eBay Patents

eBay Inc. operates an online marketplace that enables merchants and buyers worldwide to find, buy or sell merchandise.

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  • Publication number: 20180349427
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, multiple workspaces have access to modify values in a graph database. The graph database can comprise a collection of entity nodes, where each entity node is connected to an identifier node and one or more state nodes. An update to an entity node can be recorded by generating a new state node to store the update and connecting the new state node to the entity node. How each workspace views the database is based, at least in part, on which state nodes are associated with each workspace. The workspaces are independent of one another, and changes made to an entity node in one workspace do not affect how another workspace views the same entity node. By managing database data for each of the workspaces using the same graph database and recording changes in state nodes in an additive manner, the computational overhead is greatly reduced and simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Goldberg, Guy Rozenwald, Amit Gottlieb, Amir Harel
  • Publication number: 20180349441
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying whether data skew is causing delays in a map phase and/or a reduce phase of a query of a distributed database. The system and method identify the values of various metrics relating to a database query. These metrics include map phase and reduce phase durations and various related metrics. The system and method gather statistics of multiple queries to determine correlation levels between the metrics and the map phase and reduce phase durations. Based on the statistics, the system and method determine whether one or both of the map and reduce phases for a query/response are taking longer than expected. If the durations are longer than expected, the system identifies the delay as caused by data skew and informs the originator of the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Tan CHEN, Hao CHEN, Yong ZHANG, Libin SUN, Xin LI
  • Publication number: 20180349507
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-directional visual browsing on an electronic device are described. In example embodiments, a primary result and a peripheral result are determined. A display layout based on attributes associated with the primary result and the peripheral result is generated. The display layout is then formatted into instructions, which will cause a device to render the display layout. The instructions are transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10147124
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for social shopping on a network-based marketplace. The methods and systems are for receiving a request, over a network, at a social shopping platform. The methods and systems are further for identifying a first network-based marketplace from the plurality of network-based marketplaces based on the request, the request including an activity associated with the first network-based marketplace, the first network-based marketplace being used by the first community of users for transacting items of a single domain, the activity identifying a first logical row of listing information in a listing table based on the request, the listing table being a logical table comprised of a plurality of logical rows . . . and logical columns. The methods and systems are further for updating a listing reputation score based on the activity associated with the first network-based marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10147134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualization of an item in an environment using augmented reality are provided. Environment image data containing an image of an environment is received. A selection of an item for placement into an indicated location of the environment is received. An item image of the selected item is scaled based on dimensions determined from the environment image data for the environment. The scaled item image is augmented into the image of the environment at the indicated location to generate an augmented reality image. The augmented reality image is displayed on a device of a user, whereby the scaled item image in the augmented reality image is selectable to cause display of information. A selection of the scaled item image is received. In response to the selection of the scaled item image, the information is presented on the device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 10146860
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing notifications based on biometric data are presented. Biometric data from multiple biometric sensors is aggregated and stored. Inferential analysis is performed on the biometric data to characterize an associated user. A user characteristic is correlated to one or more consumer characteristics in a consumer profile and output information is determined based on the consumer profile. A notification that includes the output information is transmitted to a computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Wenig
  • Patent number: 10147133
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application. The platform module receives a selection of mobile phone device operating systems; accesses stored templates from a template database, and maps elements in the stored templates to portions of source code to generate sets of operating system-specific source code. The stored templates correspond to the selected mobile phone device operating systems. The stored templates include source code used to implement portions of the storefront application on a mobile phone device operating system. When compiled, the sets of operating system-specific source code become versions of the storefront application executable by a respective one of mobile phone device operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Kent Griffin
  • Patent number: 10147128
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for a cross selling platform are presented. A request for a product listing triggered by a user may be received. The request for the product listing may include product information corresponding to an in-store product located at a store of a merchant. A related product listing may be identified based on the product information. Each product listing of the plurality of product listings may correspond to a merchant product. The product listing may be recommended to the user for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10140621
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for predicting a brand name of a product are disclosed herein. A product identification number for the product is converted into a normalized global trade item number (GTIN). For each of a plurality of GTIN prefixes corresponding to the normalized GTIN, brand names and counts of each of the brand names using product information stored in a product catalog are identified. A probability distribution of the brand names is determined in accordance with the brand names and the counts of the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes. A predicted brand name for the product is identified from among the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes, the predicted brand name having a highest probability score in the probability distribution of the brand names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Lakshminarayanan, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Jean-David Ruvini
  • Patent number: 10140647
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing gesture functionality are provided. In example embodiments, a gesture input is received. The gesture input represents an action to be performed within a networked environment. A set of known gesture inputs stored in a database is accessed. A determination is made that the received gestured input corresponds to a known gesture input of the set of known gesture inputs. A style difference between the known gesture input and the received gesture input is identified. The set of known gesture inputs is modified to include the style difference, whereby the modifying causes an update to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10140744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for recording and viewing images of objects with specular highlights. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include accessing a first plurality of images, each of the images in the first plurality of images including an object recorded from a first position, and a reflection of light on the object from a light source located at a different location than in each of the other images in the first plurality of images. The method may also include generating a first composite image of the object, the first composite image comprising a superposition of the first plurality of images, and wherein each of the images in the first plurality of images is configured to change in a degree of transparency within the first composite image and in accordance with a first input based on a degree of tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Lane Ouzts, Monroe Williams
  • Publication number: 20180335924
    Abstract: An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. The inspector tool may be integrated into the application or separate from the application. During execution of the application, the inspector identifies an element in the hierarchy and presents information regarding the element. For example, a display region corresponding to the element may be highlighted or text regarding the element may be displayed. The hierarchy may be navigated by selection of items in the user interface itself, by selection of an item in the displayed information, by directional inputs, or any suitable combination thereof. Information displayed in the inspector may be configured by the application based on the identified element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Yong Nugent
  • Publication number: 20180335858
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a device configured to generate and cause display of a rotary input interface within a display of the device. The rotary input interface may be displayed as one or more dial types, including at least a continuous rotary dial, a horseshoe dial, or a continuous scroll wheel, configured to include an arrangement of values at positions along the rotary input interface. The rotary input interface also include a central display configured to indicate a selected value (e.g., from among the arrangement of values) based on a location of a value indicator among the arrangement of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Seitz, Shawn Piper
  • Publication number: 20180336734
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and system for providing an item image to a client for display in a contextual environment are described. In some embodiments, the user may select an item for display in the contextual environment, and the user may position a camera coupled to a processing system to capture the contextual environment. A placeholder may be generated and associated with an item selected by a user. In an embodiment, the generated placeholder may be placed in a location within the contextual environment, and the user's processing system may send a visual data stream of the camera-captured environment to a server. In an embodiment, the user's processing device may receive a modified data stream including an image of the item, and the user's processing device may display the item image in the same location as the placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Eric J. Farraro
  • Patent number: 10135975
    Abstract: A system or a method may be provided that automatically distinguishes between a hold status and when someone live is talking on the phone. For example, the caller's phone may detect when the call holding has ended and a customer service representative is now actually on the line. The phone may alert the user to pick up the call at that time, such as utilizing a call-back mechanism. In an embodiment, the system may analyze and learn the various call holding music or recordings of call centers. The system may detect when the call holding music or recording ends in a telephone call and may alert the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10133772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-dimensional query statement modification are described. A system presents a user interface including a first plurality of graphical elements representing a plurality of activity dimensions to a user. The system detects a user selection of a first activity dimension and a second user selection of a first attribute of the first activity dimension without a selection of the second attribute. The system searches objects using a search query based on the first activity dimension and the first attribute to return search results including a first object published on a network-based publication system by a client. The system provides a notification message to the user responsive to identifying feedback information that is received from a trading partner of the client as transgressing a first threshold. The feedback information is identified based on the first object and the second attribute that is not selected from the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Delingat, Snezana Sahter, Liangjie Xu
  • Patent number: 10133958
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining an item that has confirmed characteristics are described herein. An image that depicts an object is received from a client device. Structured data that corresponds to characteristics of one or more items are retrieved. A set of characteristics is determined, the set of characteristics being predicted to match with the object. An interface that includes a request for confirmation of the set of characteristics is generated. The interface is displayed on the client device. Confirmation that at least one characteristic from the set of characteristics matches with the object depicted in the image is received from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang
  • Patent number: 10134056
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information based on a user's location are described. A system may include an inventory module to identify an instance of a product within a field of vision of a user. A search module may identify incentives to purchase the product. A location module may generate a pictorial representation of the field of vision where an image of the product is located within the pictorial representation based on the position of the product in the field of vision of the user. A mapping module may map an icon representing at least one of the one or more incentives to a location within the pictorial representation corresponding to the position of the product. A display module may provide a user interface including a display comprising the icon located within the pictorial representation at a location corresponding to the position of the image of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Schory, Robert Dean Veres
  • Patent number: 10134066
    Abstract: A personalized delivery estimate system is described. A commercial transaction is generated between a seller and a buyer for an item in an online marketplace. Historical transactions of buyers and sellers in the online marketplace are stored in a storage device. A personalized delivery time estimate is computed for the buyer of the commercial transaction using seller information, buyer information, and item information with the historical transactions of buyers and sellers in the online marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Gurushyam Hariharan, Faisal Masud, Prakash Muppirala, Raj Desai
  • Publication number: 20180330425
    Abstract: A system receives item data corresponding to an item list from a user. The item list may include one or more items. The system communicates the item list to a community group associated with the user and the system then receives member data from one or more members of the community group, wherein the member data is associated with the one or more items on the item list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Publication number: 20180329870
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10127583
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the graphical illustration such that the graphical illustration may be used to represent the second term, and generating a feedback page containing the first term and the graphical illustration. The method may include assigning a value to the first term so as to identify the first term, assigning the first term to the searchable data structure, and extracting the first term from the searchable data structure based, in part, upon an extraction rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Kavita Ganesan, Harshal Ulhas Deo
  • Patent number: 10127606
    Abstract: In a system and method for searching, browsing, and visualizing items, a first image containing an item is received to be stored in an account associated with a user. The first image is processed using a processor to extract an image of the item from the first image. The image of the item is layered over a stream of video frames received from the client device to form a superimposed image. The superimposed image is caused to be displayed on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, David Beach
  • Patent number: 10129091
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method for providing a hybrid cloud computing environment are disclosed. For example, a system may authorize an enterprise user based on an enterprise identity. Once authenticated, embodiments may use mapping data and a cloud role to determine an identity to use when the enterprise user accesses a cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Sinn
  • Patent number: 10127608
    Abstract: A networked computer arrangement and method in which a manufacturer or service provider may communicate to a plurality of traders the items, including goods and/or services, which may be available for purchase, the quantities of those available items, and any other conditions to be met for the purchase of the available items. Traders may apply guest bidder profiles or entitlement schema to the available goods lists to produce offerings for a plurality of guest brokers. Only bid-relevant product information is presented to each guest broker as needed in order to protect the offering party's overall position on the offered good(s). Guest broker profiles or entitlement schema may be based on perspective contractual arrangements between potential brokers, traders, and a manufacturer or service provider. Offerings are presented to the guest brokers, who are restricted from participating in the bidding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Leland James Wiesehuegel, Rebecca Lynn Roberts, William James Morrison, Jacob Marvin Rzepka
  • Patent number: 10127602
    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. Location data identifying a temporary geographic location of a merchant having a particular product available for sale is received. Temporal data indicating a specified time when the particular product is available at the temporary location of the merchant is also received. It is then determined that the particular product is available within a specified location and at the specified period of time. Display data to display at least one merchant providing the particular product within the geographic location and at the specified period of time is then provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Fries
  • Patent number: 10127531
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 10127547
    Abstract: A method and a system convert the value of a gift card for use with a mobile device. The value of the gift card is determined from an issuer of the gift card. The value of the gift card is stored in a digital payment account in a storage device. The digital payment account stores values of gift cards from issuers. A financial transaction corresponding to the issuer of the gift card is performed on the digital payment account. The value of a first gift card from a first issuer of a first digital payment account is exchanged with the value of a second gift card from a second issuer of a second digital payment account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher, Robert Dean Veres
  • Patent number: 10127217
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media are provided for facilitating upload of media in online postings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Subramanian, William Orcutt
  • Patent number: 10127589
    Abstract: Systems and methods change a user interface for the purpose of guiding a user in supplementing a product listing with an image to evidence the product's authenticity. Example embodiments include a machine-implemented method for accessing at least one database to retrieve an authenticity criterion mapped to a product and at least one reference image that depicts adequate detail of a product specimen to fulfill the authenticity criterion. The machine can further cause a user device to display the reference image to the user along with a suggestion that the user submit a candidate image depicting similar detail of the product. In some example embodiments, the method further includes retrieving the candidate image, confirming receipt of the candidate image, and displaying the candidate image, as well as adjusting a rank for a candidate specimen based on various factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ratish Madhavan Nair
  • Patent number: 10121178
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for three-dimensional (3D) eyeglasses modeling from two-dimensional (2D) images. A service provider, such as a payment provider, may access 2D images of a pair of eyeglasses, such as images from a front perspective and a side perspective of the eyeglasses. The contours of the eyeglasses may be extracted, such as the contours of the main features (e.g., the bridge, lens aperture, side and ear frame sections, and other important features). The contours may be processed to determine a curve that best fits the features. Additional features may be extracted, such as color, design, writing (e.g., a brand name on the frame), hinges, or other sub-feature of the frame. Utilizing this information, a 3D model of the pair of eyeglasses may be constructed by scaling the size of the lens curves, bridge, and/or arms and applying a texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Itay Adler, Dan Sincai
  • Patent number: 10120940
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. Search parameters are received from a user. An attribute associated with the user is derived. Using the search parameters and the attribute, content from a database that is within a predetermined margin of difference of the derived attribute are determined. A list of the content is caused to be presented in a user interface of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher, Ganga Muthyala
  • Patent number: 10121175
    Abstract: In one example, a data collection module collects product data over a network, identifies that the product data is related to a particular product, and stores the product data and an association between the product data and the particular product in a database. An instant messaging engine receives a request for the product data after the product data is stored in the database and an interpreter module identifies, in response to the request, the request to correspond to the particular product and retrieve the product data based on the association between the particular product and the product data. The instant messaging engine transmits, using an instant messaging protocol, a response to the request, the response including the product data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaoming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10120849
    Abstract: A document machine may detect a request for provision of a document while that document is available for provisioning. The document machine may update a count of referrals to the document and, based on the count of referrals transgressing a threshold value, generate a substitute document based on the original document. This substitute document may then be provided in response to further requests for the original document after the original document is no longer available for provision. The updating of the count of referrals is based on the identifier of a network that referred a request detected while the first document was still available for provision. The document machine may then provide the substitute document in lieu of the original document in response to a further request for provision of the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Goedegebuure
  • Patent number: 10121174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a merchant virtual storefront to a customer device include a system provider device that receives, through communication over a network with a merchant device that is located at a merchant physical location, a request to establish a merchant virtual storefront from the merchant device. The system provider device also determines the merchant physical location associated with the merchant device. The system provider device analyzes the request to establish the merchant virtual storefront including determining a merchant offering. The system provider device thus generates the merchant virtual storefront that includes the merchant offering and the merchant physical location. In addition, the system provider device provides the merchant virtual storefront to a customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 10122483
    Abstract: A system or a method is provided to detect crowd sentiments and/or reactions to music, movies, films, performances, speeches, and other presentations. In particular, various types of crowd sensors may be set up in a venue where presentations take place to detect and measure the audience's various reactions to the presentations. The crowd sensors may detect the crowd's reactions to a particular presentation, such as a song, and also may detect the crowd's reactions to various portions of the presentation, such as various parts of the song. The crowd's reactions and sentiment in response to the presentation may be used to analyze crowd sentiment for the presentation or for various parts of the presentation. Further, the system may analyze the crowd's sentiment to establish emerging trends in the type of presentation, such as emerging trends in Hip Hop music, merging trends in romantic films, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10120557
    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: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Eppolito, Shawn Piper, Brandon Fasching, Jessica Tobar, Chris Murray
  • Publication number: 20180314678
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide a domain split display. One or more implementations generate a parent page comprising a content iframe that is a child iframe of the parent page, where the parent page is associated with a first domain and the content iframe is associated with a second domain. Various implementations then generate, within the content iframe, a plurality of grandchild iframes of the parent page that are sibling iframes at a same level within the parent page, where the grandchild iframes are enabled to communicate with each other regardless of domain, such as a first grandchild iframe associated with the first domain and a second grandchild iframe associated with the second domain. In turn, the parent page resizes the content iframe by: receiving, via the first grandchild iframe, size information from the second grandchild iframe and use the size information to resize the content iframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jaquish, Nancy Silverstein, Ari Shapiro, Krithivasan Nagarajan, Sudhakar Chintu, Hui Chen Vivian Lee, Hemal Doshi
  • Publication number: 20180315037
    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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Gura, Matanya Bar, Erez Dickman
  • Patent number: 10114901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time location-aware recommendations are discussed herein. In an example, a method for generating location-aware recommendations can include receiving a current location of a user, calculating a place graph for the user, traversing the place graph, selecting a recommendation, and communicating the recommendation. In this example, the place graph is calculated based on the current location. Traversing the place graph can identify one or more potential recommendations within a pre-defined distance of the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 10115109
    Abstract: A system to determine a first reputation value for a first user associated with a transaction with a second user first determines a weighted value based on one or more user transaction attributes. The user transaction attributes may be associated with at least one of the first user and the second user. Next the system calculates the first reputation value for the first user as a function of a first current reputation value of the first user and the weighted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10115136
    Abstract: Methods and systems to build containers of uncategorized items are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access a search request for items available for purchase via a network-based location, collect information associated with available items having product description information satisfying the search request and located at multiple network-based locations, determine one or more containers that associate items available for purchase based on the collected information, and publish a result for the search request that is based on the determined containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Praveen K. Jayaraman, Sandip Namdeo Gaikwad, Ashit Jain, Joseph Anthony Beynon, Suhail Ansari, Hugh Evan Williams, Niteen Bhat
  • Patent number: 10114902
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing sites is described. A scanner module scans listings of an online publication. A quality engine analyzes the quality of the listings. A data collection module collects defective conditions of the listings determined by the quality engine. A report module reports the defective conditions of the listings. An auto correction module automatically corrects at least a first portion of the defective conditions of the listings. A manual correction module enables an operator of the online publication to correct at least a second portion of the defective conditions of the listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Viraj Byakod, Tom Normile, Vinoth Amaranathan
  • Patent number: 10117041
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically configuring mobile device applications based on location are described. In an example, methods and systems for enabling contextual in-store experience modification on a mobile device can include capabilities for altering the functionality of a mobile application based at least in part on the location of the mobile device. For example, a mobile shopping application can be configured to perform different functions depending upon the type of retail location the mobile device is currently in. Additionally, the mobile application can be configured to enable different functions between a retail location and a user's residence, among other locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Nate L Lyman, Frank Russo
  • Patent number: 10115248
    Abstract: Systems and methods to fit an image of an inventory part are described. The system receives, over a network, a selection that identities a part type and further receives, over the network, an image of a vehicle. The system antomatically identifies an image of a first inventory part based on the selection of the part type and the image of the vehicle. The system automatically positions two boundaries of a rectangle over the image of the vehicle based on the part type, the rectangle including an image of a first vehicle part. The system fits the image of the first inventory part over the image of the first vehicle part based on the rectangle. The system communicates, over the network, a user interface including the image of the vehicle including the image of the first inventory part fitted over the image of the first vehicle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Publication number: 20180307408
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method of presenting marketplace listings is provided. Search parameters are received from a user interface on an electronic device. A search on marketplace listings is then performed using the search parameters, returning marketplace results. The marketplace results are then organized into a plurality of web pages, each web page corresponding to a different marketplace result, with each page organized so that a row on any one of the web pages corresponds to the same type of product attribute as that row on any of the other of the plurality of web pages. Then one of the plurality of web pages is displayed on the electronic device. When a swipe left or swipe right gesture is received, another of the plurality of web pages is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Howard, Jack Phillip Abraham, Shannon B. Vosseller, Michael George Lenahan, Ben Lucas Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180307402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation control for mobile devices are provided. In example embodiments, a navigation system causes presentation of a navigation icon at a user interface. Navigation between a plurality of pages at the user interface is initiated with a single tap and hold action. In response to a drag motion, following the single tap and hold action without releasing the hold action, information display at the user interface is adjusted, thereby enabling navigating between multiple information content with a single tap, hold, and drag action of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hall, Matthew Bret MacLaurin
  • Patent number: 10109112
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. The method includes receiving a garment fit model defining the fit of the particular garment on the user. The method further includes parsing the garment fit model to generate control data for controlling the fit simulation garment, and transmitting the control data to the fit simulation garment to cause the plurality of actuators to collectively simulate the fit of the particular garment on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Patent number: 10108712
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods tier processing query rewrite records to generate standardized query rewrites usable by a search engine. Such systems and method may involve analysis of query rewrite input language (QRIL) records to identify relationships and conflicts between multiple QRIL records, and to resolve these relationships and conflicts to generate a standardized rewrite in a semantic language recognizable by the search engine. Such systems and methods may gather QRIL records from a QRIL record database, process the QRIL records using precedence rules, and then communicate a set of standardized and optimized query rewrites to the search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Prathyusha Senthil Kumar, Praveen Arasada, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 10108160
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to re-create an internal shape of a clothing item using a pneumatically-powered fitting device. For example, the machine, based on a clothing item identifier, identifies a description of an internal shape of a clothing item. The machine transmits an instruction referencing the description to a filling station associated with the fitting device. The machine, based on the transmitting of the instruction, causes the fitting device to adjust according to the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.