Patents by Inventor William Wu

William Wu 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: 11978041
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system and a method for performing operations comprising: receiving, by a messaging application, a request to access a third-party resource; in response to receiving the request, obtaining a user interface data corresponding to the third-party resource; generating, for display on a client device, a graphical user interface of the third-party resource based on the markup-language document; generating for display a menu with an option to authorize the third-party resource to access user data from the messaging application; and authorizing the third-party resource to access the user data from the messaging application in response to a user interaction with the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Matthew Colin Grantham, Patrick Mandia, David Whyte, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11977732
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Matthew Hanover, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240106874
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging systems by enabling users in an electronic chat conversation to run applications together. In some embodiments, when one user in a chat launches an application, an icon or other visual representation of the application appears in a portion of the chat window (e.g., in a “chat dock”) for other users in the chat to access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Aaron Daniel Son, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240098158
    Abstract: A push notification mechanism at a mobile user device provides for automated limiting of the rate of production of push notification alerts (such as an audible alert or a vibratory alert) and/or push notifications responsive to the occurrence of chat events relevant to a chat application hosted by the user device. Some chat events automatically trigger suppression periods during which push notification alerts are prevented for subsequent chat events that satisfy predefined suppression criteria. Such push notification and/or alert limiting can be performed separately for separate users, chat groups, and/or chat event types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Alex Joseph Castro, Michael Brian Murray, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240085989
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radial gesture navigation are provided. In example embodiments, user input data is received from a user device. The user input data indicates a continuous physical user interaction associated with a display screen of the user device. An initial point and a current point are detected from the user input data. A radius distance for a circle that includes the current point and is centered about the initial point is determined. An action is selected from among multiple actions based on the radius distance being within a particular range among successive ranges along a straight line that starts at the initial point and extends through the circle. Each range among the successive ranges corresponds to a particular action among the multiple actions. The selected action is performed in response to detecting a completion of the continuous physical user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Ty Blachly, Nathan Boyd, Donald Giovannini, Krish Jayaram, Evan Spiegel, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240082096
    Abstract: A robotic system comprising: a joint coupling a linkage to an additional linkage; and at least one cable; wherein the joint includes a motor having a shaft, a strain wave gear having a flexible member coupled to a circular spline, a conduit, and a bearing; wherein the motor is configured to rotate the shaft in a first direction and the strain wave gear is configured to rotate a rotatable member, the rotatable member including one of the flexible member or the circular spline; wherein the conduit is configured to rotate in response to rotation of the rotatable member; wherein the at least one cable passes through both the bearing and into the additional linkage but does not pass through either of the strain wave gear or the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Rohit John Varghese, Youngmok Yun, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11916859
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for automatic arrangement of communications for improved functionality. A client device presents a stacked set of conversation cells on a display of the client device. The stacked set of conversation cells is stacked such that a first conversation cell corresponding to a first chat conversation from the stacked set of conversation cells is a top conversation cell of the stacked set of conversation cells. While presenting the stacked set of conversation cells, the client device receives a first chat communication that is a part of a second chat conversation that is different than the first chat conversation. In response to the receiving of the first chat communication, the client device modifies the presentation of the stacked set of conversation cells such that a second conversation cell corresponding to the second chat conversation is presented as the top conversation cell of the stacked set of conversation cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240062254
    Abstract: Embodiments for communicating and displaying collections of image and video clip content with an opt-out interstitial are described. In one example embodiment, a device receives interface information about a group of content collections from a server computer system. When a user inputs a selection of a first content collection, the device displays images and video clips in a sequence defined by the content collection. Each piece of content is displayed for less than a threshold display time. When the device finishes playing the first content collection, the device presents an opt-out interstitial. Additional content collections generated from content submitted by other client devices can be received from the server computer system, and are presented based on a response input, or a lack of response input, to the opt-out interstitial. Some embodiments include content collections generated by the server computer system, as well as advertising elements presented between content collections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jeremy Voss, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20240040082
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, method, and user interfaces to facilitate communication between users via multiple modes of electronic communication. The system displays a conversation view that presents messages exchanged between a first user and at least one other user in an electronic chat conversation. The conversation view includes an interactive element to enable the first user to initiate a video call with the at least one other user. Based on receiving user input corresponding to an interaction with the interactive element, the system initiates the video call with the at least one other user. The system displays an active call view to facilitate the video call with the at least one other user. The system toggles from displaying the active call view to displaying the conversation view in response to further user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Jeremy Voss, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11882162
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging systems by enabling users in an electronic chat conversation to run applications together. In some embodiments, when one user in a chat launches an application, an icon or other visual representation of the application appears in a portion of the chat window (e.g., in a “chat dock”) for other users in the chat to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Aaron Daniel Son, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11877093
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, method, and user interfaces to facilitate communication between users via multiple modes of electronic communication. The system displays a conversation view that presents messages exchanged between a first user and at least one other user in an electronic chat conversation. The conversation view includes an interactive element to enable the first user to initiate a video call with the at least one other user. Based on receiving user input corresponding to an interaction with the interactive element, the system initiates the video call with the at least one other user. The system displays an active call view to facilitate the video call with the at least one other user. The system toggles from displaying the active call view to displaying the conversation view in response to further user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Jeremy Voss, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11857879
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein access a visual identifier, perform a visual search of the visual identifier, in response to performing the visual search of the visual identifier, cause presentation of an application menu within a graphical user interface of a computing device, receive a selection of a first user interface element within the application menu, and in response to receiving the selection, run the computer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, John Jensen, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11861068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radial gesture navigation are provided. In example embodiments, user input data is received from a user device. The user input data indicates a continuous physical user interaction associated with a display screen of the user device. An initial point and a current point are detected from the user input data. A radius distance for a circle that includes the current point and is centered about the initial point is determined. An action is selected from among multiple actions based on the radius distance being within a particular range among successive ranges along a straight line that starts at the initial point and extends through the circle. Each range among the successive ranges corresponds to a particular action among the multiple actions. The selected action is performed in response to detecting a completion of the continuous physical user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ty Blachly, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Donald Giovannini, Krish Jayaram, Evan Spiegel, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11836764
    Abstract: Embodiments for communicating and displaying collections of image and video clip content with an opt-out interstitial are described. In one example embodiment, a device receives interface information about a group of content collections from a server computer system. When a user inputs a selection of a first content collection, the device displays images and video clips in a sequence defined by the content collection. Each piece of content is displayed for less than a threshold display time. When the device finishes playing the first content collection, the device presents an opt-out interstitial. Additional content collections generated from content submitted by other client devices can be received from the server computer system, and are presented based on a response input, or a lack of response input, to the opt-out interstitial. Some embodiments include content collections generated by the server computer system, as well as advertising elements presented between content collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jeremy Voss, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11838380
    Abstract: A push notification mechanism at a mobile user device provides for automated limiting of the rate of production of push notification alerts (such as an audible alert or a vibratory alert) and/or push notifications responsive to the occurrence of chat events relevant to a chat application hosted by the user device. Some chat events automatically trigger suppression periods during which push notification alerts are prevented for subsequent chat events that satisfy predefined suppression criteria. Such push notification and/or alert limiting can be performed separately for separate users, chat groups, and/or chat event types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Joseph Castro, Michael Brian Murray, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20230376165
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to mobile computing technology and, more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to systems for generating and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes a presentation of an animated icon (e.g., a digital pet) on a display of a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Jesse Chand, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, William Wu, Chiayi Lin, Anna Liberman
  • Patent number: 11819467
    Abstract: A robotic system comprising: a joint coupling a linkage to an additional linkage; and at least one cable; wherein the joint includes a motor having a shaft, a strain wave gear having a flexible member coupled to a circular spline, a conduit, and a bearing; wherein the motor is configured to rotate the shaft in a first direction and the strain wave gear is configured to rotate a rotatable member, the rotatable member including one of the flexible member or the circular spline; wherein the conduit is configured to rotate in response to rotation of the rotatable member; wherein the at least one cable passes through both the bearing and into the additional linkage but does not pass through either of the strain wave gear or the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Harmonic Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit John Varghese, Youngmok Yun, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11810169
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed provide a virtual currency system within a messaging application by performing operations comprising: launching, within a messaging application, a third-party application; receiving, by the messaging application from the third-party application, a request to perform an ecommerce transaction in relation to an item available for consumption on the third-party application; determining, by the messaging application, an expected attribute for the item based on accessing a database that stores expected attribute information for multiple items; verifying, by the messaging application, that an attribute of the item specified by the request corresponds to the expected attribute for the item; and processing, by the messaging application, the ecommerce transaction in response to successfully verifying that the attribute of the item satisfies a verification criterion based on the expected attribute for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: John Jensen, Alan Rawcliffe, Cindy Yuqi Li, Kiran Abraham, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11799811
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for providing a platform that facilitates communication between a messaging application and a web-based gaming application. The web-based gaming application is launched, via the platform, from the messaging application. Context of the messaging application from which the web-based gaming application was launched is determined. The context of the messaging application is communicated, via the platform, to the web-based gaming application. A feature of the messaging application is integrated, via the platform, into the web-based gaming application based on the context from which the web-based gaming application was launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: William Wu, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Alexander R. Osborne
  • Publication number: 20230333981
    Abstract: A memory system includes multiple groups of primary memory cells residing in a first die or a stack of first dies, multiple groups of cache memory cells residing in a second die, an interposer, and control circuits residing in a third die. Each group of the cache memory cells is associated with a corresponding group of the primary memory cells. The first die or the stack of first dies is coupled to a top surface of the second die through a first group of bumps. A bottom surface of the second die is coupled to a top surface of the interposer through a second group of bumps. The control circuits are associated with the primary memory cells and the cache memory cells. The third die is positioned aside the second die and coupled to the top surface of the interposer through a third group of pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee, William Wu Shen, Yun-Han Lee