Patents by Inventor Ian McIntyre

Ian McIntyre 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).

  • Publication number: 20190207992
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine at least one media content item that was captured and provided by a camera device; determine at least one story associated with the camera device, the story publishable through a social networking system; and publish the at least one media content item in the story publishable through the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Systrom, Ian Spalter, Michel Krieger, Ian McIntyre Silber, Baback Elmieh, John Russell Whaley, Rex Crossen, Alexandre Jais
  • Publication number: 20190208002
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine content captured and provided by a first wearable device associated with a first user of a social networking system; determine a second wearable device linked to the first wearable device; and provide the captured content to a computing device of a second user associated with the second wearable device, the captured content being provided through the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Systrom, Ian Spalter, Michel Krieger, Ian McIntyre Silber, Baback Elmieh, John Russell Whaley, Rex Crossen
  • Publication number: 20190199919
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first faceplate installed in the computing device, the first faceplate being an attachment that is capable of being physically installed in the computing device. A faceplate profile associated with the first faceplate can be determined. At least one setting of the computing device or operation performed by the computing device can be modified based at least in part on information specified by the faceplate profile associated with the first faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Systrom, Ian Spalter, Michel Krieger, Ian McIntyre Silber, Baback Elmieh, John Russell Whaley, Rex Crossen, Alexandre Jais
  • Publication number: 20190190970
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine content that was captured and provided by a camera device. At least one event that occurred in a social networking system in response to the content can be determined. One or more instructions can be provided to the camera device for illuminating one or more light sources associated with the camera device. The one or more light sources can be illuminated based at least in part on a pre-defined illumination pattern that visually communicates occurrence of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Systrom, Ian Spalter, Michel Krieger, Ian McIntyre Silber, Baback Elmieh, John Russell Whaley, Rex Crossen
  • Publication number: 20190182513
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a start trigger for a live video broadcast. In particular, in some embodiments the systems and methods described herein provide a live video stream received from a broadcaster client device to one or more viewer client devices. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein determine whether an audience satisfies a triggering event to provide the video stream to an audience of viewers. The systems and methods provide content for a wait screen in response to determining that the audience does not satisfy the triggering event, and provide the video stream in a live broadcast in response to determining that the audience does satisfy the triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Hui Ding, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Patent number: 10250914
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a start trigger for a live video broadcast. In particular, in some embodiments the systems and methods described herein provide a live video stream received from a broadcaster client device to one or more viewer client devices. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein determine whether an audience satisfies a triggering event to provide the video stream to an audience of viewers. The systems and methods provide content for a wait screen in response to determining that the audience does not satisfy the triggering event, and provide the video stream in a live broadcast in response to determining that the audience does satisfy the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Hui Ding, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Publication number: 20190087151
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that one or more viewers of a live content stream selected at least one option for interacting with a broadcaster of the live content stream; determine audio-based feedback corresponding to the selected option; and provide the audio-based feedback to be outputted to the broadcaster through an audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Systrom, Ian Spalter, Michel Krieger, Ian McIntyre Silber, Baback Elmieh, John Russell Whaley, Rex Crossen
  • Publication number: 20190079941
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for enabling better control over a live video broadcast. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a broadcaster to indicate one or more highlighted portions of a live video broadcast. Systems and method described herein further provide a video broadcast viewer the ability to scrub through the video broadcast directly to the highlighted portions of the live video broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Publication number: 20180310031
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a start trigger for a live video broadcast. In particular, in some embodiments the systems and methods described herein provide a live video stream received from a broadcaster client device to one or more viewer client devices. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein determine whether an audience satisfies a triggering event to provide the video stream to an audience of viewers. The systems and methods provide content for a wait screen in response to determining that the audience does not satisfy the triggering event, and provide the video stream in a live broadcast in response to determining that the audience does satisfy the triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Hui Ding, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Publication number: 20180295091
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a messaging interface, the messaging interface including one or more options for accessing at least one unified message thread, wherein both ephemeral messages and non-ephemeral messages are exchanged between a group of users through the unified message thread. A determination can be made that a user operating the computing device has created a message to be sent through the unified message thread. The message can be provided for distribution to the group of users through the unified message thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Keith Lanka Peiris, Tomasz Zawada, Justin David Aguilar, Ayca Cakmakli, Ian McIntyre Silber, Jiajun Wang, Maria Ioveva
  • Publication number: 20180295080
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first ephemeral message to be shared through a first unified message thread corresponding to a group of recipients, the first ephemeral message being created by a user operating the computing device. The first ephemeral message can be provided to a social networking system for distribution to the group of recipients through the first unified message thread, wherein both ephemeral messages and non-ephemeral messages are exchanged between the group of recipients through the same first unified message thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Keith Lanka Peiris, Tomasz Zawada, Justin David Aguilar, Ayca Cakmakli, Ian McIntyre Silber, Jiajun Wang, Maria Ioveva
  • Publication number: 20180295092
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a messaging interface, the messaging interface including one or more options for accessing at least one unified message thread, wherein both ephemeral messages and non-ephemeral messages are exchanged between a group of users through the unified message thread. A determination can be made that a user operating the computing device has accessed the unified message thread. Content relating to the unified message thread can be provided for display through the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Keith Lanka Peiris, Tomasz Zawada, Justin David Aguilar, Ayca Cakmakli, Ian McIntyre Silber, Jiajun Wang, Maria Ioveva
  • Publication number: 20180287979
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate at least one multi-author story using content items that satisfy one or more grouping criteria associated with the multi-author story, wherein the content items were previously published by users of a social networking system and provide access to the multi-author story to one or more users of the social networking system that satisfy one or more access restrictions associated with the multi-author story.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Frederick Dimson, Richard George Arnold, Ian McIntyre Silber, Ryan Michael O'Rourke
  • Publication number: 20180234738
    Abstract: This disclosure covers systems and methods that both transmit a live video stream from a broadcaster device to viewer devices and relay video clips of reactions (by viewers to the live video stream) to the broadcaster device during presentation of the live video stream. In certain embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods facilitate viewers capturing video clips of reactions to a live video stream using a viewer device and, in turn, transmit video clips received from the viewer device to a broadcaster device during broadcast of the live video stream. For instance, in some embodiments, the systems and methods present the video clips of a viewer's reaction to the broadcaster device during a live-video-stream broadcast. Additionally, in some embodiments, the systems and methods present video clips of other viewers' reactions to a viewer device during a live-video-stream broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Ian McIntyre Silber, Udeepta Dutta Bordoloi
  • Patent number: 9977882
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to authenticating a user of a display device. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes displaying one or more virtual images on the display device, wherein the one or more virtual images include a set of augmented reality features. The method further includes identifying one or more movements of the user via data received from a sensor of the display device, and comparing the identified movements of the user to a predefined set of authentication information for the user that links user authentication to a predefined order of the augmented reality features. If the identified movements indicate that the user selected the augmented reality features in the predefined order, then the user is authenticated, and if the identified movements indicate that the user did not select the augmented reality features in the predefined order, then the user is not authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Scavezze, Jason Scott, Jonathan Steed, Ian McIntyre, Aaron Krauss, Daniel McCulloch, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner, Brian Mount
  • Patent number: 9979809
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to the automatic tracking of objects. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a mobile computing device having an image sensor. The method includes acquiring image data, identifying an inanimate moveable object in the image data, determining whether the inanimate moveable object is a tracked object, if the inanimate moveable object is a tracked object, then storing information regarding a state of the inanimate moveable object, detecting a trigger to provide a notification of the state of the inanimate moveable object, and providing an output of the notification of the state of the inanimate moveable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Scavezze, Jason Scott, Jonathan Steed, Ian McIntyre, Aaron Krauss, Daniel McCulloch, Stephen Latta
  • Patent number: D825587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael O'Rourke, Hyun Woo Jung, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Patent number: D831673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael O'Rourke, Hyun Woo Jung, Ian McIntyre Silber
  • Patent number: D849015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benji Renzo Kuroda, Ashley Meredith Yuki, Thomas Hunter Schmidt, Ian McIntyre Silber, Andrew Payman Monshizadeh, Zeyue Chen, Yi-wei Wu
  • Patent number: D854550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael O'Rourke, Hyun Woo Jung, Ian McIntyre Silber