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8582924 Data structure of an image storage and retrieval system  
Disclosed is an imaging system that stores and retrieves very large scanned digital images, as in applications that automatically scan biological samples using a computer-controlled digital camera...
8582905 Methods and systems for rate control within an encoding device  
This disclosure describes techniques for adjusting encoding variables of an encoding device. In response to a request to resize a segment of data, an encoding module adjusts at least one encoding...
8582902 Pixel block processing  
A compressed pixel block (400) is decompressed by defining multiple available property values. At least one reference point relative the pixel block (300) is identified based on a reference...
8582906 Image data compression and decompression  
Compression and decompression of image data, including a first image of an object. The first image may be divided into portions. For each portion, it may be determined whether the portion includes...
8577161 Reproduction apparatus  
A reproduction apparatus includes a reproduction unit that reproduces plural moving image data having different frame rates from a recording medium, an output unit that outputs the reproduced...
8576915 Position coding for context-based adaptive variable length coding  
Particular embodiments include a method, an apparatus, and logic embodied in tangible computer-readable medium that when executed carries out a method of encoding an ordered sequence of quantized...
8577163 Systems and methods for image handling and presentation  
Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for adaptive compression, transmission, and display of clinical images. Certain embodiments provide a method for adaptive compression of image data...
8576910 Parameter selection method, parameter selection apparatus, program, and recording medium  
Provided that a first segment is an earliest time segment included in a discrete time segment, and a second segment is a time segment subsequent to the first segment, a positive second-segment...
8577096 Image encoding apparatus and control method thereof  
An encoding apparatus encodes an image by tile in a smallest possible size while suppresses segmentation of a specific region in the image into tiles. Vertical lines at left and right ends of n-th...
8565320 Device and method for encoding/decoding video data  
Disclosed are a method of encoding/decoding video data and a device thereof. The device includes a toolbox, which stores a plurality of functional units, a reconstruction unit, which reconstructs...
8565541 Image processing apparatus and method  
An image processing apparatus and method capable of compressing a current image using one of a plurality of compression algorithms based upon similarity (or fluctuation level) between a previous...
8565298 Encoder rate control  
A method and apparatus for performing compression and/or decompression is described. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a system having a buffer, a wavelet transform unit, and a...
8559739 System and method for quality-aware selection of parameters in transcoding of digital images  
A method for quality-aware transcoding of an input image into an output image for display on a terminal having device file size and image size constraints are disclosed. The method extracts...
8553767 Video decoding method and apparatus  
A video decoding apparatus includes a decoder to decode video encoded data using a predictive picture signal for a video signal, a compression device compressing the decoded picture signal, a...
8554007 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program  
An image processing apparatus includes a storage that stores, therein, edge position data indicating the position of a first edge image that represents a first edge of a first object image...
8553999 Method and system for providing tile map service using solid compression  
The system according to the present invention includes a server including a map data storage device, which stores digital map data, a plurality of tile map data generated from the digital map...
8542733 Multipass video rate control to match sliding window channel constraints  
An encoder and corresponding method are disclosed for performing video rate control to meet network traffic model restrictions, including pre-encoding the sequence of pictures for each of a...
8542937 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer program, and information storage medium  
An image processing apparatus is disclosed that includes a characteristics acquisition unit that acquires characteristics of a picture image; a format selection unit that selects the format of...
8542938 System and method for intra-frame compression using predictive coding  
A system and method for intra-frame compression using predictive coding utilizes some pixels of a macroblock of a video frame as reference pixels to perform predictive coding on the rest of the...
8542936 Image encoding and decoding device  
A picture encoding device may include a unit for selecting a division method of a target region, and a unit for dividing the target region into small regions using the division method, generating...
8538176 Method for sending compressed data representing a digital image and corresponding device  
A method for sending compressed data representing at least part of a digital image includes the following steps: encoding (220) source data representing said part to obtain first compressed data...
8537895 Method and apparatus for parallel processing of in-loop deblocking filter for H.264 video compression standard  
A parallel deblocking filtering method, and deblocking filter processor performing such deblocking, for removing edge artifacts created during video compression. The method includes loading luma...
8538092 Image processing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus determines a specific color region that includes a specific color, and a non-specific color region around which the specific color regions are present in three...
8532175 Methods and apparatus for reducing coding artifacts for illumination compensation and/or color compensation in multi-view coded video  
There are provided methods and apparatus for reducing coding artifacts for illumination compensation and/or color compensation in multi-view coded video. An apparatus includes an encoder for...
8532394 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes an encoding manner storing section that stores encoding manners in association with quantities of characteristics of objects, a characteristic region...
8532437 Systems and methods for block recomposition for compound image compression  
A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support block-based compression of a compound image by skipping “don't care” blocks in the layers of the image while neither...
8532413 Entropy encoding/decoding method and apparatus for hierarchical image processing and symbol encoding/decoding apparatus for the same  
Entropy decoding, after encoding, includes performing symbol decoding on a bitstream of a received residual picture in units of two, three, or four symbols according to a context model which is...
8532409 Adaptive motion search range determining apparatus and method  
Provided is an adaptive motion search range determining apparatus and method for encoding UHD-class high-resolution images. The adaptive motion search range determining apparatus includes an MVD...
8532414 Region-of-interest video quality enhancement for object recognition  
A video-based object recognition system and method provides selective, local enhancement of image data for improved object-based recognition. A frame of video data is analyzed to detect objects to...
8526746 Near lossless data compression method using nonuniform sampling  
Embodiments in accordance with the invention provide methods of near lossless data compression based on nonuniform sampling. Alternate embodiments in accordance with the invention improve the...
8526507 Methods of performing spatial error concealment for digital video  
Error concealment is used to hide the effects of errors detected within digital video information. A novel spatial error concealment technique is disclosed for use when the error concealment mode...
8526489 Personal video recorder  
A sequence of picture slices is encoded as reference slices and non-reference slices, wherein the reference slices include B slices, by forming, for each B slice, at least one data packet...
8526751 Managing image storage size  
A system and method for managing image storage size. The invention uses reduction criteria to determine how much to reduce the storage size of an image over time. In one embodiment, reduction of...
8520943 Method and apparatus for block based image compression with multiple non-uniform block encodings  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and apparatus for block based image compression with multiple non-uniform block encodings. In one embodiment, an image is divided into...
8520963 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program for processing content based on user viewing situation  
An image processing apparatus includes a viewing situation analyzing unit configured to obtain information representing a user's viewing situation of 3D content stored in a certain storage unit,...
8515194 Signaling and uses of windowing information for images  
Techniques and tools for signaling and using image tiling information (such as syntax elements relating index tables and header size), signaling and using windowing information (such as techniques...
8509548 Image decoding apparatus and control method for speeding up decoding processing  
This invention provides a technique of speeding up decoding processing by omitting several processes while reducing the influence of omission of processes on image quality in accordance with the...
8510318 Data processing apparatus and data processing method  
A data processing apparatus and a data processing method include reading order information included in a data file according to one of a pair of byte orders, comparing the read order information...
8509529 Color-image representative color decision apparatus and method of controlling operation thereof  
A color that readily leaves an impression is adopted as the representative color of a color image. Pixels that form a color image are distributed in L*a*b* color space and are projected onto the...
8502708 Encoding method and decoding method, and devices, program and recording medium for the same  
Information that includes first information identifying integer quotients obtained by divisions using prediction residuals or integers not smaller than 0 that increase monotonically with increases...
8503805 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image adaptive to buffer status  
A method of encoding an image includes checking a storage status of a buffer storing encoded data, at every data unit equal to or less than at least one macroblock; rearranging information about a...
8493612 Predicting an expansion difficulty and an expansion time required to perform a rendering operation  
A method and system for predicting expansion difficulty and an expansion time required to perform print-time imaging operations. A print-ready compressed file may be generated by raster image...
8493462 Image processing apparatus, photographing apparatus and control method for compressing images  
In an image processing apparatus, a still image immediately before a moving image is photographed is divisionally encoded in correspondence to a slice area of the moving image, and a compression...
8488671 Moving picture encoding device, moving picture decoding device, moving picture encoding method, moving picture decoding method, program, and computer readable recording medium storing program  
A moving picture encoding device for encoding a moving picture constituted of a time sequence of frame pictures by motion compensation, the device including: a reference picture generation section...
8488681 Image capturing apparatus, control method therefor, program, and storage medium  
This invention makes it possible to reduce power consumption of an encoding device while more appropriately encoding a video image in the first frame. An image capturing apparatus includes a...
8483497 Image quality control techniques  
A technique for controlling the quality of one or more compressed images. The technique allows, for example, the selection of a target quality metric(s) and the compression of the image(s) such...
8478034 Method and system for foreground detection using multi-modality fusion graph cut  
A method for foreground detection using multi-modality fusion graph cut includes the following steps. A video frame of a video sequence is inputted. A foreground region in the video frame is...
8477842 Encoding method of screen frame and electronic device applying the same  
An encoding method of screen frame and its application of electronic devices, which rapidly detect motion regions and motionless regions from lossless screen frames captured by software, and then...
8478038 Method and system for predictive scaling of colour mapped images  
A method for determining a scaled color map of a scaled image is described using the transformation of the original color map and the original image only, independently of the scaled image. A...
8472741 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive image data of program content and genre information relating to the program content, a selection unit configured to...