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: 10540575
    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: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20190282903
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Jill H. Cohen, Bryant Detwiller, Alexander Fung, Evan HK Lin, Walton Lin, Kimberly A. Phifer, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10212541
    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: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Walton Lin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20180351903
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and computer readable media with instructions for group text communications between multiple devices, along with communication of associated data and automatic deletion of communications, are described. One embodiment involves generating a first ephemeral group chat, receiving a first ephemeral chat message, associated with one or more deletion triggers, and transmitting the first ephemeral message; and receiving, from at least the second client device, chat monitoring information comprising first deletion trigger information. In various embodiments, coordinated presentation and deletion of ephemeral chat messages are managed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Jonathan Brody, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180315133
    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: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20170295250
    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: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Chamal Samaranayake, Nathan Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Nicholas Richard Allen, Evan Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20160147435
    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: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20070131553
    Abstract: A series of low molarity conductive media based on non-buffering univalent cations, such as sodium chloride-sodium acetate (SCA), sodium boric acid (SB), lithium boric acid, and lithium acetate mitigate the “runaway” positive feedback heating loop produced by conventional media containing biological amine buffers and permit improved DNA electrophoresis under the conditions of low salt concentration. These media serve well in ultra-fast DNA electrophoresis and in high-resolution separations of RNA and DNA fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Kern, Jonathan Brody
  • Publication number: 20050109620
    Abstract: A series of low molarity conductive media based on non-buffering univalent cations, such as sodium chloride-sodium acetate (SCA), sodium boric acid (SB), lithium boric acid, and lithium acetate mitigate the “runaway” positive feedback heating loop produced by conventional media containing biological amine buffers and permit improved DNA electrophoresis under the conditions of low salt concentration. These media serve well in ultra-fast DNA electrophoresis and in high-resolution separations of RNA and DNA fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: Faster Better Media LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kern, Jonathan Brody