Patents by Inventor Chamal Samaranayake

Chamal Samaranayake has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10555138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simplified message grouping and display are provided. In example embodiments, a plurality of messages are received within a conversation which is accessible by a plurality of client devices. Messages are grouped into different cards based on criteria associated with the cards. During a transition between displaying a first of the cards to a second of the cards, an animation may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: William Wu, Michael Brian Murray, Chamal Samaranayake, Erik Wagner
  • Publication number: 20200004829
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided receiving, from a computing device associated with a first user of a content sharing platform, a request to access a second user profile associated with a second user in the content sharing platform, accessing activity data related to both the first user and the second user in the content sharing platform, determining common activity data to both the first user and the second user, wherein the common activity data comprises at least one media content item generated by the second user that was viewed or saved by the first user, or one or more datum saved by the first user from a communication received from the second user, and generating second user profile data comprising the common activity data related to both the first user and the second user in the content sharing platform as part of the second user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Trevor Denton, Kirk Ouimet, Chamal Samaranayake, Jeremy Voss, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190333188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing photo filters based on the location of the object in the image are described. A photo filter publication system detects that a client device in communication with the system has captured an image, identifies an object in the image, identifies a location of the object in the image, identifies an image overlay associated with the identified location and having object criteria satisfied by the identified object, and provides the identified image overlay to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 10416845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content that depicts one or more stories are provided. Content that depicts one or more stories is received from a first client device. The content that depicts the one or more stories is grouped into an edition being used to represent the one or more stories. A discovery page that enables selection of the edition is generated. Presentation of the discovery page is caused on a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Nicholas James Bell, Andrew Cooper, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10380720
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing photo filters based on the location of the object in the image are described. A photo filter publication system detects that a client device in communication with the system has captured an image, identifies an object in the image, identifies a location of the object in the image, identifies an image overlay associated with the identified location and having object criteria satisfied by the identified object, and provides the identified image overlay to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Publication number: 20190052587
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems by allowing senders to transmit messages and content using a messaging system, and recipients to access such messages and content, even if the recipients do not have access to the messaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Andreou, Yang Dai, Sebastian Gil, Tengfei Li, Yansong Liu, Andy Ly, Chamal Samaranayake, Jianwei Tu
  • Patent number: 10157449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and distributing photo filters are described. A photo filter publication application receives filter data and object criteria and generates a photo filter based on the filter data. The photo filter is associated with satisfaction of the object criteria. A photo filter engine then identifies that a client device has taken a photograph. The photo filter engine then provides the photo filter to the client device based on the photograph including an object that satisfies the object criteria. The photo filter may then be displayed as an option on a user interface of the client device. The object criteria may include associations between an object and a source of image data, for example, a brand of a merchant in which case the associated photo filter may include images associated with the brand of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Publication number: 20180351903
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and computer readable media with instructions for group text communications between multiple devices, along with communication of associated data and automatic deletion of communications, are described. One embodiment involves generating a first ephemeral group chat, receiving a first ephemeral chat message, associated with one or more deletion triggers, and transmitting the first ephemeral message; and receiving, from at least the second client device, chat monitoring information comprising first deletion trigger information. In various embodiments, coordinated presentation and deletion of ephemeral chat messages are managed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Jonathan Brody, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10133705
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content that depicts one or more stories are provided. Content that depicts one or more stories is received from a first client device. The content that depicts the one or more stories is grouped into an edition being used to represent the one or more stories. A discovery page that enables selection of the edition is generated. Presentation of the discovery page is caused on a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Nicholas James Bell, Andrew Cooper, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10082926
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory storing a multiple channel message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to identify when participants at client devices are actively viewing a common message thread at the same time to establish a participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication lock prompt is supplied to the client devices in response to the participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication is delivered to the client devices in response to activation of the alternate channel communication lock prompt by at least one participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Murphy, Chamal Samaranayake
  • Patent number: 9978125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and distributing photo filters are described. A photo filter publication application receives filter data and object criteria and generates a photo filter based on the filter data. The photo filter is associated with satisfaction of the object criteria. A photo filter engine then identifies that a client device has taken a photograph. The photo filter engine then provides the photo filter to the client device based on the photograph including an object that satisfies the object criteria. The photo filter may then be displayed as an option on a user interface of the client device. The object criteria may include associations between an object and a source of image data, for example, a brand of a merchant in which case the associated photo filter may include images associated with the brand of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 9913114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simplified message grouping and display are provided. In example embodiments, a plurality of messages are received within a conversation which is accessible by a plurality of client devices. It is determined that respective messages of the plurality of messages are unread by a first client device. One or more of the unread messages are grouped into a first message group. A first overlaid card is generated by arranging the first message group on the first overlaid card, and the first overlaid card is caused to be displayed using the screen of the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: William Wu, Michael Brian Murray, Chamal Samaranayake, Erik Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170295250
    Abstract: Systems and methods for causing display of a messaging achievement pictograph based on messaging activity are provided. In some example embodiments, a message activity communication is received by a messaging activity service from a client device, the messaging active communication causing and adjustment to a message activity score and the message activity score transgressing a first threshold activity score. Responsive to the message activity transgressing the first threshold activity score, an achievement pictograph is displayed on the client device. In some example embodiments, the pictograph may be ephemeral and removal of the pictograph may be triggered by a designated time or by the message activity score transgressing a second threshold activity score. In some example embodiments, a notification is generated that notifies a user of the display or removal from display of the achievement pictograph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Chamal Samaranayake, Nathan Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Nicholas Richard Allen, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9754355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and distributing photo filters are described. A photo filter publication application receives filter data and object criteria and generates a photo filter based on the filter data. The photo filter is associated with satisfaction of the object criteria. A photo filter engine then identifies that a client device has taken a photograph. The photo filter engine then provides the photo filter to the client device based on the photograph including an object that satisfies the object criteria. The photo filter may then be displayed as an option on a user interface of the client device. The object criteria may include associations between an object and a source of image data, for example, a brand of a merchant in which case the associated photo filter may include images associated with the brand of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Publication number: 20160203586
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and distributing photo filters are described. A photo filter publication application receives filter data and object criteria and generates a photo filter based on the filter data. The photo filter is associated with satisfaction of the object criteria. A photo filter engine then identifies that a client device has taken a photograph. The photo filter engine then provides the photo filter to the client device based on the photograph including an object that satisfies the object criteria. The photo filter may then be displayed as an option on a user interface of the client device. The object criteria may include associations between an object and a source of image data, for example, a brand of a merchant in which case the associated photo filter may include images associated with the brand of the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Sheldon Chang, Chamal Samaranayake, Timothy Michael Sehn, Rong Yan
  • Publication number: 20160147435
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving a user interaction with a user interface of a client device, determining a current communication mode and a desired communication mode, where the desired communication mode is determined based on the user interaction received by the sensor module. The system further sets the desired communication mode as the current communication mode, and causes presentation of a user interface of the client device based on the desired communication mode being set as the current communication mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 9276886
    Abstract: A server with a tile construction module has instructions executed by a processor to collect communication threads associated with a user. Tiles representative of the communication threads are dynamically configured in accordance with specified policies to form a tile configuration. The tile configuration is supplied to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Snapchat, Inc.
    Inventor: Chamal Samaranayake
  • Patent number: D813902
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Boyd, Joseph Burfitt, Newar Choukeir, Donald Giovannini, Chamal Samaranayake
  • Patent number: D813903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Boyd, Joseph Burfitt, Newar Choukeir, Donald Giovannini, Chamal Samaranayake