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).

  • Publication number: 20240046697
    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: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan Mumm, Donald Holly, Faisal Alqadi, Jonathan Brody
  • Patent number: 11893647
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel, Daniel Amitay, Sheridan Kates, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Marcel M. Yung
  • Patent number: 11842411
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Sheridan Kates, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Publication number: 20230376166
    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: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20230353519
    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: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Ken W. Chung, Justin Huang, Teresa Lieh
  • Publication number: 20230350558
    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: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    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: 11804073
    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: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Mumm, Donald Holly, Faisal Alqadi, Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20230328079
    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: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Donald Giovannini, Edward Koai, Jie Wu, Lin Zhong
  • Patent number: 11782574
    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: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20230319370
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20230280879
    Abstract: A map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for a public messaging platform allows a user location-based to their own expired ephemeral content. Such expired content is no longer available to other users for online viewing. The user can, however, switch the GUI between a live mode and a historical mode, access to their own expired content in the historical mode being facilitated in a manner closely similar to that for viewing live publicly available content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    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: 11740760
    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: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20230269214
    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: April 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd
  • Patent number: 11722452
    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: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd
  • Patent number: 11698722
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    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: 11700220
    Abstract: A system includes a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for generating collections of media content. The program and method provide for selecting a plurality of narrative group criteria for a media content collection, the plurality of narrative group criteria being stored in a database; for each narrative group criterion in the plurality, selecting a respective media content item associated with the narrative group criterion and with a user, based on a time the respective media content item was generated and a keyword, image, video or audio in the respective media content item, determining a title that corresponds to the narrative group criterion, and updating the media content collection to include the title and the respective media content item; and causing the media content collection to be displayed on a computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Ken W. Chung, Justin Huang, Teresa Lieh
  • Patent number: 11689781
    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: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    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: 11677766
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Donald Giovannini, Edward Koai, Jie Wu, Lin Zhong
  • Publication number: 20230113334
    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: December 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Nayana Samaranayake, Evan Spiegel, Marcel M. Yung
  • Patent number: 11627194
    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: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Chamal Samaranayake, Nathan Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Nicholas Richard Allen, Evan Spiegel