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).

  • Publication number: 20190195464
    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: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Patent number: 10277785
    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: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    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, Scott Mullins, Brian Conner
  • Publication number: 20190089872
    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: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    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: 20190052778
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    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
  • Patent number: 10197243
    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: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Publication number: 20180187828
    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: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20180191929
    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: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20180094792
    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: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Dong, Adam Mittleman, Bryan Macomber
  • Patent number: 9875631
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 9814149
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an access door for a hazard detector includes a release member that releasably secures the access door in a closed position over a battery compartment of the hazard detector. The release member allows the access door to be pivoted open and closed relative to the battery compartment and hazard detector. The access door also includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a first pivot path and by a first pivot amount and the second hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a second pivot path and by a second pivot amount. A cumulative total of the first pivot amount and the second pivot amount is substantially greater than either pivot amount alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, William Dong, Adam Mittleman
  • Patent number: 9704379
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a displacement control member may be operationally coupled with a selectable button of a hazard detector so that axial depression of the selectable button effects pivoting of the selectable button and the displacement control member into contact with a switch of the hazard detector. The displacement control member may be coupled with the selectable button so that a ratio of a distance from the switch to a point of user contact with the selectable button and a distance from the switch to a pivot point of the displacement control member is similar regardless of where the user contacts the selectable button. The displacement control member may equalize a user input force that is required to activate the hazard detector's switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Dong, Mathias Schmidt, Adam Mittleman
  • Patent number: 9689853
    Abstract: A hazard detector includes a chassis configured to house components of the hazard detector. The chassis includes a front defining a central aperture. The front has a domed contour such that an outer edge of an inner portion extends beyond an outer periphery of the front. The inner surface tapers from the outer edge toward the inner portion. The detector includes a mesh formed to the contour of the front so the mesh is flat against the front. The mesh defines an aperture corresponding to the central aperture. The detector includes a grille secured to the chassis that defines an aperture corresponding to the central aperture and defines openings positioned along the grille. An inner surface of the grille includes a contour corresponding to the contour of the front so the mesh is flat against the inner surface. The mesh is positioned between the grille and the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Mathias Schmidt, Poll Shih, William Dong, Nicholas Webb
  • Publication number: 20170127542
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an access door for a hazard detector includes a release member that releasably secures the access door in a closed position over a battery compartment of the hazard detector. The release member allows the access door to be pivoted open and closed relative to the battery compartment and hazard detector. The access door also includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a first pivot path and by a first pivot amount and the second hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a second pivot path and by a second pivot amount. A cumulative total of the first pivot amount and the second pivot amount is substantially greater than either pivot amount alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, William Dong, Adam Mittleman
  • Patent number: 9609766
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an access door for a hazard detector includes a release member that releasably secures the access door in a closed position over a battery compartment of the hazard detector. The release member allows the access door to be pivoted open and closed relative to the battery compartment and hazard detector. The access door also includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a first pivot path and by a first pivot amount and the second hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a second pivot path and by a second pivot amount. A cumulative total of the first pivot amount and the second pivot amount is substantially greater than either pivot amount alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, William Dong, Adam Mittleman
  • Publication number: 20160358441
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Publication number: 20160335881
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a displacement control member may be operationally coupled with a selectable button of a hazard detector so that axial depression of the selectable button effects pivoting of the selectable button and the displacement control member into contact with a switch of the hazard detector. The displacement control member may be coupled with the selectable button so that a ratio of a distance from the switch to a point of user contact with the selectable button and a distance from the switch to a pivot point of the displacement control member is similar regardless of where the user contacts the selectable button. The displacement control member may equalize a user input force that is required to activate the hazard detector's switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: William Dong, Mathias Schmidt, Adam Mittleman
  • Publication number: 20160338212
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an access door for a hazard detector includes a release member that releasably secures the access door in a closed position over a battery compartment of the hazard detector. The release member allows the access door to be pivoted open and closed relative to the battery compartment and hazard detector. The access door also includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a first pivot path and by a first pivot amount and the second hinge member enables the access door to pivot along a second pivot path and by a second pivot amount. A cumulative total of the first pivot amount and the second pivot amount is substantially greater than either pivot amount alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, William Dong, Adam Mittleman
  • Publication number: 20160334379
    Abstract: A hazard detector includes a chassis configured to house components of the hazard detector. The chassis includes a front defining a central aperture. The front has a domed contour such that an outer edge of an inner portion extends beyond an outer periphery of the front. The inner surface tapers from the outer edge toward the inner portion. The detector includes a mesh formed to the contour of the front so the mesh is flat against the front. The mesh defines an aperture corresponding to the central aperture. The detector includes a grille secured to the chassis that defines an aperture corresponding to the central aperture and defines openings positioned along the grille. An inner surface of the grille includes a contour corresponding to the contour of the front so the mesh is flat against the inner surface. The mesh is positioned between the grille and the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Mathias Schmidt, Poll Shih, William Dong, Nicholas Webb
  • Patent number: 9460600
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: D843431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Rochus Emmanuel Jacob, Oliver Mueller, Nicholas Unger Webb, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Jason Goulden, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Mark Kraz, Jeffrey Hui-Kwun Law, William Dong