Patents by Inventor Liana Kong

Liana Kong 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: 20240104930
    Abstract: The disclosure describes techniques for interacting with visitors at a visitor interaction system. A method includes obtaining video data captured by the visitor interaction system, identifying an approach of a person, and analyzing the video data to determine an identity of the person. The method includes automatically and without user intervention determining that the person belongs to a visitor groups of a plurality of visitor groups. Each of the visitor groups corresponds to a response model that includes a plurality of response actions. At least one of the response actions includes an autonomous response action. The method includes identifying a response model corresponding to the visitor groups and initiating an autonomous response action associated with the response model. Initiating the autonomous response action including presenting a message to the person, monitoring a response to the message, and sending a report message to the user via a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Alexander Finlayson, Liana Kong, John Jordan Nold, Sahana Mysore, Ruiyi Song
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11893795
    Abstract: In aspects, a visitor interaction system is described for interacting with visitors. The visitor interaction system can obtain video data, identify an approach of a person, and determine an identity of the person. Further, the visitor interaction system can determine that the person belongs to a respective visitor group of a plurality of visitor groups. Each of the plurality of visitor groups corresponds to a response model that includes a plurality of response actions. At least one of the response actions includes an autonomous response action. The visitor interaction system can also identify a response model corresponding to the respective visitor group and initiate an autonomous response action associated with the response model. The visitor interaction system can then send a report message to the user via a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Alexander Finlayson, Liana Kong, John Jordan Nold, Sahana Mysore, Ruiyi Song
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11360252
    Abstract: Various embodiments of smart devices are determined herein. A smart device can include a housing and an electronic display. The smart device can further include a cover, housed by the housing, through which the electronic display is visible. The cover can include a glass layer, wherein the glass layer is the outermost layer of the cover that is adjacent an ambient environment of the smart home device. The cover can further include an optical coating layer, deposited directly onto a surface of the glass layer, that comprises a plurality of sublayers. The optical coating layer can include alternating non-metallic oxide layers having different refractive indexes. The sublayers can vary in thickness such that the optical coating layer reflects light from the ambient environment through the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Greene, Ranhee Chung, Sung Kyun Bai, William Dong, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Liana Kong, Justin Wodrich, Prathik Muppidi, Dongkyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20220066078
    Abstract: Various embodiments of smart devices are determined herein. A smart device can include a housing and an electronic display. The smart device can further include a cover, housed by the housing, through which the electronic display is visible. The cover can include a glass layer, wherein the glass layer is the outermost layer of the cover that is adjacent an ambient environment of the smart home device. The cover can further include an optical coating layer, deposited directly onto a surface of the glass layer, that comprises a plurality of sublayers. The optical coating layer can include alternating non-metallic oxide layers having different refractive indexes. The sublayers can vary in thickness such that the optical coating layer reflects light from the ambient environment through the glass layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Greene, Ranhee Chung, Sung Kyun Bai, William Dong, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Liana Kong, Justin Wodrich, Prathik Muppidi, Dongkyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20210174095
    Abstract: The disclosure describes techniques for interacting with visitors at a visitor interaction system. A method includes obtaining video data captured by the visitor interaction system, identifying an approach of a person, and analyzing the video data to determine an identity of the person. The method includes automatically and without user intervention determining that the person belongs to a visitor groups of a plurality of visitor groups. Each of the visitor groups corresponds to a response model that includes a plurality of response actions. At least one of the response actions includes an autonomous response action. The method includes identifying a response model corresponding to the visitor groups and initiating an autonomous response action associated with the response model. Initiating the autonomous response action including presenting a message to the person, monitoring a response to the message, and sending a report message to the user via a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Liana Kong, John Jordan Nold, Sahana Mysore, Ruiyi Song
  • Patent number: 10739030
    Abstract: Various arrangements for monitoring and controlling operation of a HVAC system are provided. Battery-operated temperature monitoring devices may be situated within the structure and connected with a network. A user command may be received that includes a selection of at least one of the battery-operated temperature monitoring devices. An offset may be calculated based on an evaluation of a first temperature reading of the selected battery-operated temperature monitoring device relative to a second temperature reading of the thermostat. The offset may be overridden when an override condition is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kara Malhotra, Eric Burger, Liana Kong, Priya Kasirajan, Caitlin Donhowe, Mark Rose, Lauren Von Dehsen, Samuel Chang
  • Publication number: 20190277528
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and controlling operation of a HVAC system within a structure comprises providing a thermostat configured to regulate the HVAC system. The method includes situating a plurality of battery-operated temperature monitoring devices within the structure and coupling the thermostat and each of the plurality of battery-operated temperature monitoring devices to a network. The method comprises receiving over the network a user command that includes a selection of at least one of the battery-operated temperature monitoring devices. The method includes computing at the thermostat an offset based on an evaluation of a first temperature reading of the at least one selected battery-operated temperature monitoring device relative to a second temperature reading of the thermostat. The method comprises applying the offset to the thermostat to cause the thermostat to regulate the HVAC system in view of the first temperature reading, and overriding the offset when an override condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kara Malhotra, Eric Burger, Liana Kong, Priya Kasirajan, Caitlin Donhowe, Mark Rose, Lauren Von Dehsen, Samuel Chang
  • Patent number: 9931236
    Abstract: A physiotherapeutic device has a waist tensioning system and a spine support system that enable correction and/or maintaining postural stance for individuals suffering from poor posture and/or neurodegenerative disease. The device provides a posture support and retention system during episodes of postural instability to enable individuals to maintain posture and balance while performing functions. The device includes a garment with shoulder straps extending from the tensioning system to generate force vectors in a direction opposite of those generated by traditional shoulder straps. A rigid support member is disposed in the garment to run parallel with the spinal column. The shoulder straps and waist straps tie into an anchor located on a portion of the garment directly over the support member. The connected components work in concert to actively and passively adjust tension and apply pressure to straighten shoulders and improve the upper back support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Abililife, Inc.
    Inventors: Courtney Williamson, Keith Joseph, Liana Kong, Amber Ohiokpehai
  • Publication number: 20160074201
    Abstract: A physiotherapeutic device has a waist tensioning system and a spine support system that enable correction and/or maintaining postural stance for individuals suffering from poor posture and/or neurodegenerative disease. The device provides a posture support and retention system during episodes of postural instability to enable individuals to maintain posture and balance while performing functions. The device includes a garment with shoulder straps extending from the tensioning system to generate force vectors in a direction opposite of those generated by traditional shoulder straps. A rigid support member is disposed in the garment to run parallel with the spinal column. The shoulder straps and waist straps tie into an anchor located on a portion of the garment directly over the support member. The connected components work in concert to actively and passively adjust tension and apply pressure to straighten shoulders and improve the upper back support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Courtney Williamson, Keith Joseph, Liana Kong, Amber Ohiokpehai