Patents by Inventor Larry L. Lu

Larry L. Lu 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: 10122658
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck
  • Publication number: 20180077091
    Abstract: Access to a first instant messaging service using an online identity that is associated with a second instant messaging service is enabled. A profile is accessed. The profile indicates that another instant messaging service is to be provided with presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service. The other instant messaging service is provided with the presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9880977
    Abstract: Implementing an electronic calendar can include accessing a first electronic calendar owned by a first party, accessing a second electronic calendar owned by a second party, and presenting a view that combines at least one existing entry from within each of the first and second electronic calendars. Source information for each of the first and second electronic calendars may be electronically maintained. The combined view may be updated electronically to reflect a change to at least one of the existing entries from within at least one of the first and second electronic calendars. Electronic calendars may be accessed and overlaid without importing events, thus enabling simple updating. Event information may be imported and source or other attributes may be associated with imported information to enable updating and other sorting functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9825889
    Abstract: Access to a first instant messaging service using an online identity that is associated with a second instant messaging service is enabled. A profile is accessed. The profile indicates that another instant messaging service is to be provided with presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service. The other instant messaging service is provided with the presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9621501
    Abstract: A message screening system includes routing to a supervisory recipient an electronic message directed to an intended recipient. The supervisory recipient then is allowed to screen the electronic message by approving or rejecting the electronic message. The electronic message then is forwarded to the intended recipient if the electronic message is approved by the supervisory recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9621376
    Abstract: Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Andrew Ivar Erickson, Larry L. Lu, Robert Eugene Weltman
  • Patent number: 9619436
    Abstract: Implementing an electronic calendar can include accessing a first electronic calendar owned by a first party, accessing a second electronic calendar owned by a second party, and presenting a view that combines at least one existing entry from within each of the first and second electronic calendars. Source information for each of the first and second electronic calendars may be electronically maintained. The combined view may be updated electronically to reflect a change to at least one of the existing entries from within at least one of the first and second electronic calendars. Electronic calendars may be accessed and overlaid without importing events, thus enabling simple updating. Event information may be imported and source or other attributes may be associated with imported information to enable updating and other sorting functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9503459
    Abstract: Establishing access controls includes establishing a communication session between an unrecognized user identity of a user device and a destination system through an online access provider device that provides the user device with access to the destination system. The communication session is established from a premise having associated therewith one or more user identities that are recognized by the online access provider device, with at least two of the recognized user identities being associated with different access control levels. An access control level to apply to communications between the unrecognized user identity of the user device and the destination system is determined by applying an access control level established for one of the recognized user identities. The determined access control level is applied to communications between the unrecognized user identity of the user device and the destination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Lu, Patrick Meenan
  • Publication number: 20160308797
    Abstract: Access to a first instant messaging service using an online identity that is associated with a second instant messaging service is enabled. A profile is accessed. The profile indicates that another instant messaging service is to be provided with presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service. The other instant messaging service is provided with the presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Larry L. LU
  • Patent number: 9444898
    Abstract: Techniques for annotating communications are described. An electronic message sent from a sender messaging identity to a recipient messaging identity is received. The message is analyzed to identify third-party information related to a portion of the message. The portion of the message is annotated to enable presentation of the third-party information by the recipient messaging identity. The message including the annotated portion of the message is presented on a display device for viewing by the recipient messaging identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AOL INC.
    Inventors: Yan Cheng, Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9392069
    Abstract: Access to a first instant messaging service using an online identity that is associated with a second instant messaging service is enabled. A profile is accessed. The profile indicates that another instant messaging service is to be provided with presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service. The other instant messaging service is provided with the presence information regarding the use of the online identity to access the first instant messaging service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9342819
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data to one or more users of a communications system by establishing a connection with one or more users; designating targeting rules applicable to online users; acquiring context information of online users; applying the targeting rules to the context information to identify targeted online users; and sending data to the targeted online users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 9313046
    Abstract: Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Andrew Ivar Erickson, Larry L. Lu, Robert Eugene Weltman
  • Publication number: 20150358268
    Abstract: A message screening system includes routing to a supervisory recipient an electronic message directed to an intended recipient. The supervisory recipient then is allowed to screen the electronic message by approving or rejecting the electronic message. The electronic message then is forwarded to the intended recipient if the electronic message is approved by the supervisory recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Patent number: 9203647
    Abstract: Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Andrew Ivar Erickson, Larry L. Lu, Robert Eugene Weltman
  • Publication number: 20150341303
    Abstract: A message screening system includes routing to a supervisory recipient an electronic message directed to an intended recipient. The supervisory recipient then is allowed to screen the electronic message by approving or rejecting the electronic message. The electronic message then is forwarded to the intended recipient if the electronic message is approved by the supervisory recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu
  • Publication number: 20150236992
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck
  • Publication number: 20150222575
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck
  • Patent number: 9100221
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck
  • Patent number: 9083666
    Abstract: A message screening system includes routing to a supervisory recipient an electronic message directed to an intended recipient. The supervisory recipient then is allowed to screen the electronic message by approving or rejecting the electronic message. The electronic message then is forwarded to the intended recipient if the electronic message is approved by the supervisory recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Larry L. Lu