Patents by Inventor David Harry Garcia

David Harry Garcia 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
  • Patent number: 10257554
    Abstract: In particular embodiments a social networking system may receive authorization from a first user of a social-networking system to control at least in part one or more functions of a set-top box (STB) of the first user, determine one or more social actions of one or more second users of the social-networking system, determine one or more instructions for the STB of the first user based at least in part on the social actions, and provide the instructions for the STB of the first user. The social-networking system includes a graph having a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Alexander Marlow, David Harry Garcia, Erick Tseng, Brian Krausz
  • Patent number: 10257293
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system may receive sponsor specifications from a sponsor designating one or more concepts, monitor a plurality of activity streams for upload by users of matching multimedia objects, determine a geographic location associated with each matching multimedia object, receive a request from the sponsor associated with a specific geographic area, and send to a client device associated with the sponsor in response to the request information identifying the geographic locations associated with the respective matching multimedia objects that are within the specific geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mitchell, Samuel Odio, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190102468
    Abstract: An online system logs information describing presentation of content items, such as actions performed with presented content items or descriptions of presentation of content items, and uses the logged information to recommend other content items. Because of a large amount of information describing content item presentation, the online system samples the information and stores the resulting samples. To improve accuracy of the sampling, the online system adapts the sampling rate for different types of information describing presentation of content items based on amounts of the different types of information received during a specific time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Honglu He, Li Tan, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10219222
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data associated with multiple first client devices, the data corresponding to a first set of sensor values and physical-state indicators of the first client devices; receiving data associated with a second client device corresponding to a second set of sensor values, the second client device including a first and a second set of sensors; generating functions that each determine a probability that the second client device is in a particular physical state, wherein the determination includes correlating the second set of sensor values with a corresponding physical state of the second client device based on the data associated with the multiple first client devices, and wherein a first function is based on values of the first set of sensors and a second function is based on values of the second set of sensors; and sending the generated functions to the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit M. Schillings, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10219123
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes generating a waveform fingerprint based on captured ambient audio data; calculating a location of the computing system; sending the generated waveform fingerprint and the location to a server; and receiving instructions from the server to adjust one or more device settings of an output device of the computing system. The instructions being based at least in part on identifying one or more audio fingerprints that match the generated waveform fingerprint and correlating one or more of the identified audio fingerprints to a physical environment of the computing system. The method also includes adjusting one or more of the device settings of the output device of the computing system in accordance with the received instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190025901
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining for each of multiple countdowns to an automatic screen timeout of a computing device whether the countdown was too long or too short. The countdown is too short if user interaction with the computing device occurred within a first pre-determined amount of time after the automatic screen timeout. The countdown is too long if user interaction with the computing device turned off a screen of the computing device prior to a second pre-determined amount of time before the automatic screen timeout. The method includes determining an underage of each of one or more of the countdowns that was too short; determining an overage of each of one or more of the countdowns that was too long; and adjusting a countdown length of the automatic screen timeout based at least in part on the underages or overages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit M. Schillings, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190005547
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for supporting online services in providing content items to users of an online system. A request for loading a webpage of an online system is received from a client device. A plurality of content items eligible for being presented to the user is received. For each of the received content items, a trained model is identified based on characteristics of the content item, and a score is determined using the identified trained model and based on characteristics of the user. One or more content items is selected based on the determined scores. The selected one or more content items are sent to the client device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Li Tan, Honglu He, Kiranjit Singh Sidhu, David Harry Garcia, Jinchong Zhou, Zhi Zhong, Jinyi Yao, David Shein, Nikila Srinivasan Sarang, Yating Ma, Rui Shao, Han Chen, Hao Wang, Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 10171474
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request at a wireless access point from a client system to access a network through the wireless access point. The wireless access point sends an identifier associated with the client system to a social-networking system, the social-networking system including user profiles arranged in one or more social graphs. The social graphs store relationships between the user profiles. The method further includes receiving at the wireless access point from the social-networking system an authorization determination. The authorization determination is based upon a first user profile of the plurality of user profiles. The first user profile includes the identifier associated with the client system. The method further includes providing the client system with access to the network through the wireless access point in accordance with the authorization determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Mohit Talwar, Adrian Potra, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10162825
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system automatically tags one or more social contacts of a first user to a photo of the first user by ranking the social contacts based on spatial and temporal proximity to the first user, and in response to the first user's selection of one or more top ranked social contacts, associating the selected social contacts to the photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10158899
    Abstract: In particular embodiments a social networking system captures data associated with video content provided to a first user of a social-networking system, identifies, using the captured data, the video content provided to the first user, and updates a graph of the social-networking system to associate the first user with the identified video content. The graph of the social-networking system has a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes. The nodes of the graph include user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ime Archibong, Gregory Joseph Badros, Sean Michael Bruich, Robert Daniel, David Harry Garcia, Brian Krausz, Cameron Alexander Marlow, Justin Alexander Shaffer, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Patent number: 10154297
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine a first media device of a first user of a social-networking system and determine a second media device of a second user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems access a social graph of the social-networking system, update the social graph based on the determined first and second media devices, and stream media from the first media device to the second media device using the updated social graph. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes, the nodes including user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system and concept nodes that are each associated with a particular media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harry Garcia, Brian Krausz, Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 10142681
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine available media content from one or more content sources and query a social graph of a social-networking system for social content associated with a user of the social-networking system. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes. The nodes include user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine, using the social content and the available media content, a plurality of social coefficients for the user, determine, based on the determined social coefficients, recommended media content for the user, and provide the recommended media content for display in a programming guide on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ime Archibong, Colin Cameron brennan Campbell, Robert Daniel, David Harry Garcia, Austin Haugen, Mark Heynen, Brian Krausz, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Patent number: 10142281
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising by one or more computing devices, transmitting, from a first mobile device, a first message that includes a first user identifier corresponding to a first user of the first mobile device, wherein the first user identifier corresponds to a user account of the first user in a social-networking system, receiving, at the first mobile device, one or more second messages that includes a second user identifier corresponding to a second mobile device within a direct radio connectivity of the first mobile device, wherein the second user identifier corresponds to a respective user account of a second user in the social-networking system, and storing, at the first mobile device, information received in the second message for access by one or more applications hosted on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Wiseman, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10133915
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more images associated with a primary user are received. The image(s) may comprise single images, a series of related images, or video frames. In each image, one or more faces are detected and/or tracked. For each face, a set of one or more candidates are selected who may be identified with the face. A candidate score is calculated for each candidate based on a computed measure of affinity of the primary user for a particular candidate, a facial recognition score comparing the candidate to the face, and a geographic proximity of the candidate to the primary user at a time when the one or more images were created. A winning candidate is selected based on the candidate scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harry Garcia, Luke St. Clair, Jenny Yuen
  • Patent number: 10136267
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more computing devices determine, substantially in real time and locally at a mobile device, one or more current dynamic operating conditions of the mobile device related to energy consumption by the mobile device. The computing devices identify a pre-determined device state that corresponds to the current dynamic operating conditions of the mobile device and determine, based at least in part on the pre-determined device state, an action for the mobile device to take, the action being related to energy consumption by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Tal, Benoit M. Schillings, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20180332131
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises maintaining a set of connections for the first computing device, intercepting a request from a software application executing on the first computing device to establish a connection with a second computing device, selecting from the set of connections an available connection, and assigning the available connection to the software application for connecting to the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10114445
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining for each of multiple countdowns to an automatic screen timeout of a computing device whether the countdown was too long or too short. The countdown is too short if user interaction with the computing device occurred within a first pre-determined amount of time after the automatic screen timeout. The countdown is too long if user interaction with the computing device turned off a screen of the computing device prior to a second pre-determined amount of time before the automatic screen timeout. The method includes determining an underage of each of one or more of the countdowns that was too short; determining an overage of each of one or more of the countdowns that was too long; and adjusting a countdown length of the automatic screen timeout based at least in part on the underages or overages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit M. Schillings, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10063492
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to data to be transmitted to or from an electronic device, the electronic device determines whether the electronic device currently has a first network connection with a sufficiently high bandwidth. If the electronic device currently does not have a first network connection with a sufficiently high bandwidth, then the electronic device estimates a future time when the electronic device is likely to have a second network connection with a sufficiently high bandwidth, and schedules transmission of the data at the future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaheen Ashok Gandhi, David Scott Reiss, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20180205880
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises monitoring one or more sensors of a computing device that is in a locked state and is associated with an authorized user of a social-networking system, identifying, based on information associated with the authorized user, content to be downloaded from the social-networking system, and downloading the identified content from the social-networking system, wherein the identified content is stored for display after the computing device is unlocked. The downloading may be in response to determining that an operation to unlock the computing device is imminent, and the content may include commonly-viewed content. The downloading may include downloading one or more notifications from the social-networking system. The downloading may be based on one or more previous habits of the authorized user. The information associated with the authorized user may include information indicating that the authorized user habitually checks one or more sites or feeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia