Patents by Inventor Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.

Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR. 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: 11508193
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a sound are described. An audio signal is obtained and the audio signal is analyzed to generate an audio signature. An object type is identified based on the audio signature and an action corresponding to the object type is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11500000
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving one or more power usage measurements for a set of elements, determining a user behavior based at least on an analysis of the one or more power usage measurements of at least one of the set of elements, and based on a determined user behavior, causing the at least one of the set of elements to perform an action that affects a power function of the at least one of the set of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11494876
    Abstract: According to example embodiments, an Image View Aggregator identifies a frontal view of an item within an image. The Image View Aggregator identifies at least one reflection view of the item within the image. Each reflection view of the item having been captured off a corresponding reflective physical surface. The Image View Aggregator extracts the frontal view of the item and each reflection view of the item from the image. The Image View Aggregator generates a representation of the item based at least on the extracted frontal view of the item and each extracted reflection view of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11470165
    Abstract: An enhanced product customization service to automatically generate product customization parameters for customizing a product for a user in accordance with an interest of the user. Signals received from various sources are analyzed to identify an interest of the user and search queries that are generated by the user are also analyzed to identify an intention of the user to acquire a product. Then, based on having identified both the interest of the user and the intention of the user to acquire the product, product customization parameters are generated for customizing a physical characteristic of the product in accordance with the identified interest. In this way, embodiments of the enhanced product customization service may be deployed to customize a product for a user preemptively even without the user expressly indicating a specific interest in such a customized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220300956
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for secure management of a data file secured on a data file management blockchain that involve generating a genesis block for a data file management blockchain that contains a data file to be managed and signing the genesis block to commit the genesis block to the data file management blockchain. One or more transaction data blocks are generated for the data file management blockchain that each include a modification to the data file and the blocks are signed to commit them to the blockchain. In some examples, the modifications describe changes to the data file and the transaction data blocks are traced to the genesis block and a current data file generated by applying the modifications on the transaction data blocks to the data file in a sequence determined by an order of the one or more transaction data blocks in the data file management blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220277301
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for tracking transfer of an item on an item tracking data blockchain, where transfers of the item and the holder of the item are recorded in item tracking data blocks of the blockchain. In some examples, a verification of the item is performed for a transfer and recorded in the data block for the transfer. In other examples, the blockchain stores a unique code for the ticket. Transfers of the ticket are recorded in the blockchain. When the ticket is presented for use, a holder identifier and a presented ticket code are validated against a holder identifier in the most recent block in the blockchain and the unique code for the ticket stored in the blockchain. In some examples, a portion of a resale price of the ticket is sent to an issuer of the ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR., Todd Loren Lash, Ethan Benjamin Rubinson, Seyed-Mahdi Pedramrazi, Fausto Dassenno
  • Publication number: 20220251649
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for marking/tagging objects for identification. In particular, tagging objects with a nucleic acid taggant (genetic tag based merchandise authentication).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.
  • Patent number: 11379834
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for secure management of a data file secured on a data file management blockchain that involve generating a genesis block for a data file management blockchain that contains a data file to be managed and signing the genesis block to commit the genesis block to the data file management blockchain. One or more transaction data blocks are generated for the data file management blockchain that each include a modification to the data file and the blocks are signed to commit them to the blockchain. In some examples, the modifications describe changes to the data file and the transaction data blocks are traced to the genesis block and a current data file generated by applying the modifications on the transaction data blocks to the data file in a sequence determined by an order of the one or more transaction data blocks in the data file management blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11367071
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for tracking transfer of an item on an item tracking data blockchain, where transfers of the item and the holder of the item are recorded in item tracking data blocks of the blockchain. In some examples, a verification of the item is performed for a transfer and recorded in the data block for the transfer. In other examples, the blockchain stores a unique code for the ticket. Transfers of the ticket are recorded in the blockchain. When the ticket is presented for use, a holder identifier and a presented ticket code are validated against a holder identifier in the most recent block in the blockchain and the unique code for the ticket stored in the blockchain. In some examples, a portion of a resale price of the ticket is sent to an issuer of the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Todd Loren Lash, Ethan Benjamin Rubinson, Seyed-Mahdi Pedramrazi, Fausto Dassenno
  • Patent number: 11345963
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for marking/tagging objects for identification. In particular, tagging objects with a nucleic acid taggant (genetic tag based merchandise authentication).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210368021
    Abstract: An enhanced product recommendation service observes a user engaging in an activity to automatically recommend products that facilitate performance of the activity. Photographs and/or video of the user performing the activity may be analyzed to identify an output that results from the activity and/or an activity task sequence that includes multiple tasks associated with completing the activity. Then, the enhanced product recommendation service may identify a product that is usable to generate the output(s) of the activity and/or complete the activity without performing one or more individual tasks of the activity task sequence. The product may be an existing product. Alternatively, the product may be a customized product that is designed based on observing the user engage in the activity. Physical measurements of the customized product may be determined based on various measurements determined by analyzing the photographs and/or video of the user performing the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve YANKOVICH, Sergio Pinzon GONZALES, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210312212
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating new product images are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, via hardware processing circuitry, a template for a category of products, the template defining locations of attributes of products belonging to the category, identifying, via the hardware processing circuitry, common attributes of products of the category based on the template, averaging, via the hardware processing circuitry, corresponding pixel values across images representing the products having the common attributes, generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a new product image representing a new product based on the averaged pixel values; and generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a modified new product image by varying attributes of the new product based on the locations of the attributes defined by the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.
  • Patent number: 11112867
    Abstract: A method and system for, at an electronic device with one or more processors, presenting a media content item on an electronic display. The electronic device detects a user action with a respective portion of the media content item, wherein the user action does not include explicit selection of the respective portion of the media content item. In response to detection of the user action, the electronic device identifying additional content to present based on the content included in the portion of the respective portion of the media content item. The electronic device then simultaneously presents the additional content and the media content item on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11113903
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining a maintenance issue are described. An audio signal is obtained and analyzed to generate an audio signature. A characteristic of a component is identified based on the audio signature and an action is determined based on the characteristic of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11115492
    Abstract: An enhanced product recommendation service observes a user engaging in an activity to automatically recommend products that facilitate performance of the activity. Photographs and/or video of the user performing the activity may be analyzed to identify an output that results from the activity and/or an activity task sequence that includes multiple tasks associated with completing the activity. Then, the enhanced product recommendation service may identify a product that is usable to generate the output(s) of the activity and/or complete the activity without performing one or more individual tasks of the activity task sequence. The product may be an existing product. Alternatively, the product may be a customized product that is designed based on observing the user engage in the activity. Physical measurements of the customized product may be determined based on various measurements determined by analyzing the photographs and/or video of the user performing the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210201305
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for content distribution on a blockchain involving generating a content distribution data block on a content distribution data blockchain, that stores digital content, data identifying the digital content, an owner identifier, an access holder identifier, and a use conditions attribute for identifying use requirements for the digital content. A use requirement is defined in the use conditions attribute. An owner identified in the owner identifier sets the access holder identifier to an identifier for a user entity. An access request is received from the user entity and, in response, whether a current use condition of the user entity satisfies the use requirement in the use conditions attribute is verified. If it is verified that the current use condition of the user entity satisfies the use requirement in the use conditions attribute, the digital content is distributed to the first user entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon GONZALES, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11048963
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating new product images are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, via hardware processing circuitry, a template for a category of products, the template defining locations of attributes of products belonging to the category, identifying, via the hardware processing circuitry, common attributes of products of the category based on the template, averaging, via the hardware processing circuitry, corresponding pixel values across images representing the products having the common attributes, generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a new product image representing a new product based on the averaged pixel values; and generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a modified new product image by varying attributes of the new product based on the locations of the attributes defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11037385
    Abstract: A system and method enable unlocking a locking device by controlling transmission of an access key. A server receives a location signal from a locking device. The location signal provides a confirmation generated by the locking device that the locking device is at a location associated with the recipient. In response to receiving the location signal confirming that the locking device is at the location associated with the recipient, the server triggers relay of an access key for unlocking the locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Ilya Brown
  • Publication number: 20210150832
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a sound are described. An audio signal is obtained and the audio signal is analyzed to generate an audio signature. An object type is identified based on the audio signature and an action corresponding to the object type is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210118096
    Abstract: According to example embodiments, an Image View Aggregator identifies a frontal view of an item within an image. The Image View Aggregator identifies at least one reflection view of the item within the image. Each reflection view of the item having been captured off a corresponding reflective physical surface. The Image View Aggregator extracts the frontal view of the item and each reflection view of the item from the image. The Image View Aggregator generates a representation of the item based at least on the extracted frontal view of the item and each extracted reflection view of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.