eBay Patents

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

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  • eBay Patents Granted: eBay patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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  • Patent number: 10664584
    Abstract: A software widget running on a user device may be designed to operate in a locked or an unlocked mode. In unlocked mode, the user has full interactivity with the widget. In locked mode, however, at least some of the interactivity with the widget is restricted, despite the fact that the widget still operates normally otherwise while in the locked mode. While in locked mode, user input may be compared against a predefined unlocking sequence to determine if the widget should be unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Farraro, John Tapley, Oliver Nicholas Cockcroft
  • Patent number: 10664543
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a customized fitting room environment. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying a garment being brought into a fitting room, and determining a garment type of the garment. The method may further include adjusting one or more environmental settings of the fitting room based on the garment type. Additional aspects of the present disclosure include further adjusting environmental settings based on various combinations of user data and a desired use case of the garment specified by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Healey Cypher, Tracy Ogishi, Darren Endo, Michael Franklin, Lars Wensel
  • Patent number: 10666760
    Abstract: Systems and methods for passive social media contact engagement are provided. In example embodiments, a publication that represents an item available for purchase is identified. An item image for the publication is accessed. A profile image using the item image is generated. The profile image is assigned to an entity profile, corresponding to an entity associated with the publication, of a social networking service. The assignment of the profile image causes the profile image to be displayed to members of the social networking service in place of a member profile image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Vasthimal, Avishek Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10664881
    Abstract: Methods and systems enable access to listing performance data used in conjunction with a search engine to order search results. A request for listing performance data for a specific item listing from a seller is received from a client computing system. The request specifies a keyword and/or a category. The request is processed to retrieve the listing performance data corresponding to the specific item listing, and a position value is determined that indicates a position at which the specific item listing would appear to a potential buyer in a search results listing having a plurality of item listings based on a search using the keyword and/or the category. The listing performance data and position value are transmitted to the client computing system for presentation to the seller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Faisal Rehman, Olivier G. Dumon, Ryan McDonald
  • Patent number: 10664897
    Abstract: A method, system, and article of manufacture for recommending items for a room. An image of a room is received, a box image is fitted to the image of the room. Information is extracted from the fitted box image and is used for recommending items for the room. The image is a color image and extracting information is done by extracting color histograms from the fitted box image. The color histograms are used to determine items that match the color scheme of the room, the lighting of the room, and/or the decorating style of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10659307
    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: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Sinn
  • Patent number: 10657241
    Abstract: A method of providing a user with an option to access a protected system by satisfying a reduced security measure is disclosed. An attempt by the user to access the protected system is detected. It is detected that a first security token system is within a first proximity to the protected system. Based on the detecting of the attempt by the user to access the protected system and the detecting that the first security token system is within the first proximity, the user is provided with the option to access the protected system by satisfying the reduced security measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Eric J. Farraro
  • Patent number: 10657611
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a negotiation platform in the event that a listing fails by becoming inactive without the offering being sold are provided. For example, a negotiation eligibility detector may detect a failed listing of an offering. The listing may be associated with a first user and a first offer. A potential buyer detector may identify at least one potential buyer based on a user action associated with the failed listing. A negotiation manager may be in communication with the negotiation eligibility detector and the potential buyer detector. In response to the detecting of the failed listing and the identifying of the potential buyers, the negotiation manager may transmit a request to the at least one potential buyer for a second offer associated with the failed listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Angie Ruan
  • Patent number: 10657541
    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: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Lakshminarayanan, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Jean-David Ruvini
  • Patent number: 10659406
    Abstract: A method and a system to suggest a content item to be included in a message based on a determined context are provided. A context of a message that user is composing via a composition interface is determined based on one or more properties of the message. One or more inputs to the user composition interface are identified, the one or more inputs indicating at least a portion of intended content of the message. One or more suggested content items are provided for inclusion in the message based on the context of the message and the one or more inputs. A suggested content item of the suggested content items are added in the message based at least in part on the one or more properties of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh Dinkar Govande, Madhura Pravin Tipnis
  • Patent number: 10654493
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for intervehicle communication involving notification messages sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. Sensor event data from one vehicle can be sent in a wireless message to another vehicle and information from the wireless message displayed to a driver of the other vehicle providing the driver with information that may not be detectable by the sensors in the driver's vehicle. Inquiries or requests can also be sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. User interfaces can include graphical user interfaces, haptic devices and audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Vijet Siddalinga Badigannavar
  • Patent number: 10653962
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for digital avatars. An interface module receives a request message to determine measurements of a user. A graphics engine sub-module accesses a first set of data that is indicative of locations in a first image of a user. The locations are points of the user's body in the first image. The graphics engine sub-module accesses a second set of data that is indicative of a first physical-space measurement of the user. A computational sub-module determines, based at least partly on the locations and the first physical-space measurement characteristic, an estimate of a second physical-space measurement of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Gadre, Kerri Breslin
  • Patent number: 10657585
    Abstract: A method for generating on-line sales leads in an on-line auction. The method determines when a prospective bidder for an on-line auction of a specific item by a seller accesses the on-line screen for the item. The method obtains the e-mail address of the prospective bidder and either correlates the e-mail address of the prospective bidder with the item by seller or with a classification for the item. The correlated e-mail address is then delivered to the seller or to a purchaser and may be accompanied with information identifying the specific item, the classification, whether a bid was made or not, etc. Furthermore, the delivery occurs at periodic fixed time intervals or when a fixed number of e-mail addresses are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Dorr
  • Patent number: 10652455
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples is a method of guided video capture, the method including identifying a video capture template, the video capture template including a plurality of target video parameters, each of the target video parameters corresponding to one of a plurality of video capture directions; while capturing video, selecting a video capture direction from the plurality of video capture directions based on video parameters of captured video and the plurality of target video parameters using a processor and presenting the selected video capture direction to a user on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 10649756
    Abstract: Systems and methods for centralized client application management are provided. In an example embodiment, device data is received from a user device. The user device is identified according to an identification rule. A client state is received from the user device. A match between the client state and a specified state is determined. Based on the client state matching the specified state, an instruction to be performed on the user device is generated. The instruction is caused to be performed on the user device. The instruction causes a change to the client state stored on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Leon Camp, Gireesh Sreepathi, Hui Chen, Frederik van Voorden
  • Patent number: 10649968
    Abstract: A data management system accesses a set of vectors containing binary values generates a corresponding set of sequentially ordered vector blocks. Each vector contains a set of two or more binary values and a numerical vector identifier. The data management system generates a block index based on each corresponding set of sequentially ordered vector blocks. The block index includes a set of vector block arrays, each corresponding to a respective sequential position and including one vector block from each of the sets of sequentially ordered vector blocks that are in the respective sequential position. The vector blocks in each vector block array being are ordered sequentially based on two or more sequential binary values in each respective vector block. For each vector block array, the data management system combines pairs of sequentially ordered vector blocks containing matching sets of two or more binary values into combined vector blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Daniel Konow Krause, Seema Jethani, Mohnish Kodnani, Vishnusaran Ramaswamy, Jonathan Baggott, Harish Kumar Vittal Murthy
  • Patent number: 10650104
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for creating messages using generative grammar models is presented. A generative grammar model defining a message structure of requested message is accessed. The message structure includes a plurality of lexical slots. The generative grammar model includes a corpus of source data to populate each lexical slot in the plurality of lexical slots, and a grammatical constraint for each lexical slot in the plurality of lexical slots. A message is generated in accordance with the generative grammar model and the message is published.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Churchill, Atish Das Sarma, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman-Stewart, Gyanit Singh
  • Patent number: 10650004
    Abstract: A method of providing a level of certification of an attribute of an item is disclosed. A requirement is determined for a level of certification for an attribute of an item. A notification is provided of an evidence item that is to be submitted to evaluate the level of certification of the attribute of the item. The evidence item is received. The level of certification of the attribute of the item is determined based on the received evidence item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Mark Delun Yuan, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10650095
    Abstract: Understanding emojis in the context of online experiences is described. In at least some embodiments, text input is received and a vector representation of the text input is computed. Based on the vector representation, one or more emojis that correspond to the vector representation of the text input are ascertained and a response is formulated that includes at least one of the one or more emojis. In other embodiments, input from a client machine is received. The input includes at least one emoji. A computed vector representation of the emoji is used to look for vector representations of words or phrases that are close to the computed vector representation of the emoji. At least one of the words or phrases is selected and at least one task is performed using the selected word(s) or phrase(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dishan Gupta, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Stefan Boyd Schoenmackers, Amit Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10643201
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a multi-currency cart and checkout. In example embodiments, a currency accepted and a payment option for each item in a multi-currency cart is identified. A plurality of currency groups is generated based on the currency and payment options, whereby each currency group comprises one or more items having a same payment option and accepting a same currency. A multi-currency checkout user interface (UI) is presented on a client device that presents the plurality of currency groups and a pay selector for each of the plurality of the currency groups. An updated multi-currency checkout UI is presented in response to processing payment for a selected one of the plurality of currency groups. The updated multi-currency UI comprises a confirmation for payment for the selected one of the plurality of currency groups and remaining currency groups of the plurality of currency groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Malathi Jivan, Mica Merce
  • Patent number: 10642987
    Abstract: A cryptographic tracking engine is disclosed that can track a user's data over the Internet in a way that allows the user to maintain control over the data downstream while maintaining the security of the stored data. An online entity provides an identifier that is encrypted using a first mechanism. Further, the user provides a data item for an electronic communication between two users. The data item is encrypted using the first mechanism. The data encrypted using the first mechanism is stored in a cryptographic entry. Other data for the electronic communication between the a first and second user is encrypted using a second encryption mechanism, such as a block cipher. The user can then selectively expose data stored in the cryptographic entry on a block-by-block basis to track exchanges of data over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chan, Nikhil Firke, Todd Ryan Palmer, Brian Peter Dickson, Julien Soriano, Ralph Forsythe
  • Patent number: 10643269
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing products at a physical marketplace is described. A method includes receiving an image and a category of a product for sale by a merchant at a physical marketplace, including the image in a list of images for the category, providing the list of images to customers of the physical marketplace, retrieving additional information regarding the product in response to a request by one of the customers, and generating a listing for the product using the image, the category, and the additional information received from the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dirk Weber
  • Patent number: 10643449
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a status of an item based on sensor data. The method may include determining a status of an item based on a comparison of sensor data and a baseline sensor measurement of the item. The method may further include providing an electronic notification based on the status of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Corinne Sherman Stewart, David Ramadge, Timothy Carlson, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10643260
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying suspicious item-related features are disclosed. In some embodiments, a sample of item listings is received. Each item listing in the sample of item listings may correspond to an item offered for sale on an e-commerce website. Item-related data for each item listing in the sample of item listings may be extracted. Training data comprising identifications of which item listings in the sample of item listings are suspicious and identifications of which item listings in the sample of item listings are not suspicious may be received. A model for classifying a candidate item listing on the e-commerce website as being suspicious may be determined using the training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Johnson, Michael Ching, Julie Lavee Netzloff, Vamsi Krishna Salaka
  • Publication number: 20200134707
    Abstract: A method and system to process a selection of a browser back button at a client machine. The system receives a browser back button selection, associates the browser back button selection to a first user interface identifier, retrieves the first user interface based on the first user interface identifier, associates the first user interface identifier to a second user interface, and displays the second user interface responsive to selection of the browser back button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Anselm Paul Baird-Smith
  • Patent number: 10635432
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating incremental software deployment are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a command to deploy a second version of software to a computing system for execution on the computing system. In response to the command, differences between the second version of the software and a first version of the software being executed on the computing system are determined. Code changes to be made to the first version of the software to produce the second version of the software are determined based on the differences. The code changes to be made to the first version of the software are transmitted to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh K. Somani, Kumar Rethinakaleeswaran, Debashis Saha
  • Patent number: 10636075
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, techniques for querying a product in a database of a publication system using a tail query are presented. An application interface module receives, from a device of a user, a tail query for a product in the publication system. The tail query has a common term and an uncommon term. A data storage interface module can access, from a search metrics database, a plurality of product categories associated with the common term, and access user behavior data, with the user behavior data including product views corresponding to past search queries in the publication system. A category predictor can determine a first product category from the plurality of product categories for the tail query based on the user behavior data and information derived from the search metrics database. A listing generator can generate an ordered list of product listings associated with the first product category based on the user behavior data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Manojkumar Rangasamy Kannadasan, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale
  • Patent number: 10636233
    Abstract: A system and method for a handshake authenticated coded locked container are provided. In example embodiments, a digitally encoded lock mechanism that is used by a sender to lock a container before shipping is determined. An access key is received from the recipient that receives the container. An authentication process is performed that determines whether the access key triggers the unlocking of the container. Based on a determination that the access key triggers the unlocking of the container, instructions are provided to unlock the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Ilya Brown
  • Patent number: 10635727
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to semantic indexing to improve search results of a large corpus. Some embodiments identify one or more closest matches between (i) a search semantic vector that corresponds to a search query, the search semantic vector based on a first machine-learned model that projects the search query into a semantic vector space, and (ii) a plurality of publication vectors corresponding to respective publications in the publication corpus, the plurality of publication vectors based on a second machine-learned model that projects the plurality of publication vectors into the semantic vector space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mingkuan Liu, Hao Zhang, Xianjing Liu, Alan Qing Lu
  • Patent number: 10638198
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating shopping for items shown or used in a video are described. For example, a user interface that includes a video and one or more images is presented. Each of the one or more images may be related to a content of the video. Each of the one or more images may include a plurality of selectable sub-areas. A selection of a sub-area of the plurality of sub-areas of an image of the one or more images is received. The selection of the sub-area may indicate a request to perform an action that pertains to the content of the video. The action is identified based on the selection of the sub-area. The action is performed in response to the selection of the sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Howard, Darren Endo, Seyed-Mahdi Pedramrazi, Gregory Tariff, Sandra Lynn Godsey
  • Patent number: 10638255
    Abstract: Systems and methods for passive dynamic geofencing on a mobile device are discussed. For example, a method for passive dynamic geofencing can include operations such as monitoring a first parent geofence and a first plurality of child geofences; detecting crossing a boundary of the first parent geofence into a second parent geofence; loading the second parent geofence and a second plurality of child geofences encompassed by the second parent geofence; and monitoring the second parent geofence and the second plurality of child geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nate L Lyman, Frank Russo
  • Publication number: 20200125240
    Abstract: A method of enhancing a network-based publication system with curator lists is disclosed. Information pertaining to an item is received from a submitter of a listing of the item on a network-based publication system. Metadata pertaining to the information about the item is received from a curator of the information pertaining to the item. A presentation of the information on a curator list is controlled based on the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Wolfe, Matthew Bret Maclaurin, Hsin-Yi Chien, Jai Dandekar, James Ross Skorupski
  • Patent number: 10630805
    Abstract: Method and system is described to effectuate a single action upload of images from a mobile device. When the system detects activation of a visual control provided by an on-line service, the system activates a camera provided with the mobile device of the user, detects a resulting image captured by the camera, and uploads the resulting image from the mobile device of the user to a destination computing device. The destination computing device can be a server system associated with the on-line service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Evan Williams, Bhanu Koppaka, Jai Dandekar, Govind Kaushal, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Naren Chittar, John Sheeley
  • Patent number: 10630622
    Abstract: A user may use a client device to create a draft document by interacting with a server. The server may send a message to a second device (e.g., using the short message service (SMS)). The message may prompt the user to respond with a message (e.g., a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message) that includes an image to be added to the draft. The server receives the image and modifies the draft (e.g., by updating a web page being displayed on the client device). This process allows the user to type text for a draft using a client device that includes a keyboard (e.g., a desktop or laptop computer) and to add an image to the draft using a second device that includes a camera (e.g., a mobile phone or tablet computer) without having to transfer the image from the second device to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Vivian Gledhill
  • Patent number: 10628481
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for projecting visual aspects into a vector space are presented. A query that includes visual data is received by the system from a client device. A visual aspect indicated in the visual data is analyzed. One or more symbols that correspond to the analyzed visual aspect is generated by the system. The analyzed visual aspect is projected into a vector space using the one or more symbols. A group of projections are identified, the group of projections being within a predetermined distance from the projected visual aspect in the vector space. An interface that depicts the further visual aspects is generated. The interface is displayed on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10628877
    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: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Publication number: 20200120151
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for rendering interactive visualizations of high volume streaming data. Streaming data that describes a plurality of events is loaded in memory. The streaming data includes geospatial data that specifies a source location and a destination location for each event. Visual metaphors representing the events are rendered using a visualization mathematical model that defines, for each visual metaphor, a spatial position and opacity for each point along the visual metaphor throughout a sliding time window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jinrong Xie, Patrick Nelson, Binbin Shao, Zeqian Shen, Zoher Karu
  • Patent number: 10620943
    Abstract: This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing distributed parallel builds. A computer-implemented method to manage parallel builds, comprises identifying one or more software components in a software project, wherein each software component includes an executable binary file; determining a build configuration for each software component, wherein the build configuration includes a mapping from each software component to one or more build servers; and building each software component using the mapped one or more build servers in the corresponding build configuration, wherein the building includes compiling one or more source files associated with each software component to one or more object files, by distributing the one or more source files to one or more compilation machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gu
  • Patent number: 10620776
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for displaying additional information corresponding to an item represented by a visual indicator in response to a mouseover event is disclosed. Various embodiments receive a mouseover event corresponding to a visual indicator displayed on a display screen and generate additional information corresponding to an item represented by the visual indicator in response to the mouseover event, the additional information being obtained from various databases and used to generate additional information corresponding to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas David Posner, Randall Scott Shoup, Sriram Samu, Thomas Lo
  • Patent number: 10621240
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for keyword extraction are disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes a keyword extraction component to extract relevant keywords from content of a web page, to identify items relevant to the extracted keywords, and to rank the relevant items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Reitter, Barbara Chang, Ken Sun, Raghav Gupta, Alvaro Bolivar, Alan Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200111261
    Abstract: Techniques image suitability determination to generate augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) digital content are described. A two-dimensional digital image is received. Using machine-learning, a determination as to whether an object captured by the two-dimensional digital image is suitable for generating AR/VR digital content for display in an AR/VR environment is made. If the object is suitable, an indication is provided and an option to view the object in an AR/VR environment is provided. If the object is not suitable, a suggestion indicating why the object as captured is not suitable and/or how to correct the capture of the object in a subsequent digital image such that it is suitable for generating AR/VR digital content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Fang, Surabhi Shastri, Changchen He, Krutika Shetty
  • Patent number: 10614602
    Abstract: Image data comprising an image of an environment is received from a mobile video device located at the environment. An image of a marker is extracted from the received image for use in identifying the location of the mobile video device. A location associated with the marker is extracted from a database and the extracted location is sent as the location of the mobile video device. Also received is a request for information about an item in the environment that is of interest to a user of the mobile video device. A location in the environment associated with the item of interest is identified, and the information indicating the location of the item is transmitted to the mobile device for display within an image of the environment on the mobile video device. The item of interest may be displayed as an augmented reality within an image of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Scott Zises
  • Patent number: 10614508
    Abstract: A computerized method and system for presenting a user interface is provided. A set of user authentication credentials are received from a first user device, the set of user authentication credentials sufficient to uniquely identify a user of the user device as being registered with a network-based publication system. A first user interface is generated, the first user interface providing a first set of available functions. A unique address associated with a second user interface corresponding to the first user interface is generated, the second user interface providing a second set of available functions, the second set of available functions being different than the first set of available functions and being a subset of the first set of available functions. The unique address is sent to the first user device in a manner that allows the user of the user device to disseminate the unique address to an unregistered user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yuan Der Ho
  • Publication number: 20200104232
    Abstract: Automated determination of web page rendering performance techniques and systems are described. In one example, a web page including multiple user-interactive elements that can be selected or navigated via user input is received. A frame rendering system is employed to automatically identify the user-interactive elements and generate scripts to simulate user input at the user-interactive elements. The generated scripts are then used to simulate user input at the user-interactive elements. The scripts may be generated to simulate user interaction via a variety of different device types, and under a variety of different network conditions. During the simulation, a rendering performance score for the web page is generated by monitoring rendering performance relative to a threshold rendering rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Padmanabhan, Srikanth Rentachintala, Kandakumar Doraisamy, Namrata Mummaneni
  • Patent number: 10607281
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an item characteristic is received, the item characteristic pertaining to an item being listed for sale, by a seller, via an ecommerce service. Then, a plurality of past transactions of items having the item characteristic are analyzed. Based on this analysis, a first set of one or more optimal listing configuration parameters are identified in accordance with a first set of listing criteria. Then, the first set of one or more identified optimal listing configuration parameters to the seller in a user interface that permits the seller to change one or more listing configuration parameters based on the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Kneen, Giridhar Kumaran, Arun Lakshminarayanan, Jeremy Engle, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Lien Ekdahl
  • Patent number: 10606905
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for saving and presenting a state of a communication session are presented. The communication session may be established between a client device and an application server of a content publisher, and may include the presentation of content on the client device. In some embodiments, the method may include receiving user input to save a state of the communication session, and in response, temporarily storing session data representative of the state of the communication session for a predetermined duration of the communication session. The method may further include generating and presenting an interface that includes a visual representation of the session data, and allows a user to return to the saved state of the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Esmeralda Carrillo, Kristy Brambila, Cassandra Gordon, Enrica Montilla Beltran, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10607272
    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: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10607276
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a multi-dimensional commerce platform that may be utilized for the communication of data. Aspects of the multi-dimensional commerce platform may include various functional components to facilitate a system to receive inventory data at a first server associated with the multi-dimensional commerce platform, provide a second server associated with a third-party (e.g., a third party seller/distributor) access to the inventory data, alter or modify the inventory data based on attributes of the second server, and cause display of a presentation of the modified inventory data at a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Frederick, Tatjana Vlahovic, Sanjeev Katariya
  • Patent number: 10606873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to index trimming to improve search results of a large corpus. Some embodiments, prior to receiving, from a user device, a search query of one or more keywords searching for a relevant set of publications in a publication corpus, trim candidate publications from a plurality of candidate publications to generate a trimmed plurality of candidate publications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Mingkuan Liu, Hao Zhang, Xianjing Liu, Alan Qing Lu
  • Patent number: 10606990
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a method for controlling computing asset access using machine learning is presented. In an example embodiment, access data for each user of a plurality of users are accessed, wherein the access data for a user indicate an access history by that user to one or more available assets. Using a machine learning algorithm, the access data of each user are analyzed to generate a characteristic associated with the access data of each user. An indication of a current access attempt of one of the assets is received using an identity of a first user. A characteristic associated with the current access attempt is compared to the characteristic associated with the access data of the first user. Based on the comparison, an authentication process is selected for presentation to the first user for the current access attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Tuli, Daniel Morales