Patents by Inventor Roy Want

Roy Want 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: 10257256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating interactions with embedded devices are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include obtaining a first set of data indicative of at least a plurality of interactions between a user device and a plurality of embedded devices associated with a building, and one or more locations of the user device associated with each respective interaction. The method can include generating a second set of data for each embedded device based, at least in part, on the first set of data. Each second set of data can be indicative of at least a number of interactions between the user device and the respective embedded device for each location. The method can include determining a particular location of the user device. The method can include identifying one or more recommended embedded devices and providing information about at least one recommended embedded device to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want
  • Publication number: 20180336044
    Abstract: Systems and methods using one or more processors of a user electronic device for receiving user interactions and sending data related to those user interactions to another device. This may include receiving input comprising an interaction with the user device, identifying an application installed on the user device to which the interaction is directed to, and sending data over a network comprising an indication of a model of the user device, an identifier of the application, and an indication of the interaction. Sending the data may initiate one of a video playback, a tutorial, a demonstration, or a simulation, based on the data, on a device different than the user device. In some arrangements, the interaction is directed to a process running on the user device instead of an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Schilit
  • Publication number: 20180253190
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of composing logical computing platforms. For example, a wireless computing device includes: one or more wireless transceivers to send and receive wireless communication signals; a logical platform composition manager to provide a visual indication representing a logical platform that includes said wireless computing device and one or more wireless devices; and an input unit to receive a user selection corresponding to the visual representation; wherein, in response to the user selection, the logical platform composition manager is to command the one or more wireless transceivers to establish one or more wireless communication links between the wireless computing device and the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roy Want, Trevor Pering
  • Patent number: 10045169
    Abstract: Systems and method of providing personalized data by a public device are provided. In particular, a beacon device associated with a public computing device, such as a kiosk, can broadcast beacon data associated with the public computing device. The beacon data can include an identifier associated with the public device. The beacon data can be detected by a user device proximate the beacon device. The user device can then send user data to a remote computing device associated with the public device. The remote computing device can then update at least a portion of information to be provided by the public device based at least in part on the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want, Mark Sobaszek
  • Patent number: 10024952
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying device location are provided. The method can include providing, by a mobile computing device, at least a first ultrasonic signal to a first and a second self-organizing beacon device. The method can include receiving, by the mobile computing device, a first radio frequency signal including the location of the first beacon device and a second radio frequency signal including the location of the second beacon device. The method can further include determining a first time-of-flight associated with the first beacon device and a second time-of-flight associated with the second beacon device. The method can include determining a location of the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first time-of-flight, the second time-of-flight, the location of the first beacon device, and the location of the second beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Roy Want, Ravi Jain
  • Patent number: 9911136
    Abstract: Methods and systems include determining that a device is proximate to a sign, providing sign identification information associated with the sign, and providing a sign history. A request for sign data associated with the sign identification information may be received, and sign data may be provided. Determining that a sign is proximate to a device may be based on a signal from the sign and/or the device. Additionally, a location of a device may be received and it may be determined that the device is proximate to a sign based on determining a location of the sign and determining that the difference in the location of the device and the location of the sign is less than a given threshold. A request for sign data associated with the sign may be sent. In response, sign data may be received, stored, and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 9907008
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes location techniques for a mobile device. A mobile device may request permission from a server device to perform a ranging operation. Responsive to receiving an indication of allowance, the mobile device may output a first data packet via a radio signal, which is received by a beacon device that activates an ultrasonic transponder upon receipt of the first data packet. The mobile device then outputs a second data packet via an ultrasonic pulse. The beacon device receives the ultrasonic pulse and outputs a third data packet via a second radio signal that includes information identifying the beacon device. The mobile device calculates a time difference between outputting the ultrasonic pulse and receiving the second radio signal and determines its location based on the third data packet and the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit
  • Publication number: 20180038940
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying device location are provided. The method can include providing, by a mobile computing device, at least a first ultrasonic signal to a first and a second self-organizing beacon device. The method can include receiving, by the mobile computing device, a first radio frequency signal including the location of the first beacon device and a second radio frequency signal including the location of the second beacon device. The method can further include determining a first time-of-flight associated with the first beacon device and a second time-of-flight associated with the second beacon device. The method can include determining a location of the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first time-of-flight, the second time-of-flight, the location of the first beacon device, and the location of the second beacon device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Roy Want, Ravi Jain
  • Patent number: 9870057
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for defining a gesture with a computing device using short-range communication are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining position information from an array of position devices using near-field communication (NFC) during a movement of the computing device with respect to the array, wherein the position information identifies unique positions within the array for each position device from which position information was obtained. The method may also include determining sequence information associated with the position information, wherein the sequence information is representative of an order in which the position information was obtained from each position device, and performing, by the computing device, an action based at least in part on the position information and the sequence information, wherein the position information and the sequence information are representative of a gesture input associated with the movement of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Roy Want, Yang Li, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 9817540
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of composing logical computing platforms. For example, a wireless computing device includes: one or more wireless transceivers to send and receive wireless communication signals; a logical platform composition manager to provide a visual indication representing a logical platform that includes said wireless computing device and one or more wireless devices; and an input unit to receive a user selection corresponding to the visual representation; wherein, in response to the user selection, the logical platform composition manager is to command the one or more wireless transceivers to establish one or more wireless communication links between the wireless computing device and the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roy Want, Trevor Pering
  • Patent number: 9791540
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying device location are provided. The method can include providing, by a mobile computing device, at least a first ultrasonic signal to a first and a second self-organizing beacon device. The method can include receiving, by the mobile computing device, a first radio frequency signal including the location of the first beacon device and a second radio frequency signal including the location of the second beacon device. The method can further include determining a first time-of-flight associated with the first beacon device and a second time-of-flight associated with the second beacon device. The method can include determining a location of the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first time-of-flight, the second time-of-flight, the location of the first beacon device, and the location of the second beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Ravi Jain
  • Publication number: 20170208116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating interactions with embedded devices are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include obtaining a first set of data indicative of at least a plurality of interactions between a user device and a plurality of embedded devices associated with a building, and one or more locations of the user device associated with each respective interaction. The method can include generating a second set of data for each embedded device based, at least in part, on the first set of data. Each second set of data can be indicative of at least a number of interactions between the user device and the respective embedded device for each location. The method can include determining a particular location of the user device. The method can include identifying one or more recommended embedded devices and providing information about at least one recommended embedded device to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want
  • Publication number: 20170195936
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes location techniques for a mobile device. A mobile device may request permission from a server device to perform a ranging operation. Responsive to receiving an indication of allowance, the mobile device may output a first data packet via a radio signal, which is received by a beacon device that activates an ultrasonic transponder upon receipt of the first data packet. The mobile device then outputs a second data packet via an ultrasonic pulse. The beacon device receives the ultrasonic pulse and outputs a third data packet via a second radio signal that includes information identifying the beacon device. The mobile device calculates a time difference between outputting the ultrasonic pulse and receiving the second radio signal and determines its location based on the third data packet and the time difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit
  • Publication number: 20170168135
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying device location are provided. The method can include providing, by a mobile computing device, at least a first ultrasonic signal to a first and a second self-organizing beacon device. The method can include receiving, by the mobile computing device, a first radio frequency signal including the location of the first beacon device and a second radio frequency signal including the location of the second beacon device. The method can further include determining a first time-of-flight associated with the first beacon device and a second time-of-flight associated with the second beacon device. The method can include determining a location of the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first time-of-flight, the second time-of-flight, the location of the first beacon device, and the location of the second beacon device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Want, Ravi Jain
  • Patent number: 9666013
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device, a beacon signal including a vending device identifier and sending, to a cloud-based vending service, the vending device identifier. The method can further include receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, an indication of at least one product available for purchase from the vending device and receiving, at the computing device, an indication of a selected product of the at least one product available for purchase. The method can also include sending, to the cloud based service, a request to purchase the selected product and receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, a purchase token for the selected product. The method can still further include sending, to the vending device, the purchase token and receiving, from the vending device, an acknowledgment that the purchase token has been used to purchase the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Scott Arthur Jenson, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 9662569
    Abstract: Software gaming applications may be written to accept an input from one or more standard controllers such a joystick with input buttons. However, multiple wearable sensors or hand held MID devices may enhance the gaming experience. These sensors may include devices such as accelerometers to detect movement of the extremity they are attached to and wirelessly communicate this information to a receiver. Embodiments are directed to using sensor fusion to combine sensor data from multiple wireless input devices, such as wearable sensors and MID devices together to form one logical input stream that is presented to an application and which the application sees are a standard controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Pering, Roy Want, Kenton M. Lyons, Barbara Rosario
  • Patent number: 9621703
    Abstract: A user may associate a mobile device such as a smartphone with a public device by imitating a movement pattern for a target with a movement pattern of the mobile device. The physical movement of the smartphone may be compared to the movement data for the target. If there is a match, the public device and the mobile device may be associated with one another. The association may allow a user to interact with the public device using the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, William N. Schilit
  • Publication number: 20170092034
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device, a beacon signal including a vending device identifier and sending, to a cloud-based vending service, the vending device identifier. The method can further include receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, an indication of at least one product available for purchase from the vending device and receiving, at the computing device, an indication of a selected product of the at least one product available for purchase. The method can also include sending, to the cloud based service, a request to purchase the selected product and receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, a purchase token for the selected product. The method can still further include sending, to the vending device, the purchase token and receiving, from the vending device, an acknowledgment that the purchase token has been used to purchase the selected product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Want, Scott Arthur Jenson, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 9609482
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes location techniques for a mobile device. A mobile device may request permission from a server device to perform a ranging operation. Responsive to receiving an indication of allowance, the mobile device may output a first data packet via a radio signal, which is received by a beacon device that activates an ultrasonic transponder upon receipt of the first data packet. The mobile device then outputs a second data packet via an ultrasonic pulse. The beacon device receives the ultrasonic pulse and outputs a third data packet via a second radio signal that includes information identifying the beacon device. The mobile device calculates a time difference between outputting the ultrasonic pulse and receiving the second radio signal and determines its location based on the third data packet and the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit
  • Publication number: 20170026812
    Abstract: Systems and method of providing personalized data by a public device are provided. In particular, a beacon device associated with a public computing device, such as a kiosk, can broadcast beacon data associated with the public computing device. The beacon data can include an identifier associated with the public device. The beacon data can be detected by a user device proximate the beacon device. The user device can then send user data to a remote computing device associated with the public device. The remote computing device can then update at least a portion of information to be provided by the public device based at least in part on the user data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want, Mark Sobaszek