Patents by Inventor Brett Alden Lavalla

Brett Alden Lavalla 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: 10360466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an image. One or more concepts depicted in the image are identified based on machine learning techniques. The one or more concepts are filtered based on filtering criteria to identify one or more selected concepts. An image description is generated comprising the one or more selected concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaomei Wu, Lada Ariana Adamic, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Omid Farivar, Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Matt King, Brett Alden Lavalla, Balamanohar Paluri
  • Patent number: 10235133
    Abstract: A user device configures an informational message associated with a first user-interface element of a plurality of user-interface elements on a screen displayed by the user device to be read aloud by a screen reader upon display of the screen. Furthermore, the user device configures the first user-interface element to be read aloud by the screen reader in response to a user input to transition the screen reader from the informational message to the first user-interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Cynthia Huynh, Brett Alden Lavalla, Georgiy Kassabli, Matthew Charles King
  • Patent number: 10157307
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes capturing one or more images of a physical environment surrounding the first user; determining that one or more of the images comprises a face; generating a facial image by cropping a region of the image comprising the face; sending instructions to perform facial recognition on the facial image; receiving a name associated with a second user of the online social network, wherein the face is associated with the second user, wherein the first user is represented by a first node on a social graph maintained by the social-networking system and the second user is represented by a second node on the social graph, and the first node and the second node are connected by at least one edge; and providing an audible indication of the name associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Dow, Brett Alden Lavalla, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Shaomei Wu, Yuhang Zhao, Lindsay Reynolds, Matt King
  • Publication number: 20180285063
    Abstract: A user device configures an informational message associated with a first user-interface element of a plurality of user-interface elements on a screen displayed by the user device to be read aloud by a screen reader upon display of the screen. Furthermore, the user device configures the first user-interface element to be read aloud by the screen reader in response to a user input to transition the screen reader from the informational message to the first user-interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Cynthia Huynh, Brett Alden Lavalla, Georgiy Kassabli, Matthew Charles King
  • Publication number: 20180181832
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an image. One or more concepts depicted in the image are identified based on machine learning techniques. The one or more concepts are filtered based on filtering criteria to identify one or more selected concepts. An image description is generated comprising the one or more selected concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Shaomei Wu, Lada Ariana Adamic, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Omid Farivar, Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Matt King, Brett Alden Lavalla, Balamanohar Paluri
  • Publication number: 20180114054
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes capturing one or more images of a physical environment surrounding the first user; determining that one or more of the images comprises a face; generating a facial image by cropping a region of the image comprising the face; sending instructions to perform facial recognition on the facial image; receiving a name associated with a second user of the online social network, wherein the face is associated with the second user, wherein the first user is represented by a first node on a social graph maintained by the social-networking system and the second user is represented by a second node on the social graph, and the first node and the second node are connected by at least one edge; and providing an audible indication of the name associated with the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Dow, Brett Alden Lavalla, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Shaomei Wu, Yuhang Zhao, Lindsay Reynolds, Matt King