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Facebook Inc patents (2014 archive)

Recent patent applications related to Facebook Inc. Facebook Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Facebook Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Facebook Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/25/14 / #20140380236

Pinch gesture to navigate application layers

Using pinch gestures to navigate user interface layers of an application. In particular embodiments, a pinch gesture may cause an application program to close a currently running user interface layer of the application and navigate to another user-interface layer of the application. ... Facebook Inc

12/25/14 / #20140380195

Displaying news ticker content in a social networking system

A social networking system displays raw stories about a user's friends' actions in a news ticker as those actions occur. The social networking system is monitored for actions associated with users connected with the target user. ... Facebook Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379810

Saving device for image sharing, image sharing system, and image sharing method

The saving device for image sharing includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire the images offered by a sharer of the images, a sharee information storing unit configured to store sharee information with respect to at least one sharee, a subject assessing unit configured to assess whether or not a person subject is included in the acquired images, an image associating unit configured to associate the images assessed as not including a person subject with the images assessed as including a person subject, based on the sharee information, and a shared image determining unit configured to determine the images to be shared with the sharee or sharees from among the associated images and the images assessed as including a person subject, based on the sharee information. The image sharing system and an image sharing method use such a device.. ... Facebook Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379483

User-specified distribution of stories describing user actions in a social networking system

A social networking system receives a sponsored story request identifying a story describing an action performed by a social networking system user and generates a sponsored story accordingly. The sponsored story request may also include a bid amount and other information for generating a sponsored story from the sponsored story request. ... Facebook Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379261

Human-like global positioning system (gps) directions

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a user, a request for a route from a first geolocation to a second geolocation; and calculating the route from the first geolocation to the second geolocation. The route includes one or more segments and a set of navigation instructions of the segments. ... Facebook Inc

12/25/14 / #20140376403

Detecting carriers for mobile devices

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a content object from a mobile-client system of a user, accessing sim-card information associated with the mobile-client system the user, determining a carrier based at least on the sim-card information, and sending the webpage to the mobile-client system in response to the request, where the content object has been customized based on the determined carrier of the mobile-client system.. . ... Facebook Inc

12/18/14 / #20140373174

Instant personalization security

Some embodiments involve methods and systems for instant personalization security. For example, a social networking system can provide a platform for a user to open applications and/or access external websites. ... Facebook Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372535

Methods and systems for optimizing engagement with a social network

Techniques to increase engagement with a social networking system. In one embodiment, activities are prioritized based on relatedness to a user. ... Facebook Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372358

Inferring user profile attributes from social information

User profile information for a user of a social networking system is inferred based on information about user profile of the user's connections in the social networking system. The inferred user profile attributes may include age, gender, education, affiliations, location, and the like. ... Facebook Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372213

Advocate advice

Systems and methods for creating connections for advocate advice are provided. Various embodiments of the present invention relate to identifying users as experts/advocates in a particular area and connecting the experts/advocates with users of a social network. ... Facebook Inc

12/18/14 / #20140369609

Methods and systems for determining image similarity

In one embodiment, a computing device receives a first image from a client device associated with at least one user of a social-networking system. The computing device performs a content-aware hashing function on the first image and generates a large hash value. ... Facebook Inc

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