eBay Patents Granted

eBay patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10181141
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling access to listing performance data, used in conjunction with a search engine to order search results, are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a listing performance data engine module processes API commands received from client computing systems. The data engine module processes the API commands to identify and communicate relevant listing performance data that is used by a listing performance algorithm to assign a listing performance score to item listings satisfying a search request. The listing performance data provides sellers who have items listed for sale an insight as to how their item listings are performing in comparison to other item listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Faisal Rehman, Olivier G. Dumon, Ryan McDonald
  • Patent number: 10181128
    Abstract: An advertisement, including a description of a promotion and a link, are included in a shipment of a sales item to a buyer from an online shopping site. The promotion is crafted to entice the buyer to respond to the link and trigger a further shopping opportunity based on the initial purchase. Upon responding to the link, the buyer is presented with a further promotion that includes the most recent consideration of buying incentives which are based on knowledge of selling considerations such as inventory and the marketplace that a seller may use to generate enticing content in the promotion. The seller may also take advantage of knowledge about the shopping and purchasing history of the buyer at the online shopping site in tailoring the promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yotam Sharan
  • Patent number: 10181143
    Abstract: A system and method for a service level application are described. The service level application receives authentication data from a client seeking access to establish an account in an online marketplace. The service level application identifies a source of truth corresponding to the authentication data and verifies the authentication data with the corresponding source of truth. The service level application determines an access level tier to the online marketplace for the client based on the source of truth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Thanuvan, Badrinath Vengalathur Srinath
  • Patent number: 10176406
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to perform image evaluation of images depicting items for online publishing. For example, the machine performing a user behavior analysis based on data pertaining to interactions by a plurality of users with a plurality of images pertaining to a particular type of item. The machine determines, based on the user behavior analysis, that a presentation type associated with one or more images of the plurality of images corresponds to a user behavior in relation to the one or more images. The machine determines that an item included in a received image is of the particular type of item. The machine generates an output for display in a client device. The output includes a reference to the received image and a recommendation of the presentation type for the item included in the received image, for publication by a web server of a publication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu, Elizabeth Churchill, Anurag Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10176434
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for mining feedback are described. A set of one or more lexical patterns associated with one or more of a suggestion and a defect report are determined and the set of one or more lexical patterns are matched against a plurality of feedback items to generate a distance learning training set. A distance learning technique is applied to the distance learning training set to generate a distance learning model and the distance learning model is used to identify one or more candidate feedback items of the plurality of feedback items, each of which is one or more of a candidate suggestion and a candidate defect report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Samaneh Abbasi Moghaddam, Marco Pennacchiotti, Thomas Normile
  • Patent number: 10176497
    Abstract: An Internet advertisement method and system that issues an authentication key for enabling selected target customers to receive a commercial sample at a membership-based offline store by performing an advertisement in the form of a banner on a web page of an online market, such as an Internet shopping mall, such that an advertiser can conveniently satisfy needs of customers desiring to purchase goods after receiving the sample without delivering the sample, a targeting goods advertisement can be effectively performed, membership-based offline stores can be publicized, and increasing visits from customers can lead to an increase in sales. The Internet advertisement method includes providing an advertisement including information on providing a sample, and generating an authentication key for enabling a customer terminal selecting the advertisement and requesting a sample of advertised goods to receive the sample at an offline store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Korea Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Young Bae Ku
  • Patent number: 10176510
    Abstract: A system receives item data describing one or more items added to an item list by a user. The item list may include one or more items. The system communicates the item list to a group of additional users designated by the user and the system then receives member data from one or more members of the group of additional user, wherein the member data is about the one or more items in the item list. The item list is then updated based on the received member data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10178501
    Abstract: A system and method for using super geo-fences and virtual fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences is disclosed. A server system stores geo-fence data for a plurality of geo-fences and receives a request for updated geo-fence data from a client system. The server system selects one or more geo-fences and generates a super geo-fence that encompasses all the selected geo-fences. The server system determines a super geo-fence reduction factor. The server system reduces the size of the super geo-fence based on the determined reduction factor. The server system then transmits the generated super geo-fence and the selected one or more geo-fences to the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Kong, Chintan Jain, Rajkumar Chinnakonda
  • Patent number: 10176429
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selecting listing based on a click predictions score are disclosed. The server system includes one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs stored in the memory. The server system receives a search query from a client system. In response to receiving the search query, the server system identities a plurality of item listings relevant to the received search query. For each identified item listing, the server system generates a click prediction score, wherein a click predication score represents the estimated likelihood that a user will click on the listing. The server system ranks the plurality of item listings based on the generated click prediction score and selects a predetermined number of the item listings for transmission to the client system based on their ranking and associated click prediction score. The server system transmits one or more item listings to the client system for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anjan Goswami, Sung Hwan Chung
  • Patent number: 10176647
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a sound are described. An audio signal is obtained and the audio signal is analyzed to generate an audio signature. An object type is identified based on the audio signature and an action corresponding to the object type is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10178166
    Abstract: Techniques for generated scannable coded images or user actionable-link with corresponding personalized content are described. In an example embodiment, the personalized content may only be accessed via the scannable coded image by authenticated user devices, wherein the permissions associated with the authentication are determined at the time the personalized content is generated. Responsive to a user device attempting to access the contents of a scannable coded image, the user device is first identified and authenticated. Only after the device is authenticated can the content corresponding to the scannable coded image be accessed by the user device or delivered to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yotam Sharan
  • Patent number: 10172403
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Patent number: 10171934
    Abstract: A system and method for using time to reach determinations to improve the usability of geo-fences is disclosed. A computer system accesses a current location of a client system and identifies one or more nearby geo-fences. The computer system then calculates the time to reach each of these geo-fences. If the calculated time to reach value for a particular geo-fence is within the notification range associated with that geo-fence, then the computer system generates a notification to display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Chintan Jain, Rui Kong
  • Patent number: 10169801
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide status indictors on an image galley is disclosed. At least one item to be displayed in an image gallery on a client device is identified. Once identified, status information for the item is obtained. Subsequently, gallery rendering and display instructions are generated and transmitted to the client device. The rendering and display instructions include the status information and enables generation of status indicators from the status information for display over the image gallery at the client device. The rendering and display instructions may also include instructions for displaying the image gallery. The status information at the client device may be updated as status information changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10169800
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for organizing structured item in an e-commerce system are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yingwei Xin
  • Patent number: 10169792
    Abstract: A network commerce system comprises a product sale listing searchable by a consumer and comprising one or more products provided by a third-party vendor in a pay-per-lead format. A lead module is operable to obtain a consumer lead for a third-party vendor and determine whether the obtained consumer lead meets one or more quality standards, the consumer lead comprising a lead for sale of an item, the item provided by the third-party vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Valerie K. Shirk, Jason M. Heidema
  • Patent number: 10169799
    Abstract: Several systems, apparatuses, and methods are described. A data transmission that includes data indicating a first search query for an item of a publication system is received from a client machine. A first plurality of search results is determined from listed items based, at least in part, on the first search query, and the first plurality of search results are each associated with a price. A range of prices associated with a first subset of the search results is determined based on a price distribution range including a median price associated with the first search results, or a utility cost function using a plurality of price quantiles and a plurality of price values included in different price quantiles. The determined first search results and the range of prices associated with the first subset of the first search results are transmitted to the client machine for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Nirveek De, Ksheerasagar Balaraju, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10163131
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher
  • Patent number: 10163132
    Abstract: A plurality of location data points is collected by a system, each location data point of the plurality of location data points corresponding to a request received at a central server from a user device of a user among a group of users. A geographic heatmap is created based on the collected plurality of location data points, the geographic heatmap identifying density distributions of the plurality of location data points, the density distributions being concentrations of the location data points included in each of a plurality of identified locations. The density distributions are analyzed within the geographic heatmap to identify a target location from one of the plurality of identified locations with a density profile including parameters exceeding one or more pre-defined thresholds. A geofence is generated around the target location, the geofence enabling detection of target users for distributions of promotional publications associated with the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Chintan Jain, Rui Kong
  • Patent number: 10157240
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for generating a concept graph are presented. Trending queries are determined from a query log stored in a database. Item pages that correspond to the trending queries are identified. Aspects from the item pages are also identified. The aspects from the item page may be stored as pre-defined data within the database. Query nodes for each of the trending queries are generated, and the query nodes are included in a graph. Leaf nodes for each of the aspects are generated. Connections between the leaf nodes and the query nodes are generated. A destination page that includes various aspects is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Atiq Islam, Shifa Fazal Mahamood, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh Talele
  • Patent number: 10157410
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a specially configured device to receive and recognize enhanced user interactions through a graphical user interface. A user device may accordingly receive and display a set of search results, detect a user input entered via a touch-input device related to a single item from among the set of search results, determine a pressure exerted upon the touch-input device corresponding to the user input, and based on at least the pressure of the user input, select and execute an appropriate commerce action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Romi Akpala, Shikha Khare, Bryce Watson
  • Patent number: 10155167
    Abstract: A system and method includes a first device with one or more processors coupled to a memory that executes instructions from the memory to perform the steps of receiving a request to begin a videogame; streaming video of the videogame to an audience; determine a popularity of the streaming video; and changing the videogame mechanics based on the popularity of the streaming video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Ziaja, Bryant Genepang Luk, Yu Tang, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He
  • Patent number: 10157170
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the collection and segmentation of media through search and segmentation settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10157344
    Abstract: Methods and systems for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a selected entity, determining a plurality of entities related to the selected entity, determining a plurality of most probable entities, calculating relevance scores, and displaying a subset of the plurality of most probable entities. The selected entity can be received on a network-based transaction system. The plurality of entities related to the selected entity can be determined based on a relationship score. The relationship score can represent navigation transitions, aggregated over time, between the selected entity and each of the plurality of entities. The plurality of most probable entities can be determined based on probabilities. Relevance scores can be calculated for each of the plurality of most probable entities. Finally, the subset of the plurality of most probable entities to be displayed can be determined according to the relevance scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ayon Sinha
  • Patent number: 10157496
    Abstract: A model generation machine may form all or part of a network-based system. The model generation machine may generate an item model (e.g., a 3D model of the item) based on a set of images of an item and based on a product model (e.g., a 3D model of a product of which the item is a specimen). The item may be available for purchase from a seller. The model generation machine may access the set of images, as well as a descriptor of the item. Based on the descriptor, the model generation machine may identify the product model. Accordingly, the model generation machine may generate the item model from the identified product model and the accessed set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sajeev Pillai
  • Patent number: 10147134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualization of an item in an environment using augmented reality are provided. Environment image data containing an image of an environment is received. A selection of an item for placement into an indicated location of the environment is received. An item image of the selected item is scaled based on dimensions determined from the environment image data for the environment. The scaled item image is augmented into the image of the environment at the indicated location to generate an augmented reality image. The augmented reality image is displayed on a device of a user, whereby the scaled item image in the augmented reality image is selectable to cause display of information. A selection of the scaled item image is received. In response to the selection of the scaled item image, the information is presented on the device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 10147124
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for social shopping on a network-based marketplace. The methods and systems are for receiving a request, over a network, at a social shopping platform. The methods and systems are further for identifying a first network-based marketplace from the plurality of network-based marketplaces based on the request, the request including an activity associated with the first network-based marketplace, the first network-based marketplace being used by the first community of users for transacting items of a single domain, the activity identifying a first logical row of listing information in a listing table based on the request, the listing table being a logical table comprised of a plurality of logical rows . . . and logical columns. The methods and systems are further for updating a listing reputation score based on the activity associated with the first network-based marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10147133
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application. The platform module receives a selection of mobile phone device operating systems; accesses stored templates from a template database, and maps elements in the stored templates to portions of source code to generate sets of operating system-specific source code. The stored templates correspond to the selected mobile phone device operating systems. The stored templates include source code used to implement portions of the storefront application on a mobile phone device operating system. When compiled, the sets of operating system-specific source code become versions of the storefront application executable by a respective one of mobile phone device operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Kent Griffin
  • Patent number: 10146860
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing notifications based on biometric data are presented. Biometric data from multiple biometric sensors is aggregated and stored. Inferential analysis is performed on the biometric data to characterize an associated user. A user characteristic is correlated to one or more consumer characteristics in a consumer profile and output information is determined based on the consumer profile. A notification that includes the output information is transmitted to a computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Wenig
  • Patent number: 10147128
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for a cross selling platform are presented. A request for a product listing triggered by a user may be received. The request for the product listing may include product information corresponding to an in-store product located at a store of a merchant. A related product listing may be identified based on the product information. Each product listing of the plurality of product listings may correspond to a merchant product. The product listing may be recommended to the user for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10140647
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing gesture functionality are provided. In example embodiments, a gesture input is received. The gesture input represents an action to be performed within a networked environment. A set of known gesture inputs stored in a database is accessed. A determination is made that the received gestured input corresponds to a known gesture input of the set of known gesture inputs. A style difference between the known gesture input and the received gesture input is identified. The set of known gesture inputs is modified to include the style difference, whereby the modifying causes an update to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10140744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for recording and viewing images of objects with specular highlights. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include accessing a first plurality of images, each of the images in the first plurality of images including an object recorded from a first position, and a reflection of light on the object from a light source located at a different location than in each of the other images in the first plurality of images. The method may also include generating a first composite image of the object, the first composite image comprising a superposition of the first plurality of images, and wherein each of the images in the first plurality of images is configured to change in a degree of transparency within the first composite image and in accordance with a first input based on a degree of tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Lane Ouzts, Monroe Williams
  • Patent number: 10140621
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for predicting a brand name of a product are disclosed herein. A product identification number for the product is converted into a normalized global trade item number (GTIN). For each of a plurality of GTIN prefixes corresponding to the normalized GTIN, brand names and counts of each of the brand names using product information stored in a product catalog are identified. A probability distribution of the brand names is determined in accordance with the brand names and the counts of the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes. A predicted brand name for the product is identified from among the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes, the predicted brand name having a highest probability score in the probability distribution of the brand names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Lakshminarayanan, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Jean-David Ruvini
  • Patent number: 10133958
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining an item that has confirmed characteristics are described herein. An image that depicts an object is received from a client device. Structured data that corresponds to characteristics of one or more items are retrieved. A set of characteristics is determined, the set of characteristics being predicted to match with the object. An interface that includes a request for confirmation of the set of characteristics is generated. The interface is displayed on the client device. Confirmation that at least one characteristic from the set of characteristics matches with the object depicted in the image is received from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang
  • Patent number: 10135975
    Abstract: A system or a method may be provided that automatically distinguishes between a hold status and when someone live is talking on the phone. For example, the caller's phone may detect when the call holding has ended and a customer service representative is now actually on the line. The phone may alert the user to pick up the call at that time, such as utilizing a call-back mechanism. In an embodiment, the system may analyze and learn the various call holding music or recordings of call centers. The system may detect when the call holding music or recording ends in a telephone call and may alert the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10134066
    Abstract: A personalized delivery estimate system is described. A commercial transaction is generated between a seller and a buyer for an item in an online marketplace. Historical transactions of buyers and sellers in the online marketplace are stored in a storage device. A personalized delivery time estimate is computed for the buyer of the commercial transaction using seller information, buyer information, and item information with the historical transactions of buyers and sellers in the online marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Gurushyam Hariharan, Faisal Masud, Prakash Muppirala, Raj Desai
  • Patent number: 10134056
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information based on a user's location are described. A system may include an inventory module to identify an instance of a product within a field of vision of a user. A search module may identify incentives to purchase the product. A location module may generate a pictorial representation of the field of vision where an image of the product is located within the pictorial representation based on the position of the product in the field of vision of the user. A mapping module may map an icon representing at least one of the one or more incentives to a location within the pictorial representation corresponding to the position of the product. A display module may provide a user interface including a display comprising the icon located within the pictorial representation at a location corresponding to the position of the image of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Schory, Robert Dean Veres
  • Patent number: 10133772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-dimensional query statement modification are described. A system presents a user interface including a first plurality of graphical elements representing a plurality of activity dimensions to a user. The system detects a user selection of a first activity dimension and a second user selection of a first attribute of the first activity dimension without a selection of the second attribute. The system searches objects using a search query based on the first activity dimension and the first attribute to return search results including a first object published on a network-based publication system by a client. The system provides a notification message to the user responsive to identifying feedback information that is received from a trading partner of the client as transgressing a first threshold. The feedback information is identified based on the first object and the second attribute that is not selected from the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Delingat, Snezana Sahter, Liangjie Xu
  • Patent number: 10127602
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for a transient local commerce search service is provided. Location data identifying a temporary geographic location of a merchant having a particular product available for sale is received. Temporal data indicating a specified time when the particular product is available at the temporary location of the merchant is also received. It is then determined that the particular product is available within a specified location and at the specified period of time. Display data to display at least one merchant providing the particular product within the geographic location and at the specified period of time is then provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Fries
  • Patent number: 10127589
    Abstract: Systems and methods change a user interface for the purpose of guiding a user in supplementing a product listing with an image to evidence the product's authenticity. Example embodiments include a machine-implemented method for accessing at least one database to retrieve an authenticity criterion mapped to a product and at least one reference image that depicts adequate detail of a product specimen to fulfill the authenticity criterion. The machine can further cause a user device to display the reference image to the user along with a suggestion that the user submit a candidate image depicting similar detail of the product. In some example embodiments, the method further includes retrieving the candidate image, confirming receipt of the candidate image, and displaying the candidate image, as well as adjusting a rank for a candidate specimen based on various factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ratish Madhavan Nair
  • Patent number: 10127583
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the graphical illustration such that the graphical illustration may be used to represent the second term, and generating a feedback page containing the first term and the graphical illustration. The method may include assigning a value to the first term so as to identify the first term, assigning the first term to the searchable data structure, and extracting the first term from the searchable data structure based, in part, upon an extraction rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Kavita Ganesan, Harshal Ulhas Deo
  • Patent number: 10127606
    Abstract: In a system and method for searching, browsing, and visualizing items, a first image containing an item is received to be stored in an account associated with a user. The first image is processed using a processor to extract an image of the item from the first image. The image of the item is layered over a stream of video frames received from the client device to form a superimposed image. The superimposed image is caused to be displayed on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, David Beach
  • Patent number: 10129091
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method for providing a hybrid cloud computing environment are disclosed. For example, a system may authorize an enterprise user based on an enterprise identity. Once authenticated, embodiments may use mapping data and a cloud role to determine an identity to use when the enterprise user accesses a cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Sinn
  • Patent number: 10127608
    Abstract: A networked computer arrangement and method in which a manufacturer or service provider may communicate to a plurality of traders the items, including goods and/or services, which may be available for purchase, the quantities of those available items, and any other conditions to be met for the purchase of the available items. Traders may apply guest bidder profiles or entitlement schema to the available goods lists to produce offerings for a plurality of guest brokers. Only bid-relevant product information is presented to each guest broker as needed in order to protect the offering party's overall position on the offered good(s). Guest broker profiles or entitlement schema may be based on perspective contractual arrangements between potential brokers, traders, and a manufacturer or service provider. Offerings are presented to the guest brokers, who are restricted from participating in the bidding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Leland James Wiesehuegel, Rebecca Lynn Roberts, William James Morrison, Jacob Marvin Rzepka
  • Patent number: 10127217
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media are provided for facilitating upload of media in online postings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Subramanian, William Orcutt
  • Patent number: 10127531
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 10127547
    Abstract: A method and a system convert the value of a gift card for use with a mobile device. The value of the gift card is determined from an issuer of the gift card. The value of the gift card is stored in a digital payment account in a storage device. The digital payment account stores values of gift cards from issuers. A financial transaction corresponding to the issuer of the gift card is performed on the digital payment account. The value of a first gift card from a first issuer of a first digital payment account is exchanged with the value of a second gift card from a second issuer of a second digital payment account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher, Robert Dean Veres
  • Patent number: 10121178
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for three-dimensional (3D) eyeglasses modeling from two-dimensional (2D) images. A service provider, such as a payment provider, may access 2D images of a pair of eyeglasses, such as images from a front perspective and a side perspective of the eyeglasses. The contours of the eyeglasses may be extracted, such as the contours of the main features (e.g., the bridge, lens aperture, side and ear frame sections, and other important features). The contours may be processed to determine a curve that best fits the features. Additional features may be extracted, such as color, design, writing (e.g., a brand name on the frame), hinges, or other sub-feature of the frame. Utilizing this information, a 3D model of the pair of eyeglasses may be constructed by scaling the size of the lens curves, bridge, and/or arms and applying a texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Itay Adler, Dan Sincai
  • Patent number: 10122483
    Abstract: A system or a method is provided to detect crowd sentiments and/or reactions to music, movies, films, performances, speeches, and other presentations. In particular, various types of crowd sensors may be set up in a venue where presentations take place to detect and measure the audience's various reactions to the presentations. The crowd sensors may detect the crowd's reactions to a particular presentation, such as a song, and also may detect the crowd's reactions to various portions of the presentation, such as various parts of the song. The crowd's reactions and sentiment in response to the presentation may be used to analyze crowd sentiment for the presentation or for various parts of the presentation. Further, the system may analyze the crowd's sentiment to establish emerging trends in the type of presentation, such as emerging trends in Hip Hop music, merging trends in romantic films, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10120849
    Abstract: A document machine may detect a request for provision of a document while that document is available for provisioning. The document machine may update a count of referrals to the document and, based on the count of referrals transgressing a threshold value, generate a substitute document based on the original document. This substitute document may then be provided in response to further requests for the original document after the original document is no longer available for provision. The updating of the count of referrals is based on the identifier of a network that referred a request detected while the first document was still available for provision. The document machine may then provide the substitute document in lieu of the original document in response to a further request for provision of the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Goedegebuure