Facebook pointed out in the patent description that a social networking system may include a social networking website that allows its users (such as individuals or organizations) to interact with the platform, and users can interact with each other through the platform. The social networking system may also utilize input from the user to create and store a record of the user's relationship with other users, as well as provide services (eg, photo sharing, messaging, games, or advertisements) to facilitate social interaction between the users.
The patent invented by Facebook relates to a handheld camera integrated into a network environment that captures video content that can be stitched together with other videos in the network environment, thereby creating a stitched video that is shared by the online social network.
Such a wireless camera can be operated by a user and can be worn on the user's fingertip or worn as a ring on the user's finger.
Video stream can be usedMobile phoneOr other suitable devices of the user are spliced together. Other cameras operated by the user can be integrated into the user's device. The video streams that are stitched together can be streamed to the user or viewed by the user in any suitable manner. For example, users on Facebook can connect to each other through a platform and access video streams that are stitched together.
In addition, users can set specific gestures to control the camera, including controlling camera power on and off, recording, live streaming, and more. For example, a waving gesture can turn the camera on or off, a rotating motion gesture can start a live broadcast, and the like.
According to the application documents, Facebook submitted the patent to the US Patent Office in January this year, and the US Patent Office issued the patent in July.