Patents by Inventor Matthew Fukuda

Matthew Fukuda 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: 9495712
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The NID of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, IV, F. Randall Farmer, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Patent number: 8843560
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling an integrated display of live views. The integrated live views are generated by employing social networking information, including moods of a person, avatars, status of a member's activities including whether they are in an IM session, or the like. Integrated live views may include a live contact list, a group view, a friend view, an activity oriented view, a list of content, or the like, based on the mobile user's social networking information. By providing the mobile user with integrated live views of their social network, the mobile user may be able communicate with other members within the mobile social networking context, to obtain, and respond to invites from a social network member, provide opportunities for activities to other members, to grow their social network, and to consume content that is displayed relative to their social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc, Russell Beattie
  • Patent number: 8843551
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling an integrated display of live views. The integrated live views are generated by employing social networking information, including moods of a person, avatars, status of a member's activities including whether they are in an IM session, or the like. Integrated live views may include a live contact list, a group view, a friend view, an activity oriented view, a list of content, or the like, based on the mobile user's social networking information. By providing the mobile user with integrated live views of their social network, the mobile user may be able communicate with other members within the mobile social networking context, to obtain, and respond to invites from a social network member, provide opportunities for activities to other members, to grow their social network, and to consume content that is displayed relative to their social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Daniel James Wascovich, Michael Quoc, Russell Alexander Beattie
  • Patent number: 8599801
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a start and/or an end time for a spontaneous event. A mobile device user creates a group for the spontaneous event, and sends the members an invite. During the event, members share media content and/or text messages with other members. Based, in part, on a flow of media content and/or text messages between the members, a determination of a start time and/or end time of the spontaneous event is automatically performed. The start time may be based on when the group is created and/or revised when a flow rate of the media content and/or messages exceed a threshold. The end time may be based on the flow rate being less than another threshold. The location of the spontaneous event may also be determined based on a location of the member's mobile devices during the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Gordon David Luk, Jr., Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda, Michael Quoc
  • Patent number: 8370349
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a mobile device user to perform a federated search across a plurality of disparate contact data stores, including a phone directory, IM store, an email address book, a buddy list, a social networking group, a SMS list, or any of a variety of other communication contact data stores. When a user inputs a character, a dynamic search is performed across the various contact data stores. The results of the search may be repeatedly updated based on additional input characters. The results of the search may be displayed on the mobile device organized by categories of the contact data stores and/or a preferred communication mechanism. The results may also indicate a preferred mechanism for communicating with the displayed name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Jonathan James Trevor, Matthew Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8200763
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards providing a recipient list for a message to be communicated within a group associated with an event. A recipient list for the message is defined based on identities of a plurality of members in the group. Ordering information for the recipient list is determined based on at least one characteristic of the event. Additional ordering information may also be determined based on other characteristics of other events. The recipient list is ordered based on the determined ordering information(s). The ordered recipient list is truncated if a length of the recipient list exceeds a first threshold. A selectable option to retrieve the (truncated) recipient list is provided with the message, if a length of the message plus a length if of the (truncated) recipient list exceeds a second threshold. Otherwise, the (truncated) recipient list is provided with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Publication number: 20110302263
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The NID of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, IV, F. Randall Farmer, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Patent number: 8046411
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards sharing multimedia information on a mobile device based at least in part on vitality information and other social networking information. Multimedia information may be received and/or synchronized on the mobile device based on a relationship between vitality information of members of a social network. The relationship may comprise a common membership in a group, a common multimedia usage behavior, a geographical proximity of members of the social network, a degree of separation of members of the social network, a common search behavior, or the like. Multimedia information captured on the mobile device may be manually and/or automatically annotated and shared with members of the social network. The multimedia information may be displayed in an integrated live view in conjunction with other social networking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Patent number: 8006190
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The namespace identifier (NID) of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, IV, F. Randall Farmer, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Patent number: 8005906
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are directed to managing contextual based mobile searches. A context oriented user interface interprets inputs from a mobile user based on vitality information. In one embodiment, the input may be interpreted as a request to perform a context-based search over a network using at least some of the vitality information. Vitality information may include a location of the mobile device, a time of day, an event, information from the mobile user's calendar, past behavior of the mobile user, weather, social networking data, aggregate behaviors, or even information about proximity of a social contact. By employing vitality information to perform a mobile search, better search results and a richer user experience may be provided that includes a sense of community, a sense of presence (e.g., a sense of “here-ness.”). In one embodiment, the mobile user may provide comments to others regarding the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Daniel James Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Patent number: 7865206
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a suggested characteristic for an event. At least two events are determined. In one embodiment, at least one characteristic is determined for one of the event. A plurality of other characteristics is determined for the other event. The characteristics of the two events may be determined implicitly from communications during the events or from user input. Based on a relationship between the determined characteristics, the suggested characteristic for the event is then determined. In one embodiment, the relationship is defined as a match of characteristics. The event may then be modified based on the suggested characteristic. For example, a suggested member may be invited to join the event, or the event's time, location, or name may be changed. If the other event is current or pending, the event and the other event may be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Gordon David Luk, Jr., Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7636779
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are directed to managing contextual based mobile searches. A context oriented user interface interprets inputs from a mobile user based on vitality information. In one embodiment, the input may be interpreted as a request to perform a context-based search over a network using at least some of the vitality information. Vitality information may include a location of the mobile device, a time of day, an event, information from the mobile user's calendar, past behavior of the mobile user, weather, social networking data, aggregate behaviors, or even information about proximity of a social contact. By employing vitality information to perform a mobile search, better search results and a richer user experience may be provided that includes a sense of community, a sense of presence (e.g., a sense of “here-ness.”). In one embodiment, the mobile user may provide comments to others regarding the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Publication number: 20090113022
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for facilitating music collaboration between remote musicians (or the like) are provided. In general, mechanisms for facilitating live music collaborations or “jam sessions” over a computer network. These mechanisms allow musicians to perform from remote locations via one or more computer networks. Each musician is able to receive live video feeds from each of the other musicians during such jam session. Other computer users may form members of an audience who also receive such live video feeds from the musicians participating in the live jam session. The audience members may also receive a mixed audio feed of the audio streams from all of the participating musicians. Various features for enhancing such live jam session are described further herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Quoc, Scott Gatz, Matthew Fukuda, Eric Fixler
  • Publication number: 20080256170
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling an integrated display of live views. The integrated live views are generated by employing social networking information, including moods of a person, avatars, status of a member's activities including whether they are in an IM session, or the like. Integrated live views may include a live contact list, a group view, a friend view, an activity oriented view, a list of content, or the like, based on the mobile user's social networking information. By providing the mobile user with integrated live views of their social network, the mobile user may be able communicate with other members within the mobile social networking context, to obtain, and respond to invites from a social network member, provide opportunities for activities to other members, to grow their social network, and to consume content that is displayed relative to their social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc, Russell Beattie
  • Publication number: 20080235084
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a suggested characteristic for an event. At least two events are determined. In one embodiment, at least one characteristic is determined for one of the event. A plurality of other characteristics is determined for the other event. The characteristics of the two events may be determined implicitly from communications during the events or from user input. Based on a relationship between the determined characteristics, the suggested characteristic for the event is then determined. In one embodiment, the relationship is defined as a match of characteristics. The event may then be modified based on the suggested characteristic. For example, a suggested member may be invited to join the event, or the event's time, location, or name may be changed. If the other event is current or pending, the event and the other event may be combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, Gordon David Luk, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20080208812
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a mobile device user to perform a federated search across a plurality of disparate contact data stores, including a phone directory, IM store, an email address book, a buddy list, a social networking group, a SMS list, or any of a variety of other communication contact data stores. When a user inputs a character, a dynamic search is performed across the various contact data stores. The results of the search may be repeatedly updated based on additional input characters. The results of the search may be displayed on the mobile device organized by categories of the contact data stores and/or a preferred communication mechanism. The results may also indicate a preferred mechanism for communicating with the displayed name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, Jonathan James Trevor, Matthew Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20080208973
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are directed to managing contextual based mobile searches. A context oriented user interface interprets inputs from a mobile user based on vitality information. In one embodiment, the input may be interpreted as a request to perform a context-based search over a network using at least some of the vitality information. Vitality information may include a location of the mobile device, a time of day, an event, information from the mobile user's calendar, past behavior of the mobile user, weather, social networking data, aggregate behaviors, or even information about proximity of a social contact. By employing vitality information to perform a mobile search, better search results and a richer user experience may be provided that includes a sense of community, a sense of presence (e.g., a sense of “here-ness.”). In one embodiment, the mobile user may provide comments to others regarding the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Publication number: 20080189399
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The NID of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, F. Randall Farmer, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Publication number: 20080186926
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a start and/or an end time for a spontaneous event. A mobile device user creates a group for the spontaneous event, and sends the members an invite. During the event, members share media content and/or text messages with other members. Based, in part, on a flow of media content and/or text messages between the members, a determination of a start time and/or end time of the spontaneous event is automatically performed. The start time may be based on when the group is created and/or revised when a flow rate of the media content and/or messages exceed a threshold. The end time may be based on the flow rate being less than another threshold. The location of the spontaneous event may also be determined based on a location of the member's mobile devices during the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, Gordon David Luk, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda, Michael Quoc
  • Publication number: 20080141138
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing and reading status. In general, a user may select from a wide variety of status indicators so as to define his/her current status. The status indicators may correspond to any combination of the user's mood or location, as well as location at a specific time. A status indicator may also promote an item, business, or concept for the user. A status indicator may also be automatically selected based on a particular action of the user. Mechanisms for posting one or more portions of a particular status-providing user's current status indicator to another user's device may also be provided. The status-providing user may also select permission settings for one or more other users to receive specific portions of the status-providing user's status indicator so that a requesting user only receives the portions of the status-providing user's status indicator to which he/she is authorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Audrey Y. Tsang, Daniel J. Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, Edward Stanley Ott, IV