Image Compression Or Coding Patents (Class 382/232)
  • Patent number: 11363265
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding method and apparatus may reconstruct a current picture based on at least one of intra prediction and inter prediction, specify a block boundary to which a deblocking filter is applied in the reconstructed current picture, and apply a deblocking filter to a block boundary based on a filter type pre-defined in an encoding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: DIGITALINSIGHTS INC.
    Inventor: Yong Jo Ahn
  • Patent number: 11356671
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit, a compressing unit which compression-encodes captured video data in units of GOPs using a first compression method which generates encoded data of a closed GOP or a second compression method which generates encoded data of an open GOP; and a control unit which performs control to record the video data on a plurality of mediums, wherein the control unit records, on a first medium, the video data acquired before a recording start instruction is input, and records, on a second medium, the video data acquired by the image capturing unit in response to the recording start instruction being input, wherein the control unit performs control to record, on the first medium, the video data compression-encoded using the first compression method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11347954
    Abstract: This application discloses method, an apparatus, a storage medium, and an electronic device for bar code generation and display. The method includes: obtaining a bar code encoding request; generating a target bar code embedded with a source or an executable target code comprising a logic function by encoding the target code in response to the bar code encoding request; and displaying the target bar code. This application resolves the technical problem in the related art that information carried in a bar code is simple and static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yehui Huang
  • Patent number: 11327187
    Abstract: Seismic acquisition having high geophone densities is compressed based on Functional Quantization (FQ) for an infinite dimensional space. Using FQ, the entire sample path of the seismic waveform in a target function space is quantized. An efficient solution for the construction of a functional quantizer is given. It is based on Monte-Carlo simulation to circumvent the limitations of high dimensionality and avoids explicit construction of Voronoi regions to tessellate the function space of interest. The FQ architecture is then augmented with three different Vector Quantization (VQ) techniques which yield hybridized FQ strategies of 1) FQ-Classified VQ, 2) FQ-Residual/Multistage VQ and 3) FQ-Recursive VQ. Joint quantizers are obtained by replacing regular VQ codebooks in these hybrid quantizers by their FQ equivalents. Simulation results show that the FQ combined with any one of the different VQ techniques yields improved rate-distortion compared to either FQ or VQ techniques alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Hamood Khan, Salam A. Zummo
  • Patent number: 11328383
    Abstract: In an image provision apparatus (100), a decomposition unit (111) decomposes image data into pieces of unit image data (70). A storing unit (112) stores, in a memory unit (130), image management information (131) including each piece of unit image data (70) of the pieces of unit image data and position information. An acquisition unit (121) accepts a provision request (52). The provision request (52) includes range information representing a range of a partial image in the image. The acquisition unit (121) acquires a unit image data set (711) representing unit images each including at least part of the partial image from the image management information (131), based on the range information and the position information. A generation unit (122) generates the partial image (63) based on the unit image data set (711).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Tanaka, Mitsunori Kori
  • Patent number: 11323722
    Abstract: Expressions of artistic intent are identified (e.g. by signaling or content analysis) and expressed as a set of artistic intent positions P.sub.ART and artistic intent characteristics C.sub.ART, Artistic intent characteristics C.sub.ART may be signaled and used to identify artistic intent positions P.sub.ART. Artistic intent preservation coding and processing may be applied to sample positions P.sub.ART to preserve characteristics C.sub.ART. A coding user interface may permit a user to specify an artistic set (e.g. P.sub.ART and/or C.sub.ART) and to select and/or configure treatment of pixels and/or blocks associated with an artistic set, such as a fidelity enhancement, QP adjustment value and/or postprocessing. Content priority or importance levels may be impliedly and/or expressly indicated at fine (e.g. pixel, sample) and/or coarse (e.g. block) levels of content for varying (e.g. enhanced, reduced) levels of treatment in content coding, delivery, processing and/or error resilience/robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Madison Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Byung K. Yi, Yan Ye, Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yong He, Ralph Neff
  • Patent number: 11321812
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display method, a display device, a virtual reality display device, a virtual reality device, and a storage medium. The display method includes: segmenting one frame of image into at least one image region; determining grayscale information of the image region; determining a resolution compression ratio of the image region according to the grayscale information of the image region, wherein a grayscale level of the image region is negatively correlated with the resolution compression ratio; and displaying an image in the image region according to the resolution compression ratio of each image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingxin Liu, Ziqiang Guo, Jian Sun, Feng Zi, Binhua Sun, Lin Lin, Yakun Wang, Jiyang Shao, Yadong Ding, Qingwen Fan
  • Patent number: 11323628
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for field of view adjustment for image capture devices. For example, methods may include receiving a field of view selection; oversampling, using an image sensor, to obtain an image at a capture resolution that is greater than an encode resolution; determining a crop setting based on the field of view selection; cropping the image using the crop setting to obtain a cropped image; down-scaling the cropped image to obtain a scaled image at the encode resolution; encoding the scaled image at the encode resolution; and storing, displaying, or transmitting an output image based on the scaled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ojas Gandhi, Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11308868
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for display processing. In some aspects, the apparatus can measure at least one panel including one or more panel measurements. The apparatus can also determine at least one correction factor for each of the one or more panel measurements. Further, the apparatus can adjust the at least one correction factor based on each of the one or more panel measurements. In some aspects, the apparatus can compress the at least one correction factor based on each of the one or more panel measurements. Moreover, the apparatus can store the compressed at least one correction factor. In some aspects, the apparatus can decode correction data for at least one frame based on the adjusted at least one correction factor. The apparatus can also store or communicate the decoded correction data for the at least one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Stan, Natan Jacobson, Ike Ikizyan, Mark Sternberg, Paul Wiercienski
  • Patent number: 11303874
    Abstract: A system and method for providing immersive video based on gaze vector information. A gaze vector is obtained from a client device operating to display a 360° immersive video asset to a user, wherein each video frame comprises an array of tiles projected on a 3-dimensional (3D) display environment viewed by the user in which the user is immersed, the gaze vector defining a gaze direction in the 3D display environment where the user is viewing (i.e., a viewport) at any particular time. Angular separations between the viewport and remaining portions of the video frame are used in selecting different video qualities of the 360° immersive video asset such that the viewport comprises a higher video quality than the remaining portions when displayed by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Chris Phillips, Robert Hammond Forsman, Sarel Cohen
  • Patent number: 11297380
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for requesting audio only data for video content. One of the methods includes receiving, from a host server on a network, a plurality of content items, wherein a content item of the plurality of content items references video content. If device conditions, network conditions, or both, indicate that video data of the video content referenced by the content item should not be played on the user device, the user device requests only the audio data of the video content referenced by the content item and plays only the audio data on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Fatih Yildiz, Can Envarli
  • Patent number: 11288512
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an imaging device and a control device, and the control device performs moving image acquisition processing of acquiring a first moving image captured by the imaging device, important scene determination processing of determining whether or not each of frames included in the first moving image is an important scene, based on image information included in the first moving image, and scene information generation processing of generating important scene information including a result of the determination whether or not each of the frames is the important scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takanori Saito
  • Patent number: 11290511
    Abstract: A providing apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate description data describing address information to request one or more of a plurality of first segments acquired by spatially and timely segmenting a moving image, and address information to request a second segment corresponding to a spatial region broader than the first segment and a providing unit configured to provide the description data generated by the generation unit to a client apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Suneya
  • Patent number: 11288843
    Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and methods for point cloud encoding and decoding are disclosed. The method for decoding includes decoding an attribute frame, a geometry frame, and occupancy map frame from a received bitstream. The attribute and geometry frames include pixels representing points of a 3D point cloud and the occupancy map frame includes values. The method also includes generating a binary occupancy map frame based on comparing the values in the occupancy map frame to a scaling threshold to determine whether the pixels included in the attribute and geometry frames at corresponding positions in the binary occupancy map frame are valid pixels. The method further includes generating the 3D point cloud using the attribute frame, the geometry frame, and the binary occupancy map frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajan Laxman Joshi, Neha Dawar, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 11288719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for converting unstructured documents to structured key-value pairs. In one aspect, a method comprises: providing an image of a document to a detection model, wherein: the detection model is configured to process the image to generate an output that defines one or more bounding boxes generated for the image; and each bounding box generated for the image is predicted to enclose a key-value pair comprising key textual data and value textual data, wherein the key textual data defines a label that characterizes the value textual data; and for each of the one or more bounding boxes generated for the image: identifying textual data enclosed by the bounding box using an optical character recognition technique; and determining whether the textual data enclosed by the bounding box defines a key-value pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yang Xu, Jiang Wang, Shengyang Dai
  • Patent number: 11285395
    Abstract: In example embodiments, a method of limiting access to a gaming system is disclosed. Encoded content is embedded into an image presented by an application executing on a client device. The image is captured into an image buffer. The encoded content is retrieved from the image. A login request is sent to the gaming system. The login request includes the encoded content. A login response is received from the gaming system. The login response includes a success status. The success status is based on a verification of the encoded content. A notification of the success status is presented in a user interface on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Jarred Wesley Simmer, Jason Eugene Orcutt, Samuel Sintz
  • Patent number: 11283993
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image-capturing apparatus, an image-capturing method, and an image-capturing device that allow reduction of an influence of diffraction due to opening sections of a mask in lensless image-capturing. Before a mask, a band-pass filter that is divided into a plurality of areas, each of which transmits incident light in a different wavelength band, is provided, and the mask that includes opening sections, and modulates the incident light, which has been transmitted through the band-pass filter, in the wavelength bands that are different for the individual areas is provided. The opening sections of the mask have such unit sizes that blurring resulting from diffraction which occurs to each wavelength of the incident light is minimized. The present disclosure can be applied to a lensless image-capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Ilya Reshetouski
  • Patent number: 11281927
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a specific object detection unit configured to detect a specific object from a moving image, a setting unit configured to set, in the moving image, based on a position of the specific object, a region of interest which is a region for performing an encoding process that produces a relatively higher image quality than in another region other than the region of interest, a moving object detection unit configured to detect a moving object from the moving image, and an encoding unit configured to perform an encoding process using, in the region of interest, an encoding parameter that can produce a relatively higher image quality than an encoding parameter used in the other region, when the moving object is detected in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiko Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 11277589
    Abstract: A travel status recording apparatus records an image captured by a camera mounted on a vehicle, identifies personal information included in the captured image, and masks the personal information in the captured image. A server acquires a masked image corresponding to the captured image in which the personal information is masked from the travel status recording apparatus. The server determines, in response to a request from a third party, whether to restore the personal information included in the acquired masked image based on a preset restoration level. In a case where the server determines to restore the personal information, the server restores the personal information. In a case where the server determines not to restore the personal information, the server conceals the personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Miki, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Watabe, Yasuhiko Nakano, Yuuji Uno
  • Patent number: 11272220
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus and method of partitioning of an image or an image slice. In particular, on an image processing apparatus, the image or image slice is split into an integer number of coding tree units in both vertical and horizontal directions. Boundary coding tree units are then at least partially forced-split so that at least one resulting coding unit is a result of binary-tree partitioning, i.e., includes a coding unit which is longer on one side than on the other side. The longer side is parallel or concurrent to the image or image slice boundary. Recursively partitioning coding units that span the picture boundary without the requirement for signaling partition information in a bitstream can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Gao, Zhijie Zhao, Semih Esenlik, Anand Meher Kotra, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11270468
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method involves accessing a first pixel block of an image, the first pixel block comprising pixels, each associated with three color values, determining whether to separately or jointly encode the three color values of each of the pixels of the first pixel block, determining that the three color values of each of the pixels in the first pixel block are to be jointly encoded based on (1) determining, based on the three color values of each of the pixels, a line defined within a three-dimensional coordinate system in which each of the pixels is represented as a three-dimensional point and (2) determining that the line satisfies a predetermined criteria, and encoding the three color values of each of the pixels in the first pixel block as a single quantized value based on a projection of the three-dimensional point associated with that pixel onto the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Cheng Chang, Richard Webb, Richard Lawrence Greene
  • Patent number: 11270469
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing artificial intelligence (AI) encoding on an image includes: a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to: determine a resolution of an original image; when the resolution of the original image is higher than a predetermined value, obtain a first image by performing AI downscaling on the original image via a downscaling deep neural network (DNN); when the resolution of the original image is lower than or equal to the predetermined value, obtain a first image by performing AI one-to-one preprocessing on the original image via a one-to-one preprocessing DNN for upscaling; generate image data by performing first encoding on the first image; and transmit the image data and AI data including information related to the AI downscaling or information related to the AI one-to-one preprocessing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chaeeun Lee, Jaehwan Kim, Youngo Park
  • Patent number: 11272186
    Abstract: A method for picture decoding, a method for picture encoding, a decoder, and an encoder are provided. The method includes the following. A bitstream corresponding to a current picture is acquired. The bitstream is parsed to obtain a flag corresponding to the current picture. A cross-decoding function is disabled when a decoding manner indicated by the flag is independent decoding of colour components, where the cross-decoding function allows decoding based on dependency between colour components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Wan, Yanzhuo Ma, Junyan Huo
  • Patent number: 11259052
    Abstract: This disclosure describes examples of extending the number of available discrete cosine transform (DCT) and discrete sine transform (DST) for encoding and decoding. A video coder may determine one or more transforms or inverse transforms to apply from a set of transforms or inverse transforms that includes DCT-2 or inverse DCT-2, DST-7 or inverse DST-7, DST-8 or inverse DST-8, DCT-3 or inverse DCT-3, DST-2 or inverse DST-2, DST-3 or inverse DST-3, DCT-4 or inverse DCT-4, DST-4 or inverse DST-4, DST-5 or inverse DST-5, DST-6 or inverse DST-6, and identity transform an inverse identity transform (IDT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Amir Said, Hilmi Enes Egilmez, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11244450
    Abstract: Systems and methods for completing a morphological characterization of an image of a placenta and providing suggested pathological diagnoses are disclosed. A system includes programming instructions that, when executed, cause processing devices to execute commands according to the following logic modules: an Encoder module that receives the digital image of the placenta and outputs a pyramid of feature maps, a SegDecoder module that segments the pyramid of feature maps on a fetal side image and on a maternal side image, a Classification Subnet module that classifies the fetal side image and the maternal side image, and a convolutional IPDecoder module that localizes an umbilical cord insertion point of the placenta from the classified fetal side image and the classified maternal side image. The localized umbilical cord insertion point, segmentation maps for the classified fetal side and maternal side images are provided to an external device for determining the morphological characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: The Penn State Research Foundation, Northwestern University, Sinai Health System
    Inventors: Alison Gernand, James Z. Wang, Jeffery Goldstein, William Parks, Yukun Chen, Zhuomin Zhang, Dolzodmaa Davaasuren, Chenyan Wu
  • Patent number: 11227165
    Abstract: In a number of aspects, the invention discloses a device (100) comprising one or more infrared light sources (40, 41); one or more visible light sources (50, 51); an image sensor (10); a processing unit (20) configured to analyze a series of images of a region of interest output by the image sensor; a control unit (30) configured to generate one or more of an activation of the one or more visible light sources or an alarm based on a command received from the processing unit; wherein the analyze comprises detecting a moving foreground in the series of images of the region of interest, tracking one or more characterizing features in the moving foreground and classifying the one or more characterizing features into two of more types of objects of interest, a type of an object of interest determining a command sent by the processing unit to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NETATMO
    Inventors: David Elvira, Mehdi Felhi, Frédéric Potter, Pauline Luc, Kelvin Moutet
  • Patent number: 11222474
    Abstract: An illustrative volumetric capture system accesses a machine learning model associated with bodies of a particular body type, as well as a two-dimensional (2D) image captured by a capture device located at a real-world scene. The 2D image depicts a body of the particular body type that is present at the real-world scene. Using the machine learning model and based on the 2D image, the volumetric capture system identifies a 2D joint location, from a perspective of the capture device, of a particular joint of the body. The volumetric capture system also generates a three-dimensional (3D) reference model of the body that represents the particular joint of the body at a 3D joint location that is determined based on the 2D joint location identified using the machine learning model. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kopeinigg, Andrew Walkingshaw, Arthur van Hoff, Charles LePere, Christopher Redmann, Philip Lee, Solmaz Hajmohammadi, Sourabh Khire, Simion Venshtain
  • Patent number: 11223825
    Abstract: A decoder that includes: circuitry; and a memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation: determines whether or not a first splitting of splitting a block into three sub blocks in a first direction parallel to a first side of the block is available by determining a magnitude relation between a size of a second side of the block and a first value, the second side being different from the first side, the first side being a longer side of the block; when the first splitting is available, parses, from a bitstream, a split direction parameter indicative of a splitting direction; splits the block into a plurality of sub blocks in a direction indicated by the split direction parameter; and decodes the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    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
  • Patent number: 11222105
    Abstract: An example method includes enabling, by the user processing system, a user to associate a color with at least one of the plurality of pixels of a graphic, and generating a passcode. The passcode is based at least in part on the color associated with the at least one of the plurality of pixels. The method further includes transmitting, by the user processing system, the passcode to a host processing system. The method further includes determining, by the host processing system, whether the passcode matches an expected passcode that is based at least in part on a reference graphic comprising a plurality of reference pixels, each of the plurality of reference pixels having a color or a null value associated therewith. The method further includes, responsive to determining that the passcode matches the expected passcode, authorizing, by the host processing system, the user processing system to access a restricted resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Maresh, Colm Nolan, Juan F. Vargas, Michael J. Whitney
  • Patent number: 11218710
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image decoding device capable of recognizing performance necessary for decoding more accurately and a method. Coded data of image data and decoding load definition information for defining a magnitude of a load of a decoding process of a partial region of an image of the image data are acquired; decoding of the acquired coded data is controlled based on the acquired decoding load definition information; and the acquired coded data is decoded according to the controlling. The present disclosure can be applied to an information processing device such as an image coding device that scalably codes image data or an image decoding device that decodes encoded data obtained by scalably coding image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Ohji Nakagami, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 11202028
    Abstract: A display device configured as a multi display system is provided. The display device includes an input; a display; an output connected to an adjacent display device; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the output to insert image output information into at least one of frames of a first predetermined interval in a first image and frames of a second predetermined interval in a second image when the first image and the second image are received through the input, and to alternately transmit the frames of the first interval and the frames of the second interval to an adjacent display device, and to control the display to display some regions of one of the frames of the first interval and the frames of the second interval based on display layout information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-jong Kim
  • Patent number: 11200702
    Abstract: Provided is an artificial intelligence (AI) decoding apparatus including a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions to, when an image is input to a second DNN including a plurality of layers, obtain first result values based on an operation between the image and a first filter kernel and obtain second result values based on an operation between the image and a second filter kernel, from a first layer including the first and second filter kernels from among the plurality of layers, perform normalization by transforming the first result values into first values by using a first scale factor, and, perform normalization by transforming the second result values into second values by using a second scale factor, transform the first values and the second values into integer values included in a preset range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quockhanh Dinh, Minseok Choi, Kwangpyo Choi
  • Patent number: 11195242
    Abstract: A system may include a first computing system that may include at least one processor. The at least one processor may receive a request for identification information associated with a user of the first computing device, such that the request is received from a second computing device. The at least one processor may then receive information regarding an entity associated with the second computing device, retrieve data comprising the identification information from a storage component, generate additional data comprising a portion of the identification information based on the information regarding the entity, and send the additional data to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Nathaniel Brett Wiatrek, Nathan Ryan Johnson, Julia Beatrice Isaac, Joshua Dowdy, Angela Dorothea Bowen, Jasmine Minjeong Jeong, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Kevin Anthony Kossow
  • Patent number: 11190773
    Abstract: The invention is applicable to the field of videos and provides a video coder-based code rate control method and device, and a video server. The method comprises the following steps: in the video playback process, when a code rate needs to be switched, modifying time stamps of frames transmitted to the video coder in a switching process; transmitting, to the video coder, the frames having modified time stamps; and for each frame output by the video coder, restoring the time stamp of the output frame to be the original time stamp. The present invention avoids the stuttering resulted from interruption of coding, providing a very smooth switching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ARASHI VISION INC.
    Inventor: Li Zhu
  • Patent number: 11190787
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for encoding a multi-pixel caching scheme for lossless encoders. The systems and methods can include obtaining a sequence of pixels, determining repeating sub-sequences of the sequence of pixels consisting of a single repeated pixel and non-repeating sub-sequences of the sequence of pixels, responsive to the determination, encoding the repeating sub-sequences using a run-length of the repeated pixel and encoding the non-repeating sub-sequences using a multi-pixel cache, wherein the encoding using a multi-pixel cache comprises, encoding non-repeating sub-sequences stored in the multi-pixel cache as the location of the non-repeating sub-sequences in the multi-pixel cache, and encoding non-repeating sub-sequences not stored in the multi-pixel cache using the value of the pixels in the non-repeating sub-sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Muhammad A. Dawood
  • Patent number: 11179054
    Abstract: A method includes placing a set of electrodes on a body surface of a patient's body. The method also includes digitizing locations for the electrodes across the body surface based on one or more image frames using range imaging and/or monoscopic imaging. The method also includes estimating locations for hidden ones of the electrodes on the body surface not visible during the range imaging and/or monoscopic imaging. The method also includes registering the location for the electrodes on the body surface with predetermined geometry information that includes the body surface and an anatomical envelope within the patient's body. The method also includes storing geometry data in non-transitory memory based on the registration to define spatial relationships between the electrodes and the anatomical envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIOINSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Glenn D. Raudins, Qingguo Zeng, Charulatha Ramanathan, Ryan M. Bokan
  • Patent number: 11184535
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a memory that stores captured image data obtained by imaging a subject at a first frame rate and is incorporated in the imaging element, a imaging processing circuit that performs processing on the captured image data, and an output circuit that outputs at least one of the captured image data or processed image data to an outside of the imaging element, and is incorporated in the imaging element, in which the imaging processing circuit generates, in accordance with a degree of difference between first captured image data obtained by imaging and second captured image data stored in the memory, compressed image data obtained by compressing the first captured image data by dividing the first captured image data into a plurality of bit ranges, and the output circuit outputs the compressed image data to the outside as the processed image data at a second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawai, Ryo Hasegawa, Hitoshi Sakurabu
  • Patent number: 11182872
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of operating a plenoptic data storage system. The method may include obtaining plenoptic image data from a plenoptic camera array, generating additional information pertaining to the plenoptic image data, performing compression-coding on the plenoptic image data, and storing the additional information and the compression-coded plenoptic image data in a storage device in accordance with a storage format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seong-Jun Bae, Do-Hyung Kim, Jae-Woo Kim, Seong-Jin Park, Ho-Wook Jang
  • Patent number: 11178452
    Abstract: A playing method of a webpage-based media file is provided, including analyzing moov encapsulated in an moov box of a media file to obtain media information configured for describing media data encapsulated in an mdat box of the media file by a player built-in a webpage, according to time and a position of the media data represented by the media information, obtaining a section of media data in the mdat box of the media file; encapsulating the obtained section of media data and moov describing the section of media data according to a box structure of a fragmented media file to obtain a corresponding fragmented media file; and sending the fragmented media file to a media element of the webpage by a media source extension interface of the webpage for decoding and playing; the media file adopts a non-streaming media format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Bytedance Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guohui Yin
  • Patent number: 11172231
    Abstract: A method of encoding video data into a video bitstream having a plurality of precincts. The method comprises generating a plurality of coding cost estimates for a current precinct by testing a corresponding candidate coefficient truncation level for the current precinct, each of the coding cost estimates being an over estimate of an encoded data size for coding the current precinct at the candidate truncation level and being determined using a most significant bit plane index, wherein each of the coding cost estimates is independent of a value of coefficient bits in the current precinct. The method includes selecting one of the candidate truncation levels according to the corresponding coding cost estimate and a budgeted coding cost for the current precinct, the budgeted coding cost representing an allowable size of encoding the precinct; and encoding the current precinct of video data into the video bitstream to generate the video bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Christopher James Rosewarne, Andrew James Dorrell
  • Patent number: 11172220
    Abstract: This application relates to a video encoding and decoding method. The video encoding method includes: obtaining a current frame from an input video; determining, from a plurality of processing modes, a target processing mode corresponding to the current frame, the candidate processing modes including a full-resolution processing mode or a downsampling processing mode; processing the current frame according to the target processing mode; and encoding the processed current frame according to resolution information to obtain encoded data corresponding to the current frame. According to the encoding method, a processing mode of a video frame can be flexibly selected, and a resolution of the input video frame is adaptively adjusted for encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xinwei Gao, Xunan Mao, Chenchen Gu
  • Patent number: 11169751
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral (MFP) has a function of receiving print data from a cloud print service. The MFP displays a screen related to the cloud print service to be displayed, and consequently sets a share range where a printing apparatus is shared on the cloud print service based on a user operation via the setting screen. The MFP then requests the cloud print service to change the share range where the printing apparatus is shared based on the set share range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ritsuto Sako
  • Patent number: 11166025
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an encoder that generates a first quantization matrix including a plurality of matrix elements; generates, using the first quantization matrix, a subset of the first quantization matrix including only a subset of matrix elements of the plurality of matrix elements; and quantizes, using the subset of matrix elements included in the subset of the first quantization matrix, transform coefficients of a current block. Each of the subset of matrix elements and each of the transform coefficients has an x-coordinate value that is less than a threshold x-coordinate value, a y-coordinate value that is less than a threshold y-coordinate value, or an x-coordinate value that is less than the threshold x-coordinate value and a y-coordinate value that is less than the threshold y-coordinate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Ryuichi Kanoh, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11156375
    Abstract: A Heating, Ventilation, and/or Air Conditioning (HVAC) controller configured to control at least part of an HVAC system of a building. The HVAC controller may include a user interface and a controller. In response to a selection by a user at the user interface, the controller may assemble and present via the user interface an output that encodes settings in a machine readable form. The controller may display the encoded settings on the display with fixed segments of a fixed segment display. An application program code on a remote device may be utilized to capture the displayed fixed segments that encode the settings in an image. The captured image of fixed segments may be decoded at the remote device or may be sent to a remote computing device for processing and/or decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel D. Kraft, Bernard T. Geary, Ajay Pai, Michael Albright, Sharath Venkatesha, Jeffrey Boll
  • Patent number: 11150657
    Abstract: A lossy data compressor for physical measurement data, comprising a parametrized mapping network hat, when applied to a measurement data point x in a space X, produces a point z in a lower-dimensional manifold Z, and configured to provide a point z on manifold Z as output in response to receiving a data point x as input, wherein the manifold Z is a continuous hypersurface that only admits fully continuous paths between any two points on the hypersurface; and the parameters ? of the mapping network are trainable or trained towards an objective that comprises minimizing, on the manifold Z, a distance between a given prior distribution PZ and a distribution PQ induced on manifold Z by mapping a given set PD of physical measurement data from X onto Z using the mapping network, according to a given distance measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcello Carioni, Giorgio Patrini, Max Welling, Patrick Forré, Tim Genewein
  • Patent number: 11151749
    Abstract: A method of compressing image data from one or more images forming part of the digital reality content, the method including obtaining pixel data from the image data, the pixel data representing an array of pixels within the one or more images; determining a position of the array of pixels within the one or more images relative to a defined position, the defined position being at least partially indicative of a point of gaze of the user, and compressing the pixel data at least partially in accordance to the determined position so that a degree of compression depends on the determined position of the array of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: IMMERSIVE ROBOTICS PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Liam Fitzgerald, Timothy Simon Lucas
  • Patent number: 11144765
    Abstract: A method for scene frame matching for automatic content recognition. The method includes receiving fingerprints indicative of frames of a media stream. The method also includes obtaining scene centroids of corresponding scenes of the media stream. Each scene includes fingerprints ranging from an initial frame having a corresponding initial fingerprint and a last frame having a corresponding last fingerprint. Each scene centroid represents a mean of fingerprints corresponding to a respective scene. The mean of fingerprints is determined by an average of pixel values corresponding to the fingerprints of the respective scene. For each scene centroid, the method includes determining a distance between the respective scene centroid and a target fingerprint of a corresponding target frame of the media stream and determining a target scene of the target frame as being the respective scene of the scene centroid having a shortest distance to the target fingerprint of the target frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Juikun Chen
  • Patent number: 11144906
    Abstract: Symbols are used to represent payment accounts. The symbols may be programmed to represent accounts and the data for the accounts may be entered into appropriate fields when the symbol is selected. Once selected, account data is retrieved and is communicated to the proper field in the data entry screen. The account data is then used to complete the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Aparna Krishnan Girish, Barbara Elizabeth Patterson
  • Patent number: 11138717
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a memory configured to store a plurality of images; and a processor configured to identify qualities of the plurality of images, process the plurality of images using at least one artificial intelligence model corresponding to the identified qualities, and obtain a graphic image including the processed plurality of images, and the at least one artificial intelligence model is trained to increase a quality of an input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwangsun Baek, Kimo Kim, Doohyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11134236
    Abstract: A video providing device for providing video content having a plurality of viewpoints, the device includes: a video storage unit operable to store a plurality of versions of a video for each of a plurality of the viewpoints in the video content, the videos being encoded such that each video includes a region of high resolution corresponding to that viewpoint, where a plurality of the videos each include the same region of high resolution, and each video having the same region of high resolution is encoded with a temporal offset of the group of pictures relative to those other videos with the same region of high resolution, the group of pictures offsets defining video switching times for each video, a viewpoint determining unit operable to determine a requested viewpoint in the video content, a timing identification unit operable to identify a next suitable video switching time from amongst the plurality of video switching times, a video selection unit operable to select a video with a high resolution region c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony William Godar