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, CA1863

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fincham, Magdalena M Norwalk, CT 345 4344
Van, Luchene Andrew S New York, NY 312 5935
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 2030 52530

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THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (1)
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4,574,947 Dispensing container with display compartment 23 1984
4,669,730 Automated sweepstakes-type game 367 1984
RE32115 Self-service terminal 164 1984
4,737,910 Apparatus for tracking inventory 143 1985
4,857,840 Information and guiding system including a portable receiver device having an electromagnetic wave antenna and magnetic field sensor 45 1986
4,689,742 Automatic lottery system 463 1986
4,815,741 Automated marketing and gaming systems 383 1987
4,999,763 Self service access controller 49 1988
5,117,407 Vending machine with synthesized description messages 130 1989
5,034,739 Computer-controlled checking system for parking houses, garages or parking lots 43 1989
5,176,224 Computer-controlled system including a printer-dispenser for merchandise coupons 134 1989
4,993,714 Point of sale lottery system 99 1990
5,243,515 Secure teleprocessing bidding system 516 1990
5,253,165 Computerized reservations and scheduling system 280 1990
5,193,648 Restaurant construction system 37 1991
5,202,826 Centralized consumer cash value accumulation system for multiple merchants 529 1991
5,192,854 System for electronically recording and redeeming coupons 213 1992
5,185,695 Method and system for handling discount coupons by using centrally stored manufacturer coupons in place of paper coupons 216 1992
5,380,991 Paperless coupon redemption system and method thereof 316 1993
5,381,155 Vehicle speeding detection and identification 155 1994
5,544,040 System for management of common purchase operations for goods and services 178 1994
5,408,417 Automated ticket sales and dispensing system 348 1994
5,708,782 Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons 191 1994
5,536,045 Debit/credit card system having primary utility in replacing food stamps 45 1994
5,687,087 Card printing and dispensing system 57 1995
5,513,117 Apparatus and method for electronically dispensing personalized greeting cards and gifts 505 1995
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5,568,406 Stolen car detection system and method 122 1995
5,701,252 Distribution network system for products and information 91 1996
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5,615,269 Ideal electronic negotiations 282 1996
5,638,302 System and method for preventing auto thefts from parking areas 55 1996
5,769,269 Vending system 215 1996
6,131,085 Answer collection and retrieval system governed by a pay-off meter 158 1996
5,780,133 Variable value retail coupon system 37 1996
5,930,771 Inventory control and remote monitoring apparatus and method for coin-operable vending machines 202 1996
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6,085,768 Portable shade device 15 1998
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