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8381097 Determining optimal parameter for binary coding of a structured document  
Method and device for binary coding a structured document comprising a plurality of data are disclosed. After having determined (130) at least one parameter of a first coding scheme (130) and of...
8380517 Multi-layered speech recognition apparatus and method  
A multi-layered speech recognition apparatus and method, the apparatus includes a client checking whether the client recognizes the speech using a characteristic of speech to be recognized and...
8379734 Methods of performing error concealment for digital video  
Error concealment is used to hide the effects of errors detected within digital video information. A complex error concealment mode decision is disclosed to determine whether spatial error...
8379996 Image processing method using motion vectors, image processing device using motion vectors, and image processing program using motion vectors  
An image processing method of finding a motion vector between an original image and a reference image, including dividing the original image to extract a block, searching for a similar region of...
8374234 Digital scaling  
Computer program products and arrangements to process digital data are contemplated. The digital data may contain values, representing quantities of a wave form over regions. Embodiments include...
8369639 Image processing apparatus, computer readable medium storing program, method and computer data signal for partitioning and converting an image  
An image processing apparatus includes a partitions setting unit that sets up image partitions into which an input image is separated; a tone number setting unit that sets the number of tones for...
8369633 Video codec method and system  
Techniques pertaining to scalable video codec are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a video image is analyzed and a region of interest (ROI) and a region of non-interest...
8370159 Multi-layered speech recognition apparatus and method  
A multi-layered speech recognition apparatus and method, the apparatus includes a client checking whether the client recognizes the speech using a characteristic of speech to be recognized and...
8358862 Image signal processing apparatus, image signal processing method, prediction coefficient generating apparatus, prediction coefficient generating method, and programs for causing computer to execute the methods  
An image signal processing apparatus includes: a block division unit inputting an image signal encoded by orthogonal transformation and dividing the image signal into second blocks different from...
8358863 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...
8358858 Matrix compression arrangements  
This invention relates to utilizing image compression and reconstruction algorithms for transmission and reception of data that can be represented as a numerical matrix or a sequence of numerical...
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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...
8355434 Digital video line-by-line dynamic rate adaptation  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for compressing video data for wireless transmission. The invention continually monitors the output of a video data encoder and maintains a...
8355436 Method and apparatus for control of rate-distortion tradeoff by mode selection in video encoders  
A Method And Apparatus For Control of Rate-Distortion Tradeoff by Mode Selection in Video Encoders is Disclosed. The system of the present invention first selects a distortion value D near a...
8351719 Image decoding apparatus, image decoding method, and printing apparatus  
An image decoding apparatus which decodes externally received encoded image information includes a storage unit which stores the image information. The image decoding apparatus includes a first...
8345998 Compression scheme selection based on image data type and user selections  
Disclosed is a processor-implemented method for processing image data comprising a plurality of pixels and system for performing the method. The method includes the following acts: determining at...
8345744 Image compression system with coding quantity control  
An apparatus and method to preferentially select code quantity from DPCM path in a manner to satisfy the target code quantity thereby preventing deterioration of image quality. Code quantities...
8345983 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing system and computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a characteristic region detecting section that detects a characteristic region in an image, an image dividing section that divides the image into the...
8346002 High dynamic range image hallucination  
An apparatus and method provide for providing an output image from an input image. The input image may contain at least one portion that does not display certain desired information of the image,...
8340179 Methods and devices for coding and decoding moving images, a telecommunication system comprising such a device and a program implementing such a method  
The method of scalable coding of moving images using at least one reference image for at least one image to code, comprises, at least on passing, for a so-called “current” image, from an initial...
8335266 Expedited splicing of video streams  
In one embodiment, a method is described that includes receiving a conditioned bitstream that includes a digital insertion location and primary network packets that contain compressed video data....
8331671 Image processing apparatus and image encoding method related to non-photo image regions  
A region separation unit separates an inputted color document image into a plurality of types of regions such as a character region, a clip art region and a photo image region, and a clip art...
8331693 Information encoding apparatus and method, information retrieval apparatus and method, information retrieval system and method, and program  
An information retrieval apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain dynamic ranges or re-quantization codes of a target object to be retrieved and dynamic ranges or re-quantization...
8326068 Method and apparatus for modeling quantization matrices for image/video encoding  
A method for encoding an image is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps, of (A) generating a quantization matrix as a function of at least four parameters, (B) optimizing the...
8326064 Image re-encoding method to decode image data which is orthogonally transformed per first block and encoded by a first encoding method  
Provided is an image re-encoding method which simultaneously satisfies reduction of block distortion and reduction of a memory when re-encoding image data encoded by a first encoding method, by a...
8326050 Method and apparatus for subpixel-based down-sampling  
This invention relates to method and apparatus for subpixel-based down-sampling. This invention implements an adaptive filter 140 based on edge detection, which removes visible color fringing...
8315470 Image processing apparatus and method  
An image, in which a character image and a photographic image are mixed, is efficiently encoded while preventing image quality deterioration. Hence, image data including foreground pixels and...
8311127 Method and apparatus to check for wrongly decoded macroblocks in streaming multimedia applications  
A method to detect (identify) wrongly decoded data (I type macro-blocks), which can be subsequently concealed by error concealment techniques, thereby improving the visual quality of a decoded...
8306344 Image processor with an encoder in a predictive coding system that reduces an amount of encoded data  
An image processor includes an encoding unit encoding inputted data. The encoding unit includes a first processing unit splitting the data into a first partial data in a first digit range on an...
8306117 Method for modeling coding information of video signal for compressing/decompressing coding information  
A method for context-modeling coding information of a video signal for compressing or decompressing the coding information is provided. An initial value of a function for probability coding of...
8300956 Lossless compression of color image data using entropy encoding  
A method compresses a digital continuous tone image of pixels situated on scan lines. The method includes the steps of, for a current pixel to be encoded, said current pixel having an actual pixel...
8300710 Node structure for representing tactile information, and method and system for transmitting tactile information using the same  
The present invention relates to a node structure for representing tactile information, and method and system for transmitting tactile information using the same. More particularly, the present...
8295616 Image processing device and method for image processing  
An image processing device configured to compress image data to be used for printing with a plurality of compression levels having different compression rates includes a former stage compression...
8295624 Method and system for generating a quality prediction table for quality-aware transcoding of digital images  
Several quality-aware transcoding systems and methods are described, in which the impact of both quality factor (QF) and scaling parameter choices on the quality of transcoded images are...
8295625 Method and device for encoding and decoding color enhancement layer for video  
Enhanced dynamic range requires more than 8 bit representation for single color components of pixels. For this purpose, normal color resolution images and high color resolution images are...
8295343 Video bit rate control method  
This invention is directed to a video bit rate control method for encoding a video sequence based on a decoder buffer condition and a group of picture (GOP) size limitation of the encoded video...
8295349 Methods and apparatuses for video compression intra prediction mode determination  
A method and system for video compression prediction mode determination is disclosed. For one embodiment of the invention, the frequency domain characteristics (FDCs) of an image block are...
8290042 Sport action coding  
A method of compressing data representing a sequence of images in dependence upon data defining at least one region of particular interest within at least one image in the sequence includes...
8285063 Multi-mode vector-based image processing  
A block (300) of image elements (310) is compressed by identifying a base vector (460) based on normalized feature vectors (312) of the block (300). If a position-determining coordinate (420) of...
8284843 Information encoding apparatus and method, information searching apparatus and method, information searching system and method, and program therefor  
An information searching system includes an encoding apparatus and a searching apparatus. The encoding apparatus inputs information to be stored, encodes the input information in layers, and then...
8285062 Method for improving the performance of embedded graphics coding  
Embedded Graphics Coding (EGC) is used to encode images with sparse histograms. In EGC, an image is divided into blocks of pixels. For each block, the pixels are converted into binary...
8280177 Encoding device using parallelized encoding, decoding device using parallelized decoding, and image forming device, method, and program storage medium including the same  
An encoding device includes a first memory that stores image data, plural second memories that are associated with plural target pixels in the image data, each second memory storing pixel data of...
8275032 Distributed video coding apparatus and method capable of controlling encoding rate  
There are provided a distributed video coding apparatus and method capable of controlling an encoding rate, the apparatus including: an intra-frame encoder encoding a key frame and outputting a...
8275209 Reduced DC gain mismatch and DC leakage in overlap transform processing  
In certain embodiments, overlap operators are applied during encoding and/or decoding of digital media, where the overlap operators have reduced DC gain mismatch and/or DC leakage between interior...
8270473 Motion based dynamic resolution multiple bit rate video encoding  
A video encoding system encodes video streams for multiple bit rate video streaming using an approach that permits the encoded resolution to vary based, at least in part, on motion complexity. The...
8270041 Image processing apparatus for reading open book documents  
An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read an open document. The open document includes a first page including a first image and a second page including a second...
8270739 System and method for quality-aware selection of parameters in transcoding of digital images  
Several quality-aware transcoding systems and methods are described, in which the impact of both quality factor (QF) and scaling parameter choices on the quality of transcoded images are...
8265157 Motion vector refinement for MPEG-2 to H.264 video transcoding  
A method for transcoding is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a decoded frame by decoding an input video stream in an MPEG-2 format, the decoded frame including...
8265406 Parallel entropy encoding of dependent image blocks  
A method of entropy encoding image or video data may include entropy encoding a number of blocks independently and in parallel to generate a number of bit streams. At least one of the number of...
8260056 Resizing video and aligning video image edges to block boundaries and picture boundaries  
The invention teaches a method of positioning a first image having a first image format into a second image comprising multiple image blocks and having a second image format. A straight boundary...