Patents by Inventor Alan Tien

Alan Tien has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200357050
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically providing dynamic content for facilitating a transaction are described herein. An online marketplace is accessed by a client device over a network. A user identifier associated with the client device is passed to a payment service provider via a merchant system associated with the online market place. Dynamic content is generated by the payment service provider in response to the user identifier and subsequently served to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 10664905
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing dynamic content during payment transactions are described herein. A user identifier stored on a client device of a user is transmitted to a payment service provider in response to the user's interaction with a user interface associated with a merchant. Based on the user identifier, dynamic content specific to the user is retrieved from the payment service provider. The dynamic content may include an available account balance with the payment service provider, merchant rating associated with the merchant, and other information that may assist the user in determining whether to engage in an online transaction with the merchant. The dynamic content may then be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20190197503
    Abstract: A method and system to transfer payment to a seller of a network-based commerce transaction are described herein. The method includes generating a risk model based on seller-specific criteria, and releasing funds from a holding account to the seller based on the risk model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin John Yu, Joseph Chong, Alan Tien
  • Patent number: 10223676
    Abstract: A method and system to transfer payment to a seller of a network-based commerce transaction are described herein. The method includes performing a risk evaluation based on retrieved seller-specific data, and releasing funds from a holding account to the seller based on the risk evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin John Yu, Joseph Chong, Alan Tien
  • Publication number: 20180365762
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically providing dynamic content for facilitating a transaction are described herein. An online marketplace is accessed by a client device over a network. A user identifier associated with the client device is passed to a payment service provider via a merchant system associated with the online market place. Dynamic content is generated by the payment service provider in response to the user identifier and subsequently served to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 9947046
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically providing dynamic content for facilitating a transaction are described herein. An online marketplace is accessed by a client device over a network. A user identifier associated with the client device is passed to a payment service provider via a merchant system associated with the online market place. Dynamic content is generated by the payment service provider in response to the user identifier and subsequently served to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20170200161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, to facilitate processing a payment for an online transaction, includes, responsive to receiving secure transaction data from a merchant server, using a payment processor to generate a transaction data identifier to identify the transaction data. The payment processor communicates the transaction data identifier to the merchant server. In response to receiving a request to process a payment, including the transaction data identifier, the payment processor requests user credentials from a user. Upon receiving user credentials from the user, the payment processor verifies the user credentials. The payment processor processes the payment and generates a payment identifier to identify payment data associated with the payment. The payment processor communicates the payment identifier to the merchant server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Alan Tien, Peter Zhe Chu, Ray Hideki Tanaka, Steve S. Chen
  • Publication number: 20170178230
    Abstract: In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 9569793
    Abstract: A method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 9542671
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, to facilitate processing a payment for an online transaction, includes, responsive to receiving secure transaction data from a merchant server, using a payment processor to generate a transaction data identifier to identify the transaction data. The payment processor communicates the transaction data identifier to the merchant server. In response to receiving a request to process a payment, including the transaction data identifier, the payment processor requests user credentials from a user. Upon receiving user credentials from the user, the payment processor verifies the user credentials. The payment processor processes the payment and generates a payment identifier to identify payment data associated with the payment. The payment processor communicates the payment identifier to the merchant server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Tien, Peter Zhe Chu, Ray Hideki Tanaka, Steve S. Chen
  • Publication number: 20150088678
    Abstract: In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 8914474
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are disclosed to provide dynamic content to users of online payment service providers without requiring users to log in or otherwise actively engage the payment service providers. In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20140229370
    Abstract: A method and system to transfer payment to a seller of a network-based commerce transaction are described herein. The method includes performing a risk evaluation based on retrieved seller-specific data, and releasing funds from a holding account to the seller based on the risk evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Kevin John Yu, Joseph Chong, Alan Tien
  • Patent number: 8706618
    Abstract: A method and system to transfer payment to a seller of a network-based commerce transaction are described herein. The method includes generating a risk model based on seller-specific criteria, and releasing funds from a holding account to the seller based on the risk model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin John Yu, Joseph Chong, Alan Tien
  • Publication number: 20130030939
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are disclosed to provide dynamic content to users of online payment service providers without requiring users to log in or otherwise actively engage the payment service providers. In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Velia
  • Patent number: 8285820
    Abstract: In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20120016776
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are disclosed to provide dynamic content to users of online payment service providers without requiring users to log in or otherwise actively engage the payment service providers. In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Patent number: 8028041
    Abstract: Various methods and systems provide dynamic content to users of online payment service providers without requiring users to log in or otherwise actively engage the payment service providers. In one example, a method includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20070245022
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are disclosed to provide dynamic content to users of online payment service providers without requiring users to log in or otherwise actively engage the payment service providers. In one example, a method of providing dynamic content includes providing a client device with access to an online marketplace over a network. The method also includes facilitating transmission of a user identifier stored by the client device to a payment service provider. The method further includes receiving dynamic content from the payment service provider in response to the user identifier. In addition, the method includes serving the dynamic content to the client device over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella
  • Publication number: 20070162366
    Abstract: A system and method for electronic message verification are described. One embodiment adds a unique code to electronic messages which a user can provide to a financial services company website. The code can be verified and a verification notice is provided to the user if the message was authentic. Authentication can be based upon both the code and the user's identification relative to the financial services company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Ray Tanaka, Alan Tien, Roy Vella