LinkedIn Patent Grants

Annotation probability distribution based on a factor graph

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715486
In order to address annotation bias in batch annotations, obtained via crowdsourcing, on a set of comments on user posts in a social network, a system determines an annotation probability distribution based on a factor-graph model of the batch annotations. In particular, during operation the system computes the factor-graph model that represents relationships between feature vectors that represent the comments and the annotations for the comments. Note that, for a given batch of k…

Method and system for semantic search against a document collection

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710518
Disclosed in one example is a method for searching. In some examples, the method includes receiving an unstructured search query, parsing the unstructured search query into a plurality of structured search attributes using a search term attribute dictionary, performing a search of a structured database based upon the plurality of structured search attributes to identify a plurality of search results, populating a plurality of form fields of a search form with the plurality of structured…

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: D791785

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: D791822

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: D791825

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: D791826

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: D791834

Computer-based evaluation tool for selecting personalized content for users

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703877
The invention relates to a method and system for selecting personalized content for a user, the method being performed by an evaluation tool instantiated on a computing device and comprising the evaluation tool. The evaluation tool creates a content selection rule for the user for finding and filtering content items, such as advertising content. The tool generates a content selection algorithm from the content selection rule for determining which content items to present to the user and…

Measuring affinity levels via passive and active interactions

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705760
Systems and methods for the measuring of affinity levels via passive and active interactions are provided. A first group of users are selected from a plurality of possible groups of users. Affinity levels are measured among the users of the first group, the affinity levels based at least partially on both passive and active interactions between an electronic device of a first user and electronic devices of users in the first group. The first user is added to the first group based on the…

Communication systems and methods

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705829
Example communication systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives a message from a message server. The method identifies constituent data contained in the message and accesses supplemental information associated with the message based on the constituent data. The message is modified to include at least one of a portion of the supplemental information and a reference to the supplemental information. The modified message is then communicated to a client…

Segmentation of professional network update data

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9697285
Users belonging to a particular category at a networking site are monitored by a system and according to a method for their selection of articles from a networking update stream. The characteristics of the users, including the categories they belong to, are received as metadata corresponding to the each respective article. Periodically an article database is queried according to the category and a selected time period to determine the number of users that have chosen to follow the…

Auto update utility for digital address books

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9697289
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 with minimal or no manual entry of the contact-related information by the user. The system also allows contacts of the user to…

Skills ontology creation

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9697472
Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums which allow for the automatic creation of a skills hierarchy. The skills hierarchy comprises an organization of a standardized list of skills into a hierarchy that describes category relationships between the skills in the hierarchy. The category relationships may include no relationships, parent relationships, and child relationships. A skill may be considered a parent of another skill if the parent skill…

Inferred salary distribution for schools

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9697498
Systems, methods and a machine-readable media are described herein for a salary range engine to identify at least one attribute of a first member profile from a plurality of member profiles of a social networking service. The salary range engine correlates the at least one attribute with respect to at least a portion of trained salary data in a trained salary data repository. The salary range engine infers a target salary range based on a correlation between the at least one attribute of…

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