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Motion Estimation-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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NEW One-dimensional segmentation for coherent motion estimation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
January 18, 2018 - N°20180020231

A method for segmenting images for estimating motion includes scanning block rows of an image to determine whether image blocks that are adjacent within a row are similar, and grouping similar image blocks into a row segment. If a block in a row is not similar to a preceding adjacent block, the block is used to initialize a new row ...
NEW Region specific encoding and sao-sensitive-slice-width-adaptation for improved-quality hevc encoding
Arris Enterprises Llc
January 18, 2018 - N°20180020215

A method provides for encoding a frame of video using an edge map made up of one or more edge-blocks detected in the frame. When the edge-blocks are contiguous, at least one slice partition is formed using the edge-blocks and the slice partition is encoded using a sample adaptive offset (sao) filter, wherein the slice partition is formed with an ...
NEW Detecting periodic patterns and apeture problems for motion estimation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
January 18, 2018 - N°20180018777

A method of evaluating motion estimation between a pair of digitized images includes receiving a distance map between a source block in a source image and all the blocks in a search area in a target image, scanning each column of the distance map, and saving indices of a minimum distance value for each column, scanning each row of the ...
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Environment perception using a surrounding monitoring system
Intel Ip Corporation
January 04, 2018 - N°20180001821

An apparatus for environment perception using a monitoring system is described herein. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, wherein the plurality of sensors is to collect data. The apparatus also includes a controller to estimate motion based on the data and data from a plurality of cameras, wherein the data from the plurality of cameras is processed simultaneously. Additionally, ...
Method for encoding and decoding coding unit
Intellectual Value, Inc.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170374378

Initial value is selected when motion estimation is performed using predicted motion vector in video codec in which multiple references are allowed, and coding amount of motion vectors is reduced using predicted motion vector. Motion vector encoding apparatus includes predicted motion vector generator that generates adjacent motion vectors of current block with respect to each of reference pictures and generates ...
Single-pass real-time video stabilization
Ati Technologies Ulc
December 28, 2017 - N°20170374377

A method, processor, and non-transitory computer-readable medium are disclosed for real-time video stabilization and encoding in a single motion estimation pass for each frame. The method includes performing motion estimation on a stabilized current frame and determining a global motion vector using motion estimation information obtained in the performing of motion estimation on the stabilized current frame. A subsequent frame ...
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Systems and methods for identifying fetal movements in an audio/visual data feed and using ...
December 21, 2017 - N°20170360378

There is provided a system and methods for quantitatively assessing fetal well-being based on observing fetal movement activity in an audio/visual data feed. The system includes a method that detects and quantifies fetal movements in an audio/visual data feed by audio/visual-processing motion estimation techniques. The system also includes a method that captures metrics relating to fetal movements ...
Encoder slice size control with cost estimation
Intel Corporation
December 07, 2017 - N°20170353723

The video motion estimation (vme) unit of a graphics processor performs fast preprocessing prior to frame encoding to distribute macroblocks among slices based on weights of the macroblocks. The result of the preprocessing stage is iteratively improved based on the encoding stage. This allows real-time slice size limited encoding with minimum video quality reduction in some embodiments. Hardware preprocessing can ...
Advanced motion estimation
Google Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170347108

Encoding and decoding using advanced motion estimation includes generating a first encoded frame by encoding a first frame from the input video stream, generating a reconstructed frame based on the first encoded frame, generating an encoded reference frame by encoding the reconstructed frame, wherein encoding the reconstructed frame includes storing the encoded reference frame in an external memory such that ...
Automated audio volume based on physical motion estimation
Streamn Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344337

The present disclosure involves a method for automating media audio volume based on the physical motion of a mobile computing device. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting motion of the mobile device based on input motion data from a motion detection mechanism, determining whether the detected motion of the mobile device exceeds a configured motion threshold, based on the ...
Super-wide area motion estimation for video coding
Google Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170332094

Super-wide area motion estimation can include multiple stages of motion search as part of a process for encoding or decoding frames of a video sequence. A first stage motion search includes using a first motion search window centered at a position corresponding to a position of a super index element, which can indicate an area of a frame having motion. ...
Image processing apparatus and image processing method thereof
Himax Technologies Limited
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324974

An image processing apparatus and an image processing method thereof are provided. A shared storage unit of a motion estimation and motion compensation apparatus captures frame data of a storage unit through a bus. A motion vector estimation unit and a motion compensation unit capture image data for executing a motion vector estimation operation and a motion compensation operation from ...
Video codec and motion estimation method
Intel Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324968

The invention provides a video codec. In one embodiment, the video codec is coupled to an outer memory storing a reference frame, and comprises an interface circuit, an in-chip memory, a motion estimation circuit, and a controller. The interface circuit obtains in-chip data from the reference frame stored in the outer memory. The in-chip memory stores the in-chip data. The ...
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Dynamic frame padding in a video hardware engine
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318304

A video hardware engine which support dynamic frame padding is disclosed. The video hardware engine includes an external memory. The external memory stores a reference frame. The reference frame includes a plurality of reference pixels. A motion estimation (me) engine receives a current lcu (largest coding unit), and defines a search area around the current lcu for motion estimation. The ...
Emotion estimation device and emotion estimation method
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311863

An emotion estimation device includes: an image obtaining unit that obtains plural images in which an object person is photographed in time series; an expression recognizer that recognizes an expression of the object person from each of the plural images obtained by the image obtaining unit; a storage in which expression recognition results of the plural images are stored as ...
Methods and apparatus for structure from motion estimation
Texas Instruments Incorporated
October 26, 2017 - N°20170309034

Described examples include an integrated circuit having a point identifier configured to receive a stream of input frames and to identify point pairs on objects in the input frames. A ground plane converter transposes a position of the point pairs to a ground plane, the ground plane having a fixed relationship in at least one dimension relative to a source ...
Real time digital video stabilization
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170309031

A method includes obtaining two consecutive video frames at a global motion estimation function for execution on a processor, wherein the video frames comprise a current video frame and a previous video frame, and estimating motion between the two consecutive video frames by matching a set of feature points common to both video frames. The set of feature points is ...
Method for processing video frames, video processing chip, and motion estimation/motion compensation memc chip
October 19, 2017 - N°20170302973

A method for processing video frames, a video processing chip, and a motion estimation/motion compensation (memc) chip are provided. The method performed by the video processing chip includes obtaining multiple video frames and adjusting each video frame from a first resolution to a second resolution. The method also includes inserting at least one invalid frame into the multiple video ...
Video codec and motion estimation method
October 19, 2017 - N°20170302942

The invention provides a video codec. In one embodiment, the video codec is coupled to an outer memory storing a reference frame, and comprises an interface circuit, an in-chip memory, a motion estimation circuit, and a controller. The interface circuit obtains in-chip data from the reference frame stored in the outer memory. The in-chip memory stores the in-chip data. The ...
Parallel motion estimation in video coding
Texas Instruments Incorporated
October 05, 2017 - N°20170289570

Methods for improved parallel motion estimation are provided that decouple the merging candidate list derivation and motion estimation for merge mode and skip mode and the advanced motion vector predictor (amvp) candidate list construction from regular motion estimation to increase the coding quality in parallel motion estimation while meeting throughput requirements. This decoupling may be accomplished by modifying the availability ...
Device and method for fast block-matching motion estimation in video encoders
Fastvdo Llc
September 21, 2017 - N°20170272776

A solution is provided to estimate motion vectors of a video. A multistage motion vector prediction engine is configured to estimate multiple best block-matching motion vectors for each block in each video frame of the video. For each stage of the motion vector estimation for a block of a video frame, the prediction engine selects a test vector form a ...
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