Google Patent Applications

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  • Publication number: 20190090010
    Abstract: This disclosure relates system(s) and method(s) for overlaying functionalities, text, annotations, and/or features on video advertisements and content videos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jamieson Kerns, Mary Moon, Shiva Jaini, Nicola Ann Crane
  • Publication number: 20190089758
    Abstract: A user device receives a first media item that is associated with a second media item. The device determines that a playback state for the device indicates that the device is paired with an alternative playback device. The device sends the playback state in a request for the second media item, receives the second media item in a first format for playback on the user device and in a second format for playback on the alternative playback device. The device determines whether the playback state of the device is the same. The device displays a first graphical representation of the second media item in the first format on the user device if the user device is no longer paired with the alternative playback device and displays a second graphical representation of the second media item in the second format on the user device if the user device is still paired with the alternative playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Richard Rapp, Justin Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190087497
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media that may be used to generate causal models and calculate a selection bias in mixed media. In some embodiments, the selection bias calculation is in search sponsored content in the context of mixed media modeling. In some embodiments, a method for search bias correction is based on the back-door criterion from causal inference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Chan, Yueqing Wang, Aiyou Chen, James Koehler, Yuxue Jin, Michael Perry, Yunting Sun
  • Publication number: 20190087469
    Abstract: Systems and methods for model validation includes generating a first and a second time series of segmentation states for a data set representative of a simulated population, e.g., a collection of membership counts corresponding to respective segments of the simulated population. The first and second time series of segmentation states are generated by respectively processing the data set through a first and a second simulation each comprising iterative application of a plurality of event functions. The first and the second simulation differ in at least one capacity, e.g., one including a first event function configured with a first parameter, and the second not. Analysis of differences between the first and second time series may be compared to analysis of one of the time series using a subject model. The comparison is then used to validate the model or demonstrate accuracies, inaccuracies, and/or model bias with respect to a performance metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Zhang, Jon Vaver
  • Publication number: 20190086971
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for access to high frame-rate radar data via a circular buffer are described. In some implementations, a radar sensor collects radar data regarding objects detected by a radar field and stores the data to a circular buffer. A data manager monitors the circular buffer and processes data requests from multiple applications. Through use of the described techniques and devices, the multiple applications can efficiently access the requested radar frame data from the circular buffer, reducing both memory requirements and processor resource usage associated with providing the requested data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Sanders, Gabriel O. Taubman
  • Publication number: 20190087443
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating location data with one or more entities. Location data from, for example, mobile devices carried by users, may indicate a first entity as being associated with the given location data. However, one or more affirmative user inputs may indicate that a second entity is additionally, and/or alternatively associated with location data. Accordingly, location data may be associated with the second entity. In some implementations the first entity may be dissociated from the first location data. In some implementations second location data may be identified as being associated with the first entity and the second location data may be associated with the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jesse M. Rosenstock, Matthew T. D'Zmura
  • Publication number: 20190079787
    Abstract: A client system presents, within an execution environment of an application, a third-party media stream distinct from the application, received from a remote host server via a network. The client system detects interaction events during presentation of the third-party media stream, and transmits descriptions of the detected interaction events to the remote host server. The application may be pre-cued prior to presentation, e.g., to minimize start-up time. In some implementations, a side-band message channel is established to facilitate communication between the client system and the remote host server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tuna Toksoz, Thomas Price
  • Publication number: 20190080368
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for advertising that performs the steps of delivering an electronic advertisement comprising one or more menu options and a reference to a network location for retrieving specified content associated with each menu option for inclusion in a first electronic document, receiving a selection of one or more menu options from the electronic advertisement and delivering a subsequent accessible document including content from the referenced network location associated with the menu option selected, the subsequent accessible document including the electronic advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ross Koningstein
  • Publication number: 20190080246
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media that may be used to generate a category Bayesian hierarchical model. One method includes receiving a brand data set for each of a plurality of brands within a category, each brand data set comprising content input for a particular brand of the plurality of brands for a plurality of media channels at a plurality of times and a response for the particular brand of the plurality of brands at the plurality of times. The method includes determining a plurality of informative priors by generating a category Bayesian hierarchical model based on the plurality of brand data sets and a plurality of weak priors. The method further includes generating a brand Bayesian hierarchical model that models response for the particular brand for each of the plurality of media channels based on the brand data set for the particular brand and the plurality of informative priors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yunting Sun, David Chan, James Koehler, Yuxue Jin, Yueqing Wang
  • Publication number: 20190075073
    Abstract: In embodiments of efficient network stack for wireless application protocols, a network stack receives an application-layer message in a first wireless application protocol that includes a source address and a destination address, maps the source address to an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) source address, and maps the destination address to an IPv6 source address. The source node transmits the application-layer message to a destination node in a mesh network using a network stack that implements a second wireless application protocol using the IPv6 source address, and maps the destination address to an IPv6 source address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Grant Michael Erickson, Martin A. Turon, Jonathan Wing-Yan Hui
  • Publication number: 20190075527
    Abstract: Various arrangements are presented for controlling a mesh network. An electronic device may determine an occupancy state of a structure. In response to determining that the structure is not occupied, the electronic device may determine whether each node of the mesh network is in communication with at least one device that currently needs wireless communications, wherein the mesh network comprises a plurality of nodes. Power consumption of at least one node of the plurality of nodes of the mesh network may be adjusted based on determining whether each node of the mesh network is in communication with at least one device that currently needs wireless communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Kamesh Raj Velu
  • Publication number: 20190074017
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying a user in a multi-user environment. One of the methods includes receiving, by a first user device, an audio signal encoding an utterance, obtaining, by the first user device, a first speaker model for a first user of the first user device, obtaining, by the first user device for a second user of a second user device that is co-located with the first user device, a second speaker model for the second user or a second score that indicates a respective likelihood that the utterance was spoken by the second user, and determining, by the first user device, that the utterance was spoken by the first user using (i) the first speaker model and the second speaker model or (ii) the first speaker model and the second score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Raziel Alvarez Guevara, Othar Hansson
  • Publication number: 20190073491
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes use of two security processors for a mobile device. In some aspects, a first security processor device embodied in a security component of an apparatus receives a user input via an input device and transmits a security condition signal to a second security processor device embodied in a System on Chip (SoC) component of the apparatus, causing the SoC component to perform a security operation. In other aspects, the first security processor receives a signal via a sensor device sensing environmental conditions surrounding the apparatus and, in response, transmits a security condition signal to the second security processor, causing the SoC component to perform a security operation. The security operation is directly controlled, maintained, and implemented by the second security processor embodied in the SoC component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Osman Koyuncu, William Drewry, Xiaowen Xin
  • Publication number: 20190075475
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method of network diagnostics are provided. First condition information about a wireless local area network is obtained. Second condition information about an access network connecting the wireless local area network to a wide area network is obtained. Third condition information about the wide area network is obtained. Based on the first, second and third condition information, a condition report is provided to a diagnostic module configured to identify one or more network issues across the wireless local area network, the access network and the wide area network based on the condition report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Huang
  • Publication number: 20190075604
    Abstract: In aspects of downlink-only fifth generation new radio, a mobile communication device includes a radio frequency transceiver, a radio frequency receiver, and a processor and memory system to implement a radio control manager application that establishes an LTE anchor link with a base station using the LTE transceiver, establishes a 5G NR downlink from the base station to the mobile communication device using the radio frequency receiver, and manages the 5G NR downlink via an uplink of the LTE anchor link. In another aspect, a mobile communication device estimates channel conditions for a 5G NR downlink, selects a precoding matrix to beamform the 5G NR downlink, and provides an indication of the selected precoding matrix via the LTE anchor link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Erik Stauffer, Aamir Akram
  • Publication number: 20190065862
    Abstract: Remote biometric monitoring systems may include a digital camera having a digital sensor, a processor, and a memory, all enclosed in a common housing. The processor of the camera may locally execute one or more algorithms to perform computer vision analysis of captured images of a sleeping subject, thereby determining an activity state of the subject. The activity state may include a sleep state. One or more environmental control devices may be adjusted automatically by the system based at least in part on the activity state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Silberschatz, David Carl Janssens, Evan David Shapiro, Adam Daniel Carlucci
  • Publication number: 20190068061
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes first and second parallel converter branches, each parallel converter branch including an input node, N output nodes, a plurality of switches, a converter output node, and control logic. The control logic generates a first set of switch signals to control the switches of the first parallel converter branch and a second set of switch signals to control the second parallel converter branch, the first set switch signals and the second set of switch signals having respective duty cycles to cause each of the first and second parallel converter branches to output the DC output voltage on each of the N output nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Jiang, Chee Yee Chung, Xin Li
  • Publication number: 20190065638
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media that may be used to generate a Bayesian hierarchical model. One method includes generating a plurality of geographic regions by grouping one or more geographic sub-regions into each of the plurality of geographic regions. The method further includes receiving data for the geographic sub-regions, the data including responses, content inputs, content types, and location identifiers. The method further includes generating geo-level data from the received data by grouping the responses and content inputs of the received data based on a correlation of the location identifiers of the received data to the plurality of geographic regions. The method includes fitting a Bayesian hierarchical model based on at least the geo-level data, the content types, and the geographic regions and determining a content input mix for the content types for each geographic region based on the Bayesian hierarchical model and a content input constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yunting Sun, Yuxue Jin, James Koehler, Xiaojing Huang, David Chan, Yueqing Wang, Conor Sontag, Shi Zhong, Luis Gonzalez Perez
  • Publication number: 20190058669
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a guaranteed batch pool are described, including receiving a job request for execution on the pool of resources; determining an amount of time to be utilized for executing the job request based on available resources from the pool of resources and historical resource usage of the pool of resources; determining a resource allocation from the pool of resources, wherein the resource allocation spreads the job request over the amount of time; determining that the job request is capable of being executed for the amount of time; and executing the job request over the amount of time, according to the resource allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre Duarte, Yingchong Situ, Robert van Gent, Walfredo Cirne Filho, Ramy Abdelaal, Smeeta Jalan, Maya Haridasan
  • Publication number: 20190056909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented input-method editor process includes receiving a request from a user for an application-independent input method editor having written and spoken input capabilities, identifying that the user is about to provide spoken input to the application-independent input method editor, and receiving a spoken input from the user. The spoken input corresponds to input to an application and is converted to text that represents the spoken input. The text is provided as input to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M Ballinger, Johan Schalkwyk, Michael H. Cohen, William J. Byrne, Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau
  • Publication number: 20190056758
    Abstract: Accessing an energy management policy for a plurality of devices is described, wherein the devices are coupled with a first structure. The energy usage of the devices is monitored. An energy usage rule and energy usage is then compared. The energy management policy and energy usage is also compared. Based on the comparing, an instruction is generated to modify an energy usage profile of said device to correlate with the energy usage rule associated with the devices and the energy management policy, thereby enabling efficient energy management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. Weaver, Bradley A. Kayton
  • Publication number: 20190057489
    Abstract: A method for healing a target region on an input image is described. A preview image is received; the preview image may reflect a down-sampled image of an original image. The method determines a target region for the preview image. The target region indicates a segment of the preview image designated for healing. The method may then heal the target region associated with the preview image using a transformation. The method may store one or more parameters associated with the healed preview image. The method may then provide for display the healed preview image to a user on a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Florian Kriener, Nils Kokemohr
  • Publication number: 20190056131
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include an energy-storage element that stores energy that is harvested from an environmental system and a solid state relay (SSR) switching integrated circuit (IC). The SSR switching IC may include switching elements that operate in a first state and a second state. The IC may also include a control circuit that causes the switching elements to operate in the first state to activate a function of the environmental system until the energy-storage element has dropped below a threshold. The control circuit may also cause the switching elements to operate in the second state and harvest energy from the environmental system, determine that a first time has elapsed since the switching elements began operating in the second state, and cause the one or more switching elements to again operate in the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Eric Marschalkowski, William Alan Saperstein
  • Publication number: 20190056276
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and devices embodying, radar-based force sensing. These techniques and devices can enable a great breadth of forces to be measured. Furthermore, radar-based force sensing enables those forces to use, control, and interact with devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Publication number: 20190057723
    Abstract: Implementations relate to visualizations including images based on image content. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining a set of images, determining one or more pixel characteristics of the set of images, and determining one or more faces depicted in the plurality of images based on one or more pixel characteristics. The method selects a group of images of the set of images, where each image in the group of images depicts a different group of faces than depicted in the other images in the set of images. The method generates a visualization including the group of images, and provides the visualization to a user device in response to a user request to cause the group of images to be displayed by the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bo-Jhang HO, Sevket Derin BABACAN
  • Publication number: 20190058985
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more non-transitory, tangible, machine-readable media includes instructions to send one or more requests to retrieve, access, view, subscribe, or modify data in a data model representative of one or more smart environments. The data model includes a metadata object that includes an access token used to identify which user the data is associated with in the data model, a devices object that includes information related to one or more electronic devices, and a structures object that includes one or more references to the one or more electronic devices in the one or more smart environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Igor Karp, Lev Stesin, Carles Pi-Sunyer, Mark Andrew McBride
  • Publication number: 20190056132
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include a solid state relay (SSR) switching integrated circuit (IC). SSR switching IC may include switching elements configured to open and close a connection between a power wire and a return wire of an environmental system; a voltage sensor that measures a voltage across the one or more switching elements; a current sensor that measures a current through the one or more switching elements; and a temperature sensor that measures a temperature near the one or more switching elements. The smart-home device may also include a wireless communication device that periodically receives voltage, current, and temperature data originating from the SSR switching IC and transmits the voltage, current, and temperature data to a device management server. The device management server may receive batches of voltage, current, and temperature data from a plurality of smart-home devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Eric Marschalkowski
  • Publication number: 20190056828
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for providing a transition from a user interface displayed during a first computing state to a user interface displayed during a second computing state. A system can be configured to receive an indication of a change from an operational state in a computing device to a locked state in the computing device, identify at least one user interface element in a user interface displayed during the operational state, determine whether each user interface element is to be removed or persisted, and transition the user interface displayed during the operational state to a user interface displayed during the locked state, wherein transitioning the user interface comprises displaying the removal of a user interface element if the user interface element is to be removed and persisting the user interface element if the user interface element is to be persisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John Nicholas JITKOFF, Min Li CHAN, Kenneth Brian MOORE
  • Publication number: 20190059038
    Abstract: A communication system allows communication between two users separated by a long distance includes a source ground station, a constellation, one or more linking-gateways, and a destination ground station. The constellation includes groups of communication devices orbiting or traveling around the earth. A first communication device of a first group of communication devices is in communication with the source ground station and receives a communication from the source ground station. The linking-gateway is in communication with at least the first and a second group of communication devices. The linking-gateway receives the communication from the first group of communication devices and sends the communication to a second communication device of the second group of communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Travis Roland Beals, Christopher Richard Uhlik
  • Publication number: 20190050893
    Abstract: The user enters a merchant location with a user device. An account management system logs an action of the user device at the merchant location. The account management system transmits a location-based offer to the user device. The user device receives the location-based offer and the user selects the location-based offer on the user device. The user desires to make a purchase from the merchant system and accesses the merchant website. The user initiates a transaction with the merchant via the merchant website. The account management system logs the user purchase activity and notes a conversion. For example, a conversion occurs when a user receives a location-based offer and then later purchases online a product or service from a merchant or manufacturer associated with the offer. The merchant system processes the transaction and the account management system logs the conversion of the offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Stuttle, Chandrasekhar Thota
  • Publication number: 20190053031
    Abstract: Methods and devices may be used to remotely hushing alarms by receiving an indication of an alarm event occurring at a remote device and presenting a visual indicator of the alarm event including a hush option to alter an audible and/or visual alarm notification of the remote device. A user selection of the hush option is received. In response to receiving the user selection of the hush option, communicating, from the electronic device to the remote device via a point-to-point low power wireless connection between the electronic device and the remote device, a hush request requests that the remote device alter its audible and/or visual alarm notification and causes an adjustment of the visual indicator to reflect a status of the hush request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Smriti Narang, Prashanth Ramachandran, Liang-Yun Wang, Andrew William Stebbins, Jay D. Logue
  • Publication number: 20190050317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an event processing delay are provided. A described method includes receiving a log file including one or more non-processed events. Each event is associated with a data offset identifying a location in the log file. The method further includes identifying a plurality of statistical data points for the log file. Each of the statistical data points has a time value and a size value. The size value indicates a file size of the log file at a time corresponding to the time value. The method further includes determining an event time for an event by interpolating a new data point between the plurality of statistical data points. The new data point has a time value interpolated using the data offset associated with the event. The method further includes determining a processing delay by computing a difference between the event time and a current time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Navin Reginald Melville, Yuri Vasilevski
  • Publication number: 20190052683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joining a device to a fabric using an assisting device include an indication to add a joining device to a fabric. If the joining device supports network-assisted fabric pairing, a first connection is established between a commissioning device and the assisting device. The assisting device also connects to a joining device. Through the assisting device, the commissioning device and the joining device establish a communication channel over which fabric credentials may be sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay D. Logue, Andrew William Stebbins, Roger Loren Tinkoff
  • Publication number: 20190041452
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for increasing a quantity of candidate electronic-component states determinable from one or more input pins. The techniques may use an internal pull resistor to test a strength of an external resistor to gain two extra candidate pin states. Additional candidate electronic-component states are then gained based on the extra candidate pin states, combinations of pin states of two or more input pins, and/or detecting a short between two or more input pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chiu-Mao Chang, Chih-Chung Chang
  • Publication number: 20190035250
    Abstract: A method for disseminating emergency notification content from an emergency originating source. The method comprising: delivering the emergency notification content from the emergency originating source to at least one transmitting party; selecting a subset of users from among a set of users for dissemination of the emergency notification content based on the subject matter of the emergency notification content; and delivering the emergency notification content from the at least one transmitting party to a device corresponding to each user from the selected subset of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Eric Hunter, Bernard L. Ballou, John Hebrank, James Fallon, Robert Summer
  • Publication number: 20190033981
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and devices embodying, wide-field radar-based gesture recognition. These techniques and devices can enable a great breadth of gestures and uses for those gestures, such as gestures to use, control, and interact with computing and non-computing devices, from software applications to refrigerators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Publication number: 20190036302
    Abstract: A method for biasing a tunable laser during burst-on and burst-off states through a common-cathode laser driving circuit includes delivering a bias current to an anode of a gain-section diode having a shared substrate with the laser, and receiving a burst mode signal indicative of a burst-on state or a burst-off state. When the burst mode signal is indicative of the burst-off state, the method includes sinking a sink current away from the anode of the gain-section diode. The sink current is less than the bias current delivered to the anode of the gain-section diode. When the burst mode signal transitions to be indicative of the burst-on state from the burst-off state, the method includes ceasing the sinking of the sink current away from the anode of the gain-section diode, and delivering an overshoot current to the anode of the gain-section diode to accelerate heating of the gain-section diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Liang Du, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Shuang Yin, Adam Edwin Taylor Barratt
  • Publication number: 20190037024
    Abstract: A method of monitoring or controlling electronic devices and monitoring enclosures in which the electronic devices are installed includes receiving data related to one or more electronic devices registered with a device management system and associated with a user account; and generating a user interface for monitoring or controlling the conditions from a computing device. The user interface may include an image of a first enclosure that is associated with the user account; images of first one or more electronic devices in the one or more electronic devices that are installed in the first enclosure; and current conditions displayed on each of the images of the first one or more electronic devices reflecting aspects of the first enclosure that are controlled or monitored by the first one or more electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lee Mighdoll, Anthony Michael Fadell, Oliver W. Steele
  • Publication number: 20190036856
    Abstract: Implementations relate to providing information items for display during a communication session. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, during a communication session between a first computing device and a second computing device, first media content from the communication session. The method further includes determining a first information item for display in the communication session based at least in part on the first media content. The method further includes sending a first command to at least one of the first computing device and the second computing device to display the first information item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fredrik Bergenlid, Vladyslav Lysychkin, Denis Burakov, Behshad Behzadi, Andrea Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Quentin Lascombes de Laroussilhe, Mikhail Golikov, Koa Metter, Ibrahim Badr, Zaheed Sabur
  • Publication number: 20190035259
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart home device is presented. The smart home device may include at least one sensor. The smart home device may include a speaker, a light, and a motion detection sensor that detects motion in an ambient environment of the smart home device. A processing system of the smart home device may be configured to select an illumination state based on a determined status. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may determine a gesture has been performed in the ambient environment of the smart home device following the light being illuminated based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may output a detail of the status via the speaker corresponding to the illumination state in response to determining the gesture has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Yoky Matsuoka, Jeffrey A. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190028759
    Abstract: Various arrangements are detailed herein related to managing scheduled events using a home assistant and an integrated video service. Using a network-enabled video camera, a video stream of a location may be captured. The video stream captured may be used to determine an identity of a user present at the location. In response to identifying the identity of the user, access to a cloud-based calendar account for the user may be determined to be authorized. The cloud-based calendar account linked with the user may be accessed. A next calendar event mapped to the cloud-based calendar account that is scheduled to occur within a threshold time duration may be determined. A description linked with the next calendar event may be accessed. A network-enabled smart home assistant device may be used to synthesize speech to announce details related to the next event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Yuan, James Stewart, Rajeev Nongpiur, Patrick Lister, Chi Yeung Jonathan Ng
  • Publication number: 20190028410
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to configuring presence and notifications in persistent conversations. In one implementation, a method includes receiving a presence state associated with a user and causing the presence state to be selectively displayed to one or more target users. The method also includes determining that an event has occurred for which a notification is to be sent to the user, and selectively delivering the notification to the user based on the configured presence state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Ujjwal Singh, Heradon Douglas, Eric Barndoller
  • Publication number: 20190026217
    Abstract: A system and method for developing a multi-layered test suite for an operating platform including a framework layer and a system layer includes executing a first test suite against a version of the operating platform modified based on a software faults. A first counter is incremented if a first test suite executed against the modified version of the operating platform fails. A second test suite can be executed against the modified version of the operating platform and test cases may be added to the first test suite based on whether the second test suite passes or fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keun Soo Yim, Iliyan Malchev
  • Publication number: 20190018964
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for secure persistent software updates are described. Through use of these techniques and devices, events that can prevent a software update from occurring can be detected and operations that enable the software update to occur can be performed. The techniques are capable of ensuring a computing device is using a latest software and that persistent software updates continue, despite any efforts to compromise the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Basehore, Nick Sanders
  • Publication number: 20190019501
    Abstract: In some implementations, a language proficiency of a user of a client device is determined by one or more computers. The one or more computers then determines a text segment for output by a text-to-speech module based on the determined language proficiency of the user. After determining the text segment for output, the one or more computers generates audio data including a synthesized utterance of the text segment. The audio data including the synthesized utterance of the text segment is then provided to the client device for output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Foerster
  • Publication number: 20190020761
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, by a computational assistant executing at one or more processors of a mobile computing device and via a wireless link between the mobile computing device and an external device, a representation of audio data generated by a microphone of the external device, the audio data representing a spoken utterance detected by the external device; determining, by the computational assistant and based on the audio data, a response to the spoken utterance; and sending, by the mobile computing device, to the external device, and via the wireless link between the mobile computing device and the external device, a command to output, for playback by one or more speakers connected to the external device via a hardwired analog removable connector of the external device or a wireless link between the external device and the one or more speakers, audio data representing the response to the spoken utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bradley Golden, William Gerard Donnelly, Yonatan Zunger, Leonardo Kusumo
  • Publication number: 20190019038
    Abstract: Hazardous or dangerous conditions may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the condition being present. It may then be determined that the hazardous or dangerous condition has eased. An indication of the hazardous or dangerous condition easing may be output in response to the determination. Such an indication may be output as synthesized speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nicholas Unger Webb, Matthew Lee Rogers, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffery Theodore Lee, Sophie Le Guen, Andrew W. Goldenson
  • Publication number: 20190019101
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing simulated annealing with quantum fluctuations. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an input state; performing simulated annealing on the input state with a temperature reduction schedule until a decrease in energy is below a first minimum value; terminating the simulated annealing in response to determining that the decrease in energy is below the first minimum level; outputting a first evolved state and first temperature value; reducing the temperature to a minimum temperature value; performing quantum annealing on the first evolved state with a transversal field increase schedule until a completion of a second event occurs; terminating the quantum annealing in response to determining that a completion of the second event has occurred; outputting a second evolved state as a subsequent input state for the simulated annealing, and determining that the completion of the first event has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Hartmut Neven
  • Publication number: 20190014354
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for estimating a user's ability to share content that is of interest to recipients, and of informing a recipient of this ability when the user shares content with the recipient. In one embodiment, a computer system receives an indication that a first user wishes to share a content item (e.g., a video clip, a photo, an audio clip, a webpage, etc.) with a second user. In response, the computer system obtains data pertaining to a prior history of interaction by the second user with content that the first user has previously shared with the second user; determines, based on the obtained data, an estimate of an ability of the first user to predict an interest in the content item by the second user; and provides the estimate to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Sergey Ioffe
  • Publication number: 20190014365
    Abstract: A TV audience survey system for determining the TV viewing activities of a plurality of individuals in a household includes a master device and multiple tags, each tag assigned to an individual. After an individual logs into the system and starts watching the TV, the master device communicates with the corresponding tag repeatedly to accumulate data representing the individual's TV viewing activities. Such data can be used to determine when the individual stops watching the TV for an extended period of time without logging out of the system and when the household member remains watching the TV after logging or being logged out of the system. The master device then reports the accumulated data to a remote server, which uses the data to determine whether the individual complies with the logging protocol defined by the TV audience survey system and update the TV viewership data associated with this household.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Simon Michael Rowe, Nicholas Salvatore Arini, Owen Charlebois