Patents by Inventor Daniel Amitay

Daniel Amitay 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: 10964082
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and a method for generating an avatar based on a weather condition. The program and method include determining a current location of a user device; retrieving a weather condition at the current location of the user device; automatically generating a weather-based avatar for a person associated with the user device, the weather-based avatar having a visual attribute corresponding to the weather condition; and, in response to a request from a requesting device, causing display on the requesting device of the weather-based avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Matthew Colin Grantham, David Whyte
  • Patent number: 10963529
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for accessing social media content submitted for public accessibility via the social media platform supported by the map-based GUI. The GUI includes a map providing interactive location-based searching functionality in that selection of a target location by the user in the GUI, such as by tapping or clicking at the target location, triggers a search for social media content having geo-tag data indicating geographic locations within a geographical search area centered on the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Evan Spiegel, Nayana Samaranayake
  • Publication number: 20200273230
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and a method for generating an avatar based on a weather condition. The program and method include determining a current location of a user device; retrieving a weather condition at the current location of the user device; automatically generating a weather-based avatar for a person associated with the user device, the weather-based avatar having a visual attribute corresponding to the weather condition; and, in response to a request from a requesting device, causing display on the requesting device of the weather-based avatar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Matthew Colin Grantham, David Whyte
  • Publication number: 20200120097
    Abstract: A server system for a map-based social media platform maintains user location information to enable the rendering of friend icons on a map at a corresponding display locations. The system maintains a per user access control list (ACL) that lists all users whose icons can be viewed by a requesting user. The ACL can include a designation of respective display granularity levels for different friend users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Nayana Samaranayake, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Publication number: 20200120170
    Abstract: A server-side administrative interface for a social media platform allows for restriction of defined geographical areas. Social media items originating from such restricted areas are automatically filtered or age-restricted for availability via a map-based graphical user interface of the social media platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Maxwell Gale, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Daniel Vincent Grippi, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Sheridan Kates, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Gaurav Misra, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20200117339
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for accessing social media content submitted to a social media platform supported by the map-based GUI. User icons are displayed on a map of the GUI to represent locations of friend users. The locations of at least some users are represented by their user icons at a regional granularity, such that the displayed locations that are different from their accurate locations, but that are located within an accurate geographical region such as a city or a town. Users can select the granularity level at which their icons are displayed to others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20200117340
    Abstract: A map-based graphical user interface for a social media application displays to social media activity information based on submission of geo-tagged social media items to the platform. Geographical distributions of social activity is displayed on a map forming part of the application. A heatmap can represent posting density or unusualness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Publication number: 20190220932
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining the current activities of users based on location sensor information from the users' computing devices and generating customized media content items based on their activities. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users. For example, media content (e.g., images or video) can be generated and displayed on a user's computing device, as well as transmitted to other users via electronic communications, such as short message service (SMS) or multimedia service (MMS) texts and emails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Sheridan Kates, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Publication number: 20180315134
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by generating customized media content items based on location sensor information from users' computing devices. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users. For example, media content (e.g., images or video) can be generated and displayed on a user's computing device, as well as transmitted to other users via electronic communications, such as short message service (SMS) or multimedia service (MMS) texts and emails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Sheridan Kates, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung