Facebook Patent Grants

Head-mounted display

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: D875094

Deformable signaling pathways

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10557699
A wearable device comprises one or more deformable signaling pathways wherein each deformable signaling pathway is configured to enable an electrical connection between two devices electrically connected to each other via the deformable signaling pathway. Deformable signaling pathways enable the conduction of electrical signals between various circuit elements similar to one or more circuit elements such as electronic traces or wires. A deformable signaling pathway includes one or more…

Apparatus, system, and method for indicating the status of and securing hard drives

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558248
A drive latch apparatus may include a light pipe that transmits light across a distance. The apparatus may also include a light source coupled to a distal end of the light pipe. In addition, the apparatus may include a latch dimensioned to secure a hard drive to a chassis and coupled to a proximal end of the light pipe such that the light from the light source is transmitted to the latch and the latch refracts the light from the light source to emit a visible glow. Various other…

Sensor data compression

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558261
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving motion data from a motion sensor during a packet-transmission interval of a wireless protocol. The motion data corresponds to a first pre-determined number of samples measured at a first sampling frequency. Each sample is associated with a first timestamp corresponding to a measurement time of that sample during the packet-transmission interval. The method also includes converting the motion data to correspond to a second pre-determined…

Systems and methods for providing responses to and drawings for media content

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558338
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect an initiation of a drawing to a media content item. A first drawing option that is selectable via a first dimension can be provided. A second drawing option that is selectable via a second dimension can be provided. A first current state of the first drawing option and a second current state of the second drawing option can be indicated.

Techniques for prospective contact ranking of address book entries

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558673
Techniques for prospective contact ranking of address book entries are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client front-end component operative to receive a prospective contact display prompt from a client application on a client device, the client application associated with a user account; receive an address book from the client device, the address book comprising a plurality of address book entries; and send the ordered prospective contact list to the client…

Systems and methods for capturing images with augmented-reality effects

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558675
In one embodiment, a computing system captures, using a camera, a number of frames of a live scene. The system generates preview frames for an augmented scene by applying one or more augmented reality effects to the frames of the live scene. Each preview frame is based on a low-resolution image of the live scene. The low-resolution image has a lower resolution than a maximum resolution of the camera. The system stores at least one preview frame with the augmented reality effects into a…

Topic ranking of content items for topic-based content feeds

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558714
An online system ranks topic-groups for users and presents content items in topic-based feeds. A topic group corresponds to one or more topic(s) and can be used to generate a feed for presenting the content items related to the topic(s). For a particular user, the topic groups are ranked according to the likelihood of the user interacting with content items included in the topic groups. The topic groups are ranked using information of the users and/or users' historical interaction data…

Consumer insights analysis using word embeddings

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10558759
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to generate k words that each approximates a representation of a relationship between two concepts, where the request includes two input n-grams that each represent one of the two concepts, accessing a table of word vector relationships, where the table includes a plurality of unique n-grams and their corresponding word vectors, looking up word vectors corresponding to each of the two input n-grams using the table, calculating an…

Identifying users for advertising opportunities based on paired identifiers

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10559013
An online system facilitates auctions for advertising presentation opportunities by identifying users associated with the presentation opportunities. The online system stores mappings between user identifiers and a plurality of partner identifiers used by advertisers to identify browsers. Partner identifiers are received from an advertising exchange and used to identify a user identifier corresponding to the received partner identifier. Using the identified user identifier, the online…

Color sampling for displaying content items

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10559098
An online system is configured to provide content items to users. The content item includes an image, and is displayed with a color block or colored border as an accent to the image. The color of the color block or colored bordered is dynamically selected based upon the image included in the content item, and is selected using a waterfall selection method comprising a sequence of different selection methods, each selection method configured to select a color based upon a most common…

System, device and method for providing user interface for a virtual reality environment

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10559113
A device connectable to a near eye display or to a virtual reality headset and to a portable computing platform having a processor is provided herein. The device may include: an illuminator configured to illuminate a proximity of a user wearing the headset or the near eye display with patterned light; and an TR camera configured to capture reflections of said patterned light coming from at least one object located in the proximity of the user, wherein the processor is configured to:…

Apparatus, system, and method for mitigating motion-to-photon latency in head-mounted displays

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10559276
A special-purpose hardware device for mitigating motion-to-photon latency in head-mounted displays may include an image signal processor that receives at least one image frame captured by a camera device of a head-mounted-display system. The special-purpose hardware device may also include an input-formatting component that receives the computer-generated imagery. The special-purpose hardware device may further include a blending component that generates at least one mixed-reality frame…

Method for polymer-assisted chip transfer

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10559486
One or more chips are transferred from one substrate to another by using one or more polymer layers to secure the one or more chips to an intermediate carrier substrate. While secured to the intermediate carrier substrate, the one or more chips may be transported or put through further processing or fabrication steps. To release the one or more chips, the adhesion strength of the one or more polymer layers is gradually reduced to minimize potential damage to the one or more chips.

Two-stage content item selection process incorporating brand value

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10560758
An online system presents content in videos to users. Content providers may value having their content injected into videos from certain sources more than others. This preference is quantified as a brand value score. The brand value score is determined as a function of user engagement with a source of the video and, to account for brand value, the system performs a two-stage auction. First, the system determines whether to inject any content into a video by determining a distribution of…

Strap arm of head-mounted display with integrated audio port

Granted: February 11, 2020
Patent Number: 10560769
A head-mounted display (HMID) includes a strap arm that transmits audio. The HMID includes a front rigid body and a strap arm. The strap arm includes a body portion defining a boss having an aperture that rotatably connects the strap arm to the front rigid body. The body portion defines an audio passage to transmit sound and an audio port to output the sound. The audio passage is defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port. A speaker is positioned,…