W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > July 2009

[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

From: <jjcogliati-whatwg@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 07:25:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <580384.77475.qm@web63202.mail.re1.yahoo.com>



--- On Mon, 6/29/09, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

>  2. The remaining H.264 baseline patents owned by companies
> who are not 
> ? ? willing to license them royalty-free expire,
> leading to H.264 support 
> ? ? being available without license fees. =>
> H.264 becomes the de facto 
> ? ? codec for the Web.

This could be awhile.  I took the US patents listed on at:
http://www.mpegla.com/avc/avc-patentlist.cfm
in
http://www.mpegla.com/avc/avc-att1.pdf
and checked their expiration dates.
The last ones expires in 2028.  There maybe other patents that are not listed, and some that are listed may not actually be essential to the real date for H.264 being royalty free could be different.   

Here is the complete list:

Patent:  7,292,636 
Filed:  02 mar 2004  Granted:  06 nov 2007  Expiration:  02 mar 2024  Summary:  Using order value for processing a video picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,292,636 

Patent:  RE35,093 
Filed:  03 dec 1990  Granted:  09 mar 1993  Expiration:  03 dec 2010  Summary:  Systems and methods for coding even fields of interlaced video sequences  Notes:  Reissue of 05193004 filed 09 dec 1994 granted 21 nov 1995 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE35,093 

Patent:  7,388,916 
Filed:  07 jul 2001  Granted:  17 jun 2008  Expiration:  07 jul 2021  Summary:  Water ring scanning apparatus and method, and apparatus and method for encoding/decoding video sequences using the same  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,388,916 

Patent:  4,796,087 
Filed:  01 jun 1987  Granted:  03 jan 1989  Expiration:  01 jun 2007  Summary:  Process for coding by transformation for the transmission of picture signals  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=4,796,087 

Patent:  6,894,628 
Filed:  17 jul 2003  Granted:  17 may 2005  Expiration:  17 jul 2023  Summary:  Apparatus and methods for entropy-encoding or entropy-decoding using an initialization of context variables  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,894,628 

Patent:  6,900,748 
Filed:  17 jul 2003  Granted:  31 may 2005  Expiration:  17 jul 2023  Summary:  Method and apparatus for binarization and arithmetic coding of a data value  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,900,748 

Patent:  7,088,271 
Filed:  03 may 2005  Granted:  08 aug 2006  Expiration:  03 may 2025  Summary:  Method and apparatus for binarization and arithmetic coding of a data value  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,088,271 

Patent:  6,943,710 
Filed:  04 dec 2003  Granted:  13 sep 2005  Expiration:  04 dec 2023  Summary:  Method and arrangement for arithmetic encoding and decoding binary states and a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,943,710 

Patent:  7,286,710 
Filed:  01 oct 2003  Granted:  23 oct 2007  Expiration:  01 oct 2023  Summary:  Coding of a syntax element contained in a pre-coded video signal  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,286,710 

Patent:  7,379,608 
Filed:  04 dec 2003  Granted:  27 may 2008  Expiration:  04 dec 2023  Summary:  Arithmetic coding for transforming video and picture data units  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,379,608 

Patent:  7,496,143 
Filed:  27 dec 2004  Granted:  24 feb 2009  Expiration:  27 dec 2024  Summary:  Method and arrangement for coding transform coefficients in picture and/or video coders and decoders and a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,496,143 

Patent:  5,235,618 
Filed:  06 nov 1990  Granted:  10 aug 1993  Expiration:  06 nov 2010  Summary:  Video signal coding apparatus, coding method used in the video signal coding apparatus and video signal coding transmission system having the video signal coding apparatus  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,235,618 

Patent:  4,849,812 
Filed:  24 feb 1988  Granted:  18 jul 1989  Expiration:  24 feb 2008  Summary:  Television system in which digitized picture signals subjected to a transform coding are transmitted from an encoding station to a decoding station  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=4,849,812 

Patent:  5,021,879 
Filed:  24 sep 1990  Granted:  04 jun 1991  Expiration:  24 sep 2010  Summary:  System for transmitting video pictures  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,021,879 

Patent:  5,128,758 
Filed:  02 jun 1989  Granted:  07 jul 1992  Expiration:  02 jun 2009  Summary:  Method and apparatus for digitally processing a high definition television augmentation signal  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,128,758 

Patent:  5,179,442 
Filed:  26 nov 1990  Granted:  12 jan 1993  Expiration:  26 nov 2010  Summary:  Method and apparatus for digitally processing a high definition television augmentation signal  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,179,442 

Patent:  5,606,539 
Filed:  31 aug 1994  Granted:  25 feb 1997  Expiration:  31 aug 2014  Summary:  Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an audio and/or video signal, and a record carrier for use with such apparatus  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,606,539 

Patent:  5,608,697 
Filed:  18 mar 1996  Granted:  04 mar 1997  Expiration:  18 mar 2016  Summary:  Record carrier containing an audio and/or video signal which has been encoded and includes a decoder delay time parameter indicating a time delay for one or more portions of the signal  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,608,697 

Patent:  5,844,867 
Filed:  09 sep 1996  Granted:  01 dec 1998  Expiration:  09 sep 2016  Summary:  Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding an audio and/or video signal, and a record carrier used therewith or produced therefrom  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,844,867 

Patent:  5,699,476 
Filed:  09 may 1996  Granted:  16 dec 1997  Expiration:  09 may 2016  Summary:  Method and apparatus for transmitting and/or storing a series of hierarchically encoded digital image data blocks  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,699,476 

Patent:  5,740,310 
Filed:  28 jun 1994  Granted:  14 apr 1998  Expiration:  28 jun 2014  Summary:  Method of maintaining display continuity from a CD with slow-motion or freeze capability  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,740,310 

Patent:  RE40,177 
Filed:  24 aug 1999  Granted:  15 jul 2003  Expiration:  24 aug 2019  Summary:  Method and apparatus for filtering an image  Notes:  Reissue of 06594400 filed 11 apr 2005 granted 25 mar 2008 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE40,177 

Patent:  RE40,178 
Filed:  24 aug 1999  Granted:  15 jul 2003  Expiration:  24 aug 2019  Summary:  Method of filtering an image  Notes:  Reissue of 06594400 filed 11 apr 2005 granted 25 mar 2008 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE40,178 

Patent:  RE40,179 
Filed:  24 aug 1999  Granted:  15 jul 2003  Expiration:  24 aug 2019  Summary:  Method of image filtering based on successive pixels  Notes:  Reissue of 06594400 filed 11 apr 2005 granted 25 mar 2008 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE40,179 

Patent:  RE40,180 
Filed:  24 aug 1999  Granted:  15 jul 2003  Expiration:  24 aug 2019  Summary:  Method of filtering an image based on comparisons  Notes:  Reissue of 06594400 filed 11 apr 2005 granted 25 mar 2008 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE40,180 

Patent:  6,912,351 
Filed:  19 oct 1998  Granted:  28 jun 2005  Expiration:  19 oct 2018  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,912,351 

Patent:  7,403,663 
Filed:  31 oct 2007  Granted:  22 jul 2008  Expiration:  31 oct 2027  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,403,663 

Patent:  7,424,159 
Filed:  31 oct 2007  Granted:  09 sep 2008  Expiration:  31 oct 2027  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,424,159 

Patent:  7,433,525 
Filed:  22 dec 2004  Granted:  07 oct 2008  Expiration:  22 dec 2024  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,433,525 

Patent:  7,440,627 
Filed:  31 oct 2007  Granted:  21 oct 2008  Expiration:  31 oct 2027  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,440,627 

Patent:  7,447,367 
Filed:  30 aug 2007  Granted:  04 nov 2008  Expiration:  30 aug 2027  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,447,367 

Patent:  7,463,776 
Filed:  31 oct 2007  Granted:  09 dec 2008  Expiration:  31 oct 2027  Summary:  Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,463,776 

Patent:  7,233,621 
Filed:  06 jan 2003  Granted:  19 jun 2007  Expiration:  06 jan 2023  Summary:  Method of determining a motion vector for deriving motion vectors of bi-predictive block  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,233,621 

Patent:  7,262,886 
Filed:  04 jan 2007  Granted:  28 aug 2007  Expiration:  04 jan 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,262,886 

Patent:  7,277,593 
Filed:  04 jan 2007  Granted:  02 oct 2007  Expiration:  04 jan 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,277,593 

Patent:  7,289,682 
Filed:  09 feb 2007  Granted:  30 oct 2007  Expiration:  09 feb 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,289,682 

Patent:  7,359,569 
Filed:  28 jun 2007  Granted:  15 apr 2008  Expiration:  28 jun 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,359,569 

Patent:  7,391,921 
Filed:  28 jun 2007  Granted:  24 jun 2008  Expiration:  28 jun 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,391,921 

Patent:  7,391,922 
Filed:  07 aug 2007  Granted:  24 jun 2008  Expiration:  07 aug 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,391,922 

Patent:  7,394,945 
Filed:  07 aug 2007  Granted:  01 jul 2008  Expiration:  07 aug 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,394,945 

Patent:  7,397,965 
Filed:  19 oct 2007  Granted:  08 jul 2008  Expiration:  19 oct 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,397,965 

Patent:  7,403,667 
Filed:  29 aug 2007  Granted:  22 jul 2008  Expiration:  29 aug 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,403,667 

Patent:  7,437,015 
Filed:  29 aug 2007  Granted:  14 oct 2008  Expiration:  29 aug 2027  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,437,015 

Patent:  7,463,786 
Filed:  18 apr 2008  Granted:  09 dec 2008  Expiration:  18 apr 2028  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,463,786 

Patent:  7,492,959 
Filed:  18 apr 2008  Granted:  17 feb 2009  Expiration:  18 apr 2028  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,492,959 

Patent:  7,492,960 
Filed:  18 apr 2008  Granted:  17 feb 2009  Expiration:  18 apr 2028  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,492,960 

Patent:  7,496,239 
Filed:  18 apr 2008  Granted:  24 feb 2009  Expiration:  18 apr 2028  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,496,239 

Patent:  7,499,598 
Filed:  18 apr 2008  Granted:  03 mar 2009  Expiration:  18 apr 2028  Summary:  Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,499,598 

Patent:  6,563,953 
Filed:  30 nov 1998  Granted:  13 may 2003  Expiration:  30 nov 2018  Summary:  Predictive image compression using a single variable length code for both the luminance and chrominance blocks for each macroblock  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,563,953 

Patent:  6,735,345 
Filed:  19 mar 2003  Granted:  11 may 2004  Expiration:  19 mar 2023  Summary:  Efficient macroblock header coding for video compression  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,735,345 

Patent:  7,289,673 
Filed:  27 jul 2006  Granted:  30 oct 2007  Expiration:  27 jul 2026  Summary:  Decoding macroblock type and coded block pattern information  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,289,673 

Patent:  6,882,685 
Filed:  18 sep 2001  Granted:  19 apr 2005  Expiration:  18 sep 2021  Summary:  Block transform and quantization for image and video coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,882,685 

Patent:  7,106,797 
Filed:  12 apr 2005  Granted:  12 sep 2006  Expiration:  12 apr 2025  Summary:  Block transform and quantization for image and video coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,106,797 

Patent:  6,912,584 
Filed:  23 dec 2002  Granted:  28 jun 2005  Expiration:  23 dec 2022  Summary:  Media coding for loss recovery with remotely predicted data units  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,912,584 

Patent:  7,116,830 
Filed:  17 dec 2002  Granted:  03 oct 2006  Expiration:  17 dec 2022  Summary:  Spatial extrapolation of pixel values in intraframe video coding and decoding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,116,830 

Patent:  7,120,197 
Filed:  17 dec 2002  Granted:  10 oct 2006  Expiration:  17 dec 2022  Summary:  Motion compensation loop with filtering  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,120,197 

Patent:  7,263,232 
Filed:  01 feb 2006  Granted:  28 aug 2007  Expiration:  01 feb 2026  Summary:  Spatial extrapolation of pixel values in intraframe video coding and decoding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,263,232 

Patent:  7,149,247 
Filed:  22 jan 2003  Granted:  12 dec 2006  Expiration:  22 jan 2023  Summary:  Methods and systems for encoding and decoding video data to enable random access and splicing  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,149,247 

Patent:  7,162,091 
Filed:  31 mar 2003  Granted:  09 jan 2007  Expiration:  31 mar 2023  Summary:  Intra compression of pixel blocks using predicted mean  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,162,091 

Patent:  7,266,149 
Filed:  17 dec 2002  Granted:  04 sep 2007  Expiration:  17 dec 2022  Summary:  Sub-block transform coding of prediction residuals  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,266,149 

Patent:  7,505,485 
Filed:  22 jan 2003  Granted:  17 mar 2009  Expiration:  22 jan 2023  Summary:  Methods and systems for start code emulation prevention and data stuffing  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,505,485 

Patent:  5,926,225 
Filed:  24 nov 1997  Granted:  20 jul 1999  Expiration:  24 nov 2017  Summary:  Image coder which includes both a short-term frame memory and long-term frame memory in the local decoding loop  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,926,225 

Patent:  6,097,759 
Filed:  22 nov 1999  Granted:  01 aug 2000  Expiration:  22 nov 2019  Summary:  Image signal coding system  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,097,759 

Patent:  7,095,344 
Filed:  10 apr 2003  Granted:  22 aug 2006  Expiration:  10 apr 2023  Summary:  Digital signal encoding device, digital signal decoding device, digital signal arithmetic encoding method and digital signal arithmetic decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,095,344 

Patent:  7,388,526 
Filed:  03 may 2007  Granted:  17 jun 2008  Expiration:  03 may 2027  Summary:  Digital signal coding apparatus, digital signal decoding apparatus, digital signal arithmetic coding method and digital signal arithmetic decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,388,526 

Patent:  7,408,488 
Filed:  23 jul 2007  Granted:  05 aug 2008  Expiration:  23 jul 2027  Summary:  Digital signal coding apparatus, digital signal decoding apparatus, digital signal arithmetic coding method and digital signal arithmetic decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,408,488 

Patent:  7,346,216 
Filed:  10 sep 2003  Granted:  18 mar 2008  Expiration:  10 sep 2023  Summary:  Video encoding method, video decoding method, video encoding apparatus, video decoding apparatus, video encoding program, and video decoding program  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,346,216 

Patent:  RE35,910 
Filed:  11 may 1990  Granted:  12 may 1992  Expiration:  11 may 2010  Summary:  Moving image signal encoding apparatus and decoding apparatus  Notes:  Reissue of 05113255 filed 12 may 1994 granted 29 sep 1998 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE35,910 

Patent:  5,223,949 
Filed:  17 apr 1992  Granted:  29 jun 1993  Expiration:  17 apr 2012  Summary:  Coding means for a signal processing system  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,223,949 

Patent:  6,608,939 
Filed:  18 may 2001  Granted:  19 aug 2003  Expiration:  18 may 2021  Summary:  Image encoder  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,608,939 

Patent:  6,658,152 
Filed:  04 dec 2001  Granted:  02 dec 2003  Expiration:  04 dec 2021  Summary:  Image coding apparatus and an image decoding apparatus  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,658,152 

Patent:  6,681,048 
Filed:  20 dec 2001  Granted:  20 jan 2004  Expiration:  20 dec 2021  Summary:  Image coding apparatus and an image decoding apparatus  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,681,048 

Patent:  6,373,856 
Filed:  15 sep 1998  Granted:  16 apr 2002  Expiration:  15 sep 2018  Summary:  Communications system for transmission of multimedia digital data and a method therefor  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,373,856 

Patent:  6,445,739 
Filed:  29 sep 1998  Granted:  03 sep 2002  Expiration:  29 sep 2018  Summary:  Quantization matrix for still and moving picture coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,445,739 

Patent:  6,501,793 
Filed:  16 may 2001  Granted:  31 dec 2002  Expiration:  16 may 2021  Summary:  Quantization matrix for still and moving picture coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,501,793 

Patent:  6,954,157 
Filed:  21 apr 2005  Granted:  11 oct 2005  Expiration:  21 apr 2025  Summary:  Variable length coding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,954,157 

Patent:  6,967,600 
Filed:  09 dec 2003  Granted:  22 nov 2005  Expiration:  09 dec 2023  Summary:  Variable length coding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,967,600 

Patent:  7,312,731 
Filed:  06 oct 2006  Granted:  25 dec 2007  Expiration:  06 oct 2026  Summary:  Variable length coding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,312,731 

Patent:  6,992,605 
Filed:  21 apr 2005  Granted:  31 jan 2006  Expiration:  21 apr 2025  Summary:  Variable length coding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,992,605 

Patent:  7,088,269 
Filed:  24 feb 2005  Granted:  08 aug 2006  Expiration:  24 feb 2025  Summary:  Variable-length encoding method, variable-length decoding method, storage medium, variable-length encoding device, variable-length decoding device, and bit stream  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,088,269 

Patent:  7,095,896 
Filed:  27 mar 2003  Granted:  22 aug 2006  Expiration:  27 mar 2023  Summary:  Image encoding method and image decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,095,896 

Patent:  7,305,134 
Filed:  15 jun 2006  Granted:  04 dec 2007  Expiration:  15 jun 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,305,134 

Patent:  7,308,143 
Filed:  15 jun 2006  Granted:  11 dec 2007  Expiration:  15 jun 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,308,143 

Patent:  7,308,144 
Filed:  15 jun 2006  Granted:  11 dec 2007  Expiration:  15 jun 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,308,144 

Patent:  7,308,149 
Filed:  15 jun 2006  Granted:  11 dec 2007  Expiration:  15 jun 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,308,149 

Patent:  7,126,989 
Filed:  11 sep 2002  Granted:  24 oct 2006  Expiration:  11 sep 2022  Summary:  Image coding method and image decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,126,989 

Patent:  7,167,591 
Filed:  10 apr 2003  Granted:  23 jan 2007  Expiration:  10 apr 2023  Summary:  Image encoding method and image decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,167,591 

Patent:  7,218,787 
Filed:  26 oct 2006  Granted:  15 may 2007  Expiration:  26 oct 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,218,787 

Patent:  7,184,598 
Filed:  15 jun 2006  Granted:  27 feb 2007  Expiration:  15 jun 2026  Summary:  Picture coding method and picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,184,598 

Patent:  7,206,347 
Filed:  07 jul 2003  Granted:  17 apr 2007  Expiration:  07 jul 2023  Summary:  Image coding method and image decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,206,347 

Patent:  7,209,520 
Filed:  02 oct 2002  Granted:  24 apr 2007  Expiration:  02 oct 2022  Summary:  Moving picture encoding method and moving picture decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,209,520 

Patent:  7,305,035 
Filed:  16 apr 2003  Granted:  04 dec 2007  Expiration:  16 apr 2023  Summary:  Variable length encoding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,305,035 

Patent:  7,327,788 
Filed:  28 apr 2003  Granted:  05 feb 2008  Expiration:  28 apr 2023  Summary:  Motion vector derivation method, dynamic image encoding method, and dynamic image decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,327,788 

Patent:  7,362,807 
Filed:  08 jan 2003  Granted:  22 apr 2008  Expiration:  08 jan 2023  Summary:  Motion vector coding method and motion vector decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,362,807 

Patent:  7,411,526 
Filed:  31 jul 2006  Granted:  12 aug 2008  Expiration:  31 jul 2026  Summary:  Variable length coding method and variable length decoding method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,411,526 

Patent:  5,384,849 
Filed:  18 may 1993  Granted:  24 jan 1995  Expiration:  18 may 2013  Summary:  Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding data including the suppression of blocking artifacts  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,384,849 

Patent:  5,467,086 
Filed:  18 jun 1993  Granted:  14 nov 1995  Expiration:  18 jun 2013  Summary:  Apparatus and method of coding/decoding video data  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,467,086 

Patent:  5,654,706 
Filed:  18 dec 1996  Granted:  05 aug 1997  Expiration:  18 dec 2016  Summary:  System for variable length decoding digital transmission data which has been compressed by selecting a scanning pattern  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,654,706 

Patent:  6,680,975 
Filed:  02 nov 2000  Granted:  20 jan 2004  Expiration:  02 nov 2020  Summary:  Signal encoding and decoding system and method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,680,975 

Patent:  7,292,657 
Filed:  03 jul 2003  Granted:  06 nov 2007  Expiration:  03 jul 2023  Summary:  Signal compressing signal  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,292,657 

Patent:  6,646,578 
Filed:  22 nov 2002  Granted:  11 nov 2003  Expiration:  22 nov 2022  Summary:  Context adaptive variable length decoding system and method  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,646,578 

Patent:  7,050,504 
Filed:  05 dec 2002  Granted:  23 may 2006  Expiration:  05 dec 2022  Summary:  Low-complexity deblocking filter  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,050,504 

Patent:  7,227,901 
Filed:  21 nov 2002  Granted:  05 jun 2007  Expiration:  21 nov 2022  Summary:  Low-complexity deblocking filter  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,227,901 

Patent:  7,400,681 
Filed:  28 nov 2003  Granted:  15 jul 2008  Expiration:  28 nov 2023  Summary:  Low-complexity motion vector prediction for video codec with two lists of reference pictures  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,400,681 

Patent:  6,510,554 
Filed:  27 apr 1998  Granted:  21 jan 2003  Expiration:  27 apr 2018  Summary:  Method for generating information sub-streams for FF/REW applications  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,510,554 

Patent:  7,106,795 
Filed:  30 sep 2002  Granted:  12 sep 2006  Expiration:  30 sep 2022  Summary:  Systems and methods for enabling reduced bit-depth processing and memory reduction in video-related data processing  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,106,795 

Patent:  7,123,655 
Filed:  02 may 2002  Granted:  17 oct 2006  Expiration:  02 may 2022  Summary:  Method for reduced bit-depth quantization  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,123,655 

Patent:  7,130,348 
Filed:  30 sep 2002  Granted:  31 oct 2006  Expiration:  30 sep 2022  Summary:  Systems and methods for reduced bit-depth processing in video-related data  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,130,348 

Patent:  7,170,942 
Filed:  20 dec 2002  Granted:  30 jan 2007  Expiration:  20 dec 2022  Summary:  Systems and methods for efficient video-related data processing  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,170,942 

Patent:  7,340,102 
Filed:  08 dec 2006  Granted:  04 mar 2008  Expiration:  08 dec 2026  Summary:  Decoding apparatus using tool information for constructing a decoding algorithm  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,340,102 

Patent:  7,352,812 
Filed:  29 mar 2002  Granted:  01 apr 2008  Expiration:  29 mar 2022  Summary:  Method and apparatus for controlling loop filtering or post filtering in block based motion compensationed video coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,352,812 

Patent:  7,386,048 
Filed:  31 mar 2003  Granted:  10 jun 2008  Expiration:  31 mar 2023  Summary:  Methods and systems for image intra-prediction mode organization  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,386,048 

Patent:  5,933,541 
Filed:  16 aug 1996  Granted:  03 aug 1999  Expiration:  16 aug 2016  Summary:  Method for processing decoded picture blocks in a block-based method of picture coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,933,541 

Patent:  6,115,503 
Filed:  03 jul 1997  Granted:  05 sep 2000  Expiration:  03 jul 2017  Summary:  Method and apparatus for reducing coding artifacts of block-based image encoding and object-based image encoding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,115,503 

Patent:  RE37,222 
Filed:  12 oct 1990  Granted:  21 jul 1992  Expiration:  12 oct 2010  Summary:  Video signal transmitting system  Notes:  Reissue of 05132792 filed 19 jul 1994 granted 12 jun 2001 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE37,222 

Patent:  4,864,393 
Filed:  31 may 1988  Granted:  05 sep 1989  Expiration:  31 may 2008  Summary:  Motion vector estimation in television images  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=4,864,393 

Patent:  5,510,840 
Filed:  15 may 1995  Granted:  23 apr 1996  Expiration:  15 may 2015  Summary:  Methods and devices for encoding and decoding frame signals and recording medium therefor  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,510,840 

Patent:  5,539,466 
Filed:  26 sep 1994  Granted:  23 jul 1996  Expiration:  26 sep 2014  Summary:  Efficient coding apparatus for picture signal and decoding apparatus therefor  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,539,466 

Patent:  6,160,849 
Filed:  30 may 1995  Granted:  12 dec 2000  Expiration:  30 may 2015  Summary:  Selectable field and frame based predictive video coding  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,160,849 

Patent:  5,930,395 
Filed:  25 oct 1996  Granted:  27 jul 1999  Expiration:  25 oct 2016  Summary:  Moving-picture signal coding and/or decoding system resistant to transmission error  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5,930,395 

Patent:  6,353,681 
Filed:  23 dec 1999  Granted:  05 mar 2002  Expiration:  23 dec 2019  Summary:  Computer system for realizing coding function having improved error resilience  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,353,681 

Patent:  6,408,098 
Filed:  23 dec 1999  Granted:  18 jun 2002  Expiration:  23 dec 2019  Summary:  Moving-picture signal for use in a coding apparatus for transmitting image information  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,408,098 

Patent:  6,571,361 
Filed:  16 sep 1998  Granted:  27 may 2003  Expiration:  16 sep 2018  Summary:  Encoder and decoder  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,571,361 

Patent:  7,321,995 
Filed:  09 apr 2003  Granted:  22 jan 2008  Expiration:  09 apr 2023  Summary:  Coding system and decoding system  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,321,995 

Patent:  6,621,931 
Filed:  29 jan 2002  Granted:  16 sep 2003  Expiration:  29 jan 2022  Summary:  Moving-picture signal coding and/or decoding system resistant to transmission error  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,621,931 

Patent:  RE34,965 
Filed:  18 jan 1990  Granted:  15 jan 1991  Expiration:  18 jan 2010  Summary:  Inter-frame predictive encoding system with encoded and transmitted prediction error  Notes:  Reissue of 04985768 filed 14 jan 1993 granted 13 jun 1995 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE34,965 

Patent:  RE35,158 
Filed:  26 apr 1990  Granted:  01 jan 1991  Expiration:  26 apr 2010  Summary:  Apparatus for adaptive inter-frame predictive encoding of video signal  Notes:  Reissue of 04982285 filed 28 dec 1992 granted 20 feb 1996 http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=RE35,158 

Patent:  7,020,200 
Filed:  13 aug 2002  Granted:  28 mar 2006  Expiration:  13 aug 2022  Summary:  System and method for direct motion vector prediction in bi-predictive video frames and fields  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,020,200 

Patent:  6,862,043 
Filed:  02 feb 1999  Granted:  01 mar 2005  Expiration:  02 feb 2019  Summary:  Device for converting video format  Notes:   http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,862,043 

Josh Cogliati
http://jjc.freeshell.org/
Received on Friday, 3 July 2009 07:25:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:08:50 UTC