LinkedIn Patent Grants

Determining logical groups without using personal information

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691108
Systems and methods for the forming of user device groups are presented. In one example, logical relationship information describing logical relationships among a plurality of user devices is accessed. Scores for each of a plurality of possible groups are generated based at least partially on the logical relationship information and information about a first user device, but the scores not being based on any personally identifiable information about the first user of the first user…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692869
Tools (systems, apparatuses, methodologies, computer program products, etc.) for pairing electronic devices including touchscreen-enabled electronic devices, and for facilitating communication between paired electronic devices.

Portion of a display with a graphical user interface

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: D789972

Online address book with multi-use input bar and profile bookmarking

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686328
An online address book is configured to include a multi-user input bar to receive search terms intended to match contacts existing in a user's contact list. If a search term does not match any entry in the current contact list the search is extended by the multi-user input bar to include further candidate contacts. Candidate contacts are acquired through social profiles available from a set of networking sites linked-to over the Internet. A candidate contact that does match the search…

Portion of a display with a graphical user interface

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: D789390

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: D789403

User interfaces for providing updated contact information

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9679058
An Internet-based system capable of automatically maintaining contact-related information in any computer software application or digital device which stores or manages contact-related information. More particularly, the system allows users to automatically enter and maintain contact-related information in a digital address book or similar application or device (such as a wireless phone or PDA) with minimal or no manual entry of the contact-related information by the user. The system…

Method and system for still image capture from video footage

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9681087
A method of providing one or more snapshots extracted from video footage includes displaying a first image in a first display area. The first image is associated with a first capture time. The method also includes displaying a first plurality of preview images in a second display area. The first plurality of preview images are associated with times prior to the first capture time. The method further includes displaying a second plurality of preview images in a third display area. The…

Translating queries into graph queries using primitives

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9672247
In order to facilitate the requesting of desired information from a graph database that stores a graph, a system may translate an initial query into a query that can be executed against the graph database. In particular, using primitives, the system may translate a query associated with a type of database (such as a relational database) into the query. The graph may include nodes, edges between the nodes, and predicates to represent and store data with index-free adjacency. Moreover, the…

Automated management of a distributed computing system

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9674031
A system, method and computer program product are provided for managing a distributed computing system that features multiple hosts executing a distributed application. On each host a collector process collects application-level and/or system-level metrics and reports them to a data repository. A controller executes actor processes that compare the metrics, and/or trends in the metrics, to predetermined thresholds. If a threshold is met or passed, the corresponding actor or the…

Techniques for ascribing social attributes to content

Granted: June 6, 2017
Patent Number: 9674136
Techniques for ascribing social attributes to content items and for selecting content to display in a content feed are described. According to various embodiments, accessing one or more content items accessible via a network are accessed, each of the content items having received one or more social activity signals. Thereafter, members of an online social network service that submitted the social activity signals may be identified. Member profile data identifying member profile…

Leveraging annotation bias to improve annotations

Granted: May 30, 2017
Patent Number: 9665551
In order to leverage annotation bias in batch annotations, obtained via crowdsourcing, on a set of comments on user posts in a social network, a system may select a subset of the comments for annotation based on how informative expected annotations for the comments in the subset are for the one or more classifiers and probabilities of occurrence of the expected annotations based on a predetermined annotation probability distribution. Note that the classifier may predict how likely the…

System and method for recommending actions on a social network

Granted: May 30, 2017
Patent Number: 9665584
A device, system, and method may include an electronic data storage configured to store social network data related to use of the social network by users. A processor, coupled to the electronic data storage, may be configured to determine a recommended action that a member of the social network may take to increase a likelihood of at least one of the uses of the social network to access a social network content item related to the member and determine an estimated statistical change in a…

Providing social context to calendar events

Granted: May 30, 2017
Patent Number: 9667678
A daily connection facility is available to the user either through a webpage or by e-mail in the form of a synopsis of connection identifiers between the user and their contacts. The web-based version presents connection information in the form of an agenda view, an engage view, and a reminder view. Each view type is selectable by corresponding tab on the webpage. The daily connected e-mail presents an agenda of meetings and events by location, title, and time. The daily connected…

Leveraging persistent identities in website testing

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661014
A system and method for dynamically scanning one or more features on a Website. The system allows detecting of stored scripting errors, where an attack or injection occurs on a page or feature that results in executing malicious code by another page or feature. The system uses stored test identities and allows testing reuse.

Recommending resources to members of a social network

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661039
Systems and methods for presenting recommendations for resources to be used by members in learning about and/or acquiring a skill are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods receive information associated with a skill from a member of a social network, identify members of the social network that are associated with the skill, receive information from the identified members of the social network that identifies one or more resources associated with the skill, and…

Virtual conference manager

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661041
A method of using mobile devices of participants of a meeting to facilitate a meeting is disclosed. It is identified that a group of two or more people are conducting the meeting. Information about the group of the two or more people is collected based on a relevance of the information to a context of the meeting. At least a portion of the information is transmitted for presentation in a user interface of a mobile device of each member of the group to facilitate the meeting.

Connection invitation ordering

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661090
Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide a relevance engine for determining a relevance of an individual (either a non-member or another member) to another individual (either a non-member or another member). This relevance engine may use signals in the form of data that the social networking service may learn about the individuals to determine how relevant the individuals are to each other. Example applications may include ordering of…

Video broadcast invitations based on gesture

Granted: May 16, 2017
Patent Number: 9654534
In an example embodiment, a gesture indication generated by a mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device is received. Availability notifications are then issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. A visit request is received from one of the one or more potential visitors, and then a host invitation is issued to the mobile device. In response to an indication…

Broadcasting video based on user preference and gesture

Granted: May 16, 2017
Patent Number: 9654535
In an example embodiment, a gesture indication is received from a mobile device, the gesture indication having been generated by the mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device. Then a social network service is accessed to obtain a listing of one or more potential visitors to view the video, the listing being automatically generated based at least partially on user preferences…