Patents Assigned to eBay, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11373221
    Abstract: A method of setting a listing price for an item is disclosed. One or attributes of the item are determined based on data entered into fields of a listing user interface. One or more additional items are identified based on a comparison of one or more attributes of the one or more additional items with the one or more attributes of the item. Sales information associated with the one or more additional items is determined. A range of suggested prices and at least some of the sales information is incorporated into a selection user interface region of the listing user interface. Based on a selection of a suggested price from the range of suggested prices, a preview of the listing as it would appear in a search results page with the one or more additional items is presented in the listing user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Bindia Saraf
  • Patent number: 11373028
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 11375122
    Abstract: Digital image capture session and metadata association techniques are described. In one example, a user input is received to initiate an image capture session. At least one digital image is captured using a digital camera during the image capture session. Audio input data is also collected using an audio input device during the image capture session and is converted into text data, e.g., speech-to-text. Metadata is generated based on the text data and associated with the at least one digital image. The at least one digital image is output as having the associated metadata as completion of the image capture session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, William Kirk Brohman, Jonathan David Chard, Erin Courtney Miller
  • Patent number: 11375032
    Abstract: A system and method for mirroring traffic data is described. A traffic proxy samples traffic data between a client device and a first web server. The traffic data comprises requests from the client device and corresponding responses from the first web server. The sampled traffic data is encoded and relayed to a second web server. The second web server comprises an updated version of a web service that is operating at the first web server. Responses from the first web server are compared with responses from the second web server based on the requests in the encoded sampled traffic data. The differences between the responses from the first web server and the second web server is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Desai
  • Patent number: 11373157
    Abstract: Smart table devices determine aspects associated with individual and items at a table. Sensors associated with a table are used to determine a location of each individual from a group of individuals at the table. The sensors also determine the location of a first item on the table. The first item is automatically associated with a first individual from the group of individuals based on proximity of the location of the first item on the table to the location of the first individual at the table. It is also determined using the sensors that the first individual has consumed at least a portion of the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Leon Camp
  • Patent number: 11373224
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes identifying a first listing and an additional listing having one or more characteristics in common, the first listing and the additional listing published on an online marketplace; receiving a request to perform an operation on the first listing and the additional listing; in response to the request, generating a batch of events based on the operation, the batch of events including a first event to be performed on the first listing and a second event to be performed on the additional listing; performing the first event on the first listing and the second event on the additional listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Kam Kasravi, Vadim Geshel, Sergiy Pereshyvaylo, Angie Ruan, Yitao Yao, Maxim Drobintsev
  • Patent number: 11367109
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for providing interactive advertisements. In some embodiments, a method is presented. The method may include receiving, at a first advertising space, an indication that a first mobile device of a user is interacting with the first advertising space, the first advertising space displaying an advertisement. In response to the indication, the method may include transmitting information related to the advertisement from the first advertising space to the first mobile device. The method may also include receiving, at a second advertising space in a location geographically distinct from the first advertising space, the information related to the advertisement from a second mobile device; and displaying the advertisement at the second advertising space based on the information received at the second advertising space about the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Jeremy Leigh Cattone
  • Patent number: 11367274
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods, and computer storage media for implementing a nuanced-color search and recommendation system. Employing various techniques described herein, an improved search engine for categorizable items is provided to generate accurate color-based search results and recommendations that are relevant to a nuanced color provided as a search parameter. In various implementations, digital assets that depict categorizeable items can be analyzed to characterize the depicted items with, among other things, a particular shade of a determined dominant color. In this way, categorizeable items can be searched based at least in part on a selected shade of a particular dominant color to generate a primary search result. In further embodiments, other categorizeable items can be generated as recommendations based on characteristics of the primary search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Weigel, Niaz Ahamed Khaja Nazimudeen, Padmapriya Gudipati, Timothy Keefer, Fujun Zhong, Ashmeet Singh Rekhi, Kenneth Crookston, Shane Lin, Suchitra Ramesh, Rodolfo Gonzales, Atiq Islam
  • Patent number: 11368461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transforming an API authorization to a UX session are provided. An authorization server receives, from a third-party application developed by a third-party, a request to access a user experience (UX) session on behalf of a user. The request comprises an access token previously granted by the authorization server to the third-party application in response to consent, by the user, to allow the third-party application to perform actions on behalf of the user. In one embodiment, this previous authorization comprises an Open Authorization (OAuth). In response to receiving the request the authorization server transforms the access token into a single sign on (SSO) link with a session token. The authorization server then returns the SSO link that includes the session token the third-party application hosted by the third-party. The SSO link causes the third-party application to redirect the user to the UX session corresponding to the SSO link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Anna Rahn Frederick, Tatjana Vlahovic
  • Patent number: 11367071
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for tracking transfer of an item on an item tracking data blockchain, where transfers of the item and the holder of the item are recorded in item tracking data blocks of the blockchain. In some examples, a verification of the item is performed for a transfer and recorded in the data block for the transfer. In other examples, the blockchain stores a unique code for the ticket. Transfers of the ticket are recorded in the blockchain. When the ticket is presented for use, a holder identifier and a presented ticket code are validated against a holder identifier in the most recent block in the blockchain and the unique code for the ticket stored in the blockchain. In some examples, a portion of a resale price of the ticket is sent to an issuer of the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Todd Loren Lash, Ethan Benjamin Rubinson, Seyed-Mahdi Pedramrazi, Fausto Dassenno
  • Patent number: 11368615
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 11367127
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to systems and method to facilitate omnichannel retailing. A networked system determines a location of the user device within a store and accesses a map of the store. An item from a list of one or more items is identified, whereby the item has a plurality of locations within the store. A first location of the item from the plurality of locations is selected. The networked system causes display, on a user interface on the user device, of the location of the user device and the first location of the item and causes display of a user interface element that is operable to receive user selection of a different location from the plurality of locations. In response to receiving the user selection, the networked system ceases display of the first location on the map and causes display of the different location on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Gadre, Dennis Driscoll
  • Patent number: 11366572
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for generating a navigable user interface for a mobile shopping comparison application. In some embodiments, the method may include determining that a query request has indications of item specific attributes for comparison, identifying the most relevant item attributes corresponding to the item specific comparison, and presenting the attributes in conjunction with their corresponding items in a navigable user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gabbai, James Tenniswood, Elissa Darnell
  • Patent number: 11368530
    Abstract: Systems and methods of adopting data across different sites are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a data adoption system configures a first networked site to adopt data from one or more other networked sites, detects new data on the other networked site(s), with the new data being associated with a data item on the other networked site(s), determines that a record of the data item is being stored on the first networked site, and stores the new data from the other networked site(s) on the first networked site in association with the data item based on the detecting of the new data on the other networked site(s) and the determining that a record of the data item is being stored on the first networked site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Syeda Hudda, Jeffrey K. Cavano, Naveen Kumar, Abdullah Rababah, Vineet Bindal, Girish Kini, Pramod Mahadev Mamidipudi
  • Publication number: 20220187150
    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: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Robertson, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Ananya Das, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Yu Tang, Richard Chapman Bates, Jason Ziaja
  • Publication number: 20220188184
    Abstract: Systems and methods for are provided for predicting impending failure of a database and preemptively initiating mitigating failover actions, for example by shedding connections or redirecting connection requests to an alternate database that can fulfill resources being requested. In an example embodiment, to detect a slow or unstable database, connection wait times are monitored over a rolling window of time intervals, a quantity of intervals in which at least one excessive wait time event occurred are counted during the time window, and if the quantity exceeds a threshold, the database is deemed unavailable, thereby triggering connection adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy David ROBISON, Steven Bruce WEST, Sarang Mukund KULKARNI, Douglas Wayne HATHAWAY
  • Patent number: 11360660
    Abstract: An item page may be displayed on a client device in response to a request to view an item page from the client device. They item page may include a description of the item. An icon may be generated and the icon may be displayed within a portion of the displayed item page at an icon location. A plurality of selectable actions each being performable with respect to the item described by the item page may be generated and displayed in response to an initial gesture being performed at the icon location for at least a pre-defined threshold duration. Lastly, the plurality of selectable actions may be displayed around the generated icon and within a pre-defined distance from the icon location of the generated icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Eppolito, Shawn Piper, Brandon Fasching, Jessica Tobar, Chris Murray
  • Patent number: 11361360
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide status indictors on an image galley is disclosed. At least one item to be displayed in an image gallery on a client device is identified. Once identified, status information for the item is obtained. Subsequently, gallery rendering and display instructions are generated and transmitted to the client device. The rendering and display instructions include the status information and enables generation of status indicators from the status information for display over the image gallery at the client device. The rendering and display instructions may also include instructions for displaying the image gallery. The status information at the client device may be updated as status information changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 11361191
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for using adversarial learning for fine-grained image search. An image search system receives a search query that includes an input image depicting an object. The search system generates, using a generator, a vector representation of the object in a normalized view. The generator was trained based on a set of reference images of known objects in multiple views, and feedback data received from an evaluator that indicates performance of the generator at generating vector representations of the known objects in the normalized view. The evaluator including a discriminator sub-module, a normalizer sub-module, and a semantic embedding sub-module that generate the feedback data. The image search system identifies, based on the vector representation of the object, a set of other images depicting the object, and returns at least one of the other images in response to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lin, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 11360955
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for versioning data in an unstructured data store are presented. The method includes generating a first record in the unstructured data store based on a version of a second record in the unstructured data store. The method further includes initializing a parent version identifier of the first record based on the version of the second record. The method further includes comparing the parent version identifier of the first record to a version identifier of the second record. The method further includes determining whether the first record is consistent based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Rekha Patel, Satya Seethasridhar, Nicholas Whyte, Parikshit Arora, Snezana Sahter