eBay Patents Granted

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

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10121175
    Abstract: In one example, a data collection module collects product data over a network, identifies that the product data is related to a particular product, and stores the product data and an association between the product data and the particular product in a database. An instant messaging engine receives a request for the product data after the product data is stored in the database and an interpreter module identifies, in response to the request, the request to correspond to the particular product and retrieve the product data based on the association between the particular product and the product data. The instant messaging engine transmits, using an instant messaging protocol, a response to the request, the response including the product data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaoming Zhang
  • 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: 10120940
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. Search parameters are received from a user. An attribute associated with the user is derived. Using the search parameters and the attribute, content from a database that is within a predetermined margin of difference of the derived attribute are determined. A list of the content is caused to be presented in a user interface of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Ryan Melcher, Ganga Muthyala
  • Patent number: 10121174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a merchant virtual storefront to a customer device include a system provider device that receives, through communication over a network with a merchant device that is located at a merchant physical location, a request to establish a merchant virtual storefront from the merchant device. The system provider device also determines the merchant physical location associated with the merchant device. The system provider device analyzes the request to establish the merchant virtual storefront including determining a merchant offering. The system provider device thus generates the merchant virtual storefront that includes the merchant offering and the merchant physical location. In addition, the system provider device provides the merchant virtual storefront to a customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • 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: 10120557
    Abstract: An item page may be displayed on a client device in response to a request to view an item page from the client device. They item page may include a description of the item. An icon may be generated and the icon may be displayed within a portion of the displayed item page at an icon location. A plurality of selectable actions each being performable with respect to the item described by the item page may be generated and displayed in response to an initial gesture being performed at the icon location for at least a pre-defined threshold duration. Lastly, the plurality of selectable actions may be displayed around the generated icon and within a pre-defined distance from the icon location of the generated icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Eppolito, Shawn Piper, Brandon Fasching, Jessica Tobar, Chris Murray
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10115109
    Abstract: A system to determine a first reputation value for a first user associated with a transaction with a second user first determines a weighted value based on one or more user transaction attributes. The user transaction attributes may be associated with at least one of the first user and the second user. Next the system calculates the first reputation value for the first user as a function of a first current reputation value of the first user and the weighted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10114902
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing sites is described. A scanner module scans listings of an online publication. A quality engine analyzes the quality of the listings. A data collection module collects defective conditions of the listings determined by the quality engine. A report module reports the defective conditions of the listings. An auto correction module automatically corrects at least a first portion of the defective conditions of the listings. A manual correction module enables an operator of the online publication to correct at least a second portion of the defective conditions of the listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Viraj Byakod, Tom Normile, Vinoth Amaranathan
  • Patent number: 10115136
    Abstract: Methods and systems to build containers of uncategorized items are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access a search request for items available for purchase via a network-based location, collect information associated with available items having product description information satisfying the search request and located at multiple network-based locations, determine one or more containers that associate items available for purchase based on the collected information, and publish a result for the search request that is based on the determined containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Praveen K. Jayaraman, Sandip Namdeo Gaikwad, Ashit Jain, Joseph Anthony Beynon, Suhail Ansari, Hugh Evan Williams, Niteen Bhat
  • Patent number: 10114901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time location-aware recommendations are discussed herein. In an example, a method for generating location-aware recommendations can include receiving a current location of a user, calculating a place graph for the user, traversing the place graph, selecting a recommendation, and communicating the recommendation. In this example, the place graph is calculated based on the current location. Traversing the place graph can identify one or more potential recommendations within a pre-defined distance of the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 10115248
    Abstract: Systems and methods to fit an image of an inventory part are described. The system receives, over a network, a selection that identities a part type and further receives, over the network, an image of a vehicle. The system antomatically identifies an image of a first inventory part based on the selection of the part type and the image of the vehicle. The system automatically positions two boundaries of a rectangle over the image of the vehicle based on the part type, the rectangle including an image of a first vehicle part. The system fits the image of the first inventory part over the image of the first vehicle part based on the rectangle. The system communicates, over the network, a user interface including the image of the vehicle including the image of the first inventory part fitted over the image of the first vehicle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10117041
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically configuring mobile device applications based on location are described. In an example, methods and systems for enabling contextual in-store experience modification on a mobile device can include capabilities for altering the functionality of a mobile application based at least in part on the location of the mobile device. For example, a mobile shopping application can be configured to perform different functions depending upon the type of retail location the mobile device is currently in. Additionally, the mobile application can be configured to enable different functions between a retail location and a user's residence, among other locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Nate L Lyman, Frank Russo
  • Patent number: 10108994
    Abstract: A method and system to generate a portable contract document are provided. The system may include a description module, a price module and a contract document generator. The description module may be configured to receive, from a potential buyer, identification information associated with a sale item. The price module may be configured to receive, from the potential buyer, a price information associated with the sale item. The contract document generator may be configured to respond to a request by the potential buyer by automatically generating a contract document for a sale of the sale item, utilizing the identification information and the price information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Alan Grove
  • Patent number: 10108599
    Abstract: A system receives original content from a user for translating to translated content. If a machine is to be used for translating, the system determines whether the machine-translated content is to be used as the translated content, or whether the machine-translated content should be transmitted to human translators for scoring or review. If the machine-translated content is not to be used as the translated content, it is sent to human translators for scoring or review. If the machine-translated content is to be used as the translated content, the machine-translated content may still be transmitted to human translators for scoring or review, the results used for machine learning. If a machine is not to be used for translating, the original content is sent to human translators for translating. The foregoing determinations are made based on user information or on statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Yoram Vardi, Kumar Nagarur Kiran
  • Patent number: 10108712
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods tier processing query rewrite records to generate standardized query rewrites usable by a search engine. Such systems and method may involve analysis of query rewrite input language (QRIL) records to identify relationships and conflicts between multiple QRIL records, and to resolve these relationships and conflicts to generate a standardized rewrite in a semantic language recognizable by the search engine. Such systems and methods may gather QRIL records from a QRIL record database, process the QRIL records using precedence rules, and then communicate a set of standardized and optimized query rewrites to the search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Prathyusha Senthil Kumar, Praveen Arasada, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 10108160
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to re-create an internal shape of a clothing item using a pneumatically-powered fitting device. For example, the machine, based on a clothing item identifier, identifies a description of an internal shape of a clothing item. The machine transmits an instruction referencing the description to a filling station associated with the fitting device. The machine, based on the transmitting of the instruction, causes the fitting device to adjust according to the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10109000
    Abstract: A system and method of providing related search queries are disclosed. A new item listing is identified based on a determination that the new item listing lacks a predetermined minimum amount of clickstream data. Similar item listings for the new item listing is determined from a plurality of old item listings based on at least one item feature of the new item listing and the plurality of old item listings. The plurality of old item listings comprises live item listings and completed item listings. Each old item listing has at least the predetermined minimum amount of clickstream data. Related search queries of the similar item listings are associated with the new item listing. The related search queries for the new item listing are provided along with the new item listing to a user on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBAY INC.
    Inventor: Brian Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 10109112
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. The method includes receiving a garment fit model defining the fit of the particular garment on the user. The method further includes parsing the garment fit model to generate control data for controlling the fit simulation garment, and transmitting the control data to the fit simulation garment to cause the plurality of actuators to collectively simulate the fit of the particular garment on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Patent number: 10108318
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a script defining a flow of a user interface is distributed to a user application operating on a client device. Then interactions between users on one or more client devices and one or more server devices are tracked. The script is then modified based on the information about the interactions, the modification changing the flow. The modified script may then be distributed to the user application, thus causing a modification in the flow of the user interface of the user application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 10104500
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Mary O'Malley
  • Patent number: 10104197
    Abstract: Method and system is described to effectuate a single click upload of images from a mobile device. The system comprises a user interface comprising a visual control provided by an on-line service and a camera integration module. The camera integration module detects a single click at a mobile device, the single click being to activate the visual control provided by the on-line service and, in response to the detecting, activates a camera provided with the mobile device of the user, detects a resulting image captured by the camera, and uploads the resulting image from the mobile device of the user to a server system associated with the on-line service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Evan Williams, Bhanu Koppaka, Jai Dandekar, Govind Kaushal, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Naren Chittar, John Sheeley
  • Patent number: 10102592
    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 native selling platform. In example embodiments, an operating system of a device is configured to share information with other devices and services using native functionalities of the operating system. An indication to share an image of an item is received. A sharing user interface is presented that includes a plurality of services with which the image of the item is sharable. A selection of a publication system from the plurality of services is received. In response, a listing user interface is presented that includes fields for input of parameters used to generate a listing for the item in the image. Parameters and an indication to list the item are received and are shared with the publication system to cause the publication system to create the listing for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Lenahan, Ben Mitchell, R J Pittman, Dave Lippman
  • Patent number: 10102049
    Abstract: Example methods and systems are directed to adapting legacy endpoints to modern application protocol interfaces (APIs). A legacy endpoint may provide a powerful and complex API. A modern application may desire access to the legacy endpoint. One or more layers may be added between the modern application and the legacy endpoint. Each layer may provide a different API. These layers of APIs may transform the interface from a powerful and complex interface to a more limited but simpler and easier to use interface. In some example embodiments, a proxy layer, an adapter layer, a facade layer, and a service layer may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Vijay Thaker, Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 10102293
    Abstract: Systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation are provided. In example embodiments, a query that corresponds to a particular product is received. Transition data for the particular product is accessed. The transition data includes values reflecting a number of search transitions between the particular product and other products in session sets of previous queries. One or more recommendations based on the transition data is determined. The one or more recommendation are provided to a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 10095726
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Goldberg, Guy Rozenwald, Amit Gottlieb, Amir Harel
  • Patent number: 10095770
    Abstract: In an example, one or more leaf category specific unsupervised statistical language model (SLM) models are trained using sample item listings corresponding to each of one or more leaf categories and structured data about the one or more leaf categories, the training including calculating an expected perplexity and a standard deviation for item listing titles. A perplexity for a title of a particular item listing is calculated and a perplexity deviation signal is generated based on a difference between the perplexity for the title of the particular item listing and the expected perplexity for item listing titles in a leaf category of the particular item listing and based on the standard deviation for item listing titles in the leaf category of the particular item listing. A gradient boosting machine (GBM) fuses the perplexity deviation signal with one or more other signals to generate a miscategorization classification score corresponding to the particular item listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Mingkuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10095987
    Abstract: A method of managing events is disclosed. It is determined that a user is present at a particular location within an event venue. It is determined that the user has reserved the event venue for a particular time period. A selection is received from the user of a particular merchant that is committed to providing services at the event during the particular time period. The particular location within the event is associated with the particular merchant. A notification of the association of the particular location within the event venue with the particular merchant is generated for communication to the particular merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 10095884
    Abstract: A system and method for using customer information in electronic commerce using the Internet are provided. The system includes a customer information database (DB) for storing a unique number for each customer, an integrated customer information DB for storing actual customer information corresponding to the unique number in an integrated manner, and a management server for providing the unique number stored in the customer information DB and providing the actual customer information corresponding to the unique number under a security condition when an external terminal requests customer information. Actual customer information can be effectively prevented from being easily leaked by hackers or malicious programs and customer information can be utilized without a security issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Bae Ku
  • Patent number: 10096051
    Abstract: Method and system are provided to facilitate transactions in a particular on-line trading platform from a third party web site. The system may be configured to associate identification information, such as a uniform resource locator (URL), with a reference to an item of merchandise on a web page provided by a third party entity. In response to a request originated from a client device of a user, the method may cause presentation of a listing of the item of merchandise maintained in the particular on-line trading platform and a visual control to facilitate commencing of a transaction process with respect to the item of merchandise in the on-line trading platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Hosein, Selina Lam, Han-Shen Yuan
  • Patent number: 10095806
    Abstract: Methods and systems to facilitate a search of an information resource is disclosed. In various embodiments, a distribution of a plurality of data items across a plurality of attribute value ranges corresponding to an attribute is identified. The attribute may be shared by at least two of the plurality of data items. Based on a determining that the distribution of the plurality of data items across the plurality of attribute value ranges includes at least two peaks, the distribution of the plurality of data items across the plurality of attribute value ranges corresponding to the attribute is communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Noel Billingsley, Louis Marcel Gino Monier, Aditya Arora
  • Patent number: 10095804
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 10096011
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for smart table devices and accessories for determining ordering aspects and bills. A smart table may include one or more modules, devices, and/or accessory devices that determine aspects of users and items associated with the smart table, such as movements of the users, quantities of items located on the table, or other aspects. The aspects may be communicated to a merchant device to determine information about the users and items, such as if the user requires attention or if a drink is empty. Based on the information, notifications may be generated, which may be communicated to a merchant or merchant employee to provide assistance or service to the table. The information may also be utilized to generate and update historical sales statistics for the merchant, such as commonly ordered items, time until receipt of service or food, and preferred payment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Leon Camp
  • Patent number: 10089002
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Yong Nugent
  • Patent number: 10088993
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hall, Matthew Bret MacLaurin
  • Patent number: 10091313
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking web link usage is provided. An example system includes a request detector, a click history module, a link presentation generator, and a serving module. The request detector may be configured to receive a request for a web page comprising a web link. The click history module may be configured to access click history associated with the user account. The link presentation generator may be configured to modify the web page, utilizing the click history. The serving module may be configured to serve the modified web page in response to the request for the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Anthony Nuzzi
  • Patent number: 10089671
    Abstract: A method and a system segmenting a user viewing listings in online publications to render the listing according to a rule received from a seller. For example, the system receives one or more listings submitted by a seller. The listing comprises one or more modifiable parameters. The system also receives a rule from the seller, the rule associated with a first listing of the one or more listings. A profile is associated with a user based on data collected about the user. The first listing is rendered to the user based on the profile associated with the user and the rule by modifying the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mihir Mehta, Srinivasa Raghavan Ambikapathy, Monica Swamiraj, Kumaresan Manickavelu, Harishankar Nagarajan, Badrinarayanan Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 10091182
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for pool-based identity authentication for service access without use of stored credentials is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes providing provisioning information for storage in a provisioning repository; receiving a service request from a service consumer, the service request including requestor identifying information; generating an authentication request to send to an authentication authority, the authentication request including requestor identifying information; receiving validation of an authenticated service request from the authentication authority; and providing the requested service to the service consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Raju Venkata Kolluru, Michael Dean Kleinpeter
  • Patent number: 10084774
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a method that includes generating, at an authentication server, a first token value. The authentication server receives a request for the first token value from a server of the site being accessed by a device of a user. The first token value is transmitted to the server of the site, causing the server of the site to transmit a list of token values including the first token value to the device. The list is presented on the device, and used to compare to a first token value generated by a password device to determine whether the first token value of the password device is presented in the list. The authentication server receives a second token value from the server of the site, whereby the second token value is used to authenticate the user accessing the site, and verifies the second token value to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Jurgen von Krogh
  • Patent number: 10083243
    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 an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) on an interactive mirror display. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item based on an identifier obtained from an identification device affixed to the item and accessing in item record for the item from a product database. The method may further include generating the interactive GUI using information included in the item record and causing the interactive GUI to be presented on the interactive mirror display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Healey Cypher, Tracy Ogishi, Darren Endo, Michael Franklin, Lars Wensel
  • Patent number: 10078857
    Abstract: A system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a computer-based commerce transaction is described. The system receives, from a first party, item information relating to an item to be offered for sale. The system generates user interface information including criterion information and communicates a user interface, over a network, to a client machine. The system receives from the client machine and from the first party at least a portion of the criterion information. The system parses to identify and extract at least one criterion from the criterion information that is automatically satisfied by a second party to qualify the second party to bid on the item via the computer-based commerce system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Taylor, Noel Morin, Annette Goodwine, Vicky Sze, James Hsin, Elaine Fung, Vered Shaviv, Reed Maltzman
  • Patent number: 10078440
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for visual search and associated data decay models are presented. In one example embodiment, image history data associated with an output display of the machine is captured. The image history data is analyzed to identify groups of images associated with a plurality of events, and context information is identified that is associated with the plurality of events. One or more images for each event of the plurality of events is selected as a key image for an associated event as part of a plurality of key images, and a searchable event timeline index is generated. Key frames from an index of activities of one or more devices may then be displayed as part of a user search for information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Justin Van Winkle