LinkedIn Patent Grants

Game play fact checking

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630090
A fact checking system is able to verify the correctness of information and/or characterize information by comparing the information with one or more sources. The fact checking system automatically monitors, processes, fact checks information and indicates a status of the information. Fact checking results are able to be validated by re-fact checking the fact check results.

Request change tracker

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632919
An example request change tracker may be used to create, modify, monitor, and report events occurring within a development and testing pipeline with respect to one or more computing applications. A request change tracker may include a pipeline event detector, a testing stage detector, a control module, and a reporting module. The pipeline event detector detects a pipeline event indicative of a status of a code module with respect to a pipeline. The testing stage detector determines the…

Systems and methods for improving video stutter in high resolution progressive video

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633415
Systems and methods for improving video stutter in high resolution progressive video captured with fast exposure times. In a first approach, digital video is captured with fast shutter speeds that cause objects moving within the frame to appear motionless. The video codec generates motion information that may be utilized to add an artificial motion blur to each frame of the digital video during processing in a digital video pipeline. The motion blur creates the appearance that an object…

Techniques for inferring a location

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635116
Disclosed in some examples is a method including receiving a plurality of transaction records, each of the transaction records including data about a particular transaction engaged in by a member of a social networking service and including a geographic location and a timestamp of the particular transaction; scoring each of the plurality of transaction records based upon the recency of the transaction; clustering the plurality of transaction records into a plurality of clusters, each…

Learning a ranking model using interactions of a user with a jobs list

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9626654
Learning to rank modeling in the context of an on-line social network is described. A learning to rank model can learn from pairwise preference (e.g., job posting A is more relevant than job posting B for a particular member profile) thus directly optimizing for the rank order of job postings for each member profile. With ranking position taken into consideration during training, top-ranked job postings may be treated by a recommendation system as being of more importance than…

Notifications based on social network service activity and profile triggers

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9628430
An embodiment searches a social network for at least one trigger event, detects one or more trigger events, and communicates the detected one or more trigger events as an alert. Searching the social network comprises searching member profiles and searching member activities. Detected one or more trigger events are centralized into a sortable list and prioritized based on business entities and the importance of the trigger events to persons related to the business entities. The…

System and method for relevance-based social network interaction recommendation

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9619846
System and method for recommending to a member of a social network an interaction with ones of a plurality of entities. Events related to individual ones of the plurality of entities are obtained. A relevance of ones of the events to the member is determined based on at least one characteristic of ones of the events and a trait of the member. Recommended interactions with ones of the plurality of entities individually related to the ones of the events based on the relevance for each of…

Confirming an identity of a user of a social network

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9621560
In cases where a user of a social network has lost access to one or more email addresses on file with the social network, the social network may confirm an identity of the user before issuing a new password. The social network may confirm the identity of the user by prompting the user to correctly identify pictures of members of the social network that are connected to the user, selecting or receiving a selection of a plurality of trustees (e.g., members of the social network who are…

Delivering and displaying content feeds on smartwatch devices

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9621678
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for displaying a content feed on a smartwatch device. During operation, the system transmits a request for a content feed to a mobile application on a mobile device. When the mobile application responds with the content feed within a pre-specified period after the request, the system stores the content feed on the smartwatch device and displays the content feed on the smartwatch device. When the mobile application does not respond with an update…

Event visualization

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606979
Displaying a preference by a first user of a content contribution submitted by a second user is disclosed. A preference event by the first user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is produced. At least a portion of the received events is caused to be rendered graphically.

Contextual connection recommendation in a social network

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9595069
A system and method for contextual connection recommendation includes obtaining, with a processor from a database, contextual data and social graph data related to a pair of members of a social network who are not currently connected on the social network. A connection base score between the pair of members is generated based on the social graph data. A recommendation modifier is generated based on the contextual data. A connection recommendation modified score is determined by applying…

Identification of a broker-type leader in a social network

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582836
Techniques for identification of a broker-type leader in a social network based on network topology are described. According to various embodiments, an electronic sociograph is accessed, the electronic sociograph depicting a plurality of actors of an online social network service as nodes in the sociograph, and the sociograph including edges between the nodes representing relationships between the respective actors. Thereafter, a particular node in the sociograph corresponding to an…

Executing commands embedded in messages

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9584454
A communication server, computer-readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method for executing commands embedded in messages are provided. The method may include accessing a message that is being routed through a communication server. The message may include a command operator that is operative to execute an action performed by a network-based service executing on an application server. The method may further include identifying the command operator included in the message, and…

Adaptive pairwise preferences in recommenders

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576247
Methods, systems, and products adapt recommender systems with pairwise feedback. A pairwise question is posed to a user. A response is received that selects a preference for a pair of items in the pairwise question. A latent factor model is adapted to incorporate the response, and an item is recommended to the user based on the response.

Presenting a user profile

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576274
A first user of a presentation machine may be a recruiter that initiates an action in reference to a first user profile. The first user profile may describe a first candidate for a job. The presentation machine may identify the first user profile and determine a similarity score that indicates a degree of similarity between the first user profile and a second user profile that describes a second candidate for the job. The presentation machine may also access a volatility score that…

Identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576326
Techniques for identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by a particular actor of a plurality of actors and interactions by other actors of the plurality of actors with the specific content item are identified. A leadership score associated with the particular actor is calculated, the leadership score indicating a propensity of the particular actor to spread information among the…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9578481
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, geolocation data for a first device and a second device is received. Based on determining the first device is within a predetermined distance of the second device using the geolocation data, gesture data of the first device and second device is accessed. An association between the first device and the second device is identified based on the gesture data. A communicative coupling is initiated…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569163
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, first motion capture data corresponding to a physical user motion is received from a first device. Second motion capture data corresponding to the physical user motion is received from a second device. Features are extracted from the first motion capture data and the second motion capture data. An association between the first device and the second device is determined based on a comparison of the…

Member communication reply score calculation

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569735
In an example embodiment, a supervised machine learning algorithm is used to train a communication reply score model based on an extracted first set of features and second set of features from social networking service member profiles and activity and usage information. When a plurality of member search results is to be displayed, for the member identified in each of the plurality of member search results, the member profile corresponding to the member is parsed to extract a third set of…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9571956
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, gesture data resulting from a physical user gesture associated with a first device and a second device is received. Features are extracted from the gesture data. An association between the first device and the second device is identified based on the extracted features. A communicative coupling is initiated between the first device and the second device in response to identifying the association.