Patents by Inventor Charles Burns

Charles Burns 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).

  • Patent number: 11036361
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Patent number: 10921971
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing at a client device, includes: receiving a plurality of video feeds, each video feed of the plurality of video feeds corresponding to a respective remote camera of a plurality of remote cameras, where the video feeds are received concurrently by the device from a server system communicatively coupled to the remote cameras; displaying a first user interface, the first user interface including a plurality of user interface objects, each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects being associated with a respective remote camera of the remote cameras; and displaying in each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects the video feed corresponding to the respective remote camera with which the user interface object is associated, where at least one of the video feeds is displayed with cropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Ronald Loren Kirkby, Samuel Lee Iglesias, Alexander Bennington Cash, Yifeng Huang
  • Publication number: 20200285841
    Abstract: A method of detecting and responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including determining that a visitor is approaching an entryway of the smart home environment; initiating a facial recognition operation while the visitor is approaching the entryway; initiating an observation window in response to the determination that a visitor is approaching the entryway; obtaining context information from one or more sensors of the smart home environment during the observation window; and at the end of the time window, initiating a response to the detected approach of the visitor based on the context information and/or an outcome of the facial recognition operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, RENGARAJAN ARAVAMUDHAN, Haerim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 10664688
    Abstract: A method of detecting and responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including determining that a visitor is approaching an entryway of the smart home environment; initiating a facial recognition operation while the visitor is approaching the entryway; initiating an observation window in response to the determination that a visitor is approaching the entryway; obtaining context information from one or more sensors of the smart home environment during the observation window; and at the end of the time window, initiating a response to the detected approach of the visitor based on the context information and/or an outcome of the facial recognition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Haerim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200042166
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing at a client device, includes: receiving a plurality of video feeds, each video feed of the plurality of video feeds corresponding to a respective remote camera of a plurality of remote cameras, where the video feeds are received concurrently by the device from a server system communicatively coupled to the remote cameras; displaying a first user interface, the first user interface including a plurality of user interface objects, each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects being associated with a respective remote camera of the remote cameras; and displaying in each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects the video feed corresponding to the respective remote camera with which the user interface object is associated, where at least one of the video feeds is displayed with cropping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Ronald Loren Kirkby, Samuel Lee Iglesias, Alexander Bennington Cash, Yifeng Huang
  • Publication number: 20190361577
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Patent number: 10444967
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing at a client device, includes: receiving a plurality of video feeds, each video feed of the plurality of video feeds corresponding to a respective remote camera of a plurality of remote cameras, where the video feeds are received concurrently by the device from a server system communicatively coupled to the remote cameras; displaying a first user interface, the first user interface including a plurality of user interface objects, each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects being associated with a respective remote camera of the remote cameras; and displaying in each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects the video feed corresponding to the respective remote camera with which the user interface object is associated, where at least one of the video feeds is displayed with cropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Ronald Loren Kirkby, Samuel Lee Iglesias, Alexander Bennington Cash, Yifeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10386999
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera, where at least some of the live video stream is recorded at a remote server; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Patent number: 10263802
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for presenting video feeds in a user interface. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) receiving a request to execute an application for communicating with a plurality of smart devices, including a plurality of cameras; (2) in response to receiving the request, establishing a connection for each of at least a subset of the cameras; (3) identifying a user interface for display to a user via the display, the user interface including a video feed from a particular camera; (4) after identifying the user interface, determining whether a connection has been established for the particular camera; (5) in accordance with a determination that the connection has been established for the particular camera, requesting, via the connection, the video feed for the particular camera; and (6) displaying the user interface with the video feed for the particular camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Gregory Cortis Clark
  • Publication number: 20190089934
    Abstract: A method of presenting appropriate actions for responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including detecting a visitor of the smart home environment; obtaining context information from the smart home environment regarding the visitor; based on the context information, identifying a plurality of appropriate actions available to a user of a client device for interacting with the visitor via the electronic greeting system; and causing the identified actions to be presented to the user of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: JASON EVANS GOULDEN, RENGARAJAN ARAVAMUDHAN, Haerim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190087646
    Abstract: A method of detecting and responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including determining that a visitor is approaching an entryway of the smart home environment; initiating a facial recognition operation while the visitor is approaching the entryway; initiating an observation window in response to the determination that a visitor is approaching the entryway; obtaining context information from one or more sensors of the smart home environment during the observation window; and at the end of the time window, initiating a response to the detected approach of the visitor based on the context information and/or an outcome of the facial recognition operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: JASON EVANS GOULDEN, RENGARAJAN ARAVAMUDHAN, Haerim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 10007734
    Abstract: A generic means for synchronizing information about a user's view of a document or other content within an application across native client and web applications is provided. Attendees of an online broadcast are enabled to see what the presenter is seeing within their own application. In addition, meeting-specific information such as the meeting time and notes may be synchronized enabling nearly real time synchronization. Moreover, by enabling attendees to view the presented document within their own applications, the attendees are afforded the capabilities provided by that application, such as navigating through the document manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Burns, Jade Bissat, Apeksha Godiyal, Subalakshmi Venugopal, Abraham Mathew, Hani Saliba
  • Publication number: 20180115788
    Abstract: A method at a server system includes: receiving a video stream from a remote video camera, wherein the video stream comprises a plurality of video frames; selecting a plurality of non-contiguous frames from the video stream, the plurality of non-contiguous frames being associated with a predetermined time interval; encoding the plurality of non-contiguous frames as a compressed video segment associated with the time interval; receiving a request from an application running on a client device to review video from the remote video camera for the time interval; and in response to the request, transmitting the video segment to the client device for viewing in the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Publication number: 20180113577
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera, where at least some of the live video stream is recorded at a remote server; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Publication number: 20180019889
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for presenting video feeds in a user interface. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) receiving a request to execute an application for communicating with a plurality of smart devices, including a plurality of cameras; (2) in response to receiving the request, establishing a connection for each of at least a subset of the cameras; (3) identifying a user interface for display to a user via the display, the user interface including a video feed from a particular camera; (4) after identifying the user interface, determining whether a connection has been established for the particular camera; (5) in accordance with a determination that the connection has been established for the particular camera, requesting, via the connection, the video feed for the particular camera; and (6) displaying the user interface with the video feed for the particular camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Gregory Cortis Clark
  • Publication number: 20170239332
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating or preventing hearing loss in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject in need thereof, at least Myc or an agent that increases the expression of Myc in an inner ear organ, or associated neural structures, of the subject so as to treat or prevent the hearing loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Charles BURNS, John D. JACKSON
  • Patent number: 9681108
    Abstract: A device to detect occupancy of an environment includes a sensor to capture video frames from a location in the environment. The device may compare rules with data using a rules engine. The microcontroller may include a processor and memory to produce results indicative of a condition of the environment. The device may also include an interface through which the data is accessible. The device may generate results respective to the location in the environment. The microcontroller may be in communication with a network. The video frames may be concatenated to create an overview to display the video frames substantially seamlessly respective to the location in which the sensor is positioned. The overview may be viewable using the interface and the results of the analysis performed by the rules engine may be accessible using the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Patent number: 9648284
    Abstract: A device to detect occupancy of an environment includes a sensor to capture video frames from a location in the environment. The device may compare rules with data using a rules engine. The microcontroller may include a processor and memory to produce results indicative of a condition of the environment. The device may also include an interface through which the data is accessible. The device may generate results respective to the location in the environment. The microcontroller may be in communication with a network. The video frames may be concatenated to create an overview to display the video frames substantially seamlessly respective to the location in which the sensor is positioned. The overview may be viewable using the interface and the results of the analysis performed by the rules engine may be accessible using the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20160364123
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing at a client device, includes: receiving a plurality of video feeds, each video feed of the plurality of video feeds corresponding to a respective remote camera of a plurality of remote cameras, where the video feeds are received concurrently by the device from a server system communicatively coupled to the remote cameras; displaying a first user interface, the first user interface including a plurality of user interface objects, each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects being associated with a respective remote camera of the remote cameras; and displaying in each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects the video feed corresponding to the respective remote camera with which the user interface object is associated, where at least one of the video feeds is displayed with cropping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Ronald Loren Kirkby, Samuel Lee Iglesias, Alexander Bennington Cash, Yifeng Huang
  • Patent number: 9420240
    Abstract: A lighting device capable of detecting a condition in an environment includes a sensor to capture a video frame from a location in the environment. The lighting device may include a microcontroller, a processor and memory. The sensor may be electrically connected to the microcontroller, and the video frame may be transmitted to the microcontroller as data. The lighting device may also include a light source electrically connected to and controlled by the microcontroller and a rules engine stored in the memory. The processor may compare the data to rules contained in the rules engine to produce an output. The lighting device may further include an interface through which the output is accessible. After an analysis is conducted, an output may be generated responsive to detection of an anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck