Thomson Licensing, a company involved in business activities in Consumer Electronics sector, has been recently granted a patent for invention titled “MULTI VIEW VIDEO CODING USING SCALABLE VIDEO CODING”.
The patent has been issued as granted patent number 305260 filed as application number 2046/DELNP/2008 having scope (abstract) of invention as:
“There are provided methods and apparatus for stereoscopic video coding using scalable video coding. A scalable video encoder includes an encoder (100) for encoding at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content by, encoding a particular view of the at least two views as a base layer, and encoding each of at least one other view of the at least two views as an enhancement layer using a prediction from a lower layer corresponding to at least one of the particular view and the at least one other view. The at least two views are encoded based on a selection from among at least two of temporal, spatial, and signal to noise ratio scalability techniques.”
The primary independent claim (claim 1) of this patent states:
“An apparatus comprising an encoder (100) for encoding at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content by, encoding a particular view of the at least two views as a base layer, and encoding each of at least one other view of the at least two views as an enhancement layer using a prediction from a lower layer corresponding to at least one of the particular view and the at least one other view, wherein the at least two views are encoded based on a selection from among at least two of temporal, spatial, and signal to noise ratio scalability techniques.”
The patent has been granted under International Patent Classification (IPC) H04N 7/50, which related to inventions:
“Involving Transform and Predictive Coding”
This patent can be opposed under post-grant patent opposition within 12 months of the date of grant of this patent.
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