eBay Patents Granted

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

  • Patent number: 10068274
    Abstract: A method to facilitate a language independent search includes displaying a search attribute, including an attribute name and a selection of attribute values, to a user and receiving from the user a search attribute value selection corresponding to the attribute name. Then, the attribute name and attribute value selection are translated into language independent symbols, such as numbers. The numbers are used in a search of a sellers item listings table to select item listings with attribute values that match the search attribute values selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Munro, Daniel L Pritchett, Louis Marcel Gino Monier
  • Patent number: 10068286
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing dynamic bidding notifications and price guidance for buyers are presented. The system receives a selection of a present item listing and accesses historical auction data for a set of historical item listings. The system generates a dynamic bidding model for bidding on the present item and generates one or more bidding notifications based on the dynamic bidding model. The system then causes presentation of the one or more bidding notifications on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Harita Yenisetty, Prashanth Patlolla, Bhavani Kumar Hari, Gayathri Ravichandran Geetha
  • Patent number: 10068371
    Abstract: Techniques for extraction of body parameters, dimensions and shape of a customer are presented herein. A model descriptive of a garment, a corresponding calibration factor and reference garment shapes can be assessed. A garment shape corresponding to the three-dimensional model can be selected from the reference garment shapes based on a comparison of the three-dimensional model with the reference garment shapes. A reference feature from the plurality of reference features may be associated with the model feature. A measurement of the reference feature may be calculated based on the association and the calibration factor. The computed measurement can be stored in a body profile associated with a user. An avatar can be generated for the user based on the body profile and be used to show or indicate fit of a garment, as well as make fit and size recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Su, Mihir Naware, Jatin Chhugani
  • Patent number: 10068132
    Abstract: Vehicles and other items often have corresponding documentation, such as registration cards, that includes a significant amount of informative textual information that can be used in identifying the item. Traditional OCR may be unsuccessful when dealing with non-cooperative images. Accordingly, features such as dewarping, text alignment, and line identification and removal may aid in OCR of non-cooperative images. Dewarping involves determining curvature of a document depicted in an image and processing the image to dewarp the image of the document to make it more accurately conform to the ideal of a cooperative image. Text alignment involves determining an actual alignment of depicted text, even when the depicted text is not aligned with depicted visual cues. Line identification and removal involves identifying portions of the image that depict lines and removing those lines prior to OCR processing of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Braddock Gaskill, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10061912
    Abstract: A system and method of multi-factor authentication are described. In some embodiments, a first device provides an initial authentication data to a second device. The second device is different from the first device. The first device obtains a first response data from the second device. The first device generates a first subsequent authentication data using the first response data. The first subsequent authentication data is different from the initial authentication data. The first device provides the first subsequent authentication data to the second device. In some embodiments, obtaining the first response data comprises capturing the first response data from the second device using a camera on the mobile device, where the first response data is displayed on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver Nicholas Cockcroft
  • Patent number: 10062104
    Abstract: A system is configured to perform a method of customizing an application. The method includes receiving a connection from a client machine that is executing an application configurable by configuration information. The method also includes determining that the application has not been customized by the configuration information. The method further includes transmitting the configuration information to the client machine in response to the determining that the application has not been customized by the configuration information. In response to the transmitting of the configuration information, the application is configured to include a category structure for the application. In some example embodiments, the configuration information includes a software module upgrade of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dean Veres, Ching-Jye Liang
  • Patent number: 10055263
    Abstract: Event data for an application execution is accessed from a table of logged events, the event data comprising a sequence, a hierarchy, and a start time and duration for each event. Dependency data for each event is also accessed to determine whether the start time for an event is dependent on the prior completion of at least one other event. A waterfall representation is then generated, the representation including an entry for each event in the sequence, with a start time and duration represented for each event. Based on the dependencies and hierarchy, it is determined, for each event with a start time that is later than the start time of an event which precedes it in the sequence, whether the event's start time is dependent on the prior completion of at least one preceding event. The start time for each event may then be advanced based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dmytro Semenov
  • Patent number: 10055489
    Abstract: A media analysis system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory storing synopses associated with catalog books, and a content analysis engine. The content analysis engine generates a media vector for each catalog book based on the associated synopsis by generating a word vector for each word in the synopsis, combining the plurality of word vectors into a mean vector for the catalog book, and storing the mean vector as the media vector associated with the catalog book. The content analysis engine also identifies a target book associated with a seed media vector, determines R nearest neighbors for the target book from the plurality of catalog books based on (1) the seed media vector and (2) the media vectors associated with the plurality of catalog books, clusters the R nearest neighbors into K clusters, and selects catalog books for recommendation to a user based on the K clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Guila Haviv, Benjamin Eliot Klein, Krutika Shetty
  • Patent number: 10055095
    Abstract: A method may include determining a first autocomplete option with respect to a data-field of a graphical user interface (GUI) of an electronic device. The method may further include generating the first autocomplete option such that a plurality of characters of the first autocomplete option are individually selectable by a user action. The method may additionally include providing the first autocomplete option via the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Junlong Wu, Shenyi Ge
  • Patent number: 10057082
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for processing data streams, e.g., to implement event flow programs in a manner that facilitate the co-existence of multiple independent event flow programs in a multi-tenant deployment. In various embodiments, an input data stream is partitioned into multiple primitive data streams that can be processed independently from each other, and portions of two or more primitive data streams are routed and combined to form a complex data stream, facilitating complex processing tasks that take the two or more primitive data streams as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Birchard Weygandt, Jagori Somadder, Rajiv Karuthethil
  • Patent number: 10055774
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for managing digital rights and pre-verification of structural integrity in three-dimensional (3D) printing are provided. In one example, a system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to receive a request from a user to print a 3D object by a 3D printer or printing service and receive a conditional authorization from an owner of digital rights in the 3D object to print the 3D object. The conditional authorization can include a printing specification or limitation. The at least one module pre-verifies, for structural integrity once printed by the 3D printer or printing service, a digital model on which the 3D object is based. In response to a received conditional authorization, the at least one module transmits instructions to the 3D printer or printing service to print the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, David Ramadge
  • Patent number: 10057809
    Abstract: A system and method to establish and maintain a connection between devices, which in one example embodiment of a method, may comprise receiving a request to establish a connection between a first communication device and a second communication device. A determination is made as to whether the second communication device is reachable via a data network. Based on the determination that the second communication device is reachable over the data network, a connection between the first communication device and the second communication device is established via the data network. Based on the determination that the second communication device is not reachable over the data network, a connection between the first communication device and the second communication device is established via a telecommunications network. Additional systems and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Vesa Juhani Hukkanen
  • Patent number: 10055786
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a listing activity engine for online computer users is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: accessing a plurality of listings corresponding to items offered on a host site; accessing listing activity level information related to the plurality of listings, the listing activity level information including information indicative of a number of times particular listings of the plurality of listings were viewed or activated; producing search results that include only matched listings of the plurality of listings that were viewed or activated a number of times less than a pre-determined listing activity threshold; and displaying the search results to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Aaron Neal Shusterman, Vinh Thu Pham
  • Patent number: 10055271
    Abstract: A notification of a problem associated with an application may be received. A difference may be determined between a problem version of the application and an operational version of the application to identify a change associated with the problem. A modification may be performed to the problem version of the application to resolve the problem associated with the change based on determining of the difference. Performing the modification may comprise associating a priority for resolution of the problem. The problem version of the application may be rolled back or rolled forward to the operational version of the application based on the priority for resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Qinping Huang, Manish Maheshwari, Amit Gupta, Maulin Vasavada
  • Patent number: 10055484
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are provided for inferring relationships between a first query comprising a plurality of first terms and a second query comprising a plurality of second terms. In an example, queries are related based on the identification of common terms between the queries. One or more dissimilar terms are identified between the plurality of first terms and the plurality of second terms. A first number of dissimilar terms included in the first query and a second number of dissimilar terms included in the second query are identified. A weight is assigned to the relationship between the first query and the second query based on a difference between the first number and the second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nishith Parikh, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10057328
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for maintaining a network accessible content collection are described. A network accessible content collection includes content items that are posted to the content collection in response to detecting a triggering event related to user activity. Content items in the content collection are organized according to a type. The organizing of the content collection includes assigning each content item to a category. The content collection is presented in accordance with the category assigned to each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delun Yuan
  • Patent number: 10048961
    Abstract: This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing distributed parallel builds. A computer-implemented method to manage parallel builds, comprises identifying one or more software components in a software project, wherein each software component includes an executable binary file; determining a build configuration for each software component, wherein the build configuration includes a mapping from each software component to one or more build servers; and building each software component using the mapped one or more build servers in the corresponding build configuration, wherein the building includes compiling one or more source files associated with each software component to one or more object files, by distributing the one or more source files to one or more compilation machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gu
  • Patent number: 10044639
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reserve resources is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a selection of a profile from a user is received. A dynamic graphical user interface is generated, using one or more processors. The dynamic graphical user interface allows the user to configure a topology based on the selected profile. The dynamic graphical user interface provides input fields in which the user may select a resource. An indication of the selected applicable topology property for configuring the topology is received. A topology is automatically generating based in part on the selected applicable topology property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Gordon Kimmet
  • Patent number: 10043031
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programs are presented for securing user-address information. A first memory is configured according to a first table that does not include information about user identifiers. Each entry in the first table includes a physical location identifier and information about a physical location. A second memory is configured according to a second table, where each entry in the second table includes the physical location identifier and an account identifier of a user for accessing a service. The first and second tables are configured to separate profile information from the address information of the user. Additionally, a firewall is configured to control access to the second memory. The firewall defines an authentication zone including the second memory but not the first memory, where access to the second memory by internal services is allowed and direct access by the user to the second memory is denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Snezana Sahter, Arumugam Alwarappan, Mahendar Madhavan, Mallikarjuna Potta
  • Patent number: 10043172
    Abstract: When a user taps and holds a selection on a touchscreen display, such as a “buy” button, an action occurs. Subsequently, when the user releases the button (or performs some other action), another action initiates or occurs. The other action may depend on when the user releases the button, where the user moves a finger to on the display, information about the user, and/or the display or information on the device when the button is released. After the button is released, other selections or actions may be presented on the touchscreen sequentially such that the user can release the hold to choose the selection or on one screen such that the user can move to the desired selection for review and/or editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Gura, Matanya Bar, Erez Dickman
  • Patent number: 10037559
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses systems and methods to facilitate recommending an item page. The system may receive a reference to the item from a first device that corresponds to a first person. The system may generate an item page that refers to the item. The generating of the item page may be based on the received reference to the item. The system may detect that a quantity of received comments directed to the item exceeds a threshold amount. The received comments may be received by the system from a plurality of devices that correspond to second persons other than a seller of the item. An address of the generated item page may be sent to a second device that corresponds to a seller of the item. The sending of the address may be in response to the system detecting that the quantity of the received comments exceeds the threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sijie Liu, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10037385
    Abstract: Methods and system for mobile publication are described. A captured image may be accessed. A bar code may be decoded from the captured image. An item associated with the bar code may be identified. An item listing of the item may be generated in accordance with the identifying of the item. The item listing may be utilized for posting with a listing manager. One or more item listings for the item may be identified. At least one item listing of the one or more item listings may be provided for presentation in accordance with the searching of the plurality of item listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwa Krishnamurthy, Srinivasan Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10037586
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a negotiation platform in the event that a listing fails by becoming inactive without the offering being sold are provided. For example, a negotiation eligibility detector may detect a failed listing of an offering. The listing may be associated with a first user and a first offer. A potential buyer detector may identify at least one potential buyer based on a user action associated with the failed listing. A negotiation manager may be in communication with the negotiation eligibility detector and the potential buyer detector. In response to the detecting of the failed listing and the identifying of the potential buyers, the negotiation manager may transmit a request to the at least one potential buyer for a second offer associated with the failed listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Angie Ruan
  • Patent number: 10038762
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for decoupling processing of request and response messages supporting different pluggable respective transports in a service-oriented pipeline architecture for a request-response Message Exchange Pattern (MEP) is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes receiving a message having coded therein information identifying a desired pluggable transport mechanism respectively for a request and a response; processing the message through a message processing pipeline; dispatching the processed message to a dispatcher; determining if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; activating the desired pluggable transport mechanism, if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; and transporting the processed message via the desired pluggable transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sastry K. Malladi, Bhaven Avalani
  • Patent number: 10037555
    Abstract: Methods and systems to supplement search results returned to a buyer of parts are described. The system receives a first query from a buyer. The first query includes keywords. The system identifies at least one compatibility keyword included in the keywords. The system further infers that the other keywords in the query are item information that describes a part that is sought for on a network-based marketplace. The system further infers the part has a compatibility based on the compatibility keywords. Next, the system searches a data storage device based on the item information and the compatibility keywords to identify a first listing as matched. Finally, the system presents the first listing describing the matched part. The matched part is indicated as compatible by supplementing the presentation of the first listing with the compatibility keywords from the first query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bursey, Jennifer M. Dante, Brian M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10037713
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing additional content on a webpage are provided. In example embodiments, a server receives a trigger for a rule generation process. In response to the receiving of the trigger, the server initiates the rule generation process. The server receives a selection of an element on a webpage to which additional content is to be added without revising source code for the webpage. A user interface panel is displayed through which inputs to configure a content rule for the element and to configure the additional content to be added to the element are received. The server receives the inputs via the user interface panel, and generates, based on the inputs, a rule set that includes the content rule and the additional content. The rule set is stored to a rules database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jared Blitzstein
  • Patent number: 10031828
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing power and computational density of data centers are described. According to various embodiments, a benchmark test is performed by a computer data center system. Thereafter, transaction information and power consumption information associated with the performance of the benchmark test are accessed. A service efficiency metric value is then generated based on the transaction information and the power consumption information, the service efficiency metric value indicating a number of transactions executed via the computer data center system during a specific time period per unit of power consumed in executing the transactions during the specific time period. The generated service efficiency metric value is then compared to a target threshold value. Thereafter, a performance summary report indicating the generated service efficiency metric value, and indicating a result of the comparison of the generated service efficiency metric value to the target value, is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Rodriguez, Richard Henry Donaldson, II, Dean Harold Nelson, Serena Anne De Vito, Braden Carter, Christopher Narancic
  • Patent number: 10032214
    Abstract: Systems and methods to extract and utilize textual semantics are described. The system receives item information that describes an item for publication on a network-based publication system and analyses the item information to generate application information that identifies a plurality of applications. The plurality of applications includes a first application that further includes the item as a first component of the first application. The system stores a listing in a database that includes the application information and the item information and publishes the listing on the network-based publication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Wiesinger, Shilpa Jois Muguru Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 10031898
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a domain split display are provided. A first request call directed to a first domain is received. In response, a first response is transmitted to a client device, which causes generation of a parent page comprising a content iframe that is a child frame of the parent page. The parent page is associated with the first domain and the content iframe is associated with a second domain. A second request call directed to a second domain is received and a second response is transmitted to the client device. The second response causes a plurality of grandchild iframes to be generated within the content iframe, whereby a first grandchild iframe is associated with the first domain and a second grandchild iframe is associated with the second domain. The plurality of grandchild iframes are sibling iframes at a same level that are enabled to communicate with each other regardless of domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jaquish, Nancy Silverstein, Ari Shapiro, Krithivasan Nagarajan, Sudhakar Chintu, Hui Chen Vivian Lee, Hemal Doshi
  • Patent number: 10025760
    Abstract: A client application displaying a dynamically generated single page from a web application may display consistent and intuitive uniform resource locators (URLs) that are mapped to various states of the single page (e.g., various states entered based on user interactions with dynamically generated content from the web application). The various states of the single page may be mapped to corresponding URLs based on the user interactions with respect to the single page. These URLs may be used to revisit the single page in its respectively corresponding states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Guo, Nikhil Dattakumar Sukhtankar
  • Patent number: 10027728
    Abstract: Systems and methods of stream technologies are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a method and system for a database stream switchover from one data center to another with notification at each component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Connie W. Yang, Viswa Vutharkar, Ankur Bansal, Christopher J. Kasten, Michael Chiocca, Dharani Ramanathan, Subash Ramanathan, Padma Nayak, Rajeshwari Muthupandian
  • Patent number: 10019751
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a prioritized shopping system are discussed. For example, a method can include receiving a list of target items, receiving busyness data for a plurality of local merchants, developing a prioritized shopping plan, and communicating the prioritized shopping plan to a mobile device. Each target item in the list of target items can represents a product or service that a user has indicated an interest in purchasing. The prioritized shopping plan is based at least in part on the busyness data and the list of target items. Busyness data provides an indication of traffic levels within at least a portion of the plurality of local merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Krystal Rose Higgins, Matt Lee Giger, David W. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10019523
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating search results. A data access module accesses search results data indicative of a plurality items and that is indicative of ranking values of the plurality of items. A controller module generates page data based on the search results data. The controller module selects a first item from the plurality of items. A diversification module accesses a first rule of the page data. The diversification module determines a deviance value and a reordering-cost value of a second item from the plurality of items. The controller module can select, based at least on a first combination of the deviance and the reordering-cost values of the second item, the second item for placement ahead of the first item on the page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Miroslav Melichar, Michael Ching, Davide Libenzi
  • Patent number: 10021200
    Abstract: Embodiments of computer-implemented methods and systems for activity-based recommendations are described. One example embodiment includes receiving data indicating historical activities of a user community, the historical activities including historical activities of the target user, selecting a reference group of users from the user community based on analysis of the historical activities of the target user, receiving generally current time activities of the reference group of users, the generally current time activities including those activities that have occurred within a defined time window, and recommending items to the target user based on the generally current time activities of the reference group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Harshal Ulhas Deo, Kavita Ganesan, Monica Dhanaraj
  • Patent number: 10013689
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus to scan visual codes are described. A first visual code of a plurality of visual codes to be scanned may be displayed on an electronic screen, the first visual code providing information related to a transaction facilitated by the point-of-sale terminal. An amplitude of a scan signal emitted by the point-of-sale terminal is measured and the amplitude of the scan signal and a threshold amplitude level are compared. Another of the plurality of visual codes is displayed on the electronic screen in response to the amplitude of the scan signal exceeding the threshold amplitude level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Leon Camp
  • Patent number: 10013710
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to determine fashion preferences of users and to provide item recommendations to the users based on the users' fashion preferences. For example, the machine receives an image of a user and a set of spatial data indicating a position of the body of the user in a three-dimensional space. The machine may perform an analysis of the image and the set of spatial data. The performing of the analysis may include extracting, from the image, an image swatch that depicts a portion of an item worn by the user. The machine may identify a fashion preference of the user based on the analysis of the image and of the set of spatial data. The machine may identify an item that corresponds to the fashion preference of the user within an inventory of fashion items and may generate a recommendation of the identified fashion item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu, Elizabeth Churchill, Anurag Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10007944
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for providing information tagging in a networked system is disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes a tag engine configured to process a database of categorized product listings; to receive a user-provided tag associated with at least one of the product listings; to retain the user-provided tag; and to serve the user-provided tag to a user viewing at least one of the product listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Johnson, Brian M. Johnson, Badrul M. Sarwar, Benny Soetarman, Rajyashree Mukherjee, Venkat Sundaranatha, Neelakantan Sundaresan, Randall Scott Shoup, Daniel Kramer, Jason M. Heidema, Musaab At-Taras, Alvaro Bolivar, Jean-David Ruvini
  • Patent number: 10007477
    Abstract: A method for displaying content displayed on one or more first devices on a second device is provided. The method includes receiving a request to display content currently displayed on a first device on a second device, the request including a gesture made on a screen of the first device, and pairing the first device to the second device. The method further includes transmitting instructions to the second device to display the content currently displayed on the first device, and transmitting the content currently displayed on the first device to the second device for display thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Hosein, Steve Yankovich
  • Patent number: 10007511
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating incremental software deployment are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a command to deploy a second version of software to a computing system for execution on the computing system. In response to the command, differences between the second version of the software and a first version of the software being executed on the computing system are determined. Code changes to be made to the first version of the software to produce the second version of the software are determined based on the differences. The code changes to be made to the first version of the software are transmitted to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh K. Somani, Kumar Rethinakaleeswaran, Debashis Saha
  • Patent number: 10009453
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for identifying individuals through facial recognition, voice recognition, or the like, recalling past recorded conversations with the identified individuals, and recording and inventorying conversations with the individuals with mobile devices. In some embodiments, a method is presented. The method may include identifying, at a device, an individual through facial recognition, voice recognition, or a unique RFID. The method may also include recording a conversation with the identified individual, and recalling past relevant recorded conversations based on the identification of the individual, and transmitting the recording of the conversation to a display system configured to display the recording of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10003500
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing a server cluster are provided. An example method may include scheduling a first job on a first node, using a first resource manager, establishing a service for a second resource manager on a second node, wherein the service is allocated node resources of the second node, and attempting to schedule a second job on the first node, using the first resource manager. The method may include preempting the service on the second node, using the second resource manager, in response to the attempt to schedule the second job on the first node, and deallocating the node resources of the second node from the service. The method may include advertising, using a node manager of the first resource manager, available node resources of the second node, and scheduling the second job on the second node, using the first resource manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Soni, Rami El-Charif, Meghdoot Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 9996590
    Abstract: A categorization analysis system is provided. The categorization analysis system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory including a first plurality of listings categorized in a first target category, and a categorization analysis engine executing on the one or more hardware processors. The categorization analysis engine is configured to determine a label for each listing including performing a search on title, select a set of training listings based on the determined labels, train a first model using the set of training listings and the determined labels, the first model being a classification model configured to classify categorization of listings, identify a suspect listing categorized in the first target category, apply the suspect listing to the first model, thereby generating a categorization result for the suspect listing, the categorization result indicating miscategorization of the suspect listing, and identify the suspect listing in the memory as miscategorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dingxian Wang, David Goldberg, Xiaoyuan Wu, Yuanjie Liu
  • Patent number: 9997018
    Abstract: A system to manage prize accumulation and distribution includes an interface to receive publication data from a publishing user. The publication data is to be published by the computer system. The interface further receives a prize contribution value, at the computer system and from the publishing user, in exchange for the presentation of an opportunity to win a cumulative prize. The opportunity to win the cumulative prize is to be presented by the computer system in conjunction with the publication of the publication data. A publication module is to electronically publish the publication data on behalf of the publishing user, and is to electronically present the opportunity to win the cumulative prize in conjunction with the publication of the publication data. A prize processing module is to calculate a value of the cumulative prize, based on a cumulative contribution of prize contribution values received from a plurality of publishing users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Monahan
  • Patent number: 9996865
    Abstract: A system and method provides a user of a network-based commerce system drag and drop functionality that allows a user to purchase goods from a network-based transaction system through the use of links and images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Kiran Reddy
  • Patent number: 9990438
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a customized fitting room environment. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying a garment being brought into a fitting room, and determining a garment type of the garment. The method may further include adjusting one or more environmental settings of the fitting room based on the garment type. Additional aspects of the present disclosure include further adjusting environmental settings based on various combinations of user data and a desired use case of the garment specified by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Healey Cypher, Tracy Ogishi, Darren Endo, Michael Franklin, Lars Wensel
  • Patent number: 9990589
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for adaptive search refinement is provided. The method may include obtaining an indication of user engagement with an online marketplace and in response to obtaining the indication, providing visually guided search refinement to construct a search query for searching the online marketplace. Providing the visually guided search refinement may include providing search refinement options, obtaining an indication of the approval or disapproval of one or more of the search refinement options, and repeating providing the search refinement options and receiving the indication. For each iteration of providing the plurality of search refinement options, at least some of the search refinement options may be different and determined based on previously received indications of both approval and disapproval. The method for adaptive search refinement may further include providing search results based on the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gabbai, James Tenniswood, Nandita Chakravarti
  • Patent number: 9990669
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for leveraging a social network to search for local inventory includes communicating with a first mobile communication device over a network, the first mobile communication device associated with a user, and communicating with a second mobile communication device over the network, the second mobile communication device associated with a social network contact. The method further includes obtaining a geo-location of the second mobile communication device, processing a search request from the first mobile communication device, obtaining a radius of coverage for a merchant, determining whether the geo-location of the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Nuzzi, Chetan K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9990383
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a method of ingesting data in an enterprise server environment. A configuration file is accessed. The configuration file specifies a blueprint for constructing a data adaptor that includes a data adaptor source, a data adaptor sink, and a data adaptor channel coupled between the data adaptor source and the data adaptor sink. The data adaptor is constructed based on the configuration file. Via the data adaptor, data is retrieved from a first entity. Also via the data adaptor, the retrieved data is written to a second entity different from the first entity. The accessing, the constructing, the retrieving, and the writing are performed by one or more electronic processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: John Peter Brinnand
  • Patent number: D823337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Shelksohn, Matthew Wolf, Jordan Springstroh, Karlyn Neel, Khashayar Dehdashtinejad, Jonathan Zhang, Anthony Chan
  • Patent number: D823889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Shelksohn, Matthew Wolf, Jordan Springstroh, Karlyn Neel, Khashayar Dehdashtinejad, Jonathan Zhang, Anthony Chan