Patents by Inventor Christopher Chun-Ning Pan

Christopher Chun-Ning Pan 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).

  • Patent number: 10389678
    Abstract: Embodiments of a notification framework for smart objects (e.g., smart televisions) to deliver notifications to user devices are described. In one embodiment, a method includes a server receiving an event-registration request from a smart object. The event-registration request may include event information associated with an event associated with the smart object. In response to the request, the server may generate a code, associate the code with the event information, and send the code to the smart object. The smart object may then broadcast the code to the user device through, e.g., short-range wireless communication. The server may receive an information request from a user device that includes the code, and in response send the event information associated with the code to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Chun-Ning Pan, Francislav Penov, Arthur Beatte, IV
  • Publication number: 20180248834
    Abstract: Embodiments of a notification framework for smart objects (e.g., smart televisions) to deliver notifications to user devices are described. In one embodiment, a method includes a server receiving an event-registration request from a smart object. The event-registration request may include event information associated with an event associated with the smart object. In response to the request, the server may generate a code, associate the code with the event information, and send the code to the smart object. The smart object may then broadcast the code to the user device through, e.g., short-range wireless communication. The server may receive an information request from a user device that includes the code, and in response send the event information associated with the code to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Chun-Ning Pan, Francislav Penov, Arthur Beatte, IV
  • Publication number: 20180145987
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive at least one request for performing one or more operations, the request originating from a media application running on a media device, the request being broadcasted by the media device over a network to which the computing device is also connected. Information describing the request can be provided through a software application running on the computing device. A determination is made when user operating the computing device has approved the request. The operations are performed by at least the software application running on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Chun-Ning Pan, Francislav P. Penov
  • Publication number: 20180048696
    Abstract: A client device provides to a user, in an application associated with a social-networking service provided by a server system, a link to a page associated with a third-party service provider. The third-party service provider is distinct from the social-networking service. In response to user selection of the link, the page is loaded within the application. The page includes script for calling one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) of the server system. The client device calls the one or more APIs to obtain information associated with the user from the server system. The client device displays the page within the application, and uses the information associated with the user to conduct a transaction with the third-party service provider through the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Derek Chirk Yin Cheng, Karandeep Anand, Edward Kenneth O'Neil, Christopher Chun-Ning Pan, Ming Fei Li, Sean Wiese, Prakash Ahuja