Patents by Inventor C. S. Lee Crawford

C. S. Lee Crawford 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: 11070935
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190110156
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 10064004
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20160073232
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 9147201
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a social networking system, location information for a device associated with a first user of the social networking system; associating the location information with the first user in a user profile associated with the first user of the social networking system; sending, from the social networking system, to a second user a communication generated based at least in part on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Patent number: 9129303
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Patent number: 9129304
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a social networking system, location information for a device associated with a first user of the social networking system; associating the location information with the first user in a user profile associated with the first user of the social networking system; sending, from the social networking system, to a second user a communication generated based at least in part on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20140108537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a social networking system, location information for a device associated with a first user of the social networking system; associating the location information with the first user in a user profile associated with the first user of the social networking system; sending, from the social networking system, to a second user a communication generated based at least in part on the location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20140108540
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20140108140
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a social networking system, location information for a device associated with a first user of the social networking system; associating the location information with the first user in a user profile associated with the first user of the social networking system; sending, from the social networking system, to a second user a communication generated based at least in part on the location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20140108536
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20140108539
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 8590013
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system processes access decisions for individuals where the system includes a portable handheld housing for the processor, display, internal memory, and card reader of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Patent number: 8571999
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application comprises: operating at least one social network application server for interacting with users of the social network application; maintaining user accounts for users of the social network application, the user accounts including data defining relationships between users of the social network application; logging activities of users, the logged activities including real-world activities other than direct use of the social network application; generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one real-world activity of a first user of the social network application and (2) at least one hyperlink to offer for an activity that is directly related to the at least one real-world activity of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20130013689
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application comprises: operating at least one social network application server for interacting with users of the social network application; maintaining user accounts for users of the social network application, the user accounts including data defining relationships between users of the social network application; logging activities of users, the logged activities including real-world activities other than direct use of the social network application; generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one real-world activity of a first user of the social network application and (2) at least one hyperlink to offer for an activity that is directly related to the at least one real-world activity of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20120289209
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application, comprises: generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one activity within the social network application of a first user and (2) at least one hyperlink to an activity that is directly related to at least one activity of the first user, wherein an account of the first user defines at least one notification rule for controlling visibility of the at least one activity to other users of the social network application; and providing the notification list to a second user, that is a friend of the first user within the social network application, according to the at least one notification rule of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20120289208
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application, comprises: generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one activity within the social network application of a first user and (2) at least one hyperlink to an activity that is directly related to at least one activity of the first user, wherein an account of the first user defines at least one notification rule for controlling visibility of the at least one activity to other users of the social network application; and providing the notification list to a second user, that is a friend of the first user within the social network application, according to the at least one notification rule of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 8260725
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application, comprises: generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one activity within the social network application of a first user and (2) at least one hyperlink to an offer involving an activity that is directly related to at least one activity of the first user, wherein an account of the first user defines at least one notification rule for controlling visibility of the at least one activity to other users of the social network application; and providing the notification list to a second user, that is a friend of the first user within the social network application, according to the at least one notification rule of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: C. S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20120098638
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of providing security operations in a secured facility in which access control operations are performed, wherein the secured facility includes a plurality of access control units physically distributed at different physical locations within the secured facility, comprises: performing access control decisions for the user of the at least one card according to the first data and the second data, wherein (i) the access control decisions determine whether a dynamic event variable set to a value determined by the second data satisfies a constraint defined by the first data or whether temporary tolerance data permits deviation from an applicable access control parameterized rule, and (ii) the access control decisions are performed in a de-centralized manner substantially where the access cards are presented to access control units without requiring access control logic being involved at a central access control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: C.S. Lee Crawford
  • Publication number: 20120068816
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of providing security operations in a secured facility in which access control operations are performed, wherein the secured facility includes a plurality of access control units physically distributed at different physical locations within the secured facility, comprises: processing the first data, by software executed on one or more processor based systems, against the defined topology to define second data that is reflective of role-based user norms within the secured facility across respective event sequences within the secured facility, wherein at least some of the event sequences include at least three event nodes; and processing substantially real-time event data, by software executed on one or more processor based systems, against the second data to identify current activity of users within the secured facility as anomalous user activity for increased security inspection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: C.S. LEE CRAWFORD