Patents by Inventor Joe Delone Venters

Joe Delone Venters 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: 20240146866
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an image sensor, one or more processors, and memory storing instructions for receiving an event recording profile based on configuration data of the electronic device, the configuration data including a location type or a power type; receiving a plurality of images of a scene captured by the image sensor; detecting a trigger event based on one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; in response to detecting the trigger event, identifying an object of interest in one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; creating an event clip from the stored images that include the object of interest, wherein creating the event clip includes configuring a clip length based on the event recording profile; and providing the event clip for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Jordan Nold, Joe Delone Venters, Liana Kong, Scott Mullins
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11895433
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an image sensor, one or more processors, and memory storing instructions for receiving an event recording profile based on configuration data of the electronic device, the configuration data including a location type or a power type; receiving a plurality of images of a scene captured by the image sensor; detecting a trigger event based on one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; in response to detecting the trigger event, identifying an object of interest in one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; creating an event clip from the stored images that include the object of interest, wherein creating the event clip includes configuring a clip length based on the event recording profile; and providing the event clip for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Jordan Nold, Joe Delone Venters, Liana Kong, Scott Mullins
  • Publication number: 20230418908
    Abstract: A method for recognizing persons in video streams includes obtaining a live video stream, detecting a first person in the live video stream, determining from analysis of the live video stream first information that identifies an attribute of the first person, determining based on at least some of the first information that the first person is not identifiable to the computing system, storing at least some of the first information, receiving a user classification of the first person as being a stranger, and deleting the stored first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, III, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • Patent number: 11783010
    Abstract: A method for recognizing persons in video streams includes obtaining a live video stream, detecting a first person in the live video stream, determining from analysis of the live video stream first information that identifies an attribute of the first person, determining based on at least some of the first information that the first person is not identifiable to the computing system, storing at least some of the first information, receiving a user classification of the first person as being a stranger, and deleting the stored first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, III, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11599259
    Abstract: A method is performed at a client device with a display screen, processor(s), and memory storing program(s) for execution by the processor(s). The method comprises obtaining alert events from smart devices at a physical location. The smart devices include a camera located at or in proximity to the physical location. The method further comprises displaying in a scrollable list a chronological sequence of camera event items. Each of the camera event items includes a thumbnail image, a time of the alert event, and one or more activity alert indicators corresponding to predefined activity alert types. The method further comprises receiving a user selection of a first thumbnail image corresponding to a first one of the camera event items, and responsive to the user selection, enabling playback of a video of a first alert event in a video player interface while maintaining display of the scrollable list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Mclean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20220300753
    Abstract: A method for recognizing persons in video streams includes obtaining a live video stream, detecting a first person in the live video stream, determining from analysis of the live video stream first information that identifies an attribute of the first person, determining based on at least some of the first information that the first person is not identifiable to the computing system, storing at least some of the first information, receiving a user classification of the first person as being a stranger, and deleting the stored first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, III, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • Publication number: 20220295008
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an image sensor, one or more processors, and memory storing instructions for receiving an event recording profile based on configuration data of the electronic device, the configuration data including a location type or a power type; receiving a plurality of images of a scene captured by the image sensor; detecting a trigger event based on one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; in response to detecting the trigger event, identifying an object of interest in one or more of the plurality of images of the scene; creating an event clip from the stored images that include the object of interest, wherein creating the event clip includes configuring a clip length based on the event recording profile; and providing the event clip for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Jordan Nold, Joe Delone Venters, Liana Kong, Scott Mullins
  • Publication number: 20220245396
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include systems and methods for recognizing persons in video streams. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) obtaining a live video stream; (2) detecting person(s) in the stream; and (3) determining, from analysis of the live video stream, personally identifiable information of the detected person(s); (4) determining, based on the personally identifiable information, that the first person is not known to the computing system; (5) in accordance with the determination that the first person is not known: (a) storing the personally identifiable information; and (b) requesting a user to classify the first person; and (6) in accordance with (i) a determination that a predetermined amount of time has elapsed since the request was transmitted and a response was not received, or (ii) a determination that a response was received classifying the first person as a stranger, deleting the stored personally identifiable information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, III, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • Patent number: 11386285
    Abstract: A method for recognizing persons in video streams includes obtaining a live video stream, detecting a first person in the live video stream, determining from analysis of the live video stream first information that identifies an attribute of the first person, determining based on at least some of the first information that the first person is not identifiable to the computing system, storing at least some of the first information, receiving a user classification of the first person as being a stranger, and deleting the stored first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • 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
  • 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: 11256951
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include systems and methods for recognizing persons in video streams. In one aspect, a method includes: obtaining images collected by video cameras in a smart home environment, each image including a detected person; for each image, obtaining first information that identifies an attribute of the detected person, the first information generated from analysis of the image; grouping the images into a first group of a plurality of groups based on the first information, each group of the plurality of groups representing a unique person; receiving a request to remove a first image from the first group; removing the first image from the first group; and disassociating the first information from the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Akshay R. Bapat, George Alban Heitz, III, Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, James Edward Stewart, Jennifer Bush, Joe Delone Venters, Kara Gates, Timothy Butler, Yohannes Kifle, Anton Bastov
  • 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: 20210357112
    Abstract: A method is performed at a client device with a display screen, processor(s), and memory storing program(s) for execution by the processor(s). The method comprises obtaining alert events from smart devices at a physical location. The smart devices include a camera located at or in proximity to the physical location. The method further comprises displaying in a scrollable list a chronological sequence of camera event items. Each of the camera event items includes a thumbnail image, a time of the alert event, and one or more activity alert indicators corresponding to predefined activity alert types. The method further comprises receiving a user selection of a first thumbnail image corresponding to a first one of the camera event items, and responsive to the user selection, enabling playback of a video of a first alert event in a video player interface while maintaining display of the scrollable list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Melissa Mclean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11048397
    Abstract: A method is performed at a client device with a display screen, processor(s), and memory storing program(s) for execution by the processor(s). The method comprises obtaining alert events from smart devices at a physical location. The smart devices include a camera located at or in proximity to the physical location. The method further comprises displaying in a scrollable list a chronological sequence of camera event items. Each of the camera event items includes a thumbnail image, a time of the alert event, and one or more activity alert indicators corresponding to predefined activity alert types. The method further comprises receiving a user selection of a first thumbnail image corresponding to a first one of the camera event items, and responsive to the user selection, enabling playback of a video of a first alert event in a video player interface while maintaining display of the scrollable list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Melissa McLean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Webster Kennedy
  • 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: D997972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: James Edward Stewart, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, Carsten Hinz