Patents Assigned to eBay, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190250717
    Abstract: Techniques for modifying a garment based on gestures are presented herein. An access module can access a first set of sensor data from a first sensor, and a second set of sensor data from a second sensor. A garment simulation module can generate a three-dimensional (3D) garment model of a garment available for sale draped on an avatar based on the first set of sensor data and the second set of sensor data. A display module can cause a presentation, on a display of a device, of the 3D garment model draped on the avatar. Additionally, the garment simulation module can determine a modification gesture associated with the 3D garment model draped on the avatar based on the first set of sensor data and the second set of sensor data. Furthermore, the garment simulation module can modify the 3D garment model based on the determined modification gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Smith Rose, Pooja Sapra, Vivienne Melody Blue, Chuck Barnum, Giridhar Singam, Chris Miller, Rachel Maxine Minenno, James Stephen Perrine
  • Patent number: 10380230
    Abstract: A system includes a content extraction engine comprising at least one processor and configured to receive a content page including first product data for a target product, remove noise content from the content page, thereby generating a remainder content page, compare the remainder content page to a first synonym list to identify the first product data, the first synonym list including a first data field name, and provide the first product data as associated with the first data field name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Priyavrath Dakua, Prajakta Belgundi, Sharath Raghu
  • Patent number: 10382458
    Abstract: Example methods and systems directed to an Alert Manager are described. According to various embodiments, the Alert Manager detects receipt of a message. The message includes a selectable functionality for accessing an external resource and message data indicative of a source of the message. The Alert Manager predicts when a recipient of the message will interact with the selectable functionality. Prior to the recipient's predicted interaction with the selectable functionality, the Alert Manager generates a message alert feature based on a degree of a difference between the external resource and the source of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Romi Akpala
  • Patent number: 10380666
    Abstract: Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. In some aspects a collaborative shopping session including a first user and one or more other users is established. The establishing of the session including displaying a common interface for the collaborative shopping session at respective computer systems of the first user and each of the one or more other users. A side session is initiated for a second user, the side session having a different interface in which activity within the side session by the second user is not shared with the first user or the one or more other users of the collaborative shopping session. A determination, based on one or more merge criterion, of whether to merge the side session with the collaborative session is made; and the side session is merged with the collaborative session based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Helen M. Gould, Edward O'Neil Garcia, Ryan Melcher, Diego Lagunas, Alvaro Bolivar, Jennifer T. Anderson, Karenina Susilo, Ryan Spoon, Alan Lewis
  • Patent number: 10380673
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically generating virtual marketplace platforms are presented. The system receives a set of facility data, a set of selections for a set of user interaction objects, and a set of object placement selections. The set of user interaction objects includes a first subset and a second subset. The system generates a virtual facility comprising the facility data and the set of user interaction objects distributed based on the object placement selections. The system receives user data for a user interacting with the virtual facility and one or more objects of the first and second subset of user interaction objects, dynamically arranges the second subset of user interaction objects into a second arrangement, and causes presentation of the virtual facility and the set of user interaction objects to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: David Beach, John Tapley
  • Patent number: 10380656
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, user feedback on a purchased item is received from a user. Attributes of the purchased item are identified. Then relevant attributes are determined from the attributes, the determination of relevant attributes being based on user information regarding the user. Comments for the relevant attributes are generated based on the user feedback. The comments are then displayed to the user for selection and posting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Romi Akpala
  • Patent number: 10380636
    Abstract: Systems and methods for statistical dynamic geofencing are discussed. For example, a method for statistical dynamic geofencing can include operations such as receiving a location-based campaign request, analyzing demographic data, determining a geofence parameter, generating a geofence, and distributing location-aware advertisements. The location-based campaign request can include a list of points of interest (POIs) and a target demographic parameter. The demographic data can include data from geographic areas surrounding at least a portion of the POIs as well as data related to the target demographic parameter. The geofence can be generated based at least in part on the geofence parameter, where the geofence parameter directly affects either the size or shape of the geofence. The location-aware advertisements are distributed to a plurality of mobile devices determined to be within the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neala F. Polachi
  • Publication number: 20190244271
    Abstract: Computer vision and image characteristic search is described. The described system leverages visual search techniques by determining visual characteristics of objects depicted in images and comparing the determined characteristics to visual characteristics of other images, e.g., to identify similar visual characteristics in the other images. In some aspects, the described system performs searches that leverage a digital image as part of a search query to locate digital content of interest. In some aspects, the described system surfaces multiple user interface instrumentalities that include images of patterns, textures, or materials and that are selectable to initiate a visual search of digital content having a similar pattern, texture, or material. The described aspects also include pattern-based authentication in which the system determines authenticity of an item in an image based on a similarity of its visual characteristics to visual characteristics of known authentic items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robinson Piramuthu, Timothy Samuel Keefer, Kenneth Clark Crookston, Ashmeet Singh Rekhi, Niaz Ahamed Khaja Nazimudeen, Padmapriya Gudipati, Shane Lin, John F. Weigel, Fujun Zhong, Suchitra Ramesh, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Shuai Zheng, Alberto Ordonez Pereira, Ravindra Surya Lanka, Md Atiq ul Islam, Nicholas Anthony Whyte, Giridharan Iyengar, Bryan Allen Plummer
  • Publication number: 20190244249
    Abstract: A system may identify attributes of a geofence surrounding a location. The attributes of the geofence may represent merchant characteristics of a brick-and-mortar store and may further represent item characteristics of merchandise items available for sale from the brick-and-mortar store. A subset of users from a plurality of users eligible to receive the geofence may be selected based at least in part on matching the attributes of the geofence to preferences associated with each user among the subset of users. Geofence data representing the geofence may be sent to each of the client devices operated by the subset of the plurality of users. An indication may be received from a client device operated by a user of the user crossing into the geofence based on the geofence data. Lastly, a notification may be presented to the client device operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Chintan Jain, Rui Kong
  • Publication number: 20190244280
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically generating user interface elements and associated values are presented. An item listing and profile data are accessed. A set of user interface elements are dynamically generated based on the item listing and the profile data, with each user interface element configured to perform an action on the item listing. A set of values are dynamically determined, with each value being associated with a user interface element of the set of user interface elements. The set of user interface elements are then caused to be presented within the item listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Huai-ter Chong, Yun Liu
  • Patent number: 10372409
    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: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    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: 10373239
    Abstract: Log-in information for a client device is stored. A search query is received from the client device and search results obtained, each search result identifying a transaction having a transaction provider. Transaction provider information is retrieved for one or more of the identified transaction providers from the search results, the transaction provider information including transaction instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Arunachalam Muthu
  • Patent number: 10372285
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for standardizing user interface elements are presented. A method includes determining parameters of one or more user interface elements as part of a first application, the first application selected based on an increased usage by a user compared with other applications, generating a profile for the user, the profile indicating the respective parameters of the one or more user interface elements, and modifying locations of user interface elements with matching predetermined identifiers as part of a second application based on the respective parameters indicated in the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: David Ramadge, Justin Van Winkle, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Patent number: 10375211
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for optimizing data delivery for a User Interface (UI) to a plurality of device types. One method includes operations for receiving at a server a request for an update to the UI of a client device, and for determining, by an orchestrator at the server, modules associated with the request, each module being presented on the UI. Further, the method includes operations for invoking domain services based on the determined modules (each domain service returning respective domain service data), and for synthesizing the domain service data to generate module data for each module. The synthesizing includes selecting from the domain service data and combining the selected domain service data to generate the module data. The module data is transmitted to the client device for all the modules, the module data being processable by the client device to update modules of the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Padmanabhan, Louis Perrochon, Chuck Qun Zheng
  • Patent number: 10373206
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing text message alerts. A telephony interface module receives an alert enrollment request from a client device. The alert enrollment request is received through a first type of communication channel. The alert enrollment request includes a protocol specific portion that includes a communication endpoint identifier assigned to the client device. A data database management module links the communication endpoint identifier to an opt-in record. A text message interface module communicates, based on the client device identifier being linked to the opt-in record, an alert to the client device through a second type of communication channel. The alert is addressed to the client device based on the communication endpoint identifier linked to the opt-in record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: George Vincent Friborg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10372580
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing power and computational density of data centers are described. According to various embodiments, a benchmark test is performed by a computer data center system. Thereafter, transaction information and power consumption information associated with the performance of the benchmark test are accessed. A service efficiency metric value is then generated based on the transaction information and the power consumption information, the service efficiency metric value indicating a number of transactions executed via the computer data center system during a specific time period per unit of power consumed in executing the transactions during the specific time period. The generated service efficiency metric value is then compared to a target threshold value. Thereafter, a performance summary report indicating the generated service efficiency metric value, and indicating a result of the comparison of the generated service efficiency metric value to the target value, is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Rodriguez, Richard Henry Donaldson, II, Dean Harold Nelson, Serena Anne De Vito, Braden Carter, Christopher Narancic
  • Patent number: 10373233
    Abstract: Techniques for removing purchases from online containers are described. For example, an indication of a purchase of a first product at a first store by a user is received. A user account associated with the user is identified. The user account has an online container for storing one or more desired products. The first product is matched to one or more desired products based on one or more product characteristics of the first product and of the one or more desired products. The one or more desired products that match the first product are removed from the online container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver Nicholas Cockcroft
  • Patent number: 10372805
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transmitting data are disclosed. In one example, a method comprises providing, at a publication platform accessible by users via a network, a posting portal to receive entry of data relating to an item for posting on the publication system, the posting portal including an interface having first and second user interface elements to receive the data related to the item for inclusion in the posting. The method includes receiving at least one media file for inclusion in the posting in the first user interface element, and automatically commencing transmission of the at least one media file over the network, for inclusion in the posting, before the user has completed entering information into the second user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Mahesh Subramanian, William Orcutt
  • Publication number: 20190236628
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are able to leverage the interaction from one or more potential buyers relative to a digital image to automatically create a sales listing for items that appear to be of interest to the buyers. This reduces or eliminates all together the manual effort previously required of sellers in researching and collecting data on each item they wish to sell. Because of their technical nature, the innovative solutions described herein are also readily scalable which, in turn, greatly improves the seller's experience. Based on buyer interaction experiences, sales listings for each item for sale can be automatically created and listed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Sudhindra, Ashwin Ganesh Krishnamurthy, Avishek Gyanchand, Joshua Urban, Yotam Sharan
  • Patent number: 10366447
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a virtual item shopping environment are presented herein. A dimension module may be configured to determine one or more dimensions of a person near a display. A selection module may be configured to select one or more items from a database based on the determined dimensions. A display module configured to present the one or more items on the display. In other embodiments, the selection module may further be configured to receive a selection from the person via a user interface. The selection may indicate one of the presented items. In another embodiment, the display module may be configured to display a live real-time video of the person wearing the selected item. The live real-time video may include video of the person with an overlaid image of the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Lucy Ma Zhao, Kamal Zamer