Patents by Inventor Andrew Garrod Bosworth

Andrew Garrod Bosworth has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10263944
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request to share a message is received from a first user. The request includes a first location, the message, and note-access criteria for sharing the message based on one or more groups of second users. A particular second user is identified having a second location that is within a threshold distance of the first location. Based on the note-access criteria and one or more groups associated with the particular second user, it is determined that the message should be shared with the particular second user, the message is sent to the particular second user, and a location of the first user is determined to be within a predetermined distance from the first location. If the first user is currently within the predetermined distance, a notification is sent to the first user informing the first user that the message was sent to the particular second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20180115509
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request to share a message is received from a first user. The request includes a first location, the message, and note-access criteria for sharing the message based on one or more groups of second users. A particular second user is identified having a second location that is within a threshold distance of the first location. Based on the note-access criteria and one or more groups associated with the particular second user, it is determined that the message should be shared with the particular second user, the message is sent to the particular second user, and a location of the first user is determined to be within a predetermined distance from the first location. If the first user is currently within the predetermined distance, a notification is sent to the first user informing the first user that the message was sent to the particular second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Patent number: 9876752
    Abstract: In one embodiment, note is received from a first user, comprising a message and a first location. The first location may be specified by the first user. A number of second users are identified based on a respective second location of each identified second user being within a threshold distance of the first location. The message of the note is sent to the identified second users. When the message is sent, it is determined whether a current location of the first user is within a predetermined distance from the first location. If the current location is within the predetermined distance, a notification is sent to the first user informing the first user that the message has been sent to the identified second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20180012130
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media train a machine learning model to forecast growth of a content item, the growth being measured based at least in part on a count of user interactions with the content item, wherein the model is trained to adjust growth forecasts for the content item in response to one or more users interacting with the content item. A first growth forecast for the content item can be determined for a unit of time using the machine learning model. A determination is made that a first user has interacted with the content item. A second growth forecast for the content item can be determined for the unit of time using the machine learning model and based at least in part on the first user interacting with the content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Jude Taylor, Alexander Peysakhovich, Ann Katharine Steele, Andrew Garrod Bosworth
  • Publication number: 20170289211
    Abstract: Particular embodiments maintain social-networking information associated with a user, wherein the user is represented by a user node in a social graph. One or more nodes of the social graph may be associated with respective locations. A request for social information related to a location may be received from a computing device. The request may comprise a location of the computing device, an orientation of the computing device, and an identifier for the user. A relevance score may be determined for one or more proximate nodes based on the request, the social-networking information associated with the user, and the location information for the respective proximate node. Each proximate node may be associated with at least one location within a threshold distance from the location of the computing device. Particular embodiments may provide social-networking information associated with at least one of the proximate nodes for display in conjunction with an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 9762956
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device analyzes frames before and after a particular frame of a real-time video to identify one or more social network objects, and selects one or more frames before and after the particular frame based on social network information for further storage in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Oswald Soleio Cuervo
  • Patent number: 9712574
    Abstract: Particular embodiments maintain social-networking information associated with a user, wherein the user is represented by a user node in a social graph. One or more nodes of the social graph may be associated with respective locations. A request for social information related to a location may be received from a computing device. The request may comprise a location of the computing device, an orientation of the computing device, and an identifier for the user. A relevance score may be determined for one or more proximate nodes based on the request, the social-networking information associated with the user, and the location information for the respective proximate node. Each proximate node may be associated with at least one location within a threshold distance from the location of the computing device. Particular embodiments may provide social-networking information associated with at least one of the proximate nodes for display in conjunction with an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20170012928
    Abstract: In one embodiment, note is received from a first user, comprising a message and a first location. The first location may be specified by the first user. A number of second users are identified based on a respective second location of each identified second user being within a threshold distance of the first location. The message of the note is sent to the identified second users. When the message is sent, it is determined whether a current location of the first user is within a predetermined distance from the first location. If the current location is within the predetermined distance, a notification is sent to the first user informing the first user that the message has been sent to the identified second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Patent number: 9467414
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request to create a note is received from a first user. The note includes a message and a first location of the first user. A note record is created of the message, the first location, and a first user-interest associated with the first user. A number of second users are identified based on second locations of the second users, and second user-interests associated with the second users. The message is sent to the identified second users. In response to sending the message, the current location of the first user is determined compared to the first location. If the first user is within a predetermined distance from the first location, a notification is sent to the first user indicating that the message has been sent to the second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20160132723
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device automatically captures image frames by acquiring a real-time video sequence, selecting one or more frames from the real-time video sequence based on social network information and identity recognition, and storing the selected one or more frames in a local storage of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Oswald Soleio Cuervo
  • Patent number: 9286641
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device automatically captures image frames by acquiring a real-time video sequence, selecting one or more frames from the real-time video sequence based on social network information and identity recognition, and storing the selected one or more frames in a local storage of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Soleio Cuervo
  • Patent number: 9252961
    Abstract: On embodiment accesses a set of information comprising one or more elements of information relating to a subject matter, wherein the one or more elements of information have been shared among one or more users of a social-networking system; for each element of information, determines a rate of sharing of the element of information among the one or more users and identifies one or more first users who cause the rate of sharing of the element of information to increase; and identifies one or more influencers associated with the subject matter from the one or more first users identified for each element of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, Michael Patrick Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150341369
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system maintains a data store of shared space, wherein each shared space comprises one or more content objects, a location, and one or more privacy settings. The geo-social networking system allows a user read-access to a shared space based on privacy settings associated with the shared space. The geo-social networking system allows a user write-access to a shared space if the user is at the location associated with the shared space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Patent number: 9195989
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request is received from a first user to create a location-triggered benefit that may be redeemed by a second user at a vendor and associated with a condition. The first user is not the vendor, and the condition may require that the second user go to a particular location. A record of the location-triggered benefit may be created in a database. Information may be received that the second user has satisfied the condition, and in response, the second user may be allowed to redeem the location-triggered benefit at the vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Patent number: 9098720
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system maintains a data store of shared space, wherein each shared space comprises one or more content objects, a location, and one or more privacy settings. The geo-social networking system allows a user read-access to a shared space based on privacy settings associated with the shared space. The geo-social networking system allows a user write-access to a shared space if the user is at the location associated with the shared space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20150089006
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request to create a note is received from a first user. The note includes a message and a first location of the first user. A note record is created of the message, the first location, and a first user-interest associated with the first user. A number of second users are identified based on second locations of the second users, and second user-interests associated with the second users. The message is sent to the identified second users. In response to sending the message, the current location of the first user is determined compared to the first location. If the first user is within a predetermined distance from the first location, a notification is sent to the first user indicating that the message has been sent to the second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20150081793
    Abstract: On embodiment accesses a set of information comprising one or more elements of information relating to a subject matter, wherein the one or more elements of information have been shared among one or more users of a social-networking system; for each element of information, determines a rate of sharing of the element of information among the one or more users and identifies one or more first users who cause the rate of sharing of the element of information to increase; and identifies one or more influencers associated with the subject matter from the one or more first users identified for each element of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, Michael Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 8954503
    Abstract: On embodiment accesses a set of information comprising one or more elements of information relating to a subject matter, wherein the one or more elements of information have been shared among one or more users of a social-networking system; for each element of information, determines a rate of sharing of the element of information among the one or more users and identifies one or more first users who cause the rate of sharing of the element of information to increase; and identifies one or more influencers associated with the subject matter from the one or more first users identified for each element of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, Michael Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 8935341
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer system creates for a first user a location-triggered note specific for a second user and for a particular location, determines the second user's location, and transmits the location-triggered note to the second user if the second user is at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau
  • Publication number: 20140289028
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a request is received from a first user to create a location-triggered benefit that may be redeemed by a second user at a vendor and associated with a condition. The first user is not the vendor, and the condition may require that the second user go to a particular location. A record of the location-triggered benefit may be created in a database. Information may be received that the second user has satisfied the condition, and in response, the second user may be allowed to redeem the location-triggered benefit at the vendor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth, David Harry Garcia, Kenneth M. Lau