Patents by Inventor Ingrid McAulay Trollope

Ingrid McAulay Trollope 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: 11354368
    Abstract: A server system detects presentation of a media content item being played at a first device in proximity to a second device associated with a first user. It also receives from the second device content information derived from sound output from the presentation of the media content item at the first device captured at the second device. Based on the received content information, it identifies the media content item being played at the first device and a plurality of first quotations associated with the media content item. The server system sends to the second device the first quotations and a plurality of quotation operation affordances. It receives selection by the first user of a first affordance of the quotation operation affordances for a first one of the first quotations. In accordance with the selection, it performs an operation with respect to the first one of the first quotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid Mcaulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 11350182
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for supplemental content relating to a program being presented by a media device; causing a content interface to be presented on a mobile device; identifying the program that is being presented on a media device; determining keywords associated with the program, wherein each of the keywords is associated with a particular portion of the program; obtaining and storing supplemental content items corresponding to the program based on the keywords; causing the content interface to present a first supplemental content item; receiving state information associated with the mobile device that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface; and causing the content interface to present a second supplemental content item based on the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11350173
    Abstract: A method at a computing system includes receiving from a first device a request from a user indirectly referencing a media content item and content information including one or more portions of audio and/or video components of media playing in proximity to the first device in response to the user request, the media having originated from a third party content provider independent of the server system; and in response to receiving the user request and the content information from the first device: matching the content information received from the first device to a portion of content stored in the server system; and identifying the media content item based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20220116682
    Abstract: A process adapts user-initiated search queries. The process executes at a client device with a microphone. The process downloads audio fingerprints from a remote server for a plurality of video programs, and downloads information that correlates the audio fingerprint to the video programs. The audio fingerprints are preselected according to relevancy criteria, including stored user preferences and prior search queries by the user. The audio fingerprints and correlating information are stored locally. The process detects ambient sound using the microphone and computes one or more sample audio fingerprints from the detected ambient sound. The process matches a sample audio fingerprint to a locally stored audio fingerprint and uses the correlating information to identify a first video program corresponding to the matched sample audio fingerprint. The process then receives user input to initiate a search query. The process provides auto-complete suggestions for the search query based on the first video program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 11206449
    Abstract: A process adapts user-initiated search queries. The process executes at a client device with a microphone. The process downloads audio fingerprints from a remote server for a plurality of video programs, and downloads information that correlates the audio fingerprint to the video programs. The audio fingerprints are preselected according to relevancy criteria, including stored user preferences and prior search queries by the user. The audio fingerprints and correlating information are stored locally. The process detects ambient sound using the microphone and computes one or more sample audio fingerprints from the detected ambient sound. The process matches a sample audio fingerprint to a locally stored audio fingerprint and uses the correlating information to identify a first video program corresponding to the matched sample audio fingerprint. The process then receives user input to initiate a search query. The process provides auto-complete suggestions for the search query based on the first video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Publication number: 20210345012
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for clarifying media content. In one aspect, a method is performed at a client device that includes a microphone, memory, and one or more processors. The method includes: (1) receiving, via the microphone, audio content of a media content item playing on a second client device in proximity to the client device; (2) receiving, via the microphone, a verbal query from a user of the client device to clarify a portion of the media content item; (3) sending a request to a remote server system; (4) receiving from the remote server system information responsive to the verbal user query for the portion of the media content item; and (5) presenting the information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210266649
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for supplemental content relating to a program being presented by a media device; causing a content interface to be presented on a mobile device; identifying the program that is being presented on a media device; determining keywords associated with the program, wherein each of the keywords is associated with a particular portion of the program; obtaining and storing supplemental content items corresponding to the program based on the keywords; causing the content interface to present a first supplemental content item; receiving state information associated with the mobile device that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface; and causing the content interface to present a second supplemental content item based on the state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210256055
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating search results based on contextual information are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting search results is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, a query related to media that is currently being presented; identifying a program that is currently being presented; identifying a plurality of keywords associated with the identified program; determining one or more of the plurality of keywords that are contextually relevant to the query; obtaining a plurality of search results based on the query and the one or more contextually relevant keywords; and causing at least one of the plurality of search results to be presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210250652
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Publication number: 20210243496
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 11064266
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for clarifying media content. In one aspect, a method is performed at a client device that includes a microphone, memory, and one or more processors. The method includes: (1) while a media content item is playing on a second client device in proximity to the client device, receiving, via the microphone, a verbal query from a user of the client device; (2) sending a request to a remote server system; (3) receiving from the remote server system information responsive to the verbal query for a portion of the media content item; and (4) presenting the information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10999626
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10997235
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating search results based on contextual information are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting search results is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, a query related to media that is currently being presented; identifying a program that is currently being presented; identifying a plurality of keywords associated with the identified program; determining one or more of the plurality of keywords that are contextually relevant to the query; obtaining a plurality of search results based on the query and the one or more contextually relevant keywords; and causing at least one of the plurality of search results to be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10992993
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 10924818
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for supplemental content relating to a program being presented by a media device; causing a content interface to be presented on a mobile device; identifying the program that is being presented on a media device; determining keywords associated with the program, wherein each of the keywords is associated with a particular portion of the program; obtaining and storing supplemental content items corresponding to the program based on the keywords; causing the content interface to present a first supplemental content item; receiving state information associated with the mobile device that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface; and causing the content interface to present a second supplemental content item based on the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210029409
    Abstract: A method at a computing system includes receiving from a first device a request from a user indirectly referencing a media content item and content information including one or more portions of audio and/or video components of media playing in proximity to the first device in response to the user request, the media having originated from a third party content provider independent of the server system; and in response to receiving the user request and the content information from the first device: matching the content information received from the first device to a portion of content stored in the server system; and identifying the media content item based on the matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10841657
    Abstract: A method at a computing system includes receiving from a first device a request from a user indirectly referencing a media content item and content information including one or more portions of audio and/or video components of media playing in proximity to the first device in response to the user request, the media having originated from a third party content provider independent of the server system; and in response to receiving the user request and the content information from the first device: matching the content information received from the first device to a portion of content stored in the server system; and identifying the media content item based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20200349213
    Abstract: A server system detects presentation of a media content item being played at a first device in proximity to a second device associated with a first user. It also receives from the second device content information derived from sound output from the presentation of the media content item at the first device captured at the second device. Based on the received content information, it identifies the media content item being played at the first device and a plurality of first quotations associated with the media content item. The server system sends to the second device the first quotations and a plurality of quotation operation affordances. It receives selection by the first user of a first affordance of the quotation operation affordances for a first one of the first quotations. In accordance with the selection, it performs an operation with respect to the first one of the first quotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 10762152
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods and systems for displaying a summary of media content items. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system that includes processors and memory storing programs for execution by the processors. The server system: (1) detects presentation of a media content item at a first device in proximity to a second device, including receiving from the second device content identification information; (2) identifies the media content item; (3) identifies entities related to the identified media content item; (4) determines a level of interest with respect to a user of the second device, for each of the identified entities; (5) selects a subset of the identified plurality of entities based on the determined level of interest; and (6) sends to the second device, a summary of the media content item, for presenting at the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Publication number: 20200245039
    Abstract: A method is performed at a server system. The server system receives from an electronic device media content information. The server matches the media content information with stored content information, and identifies a media content item based on the matching. It also identifies a genre of the media content item and one or more entities relevant to the identified media content item. The server generates one or more user-selectable elections based on the genre of the media content item. It sends to the electronic device the user-selectable elections and a plurality of affordances. Each of the affordances provides a user of the electronic device with one of the user-selectable elections corresponding to a respective entity that is relevant to the identified media content item. The server receives from the electronic device a selection of the one or more user-selectable elections, and performs an operation associated with the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Kirmse, Jan-Willem Maarse, Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Jurek Foryciarz