Patents by Inventor Yaniv Bernstein

Yaniv Bernstein 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: 20200145714
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present disclosure can be implemented in, among other things a computer-readable storage medium encoded with instructions for causing a programmable processor to receive, by a server, a first message from a remote control that is distinct from and external to the server, wherein the first message includes a remote control identifier and control information for controlling one or more functions of at least one device other than the remote control. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to retrieve, by the server, a controlled device identifier that uniquely identifies a controlled device that is distinct from and external to the server. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to send a second message from the server to the controlled device identified by the controlled device identifier to control an operation of the controlled device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Danciu, Yaniv Bernstein, Ramona Bobohalma, Oliver Heckmann, Jasmine Kent, Alin Sinpalean
  • Patent number: 10525882
    Abstract: A monitoring area may be defined for a monitoring device attached to a first object, wherein the monitoring area moves with the monitoring device. The monitoring device may detect a second object in the monitoring area. A collision awareness factor may be determined in relation to the monitoring area, and a warning zone may be defined in relation to the monitoring area based on the collision awareness factor. A warning may be generated based on detecting the second object within the warning zone and based on the collision awareness factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yaniv Bernstein, Timothy M. Lynar
  • Patent number: 10469894
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present disclosure can be implemented in, among other things a computer-readable storage medium encoded with instructions for causing a programmable processor to receive, by a server, a first message from a remote control that is distinct from and external to the server, wherein the first message includes a remote control identifier and control information for controlling one or more functions of at least one device other than the remote control. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to retrieve, by the server, a controlled device identifier that uniquely identifies a controlled device that is distinct from and external to the server. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to send a second message from the server to the controlled device identified by the controlled device identifier to control an operation of the controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Danciu, Yaniv Bernstein, Ramona Bobohalma, Oliver Heckmann, Jasmine Kent, Alin Sinpalean
  • Patent number: 10242378
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods provide incentive-based usage of an audio recognition system. In an aspect, a system is provided that includes a query component configured to receive an audio sample from a device and a recognition component configured to determine an identification of the audio sample. The system further includes a reward component configured to identify a reward associated with the identification of the audio sample, wherein the query component is further configured to provide a query result to the device, the query result comprising the identification of the audio sample and the reward associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Yaniv Bernstein, Dominik Roblek, Annie Chen, Matthew Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20180326907
    Abstract: A monitoring area may be defined for a monitoring device attached to a first object, wherein the monitoring area moves with the monitoring device. The monitoring device may detect a second object in the monitoring area. A collision awareness factor may be determined in relation to the monitoring area, and a warning zone may be defined in relation to the monitoring area based on the collision awareness factor. A warning may be generated based on detecting the second object within the warning zone and based on the collision awareness factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yaniv Bernstein, Timothy M. Lynar
  • Patent number: 10065562
    Abstract: A monitoring area may be defined for a monitoring device attached to a first object, wherein the monitoring area moves with the monitoring device. The monitoring device may detect a second object in the monitoring area. A collision awareness factor may be determined in relation to the monitoring area, and a warning zone may be defined in relation to the monitoring area based on the collision awareness factor. A warning may be generated based on detecting the second object within the warning zone and based on the collision awareness factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Mahcines Corporation
    Inventors: Yaniv Bernstein, Timothy M. Lynar
  • Patent number: 10057622
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present disclosure can be implemented in, among other things a computer-readable storage medium encoded with instructions for causing a programmable processor to receive, by a server, a first message from a remote control that is distinct from and external to the server, wherein the first message includes a remote control identifier and control information for controlling one or more functions of at least one device other than the remote control. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to retrieve, by the server, a controlled device identifier that uniquely identifies a controlled device that is distinct from and external to the server. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to send a second message from the server to the controlled device identified by the controlled device identifier to control an operation of the controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Danciu, Yaniv Bernstein, Ramona Bobohalma, Oliver Heckmann, Jasmine Kent, Alin Sinpalean
  • Patent number: 9679573
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for adding pitch shift resistance to an audio fingerprint are presented. In particular, an audio track for a media file is received. A first audio fingerprint for the audio track with a first pitch shift and an Nth audio fingerprint for the audio track with an Mth pitch shift are generated, where N is an integer greater than or equal to two and M is an integer greater than or equal to two. A combined audio fingerprint is generated from at least the first audio fingerprint and the Nth audio fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gheorghe Postelnicu, Matthew Sharifi, Yaniv Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9490998
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present disclosure can be implemented in, among other things a computer-readable storage medium encoded with instructions for causing a programmable processor to receive, by a server, a first message from a remote control that is distinct from and external to the server, wherein the first message includes a remote control identifier and control information for controlling one or more functions of at least one device other than the remote control. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to retrieve, by the server, a controlled device identifier that uniquely identifies a controlled device that is distinct from and external to the server. The instructions also cause the programmable processor to send a second message from the server to the controlled device identified by the controlled device identifier to control an operation of the controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Danciu, Yaniv Bernstein, Ramona Bobohalma, Oliver Heckmann, Jasmine Langridge, Alin Sinpalean
  • Patent number: 9436686
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating claims is disclosed. The system comprises a selection module, a query module, a communication module and a determination module. The selection module determines a review set including one or more claims based at least in part on claim data. The query module determines, based at least in part on the review set, an evaluation form including one or more queries associated with a first claim. The communication module receives answer data describing one or more answers responsive to the one or more queries included in the evaluation form. The determination module determines a validity decision associated with the first claim based at least in part on the answer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Hanna Pasula, Thomas Bugnon, Yaniv Bernstein, Gheorghe Postelnicu
  • Patent number: 9384734
    Abstract: An audio recognition service recognizes an audio sample across multiple content types. At least a partial set of results generated by the service are returned to a client while the audio sample is still being recorded and/or transmitted. The client additionally displays the results in real-time or near real-time to the user. The audio sample can be sent over a first HTTP connection and the results can be returned over a second HTTP connection. The audio recognition service further processes check-in selections received from the client for content items indicated by the results. Responsive to receiving the check-in selections, the service determines whether a user is eligible for a reward. If the user is eligible, the service provides the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wiseman, Gheorghe M. Postelnicu, Dominik Roblek, Yaniv Bernstein, Matthew Sharifi, Annie Chen
  • Patent number: 9280599
    Abstract: An audio recognition service recognizes an audio sample across multiple content types. At least a partial set of results generated by the service are returned to a client while the audio sample is still being recorded and/or transmitted. The client additionally displays the results in real-time or near real-time to the user. The audio sample can be sent over a first HTTP connection and the results can be returned over a second HTTP connection. The audio recognition service further processes check-in selections received from the client for content items indicated by the results. Responsive to receiving the check-in selections, the service determines whether a user is eligible for a reward. If the user is eligible, the service provides the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wiseman, Dominik Roblek, Yaniv Bernstein, Matthew Sharifi, Annie Chen, Tim C. Jones, Ehud Graff
  • Patent number: 9208225
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods provide incentive-based usage of an audio recognition system. In an aspect, a system is provided that includes a query component configured to receive an audio sample from a device and a recognition component configured to determine an identification of the audio sample. The system further includes a reward component configured to identify a reward associated with the identification of the audio sample, wherein the query component is further configured to provide a query result to the device, the query result comprising the identification of the audio sample and the reward associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Yaniv Bernstein, Dominik Roblek, Annie Chen, Matthew Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20150329044
    Abstract: A monitoring area may be defined for a monitoring device attached to a first object, wherein the monitoring area moves with the monitoring device. The monitoring device may detect a second object in the monitoring area. A collision awareness factor may be determined in relation to the monitoring area, and a warning zone may be defined in relation to the monitoring area based on the collision awareness factor. A warning may be generated based on detecting the second object within the warning zone and based on the collision awareness factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yaniv Bernstein, Timothy M. Lynar
  • Patent number: 9159327
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for adding pitch shift resistance to an audio fingerprint are presented. In particular, an audio track for a media file is received. A first audio fingerprint for the audio track with a first pitch shift and an Nth audio fingerprint for the audio track with an Mth pitch shift are generated, where N is an integer greater than or equal to two and M is an integer greater than or equal to two. A combined audio fingerprint is generated from at least the first audio fingerprint and the Nth audio fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gheorghe Postelnicu, Matthew Sharifi, Yaniv Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9111537
    Abstract: An audio recognition service recognizes an audio sample across multiple content types. At least a partial set of results generated by the service are returned to a client while the audio sample is still being recorded and/or transmitted. The client additionally displays the results in real-time or near real-time to the user. The audio sample can be sent over a first HTTP connection and the results can be returned over a second HTTP connection. The audio recognition service further processes check-in selections received from the client for content items indicated by the results. Responsive to receiving the check-in selections, the service determines whether a user is eligible for a reward. If the user is eligible, the service provides the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wiseman, Yaniv Bernstein, Daniel Switkin, Gheorghe M. Postelnicu, Matthew Sharifi, Annie Chen, Dominik Roblek
  • Patent number: 9113202
    Abstract: A technique for inverted client side fingerprinting and matching provides the benefits of disposable fingerprinting to identify multiple content streams from multiple clients without overloading a fingerprinting system. Rather than tasking a fingerprinting system with the generation and comparison of all fingerprints, the technique distributes some fingerprinting tasks to the clients receiving the content streams. As a result, the fingerprinting system is not bottlenecked by fingerprinting tasks. In one embodiment, the fingerprinting system can provide additional services to the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wiseman, Matthew Sharifi, Yaniv Bernstein, Annie Chen, Dominik Roblek
  • Patent number: 9087124
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein relating to audio matching. Adaptive weighting of popular reference content can be used to more efficiently allocate space in a weighted reference index used to match audio signals. An audio reference index can be maintained that contains a set of audio references wherein each audio reference in the set of audio references is associated with a score. A weighted reference index can be generated based on the audio reference index and the score associated with each audio reference wherein respective audio references are up-weighted or up-scored based at least in part of user popularity. The benefits in using adaptive weighting of popular reference content can improve the accuracy of an audio matching system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Gheorghe Postelnicu, Yaniv Bernstein, Dominik Roblek
  • Patent number: 9026540
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein can assign a confidence score to a match of unstructured descriptive information with structured reference information in a reference database. The systems and methods can take into account the structured nature of the reference information in assigning the score, thereby facilitating increased confidence in the match, and consequently, facilitating improved database organization and content identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gheorghe Postelnicu, Matthew Sharifi, Jay Michael Ponte, Yaniv Bernstein, Khalid Walid Abdel Monem Ashmawy
  • Patent number: 8805683
    Abstract: An audio recognition service recognizes an audio sample across multiple content types. At least a partial set of results generated by the service are returned to a client while the audio sample is still being recorded and/or transmitted. The client additionally displays the results in real-time or near real-time to the user. The audio sample can be sent over a first HTTP connection and the results can be returned over a second HTTP connection. The audio recognition service further processes check-in selections received from the client for content items indicated by the results. Responsive to receiving the check-in selections, the service determines whether a user is eligible for a reward. If the user is eligible, the service provides the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wiseman, Yaniv Bernstein, Daniel Switkin, Gheorghe M. Postelnicu, Matthew Sharifi, Annie Chen, Dominik Roblek