Patents Assigned to Google Technology Holdings LLC
  • Patent number: 10389979
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a location via a called telephony communication device is disclosed. The method at the called telephony communication device includes receiving a request from a calling telephony communication device. Further, the method includes determining whether the received request is for monitoring the location. The method further includes automatically transmitting audio/video data captured via the called telephony communication device to the calling telephony communication device when the received request is determined to be one for monitoring the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Glen P. Goffin, Evan A. Groat, David Grubb
  • Patent number: 10389998
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus (400) for three-dimensional television (3DTV) image adjustment includes loading (342, 344) default 2D-to-3D image setting values from a default settings memory to a user adjustment settings memory, annunciating (346) the default 2D-to-3D image setting values, receiving (361, 362) a 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment, saving (370) the 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment in the user adjustment settings memory, and applying (390) the 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment to a 2D-to-3D converted image. These methods and apparatuses allow individual users to set 3DTV image settings to their personal preferences to compensate for brightness reductions caused by 3DTV glasses, depth perception sensitivities, and other image quality factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ajay K Luthra, Michael A Grossman, Jae Hoon Kim, Arjun Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 10387020
    Abstract: A display system includes a display and a control circuit operable with the display. The display is configured to provide visual output having a presentation orientation. When user input is received, the control circuit can alter the presentation orientation from an initial orientation in response to user input. When non-user events or device events are detected, the control circuit can revert the presentation orientation to the initial orientation in response to the non-user event or device event. Where the presentation orientation has a user input configuration associated therewith, the user input configuration can either be altered with the presentation orientation or retained in an initial disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Cauwels, Rachid M. Alameh, Timothy Dickinson, Phillip D. Rasky, Paul R. Steuer
  • Patent number: 10381010
    Abstract: A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The control operation is performed while the first processor is maintained in the sleep operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Gunn, Pratik M. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 10381001
    Abstract: A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The control operation is performed while the first processor is maintained in the sleep operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Gunn, Pratik M. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 10381002
    Abstract: A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The control operation is performed while the first processor is maintained in the sleep operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Gunn, Pratik M. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 10372193
    Abstract: A device (102) detects when a user is in close physical proximity to the device, such as within a few feet of the device. While the user is in close physical proximity to the device, the device also detects the location of the user relative to the device, and optionally a speed at which the user is moving. The user interface presented by the device is adapted to the location of the user relative to the device and optionally the speed at which the user is moving, but without needing physical manipulation of the device by the user. The adaptation can include, for example, orienting content presented on a display of the device based on the location of the user relative to the device so that the content appears “upright” or “right side up” for the user to view given their location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Roger W. Ady, Rachid Alameh, Paul R. Steuer
  • Patent number: 10372323
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for a gesture-enabled tool that enables a user to assemble a data bundle using a single continuous gesture to select items for the data bundle from a plurality of menus or lists and to deliver the data bundle to a recipient as part of the single continuous gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Martin R. Pais, Rachid M. Alameh, Paul B. Crosbie, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10373615
    Abstract: A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The control operation is performed while the first processor is maintained in the sleep operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Gunn, Pratik M. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 10368050
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer readable media for receiving a multiprogram program transport service that includes one or more compressed video services and one or more 3D-2D conversion options, generating an uncompressed video signal by performing a decoding portion of a transcoding operation for one of the one or more of the video services, determining from the 3D-2D conversion option whether a 3D-2D conversion is to be performed, performing a scale conversion on the uncompressed video according to a specified type of 3D-2D conversion, generating a compressed video service by performing an encoding portion of a transcoding operation on the uncompressed video that has been scale converted, and generating a second multiprogram program transport service that includes the compressed video signal that has been 3D-2D converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Schaffer, Siu-Wai Wu
  • Patent number: 10366688
    Abstract: A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The control operation is performed while the first processor is maintained in the sleep operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Gunn, Pratik M. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 10348664
    Abstract: A method and system for selectively communicating information are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the method includes receiving at a server first information portions regarding one or more preferences, instructions, user profile details, or operational history details. The method also includes receiving an initial version of a message including additional information from a mobile device associated with a user, and determining based upon the first information portions that the additional information should be modified. The method further includes generating a first modified version of the message by modifying the additional information, and sending, for receipt by a further mobile device associated with a further user, the first modified version. Accordingly, in at least some embodiments, the first modified version of the message can include additional relevant content suited for each given recipient, based on (for example) preference, profile, or history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Alex G. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 10347239
    Abstract: Techniques (300, 400, 500) and apparatuses (100, 200, 700) for recognizing accented speech are described. In some embodiments, an accent module recognizes accented speech using an accent library based on device data, uses different speech recognition correction levels based on an application field into which recognized words are set to be provided, or updates an accent library based on corrections made to incorrectly recognized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Kristin A. Gray
  • Publication number: 20190199918
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques that provide a “best” picture taken within a few seconds of the moment when a capture command is received (e.g., when the “shutter” button is pressed). In some situations, several still images are automatically (that is, without the user's input) captured. These images are compared to find a “best” image that is presented to the photographer for consideration. Video is also captured automatically and analyzed to see if there is an action scene or other motion content around the time of the capture command If the analysis reveals anything interesting, then the video clip is presented to the photographer. The video clip may be cropped to match the still-capture scene and to remove transitory parts. Higher-precision horizon detection may be provided based on motion analysis and on pixel-data analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Doina I. Petrescu, Thomas T. Lay, Steven R. Petrie, Bill Ryan, Snigdha Sinha, Jeffrey S. Vanhoof
  • Patent number: 10331223
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems includes an electronic device determining a context of operation for the electronic device that affects a gesture recognition function performed by the electronic device. The electronic device also selects, based on the context of operation, one of a plurality of gesture recognition systems in the electronic device as an active gesture recognition system for receiving gesturing input to perform the gesture recognition function, wherein the plurality of gesture recognition systems comprises an image-based gesture recognition system and a non-image-based gesture recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Patrick J. Cauwels, David G. Fliszar
  • Patent number: 10331202
    Abstract: In aspects of the disclosed technology, a processor receives a message containing updated content information and updated state information relating to an application of a first device and updates a peer table to reflect the updates. The processor outputs a message containing information related to the updated content and updated state to a second device, the message configured to cause the second device to update its lock screen to reflect the updated state information. The processor further updates the peer table upon receiving an update from the second device indicating that a user of the second device has selected the application. Finally, the processor outputs updated peer information to the first device that causes the first device to end content associated with the updated content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Sujoy Das
  • Patent number: 10333891
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Remote Access Server (RAS) to provide a communication channel between UPnP Remote Access Clients (RACs) connected thereto. The UPnP RAS maintains local discovery information for UPnP devices connected to a local network and remote discovery information for remote UPnP devices communicating therewith. The UPnP RAS provides the remote UPnP devices communicating therewith with the local discovery information and the remote discovery information. The remote discovery information is utilized by a first remote UPnP device to discover a second UPnP device and vice versa. After discovery, a first remote UPnP device can communicate with a second UPnP device and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Qi-Bin Wu
  • Patent number: 10327269
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for coupling wireless devices. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) initiating, at a camera device, a connection utility configured to enable the camera device to communicatively couple to a second electronic device via a wireless network; (2) capturing an image via the camera device; (3) obtaining information to facilitate connection to the second electronic device based at least in part on the captured image; and (4) establishing a wireless connection utilizing the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott P. Debates, Francis W. Forest
  • Publication number: 20190182646
    Abstract: Methods and systems for vicarious downloading or uploading of information are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such a system involves a mobile device that includes a memory device capable of storing information or content, and at least one wireless communication component. The mobile device further includes a processing device coupled at least indirectly to the memory device and to the at least one wireless communication component, and a power source. The processing device is configured to determine at least one characteristic/condition pertaining in at least some manner to the mobile device. Also, the mobile device is configured to send a command message to another device when the at least one characteristic/condition is determined, the command message being configured cause the other device to perform vicariously a downloading or uploading of the information or content on behalf of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Azimul Mannan
  • Patent number: 10311427
    Abstract: A system (211) and method (300) for reliable monitoring of secure application execution events is provided. The system can include a Near Field Communication (NFC) modem (140) for communicating transaction events of a secure contactless transaction (358) with a NFC reader (170), a secure controller (200) for monitoring state transitions caused by the transaction events, and a mobile host communicatively coupled to the secure controller for receiving hardware event notifications of the state transitions. The secure controller can generate message using a hardware interrupt to a mobile host based on secure applet state transition monitoring by setting up the events flag such as a Transaction Completion Flag (TCF) (372) into an Events Status Register (232) to identify a status of a secure contactless transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Sklovsky, Ruben R. Formoso, Lyle A. Gaastra