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1. US20020097802 - Predictive image compression using a single variable length code for both the luminance and chrominance blocks for each macroblock

Office
United States of America
Application Number 09201272
Application Date 30.11.1998
Publication Number 20020097802
Publication Date 25.07.2002
Grant Number 6563953
Grant Date 13.05.2003
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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Applicants Microsoft Corporation
Inventors Lin, Chih-Lung
Lee, Ming-Chieh
Agents Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Priority Data 09201272 30.11.1998 US
Title
(EN) Predictive image compression using a single variable length code for both the luminance and chrominance blocks for each macroblock
Abstract
(EN)

The coded block parameters used to code blocks of image samples into structures called macroblocks are compressed more efficiently by exploiting the correlation between chrominance and luminance blocks in each macroblock. In particular, the coded block pattern for chrominance and luminance are combined into a single parameter for the macroblock and jointly coded with a single variable length code. To further enhance coding efficiency, the spatial coherence of coded block patterns can be exploited by using spatial prediction to compute predicted values for coded block pattern parameters.