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 new patent  Method and selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems

A method and apparatus for selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems includes an electronic device determining a context of operation for the electronic device that affects a gesture recognition function performed by the electronic device. The electronic device also selects, based on the context of operation, one of a plurality... Google Technology Holdings Llc

 new patent  Systems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices

Embodiments are provided for syncing multiple electronic devices for collective audio playback. According to certain aspects, a master device connects (218) to a slave device via a wireless connection. The master device calculates (224) a network latency via a series of network latency pings with the slave device and sends... Google Technology Holdings Llc

 new patent  Systems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices

Embodiments are provided for syncing multiple electronic devices for collective audio playback. According to certain aspects, a master device connects (218) to a slave device via a wireless connection. The master device calculates (224) a network latency via a series of network latency pings with the slave device and sends... Google Technology Holdings Llc

 new patent  Systems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices

Embodiments are provided for syncing multiple electronic devices for collective audio playback. According to certain aspects, a master device connects (218) to a slave device via a wireless connection. The master device calculates (224) a network latency via a series of network latency pings with the slave device and sends... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and adjusting a sleep mode display mechanism of an electronic device

An electronic device performs a method for adjusting a sleep mode display mechanism. The method includes determining, responsive to a trigger, whether a trusted device is proximate to the electronic device. The method further includes adjusting a sleep mode display mechanism of the electronic device when the trusted device is... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and streaming multimedia data with access point positioning information

A method includes downloading a playlist file for a multimedia presentation over a network from a streaming server using a transfer protocol, the playlist file including an ordered list of URIs for a plurality of media files, each of the plurality of media files including compressed video data corresponding to... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and system having a virtual stock keeping unit for configurable mobile phone purchases

One disclosed method includes recording a sale to a customer of a configurable mobile device at a retail point-of-sale system and providing the customer with a virtual stock-keeping-unit at the point-of-sale system. The virtual stock-keeping-unit represents a customized mobile device that has not yet been assembled. The method further includes... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and system for facilitating wireless communication via alternate communication pathway

A mobile device system and related method are disclosed by which the device is able to communicate wirelessly not only via a Wide Area Network (WAN) link but also via an alternate link such as a Wi-Fi link. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a command from a remote... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Computing device chording authentication and control

Chording techniques are described that may be utilized in a variety of ways to provide inputs to a computing device. The computing device, for instance, may include sensors disposed on a housing of the computing device such that the sensors are configured to detect fingers of a user when grasping... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and estimating variability of background noise for noise suppression

An electronic device measures noise variability of background noise present in a sampled audio signal, and determines whether the measured noise variability is higher than a high threshold value or lower than a low threshold value. If the noise variability is determined to be higher than the high threshold value,... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and determining a multimedia representation for a multimedia asset delivered to a client device

A method and apparatus determine a multimedia representation for a multimedia asset. The method includes receiving a multimedia asset request for a multimedia asset at a multimedia representation broker. The multimedia asset request is received from a specific client device. The multimedia asset request includes client device information about the... Google Technology Holdings Llc

User interface adaptation based on detected user location

A device (102) detects when a user is in close physical proximity to the device, such as within a few feet of the device. While the user is in close physical proximity to the device, the device also detects the location of the user relative to the device, and optionally... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Broadcast content preview notification in wireless communication networks

A method includes receiving, by a wireless terminal from a content provider, preview information referencing video content not yet received by the wireless terminal and that is associated with bonus content that has limited availability, expiration notification metadata, and expiration window information corresponding to expiration of the limited availability of... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Systems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices

Embodiments are provided for syncing multiple electronic devices for collective audio playback. According to certain aspects, a master device connects (218) to a slave device via a wireless connection. The master device calculates (224) a network latency via a series of network latency pings with the slave device and sends... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Electronic device with a fingerprint reader and operating the same

A method for operating an electronic device is provided, in which the device detects contact with a user's finger, scans its fingerprint and sets the orientation of the electronic device based on the fingerprint (e.g., whether is from the user's left hand or right hand) and on an angle of... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and system for achieving communications in a manner accounting for one or more user preferences or contexts

A method and system for selectively communicating information are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the method includes receiving at a server first information portions regarding one or more preferences, instructions, user profile details, or operational history details. The method also includes receiving an initial version of a message... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Electronic device having pivotably connected sides with selectable displays

An electronic device has an imaging device (such as a still camera or video camera) and is capable of displaying a viewfinder on one side or multiple sides of the device. The device may determine the side or sides on which to display the viewfinder based on factors such as... Google Technology Holdings Llc

System for controlling a plurality of cameras in a device

A portable device includes first and second camera openings. The portable device further includes an imager coupled to the first and second camera openings. The imager is configured to capture a first image associated with an object viewed through the first camera opening and a second image associated with an... Google Technology Holdings Llc

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

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... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Electronic device with a touch sensor and operating the same

An electronic device has a combination touch sensor (such as a fingerprint reader) and mechanical switch (actuated, for example, by a button press). The electronic device carries out various functions according to whether the touch sensor is being touched, the mechanical switch is being actuated, the electronic device is face... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Wireless communication system, routing data in a wireless communication system, and handing over a wireless communication device, having an established data connection to a local network

A wireless communication system (100) comprises a plurality of access points (102) for communicating with a plurality of wireless communication devices (104) within an enterprise (106). A local gateway (108) provides access to a local network (110) within the enterprise and an access point gateway (114) is coupled to the... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Gps time-aiding and frequency correction

A system and method for time-aiding an autonomous Global Positioning System device over a Bluetooth connection allows for a faster time to fix by allowing faster acquisition of time and ephemeris data. The time-aiding information may be distributed in a one-to-one manner or in a manner that allows for the... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Delivering data to a wireless station

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... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Electronic device with controlling access to same

An electronic device is able to alter one or more settings of its imager based on the motion of a user that the device is attempting to authenticate. The electronic device, in one implementation, captures a first set of image data of the user (e.g., a video or still photo... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Touch sensitive surface with recessed surface feature for an electronic device

An electronic device (300) includes a housing (301). A touch sensitive surface (100) can be disposed along the housing. The touch sensitive surface can include a recessed surface feature (106) on a portion of the touch sensitive surface. A control circuit (315), operable with the touch sensitive surface, can detect... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and apparatus that collect and uploads implicit analytic data

A method (300) and apparatus (110, 150) collect and upload implicit analytic data. The method can include storing (320) dependency rules corresponding explicit events to implicit events. The method can include collecting (330) and storing (340) implicit event data corresponding to implicit events. The method can include receiving (350) an... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and evaluating trigger phrase enrollment

An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and evaluating trigger phrase enrollment

An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

System and methods for preventing interruptions due to battery drain during streaming media sessions between devices

A cloud server intermediates in a streaming media session from a source to a receiving device for a media content. Upon determining that time remaining to complete the streaming media session for the media content is greater than time of remaining battery power for the source, the cloud server redirects... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and evaluating trigger phrase enrollment

An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and evaluating trigger phrase enrollment

An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method for coding pulse vectors using statistical properties

Improved methods for coding an ensemble of pulse vectors utilize statistical models (i.e., probability models) for the ensemble of pulse vectors, to more efficiently code each pulse vector of the ensemble. At least one pulse parameter describing the non-zero pulses of a given pulse vector is coded using the statistical... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Audio routing system for routing audio data to and from a mobile device

A method includes receiving sound by a first audio unit installed in an electrical outlet, routing audio data corresponding to the received sound from the first audio unit to a second audio unit installed in a second electrical outlet, and sending the audio data to a mobile device using a... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and system for vicarious downloading or uploading of information

Methods and systems for vicarious downloading or uploading of information are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such a system involves a mobile device that includes a memory device capable of storing information or content, and at least one wireless communication component. The mobile device further includes a processing device coupled... Google Technology Holdings Llc

Method and media property or characteristic control in a media system

A method including: transmitting, by a control device, a first portion of content comprising a first portion of a signal corresponding to a multimedia presentation characteristic of a peripheral device; receiving, when an adjustment of the signal is below an adjustment threshold, a first instance of an input indicating a... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244772

Multi-streaming multimedia data

A method for multi-streaming multimedia content data over a network to affiliated client devices is provided. A manifest including a list of Universal Resource Indicators (URIs) for different segments of multimedia content data for selected primary multimedia content and a list of URIs for different segments of multimedia content data... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237995

Method of determining binary codewords for transform coefficients

Decoding a symbol may include decoding a binary codeword from an encoded video stream and decoding a symbol from the binary codeword, wherein the binary codeword is a binary codeword generated by an encoder for the symbol by determining a truncated rice prefix for a symbol, the symbol having a... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/17/17 / #20170236548

Highlight reels

Techniques and apparatuses for generating highlight reels are described. These techniques and apparatuses enable a user to quickly and easily generate a highlight reel to highlight audiovisual media, such as photos and video clips.... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/10/17 / #20170230912

Method for switching between predefined transmit power classes on a mobile telecommunications device

In a method of controlling power level of transmit signals from a wireless communication device that is communicating with a plurality of wireless ad-hoc network nodes as part of an ad-hoc network, a value of a usage parameter of a communication between the wireless device and a first wireless ad-hoc... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/03/17 / #20170220780

Secure large volume feature license provisioning system

Disclosed is a manufacturing process and feature licensing system for provisioning personalized (device-unique) licenses to devices, with the following characteristics. The system is secure in that it uses a secure key wrapping mechanism to deliver the LSK to LPS. Another feature is that various network communication links are secured using... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/03/17 / #20170221057

Secure payment of virtual items

A method (400, 500) and a system (100) of conducting transactions for acquisition of virtual items. The method can include receiving from a user (108) a request to acquire the virtual item. Responsive to an identity indicator (112) that is exclusively unique to an identity confirmation device (110) being communicated... Google Technology Holdings Llc

08/03/17 / #20170221451

Displaying always on display-related content

Systems and methods for displaying always-on content on a display of a mobile device allow the device to use a low power processor for certain always-on content and to coordinate with the device application processor for the remaining always-on content. In an embodiment, a pixel row-skip pattern is specified by... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213553

Voice control user interface with progressive command engagement

A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213574

Method and creating short video clips of important events

A method and apparatus for creating video clips is provided herein. During operation, a processing device will receive multiple video feeds from multiple video sources. In order to reduce the difficulty in producing multiple clips from the multiple video sources, thumbnails of the captured content is displayed and one-click selection... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/20/17 / #20170206060

System and speech-based navigation and interaction with a device's visible screen elements using a corresponding view hierarchy

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enabling screen-specific user interfacing with elements of viewable screens presented by an electronic device are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of identifying a character sequence representing a first input that is received... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/20/17 / #20170206901

Voice control user interface with progressive command engagement

A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/20/17 / #20170208142

Sharing content within an evolving content-sharing zone

A user selects a content item that he wishes to send. He then performs a “sending” gesture and specifies an initial “content-sharing zone.” In order to be eligible to receive the selected content item, a receiving device must be located within the content-sharing zone. However, the content-sharing zone can evolve... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/13/17 / #20170199856

Method and annotating video content with metadata generated using speech recognition technology

A method and apparatus is provided for annotating video content with metadata generated using speech recognition technology. The method begins by rendering video content on a display device. A segment of speech is received from a user such that the speech segment annotates a portion of the video content currently... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189808

Software-application initiation

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for triggering (i.e., initiating, launching, or running) a software application (e.g., an interactive game application) or other computer program or application on a user device (e.g., a computer, etc.) based on multimedia content being provided to (e.g., displayed on) a different user device (e.g., a... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170193985

Method and device for voice recognition training

A method on a mobile device for voice recognition training is described. A voice training mode is entered. A voice training sample for a user of the mobile device is recorded. The voice training mode is interrupted to enter a noise indicator mode based on a sample background noise level... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170193989

Recognizing accented speech

Techniques (300, 400, 500) and apparatuses (100, 200, 700) for recognizing accented speech are described. In some embodiments, an accent module recognizes accented speech using an accent library based on device data, uses different speech recognition correction levels based on an application field into which recognized words are set to... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170193990

Recognizing accented speech

Techniques (300, 400, 500) and apparatuses (100, 200, 700) for recognizing accented speech are described. In some embodiments, an accent module recognizes accented speech using an accent library based on device data, uses different speech recognition correction levels based on an application field into which recognized words are set to... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170193996

Method and using image data to aid voice recognition

A device performs a method for using image data to aid voice recognition. The method includes the device capturing (302) image data of a vicinity of the device and adjusting (304), based on the image data, a set of parameters for voice recognition performed by the device (102). The set... Google Technology Holdings Llc

07/06/17 / #20170194007

Method and device for voice recognition training

A method on a mobile device for voice recognition training is described. A voice training mode is entered. A voice training sample for a user of the mobile device is recorded. The voice training mode is interrupted to enter a noise indicator mode based on a sample background noise level... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188061

Identifying media on a mobile device

Disclosed is a method of associating, at a secondary device, secondary media content with primary media content being output at a primary device. The method includes receiving, at the secondary device, first information based upon the primary content being output at the primary device, wherein the first information includes at... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/22/17 / #20170173834

Floating core for glass insert molding method and apparatuses therefrom

A tool (1000) includes a mold defining a cavity (1002). The cavity can be for receiving a glass layer (402). A floating core insert (1001) can be placed in the cavity to apply a preloading force against a first major face of the glass layer, preclude an overmolding operation on... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180561

Apparatus with adaptive acoustic echo control for speakerphone mode

A method includes cycling through a plurality of microphone and speaker combinations in a mobile device in response to the mobile device being placed in speakerphone mode. The mobile device includes a plurality of microphones and at least one speaker. The method obtains acoustic echo data from an echo canceller... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180743

Scalable video coding with enhanced base layer

Disclosed is a method comprising: (a) receiving a layer 0 bitstream, the layer 0 bitstream including coding information for the layer 0 bitstream; (b) receiving a layer 1 bitstream, the layer 1 bitstream including coding information for the layer 1 bitstream; and (c) reconstructing the layer 0 bitstream using previously... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/22/17 / #20170177093

Primary device that interfaces with a secondary device based on gesture commands

An incoming call from a remote device can be received by a primary device. The primary device can determine a numerical count of detected user gestures. Responsive to determining the numerical count of detected user gestures, the primary device can automatically generate an electronic message indicating a user will return... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/15/17 / #20170171514

Method and system for monitoring a location

A method and system for monitoring a location via a called telephony communication device is disclosed. The method at the called telephony communication device includes receiving a request from a calling telephony communication device. Further, the method includes determining whether the received request is for monitoring the location. The method... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/08/17 / #20170160397

Systems and methods for location assistance with personal area network devices

Implementations relate to systems and methods for location assistance using devices (104) in a personal area network (PAN). In one scenario, a user may use two separate location-enabled devices, such as a wearable personal device (102) and a cellular telephone device (104). In cases, one of those devices may have... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/08/17 / #20170162192

Method and evaluating trigger phrase enrollment

An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal that includes a spoken trigger phrase, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor measures characteristics of the audio signal, and determines, based on the measured characteristics, whether the spoken trigger phrase is acceptable for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/08/17 / #20170163708

Method and streaming media content to client devices

A method and apparatus for streaming media content to a client device includes a server providing, for the client device, a variant playlist file that identifies a plurality of variant streams having different encoded bitrates; tracking sequence numbers of a first set of media segments downloaded by the client device... Google Technology Holdings Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155951

Moving content between set top box and end devices in home

A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/25/17 / #20170147870

Tagging visual media on a mobile device

This document describes techniques enabling tagging of visual media on a mobile device. In some cases the techniques determine, based on meeting a threshold of manual tagging of a person or object, to “bulk” tag visual media stored on the mobile device. Thus, the techniques can present, in rapid succession,... Google Technology Holdings Llc

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05/25/17 / #20170150190

Enforcement of trick-play disablement in adaptive bit rate video content delivery

Disclosed is a method including receiving program event information indicating whether a media asset is to be presented with supplemental content, receiving, from a client, a request for a media-segment file corresponding to the media asset for consumption at the client, determining whether the program event information indicates that the... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/25/17 / #20170150192

Insertion of recorded secondary digital video content during playback of primary digital video content

A method of operating a digital video service set top box system is provided. The set top box system accommodates playback of locally stored recorded secondary digital video content. The method begins by initiating playback of a primary digital video program. Insertion points associated with the primary digital video program... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/25/17 / #20170150428

Methods and devices for cell discovery

This disclosure sets forth methods and devices for communication between mobile devices and base stations with active and dormant states. In an embodiment, a base station transmits system information during an active state of the base station with at least one system-information message. The at least one system-information message includes... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/18/17 / #20170142173

Method and device with intelligent media management

A method (300) and device (200) with intelligent media management is disclosed. The method (300) can include: streaming (310) media content in a wireless communication device; identifying (320) a media signature of the streamed media content; searching (330) a stored library for the identified media signature; and playing (340) locally... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/04/17 / #20170124316

Method and authenticating access to a multi-level secure environment of an electronic device

An electronic system utilizes a method (500) for authenticating access to a multi-level secure environment. According embodiments, the system stores (501) fingerprint data for at least one authorized human user of the system. The fingerprint data for each authorized user includes copies of fingerprints for two or more fingers of... Google Technology Holdings Llc

05/04/17 / #20170126584

Allocation of client device memory for content from content sources

A client device presents content received from various content sources to a user. Different portions of the client device's memory are allocated for storing content from different content sources. The client device determines a quality score for a content source based on usability of content received from the content source.... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/27/17 / #20170116997

Apparatus and encoding a multi channel audio signal

An encoding apparatus comprises a frame processor (105) which receives a multi channel audio signal comprising at least a first audio signal from a first microphone (101) and a second audio signal from a second microphone (103). An ITD processor 107 then determines an inter time difference between the first... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/27/17 / #20170118478

Devices and methods for signaling sample adaptive offset (sao) parameters

Systems and methods that improve video quality by signaling of parameters in a sample adaptive offset (SAO) process are disclosed. The methods and systems described herein generally pertain to video processing such as video encoders and decoders.... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/27/17 / #20170118516

Attention-based advertisement scheduling in time-shifted content

An advertisement system includes an advertising manager that receives a content-event indicator, which indicates playback of an advertisement for viewing on a first display screen at a media-playback device or indicates playback of recorded content that includes advertisements. The advertising manager can determine an optimal time offset as a duration... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/20/17 / #20170109522

In-band peripheral authentication

This document describes techniques (300, 400) and apparatuses (100, 500, 600, 700) for in-band peripheral authentication. These techniques (300, 400) and apparatuses (100, 500, 600, 700) may communicate via a non-media channel allowing host device (102) to authenticate peripheral (106), enable an enhanced operational mode of the host device (102),... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/20/17 / #20170111672

Intelligent buffering of media streams delivered over internet

A multimedia content stream that includes a series of segments may be received where each segment corresponds to a respective predicted seek position of a plurality of predicted seek positions in the multimedia content stream. A likelihood of receiving a seek request from a user to move from a current... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/20/17 / #20170111679

System and synching portable media player content with storage space optimization

A device is provided for use with a content provider that is operable to provide content, which includes a plurality of content components. The device includes a communication portion, a memory portion, a parsing portion, a counting portion and a processing portion. The communication portion can receive the content from... Google Technology Holdings Llc

04/06/17 / #20170099640

Methods and determining a transmit antenna gain and a spatial mode of a device

Methods and apparatus for determining a transmit antenna gain and a spatial mode of a wireless device (100) are disclosed. The apparatus (100) includes a main receive antenna (112) associated with a first receive signal strength, a diversity receive antenna (114) associated with a second receive signal strength, and a... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/30/17 / #20170093592

Method of targeted discovery of devices in a network

A targeted discovery between a first device and a second device in a network, in particular, a WHDI network, provides discovery for an identified device or a group of identified devices. The targeted discovery determines an identifier for a second device or a group of devices that the second device... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/30/17 / #20170094821

Electronic device having a display and manufacture

A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange, the plastic forming... Google Technology Holdings Llc

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03/23/17 / #20170083743

Electronic device with a fingerprint reader and operating the same

A method for operating an electronic device is provided, in which the device detects contact with a user's finger, scans its fingerprint and sets the orientation of the electronic device based on the fingerprint (e.g., whether is from the user's left hand or right hand) and on an angle of... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/23/17 / #20170085498

Accessing a cloud-based service using a communication device linked to another communication device via a peer-to-peer ad hoc communication link

Arrangements described herein relate to accessing a cloud based service. Responsive to a user of a first communication device initiating access to the cloud based service via the first communication device, a prompt for a valid password to be entered to access the cloud based service can be received by... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/23/17 / #20170085924

System and stream fault tolerance through usage based duplication and shadow sessions

Embodiments of the present invention: provide, from a first VOD server having a first cache, a first media presentation to a first group of user devices and a second media presentation to a second group of user devices; provide, from a second VOD server having a second cache, a third... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/16/17 / #20170078273

Retrieval of data across multiple partitions of a storage device using digital signatures

A system and method for exchanging data among partitions of a storage device is disclosed. For example, data stored in a first partition is exchanged with an application included in the first partition or with a second application included in a second partition. In one embodiment, the second application is... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/16/17 / #20170078784

Circuit assembly for compact acoustic device

A circuit assembly (600) includes a printed circuit board assembly (100). The printed circuit board assembly includes a first circuit board (101), a second circuit board (102), and a first flexible substrate (103) interposed between, and continuous with, the first circuit board and the second circuit board. A second flexible... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/16/17 / #20170079004

Method and wireless network data collection

A method on an electronic device for a wireless network is described. A first set of unique wireless access point IDs is collected. A second set of unique wireless access point IDs is collected. The first set and the second set are compared to determine intersecting wireless access point IDs... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/16/17 / #20170078666

Apparatus for dual pass rate control video encoding

A dual-pass rate control video encoder including a first pass encoder module configured to receive uncompressed input video including a sequence of pictures, the input video including a plurality of contiguous sequences of pictures each referred to as a Group of Pictures (GOP) that, when coded, begin with an I-picture... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/09/17 / #20170068444

Information interchange via selective assembly using single gesture

Disclosed are methods and devices for a gesture-enabled tool that enables a user to assemble a data bundle using a single continuous gesture to select items for the data bundle from a plurality of menus or lists and to deliver the data bundle to a recipient as part of the... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/02/17 / #20170064643

Methods and devices for path-loss estimation

A method on an electronic device for a wireless network is described. A wireless signal is received from a second electronic device. A receive power level indication for the received wireless signal is determined. A path-loss offset for the received wireless signal is determined based on sensor data that indicates... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/02/17 / #20170064672

Reducing the effects of interference experienced by a communication device

Disclosed are methods for allowing a wireless communication device (or “user equipment” or “UE”) to receive signaling information when there is a power imbalance between a primary cell (“Pcell”) and a New Carrier Type (“NCT”) secondary cell (“Scell”). In one aspect, the UE reduces its downlink bandwidth to cover only... Google Technology Holdings Llc

03/02/17 / #20170064689

Method and transport block signaling in a wireless communication system

User equipment determines a transport block size column indicator representative of a number of resource blocks based on a number of allocated resource blocks, an adjustment factor, and a limiting factor. The transport block size column indicator is determined by applying the adjustment factor to the number of allocated resource... Google Technology Holdings Llc

02/23/17 / #20170055092

Systems and methods for equalizing audio for playback on an electronic device

Embodiments are provided for equalizing audio data for output by a speaker of an electronic device based on a local position or orientation of the electronic device. According to certain aspects, the electronic device can determine (858, 868) its local position based on various sensor data, and identify (870, 872)... Google Technology Holdings Llc

02/16/17 / #20170048762

Harq adaptation for acquisition of neighbor cell system information

A method in a mobile station including receiving an order from a serving cell for system information acquisition of a neighbor cell, wherein the order includes at least a physical cell identifier and a time limit for acquisition of the system information of the neighbor cell, acquiring the system information... Google Technology Holdings Llc

02/09/17 / #20170038853

Method and selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems

A method and apparatus for selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems includes an electronic device determining a context of operation for the electronic device that affects a gesture recognition function performed by the electronic device. The electronic device also selects, based on the context of operation, one of a plurality... Google Technology Holdings Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034337

Method, electronic device, and accessory for carrying out functions based on reflected electromagnetic radiation

A method, electronic device, and accessory for carrying out functions based on reflected electromagnetic radiation are provided. According to one implementation, an electronic device transmits electromagnetic radiation (“EMR”) to an accessory and detects a reflection of the transmitted EMR off of the accessory. A characteristic of the reflected EMR maps... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/26/17 / #20170026668

Distribution and use of video statistics for cloud-based video encoding

A method receives first and second copies of a video stream by first and second video processing devices, respectively, and processes the first and the second copies of the video stream to generate first and second statistical data for the video stream, respectively. The method transmits in first and second... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/26/17 / #20170026715

Systems and methods for in-home and on-the-go targeted content delivery

A method and apparatus for streaming content is disclosed. A streamer (155) detects a cue for a break in a segment of the program content, wherein the cue includes an identification of an advertising provider associated with the break. The streamer sends, to an advertisement server (115), a request for... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/19/17 / #20170018275

Voice control user interface with progressive command engagement

A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/19/17 / #20170018276

Voice control user interface with progressive command engagement

A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019658

Context-based depth sensor control

An electronic device (100) includes a depth sensor (120), a first imaging camera (114, 116), and a controller (802). The depth sensor (120) includes a modulated light projector (119) to project a modulated light pattern (500). The first imaging camera (114, 116) is to capture at least a reflection of... Google Technology Holdings Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019938

Method, apparatus and system for triggering wireless communication devices to attach to a wireless communications network

A method for triggering a group of one or more detached wireless communication devices (122) to attach to a wireless communications network (101) for enabling data communications is disclosed. A trigger request message including a group identifier, size information for the group, and location information for the one or more... Google Technology Holdings Llc








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