US Patent No: 7,835,950

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Method and apparatus for product display

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Systems and methods are provided for receiving from a customer a selection of a product category. At least one product is determined that is associated with the selected product category. A substitute product for the determined product is selected. In one embodiment, a signal is transmitted to display the selected substitute product.

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FACEBOOK, INC.PALO ALTO, CA1749

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fincham, Magdalena M Norwalk, CT 339 4181
Van, Luchene Andrew S New York, NY 311 5764
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 2010 51034

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