Google Patents Granted

Google patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10694223
    Abstract: A device receives a base video that includes an area in frames of the base video reserved for being overlaid with metadata. The device determines a first set of videos to be played next for a particular user. A selection of the first set of videos is based on a second set of videos associated with the particular user. The device receives metadata for the first set of videos and populates an executable presentation template for the base video with a set of extracted metadata. The device plays the base video and synchronizes execution of the populated presentation template with the playing of the base video to overlay the reserved area of the frames with the set of metadata to create a custom interstitial transition video that informs the particular user about the videos to be played next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Neil Cormican
  • Patent number: 10694559
    Abstract: This document describes monitoring and managing wireless backhaul integrated with mobile access in fifth generation new radio (5G NR) wireless networks. The techniques described employ an Integrated Backhaul-Access and Mobility Function (IB-AMF) to enable authorization of a base station to access a 5G network through another base station. The techniques described also monitor channel conditions and traffic loads to manage backhaul links and facilitate handovers of base station backhaul connections between other base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Erik Richard Stauffer, Jibing Wang
  • Patent number: 10694216
    Abstract: Separate pathways for filtering and for machine learning are introduced within a video coder. A first pathway filters a first copy of a reconstructed frame to produce a filtered frame, which is included in an output video stream for display at a user device. A second pathway processes a second copy of the reconstructed frame using a learning model, such as for training and/or inference. The first and second pathways are introduced after the reconstruction stage of an encoder or decoder. The input to each of the first and second pathways is thus produced without using a non-injective function, and, while the first pathway includes at least one non-injective function, the second pathway does not. As a result, training the learning model using the second copy of the reconstructed frame results in a greater classification accuracy upper bound than training the learning model using the filtered frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ruijie Xu, Dake He
  • Patent number: 10694205
    Abstract: A method for inter-predicting a current block includes determining a motion vector and a reference frame for the current block, determining a transform block of transform coefficients for the current block, determining a category of the transform block, determining, using the category, a context for coding the motion vector, and encoding the motion vector using the context. The category is based on positions of non-zero coefficients of the transform coefficients. An apparatus for decoding a current block using inter prediction includes a memory and a processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to decode a transform block for the current block, determine a category of the transform block, determine, using the category, a context for decoding a motion vector, decode the motion vector using the context, and inter-predict the current block using the motion vector. The category is based on positions of non-zero coefficients in the transform block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Dake He
  • Patent number: 10693926
    Abstract: A method (300) and device (200) with intelligent media management is disclosed. The method (300) can include: streaming (310) media content in a wireless communication device; identifying (320) a media signature of the streamed media content; searching (330) a stored library for the identified media signature; and playing (340) locally stored media content, if the search results in finding a match with the identified media signature in the stored library. Thus, when a match occurs, locally stored media content replaces the streamed media content, to provide substantially lower power consumption and enhanced battery life in connection with wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Andrew S. Lundholm
  • Patent number: 10694325
    Abstract: Positioning mobile devices in a three-dimensional space includes receiving multiple traces, each trace corresponding to a sequence of atmospheric pressure readings from a respective mobile device, receiving indications of signals received by the mobile devices from signal sources concurrently with the atmospheric pressure readings, generate similarity metrics for the multiple traces using the indications of other signals received by the mobile devices, the similarity metrics being indicative of associations between the signal sources and the atmospheric pressure readings, and determine estimated changes in elevation over time for the multiple traces using the generated similarity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Robertson, Brian Williams, Maria Jesus Garcia Puyol, Etienne Le Grand, Mohammed Khider, Luigi Bruno
  • Patent number: 10694180
    Abstract: Entropy coding of transform partitioning information may include decoding a current block by determining a probability for entropy decoding a transform partitioning flag based on a transform block size of an adjacent block that is available for decoding, entropy decoding the transform partitioning flag for the current block using the probability, generating a reconstructed block based on the current block by, on a condition that the transform partitioning flag indicates that transform partitioning is omitted for the current block, inverse transforming the current block using a current block size inverse transform, and, on a condition that the transform partitioning flag indicates transform partitioning for the current block, identifying sub-blocks from the current block, wherein each sub-block from the sub-blocks has a sub-block size smaller than the current block size, inverse transforming the sub-blocks using sub-block size inverse transforms, and generating the reconstructed block based on the residual blo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jingning Han, Yaowu Xu
  • Patent number: 10691196
    Abstract: A system includes a first electronic device that activates a first receiver according to a communication schedule that includes a plurality of frames. Each frame is organized according to a grid including a plurality of cells, wherein the cells are associated with a plurality of communication channels and a plurality of time slots. The system also includes a second electronic device that communicates with the first electronic device by transmitting a wake-up packet during a first time slot on a first communication channel. The first time slot and the first communication channel are located at a known position of a respective grid in each frame of the communication schedule. The first electronic device performs an operation based on the wake-up packet after receiving the wake-up packet. The second electronic device also receives a first acknowledgment packet associated with the wake-up packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Martin Turon
  • Patent number: 10694344
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for leveraging an online semantic processor to generate a finite state machine to be delivered to and implemented on a resource-constrained device. In various implementations, a user request may be received by a personal assistant module. Data indicative of the user request may be uploaded, e.g., by the personal assistant module, to an online semantic processor. Data may be received, e.g., by the personal assistant module, from the online semantic processor. The received data may represent a state machine having a plurality of candidate states of the personal assistant module. Each candidate state may be potentially responsive to the request. Resources local to the resource-constrained device may be analyzed to ascertain signal(s) unavailable to the online semantic processor. The personal assistant module may then transition to a given state of the plurality of candidate states. The given state may be selected based on the signal(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Diaconu, Jing Qian, Jack Whyte, Ning Ma, Shir Yehoshua
  • Patent number: 10694140
    Abstract: The present invention enables real-time video commenting by viewers of media content on a web site. The media content may be video, audio, text, still images or other types of media content. When a content viewer indicates a desire to provide a real-time video comment, a content server causes a video input device at the content viewer's location to be activated. The content viewer's video comment is captured by the video input device and transmitted to the content server, where it is stored and associated with the video being commented upon. When the original video is subsequently presented to content viewers, indicia of the video comment such as a thumbnail or description of the comment is also presented, thus inviting content viewers to view the video comment in addition to the original video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven Chen, Michael Powers, Hong Qu, Yu Pan
  • Patent number: 10693850
    Abstract: An example of a system and method implementing a live migration of a guest on a virtual machine of a host server to a target server is provided. For example, a host server may utilize a flow key to encrypt and decrypt communications with a target server. This flow key may be encrypted using a receive master key, which may result in a receive token. The receive token may be sent to the Network Interface Controller of the host server, which will then encrypt the data packet and forward the information to the target server. Multiple sender schemes may be employed on the host server, and various updates may take place on the target server as a result of the new location of the migrating guest from the host server to the target server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Charles Serebrin
  • Patent number: 10693862
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes receiving a notification about an activity pertaining to a user, the notification being directed to a first application and a second application, and identity of the user being associated with a token. The method also includes identifying a first instance of the first application and a first instance of the second application at a user device of the user, and determining the first instance of the first application and the first instance of the second application are associated with the token. The method further includes selecting one of the first instance of the first application or the first instance of the second application to provide the notification at the user device based on the token, and providing the notification to the selected one of the first instance of the first application or the first instance of the second application at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benoît de Boursetty, Nathan Hunt
  • Patent number: 10692533
    Abstract: A processing device provides, on a mobile device, a storyline content user interface (UI) for adding video content to a storyline, the storyline content UI having a first area including a media player, a second area including visual representations of video clips from the storyline, and a third area including a first UI element to record video content, and a second UI element to add the recorded video content to the storyline. In response to a user activation of the first UI element, the processing device initiates recording of a new video clip using the first area, creating, by a processing device, a visual representation of the new video clip, and adding the visual representation of the new video clip to the second area. In response to a user activation of the second UI element, the processing device causes the new video clip to be associated with the storyline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Marco Paglia, William Frederick Kiefer, Jokubas Zukerman
  • Patent number: 10693927
    Abstract: Systems and methods of parallel uniform resource identifier resource extraction are provided. A tracking uniform resource identifier (URI) generation component can generate a first uniform resource locator (URL) that, responsive to actuation by a client computing device, causes the client computing device to send a content item identifier of a content item and a device identifier of the client computing device, via a computer network, to a records server at a first network location identified by the first URL. A resource URI generation component can generate a second URL that, responsive to actuation by the client computing device, causes the client computing device to retrieve, via the computer network, a first resource from a second network location identified by the second URL for display by the client computing device. A content item packaging component can generate the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leo Sei, Saurabh Mahajan, Ruslan Kudubayev, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10691740
    Abstract: Implementations relate to relate to interface elements for directed display of content data items. In some implementations, a method includes causing a subset of content elements to be presented in a display view of a graphical user interface on a device, the set of content elements corresponding to a collection of content data items. Search topics are identified based on one or more content characteristics associated with content elements that are within a threshold distance of the subset of content elements in the display view. Topic elements are displayed in the interface, corresponding to the search topics. In response to a selection of a particular topic element based on user input, the collection of content data items is searched to identify resulting content data items that have content characteristics corresponding to the selected search topic. The display view is updated to present resulting content elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Anorga, Indrajit Khare, Madhur Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 10691176
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a display portion including a display and a base portion rotatably attached to the display portion. The base portion may include a first cover portion, at least one fastener, a second cover portion attached to the first cover portion by the at least one fastener, the second cover portion including a textured pattern on a surface of the second cover portion, the textured pattern extending in a direction along a longitudinal line, the textured pattern including alternating concave ridges and convex channels, and at least one foot pad member disposed on at least one concave ridge of the textured pattern, the at least one foot pad member extending in the direction along the longitudinal line, the at least one foot pad member being configured to cover at least a portion of the at least one fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mangum, Ji Hye Bae, Peter Cazalet
  • Patent number: 10690369
    Abstract: A method includes operating a controller according to a control schedule; detecting events that indicate occupancy; storing a record of the events that indicate occupancy in one or more memory devices; and causing the controller to enter an auto-away state. A determination that the controller should enter the auto-away state may be based at least in part on a length of a time interval during which no events that indicate occupancy were detected; and the stored record of the events that indicate occupancy. The method also includes detecting a pattern of instances where the controller enters the auto-away state over a plurality of days; and adjusting the control schedule based at least in part on the pattern of instances where the controller enters the auto-away state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Evan J. Fisher, Mark Malhotra, Mark D. Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan, Frank E. Astier
  • Patent number: 10691484
    Abstract: In a distributed system where a client's call to commit a transaction occurs outside the transaction's lock-hold interval, computation of timestamp information for the transaction is moved to a client library, while ensuring that no conflicting reads or writes are performed between a time of the computation and acquiring all locks for the transaction. The transaction is committed in phases, with each phase being initiated by the client library. Timestamp information is added to the locks to ensure that timestamps are generated during lock-hold intervals. An increased number of network messages is thereby overlapped with a commit wait period in which a write in a distributed database is delayed in time to ensure concurrency in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brian Frank Cooper, Alexander Lloyd, Sebastian Kanthak, Andrew Fikes, Christopher Taylor
  • Patent number: 10691326
    Abstract: Methods for optimizing a scale and position of a document in response to a user input is provided are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an initial input request to scroll a document to a target position of the document, and identifying at least one relevant portion of content at or near the target position of the document. The method also includes adjusting a position and scale of the document while receiving the initial input request to an optimal position and an optimal scale for viewing the at least one relevant portion. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: John François Julien Mellor
  • Patent number: 10691409
    Abstract: Implementations relate to interactions, over a wireless communication modality, between an automated assistant of an automobile computer system, and separate client device(s). In some of those implementations, the client device(s) can be paired with the automobile computer system, and the client device(s) and the automobile computer system can include separate instances of an automated assistant, which can be associated with different user accounts. In some additional or alternative implementations, particular actions to be performed by a local application of a client device can be advanced via user interaction with the automobile automated assistant, despite a counterpart to the local application not being installed directly on automobile computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexandr Maltsev, Vikram Aggarwal, Moises Morgenstern Gali, Joseph Pirozzo
  • Patent number: 10691492
    Abstract: In a computing resource environment including at least one resource capable of being allocated to at least one of a plurality of tasks, techniques are disclosed for applying a taint to a resource in a computing resource environment, the taint being configured to prevent the resource from being claimed for a resource request without a toleration to that taint. Variations include receiving, at a resource scheduler in the resource environment, a request to allocate the resource to perform a particular task and determining whether the resource is subject to a taint. If the resource is subject to a taint, analyzing the request to determine if it includes a toleration for the taint. If the request includes a toleration for the taint, allocating the resource to the task. If the request does not include a toleration for the taint, not allocating the resource due to the taint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Wilkes, Brian Grant
  • Patent number: 10691680
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining query refinements using search data. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first query and a second query each comprising one or more n-grams for a user session, determining a first set of query refinements for the first query, determining a second set of query refinements from the first set of query refinements, each query refinement in the second set of query refinements including at least one n-gram that is similar to an n-gram from the first query and at least on n-gram that is similar to an n-gram from the second query, scoring each query refinement in the second set of query refinements, selecting a third query from a group consisting of the second set of query refinements and the second query, and providing the third query as input to a search operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Heiler, Behshad Behzadi, Evgeny A. Cherepanov, Nils Grimsmo, Aurelien Boffy, Alessandro Agostini, Karoly Csalogany, Fredrik Bergenlid, Marcin M. Nowak-Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10691765
    Abstract: A system tracks a user's search related behavior and constructs a probability model, from the user's search related behavior, to estimate a probability that the user will select a certain type of search result. The system searches sources of information based on a search query received from the user to determine a set of search results and uses the estimated probabilities to select one or more search results from the set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Oren Zamir, Jeffrey Korn
  • Patent number: 10692003
    Abstract: A method for determining a placement for machine learning model operations across multiple hardware devices is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Bengio, Mohammad Norouzi, Benoit Steiner, Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Hieu Hy Pham, Azalia Mirhoseini, Quoc V. Le, Naveen Kumar, Yuefeng Zhou, Rasmus Munk Larsen
  • Patent number: 10691619
    Abstract: Network protocols generally implement integrity protection, encryption and authentication as separate validation steps. Since each validation step contributes encoding and processing overhead associated with individual packet transfers over the network, such network protocols can make inefficient use of limited packet space. Systems and methods according to the present disclosure combine integrity protection, encryption and authentication into a single validation step thereby making efficient use of limited packet space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Earle Gibson, Monica C. Wong-Chan, Milo Martin
  • Patent number: 10691702
    Abstract: A device may be configured to receive a query; receive information regarding documents that are relevant to the query; identify one or more entities associated with the documents; determine a category for the query based on: the query, a topic of the documents, and the one or more entities; determine, based on the query and the category, that an entity list should be presented in response to the query; and present a search result document based on determining that the entity list should be presented in response to the query. The search result document may include a list with information identifying the one or more entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Toshiaki Fujiki, Slaven Bilac, Kavi J. Goel, Shuhei Takahashi, Tomohiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 10691746
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing an image with an answer to a question query. A method receiving a first query that is determined to be a question query; generating a second query form the first query; causing a search of a plurality of resources of a first corpus using the second query as input, wherein the first corpus of resources are resources that include images and textual data rendered with the images; receiving data indicating a set of resources determined to be responsive to the second query; causing a search for images in the set of resources; selecting, from the set of images and based in part on the search for images in the first set of resources, an image to be provided with the answer in response to the query; and providing, by the data processing apparatus, and with the answer, the image in response to the first query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eric Steinlauf, Grant Dasher, Matthew K. Gray, Steven D. Baker, Namrata U. Godbole, Samer Hassan Hassan, Ionut Georgescu
  • Patent number: 10691747
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for retrieving data items associated with objects depicted in an image that is displayed by a user device of a user, and presenting the retrieved data items to the user. In one aspect, a method comprises: receiving image data of an image that is displayed on a display of the user device; performing image processing on the image data to identify one or more objects depicted in the image; generating a search query based on the identified one or more objects depicted in the image, the search query being generated independent of a query input by the user; searching, by the search query, a data storage storing an association of data items with objects; and determining that data items stored in the data storage are responsive to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gokhan H. Bakir, Marcin M. Nowak-Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10692009
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for parallel optimization of continuously running quantum error correction by closed-loop feedback. In one aspect, a method includes continuously and effectively optimizing qubit performance in-situ whilst an error correction operation on the quantum system is miming. The method directly monitors the output from error detection and provides this information as feedback to calibrate the quantum gates associated with the quantum system. In some implementations, the physical qubits are spatially partitioned into one or more independent hardware patterns, where the errors attributable to each hardware pattern are non-overlapping. The one or more different sets of hardware patterns are then temporarily interleaved such that all physical qubits and operations are optimized. The method allows for the optimization of each section of a hardware pattern to be performed individually and in parallel, and can result is O(1) scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Julian Shaw Kelly
  • Patent number: 10691778
    Abstract: A system and method is arranged to provide compression and decompression of digital content in a secure manner. The system is configured to authenticate a source of the digital content, and to further determine a consumer's entitlements and rights for access to the digital content. Based upon the determined entitlements and rights for access, the system is directed to decrypt, and decompress the digital content. In one embodiment, a component of the system is enabled to establish a trust relationship with at least one other component of the system, to minimize an opportunity for piracy of the digital content. In another embodiment, a secure clock is directed to provide protection against hackers that may employ an in-circuit emulator, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Morten, Tomas E. Palmer, Charles D. MacLean
  • Patent number: 10692487
    Abstract: Natural speech dialog system and methods are disclosed. In one example, a method includes identifying a dialog system intent associated with the speech input based on at least one predetermined intent keyword, the dialog system intent having required intent parameters, determining whether data for all required intent parameters of the dialog system are available, based on the determination, selectively initiating a parameter collection dialog associated with the dialog system intent, the parameter collection dialog being operable to collect data for the required parameters not otherwise available to the dialog system intent, and based on the dialog system intent and one or more required parameters, generating an action instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Gennadyevich Gelfenbeyn, Pavel Aleksandrovich Sirotin, Artem Goncharuk
  • Patent number: 10692111
    Abstract: A computer-based method for asynchronously requesting content items to a user computing device is described. The method is implemented using a user computing device in communication with a memory. The method includes receiving a content management response, generating a plurality of content request messages for requesting at least one content item from a plurality of content providers based on the plurality of links, asynchronously transmitting a first content request message to a first content provider and a second content request message to a second content provider where the first and second content request messages are transmitted based on the at least one transmission rule, receiving a content response message including a content item from at least one of the first and the second content provider, determining the content item to display on the user computing device, and displaying the determined online content item on the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Alex Kwan Yeung Chik
  • Patent number: 10691998
    Abstract: Systems and methods of predicting documentation associated with an encounter between attendees are provided. For instance, attendee data indicative of one or more previous visit notes associated with a first attendee can be obtained. The attendee data can be inputted into a machine-learned note prediction model that includes a neural network. The neural network can generate one or more context vectors descriptive of the attendee data. Data indicative of a predicted visit note can be received as output of the machine-learned note prediction model based at least in part on the context vectors. The predicted visit note can include a set of predicted information expected to be included in a subsequently generated visit note associated with the first attendee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ming Jack Po, Christopher Co, Katherine Chou
  • Patent number: 10692293
    Abstract: A method includes: presenting, on a device, a view of at least part of an augmented reality (AR) environment, the AR environment including a first AR location corresponding to a first physical location in a physical environment; initiating a download to the device of first data representing a first AR object associated with the first AR location; assigning a size parameter to a first loading indicator for the first AR object based on a size of the first AR object; determining a spatial relationship between the view and the first physical location; and presenting the first loading indicator in the view, the first loading indicator having a size based on the assigned size parameter and being presented at a second AR location based on the determined spatial relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Rebecca Ackermann
  • Patent number: 10692001
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing cell images using neural networks. One of the methods includes obtaining data comprising an input image of one or more biological cells illuminated with an optical microscopy technique; processing the data using a stained cell neural network; and processing the one or more stained cell images using a cell characteristic neural network, wherein the cell characteristic neural network has been configured through training to receive the one or more stained cell images and to process the one or more stained cell images to generate a cell characteristic output that characterizes features of the biological cells that are stained in the one or more stained cell images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Philip Charles Nelson, Eric Martin Christiansen, Marc Berndl, Michael Frumkin
  • Patent number: 10693881
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a third party application with access to files stored on a server are disclosed. A method may include receiving, from a browser at a client device, a request for a file stored on the server, wherein the request is received via a web page provided by the third party application and rendered by the browser, the web page comprising an embedded user interface (UI) component associated with the server to access the file stored on the server, wherein the request includes a document identifier associated with the file, an application identifier of the third-party application, and an origin identifier, wherein the origin identifier is associated with the web page provided by the third party application and rendered by the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lewis Cairns, Victoria Hsiao-Tsung Chou Fritz, Eric Benson Schoeffler, Michael Jeffrey Procopio
  • Patent number: 10692289
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a first device, a relative description file for physical markers that are positioned at locations, the relative description file defining relative positions for each of the physical markers with regard to at least another one of the physical markers; initially localizing a position of the first device among the physical markers by visually capturing any first physical marker of the physical markers using an image sensor of the first device; and recognizing a second physical marker of the physical markers and a location of the second physical marker without a line of sight, the second physical marker recognized using the relative description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10692539
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying video clips in a video clip repository that are of the same event are disclosed. Video clips are identified as being of the same event based on timestamps and geolocation stamps associated with the video clips. In one embodiment, authors of video clips receive messages that notify them of the existence of other video clips of the same event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Paul Hughes
  • Patent number: 10692496
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for suppressing hotwords are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving audio data corresponding to playback of an utterance. The actions further include providing the audio data as an input to a model (i) that is configured to determine whether a given audio data sample includes an audio watermark and (ii) that was trained using watermarked audio data samples that each include an audio watermark sample and non-watermarked audio data samples that do not each include an audio watermark sample. The actions further include receiving, from the model, data indicating whether the audio data includes the audio watermark. The actions further include, based on the data indicating whether the audio data includes the audio watermark, determining to continue or cease processing of the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander H. Gruenstein, Taral Pradeep Joglekar, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Michiel A. U. Bacchiani
  • Patent number: 10692248
    Abstract: An encoder includes a processor and a memory. The encoder may perform a method of progressive compression. In one example implementation, the method may include determining priority values associated with collapse of each edge of a plurality of edges. The method may further include selecting a first edge from the plurality of edges, determining adjusted priority values of edges in a vicinity of the selected first edge, selecting a second edge from remaining edges of the plurality of edges after the selecting of the first edge, and collapsing the selected edges such that vertex split information is generated that is based on the collapsing of the selected edges. In some implementations, the method may further include entropy encoding of the vertex split information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hemmer, Pierre Alliez, Cedric Portaneri
  • Patent number: 10693703
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting content items. In one aspect, a method includes identifying an opportunity to present a content item at a device and in a manner that precludes a user from accessing content of one or more applications executing on the device. Data relating to a status of each of the one or more applications are identified. A level of urgency for a user to access content of the one or more applications is determined based on the data. A response to the opportunity to present a content item is selected based on the level of urgency for the user to access content of the one or more applications. The response is selected from a first response that causes presentation of the content item and a second response that precludes presentation of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Wook Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 10693760
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to communication within a fabric network are presented. The fabric network includes one or more logical networks that enables devices connected to the fabric to communicate with each other using various profiles known to the devices. A device sending a message may follow a general message format to encode the message so that other devices in the fabric may understand the message regardless of which logical networks the devices are connected to. Within the message format, a payload of data may be included for the receiving device to forward, store, or process the message. The format and the contents of the payload may vary according to a header within the payload that indicates a profile and a message type within the profile. Using the profile and message type, the receiving devices may decode the message to process the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay D. Logue, Grant M. Erickson, Zachary B. Smith, Osborne B. Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Sunny P. Gujjaru, Matthew G. Neeley
  • Patent number: 10685029
    Abstract: A system is described that, after executing a parameterless search query to identify results that are determined to be relevant to a user of a device, determines a respective target property, for each of the results, that indicates whether a result is associated with audio content, visual content, audio and visual content, haptic content, or textual content. The system also determines one or more dynamic properties, of the device, that indicate one or more of a network connection strength, connection status to an audio output device, battery level, or connection status to a multimedia streaming device. Based on the one or more dynamic properties of the computing device and the respective target property of each of the results, the system determines a dynamic ranking of the results and transmits the results and the dynamic ranking to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nicolaus Foerster, Frederick Peter Brewin
  • Patent number: 10684398
    Abstract: An apparatus and a camera system are provided. The apparatus includes an imaging screen configured to diffuse incoming light, and a lens system coupled to the imaging screen and configured to focus light from the imaging screen onto a CMOS image sensor. The imaging screen includes a ceramic diffuser layer fused into a surface of a glass substrate, and a thickness of the ceramic diffuser layer is within a range of about 7-10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jill D. Berger, Steven M. Swain, Tianran Liang, Kevin Y. Yasumura
  • Patent number: 10685123
    Abstract: A system that validates a native code module. During operation, the system receives a native code module comprised of untrusted native program code. The system validates the native code module by: (1) determining that code in the native code module does not include any restricted instructions and/or does not access restricted features of a computing device; and (2) determining that the instructions in the native code module are aligned along byte boundaries such that a specified set of byte boundaries always contain a valid instruction and control flow instructions have valid targets. The system allows successfully-validated native code modules to execute, and rejects native code modules that fail validation. By validating the native code module, the system facilitates safely executing the native code module in the secure runtime environment on the computing device, thereby achieving native code performance for untrusted program binaries without significant risk of unwanted side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: J. Bradley Chen, Matthew T. Harren, Matthew Papakipos, David C. Sehr, Bennet S. Yee
  • Patent number: 10684633
    Abstract: A circuit includes a monitoring circuit that monitors a voltage and a switching circuit. Closing the switching circuit causes an external AC load to receive power from an external AC source. The circuit further includes a control circuit that opens the switching circuit for a time interval, where the time interval begins after the voltage is below a lower threshold. The control circuit also ends the time interval after the voltage exceeds an upper threshold, where the time interval is short enough that the operation of the AC load is not affected during the time interval. The circuit also includes a power harvesting circuit that harvests power from the external AC source to raise the voltage during the time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10684970
    Abstract: A method includes for each processed interrupt: identifying an interrupt associated with a first interrupt number; determining that the interrupt is designated as a special interrupt, the special interrupt being an interrupt to be translated to a different interrupt number only if the hardware processor is in user mode; determining a current execution mode for the hardware processor; for each interrupt in operating system mode, delivering the interrupt as the first interrupt number; and for each interrupt in user mode: translating the first interrupt number to a second interrupt number; and delivering the interrupt as the second interrupt number, wherein the current execution mode is determined to be an operating system mode for at least one of the interrupts, and the current execution mode is determined to be a user mode for at least an additional one of the interrupts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Serebrin, Michael R. Marty, Paul Jack Turner
  • Patent number: 10685422
    Abstract: A method is described. The method includes repeatedly loading a next sheet of image data from a first location of a memory into a two dimensional shift register array. The memory is locally coupled to the two-dimensional shift register array and an execution lane array having a smaller dimension than the two-dimensional shift register array along at least one array axis. The loaded next sheet of image data keeps within an image area of the two-dimensional shift register array. The method also includes repeatedly determining output values for the next sheet of image data through execution of program code instructions along respective lanes of the execution lane array, wherein, a stencil size used in determining the output values encompasses only pixels that reside within the two-dimensional shift register array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Hyunchul Park, Qiuling Zhu, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Patent number: 10684038
    Abstract: A method of using a server to update stored control schedules for environmental controllers includes communicating with an environmental controller that controls, during a monitoring period, an environmental system in an enclosure according to a stored control schedule; receiving a first immediate-control input provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a first control-schedule change provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a second immediate-control input provided through a user device during the monitoring period; receiving a second control-schedule change provided through the user device during the monitoring period; processing at least the first immediate-control input, the first control-schedule change, the second immediate-control input, and the second control-schedule change together to generate an updated control schedule; and causing the environmental controller to control the environmental system according to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Eric A. Lee, Steven A. Hales, Mark D. Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan
  • Patent number: D887428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Amit Fatnani, Dario Rapisardi, Elizabeth Sayen, Joshua Marsh, Bo Tian, Stephanie Koran