Patents by Inventor Nathan Jurgenson

Nathan Jurgenson 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: 20190295326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 10366543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 10102680
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Bhupendra Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 9984499
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A 3D point cloud data describing an environment is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to a portion of key points in the 3D point cloud data. An augmented reality object is then aligned within one or more images of the environment based on the match of the 3D point cloud with the image. In some embodiments, building façade data may additionally be used to determine a device location and place the augmented reality object within an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Publication number: 20180089904
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Rahul Bhupendra Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 9843720
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing a media item on a mobile device are described. The mobile device includes a media placement application and a media display application. The media placement application receives a selection of a media item generated by the mobile device. The media placement application generates access conditions for the media item based on geolocation and position information of the mobile device associated with the selected media item. The media display application monitors the geolocation and position of the mobile device and determines whether the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item. The media display application generates a notification that the selected media item is available to view in a display of the mobile device in response to determining that the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Rylee Ebsen, Nathan Jurgenson, Ryan Marzolph, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9836890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Publication number: 20170243371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure facades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 9652896
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Publication number: 20170124713
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 9143681
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing a media item on a mobile device are described. The mobile device includes a media placement application and a media display application. The media placement application receives a selection of a media item generated by the mobile device. The media placement application generates access conditions for the media item based on geolocation and position information of the mobile device associated with the selected media item. The media display application monitors the geolocation and position of the mobile device and determines whether the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item. The media display application generates a notification that the selected media item is available to view in a display of the mobile device in response to determining that the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Snapchat, Inc.
    Inventors: Rylee Ebsen, Nathan Jurgenson, Ryan Marzolph, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9015285
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing a media item on a mobile device are described. The mobile device includes a media placement application and a media display application. The media placement application receives a selection of a media item generated by the mobile device. The media placement application generates access conditions for the media item based on geolocation and position information of the mobile device associated with the selected media item. The media display application monitors the geolocation and position of the mobile device and determines whether the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item. The media display application generates a notification that the selected media item is available to view in a display of the mobile device in response to determining that the geolocation and position of the mobile device meet the access conditions of the selected media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Snapchat, Inc.
    Inventors: Rylee Ebsen, Nathan Jurgenson, Ryan Marzolph, Evan Spiegel