Patents by Inventor Nick Webb

Nick Webb 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: 20200168057
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. An orientation of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable for one or more features of the smart home device to function properly. An indication of whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable may be output, such as by the smart home device using voice or lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10529195
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. An orientation of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable for one or more features of the smart home device to function properly. An indication of whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable may be output, such as by the smart home device using voice or lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10262508
    Abstract: Various arrangements of smart devices and systems are presented. Such smart devices and systems may include a wireless interface, a light sensor that detects an ambient brightness level of an ambient environment of the smart device, a motion sensor that detects motion of a user in the ambient environment of the smart device, a light that is capable of outputting light into the ambient environment of the smart device, and a processing system. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on: the message indicating that the lighting feature has been activated; the ambient brightness level being below the threshold brightness value; and the user moving in the ambient environment of the smart device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Nick Webb, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka, Adam Mittleman, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20180322745
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. An orientation of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable for one or more features of the smart home device to function properly. An indication of whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable may be output, such as by the smart home device using voice or lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10049280
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. A video camera device may capture video indicative of a location of the smart home device. The video indicative of the location of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the location of the smart home device prevents the smart home device from operating within specification. An indication may then be output indicative of whether the location of the smart home device prevents the smart home device from operating within specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10002523
    Abstract: Hazard detector for providing a pre-alarm of a developing hazardous condition can include a detection module that detects a hazard level of smoke or carbon monoxide, a light source that generates light, a speaker that generates an audible sound, a horn that generates an audible alarm that a higher volume than the speaker, and a processing module. The processing module can receive the detected hazard level and compare it with the pre-alarm threshold and the emergency threshold. The processing module can determine that the hazard level is greater than the pre-alarm threshold and less than the emergency threshold and cause an audible pre-alarm speech to be generated via the speaker that warns of the developing hazardous condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Nick Webb
  • Patent number: 9997058
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Publication number: 20180137745
    Abstract: Hazard detector for providing a pre-alarm of a developing hazardous condition can include a detection module that detects a hazard level of smoke or carbon monoxide, a light source that generates light, a speaker that generates an audible sound, a horn that generates an audible alarm that a higher volume than the speaker, and a processing module. The processing module can receive the detected hazard level and compare it with the pre-alarm threshold and the emergency threshold. The processing module can determine that the hazard level is greater than the pre-alarm threshold and less than the emergency threshold and cause an audible pre-alarm speech to be generated via the speaker that warns of the developing hazardous condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Nick Webb
  • Publication number: 20180110106
    Abstract: Various arrangements of smart devices and systems are presented. Such smart devices and systems may include a wireless interface, a light sensor that detects an ambient brightness level of an ambient environment of the smart device, a motion sensor that detects motion of a user in the ambient environment of the smart device, a light that is capable of outputting light into the ambient environment of the smart device, and a processing system. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on: the message indicating that the lighting feature has been activated; the ambient brightness level being below the threshold brightness value; and the user moving in the ambient environment of the smart device or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Nick Webb, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka, Adam Mittleman, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Patent number: 9900958
    Abstract: Various arrangements of smart devices are presented. Such a smart device may include a case, a wireless interface, a light sensor that detects an ambient brightness level of an ambient environment of the smart device, a motion sensor that detects motion of a user in the ambient environment of the smart device, a light that is capable of outputting light into the ambient environment of the smart device, and a processing system. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on: the message indicating that the lighting feature has been activated; the ambient brightness level being below the threshold brightness value; and the user moving in the ambient environment of the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Nick Webb, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka, Adam Mittleman, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20170181245
    Abstract: Various arrangements of smart devices are presented. Such a smart device may include a case, a wireless interface, a light sensor that detects an ambient brightness level of an ambient environment of the smart device, a motion sensor that detects motion of a user in the ambient environment of the smart device, a light that is capable of outputting light into the ambient environment of the smart device, and a processing system. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on: the message indicating that the lighting feature has been activated; the ambient brightness level being below the threshold brightness value; and the user moving in the ambient environment of the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Nick Webb, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka, Adam Mittleman, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20170177944
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. A video camera device may capture video indicative of a location of the smart home device. The video indicative of the location of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the location of the smart home device prevents the smart home device from operating within specification. An indication may then be output indicative of whether the location of the smart home device prevents the smart home device from operating within specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9646480
    Abstract: Various embodiments of hazard detectors are presented. A hazard sensor may be present that detects the presence of a hazardous condition. A light sensor may be present that detects an ambient brightness level. A motion sensor may be present that detects motion of a user. A light may be present that is capable of outputting light. A processing system may receive an indication of the ambient brightness level in the ambient environment of the hazard detector from the light sensor. The processing system may determine that the ambient brightness level is less than a threshold brightness. The processing system may receive information indicative of the user moving in the ambient environment of the hazard detector. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on the ambient brightness level being below the threshold brightness and the user moving in the ambient environment of the hazard detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Nick Webb, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka, Adam Mittleman, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Patent number: 9626858
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Publication number: 20170092115
    Abstract: Various arrangements for guiding installation of a monitoring device are presented. The monitoring device may receive, during installation of the monitoring device at a particular location at a structure, an input command to instantiate operation. The monitoring device, in response to receiving the input command to instantiate operation, may implement a test sequence to determine the particular location of the monitoring device prevents the monitoring device from operating within specification. The monitoring device may, based on the test sequence, output a notification that the particular location of the monitoring device prevents the monitoring device from operating within specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9430933
    Abstract: Hazard detector for providing a pre-alarm of a developing hazardous condition includes a detection module that detects a hazard level of smoke or carbon monoxide, a storage module that stores a pre-alarm threshold and an emergency threshold, a light source that generates light in a first color, a second color, and a third color, a speaker that generates an audible sound, a horn that generates an audible alarm that a higher volume than the speaker, and a processing module. The processing module receives the detected hazard level and compares it with the pre-alarm threshold and the emergency threshold. The processing module determines that the hazard level is greater than the pre-alarm threshold and less than the emergency threshold and generates an audible pre-alarm speech via the speaker that warns of the developing hazardous condition. The processing module also activates the light source in the second color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Nick Webb
  • Publication number: 20160232779
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9251696
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9235976
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9049567
    Abstract: A method for establishing a pairing between a hazard detector and an online account may include instantiating an application on a mobile computing device and receiving a first code from a central server. The application may receive a second code from printed material associated with the hazard detector. The hazard detector may broadcast a Wi-Fi access point, and the application may join the Wi-Fi access point. The application can be authenticated by the hazard detector using the second code, and the application can receive an identity of a home Wi-Fi network from a user. The application can then transmit the identity of the home Wi-Fi network to the hazard detector. The hazard detector can use the home Wi-Fi network to access the Internet and transmit the first code to the central server, where the central server can use the first code in completing the pairing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sophie Le Guen, David Sloo, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Shigefumi Honjo, Jay Logue, Grant Erickson, Nick Webb, Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Jesse W. Boettcher, Timo A. Bruck, Kevin Coppock, Shiney Rossi