Patents by Inventor Alan C. Chan

Alan C. Chan 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).

  • Publication number: 20110264532
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating a social advertising platform are provided. According to one embodiment, a method is provided for enabling sharing of content by members of a peer-to-peer social advertising service that also promotes companies, products, services, organizations, charities and/or causes which they endorse. Profile information is maintained for each member and includes a list of brands, products, services, companies, organizations, charities or causes recommended or endorsed by the member. A shared link is generated corresponding to a destination link through which a member can share content associated with the destination link with third parties via social media. Responsive to receiving a click-through event for the shared link, the requestor is redirected to a social advertisement containing advertising content selected based upon the list of things endorsed by the member. After temporarily displaying the advertising content, the requestor is then redirected to the destination link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: BREAD LABS INC.
    Inventors: Alan C. Chan, Derrick W. Or
  • Publication number: 20110258050
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating a social advertising platform are provided. According to one embodiment, a method is provided for enabling sharing of content by members of a peer-to-peer social advertising service that also promotes companies, products, services, organizations, charities and/or causes which they endorse. Profile information is maintained for each member and includes a list of brands, products, services, companies, organizations, charities or causes recommended or endorsed by the member. A shared link is generated corresponding to a destination link through which a member can share content associated with the destination link with third parties via social media. Responsive to receiving a click-through event for the shared link, the requestor is redirected to a social advertisement containing advertising content selected based upon the list of things endorsed by the member. After temporarily displaying the advertising content, the requestor is then redirected to the destination link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Alan C. Chan, Derrick W. Or