Patents by Inventor Saumil Ashvin Gandhi

Saumil Ashvin Gandhi 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).

  • Patent number: 11030607
    Abstract: A payment button on a device capable of making telephone calls, such as a mobile phone, allows a payer to electronically transfer money while in a phone call with a payee. The payment button also allows a payee to initiate an electronic payment transaction while in a phone call with a payer. The payment button may be a clickable or tappable virtual button presented on a display of the phone when being used to make or receive a call. The payer or the payee can simply enter a payment amount on the phone to complete an electronic payment transaction. A notification of payment is instantly transmitted to the phones being used for the phone call, so that the parties can safely and conveniently conclude a purchase and/or payment transaction during one phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi, Ray Hideki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11030978
    Abstract: A current screen is presented on a display of a user device, which includes an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, where the previous element occupied less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200410574
    Abstract: A peripheral device, e.g., a headphone, connected to a communication device may have controls that are configured to switch between a regular mode and a purchase mode. When in the purchase mode, the controls of the peripheral device may be configured to facilitate purchase by receiving user input related to making a purchase. The peripheral or the communication device may be configured to receive user instructions, such as a voice command, to switch between the regular mode and the purchase mode. In particular, the controls may include volume buttons configured to adjust volume in the regular mode and configured to adjust purchase price in purchase mode. The controls also may include a start/end button configured to selectively activate or end an application in the regular mode and configured to confirm or select a purchase in the purchase mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200380106
    Abstract: A system and method for unlocking devices associated with a carrying bag are provided. In example embodiments, biometric information of a user from a biometric reader is received by an authentication system. The biometric reader is located on a pull mechanism of a sliding fastening device for a carrying bag. The user is authenticated by verifying the validity of the biometric information. The authenticated user is associated with the carrying bag. Based on a set of pre-defined permissions, one or more devices associated with the carrying bag are unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10839056
    Abstract: A system and method for unlocking devices associated with a carrying bag are provided. In example embodiments, biometric information of a user from a biometric reader is received by an authentication system. The biometric reader is located on a pull mechanism of a sliding fastening device for a carrying bag. The user is authenticated by verifying the validity of the biometric information. The authenticated user is associated with the carrying bag. Based on a set of pre-defined permissions, one or more devices associated with the carrying bag are unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200335066
    Abstract: A current screen is presented on a display of a user device, which includes an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, where the previous element occupied less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10748508
    Abstract: A current screen is presented on a display of a user device, which includes an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, where the previous element occupied less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10740814
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for detect tags to determine perishability of food items. A merchant may utilize detector tags on, attached to, or otherwise associated with perishable items to detect conditions of the perishable items. For example, the detector tags may determine chemical properties, ambient light levels, temperatures, or other conditions for or around the perishable items. The conditions may be communicated by the tags to a user's device or the merchant's device. Where the conditions indicate that one or more of the perishable items are ready for consumption, the user may be alerted of a state of the perishable item, such as ready or ripe. The user may further be informed of where to find the perishable item in the merchant's location. However, if the perishable item has gone bad, the user and/or merchant may be warned about the item to prevent health issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi, Michael Charles Todasco, Anand Lakshmanan
  • Patent number: 10740807
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for transmitting an offer between users based on an interaction of a first user with an image representing a good/service to be offered. A user device system includes a list of potential recipients and a list of items and one or more hardware processors. The system receives a selection of one or more of the potential recipients as displayed on a display of the system. The system displays images representing at least some of the list of items that the first user can offer to a second user. The system processes an input received on the display in connection with a first image of the set of images as a request by the first user to offer the item represented by the first image to the second user and then transmits the request to the transaction service provider system over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10685393
    Abstract: A peripheral device, e.g., a headphone, connected to a communication device may have controls that are configured to switch between a regular mode and a purchase mode. When in the purchase mode, the controls of the peripheral device may be configured to facilitate purchase by receiving user input related to making a purchase. The peripheral or the communication device may be configured to receive user instructions, such as a voice command, to switch between the regular mode and the purchase mode. In particular, the controls may include volume buttons configured to adjust volume in the regular mode and configured to adjust purchase price in purchase mode. The controls also may include a start/end button configured to selectively activate or end an application in the regular mode and configured to confirm or select a purchase in the purchase mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200066235
    Abstract: A current screen is presented on a display of a user device, which includes an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, where the previous element occupied less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10521826
    Abstract: A method of controlling a collaborative display is provided. A first item of content is received from a first client device. A time-to-live is assigned to the first item of content. Then, the first item of content is placed in a queue of items of content. Then a collaborative display is controlled to display an item of content at the head of the queue for a time period no less than a time-to-live assigned to the item of content at the head of the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10504491
    Abstract: Various techniques present, on a display of a user device, a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen. The previous element was presented at a location on less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20190251543
    Abstract: A payment button on a device capable of making telephone calls, such as a mobile phone, allows a payer to electronically transfer money while in a phone call with a payee. The payment button also allows a payee to initiate an electronic payment transaction while in a phone call with a payer. The payment button may be a clickable or tappable virtual button presented on a display of the phone when being used to make or receive a call. The payer or the payee can simply enter a payment amount on the phone to complete an electronic payment transaction. A notification of payment is instantly transmitted to the phones being used for the phone call, so that the parties can safely and conveniently conclude a purchase and/or payment transaction during one phone call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi, Ray Hideki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190187872
    Abstract: A method of enhancing user interaction with content displayed on a display of a touch screen device is provided. The method includes displaying at least one enhanced cursor within a viewable area of the display, the at least one enhanced cursor having a predefined action associated therewith, and receiving a selection of the at least one enhanced cursor. The method also includes detecting movement of the selected at least one enhance cursor onto displayed content, and executing the predefined action on the content. The method may further include detecting a subject matter of content being displayed on a display of a device coupled to the processor. Furthermore, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for execution by a processor that cause the processor to perform the provided method may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20190130877
    Abstract: Various techniques present, on a display of a user device, a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen. The previous element was presented at a location on less than an entirety of the previous screen. The user device receives a gesture input that requests that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The gesture input indicates a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen. The user device presents, on the display of the user device and responsive to receiving the gesture input, a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10192526
    Abstract: A system and system for location based display of pixel-history is described. The system presents a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen. The system receives a request that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen. The request is received from a device that displays the current screen. The request indicates a location of the current element. The system presents a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of element within the current screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10127540
    Abstract: A payment button on a device capable of making telephone calls, such as a mobile phone, allows a payer to electronically transfer money while in a phone call with a payee. The payment button also allows a payee to initiate an electronic payment transaction while in a phone call with a payer. The payment button may be a clickable or tappable virtual button presented on a display of the phone when being used to make or receive a call. The payer or the payee can simply enter a payment amount on the phone to complete an electronic payment transaction. A notification of payment is instantly transmitted to the phones being used for the phone call, so that the parties can safely and conveniently conclude a purchase and/or payment transaction during one phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi, Ray Hideki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10078415
    Abstract: A method of enhancing user interaction with content displayed on a display of a touch screen device is provided. The method includes displaying at least one enhanced cursor within a viewable area of the display, the at least one enhanced cursor having a predefined action associated therewith, and receiving a selection of the at least one enhanced cursor. The method also includes detecting movement of the selected at least one enhance cursor onto displayed content, and executing the predefined action on the content. The method may further include detecting a subject matter of content being displayed on a display of a device coupled to the processor. Furthermore, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for execution by a processor that cause the processor to perform the provided method may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20180196933
    Abstract: A system and method for unlocking devices associated with a carrying bag are provided. In example embodiments, biometric information of a user from a biometric reader is received by an authentication system. The biometric reader is located on a pull mechanism of a sliding fastening device for a carrying bag. The user is authenticated by verifying the validity of the biometric information. The authenticated user is associated with the carrying bag. Based on a set of pre-defined permissions, one or more devices associated with the carrying bag are unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Saumil Ashvin Gandhi