Latest Stories


Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search features during a presentation January 15, 2013 in Menlo Park. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Facebook introduced a new version of search on the site called Graph Search on the 15 January, 2013. The new graph search lets Facebook users search in real time for information based on its association with other people. For example, if you were in the mood to watch a new movie you could ask Facebook to recommend “new movies that my friends like.

Facebook patent applications can help us out in understanding the secrets as to how do the Facebook’s graph search works. Below is a list of Facebook patent applications mentioning search which may include relevant material, but it must be remembered that it takes 18 months for a filed application to be published.


SERIAL NO.
PUBLICATION DATE
TITLE
PUBLICATION NO.
1
2013-01-10
PROVIDING CONTEXT RELEVANT SEARCH FOR A USER BASED ON LOCATION AND SOCIAL INFORMATION
2
2012-12-20
CLIENT-SIDE MODIFICATION OF SEARCH RESULTS BASED ON SOCIAL NETWORK DATA
3
2012-12-13
PRESENTING IMAGES AS SEARCH RESULTS
4
2012-12-06
CONTEXT-BASED RANKING OF SEARCH RESULTS
5
2012-11-29
SOCIAL DATA OVERLAY
6
2012-10-18
DISPLAY SHOWING INTERSECTION BETWEEN USERS OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM
7
2012-07-12
MAPPING A THIRD-PARTY WEB PAGE TO AN OBJECT IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM
8
2012-07-05
DISTRIBUTED CACHE FOR GRAPH DATA
9
2012-07-05
COMPOSITE TERM INDEX FOR GRAPH DATA
10
2012-06-28
PROVIDING RELEVANT NOTIFICATIONS FOR A USER BASED ON LOCATION AND SOCIAL INFORMATION
11
2012-06-28
PRICING RELEVANT NOTIFICATIONS PROVIDED TO A USER BASED ON LOCATION AND SOCIAL INFORMATION
12
2012-06-21
RANKING OF ADDRESS BOOK CONTACTS BASED ON SOCIAL PROXIMITY
13
2012-05-22
AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING NODES AND EDGES IN AN INTEGRATED SOCIAL GRAPH
14
2012-05-15
DYNAMICALLY GENERATING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON SOCIAL GRAPH INFORMATION
15
2012-02-23
LOCATION RANKING USING SOCIAL GRAPH INFORMATION
16
2012-02-23
DYNAMIC PLACE VISIBILITY IN GEO-SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM
17
2011-10-27
SOCIAL GRAPH THAT INCLUDES WEB PAGES OUTSIDE OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM
18
2011-06-09
SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL OF OBJECTS IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM
19
2011-04-21
RANKING SEARCH RESULTS BASED ON THE FREQUENCY OF ACCESS ON THE SEARCH RESULTS BY USERS OF A SOCIAL-NETWORKING SYSTEM
20
2011-03-16
METHODS FOR AUTHORIZING TRANSMISSION OF CONTENT FROM FIRST TO SECOND INDIVIDUAL AND AUTHENTICATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON AN INDIVIDUAL'S SOCIAL NETWORK
21
2010-05-27
LEVERAGING A SOCIAL GRAPH FROM A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR SOCIAL CONTEXT IN OTHER SYSTEMS
Table 1. List of Patents behind Facebook’s Graph Search
Out of above 21 published patents it seems that inventorship to 4-5 published patents goes to the Indian inventors.

One Response so far.

  1. zeus neo says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Please visit www.vakilpro.com to get information on how to to send a legal notice, Property Related Legal Opinion , Documentation Services, etc. all over India.

    Team Vakilpro

Leave a Reply