Patents Assigned to Google LLC
  • Publication number: 20190155396
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for radio frequency (RF) based micro-motion tracking. These techniques enable even millimeter-scale hand motions to be tracked. To do so, radar signals are used from radar systems that, with conventional techniques, would only permit resolutions of a centimeter or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: Google LLC, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jaime Lien, Erik M. Olson, Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Publication number: 20190158660
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller preview data and call messages based on caller preview data. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to one or more callee devices, and establishing a connection to at least one callee device prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request by the callee device. At least a portion of caller preview data is transmitted to the callee device over the connection prior to the receipt of the call acceptance. In response to determining that the at least a portion of the caller preview data has been transmitted for a particular time period without receipt of the acceptance of the call request, information is transmitted to instruct a call message to be stored on the callee device, where the call message includes at least a part of the caller preview data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Lee ROGERS, Richard Yuan-Ching LO, Matthew Thomas AUSTIN, Justin UBERTI, Heidi Rafael SALES, Koa METTER, Anton VOLKOV
  • Publication number: 20190156831
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media related to receiving textual input of a user during a dialog between the user and an automated assistant (and optionally one or more additional users), and generating responsive reply content based on the textual input and based on user state information. The reply content is provided for inclusion in the dialog. In some implementations, the reply content is provided as a reply, by the automated assistant, to the user's textual input and may optionally be automatically incorporated in the dialog between the user and the automated assistant. In some implementations, the reply content is suggested by the automated assistant for inclusion in the dialog and is only included in the dialog in response to further user interface input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor CARBUNE, Daniel KEYSERS, Thomas DESELAERS
  • Publication number: 20190158473
    Abstract: Systems and methods of matching identifiers between multiple datasets are described herein. A system can transmit a first identifier vector to a third party server. The first identifier vector can include a first identifier, first parameters, and second parameters. The system can receive, from the third party server, the first identifier vector encrypted based on a third-party encryption. The system can receive, from the third party server, a second identifier vector encrypted based on the third-party encryption associated with the third party server. The second identifier vector can include a second identifier, third parameters, and fourth parameters. The system can determine a correlation count between the first identifier vector and the second identifier vector. The system can determine that the first identifier corresponds to the second identifier based on the correlation count. The system can generate one identifier key for both the first identifier and the second identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mahyar Salek, Philip McDonnell, Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Shobhit Saxena, David Owen Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20190159006
    Abstract: In embodiments of virtual addressing for mesh networks, a node in a mesh network publishes packets and/or subscribes to packets using a virtual address that is derived from a unique identifier. The unique identifier has a larger address space than the destination address field of the packet. The unique identifier and an application key are hashed to elide the unique identifier from the destination address that is transmitted in the packet over the mesh network. A node receiving the packet can determine that the address is a virtual address, and disambiguate the destination address to determine that the virtual address corresponds to a unique identifier known to the receiving node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Martin A. Turon
  • Publication number: 20190156856
    Abstract: In some implementations, (i) audio data representing a voice command spoken by a speaker and (ii) a speaker identification result indicating that the voice command was spoken by the speaker are obtained. A voice action is selected based at least on a transcription of the audio data. A service provider corresponding to the selected voice action is selected from among a plurality of different service providers. One or more input data types that the selected service provider uses to perform authentication for the selected voice action are identified. A request to perform the selected voice action and (i) one or more values that correspond to the identified one or more input data types are provided to the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Barnaby John James
  • Publication number: 20190159113
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for cloud-based adaptive configuration and control of a network device include, detecting an access by a user through the network device to a cloud-based service; and responsive to the detected access, configuring the network device to be controlled by the user via a cloud-based configuration controller. Further implementations include, receiving a configuration request from the network device, wherein the configuration request includes access information pertaining to an access made by a user to a cloud-based service; determining a cloud-based identity of the user based upon the received access information; associating the cloud-based identity with an ownership identifier; forming one or more instructions to configure the network device with the ownership identifier as an owner of the network device; and transmitting the one or more instructions to the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Roskind, Wan-Teh Chang
  • Publication number: 20190155232
    Abstract: A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user settings and/or control parameters. For some embodiments, the thermostat comprises a housing, a ring-shaped user-interface component configured to track a rotational input motion of a user, a processing system configured to identify a setpoint temperature value based on the tracked rotational input motion, and an electronic display coupled to the processing system. An interactive thermostat menuing system is accessible to the user by an inward pressing of the ring-shaped user interface component. User navigation within the interactive thermostat menuing system is achievable by virtue of respective rotational input motions and inward pressings of the ring-shaped user interface component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Michael J. Matas, Michael Plitkins
  • Patent number: 10295974
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for interactively and graphically displaying performance information to a user of an HVAC system controlled by a self-programming network-connected thermostat. The information is made on a remote display device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other computer, and includes a graphical daily summary each of several days. In response to a user selection of a day, detailed performance information is graphically displayed that can include an indication of HVAC activity on a timeline, the number of hours of HVAC activity, as well as one or more symbols on a timeline indicating setpoint changes, and when a setpoint was changed due to non-occupancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Timo A. Bruck, Evan J. Fisher, James B. Simister, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Clemens M. Knieper, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Michael Plitkins
  • Patent number: 10296194
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device includes: displaying a camera history timeline, including: displaying a chronologically ordered sequence of event identifiers, each event identifier corresponding to a respective camera event, each respective camera event associated with one or more respective alert events; and displaying, for a respective event identifier, one or more alert event indicators, each of the alert event indicators corresponding to an alert event associated with the camera event corresponding to the respective event identifier, each of the alert event indicators displayed with a visually distinctive display characteristic associated with a corresponding alert event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Melissa McLean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Webster Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10296525
    Abstract: Implementations relate to providing geographic locations related to user interests. In some implementations, a method includes receiving an indication of a user location and determining one or more subjects of interest to the user based on examining a collection of images associated with the user. The subjects of interest are determined by determining distinctive image characteristics that have a higher frequency in the collection of user images compared to a frequency of similar stored image characteristics of a population of images associated with multiple users. Site characteristics of a geographic area are obtained based on images captured in the geographic area. The site characteristics are compared to the subjects of interest and one or more geographic locations in the geographic area are determined that have site characteristics similar to the subjects of interest. The geographic locations are provided to be output by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brian Brewington, Sujoy Banerjee, Fritz Obermeyer
  • Patent number: 10296500
    Abstract: A method performs large-scale data processing in a distributed and parallel processing environment. The method defines application-independent map and reduce operations, each invoking one or more library functions that automatically handle data partitioning, parallelization of computations, and fault tolerance. A user specifies a map operation, which calls one or more of the application-independent map operators to perform data read and write operations. A user also specifies a reduce operation, which calls one or more of the application-independent reduce operators to perform data read and write operations. The method executes application-independent map worker processes. Each map worker process executes the user-specified map operation to read designated portions of input files and store intermediate data values in intermediate data structures. The method also executes application-independent reduce worker processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat
  • Patent number: 10296510
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for populating a form using a search query. In one aspect, a method include actions of providing a form for display on a user device. Additional actions include, while a particular field of the form is selected, receiving a request to perform a search query, in response to receiving the request, receiving one or more query terms, obtaining a result of performing a search query that includes the one or more query terms, and automatically populating the particular field of the form with the result of the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Young Hoon Jung, Dong Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10296128
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for a multi-state press and hold user interface. A state visualization may be displayed on a touchscreen. The state visualization may include a control for a controlled system and an indicator of a state of the controlled system. The indicator may be for an initial state of the controlled system. An indication of an initial touch input to the control may be received. It may be determined that touch input to the control has persisted for a threshold amount of time after the initial touch input to the control. An instruction may be sent to change state to the controlled system. The instruction may be based on the initial state of the controlled system. An updated state of the controlled system may be received. The indicator of the state visualization may be changed to an indicator for the updated state of the controlled system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Jordan Nold, Alberto Abelardo Vildosola, Joe Venters, Chikezie Ejiasi
  • Patent number: 10296608
    Abstract: A system of creating a multi-schema data store of a key-value store may include a computing device, a first computer-readable storage medium portion comprising a multi-schema data store, and a second computer-readable storage medium portion in communication with the first computer-readable storage medium portion. The system may receive data to be added to the multi-schema data store that includes data that is associated with a plurality of schemas, determine a unique identifier associated with the data, and parse the data to identify a plurality of data sets from the received data to be stored in the multi-schema data store. The system creates an entry in the multi-schema data store for each data set, and stores each data set in one of the created entries along with the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: John Anthony Kline
  • Patent number: 10296642
    Abstract: A system comprising a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to receive a record of data describing user engagement with content items in an online service; prepare the record of data for generating a model characterizing a network effect of a user interaction with a content item in the online service; generate the model characterizing the network effect of the user interaction with the content item in the online service; generate a predicted network effect score for a plurality of content items based on the model; organize the plurality of content items based on the predicted network effect score; and transmit the plurality of organized content items for presentation to a user. The disclosure also includes similar methods and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Harish Chandran, Junbin Teng, Alessandra Mazzia
  • Patent number: 10296592
    Abstract: Implementations disclose methods and systems for rendering, by a browser, a content item projected on a mesh. A method includes providing, by a browser executing on a user device, an application programming interface (API) to communicate with a web application that includes a user interface to present a content item on the user device; receiving, by the browser from the web application via the API, an instruction to project the content item on a mesh, where the instruction identifies the content item and the mesh; rendering, by the browser and without involvement of the web application, a first frame of the content item projected on the mesh in a first orientation; and causing, by the browser, the rendered first frame to be displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Top, Anjali Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10296943
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for presenting content based on information detected in real time includes: receiving first information corresponding to detection of at least attendance at a physical location; selecting, in real time with the detection, at least one winning bid based on the first information, the at least one winning bid conditioned on the first information meeting an attendance criterion; and providing at least one winning content item associated with the selected winning bid to a content presentation device at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gideon S. Mann, Ameesh Makadia, Shanmugavelayutham Muthukrishnan
  • Patent number: 10296758
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for detecting whether a wearable computing device is worn by a user or not. The detection can be made based on whether the device is secured to a user or based on a sensor. A device worn by a user may be operated in a private mode such that the user wearing the device is provided information that is useful while wearing the device. For example, the user may receive message notifications, news updates, telephone call information, or the like. A wearable computing device maybe operated in a public mode while not being worn by a user. While in the public mode, the device may provide non user specific information such as a current time, media items, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher James DiBona, Daniel Lawrence Morrill, Daniel Berlin
  • Patent number: D849027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Rocha, Ricardo Bruno Augusto Henriques, Ardan Arac, Pablo Majernik, Ryan Kelly