Patents Assigned to Google LLC
  • Patent number: 10726164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow advertisers to make ads available to publishers through an advertising system. The advertising system provides tamper proof tracking of conversion activity between publishers and advertisers. Further, advertisers can define plural different conversions to be associated with a single ad click through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kniaz, Abhinay Sharma, Kai Chen, Sam Mardanbeigi
  • Patent number: 10728489
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image capture, curation, and editing system that includes a resource-efficient mobile image capture device that continuously captures images. In particular, the present disclosure provides low power frameworks for controlling image sensor mode in a mobile image capture device. On example low power frame work includes a scene analyzer that analyzes a scene depicted by a first image and, based at least in part on such analysis, causes an image sensor control signal to be provided to an image sensor to adjust at least one of the frame rate and the resolution of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Donsbach, Benjamin Vanik, Jon Gabriel Clapper, Alison Lentz, Joshua Denali Lovejoy, Robert Douglas Fritz, III, Krzysztof Duleba, Li Zhang, Juston Payne, Emily Anne Fortuna, Iwona Bialynicka-Birula, Blaise Aguera-Arcas, Daniel Ramage, Benjamin James McMahan, Oliver Fritz Lange, Jess Holbrook
  • Patent number: 10728875
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wirelessly scanning frequency bands based on device location and/or mobility are presented. The method can include (i) scanning, by a mobile device and according to a first wireless scanning protocol, frequencies within first frequency bands that correspond to a first geographic region and second frequency bands that correspond to a second geographic region; (ii) determining at least one of an estimated location or an estimated mobility characteristic of the mobile device; (iii) determining, based on at least one of the estimated location or the estimated mobility characteristic, to adjust a scheduled time for the mobile device to initiate scanning according to a second wireless scanning protocol; (iv) and initiating at the scheduled time, scanning according to the second wireless scanning protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shivank Nayak, Rukun Mao, Qin Zhang, Siddharth Ray
  • Publication number: 20200234706
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for designating certain voice commands as hotwords. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of receiving a hotword followed by a voice command. Additional actions include determining that the voice command satisfies one or more predetermined criteria associated with designating the voice command as a hotword, where a voice command that is designated as a hotword is treated as a voice input regardless of whether the voice command is preceded by another hotword. Further actions include, in response to determining that the voice command satisfies one or more predetermined criteria associated with designating the voice command as a hotword, designating the voice command as a hotword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Sharifi
  • Publication number: 20200229515
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and objects embodying, an interactive fabric which is configured to sense user interactions in the form of single or multi-touch-input (e.g., gestures). The interactive fabric may be integrated into a wearable interactive garment (e.g., a jacket, shirt, or pants) that is coupled (e.g., via a wired or wireless connection) to a gesture manager. The gesture manager may be implemented at the interactive garment, or remote from the interactive garment, such as at a computing device that is wirelessly paired with the interactive garment and/or at a remote cloud based service. Generally, the gesture manager recognizes user interactions to the interactive fabric, and in response, triggers various different types of functionality, such as answering a phone call, sending a text message, creating a journal entry, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten C. Schwesig, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, Hakim K. Raja, David Scott Allmon, Gerard George Pallipuram, Shiho Fukuhara, Nan-Wei Gong
  • Publication number: 20200236172
    Abstract: A data storage apparatus includes an interface and one or more processors. The interface is configured for communicating with a cloud-based object storage system 5 having a built-in versioning mechanism that assigns version numbers to objects stored therein. The one or more processors are configured to receive data for storage from one or more workloads, to store the data as objects in the cloud-based object storage system, and to 10 update and record reference counts for at least some of the objects, by forcing the built-in versioning mechanism of the cloud-based object storage system to update the version numbers so as to match the reference counts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shahar Frank, Amir Mosek
  • Publication number: 20200234045
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) overlay augments traditional menu items with corresponding photos, thereby facilitating a decision-making process of a user ordering from the menu. In addition to providing imagery of the menu items listed, other information may also be supplied, such as ratings, reviews etc. In this regard, users can visualize what to expect before ordering, and can order with a greater degree of confidence that they will enjoy the menu item they select.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Cesar Morais Palomo, Haroon Baig
  • Publication number: 20200236094
    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: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mahyar Salek, Philip McDonnell, Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Shobhit Saxena, David Owen Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20200236181
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing third-party content can include a data processing system receiving criteria defining online activities of an online activity type related to a product or service context from a computing device of a third-party content provider. The data processing system can identify a cluster of client devices based on the defined online activities, and determine a subset of keywords associated with the defined online activities and the identified cluster of client devices. The data processing system can determine a performance metric of the subset of keywords based on the cluster of client devices, and provide the subset of keywords and the performance metric to the computing device. The data processing system can receive from the computing device a parameter value of a first keyword of the subset of keywords to use in selecting content items of the third-party content provider associated with the first keyword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gavin James, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10721706
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a method can include identifying, by a computing device, a geographic proximity of an entity, establishing, by the computing device, direct short-range communications with the entity, the computing device and the entity being able to communicate with one another using a short-range communication protocol. The method can further include receiving, by the computing device, an indication that the computing device shares an identifier with the entity, and receiving, by the computing device, information relevant to the computing device regarding the entity based on the shared identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Kenneth Hobbs, Randall Cole Luecke
  • Patent number: 10721513
    Abstract: A promotional message may be provided to a first portion of a group of users. A first watch time may be identified based on an amount of time during a period of time that users of the first portion view the video content items after being provided the promotional message. A second watch time may be identified based on an amount of time during the period of time that users of a second portion of the group view video content items where the promotional message is not provided to the users of the second portion of the group. A difference between the first watch time and the second watch time may be calculated. A determination of whether to provide the promotional message to a subsequent user sharing one or more characteristics with the group of users may be based on the difference between the first watch time and the second watch time may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Prachi Gupta, Eyal Manor
  • Patent number: 10719575
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a system for transforming sparse elements to a dense matrix. The system is configured to receive a request for an output matrix based on sparse elements including sparse elements associated with a first dense matrix and sparse elements associated with a second dense matrix; obtain the sparse elements associated with the first dense matrix fetched by a first group of sparse element access units; obtain the sparse elements associated with the second dense matrix fetched by a second group of sparse element access units; and transform the sparse elements associated with the first dense matrix and the sparse elements associated with the second dense matrix to generate the output dense matrix that includes the sparse elements associated with the first dense matrix and the sparse elements associated with the second dense matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Narayanaswami, Rahul Nagarajan, Dong Hyuk Woo, Christopher Daniel Leary
  • Patent number: 10719776
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for resetting a qubit. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a qubit, wherein the qubit operates over a qubit frequency spectrum with a first flux-insensitive point and a second flux-insensitive point. The apparatus further includes a readout resonator, wherein the readout resonator operates at a readout resonator frequency in-between the first flux insensitive point and the second flux-insensitive point. The apparatus further includes a frequency controller that is configured to control the frequency of the qubit such that during a reset operation the frequency of the qubit is adjusted relative to the readout resonator frequency and the qubit is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Julian Shaw Kelly
  • Patent number: 10719222
    Abstract: A method and workstation for generating a transcript of a conversation between a patient and a healthcare practitioner is disclosed. A workstation is provided with a tool for rendering of an audio recording of the conversation and generating a display of a transcript of the audio recording using a speech-to-text engine, thereby enabling inspection of the accuracy of conversion of speech to text. A tool is provided for scrolling through the transcript and rendering the portion of the audio according to the position of the scrolling. There is a highlighting in the transcript of words or phrases spoken by the patient relating to symptoms, medications or other medically relevant concepts. Additionally, there is provided a set of transcript supplement tools enabling editing of specific portions of the transcript based on the content of the corresponding portion of audio recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Strader, William Ito, Christopher Co, Katherine Chou, Alvin Rajkomar, Rebecca Rolfe
  • Patent number: 10718539
    Abstract: A control system includes an energy management system in operation with intelligent, network-connected thermostats located in structures. The thermostats are operable to control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Control during a demand response (DR) event period may be performed based on an optimal control trajectory of the HVAC system, where the control trajectory is optimal in that it minimizes a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Mark Malhotra, Allen J. Minich, Mark D. Stefanski
  • Patent number: 10719764
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating an output sequence from an input sequence. In one aspect, one of the systems includes an encoder neural network configured to receive the input sequence and generate encoded representations of the network inputs, the encoder neural network comprising a sequence of one or more encoder subnetworks, each encoder subnetwork configured to receive a respective encoder subnetwork input for each of the input positions and to generate a respective subnetwork output for each of the input positions, and each encoder subnetwork comprising: an encoder self-attention sub-layer that is configured to receive the subnetwork input for each of the input positions and, for each particular input position in the input order: apply an attention mechanism over the encoder subnetwork inputs using one or more queries derived from the encoder subnetwork input at the particular input position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Noam M. Shazeer, Aidan Nicholas Gomez, Lukasz Mieczyslaw Kaiser, Jakob D. Uszkoreit, Llion Owen Jones, Niki J. Parmar, Illia Polosukhin, Ashish Teku Vaswani
  • Patent number: 10719515
    Abstract: Systems and methods of voice activated thread management in a voice activated data packet based environment are provided. A natural language processor (“NLP”) component can receive and parse data packets comprising a first input audio signal to identify a first request and a first trigger keyword. A direct action application programming interface (“API”) can generate a first action data structure with a parameter defining a first action. The NLP component can receive and parse a second input audio signal to identify a second request and a second trigger keyword, and can generate a second action data structure with a parameter defining a second action. A pooling component can generate the first and second action data structures into a pooled data structure, and can transmit the pooled data structure to a service provider computing device to cause it device to perform an operation defined by the pooled data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 10720146
    Abstract: A device may identify a plurality of sources for outputs that the device is configured to provide. The plurality of sources may include at least one of a particular application in the device, an operating system of the device, a particular area within a display of the device, or a particular graphical user interface object. The device may also assign a set of distinct voices to respective sources of the plurality of sources. The device may also receive a request for speech output. The device may also select a particular source that is associated with the requested speech output. The device may also generate speech having particular voice characteristics of a particular voice assigned to the particular source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ioannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Fergus James Henderson
  • Patent number: 10719591
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed a data processing system for authenticating packetized audio signals in a voice activated computer network environment. The data processing system can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of auditory data packet transmission over one or more computer networks by, for example, disabling malicious transmissions prior to their transmission across the network. The present solution can also improve computational efficiency by disabling remote computer processes possibly affected by or caused by the malicious audio signal transmissions. By disabling the transmission of malicious audio signals, the system can reduce bandwidth utilization by not transmitting the data packets carrying the malicious audio signal across the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ken Krieger, Andrew Joseph Alexander Gildfind, Nicholas Salvatore Arini, Simon Michael Rowe, Raimundo Mirisola, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: D890720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Minh-Nhat Le, James Dwight McLurkin, Kai Yick, William Rutledge