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).

  • Publication number: 20240036709
    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: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Publication number: 20230418442
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein are directed to a virtual web browser for providing access to multiple virtual worlds interchangeably. Browser tabs for corresponding website and virtual world pairs can be displayed along with associated controls, the selection of such controls effecting the instantiation of 3D content for the virtual worlds. One or more of the tabs can be automatically generated as a result of interactions with objects in the virtual worlds, such that travel to a world, corresponding to an object to which an interaction was directed, is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy EDELBLUT, Matthaeus KRENN, John Nicholas JITKOFF
  • Publication number: 20230419618
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein are directed to a virtual personal interface (herein “personal interface”) for controlling an artificial reality (XR) environment, such as by providing user interfaces for interactions with a current XR application, providing detail views for selected items, navigating between multiple virtual worlds without having to transition in and out of a home lobby for those worlds, executing aspects of a second XR application while within a world controlled by a first XR application, and providing 3D content that is separate from the current world. While in at least one of those worlds, the personal interface can itself present content in a runtime separate from the current virtual world, corresponding to an item, action, or application for that world. XR applications can be defined for use with the personal interface to create both a 3D world portion and 2D interface portions that are displayed via the personal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Matthaeus KRENN, Jeremy EDELBLUT, John Nicholas JITKOFF
  • Publication number: 20230419617
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein are directed to a virtual personal interface (herein “personal interface”) for controlling an artificial reality (XR) environment, such as by providing user interfaces for interactions with a current XR application, providing detail views for selected items, navigating between multiple virtual worlds without having to transition in and out of a home lobby for those worlds, executing aspects of a second XR application while within a world controlled by a first XR application, and providing 3D content that is separate from the current world. While in at least one of those worlds, the personal interface can itself present content in a runtime separate from the current virtual world, corresponding to an item, action, or application for that world. XR applications can be defined for use with the personal interface to create both a 3D world portion and 2D interface portions that are displayed via the personal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Matthaeus KRENN, Jeremy EDELBLUT, John Nicholas JITKOFF
  • Publication number: 20230385354
    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: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11829582
    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: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 11755180
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein are directed to a virtual web browser for providing access to multiple virtual worlds interchangeably. Browser tabs for corresponding website and virtual world pairs can be displayed along with associated controls, the selection of such controls effecting the instantiation of 3D content for the virtual worlds. One or more of the tabs can be automatically generated as a result of interactions with objects in the virtual worlds, such that travel to a world, corresponding to an object to which an interaction was directed, is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy Edelblut, Matthaeus Krenn, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 11748430
    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: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20230092103
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for linking artificial reality content to a shared artificial reality environment. Various aspects may include receiving a selection of a user representation and a virtual area, such as from a user device. Aspects may include providing the user representation for display in the virtual area. Aspects may also include determining a selected artificial reality application from a plurality of artificial reality applications for use by the user representation in the virtual area. Aspects may also include embedding visual content from the selected artificial reality application into the virtual area, which may be associated with a deep link to the selected artificial reality application. Aspects may include transitioning the user representation between virtual areas while providing an audio element to the user device indicative of other user devices associated with another virtual area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Ana Garcia Puyol, Michelle Pujals, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Amir Mesguich Havilio, Jesse John Mullen, Cristobal Alvaro Castilla Lacomba
  • Publication number: 20230086248
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for providing and activating a link to artificial reality content in a shared artificial reality environment. Various aspects may include receiving a request to generate a visual navigation element for an artificial reality application configured to operate in the shared artificial reality environment, such as via a user representation. Aspects may include generating the visual navigation element and generating an audio element indicative of another user representation engaged in the artificial reality application for the user representation. Aspects may also include receiving an indication of activation of the visual navigation element and loading the artificial reality application for the user representation upon activation and while providing the audio element. Aspects may also include providing instructions to display the user representation in the artificial reality application upon completion of the loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Ana Garcia Puyol, Michelle Pujals, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Amir Mesguich Havilio, Jesse John Mullen, Cristobal Alvaro Castilla Lacomba
  • Publication number: 20230082927
    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: October 24, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byme
  • Patent number: 11556227
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Publication number: 20220394442
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving a 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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • 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