Patents by Inventor Ruchi Sanghvi

Ruchi Sanghvi 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: 10389664
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 10348792
    Abstract: A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10341404
    Abstract: A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 9940308
    Abstract: To display a news feed in a social network environment, a social networking system generates news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment. The social networking system may also attach an informational link associated with at least one of the activities to at least one of the news items, limit access to the news items to a predetermined set of viewers, and assign an order to the news items. The news items may be displayed in the assigned order to at least one viewing user of the predetermined set of viewers, and the number of news items displayed may be dynamically limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Ruchi Sanghvi, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Aaron Sittig, Chris Hughes, Katie Geminder, Daniel Corson
  • Publication number: 20180046826
    Abstract: An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system. For example, the external system may be notified that the information is invalid and must be deleted, or the external system may periodically request the information so that changes to the privacy settings are eventually experienced at the external systems. When an external system again needs the information, whether expired naturally or actively invalidated by the social network, the external system sends a new request for the information, which is subject to the (possibly revised) privacy settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20180034758
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9882946
    Abstract: To generate dynamic relationship-based content personalized for members of a social networking system, at least one action of one or more members of the social networking system is associated with relationship data for the one or more members to produce consolidated data. One or more elements associated with the consolidated data is identified and used to aggregate the consolidated data. Further exemplary methods comprise weighting by affinity the aggregated consolidated data to generate dynamic relationship-based content personalized for the members of the web-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan, Adam D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 9832150
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9832181
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system. Login status of the user account on the social networking system is maintained. If the login status of the user account on the social networking system indicates that the user is not logged in, the user is required to provide authentication information. If the login status of the user account indicates that the user is logged in, social network information is provided to the user via an external system, subject to the privacy settings of users of the social networking system. If the user logs out from an external system, the user is also logged out from the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20170257354
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system. Login status of the user account on the social networking system is maintained. If the login status of the user account on the social networking system indicates that the user is not logged in, the user is required to provide authentication information. If the login status of the user account indicates that the user is logged in, social network information is provided to the user via an external system, subject to the privacy settings of users of the social networking system. If the user logs out from an external system, the user is also logged out from the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9754125
    Abstract: An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system. For example, the external system may be notified that the information is invalid and must be deleted, or the external system may periodically request the information so that changes to the privacy settings are eventually experienced at the external systems. When an external system again needs the information, whether expired naturally or actively invalidated by the social network, the external system sends a new request for the information, which is subject to the (possibly revised) privacy settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20160323339
    Abstract: A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 9426157
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for providing a social context to software applications. According to one embodiment of the invention, a user of a social network authorizes access by an external software application to information available in the social network. At some time later, the user of the social network uses an application designed by a third-party software developer. The application contacts the social network provider for permission to access the information available in the social network. If access has been authorized, the application incorporates the information from the social network into its interaction with the user, providing a social context to the user's interaction with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D'Angelo, Dave Fetterman, Charles Duplain Cheever, Arieh Steinberg, Eric Zamore, James H. Wang, Julie Zhuo, David Brookes Morin, Mark Slee, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20160191491
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system. Login status of the user account on the social networking system is maintained. If the login status of the user account on the social networking system indicates that the user is not logged in, the user is required to provide authentication information. If the login status of the user account indicates that the user is logged in, social network information is provided to the user via an external system, subject to the privacy settings of users of the social networking system. If the user logs out from an external system, the user is also logged out from the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20160142354
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20160098381
    Abstract: To display a news feed in a social network environment, a social networking system generates news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment. The social networking system may also attach an informational link associated with at least one of the activities to at least one of the news items, limit access to the news items to a predetermined set of viewers, and assign an order to the news items. The news items may be displayed in the assigned order to at least one viewing user of the predetermined set of viewers, and the number of news items displayed may be dynamically limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Ruchi Sanghvi, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Aaron Sittig, Chris Hughes, Katie Geminder, Dan Corson
  • Patent number: 9306927
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system. Login status of the user account on the social networking system is maintained. If the login status of the user account on the social networking system indicates that the user is not logged in, the user is required to provide authentication information. If the login status of the user account indicates that the user is logged in, social network information is provided to the user via an external system, subject to the privacy settings of users of the social networking system. If the user logs out from an external system, the user is also logged out from the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9276894
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Publication number: 20160050290
    Abstract: A social networking system enables users to join multiple user groups and create separate profiles for each group they join on the site. Each profile has a default set of user fields and a set of customized, administrator-created fields. Members of a group may create a profile when joining a particular group and may create the profile using a custom profile template generated for each group. Thus, if the same user joins a second group, they can create a new profile for the second group based on a profile template that is unique to the second group. The system may use information from the first profile to auto-populate the second profile if the second profile includes one or more of the same fields as the first profile. However, users may be able to edit the auto-populated information in the second profile to make it more specific to the second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Akhil Wable, Aditya Agarwal, Ruchi Sanghvi, Joshua Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9241036
    Abstract: To display a news feed in a social network environment, a social networking system generates news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment. The social networking system may also attach an informational link associated with at least one of the activities to at least one of the news items, limit access to the news items to a predetermined set of viewers, and assign an order to the news items. The news items may be displayed in the assigned order to at least one viewing user of the predetermined set of viewers, and the number of news items displayed may be dynamically limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Ruchi Sanghvi, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Aaron Sittig, Chris Hughes, Katie Geminder, Daniel Corson