Patents Assigned to Facebook, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220150553
    Abstract: According to examples, a system for generating and delivering enhanced content utilizing remote rendering and data streaming is described. The system may include a processor and a memory storing instructions. The processor, when executing the instructions, may cause the system to transmit a selected engagement content item for transmission to a user device and receive an indication of interest relating to the selected engagement content item. The processor, when executing the instructions, may then select, based on the received indication of interest, an enhanced content item, process the enhanced to content item to generate a stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item and transmit the stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh RAVURU, Brian FOX, Keenan Christopher PRIDMORE, Miguel Angel PEREZ, Xin ZHOU, Adetunji Toritseju OLOJEDE, Kyle Scot SHANK, Robert Thomas MOAKLER, Nikhil Girish NAWATHE, Lara Jessamine ANDREWS, Tatiana Borrell PECK, Rotem DRUKER, Siqi HUANG, Siyi WANG, Hoang Viet NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 11282509
    Abstract: Techniques are described that classify content, and control whether and how the content is shared based on the classification(s). In some examples, video content may be classified based on sequential image frames of the video, and time between the sequential image frames. Audio content may be classified based on combining classifications of multiple sound events in the audio signal. The classifications may be used to control how the content is shared, such as by preventing offensive content from being shared and/or outputting recommendations or search results based on the classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shangwen Li, Jiantao Wu
  • Patent number: 11264883
    Abstract: The disclosed system may include (1) a conductive coil, where at least a portion of the coil is oriented along a first direction and orthogonal to a second direction, (2) a magnetic field generation structure that generates a magnetic field through the coil along a third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, (3) a force constant compensator that (a) receives a current command to alter a relative location of the coil and the field, and (b) adjusts the current command based on at least one physical characteristic of the system that affects a relationship between current in the coil and resulting force between the coil and the field along the second direction, and (4) a coil driver that generates, in response to the adjusted current command, a first current in the coil to generate a force between the coil and the field. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chiyun Xia, Eric Booen, William Hamlin Farr, Alexandre Yin Khet Chong
  • Patent number: 11262521
    Abstract: The disclosed fiber optic cable may include (1) a plurality of optical fibers, (2) a core tube surrounding the plurality of optical fibers, (3) a thixotropic gel filling an interstitial space among the optical fibers within the core tube, (4) an intermediate layer surrounding the core tube, where the intermediate layer includes a plurality of linear elements contra-helically wrapped about the core tube, and (5) an outer layer surrounding the intermediate layer, where the outer layer includes a combination of a moisture-cure cross-linked material and an activation catalyst, where the outer layer is formed by masticating and extruding the combination onto the intermediate layer. Various other cables, assemblies, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Michael Kachmar
  • Patent number: 11264011
    Abstract: The disclosed method may include (1) determining whether a next operation of a plurality of operations of an artificial neural network (ANN) is dependent upon a Boolean predication value based on a representative value for a weight or an input of a node of the ANN, (2) based on the next operation not being dependent on the Boolean predication value, allowing the next operation to update a state of the ANN, and (3) based on the next operation being dependent on the Boolean predication value, performing at least one of (a) allowing, based on the Boolean predication value being a first value, the next operation to update the state of the ANN, and (b) preventing, based on the Boolean predication value being a second value different from the first value, the next operation from updating the state of the ANN. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Rotem, Abdulkadir Utku Diril, Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Jong Soo Park, James Kenneth Reed
  • Patent number: 11256768
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Nathan Andrew Sharp, William Samuel Bailey, Ashoke K. Chakrabarti, Joshua Barton Dickens, Joy-Vincent Niemantsverdriet
  • Patent number: 11257183
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include determining a set of filter vectors. Each filter vector in the set of filter vectors may include a set of filter weights associated with at least one portion of an output volume of a resampling operation. The method may also include generating, via a clustering algorithm and based on the set of filter vectors, a filter bank for the resampling operation. The filter bank may include an additional set of filter vectors. The method may further include (1) transmitting the filter bank to a memory module included in a hardware accelerator, and (2) directing the hardware accelerator to execute the resampling operation using an input volume and the filter bank. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Ioannis Katsavounidis
  • Patent number: 11256402
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and broadcasting digital trails of visual media may include (i) receiving user input initiating a digital trail, the user input including a selection of a trail mode from a list of candidate modes, (ii) creating a digital trail container configured to contain a series of thematically related visual media works generated by users invited to contribute to the digital trail, (iii) providing, to one or more users, a creation prompt that corresponds to the trail mode, (iv) adding, to the digital trail container, at least one visual media work received in response to providing the creation prompt, and (v) displaying the resulting digital trail by sequentially presenting each visual media work added to the digital trail container in the order added. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 11256977
    Abstract: A disclosed computing system may include a special-purpose hardware device having an input subsystem, a linearization subsystem, and a matrix multiplication unit. The input subsystem may facilitate on-the-fly convolution lowering within a neural network convolution layer by directing input volume patches to logical unit(s) of the device. The linearization subsystem may be configured to receive a patch from the input subsystem and to linearize the patch by arranging elements of the patch as a portion of a data matrix row. The matrix multiplication unit of device may be configured to receive the data matrix from the linearization subsystem and to apply a filter matrix to the data matrix via a matrix multiplication operation. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Abdulkadir Utku Diril, Jong Soo Park, Nadav Rotem
  • Patent number: 11249774
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes initiating a communication session with a second client system associated with a second user via a communication network, wherein the communication session is initiated in a first modality, receiving a ping to the first client system from the communication network to evaluate available bandwidth on the communication network, estimating, by the first client system, an amount of bandwidth available on the communication network for use by the first client system, determining, by the first client system, the amount of bandwidth available on the communication network for use by the first client system is insufficient for the first modality, and switching the communication session with the second client system to a second modality by the first client system, wherein the second modality uses less bandwidth than the first modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Schissel, Aleksey Sergeyevich Fadeev
  • Patent number: D943625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland
  • Patent number: D944279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland
  • Patent number: D944280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland
  • Patent number: D944281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland, Matthew William Canton, Maya Patterson, Robin Maxime Clediere
  • Patent number: D944282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland, Robin Maxime Clediere, Bradley Jay Birdsall
  • Patent number: D944827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland
  • Patent number: D944828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland
  • Patent number: D944848
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Roark Underwood, Geoff David Joseph Teehan, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Jason Holland, Robin Maxime Clediere, Bradley Jay Birdsall
  • Patent number: D945439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Babayeva, Elizabeth Johnson
  • Patent number: D945440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Yo-Tzu Yeh