Patents Assigned to Facebook, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10210519
    Abstract: In one embodiment, accessing information associated with a financial activity conducted by a user who belongs to a social network; determining one or more social connections of the user within the social network; and determining legitimacy of the user using the information in connection with the financial activity based on the one or more social connections of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierpaolo Abbatiello, Koi Kit Loh
  • Patent number: 10212846
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a data storage server drawer. The server drawer includes a drawer chassis having first and second lateral drive bays separated by a central channel. The drawer chassis includes a front wall including one or more air flow openings, a bottom wall having one or more louvers opening toward the front wall, and a pair of sidewalls. A pair of drawer slides are each disposed on a corresponding one of the pair of sidewalls and configured for attachment to a rack. A first plurality of data storage devices is positioned in the first drive bay and a second plurality of data storage devices is positioned in the second drive bay. At least one data server is disposed in the central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason David Adrian
  • Patent number: 10212614
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by each of one or more network nodes of a multi-hop wireless network that are configured as initiators: receiving from a central controller an address of a particular network node that is configured as a responder. Using the address and by adjusting beamforming weights, the initiator may transmit a message to establish a wireless connection with a particular network node that is configured as a responder. Each responder may adjust its beamforming to receive a message from one of the initiators addressed to the responder to establish a wireless connection with the responder. When the responder receives the message from the initiator addressed to the responder, the responder may respond to the initiator to establish a wireless connection with the initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Djordje Tujkovic
  • Patent number: 10210158
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to detecting, removing, and/or replacing objectionable words and phrases in a machine-generated translation. A classifier identifies translations containing target words or phrases. The classifier may be applied to the output translation to remove target words and phrases from the translation, or to prevent target words and phrases from being automatically presented. Further, the classifier may be applied to a translation model to prevent the target words and phrases from appearing in the output translation. Still further, the classifier may be applied to training data so that the translation model is not trained using the target words of phrases. The classifier may remove target words or phrases only when the target words or phrases appear in the output translation but not the source language input data. The classifier may be provided as a standalone service, or may be employed in the context of a machine translation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Gerhard Eck, Priya Goyal
  • Patent number: 10208888
    Abstract: An adjustable holder assembly is disclosed that has a mounting structure and a display support with a center of gravity and being rotatably coupled to the mounting structure for rotation about an axis of rotation. The display support has a support structure and an adjustable counterweight assembly with a counterweight and an adjustment mechanism connected to the counterweight. The counterweight is spaced apart from display support's axis of rotation. The adjustment mechanism is adjustable to move the counterweight in a direction normal to the axis of rotation to move the center of gravity toward or away from the support structure. The adjustable counterweight is configured to provide a force feedback to a user pressing on an input portion of the computer tablet by moving the center of gravity toward or away from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk Erik Burgess
  • Patent number: 10210261
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a set of user groups of a social-networking system may be accessed. A first subset of the user groups may be determined for a particular user of the social-networking system, based on one or more filtering criteria. A number of recommendation-source processes may be applied to the first subset to determine a number of second subsets of the first set. Each recommendation-source process may represent a particular recommendation source. The second subsets may be combined into a list of user groups. The list of user groups may be ranked, and sent to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ju, Bradley Green, Andrew Rocco Tresolini Fiore, Antoine Joseph Atallah, Jonathan Daniel Sorg
  • Patent number: 10210465
    Abstract: Equivalent concepts expressed across multiple domains are matched and associated with a metapage generated by a social networking system. User preferences expressed on multiple domains, represented as pages in a social networking system, may be organized by concept and shared with advertisers, third-party developers, and other users using the metapages generated for the concepts. Aggregated social information may be presented to users viewing a page associated with a metapage. Information presented on external websites may be used to link pages across multiple domains with a metapage generated on the social networking system. Information on other external websites associated with the metapage may be presented as links on the pages associated with the metapage. Feedback from users may be used to include or exclude pages from being associated with a generated metapage. A best page for a concept embodied in multiple pages may be determined using a hierarchy of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Cathcart, Rafael Linden Sagula, Cameron Alexander Marlow, Jonathan Chang, Siddharth Kar, Eric Sun
  • Patent number: 10210458
    Abstract: A social networking system identifies users to receive a recommendation to establish a connection to an object maintained by the social networking system. The social networking system determines one or more classifiers identifying attributes of users to receive the recommendation based on attributes of users connected to the object and additional users connected to those users. The attributes of an additional user may be weighted by a factor that provides a measure of the overlap between the attributes of the additional user and a user connected to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Deepayan Chakrabarti
  • Patent number: 10209852
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to provide location information associated with a first user. The location of the first user is determined, and the location of the first user is communicated to a second user, the location of the first user being displayed on a graphical user interface of a mobile computing device associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Bridge, Francis Luu, Nathan Borror
  • Patent number: 10210386
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for storing virtual personal identifiable information. In some implementations, the information is collected during the authentication of identification (ID) documents. The system includes a one-way hashing function that converts unique personal identifiable information into a unique digest. The system can store the digest without having to store the personal identifiable information. Because the hashing function generates the same digest when given the same input, the digests can be used as anonymized identifiers in place of the personal identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Raphael A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10210429
    Abstract: An online system predicts gender, age, interests, or other demographic information of a user based on image data of the user, e.g., profile photos, photos the user posts of him/herself within an online system, and photos of the user posted by other users socially connected with the user, and textual data in the user's profile that suggests age or gender (e.g., like or dislikes similar to a population of users of an online system). The online system similarly predicts a user's interests based on the photos of the user. The online system applies one or more models trained using deep learning techniques to generate the predictions. The online system uses the predictions to build more information about the user in the online system, and provide improved and targeted content delivery to the user that may have disparate information scattered throughout different online systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaochao Cai, Goran Predovic, Wei Wei, Chang Liu, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 10210586
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to a user's request to upload a photo to a social networking system, a client process accesses information in the user's current location and friends who may be with the user, present the information to the user in a composited posting user interface. After the user confirms a particular current location and a first and second friends who are currently with the user, the client process tags the particular current location and the first and second friends to the photo, and submit to the social networking system a primary posting request in photo upload, and a secondary posting request to check in the user, the first friend and the second friend to the particular current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Odio, Robert Sean Goodlatte, Justin Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10210221
    Abstract: Techniques for a system capable of performing low-latency database query processing are disclosed herein. The system includes a gateway server and a plurality of worker nodes. The gateway server is configured to divide a database query, for a database containing data stored in a distributed storage cluster having a plurality of data nodes, into a plurality of partial queries and construct a query result based on a plurality of intermediate results. Each worker node of the plurality of worker nodes is configured to process a respective partial query of the plurality of partial queries by scanning data related to the respective partial query that stored on at least one data node of the distributed storage cluster and generate an intermediate result of the plurality of intermediate results that is stored in a memory of that worker node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghotham Murthy, Rajat Goel
  • Patent number: 10210541
    Abstract: An online system presents a scrollable advertisement unit including multiple advertisements to a user. The scrollable advertisement unit presents one or more advertisements in a display area, and allows a user to navigate through the advertisements in the scrollable advertisement unit to display different advertisements in the display area. One or more rules for crediting an impression to an advertisement in the display area are applied, and a tracking mechanism associated with the advertisement in the display area is loaded if at least one rule is specified. Loading the tracking mechanism identifies an impression of its associated advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Kanter, David Mason, Yi Tang, Brian Steadman, Chinmay Deepak Karande, Qiao Lian
  • Patent number: 10210590
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device receives receive a request for particular content associated with an application. The device may determine, based on a first recycling policy associated with a first recycler, that the first recycler associated with the application includes a display object that is capable of being used for containing the particular content. The device may encapsulate the display object with the particular content in a wrapper object and return the wrapper object encapsulating the display object in response to the request. The device may receive an indication that the display object is no longer needed, and extract the display object from the wrapper object. The display object may be stored in the first recycler. The wrapper object without the display object may be disposed in accordance with a second recycling policy associated with a second recycler associated with an operating system of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Qixing Du, Ashwin Bhat, Jonathan M. Kaldor, I Chien Peng, Joshua Li, Kang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10212469
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can define a set of video quality levels. One or more social engagement signals associated with videos uploaded at each video quality level out of the set of video quality levels can be acquired. Information associated with each user out of a set of users can be acquired. A respective video quality level for each user can be determined based on at least one of the information associated with each user or the one or more social engagement signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Eran Ambar
  • Patent number: 10210660
    Abstract: An image processing system is designed to generate a canvas view that has smooth transition between binocular views and monocular views. Initially, the image processing system receives top/bottom images and side images of a scene and calculates offsets to generate synthetic side images for left and right view of a user. To realize smooth transition between binocular views and monocular views, the image processing system first warps top/bottom images onto corresponding synthetic side images to generate warped top/bottom images, which realizes the smooth transition in terms of shape. The image processing system then morphs the warped top/bottom images onto the corresponding synthetic side images to generate blended images for left and right eye views with the blended images. The image processing system creates the canvas view which has smooth transition between binocular views and monocular views in terms of image shape and color based on the blended images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Keith Cabral, Forrest Samuel Briggs
  • Patent number: 10212220
    Abstract: A self-adaptive control system based on proportional-integral (PI) control theory for dynamic capacity management of latency-sensitive application servers (e.g., application servers associated with a social networking application) are disclosed. A centralized controller of the system can adapt to changes in request rates, changes in application and/or system behaviors, underlying hardware upgrades, etc., by scaling the capacity of a cluster up or down so that just the right amount of capacity is maintained at any time. The centralized controller uses information relating to a current state of the cluster and historical information relating to past state of the cluster to predict a future state of the cluster and use that prediction to determine whether to scale up or scale down the current capacity to reduce latency and maximize energy savings. A load balancing system can then distribute traffic among the servers in the cluster using any load balancing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang Wu, Sanjeev Kumar, Sachin Kadloor
  • Patent number: D841024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Maxime Clediere, Jeremy Samuel Friedland
  • Patent number: D841036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Maxime Clediere