Patents by Inventor John Nicholas Jitkoff

John Nicholas Jitkoff 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: 11494453
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11461003
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented user interface method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alastair Tse, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 11438744
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving s voice query at a mobile computing device and generating data that represents content of the voice query. The data is provided to a server system. A textual query that has been determined by a speech recognizer at the server system to be a textual form of at least part of the data is received at the mobile computing device. The textual query is determined to include a carrier phrase of one or more words that is reserved by a first third-party application program installed on the computing device. The first third-party application is selected, from a group of one or more third-party applications, to receive all or a part of the textual query. All or a part of the textual query is provided to the selected first application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20220197382
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing partial passthrough video to a user of a virtual reality device are disclosed herein. Providing the partial passthrough video can include detecting a hand passthrough trigger event and identifying a hand passthrough video feed. Providing partial passthrough video can further include aligning the hand passthrough video feed with a virtual environment presented to a user by the virtual environment and, based on the aligning of the hand passthrough video feed with the virtual environment, overlaying the hand passthrough video feed on the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Michael James LeBeau, John Nicholas JITKOFF
  • Publication number: 20220197403
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to virtual interaction modes for social and group communication. Additional aspects of the present disclosure are directed to automated controls for connecting a trigger performed in an artificial reality environment to an action on a personal computing device. Further aspects of the present disclosure are directed to providing versions of person virtual objects in an artificial reality environment and contextual breakpoints to switch between them. Yet further aspects of the present disclosure are directed to extending a mouse for artificial reality environment input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Anthony HUGHES, Björn WANBO, Fábio RESENDE, John Nicholas JITKOFF, Michael James LEBEAU, Gabriel MARTZLOFF, Jay CHAN, Javier Alejandro Sierra SANTOS, Jenny KAM, Yeliz KARADAYI
  • Patent number: 11263330
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving at a computing device that is in a locked state, one or more user inputs to unlock the device and to execute at least one command that is different from a command for unlocking the device. The method further includes executing in response to the user inputs to unlock the device an unlocking operation by the device to convert the device from a locked state to an unlocked state. The method further includes executing the at least one command in response to receiving the user inputs to execute the at least one command. The at least one command executes so that results of executing the at least one command are first displayed on the device to a user automatically after the device changes from the locked state to the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Romain P. Guy
  • Patent number: 11216522
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving user input that defines a search query, and providing the search query to a server system. Information that a search engine system determined was responsive to the search query is received at a computing device. The computing device is identified as in a first state, and a first output mode for audibly outputting at least a portion of the information is selected. The first output mode is selected from a collection of the first output mode and a second output mode. The second output mode is selected in response to the computing device being in a second state and is for visually outputting at least the portion of the information and not audibly outputting the at least portion of the information. At least the portion of information is audibly output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byrne, David P. Singleton
  • Publication number: 20210350303
    Abstract: The present technology addresses a need for a task service that can aggregate tasks assigned to a user on different services so that all tasks that the user needs to perform can be found in one location. The present technology can utilize credentials to a user account associated with a user of a service to automatically identify tasks that are relevant to the user and can create those tasks in a task service. The task service can maintain a link back to the source of the task so that the user can mark the task as complete in the task service, and the task service can automatically update the task in the service in which the task was created. The present technology can also provide integrations with some services to a user to create new tasks from services that are not task based, such as email.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Walid Omar, Charlotte Ziob, Abhinav Garg, Andrew Haven, Yael Keren, Alexandru Grigoras, Jacqueline T. Lin, Walter Somerville, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Publication number: 20210295842
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Publication number: 20210255762
    Abstract: Various techniques described provide mechanisms for more intuitive user interaction with a device For example, a computer-implemented user interface method includes detecting an application executing on the computing device, the computing device including a display and a touch bar separate from the display, the touch bar being a touch sensitive device with a plurality of zones, wherein the application executing on the computing device is associated with a user interface presented on the display, and configuring a zone of the plurality of zones to implement an operation performed by the application. Configuring the zone can include changing an appearance of the zone to display a graphical element associated with the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Publication number: 20210181908
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a computing device may include an application configured to create a tab in a context of a window, and a window manager configured to register the tab with a first UI element registry. The window manager may be configured to receive, over a network, at least a portion of a second UI element registry from a secondary window manager of a secondary computing device. The portion of the second UI element registry may identify a remote tab previously registered with the secondary window manager. The window manager may be configured to cause a display to provide a graphical arrangement of the tab and the remote tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 11036382
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user interface method includes displaying content in a first window on a display of a computing device, receiving a dragging user input on an element at a periphery of the window, and in response to receiving the dragging input, generating and displaying a second window on the display of the computing device and displaying the first window simultaneously with the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 11037566
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Publication number: 20210117495
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 10928990
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a computing device may include an application configured to create a tab in a context of a window, and a window manager configured to register the tab with a first UI element registry. The window manager may be configured to receive, over a network, at least a portion of a second UI element registry from a secondary window manager of a secondary computing device. The portion of the second UI element registry may identify a remote tab previously registered with the secondary window manager. The window manager may be configured to cause a display to provide a graphical arrangement of the tab and the remote tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 10909199
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20200410174
    Abstract: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending the second audio data to the mobile device in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10839805
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can further include disambiguating the ambiguous user input by selecting a command from the plurality of commands based on the current context associated with the mobile computing device; and causing output associated with performance of the selected command to be provided by the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. LeBeau
  • Publication number: 20200348833
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user interface method includes displaying content in a first window on a display of a computing device, receiving a dragging user input on an element at a periphery of the window, and in response to receiving the dragging input, generating and displaying a second window on the display of the computing device and displaying the first window simultaneously with the second window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10817673
    Abstract: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending the second audio data to the mobile device in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff