Patents Assigned to Google LLC
  • Publication number: 20220148536
    Abstract: This document describes systems and techniques directed at minimizing display flickering during biometric authentication. In aspects, an electronic device having a display panel and a biometric authentication system, such as an under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS), includes a display manager configured to implement a localized high-luminance region on the display panel during biometric authentication. The display manager may be further configured to implement a standby state at one or more intervals during the biometric authentication, so as to reduce a number of signal modulations which may otherwise be perceived as a display flickering. In so doing, the display manager selectively entering a standby state during a biometric authentication can minimize display flickering, affording a better user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Sangmoo Choi
  • Publication number: 20220147650
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein may include receiving, at a first computing system, encrypted identifiers and encrypted values, performing, by the first computing system, a concealing operation on the encrypted identifiers to produce concealed encrypted identifiers, wherein the concealing operation conceals the encrypted identifiers from the first computing system and a second computing system but enables matching between the concealed encrypted identifiers, decrypting, by the second computing system, the concealed encrypted identifiers to produce concealed identifiers, and performing, by the second computing system, an aggregation operation using the concealed identifiers and the encrypted values to produce an encrypted aggregate value without accessing personally identifiable information associated with the encrypted values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Karn Seth, Sarvar Patel, Mariana Raykova, Srinivasan Seshadri, Margo Werner, Philip McDonnell, Amin Charaniya
  • Publication number: 20220148582
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for neural network adaptive beamforming for multichannel speech recognition are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving a first channel of audio data corresponding to an utterance and a second channel of audio data corresponding to the utterance. The actions further include generating a first set of filter parameters for a first filter based on the first channel of audio data and the second channel of audio data and a second set of filter parameters for a second filter based on the first channel of audio data and the second channel of audio data. The actions further include generating a single combined channel of audio data. The actions further include inputting the audio data to a neural network. The actions further include providing a transcription for the utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bo Li, Ron Weiss, Michiel A.U. Bacchiani, Tara N. Sainath, Kevin William Wilson
  • Publication number: 20220149655
    Abstract: A device may include a rectifier circuit providing a rectified DC signal, a rechargeable energy-storage element, and a power-management integrated circuit (PMIC). The PMIC may include a charging circuit for the rechargeable energy-storage element; a current-sensing circuit that measures a current provided by the rectified DC signal; a programmable current limit; a voltage-sensing circuit that measures a voltage on the rechargeable energy-storage element; and a controller that regulates the current provided to a DC output of the PMIC. the DC output of the PMIC may be regulated based at least in part on the current provided by the rectified DC signal; the programmable current limit; and the voltage on the rechargeable energy-storage element. The DC output of the PMIC may provide energy to a plurality of other energy-consuming subsystems on the device and to the charging circuit for the rechargeable energy-storage element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Eric Marschalkowski, William Alan Saperstein
  • Publication number: 20220148614
    Abstract: Techniques and computing devices are described that automatically caption content directly from audio data being output from content sources, unlike other captioning systems which often rely on information contained in audio signals being sent to speakers. The disclosed techniques and computing devices may analyze metadata to determine whether the audio data is suitable for captioning or whether the audio data is some other type of audio data. Responsive to identifying audio data for captioning, the disclosed techniques and computing devices can generate a description of audible sounds interpreted from the audio data, providing for the automatic captioning of content and making audible content accessible to many users who have difficulty hearing or are otherise unable to listen to content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Asa Jonas Ivry Block, Elliott Charles Burford, Anthony Felice Tripaldi, Stefanie Bianca Pitaro, Heather Patricia Luipold, Brian Kemler, Kelsie Hope Van Deman, Nadav Bar, Robert James Berry, Daniel Cohen, Michelle Ramanovich, Thomas Weedon Hume, Nicole Kiana Bleuel, Benjamin Schlesinger, Justin Wooyoung Lee, Kevin Rocard, Eric Laurent
  • Publication number: 20220150128
    Abstract: A system for simulating network configurations includes data processing hardware and memory hardware in communication with the data processing hardware. The memory hardware stores instructions that when executed on the data processing hardware cause the data processing hardware to perform operations. The operations includes receiving one or more parameter changes for a production network model of a network. The operations also include generating a simulation network model including the one or more parameter changes. Another operation includes analyzing the simulated network flow within the simulation network model. The operations also include generating a report including an impact of the parameter changes on the network. The operations may also include receiving a production network log including a recorded workflow for the production network model and simulating the production workflow of the production network log within the simulation network model to generate a simulated network log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gargi Adhav, Hui Liu, Vishal Gupta, Vikas Aggarwal, Kan Cai, Xiaoyu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220147448
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data objects, determining a predicted lifespan of each data object, and instantiating multiple shard files. Each shard file has an associated predicted lifespan range. The method also includes writing each data object into a corresponding shard file having the associated predicted lifespan range that includes the predicted lifespan of the respective data object and storing the shard files in a distributed system. The method also includes determining whether any stored shard files satisfy a compaction criteria based on a number of deleted data objects in each corresponding stored shard file. For each stored shard file satisfying the compaction criteria, the method also includes compacting the stored shard file by rewriting the remaining data objects of the stored shard file into a new shard file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Wangyuan Zhang, Sandeep Singhal, Sangho Yoon, Guangda Lai, Arash Baratloo, Zhifan Zhang, Gael Hatchue Njouyep, Pramod Gaud
  • Patent number: 11328486
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first image including color data and depth data, determining a viewpoint associated with an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) display displaying a second image, receiving at least one calibration image including an object in the first image, the object being in a different pose as compared to a pose of the object in the first image, and generating the second image based on the first image, the viewpoint and the at least one calibration image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anastasia Tkach, Ricardo Martin Brualla, Shahram Izadi, Shuoran Yang, Cem Keskin, Sean Ryan Francesco Fanello, Philip Davidson, Jonathan Taylor, Rohit Pandey, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Pavlo Pidlypenskyi
  • Patent number: 11329227
    Abstract: Methods and devices for forming painted circuits using multiple layers of electrically conductive paint. In one aspect, a painted circuit includes a substrate (111) and one or more paint layer (106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 120, 122) applied to the substrate, where the one or more paint layers each form an electrical component of the painted circuit. A given paint layer of the one or more paint layers includes a conductive paint formulation having a resistance that is defined by a concentration of conductive material that is included in the conductive paint formulation and a thickness of the given paint layer, and lower concentrations of the conductive material included in the conductive paint formulation provide a higher resistance than higher concentrations of conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Katy Kasmai, Haydn Kirk Vestal
  • Patent number: 11329507
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, by a mobile computing device, electrical power via a wireless charging link between the mobile computing device and a wireless charging device; and responsive to an activation state of a camera of the mobile computing device, selectively adjusting, by the mobile computing device, one or more parameters of the wireless charging link, wherein wireless charging via the wireless charging link with the adjusted one or more parameters generates less noise in images captured by the camera while the mobile computing device receives electrical power via the wireless charging link than wireless charging with unadjusted one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Hall, Ping Tong Chu
  • Patent number: 11328013
    Abstract: Implementations relate to generating theme-based videos. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method to automatically generate a theme-based video includes obtaining image criteria for a theme from a theme definition, querying an image database to obtain a plurality of images that meet the image criteria, determining that a count of the plurality of images satisfies a threshold based on the theme definition, and generating the theme-based video that includes one or more of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Novikoff, Jingyu Cui
  • Patent number: 11330036
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to allocating communication resources via information technology infrastructure. A system can provide a communication tag and an analytics tag for integration in a web site. The system can receive a request to allocate a phone number generated based on an interaction between the communication tag and the analytics tag. The request can include a first field comprising the communication endpoint identifier, a second field comprising the site identifier for the web site, and a third field comprising a session identifier for the computing device. The system can determine a virtual phone number to assign to a combination of the values of the fields provided in the request, and create a link between the assigned virtual number and the combination. The system can provide the assigned virtual phone number to the computing device that initiated the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Anshul Kothari, Daniel Andersson, Amit Agarwal, Anshul Kundani, Narendra Kumar Singhal, Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Osman Akef
  • Patent number: 11328321
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to content presentation. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving ad information from a seller; generating, using one or more processors, a single conversion ad using the received ad information, where the single conversion ad has an available inventory of one such that only a single conversion of the ad can be performed; transmitting the single conversion ad to one or more potential buyers; receive an input from one of the one or more potential buyers; and notifying the seller of the user input. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Satyam Shaw
  • Patent number: 11328014
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of extracting media segments based on fingerprint matching. The method can include receiving a media stream comprising a plurality of frames and generating a plurality of fingerprints corresponding to each frames. The method can receive a target timestamp and determine a target fingerprint from the plurality that corresponds to the target timestamp. The method can retrieve candidate fingerprints, each of the candidate fingerprints corresponding to a frame in a candidate media stream. The method can compare the target fingerprint to the candidate fingerprints to determine a matching candidate fingerprint. The method can match fingerprints that correspond to media frames before and after the target fingerprint to determine the upper and lower bounds of a segment of interest. The method can extract the segment of interest based on the bounds and provide it to a respective party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11329900
    Abstract: Determining an upgrade path from a starting topology to a target topology of a network is computationally intense and does not guarantee a steadily increasing usable capacity of the network at each stage within the upgrade path. The disclosed technology allows for a sequence of stages related to network upgrades to be generated. The technology ensures that networks can be upgraded in a sequential manner, where each step in the sequence does not violate service level objectives related to the network, ensures operational continuity of the network by users of the network, and ensures that the available network resources increase as the sequential upgrades are rolled out. The pathway determined is determined in a computationally efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Johnston, Anurag Sharma, Robert Nygaard, Ray Bennett, Robert Withrow
  • Patent number: 11330662
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for handling an attempt to resume a wireless connection using a base station that supports a different core-network type. While in a current resource control state, such as an inactive state 332, a user equipment (UE) 111 or 112 selects a base station 124 with a different core-network type than a previously selected base station 122 or 121. In some cases, this selected base station 124 does not support the current resource control state or does not enable the UE 111 or 112 to transition to a different resource control state, such as a connected state 330. Consequently, if the UE 111 or 112 attempts to perform a procedure that would result in the UE 111 or 112 transitioning to the unsupported resource control state, the procedure may fail and consequently waste network resources or delay communications with the UE 111 or 112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Teming Chen
  • Patent number: 11328114
    Abstract: Implementations include a batch-optimized render and fetch architecture. An example method performed by the architecture includes receiving a request from a batch process to render a web page and initializing a virtual clock and a task list for rendering the web page. The virtual clock stands still when a request for an embedded item is outstanding and when a task is ready to run. The method may also include generating a rendering result for the web page when the virtual clock matches a run time for a stop task in the task list, and providing the rendering result to the batch process. Another example method includes receiving a request from a batch process to render a web page, identifying an embedded item in the web page, and determining, based on a rewrite rule, that the embedded item has content that is duplicative of content for a previously fetched embedded item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Rupesh Kapoor, Hao Fang, Cristian Tapus, Erik Arjan Hendriks
  • Patent number: 11329943
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to communication over relatively low power protocols by adding reliability functionality are presented. Sent messages having reliability functionality include an acknowledgment request flag that indicates that the message includes a request to acknowledge the request once received and an application payload that includes data for the message. The acknowledgment request flag causes responding devices to send an acknowledgment message to the sending device indicating that the sent message has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pradip De, Jay D. Logue
  • Patent number: D951221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Rachael Gordon, Alberto Villarreal Bello
  • Patent number: D951292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Maxence Parache, Brian Patrick Pullen, Carsten Schwesig, Shinji Kimura