Patents by Inventor Matthew Mengerink

Matthew Mengerink 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: 20180260866
    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: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Kiran Reddy
  • Publication number: 20180253782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a merchant to provide items for purchase via the network. The client device is adapted to allow a user to access the merchant device via the network and view the items for purchase. The client device is adapted to provide a payment mechanism to the user. The user generates a purchase request for an item by selecting the one item, dragging the item to the payment mechanism, and dropping the item over the payment mechanism. The payment processing device is adapted to receive the purchase request from the client device via the network and authorize the user to purchase the item from the merchant based on information passed with the purchase request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Upendra Mardikar, David Gausebeck
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180081497
    Abstract: A method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website are disclosed. A user accesses a website with a web browser. When a web page from the website is loaded into the user's browser, a client-side variable is set to a particular value, such as the current time. When the web page from the website is unloaded from the browser, a hidden pop-up window is loaded. The hidden pop-up window is programmed to sleep and then check the value of the client-side variable. A change in the value of the client-side variable indicates a new web page from the same web server has been loaded into the web browser and the user has not left the website. However, if a web page from a different web server is loaded into the browser, then the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged. Consequently, when the hidden pop-up window awakes and checks the value of the client-side variable, the pop-up window can determine whether the user has left the original website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Jeremy A. Davis, Justin Christopher Early
  • Patent number: 9852463
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a merchant to provide items for purchase via the network. The client device is adapted to allow a user to access the merchant device via the network and view the items for purchase. The client device is adapted to provide a payment mechanism to the user. The user generates a purchase request for an item by selecting the one item, dragging the item to the payment mechanism, and dropping the item over the payment mechanism. The payment processing device is adapted to receive the purchase request from the client device via the network and authorize the user to purchase the item from the merchant based on information passed with the purchase request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Upendra Mardikar, David Gausebeck
  • Patent number: 9766771
    Abstract: A method and system to display a graphical user interface based on a detected value are disclosed. The system sets a client-side variable to a value responsive to a client device loading data from a server. A graphical user interface is loaded, by the system, onto the client device. The graphical user interface is configured to remain hidden for a predetermined length of time. A detection is made, by the system, that the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged after the predetermined length of time. In some instances, the value of the client-side variable is preserved responsive to the client device loading further data from a further server. The graphical user interface is displayed based on the detection the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Jeremy A. Davis, Justin Christopher Early
  • Patent number: 9613373
    Abstract: Systems and a method for retrieving and normalizing product information are described. The system identifies a threshold overlap value defining a value of attribute overlap that triggers a merging of item records. The system accesses a first item record and a second item record stored in a network database, the first item record and the second item record each comprising one or more attributes. The system identifies at least one attribute that is common in both the first item record and the second item record. Finally, the system merges the first item record and second item record into a single item record in response to a level of the at least one attribute identified as being common transgressing the threshold overlap value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160328777
    Abstract: Systems and a method for retrieving and normalizing product information are described. The system identifies a threshold overlap value defining a value of attribute overlap that triggers a merging of item records. The system accesses a first item record and a second item record stored in a network database, the first item record and the second item record each comprising one or more attributes. The system identifies at least one attribute that is common in both the first item record and the second item record. Finally, the system merges the first item record and second item record into a single item record in response to a level of the at least one attribute identified as being common transgressing the threshold overlap value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9412128
    Abstract: Systems and a method for retrieving and normalizing product information are described. The method selects a normalized representation of a product. The selecting is responsive to receiving a user indication of the product. The normalized representation is based on product information that is collected from two or more suppliers and described differently by the two or more suppliers. The method further identifies a plurality of offerings for the product based on the normalized representation. The plurality of offerings includes offerings from the two or more suppliers that describe the product differently. Finally, a user interface includes information corresponding to the plurality of offerings for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160124584
    Abstract: A method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website are disclosed. A user accesses a website with a web browser. When a web page from the website is loaded into the user's browser, a client-side variable is set to a particular value, such as the current time. When the web page from the website is unloaded from the browser, a hidden pop-up window is loaded. The hidden pop-up window is programmed to sleep and then check the value of the client-side variable. A change in the value of the client-side variable indicates a new web page from the same web server has been loaded into the web browser and the user has not left the website. However, if a web page from a different web server is loaded into the browser, then the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged. Consequently, when the hidden pop-up window awakes and checks the value of the client-side variable, the pop-up window can determine whether the user has left the original website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Jeremy A. Davis, Justin Christopher Early
  • Publication number: 20160027086
    Abstract: Systems and a method for retrieving and normalizing product information are described. The method selects a normalized representation of a product. The selecting is responsive to receiving a user indication of the product. The normalized representation is based on product information that is collected from two or more suppliers and described differently by the two or more suppliers. The method further identifies a plurality of offerings for the product based on the normalized representation. The plurality of offerings includes offerings from the two or more suppliers that describe the product differently. Finally, a user interface includes information corresponding to the plurality of offerings for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9235315
    Abstract: A method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website are disclosed. A user accesses a website with a web browser. When a web page from the website is loaded into the user's browser, a client-side variable is set to a particular value, such as the current time. When the web page from the website is unloaded from the browser, a hidden pop-up window is loaded. The hidden pop-up window is programmed to sleep and then check the value of the client-side variable. A change in the value of the client-side variable indicates a new web page from the same web server has been loaded into the web browser and the user has not left the website. However, if a web page from a different web server is loaded into the browser, then the value of the client-side variable remains unchanged. Consequently, when the hidden pop-up window awakes and checks the value of the client-side variable, the pop-up window can determine whether the user has left the original website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Justin Christopher Early, Jeremy A. Davis
  • Patent number: 9171056
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving and normalizing product information is described. The system may collect product information from suppliers. The product information may relate to a product that is described differently by two or more of suppliers. The system may further provide a normalized representation of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140324637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a merchant to provide items for purchase via the network. The client device is adapted to allow a user to access the merchant device via the network and view the items for purchase. The client device is adapted to provide a payment mechanism to the user. The user generates a purchase request for an item by selecting the one item, dragging the item to the payment mechanism, and dropping the item over the payment mechanism. The payment processing device is adapted to receive the purchase request from the client device via the network and authorize the user to purchase the item from the merchant based on information passed with the purchase request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Upendra Mardikar, David Gausebeck
  • Publication number: 20140316942
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Kiran Reddy
  • Publication number: 20140304220
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving and normalizing product information is described. The system may collect product information from suppliers. The product information may relate to a product that is described differently by two or more of suppliers. The system may further provide a normalized representation of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8799159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a merchant to provide items for purchase via the network. The client device is adapted to allow a user to access the merchant device via the network and view the items for purchase. The client device is adapted to provide a payment mechanism to the user. The user generates a purchase request for an item by selecting the one item, dragging the item to the payment mechanism, and dropping the item over the payment mechanism. The payment processing device is adapted to receive the purchase request from the client device via the network and authorize the user to purchase the item from the merchant based on information passed with the purchase request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Upendra Mardikar, David Gausebeck
  • Patent number: 8775273
    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: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Kiran Reddy
  • Patent number: 8768937
    Abstract: A method and system for retrieving and normalizing product information are described. The system retrieves product information from sources that are accessed over a network. Next, the system creates markup language based on the product information. The markup language includes a first attribute-value pair that includes a first attribute and a first value. Next, the system normalizes the markup language by translating the first attribute to a second attribute responsive to an identification of the first attribute in a list that includes a plurality of attributes that are associated with a first product and the second attribute. The second attribute is a canonical representation of the plurality of attributes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Clendinning, Michael McCartney, Matthew Mengerink, Fred Garfield Robinette, IV, David J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130317982
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating financial transactions over a network include a merchant device, a client device and a payment processing device. The merchant device is adapted to allow a merchant to provide items for purchase via the network. The client device is adapted to allow a user to access the merchant device via the network and view the items for purchase. The client device is adapted to provide a payment mechanism to the user. The user generates a purchase request for an item by selecting the one item, dragging the item to the payment mechanism, and dropping the item over the payment mechanism. The payment processing device is adapted to receive the purchase request from the client device via the network and authorize the user to purchase the item from the merchant based on information passed with the purchase request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Mengerink, Upendra Mardikar, David Gausebeck