Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2018-cv-00080

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Exhibit A U.S. PATENT NO. 9,733,811 B2 CLAIM LISTING No. Limitation 1P 1. A computer implemented method of profile matching, comprising: 1[a] electronically receiving a plurality of user online-dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; 1[b] electronically receiving a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; 1[c] determining a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online- dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; 1[d] causing the display of a graphical representation of a first potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of the first electronic device, the first potential match corresponding to a second user; 1[e] determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; 1[f] in response to determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically causing the graphical user interface to display a graphical representation of a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the graphical representation of the first potential match; 1[g] determining that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; 1[h] determining to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to determining that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; 1[i] in response to determining to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, causing the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; 1[j] determining that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 1 of 6 associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; 1[k] preventing communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the regarding the third user; 1[l] determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and 1[m] preventing communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 2 The method of claim 1, further comprising: in response to determining that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, causing the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling the text area to be presented to the first user. 3 The method of claim 1, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 4P A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, are configured to: 4[a] electronically receive a plurality of user online-dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; 4[b] electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; 4[c] determine a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; 4[d] cause the display of a graphical representation of a first potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of 2 Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 2 of 6 the first electronic device, the first potential match corresponding to a second user; 4[e] determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; 4[f] in response to the determination that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically cause the graphical user interface to display a graphical representation of a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the graphical representation of the first potential match; 4[g] determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; 4[h] determine to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; 4[i] in response to the determination to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, cause the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; 4[j] determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; 4[k] prevent communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the third user; 4[l] determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and 3 Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 3 of 6 4[m] prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 5 The medium of claim 4, further comprising instructions configured to, in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, cause the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling the text area to be presented to the first user. 6 The medium of claim 4, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 7P A system for profile matching, comprising an interface operable to: 7[a] electronically receive a plurality of user online-dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; 7[b] electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; and 7[c] a processor coupled to the interface and operable to: determine a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; 7[d] cause the interface to display a graphical representation of a first potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of the first electronic device, the first potential match corresponding to a second user; 7[e] determine that the interface has received a positive preference indication from the first user regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; 7[f] automatically cause the interface to remove the presentation of the first potential match from the graphical user interface in response to detecting the gesture and cause the interface to present, on the graphical user interface, a second potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user; 4 Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 4 of 6 7[g] determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; and 7[h] determine to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; 7[i] in response to the determination to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, cause the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; 7[j] determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; 7[k] prevent communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the third user; 7[l] determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and 7[m] prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 8 The system of claim 7, the processor further operable to, in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, cause the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling a text area to be presented to the first user. 5 Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 5 of 6 9 The system of claim 7, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 6 Bumble's Exhibit No. 1009 IPR2019-00842 Page 6 of 6