Patents by Inventor Charles Linden

Charles Linden 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: 20200065884
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to marketing products through a social networking system. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present invention relate to allowing social networking users to purchase products through the social networking system and to add products to shopping carts associated with third-party merchants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Deborah Liu, Mary Ku, Stephanie Shum, Neville S. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10510106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to marketing products through a social networking system. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present invention relate to allowing social networking users to purchase products through the social networking system and to add products to shopping carts associated with third-party merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10505997
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for improving a user experience related to interacting with content using multiple client devices and/or mediums. For example, a persistent activity system can receive activity data for a user from a client device. The persistent activity system can generate state information based on the received activity data. Further, the persistent activity system can provide the state information to another client device and/or medium to enable the user to seamlessly resume the user's activity on the other client device and/or medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Patent number: 10445782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to an advertisement system that provides for the augmentation of social networking profiles with information derived from user activity associated with third-party content outside of a social networking system. The augmented profiles of users may be analyzed and compared to identify targeted advertisement opportunities for one or more users. The advertisement system can analyze the augmented profiles of one or more users to identify look-alike product advertisement opportunities, look-alike user advertisement opportunities, as well as various remarketing, reminders, and cross-device marketing opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10380672
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to marketing products through a social networking system. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present invention relate to allowing social networking users to purchase products through the social networking system and to add products to shopping carts associated with third-party merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Deborah Liu, Mary Ku, Stephanie Shum, Neville S. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10373227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of product recommendations, ratings and/or reviews to social networking users. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting a user's interest in a product or product category and presenting the user with a summary of product information, such as recommendations, ratings and/or reviews of the product or product category by other users within a social networking system, including by socially connected users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Lee Charles Linden
  • Publication number: 20190220878
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of merchant insights to a brick-and-mortar merchant. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting and identifying users visiting a merchant's retail location, determining product preferences of the identified users that relate to the merchant, and providing merchant insights to the merchant based on the determined product preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Patent number: 10242374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of merchant insights to a brick-and-mortar merchant. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting and identifying users visiting a merchant's retail location, determining product preferences of the identified users that relate to the merchant, and providing merchant insights to the merchant based on the determined product preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Patent number: 10110427
    Abstract: A content publishing system receives content items from content provider systems for providing to users. The content publishing system further receives mapping tables from the content provider systems specifying weights for users of the content provider systems. The content publishing system provides content items to users based on the user specific weights received from the content provider systems. As a result, a content provider system can identify users that are likely to be interested in specific content items and assigns weights to these users to adjust the likelihood of the users receiving appropriate content items via the content publishing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghao Yan, Lee Charles Linden
  • Publication number: 20180007120
    Abstract: A content publishing system receives content items from content provider systems for providing to users. The content publishing system further receives mapping tables from the content provider systems specifying weights for users of the content provider systems. The content publishing system provides content items to users based on the user specific weights received from the content provider systems. As a result, a content provider system can identify users that are likely to be interested in specific content items and assigns weights to these users to adjust the likelihood of the users receiving appropriate content items via the content publishing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jinghao Yan, Lee Charles Linden
  • Publication number: 20160171582
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of product recommendations, ratings and/or reviews to social networking users. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting a user's interest in a product or product category and presenting the user with a summary of product information, such as recommendations, ratings and/or reviews of the product or product category by other users within a social networking system, including by socially connected users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Charles Linden
  • Publication number: 20160171535
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to systems and methods that provide for identifying a purchase by a user and remarketing a product to the user. In particular, a system can analyze a portion of a social networking communication from a user and determine that the social networking communication references a purchase of a product by the user. The system can further identify a projected usage interval associated with the purchase and provide remarketing content to the user based on the purchase and in accordance with the usage interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Publication number: 20160171588
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of product recommendations, ratings and/or reviews to social networking users. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting a user's interest in a product or product category and presenting the user with a summary of product information, such as recommendations, ratings and/or reviews of the product or product category by other users within a social networking system, including by socially connected users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Lee Charles Linden
  • Publication number: 20160173540
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for improving a user experience related to interacting with content using multiple client devices and/or mediums. For example, a persistent activity system can receive activity data for a user from a client device. The persistent activity system can generate state information based on the received activity data. Further, the persistent activity system can provide the state information to another client device and/or medium to enable the user to seamlessly resume the user's activity on the other client device and/or medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Publication number: 20160171534
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to a system for inferring user interest in new products based on a history of product purchases. In particular, an interest inference system can monitor a plurality of purchases by users and identify product attributes and user attributes from information associated with the purchases. The interest inference system can further determine correlations between product attributes and user attributes. Based on the correlations, the interest inference system can identify users that are likely to be interested in a new product even if no past marketing data is available for the new product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Publication number: 20160162913
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of merchant insights to a brick-and-mortar merchant. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting and identifying users visiting a merchant's retail location, determining product preferences of the identified users that relate to the merchant, and providing merchant insights to the merchant based on the determined product preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Publication number: 20160162935
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to systems and methods that provide for effectively remarketing a product to a user based on a customized consumption interval. In particular, a system can maintain a social networking profile associated with a user that includes personal information associated with the user. The system can further identify a purchase of a product and generate a customized consumption interval for the product based on the personal information associated with the user. Using the customized consumption interval, the system can more efficiently remarket a product to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow
  • Publication number: 20160117740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to an advertisement system that provides for the remarketing of products to a user within a social networking system. More specifically, the advertisement system can analyze a user's social networking profile, which can include information derived from user activity related to third-party content, to identify the user's interest in and/or association with a product previously marketed to the user. Using the user's social networking profile, the advertisement system can create a customized advertisement for the user for a product previously, marketed to the user and serve the customized advertisement to the user within the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Publication number: 20160048880
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to an advertisement system that provides for the augmentation of social networking profiles with information derived from user activity associated with third-party content outside of a social networking system. The augmented profiles of users may be analyzed and compared to identify targeted advertisement opportunities for one or more users. The advertisement system can analyze the augmented profiles of one or more users to identify look-alike product advertisement opportunities, look-alike user advertisement opportunities, as well as various remarketing, reminders, and cross-device marketing opportunities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150149353
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for enabling a multi-merchant gift card program are disclosed. In particular, the present application details exemplary methods and systems for obtaining merchant identification information associated with a merchant. Upon obtaining the merchant identification for a merchant, the present application further details exemplary methods and systems for enabling a gift card services for the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Neville S. Bowers, Ted Edward E. Zagat