838557
    Abstract: Video encoding methods and apparatuses include receiving reconstructed video samples, determining an initial clipping setting for ALF coefficients, deriving clipping setting candidates from the initial clipping setting. ALF coefficients for the initial clipping setting and the clipping setting candidates are derived by solving inverse matrices, where partial intermediate results of solving ALF coefficients are shared by two or more clipping settings. A distortion value corresponds to the derived ALF coefficients for each clipping setting is computed, and final clipping indices for final ALF coefficients are determined according to the distortion values. ALF filtering is applied to the reconstructed video samples based on the final ALF coefficients and the final clipping indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Chun Chiu, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ching-Yeh Chen, Chun-Chia Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20230388546
    Abstract: Video encoding methods and apparatuses in a video encoding system receive an input residual signal of a current block by a shared transform circuit, apply horizontal transform and vertical transform by a shared transform circuit to generate transform coefficients, apply quantization and inverse quantization to generate recovered transform coefficients, apply inverse vertical transform and inverse horizontal transform to the recovered transform coefficients by the shared transform circuit to generate a reconstructed residual signal for the current block, and encode the current block based on quantized levels of the current block. The shared transform circuit and a coefficient buffer in the folded 4-time transform architecture reuse computation resources in each transform stage. In some embodiments of the folded 4-time transform architecture, a hierarchical design for block size grouping is implemented with fixed throughput for uniform hardware scheduling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan LO, Man-Shu CHIANG, Chun-Chia CHEN, Chih-Wei HSU, Tzu-Der CHUANG, Ching-Yeh CHEN, Yu-Wen HUANG
  • Patent number: 11832438
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe techniques for a semiconductor device including a substrate. A first capacitor includes a first top plate and a first bottom plate above the substrate. The first top plate is coupled to a first metal electrode within an inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer to access the first capacitor. A second capacitor includes a second top plate and a second bottom plate, where the second top plate is coupled to a second metal electrode within the ILD layer to access the second capacitor. The second metal electrode is disjoint from the first metal electrode. The first capacitor is accessed through the first metal electrode without accessing the second capacitor through the second metal electrode. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Travis W. Lajoie, Abhishek A. Sharma, Van H. Le, Chieh-Jen Ku, Pei-Hua Wang, Jack T. Kavalieros, Bernhard Sell, Tahir Ghani, Gregory George, Akash Garg, Allen B. Gardiner, Shem Ogadhoh, Juan G. Alzate Vinasco, Umut Arslan, Fatih Hamzaoglu, Nikhil Mehta, Jared Stoeger, Yu-Wen Huang, Shu Zhou
  • Publication number: 20230369501
    Abstract: Techniques are provided herein for forming transistor devices with reduced parasitic capacitance, such as transistors used in a memory structure. In an example, a given memory structure includes memory cells, with a given memory cell having an access device and a storage device. The access device may include, for example, a thin film transistor (TFT), and the storage device may include a capacitor. Any of the given TFTs may include a dielectric liner extending along sidewalls of the TFT. The TFT includes a recess (e.g., a dimple) that extends laterally inwards toward a midpoint of a semiconductor region of the TFT. The dielectric liner thus also pinches or otherwise extends inward. This pinched-in dielectric liner may reduce parasitic capacitance between the contacts of the TFT and the gate electrode of the TFT. The pinched-in dielectric liner may also protect the contacts from forming too deep into the semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng Tan, Yu-Wen Huang, Hui-Min Chuang, Xiaojun Weng, Nikhil J. Mehta, Allen B. Gardiner, Shu Zhou, Timothy Jen, Abhishek Anil Sharma, Van H. Le, Travis W. Lajoie, Bernhard Sell
  • Publication number: 20230362403
    Abstract: Video encoding or decoding methods and apparatuses include receiving input data associated with a current block in a current picture, determining a preload region in a reference picture shared by two or more coding configurations of affine prediction or motion compensation or by two or more affine refinement iterations, loading reference samples in the preload region, generating predictors for the current block, and encoding or decoding the current block according to the predictors. The predictors associated with the affine refinement iterations or coding configurations are generated based on some of the reference samples in the preload region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan LO, Tzu-Der CHUANG, Ching-Yeh CHEN, Chun-Chia CHEN, Chih-Wei HSU, Yu-Wen HUANG
  • Patent number: 11805245
    Abstract: For each prediction candidate of a set of one or more prediction candidates of the current block, a video coder computes a matching cost between a set of reference pixels of the prediction candidate in a reference picture and a set of neighboring pixels of a current block in a current picture. The video coder identifies a subset of the reference pictures as major reference pictures based on a distribution of the prediction candidates among the reference pictures of the current picture. A bounding block is defined for each major reference picture, the bounding block encompassing at least portions of multiple sets of reference pixels for multiple prediction candidates. The video coder assigns an index to each prediction candidate based on the computed matching cost of the set of prediction candidates. A selection of a prediction candidate is signaled by using the assigned index of the selected prediction candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Chih-Yao Chiu, Chun-Chia Chen, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20230345029
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for affine CPMV or ALF refinement are mentioned. According to this method, statistical data associated with the affine CPMV or ALF refinement are collected over a picture area. Updated parameters for the affine CPMV refinement or the ALF refinement are then derived based on the statistical data, where a process to derive the updated parameters includes performing multiplication using a reduced-precision multiplier for the statistical data. The reduced-precision multiplier truncates at least one bit of the mantissa part. In another embodiment, the process to derive the updated parameters includes performing reciprocal for the statistical data using a lookup table with (m?k)-bit input by truncating k bits from the m-bit mantissa part, and contents of the lookup table includes m-bit outputs. m and k are positive integers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Shih-Chun CHIU, Tzu-Der CHUANG, Ching-Yeh CHEN, Chun-Chia CHEN, Chih-Wei HSU, Yu-Wen HUANG
  • Patent number: 11800102
    Abstract: Low-latency video coding methods and apparatuses include receiving input data associated with a current Intra slice composed of Coding Tree Units (CTU), where each CTU includes luma and chroma Coding Tree Blocks (CTBs), partitioning each CTB into non-overlapping pipeline units, and encoding or decoding the CTUs in the current Intra slices by performing processing of chroma pipeline units after beginning processing of luma pipeline units in at least one pipeline stage. Each of the pipeline units is processed by one pipeline stage after another pipeline stage, and different pipeline stages process different pipeline units simultaneously. The pipeline stage in the low-latency video coding methods and apparatuses simultaneously processes one luma pipeline unit and at least one previous chroma pipeline unit within one pipeline unit time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Chun-Chia Chen, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11792394
    Abstract: According to a method for Adaptive Loop Filter (ALF) processing of reconstructed video, multiple indicators are signaled in slice at an encoder side or parsed at a decoder side, where the multiple indicators are Adaptive Parameter Set (APS) indices associated with temporal ALF filter sets for the ALF processing. A current indicator is determined from the multiple indicators, where the current indicator is used to select a current ALF filter set. Filtered-reconstructed pixels are derived for the current block by applying the current ALF filter to the current block. In another method, if the ALF processing applied at a target sample requires an outside sample on other side of a target virtual boundary from the target sample, the outside sample is replaced by a padded sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20230328256
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for video coding system utilizing Rate-Distortion Optimized Quantization (RDOQ) are provided. According to one method, a rate for a level belonging to a level set of a current quantized transform coefficient is estimated for a current coefficient group (CG) based on neighboring quantized coefficients of the current quantized transform coefficient and the current CG. A best level for the current quantized transform coefficient is selected from the level set for a best RD-cost. In another method, a TB is partitioned into M regions and M best regions are derived for the M regions according to RDOQ. At least two alternative region RD-costs are generated for each of the M best regions based on a relative position between each of the M best regions and a last significant region in the TB. TB RD-cost for the TB is selected according a last non-zero best region position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Chen-Yen LAI, Tzu-Der CHUANG, Ching-Yeh CHEN, Chun-Chia CHEN, Chih-Wei HSU, Yu-Wen HUANG
  • Patent number: 11785204
    Abstract: Various schemes for realizing JCCR mode decision in frequency domain are described. An apparatus receives first and second pixel data of a current block of a picture and transform the pixel data into first and second transformed data in frequency domain. The apparatus generates joint pixel data comprising a pixelwise linear combination of the first and second transformed data. The apparatus generates reconstructed joint pixel data based on the joint pixel data by quantization and inverse quantization operations. The apparatus derives first and second reconstructed pixel data based on the reconstructed joint pixel data. The apparatus accordingly calculates first and second distortion values in frequency domain, based on which a preferred mode may be determined to code the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Chen-Yen Lai, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Chih-Wei Hsu, Chun-Chia Chen, Yu-Wen Huang