Dolby Laboratories Patent Applications

HIGH PERFORMANCE SCREENS FOR LASER PROJECTION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176846
The present invention provides a cinema screen that improves audience perception of brightness at, for example, a premium theater without additional illumination cost. The screen is produced from materials that also help mitigate speckle from laser illumination. The screen has properties and includes structures that may be tuned to the specific capabilities of the projection system, arrangement of the theater, and projector (and angle of projection, angle of viewing). Light reflected…

Reconstructing Audio Signals with Multiple Decorrelation Techniques

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178650
A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding M encoded audio channels representing N audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the M encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the M encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream. The method also includes analyzing the M audio channels to detect a location of a transient, decorrelating the M audio channels, and deriving N audio…

Reconstructing Audio Signals with Multiple Decorrelation Techniques

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178651
A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding M encoded audio channels representing N audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the M encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the M encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream. The method also includes analyzing the M audio channels to detect a location of a transient, decorrelating the M audio channels, and deriving N audio…

Reconstructing Audio Signals with Multiple Decorrelation Techniques

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178652
A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding M encoded audio channels representing N audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the M encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the M encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream. The method also includes analyzing the M audio channels to detect a location of a transient, decorrelating the M audio channels, and deriving N audio…

Reconstructing Audio Signals with Multiple Decorrelation Techniques

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178653
A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding M encoded audio channels representing N audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the M encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the M encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream. The method also includes analyzing the M audio channels to detect a location of a transient, decorrelating the M audio channels, and deriving N audio…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179900
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179901
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179902
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179903
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179904
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179905
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179906
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179907
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179908
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Audio Control Using Auditory Event Detection

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179909
In some embodiments, a method for processing an audio signal in an audio processing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a parameter, the parameter indicating a location of an auditory event boundary. An audio portion between consecutive auditory event boundaries constitutes an auditory event. The method further includes applying a modification to the audio signal based in part on an occurrence of the auditory event. The parameter may be generated by…

Piecewise Inter-Layer Prediction for Signals with Enhanced Dynamic Range

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180734
Pixel data of a video sequence with enhanced dynamic range (EDR) are predicted based on pixel data of a corresponding video sequence with standard dynamic range (SDR) and a piecewise inter-layer predictor. The output parameters of the piecewise predictor are computed based atleast on two sets of pre-computed values and a prediction cost criterion. The first set of pre-computed values applies to all input SDR frames and comprises a set of SDR pixel values raised to one or more integer…

Rate Control for Video Splicing Applications

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180735
Rate control techniques are provided for encoding an input video sequence into a compressed coded bitstream with multiple coding passes. The final coding pass may comprise final splices with non-overlapping frames that do not extend into neighboring final splices. A final splice in the final coding pass may correspond to at least one non-final splice in a non-final coding pass. A non-final splice may have overlapping frames that extend into neighboring final splices in the final coding…

Systems and Methods for Controlling Dual Modulation Displays

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170169768
In one embodiment, a dual modulator display systems and methods for rendering target image data upon the dual modulator display system are disclosed where the display system receives target image data, possible HDR image data and first calculates display control signals and then calculates backlight control signals from the display control signals. This order of calculating display signals and then backlight control signals later as a function of the display systems may tend to reduce…

Systems and Methods for Light Field Modeling Techniques for Multi-Modulation Displays

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170171522
Dual and multi-modulator projector display systems and techniques are disclosed. In one embodiment, a projector display system comprises a light source; a controller, a first modulator, receiving light from the light source and rendering a halftone image of said the input image; a blurring optical system that blurs said halftone image with a Point Spread Function (PSF); and a second modulator receiving the blurred halftone image and rendering a pulse width modulated image which may be…

Audio Object Clustering with Single Channel Quality Preservation

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170171687
Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to audio object clustering with single channel quality preservation. A method of clustering audio objects is disclosed. The method includes determining cluster positions based on object positions of the audio objects and a reference speaker layout, the reference speaker layout indicating speakers located at different speaker positions. The method also includes determining object-to-cluster gains based on the determined cluster positions, the…