Patents Assigned to Google Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180359477
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing video in multiple rating formats are disclosed herein. A rating component receives rating information for respective segments of a video and a tagging component tags the respective segments with the rating information. A storage component further stores the respective tagged segments, wherein the storage components stores multiple rated versions of a same video segment of the video. A request component further receives a request for the video and an identification component determines a desired rated version of the video based on the request. In turn, a selection component selects based on the request, one of the multiple rated versions of the same video segment of the video for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Jianfeng Yang
  • Publication number: 20180357660
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing application program interface calls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Varouj A. Chitilian, Ilya Netchitailo, Nikhil Bakshi, Jiaqi Yu, Chetan Patel
  • Publication number: 20180359198
    Abstract: Modifying computer program output in a voice or non-text input activated environment is provided. A system can receive audio signals detected by a microphone of a device. The system can parse the audio signal to identify a computer program to invoke. The computer program can identify a dialog data structure. The system can modify the identified dialog data structure to include a content item. The system can provide the modified dialog data structure to a computing device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Eidem, Alex Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20180356960
    Abstract: A media item project generation system for generating a composite media item, is disclosed herein. The media item project generation system can capture multiple media items and generate a new media item as a composite of the multiple media items. A content creator can capture a media item and display a representation of the media item while in a recording mode for capturing another media item. The representation can comprise an actionable graphical representation of the media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Molly Castle Nix
  • Publication number: 20180357310
    Abstract: Modifying computer program output in a voice or non-text input activated environment is provided. A system can receive audio signals detected by a microphone of a device. The system can parse the audio signal to identify a computer program to invoke. The computer program can identify a dialog data structure. The system can modify the identified dialog data structure to include a content item. The system can provide the modified dialog data structure to a computing device for presentation. The system can validate the dialog data structure output by the computing device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Eidem, Alex Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20180357309
    Abstract: Modifying computer program output in a voice or non-text input activated environment is provided. A system can receive audio signals detected by a microphone of a device. The system can parse the audio signal to identify a computer program to invoke. The computer program can identify a dialog data structure. The system can modify the identified dialog data structure to include a content item. The system can provide the modified dialog data structure to a computing device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Eidem, Alex Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20180358022
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to increasing the scalability of onboarding network resources, such as a digital component, to a voice-based network. The system enables the navigating of and interaction with digital components using voice or speech input and output interfaces on a computing device. The system can receive and processes an input audio signal to identify a digital component. The system enables voice-based interaction with the previously unregistered digital component via the input and output interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Bhargav Karnati, Varun Soundararajan
  • Publication number: 20180357666
    Abstract: An advertising method includes receiving by a processor, an indication that an ad is available for display on a viewer's media device; determining by the processor that the viewer has favorably reacted to or interacted with the ad; determining by the processor that the media device meets requirements for receiving notification files; sending by the processor the favorable determination and eligible status to a remote server; receiving by the processor a notification file from remote server and storing in memory on the media device; detecting by the processor, occurrence of a triggering event at the media device; and displaying content of the notification file at the media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Publication number: 20180351777
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using or providing trusted DNS resolutions are provided. A method for using trustworthy DNS resolutions may include obtaining a trusted DNS resolution for a domain name within web content. The method may also include initiating a connection to a host associated with the domain name with the trusted DNS resolution. According to a further embodiment, the domain name may be resolved without requesting DNS resolution for the domain name subsequent to identifying the domain name. A system for using a trusted DNS resolution may include trustworthy resolution module and a connection module. A method for providing trustworthy DNS resolutions may include identifying a domain name to be resolved. The method may also include providing a trusted DNS resolution for the identified domain name within web content. A system for providing trustworthy DNS resolutions may include a domain identification module and a trusted resolution provision module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: James Roskind
  • Publication number: 20180348965
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method for integrating personal content items in existing programming content. The method includes a step for selecting one or more personal content items. The method also includes a step for converting the selected content items to a presentation format. The method also includes a step for providing the converted content items for integration with existing programming content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Zoltan Stekkelpak
  • Publication number: 20180340646
    Abstract: A stand assembly for an electronic device includes a neck portion with a first end that holds and extends from the electronic device, a spine portion that is coupled via a joint structure to a second end of the neck portion, the joint structure being configured to provide a first rotational degree of freedom of the neck portion with respect to the spine portion, and one or more interconnect wires. The one or more interconnect wires include a first wire portion, a second wire portion and a third wire portion, the first wire portion being routed through an interior of the neck portion, the second wire portion being routed along a surface of the spine portion, and the third wire portion being routed though the joint structure from the surface of the spine portion to the interior of the neck portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Rafat E. Mehdi, Adam Scott Kilgore, Jason Evans Goulden
  • Publication number: 20180343174
    Abstract: A web browser extension specifies a set of rules identifying types of network requests or attributes of document object models that the web browser extension seeks to modify. Each of the set of rules is expressed in a declarative expression. A web browser receives the set of rules from the web browser extension, evaluates conditions from the set of rules in native code of the web browser, and executes at least one action from the set of rules based on at least one fulfilled condition of the conditions, in native code of the web browser, to apply the at least one action to a network request or to a document object model related to a web page rendered by a renderer process of the web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Battre, Aaron S. Boodman, Matthew Perry
  • Patent number: 10141366
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes a first semiconductor chip having a first pixel array. The first pixel array has visible light sensitive pixels. The apparatus includes a second semiconductor chip having a second pixel array. The first semiconductor chip is stacked on the second semiconductor chip such that the second pixel array resides beneath the first pixel array. The second pixel array has IR light sensitive pixels for time-of-flight based depth detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Chung Chun Wan
  • Publication number: 20180330405
    Abstract: Receiving bids for an online promotion opportunity to present promotional content. Each bid for the online promotion opportunity being associated with one of a set of primary bidders. Awarding the online promotion opportunity to a primary bidder from the set of primary bidders. Receiving at least one bid for affiliation with the awarded online promotion opportunity. Each bid for affiliation being associated with one of a set of secondary bidders. Awarding affiliation with the awarded online promotion opportunity to a secondary bidder from the set of secondary bidders. Transmitting the promotional content of the awarded primary bidder as affiliated with the awarded secondary bidder, and as an impression to a consumer during the online promotion opportunity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Malik Ashiru, Spencer Spinnell
  • Publication number: 20180330387
    Abstract: Conducting a group buying advertising campaign. Receiving a specification for a group-buying offer. Creating a candidate ad campaign based on the received specification. The candidate ad campaign includes at least one campaign feature. The candidate ad is characterized by at least one generalized feature. Determining the expected effectiveness of the candidate ad campaign. For an expected effectiveness less than the aggregate effectiveness of a set of at least one previously run ad campaigns having a generalized feature in common with the candidate campaign, editing the candidate ad campaign to incorporate at least one feature of the set of at least one previously run ad campaigns. Running the edited ad campaign in an ad display network. Collecting effectiveness data for each run ad campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenneth Harris, Xiaofeng Guo, Ke Huang, Bahman Rabii, Alok Goel
  • Publication number: 20180330410
    Abstract: A review matching system receives Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that are associated with product reviews for one or more products of a particular merchant. The review matching system also receives URLs associated with offers for one or more products of the merchant. After receiving the URLs, the review matching system determines the content of the product-review URLs and the product-offer URLs. Based on the determined content of the URLs, the review matching system determines a content of the product-review URL that matches content of the offer URL. If the review matching system determines a content match, the review matching system determines that the product-review URL is associated with the offer URL. The review matching system thus determines that the product review is a review for the product associated with the product-review URL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yuk Wah Wong, Natalie Sandrine Glance
  • Publication number: 20180330323
    Abstract: Automated package deliveries comprises a delivery drone that executes a method to receive, from a package delivery system computing device, information associated with a kiosk location for delivery of a package, the information comprising an identification of the package. The delivery device secures the package for transporting to the delivery location and transports the package to the kiosk location. The delivery device establishes a communication with the kiosk and verifies that the kiosk is associated with the identification of the package. The delivery device receives instructions from the kiosk for depositing the package in a bay of the kiosk and deposits the package in the bay of the kiosk. The kiosk receives the package from the aerial delivery device and transports the package to a package bin. The kiosk receives an input of a user authentication from the user and provides access to the package bin to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Kyle Trew, Michael Epstein
  • Publication number: 20180330378
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting a fraudulent payment transaction, including steps for receiving user location information, receiving user payment history information and building a predictive model, for a user, based on the user location information and the user payment history information. In certain aspects, the method further includes steps for receiving user status information in addition to a transaction event and evaluating the transaction event using the user status information and the predictive model to determine a likelihood that the transaction event is fraudulent. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Dan Fredinburg, Andrew Cary Swerdlow
  • Publication number: 20180322103
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting audiovisual features from images and other digital components. A data processing system can extract image data and image features from an input image. The data processing system can match the image features to the image features of a plurality of image to identify candidate images. A second image can be selected from the candidate images based on a request that the data processing system received with the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Boon-Lock Yeo, Xuemei GU, Gangjiang Li, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Publication number: 20180322536
    Abstract: A system and method for generating content having an embedded optical label includes serving the ad, logging engagement, and transmitting a platform-specific redirect link. A third-party content provider specifies a URL to a webpage. A content generator uses the URL to generate content including an optical label encoding a combined URL. The combined URL includes a click server URL and redirect links from the webpage. Content is generated with various elements from the webpage and served to a first client device. When a second client device scans the optical label, the second client device decodes the optical label and sends a request to a click server. The click server logs user engagement, detects the platform of the second client device, and transmits a redirect link to the second client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Guannan Zhang, Kai Ye, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets