Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Arthur Johnson

Jeffrey Arthur Johnson 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: 10977238
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for utilizing a validity map to indicate whether an overwriting data portion of user data is received. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of data portions of user data are received, whereby each data portion of the plurality of data portion may overwrite another data portion. A validity map may be utilized to indicate whether a data portion is an overwriting data portion. The validity map may be utilized for retrieving the data portion instead of the data portion being replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Mark Christopher Seigle
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9971544
    Abstract: A data storage system synchronously or asynchronously determines data storage usage policies in connection with incoming data storage requests so as to improve policy compliance and system efficiency. In some embodiments, a synchronous usage meter is used to make such policy decisions, and variously implement consistent hashing techniques to improve system availability and efficiency. In some embodiments, an asynchronous usage meter is used, and is implemented using an ordered queueing engine so as to improve the accuracy of policy decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Colin Laird Lazier, Evelina Colleen Babcock, Mark Christopher Seigle
  • Publication number: 20180011894
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for utilizing a validity map to indicate whether an overwriting data portion of user data is received. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of data portions of user data are received, whereby each data portion of the plurality of data portion may overwrite another data portion. A validity map may be utilized to indicate whether a data portion is an overwriting data portion. The validity map may be utilized for retrieving the data portion instead of the data portion being replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Mark Christopher Seigle
  • Patent number: 9715520
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for utilizing a validity map to indicate whether an overwriting data portion of user data is received. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of data portions of user data are received, whereby each data portion of the plurality of data portion may overwrite another data portion. A validity map may be utilized to indicate whether a data portion is an overwriting data portion. The validity map may be utilized for retrieving the data portion instead of the data portion being replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Mark Christopher Seigle