Patents by Inventor William Dong

William Dong 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: 11181230
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20210343406
    Abstract: Techniques for integrative machine learning using sentiment-based predictive inferences and symptom-based predictive are discussed herein. In one example, a method includes determining, based on one or more health monitoring logs, a first distribution of symptomatic prediction labels over a first period of time associated with the one or more health monitoring logs; processing the one or more health monitoring logs and using a sentiment detection machine learning model to determine a second distribution of extracted sentiment scores over the first period of time; generating, based on the first distribution and the second distribution, an aggregate distribution of inferred health-related predictions over the first period of time; and causing display of an aggregate distribution user interface that is configured to display the aggregate distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Corey D. McMillan, William Alexander Wood, Austin Schick, Donald Landrum, Columbus Dong, Rachel Szabo, William Drayton Taylor, Austin T. Gansz
  • Publication number: 20210344818
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor positioned within the housing and having a field of view corresponding to a scene in the smart home environment; and (3) a concave-shaped front face positioned in front of the image sensor such that light from the scene passes through the front face prior to entering the image sensor; where the front face includes: (a) an inner section corresponding to the image sensor; and (b) an outer section between the housing and the inner section, the outer section having a concave shape that extends from an outer periphery of the outer section to an inner periphery of the outer section; and where the concave shape extends around an entirety of the outer periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Nicholas Webb, Jason Evans Goulden, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Rochus Jacob, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Oliver Mueller
  • Patent number: 11134365
    Abstract: A link management service may dynamically configure one or more link-enabling attributes based on a link profile. There may be multiple types of architectures that support the link management service, such as an independent link management and integrated link management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Xu Li, Dale N. Seed, Qing Li, Lijun Dong, Guang Lu, Chonggang Wang, Catalina M. Mladin, Hongkun Li, William Robert Flynn, IV, Phillip Brown
  • Publication number: 20210297493
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for migration or sharing of existing M2M service layer sessions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a Session Migration and Sharing Function (SMSF) performs the migration or sharing of a M2M service layer session. Various forms of service layer session context may be used to enable the migration and sharing of M2M service layer sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Dale N. Seed, Guang Lu, Lijun Dong, Hongkun Li, Xu Li, William Robert Flynn, IV, Catalina M. Mladin, Philip Brown
  • Patent number: 11120636
    Abstract: A method for guiding installation of smart-home devices may include capturing, by a camera of a mobile computing device, a view of an installation location for a smart-home device; identifying a wire in the view of the installation location for the smart-home device; determining an instruction for connecting the wire to the smart-home device; and displaying the view of the installation location for a smart-home device with the instruction for connecting the wire to the smart-home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Jason Chamberlain, Jacobi Grillo, Daniel Biran, Mark Kraz, Lauren Chanen, Daniel Foran, David Fichou, William Dong, Bao-Tram Phan Nguyen, Brian Silverstein, Yash Modi, Alex Finlayson, Dongeek Shin
  • Patent number: 11089187
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor positioned within the housing and having a field of view corresponding to a scene in the smart home environment; and (3) a concave-shaped front face positioned in front of the image sensor such that light from the scene passes through the front face prior to entering the image sensor; where the front face includes: (a) an inner section corresponding to the image sensor; and (b) an outer section between the housing and the inner section, the outer section having a concave shape that extends from an outer periphery of the outer section to an inner periphery of the outer section; and where the concave shape extends around an entirety of the outer periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Nicholas Webb, Jason Evans Goulden, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Rochus Jacob, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Oliver Mueller
  • Patent number: 11009216
    Abstract: Various arrangements for light distribution incorporated as part of a device are presented. A circular light guide may be used that receives light from a plurality of light emitters that can be arranged in a circular pattern. A conical reflector may be used and may be positioned to reflect light emitted from the circular light guide onto an exterior of a case of the device. The conical reflector may reflect light such that light is reflected by the exterior of the case in the shape of a halo into an ambient environment of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Publication number: 20210120151
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20210074073
    Abstract: A method for guiding installation of smart-home devices may include capturing, by a camera of a mobile computing device, a view of an installation location for a smart-home device; identifying a wire in the view of the installation location for the smart-home device; determining an instruction for connecting the wire to the smart-home device; and displaying the view of the installation location for a smart-home device with the instruction for connecting the wire to the smart-home device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Jason Chamberlain, Jacobi Grillo, Daniel Biran, Mark Kraz, Lauren Chanen, Daniel Foran, David Fichou, William Dong, Bao-Tram Phan Nguyen, Brian Silverstein, Yash Modi, Alex Finlayson, Dongeek Shin
  • Patent number: 10880460
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10839608
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the placement of smart-home devices may include receiving, by a mobile computing device, a location for a smart-home device, where the mobile computing device comprises a display and a camera; rendering a view of a virtual object that represents a field-of-view of the smart-home device, where the view of the virtual object is rendered based on a position corresponding to a position of the mobile computing device; and displaying, by the mobile computing device, the view of a virtual object that represents a field-of-view of the smart-home device on the display of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Jason Chamberlain, Jacobi Grillo, Daniel Biran, Mark Kraz, Lauren Chanen, Daniel Foran, David Fichou, William Dong, Bao-Tram Phan Nguyen, Brian Silverstein, Yash Modi, Alex Finlayson, Dongeek Shin
  • Publication number: 20200340620
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20200244845
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20200244844
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor positioned within the housing and having a field of view corresponding to a scene in the smart home environment; and (3) a concave-shaped front face positioned in front of the image sensor such that light from the scene passes through the front face prior to entering the image sensor; where the front face includes: (a) an inner section corresponding to the image sensor; and (b) an outer section between the housing and the inner section, the outer section having a concave shape that extends from an outer periphery of the outer section to an inner periphery of the outer section; and where the concave shape extends around an entirety of the outer periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Nicholas Webb, Jason Evans Goulden, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Rochus Jacob, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Oliver Mueller
  • Patent number: 10697583
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20200173628
    Abstract: Various arrangements for light distribution incorporated as part of a device are presented. A circular light guide may be used that receives light from a plurality of light emitters that can be arranged in a circular pattern. A conical reflector may be used and may be positioned to reflect light emitted from the circular light guide onto an exterior of a case of the device. The conical reflector may reflect light such that light is reflected by the exterior of the case in the shape of a halo into an ambient environment of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Patent number: 10602035
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10598341
    Abstract: Various arrangements for light distribution incorporated as part of a device are presented. A circular light guide may be used that receives light from a plurality of light emitters that can be arranged in a circular pattern. A conical reflector may be used and may be positioned to reflect light emitted from the circular light guide onto an exterior of a case of the device. The conical reflector may reflect light such that light is reflected by the exterior of the case in the shape of a halo into an ambient environment of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Patent number: 10530974
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor positioned within the housing and having a field of view corresponding to a scene; and (3) a concave-shaped front face positioned in front of the image sensor such that light from the scene passes through the front face prior to entering the image sensor; where the front face has a concave shape that extends around an entirety of an outer periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Nicholas Webb, Jason Evans Goulden, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Rochus Jacob, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Oliver Mueller, Brian Conner, Scott Mullins