Google Patent Grants

Display screen with graphical user interface

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: D792892

Display screen with graphical user interface

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: D792893

Display screen portion with a graphical user interface component

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: D792897

Entity display priority in a distributed geographic information system

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715530
A system for ranking geospatial entities is described. In one embodiment, the system comprises an interface for receiving ranking data about a plurality of geospatial entities and an entity ranking module. The module uses a ranking mechanism to generate place ranks for the geospatial entities based on the ranking data. Ranked entity data generated by the entity ranking module is stored in a database. The entity ranking module may be configured to evaluate a plurality of diverse…

Identifying credits and aggregating credits into sets

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715541
A method to enhance collaboration by enabling users of a content-sharing platform to identify media items to credit the entities that contributed to the media item. Such a method includes receiving a request for a media item and obtaining credit data associated with the media item. The method further includes providing for presentation the media item and a list of entities contributing to the media item as defined by the credit data and when receiving the request pertaining to an entity…

Surfacing user-specific data records in search

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715548
Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving search results that are responsive to the search query, the search results being respectively representative of resources, processing one or more triggering rules based on at least one of the search query and the search results, determining, based on processing the one or more triggering rules, that a set of data records is to be displayed in a search results page with the search results, the set of data records…

Point of interest retrieval

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715553
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on one or more computer storage devices, for retrieving points of interest. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a current location of a user's electronic device and retrieving data identifying multiple points of interest within a predetermined distance to the current location. Each point of interest is ranked based at least in part on the point of interest's proximity to the current location. For at least one…

Learning highlights using event detection

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715641
A highlight learning technique is provided to detect and identify highlights in sports videos. A set of event models are calculated from low-level frame information of the sports videos to identify recurring events within the videos. The event models are used to characterize videos by detecting events within the videos and using the detected events to generate an event vector. The event vector is used to train a classifier to identify the videos as highlight or non-highlight.

Processing images using deep neural networks

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715642
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for image processing using deep neural networks. One of the methods includes receiving data characterizing an input image; processing the data characterizing the input image using a deep neural network to generate an alternative representation of the input image, wherein the deep neural network comprises a plurality of subnetworks, wherein the subnetworks are arranged in a sequence from lowest…

System and method for determining a level of confidence that a media item is being presented

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715659
A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for determining a level of confidence that an identified media item is currently being presented to a user is presented. A media item being presented to a user on an output device coupled to the client device is identified, the client device including an input device usable by a user of the client device to instruct the client device to acquire and present media items from a…

Transfer learning for deep neural network based hotword detection

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715660
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a deep neural network. One of the methods includes training a deep neural network with a first training set by adjusting values for each of a plurality of weights included in the neural network, and training the deep neural network to determine a probability that data received by the deep neural network has features similar to key features of one or more keywords or key phrases,…

Systems and methods for mutual authentication of electronic devices

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716715
Embodiments are provided for mutually authenticating a pair of electronic devices. According to certain aspects, the electronic devices may connect to each other via an out-of-band communication channel. The electronic devices may each output audio signals and detect audio signals output by the other electronic devices. Based on timestamps associated with audio output and detection events, each of the electronic devices may calculate relevant time and distance parameters, and transmit…

Image capture device with angled image sensor

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716847
An image capture device is disclosed. The image capture device may generally include an optical element configured to create a light cone having a focal plane. The image capture device may also include an image sensor having an active area defining an image plane that is angled relative to the optical element. In addition, the image capture device may include a controller communicatively coupled to the image sensor. The controller may be configured to control the image sensor such that…

Devices and methods for sample adaptive offset coding and/or selection of edge offset parameters

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716882
In one embodiment, a method for encoding sample adaptive offset (SAO) values in a video encoding process is provided, the method comprising: selecting an edge offset type; selecting one of one or more edge offset sub-classes; within at least one of the edge offset sub-classes, generating an interpolated pixel value that is related to a current pixel value; generating an offset value that is related to the interpolated pixel value; and optionally applying the offset value to at least the…

Quantization with distinct weighting of coherent and incoherent quantization error

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716901
Methods and systems are provided for separating signal-correlated and signal-uncorrelated error components in quantization noise. Such separation leads to a generalization of the conventional rate-distortion optimization problem. For the commonly used assumption of a Gaussian process, a quantizer according to this principle is implemented in a straightforward manner using a dithered quantizer and appropriate pre-filters and post-filters. If the penalization of the signal-uncorrelated…

Systems and methods of generating and displaying location entity information associated with the current geographic location of a mobile device

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716974
Computer-implemented methods and systems of displaying location entity information associated with the current geographic location of a mobile device include obtaining data indicative of a current geographic location of the mobile device and providing map imagery of a geographic area associated with such current location. A first interface element is provided for display on the map imagery at a location indicative of the current geographic location of the mobile device. A location entity…

Systems for enabling modular mobile electronic devices

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9717045
A system for enabling a modular mobile electronic device includes a module communication network enabling data transfer between modules of the modular mobile electronic device, a module power network enabling power transfer between modules of the modular mobile electronic device, and a set of module interfaces removably and mechanically coupling modules of the modular mobile electronic device to the modular mobile electronic device.

Delivering data to a wireless station

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9717050
Disclosed are methods for delivering data (212) to a wireless station (102). An access point (104), or any other suitable device or system, receives a plurality of association requests (204) from a plurality of wireless stations (102) and transmits a different association identifier (208) to each of the plurality of wireless stations (102). The access point (104) buffers data (212) for a subset of the wireless stations (102). If the number of wireless stations (102) with buffered data…