eBay Patent Applications

Patents granted to eBay by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180159731
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for event messaging over a network. An identification module receives first data identifying consumer devices available to receive event messages linked to a topic. The identification module receives second data identifying a producer device available to provide event messages linked to the topic. A provisioning module links a plurality of values to respective consumer devices that are linked to the topic. A scheduler module accesses a first data message linked to the topic. The first data message includes a key value. The scheduler module provides the first data message to a selected one of the consumer devices based on a comparison of the key value and the plurality of values of the respective consumer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad R. Murthy, Xinglang Wang, Rajeshwari Muthupandian
  • Publication number: 20180150888
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating a shopping experience based on a passenger's destination are described. According to various embodiments, a destination location of a passenger on a vehicle is determined. Contextual electronic content is then selected, based on the destination location of the passenger. Thereafter, the contextual electronic content is displayed via a user interface on a vehicle passenger seat display screen associated with the passenger or on the passenger's mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Hosein, Steve Yankovich, Krystal Rose Higgins
  • Publication number: 20180122170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20180107685
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying a candidate product in an electronic marketplace based on a visual comparison between candidate product image visual content and input query image visual content. Embodiments generate and store descriptive image signatures from candidate product images or selected portions of such images. A subsequently calculated visual similarity measure serves as a visual search result score for the candidate product in comparison to an input query image. Any number of images of any number of candidate products may be analyzed, such as for items available for sale in an online marketplace. Image analysis results are stored in a database and made available for subsequent automated on-demand visual comparisons to an input query image. The embodiments enable substantially real time visual based product searching of a potentially vast catalog of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Publication number: 20180108066
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying a relevant candidate product in an electronic marketplace. Embodiments perform a visual similarity comparison between candidate product image visual content and input query image visual content, process formal and informal natural language user inputs, and coordinate aggregated past user interactions with the marketplace stored in a knowledge graph. Visually similar items and their corresponding product categories, aspects, and aspect values can determine suggested candidate products without discernible delay during a multi-turn user dialog. The user can then refine the search for the most relevant items available for purchase by providing responses to machine-generated prompts that are based on the initial search results from visual, voice, and/or text inputs. An intelligent online personal assistant can thus guide a user to the most relevant candidate product more efficiently than existing search tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Publication number: 20180107682
    Abstract: Example embodiments that analyze images to categorize images cluster the images within a same category. Images with mutual semantic similarity are in a same cluster. When an input image is compared to multiple clusters within a same category, there is an increased likelihood of accurate categorization of the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Qiaosong Wang, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Publication number: 20180107684
    Abstract: Example embodiments that analyze images to characterize aspects of the images rely on a same neural network to characterize multiple aspects in parallel. Because additional neural networks are not required for additional aspects, such an approach scales with increased aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Robinson Piramuthu, Licheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20180081497
    Abstract: A method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website are disclosed. A user accesses a website with a web browser. When a web page from the website is loaded into the user's browser, a client-side variable is set to a particular value, such as the current time. When the web page from the website is unloaded from the browser, a hidden pop-up window is loaded. The hidden pop-up window is programmed to sleep and then check the value of the client-side variable. A change in the value of the client-side variable indicates a new web page from the same web server has been loaded into the web browser and the user has not left the website. However, if a web page from a different web server is loaded into the browser, then the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged. Consequently, when the hidden pop-up window awakes and checks the value of the client-side variable, the pop-up window can determine whether the user has left the original website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Jeremy A. Davis, Justin Christopher Early
  • Publication number: 20170317935
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for event messaging over a network. A subscription interface receives data indicative of a subscription request for sessionized data. An allocation module allocates a sessionizer bank linked to the subscription request. A messaging interface module provisions identifiers linked to the respective processing engines of the sessionizer bank. The messaging interface module registers the allocated sessionizer bank as available to process event messages matching the subscription request by providing the provisioned identifiers. The messaging interface module receives event messages from a producer device linked by a collection server to a selected one of the processing engines of the sessionizer bank. The selected one of the processing engine processes the received event messages in accordance with session rule data linked to the subscription request to generate sessionized data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.,
    Inventors: Sharad R. Murthy, Bhaven Avalani, Hongyue Nemo Chen, Chun Tung Tony Ng, Weiwei Jin, Xinglang Wang, Mingming Wang, Wei Fang
  • Publication number: 20170278119
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating access by users at remote locations to an online marketplace. In an embodiment, one or remote platforms are provided at remote locations. Data in a data warehouse at a central location in the marketplace may be analyzed for content expected to be of interest to the users at the remote locations. Such content may be stored at a remote platform for easier access by users who normally may access that remote platform. New content in the data warehouse may be analyzed periodically, so that new content may be stored at the remote platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: eBAY INC.
    Inventor: Yoram Baruch VARDI
  • Publication number: 20170277770
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for providing suggestions of additional input to users entering user input into a data input field. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving initial user input entered via a data input field of a user interface rendered on a client device, and identifying a dominant category corresponding to the initial user input. The method further includes identifying a set of aspects corresponding to the dominant category, and selecting, from the set of aspects, a set of aspect suggestions based on a ranking of each aspect in the set of aspects. The method further includes causing display of a suggestion box presented in conjunction with the data input field. The suggestion box comprises a presentation of the set of aspect suggestions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Singh, Srinivasan Varippyreddy, Pramodh Pochu, Sushma Sharma, Kavya Mugadur, Christopher Michael Matthews, Konstantin Orlov, Michele Vospette-Kraemer, Margaret MacDonald, Xia Kristine Song
  • Publication number: 20170270729
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20170257072
    Abstract: An audio output device may include one or more audio sensors configured to detect ambient sound and noises around the audio output device. The audio output device may include a controller configured to analyze the detected sound and noises and may adjust audio settings of the audio output device accordingly. In an embodiment, the controller may analyze and recognize that the detected noise is another person's attempt to get the user's attention or to talk to the user, such as audio sound of the user's name. In response, the controller may stop the audio output or lower the volume of the audio output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jigish Mehta
  • Publication number: 20170249684
    Abstract: A query for product search includes multiple search terms. A priority among the multiple search terms may be determined based on past queries and the results of the past queries. Using the priority of the search terms, better and relevant search results may be returned for the query. Further, the priority of the search terms may be used to implement search term expansion, search term reduction, and search term substitution to suggest relevant alternative queries to a user to improve search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Romualdas Maslovskis
  • Publication number: 20170243178
    Abstract: Some embodiments may provide a method comprising receiving an identification of an entity from a network-based commerce system and receiving authentication data associated with the entity from the network-based commerce system, a combination including the authentication data and the identification being operable to facilitate a transfer of value affecting a first account associated with the entity, the transfer of value further affecting a second account associated with the network-based commerce system, the authentication data and the identification of the entity being insufficient for the network-based commerce system to identify the first account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Osama Mostafa Bedier, Ray Hideki Tanaka, Henry H. Pham, Aaron M. Lee, J. Paul Janney, Nida K. Zada
  • Publication number: 20170235450
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating 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. The method further includes creating a list of layers of the loaded page, each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document; navigating the collage document in at least one direction and at least one speed based on user input; and filtering the list of layers based on at least the position in the collage document and a visual window of a user interface to display visible layers of the page within the visual window. A client device for navigating loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170235712
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20170221500
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for real-time audio processing employs a gaze detection sensor to detect a direction of a user's gaze and output a gaze signal corresponding to the detected direction of the user's gaze. A digital signal processing unit responds to a plurality of signals corresponding to a plurality of sounds received at the apparatus, and the determined direction of gaze to identify a signal of interest from the plurality of signals using the gaze signal. The signal of interest is processed for output to the user. In embodiments, a microphone array provides the plurality of signals. An imaging sensor may work with either the microphone array or the gaze detection sensor to identify the signal of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MaClaurin, Justin Van Winkle, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Publication number: 20170213072
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes enabling a user to select from a plurality of items of virtual apparel; obtaining an image of a user via a web-enabled camera (webcam); using a data processor to perform facial detection on the image to isolate an image of a face of the user; estimating the user's position according to a position and a size of the image of the user's face; modifying an image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel based on the size of the image of the user's face; and auto-fitting the modified image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel to the image of the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Bin Li, Xiaohan Yun, Zehong Tan
  • Publication number: 20170199847
    Abstract: A method for automatic media population of a style presentation comprises collecting presentation media; positioning the collected presentation media on a storyboard; and selecting a style presentation; wherein the selection of the style presentation results in the automatic population of the style presentation with the presentation media positioned on the storyboard is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20170201862
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel. A user may take a trip on a vehicle, such as a bus, train, cruise ship, or other large travel vehicle. The users may disembark the vehicle in order to visit a location but plan to travel further on the vehicle. Thus, when the vehicle is attempting to leave the location where the users have left the vehicle, the vehicle may be required to again account for each passenger. The vehicle may utilize a wireless beacon located near an entrance and/or onboard the vehicle to account for each passenger. The wireless beacon may connect to a communication device of each user when the communication device is in proximity to the wireless beacon and, thus, inform the vehicle's operator that each user in located on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Mary O'Malley
  • Publication number: 20170193072
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for computing a query feature score that can be used by a machine learning algorithm to rank search results is described. A query is received. The assigned probabilities for the arbitrary query is retrieved. The assigned probabilities is based on a probability model for a query feature. A score is computed for the query feature based on the assigned probabilities for the arbitrary query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nadia Vase, David Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20170195441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface include collecting user activity data that includes navigation details provided from each of a plurality of user devices in navigating through a user interface. User interface use profiles are determined using the user activity data and include information on the likelihood of at least one subsequent navigation detail based on at least one present navigation detail. A new user navigation detail is received from a new user device accessing the user interface, and a first user interface use profile is retrieved based on a first present navigation detail in the first user interface use profile that corresponds to the new user navigation detail. A customized user interface is then created using a first subsequent navigation detail associated the first present navigation detail in the first user interface use profile, and that customized user interface is provided to the new user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Sergii Sergunin
  • Publication number: 20170193579
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for computing price demand of a query that can be used by a search system to rank search results. Computing a user event aggregation by contribution for each of the past user sessions to produce updated session-based sets of user events based on a condition related to a general-specific relationship between two queries in a past user session. Computing a user event aggregation of queries from multiple sessions to combine the updated session-based sets of user events for a same query from the past user sessions to produce multiple session sets of user events for each query. The multiple session sets of user events for a query defining price points used in determining price demand for the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Yuanjie Liu, Xiaoyuan Wu, Nadia Vase
  • Publication number: 20170193581
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for identifying top attributes are presented. Text content from an electronic document describing a product is extracted. A plurality of attributes associated with the product are identified using the extracted text content. A descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes in the extracted text content is detected. A weight is assigned to each descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes. The plurality of attributes are ranked based on the weight of the descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes. A predetermined number of top ranked attributes from the plurality of attributes are caused to be presented. Further, an image associated with each of the top ranked attributes is determined, the image being designated as a visual representation of the corresponding top ranked attribute. The image is caused to be displayed in association with the product on a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Vasthimal, Avishek Mukherjee
  • Publication number: 20170161810
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ratish Madhavan Nair
  • Publication number: 20170046775
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and presenting interactive product review interfaces are presented. The system processes a purchase request for a product from a user. The system then identifies one or more user feedback questions for the product. For each particular user feedback question, the system generates user feedback graphics based on stored user feedback associated with the particular user feedback question. The system transmits the one or more selected user feedback questions and the generated user feedback graphics to a client system associated with the user for display. The system receives user feedback for a user feedback question in the selected one or more user feedback questions. The system updates the user feedback graphic associated with the question to include the received user feedback. The system transmits the updated user feedback graphic to the client system for display in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Syeda Hudda, Ethan O'Brien, Supraja Yadati, Pramod Mahadev Mamidipudi
  • Publication number: 20160342600
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose systems and methods for near-identical multi-faceted entity identification within search results from an online marketplace. The online marketplace may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to provide one or more online marketplace services, including the near-identical multi-faceted entity identification system. A user device may accordingly request and receive, from the online marketplace, a set of item listings based on submitted search criteria. The online marketplace may then access the set of item listings and identify one or more similar item listings among the set of item listings in order to demote a ranking of the similar item listings within the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Vamsi Krishna Salaka, Marco Pennacchiotti, Davide Libenzi, Timothy Bethea
  • Publication number: 20160291848
    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: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hall, Matthew Bret MacLaurin
  • Publication number: 20160291807
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically generating user interface elements and associated values are presented. An item listing and profile data are accessed. A set of user interface elements are dynamically generated based on the item listing and the profile data, with each user interface element configured to perform an action on the item listing. A set of values are dynamically determined, with each value being associated with a user interface element of the set of user interface elements. The set of user interface elements are then caused to be presented within the item listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Huai-ter Chong, Yun Liu
  • Publication number: 20160164696
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling a modular internet of things are disclosed. A central component detects one or more specialist devices in the area proximate to the central component. In response to detecting a first specialist device, the central component initiates a connection with the specialist device. The central component accesses a list of capabilities associated with the first specialist device. The central component initiates a first task, which includes one or more specific task responsibilities, and allocates one or more specific task responsibilities between the central component and the first specialist device based at least in part on the list of capabilities associated with the first specialist device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Han-Shen Yuan, Steve Yankovich
  • Publication number: 20160147526
    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: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Leon Camp, Gireesh Sreepathi, Hui Chen, Frederik van Voorden
  • Publication number: 20160063551
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide proximity recommendations are provided. In example embodiments, data representing prioritized recommendations for a user is received. The data representing the prioritized recommendations is used to generated a composite visual representation by embedding select prioritized recommendations into a visual representation. The composite visual representation presents a higher prioritized recommendation in a more spatially prominent manner than a lower prioritized recommendation. The composite visual representation is then presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher
  • Publication number: 20160048819
    Abstract: A computer server for a network-based transaction system is coupled to a kiosk via a data communications network. The kiosk includes a computer processor, an input device, an electronic display unit, a plurality of compartments, and a data communications port. The computer server receives input from a seller of an item. The input includes a listing of the item for sale on the network-based transaction system. The server identifies an available compartment from the plurality of compartments based on the size of the item for sale. The available compartment is configured to receive the item for sale from the seller. The server transmits an identification of the available compartment to the seller via the electronic display unit, and enables access to the available compartment by the seller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay Strand, Mekdela Maskal, Anna Rasulova, Anand Ilesh Safi, Christopher Li, Jayni Shah
  • Publication number: 20150348170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for facilitating entertainment media listings using unique user identifiers. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is presented. The method may include accessing a unique user identifier of a user, the unique user identifier associated with at least one form of entertainment media, the unique user identifier including a user history of at least one form of the entertainment media accessed by the user. The method may also include transmitting first information for displaying an offer to conduct a consumer transaction of a product associated with the at least one form of entertainment media, wherein displaying the offer is based on the user history within the accessed unique user identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Wilber, Matthew Olson, Imad Jabbour, Vipul Govil
  • Publication number: 20150339738
    Abstract: An actual shipping rates table and a stored shipping rates table are retrieved. A first aggregate value from the sum of all values in the actual shipping rates table and a second aggregate value from the sum of all values in the stored shipping rates table are computed. The first aggregate value is compared with the second aggregate value. A third aggregate value along a field with the most number of values of the actual shipping rates table, and a fourth aggregate value along a field with the most number of values of the stored shipping rates table are computed. The third aggregate value is compared with the fourth aggregate value. The stored shipping rates table is validated when the first aggregate value matches the second aggregate value, and the third aggregate value matches the fourth aggregated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Raghu Munaswamy
  • Publication number: 20150341304
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for generating and provisioning personalized messages is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request from a user to share content with one or more other users. In response to receiving the request, user profile data about the user may be accessed, and a portion of the user profile data may be selected. The method may further include generating a personalized message based on the selected portion of the user profile data, and communicating the personalized message to the one or more other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Elizabeth Churchill, Atish Das Sarma
  • Publication number: 20150339711
    Abstract: A device monitors conversations of one or more users. The device may be targeted to a particular user or a particular area. Based on the words of a conversation and the speaker of the words, an interest in a product of one or more of the participants in the conversation may be identified. Based on the user's interest in a product and the identification of another party to the conversation, promotions for the product may be sent to the other party. The influence of one participant on another can be quantized in an influence score. The importance of a conversation to a prospective buyer can be quantized in a conversation score. The influence score and conversation score may be used in determining whether to send a promotion to a party to the conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Praveen Katakam, Kamal Zamer, Praveen Nuthulapati
  • Publication number: 20150332370
    Abstract: A system for receiving, at a server with one or more processors, a request for a respective product page from a first client system. The system then sends the respective product page to the first client system for display, wherein the respective product page includes a send SMS message link. The system receives, from the first client system, a first SMS message, wherein the first SMS message is generated by user selection of the send SMS message link. The system transmits the first SMS message to a second client system associated with a seller of the respective product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Harish K. Kumar, Alok Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150324810
    Abstract: A method and a system for creating, updating and processing a universal profile which includes an aggregation of previous transaction with multiple, distinct transaction entities. A universal profile (UP) manager creates a universal profile for an account. The universal profile comprises transaction data based on an aggregate of transactions with multiple, distinct transaction entities. The UP manager receives a universal profile preference indicating whether at least a portion of the transaction data is to be shared. The UP manager provides the transaction data to a particular transaction entity according to the universal profile preference. The UP manager receives, from the particular transaction entity, a transaction context comprising at least a portion of a transaction customized based on transaction data shared according to the universal profile preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Sundar Amalan Vincent, Mark Delun Yuan
  • Publication number: 20150310122
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for generating a webpage based on a physical mockup of the webpage. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is presented. The method may include accessing an image of a physical mockup of a webpage, the physical mockup of the webpage including one or more physical objects representative of one or more virtual objects in the webpage. The method may also include converting the image into the webpage, based on the physical mockup of the webpage, the webpage including the one or more virtual objects arranged in a layout corresponding to positions of the one or more physical objects in the physical mockup; and applying user-interactive functionality to the one or more virtual objects in the webpage, based on one or more visual indicators on the one or more physical objects identifiable in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20150310635
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Todd Lane Ouzts, Monroe Williams
  • Publication number: 20150302510
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for smart recurrent orders are presented. An inventory indicator corresponding to an inventory level of a first item may be received. An order schedule for the first item may be identified. An adjustment to the order schedule based on the inventory indicator may be determined. The adjustment to the order schedule for the first item may be facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Sandra Lynn Godsey, David Beach
  • Publication number: 20150302458
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for identifying advertisements based on audio data and performing associated tasks are presented. Audio data corresponding to an advertisement being presented to a user may be received. The advertisement may be identified based on an analysis of the audio data. Advertisement information associated with the identified advertisement may be accessed. A task, associated with the user, a may be performed using the advertisement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: EMIL DIDES, SHEREEN KAMALIE
  • Publication number: 20150286737
    Abstract: A system to share content utilizing universal link format is described. The system may an access request detector, a universal link interpreter, and a communication module. The access request detector may detect a request to access target content provided by a resource host computer. The universal link interpreter may determine that the request is associated with a uniform resource locator (URL) that comprises one or more directives for directing the requested content to an execution environment suitable for a platform of the client computer, may determine a platform of the client computer, and determine execution environment for the requested target content. The universal link interpreter may then interpret the one or more directives in the URL, based on the determined execution environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Leigh Cattone, Troy Steven Acott
  • Publication number: 20150264113
    Abstract: An application running on a user device may communicate with a server application. The server application may track user actions on the device. The user actions may be transmitted from the user device to the server application using data packets. Each data packet may include header information and information regarding one or more user actions (the “batch”). The number of user actions to include in each batch may be determined by the OS, by the application, by the user, by the network, the number of actions in the batch, the size of the data in the batch, the time elapsed between the first and last action in the batch, or any suitable combination thereof. A communication server may recognize a batch data packet and divide it into individual data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: David Anthony Nickens, Murthy Jayanthi, Jogendar Singh, Zhenyin Yang, Deepak Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150261968
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method are provided for visualizing a set of random characters which may be used to communicate private user information by voice input to a client device. In example embodiments, a request to communicate private user information is received from a client device. In response to the request, a set of random characters is generated, and at least one random character from the set of random characters corresponds to a character from a set of standard characters. An image with the set of standard characters and the set of random characters may be created and displayed on the client device. The client device may be a wearable device in example embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: MAXIM POLYACHENKO
  • Publication number: 20150248694
    Abstract: A system and method of attributing offline purchases to online advertising are described. In some embodiments, advertisement information comprising identifying information of an online advertisement for a product or brand of products, identifying information of recipients of the online advertisement, and a corresponding advertisement time at which the online advertisement was provided to each of recipients is received. Purchase information for offline purchases corresponding to at least one brick- and mortar retailer is also received. The purchase information comprises identifying information of a corresponding purchaser for each purchase, identifying information of a corresponding product or brand of products for each purchase, and a corresponding purchase time at which each purchase was made. One of the purchasers is identified as one of the recipients based on a determined match between their corresponding identifying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Prakash Chandra
  • Publication number: 20150248715
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Johnson, Michael Ching, Julie Lavee Netzloff, Vamsi Krishna Salaka
  • Publication number: 20150248457
    Abstract: Publication system, such as ecommerce system, machine translation translates a query in a first language to a second language to query an ecommerce database maintained in the second language and obtain a result set responsive to the query. Human feedback relating to the result set is detected. If the feedback is positive the system increases the probability that the translation is correct, if the feedback is negative the system decreases the probability that the translation is correct. For positive feedback, the system detects whether a clue is recognized in the query. If a clue is recognized the system increases the value of the clue for making the translation. The system detects the identity of the product in the query, accesses the product vendor website that is maintained in the query language, and detects information that is in the query language for use in the translation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Hassan Sawaf