LinkedIn Patents

LinkedIn Corporation is a professional network on the Internet that seeks to connect its members to people, knowledge and career opportunities.

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  • Publication number: 20170214589
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a graph of a social network, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes representing members of the social network and a set of edges representing relationships between pairs of the members. Next, the system uses the graph to identify a subset of the members with high betweenness centrality within a subgraph that includes a first group in the social network and a second group in the social network. The system then outputs an indication of high betweenness centrality for the subset of the members to facilitate interaction between the first and second groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Conover
  • Publication number: 20170212930
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system launches a set of child processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. When a query of the graph database is received, the system transmits the query to one or more of the child processes. Next, the system receives a result of the query from the one or more child processes. The system then provides the result in a response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Yongling Song, Joshua D. Ehrlich, Roman A. Averbukh, Scott M. Meyer, Jiahong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20170212945
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for providing a graph database storing a graph. During operation, the system executes one or more processes for providing the graph database. Next, the system stores a sequence of changes to the graph in a base version of the graph database. The system then branches a version of the graph database from a virtual time in the base version. Finally, the system uses the branched version to process one or more queries of the graph database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Shyam Shankar, Scott M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9715486
    Abstract: 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 comments, the factor-graph model may include a statistically dependent combination of statistically independent models of the interrelationships between the feature vectors and the annotations for the k comments. Then, the system calculates the annotation probability distribution based on model parameters associated with the factor-graph model, a mapping function that maps from the feature vectors to the annotations, and an indicator function that represents the annotations for the comments in the batches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Honglei Zhuang, Joel D. Young
  • Publication number: 20170206015
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for analyzing data from a monitored system. During operation, the system identifies a difference between a performance of an application and a service-level agreement (SLA) of the application. Next, the system determines a correlation between the performance of the application and a disk input/output (I/O) performance of a data storage device used by the application. When the correlation exceeds a threshold, the system outputs a recommendation to migrate the application between the data storage device and a different type of data storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenyun Zhuang, Sergiy Zhuk, Haricharan K. Ramachandra, Badrinath K. Sridharan
  • Patent number: 9710518
    Abstract: 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 search attributes, and displaying the search form in association with the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Heyning Cheng, Daniel Tunkelang
  • Patent number: 9703877
    Abstract: 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 presents the content item to the user based on the content selection algorithm and allows the user to interact with the presented content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: David S. Mawhinney, Dean Sherwood Thompson, Evan S. DiBiase, Matthew J. Fleckenstein, Sean J. Ammirati, Thi T. Avrahami
  • Patent number: 9705760
    Abstract: 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 affinity levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Mallet, Jessica Cheng, Noah Fiedel, Eric William Gillum, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Nicholas James Woods
  • Patent number: 9705829
    Abstract: 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 device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Kleppmann, Rahul Vohra, Conrad Irwin, Lee Mallabone, Sam Stokes
  • Publication number: 20170192674
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are provided for facilitating reverse reading of sequentially stored variable-length data records. Each record is stored with accompanying size metadata that identifies the size or length of the record. Further, if the length of a given record is greater than a threshold (e.g., 127 bytes when the length is stored with variable-length quantity encoding), such that more than one byte (or other storage unit) is needed to store the record length, an additional byte (or other unit) is configured to store the size/length of the record length (e.g., the number of bytes required to store the record length). The most significant bit of the additional byte is set to 1, so that during reverse reading, the location and size of the record length value can be quickly determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Sanjay Sachdev
  • Patent number: 9697472
    Abstract: 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 describes a broader category of skill that includes the child. Other relationships such as grandparent (e.g., a parent's parent), great-grandparent, grandchild, great grandchild and so on may be defined inferentially as well. In some examples, the constructed hierarchy may be organized with broader skills at higher levels and narrower skills at lower levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Matt Burgess, Peter N. Skomoroch
  • Patent number: 9697285
    Abstract: 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 industry and that have initiated selection actions towards articles in the database. Articles from the query are ranked according to their popularity among users having interest in the same industry category and are presented to a viewing user at the networking site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Allen Blue, Joff Redfern, Paul Taylor Ogilvie, Joseph Paul Betz
  • Patent number: 9697498
    Abstract: 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 the first member profile and at least the portion of the trained salary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Luke MacDonald Vilnis, Andrew David Blevins, Gloria Lau, Vitaly Gordon
  • Patent number: 9697289
    Abstract: 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 make corrections to their contact-related information contained in the user's address book, request reciprocal contact information from the user, deny the user access to additional or corrected contact-related information and take other actions relative to managing the contact-related information which others (users) have about them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Gropper
  • Patent number: 9692869
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bowei Gai, Matthew David Shoup
  • Patent number: 9691108
    Abstract: 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 device. A first group is selected from the plurality of possible groups based on the scores. Then the first user device is added to the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Mallet, Jessica Cheng, Noah Fiedel, Eric William Gillum, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Nicholas James Woods
  • Patent number: 9686328
    Abstract: 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 term is added to the contact list with a public profile whose contents are populated with contact data acquired from social profiles available through the networking sites. This practice of profile bookmarking may be applied iteratively across candidate contacts from various networking sites to build an extensive public profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Sachin Rekhi
  • Publication number: 20170169028
    Abstract: In order to dynamically generate customized content, a set of format options for a document (including layout and/or ordering) may be defined and user behaviors in a social network associated with different versions of the document may be tracked. For example, the user behaviors may include a number of views of the document, a percentage of the document viewed and/or a viewing time of the document. This customization technique allows feedback based on user behaviors to guide revisions to the format of the document, such as selecting different format options for particular subgroups of the users (which may even be individually specific). The resulting customized content can be presented concurrently, so that different users can view different versions of the same document at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sherman-Presser
  • Publication number: 20170168726
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for detecting and managing memory inefficiency in a software program. During operation, the system obtains a first snapshot of a heap for a software program, wherein the first snapshot includes a first set of objects stored in the heap at a first time. Next, the system applies a compression technique to the first snapshot to obtain a first set of inefficiency metrics for the first set of objects, wherein each inefficiency metric in the first set of inefficiency metrics represents a memory inefficiency of an object in the heap at the first time. The system then outputs the first set of inefficiency metrics with additional attributes of the first set of objects to improve identification of the memory inefficiency in the software program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Nicol, Cuong H. Tran, Haricharan K. Ramachandra, Badrinath K. Sridharan
  • Publication number: 20170168955
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains an attribute of a stack trace of a software program. Next, the system uses the attribute to select an address-translation instance from a set of address-translation instances for processing the stack trace. The system then provides the stack trace to the selected address-translation instance for use in translating a set of memory addresses in the stack trace into a set of symbols of instructions stored at the memory addresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Arman H. Boehm, Anant R. Rao, Jui Ting Weng, Haricharan K. Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 9681087
    Abstract: 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 second plurality of preview images are associated with times subsequent to the first capture time. Moreover, the method includes selecting at least one of the first image, one of the first plurality of preview images, or one of the second plurality of preview images and saving the selected image to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, David Ben-Yaakov, Jonathan Benjamin Korman, Philip C. Kim
  • Patent number: 9679058
    Abstract: 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 also allows contacts of the user (i.e. people who's contact information or partial contact information is present in the user's address book application) to make corrections to their contact-related information contained in the user's address book, request reciprocal contact information from the user, deny the user access to additional or corrected contact-related information and take other actions relative to managing the contact-related information which others (users) have about them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Gropper
  • Patent number: 9674031
    Abstract: 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 controller initiates one or more remedy processes that take action intended to alleviate the condition detected by the actor. When a remedy is triggered, the controller takes a snapshot of the system to identify the current state, and saves information indicating how well the executed remedies corrected the situation. When a new snapshot matches an existing snapshot, the controller uses the saved information to determine which remedies to apply to the present occurrence of the mutual state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Casey Brown, Sylvain Kalache
  • Patent number: 9672247
    Abstract: 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 primitives may include: a rule based on edges in the graph that expresses a relational schema in the type of database, and information associated with a compound key that specifies a relationship between nodes, edges and predicates in the graph corresponding to a table in the type of database. Then, the system may execute the query against the graph database, and may receive a result that includes a subset of the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Srinath Shankar, Huaxin Liu, Robert W. Stephenson, Scott M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9674136
    Abstract: 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 attributes of the members cemented the social activity signals may then be accessed. Thereafter, social attribute information may be generated and associated with each of the content items, the social attribute information identifying the member profile attributes of the members that submitted the social activity signals associated with each of the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Allen J. Blue, Ryan Roslansky
  • Publication number: 20170155570
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a component of a time-series performance metric associated with a server-side root cause of an anomaly in the time-series performance metric. Next, the system obtains a call graph representation of the component, wherein the call graph representation includes a parent node having a parent value of the component and a set of child nodes of the parent node, each child node having a corresponding child value of the component. The system then analyzes the call graph representation to identify one or more of the child nodes as sources of the anomaly. Finally, the system outputs an alert that identifies the sources of the anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ritesh Maheshwari, Liang Zhang, Yang Yang, Jieying Chen, Toon Sripatanaskul, Ruixuan Hou, Steven S. Noble, David Q. He, Sanjay S. Dubey, Deepak Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20170154275
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a current window of one or more intervals of time-series data collected from a monitored system. Next, the system continuously performs a statistical hypothesis test that compares the one or more intervals of the time-series data with baseline values from historic time-series data associated with the monitored system. When the statistical hypothesis test indicates a deviation of the time-series data from the baseline values, the system outputs an alert of an anomaly represented by the deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ritesh Maheshwari, Liang Zhang, Yang Yang, Jieying Chen, Ruixuan Hou, Steven S. Noble, David Q. He, Sanjay S. Dubey, Deepak Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20170155537
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of components of a time-series performance metric associated with an anomaly in a performance of one or more monitored systems. For each component in the set of components, the system performs a statistical hypothesis test on the component to assess a deviation of the component from a baseline value of the component. When the statistical hypothesis test identifies a statistically significant deviation of the component from the baseline value, the system outputs an alert comprising a root cause of the anomaly that is represented by the statistically significant deviation of the component from the baseline value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ritesh Maheshwari, Liang Zhang, Yang Yang, Jieying Chen, Toon Sripatanaskul, Ruixuan Hou, Steven S. Noble, David Q. He, Sanjay S. Dubey, Deepak Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20170154057
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of records from a set of inputs, with each record containing an entity key, a partition key, and one or more attribute-value pairs. For each attribute-value pair in the records, the system maps an attribute name in the attribute-value pair to a unique identifier for the attribute name and replaces the attribute name with the unique identifier. The system then identifies a subset of the records with a matching entity key and a matching partition key and merges the subset of the records into a single record that includes the matching entity key, the matching partition key, and a single field containing a list of attribute-value pairs from the subset of the records. Finally, the system provides the single record and the mapping for use in querying from a centralized source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Wu, Weiqin Ma, Qiang Zhu, Yuankui Sun, Yan Liu, Weidong Zhang, Hong Lu
  • Patent number: 9665551
    Abstract: 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 expected annotations are accurate for the comments in a given subset. Moreover, the predetermined annotation probability distribution may specify the annotation bias. In this way, the system may use the annotation bias to select the subset that is likely to receive expected annotations and, thus, are that are easier to use in training the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Honglei Zhuang, Joel D. Young
  • Patent number: 9667678
    Abstract: 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 e-mail also presents interesting profile and connection information about the attendees such as their communications in blogs and postings, recent communications with user, including messages and meetings, as well as contact information and a list of other contacts in common.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Sachin Rekhi
  • Patent number: 9665584
    Abstract: 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 rate at which the users may access the social network content item if the recommended action were implemented by the member based, at least in part, on the social network data stored in the electronic data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Bradley Scott Mauney, Ehud Milo, Eric Melz, Nick Swartzendruber, Jason Chen, Aastha Jain, Prachi Gupta
  • Patent number: 9661014
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Roman Shafigullin, Yuji Kosuga, Arvind Mani
  • Patent number: 9661039
    Abstract: 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 generate a list of recommended resources that is based on the information received from the identified members of the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Heyning Cheng, Navneet Kapur, Ganesh Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9661090
    Abstract: 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 connection invitations in a social networking service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Samir M. Shah, Mitul Tiwari, Roshan Rajesh Sumbaly, Curtis Wang
  • Patent number: 9661041
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Tomer Cohen
  • Publication number: 20170139956
    Abstract: In order to ingest data from an arbitrary source in a set of sources, a computer system accesses predefined configuration instructions. Then, the computer system generates a dynamic data-ingestion pipeline that is compatible with a Hadoop file system based on the predefined configuration instructions. This dynamic data-ingestion pipeline includes a modular arrangement of operators from a set of operators that includes: an extraction operator for extracting the data of interest from the source, a converter operator for transforming the data, and a quality-checker operator for checking the transformed data. Moreover, the computer system receives the data from the source. Next, the computer system processes the data using the dynamic data-ingestion pipeline as the data is received without storing the data in memory for the purpose of subsequent ingestion processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Qiao, Yinan Li, Sahil Takiar, Ziyang Liu, Narasimha R. Veeramreddy, Min Tu, Ying Dai, Issac Buenrostro, Kapil L. Surlaker, Shirshanka Das, Chavdar Botev, Kenneth D. Goodhope
  • Publication number: 20170139991
    Abstract: A system obtains desired information from a database by dynamically modifying a query plan while executing a query against the database. In particular, the system accesses predefined cardinality information associated with the query for the database (such as a number of occurrences of information associated with the query in the database), and identifies query constraints based on the predefined cardinality information. Then, the system determines an initial query plan based on the query constraints. After executing an initial query against the database based on the initial query plan, the system revises the initial query and the initial query plan, based on partial results of the initial query, to produce a revised query and a revised query plan. Next, the system executes the revised query against the database based on the revised query plan to obtain additional partial results, and the operations are repeated until a total result is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikhil Teletia, Srinath Shankar, Scott M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9654535
    Abstract: 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 set by a user of the mobile device. Availability notifications are 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. In response to the receiving of a visit request, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9654534
    Abstract: 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 that the user device has permitted the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request to view the video currently being recorded as a live video broadcast, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9654592
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples is a method comprising determining a first set of high ranking skills, the first set containing skills possessed by a member of the social networking service based upon the member's user profile; determining a second set of high ranking skills, the second set containing skills for a second member of the social networking service based on the second member's user profile; determining a third set of high ranking skills, the third set being the intersection between the first and second set of high ranking skills; and suggesting one or more of the skills in the third set of high ranking skills to the member for endorsement of the second member with respect to that skill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Peter N. Skomoroch, Matthew T. Hayes, Adam Nash, David Michael Breger, Prachi Gupta, Elliot Shmukler, Avery Moon
  • Patent number: 9645816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a code index for multiple types of code is provided. The method comprises: analyzing a plurality of files that includes a first file that contains first code in a first programming language and a second file that contains second code in a second programming language; identifying a first plurality of tokens within the first file based on a first tokenizing approach; identifying a second plurality of tokens within the second file based on a second tokenizing approach that is different than the first tokenizing approach; storing the first plurality of tokens and the second plurality of tokens within a particular index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Vlad Shlosberg
  • Patent number: D789390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Ashley Woodman Hall
  • Patent number: D789403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Ashley Woodman Hall, Sachin Rekhi
  • Patent number: D789972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Ashley Woodman Hall
  • Patent number: D791785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Juan Manuel Mondragon Lugo, Sean Sands, Joseph Farquharson
  • Patent number: D791822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Juan Manuel Mondragon Lugo, Sean Sands, Joseph Farquharson
  • Patent number: D791825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Juan Manuel Mondragon Lugo, Sean Sands, Joseph Farquharson
  • Patent number: D791826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Juan Manuel Mondragon Lugo, Sean Sands, Joseph Farquharson
  • Patent number: D791834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: John Eze, Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Juan Manuel Mondragon Lugo, Sean Sands, Joseph Farquharson