Patents by Inventor Zhe GAO

Zhe GAO 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: 20240119950
    Abstract: A method for encoding a three-dimensional audio signal is provided. The method includes: An encoder obtains a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal; obtains coding efficiency of an initial virtual speaker for the current frame based on the current frame of the three-dimensional audio signal; and when the coding efficiency of the initial virtual speaker for the current frame meets a preset condition, determines an updated virtual speaker for the current frame from a set of candidate virtual speakers; encodes the current frame based on the updated virtual speaker for the current frame, to obtain a first bitstream; or when the coding efficiency of the initial virtual speaker for the current frame does not meet the preset condition, encodes the current frame based on the initial virtual speaker for the current frame, to obtain a second bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bingyin XIA, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG
  • Publication number: 20240112684
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a three-dimensional audio signal processing method and apparatus, to implement bit allocation of a signal. The method includes: performing spatial coding on a to-be-coded three-dimensional audio signal, to obtain a transmission channel signal and transmission channel attribute information, where the transmission channel signal includes at least one virtual speaker signal group and at least one residual signal group; and determining a bit allocation ratio of the virtual speaker signal group and a bit allocation ratio of the residual signal group based on the transmission channel attribute information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Shuai LIU, Yuan GAO, Bingyin XIA, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG
  • Publication number: 20240105187
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a three-dimensional audio signal processing method and apparatus, to implement sound field classification of a three-dimensional audio signal, to accurately identify the three-dimensional audio signal. An embodiment of this application provides a three-dimensional audio signal processing method, including: performing linear decomposition on a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal, to obtain a linear decomposition result; obtaining, based on the linear decomposition result, a sound field classification parameter corresponding to the current frame; and determining a sound field classification result of the current frame based on the sound field classification parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG, Tianshu QU, Jiahao XU
  • Patent number: 11940528
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for evaluating sonar self-noise at a ship design stage. The method includes: building a ship structure full-scale geometric simulation model; acquiring loss factors and sonar transducer space outfitting acoustic absorption coefficient material parameters; acquiring mechanical excitation, hydrodynamic excitation, and propeller excitation; inputting the loss factors and the sonar transducer space outfitting acoustic absorption coefficient material parameters into an established statistical energy evaluation model, and applying a mechanical excitation to a face plate of foundation of the built ship structure full-scale geometric simulation model, applying a hydrodynamic excitation to the surface of a ship hull, and applying a propeller excitation to a stern shaft to perform calculation of sonar self-noise of a ship to obtain total spectral density level of the sonar self-noise; and evaluating spectral density level calculation results by index requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HARBIN ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Haichao Li, Jiawei Xu, Fuzhen Pang, Cong Gao, Yuhang Tang, Jiajun Zheng, Xueren Wang, Zhe Zhao, Xuhong Miao, Yuan Du
  • Publication number: 20240087578
    Abstract: A three-dimensional audio signal coding method, apparatus, and encoder are described. The method includes, after obtaining a first correlation between a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal and a representative virtual speaker set for a previous frame, the encoder determines whether the first correlation satisfies a reuse condition, where the first correlation is used to determine whether to reuse the representative virtual speaker set for the previous frame when the current frame is encoded. The method further encodes the current frame based on the representative virtual speaker set for the previous frame when the first correlation satisfies the reuse condition, to obtain a bitstream. A virtual speaker in the representative virtual speaker set for the previous frame is a virtual speaker used for encoding the previous frame of the three-dimensional audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG, Tianshu QU, Jiahao XU
  • Publication number: 20240087580
    Abstract: This application discloses a three-dimensional audio signal coding method. After obtaining a fourth quantity of coefficients for a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal and frequency domain feature values of the fourth quantity of coefficients, an encoder selects a third quantity of representative coefficients from the fourth quantity of coefficients based on the frequency domain feature values of the fourth quantity of coefficients, and selects a second quantity of representative virtual speakers for the current frame from a candidate virtual speaker set based on the third quantity of representative coefficients, and then encodes the current frame based on the second quantity of representative virtual speakers for the current frame to obtain a bitstream. The encoder selects the representative virtual speakers from the candidate virtual speaker set by using a small quantity of representative coefficients to represent all coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG
  • Publication number: 20240087579
    Abstract: This application discloses a three-dimensional audio signal coding method and apparatus, and an encoder, and relates to the multimedia field. The method includes: After determining a first quantity of virtual speakers and a first quantity of vote values based on a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal, a candidate virtual speaker set, and a voting round quantity, the encoder selects a second quantity of representative virtual speakers for the current frame from the first quantity of virtual speakers based on the first quantity of vote values, and further encodes the current frame based on the second quantity of representative virtual speakers for the current frame to obtain a bitstream. This achieves efficient data compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG, Tianshu QU, Jiahao XU
  • Publication number: 20240079016
    Abstract: An audio encoding method and apparatus and an audio decoding method and apparatus are disclosed. During encoding of an audio channel signal of a current frame, whether a first target virtual loudspeaker and a second target virtual loudspeaker corresponding to an audio channel signal of a previous frame of the current frame meet a specified condition is first determined. When the first target virtual loudspeaker and the second target virtual loudspeaker meet the specified condition, a first encoding parameter of the audio channel signal of the current frame is determined based on a second encoding parameter of the audio channel signal of the previous frame, so that the audio channel signal of the current frame is encoded based on the first encoding parameter to obtain an encoding result, and the encoding result is written into a bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Liu, Yuan Gao, Bin Wang, Bingyin Xia, Zhe Wang
  • Publication number: 20240079017
    Abstract: A three-dimensional audio signal encoding method and apparatus, and an encoder are provided, and relate to the multimedia field. The method includes: The encoder obtains a first quantity of current-frame initial vote values for a current frame of a three-dimensional audio signal. Then, the encoder obtains, based on the first quantity of current-frame initial vote values and a sixth quantity of previous-frame final vote values, a seventh quantity of current-frame final vote values that are of a seventh quantity of virtual loudspeakers and that correspond to the current frame. Further, the encoder selects a second quantity of current-frame representative virtual loudspeakers from the seventh quantity of virtual loudspeakers based on the seventh quantity of current-frame final vote values. The encoder encodes the current frame based on the second quantity of current-frame representative virtual loudspeakers, to obtain a bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Yuan GAO, Shuai LIU, Bin WANG, Zhe WANG
  • Publication number: 20240077608
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for evaluating sonar self-noise at a ship design stage. The method includes: building a ship structure full-scale geometric simulation model; acquiring loss factors and sonar transducer space outfitting acoustic absorption coefficient material parameters; acquiring mechanical excitation, hydrodynamic excitation, and propeller excitation; inputting the loss factors and the sonar transducer space outfitting acoustic absorption coefficient material parameters into an established statistical energy evaluation model, and applying a mechanical excitation to a face plate of foundation of the built ship structure full-scale geometric simulation model, applying a hydrodynamic excitation to the surface of a ship hull, and applying a propeller excitation to a stern shaft to perform calculation of sonar self-noise of a ship to obtain total spectral density level of the sonar self-noise; and evaluating spectral density level calculation results by index requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Haichao LI, Jiawei XU, Fuzhen PANG, Cong GAO, Yuhang TANG, Jiajun ZHENG, Xueren WANG, Zhe ZHAO, Xuhong MIAO, Yuan DU
  • Publication number: 20230421922
    Abstract: Pixel designs with reduced LOFIC reset and settling times are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a pixel cell includes a photosensor configured to photogenerate image charge in response to incident light, a floating diffusion to receive the image charge from the photosensor, a transfer transistor coupled between the floating diffusion and the photosensor to transfer the image charge to the floating diffusion, and a first reset transistor coupled between the floating diffusion and the voltage supply. The pixel cell further includes a capacitor having two ends, and a second reset transistor. A first end of the capacitor is coupled to the floating diffusion. The second reset transistor is coupled between a second end of the capacitor and the voltage supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Zhe Gao, Chengcheng Xu, Dennis Tunglin Lee, Tiejun Dai
  • Patent number: 11828008
    Abstract: A flat-knitted three-dimensional fabric with an internal support structure, and the fabric is consisted of an upper surface layer, a lower surface layer, and a support structure yarn in a middle, wherein the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer comprise alternate-knitted single-sided stitches and fully-knitted single-sided stitches; the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer are connected by means of tuck knitting of the support structure yarn in the middle to form the integrally formed three-dimensional fabric with an internal support structure; and the alternate-knitted single-sided stitches are correspond to tuck loops formed by the support structure yarn and are used to lock the tuck loops formed by the support structure yarn in the middle, such that the support structure yarn will not puncture the surfaces of the fabric when the fabric is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gaoming Jiang, Zhe Gao, Honglian Cong, Guangjun Wu, Jiangtao Tan, Mengmeng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20230283928
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a pixel array of pixel cells. Each pixel cell includes photodiodes to photogenerate charge in response to incident light and a source follower to generate an image data signal in response to the charge photogenerated from the photodiodes. An image readout circuit is coupled to the pixel cells to read out the image data signal generated from the source follower of at least one of the pixel cells of a row of the pixel array. An event driven circuit is coupled to the pixel cells to read out the event data signals generated in response to the charge from the photodiodes of another row of the pixel cells of the pixel array. The image readout circuit is coupled to read out the image data signal and the event driven circuit is coupled to read out the event data signals from pixel array simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Zhe Gao, Tiejun Dai, Ling Fu, Qing Qin, Andreas Suess
  • Patent number: 11750950
    Abstract: A global shutter readout circuit includes a pixel enable signal and a first sample and hold (SH) signal that are configured to turn ON a pixel enable transistor and a first storage transistor at a first time during a global transfer period. The pixel enable signal is configured to begin a transition to an OFF level at a second time and complete the transition to the OFF level at a third time to turn OFF the pixel enable transistor. The first SH signal is configured to begin a transition to the OFF level at a fourth time, which occurs after the second and third times, and complete the transition to the OFF level at a fifth time to turn OFF the first storage transistor. An OFF transition duration between the fourth and fifth times is greater than an ON transition duration of the first SH signal at the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Fu, Tiejun Dai, Zhe Gao
  • Patent number: 11729529
    Abstract: A global shutter readout circuit includes a reset transistor coupled between a reset voltage and a bitline. A pixel enable transistor is coupled between the reset transistor and a source follower transistor. First and second terminals of the pixel enable transistor are coupled together in response to a pixel enable signal coupled to a third terminal of the pixel enable transistor. A first storage transistor coupled to the second terminal of the pixel enable transistor and the gate of the source follower transistor. A first storage capacitor is coupled to the first storage transistor. A second storage transistor coupled to the second terminal of the pixel enable transistor and the gate of the source follower transistor. A second storage capacitor is coupled to the second storage transistor. A row select transistor is coupled to the source follower transistor to generate an output signal from the global shutter readout circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Gao, Hiroaki Ebihara, Ling Fu, Tiejun Dai
  • Patent number: 11716547
    Abstract: A switch driver circuit includes a plurality of pullup transistors. The plurality of pullup transistors includes a first pullup transistor coupled between a voltage supply and a first output node. A plurality of pulldown transistors includes a first pulldown transistor coupled between the first output node and a ground node. A slope control circuit is coupled to the ground node. A plurality of global connection switches includes a first global connection switch coupled between the first output node and the slope control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Gao, Ling Fu, Yu-Shen Yang, Tiejun Dai
  • Publication number: 20230037440
    Abstract: A flat-knitted three-dimensional fabric with an internal support structure, and the fabric is consisted of an upper surface layer, a lower surface layer, and a support structure yarn in a middle, wherein the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer comprise alternate-knitted single-sided stitches and fully-knitted single-sided stitches; the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer are connected by means of tuck knitting of the support structure yarn in the middle to form the integrally formed three-dimensional fabric with an internal support structure; and the alternate-knitted single-sided stitches are correspond to tuck loops formed by the support structure yarn and are used to lock the tuck loops formed by the support structure yarn in the middle, such that the support structure yarn will not puncture the surfaces of the fabric when the fabric is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Gaoming JIANG, Zhe GAO, Honglian CONG, Guangjun WU, Jiangtao TAN, Mengmeng ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11516419
    Abstract: An event driven pixel includes a photodiode configured to photogenerate charge in response to incident light received from an external scene. A photocurrent to voltage converter is coupled to the photodiode to convert photocurrent generated by the photodiode to a voltage. A filter amplifier is coupled to the photocurrent to voltage converter to generate a filtered and amplified signal in response to the voltage received from the photocurrent to voltage converter. A threshold comparison stage is coupled to the filter amplifier to compare the filtered and amplified signal received from the filter amplifier with thresholds to asynchronously detect events in the external scene in response to the incident light. A digital time stamp generator is coupled to asynchronously generate a digital time stamp in response to the events asynchronously detected in the external scene by the threshold comparison stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiejun Dai, Shoushun Chen, Zhe Gao
  • Patent number: D1016377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SAVANT TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Zhe Wang, Li Jiang, Jing Chen, Hai Huang, Jie Gao, Kun Xiao, Jiachen Yang
  • Patent number: D1017110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SAVANT TECHNOLOIGES LLC
    Inventors: Zhe Wang, Li Jiang, Jing Chen, Hai Huang, Jie Gao, Kun Xiao, Jiachen Yang