eBay Patent Applications

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

  • Publication number: 20180349427
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, multiple workspaces have access to modify values in a graph database. The graph database can comprise a collection of entity nodes, where each entity node is connected to an identifier node and one or more state nodes. An update to an entity node can be recorded by generating a new state node to store the update and connecting the new state node to the entity node. How each workspace views the database is based, at least in part, on which state nodes are associated with each workspace. The workspaces are independent of one another, and changes made to an entity node in one workspace do not affect how another workspace views the same entity node. By managing database data for each of the workspaces using the same graph database and recording changes in state nodes in an additive manner, the computational overhead is greatly reduced and simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Goldberg, Guy Rozenwald, Amit Gottlieb, Amir Harel
  • Publication number: 20180349441
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying whether data skew is causing delays in a map phase and/or a reduce phase of a query of a distributed database. The system and method identify the values of various metrics relating to a database query. These metrics include map phase and reduce phase durations and various related metrics. The system and method gather statistics of multiple queries to determine correlation levels between the metrics and the map phase and reduce phase durations. Based on the statistics, the system and method determine whether one or both of the map and reduce phases for a query/response are taking longer than expected. If the durations are longer than expected, the system identifies the delay as caused by data skew and informs the originator of the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Tan CHEN, Hao CHEN, Yong ZHANG, Libin SUN, Xin LI
  • Publication number: 20180349507
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-directional visual browsing on an electronic device are described. In example embodiments, a primary result and a peripheral result are determined. A display layout based on attributes associated with the primary result and the peripheral result is generated. The display layout is then formatted into instructions, which will cause a device to render the display layout. The instructions are transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Publication number: 20180335858
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a device configured to generate and cause display of a rotary input interface within a display of the device. The rotary input interface may be displayed as one or more dial types, including at least a continuous rotary dial, a horseshoe dial, or a continuous scroll wheel, configured to include an arrangement of values at positions along the rotary input interface. The rotary input interface also include a central display configured to indicate a selected value (e.g., from among the arrangement of values) based on a location of a value indicator among the arrangement of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Seitz, Shawn Piper
  • Publication number: 20180335924
    Abstract: An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. The inspector tool may be integrated into the application or separate from the application. During execution of the application, the inspector identifies an element in the hierarchy and presents information regarding the element. For example, a display region corresponding to the element may be highlighted or text regarding the element may be displayed. The hierarchy may be navigated by selection of items in the user interface itself, by selection of an item in the displayed information, by directional inputs, or any suitable combination thereof. Information displayed in the inspector may be configured by the application based on the identified element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Yong Nugent
  • Publication number: 20180336734
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and system for providing an item image to a client for display in a contextual environment are described. In some embodiments, the user may select an item for display in the contextual environment, and the user may position a camera coupled to a processing system to capture the contextual environment. A placeholder may be generated and associated with an item selected by a user. In an embodiment, the generated placeholder may be placed in a location within the contextual environment, and the user's processing system may send a visual data stream of the camera-captured environment to a server. In an embodiment, the user's processing device may receive a modified data stream including an image of the item, and the user's processing device may display the item image in the same location as the placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Eric J. Farraro
  • Publication number: 20180330425
    Abstract: A system receives item data corresponding to an item list from a user. The item list may include one or more items. The system communicates the item list to a community group associated with the user and the system then receives member data from one or more members of the community group, wherein the member data is associated with the one or more items on the item list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Publication number: 20180329870
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180314678
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide a domain split display. One or more implementations generate a parent page comprising a content iframe that is a child iframe of the parent page, where the parent page is associated with a first domain and the content iframe is associated with a second domain. Various implementations then generate, within the content iframe, a plurality of grandchild iframes of the parent page that are sibling iframes at a same level within the parent page, where the grandchild iframes are enabled to communicate with each other regardless of domain, such as a first grandchild iframe associated with the first domain and a second grandchild iframe associated with the second domain. In turn, the parent page resizes the content iframe by: receiving, via the first grandchild iframe, size information from the second grandchild iframe and use the size information to resize the content iframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jaquish, Nancy Silverstein, Ari Shapiro, Krithivasan Nagarajan, Sudhakar Chintu, Hui Chen Vivian Lee, Hemal Doshi
  • Publication number: 20180315037
    Abstract: Sequential selections are presented by receiving an input on an active portion of a display of the computing device. While the input is received, a plurality of selections are sequentially displayed on the display. An indication is received that the input on the active portion of the display of the computing device has changed. In response to receiving the indication that the input has changed, the computing device stops presenting the plurality of selections and determines which selection of the plurality of selections was presented on the display when the input changed. The determined selection is then displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Gura, Matanya Bar, Erez Dickman
  • Publication number: 20180307402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation control for mobile devices are provided. In example embodiments, a navigation system causes presentation of a navigation icon at a user interface. Navigation between a plurality of pages at the user interface is initiated with a single tap and hold action. In response to a drag motion, following the single tap and hold action without releasing the hold action, information display at the user interface is adjusted, thereby enabling navigating between multiple information content with a single tap, hold, and drag action of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hall, Matthew Bret MacLaurin
  • Publication number: 20180307408
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method of presenting marketplace listings is provided. Search parameters are received from a user interface on an electronic device. A search on marketplace listings is then performed using the search parameters, returning marketplace results. The marketplace results are then organized into a plurality of web pages, each web page corresponding to a different marketplace result, with each page organized so that a row on any one of the web pages corresponds to the same type of product attribute as that row on any of the other of the plurality of web pages. Then one of the plurality of web pages is displayed on the electronic device. When a swipe left or swipe right gesture is received, another of the plurality of web pages is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Howard, Jack Phillip Abraham, Shannon B. Vosseller, Michael George Lenahan, Ben Lucas Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180302468
    Abstract: Systems and methods of delegating content processing are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a first mobile device generates content requests for an online page, with each content request corresponding to a content item of the online page, and determines delegate computing devices to which to delegate the content requests. For each delegate computing device, the first mobile device may transmit a corresponding content request to the delegate computing device, with each corresponding content request being configured to trigger the corresponding delegate computing device to retrieve the content item of the corresponding content request from a server, render the content item, and transmit the rendered content item to the first mobile device. For each delegate computing device, the first mobile device may receive the corresponding rendered content item from the delegate computing device, and display the online page including the rendered content items from the delegate computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Hu, Yuquan Vang
  • Publication number: 20180293628
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling multi-merchant coupon campaigns within an online publication system are described. In an example, a method can include generating an item listing, receiving information specifying a set of coupon criteria, detecting an event within a multi-merchant publication system, and present a coupon in response to detecting the event. The generating an item listing can be based on information received from a merchant-computer. If the set of coupon criteria is detected it can result in presenting a coupon for the item listing. The event can satisfy a particular coupon criteria from the set of coupon criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Diwakar Magadi, Prasad Sadhu, Srinivas Dundigalla, Vignesh Rathinasamy Somasundaram
  • Publication number: 20180276715
    Abstract: A system for transmitting information related to a network-based marketplace includes identifying information that may be interesting, useful, and entertaining to the users and to the potential users of the network-based marketplace. The identified information may be other than information that is already being displayed in listings by the network-based marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Loui, David Vogt, Jared Kaplan, Tony Lam
  • Publication number: 20180267943
    Abstract: A system includes a content extraction engine comprising at least one processor and configured to receive a content page including first product data for a target product, remove noise content from the content page, thereby generating a remainder content page, compare the remainder content page to a first synonym list to identify the first product data, the first synonym list including a first data field name, and provide the first product data as associated with the first data field name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Priyavrath Dakua, Prajakta Belgundi, Sharath Raghu
  • Publication number: 20180245932
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for proactively re-routing vehicles to control traffic flow. Consistent with some embodiments, the navigation system seeks to reduce traffic flow along primary navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively short travel times) by re-routing vehicles to alternative navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively longer travel times) using incentives. As an example, upon detecting a vehicle traveling along an alternative route instead of a primary route, the navigation system updates a data structure that represents a user account of a vehicle occupant to reflect an increased account balance. Consistent with some embodiments, the amount of value provided to an occupant of a vehicle traveling along an alternative routes may be obtained from user accounts of occupants of other vehicles that are traveling along a primary route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Neville Rhys Newey, Justin VanWinkle, Christopher Michael Hall, Trista Mcneill, David Ramadge
  • Publication number: 20180189863
    Abstract: In a system and method for searching, browsing, and visualizing items, a first image containing an item is received to be stored in an account associated with a user. The first image is processed using a processor to extract an image of the item from the first image. The image of the item is layered over a stream of video frames received from the client device to form a superimposed image. The superimposed image is caused to be displayed on the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, David Beach, Bagath Pugazhendhi
  • Publication number: 20180181672
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of information presentation on multiple devices is provided. The method may include presenting a first barcode on a webpage. The first barcode may be encoded with first data based on a uniform resource locator of the webpage. The method may also include generating second data based on a user interaction with the webpage and altering a configuration of the webpage based on the user interaction without leaving the webpage. The method may also include generating a second barcode encoded with the first data and the second data. The method may further include presenting the second barcode on the webpage with the altered configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Junlong Wu, Shenyi Ge
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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