LinkedIn Patent Grants

Techniques for enhancing a member profile with a document reading history

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769270
Disclosed in some examples is a method of providing a bookmarking service on a social networking service, the method including receiving, over a network, an indication that a member of the social networking service interacted with an item of content; associating the item of content with a skill using a computer processor; and storing an indication in a storage device that the member interacted with the item of content and the skill associated with the item of content.

Self-healing job executor pool

Granted: September 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9760477
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a self-healing job executor pool. A server detects that a job executing on an executor failed. The server determines, based on at least one factor from a predetermined set of executor-related factors, that the job executing on the executor failed due to a state of the executor. The server adjusts, in response to determining that the job executing on the executor failed due to the state of the executor, the state of the executor to a known good…

Personalized search using searcher features

Granted: September 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9760610
A system and method for personalized search user searcher features may include obtaining a search term from a member of a social network at a user device via the network interface. An initial result may be generated based on the search term, including a first group of content items from a social network and stored in a content database, the content items including member profiles of members of the social network. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based on…

Personalized search based on similarity

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753991
A system and method for personalized search based on similarity may include obtaining a search term. An initial result based on the search term and including a first group of content items as stored in a content database may be generated. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based, at least in part, on similarity scores, each of the similarity scores individually based on a first member profile relative to individual ones of second member profiles to which an…

Storing and analyzing presentation data

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754011
A system and method for storing and analyzing a plurality of presentation events and giving suggestions for improvements are disclosed. A server system stores a plurality of presentation events, wherein each presentation event is associated with a particular live presentation of a pre-established presentation. The server system generates pattern data for a respective pre-established presentation and receives a notification that a live presentation for the respective pre-established…

Contact prioritization and assignment using a social network

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756006
A prioritizing entity prioritizes external contacts using a social network and determines people at the external contact who may influence execution of a given matter. The prioritizing entity also prioritizes internal resources with respect to the prioritized external contacts based on social proximity to people at the external contact, also by using the social network. The prioritizing entity assigns a prioritized internal resource to a prioritized external contact. Prioritizing…

Generating multi-language social network user profiles by translation

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747281
Techniques are provided to allow users of a social network to have multilingual profiles (or profiles in second languages that are different than the users' native, or original, profile languages). In one technique, a translation model is applied to one or more data items (in a first language) in a user's profile to generate translated data items in a second language. The translated data items are displayed to the user (or an online social “friend” of the user) and the user is…

Display screen with a graphical user interface

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: D795280

Personalized search based on searcher interest

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734210
A system and method for personalized search based on searcher interest may include obtaining a search term from a member of a social network at a user device via the network interface. An initial result may be generated based on the search term, including a first group of content items from a social network and stored in a content database, the content items including member profiles of members of the social network. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based on…

Visualization of the reach of a post by a member of an on-line social networking system

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736042
A system for visualizing the reach of a post by a member of an on-line social networking system may be designed to increase awareness of the members, as to which degree their posted updates are noticed and reacted to by other members. When a member creates a post, either through the on-line social networking website itself or through an application programming interface (API) that allows to include a share user interface (UI) control on a third web party site, the system monitors events…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736291
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…

Minimizing latency due to garbage collection in a distributed system

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727457
Techniques are provided for minimizing latency due to garbage collection in a distributed system. Time data is stored at a computing device. The time data indicates when each of multiple computing nodes (e.g., servers) in the distributed system might be performing (or is scheduled to perform) a garbage collection operation. The computing device receives a first request and, in response, determines, based on the time data, one or more computing nodes to process a second (e.g., related)…

Suggested keywords

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727654
A method and system to suggest keywords to a social network member is described. A suggested keywords system, in one example embodiment, examines phrases that appear in profiles maintained by the on-line social networking system that are similar to the target profile and identifies those words and phrases that are most prominent in these profiles, utilizing discriminative strength values. These most prominent words and phrases may be presented to the target member as suggested keywords…

Hierarchical system-capability testing

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720817
In order to perform system-capability testing, an application in an application layer may provide predefined system capabilities and/or requirements of or associated with the application to a communication plugin in a data-link layer, such as availability of communication via a network and/or a latency of the network less than a predefined value. In response, the communication plugin may determine feedback information that specifies whether the predefined system capabilities are…

Identifying entities based on free text in member records

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9721307
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system for identifying entities (such as companies) that are associated with members of an online social network. During operation, the system obtains text strings from member records in the online social network, wherein each text string is an identifier for an entity that is associated with a member. The system also obtains connection information specifying connections among members of the online social network, and possibly location information…

Facet-based filtering of social network update data

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9721310
A network update interface is presented to a user on a network to display network updates from other users of a mutual social-networking site. The network updates shared by the other users are gathered in a stream and supplied to a facet-filtering system including a network update interface. The user controls the display of certain network update items according to facet-filter characteristics enabled in facet-filter selection panels in the network update interface. The facet-filter…

Associating private annotations with public profiles

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9722959
A method of storing data items included in an email message for access by a user in conjunction with an accessing by the user of a profile of a member of the social-networking system is disclosed. An email message from an additional user of a social-networking system is received by the user of the social-networking system. A data item included in the email message is identified upon which a correspondence between the data item included in the email message and a profile of a member of…

Authenticating a cookie with distinctive signals

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9722998
A system, method, and apparatus are provided for using distinctive signals associated with an electronic device to authenticate or validate a cookie or other identifier issued to the device from a website or other source. When the device receives content (e.g., a web page) from the source, it also receives code for collecting the signals, which is executed when the content is rendered. The device transmits the signals to the source or other specified destination, where they may be…

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…