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Tihao Chiang, Huifang Sun, Wilson Kwok, Max Chien, Ya Qin Zhang: Apparatus and method for optimizing the rate control in a coding system. Sarnoff Corporation, Sharp Corporation, William J Purke, December 12, 2000: US06160846 (160 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting a quantizer scale for each macroblock to maintain the overall quality of the video image while optimizing the coding rate. A quantizer scale is selected for each macroblock such that target bit rate for the picture is achieved while an optimal quantization scale ...


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Tihao Chiang, Max Chien, Wilson Kwok, Huifang Sun: Apparatus and method for selecting a coding mode in a block-based coding system. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, February 20, 2001: US06192081 (111 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and concomitant method for selecting a macroblock coding mode based upon the quantization scale selected for the macroblock. The total number of bits needed to code each macroblock consists of two parts, bits needed for coding motion vectors and bits for coding the predictive residual. ...


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Max Chien, HuiFang Sun, Wilson Kwok: Temporal-spatial error concealment apparatus and method for video signal processors. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, April 15, 1997: US05621467 (62 worldwide citation)

A video decompression system includes block error concealment means for generating substitute data for lost blocks of pixel data. An interpolator generates both spatially and temporally interpolated or predicted blocks of data for concealing a lost block. Pixel data in the respective blocks of spati ...


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Fernando Ramirez Mireles, Robert Ayrapetian, Dale Smith, Max Chien, Sam Heidari: Method and apparatus for symbol boundary synchronization. Ikanos Communication, IP Creators, Charles C Cary, July 11, 2006: US07076002 (6 worldwide citation)

The apparatus for symbol boundary synchronization in one embodiment includes on the receive path of a multi-tone modem a window synchronizer, a converter and a symbol boundary component. The window synchronizer obtains windowed portions of the received datastream which includes symbols each expresse ...


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Max Chien Yee Ong, Haydn Ashley Thompson, Huw Llewelyn Edwards: Wireless signal propagation apparatus. Rolls-Royce, Oliff, April 5, 2016: US09306656 (1 worldwide citation)

There is provided apparatus for propagation of a wireless signal through a barrier comprising a first antenna for location on a first side of the barrier, a second antenna for location on a second side of the barrier and a waveguide. The waveguide comprises a conducting member passing through the ba ...


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Max Chien, Huifang Sun, Wilson Kwok: Temporal-spatial error concealment apparatus and method for video signal processors. Thomson Multimedia, DONG WEI, January 29, 1997: CN96102042

A video decompression system includes block error concealment means for generating substitute data for lost blocks of pixel data. An interpolator generates both spatially and temporally interpolated or predicted blocks of data for concealing a lost block. Pixel data in the respective blocks of spati ...


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Max Chien, Huifang Sun, Wilson Kwok: Temporal-spatial error concealment apparatus and method for video signal processors. Thomson Multimedia, July 11, 1996: TW280979

A video decompression system includes block error concealment ?means (22,41,42) for generating substitute data for lost blocks ?of pixel data. An interpolator generates both spatially (44) and ?temporally (40) interpolated or predicted blocks of data for ?concealing a lost block. Pixel data in the r ...


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