Patents by Inventor Sheridan Kates

Sheridan Kates 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20160125318
    Abstract: A method includes: collecting data about a first event at a first physical space using a first electronic monitoring device that is physically located at the first physical space, enabling the collected data to be displayed at a computer-based user interface device (e.g., at a user's a smartphone that may be remotely located relative to the first electronic monitoring device), enabling the user to describe, using the computer-based user interface device, the first event represented by the collected data, and storing, in a computer-based memory, a logical association between the user's description of the first event and one or more characteristics of the collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Marc P. Scoffier, Jonathan D. Troutman, Timothy Robert Hoover, Sheridan Kates, Adam D. Sager, Christopher I. Rill, Mayank Rana
  • Publication number: 20160125714
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a video camera configured to acquire a video of a monitored physical space, a computer-based memory buffer configured to store temporarily a portion of the video acquired by the video camera as it is acquired, and an actuator configured such that operation of the actuator causes, for a period of time, any video subsequently acquired by the video camera to be saved to a computer-based memory device other than the computer-based memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Sheridan Kates, Timothy Robert Hoover, Marc P. Scoffier
  • Patent number: 9092506
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a report based on a negative keyword may include receiving search query data and advertiser data including a negative keyword, matching the search query data to a negative keyword, and providing display data representing a report including an indication that an advertisement was blocked from being shown in response to a search query based on the negative keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sheridan Kates, Alexandra Baugher
  • Patent number: 8966592
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is presented. The technique can include selectively initiating, at a mobile computing device including one or more processors, communication between the mobile computing device and a public computing device. The technique can include transmitting, from the mobile computing device, authentication information to the public computing device. The authentication information can indicate access privileges to a private account associated with a user of the mobile computing device. The technique can include receiving, at the mobile computing device, an access inquiry from the public computing device. The access inquiry can indicate an inquiry as to whether the user wishes to login to the private account at the public computing device. The technique can also include transmitting, from the mobile computing device, an access response to the public computing device. The access response can cause the public computing device to provide the user with access to the private account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sheridan Kates, Arnaud Sahuguet, Amir Menachem Mané, Jeremy Brand Sussman, Aaron Baeten Brown, Travis Harrison Kroll Green
  • Patent number: 8504066
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for reducing power consumption of a power source used by a mobile device. The mobile device monitors aspects of its environment to determine if some or all of the device's computing functionality can be handled seamlessly by another nearby device. For example, phone calls can be directed to a landline phone nearby the mobile device. A device usage policy defines how certain functions are to be handled by the mobile device, for example, at a given location or amongst two devices. The mobile device can then disable functionality that is being handled by nearby devices, thereby reducing power consumption by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Harrison Kroll Green, Aaron Baeten Brown, Sheridan Kates, Amir Menachem Mané, Arnaud Sahuguet, Jeremy Brand Sussman
  • Patent number: 8392971
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method technique is presented. The technique can include selectively initiating, at a mobile computing device including one or more processors, communication between the mobile computing device and a public computing device. The technique can include transmitting, from the mobile computing device, authentication information to the public computing device. The authentication information can indicate access privileges to a private account associated with a user of the mobile computing device. The technique can include receiving, at the mobile computing device, an access inquiry from the public computing device. The access inquiry can indicate an inquiry as to whether the user wishes to login to the private account at the public computing device. The technique can also include transmitting, from the mobile computing device, an access response to the public computing device. The access response can cause the public computing device to provide the user with access to the private account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sheridan Kates, Arnaud Sahuguet, Amir Menachem Mané, Jeremy Brand Sussman, Aaron Baeten Brown, Travis Harrison Kroll Green
  • Publication number: 20120030015
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, that are operable to identify a web page that is to be a basis for an advertisement creative; extract content associated with the web page to create an advertisement for serving in response to a request, extracting including abstracting content extracted so that the advertisement is not specifically descriptive of the web page; create a title for the advertisement; combine a body with the title; and combine with the body a uniform resource locator (URL) for a landing page that is to be associated with the advertisement creative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Brunsman, Sriram Rajaraman, Priyendra Deshwal, Matthew D. Wytock, Sheridan Kates
  • Publication number: 20120030014
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, that are operable to identify a web page that is to be a basis for an advertisement creative; extract content to create an advertisement for serving in response to a request, extracting including extracting a title for the web page; create a title for the advertisement creative including computing a snippet of the title based on the request and the extracted title; combine a body with the advertising creative title; and combine with the body a uniform resource locator (URL) for a landing page that is to be associated with the advertisement creative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Brunsman, Sriram Rajaraman, Priyendra Deshwal, Matthew D. Wytock, Sheridan Kates
  • Publication number: 20120016741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, that are operable to index a plurality of commercial landing web pages in a database using queries previously resolved to the commercial landing pages where each entry in the database includes at least one query and a pointer to a commercial landing web page. A query can be received. The query can be processed by one or more processors including identifying a relevant commercial landing web page using the query. An advertisement creative can be generated from the relevant commercial landing web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Brunsman, Sriram Rajaraman, Priyendra Deshwal, Matthew D. Wytock, Sheridan Kates