Patents by Inventor Christopher Charles Burns

Christopher 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).

  • Publication number: 20240192834
    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: February 23, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: 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: 11947780
    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: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    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
  • Publication number: 20230306826
    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: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim 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: 11710387
    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: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim 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: 20230214092
    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: March 15, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: 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: 11609684
    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: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20220247978
    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: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Conrad Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Publication number: 20220237948
    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: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim 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: 20220215664
    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: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: 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: 11356643
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Conrad Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Publication number: 20220075489
    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: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    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: 11256908
    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: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim 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: 11238290
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    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
  • Publication number: 20210377493
    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: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Conrad Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 11134227
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim 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: 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