Patents by Inventor Jared Morgenstern

Jared Morgenstern 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: 9887954
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Kittane Ranganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Patent number: 9582807
    Abstract: A social network advertises to its members with engagement interfaces. An engagement interface comprises a call to action and a link to perform the action within the social network from within the engagement interface. Responsive to a user selection of the link to perform the action, the engagement interface modifies one or more objects within the social network associated with the call to action according to the selection of the link to perform the action. The engagement interface may be refreshed on the user's screen to indicate to the user that the action has been performed. An engagement interface may also be presented to a user from the social network or from an external system apart from the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kang Xing Jin, Jared Morgenstern, Neville Bowers, Nan Gao
  • Publication number: 20160156586
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Rama Kittane Ranganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Patent number: 9306896
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Raganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Publication number: 20140229322
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Ranganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Publication number: 20140229552
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Ranganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Publication number: 20140229321
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Ranganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Patent number: 8762206
    Abstract: An advertising method and system allows individuals or groups to interactively select brands from a service provider to associate with their online presence in exchange for the online service, as part of an online service, or for some reward, monetary or otherwise. Individuals or groups select brands from a pool of advertisers based on personal preference and may use them as a means of expression for their online audience as part of an online service. This provides advertisers with self-selected targeted marketing to affinity groups, the online version of word of mouth advertising. Information regarding the online activity of these individuals or groups, including their audience, reach, and influence is used by the service provider in order to calculate the cost to the participating brand advertisers for supplying their advertisements to the service provider's pool as well as to solicit new brand advertisers for the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Buy.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Edward Lim
  • Patent number: 8510186
    Abstract: A virtual currency system keeps track of virtual credits, which can be owned, transferred, purchased, and sold by participants in a virtual economy. Each virtual credit has an internal value and an external value, which define, respectively, the exchange rates for creating and redeeming the virtual credits. Upon creation of new virtual credits, the internal value for those credits is the rate for which real currency was paid per credit. The external value sets the rate at which the virtual credits can be redeemed for real currency. Each virtual credit may further have a face value, which is an apparent value of the virtual credit within the virtual economy, giving users a baseline impression for valuing the virtual currency. These features of the virtual currency enable a number of useful actions within the virtual economy, including currency seeding, couponing, and chargebacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, George Lee, Guy Rom, Daniel Alan Levy
  • Patent number: 8452811
    Abstract: A method for creating networking database containing a plurality of records for different individuals in which individuals are connected to one another in the database by mutual recognition of a relationship. This mutual recognition of a relationship is inferred by the possession of the Guest Key of one member by the other member. This paradigm for network expansion allows users to proactively grow their networks both using the site features and using tools they may be more familiar with, such as email, messaging, talking, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Buy.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Edward Lim
  • Publication number: 20130013695
    Abstract: A social network advertises to its members with engagement interfaces. An engagement interface comprises a call to action and a link to perform the action within the social network from within the engagement interface. Responsive to a user selection of the link to perform the action, the engagement interface modifies one or more objects within the social network associated with the call to action according to the selection of the link to perform the action. The engagement interface may be refreshed on the user's screen to indicate to the user that the action has been performed. An engagement interface may also be presented to a user from the social network or from an external system apart from the social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Kang Xing Jin, Jared Morgenstern, Neville Bowers, Nan Gao
  • Publication number: 20130013418
    Abstract: A social networking system uses information that it obtains from and about its users to select social networking content and advertising for presentation to users in a way that optimizes for one or more optimization goals. Example optimization goals include monetization, user sharing, user engagement, system growth, and user communication. The social networking system may select social networking content and advertising based on their relevance to a particular user. The selected social networking content and advertising may be related to each other to provide a more interesting display to the user. The selected social networking content and advertising may be presented in a supplemental portion of a display, and be selected based on their relatedness to content in the main portion of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Victor Novikov, Aditya Agrawal, Kent Schoen, Jared Morgenstern
  • Publication number: 20120317017
    Abstract: A virtual currency system keeps track of virtual credits, which can be owned, transferred, purchased, and sold by participants in a virtual economy. Each virtual credit has an internal value and an external value, which define, respectively, the exchange rates for creating and redeeming the virtual credits. Upon creation of new virtual credits, the internal value for those credits is the rate for which real currency was paid per credit. The external value sets the rate at which the virtual credits can be redeemed for real currency. Each virtual credit may further have a face value, which is an apparent value of the virtual credit within the virtual economy, giving users a baseline impression for valuing the virtual currency. These features of the virtual currency enable a number of useful actions within the virtual economy, including currency seeding, couponing, and chargebacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, George Lee, Guy Rom, Daniel Alan Levy
  • Patent number: 8306874
    Abstract: A selling method and system that allows individuals or groups to interactively select associate products and services with their online presence in exchange for the online service, as part of an online service, or for some reward, monetary or otherwise. Individuals or groups select products and services from a pool of partner e-commerce retailers or import them from their purchasing histories based on personal preference and may use them as a means of expression for their online audience as part of an online service. This provides e-commerce retailers with self-selected targeted marketing and referral selling to affinity groups, the online version of word of mouth selling. E-commerce retailers share revenue and pay for referrals that occur via this word of mouth selling framework. Online services that have any form of user identity within the context of a larger audience may utilize this form of user based referral selling as a revenue generating tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Buy.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Edward Lim, Eoin Matthews
  • Publication number: 20120278262
    Abstract: Users of a social networking system are matched with other users of the social networking system based on the likelihood of both users' being interested in using a social application and the likelihood that they would want to interact with each other using the application. Social applications include social games and other applications associated with a social networking system in which users can interact with other users. The social networking system selects for a particular user other candidate users. This selection may be based on at least one of a predicted likelihood that a user would invite the candidate users to use the social application and/or a predicted likelihood that the selected candidate user would accept the user's invitation. The user may choose to act on the suggestion by inviting the other user and the invited user may accept, reject, or ignore the invitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Evgeny Kuzyakov
  • Patent number: 8255297
    Abstract: A virtual currency system keeps track of virtual credits, which can be owned, transferred, purchased, and sold by participants in a virtual economy. Each virtual credit has an internal value and an external value, which define, respectively, the exchange rates for creating and redeeming the virtual credits. Upon creation of new virtual credits, the internal value for those credits is the rate for which real currency was paid per credit. The external value sets the rate at which the virtual credits can be redeemed for real currency. Each virtual credit may further have a face value, which is an apparent value of the virtual credit within the virtual economy, giving users a baseline impression for valuing the virtual currency. These features of the virtual currency enable a number of useful actions within the virtual economy, including currency seeding, couponing, and chargebacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, George Lee, Guy Rom, Daniel Alan Levy
  • Publication number: 20120022981
    Abstract: A virtual currency system keeps track of virtual credits, which can be owned, transferred, purchased, and sold by participants in a virtual economy. Each virtual credit has an internal value and an external value, which define, respectively, the exchange rates for creating and redeeming the virtual credits. Upon creation of new virtual credits, the internal value for those credits is the rate for which real currency was paid per credit. The external value sets the rate at which the virtual credits can be redeemed for real currency. Each virtual credit may further have a face value, which is an apparent value of the virtual credit within the virtual economy, giving users a baseline impression for valuing the virtual currency. These features of the virtual currency enable a number of useful actions within the virtual economy, including currency seeding, couponing, and chargebacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, George Lee, Guy Rom, Daniel Alan Levy
  • Publication number: 20120023563
    Abstract: A method for creating networking database containing a plurality of records for different individuals in which individuals are connected to one another in the database by mutual recognition of a relationship. This mutual recognition of a relationship is inferred by the possession of the Guest Key of one member by the other member. This paradigm for network expansion allows users to proactively grow their networks both using the site features and using tools they may be more familiar with, such as email, messaging, talking, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: BUY.COM, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Edward LIM
  • Patent number: 8032555
    Abstract: A method for creating networking database containing a plurality of records for different individuals in which individuals are connected to one another in the database by mutual recognition of a relationship. This mutual recognition of a relationship is inferred by the possession of the Guest Key of one member by the other member. This paradigm for network expansion allows users to proactively grow their networks both using the site features and using tools they may be more familiar with, such as email, messaging, talking, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Buy.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Morgenstern, Edward Lim
  • Patent number: 7970657
    Abstract: A system and method is described for giving gifts via a social network and displaying icons representing assets that have been acquired via the social network. In various embodiments, the assets include real assets, digital assets, and virtual assets. Digital assets that have been acquired via the social network environment may also be displayed. In some embodiments, the assets are received as gifts or in trade from another user of the social network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared Morgenstern