Twitter Patents

Twitter is a global communications platform that allows people to create, distribute and discover content 140 characters at a time. The company generates the majority of its revenues from third party advertising through Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends.

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  • Patent number: 10657556
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes at least one processor and at least one module, operable by the at least one processor to receive, from a client device of a user, a request for one or more advertisements to display at the client device with a set of messages. The set of messages is associated with the user in a social network messaging service. The at least one module may be further operable to determine a probability that the user will select a candidate advertisement using a machine learning model based on point-wise learning and pair-wise learning. The at least one module may be further operable to determine, based on the probability that the user will select the candidate advertisement, a candidate score for the candidate advertisement, determine that the candidate score satisfies a threshold, and send, for display at the client device, the candidate advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Lu, Parag Agrawal, Cheng Li, Sandeep Pandey, Michael Jahr, Jeremy Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 10657187
    Abstract: A system for real-time search, including: a set of partitions, each including a set of segments, each segment corresponding to a time slice of messages posted to the messaging platform, and a real-time search engine configured to receive a search term in parallel with other partitions in the set of partitions, and search at least one of the set of segments in reverse chronological order of the corresponding time slice to identify document identifiers of messages containing the search term; and a search fanout module configured to: receive a search query including the search term; send the search term to each of the set of partitions for parallel searching; and return, in response to the search query, at least one of the identified document identifiers of messages containing the search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Busch, Samuel Luckenbill, Brian Larson, Patrick J. Lok, Krishna Gade, Francesco G. Callari, Ugo Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10652302
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing images in the form of tiny previews in messages of a message stream sent to user devices in an online social messaging platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Nolan Daniel O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10650408
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Andersen, Parag Agrawal, Ashish Goel, Utkarsh Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10649794
    Abstract: An example system includes a memory store of aggregate definitions. Each aggregate definition specifies a key value, an output store, a feature, a half-life value, and an aggregate operation metric to apply to a cross of the feature and the half-life value to generate aggregate metrics. The system also includes an aggregation engine that generates aggregate feature records from the input source based on the aggregate definitions and stores the aggregate feature records in the output store. An aggregate feature record includes an aggregate of the metric for the feature decayed over time using the half-life. The system also includes a query service that identifies, using the aggregate definitions, responsive aggregate feature records that satisfy parameters of a received request, applies the half-life to the responsive feature records, and provides the responsive feature records to a requester, the requester using the responsive feature records as input for a neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Moon, Arvind Thiagarajan, Mike Jahr, Milind Ganjoo, Parag Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10649963
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for enabling dynamic reallocation of resources in a multi-tenant distributed database. According to certain aspects, a management services module allocates multiple portions of computer resources for respective operation of multiple services by multiple customers. A quality of service (QoS) controller detects that one of the services is attempting to exceed its allocated portion of resources, and identifies an available portion of another allocated portion of resources. In response, the QoS controller causes the management services module to dynamically allocate the available portion to the detected service so that the detected service is able to operate without error or delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Goffinet, Peter Schuller, Boaz Avital, Armond Bigian, Spencer G. Fang, Anthony Asta
  • Patent number: 10642465
    Abstract: A method and system for media selection and sharing is disclosed. According to one embodiment, media content is received from a media source and is stored in a buffer for a first time period. A second time period within the first time period is determined for creating a media clip from the media content stored in the buffer. A media clip is generated as determined by the second time period. A user provides an input, and the user's input is associated with the media clip to take one or more effects on the media clip. The media clip enhanced with the one more effects is transmitted over a network to share with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Folgner, Ryan Brice Cunningham, Stephen Benjamin Weibel, Lamthuy Tran Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10645055
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving, from one or more client devices, a stream of messages composed by one or more users of the one or more client devices, wherein each of the messages includes a particular hashtag, determining, using a set of metrics that are based at least in part on the messages, a trending score that represents a magnitude of a trend for the particular hashtag, in response to determining that the trending score satisfies a threshold, sending, to a content provider system, a set of demographic data that describes one or more of the users who associated with the particular hashtag, and, in response to receiving, from the content provider system, targeted content that is based at least in part on the particular hashtag and the set of demographic data, sending, for display at the one or more of the one or more client devices, the targeted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinkar Jain, Mu Lin, David Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 10623775
    Abstract: A system (e.g., an auto-encoder system) includes an encoder, a decoder and a learning module. The encoder generates compressed video data using a lossy compression algorithm, the lossy compression algorithm being implemented using a trained neural network with at least one convolution, generate at least one first parameter based on the compressed video data, and communicate the compressed video data and the model to at least one device configured to decode the compressed video data using an inverse algorithm based on the lossy compression algorithm. The decoder generates decoded video data based on the compressed video data using the inverse algorithm and the model, and generate at least one second parameter based on the decoded video data. The learning module trains the model using the at least one first parameter and the at least one second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Theis, Ferenc Huszar, Zehan Wang, Wenzhe Shi
  • Patent number: 10613903
    Abstract: A system and method for data stream processing. Two or more instances are connected as a topology, wherein at least one of the instances is a spout and at least one of the instances is a bolt. The topology is submitted to a scheduler, wherein the service scheduler receives resource offers from a cluster manager representing computing resources available on one or more of cluster nodes and determines resources to accept and computations to run on the accepted computing resources. The topology is scheduled as one or more jobs, wherein each job includes two or more containers, including a first container and a second container, the first container including a topology master and the second container including a stream manager and one or more stream processing system (SPS) instances, wherein each SPS instance represents one of the instances in the topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Raghavendra Kulkarni, Nikunj Bhagat, Maosong Fu, Vikas Kedigehalli, Christopher Kellogg, Sailesh Mittal, Jignesh M. Patel, Karthik Ramasamy, Siddharth Taneja
  • Patent number: 10600080
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Andersen, Parag Agrawal, Utkarsh Srivastava, Hyun Duk Kim
  • Patent number: 10601644
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for detecting sources of computer network failures. One of the methods includes identifying a network flow in a computer network between a source and a destination; performing a first probe to determine whether there is end-to-end connectivity between the source and the destination; in response to determining that there is no end-to-end connectivity between the host and the destination, performing one or more additional probes including a second probe to determine whether each hop in the path of the network flow between the source and the destination is operational including requesting that the source transmit a respective first trace diagnostic packet to each hop in the path of the network flow; and determining whether at least one link of the computer network that is part of the path of the network flow has failed based on the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatole Shaw, Anthony Roberts, Berk D. Demir, Christopher Chen
  • Patent number: 10601749
    Abstract: A method of operating a messaging platform, including: obtaining, for a first profile of the messaging platform, a trending entity within a first topic of interest to the first profile; accessing a first plurality of messages classified as the first topic of interest; retrieving a subset of the first plurality of messages corresponding to the trending entity; and sending content associated with the subset for display to a user of the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Rion Langley Snow, Gilad Avraham Mishne
  • Patent number: 10599656
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to messaging platforms, and relates more particularly to data storage such that random sampling can be accomplished in real-time in messaging platforms. Aspects of the present invention include storing a bipartite graph with associations of two node types. The graph can be stored as a power law graph. The graph can be used to provide real-time content recommendations in a messaging platform. The content recommendations can be provided using random sampling of the node types stored in the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Aneesh Sharma, Jerry Jiang
  • Patent number: 10592539
    Abstract: A method of operating a messaging platform, including: obtaining, for a first profile, a first and a second topic of interest, a first intra-profile (IP) weight for the first topic of interest, and a second IP weight for the second topic of interest; obtaining a first plurality of trending entities for the first topic and a first plurality of intra-topic (IT) weights for the first plurality of trending entities; obtaining a second plurality of trending entities for the second topic and a second plurality of IT weights for the second plurality of trending entities; selecting a subset of the first plurality of trending entities and the second plurality of trending entities based on the first IP weight, the second IP weight, the first plurality of IT weights, and the second plurality of IT weights; and sending content associated with the subset for display to a user of the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Rion Langley Snow, Gilad Avraham Mishne
  • Patent number: 10594767
    Abstract: A system for online conversion attribution. The system includes a short uniform resource locator (URL) service programmed to, in response to receiving a short URL from a device: provide a cookie that includes a short URL ID to the device, and provide a short URL descriptor including the short URL ID to a user mapping service. The system further includes the user mapping service programmed to receive the short URL descriptor, receive a social media descriptor including a social media ID, map the short URL ID to the social media ID using the short URL descriptor and the social media descriptor, and attribute, using the mapping, a conversion on a website accessed using the device based upon receipt of the short URL ID from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Shariq Rizvi, Ameet Ranadive, Abhishek Shrivastava, Wenchang Zhou, Bill Darrow, Santosh Kancha, Travis Lull, Tom Larson, Yimin Wu, Xiaochuan Qin
  • Patent number: 10592089
    Abstract: A method and system for capturing, sharing, viewing, and/or displaying one or more video videos. A user of a computing device performs a gesture involving contacting a touch sensitive display. In response, a video segment is captured while the user maintains contact with the touch sensitive display. Upon releasing contact with the touch sensitive display, recording of the video segment is ceased. In one or more embodiments of the invention, the user may then record one or more additional video segments to be included in a video vignette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Dominik Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10579635
    Abstract: A system and method for providing real-time search assistance is provided. Incoming queries are analyzed and an in core set of query statistics is maintained to enable a current suggestion list to be generated. By analyzing each query as it occurs, the suggestion list and associated data stores may be updated in substantially real-time to enable suggestions to be available at the same time as new messages are occurring relating to the subject of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilad Mishne, Zhenghua Li, Aneesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 10579432
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for load balancing between a set of servers. Subsets of servers from the set of servers are assigned, via deterministic subsetting, to respective clients from a set of clients. Unlike conventional load balancing techniques using deterministic subsetting, the disclosed techniques enable configuring a client to distribute different amounts of load among the servers in its server subset. Techniques for constructing the subsets are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Bryce Anderson, Daniel Furse, Eugene Ma, Ruben Oanta
  • Patent number: 10581824
    Abstract: A system and method including: receiving, from a client device, an authorization request originating from an authorization module of an application executing on the client device, where the authorization request includes an identifier identifying the client device; causing transmission, based on the identifier, of a verification message to the client device, where the verification message includes a verification code; receiving a confirmation of the verification code from the authorization module of the application executing on the client device; authenticating the application based on the receiving the confirmation of the verification code; determining that the client device identified by the identifier corresponds to a user account including secure user data associated with a user; and transmitting a unique token verifying that the application is authorized to sign into the user account, where: the unique token uniquely identifies the user account to the application, and the secure user data is not shared w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ducker, Sean Cook, Jeffrey Seibert, Jr., Alex Roetter, Kevin Weil, Akash Garg, Jeremy Gordon
  • Patent number: 10572102
    Abstract: A method of displaying content in a computing device including a display. The method includes: displaying content on the display; detecting, by the display, a predefined gesture corresponding to an item in the content; displaying, concurrently with the item, additional content associated with the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Loren Brichter, Leland Rechis
  • Patent number: 10565180
    Abstract: A messaging system automatically populates a stream of messages using only a seed selected by the requesting account holder. In one embodiment, the seed includes the streams of one or more of the “top” accounts of the messaging system. Here, “top” is according to any one of a number of different metrics stored in the messaging system. With knowledge of the seed, the messaging system automatically populates a stream for the requesting account holder, without requiring any other input. As a result, an account holder is provided with a fully functioning stream with very little effort or knowledge required on their part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Matthew Miller, Richard Douglas Whitcomb, Jr., Mark Watabe, Anthony Sciola
  • Patent number: 10567461
    Abstract: Implementations provide a structure for low-latency live-video streams using existing content delivery networks. An example method includes creating, at the start of a broadcast stream, a playlist for the broadcast stream that identifies at least two segment files. The content of each of the segment files is a table header. The method also includes transmitting the playlist and each of the segment files to a cache server, obtaining the video broadcast stream as a series of frames, and transmitting each frame in the series of frames to the cache server using an HTTP chunk transfer protocol, each frame being associated with, and written to, a first segment file identified in the playlist. When a frame in the broadcast stream is a break frame, the method includes transmitting an end of file marker for the first segment file and adding a video header for the break frame before it is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Geraint John Davies, Mark Kalman
  • Patent number: 10552977
    Abstract: Systems and methods generate a face-swapped image from a target image using a convolutional neural network trained to apply a source identity to the expression and pose of the target image. The convolutional neural network produces face-swapped images fast enough to transform a video stream. An example method includes aligning the face portion of a target image from an original view to a reference view to generate a target face and generating a swapped face by changing the target face to that of a source identity using a convolutional neural network trained to minimize loss of content from the target face and style from the source identity. The method also includes realigning the swapped face from the reference view to the original view and generating a swapped image by stitching the realigned swapped face with the remaining portion of the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Theis, Iryna Korshunova, Wenzhe Shi, Zehan Wang
  • Patent number: 10554593
    Abstract: A system and method for message analysis, including: receiving, from a client device, a reporting request identifying a first broadcasted message authored by a context account of a messaging platform; identifying, by a computer processor, engagement data corresponding to engagement with the first broadcasted message by a set of engaging accounts of the messaging platform that engaged with the first broadcasted message; generating, using the engagement data and by the computer processor, propagation data representing propagation of the first broadcasted message in a connection graph of the messaging platform; and providing the propagation data for the client device in response to the reporting request, where the client device is operable to display a visual representation of the propagation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Krishna Naganath, Erik Steven Froese
  • Patent number: 10551995
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include displaying a first user interface window on a touchscreen display of a computing device, where first user interface window includes a plurality of application icons associated with respective applications available for execution by the computing device. The computer-implemented method can further include detecting a touch input on the touchscreen display at a location associated with a first application icon from the plurality of application icons. The computer-implemented method can also include, in response to the touch input, displaying concurrently on the touchscreen display of the computing device a first portion of the first user interface window and a second portion of a second user interface window, wherein the second user interface window displays a user interface of the application associated with the first application icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Ho, Gordon Luk, Todd Jackson
  • Patent number: 10552858
    Abstract: A system is described that receives first user identifiers from a first user space and a first set of hash values generated from a hash function applied to first information that identify users associated with the set of first user identifiers. The system determines a hash value included in both of the first set of hash values and a second set of hash values that are generated from the hash function being applied to second information that identify users associated with second user identifiers from a second user space. The system generates a mapping between the first user identifiers and the second user identifiers that each correspond to the same hash value. The system determines targeted information directed to the first user identifiers and based on the mapping, outputs the targeted information to user devices associated with the second user identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Winner
  • Patent number: 10547635
    Abstract: A messaging system includes features of gathering information regarding content accessed across multiple applications and/or devices and making that information available to account holders of the messaging system. The messaging system stores data related to accessed content in a plurality of indices and makes that data available to enable account holders to access previously-accessed content, even if the previous access occurred in a different software application, on a different device, or on a device with a different operating system. Account holders may also be provided with recommendations based on gathered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabor Cselle, Tural Badirkhanli, Kelton Lynn, Michael Ducker, Jeffrey Seibert, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10545966
    Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for identifying a relevant conversation. The method can include: identifying a conversation graph including identifiers of messages posted by a set of authoring accounts; identifying a relevance score for each authoring account; applying, by a computer processor, a first relevance filter to the conversation graph in order to modify the set of relevance scores; applying, by the computer processor and after applying the first relevance filter, a second relevance filter to the conversation graph in order to further modify the set of relevance scores; selecting, based on the set of relevance scores and after applying the second relevance filter, a subset of messages of the conversation graph for inclusion in the relevant conversation; and providing at least a portion of the relevant conversation to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Molina, Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik
  • Patent number: 10530774
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for delegating authentication of an untrusted application executing on a client device. For delegated authentication, an untrusted application relies on a trusted application executing in the same environment for authentication purposes. The delegated authentication process avoids requiring the user of the untrusted application to provide authentication credentials. The disclosed system for delegating authentication enables any trusted application executing in the same computing environment to authenticate the untrusted application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Seibert, Jr., Michael Ducker
  • Patent number: 10530899
    Abstract: A method for establishing a trust association includes receiving, by a server, a request to associate a web source with an account, the request having a link to the web source, and accessing, by the server, the web source in response to the request to associate. The method further includes locating, by the server and within the web source, a tag associated with the account, creating, by the server and in response to locating the tag within the web source, a trust association between the account and the web source, and providing, by the server, an indicating of the trust association for display in a user interface of a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben Ward
  • Patent number: 10530509
    Abstract: A real time messaging platform identifies an audio snippet of a time-based media (TBM) event. The messaging platform maintains a real time repository of concurrently broadcasting TBM events as well as a historical repository of previously broadcast TBM events. These repositories contain acoustic fingerprints of their respective TBM events. The messaging platform matches an acoustic fingerprint of the audio snippet with one of the stored acoustic fingerprints to identify the TBM event in the recorded snippet. To identify the TBM event, the messaging platform matches multiple overlapping reference audio segments of the reference audio stream with multiple test audio segments of the audio snippet. This allows the platform to account for time delays between the test and reference audio segments that would otherwise hinder the matching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Carroll, Jeremy Rishel, Richard Douglas Whitcomb, Jr., Mark Watabe, Noah Vihinen, Indranrita Deshmukh, Artur B. Adib, Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 10523626
    Abstract: A system and method for managing and displaying data messages includes a computing device configured to receive stream data, assign data messages of the stream data to one or more display columns of a graphical user interface, and display the data messages in the assigned columns. The stream data may be embodied as short data messages such as text messages having predetermined maximum character length. The data messages may be assigned to the display columns based on meta-data associated with the data messages such as the author of the data message, the source of the data message, and/or the type of the data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Iain Gregory Dodsworth
  • Patent number: 10521484
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating typeahead. The method can include: identifying a set of topics and/or connected accounts; storing, based on one or more signals associated with a user account, a portion of the topics and/or connected accounts in a cache; and using the cache to provide typeahead suggestions to a client in response to a request associated with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Ghassemi Hamadani, Timothy Trueman, Krishna Gade, Yu-shuang Li, Pankaj Gupta, Pradhuman Jhala
  • Patent number: 10503374
    Abstract: A system and method for providing content for broadcast by a messaging platform, including: receiving an identifier selected by a user of a client computing device during composition of a message; identifying a content provider associated with the identifier; providing, by a computer processor, a set of content items of the content provider for presentation by the client computing device, wherein the user of the client computing device selects a content item from the presented set of content items; and broadcasting the message with a reference to the selected content item to a plurality of accounts of the messaging platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richards, George Oliver Young, Noah Vihinen, Indranrita Deshmukh, Scott Listfield, Joel Lunenfeld
  • Patent number: D868804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Bragdon
  • Patent number: D868814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D868815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D868816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D868817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D868818
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D874490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Iain Gregory Dodsworth
  • Patent number: D877750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Stamatiou
  • Patent number: D879823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D879824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D879825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D879826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D880515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D881231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies
  • Patent number: D881925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jan Hansen, Kayvon B. Beykpour, Joseph Harold Bernstein, Aaron William Wasserman, Nils Victor Rocine, Alexander Kayvon Khoshnevissan, Geraint John Davies