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Ranking data items based on received input and user context information

Personal videos aggregation

Techniques for allocating resources based on a social proximity score

Date/App# patent app List of recent Social Network-related patents
08/28/14
20140245407
 Single login procedure for accessing social network information across multiple external systems patent thumbnailnew patent Single login procedure for accessing social network information across multiple external systems
A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system.
08/28/14
20140245382
 System and method for developing and using trusted policy based on a social model patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for developing and using trusted policy based on a social model
A trust policy is constructed based upon a social relationship between real-world entities. The trust policy may determined based upon a social network and social network maps.
08/28/14
20140245334
 Personal videos aggregation patent thumbnailnew patent Personal videos aggregation
Media content programming and portions of the media content programming are aggregated and communicated via a single communication channel based on a user profile. Various channels of video content are selected for viewing content.
08/28/14
20140245191
 Relationship networks having link quality metrics with inference and concomitant digital value exchange patent thumbnailnew patent Relationship networks having link quality metrics with inference and concomitant digital value exchange
In a digital social relationship network, a social network server computer stores a digital social network representation corresponding to a graph having nodes representing individuals or groups and links representing actual social relationships between the individuals or groups. The server computer obtains relationship-dependent information corresponding to a plurality of links of the graph, and embeds the relationship-dependent information in the digital social network representation stored in the social network server computer.
08/28/14
20140245189
 Internet-wide professional identity platform patent thumbnailnew patent Internet-wide professional identity platform
According to various exemplary embodiments, professional identity content associated with a member of a social network service is identified, based on a network search for online content that contains online content attributes that match member profile attributes included in member profile data associated with the member. Thereafter, a display of a prompt is generated, via a user interface in a device, wherein the prompt invites the member to update a member profile page associated with the member, based on the identified professional identity content..
08/28/14
20140245188
 Systems and methods for binding online content accounts patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for binding online content accounts
According to various exemplary embodiments, an online content account corresponding to a member of a social network service is identified, the online content account being hosted by an online content hosting service distinct from said social network service. Thereafter, a display is generated, via a user interface in a device, of a prompt that invites the member to bind the online content account with a member profile page associated with the member of the social network service..
08/28/14
20140245184
 Presenting actionable recommendations to members of a social network patent thumbnailnew patent Presenting actionable recommendations to members of a social network
Systems and methods for providing career recommendations to a member of a social network are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods receive input associated with a professional or aspirational goal from a member of a social network, determine a recommendation based on information stored by the social network, and provide the recommendation to the member of the social network, among other things..
08/28/14
20140245163
 System and methods for navigating social networks patent thumbnailnew patent System and methods for navigating social networks
Systems and methods are provided for enabling social network navigation. The method at a client device comprises obtaining a node graph from a social networking service, the node graph comprising a plurality of nodes visualizing a social network, each node having an associated profile corresponding to a member in the social network; displaying the node graph; enabling navigation through the node graph to display portions of the node graph in corresponding views; updating the displayed node graph after receiving an update for at least one profile from the social networking service; and updating the displayed node graph after detecting a first interaction with at least one node in the node graph..
08/28/14
20140244770
 Interworking of social media service and machine to machine service patent thumbnailnew patent Interworking of social media service and machine to machine service
The disclosure is related to an interworking procedure between a social media service (e.g., a social network service) and a machine to machine (m2m) service. More specifically, the interworking procedure may be performed based on location information (e.g., a location of user equipment)..
08/28/14
20140244768
 Automatic iot device social network expansion patent thumbnailnew patent Automatic iot device social network expansion
The disclosure generally relates to internet of things (iot) device social networking, and in particular to an iot device publish-subscribe messaging model and automatic iot device social network expansion. For example, iot devices from different networks may publish status data that relates to certain topics, wherein the published status updates may be managed in a distributed manner at each iot network.
08/28/14
20140244762
new patent Application distribution platform for rating and recommending applications
Techniques for assessing application quality and recommending applications to users are disclosed herein. A method according to the techniques monitors the users' activities of using the applications and records the usage information.
08/28/14
20140244761
new patent Cross social network data aggregation
Disclosed in one example is a system for providing social networking data including a data store configured to store a user profile associated with a first user and may include a user identification, a first and second social networking user identifier for a first and second social networking service, a first and second connection between a second and third user on the first and second social networking services respectively. The system includes a response module to respond to a request for information from a social networking application with at least a portion of the profile associated with the first user if it is present in the data store.
08/28/14
20140244744
new patent Exchanging personal information to determine a common interest
A user agent of a user selects another user having a user agent. The user agents exchange personal information about the user and personal information about the other user.
08/28/14
20140244742
new patent Method and system for providing recommendations using location information
The present invention is directed to system and method for providing recommendation to users using location information. In various embodiments, the present invention provides system that integrates information from user profiles and user-generated content, which can be obtained from a number of social networks, and merchants, to generate recommendations using location information in conjunction with the context of user profiles from various data sources and/or social networks.
08/28/14
20140244736
new patent File sharing in a social network
Technical features described herein can be used to construct various embodiments of a file share server implemented over a computer network to serve a social network of users. In one approach, files are uploaded to the file share server by members of a social network based on time and location of creation and related to a particular real world event, either at a physical location or online.
08/28/14
20140244689
new patent Social files
Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for creating and sharing social files in a feed system. In one embodiment, a request is received to perform an action related to a social file.
08/28/14
20140244658
new patent Optimizing user selection for performing tasks in social networks
Embodiments of the invention relate to optimizing user response rate in social media. One embodiment includes generating a statistical model for modeling a likelihood of social media user response from data collected from social media using a set of available features.
08/28/14
20140244622
new patent Determining phrase objects based on received user input context information
A composer interface allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. To reduce the number of inputs for a user to provide to the social networking system, one or more phrase objects are presented to the user when providing input.
08/28/14
20140244621
new patent Ranking data items based on received input and user context information
A composer interface allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. Based on context information associated with the user and received input, the social networking system presents candidate data items to the user.
08/28/14
20140244612
new patent Techniques for quantifying the intent and interests of members of a social networking service
Techniques are described herein for deriving, for each member of a social networking service, a set of metrics representing a measure of the member's intent and interests. For example, a set of member-intent and member-interest scores are derived by detecting which of several applications and services that a particular user interacts with, when the interactions occur, the frequency of the interactions, the particular type of interactions, the nature of the any particular content (e.g., subject matter, topic, etc.) with which the member is interacting, and so forth.
08/28/14
20140244561
new patent Providing recommendations to members of a social network
Systems and methods for providing career recommendations to a member of a social network are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods receive input associated with a professional or aspirational goal from a member of a social network, determine a recommendation based on information stored by the social network, and provide the recommendation to the member of the social network, among other things..
08/28/14
20140244531
new patent Techniques for using social proximity scores in recruiting and/or hiring
Techniques for analyzing a social graph of a social networking service to derive a social proximity score representing a measure of how socially connected a member is to a target entity are described. With some embodiments, an aggregate social proximity score is derived to reflect a measure of how well socially connected a person is to a set of organizations representing customer accounts of a business organization.
08/28/14
20140244530
new patent Techniques for using social proximity scores in recruiting and/or hiring
Techniques for analyzing a social graph of a social networking service to derive a social proximity score representing a measure of how socially connected a member is to a target entity are described. With some embodiments, an aggregate social proximity score is derived to reflect a measure of how well socially connected a person is to a set of organizations representing customer accounts of a business organization.
08/28/14
20140244420
new patent Group formation and dynamic pricing for e-commerce in social networks
A system platform and associated methods are provided for implementing online reverse auctions in a social network platform (snp). A fully-automated, live, reverse-auction based system is integrated into an snp to enable buyers to initiate desired transactions and take advantage of a subscribers' network of friends, colleagues, co-workers, family members and connections by connecting buyers and sellers in a non-intrusive, targeted fashion.
08/28/14
20140244419
new patent Implementing auctions on social network platforms
A system platform and associated methods are provided for implementing online reverse auctions in a social network platform (snp). A fully-automated, live, reverse-auction based system is integrated into an snp to enable buyers to initiate desired transactions and take advantage of a subscribers' network of friends, colleagues, co-workers, family members and connections by connecting buyers and sellers in a non-intrusive, targeted fashion.
08/28/14
20140244415
new patent Social networking and fundraising method
A social networking and fundraising method supports charitable causes. An author creates a story related to the charitable cause by way of a life experience of the author.
08/28/14
20140244369
new patent Wish list product availability notification for a social network-based wish list
Systems, methods, and computer program products provide for generating a social network-based wish list of products desired by members of the social network and which are authorized to be purchased by other members of the social network on behalf of the member requesting the product. The present invention provides for automatically notifying a member of the social network that they are currently located at physical location, such as a retail store or the like, that currently has available one or more of the products on the wish list.
08/28/14
20140244347
new patent System and method of providing content including information derived from a social network
Systems and methods of providing information via a computer network are provided. A data processing system can receive a request for third-party content that identifies a first entity.
08/28/14
20140244335
new patent Techniques for deriving a social proximity score for use in allocating resources
Techniques for analyzing a social graph of a social networking service to derive a social proximity score representing a measure of how socially connected a member is to a target entity are described. With some embodiments, for each member of the social networking service in a pre-defined group of members, a social proximity score is derived to reflect a measure of how socially connected the member is to a target entity (e.g., company, school, government institution, or some other organization).
08/28/14
20140244327
new patent Techniques for allocating resources based on a social proximity score
Techniques for allocating sales representatives to potential new and/or existing customer accounts are described. With sonic embodiments, for each member of the social networking service in a pre-defined group of members (e.g., team of sales representatives), a social proximity score is derived to reflect a measure of how socially connected the member is to a target entity (e.g., company, school, government institution, or some other organization).
08/28/14
20140243094
new patent Systems, methods and software applications for merging a virtual world, live events and an entertainment channel
Systems, methods and software merge a virtual world, live event and entertainment channel, thus creating “the perfect storm” of gaming and entertainment whereby the characters of a social network game (e.g., an online fantasy sports league) are represented by human beings who register to be avatars of characters supported by a “character service center,” while players compete to bring avatars to life in a real world event (e.g., a real world sports league), where the human beings behind the avatars compete for prizes while staying in character, as these competitors and players are incentivized by a “collaboration incentive platform.”. .
08/28/14
20140241695
new patent System and method for interacting with digital video recorders through networking applications
A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of providing a web or social networking account within a chat server for a digital video recorder (dvr) of a security system, the dvr receiving a chat message from a person through the chat server and the dvr automatically executing a predetermined instruction corresponding to a content of the received chat message..
08/21/14
20140237618
Dynamic enforcement of privacy settings by a social networking system on information shared with an external system
An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system.
08/21/14
20140237598
Reducing the spread of viruses and errors in social networks and affinity groups
An approach is provided to reduce the spread of malware within a group of users. In the approach, a malware program (e.g., virus, trojan, worm, etc.) is detected at a system that is utilized by one of the users that is a member of a peer affinity group.
08/21/14
20140237467
Prompting user action in conjunction with tagged content on a social networking system
A social networking system user is prompted to take an action or is provided with additional information associated with a location where the user has checked-in or has associated with content using a tag. When an input including the check-in or tagged location is received, the social networking system selects one or more actions based on the location, the user, and/or contextual information included in the input.
08/21/14
20140237391
Techniques for generating and displaying a visual flow of user content through a social network
A computer-implemented technique for generating a visual display illustrating the flow of user content in a social network is described. The technique can include determining a user content associated with a plurality of users.
08/21/14
20140237335
Information sharing method, apparatus and computer device
Described is an information sharing method and apparatus, which are directed to information published by a user in a social network. For information published by a user in a social network, when a sharing instruction of the user is received, a selection box comprising one or more sharing targets is displayed for the user, each sharing target has its corresponding social network, and the social network corresponding to the sharing target includes a social network which published the information; when a submission instruction of the user is received, the information is sent to a sharing target selected by the user from the selection box.
08/21/14
20140237060
System and method for providing intelligent username in status updates
Embodiments provide a system and method of using a universal tagged communication for social networks. A user could insert a contact from multiple social networking sources.
08/21/14
20140237053
User-generated community publication in an online neighborhood social network
A method of user-generated community publication in an online neighborhood social network is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprising generating an online neighborhood social network in which residents are represented as users, and in which residents have associated meta-data indicating at least one of a verified physical location and a privacy setting of the users; automatically generating a community publication based on the article submitted by a community journalist at a periodically occurring interval, wherein the community journalist is a resident of a private neighborhood constrained only to neighbors living in the private neighborhood through the online neighborhood social network; and publishing the community publication in the geospatial environment to targeted users distributable to an electronic location of at least a subset of the targeted users subscribing to the community publication when the electronic location is available in the private neighborhood of the online neighborhood social network..
08/21/14
20140237052
Dynamically-created shared spaces
In one embodiment, a social networking system automatically create a shared space for posting requests to the social networking system from multiple users based on social, spatial and temporal proximity, and create a news feed corresponding to the shared space.. .
08/21/14
20140237046
Social network pruning
A social networking service is provided, the social networking service having a user with a social connection to a first contact within a social network of the user and a social connection to a second contact with the social network of the user, wherein the first contact has a separate social connection to the second contact within a social network of the first contact. A computer system determines that the first contact has lowered a strength of the social connection to the second contact within the social network of the first contact.
08/21/14
20140237040
Social network pruning
A social networking service is provided, the social networking service having a user with a social connection to a first contact within a social network of the user and a social connection to a second contact with the social network of the user, wherein the first contact has a separate social connection to the second contact within a social network of the first contact. A computer system determines that the first contact has lowered a strength of the social connection to the second contact within the social network of the first contact.
08/21/14
20140236953
Methods using social topical adaptive networking system
A machine-implemented social networking system builds up and repeatedly refreshes a hierarchy tree containing topic nodes. New nodes are added as new topics emerge in online public forums.
08/21/14
20140236935
Service provider matching
Embodiments that relate to matching a requester with a service provider are disclosed. In one example, a method for matching a requester with a service provider that provides services in a category may include receiving from the requester a search request including the category.
08/21/14
20140236808
Social networking system for users having portable electronic devices with gps capabilities and its associated method of operation
A system and method of operating a social network for individuals who have portable electronic devices that can calculate location using gps signals. A website is provided.
08/21/14
20140236777
Simulating physics in a user interface
A virtual shop application operating on a user device presents a virtual shop of a social networking system. The virtual shop displays a set of virtual goods/items available for purchase by users.
08/21/14
20140236735
Displaying amount paid to website in user profile
Systems and methods are provided for increasing sponsorship amounts paid in connection with displaying content, such as increasing amounts paid by members to social networks and amounts paid by advertisers to search engines and other websites. According to embodiments, a sponsorship program can be used to highlight the wealth and dedication that some entities have by publishing the amounts those entities paid in connection with the content..
08/21/14
20140236733
Interactive multilingual advertisement system, and method for driving same
Provided is an interactive multilingual advertisement system and method for driving same using a social network service which does away with the modification of a social network service server or with the use of personal information on users and social network groups, determines a used language only from information selectively provided by a user terminal, and effectively provides related advertisements. The present invention relates to an interactive multilingual advertisement system and to a method for driving same using a social network service which determines a used language only from information selectively provided by a user terminal, provides related advertisements in a corresponding language, and provides advertisement information that a user can block or use to connect to an advertisement service..
08/21/14
20140236716
Selection of advertisements based on social networking system login status
An ad bidder receives a request from a user device to select an advertisement (“ad”) for presentation along with a web page. The ad bidder includes a user profile database and may be a social networking system.
08/21/14
20140236695
Transaction log for loyalty based offers and awards
Financial transactions are tracked and a communication thread related to a financial transaction is generated. A reward stimulus is offered as part of and related to the communication thread.
08/21/14
20140236625
Social network techniques applied to the use of medical data
A method for indentifying a clinician team using a computer system including accessing a social graph with nodes for each clinician in a medial institution and collecting patient data from patients treated by the medical institution. Edges are created between patient nodes and element nodes corresponding to patient data.
08/21/14
20140236530
Systems and methods for measuring and rewarding activity levels
Systems and methods include a device and an algorithm for measuring adherence to various activity goals (e.g., time-based goals) and collecting ad-hoc game metrics using accelerometers or other sensors. Some embodiments can provide reduced computational, memory, or communications costs over conventional algorithms.


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