Twitter Patent Grants

Selection and presentation of unviewed messages

Granted: March 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10241650
A method for message selection, including: receiving a request for unviewed messages, the request identifying a context account, ranking the set of unviewed messages according to ranking criteria, where the ranking criteria is used to rank each of the set of unviewed messages based on an engagement history between the context account and an authoring account of the unviewed messages; generating, based on ranking the set of unviewed messages, a result set identifying a subset of the set…

Search relevance using messages of a messaging platform

Granted: March 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10242003
A method and system for searching documents. The method can include: identifying a first set of messages of a messaging platform referencing a document; identifying message text of the first set of messages; associating the message text with the document in a storage repository; receiving, by a computer processor, a search request including a search term provided by a client; calculating, by the computer processor, a relevance score for the document based at least on the search term and…

Managing consistency models in a distributed database

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235333
Embodiments are provided for enabling a dynamic management of a multi-tenant distributed database. According to certain aspects, a management module supports an interface that enables a customer to configure one or more consistency models for a service to be supported by the distributed database. The management module may determine computing resources within the distributed database that are needed to support the service according to the configured consistency model(s), and may…

Determining topic interest and/or topic expertise and generating recommendations based on topic interest and/or expertise

Granted: March 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10229163
A method for providing recommendations involves obtaining a first topic group (TG) associated with a first expertise topic, the first TG specifying a first plurality of accounts, selecting a second TG that specifies a second plurality of accounts, making a first determination that one of the second plurality of accounts is specified in the first TG, based on the first determination, analyzing the second plurality of accounts to determine whether the second TG is associated with the first…

Identifying relevant messages in a conversation graph

Granted: March 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10229218
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…

Multi-source power supply

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10224714
A multi-source power supply for supplying power that includes a first rectifier configured to convert a first AC power signal from a first source to a first DC power signal, a second rectifier configured to convert a second AC power signal from a second source to a second DC power signal and a common bus operatively connected to the first rectifier and the second rectifier and configured to combine a the DC power signals into a combined DC power signal, where the common bus distributes…

Display screen with graphical user interface for live video sharing

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: D841669

Customized application package with context specific token

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10216507
A system and method including: receiving an initial application package including at least one binary file of an application; generating an application token, wherein the application token is operable to identify a context; and assembling a customized application package including the initial application package and the application token, wherein: the customized application package and the initial application package share a common hash value according to a predefined hashing algorithm,…

Live interactive video streaming using one or more camera devices

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10219009
A computing device is configured to execute an interactive streaming application, and the interactive streaming application configured to join a live broadcast of an event that is shared by an interactive video broadcasting service executing on a server computer, receive a first video stream having video captured from a camera device configured as a first video source and display the video on a display screen, receive a second video stream having panoramic video captured from a panoramic…

Interactive content in a messaging platform

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10205697
A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the…

Method and system for online conversion attribution

Granted: January 22, 2019
Patent Number: 10187447
A system for online conversion attribution. The system includes a short uniform resource locator (URL) service programmed to, in response to receiving a short URL from a device: provide a cookie that includes a short URL ID to the device, and provide a short URL descriptor including the short URL ID to a user mapping service. The system further includes the user mapping service programmed to receive the short URL descriptor, receive a social media descriptor including a social media ID,…

Live video streaming services using one or more external devices

Granted: January 22, 2019
Patent Number: 10187666
In some implementations, a system may include a video broadcasting service, implemented on a server, configured to enable a mobile computing device to broadcast a live feed media stream of an event, over a network, to a plurality of viewing devices. The video broadcasting service is configured to receive the live feed media stream, over the network, from the mobile computing device, where the live feed media stream originates from an external device having a camera configured as a video…

Promoting content in a real-time messaging platform

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10163133
A real-time messaging platform and method are disclosed which can be used to promote content in the messaging platform. In one embodiment, the promotion system is disclosed which performs initial candidate selection so as to narrow down the set of candidate promotions before applying more expensive processing. The candidate selection takes advantage of the connection graph information associated with accounts in the messaging platform to identify targeted accounts. In another embodiment,…

Scalable native in-stream advertising for mobile applications and websites

Granted: December 11, 2018
Patent Number: 10152731
A method for processing ads involves traversing an ad view hierarchy to obtain ad view information for a device, providing the ad view information to an ad server, sending, by the device, an ad request to the ad server, receiving, in response to the ad request, an ad. and displaying the ad on the device.

Feature switching kits

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146512
A system and method for feature switching in software applications. A feature switching action (FSA) is received and at least one user device is identified based on the received FSA. At least one feature switching instruction (FSI) is generated based on the received FSA and the FSI is sent to at least one of the identified user devices. A feature switching instruction response (FSIR) is received from each user device that received a FSI and a feature switching action response (FSAR) is…

Live code updates

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146515
A software developer tool allows for live code updates (LCU) while an application is running using an execution platform. The LCU update service operates by preemptively, automatically rewriting bytecode to introduce a layer of indirection that swaps out the code of a running application to make it easy to dynamically update whenever the code is changed. The indirection includes both new “representation” classes (and constituent fields and methods), and also replacing constructs that…

Live code updates

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146522
A software developer tool allows for live code updates (LCU) while an application is running using an execution platform. The LCU update service operates by preemptively, automatically rewriting bytecode to introduce a layer of indirection that swaps out the code of a running application to make it easy to dynamically update whenever the code is changed. The indirection includes both new “representation” classes (and constituent fields and methods), and also replacing constructs that…

Multi-version regression tester for source code

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146676
A system and method for performing regression testing on source code provides a data sample to one or more candidate instances executing a candidate version of source code for a code base and provides the data sample to plurality of baseline instances executing a baseline version of the source code. The baseline version of the source code and the candidate version of the source code differ. The regression testing system and method obtains candidate outputs from the one or more candidate…

Content resonance

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146855
A real-time messaging platform and method is disclosed which classifies messages in accordance with a combination of user engagement events as modified to reflect the temporal structure of the user engagement events. A message can be assigned a metric based, for example, on a weighted combination of user engagement rates, decayed with time to reflect an intuition that recent interactions by one or more users with the message will have a greater impact than older interactions with the…

Multi-tiered anti-spamming systems and methods

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10148606
Embodiments are provided for reducing unwanted messages or spam within a real-time social networking service. According to certain aspects, a synchronous analysis module may operate in coordination with an asynchronous analysis module. Each of the synchronous analysis module and the asynchronous analysis module analyzes an incoming message from a user account to determine whether the incoming message has characteristics of spam, whereby the synchronous analysis is at a lower latency than…