Patents by Inventor Suraj Vindana Samaranayake

Suraj Vindana Samaranayake 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: 11409407
    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: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    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: 20220147236
    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: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    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: 11199957
    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: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210373726
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, content generated using a client application may be associated with a classification. The content may be accessed based on one or more classifications associated with the content. Content may be generated by a client application executed by a client device of a content creator and sent to a server system that may distribute the content to one or more additional client devices of recipients of the content. The server system may also aggregate content having a same classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Andrew Grosvenor Cooper, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Vu Tran, Yamill Vallecillo, Yiwen Zhan
  • Publication number: 20210274265
    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: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    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: 20210240315
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for navigating an avatar based on time zones. A global event is identified that begins at a particular time on a given date; a sequential list of time zones associated with a plurality of geographical locations is retrieved; and a current time at a first time zone of the sequential list of time zones is determined to have reached the particular time on the given date. In response, an avatar is generated for display on a map at a first of the plurality of geographical locations associated with the first time zone and is navigated to a second geographical location when a current time at a second time zone, associated with the second geographical location, reaches the particular time on the given date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sumbul ALVI, David MARK, Kimberly A. PHIFER, Graham REID, Suraj Vindana SAMARANAYAKE, Alexandre VALDETARO PORTO
  • Patent number: 11010022
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for navigating an avatar based on time zones. A global event is identified that begins at a particular time on a given date; a sequential list of time zones associated with a plurality of geographical locations is retrieved; and a current time at a first time zone of the sequential list of time zones is determined to have reached the particular time on the given date. In response, an avatar is generated for display on a map at a first of the plurality of geographical locations associated with the first time zone and is navigated to a second geographical location when a current time at a second time zone, associated with the second geographical location, reaches the particular time on the given date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sumbul Alvi, David Mark, Kimberly A. Phifer, Graham Reid, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200249804
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for navigating an avatar based on time zones. A global event is identified that begins at a particular time on a given date; a sequential list of time zones associated with a plurality of geographical locations is retrieved; and a current time at a first time zone of the sequential list of time zones is determined to have reached the particular time on the given date. In response, an avatar is generated for display on a map at a first of the plurality of geographical locations associated with the first time zone and is navigated to a second geographical location when a current time at a second time zone, associated with the second geographical location, reaches the particular time on the given date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Sumbul Alvi, David Mark, Kimberly A. Phifer, Graham Reid, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • Patent number: 10656797
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for navigating an avatar based on time zones. A global event is identified that begins at a particular time on a given date; a sequential list of time zones associated with a plurality of geographical locations is retrieved; and a current time at a first time zone of the sequential list of time zones is determined to have reached the particular time on the given date. In response, an avatar is generated for display on a map at a first of the plurality of geographical locations associated with the first time zone and is navigated to a second geographical location when a current time at a second time zone, associated with the second geographical location, reaches the particular time on the given date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sumbul Alvi, David Mark, Kimberly A. Phifer, Graham Reid, Suraj Vindana Samaranayake, Alexandre Valdetaro Porto
  • 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