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9042668 Color-information based image compression method and apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A document-type determining unit determines what type of document a document is on the basis of read information obtained as a result...
9043392 Screen data transfer device and a processing load reduction method  
A screen data transfer device that includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: (a) receiving screen data having a changed portion compressed by first compression...
9036908 Backwards compatible extended image format  
Techniques are provided for encoding an extended image such that it is backwards compatible with existing decoding devices. An extended image format is defined such that the extended image format...
9036935 Image coding apparatus and image coding method  
First coded data are generated from a target block by a first coding mode. Second coded data having predetermined amount are generated from the target block by a second coding mode. Whether to...
9036693 Method and system for providing region-of-interest video compression  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for a region-of-interest compression methodology wherein a variety of encoders may be utilized to perform video compression on a plurality of filtered...
9036934 Image encoder and image processing system  
According to one embodiment, an image encoder includes a sorter, a PCM (pulse code modulation) pixel inserter, an encoding unit and an output stream generator. The sorter accepts an input stream...
9025898 Dynamically selecting compression method for graphics remoting  
Method and apparatus for improving compression efficiency of for graphics remoting are described herein. According to one embodiment, for each data object of a stream generated within a virtual...
9020284 Image encoding apparatus  
An image encoding apparatus is provided which realizes an encoding process at a high bit rate without degradation in image quality at boundary parts within a picture. The image encoding apparatus...
9020289 Image processing apparatus and image processing method for compressing image data by combining spatial frequency conversion, quantization, and entropy coding  
An image processing apparatus is configured for compressing image data by combining spatial frequency conversion, quantization, and entropy coding. The apparatus includes a block division section,...
9014261 Method and system for media file compression  
The present invention discloses a method for media file compression, which includes: extracting the encoding parameters from an input media file, separating and decoding the audio and video stream...
9008451 Apparatus for encoding and decoding image and method thereof  
An image encoding and/or decoding apparatus and method are provided. The image encoding apparatus includes: a transform unit removing spatial redundancy by transforming an original image being...
9002104 Image processing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes a reduction unit and a compression unit. The reduction unit is configured to execute color-number reduction processing for each block configured by a...
9002122 System and method for improving decoder performance using quantization control  
A codec includes an encoder having a quantization level generator that defines a quantization level specific to a block of values (e.g., transform coefficients), a quantizer that quantizes the...
8995763 Systems and methods for determining compression methods to use for an image  
Systems and methods described herein facilitate determining compression methods to use on an image. A client is in communication with a server that is configured to separate an image into a...
8989259 Method and system for media file compression  
The present invention discloses a method for media file compression, which includes: extracting the encoding parameters from an input media file, separating and decoding the audio and video stream...
8988486 Adaptive video communication channel  
A videoconference system includes a plurality of computers associated with the system to collectively send and receive video data streams. A video encoding program is stored in a memory and is...
8989265 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...
8981971 Wavelet-based seismic data compression  
This invention is for a method for transforming a seismic trace into a compressed domain. The seismic source wavelet is transformed into a zero degree phase wavelet and a shifted 90 degree phase...
8983163 Methods and apparatus for data communication across a slip ring  
A method for reducing bandwidth required for transmission of data in a device having two portions rotating with respect to one another. The first portion includes a data acquisition system (DAS)...
8983218 Virtual boundary processing simplification for adaptive loop filtering (ALF) in video coding  
Virtual boundary processing in adaptive loop filtering (ALF) requires that padded values be substituted for unavailable pixel rows outside the virtual boundaries. Methods and apparatus are...
8971566 Marketing campaign platform  
A method of linking an encoded image with a campaign database, comprises providing an image to a user, the image being associated with at least a portion of a value, referencing the at least a...
8971652 Image coding method and image decoding method for coding and decoding image data on a block-by-block basis  
An image coding method performs intra prediction with a higher coding efficiency by coding image data on a block-by-block basis. The method generates a predicted block by predicting a current...
8971655 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding of images  
An encoding method for encoding of images and corresponding decoding method is disclosed, as well as an encoder and a decoder. The encoding method comprises creating, in an encoder, a residual...
8971658 Edge contrast adjustment filter  
Disclosed herein is a method that includes a classifier that distinguishes objects based on their color shades. A moving window based operator looks at the color class of the adjacent objects and...
8971408 Piecewise cross color channel predictor  
A sequence of visual dynamic range (VDR) images may be encoded using a standard dynamic range (SDR) base layer and one or more enhancement layers. A prediction image is generated by using...
8959025 System and method for automatic identification of speech coding scheme  
Methods and systems for extracting speech from such packet streams. The methods and systems analyze the encoded speech in a given packet stream, and automatically identify the actual speech coding...
8953680 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...
8948502 Image processing method, and image processor  
Included are (a) performing processes on second training data items stored in a training database to generate third training data items each obtained through a corresponding one of the processes,...
8948531 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program  
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,...
8948532 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...
8948530 Adaptive image compression system and method  
Provided are an adaptive image compression system and method. The adaptive image compression method includes a step of determining, at an adaptive image compression system, characteristics of an...
8942288 Moving picture coding method, moving picture coding apparatus, moving picture decoding method, and moving picture decoding apparatus  
Obtaining one or more motion vector predictor candidates includes: (a1) generating a motion vector predictor candidate, based on motion vectors of first adjacent blocks adjacent to a block to be...
8942293 Picture-in-picture processing for video telephony  
The disclosure is directed to techniques for picture-in-picture (PIP) processing for video telephony (VT). According to the disclosed techniques, a local video communication device transmits PIP...
8942491 Topology-preserving downsampling of binary images  
A binary image downsampling method, including the steps of generating a gray-scale image from a binary image having a background and one or more foreground portions, locating skeleton pixels in...
8934537 Video coding device and video coding method  
A video coding device includes a buffer simulation unit that calculates an occupation amount of a virtual buffer to be used for controlling a coding amount, by using, for each picture, (a) a code...
8929672 Method of compressing image data  
In a method of compressing image data which include a plurality of pixel values which are associated with a respective pixel, the pixel values are coded for at least some pixels in accordance with...
8929674 Compression of high bit-depth images  
A method of storing an image is disclosed. A frequency-domain representation of the image is received, the frequency-domain representation having a plurality of bit-planes. The frequency-domain...
8923633 Image decoding method, image coding method, image decoding apparatus, and image coding apparatus  
An image decoding method for decoding an image including slices while reducing both a decrease in image quality and a decrease in coding efficiency is provided. The image decoding method includes:...
8923393 Apparatus and method of reduced reference frame search in video encoding  
Aspects include systems and methods of improving processing in an encoder in a multimedia transmission system. Multimedia data may include one or more of motion video, audio, still images, or any...
8922400 Method for compressing digital values of image, audio and/or video files  
A method is disclosed for compressing a sequence of initial digital values into a compressed sequence of compressed values, intending to restore these values into a decompressed sequence of...
8923639 Image processing system, image processing method, and program  
It is an object to reduce a computation related to a detection of a corresponding point intended for a compressed dynamic image. In order to attain the object, there are acquired first and second...
8917931 Color conversion based on an HVS model  
An encoder for encoding a video stream or an image is described herein. The encoder receives an input video stream and outputs an encoded video stream that can be decoded at a decoder to recover,...
8917944 Methods, devices and computer program products for capture and display of visually encoded data and an image  
Visually encoded data is captured along with one or more visual elements, the encoded data is decoded and one composite view is displayed that incorporates information related to the decoding...
8913184 Systems and methods for determining video field sharpness  
Systems and methods are provided for detecting sharpness among video fields. In certain implementations of the systems and methods, a plurality of video fields is received and a sharpness metric...
8908984 Apparatus and methods for recompression of digital images  
A system and method for generating a second reduced size digital image from a first digital image, the method including iteratively compressing the first digital image to an extent determined by a...
8902470 Image processing apparatus, image forming system, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes: a multi-level unit that applies a multi-level process on binary halftone dot image data indicating a binary halftone dot image, to form multi-level image...
8891894 Psychovisual image compression  
Psychovisual image compression techniques are disclosed that compress pixel data by a fixed compression ratio with little or no perceptual loss of detail. In some implementations, a psychovisual...
8891621 Image coding apparatus and image coding method  
To use both intraframe prediction coding and interframe prediction coding, and at the same time restrict a transfer volume of reference data used in motion detection in interframe prediction...
8892425 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...
8879638 Image coding apparatus and image conversion apparatus  
A statistical value calculation part specifies macroblocks positioned around an object macroblock and calculates a minimum average value of activities of the macroblocks. When images of the...