Patents by Inventor Jonathan Brody

Jonathan Brody 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: 11458387
    Abstract: Method for generating collectible media content items based on location information starts with processor receiving location information from location sensor coupled to first client computing device. Processor causes a map interface to be displayed that includes avatar of first user at a location based on the location information and a subset of a plurality of collectible items associated with geographical coordinates. When the first client computing device is determined to be within predetermined distance from a selected collectible item, processor causes front facing camera view to be displayed on the first client computing device, causes lens corresponding to selected collectible item to be applied to the front facing camera view, and causes the image of the selected collectible item displayed on the front facing camera view to change. Lens includes image of the selected collectible item that is overlaid on front facing camera view. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Jill H. Cohen, Bryant Detwiller, Alexander Fung, Evan H K Lin, Walton Lin, Kimberly A. Phifer, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • Publication number: 20220303239
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for managing chat conversation retention models. The method may include causing display of an interface that enables a user to select one of multiple retention models for association with an electronic chat conversation, and receiving, via the selector interface, a selection of a particular retention model. The retention model specifies an amount of time that each individual message in the electronic chat conversation is accessible upon being read by a receiving user. The method further includes storing a newly received message as part of the chat conversation, where the storing includes configuring a retention duration attribute for the message in accordance with the amount of time specified by the retention model. The method further includes erasing the message in accordance with the retention duration attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd
  • Patent number: 11451956
    Abstract: A map-based graphical user interface for a social media application displays to special social media activity information based on submission of geo-tagged social media items to the platform. For users and or submitted items that need predefined location fuzzing criteria, such activity is represented in the graphical user interface at an intentionally inaccurate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    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: 20220291812
    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: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Patent number: 11418906
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for selective location-based identity communication. The systems and methods identify a current location of a mobile computing device and detect a selection of a user interface element associated with the current location. The systems and methods cause presentation of a set of display elements corresponding to the current location and detect selection of a display element of the set of display elements. The systems and methods modify a display characteristic for the current location of the mobile computing device within a set of mobile computing devices based on the selection of the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Walton Lin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11409407
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    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: 11392264
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) with multiple geographically anchored icons that are selectable to trigger playback of respective galleries of ephemeral messages. Each of the plurality of location-based ephemeral galleries comprises media content contributed by multiple different users. The ephemeral galleries are compiled based on geotag data associated with respective ephemeral messages submitted by multiple users to be publicly viewable via the map-based GUI. Two or more different types of galleries are represented in the map-based GUI by different, visually distinct types of gallery icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11385763
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Patent number: 11388128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for managing chat conversation retention models. The method may include causing display of an interface that enables a user to select one of multiple retention models for association with an electronic chat conversation, and receiving, via the selector interface, a selection of a particular retention model. The retention model specifies an amount of time that each individual message in the electronic chat conversation is accessible upon being read by a receiving user. The method further includes storing a newly received message as part of the chat conversation, where the storing includes configuring a retention duration attribute for the message in accordance with the amount of time specified by the retention model. The method further includes erasing the message in accordance with the retention duration attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd
  • Publication number: 20220210103
    Abstract: A method of managing electronic media content items starts with a server system receiving a first electronic communication from a first client device in communication with the server system over a network. The server system then generates a first media content item based on the first electronic communication and causes the first media content item to be displayed on a display screen of a second client device. The server system receives a request from the second client device to store the first media content item and stores the first media content item in a storage that is associated with the first user and the second user. The server system then generates a notification to be displayed on a display screen of the first client device that indicates the first media content item is stored in the storage. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Michael Brian Murray, Jeremy Voss
  • Patent number: 11354014
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) with multiple geographically anchored icons that are selectable to trigger playback of respective galleries of ephemeral messages. Each of the plurality of location-based ephemeral galleries comprises media content contributed by multiple different users. The ephemeral galleries are compiled based on geotag data associated with respective ephemeral messages submitted by multiple users to be publicly viewable via the map-based GUI. Two or more different types of galleries are represented in the map-based GUI by different, visually distinct types of gallery icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11334768
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, media, and computer-readable instructions are described for local image tagging and processing in a resource-constrained environment such as a mobile device. In some embodiments, characteristics associated with images are used to determine whether to store content (e.g., images and video clips) as ephemeral content or non-ephemeral content. Based on the determination, the image is stored in a non-ephemeral camera roll storage of the mobile device, or an ephemeral local application storage. Additional storage operations such as encryption or backup copying may additionally be determined and performed based on the analysis of the content. In some embodiments, such images may be indexed, sorted, and searched based on the image tagging operations used to characterize the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20220147236
    Abstract: Method of generating customized avatars based on location information includes processor receiving from first client device location information including a location of the first client device. Processor causes a status interface to be displayed on first client device that includes selectable location items corresponding to locations based on the location information. Processor receives a selection from first client device of first selectable location item and causes avatar selection interface to be displayed on first client device that includes versions of first avatar performing actions related to the first selectable location item. Processor receives selection of first selectable version of the first avatar and generates a map interface that includes a map display based on the location information and the first selectable version of the first avatar. Processor causes the map interface to be displayed on at least one of the plurality of client devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Sumbul Alvi, Jonathan Brody, Xingkai Eric Chew, Bryant Detwiller, Joseph Engelman, Abdulrahman Khan, Sarah Lensing, Robert Lin, Gaurav Misra, Nathaniel Parrott, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Andrew Thieck
  • Patent number: 11328153
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media and methods are presented for generating biometric image data. In one example, a system accesses a set of images stored on a mobile computing device. The system identifies one or more faces depicted in the set of images and generates a set of face images from the set of images. The system determines a set of positions of a set of facial features depicted within the set of face images and generates a set of biometric reference maps based on the set of positions. The system transmits the set of face images to a reference server and stores the set of biometric reference maps on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Mumm, Donald Holly, Faisal Alqadi, Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20220137810
    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: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20220070187
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, instructions, and media are described for generating suggestions for connections between accounts in a social media system. One embodiment involves storing connection graph information for a plurality of user accounts, and identifying, by one or more processors of the device, a first set of connection suggestions based on a first set of suggestion metrics. A second set of connection suggestions is then identified based on a second set of suggestion metrics, wherein the second set of connection suggestions and the second set of suggestion metrics are configured to obscure the first set of connection suggestions, and a set of suggested connections is generated based on the first set of connection suggestions and the second set of connection suggestions. The set of connection suggestions is then communicated to a client device method associated with the first account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Donald Giovannini, Edward Koai, Jie Wu, Lin Zhong
  • Patent number: 11256414
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11249614
    Abstract: Method of generating personalized map interfaces with enhanced icons starts with a processor receiving from a first client device location information including location of first client device. Processor causes map interface to be displayed on first client device that includes a first avatar at a location on the map interface based on the location information and an icon corresponding to an establishment. The processor causes the icon to change to an enhanced icon in response to receiving a first selection from the first client device that indicates a request to save the establishment in a database associated with the first user or determining that the establishment is saved in a database associated with a second user that is associated with the first user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Patent number: 11237697
    Abstract: Method of generating image capture modifiers based on media content items starts with a server system receiving a request to access first media content item included in a storage from a first client device in communication with the server system over a network. The server system causes the first media content item and a modifier generator icon to be displayed on a user interface of the first client device. The server system receives a selection of the modifier generator icon on the user interface of the first client device and generates a first image capture modifier based on the first media content item. The server system causes to be displayed on the user interface of the first client device a field of view of an image capture device and image modifier icons including a first image modifier icon associated with the first image capture modifier. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd
  • Patent number: 11218435
    Abstract: A method of managing electronic media content items starts with a server system receiving a first electronic communication from a first client device in communication with the server system over a network. The server system then generates a first media content item based on the first electronic communication and causes the first media content item to be displayed on a display screen of a second client device. The server system receives a request from the second client device to store the first media content item and stores the first media content item in a storage that is associated with the first user and the second user. The server system then generates a notification to be displayed on a display screen of the first client device that indicates the first media content item is stored in the storage. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Michael Brian Murray, Jeremy Voss