US 9,811,848 B2
Verifying purchasers of restricted gifts
Nathan Reuss, Pacifica, CA (US); and Christopher William Jones, Mill Valley, CA (US)
Assigned to Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 8, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/479,706.
Prior Publication US 2016/0071175 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); G06Q 30/06 (2012.01); G06Q 20/40 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 30/0607 (2013.01) [G06Q 20/4014 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method comprising:
providing an advertisement to a client device of a user logged in at a social networking system, the advertisement promoting a restricted gift subject to a limitation on sale of the restricted gift, the limitation on sale of the restricted gift being related to user characteristics, the advertisement including a link to a landing page external to the social networking system, and the advertisement being displayed to the user by the social networking system;
receiving a request to verify the identity of the user of the client device accessing the landing page; and
responsive to the request to verify the identity of the user at the landing page:
receiving login credentials from the client device,
verifying that the login credentials received from the client device match those of the user logged in at the social networking system;
determining based on the characteristics of the user in the social networking system, that the user may purchase the restricted gift;
generating an order entry page for the restricted gift;
receiving one or more recipients to receive the restricted gift;
receiving a selection from a list of possible delivery locations, the list of possible gift delivery locations being generated based on one or more of recipient affinities or actions within the social networking system;
processing a purchase of the restricted gift for the selected recipient and delivery location; and
providing information about the purchase of the restricted gift to a terminal located at the gift delivery location, the information about the purchase including identification of the one or more recipients.