Patents Assigned to eBay, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210065375
    Abstract: Physical object boundary detection techniques and systems are described. In one example, an augmented reality module generates three dimensional point cloud data. This data describes depths at respective points within a physical environment that includes the physical object. A physical object boundary detection module is then employed to filter the point cloud data by removing points that correspond to a ground plane. The module then performs a nearest neighbor search to locate a subset of the points within the filtered point cloud data that correspond to the physical object. Based on this subset, the module projects the subset of points onto the ground plane to generate a two-dimensional boundary. The two-dimensional boundary is then extruded based on a height determined from a point having a maximum distance from the ground plane from the filtered cloud point data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Ryan Nelson, Jinrong Xie, Randall Chall Fry
  • Publication number: 20210059340
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Publication number: 20210065108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for public transport infrastructure facilitated drone delivery are provided. In example embodiments, a request to deliver a package to a drop-off destination using a drone is received. Public infrastructure information is accessed. A public infrastructure terminal from which the drone delivers the package is identified based on the public infrastructure information. An instruction is communicated to transport the package to the identified public. A drone delivery route from the identified public infrastructure terminal to the drop-off destination is determined based on the public infrastructure information. An instruction to deliver the package using the drone delivery route is communicated to the drone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10936650
    Abstract: A system to provide image processing services responsive to requests including image data includes a system layer that forwards a request to an image application processing interface. Image processing provides an image comparison, barcode recognition, and optical character recognition. The image processing compares the image data to products in a database in order to identify a matching product. The system layer receives the matching information and forwards to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roopnath Grandhi, Raghav Gupta, Neelakantan Sundaresan, Denis Golovnya, Jeffrey Olson
  • Patent number: 10937079
    Abstract: Electronic content that has a tactile dimension when presented on a tactile-enabled computing device may be referred to as tactile-enabled content. A tactile-enabled device is a device that is capable of presenting tactile-enabled content in a manner that permits a user to experience tactile quality of electronic content. In one example embodiment, a system is provided for generating content that has a tactile dimension when presented on a tactile-enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10936632
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for enhancing autocomplete search suggestions are presented. The system receives a query portion with a token portion from a client device and generates a first search query suggestion set having a first order based on the token portion. The system accesses a token pool associated with the client device and generates a second search query suggestion set having a second order based on the token portion and the token pool. The system selects a first subset of search query suggestions and a second subset of search query suggestions. The system merges the first subset of search query suggestions and the second subset of search query suggestions into a third search query suggestion set, organizes the third search query suggestion set into a third order distinct from the first and second orders, and causes presentation of the third search query suggestion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Rajyashree Mukherjee, Shrish Mishra, Fang-Hsiang Su
  • Patent number: 10939325
    Abstract: A system and method to establish and maintain a connection between devices, which in one example embodiment of a method, may comprise receiving a request to establish a connection between a first communication device and a second communication device. A determination is made as to whether the second communication device is reachable via a data network. Based on the determination that the second communication device is reachable over the data network, a connection between the first communication device and the second communication device is established via the data network. Based on the determination that the second communication device is not reachable over the data network, a connection between the first communication device and the second communication device is established via a telecommunications network. Additional systems and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Vesa Juhani Hukkanen
  • Publication number: 20210056156
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of information presentation on multiple devices is provided. The method may include presenting a first barcode on a webpage. The first barcode may be encoded with first data based on a uniform resource locator of the webpage. The method may also include generating second data based on a user interaction with the webpage and altering a configuration of the webpage based on the user interaction without leaving the webpage. The method may also include generating a second barcode encoded with the first data and the second data. The method may further include presenting the second barcode on the webpage with the altered configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Junlong Wu, Shenyi Ge
  • Publication number: 20210058320
    Abstract: Described are aspects of a sharded monitoring system that collects metrics data from a plurality of targets within a monitored system. In various embodiments, the monitoring system includes multiple monitoring-server instances each collecting metrics data from a respective subset of the targets, as well as a federation server that collects aggregated metrics data from the other monitoring-server instances. Mappings between monitoring targets and monitoring-server instances collecting their metrics data may be stored in a temporal routing map, e.g., on the federation server, which may build the map, in accordance with some embodiments, based on time-series routing metrics received from the other monitoring-serve instances. The routing map may be used to direct queries for metrics data from a client to the appropriate monitoring-server instance. Further aspects and embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Viswa Vutharkar, Jun Li, Siddharth Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 10929831
    Abstract: Sequential selections are presented by receiving an input on an active portion of a display of the computing device. While the input is received, a plurality of selections are sequentially displayed on the display. An indication is received that the input on the active portion of the display of the computing device has changed. In response to receiving the indication that the input has changed, the computing device stops presenting the plurality of selections and determines which selection of the plurality of selections was presented on the display when the input changed. The determined selection is then displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Gura, Matanya Bar, Erez Dickman
  • Patent number: 10922907
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided including a processor, a memory, and a vehicle tracking portal. The vehicle tracking portal is configured to obtain vehicle identification information regarding a vehicle. Then diagnostic information regarding the vehicle can be obtained. Then, based on the vehicle identification and the diagnostic information, a recommended service for the vehicle can be determined. A user can then be alerted to the recommended service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Hosein, Steve Yankovich, Steve Romero, Selina Lam, Krystal Rose Higgins
  • Patent number: 10922319
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions and computer-implemented methods for consistency mitigation in real-time streams. Consistent with some embodiments, the method includes reading a message object from a message queue and adding the message object to an aggregating cache. The aggregating cache includes a linked list of ordered message objects. The method further includes applying an aggregating function to the message objects in the linked list and persisting the aggregated message objects to a database. The method further includes clearing the message objects from the aggregating cache based on the message objects being persisted to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jennica Jane Pounds, Aidan Rogers, Stanislav Pugach, Kang Liu
  • Patent number: 10924398
    Abstract: Described are aspects of a sharded monitoring system that collects metrics data from a plurality of targets within a monitored system. In various embodiments, the monitoring system includes multiple monitoring-server instances each collecting metrics data from a respective subset of the targets, as well as a federation server that collects aggregated metrics data from the other monitoring-server instances. Mappings between monitoring targets and monitoring-server instances collecting their metrics data may be stored in a temporal routing map, e.g., on the federation server, which may build the map, in accordance with some embodiments, based on time-series routing metrics received from the other monitoring-serve instances. The routing map may be used to direct queries for metrics data from a client to the appropriate monitoring-server instance. Further aspects and embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Viswa Vutharkar, Jun Li, Siddharth Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 10924414
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for event messaging over a network. A subscription interface receives data indicative of a subscription request for sessionized data. An allocation module allocates a sessionizer bank linked to the subscription request. A messaging interface module provisions identifiers linked to the respective processing engines of the sessionizer bank. The messaging interface module registers the allocated sessionizer bank as available to process event messages matching the subscription request by providing the provisioned identifiers. The messaging interface module receives event messages from a producer device linked by a collection server to a selected one of the processing engines of the sessionizer bank. The selected one of the processing engine processes the received event messages in accordance with session rule data linked to the subscription request to generate sessionized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad R. Murthy, Bhaven Avalani, Hongyue Nemo Chen, Tony Chung Tung Ng, Weiwei Jin, Xinglang Wang, Mingming Wang, Wei Fang
  • Patent number: 10922327
    Abstract: A user may submit a search query to a search engine, which may process the search query and generate a set of results. Previous actions of the user or of other users may be used to identify recommended search queries. The recommended search queries may be presented to the user along with the search results for the query. The location of the recommended search queries may be fixed, set by the user, or determined on a query-by-query basis. A user interface element operable to cause the presentation of one or more recommended search queries may be presented after a delay. After an additional or independent delay, the recommended search queries may be presented automatically. The delays may be fixed, set by the user, or determined on a query-by-query basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Rabi Chakraborty, Nirveek De, Akshata Baliga, Corey Demarco, Jian Xu, Sudeep Dasgupta, Meenal Varshney, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Dennis Marshall
  • Publication number: 20210041315
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for a waist measuring belt are provided. An example waist measuring belt is made up of a belt buckle frame with attachments for a belt strap. The belt further includes a position measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures an attachment position of a second end of the belt strap to the belt buckle frame. The belt also includes a tension measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures a tension through the belt buckle frame and the belt strap. A memory and a wireless communication module attached to the belt may be used to store measurements and communicate with a mobile device or server. In various embodiments, estimated user waist sizes over time using measured values and belt-specific data may be used to estimate a user's waist size and generate a waist size history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer T. Robertson, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Ananya Das, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Yu Tang, Richard Chapman Bates, Jason Ziaja
  • Patent number: 10917060
    Abstract: An audio output device may include one or more audio sensors configured to detect ambient sound and noises around the audio output device. The audio output device may include a controller configured to analyze the detected sound and noises and may adjust audio settings of the audio output device accordingly. In an embodiment, the controller may analyze and recognize that the detected noise is another person's attempt to get the user's attention or to talk to the user, such as audio sound of the user's name. In response, the controller may stop the audio output or lower the volume of the audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jigish Mehta
  • Patent number: 10915293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an audio device include a system provider device that retrieves, through a network, audio device information for at least one audio device. The system provider device also receives an indication of a triggered alert from at least one of a plurality of devices. In various embodiments, the system provider device determines an alert type corresponding to the received indication of the triggered alert. In addition, the system provider device modifies an audio setting of the at least one audio device based on the determined alert type. In some examples, the system provider device further modifies the audio setting of the at least one audio device to return the modified audio setting of the at least one audio device to a pre-modified setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant G. Luk, Christopher D. O'Toole, Robert He, Yu Tang, Jennifer T. Brenner, Leith Shabbot, Ananya Das, Jason Ziaja
  • Patent number: 10914598
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for proactively re-routing vehicles to control traffic flow. Consistent with some embodiments, the navigation system seeks to reduce traffic flow along primary navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively short travel times) by re-routing vehicles to alternative navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively longer travel times) using incentives. As an example, upon detecting a vehicle traveling along an alternative route instead of a primary route, the navigation system updates a data structure that represents a user account of a vehicle occupant to reflect an increased account balance. Consistent with some embodiments, the amount of value provided to an occupant of a vehicle traveling along an alternative routes may be obtained from user accounts of occupants of other vehicles that are traveling along a primary route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Neville Rhys Newey, Justin VanWinkle, Christopher Michael Hall, Trista Mcneill, David Ramadge
  • Patent number: 10915944
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for a transient local commerce search service is provided. A search query including a user specified location and a user specified time period is received. One or more transient merchants temporarily located within the user specified location at least during the user specified time period are identified. A user interface displaying a map and an indicator of temporary location of the one or more transient merchants is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Fries