Patents by Inventor John McKenzie

John McKenzie 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: 10742798
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving sensor data from a number of sensors of the computing device. The sensor data corresponds to a particular state associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining a vector corresponding to the received sensor data; and comparing the vector with a pre-determined hyperplane. The hyperplane corresponds to a number of imminent uses of the computing device. The method also includes determining whether the particular state associated with the computing device corresponds to a particular one of the imminent uses of the computing device based on the comparison of the vector with the pre-determined hyperplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Hughes, Yael G. Maguire, Shafigh Shirinfar, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10733070
    Abstract: A functional test execution engine (“FTEE”) may be configured to execute test scripts with respect to a server stack. The FTEE may be communicatively coupled to a test script storage device, which may store the test scripts. The FTEE may select one or more test scripts for execution with respect to the server stack. The one or more test scripts may carry out maintenance or diagnostic functions for the server stack. The FTEE may determine the processing resources of the server stack and, based on those processing resources, select a first set of test scripts from the one or more test scripts to execute. The FTEE may cause the first set of test scripts selected to execute with respect to the server stack in order to generate test script results. The FTEE may store the test script results for subsequent analysis and use during execution of subsequent test scripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pratap Dande, Manikumar Juttukonda, Daniel P. McCoy, John Mckenzie
  • Patent number: 10728289
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a client computing device of a user to access a communication network; and identifying a particular tier for the client computing device from among a number of tiers of service based at least in part on social-graph information of the user. Each tier of service includes one or more session settings of the communication network. The method also includes configuring a session of the communication network for the client computing device based at least in part on one or more of the session settings of the identified tier of service; and establishing the configured session between the client computing device and the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Hughes, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10686744
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device selects a number of location updates from users which corresponds to a place. Each location update includes data indicating a geographic location that a user was at, and a time corresponding to when the user was at the geographic location. The computing device selects a first subset of the location updates which have geographic locations within a particular geographic area. For each location update in the first subset, the computing device determines a corresponding user and time. The computing device selects a second subset of location updates, each location update in the second subset corresponding to a user from the first subset, and a time within a threshold time of the time of the location update in the first subset. The computing device generates a probability map based on a distribution of geographic locations corresponding to the location updates in the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brendan Maginnis, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng
  • Publication number: 20200121504
    Abstract: An implant is placed within Schlemm's canal of the eye and provides tension to the trabecular meshwork. The tension is continuous and increases the aqueous outflow without the necessity of administering cholinergic drugs to treat glaucoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: iScience lnterventional Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Stegmann, Stanley R. Conston, David J. Kupiecki, John McKenzie, Candice D. Pinson, Ronald Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10620685
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving sensor data, while a mobile electronic device associated with a member of a social-networking system is in a first operation state, from one or more sensors of the mobile electronic device and obtaining characteristic information maintained by the social-networking system, the social-networking system being remote from the mobile electronic device. The method also includes verifying that a current user of the mobile electronic device is the member by comparing the sensor data to the characteristic information. The method also includes, in response to the verifying, transitioning from the first operation state to a second operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Cory Rudolph Ondrejka
  • Patent number: 10582038
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving sensor data from a number of sensors of the computing device. The sensor data corresponds to a particular state associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining a vector corresponding to the received sensor data; and comparing the vector with a pre-determined hyperplane. The hyperplane corresponds to a number of imminent uses of the computing device. The method also includes determining whether the particular state associated with the computing device corresponds to a particular one of the imminent uses of the computing device based on the comparison of the vector with the pre-determined hyperplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Hughes, Yael G. Maguire, Shafigh Shirinfar, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10558724
    Abstract: Location graph-based derivation of user attributes. Location data associated with a user, such as a current and/or past location at which the user has been, is received. A user attribute data associated with the location data is determined and used to update a user profile associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Toshio Ching, Grigory Sokol, Ahmad Fairiz Azizi, Luke Gain, Yury Zhyshko, Mark Christopher Dixon, Robert Abusaidi, Kevin McKenzie, John Raymond Klein, Leonid Blyukher, Jeff Pittelkau, David Staas
  • Patent number: 10551478
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing at least two determinations of the location of a mobile computing device, with each determined location having been determined without reference to explicit location information manually input by a user of the mobile computing device. At least one first determined location is compared with at least one second determined location, with comparisons being made between location determinations made based on different location determination input. A functionality associated with the mobile computing device is allowed if the first determined location corresponds to at least one of the second determined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong, Yael Maguire, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Publication number: 20190392236
    Abstract: A system for user-provided automotive data collection includes a receiver configured to receive signals from respective electronics in respective automotive vehicles in a geographical area, the signals indicating respective amounts of fuel or respective amounts of fuel relative to capacity in the respective automotive vehicles' tanks, and a processor configured to aggregate the respective amounts of fuel to approximate a total amount of fuel relative to capacity for the geographical area, and to allocate fuel distribution to gas stations in the geographical area based on the total amount of fuel relative to capacity for the geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bill NOTTINGHAM, Vinit VERMA, Dan MICHAEL, Danwei YE, John MCKENZIE, Chris DEHAAS, James SZPAK, Vikki NOWAK
  • Patent number: 10498614
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining one or more bandwidth constraints on a bandwidth of a communication channel available to a first computing device; determining a plurality of data items to transmit from the first computing device; ranking each data item based at least in part on an affinity between a user and an originator of the data item in a social-networking system; selecting, based at least in part on the ranking of the data items, one or more particular ones of the data items to transmit from the first computing device from the first computing device; and writing the particular ones of the data items to a queue for subsequent transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Tal, Benoit M. Schillings, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190303259
    Abstract: A functional test execution engine (“FTEE”) may be configured to execute test scripts with respect to a server stack. The FTEE may be communicatively coupled to a test script storage device, which may store the test scripts. The FTEE may select one or more test scripts for execution with respect to the server stack. The one or more test scripts may carry out maintenance or diagnostic functions for the server stack. The FTEE may determine the processing resources of the server stack and, based on those processing resources, select a first set of test scripts from the one or more test scripts to execute. The FTEE may cause the first set of test scripts selected to execute with respect to the server stack in order to generate test script results. The FTEE may store the test script results for subsequent analysis and use during execution of subsequent test scripts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Pratap Dande, Manikumar Juttukonda, Daniel P. McCoy, John Mckenzie
  • Patent number: 10425671
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive a first video stream from a content source, receive social content from a social graph of the social-networking system, and generate an overlay area comprising at least a portion of the social content. The social graph includes a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes, the nodes comprising 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 a placement for the overlay area within the first video stream, generate a modified video stream using at least the first video stream and the overlay area, and provide the modified video stream for display on a display device. The overlay area is placed within the modified video stream according to the determined placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ime Archibong, Colin Cameron Brennan Campbell, Robert Daniel, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Patrick Underwood, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Publication number: 20190220933
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by one or more computing devices of an online social network, receiving, from a client system at a first location, an audio input from an unknown user, identifying a first user of the online social network who is proximate to the first location, identifying the unknown user as a second user of the online social network based on a comparison of the audio input to one or more voice recordings of one or more candidate users stored by the online social network, respectively, wherein each voice recording comprises audio data for auditory identification of a unique user of the online social network, and wherein each candidate user is within a threshold degree of separation of the first user within the online social network; and sending customized content to one or more of the first user or the second user based on their social-networking information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Patent number: 10332218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes implementing an ad hoc network protocol comprising transmitting, from a first mobile device, one or more neighbor messages 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 neighbor messages from one or more second mobile devices that include second user identifiers corresponding to respective second users of the one or more second mobile devices, wherein the second user identifiers correspond to respective user accounts of one or more second users in the social networking system, and storing, at the first mobile device, information received in the one or more second neighbor messages for access by one or more applications hosted on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Publication number: 20190158445
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device selects a number of location updates from users which corresponds to a place. Each location update includes data indicating a geographic location that a user was at, and a time corresponding to when the user was at the geographic location. The computing device selects a first subset of the location updates which have geographic locations within a particular geographic area. For each location update in the first subset, the computing device determines a corresponding user and time. The computing device selects a second subset of location updates, each location update in the second subset corresponding to a user from the first subset, and a time within a threshold time of the time of the location update in the first subset. The computing device generates a probability map based on a distribution of geographic locations corresponding to the location updates in the second subset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Brendan Maginnis, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 10194285
    Abstract: In one embodiment, device status information is received from a mobile device of a first user. The device status information may include: information related to power for the device, information related to network connectivity of the device, or a notification mode of the device. Outgoing messages may be identified to be sent to the first user. A value may be computed for each of the outgoing messages. The computed value may be based on an affinity score determined with respect to an originator of the message and the first user. Based on the computed value, at least one of the outgoing messages may be selected for placement into an outgoing message queue. Upon the detection of a triggering condition, the selected messages may be sent to the mobile device. The triggering condition may be based on the device status information and the respective values of the outgoing messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Matthew Nicholas Papakipos
  • Patent number: 10192494
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by software of a computing device, dynamically identifying a particular region of a display of the computing device. The method also includes, by the software and through a device driver of the computing device, dynamically adjusting one or more particular ones of a plurality of backlighting components of the display associated with the particular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Benoit M. Schillings
  • Patent number: 10187343
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device selects a number of location updates from users which corresponds to a place. Each location update includes data indicating a geographic location that a user was at, and a time corresponding to when the user was at the geographic location. The computing device selects a first subset of the location updates which have geographic locations within a particular geographic area. For each location update in the first subset, the computing device determines a corresponding user and time. The computing device selects a second subset of location updates, each location update in the second subset corresponding to a user from the first subset, and a time within a threshold time of the time of the location update in the first subset. The computing device generates a probability map based on a distribution of geographic locations corresponding to the location updates in the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brendan Maginnis, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng
  • 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