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: 11012388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10979752
    Abstract: Method for generating media content items based on location information starts with the server system receiving from a first computing device an electronic communication including location information from a location sensor coupled to the first client computing device. Server system then determines a current activity of a first user of the first client computing device based on the location information; generating a media content item including a map display based on the location information and at least one of: (i) an avatar of the first user engaged in the current activity, (ii) a status message associated with the current activity of the first user, or (iii) a status message associated with a map location on the map display. Server system then causes the media content item to be displayed on a display screen of at least one of a plurality of client computing devices. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Joseph Engelman, Robert Lin, Gaurav Misra, Kimberly A. Phifer, Sriram Raman, Jay Sani
  • Publication number: 20210103779
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Patent number: 10972806
    Abstract: Method of generating customized graphics based on location information includes processor receiving location information including location of first client device. Processor causes a status interface to be displayed on the first client device that includes locations that are within a predetermined distance from the first client device. Processor receives a selection from the first client device of the first location via the status interface and stores the first location in a location database associated with the first user. Location database includes: locations previously selected by the first client device via the status interface, locations associated with media content items received from the first client device, or locations associated with the location information received from the first client device. Processor generates a country selectable item, a city selectable item, and timeline selectable items and causes passport interface to be displayed on the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10952013
    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: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Walton Lin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10933311
    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: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Jill H. Cohen, Bryant Detwiller, Alexander Fung, Evan HK Lin, Walton Lin, Kimberly A. Phifer, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • Patent number: 10909425
    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: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20200371682
    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: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20200358731
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems by automatically analyzing media content associated with a user and generating collections of such content (e.g., “stories”) based on varying criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Ken W. Chung, Justin Huang, Teresa Lieh
  • Publication number: 20200310626
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Patent number: 10775996
    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: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20200267227
    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: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Chamal Samaranayake, Nathan Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Nicholas Richard Allen, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20200236076
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200236075
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10693819
    Abstract: Among other things, the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems is improved by automatically analyzing media content associated with a user and generating collections of such content (e.g., “stories”) based on varying criteria. For example, a narrative group criterion stored in a database in communication with the system is selected, a media content item associated with the narrative . roup criterion and associated. with a user is selected, a media content collection comprising the selected media content item is generated, and the media content collection is displayed on a display screen of a computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Ken W. Chung, Justin Huang, Teresa Lieh
  • Patent number: 10686899
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Chamal Samaranayake, Nathan Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Nicholas Richard Allen, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10666587
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • 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: 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