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Selecting social endorsement information for an advertisement for display to a viewing user

Method and system for creating a temporary social network

Audiovisual capture and sharing framework with coordinated user-selectable audio and video effects filters

Date/App# patent app List of recent Social Network-related patents
08/14/14
20140230025
 Notifications in a geo-spatial social network patent thumbnailnew patent Notifications in a geo-spatial social network
A method, system and apparatus of notifications in a geo-spatial social network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each user profile associated with a specific geographic location, generating a display view to include a map view embodied by the community network and a user profile represented at a location in the map view associated with the specific geographic location of the user profile, and upon an occurrence of an event, generating a notification associated with the user profile.
08/14/14
20140230023
 Method of authenticating a user of a peripheral apparatus, a peripheral apparatus, and a system for authenticating a user of a peripheral apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Method of authenticating a user of a peripheral apparatus, a peripheral apparatus, and a system for authenticating a user of a peripheral apparatus
A method of authenticating a user at a peripheral apparatus includes receiving a log-in request from a user, sending a request to a social networking service to authenticate the user's social networking service account, receiving the user's social networking service account information from the social networking service, determining based on the user's social networking service account information whether the user is authorised to access the peripheral apparatus, and allowing, in a case that the determining determines that the user is authorised to access the peripheral apparatus, the user access to the peripheral apparatus.. .
08/14/14
20140229975
 Systems and methods of out of band application synchronization across devices patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods of out of band application synchronization across devices
The systems and methods of out of band application synchronization across devices disclosed herein include a companion application running on a secondary device, such as a mobile device. An out-of-band file containing program event markers is transmitted to a set top box.
08/14/14
20140229857
 Initiating actions on a third-party system through interaction with a social networking system patent thumbnailnew patent Initiating actions on a third-party system through interaction with a social networking system
By interacting with an interface element associated with a third-party system and presented by a social networking system, a user of the social networking system performs an action on the third-party system. For example, the interface element is displayed in a story describing content from the third-party system.
08/14/14
20140229856
 Composer interface for providing content to a social network patent thumbnailnew patent Composer interface for providing content to a social network
A composer interface provided by a social networking system allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. The composer interface allows the user to identify an action and/or an object related to the input.
08/14/14
20140229833
 System and method for interacting with an internet site patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for interacting with an internet site
A system and method for enabling a user to interact with a social networking structure for an internet website on a video device connected to a network enabled host device is provided. The present disclosure provides for accessing an internet site in response to a user input, the user input initiated while outputting a program to a display (402), retrieving content from the internet site based on at least one characteristic associated with the program (410), and outputting the retrieved content in an overlay or user interface (700) on the display simultaneous with the program (412).
08/14/14
20140229831
 Audiovisual capture and sharing framework with coordinated user-selectable audio and video effects filters patent thumbnailnew patent Audiovisual capture and sharing framework with coordinated user-selectable audio and video effects filters
Coordinated audio and video filter pairs are applied to enhance artistic and emotional content of audiovisual performances. Such filter pairs, when applied in audio and video processing pipelines of an audiovisual application hosted on a portable computing device (such as a mobile phone or media player, a compute pad or tablet, a game controller or a personal digital assistant or book reader) can allow user selection of effects that enhance both audio and video coordinated therewith.
08/14/14
20140229618
 Method and system for creating a temporary social network patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for creating a temporary social network
There is described a method for providing a user with a temporary access to a social network, comprising: receiving, from a user machine, an activation code comprising temporal information from which a temporary access period during which the user is allowed to access a social network platform is determinable; validating the activation code; determining, from the activation code, an end point in time at which an access of the user to the temporary social network ends; upon successful validation, providing the user with access to the social network platform until the end point in time is reached; and starting from the end point in time, preventing the user from accessing the social network platform.. .
08/14/14
20140229552
 Delivery of messages for a life event of user of social networking system patent thumbnailnew patent Delivery of messages for a life event of user of social networking system
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.
08/14/14
20140229544
 Sharing content in social networks patent thumbnailnew patent Sharing content in social networks
The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and software for sharing content in social networks. A request from a user of the social network to share content is received, the request comprising the content and at least one sharing parameter.
08/14/14
20140229541
new patent Method and system for content management of social networking data
Methods (10, 20, and 50) and systems (200) for managing content include aggregating social networking data from a plurality of social networks on to a website to provide an aggregation of social networking data on a website, curating the aggregation of social networking data, and selectively approving content for display on the website from the aggregation of social networking data. Other embodiments are disclosed..
08/14/14
20140229539
new patent System and method for tag-based social networking
A method for social interaction comprising tag-based user identification, location-based user identification, aggregated user information for search and categorization, and tag-based location ratings and reviews, and a mobile software application implementing such a method utilizing tag-based user interactive elements for optimal user experience and anonymity within a social networking context.. .
08/14/14
20140229535
new patent Social networking and network connectivity
Social networking is used to enhance content delivery to mobile devices. Sometimes a mobile device lacks network connectivity, such as when the mobile device is off.
08/14/14
20140229487
new patent System and method for user preference augmentation through social network inner-circle knowledge discovery
A system and method are disclosed for user preference augmentation through social network inner-circle knowledge discovery. A user's activity may be captured allow a user preference model to be created.
08/14/14
20140229481
new patent Platform for generating, managing and sharing content clippings and associated citations
A content management system allows users to capture content from content sources, such as web pages and hardcopy publications, using a client application that runs on user devices such as a personal computer or mobile device. The client application creates bibliography citations for captured content by gathering information from and/or about the content sources.
08/14/14
20140229479
new patent Creating personalized collections of objects maintained by a social networking system
A social networking system user includes objects maintained by the social networking system in a collection of objects associated with the user's user profile. The objects in a collection may be associated with a product or service offered by a system external to the social networking system.
08/14/14
20140229450
new patent Method for organising blog articles in a social network
According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a method, implemented by a webserver in communication with a database, for facilitating blogging by members of a number of social networks, said members being in communication with the web-server via a data network, for example the internet, the method comprising the steps of: capturing login information for a plurality of users, said login information identifying the users; prompting the users to enter blog entries on one or more topics; updating the database to associate the blog entries with respective users and topics; and publishing web-pages presenting topics with links to said blog entries associated therewith.. .
08/14/14
20140229416
new patent Electronic apparatus and method of recommending contents to members of a social network
An electronic apparatus and a method of recommending content are provided. The method of recommending content of an electronic apparatus includes determining recommendation subjects for a content based on preference information of social network members in response to a preset command being input while the content is being provided, displaying a list including the recommendation subjects of the content, and recommending the content related to a selected recommendation subject in response to a selection of at least one of the recommendation subjects included in the displayed list..
08/14/14
20140229406
new patent System and method for identifying contacts of a target user in a social network
When using web intelligence (“webint”) to collect information regarding a target social network user, one of the most valuable pieces of information is the target user's list-of-friends (lof). In some cases, however, the lof of the target user is not accessible in his profile.
08/14/14
20140229365
new patent Credit and transaction systems
A system has an internet-connected server having a processor executing software from a non-transitory medium, the software providing a procedure accessing information regarding a particular person from a social network site, and calculating a credit risk score for the particular person based at least in part on the information accessed.. .
08/14/14
20140229347
new patent Method and system for sharing information between a plurality of users in a social networking service
A computer implemented method, system and computer readable storage medium of sharing information between a plurality of users participating in a social networking service is disclosed. Each of the plurality of users has a computer embedded object.
08/14/14
20140229330
new patent Performing actions based on metadata associated with objects in a set of objects associated with a social networking system user
A social networking system user includes objects maintained by the social networking system in a collection of objects associated with the user's user profile. The objects in a collection may be associated with a product or service offered by a system external to the social networking system.
08/14/14
20140229322
new patent Suggesting alternative gifts to user of a social networking system
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.
08/14/14
20140229321
new patent Determining gift suggestions for users of a social networking system using an auction model
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.
08/14/14
20140229291
new patent Selecting social endorsement information for an advertisement for display to a viewing user
A social networking system provides an advertisement for display to a viewing user along with a social endorsement. The social endorsement is selected from the social information maintained by the social networking system.
08/14/14
20140229290
new patent Targeting users based on persona data
A method of targeted advertisement distribution based on persona data derived from a social network, wherein the social network includes a plurality of content streams, each content stream associated with a user and a user summary. The method includes the steps of receiving an advertisement request from a third party environment with associated content, identifying a content stream that includes a reference to the third party content, identifying a persona based on the user associated with the identified content stream, and serving an advertisement to the third party environment based on the identified persona..
08/14/14
20140229287
new patent System and method for providing interactive tour guidance
A system adapted to provide tourist and marketing information. The system includes: a database of tourist information, the database is accessible to internet users; a server for collecting and storing the database of tourist information; and a plurality of electronic devices in communication with the database.
08/14/14
20140229280
new patent Systems and methods for targeted advertising
Methods of generating recommendations may include obtaining social network data from one or more network resources. Word relationships may be created between selected words in the social network data to produce relationship data.
08/14/14
20140229264
new patent Loyalty point collection and distribution social network system
A method and system of collecting loyalty points and distributing them in a social network includes forming at least one social network of an individual and one or more other network individuals; identifying the individual on the mobile communications device of the individual during a purchase at the at least one pos (point of sale) venue; determining the number of loyalty points earned by the individual at the pos venue from the purchase at the at least one pos venue; inputting the number of loyalty points earned by the individual at the pos venue into a social network server; associating the earned loyalty points from the pos venue with a social network account of the individual; and splitting up the earned loyalty points between the individual's social network account and social network accounts of the one or more other network individuals within the social network.. .
08/14/14
20140229253
new patent System and method for promoting social interaction and efficient information exchange
Personal experiences of users are cataloged into a library, all aspects of which are specifically tied to a location. Users are linked to other users and to groups of common interest.
08/14/14
20140229234
new patent Using polling results as discrete metrics for content quality prediction model
A social networking system presents content items to users, who then provide feedback regarding pairs of content items. The feedback includes a selection of a content item of the pair of content items that was preferred by the user over the other content item.
08/14/14
20140229176
new patent Apparatus and method for providing messages in a social network
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server including a controller to receive audio signals and content identification information from a media processor, generate text representing a voice message based on the audio signals, determine an identity of media content based on the content identification information, generate an enhanced message having text and additional content where the additional content is obtained by the controller based on the identity of the media content, and transmit the enhanced message to the media processor for presentation on the display device, where the enhanced message is accessible by one or more communication devices that are associated with a social network and remote from the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed..
08/14/14
20140228128
new patent System and method for creating a secure trusted social network
A system for a plurality of users to share resources with access, control and configuration based on pre-defined relationships of trust between the users of the system. A computer-based authority provides the services of authentication, identification and verification of each user within network.
08/14/14
20140228087
new patent System and method for selecting winning tickets in a lottery game
Use of the present invention provides a method and system for selecting the winning tickets in a lottery game. The method adds to traditional lottery games a social network element, which will influence the winning ticket selection process.
08/07/14
20140223519
Platform for providing a social context to software applications
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.
08/07/14
20140223318
System and method for aggregating online images and managing image streams
A system and method for aggregating online images and managing image streams are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: enabling a user to create a custom image album via a computer-implemented user interface, the image album including a link to at least one social network account having a plurality of images stored therein; providing an application on a rendering device to support an image stream; and using a data processor to automatically, periodically, and directly stream the plurality of images via a network from the social network account to the application on the rendering device of a user platform..
08/07/14
20140222928
System and method for authorship disambiguation and alias resolution in electronic data
A system, method and computer program product for authorship determination, and alias resolution, including a document collection; a jaro-winkler similarity module configured for performing authorship determination and alias resolution based on at least one of email addresses, user identification numbers (ids) on social networks, names written in text, and proper names, including countries and cities in the document collection; an authorship support vector machine (svm) module configured for performing authorship determination and alias resolution based on content of documents in the document collection, including at least one of emails, and social networks information; and a jaccard similarity module configured for performing authorship determination and alias resolution based on link networks in the document collection. One or more of the jaro-winkler similarity module, the authorship support vector machine (svm) module, and the jaccard similarity module are employed for performing the authorship determination and the alias resolution in the document collection..
08/07/14
20140222925
Method, device and storage media for adding a friend in a social network
The current application describes adding a friend in a social network. A friend adding request corresponding to a first user identification is obtained.
08/07/14
20140222913
Facilitating generation of user content for aggregated story units
A social networking system aggregates two or more stories having at least one common characteristic to create an aggregated story unit. Each story describes an action performed on an object over the social networking system or external to the social networking system.
08/07/14
20140222911
Identifying interactions by social networking system users with identified actions performed outside of the social networking system
Third-party systems outside of a social networking system allow a user of the third-party systems that is also a user of the social networking system to perform an action on the third-party system that are communicated to the social-networking system. Additional actions on the third-party system may be associated with the action.
08/07/14
20140222909
Methods and systems for pairing rivals in a social network.
A method, system and computer program for operating a social network. The method may include generating and recording social rival relationships..
08/07/14
20140222908
Methods and systems for a location-based online social network
Disclosed embodiments relate to a system and a method of managing an online social network having a plurality of neighborhoods. The system may receive a location from a user, and select, based on the location, a neighborhood from the plurality of neighborhoods.
08/07/14
20140222854
Personalized structured search queries for online social networks
In particular embodiments, a method includes receiving an text query, identifying nodes and edges from a social graph that correspond to character strings from the text query, and then generating recommended queries that include references to the identified nodes and edges.. .
08/07/14
20140222833
Trusted social networks
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for trusted social networking. Embodiments of the invention include a trusted social network that adds value by sharing information that is both of interest to a user (e.g., based on needs, preferences, and time and place) and is from trusted sources (e.g., friends).
08/07/14
20140222821
Categorizing social network objects based on user affiliations
Groups of users of a social networking system are categorized based on their association with a type of malicious activity. A set of predetermined malicious groups is identified.
08/07/14
20140222812
Systems and methods for utilizing and searching social network information
Methods and systems for indexing, storing, recalling and displaying social network user profiles, event calendar postings and user feed postings are described. A single, discrete set of keywords, can be utilized and assigned to both user profiles and postings and can operate as a method of indexing.
08/07/14
20140222811
Integrating and managing social networking information in an on-demand database system
Some embodiments comprise integrating information from a social network into a multi-tenant database system. A plurality of information from the social network is retrieved, using a processor and a network interface of a server computer in the multi-tenant database system, wherein the plurality of information is associated with a message transmitted using the social network.
08/07/14
20140222806
Matching users of a network based on profile data
A method and system for matching users of a network, such as a language learning network, employs user profile data to determine point match scores and/or compatibility match scores between users of the network such as a social network. A point match score is a measure of strength for a single interest that two users share.
08/07/14
20140222802
Selecting social context for sponsored stories in a social networking system
A viewing user is provided with sponsored stories describes actions of a user connected to the viewing user associated with an object promoted by an advertiser or actions otherwise promoted by the advertiser. Based on a performance metric, the social networking system selects the user or action to be described by the sponsored story.
08/07/14
20140222705
Recommending students to prospective employers based on students' online content
A system and method for recommending a producer to a consumer. An example is provided illustrating a social network for online learning.
08/07/14
20140222700
Predictive pairing and/or matching systems, apparatus, and methods
Systems, methods, and apparatus for psychometrically pairing real estate agents with potential real estate clients. Some methods include retrieving social data for social network members.
08/07/14
20140222664
Social network transaction processing system
A system for transferring funds using social network connections. The system sends application programming interface (api) requests to social networks to obtain “friend” information and create accounts into which funds are deposited and which may be retrieved by recipients via hyperlinks in messages provided through social networks.
08/07/14
20140222636
Comparing financial transactions of a social networking system user to financial transactions of other users
A social networking system obtains financial transaction activity for its users and allows its users to obtain reports of their spending compared to various benchmarks. The benchmarks may be for various demographic groups, networks to which the user belongs, groups of users connected to a user, or any other suitable grouping of users.
08/07/14
20140222620
Social media real estate system and method
A computerized system and method is presented that integrates a dedicated platform for sharing real estate information with a social networking platform. Buyers can search for properties on the dedicated platform and identify certain properties as favorite (or selected) properties.
08/07/14
20140222605
Promoting individual system goals through system recommendations
A social networking system presents recommendation units to its users. The recommendation units suggest actions for the users to increase their engagement with the social networking system or otherwise interact with other users.
08/07/14
20140222604
System for integrating ecommerce website and social networking website on a single web-based platform
The present invention relates to a system for integrating ecommerce and social networking site on a single web-based platform, wherein web-programs/applications can be developed using a web-application development framework. Specifically, the present invention relates to a system for connecting buyers, sellers/retailers and users sharing common interest related to products and services via an integrated communication platform.
08/07/14
20140222594
Dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems
The dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems (“dpo”) transform requests for on-demand and flexible monetization and related services via dpo components into currency transfers, purchase receipt notifications, social networking communications and transaction analytics reports. In some embodiments, the dpo obtains a user product purchase request for a user engaged in an online experience at a point of sale device.
08/07/14
20140222581
Third-party sourcing advertisements from a social networking system
A social networking system selects advertisements for presentation to its users on third-party websites. The social networking system receives a request for content from a widget or plug-in on the third-party website and provides content including one or more advertisements for presentation along with content from the third-party website.
08/07/14
20140222577
Campaign in a geo-spatial environment
A method, apparatus, and system of a campaign in a geo-spatial environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes populating each profile of a geo-spatial social network with an address data, forming a group in support of a campaign in the geo-spatial network when a particular user creates the group in support of the campaign and automatically communicating media to a physical location of a member of the group based on the address data associated with each profile of the geo-spatial network.
08/07/14
20140222561
Cross-platform advertisement targeting
An online system, such as a social networking system, enables targeted advertising to its users across platforms, such as mobile applications, desktop browsers, and mobile browsers. The online system stores interactions with advertisements or other content from multiple platforms with a user identifier.
08/07/14
20140222549
Measuring television advertisement exposure rate and effectiveness
In one embodiment, a social networking system models a number of exposures to an advertisement for a concept for a set of users, sample from the set of users attitudinal data toward the concept, and determine effectiveness of the advertisement by evaluating the attitudinal data against the number of exposures to the advertisement.. .
08/07/14
20140222547
Product customization recommendations based on user information from a social networking system
A social networking system requests a customizable product from a retailer. The retailer accesses social information associated with one or more additional users connected to the social networking system users and generates recommendations for options to customize the customizable product based on the social information associated with the additional users.
08/07/14
20140222536
Unlocking coupon offers
In an embodiment, a method comprises receiving an indication that a user selected social network data that is displayed, on a client device, concurrently with offer data that indicates a coupon offer; wherein prior to receiving the indication, the user of the client device is incapable of accessing the coupon offer; in response to receiving the indication that the user selected the social network data, allowing the user to access the coupon offer, and causing a message to be sent to each user of a plurality of users that are identified, in a social network, as connected to the user, wherein the message includes data about the coupon offer or a coupon provider that initiated the coupon offer; wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.. .
08/07/14
20140222531
System and method for providing a location-based social network
A location based social network and methods of making and using same. A method according to one embodiment includes configuring an event profile via an event administrator device, where the event profile is associated with an event location and includes at least one location venue.
08/07/14
20140222524
Challenge ranking based on user reputation in social network and ecommerce ratings
A network-based rating system provides a mechanism whereby users can submit and rate challenges in a challenge processing step and submit and rank ideas in an idea processing step that correspond to the challenges in the challenge processing step. The highest rated challenge is determined in the challenge processing step and is then submitted to users in an idea processing step.
08/07/14
20140222478
Method and system for creating and managing schedule on basis of social network
The present disclosure provides a method and a system for creating and managing a schedule based on a social network. The method comprises the steps of: a schedule management server obtaining information from a specific account of the social network; the schedule management server parsing a type of the information, an identity of an information creator and information content; the schedule management server creating a schedule event based on the parsed type of the information, the identity of the information creator and the information content; and the schedule management server providing a user interface, so that a user views the created schedule event..
08/07/14
20140222445
Health related social networking
The present disclosure includes method, system, and computer readable medium embodiments to implement a health related social network. One or more embodiments include receiving health information relating to a first user in a health related social network, publishing the received health information to a health page of the first user, and allowing access to the health page of the first user to a second user in the health related social network.
08/07/14
20140222413
Method and user interface for controlling language translations using touch sensitive display screens
As social networks such as twitter become an integral part of a growing number of smartphone and tablet apps and other software, app users more frequently encounter brief foreign language comments from other users. The invention provides a convenient touch screen user interface and method by which a user, with a minimal set of finger touches, may request a translation of such foreign language comments without otherwise leaving the app display screen where the comment was originally found.
08/07/14
20140222339
Holiday expression and sharing in a geospatially constrained social network
Disclosed are methods of verifying a user of a geospatial social network has a primary residence in a particular location associated with a claimed neighborhood using a processor and a memory. The user verified in the geospatial social network as having the primary residence at the particular location is permitted to place a holiday pushpin on a geospatial representation of a property boundary associated with the user.


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