Patents by Inventor Stuart Hood

Stuart Hood 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: 10229218
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying relevant messages in a conversation graph includes identifying a context message within the conversation graph. The context message is marked as relevant and additional messages are marked as relevant based on various criteria. A plurality of authors of messages marked as relevant is identified and a plurality of unmarked messages authored by the plurality of authors is marked as relevant. In addition, a plurality of parent messages of messages marked as relevant are identified and marked as relevant. A list comprising messages marked as relevant is then provided to a user. Multiple steps can be repeated until convergence after which the list can be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik, Marcel Molina
  • Patent number: 9852173
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing shared states of objects associated with a distributed database. According to certain aspects, a reactor machine interfaces with a coordination service that is in communication with the distributed database to coordinate the shared states of the objects. The coordination service notifies the reactor machine when a shared state of an object has changed and, in response, the reactor machine determines a desired state of the object by executing a reactor function. The reactor machine provides the desired state of the object to the coordination service, and the coordination service updates the shared state of the object to reflect the desired state of the object. Accordingly, the logic of the reactor machine is de-coupled from the complexities of the coordination service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schuller, Sumeet Lahorani, Stuart Hood
  • Patent number: 9449050
    Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for identifying a relevant conversation. The method can include: identifying a conversation graph including identifiers of messages posted by a set of authoring accounts; identifying a relevance score for each authoring account; applying, by a computer processor, a first relevance filter to the conversation graph in order to modify the set of relevance scores; applying, by the computer processor and after applying the first relevance filter, a second relevance filter to the conversation graph in order to further modify the set of relevance scores; selecting, based on the set of relevance scores and after applying the second relevance filter, a subset of messages of the conversation graph for inclusion in the relevant conversation; and providing at least a portion of the relevant conversation to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Molina, Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik
  • Patent number: 9418117
    Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for displaying relevant messages of a conversation graph. A reverse chronological stream of messages broadcasted to a recipient account of a messaging platform is received. The set of authoring accounts having a predefined graph relationship with the recipient account. Among the stream of messages, a message determined to be a part of a relevant conversation is identified. Additional content associated with the conversation is then inserted into the stream. A client displaying the stream displays the conversation related content with one or more display elements depicting relationships among messages of the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Molina, Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik, Arya Asemanfar, Erin Moore
  • Patent number: 9143468
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying relevant messages in a conversation graph includes identifying a context message within the conversation graph. The context message is marked as relevant and additional messages are marked as relevant based on various criteria. A plurality of authors of messages marked as relevant is identified and a plurality of unmarked messages authored by the plurality of authors is marked as relevant. In addition, a plurality of parent messages of messages marked as relevant are identified and marked as relevant. A list comprising messages marked as relevant is then provided to a user. Multiple steps can be repeated until convergence after which the list can be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik, Marcel Molina
  • Patent number: 8388179
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to a light housing adapted to retain a light source. The light housing has a first reflector and a second reflector mounted to rotate concentrically about a main axis. A transmission system is present between the first and second reflector. Rotation of the first reflector in a first direction about the main axis rotates the second reflectors via the transmission system at the same angular velocity as the first reflector about the main axis to retain the same relative angular position between the first and second reflectors. Rotation of the first reflector in a second direction of rotation, opposite to the first direction, rotates the second reflector, via the transmission system to vary the relative angular position between the first and second reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lantern Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Alasdair Stuart Hood, Neil Steven Poulton
  • Publication number: 20100265716
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to a light housing adapted to retain a light source. The light housing has a first reflector and a second reflector mounted to rotate concentrically about a main axis. A transmission system is present between the first and second reflector. Rotation of the first reflector in a first direction about the main axis rotates the second reflectors via the transmission system at the same angular velocity as the first reflector about the main axis to retain the same relative angular position between the first and second reflectors. Rotation of the first reflector in a second direction of rotation, opposite to the first direction, rotates the second reflector, via the transmission system to vary the relative angular position between the first and second reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Latern Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Alasdair Stuart Hood, Neil Steven Poulton