Patents by Inventor Yaroslav Volovich

Yaroslav Volovich 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: 20190141413
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for clarifying media content. In one aspect, a method is performed at a client device that includes a microphone, memory, and one or more processors. The method includes: (1) receiving, via the microphone, audio content of a media content item playing on a second client device in proximity to the client device; (2) receiving, via the microphone, a verbal query from a user of the client device to clarify a portion of the media content item; (3) sending a request to a remote server system; (4) receiving from the remote server system information responsive to the verbal user query for the portion of the media content item; and (5) presenting the information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20190138549
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for identifying content are provided. In some implementations, systems for identifying content are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that: receives content having audio; generates a representation of the audio of the content; performs a first database search based on the representation; performs a second database search based on text corresponding to words that are sung or spoken in the content; responsive to determining that the first database search yielded a match and the second database search yielded a match, causes a first indication that the content contains a known performance of known content to be output; and responsive to determining that the first database search failed to yield a match and the second database search yielded a match, causes a second indication that the content contains an unknown performance of known content to be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Joanna Chwastowska
  • Patent number: 10284919
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for determining channel information are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: associating with a local area network; detecting at least one media device on the local area network; determining device information associated with the at least one media device on the local area network; determining, without user intervention, television provider information based on the device information; determining location information of the at least one media device; determining channel information based on the determined television provider information and the determined location information; and causing media guidance information to be presented that includes at least a portion of the determined channel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10206014
    Abstract: A method at a server includes: receiving a user request to clarify audible verbal information associated with a media content item playing in proximity to a client device, where the user request includes an audio sample of the media content item and a user query, and the audio sample corresponds to a portion of the media content item proximate in time to issuance of the user query; in response to the user request: identifying the media content item and a first playback position in the media content corresponding to the audio sample; in accordance with the first playback position and identity of the media content item, obtaining textual information corresponding to the user query for a respective portion of the media content item; and transmitting to the client device at least a portion of the textual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20190037260
    Abstract: A process identifies a search query spike from queries submitted by users during a first span of time, which is less than a predefined duration. The spike corresponds to a set of queries identified as equivalent. The frequency of submitting queries from the set during the first time span exceeds the frequency of submitting queries from the set during an average span of time. The process correlates the spike to a broadcast video program by matching terms from the set of search queries to subtitle terms appearing in the video program at a first location. The first location in the video program was broadcast within a predefined time before the first span of time. The process receives notification from a user device indicating user interest in the video program. The process transmits to the user device search results corresponding to some search queries from the set of search queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Zbigniew Skolicki, Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Varun Rajgarhia
  • Patent number: 10185469
    Abstract: A method includes outputting, at a display of an electronic device, a first content item in a sequence of content items, wherein the sequence comprises the first content item and a second content item that sequentially follows the first content item in the sequence, detecting a touch input received at a touch-sensitive component of the electronic device, and identifying a starting location on the touch-sensitive component, wherein the starting location includes a coordinate that corresponds to a location of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benedict John Davies, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10176254
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for identifying content are provided. In some implementations, systems for identifying content are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that: receives content having audio; generates a representation of the audio of the content; performs a first database search based on the representation; performs a second database search based on text corresponding to words that are sung or spoken in the content; responsive to determining that the first database search yielded a match and the second database search yielded a match, causes a first indication that the content contains a known performance of known content to be output; and responsive to determining that the first database search failed to yield a match and the second database search yielded a match, causes a second indication that the content contains an unknown performance of known content to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Joanna Chwastowska
  • Patent number: 10158918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bookmarking prospective media content on computer network. In some implementations, a method includes: at a server system, obtaining, from a electronic device, information corresponding to a media content item; identifying the media content item, from among a plurality of media content items, in accordance with the information; creating a provisional bookmark corresponding to a first URL where the media content item is not yet available but is likely to be available within a predefined time period; and transmitting the provisional bookmark to the electronic device. The method optionally includes: after creating the provisional bookmark, in accordance with a determination that the media content item has become available at the first URL, before the predefined time period: converting the provisional bookmark into a non-provisional bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matt Wiseman, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20180307752
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating search results based on contextual information are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting search results is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, a query related to media that is currently being presented; identifying a program that is currently being presented; identifying a plurality of keywords associated with the identified program; determining one or more of the plurality of keywords that are contextually relevant to the query; obtaining a plurality of search results based on the query and the one or more contextually relevant keywords; and causing at least one of the plurality of search results to be presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20180295423
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 10091541
    Abstract: A process identifies a search query spike from queries submitted by users during a first span of time, which is less than a predefined duration. The spike corresponds to a set of queries identified as equivalent. The frequency of submitting queries from the set during the first time span exceeds the frequency of submitting queries from the set during an average span of time. The process correlates the spike to a broadcast video program by matching terms from the set of search queries to subtitle terms appearing in the video program at a first location. The first location in the video program was broadcast within a predefined time before the first span of time. The process receives notification from a user device indicating user interest in the video program. The process transmits to the user device search results corresponding to some search queries from the set of search queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Zbigniew Skolicki, Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Varun Rajgarhia
  • Publication number: 20180242041
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10057660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing correlated programming information for broadcast media content and streaming media content. In one implementation, a processing device receives first programming information that includes scheduling information for media content originating at a first source. The processing device correlates the first programming information with second programming information, the second programming information including scheduling information generated based on a current time for a media content item originating at a second source. The processing device provides the second programming information as correlated with the first programming information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10034053
    Abstract: A method at a computer system includes: receiving a request from a user device for presenting a poll based on a broadcast program being viewed by a user of the user device, the request corresponding to a triggering event detected by the user device, the triggering event being initiated by the user on the user device; receiving from electronic devices search queries related to the broadcast program; identifying automatically popular moments of the broadcast program based on at least a corresponding history of search queries related to the broadcast program including the received search queries related to the broadcast program; generating a poll including one or more questions related to the broadcast program, the questions being populated based on the popular moments; and sending the generated poll to the user device configured for display by the user device, wherein the poll is configured to be actionable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20180206007
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for supplemental content relating to a program being presented by a media device; causing a content interface to be presented on a mobile device; identifying the program that is being presented on a media device; determining keywords associated with the program, wherein each of the keywords is associated with a particular portion of the program; obtaining and storing supplemental content items corresponding to the program based on the keywords; causing the content interface to present a first supplemental content item; receiving state information associated with the mobile device that indicates a subsequent visit to the content interface; and causing the content interface to present a second supplemental content item based on the state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10009648
    Abstract: To provide audience measurement services without requiring broadcasters to install additional watermarking equipment, a small video capture device may receive a video signal viewed by an audience member, the signal including embedded closed captioning data, and may decode and transmit the closed captioning data to an audience measurement server. The measurement server may receive the data and compare the received data to a database of closed captioning text to identify matches. The database may be populated via one or more additional capture devices receiving local or national broadcast signals, or with data separately provided by broadcasters. When a match is found, the measurement server may determine that the audience member is watching a program having the corresponding closed captioning. Dynamically generated confidence scores may allow for reliable identification of audience members of content, even with very short closed captioning data lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Simon Michael Rowe, Cihat Basol, James Robert Stewart
  • Patent number: 10002191
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating search results based on contextual information are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting search results is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, a query related to media that is currently being presented; identifying a program that is currently being presented; identifying a plurality of keywords associated with the identified program; determining one or more of the plurality of keywords that are contextually relevant to the query; obtaining a plurality of search results based on the query and the one or more contextually relevant keywords; and causing at least one of the plurality of search results to be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20180167676
    Abstract: A process adapts user-initiated search queries. The process executes at a client device with a microphone. The process downloads audio fingerprints from a remote server for a plurality of video programs, and downloads information that correlates the audio fingerprint to the video programs. The audio fingerprints are preselected according to relevancy criteria, including stored user preferences and prior search queries by the user. The audio fingerprints and correlating information are stored locally. The process detects ambient sound using the microphone and computes one or more sample audio fingerprints from the detected ambient sound. The process matches a sample audio fingerprint to a locally stored audio fingerprint and uses the correlating information to identify a first video program corresponding to the matched sample audio fingerprint. The process then receives user input to initiate a search query. The process provides auto-complete suggestions for the search query based on the first video program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 9998795
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 9967619
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner