Patents by Inventor Timothy Jordan Garcia

Timothy Jordan Garcia 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: 10963529
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for accessing social media content submitted for public accessibility via the social media platform supported by the map-based GUI. The GUI includes a map providing interactive location-based searching functionality in that selection of a target location by the user in the GUI, such as by tapping or clicking at the target location, triggers a search for social media content having geo-tag data indicating geographic locations within a geographical search area centered on the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Evan Spiegel, Nayana Samaranayake
  • Patent number: 10938758
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by generating and displaying media overlays with avatars of different users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Dorian Franklin Baldwin, Jacob Edward Blackstock, David James Kennedy, Shahan Panth, Timothy Jordan Garcia
  • Publication number: 20200409533
    Abstract: Method of generating animation overlays starts with a processor causing a communication interface for a communication session to he displayed at client devices. The processor receives from a first client device an animation sending request and causes an animation sending interface to be displayed in the communication interface of the first client device. The animation sending interface comprises animation overlay icons. Each of the animation overlay icons comprise a first avatar associated with the first user. The processor receives from the first client device a selection of a first animation overlay icon and causes the first animation overlay corresponding to the first animation overlay icon to be displayed as an overlay on the communication interface of each of the plurality of client devices. The first animation overlay is an animation that includes the first avatar. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob Edward Blackstock, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Matthew Colin Grantham, Shahan Panth, David Whyte
  • 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: 20200117339
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for accessing social media content submitted to a social media platform supported by the map-based GUI. User icons are displayed on a map of the GUI to represent locations of friend users. The locations of at least some users are represented by their user icons at a regional granularity, such that the displayed locations that are different from their accurate locations, but that are located within an accurate geographical region such as a city or a town. Users can select the granularity level at which their icons are displayed to others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Timothy Jordan Garcia, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, Evan Spiegel