Facebook Patent Applications

SENTIMENT POLARITY FOR USERS OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

Granted: September 10, 2020
Application Number: 20200286000
A social networking system infers a sentiment polarity of a user toward content of a page. The sentiment polarity of the user is inferred based on received information about an interaction between the user and the page (e.g., like, report, etc.), and may be based on analysis of a topic extracted from text on the page. The system infers a positive or negative sentiment polarity of the user toward the content of the page, and that sentiment polarity then may be associated with any second…

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UNSUPERVISED ONE-SHOT MACHINE LEARNING FOR CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN GESTURES AND ESTIMATION OF APPLIED FORCES

Granted: September 3, 2020
Application Number: 20200275895
Methods and apparatus for training a classification model and using the trained classification model to recognize gestures performed by a user. An apparatus comprises a processor that is programmed to: receive, via a plurality of neuromuscular sensors, a first plurality of neuromuscular signals from a user as the user performs a first single act of a gesture; train a classification model based on the first plurality of neuromuscular signals, the training including: deriving value(s) from…

DIALER WITH REAL-TIME REVERSE LOOK-UP INCLUDING SOCIAL DATA

Granted: September 3, 2020
Application Number: 20200280629
Methods and systems that include, by a client computing device of a first user of a social-networking system, receiving from the first user an identifier associated with an intended recipient to which outgoing communication is to be initiated, wherein the identifier is received via a user interface of an application, identifying, based on the intended recipient, social information relevant to the first user, and displaying, in the user interface, the social information that is relevant…

EVALUATING MODIFICATIONS TO FEATURES USED BY MACHINE LEARNED MODELS APPLIED BY AN ONLINE SYSTEM

Granted: August 27, 2020
Application Number: 20200272943
An online system identifies an additional feature to evaluate for inclusion in a machine learned model. The additional feature is based on characteristics of one or more dimensions of information maintained by the online system. To generate data for evaluating the additional feature, the online system generates various partitions of stored data, where each partition includes characteristics associated with one or more dimensions on which the additional feature is based. Using values of…

CONVERSION OPTIMIZATION WITH LONG ATTRIBUTION WINDOW

Granted: August 20, 2020
Application Number: 20200265471
An online system optimizes for longer attribution window conversions with an additive decomposition model by predicting the probability that a predefined action happens given an impression/click. The online system receives a content item from a content provider for display to a target user, and predicts a probability that a target user will convert given an interaction with the content item by the target user. The online system computes, by a first trained model, a short-term conversion…

Re-Ranking Story Content

Granted: August 6, 2020
Application Number: 20200249784
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a cover feed interaction history from a device associated with a user of a social-networking system. An order for a plurality of content boards may be determined based on the cover feed interaction history (e.g., viewing history, download status, the current order of content boards in the cover feed, user interaction history, whether the user bookmarked or pinned a particular content board), user information related to the user, and device…

CLUSTERING USERS OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM BASED ON USER INTERACTIONS WITH CONTENT ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TOPIC

Granted: August 6, 2020
Application Number: 20200250702
A social networking system presents users with a content items and ad requests, which may include targeting criteria specifying a topic. Interactions by users who were presented with an advertisement from an ad request including targeting criteria specifying the topic are stored by the social networking system and used to identify a cluster group of additional users having characteristics similar to characteristics of users who were presented with the advertisement from the ad request…

MESSENGER MSQRD - MASK INDEXING

Granted: July 16, 2020
Application Number: 20200227090
Exemplary embodiments relate to the creation of a media effect index for group video conversations. Media effect application (e.g., in the form of graphical overlays, filters, sounds, etc.) may be tracked in a timeline during a chat session. The resulting index may be used to create a highlights reel, which may serve as an index into a live show or may be used to determine the best time to insert materials into a recording of the conversation. The index may be used to automatically…

User Interface Editor

Granted: July 9, 2020
Application Number: 20200218414
In one embodiment, a method performed by one or more computing devices including defining a hierarchical structure for a user interface (UI) that includes defining one or more layers of the hierarchical structure, adding one or more objects at each layer, and specifying one or more relationships among particular objects. The method further including associating metadata with each object at each layer, the metadata describing how the corresponding object is presented in the user…

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR CAPACITIVE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

Granted: May 21, 2020
Application Number: 20200159322
Systems, articles, and methods for improved capacitive electromyography (“EMG”) sensors are described. The improved capacitive EMG sensors include one or more sensor electrode(s) that is/are coated with a protective barrier formed of a material that has a relative permittivity ?r of about 10 or more. The protective barrier shields the sensor electrode(s) from moisture, sweat, skin oils, etc. while advantageously contributing to a large capacitance between the sensor electrode(s) and…

WEARABLE MUSCLE INTERFACE SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS THAT INTERACT WITH CONTENT DISPLAYED ON AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Granted: May 21, 2020
Application Number: 20200159325
Systems, devices and methods that enable a user to access and interact with content displayed on a portable electronic display in an inconspicuous, hands-free manner are described. There is disclosed a completely wearable system comprising a wearable muscle interface device and a wearable head-mounted display, as well as methods for using the wearable system to effect interactions between the user and content displayed on the wearable head-mounted display. The wearable muscle interface…

TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING A DEVICE LOCATION VIA A MESSAGING SYSTEM

Granted: October 3, 2019
Application Number: 20190306658
A computer-implemented method may include receiving, in a messaging client executing on a first client device, a location request from a second client device; determining whether the second client device is authorized to send the location request to the first client device; starting a timer in response to receiving the location request when the second client device is authorized; and sending a location of the first client device to the second client device when the timer expires. Other…

Bandwidth Allocation

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190021042
Apparatuses, methods, and systems for allocating capacity for links of a multi-hop distributed network are disclosed. One method includes allocating capacity, by a central controller, for each link of a plurality of links of a sector of a wireless network based at least in part on a number of devices directly or indirectly wirelessly connected to the sector, providing the allocated capacity for each link to the sector, and adjusting, by the sector, the allocated capacity for at least one…

TECHNIQUES FOR COORDINATING A MESSAGING EXPERIENCE ACROSS PLATFORMS

Granted: May 17, 2018
Application Number: 20180139167
Techniques for coordinating a message experience across platforms are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging application operative on a processor circuit to receive a request from a remote web browser to login to the messaging application. The messaging application may comprise an access code generator to generate a first access code and present the first access code on a messaging application website; an authenticator to receive a second access code from a…

TECHNIQUES TO SHARE APPLICATION DATA THROUGH A MESSAGING SYSTEM

Granted: April 26, 2018
Application Number: 20180113753
Techniques to share application data through a messaging system are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging component operative to receive a message package from a messaging service at a messaging client on a client device, the message package addressed from a source messaging account and addressed to a recipient messaging account, the recipient messaging account associated with the messaging client on the client device; extract an application data payload…

TECHNIQUES FOR MOBILE DEVICE PERSONALIZATION

Granted: February 8, 2018
Application Number: 20180041627
Techniques for mobile device personalization are described. In an embodiment, user credentials for an online service are received at a mobile device kiosk. The user credentials may be authenticated and, upon authentication, user data associated with the user credentials may be transferred to a mobile device of the mobile device kiosk. The user data may be transferred between the mobile device kiosk and a wireless transmitter embedded on a printed circuit board (PCB) of the mobile device.…

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING GROUPS ON A MOBILE PLATFORM

Granted: January 18, 2018
Application Number: 20180020004
Techniques for managing groups on a mobile platform, comprising a mobile groups application. The mobile groups application including a groups management component to manage at least one group for a corresponding social networking application of a social networking system; and a groups rendering component to render a groups user interface (UI) view comprising at least one selectable group user interface element representative of the at least one group, the at least one selectable group UI…

TECHNIQUES TO SELECTIVELY CAPTURE VISUAL MEDIA USING A SINGLE INTERFACE ELEMENT

Granted: January 11, 2018
Application Number: 20180013956
Techniques to selectively capture media using a single user interface element are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a touch controller, a visual media capture component, and a storage component. The touch controller may be operative to receive a haptic engagement signal. The visual media capture component may be operative to be configured in a capture mode based on whether a haptic disengagement signal is received by the touch controller before expiration of a first…

TECHNIQUES FOR REPLICATION OF A CLIENT DATABASE TO REMOTE DEVICES

Granted: January 4, 2018
Application Number: 20180004828
Techniques for replication of a client database to remote devices are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a server database management component operative to receive a collection subscription command from a client device at a database synchronization system, the collection subscription command specifying an object collection; and detect a collection change for the object collection; and an update queue management component operative to register the client device for…

TECHNIQUES FOR DATABASE REPLICATION BETWEEN CLIENT DEVICES

Granted: January 4, 2018
Application Number: 20180004829
Techniques for database replication between client devices are described. In another embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a local database management component operative to send a collection subscription command from a client device to a database synchronization system, the collection subscription command specifying an object collection; and update a local database store for the object collection on the client device using a collection update; and a local queue component operative to…