Patents by Inventor Ladd Van Tol

Ladd Van Tol 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: 20200260243
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Publication number: 20200183920
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to refine search information. The methods and systems are for receiving a request from a mobile device, the request including an indication of a swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device, the touch sensitive screen displaying search results including a first plurality of data items. The methods and systems are for retrieving a first refinement and a first value from a database entry. The methods and systems are for filtering the search results to generate refined search results including a second plurality of data items that are filtered based on the first refinement and the first value. The methods and systems are for communicating a user interface, over the network, to the mobile device, the communicating being responsive to the receiving the request, the user interface including the second plurality of data items for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ashita Achuthan, Paden Barber, Jonathan David Chard, Patrick Foss, Jean-Charles Gabaix-Hialé, Krystal Rose Higgins, Margaret MacDonald, Mark Eppolito, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Mica Merce, Tyler Yong Nugent, Ryan Reeves, Bradley Roberts, James Tenniswood, Ladd Van Tol
  • Patent number: 10609531
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Patent number: 10599665
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to refine search information. The methods and systems are for receiving a request from a mobile device, the request including an indication of a swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device, the touch sensitive screen displaying search results including a first plurality of data items. The methods and systems are for retrieving a first refinement and a first value from a database entry. The methods and systems are for filtering the search results to generate refined search results including a second plurality of data items that are filtered based on the first refinement and the first value. The methods and systems are for communicating a user interface, over the network, to the mobile device, the communicating being responsive to the receiving the request, the user interface including the second plurality of data items for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ashita Achuthan, Paden Barber, Jonathan David Chard, Patrick Foss, Jean-Charles Gabaix-Hialé, Krystal Rose Higgins, Margaret MacDonald, Mark Eppolito, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Mica Merce, Tyler Yong Nugent, Ryan Reeves, Bradley Roberts, James Tenniswood, Ladd Van Tol
  • Publication number: 20190239045
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Patent number: 10278040
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Publication number: 20180184276
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Patent number: 9936332
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request from a mobile device is issued to a remote device for assistance. Information from the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device, the information comprising command information submitted to a mobile application by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Publication number: 20170311111
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request from a mobile device is issued to a remote device for assistance. Information from the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device, the information comprising command information submitted to a mobile application by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Publication number: 20170262513
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to refine search information. The methods and systems are for receiving a request from a mobile device, the request including an indication of a swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device, the touch sensitive screen displaying search results including a first plurality of data items. The methods and systems are for retrieving a first refinement and a first value from a database entry. The methods and systems are for filtering the search results to generate refined search results including a second plurality of data items that are filtered based on the first refinement and the first value. The methods and systems are for communicating a user interface, over the network, to the mobile device, the communicating being responsive to the receiving the request, the user interface including the second plurality of data items for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Ashita Achuthan, Paden Barber, Jonathan David Chard, Patrick Foss, Jean-Charles Gabaix-Hialé, Krystal Rose Higgins, Margaret MacDonald, Mark Eppolito, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Mica Merce, Tyler Yong Nugent, Ryan Reeves, Bradley Roberts, James Tenniswood, Ladd Van Tol
  • Patent number: 9706332
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request is issued to a remote from a mobile device for assistance. Information indicative of a sequence of states of an execution of a mobile application is periodically transmitted from a mobile device to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Patent number: 9672259
    Abstract: Methods and systems to refine search results were described. The system communicates a first user interface to a mobile device that includes search results that include data items. The system receives a first request from the mobile device that includes an indication of at least one swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device. The mobile device is associated with a previously selected refinement and corresponding value. The system filters the search results. The refined search results include a second plurality of data items based on the previously selected refinement and the corresponding value. The system generates a second user interface that includes the refined search results. The system communicates the second user interface, over the network, to the mobile device. The second user interface includes the refined search results that include the second plurality of data items to display on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ashita Achuthan, Paden Barber, Jonathan David Chard, Patrick Foss, Jean-Charles Gabaix-Hialé, Krystal Rose Higgins, Margaret MacDonald, Mark Eppolito, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Mica Merce, Tyler Yong Nugent, Ryan Reeves, Bradley Roberts, James Tenniswood, Ladd Van Tol
  • Publication number: 20160373883
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request is issued to a remote from a mobile device device for assistance. Information indicative of a sequence of states of an execution of a mobile application is periodically transmitted from a mobile device to the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Patent number: 9519977
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating background for an image. A graphical interface module arranges an image in a display element. The arrangement of the image in the display element defines a space between the perimeters of image and the display element. A color detection module determines an estimate of a color of the image about the perimeter of the image. A background generator module determines a variation of color of the image about the perimeter of the image. The background generator module determines a background based at least on the estimate of the color and the variation of color. A display module provides the arrangement of the image in the display element with the background at least filling a portion of the space defined between the perimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ladd Van Tol, Tyler Yong Nugent, Jonathan David Chard, Bradley Roberts
  • Patent number: 9436428
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson
  • Publication number: 20150156192
    Abstract: A user may have multiple identities used to access multiple services or accounts. The user may use the multiple identities online from a device. The system may detect that the multiple identities connect from the device and determine that the multiple online identities all have associated relationships with the user. A federated user identifier may, accordingly, be created. Based on the common identification, various features may be enabled, including fraud detection and targeted advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Zhenyin Yang, Steven Romero, Anthony Shah, Ladd Van Tol
  • Publication number: 20150012433
    Abstract: A user may have multiple online identities used to access multiple online services. The user may use the multiple online identities from a device. The system may detect that the multiple online identities connect from the device and determine that the multiple online identities are all associated with the user. Based on the common identification, various features may be enabled, including fraud detection and targeted advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Zhenyin Yang, Steven Romero, Anthony Shah, Ladd Van Tol
  • Publication number: 20140358733
    Abstract: Methods and systems to refine search results were described. The system communicates a first user interface to a mobile device that includes search results that include data items. The system receives a first request from the mobile device that includes an indication of at least one swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device. The mobile device is associated with a previously selected refinement and corresponding value. The system filters the search results. The refined search results include a second plurality of data items based on the previously selected refinement and the corresponding value. The system generates a second user interface that includes the refined search results. The system communicates the second user interface, over the network, to the mobile device. The second user interface includes the refined search results that include the second plurality of data items to display on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Ashita Achuthan, Paden Barber, Jonathan David Chard, Patrick Foss, Jean-Charles Gabaix-Hialé, Krystal Rose Higgins, Margaret MacDonald, Mark Eppolito, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Mica Merce, Tyler Yong Nugent, Ryan Reeves, Bradley Roberts, James Tenniswood, Ladd Van Tol
  • Publication number: 20140337723
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating background for an image. A graphical interface module arranges an image in a display element. The arrangement of the image in the display element defines a space between the perimeters of image and the display element. A color detection module determines an estimate of a color of the image about the perimeter of the image. A background generator module determines a variation of color of the image about the perimeter of the image. The background generator module determines a background based at least on the estimate of the color and the variation of color. A display module provides the arrangement of the image in the display element with the background at least filling a portion of the space defined between the perimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Ladd Van Tol, Tyler Yong Nugent, Jonathan David Chard, Bradley Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140129612
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request for assistance from the user is detected and a request is issued to a remote device for establishment of a remote assistance session. Information describing a state of the mobile device is periodically transmitted to the remote device and one or more commands may be received from the remote device. The commands may be executed on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Ladd Van Tol, Luke Shardlow, Jonathan David Chard, Matthew Olson