Patents by Inventor Deborah Liu

Deborah Liu 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: 10325265
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating financial transactions include facilitating or otherwise increasing the ease and speed of checkout processes. In particular, one or more implementations comprise an e-commerce payment facilitator that acts as an intermediary between a commerce application and a payment gateway. The e-commerce payment facilitator can provide stored payment information to a commerce application based on a few simple selections by a user. This allows a user to easily and securely complete commerce transactions, which simplifies the user's checkout experience and reduces barriers to purchase. Furthermore, the e-commerce payment facilitator can pass payment details to the commerce application's payment gateway. In addition to the foregoing, methods involve dynamically and intelligently providing a user the option of using payment information stored by the network application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Yuji Higaki, Deborah Liu
  • Publication number: 20190172031
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Publication number: 20190116233
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes a server computing device receiving a plurality of notifications from a plurality of software applications on a client computing device associated with a user. The server computing device correlates each received notification with the user and stores information associated with the correlated notification in a database. At least some of the information, as stored in the database, is configured to be used for targeting at least one advertisement with interactable social-networking system functionalities to the user, where interacting with the advertisement causes information about the interaction to be displayed in a profile page of the user on the social-networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Teck Chia, Deborah Liu, Vijaye Raji
  • Patent number: 10187481
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes a server computing device receiving several notifications from several different software applications on a client computing device associated with a user. A notification is sent by a software application on a client computing, indicates a user interaction with a software application has occurred, and identifies the application sending the notification. The server correlates each received notification with the appropriate user and stores information associated with the correlated notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Teck Chia, Deborah Liu, Vijaye Raji
  • Patent number: 10127531
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 10078864
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for identifying sold indicators within for-sale groups hosted by a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein identify information and social networking activities associated with a sale listing to determine whether an item advertised by the sale listing has been sold. Furthermore, systems and methods can prompt a seller associated with the sale listing to take action with regard to the sale listing in response to a determination that the item advertised by the sale listing has been sold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Mary Pao-an Ku, Kwok Ngai Eric Lo, Bowen Pan
  • Patent number: 9984378
    Abstract: A social networking system leverages information obtained regarding user interactions with applications hosted through the social networking system as well as information obtained regarding purchases of application-related digital items and digital currencies to provide insight into user behavior. The social networking system can use these insights to enhance the user's experience of the applications, purchases, and the social networking system generally. For example, the social networking system can customize transaction flows, provide credit referrals, and provide users with aggregated yet personally tailored sales information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Liu
  • Publication number: 20180109486
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and method for managing social networking system for-sale groups. For example, systems and method described herein identify sale listings within social networking system for-sale groups and aggregates the identified sale listings into a personal town square for a particular social networking system user. Furthermore, systems and methods can reorder the personal town square based on likes and interests of the social networking system user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Mary Pao-an Ku, Bowen Pan, Derek Cheng
  • Patent number: 9881319
    Abstract: An application executing on a mobile device, such as an application associated with a social networking system provides a link to install a third-party application. The link may be presented in an advertisement, and the link is used to retrieve data comprising a client application for execution by the mobile device. To track installations, the client application stores an indication that the client application was installed in a shared memory location on the mobile device, as native applications do not have access to cookies. A social networking application executing on the mobile device retrieves the indication the client application was installed from the shared memory location and communicates it to a social networking system for storing in a user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Nipun Mathur, Teck Chia, Vijaye Raji
  • Patent number: 9860205
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and method for managing social networking system for-sale groups. For example, systems and method described herein identify sale listings within social networking system for-sale groups and aggregates the identified sale listings into a personal town square for a particular social networking system user. Furthermore, systems and methods can reorder the personal town square based on likes and interests of the social networking system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Mary Pao-an Ku, Bowen Pan, Derek Cheng
  • Patent number: 9514478
    Abstract: An application executing on a mobile device, such as an application associated with a social networking system provides a link to install a third-party application. The link may be presented in an advertisement, and the link is used to retrieve data comprising a client application for execution by the mobile device. To track installations, the client application stores an indication that the client application was installed in a shared memory location on the mobile device, as native applications do not have access to cookies. A social networking application executing on the mobile device retrieves the indication the client application was installed from the shared memory location and communicates it to a social networking system for storing in a user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Nipun Mathur, Teck Chia, Vijaye Raji
  • Publication number: 20160330162
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and method for managing social networking system for-sale groups. For example, systems and method described herein identify sale listings within social networking system for-sale groups and aggregates the identified sale listings into a personal town square for a particular social networking system user. Furthermore, systems and methods can reorder the personal town square based on likes and interests of the social networking system user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Mary Pao-an Ku, Bowen Pan, Derek Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160314519
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for identifying sold indicators within for-sale groups hosted by a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein identify information and social networking activities associated with a sale listing to determine whether an item advertised by the sale listing has been sold. Furthermore, systems and methods can prompt a seller associated with the sale listing to take action with regard to the sale listing in response to a determination that the item advertised by the sale listing has been sold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Deborah Liu, Mary Pao-an Ku, Kwok Ngai Eric Lo, Bowen Pan
  • Publication number: 20160055463
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 9129338
    Abstract: A social networking system leverages information obtained regarding user interactions with applications hosted through the social networking system as well as information obtained regarding purchases of application-related digital items and digital currencies to provide insight into user behavior. The social networking system can use these insights to enhance the user's experience of the applications, purchases, and the social networking system generally. For example, the social networking system can customize transaction flows, provide credit referrals, and provide users with aggregated yet personally tailored sales information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Liu
  • Patent number: 9129339
    Abstract: A social networking system leverages information obtained regarding user interactions with applications hosted through the social networking system as well as information obtained regarding purchases of application-related digital items and digital currencies to provide insight into user behavior. The social networking system can use these insights to enhance the user's experience of the applications, purchases, and the social networking system generally. For example, the social networking system can customize transaction flows, provide credit referrals, and provide users with aggregated yet personally tailored sales information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Liu
  • Publication number: 20150100458
    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: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Deborah Liu, Mary Ku, Stephanie Shum, Neville S. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20150052061
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating financial transactions include facilitating or otherwise increasing the ease and speed of checkout processes. In particular, one or more implementations comprise an e-commerce payment facilitator that acts as an intermediary between a commerce application and a payment gateway. The e-commerce payment facilitator can provide stored payment information to a commerce application based on a few simple selections by a user. This allows a user to easily and securely complete commerce transactions, which simplifies the user's checkout experience and reduces barriers to purchase. Furthermore, the e-commerce payment facilitator can pass payment details to the commerce application's payment gateway. In addition to the foregoing, methods involve dynamically and intelligently providing a user the option of using payment information stored by the network application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Yuji Higaki, Deborah Liu
  • Publication number: 20150052036
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating financial transactions include facilitating or otherwise increasing the ease and speed of checkout processes. In particular, one or more implementations comprise an e-commerce payment facilitator that acts as an intermediary between a commerce application and a payment gateway. The e-commerce payment facilitator can provide stored payment information to a commerce application based on a few simple selections by a user. This allows a user to easily and securely complete commerce transactions, which simplifies the user's checkout experience and reduces barriers to purchase. Furthermore, the e-commerce payment facilitator can pass payment details to the commerce application's payment gateway. In addition to the foregoing, methods involve dynamically and intelligently providing a user the option of using payment information stored by the network application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Vernal, Yuji Higaki, Deborah Liu
  • Publication number: 20140365358
    Abstract: Methods and systems for context-based check-out flows using a pass-through payment gateway (PTPG) are described. One method in a user computing device includes transmitting a probability request for a user to a network application seeking an indication of whether the user would likely utilize payment information stored by the network application while placing an order using a commerce application. Upon receiving a response, the commerce application presents a UI element indicating that the user may utilize the stored payment information to complete the order. Another method in a PTPG includes receiving a request from a commerce application to charge a user for an order. In response, the gateway transmits a charge request to an identified payment gateway system for the commerce application on behalf of the commerce application such that a monetary amount is credited to an account of the commerce application directly by the payment gateway system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yuji Higaki, Deborah Liu, John Anderson, Michael Vernal