Patents by Inventor Boon-Lock Yeo

Boon-Lock Yeo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180322103
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting audiovisual features from images and other digital components. A data processing system can extract image data and image features from an input image. The data processing system can match the image features to the image features of a plurality of image to identify candidate images. A second image can be selected from the candidate images based on a request that the data processing system received with the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Boon-Lock Yeo, Xuemei GU, Gangjiang Li, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 9594826
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9462325
    Abstract: A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Connor, Mark P. Chuang, Boon-Lock Yeo, Robert L. Davies
  • Publication number: 20150371264
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for identifying advertisements previously presented when processing related search queries related to a submitted search query, and providing the advertisements identified from the related search queries for presentation on a search results page for the submitted search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Hui Li, Yong Zhang, Gangjiang Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Patent number: 9177018
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for cross-language image search. One method includes receiving an image search query and image search results responsive to the image search query. Translations of the image search query into other languages are obtained, and search results responsive to each of the translations are received. Instructions are provided to a client device. The instructions cause the client device to present a user interface that includes one or more of the image search results responsive to the image search query and a cross-language search option for each of the translations. Each cross-language search option includes the translation and a preview of the image search results responsive to the translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhuohao Wu, Hui Li, Gangjiang Li, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Publication number: 20150161217
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for detecting related images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Publication number: 20150147050
    Abstract: A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Connor, Mark P. Chuang, Boon-Lock Yeo, Robert L. Davies
  • Patent number: 8983263
    Abstract: A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Connor, Mark P. Chuang, Boon-Lock Yeo, Robert L. Davies
  • Publication number: 20150019582
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for cross-language image search. One method includes receiving an image search query and image search results responsive to the image search query. Translations of the image search query into other languages are obtained, and search results responsive to each of the translations are received. Instructions are provided to a client device. The instructions cause the client device to present a user interface that includes one or more of the image search results responsive to the image search query and a cross-language search option for each of the translations. Each cross-language search option includes the translation and a preview of the image search results responsive to the translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Zhuohao Wu, Hui Li, Gangjiang Li, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Publication number: 20150012547
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 8856124
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 8856162
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for cross-language image search. One method includes receiving an image search query and image search results responsive to the image search query. Translations of the image search query into other languages are obtained, and search results responsive to each of the translations are received. Instructions are provided to a client device. The instructions cause the client device to present a user interface that includes one or more of the image search results responsive to the image search query and a cross-language search option for each of the translations. Each cross-language search option includes the translation and a preview of the image search results responsive to the translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhuohao Wu, Hui Li, Gangjiang Li, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Patent number: 8645940
    Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and program for installing and executing shared applications in shared folders. A program is installed by a base computer, having a local storage, to a shared folder accessible to multiple client computers over a network. Installing the program adds files for the program to the shared folder and modifies the local device used by the base computer and enables the base computer to run the program by accessing the program files in the shared folder. An image is created of the local device of the base computer including the installed program. The image is provided to the client computers to apply to local devices of the client computers. Applying the image to the local devices of the client computers enables the client computers to access the program files in the shared folder to run the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guohong Xie, Boon-Lock Yeo, GangJiang Li, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20130144719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, providing advertising content to a user in response to an image search request to be performed on the Internet. A search phrase is input to be used to perform the image search on the Internet. Searching of Internet content is performed to identify content matching the received search phrase. Images associated with each of the matching content are compared with images associated with advertisements stored in an advertisement database, to determine which advertisements have associated images related to any of the images associated with the matching content. Based on display data provided to the client computer, each of the matching content can thus be displayed at a client computer with associated images, along with an advertisement having an associated image related to any of the matching content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Boon-Lock Yeo, Li Gangjiang
  • Publication number: 20130110628
    Abstract: A method for determining advertisements that includes, receiving, by a server computer, a query with one or more keywords. The method includes determining one or more category labels for the query based on at least one of the one or more keywords, historical search queries and historical search results. The method may determine one or more advertisements based on the one or more category labels. Data may be sent to the user computer display for one or more search results for the query, the search results are grouped by the one or more category labels and at least one advertisement is displayed for at least one category label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Boon-Lock Yeo, Gangjiang Li
  • Publication number: 20120243849
    Abstract: A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Connor, Mark P. Chuang, Boon-Lock Yeo, Robert L. Davies
  • Publication number: 20120233196
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for cross-language image search. One method includes receiving an image search query and image search results responsive to the image search query. Translations of the image search query into other languages are obtained, and search results responsive to each of the translations are received. Instructions are provided to a client device. The instructions cause the client device to present a user interface that includes one or more of the image search results responsive to the image search query and a cross-language search option for each of the translations. Each cross-language search option includes the translation and a preview of the image search results responsive to the translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Zhuohao Wu, Hui Li, Gangjiang Li, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Publication number: 20120124034
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 8149217
    Abstract: A system for associating a selected object on any printed material to a valid response provided by a computer system includes a maker component to define an object on a page of printed material, and to link a position of the object on the page, the contents of the page, and the response to be performed by a computer system. The system also includes a pointing device to determine a position on the printed material, a communicating device to transmit the position to the computer system, and a player component to correlate the position to selected digital content associated with the printed materials, the selected digital content being accessible by the computer system; and to provide a valid response to a user based at least in part on the position and the correlated content, wherein the valid response includes at least one of rendering audio content, rendering video content, rendering image content, and performing an action by the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minerva M. Yeung, Boon-Lock Yeo, Dan Li, Xing Tang
  • Patent number: RE43099
    Abstract: Coding systems that provide a perceptually improved approximation of the short-term characteristics of speech signals compared to typical coding techniques such as linear predictive analysis while maintaining enhanced coding efficiency. The invention advantageously employs a non-linear transformation and/or a spectral warping process to enhance particular short-term spectral characteristic information for respective voiced intervals of a speech signal. The non-linear transformed and/or warped spectral characteristic information is then coded, such as by linear predictive analysis to produce a corresponding coded speech signal. The use of the non-linear transformation and/or spectral warping operation of the particular spectral information advantageously causes more coding resources to be used for those spectral components that contribute greater to the perceptible quality of the corresponding synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Boon-Lock Yeo