Patents by Inventor Ullas Gargi

Ullas Gargi 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: 10338884
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a detected force applied to the computing device. The method further comprises determining, by the computing device, that the detected force matches a corresponding input that the computing device associates with a corresponding function that is executable by the computing device. The method further comprises generating, by the computing device and in response to determining that the detected force matches the corresponding input and, a non-visual output based on the corresponding function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III
  • Publication number: 20190026268
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry Allan Rowley
  • Patent number: 10108620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry A. Rowley
  • Publication number: 20180302761
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for recommending multi-party communication sessions. The system includes: a user model module, a content model module and a determination module. The user model module determines a user social interest model based at least in part on user profile data. The content data module determines interest data describing content data associated with one or more content identifiers. The content model module determines one or more content models describing the content data. The determination module determines whether a match exists between the user social interest model and the one or more content models. The determination module determines the one or more multi-party communication sessions for the recommendation responsive to determining the match exists between the user social interest model and the one or more content models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Delmonico Rizzolo, Nisarg Dilipkumar Kothari, Ullas Gargi
  • Patent number: 10080042
    Abstract: User engagement in unwatched videos is predicted by collecting and aggregating data describing user engagement with watched videos. The data are normalized to reduce the influence of factors other than the content of the videos on user engagement. Engagement metrics are calculated for segments of watched videos that indicate user engagement with each segment relative to overall user engagement with the watched videos. Features of the watched videos within time windows are characterized, and a function is learned that relates the features of the videos within the time windows to the engagement metrics for the time windows. The features of a time window of an unwatched video are characterized, and the learned function is applied to the features to predict user engagement to the time window of the unwatched video. The unwatched video can be enhanced based on the predicted user engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Jay N. Yagnik, Anindya Sarkar
  • Publication number: 20170323178
    Abstract: A highlight learning technique is provided to detect and identify highlights in sports videos. A set of event models are calculated from low-level frame information of the sports videos to identify recurring events within the videos. The event models are used to characterize videos by detecting events within the videos and using the detected events to generate an event vector. The event vector is used to train a classifier to identify the videos as highlight or non-highlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Vivek Kwatra, Ullas Gargi, Mehmet Emre Sargin, Henry Hao Tang
  • Patent number: 9734503
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to allowing retailers of all sizes to log information regarding shoppers and to provide shoppers with product recommendations. The product recommendations may be responsive to logged shopper information, such as shoppers' current or previous browsing habits, for example. The product recommendations also may be responsive to other sources of information, such as search trends on search engines and/or information provided in blogs, social network websites, and/or other websites. A service provider, which is not a retailer, may provide the product recommendations for the retailer, either directly or by providing a script for embedding within the retailer's website. For example, the retail website may include a logging script and/or a product recommendation script, which communicate with one or more backend computing devices to provide the product recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Ullas Gargi
  • Patent number: 9715641
    Abstract: A highlight learning technique is provided to detect and identify highlights in sports videos. A set of event models are calculated from low-level frame information of the sports videos to identify recurring events within the videos. The event models are used to characterize videos by detecting events within the videos and using the detected events to generate an event vector. The event vector is used to train a classifier to identify the videos as highlight or non-highlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Kwatra, Ullas Gargi, Mehmet Emre Sargin, Henry Hao Tang
  • Patent number: 9681158
    Abstract: User engagement in unwatched videos is predicted by collecting and aggregating data describing user engagement with watched videos. The data are normalized to reduce the influence of factors other than the content of the videos on user engagement. Engagement metrics are calculated for segments of watched videos that indicate user engagement with each segment relative to overall user engagement with the watched videos. Features of the watched videos within time windows are characterized, and a function is learned that relates the features of the videos within the time windows to the engagement metrics for the time windows. The features of a time window of an unwatched video are characterized, and the learned function is applied to the features to predict user engagement to the time window of the unwatched video. The unwatched video can be enhanced based on the predicted user engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Jay N. Yagnik, Anindya Sarkar
  • Patent number: 9680959
    Abstract: This technology may generate recommendations of relevant content, based on determining intersections among one or more user interest profiles of users, who interact either synchronously or asynchronously. This technology may retrieve interest profiles for particular users, determine intersections among all user interest profiles (or among individual content recommendations), and create a group interest profile, update the particular users' interest profiles based on the group interest profile created, and generate recommendations of content that is determined to be relevant based on the group interest profile. A user may select items from these recommendations of content, add the user-selected content recommendations to a common group pool, generate a group interest profile based on the common group pool, and generate recommendations of content based on the group interest profile. Scores for the recommendations of content may be calculated and the top scoring ones may be displayed to the users in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Nisarg Dilipkumar Kothari, Nicholas Delmonico Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 9652462
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry A. Rowley
  • Publication number: 20170046125
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a detected force applied to the computing device. The method further comprises determining, by the computing device, that the detected force matches a corresponding input that the computing device associates with a corresponding function that is executable by the computing device. The method further comprises generating, by the computing device and in response to determining that the detected force matches the corresponding input and, a non-visual output based on the corresponding function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III
  • Patent number: 9519345
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a detected force applied to the computing device. The method further comprises determining, by the computing device, that the detected force matches a corresponding input that the computing device associates with a corresponding function that is executable by the computing device. The method further comprises generating, by the computing device and in response to determining that the detected force matches the corresponding input and, a non-visual output based on the corresponding function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III
  • Publication number: 20160255170
    Abstract: This technology may generate recommendations of relevant content, based on determining intersections among one or more user interest profiles of users, who interact either synchronously or asynchronously. This technology may retrieve interest profiles for particular users, determine intersections among all user interest profiles (or among individual content recommendations), and create a group interest profile, update the particular users' interest profiles based on the group interest profile created, and generate recommendations of content that is determined to be relevant based on the group interest profile. A user may select items from these recommendations of content, add the user-selected content recommendations to a common group pool, generate a group interest profile based on the common group pool, and generate recommendations of content based on the group interest profile. Scores for the recommendations of content may be calculated and the top scoring ones may be displayed to the users in the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Nisarg Dilipkumar Kothari, Nicholas Delmonico Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 9420353
    Abstract: A video hosting web site receives uploaded video content and processes the video to determine ad surfaces. The ad surfaces comprise spatio-temporal regions of the video suitable for placement of advertisement such as background surfaces or other regions of low interest. The uploaded video and ad surfaces are stored to a video database that is accessible to viewers visiting the video hosting web site. When a shared video is requested, the video hosting site provides the requested video content together with the ad surfaces and advertisements. The advertisements are blended with the ad surfaces in the video at playtime so that the advertisements appear as part of the video scene. This allows the video hosting web site to present advertisements to the viewer without significantly distracting the viewer from the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Pranab Mohanty
  • Patent number: 9355425
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a soft post authored by a user, the soft post including a content item and having a distribution associated therewith, the distribution including a selected group of users that are socially connected to the user, determining an interest level with respect to a content item of the soft post based on content items submitted by one or more users of the selected group of users, the interest level reflecting a likelihood that users of the selected group of users would be interested in the viewing the soft post, comparing the interest level to an interest level threshold associated with the soft post, and selectively providing user access to the content item of the soft post based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard C. Gossweiler, III
  • Publication number: 20160011656
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a detected force applied to the computing device. The method further comprises determining, by the computing device, that the detected force matches a corresponding input that the computing device associates with a corresponding function that is executable by the computing device. The method further comprises generating, by the computing device and in response to determining that the detected force matches the corresponding input and, a non-visual output based on the corresponding function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III
  • Patent number: 9232065
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system is described. A group including a plurality of individuals is defined based upon, at least in part, participation of the plurality of individuals in one or more consumption sessions. A group profile is designated for the group. Consumption of a first item of content by a portion of the group during a consumption session participated in by at least the portion of the group is identified. An indicator associated with the first item of content consumed by the portion of the group during the consumption session is associated with the group profile. A recommendation of a second item of content is provided to one or more members of the group, wherein the recommendation is based upon, at least in part, associating with the group profile the indicator associated with the first item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Nisarg Dilipkumar Kothari, Nicholas Delmonico Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 9152247
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a detected force applied to the computing device. The method further comprises determining, by the computing device, that the detected force matches a corresponding input that the computing device associates with a corresponding function that is executable by the computing device. The method further comprises generating, by the computing device and in response to determining that the detected force matches the corresponding input and, a non-visual output based on the corresponding function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III
  • Patent number: 9141617
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method for refining search results. The method includes a step for receiving a request to refine search results, wherein the request identifies a first social circle to apply for refining the search results, wherein the first social circle comprises a preset group of contacts of a user within a social network service. The method also includes a step for retrieving search results based on the received request and a step for refining the retrieved search results based on the identified first social circle. The method also includes a step for providing at least a portion of the refined search results to an electronic device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ullas Gargi, Richard Gossweiler