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1. US20160078110 - Suggesting search results to users before receiving any search query from the users

Office United States of America
Application Number 14949598
Application Date 23.11.2015
Publication Number 20160078110
Publication Date 17.03.2016
Grant Number 10002168
Grant Date 19.06.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 7/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
7Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
G06F 17/30
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
H04L 29/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
08Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
CPC
G06F 17/30528
G06F 17/3053
G06F 17/30554
G06F 17/30867
H04L 67/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
10in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
H04L 67/18
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
18in which the network application is adapted for the location of the user terminal
Applicants Facebook, Inc.
Inventors Michael Dudley Johnson
Ryan Patterson
Agents Baker Botts L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Suggesting search results to users before receiving any search query from the users
Abstract
(EN)

In one embodiment, a social-networking system may compile a set of search results based on information known about a user stored by the social-networking system, the search results being compiled before the user inputs any search query or portion thereof, each search result being associated with one or more call-to-action elements applicable to the search result, each call-to-action element prompting an action from the user related to the search result via the social-networking system, and send the set of search results with the call-to-action elements for presentation to the user, wherein the call-to-action elements are presented to the user in proximity to their associated search results.