Patents Assigned to Google LLC
  • Patent number: 10740788
    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 identifying advertisements that are candidates to be provided within an advertising slot of the content segment, determining, based on respective bids, and the exposure interval, which advertisement will generate greater revenue within the advertising slot, and, providing such an advertisement in the advertising slot. Other embodiments of the various aspects include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Momchil Filev, Martin Freund
  • Patent number: 10742211
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes an interposer, first power connectors that are disposed on a first surface and that receive respective power inputs from one or more power sources, second power connectors that are disposed on the second surface and that receive a respective third power connector of an integrated circuit when the integrated circuit is mounted on the second surface of the interposer, a plurality of switches formed within the interposer, control circuitry formed within the interposer, and a sequencer circuit coupled to the control input of the control circuitry and that generates a different values for a control input signal that causes the control logic of the control circuitry to generate a corresponding set of switch signals, and the plurality of different values for the control input signal are generated according to a predefined sequence to provide power to the integrated circuit according to power up sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Houle Gan, Mikhail Popovich, Shuai Jiang, Gregory Sizikov, Chee Yee Chung
  • Patent number: 10740813
    Abstract: In one aspect, this application describes a method for determining a version of a software application targeted for a computing device. The method includes receiving, at an application marketplace system and from a user associated with a computing device that operates remotely from the application marketplace system, a request that corresponds to a software application distributed by the application marketplace system, the software application having multiple versions on the application marketplace system. The method also includes determining one or more device attributes that are associated with the computing device, and identifying a particular version of the software application, from among the multiple versions on the application marketplace system, that is targeted for the computing device based on the device attributes. The method also includes providing, for display to the user and in response to the request, information related to the particular version of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Firman, Jasper S. Lin, Mark D. Womack, Yu-Kuan Lin, Sheng-chi Hsieh, Juliana Tsang
  • Publication number: 20200251113
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Publication number: 20200251114
    Abstract: A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote device a verbal request to a first information provider and receiving a digital message from the first information provider in response to the transmitted verbal request. The digital message includes a symbolic representation indicator associated with a symbolic representation of the verbal request and data used to control an application. The method also includes transmitting, using the application, the symbolic representation indicator to a second information provider for generating results to be displayed on the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau, Natalia Marmasse, Sumit Agarwal, Dipchand Nishar
  • Publication number: 20200253029
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to a wall switch that comprises a docking station and a user-removable wall-switch head unit. In some embodiments, the docking station is configured to receive the user-removable wall-switch head unit, and configured to be permanently connected to a wall and coupled to high-power voltage wires. In some embodiments, the user-removable wall-switch head unit is configured to be user-insertable into said docking station and user-removable therefrom such that the user is not exposed to high-voltage connections when inserting or removing. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises inputs and outputs and circuitry for switchably controlling household line current power to a household electrical fixture. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises an occupancy sensor, a temperature sensor, or a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20200250251
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology evaluate places that are familiar to a given user in order to provide contextualized location information about other places of interest. This may include evaluating the actual number of visits by the given user to one or more locations in a given geographical area. For instance, places that have been visited a sufficient number of times within a particular timeframe are identified as personal landmarks for that user. Thus, when the user searches for a specific place or otherwise requests results that fit a query, the system can use the personalized landmark information to help rank search results and to provide location cues to aid the user to quickly and efficiently arrive at the location of the search result. Personal landmarks are necessarily familiar to the user, and thus can reduce the number of turn-by-turn directions or simplify the graphical interface of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Haroon Baig, Ankit Gupta
  • Publication number: 20200251112
    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: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor CARBUNE, Daniel KEYSERS, Thomas DESELAERS
  • Publication number: 20200249632
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a hybrid smartwatch that incorporates digital technology with an analog timepiece in a wristwatch form factor. A digital display layer of a non-emissive material is configured to present notices, data, content and other information. An analog display layer includes one or more hands of the timepiece, and overlies the digital display layer. The hands may be controlled by a processor through micro-stepper motors or other actuators. Physical motion of the hands is simultaneously coupled with arrangement of content or other elements on the display layer, which results in numerous types of hybrid visualizations. This includes temporal presentations using hourly, daily, monthly or other time scales. Shape-shifting of the watch hands between 2D and 1D arrangements can linearly focus on certain information. And various content-aware layouts can highlight, bracket, occlude or otherwise emphasize or deemphasize displayed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alex Olwal, Philip Dam Roadley-Battin, Tyler Gough
  • Patent number: 10732928
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data corresponding one of streaming data or batch data and a content of the received data for computation. The method also includes determining an event time of the data for slicing the data, determining a processing time to output results of the received data, and emitting at least a portion of the results of the received data based on the processing time and the event time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Akidau, Robert Bradshaw, Ben Chambers, Craig Chambers, Reuven Lax, Daniel Mills, Frances Perry
  • Patent number: 10732051
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for sensor device. A sensor device may include a housing, a lens inserted into a first opening of the housing, a metal mask covering a portion of the interior of the lens, a passive infrared (PIR) sensor underneath the lens and the metal mask, and a light pipe around the PIR sensor, the lens, and the metal mask. Part of the light pipe may be positioned above an activation mechanism for a button. An airflow gasket may be around the PIR sensor. A filter circuit board may be under the PIR sensor and connected to leads of the PIR sensor. A control circuit board may include the activation mechanism for the button. A backplate may include a slot for attachment to a snap of a magazine in the housing of the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Clare Zhang, James Castro, Ken Jenks, Bryan Macomber
  • Patent number: 10732651
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitate network communications between a wireless network-connected thermostat and a cloud-based management server in a manner that promotes reduced power usage and extended service life of an energy-storage device of the thermostat, while at the same time accomplishing timely data transfer between the thermostat and the cloud-based management server for suitable and time-appropriate control of an HVAC system. The thermostat further comprises powering circuitry configured to: extract electrical power from one or more HVAC control wires in a manner that does not require a “common” wire; supply electrical power for thermostat operation; recharge the energy-storage device (if needed) using any surplus extracted power; and discharge the energy-storage device to assist in supplying electrical power for thermostat operation during intervals in which the extracted power alone is insufficient for thermostat operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Osborne Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Daniel A. Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan A. Dutra, David Bell, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Grant M. Erickson, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10733587
    Abstract: A user signs into an application via a user computing device at a merchant system location. The user computing device receives an identifier from a beacon device at the location to transmit to an account management system. The account management system transmits facial templates to the merchant camera device for users who are signed in to the application in range of the merchant beacon device. The user approaches a point of sale device to purchase a restricted product or service. The merchant camera device compares a captured facial image against the received facial templates to identify the user. A merchant POS device operator, after determining that the user is eligible for the restricted product or service based on account information of the user, selects a payment account of the user. The merchant POS device transmits transaction details to the account management system, which processes the transaction with an issuer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sashikanth Chandrasekaran, Denise Ho, Dmitry Kalenichenko, Varouj Chitilian, Timothy Raymond Zwiebel, Jumana Al Hashal
  • Patent number: 10733596
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for managing contactless transactions. A tap notification including at least a first identifier is received. A first counter in a first data set associated with the first identifier is incremented. It is determined if the first counter matches one of a plurality of thresholds. If it is determined that the first counter matches one of a plurality of thresholds, a first status level in the first data set is updated. A first set of benefits from a plurality of benefits stored in a memory based on the first status level is identified. The first set of benefits is associated with the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Emma K. Hopkinson
  • Patent number: 10733777
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and devices for generating annotations in images that can include receiving image data including images associated with locations. The images can include key images comprising one or more key annotations located at one or more key annotation locations in the one or more key images. At least one image and a pair of the key images that satisfies one or more annotation criteria can be selected based in part on one or more spatial relationships of the plurality of locations associated with the images. An annotation location for an annotation in the image can be determined based in part on the one or more key annotation locations of the one or more key annotations in the pair of the key images that satisfies the one or more annotation criteria. An annotation can be generated at the annotation location of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Sam Schpok
  • Patent number: D892120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Sweet, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Peter Michael Cazalet, Gina Reimann
  • Patent number: D892150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Pei-Ling Feng, Julian Le, Nayon Kim, Felix David Mejia Abreu, Harry Yu, Jason Kearns, Mark Buswell, James Felkins, Alexander Stillwell, Adriana Teresa Olmos Antillon, Matthew Stokes, Andrew Schoneweis
  • Patent number: D892157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Sowden, Eric Henry
  • Patent number: D892158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jan Jedrzejowicz, Brynn Marie Evans, Rebecca Gisoo Park Chiou
  • Patent number: D892195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Duffy, Melissa D McLean, Aamir S. Virani