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).

  • Patent number: 11411852
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for detecting the presence of a digital media device on a network are provided. In some embodiments, methods for detecting a presence of a particular type of digital media device is provided, the methods comprising: identifying cached device details for devices previously associated with the network; performing a simple device discovery protocol (SSDP) on the network, and substantially concurrently sending a unicast message to an address associated with the identified cached digital media device using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP); and indicating the presence of a digital media device on the network in response to either (i) receiving a response to the unicast message, or (ii) determining that a type of a device discovered using SSDP is the same as the particular device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11354368
    Abstract: A server system detects presentation of a media content item being played at a first device in proximity to a second device associated with a first user. It also receives from the second device content information derived from sound output from the presentation of the media content item at the first device captured at the second device. Based on the received content information, it identifies the media content item being played at the first device and a plurality of first quotations associated with the media content item. The server system sends to the second device the first quotations and a plurality of quotation operation affordances. It receives selection by the first user of a first affordance of the quotation operation affordances for a first one of the first quotations. In accordance with the selection, it performs an operation with respect to the first one of the first quotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid Mcaulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 11350173
    Abstract: A method at a computing system includes receiving from a first device a request from a user indirectly referencing a media content item and content information including one or more portions of audio and/or video components of media playing in proximity to the first device in response to the user request, the media having originated from a third party content provider independent of the server system; and in response to receiving the user request and the content information from the first device: matching the content information received from the first device to a portion of content stored in the server system; and identifying the media content item based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11350182
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11328014
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of extracting media segments based on fingerprint matching. The method can include receiving a media stream comprising a plurality of frames and generating a plurality of fingerprints corresponding to each frames. The method can receive a target timestamp and determine a target fingerprint from the plurality that corresponds to the target timestamp. The method can retrieve candidate fingerprints, each of the candidate fingerprints corresponding to a frame in a candidate media stream. The method can compare the target fingerprint to the candidate fingerprints to determine a matching candidate fingerprint. The method can match fingerprints that correspond to media frames before and after the target fingerprint to determine the upper and lower bounds of a segment of interest. The method can extract the segment of interest based on the bounds and provide it to a respective party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20220116682
    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: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Publication number: 20220103908
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11206449
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Patent number: 11190850
    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: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210345012
    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: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210306689
    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: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Zbigniew Skolicki, Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Varun Rajgarhia
  • Publication number: 20210266649
    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: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210256055
    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: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210250269
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for detecting the presence of a digital media device on a network are provided. In some embodiments, methods for detecting a presence of a particular type of digital media device is provided, the methods comprising: identifying cached device details for devices previously associated with the network; performing a simple device discovery protocol (SSDP) on the network, and substantially concurrently sending a unicast message to an address associated with the identified cached digital media device using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP); and indicating the presence of a digital media device on the network in response to either (i) receiving a response to the unicast message, or (ii) determining that a type of a device discovered using SSDP is the same as the particular device type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210250652
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting supplemental information corresponding to on-demand media content are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope
  • Publication number: 20210243496
    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 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 11064266
    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) while a media content item is playing on a second client device in proximity to the client device, receiving, via the microphone, a verbal query from a user of the client device; (2) sending a request to a remote server system; (3) receiving from the remote server system information responsive to the verbal query for a portion of the media content item; and (4) presenting the information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20210183383
    Abstract: Provided is an in-ear device and associated computational support system that leverages machine learning to interpret sensor data descriptive of one or more in-ear phenomena during subvocalization by the user. An electronic device can receive sensor data generated by at least one sensor at least partially positioned within an ear of a user, wherein the sensor data was generated by the at least one sensor concurrently with the user subvocalizing a subvocalized utterance. The electronic device can then process the sensor data with a machine-learned subvocalization interpretation model to generate an interpretation of the subvocalized utterance as an output of the machine-learned subvocalization interpretation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Blaise Aguera-Arcas
  • Publication number: 20210160209
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting comments based on correlation with content are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting ranked comments is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, content data related to an item of content; receiving, using the hardware processor, comment data related to a comment associated with the item of content; determining, using the hardware processor, a degree of correlation between at least a portion of the comment data and one or more portions of the content data; determining, using the hardware processor, a priority for the comment based on the degree of correlation; and presenting, using the hardware processor, the comment based on the priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11019382
    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 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 presented 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: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Zbigniew Skolicki, Yaroslav Volovich, Ant Oztaskent, Varun Rajgarhia