Google Patent Applications

Secure Persistent Software Updates

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190018964
Techniques and devices for secure persistent software updates are described. Through use of these techniques and devices, events that can prevent a software update from occurring can be detected and operations that enable the software update to occur can be performed. The techniques are capable of ensuring a computing device is using a latest software and that persistent software updates continue, despite any efforts to compromise the computing device.

SMART-HOME DEVICE PROVIDING FOLLOW UP COMMUNICATIONS TO CONDITION DETECTION EVENTS

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190019038
Hazardous or dangerous conditions may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the condition being present. It may then be determined that the hazardous or dangerous condition has eased. An indication of the hazardous or dangerous condition easing may be output in response to the determination. Such an indication may be output as synthesized speech.

ENHANCING SIMULATED ANNEALING WITH QUANTUM ANNEALING

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190019101
Methods and apparatus for enhancing simulated annealing with quantum fluctuations. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an input state; performing simulated annealing on the input state with a temperature reduction schedule until a decrease in energy is below a first minimum value; terminating the simulated annealing in response to determining that the decrease in energy is below the first minimum level; outputting a first evolved state and first temperature value; reducing the…

ADAPTIVE TEXT-TO-SPEECH OUTPUTS

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190019501
In some implementations, a language proficiency of a user of a client device is determined by one or more computers. The one or more computers then determines a text segment for output by a text-to-speech module based on the determined language proficiency of the user. After determining the text segment for output, the one or more computers generates audio data including a synthesized utterance of the text segment. The audio data including the synthesized utterance of the text segment is…

COMPUTATIONAL ASSISTANT EXTENSION DEVICE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190020761
An example method includes receiving, by a computational assistant executing at one or more processors of a mobile computing device and via a wireless link between the mobile computing device and an external device, a representation of audio data generated by a microphone of the external device, the audio data representing a spoken utterance detected by the external device; determining, by the computational assistant and based on the audio data, a response to the spoken utterance; and…

Hard Surface Deployed Fiber

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190011658
A surface-mounted fiber segment includes at least one bare optical fiber glass segment disposed onto a receiving surface, and an adhesive material applied to the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment. The adhesive material substantially encapsulates the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment and adheres the at least one bare optical fiber glass segment onto the receiving surface.

Gesture Component with Gesture Library

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190011989
A gesture component with a gesture library is described. The gesture component is configured to expose operations for execution by application of a computing device based on detected gestures. In one example, an input is detected using a three dimensional object detection system of a gesture component of the computing device. A gesture is recognized by the gesture component based on the detected input through comparison with a library of gestures maintained by the gesture component. An…

Automatic Rerouting in Thread Networks

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190014043
In aspects of automatic rerouting in Thread networks, a router device in a mesh network receives a packet to forward to a destination node, and the packet includes a Routing Locator (RLOC) for the destination node. The router device can determine that the packet cannot be forwarded using the RLOC. The router device can then initiate an address query over the mesh network, where the address query includes an Endpoint Identifier (EID) of the destination node. The router device can receive…

INCREASING ENGAGEMENT WITH SHARED CONTENT

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190014354
Methods and systems are disclosed for estimating a user's ability to share content that is of interest to recipients, and of informing a recipient of this ability when the user shares content with the recipient. In one embodiment, a computer system receives an indication that a first user wishes to share a content item (e.g., a video clip, a photo, an audio clip, a webpage, etc.) with a second user. In response, the computer system obtains data pertaining to a prior history of…

LOGGING INDIVIDUALS FOR TV MEASUREMENT COMPLIANCE

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190014365
A TV audience survey system for determining the TV viewing activities of a plurality of individuals in a household includes a master device and multiple tags, each tag assigned to an individual. After an individual logs into the system and starts watching the TV, the master device communicates with the corresponding tag repeatedly to accumulate data representing the individual's TV viewing activities. Such data can be used to determine when the individual stops watching the TV for an…

Packet Segmentation and Reassembly for Mesh Networks

Granted: January 10, 2019
Application Number: 20190014497
In aspects of packet segmentation and reassembly for mesh networks, a source node in a mesh network segments an access protocol data unit (PDU) into a set of segments that are concatenated with a segment transport header and transmitted over the mesh network in segmented access messages to a destination node. The destination node allocates memory to store the content of the access PDU based on a segment total field in the segment transport header, and stores each received segment at the…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING STATIC IMAGE ONLINE CONTENT TO DYNAMIC ONLINE CONTENT

Granted: January 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190005008
A content conversion computer system for converting static image content to dynamic content includes a memory for storing data and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor is configured to receive a static image content having a plurality of image characteristics, analyze the static image content to determine the plurality of image characteristics, determine a plurality of dynamic content characteristics used for converting the static image content to a dynamic…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A RESOURCE FOR NETWORK TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

Granted: January 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190007283
The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of configuring a resource for network traffic analysis. An agent executed by a computing device receives an indication to record a browsing session. The agent records network activity data of the browsing session. The agent generates a data file with the recording. The agent transmits the data file and a request to generate a report to an analytics server. The analytics server receives the request and extracts the network activity…

AUTOMATED CONTROL-SCHEDULE ACQUISITION WITHIN AN INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER

Granted: January 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190003736
The current application is directed to intelligent controllers that initially aggressively learn, and then continue, in a steady-state mode, to monitor, learn, and modify one or more control schedules that specify a desired operational behavior of a device, machine, system, or organization controlled by the intelligent controller. An intelligent controller generally acquires one or more initial control schedules through schedule-creation and schedule-modification interfaces or by…

Mount Hinge for an Electronic Device

Granted: January 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190004401
A hinge for an electronic device includes a base including a stem, a ball rigidly fixed to the stem, a first friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a first outer surface of the ball, a second friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a second outer surface of the ball, the second outer surface of the ball being on a side of the ball that is opposite the first outer surface of the ball, and a biasing member configured to…

Interactive Cord with Resistance Touchpoints

Granted: January 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190004635
This document describes techniques and devices for an interactive cord with resistance touchpoints. An interactive cord includes an audio wire, and a fabric cover that covers the audio wire. The fabric cover includes at least one conductive thread integrated into the fabric cover to form at least one touchpoint at which the conductive thread makes contact with the audio wire when the touchpoint is pressed. The contact of the conductive thread with the audio wire creates a resistance…

Data Management Profile for a Fabric Network

Granted: December 27, 2018
Application Number: 20180375820
Method and systems for controlling data remotely that includes connecting to a remote device within a fabric of smart devices. The remote device stores data locally. Controlling the data includes remotely controlling the data stored in the remote device from another device connected to the fabric by transmitting a message to the remote device. Moreover, the transmitted message includes a profile identifier that causes a data management entity of the remote device to perform an indicated…

Methods and Apparatus for Using Smart Environment Devices Via Application Program Interfaces

Granted: December 27, 2018
Application Number: 20180376313
Systems and Methods disclosed herein relate to providing control of smart devices via data provided from or to a doorbell, via an application programming interface (API). The data provided by the doorbell may be submission data related to the doorbell, while received data may be reception data related to one or more smart devices, a smart-device environment structure hosting the smart devices, or both. Based upon the reception data and/or the submission data, a status of the doorbell…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY RESTRICTING THE RENDERING OF UNAUTHORIZED CONTENT INCLUDED IN INFORMATION RESOURCES

Granted: December 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180367552
Systems and methods for dynamically restricting rendering of unauthorized content included in information resources are provided herein. A computing device can identify an information resource including a content object specifying one or more graphical characteristics. The computing device can determine that the content object corresponds to a restricted content object by applying at least one of an action-based detection policy to detect actions performed on the information resource or…

POSE ESTIMATION OF 360-DEGREE PHOTOS USING ANNOTATIONS

Granted: December 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180367730
This technology relates to optimizing location and orientation information of an image using known locations of places captured within the image. For example, an image and associated pose data including the image's orientation and location may be received. One or more places captured within the image may be determined, with each place having a respective known location. The image may be annotated with the one or more places. A difference between each annotation and its respective known…