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12/31/15 / #systems and methods for managing concurrent secure elements on a mobile device to coordinate with an application or “app” running on the mobile device and an appropriate communications protocol for conducting transactions using the mobile device include:

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12/31/15 / #20150381652

Detection of scripted activity

Methods, systems, and computer program products for online content referral are provided. A computer-implemented method may include receiving a request from an application, issuing a challenge to the application to determine a capability of the application, analyzing a result of the challenge to associate the application with an application type, determining whether the activity performed by the application is scripted, and classifying the activity as automated or semi-automated when it is determined that the activity is scripted.. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381376

Accurately classifying a computer program interacting with a computer system using questioning and fingerprinting

Methods, systems, and computer program products for online content referral are provided. A computer-implemented method may include issuing a challenge to an application interacting with a computer system to determine whether activity performed by the application is scripted, analyzing data associated with a result of the challenge to determine whether the result is at least partially correct, and computing a reputation score for the application based on the result of the challenge. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379650

Communication of orders and payments in a drive through using wireless beacons

There are provided systems and methods for communication of orders and payments in a drive through using wireless beacons. A merchant location may include a drive through with a wireless beacon established in the drive through. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379619

Systems and methods for facilitating purchase using gesture

A gesture profile may be set up for making a purchase. The gesture profile may define a gesture that triggers a purchase transaction. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379615

Social media buttons with payment capability

Methods and systems for facilitating the purchase of an item on a social networking website are described. Merchants can embed payments in buttons displayed on social networking websites to enable payments at the point of discovery, such as on pinterest® or facebook®. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379549

Systems and methods for electronic ink coupons and loyalty cards

Systems and methods are provided for electronic ink coupon and rewards card displays. An electronic ink device having an electronic ink display may be provided in the form of a keychain, a card, or other wearable device that is adapted to display store coupon and/or rewards card information for scanning at checkout. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379506

Automatic payment code display system

Automatic payment code display systems and methods include a user device detecting a beacon system at a physical merchant location. The user device establishes a background communication process with the beacon system that occurs without user intervention subsequent to detecting the beacon system. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379486

Systems and methods for automatic routine payments

According to an embodiment, a potential routine payment made for a routine service may automatically be identified based on payment history of a payment account. The potential routine payment may be suggested to a user of the payment account. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379441

Shared asset management system

Systems and methods for managing shared assets include receiving, by a system provider device through at least one beacon device, first location information for a managed shared asset. The first location information is collected from a beacon communication device that is associated with the managed shared asset. ... Ebay Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379109

Method and system for categorizing items in both actual and virtual categories

A method of facilitating location of a data item describing, for example, a product or service that is the subject of on-line auction, commences with the presentation of a category navigation interface. The category navigation interface allows a user to navigate a “virtual” hierarchy of categories and to select a target virtual category of the virtual hierarchy. ... Ebay Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371315

Pre-authenticated online ordering system

A computerized method and system for pre-authenticated online ordering are provided. A set of user authentication credentials are received from a user, the set of user authentication credentials sufficient to uniquely identify the user as being registered with a network-based publication system. ... Ebay Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371221

Two factor authentication for invoicing payments

Methods and systems for authenticating a transaction are described. A user provides a user account and contact information to a merchant, and the merchant transmits this information to a service provider. ... Ebay Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371026

Systems and methods for authentication via bluetooth device

A system and/or method is provided to implement authentication via bluetooth devices. In particular, a user's bluetooth device, such as a smart phone, may be registered to be used for automatic authentication for an online user account. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363847

Stores in on-line mall with common facade

A method for providing an on-line mall with multiple communities. The method provides multiple communities within an on-line mall environment. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363845

Method and system to generate a portable contract document

A method and system to generate a portable contract document are provided. The system may include a description module, a price module and a contract document generator. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363628

System and method for recognizing deformed linear barcodes from a stream of varied-focus video frames

In a system and method of recognizing a barcode from a stream of video frames, a processor-implemented camera module receives a stream of video frames, with at least one video frame including a barcode. A processor-implemented barcode blur estimate module estimates an amount of defocus blur in a video frame. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363581

Systems and methods for authenticating a user based on a computing device

A system and/or method may be provided to silently authenticate a user. An example method of silently authenticating a user includes receiving a set of device characteristics from a user device and identifying, based on the set of device characteristics, the user device. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363506

Automated selection of images for web pages

In various embodiments, a method, a system, and a computer-readable medium are disclosed for creating a pool of images available for display, such as in one or more web pages. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes selecting images for a markup language document by determining a pre-determined number, n, of images to display in the markup language document, encoding an instruction in the markup language document to be executed by one or more hardware-based processors to select n images for insertion into the markup language document, retrieving the n images from a group of images, and placing the n retrieved images in the markup language document. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363302

A/b testing for mobile applications

A machine may be configured to perform a/b testing on mobile applications. For example, the machine receives an identifier of a mobile device that stores a mobile application. ... Ebay Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362761

Three-dimensional eyeglasses modeling from two-dimensional images

There are provided systems and method for three-dimensional (3d) eyeglasses modeling from two-dimensional (2d) images. A service provider, such as a payment provider, may access 2d images of a pair of eyeglasses, such as images from a front perspective and a side perspective of the eyeglasses. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358585

Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing video communications

Methods, systems, and apparatus for conducting a video conference. A location of a person is determined based on a direction of a source of speech. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358365

Methods and systems for selecting media content based on technical environment information

The present disclosure includes a method to provide rich media content over a computer network. The system determines a user's ability to playback said rich media content locally. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356656

Marketplace listings on procurement tool

In an example embodiment, a request to view items for purchase is received, and then information about one or more items available for purchase via contract is retrieved from a database. Information about one or more items available for spot purchase from a marketplace system is then obtained via interface with one or more apis. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356563

Systems and methods for implementing automatic payer authentication

A system or method may be provided to facilitate automatic user authentication for electronic transactions. In particular, the system or method may automatically authenticate a customer such that the customer may make complete hands free payments without the intervention of the customer or the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356531

Digital good secondary market platform

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing a digital good secondary market platform are presented. A request to transfer a digital good may be received from a user. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356194

Systems and methods for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction

Methods and systems for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a selected entity, determining a plurality of entities related to the selected entity, determining a plurality of most probable entities, calculating relevance scores, and displaying a subset of the plurality of most probable entities. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356156

Method and system for limiting share of voice of individual users

In various example embodiments, a system and method for limiting shares of voice of individual users in a result set are provided. In example embodiments, an entity providing each entry in a result set of a search is identified. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356001

Unit test automation for business rules and applications

There are provided systems and method for unit test automation for business rules and applications. A service provider, such as a payment provider, may wish to integrate software and platforms offered by pegasystems, inc., in particular pega rules process (“prpc), which offers a business process management system. ... Ebay Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355893

Systems and methods for location-based application installation

A system and/or method may be provided to install applications based on location. In particular, a location of a user device may be detected. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350910

Shared network connection credentials on check-in at a user's home location

There are provided systems and methods for shared network connection credentials on check-in at a user's home location. A user may have a wireless network for accessing the internet, such as a wifi router, at a location for the user. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350848

Remote monitoring of users at a home location

There are provided systems and methods for remote monitoring of users at a home location. A user may set up a series of wireless beacons at a location of the user, such as a home location. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350160

Method and apparatus for dynamic detection of geo-location obfuscation in client-server connections through an ip tunnel

Methods and systems are disclosed for dynamic detection of fraudulent client connections to a server, in which, for example, the connection is made using an internet protocol (ip) tunneling technology such as networking on a virtual private network (vpn) and making the connection via a vpn tunnel in order to obfuscate the client ip address, in which a user of a client device may employ spoofing of ip-geo location mechanisms and ip classification on the server side. Such a user may have various motivations for obfuscating the client device's geo-location by using an ip tunnel when connecting to a server such as gaining access to services that are not allowed in certain locations (e.g., certain movie and television content providers); browsing server data while maintaining a higher level of anonymity; and performing fraudulent actions on the server.. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348345

Parking lockers

Methods and systems for retrieving or depositing a package using a beacon are described. A locker and parking space are assigned to a user or selected by the user, and the user is able to access the locker using a mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348211

Future resource forecast

Embodiments relate to methods and systems for providing specific guis based on real-time data and projected data, such as for management of financial resources in view of future resource forecasts. In an embodiment, a method comprises receiving, electronically by a processor, user data comprising financial source data, income data and expenses data. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348170

Methods and systems for facilitating entertainment media listings using unique user identifiers

Systems and methods are presented for facilitating entertainment media listings using unique user identifiers. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is presented. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348144

Voice and context recognition for bill creation

Methods and systems for facilitating payment of a bill are described. The methods use voice and context recognition to create an inventory of items for a specific user. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348049

Systems and methods for hospitality services using beacons

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating hotel services using beacons. Communications between a mobile device of a hotel guest and one or more beacons in or around the hotel may be used to determine the location of the hotel guest. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348045

Systems and methods for implementing transactions based on facial recognition

A system or method is provided to facilitate a payment transaction by utilizing facial recognition to identify the payee of the payment transaction. In particular, the system may remember a particular list of individuals to which a user has been or are frequently making payments. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348004

Mobile merchant check-in at a user's home location

There are provided systems and methods for mobile merchant check-in at a user's home location. A user may set up a wireless beacon at a location of the user, such as a home location. ... Ebay Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347965

Systems and methods for reporting compromised card accounts

A system or method is provided to generate and send a notification to a card issuing bank to report a compromised card. In particular, the notification may be embedded in a pseudo card transaction message based on the iso 8583 protocol message format. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341420

Method and system to transmit data

In some embodiments, a publication system comprises at least one module which provides, at a publication platform accessible by users via a network, a posting portal to receive entry of data relating to an item or commentary for posting on the publication system. The posting portal includes an interface having a first user interface element to receive the item data or commentary from a user for inclusion in a posting. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341304

Personalized sharing at the user level

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for generating and provisioning personalized messages is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request from a user to share content with one or more other users. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339767

Unified payment account establishment and incorporation in a main payment account

There is provided systems and method for unified payment account establishment and incorporation in a main payment account. A service provider, such as a payment provider, may offer merchants with a development kit that unifies payment methods between various merchants and the service provider so that users are provided with more easily established payment accounts with the merchants. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339756

Personalizing alternative recommendations using search context

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing alternative recommendations using search context. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a user search query and receiving a request to view an item included in a set of search results retrieved in response to the search query. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339738

Method to validate shipping rates

An actual shipping rates table and a stored shipping rates table are retrieved. A first aggregate value from the sum of all values in the actual shipping rates table and a second aggregate value from the sum of all values in the stored shipping rates table are computed. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339711

Targeted promotions

A device monitors conversations of one or more users. The device may be targeted to a particular user or a particular area. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339703

Contingent fee advertisement publishing service provider for interactive tv media system and method

A purchase-transaction-settled online consumer referral and reward system and method using real-time specific merchant sales information is provided for the advertising publishing industry. The system provides a pay per transaction platform that allows advertising publishers to monetize interactive and/or broadcast media advertising by tracking and linking ad acceptance events to consummated consumer purchases.. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339689

Shopping trajectory

Methods and systems for providing business information to a user or merchant, without revealing sensitive consumer or merchant information are described. A user/consumer or merchant/retailer sends a request for business information to a service provider. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339461

Presence-based content restriction

Systems and methods are provided for enforcing content restrictions. The provided systems and methods may include receiving presence data for a user associated with an electronic mobile device, where the presence data indicates a location of the user in a known area, receiving an identification of content either being accessed or requested to be accessed in the known area, accessing a store of policy data, the policy data including an identification of particular items of content and use restrictions thereon, identifying an applicable restriction on the content, the applicable restriction being selected from the store of policy data based on one or more of the presence data and the identification of content, and applying the applicable restriction on content in the known area.. ... Ebay Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339096

Personal music player

Methods and systems for playing personalized music are described. The methods and systems can automatically play music based on the musical preferences of a user in a vicinity of a music player. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332383

Streamlined online checkout

Methods and systems for facilitating online checkout with a beacon are described. A user may be automatically logged into a service provider site without inputting a user name, password, or other identifying information. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332378

Method, medium, and system for reducing product returns

A system and method of determining whether to make an item listing visible to a user are disclosed. A user is enabled to navigate an e-commerce site. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332370

Sms intermediation

A system for receiving, at a server with one or more processors, a request for a respective product page from a first client system. The system then sends the respective product page to the first client system for display, wherein the respective product page includes a send sms message link. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332230

Selection of merchant and device specific payment flow

There is provided systems and method for selection of merchant and device specific payment flow. A merchant may access a payment provider and make selections for a payment flow that a consumer utilizes during check-out and payment for items from the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331591

Methods and systems to process a selection of a browser back button

Methods and systems to process a selection of a browser back button are described. The system includes a server that receives a request, over a network, for an initial user interface and communicates the initial user interface to a client machine. ... Ebay Inc

11/19/15 / #20150330806

Systems and methods for in-vehicle navigated shopping

Systems and methods to provide a navigated-shopping service are discussed. In an example, a method for navigated-shopping can include receiving a destination location, accessing a route to the destination, displaying the route with indications of a plurality of items for purchase, receiving selection of a selected item, and purchasing the selected item. ... Ebay Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326953

Gathering unique information from dispersed users

Methods and systems for providing information to a user are described. Multiple mobile devices can individually collect data and feed the data to beacons in a location. ... Ebay Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324891

Systems and methods for prioritizing local shopping options

Systems and methods to provide a prioritized shopping system are discussed. For example, a method can include receiving a list of target items, receiving busyness data for a plurality of local merchants, developing a prioritized shopping plan, and communicating the prioritized shopping plan to a mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324810

Personal universal profile

A method and a system for creating, updating and processing a universal profile which includes an aggregation of previous transaction with multiple, distinct transaction entities. A universal profile (up) manager creates a universal profile for an account. ... Ebay Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324471

Systems and methods to extract and utilize textual semantics

Systems and methods to extract and utilize textual semantics are described. The system receives item information that describes an item for publication on a network-based publication system and analyses the item information to generate application information that identifies a plurality of applications. ... Ebay Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324192

System and method for creating, managing, and reusing schema type definitions in services oriented architecture services, grouped in the form of libraries

A computer-implemented system and method for creating, managing, and reusing schema type definitions in soa services, grouped in the form of libraries are disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes: grouping a plurality of extensible mark-up language (xml) schema (xsd) types, each xsd type defined in an individual xsd file; using a processor to bundle the plurality of individual xsd types into a type library, the type library including a type information file to register the individual xsd types in the type library, the type library further including a type dependencies file to register dependencies between the individual xsd types in the same or different type library; importing types from a different type library, when defining derived types or aggregated types; generating java artifacts from the xsd types; and associating the java artifacts with corresponding xsd types in the type information file of the type library.. ... Ebay Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317708

Systems and methods for group shopping with a shared shopping list

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating group shopping using a shared shopping list. A group such as a family having a shared shopping list may check in at a merchant location. ... Ebay Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317681

Merchant customer sharing system

Systems and methods for sharing customer traffic between merchants include a system provider device that may establish an alliance between a first merchant at a first merchant location and a second merchant at a second merchant location. The system provider device detects events associated with the first merchant that satisfy one or more merchant activity rules. ... Ebay Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317288

Method and system to maintain a web page

A system to permit a user-friendly approach to determine and access the portions of a program code associated with respective web page components is described. In one example embodiment, a method and system to maintain a web page may be utilized advantageously to permit users to navigate directly from content strings in a web page to the master text content. ... Ebay Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317218

Mixed mode session management

Systems and methods for managing multiple versions of applications executing on servers in a server pool are provided. A first server executing a first version of an application loads session data associated with a second, different version of the application. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310635

Specular highlights on photos of objects

Systems and methods are presented for recording and viewing images of objects with specular highlights. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include accessing a first plurality of images, each of the images in the first plurality of images including an object recorded from a first position, and a reflection of light on the object from a light source located at a different location than in each of the other images in the first plurality of images. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310569

Methods and systems to facilitate a purchase of an item on a network-based marketplace

Systems and methods to facilitate a purchase of an item on a network-based marketplace are described. A method receives a request via an application program interface that is presented by a network-based marketplace platform in a peer-to-peer architecture and utilized to receive the request from a network-based social platform. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310532

Vehicle trunks for commerce

Methods and systems for promoting commerce by using the trunks of vehicles for hire are described. The trunks can be used to transport, sell, and/or rent merchandise. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310525

Product identification using multiple services

A method and a system to determine a product identification of an item for sale in an online publication system is shown and described. For example, the method may be initiated when an input identifying an item is received from a user. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310515

Ad hoc merchant configuration system

Systems and methods for providing a merchant virtual storefront to a customer device include a system provider device that receives, through communication over a network with a merchant device that is located at a merchant physical location, a request to establish a merchant virtual storefront from the merchant device. The system provider device also determines the merchant physical location associated with the merchant device. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310470

Location-based crowdsourced funds

Methods and systems for providing cash using crowdsourcing are described. A requestor sends a request for cash, and the request is relayed to a plurality of lenders in the vicinity of the requestor. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310429

Systems, methods, and computer program products for using proxy accounts

An electronic device including an input/output interface operable to receive an input from a user and communicate an output to the user, a transceiver operable to electronically communicate with a computer network, a computer processor operable to execute instructions, and a memory storage operable to store the instructions, the memory storage further comprising a program module that is operable to: receive credentials for a proxy payment account, where the proxy payment account is linked to a primary payment account and not linked directly to a method of payment underlying the primary payment account, and make payment at a point of sale (pos) using the received credentials.. . ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310417

Payment code generation using a wireless beacon at a merchant location

There are provided systems and method for payment code generation using a wireless beacon at a merchant location. A check-in at a merchant location may be completed using a wireless beacon at the merchant location with a communication device. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310402

Transaction conversion with payment card

Methods and systems for facilitating payment are described. A user presents a payment card (e.g., credit or bank card) during checkout, and payment card details are transmitted to a service provider. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310122

Web ui builder application

Systems and methods are presented for generating a webpage based on a physical mockup of the webpage. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is presented. ... Ebay Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309922

On-demand software test environment generation

A method and a system to create a software test environment on demand are described. An example system includes a dependency module to, upon receiving a command identifying a primary function to be created in a test environment, identify one or more dependencies of the primary function. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304806

Image customization to enhance transaction experience

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments enhance a user's transaction experience. In an embodiment, a system includes a computer memory storing a user profile. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302510

Smart recurrent orders

In various example embodiments, a system and method for smart recurrent orders are presented. An inventory indicator corresponding to an inventory level of a first item may be received. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302501

Systems and methods for implementing electronic wardrobes

A system or method is provided to implement electronic wardrobes for consumers. When a user makes a purchase, the system may determine whether the purchase includes wearable items, such as clothes or other wearable accessories. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302469

Systems and methods for implementing notifications of incentives offered by funding sources

A system and/or method may be provided to notify a user of incentives offered by various funding sources based on the user's location. In particular, incentives offered by various funding sources at various merchant locations are determined. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302458

Identifying advertisements based on audio data and performing associated tasks

In various example embodiments, a system and method for identifying advertisements based on audio data and performing associated tasks are presented. Audio data corresponding to an advertisement being presented to a user may be received. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302401

Distributed crypto currency unauthorized transfer monitoring system

Distributed crypto currency systems and methods include receiving a payer public key that is associated with a current transaction between a payer and a payee. It is determined whether the payer public key is included in a plurality of previous transaction public keys that are each associated with a respective unauthorized crypto currency transfer as a result of a previous transaction. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302400

Distributed crypto currency reputation system

Distributed crypto currency reputation systems and methods include monitoring a crypto currency public ledger. A current crypto currency transaction is detected in the crypto currency public ledger and, in response, reputation markers may be allocated to both a payer and a payee that are involved in the current crypto currency transaction. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302383

Recommended payment options

Methods and systems for providing the most suitable payment methods to a user in a specific transaction are described. A service provider uses information obtained from a merchant about the transaction and information the service provider knows about a user to generate a list of possible payment methods. ... Ebay Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301701

Method and system for communicating user interfaces between first and second users over a network

A search result set is communicated to a first user as hypertext descriptions of data items constituting the result search set. A check box is displayed adjacent each hypertext description, utilizing which the first user may select a subset of the search result set. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281191

Secure short message service (sms) communications

Embodiments provide secure messaging communications. In an embodiment, a method comprises receiving, by a service provider processor, an encrypted message and a key from a sender associated with a first client device that is remote from the service provider, wherein the first client device internally encrypts the message. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281009

Data mesh-based wearable device ancillary activity

In various example embodiments, a system and method for data mesh-based wearable device ancillary activity are presented. A device activity being performed in real-time by a user device of a user is detected. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280930

Systems and methods for implementing real-time event notifications

A system or method is provided to implement event notifications in real time. In particular, a possible event occurrence, such as a spontaneous or unannounced musical concert, is detected based on a user's interactions with the user's communication device, such as the user's video or audio recording of an event or communication regarding an event, such as texting, tweeting, online posting, social network comments, and etc. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278929

Leveraging a social network to search for local inventory

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for leveraging a social network to search for local inventory includes communicating with a first mobile communication device over a network, the first mobile communication device associated with a user, and communicating with a second mobile communication device over the network, the second mobile communication device associated with a social network contact. The method further includes obtaining a geo-location of the second mobile communication device, processing a search request from the first mobile communication device, obtaining a radius of coverage for a merchant, determining whether the geo-location of the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant.. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278928

Item location assistant

Methods and systems for locating an item are described. When a shopper walks into a store, the shopper's mobile device transmits a signal with the shopper's shopping preferences. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278897

Item location assistant with custom price display

Methods and systems for improving a shopping experience are described. When a shopper walks into a store, the shopper's mobile device transmits a signal with the shopper's shopping preferences and shopper profile. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278840

Systems and methods for implementing group incentives

A system or method is provided to generate and display incentives or promotions for a group. In particular, the incentives or promotions may be generated based on the combined preferences of the individuals in the group. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278830

Person/group check-in system

Systems and methods for person/group check-ins include a system provider device receiving from a first user device that is associated with a first user account a first check-in request to allow other user accounts to check-in to the first user account. The system provider device then receives from a second user device that is associated with a second user account a second check-in request to check-in to the first user account. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278782

Depositing and withdrawing funds

A user without internet access or a bank account can fund an online payment provider account by depositing cash or voucher from a third party into a machine or with a person, and entering an account identifier, such as an email or phone number. The user can receive cash through the online payment provider by logging into an account through a machine, entering the amount of cash requested, and receiving a voucher. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278780

Shared digital wallets

The present disclosure involves a system. The system includes a computer memory storing user account information comprising artifacts of a user account that are shared with one or more other users. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278769

Event start time estimation and notification system

Systems and methods for estimating event start times include monitoring a plurality of customer devices that are located at a venue at which an event is occurring. When a media generation action is detected as having been performed within a time period on a subset of the plurality of customer devices, it is determined whether the subset of the plurality of customer devices that has performed the media generation action exceeds a minimum number of customer devices. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278257

Techniques for maintaining compatibility in database schemas

A method of accommodating at least one difference between a first database schema and a second database schema is provided. The method includes receiving a request generated by an application program using a first version of a database schema, and generating a response including a reserved element that corresponds to a custom slot provided in the first version of the database schema. ... Ebay Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277852

Dynamic jukebox

Methods and systems for improving a music experience are described. Multiple users can provide their musical preferences (e.g., favorite artist, group, genre, era, etc.). ... Ebay Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271282

Methods and systems for activity-based recommendations

Embodiments of computer-implemented methods and systems for activity-based recommendations are described. One example embodiment includes receiving data indicating historical activities of a user community, the historical activities including historical activities of the target user, selecting a reference group of users from the user community based on analysis of the historical activities of the target user, receiving generally current time activities of the reference group of users, the generally current time activities including those activities that have occurred within a defined time window, and recommending items to the target user based on the generally current time activities of the reference group of users.. ... Ebay Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269638

Managing multiple beacons with a network-connected primary beacon

Systems and methods are provided which allow for the management of multiple beacons using a network-connected primary beacon in communication with the multiple beacons. The primary beacon may be in communication with the other beacons in the network using a low power wireless technology, such as bluetooth® low energy (ble). ... Ebay Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269371

Physiological response pin entry

Methods and systems are provided for facilitating the secure entry of a user's pin for electronic transactions such as merchant checkout, payment authorization, or access authorization. A physiological response of the user can indicate which one of a random sequence of numbers is a number of the user's pin. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264113

Dynamic batching

An application running on a user device may communicate with a server application. The server application may track user actions on the device. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263912

Method and system for detecting slow page load

A method and system for detecting slow page load is provided. An example system comprises a page request detector, a session state information detector, a throughput calculator, a response builder, and a communications module. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262315

Viewing shopping information on a network based social platform

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for communicating shopping information is disclosed. The system receives control information for managing access to a list corresponding to a user and including at least one item listed for sale. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262288

Customized fitting room environment

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a customized fitting room environment. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying a garment being brought into a fitting room, and determining a garment type of the garment. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262286

Interactive displays based on user interest

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing an interactive graphical user interface (gui) on an interactive mirror display responsive to user interest. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item of interest to an individual in a retail store and accessing detailed product information for the item from a product database. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262280

Social fitting room experience

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing an interactive and social fitting room experience. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include selecting a target audience to poll for feedback on an image of an individual wearing a garment in a fitting room. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262274

Method and system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a network-based commerce transaction

A system to facilitate computer-based commerce includes receiving information relating to an item to be transacted via a computer-based commerce system from a first party. Criterion information specifying at least one criterion to be satisfied by a second party in order for the second party to be qualified to transact for the item via the computer-based commerce system is received from the first party. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262236

Follow-up messages after in-store shopping

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for provisioning follow up messages to individuals after an in-store retail shopping experience. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item of interest to an individual while in a retail store. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262230

Wear time as metric of buying intent

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing an offer based on a level of buying intent of an individual. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include monitoring an amount of time an individual wears a particular garment while in a fitting room of a retail store, and determining an interest level of the individual in purchasing the garment based on the amount of time the individual wears the garment. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262052

Omni smart card

In an embodiment, a method includes receiving, by an electronic processor of a smart card device, user inputs including unique user authentication information. Also, it includes storing transaction instrument information associated with transaction instrument(s). ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261968

Visualizing random characters for keyboard-less devices

In various example embodiments, a system and method are provided for visualizing a set of random characters which may be used to communicate private user information by voice input to a client device. In example embodiments, a request to communicate private user information is received from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261865

System and method for identification of near duplicate user-generated content

A computer-implemented system and method for identification of near duplicate user-generated content in a networked system are disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes a data receiver to receive a first instance of user-generated content; a tokenizer to tokenize the first instance into a set of words, create a set of portions from the tokenized first instance, and assign weight to each portion of the set of portions; a magnitude calculator to calculate a magnitude for the first instance based on the weight of each portion; a resemblance score calculator to search a data store for a second instance with at least one portion in common with the first instance and calculate a resemblance score between the first instance and the second instance; and an account linker to link accounts associated with each of the first instance and the second instance.. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261763

Using reputation measures to improve search relevance

A system and method for determining relevancy for dynamic data sets is disclosed. A specific embodiment for use in an internet marketplace is presented wherein the relevancy for a descriptive factor associated with an item is increased when a user selects that item. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261761

Header-token driven automatic text segmentation

A method and a system to automatically segment text based on header tokens is described. A relevance value and an irrelevance value are determined for each token in a description, assuming no tokens are left out of computations. ... Ebay Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261595

System and method for definition, creation, management, transmission, and monitoring of errors in soa environment

A computer-implemented system and method for the definition, creation, management, transmission, and monitoring of errors in a soa environment. An example embodiment includes: defining a common standard error data structure; automatically generating a unique identifier (id) for each new error data instance; allowing customization of error data structure through extensions; creation and management of error instances that conform to this structure; ability to group errors across various dimensions; introducing the concept of an error library, the error library including a plurality of localizable error bundles, each of the error bundles including a plurality of error data instances for a particular domain, along with the associated metadata; automatically creating runtime artifacts for each error; ability to transmit errors either as faults or as part of the normal response payload; automatic error metric collection based on various error categories, and finally, tooling to help manage error libraries and reporting errors.. ... Ebay Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256479

Weighted request rate limiting for resources

Methods and systems to automatically respond to consider the weight of a request when responding to requests associated with resources are described. In one embodiment, an interface module may be configured to receive a request associated with consumer identifier and a resource. ... Ebay Inc

09/10/15 / #20150255086

Interactive voice response interface for webpage navigation

There is provided systems and method for interactive voice response interface for webpage navigation. An existing webpage may be altered so that the webpage and corresponding forms offer interactive voice response (ivr) to a user. ... Ebay Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254712

Systems and methods for device promotions based on user account community activity

There is provided systems and method for device promotions based on user account community activity. Users possess user accounts for devices, including mobile device, which may be collected into account communities based on shared account characteristics. ... Ebay Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254212

Position editing tool of collage multi-media

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248715

Suspicion classifier for website activity

A system and method of identifying suspicious item-related features are disclosed. In some embodiments, a sample of item listings is received. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248702

Proximity-based visual notifications

Systems and methods are provided for providing users with proximity-based visual notifications or advertisements. The provided systems and methods may use a beacon installed at a location and in communication with a display component to communicate with a mobile device of a user in proximity to the beacon to determine if any advertisements or notifications available to the beacon match any user preferences for receiving advertisements or notifications. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248694

Attributing offline purchases to online advertising

A system and method of attributing offline purchases to online advertising are described. In some embodiments, advertisement information comprising identifying information of an online advertisement for a product or brand of products, identifying information of recipients of the online advertisement, and a corresponding advertisement time at which the online advertisement was provided to each of recipients is received. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248675

Funding on-line accounts

A system generates an identifier when a consumer deposits cash, where a new unique identifier is generated with each transaction. The consumer receives the identifier and the identifier (along with the amount of cash deposit) is communicated to a payment provider for storage. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248667

Dongle facilitated wireless consumer payments

Computing systems and methods for facilitating consumer transactions in retail and other establishments include communication interfaces adapted to couple a computing system to a plurality of third party mobile electronic devices, storage components adapted to store user information, participating merchant information, or any combination thereof, and processors in communication with the communication interfaces and storage components. The processors are adapted to facilitate automatic wireless transactions between third party users of the third party mobile electronic devices and the participating merchants when the third party devices are present at the participating merchants without any affirmative activity by the third party users.. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248457

Automatic machine translation using user feedback

Publication system, such as ecommerce system, machine translation translates a query in a first language to a second language to query an ecommerce database maintained in the second language and obtain a result set responsive to the query. Human feedback relating to the result set is detected. ... Ebay Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248400

Automatic extraction of multilingual dictionary items from non-parallel, multilingual, semi-strucutred data

User interfaces receive a first plurality of user queries and result sets that are in a category, exhibit a constraint, and exhibit user behavior. Also received are a second plurality of user queries and result sets that that are in the category, exhibit the constraint, and exhibit user behavior. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245188

Wireless technology bridging system

A bridged wireless communication system includes a user device that is configured to perform wireless communications natively using a second wireless technology, and a wireless technology bridging system chassis such as, for example, a user device case, coupled to the user device. The wireless technology bridging system chassis houses a first technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using a first wireless technology that is different from the second wireless technology, and a second technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using the second wireless technology. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242940

Managing duplication of content items across multiple content item lists

A method of reducing duplications of content items across multiple content item lists presented to a user is disclosed. A first set of content items is received. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242934

Removing purchases from online containers

Techniques for removing purchases from online containers are described. For example, an indication of a purchase of a first product at a first store by a user is received. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242928

Cross selling platform

In various example embodiments, a system and method for a cross selling platform are presented. A request for a product listing triggered by a user may be received. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242922

Systems and methods for automatic product information at a merchant location

There are provided systems and method for automatic product information at a merchant location. An image from a user at a merchant may be processed to recognize the product in the image. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242911

Group check in

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating group shopping using group check-in. A plurality of users may check in at a location such as a service provider location. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242849

Systems and methods for facilitating account verification over a network

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include generating a transfer code for a client, associating the transfer code to a client account related to the client, providing the transfer code to the client over the network, receiving a fund transfer request from a trusted entity on behalf of the client over the network, the fund transfer request including the transfer code, extracting information from the fund transfer request including the transfer code associated with the fund transfer request, accessing the client account related to the client, extracting information from the client account including the transfer code associated with the client account, and verifying the transfer code of the fund transfer request by determining whether the transfer code associated with the client account matches the transfer code extracted from the fund transfer request.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242837

Facilitating payments using wearable devices

A wearable device, e.g., a smart watch, may be connected to a communication device, such as a mobile smart phone, via bluetooth or other near field communication (nfc). In particular, the wearable device may have a touch screen that may serve as an extended display and/or user input device of the communication device. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242652

Sharing information on a network-based social platform

A system and method for sharing information on a network-based social platform is provided. An indication is received from a first user to share information regarding an item on a network-based social platform. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242424

Social wallet

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing social graph maintenance services is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include accessing a social graph of a subject user. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242206

Adding on-the-fly comments to code

A system and method of adding on-the-fly comments to source code are described. In some embodiments, audio data comprising a comment for source code in a source code file is received. ... Ebay Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242082

Networked client user interface

Systems and methods to bridge communications between a client application and a web server are described herein. A network publication system is monitored. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237074

Role-based attribute based access control (rabac)

Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving an access request from a user device, the access request including an identity claim for a user; evaluating a risk of access based on matching an attribute of the user device with attributes stored in a user information database; authenticating the access request based on the identity claim and the risk evaluation to determine an authentication confidence level; generating a token based on the confidence level and the attribute matched; producing an authorization response based on inputs from the token, a risk based access control, a role based access control, and an attribute based access control, in which the authorization response determines whether to allow access to a system, deny access to the system, or request additional input from the user device.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235296

Message based generation of item listings

According to various exemplary embodiments, an electronic text message is received from a source telephone number, the electronic text message including content describing a product item. A seller of the product item is identified, based on the source telephone number, and the product item is identified, based on the content included in the electronic text message. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235292

Presenting items corresponding to a project

A request that indicates a project to be completed may be received from a device operated by a user. A plurality of items that are being used together to complete the project may be determined. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235278

Computer-implemented method and system for managing keyword bidding prices

A computer-implemented method and system for managing keyword bidding prices are disclosed. An example system embodiment includes an automatic keyword bidding module, operably coupled with a processor and a memory, operable to determine a revenue per click value associated with a keyword, obtain bidding information associated with the keyword, obtain automatic bid controls associated with the keyword, and automatically generate a bid value for the keyword based on the revenue per click value, the bidding information, and the automatic bid controls.. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235213

Payment system using spending gates

A method for making a payment includes receiving a plurality of spending gate definitions for a customer account over a network. Each of the plurality of spending gate definitions associates at least one of a plurality of funding sources of the customer account with a purchase amount range. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235013

Managing supplemental content related to a digital good

In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing supplemental content relating to a digital good are presented. The supplemental content relating to the digital good may be received, where the supplemental content may be for presentation to a consumer. ... Ebay Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234514

Swipable product swatching

In an example embodiment, a system for displaying a product in a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors to present a graphical image representative of the product in the touch-sensitive display, detect a slide-based contact with the touch-sensitive display at or over a first predefined location corresponding to the product image in the display, and display, in response to the detection of the slide-based contact, an array of swatch images associated with variants of the product in the touch-sensitive display.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229998

Method and system to provide video-based search results

Method and system to provide video-based search results are described. A search results video may be present to a user details from listings that match certain search criteria. ... Ebay Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227996

May ship handling

In an example embodiment, e-commerce listings from a database are ranked into a first ranking in accordance with a first ranking scheme. Then a location of a potential buyer is identified. ... Ebay Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227990

Method and apparatus for providing predefined feedback

A method and apparatus utilized in operating a feedback forum in an online auction environment is described. Instead of allowing users of the system to enter freeform comments for and about other users, a number of predefined feedback comments are provided that relate to an auction transaction. ... Ebay Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227955

Shopping e-money management service method in electronic commerce using internet and computer-readable recording medium having program recorded thereon for executing same

The present invention relates to a shopping e-money management service method in an electronic commerce using the internet, wherein the shopping e-money is provided to a newly registered member or a product non-shopper who does not have a product purchase list for a certain period of time such that the member or the non-shopper can use a fixed amount of money like cash for a monthly installment, thereby enabling cost efficiency and inducing continuous purchases.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150221053

3d printing: managing digital rights and fulfilment in online marketplace environments

Systems, methods and media for managing digital rights in a 3d printing service marketplace environment are provided. In one example, a system comprises a memory and at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors to host or participate in a 3d printing service marketplace environment which includes marketplace participants. ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150221014

Clustered browse history

In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining an item group and generating a group representation for the item group are provided. Accordingly, item data associated with a user may be accessed. ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220985

Identifying purchase patterns and marketing based on user mood

A system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network, according to one or more embodiments, includes communicating with a user via a user device and a business entity via a business entity device over the network, monitoring user navigation events over the network, determining a mood of the user based on user navigation behavior, marketing to the user based on the mood of the user, and storing user information related to the user navigation events and the mood of the user.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220932

Biometric authentication of mobile financial transactions by trusted service managers

In one embodiment, a method comprises storing a biometric trait of a user in a data communication device of the user, comparing a biometric trait input into the device with the biometric trait stored in the device, generating a certificate authenticating the user within the device if the biometric trait input into the device matches the biometric trait stored in the device, and facilitating a financial transaction of the user using the certificate.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220748

3d printing in marketplace environments

Systems, methods, and media for authorizing 3d printing services in a marketplace environment are provided. In one example, a system comprises a computing device that implements a 3d printing marketplace component. ... Ebay Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220408

Automated failure recovery of subsystems in a management system

Systems and methods for automated failure recovery of subsystems of a management system are described. The subsystems are built and modeled as services, and their management, specifically their failure recovery, is done in a manner similar to that of services and resources managed by the management system. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215397

Systems and methods to process a request received at an application program interface

Methods and systems to process a request received at an application program interface are described. The system receives a request from a client machine that includes a job that is associated with data. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215294

Differential client-side encryption of information originating from a client

A method may include allocating a number of public keys, where each respective public key is allocated to a respective entity of a number of entities; storing a number of private keys, where each respective private corresponds to a respective public key; storing one or more decryption algorithms, where each respective decryption algorithm is configured to decrypt data previously encrypted using at least one encryption algorithm of the encryption algorithms. Each respective encryption algorithm may be configured to encrypt data using at least one public key. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213539

Content recommendation system

In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. Search parameters are received from a user. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213538

Instant messaging robot to provide product information

Methods and systems to automatically respond to a request for product information are described. In one embodiment, a data collection module may collect product data, over a network, identify that the product data is related to a particular product, and store the product data and an association between the product data and the particular product in a database. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213497

Peer-based geo-fence messaging

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for transmitting peer-based geo-fence messages are described. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include detecting a subject user breaching a geo-fence, and locating proximate users within a predefined distance of the subject user. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213453

Voice phone-based method and system to authenticate users

Provided is a method and a telephone-based system with voice-verification capabilities that enable a user to safely and securely conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program account over the phone in a convenient and user-friendly fashion, without having to depend on an internet connection.. . ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213436

Charge-for-service near field communication transactions

A method for purchasing a value item using near field communication (nfc) includes placing a nfc enabled data communication device of a buyer of the item in close proximity to a nfc enabled data communication device of a seller of the item, the devices being interoperable to establish a nfc communication link between the devices when placed in close proximity to each other, transferring a request for payment for the item from the seller's device to the buyer's device via the nfc link, and transmitting the payment request, together a buyer's authorization therefor, to a third party service provider via a network. In response to receipt of the transmission, the service provider transfers money in an amount equal to the purchase price of the item from a funding account of the buyer to a receiving account of the seller, and optionally, can send the parties a message confirming the transfer.. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213142

Live search chat room

One embodiment provides a system of exchanging information between at least two parties over a network. The system includes a chat room generator module, executed by one or more processors, to receive a comparison result between an first key word search from a first party and a second key word used in a search query from a second party via a network, and to generate a chat room embedded into a search result web page associated with the search query, when the comparison result indicates no substantial similarity between the first key word and the second key word. ... Ebay Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212931

System and method to test executable instructions

This document discusses, among other things, a method of testing an application programming interface (api) call that includes receiving data identifying a schema associated with web services together with an api call. Various example embodiments may relate to accessing a data repository associated with the schema to identify an api response corresponding to the api call. ... Ebay Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208132

Secure transaction through a television

The present disclosure involves a method of conducting a transaction through a television. A request is received from a user who is viewing content displayed on a television (tv) via a data stream. ... Ebay Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207771

Outgoing communications inventory

Systems and methods for generating and accessing a communications inventory are provided. To generate the inventory in one embodiment, a plurality of outgoing communications is received. ... Ebay Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206184

Computer-implemented method and system for enabling the automated selection of keywords for rapid keyword portfolio expansion

A computer-implemented method and system for enabling the automated selection of keywords for rapid keyword portfolio expansion are disclosed. Various embodiments are operable to normalize a plurality of keywords received from a source, filter the normalized plurality of keywords against one or more keyword filtration lists, produce site-specific variants of the filtered plurality of keywords, associate at least one level of dimension data with each of the plurality of keywords, and store the processed plurality of keywords and dimension data in a keyword database.. ... Ebay Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206135

Digital wallet loading

Methods and systems are provided for loading money from a gift card into a digital wallet. The transfer can be done at a point of sale (pos), such as during a purchase of the gift card. ... Ebay Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206117

Usb-hid wireless beacons connected to point of sale devices for communication with communication devices

There are provided systems and method for usb human interface device type wireless beacons connected to point of sale devices for communication with communication devices. A wireless beacon at the merchant location may connect with a communication device. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201029

Web address determination based on a geo-position of a user

There are provided systems and method for a web address determination based on a geo-position of a user. A user may utilize a communication device at a location of an entity to be redirected to an online contact address of the entity. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200902

Methods and systems to process a social networking message

Methods and systems to process a social networking message are described. The system receives a selection that identifies first metadata tag information and a selection that identifies first action information, over a network, at a server machine. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199772

Interacting with electronic commerce users using social media

Methods, systems, and apparatus for enhancing electronic commerce using social media are described. A user is invited to like a web page. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199752

Electronic commerce using social media

Methods, systems, and apparatus for enhancing electronic commerce using social media are described. A selection by a user of an object in a first image is obtained and the object is identified using image processing. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199713

Methods, systems, and apparatus for enhancing electronic commerce using social media

Methods, systems, and apparatus for enhancing electronic commerce using social media are described. Social media information is analyzed to determine a social media strategy and a strategy template is determined based on the defined social media strategy. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199711

Keeping popular advertisements active

A computerized method and system for keeping popular advertisements active are provided. Example embodiments may include identifying one or more expiring online content from a plurality of online contents. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199437

Systems and methods for matching a user to social data

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for matching social data to a user of a networked-based content publisher are provided. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may access social network entries published on one or more social networks. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199362

Method and system for ranking search results based on category demand normalized using impressions

Described herein are methods and systems for promoting item listings that satisfy a query based on the item listings being assigned to certain categories that have, based on historical click data, exhibited high demand characteristics for the query. Consistent with some embodiments, a certain number of leaf-level categories are identified based on demand data for those categories, and the item listings assigned to those categories are promoted through a normalized weighting factor derived in part based on the click probability score associated with the category, clicks per impression rate, and weighted clicks per impression by ranking rate.. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199104

Solar installation mapping

In an example embodiment, a first set of estimated locations for calibration points in a roof is identified in a first satellite image, the first satellite image having a first zoom level and a first angle relative to ground. Then a second set of estimate locations for the calibration points is identified in a second satellite image, the second satellite image having a second zoom level and a second angle relative to ground. ... Ebay Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199103

System to present additional item information

A computer-implemented system and method for displaying additional information corresponding to an item represented by a visual indicator in response to a mouseover event is disclosed. Various embodiments receive a mouseover event corresponding to a visual indicator displayed on a display screen and generate additional information corresponding to an item represented by the visual indicator in response to the mouseover event, the additional information being obtained from various databases and used to generate additional information corresponding to the item.. ... Ebay Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194024

Point-of-sale systems

A point-of-sale (pos) system is provided. The pos system may include an adjustable housing configured to receive a computing device. ... Ebay Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193835

Collapsible ads

In an example embodiment, an area of a web page devoted to displaying an ad is rendered. Then, an ad server is called for ad content. ... Ebay Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193610

Automatic pin creation using password

A pin is automatically generated based on at least one rule when the user enters a password through a user device. In one example, the pin is a truncated version of the password where each character in the truncated version is mapped onto a number. ... Ebay Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193449

Predictive algorithm for search box auto-complete

In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method to predict search results in an electronic environment is disclosed. The system architecture comprises a communications module to receive a query from a remote end-user where the query includes one or more characters contained within a first single communications packet. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186989

Pricing and listing configuration recommendation engine

In an example embodiment, an item characteristic is received, the item characteristic pertaining to an item being listed for sale, by a seller, via an ecommerce service. Then, a plurality of past transactions of items having the item characteristic are analyzed. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186986

Merchant/customer pos interaction system

Systems and methods for providing merchant/customer interaction include determining that a tablet computer is in a merchant orientation, retrieving merchant product information according to a received instruction and merchant orientation information, and displaying a merchant screen on the tablet computer that includes the merchant product information according to the merchant orientation information. A change in the orientation of the tablet computer enclosure/stand is then detected from the merchant orientation to a customer orientation. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186982

Systems and methods for managing shopping lists and shopping routes

A system or method is provided to monitor a consumer's shopping routes associated with shopping lists. A location and movements of the consumer in a merchant's store may be monitored using a network of bluetooth beacons installed throughout the merchant's store. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186973

Ticket listing triggered by url links

A ticket purchase application is installed in a communication device to facilitate event ticket purchase. An operating system of the communication device recognizes a type of uniform resource locator (url) that indicates an entertaining or sporting event. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186881

Method and apparatus for using sensors on a portable electronic device to verify transactions

The present disclosure involves a system. The system includes a computer memory storage module configured to store executable computer programming code. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186874

Wireless beacon communications through magnetic card readers

There are provided systems and method for wireless beacon communications through magnetic card readers. A check-in at a merchant location may be completed using a beacon at the merchant location with a communication device. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186436

Method and system to monitor a diverse heterogeneous application environment

In various embodiments, a system and related method for organizing transactional data from a diverse and heterogeneous application environment is disclosed. In an example embodiment, a system includes a file system and one or more daemon indexers in electrical communication with the file system. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186383

Recommendations in a computing advice facility

According to various embodiments, a ratings matrix including matrix values is generated, each row of the ratings matrix identifying one of a plurality of users, each column of the ratings matrix identifying one of a plurality of items, and each of the matrix values corresponding to a known affinity rating describing a degree of affinity associated with one of the users and one of the items. The ratings matrix may include a missing entry representing an unknown affinity rating. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150185860

Merchant/customer pos interaction system

Systems and methods for providing merchant/customer interaction include determining that a tablet computer is in a merchant orientation, retrieving merchant product information according to a received instruction and merchant orientation information, and displaying a merchant screen on the tablet computer that includes the merchant product information according to the merchant orientation information. A change in the orientation of the tablet computer enclosure/stand is then detected from the merchant orientation to a customer orientation. ... Ebay Inc

07/02/15 / #20150185768

Merchant/customer pos interaction system

Systems and methods for providing merchant/customer interaction include determining that a tablet computer is in a merchant orientation, retrieving merchant product information according to a received instruction and merchant orientation information, and displaying a merchant screen on the tablet computer that includes the merchant product information according to the merchant orientation information. A change in the orientation of the tablet computer enclosure/stand is then detected from the merchant orientation to a customer orientation. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181016

System and method to utilize geo-fences to limit calls to a server system from a user's mobile device

A system to utilize geo-fences to limit calls to a server system from a user's mobile device may be provided in the form of a geo-fencing application executing on a mobile device. A geo-fencing application may be configured to detect, based on the monitored location information, that the associated mobile device has entered an area represented by a passive geo-fence and stop reporting location information to the server until the mobile device is outside the area represented by the passive geo-fence. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178872

Network-based commerce facility offer management methods and systems

Various embodiments include systems, methods, and software to manage offers in a network-based commerce system. One embodiment includes providing sellers an option when listing an item for sale to receive best offers for the item from buyers. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178871

Network-based commerce facility offer management methods and systems

Various embodiments include systems, methods, and software to manage offers in a network-based commerce system. One embodiment includes providing sellers an option when listing an item for sale to receive best offers for the item from buyers. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178870

Network-based commerce facility offer management methods and systems

Various embodiments include systems, methods, and software to manage offers in a network-based commerce system. One embodiment includes providing sellers an option when listing an item for sale to receive best offers for the item from buyers. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178824

Network-based commerce facility offer management methods and systems

Various embodiments include systems, methods, and software to manage offers in a network-based commerce system. One embodiment includes providing sellers an option when listing an item for sale to receive best offers for the item from buyers. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178822

Discovery engine storefront

A method and a system of online shopping using a digital storefront. For example, a digital storefront having multiple touchscreen display surfaces presents a plurality of tiles to a user, where one or more tiles display images of items for sale and at least one hunch question which may be related to the environment. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178813

Social mobile shopping system

Methods and system are provided for enhancing consumer shopping. The methods and systems allow consumers to more readily purchase products of interest to them. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178778

Location-based triggered delivery system

A system and method for a location-based triggered delivery are described. A location of a device of a user is determined. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178759

Loyalty program based on time savings

Users of a web site may save time by completing purchases via an electronic network. A transaction completed at least partially online, for example, may require less user time than an alternative transaction that is completed by traveling to a physical store location. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178734

System for accepting a first account for making payment for a transaction and paying for the transaction with funds from a second account

An online payment service receives from a consumer the identity of a first account for making a payment for a transaction. The payment service accepts the first account for making the payment. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178720

System for accepting a first currency for making payment for a transaction and paying for the transaction with funds in a different currency.

A method and system for transferring value to a user of a transaction system including receiving from the user a request for value, evaluating the risk involved in providing the value by evaluating information accessible to the transaction system, selectively approving the request for value based on evaluating the risk involved, and distributing the value to the user. The information that is accessible to the transaction system may be stored at the transaction system or separated from the transaction system. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178654

Managed inventory

Example methods and systems are directed to a managed inventory. A database may store information regarding items owned by a user. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178301

Systems and methods to generate a search query

A description of an abstraction of items may be received as an input from a device operated by a user. The abstraction of the items may represent a group of items. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177934

Systems and methods for saving and presenting a state of a communication session

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for saving and presenting a state of a communication session are presented. The communication session may be established between a client device and an application server of a content publisher, and may include the presentation of content on the client device. ... Ebay Inc

06/25/15 / #20150174481

Geo location questing

A method and a system of a geo-location quest game. For example, registering game participants to play a geo-location quest game within a game environment having a plurality of beacon devices which are capable of providing location information for registered game participants within the game environment. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172410

Caching web content using multiple keys

Users of a web site may belong to different user groups, and receive content that applies to those user groups. Such content may be stored within a cache by a server system. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172295

Identifying fraudulent activities and the perpetrators thereof

Systems and methods are disclosed herein to identify fraudulent activity. In one embodiment, a method for identifying fraudulent activity includes receiving and extracting, at a server comprising at least one hardware-based processor and a memory coupled to the at least one hardware-based processor, header information from each of a plurality of client communications issued by one or more client devices. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172282

One time password authentication of websites

A method includes generating first and second one time password (otp) token values from a shared clock, receiving a version of the second otp token value, and comparing the second otp token value and the version of the second otp token value. A system includes a generator residing on an authentication server to generate first and second one time password (otp) token values from a shared clock, a transmitter residing on the authentication server to transmit the first otp token value, a receiver residing on the authentication server to receive a version of the second otp token value, and a comparator to compare the second otp token value and the version of the second otp token value to authenticate a site and a user.. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172273

Systems and methods for secure password entry

Systems and methods for secure password entry are provided. When a user wishes to log in or otherwise authenticate as an authorized user of a system using a password, the system can provide an apparently random sequence of characters to the user. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170437

Method and system of vehicle tracking portal

An apparatus is provided including a processor, a memory, and a vehicle tracking portal. The vehicle tracking portal is configured to obtain vehicle identification information regarding a vehicle. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170249

Item search and refinement using wearable device

A system and method of item search and refinement using a wearable device are described. In some embodiments, identifying information of a product is captured using an information capture device on a wearable device. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170241

Electronic form automation

Some embodiments may provide a method comprising receiving, from a remote machine, entity-identifying data and form identifying data, the form identifying data to identify a sequence of one or more electronic forms, the sequence including a target electronic form having a form element, determining an entity identifier, based on the entity-identifying data, accessing, from a data store, an entity attribute value based on the entity identifier, and transmitting, to the remote machine, form-filling instructions operable to cause a machine to automatically associate an entity attribute value with the form element.. . ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170226

Virtual charitable event

In an example embodiment, an indication of a donation amount and a goal of a virtual charitable event are received. Then the donation amount is broken down into a plurality of donation credits. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170098

Personalizing delivery choices

Systems and methods to personalize delivery choices are described. A buyer may make a delivery request; the delivery request may include transaction information. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169856

Lockable widgets on a mobile device

A software widget running on a user device may be designed to operate in a locked or an unlocked mode. In unlocked mode, the user has full interactivity with the widget. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169607

Systems and methods to present images representative of searched items

A request that identifies a plurality of items may be received from a device operated by a user. A plurality of view item pages may be accessed. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169461

Custom caching

Methods and systems are presented for custom caching. Application threads define caches. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169322

Distributed parallel build system

This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing distributed parallel builds. A computer-implemented method to manage parallel builds, comprises identifying one or more software components in a software project, wherein each software component includes an executable binary file; determining a build configuration for each software component, wherein the build configuration includes a mapping from each software component to one or more build servers; and building each software component using the mapped one or more build servers in the corresponding build configuration, wherein the building includes compiling one or more source files associated with each software component to one or more object files, by distributing the one or more source files to one or more compilation machines.. ... Ebay Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165327

System and method for an interactive shopping game

A method and a system for finding products in an in-store shopping environment using an interactive shopping game is described. In an example, the shopping game is generated based on user input, including a shopping list and user personalization information. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163632

Location-based services

Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a location-aware game environment executing on a mobile device. More specifically, a method can include executing a location-aware game, monitoring a physical location corresponding to a mobile device, and triggering an action or event within the game environment based on information associated with the physical location of the mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163629

Methods, systems, and apparatus for a geo-fence system

Methods, systems, and apparatus for defining, generating, utilizing, and/or detecting a geo-fence are described. A trigger is obtained, the trigger generated in response to a change in a geo-fence criteria. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163254

Omni-channel state preservation

In various example embodiments, systems, methods and media for omni-channel state preservation are provided. In example embodiments, a method comprises identifying a plurality of flow chain elements in a transaction flow of a user session, causing the presentation of a first flow chain element in the transaction flow in an interface of a first user device, causing the presentation of a second flow chain element in the transaction flow in an interface of a second user device, and preserving a state of the user in the session when causing the presentation of the second flow chain element in the second user device.. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163251

Identity assertion framework

Systems and methods for implementing an identity assertion framework to authenticate a user in a federation of security domains are provided. A first security token service associated with a first security domain is configured to receive a request for a first token from a device and issue the first token based on a first issuing policy of the first security domain. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161714

Systems and methods for offline ecommerce purchases using an item catalog for a user

There is provided systems and method for offline ecommerce purchases using an item catalog for a user. A user may receive a catalog of items from a server, such as a merchant server and/or payment provider server, at a user device while the user device is connected to a network. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161708

Mining product recommendation from query reformulations

In various example embodiments, systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation is provided. In example embodiments, a query that corresponds to a particular product is received. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161677

System and method for social data mining that learns from a dynamic taxonomy

A system, method and article of manufacture that selects at least keyword from a taxonomy of a publication system; used the at least one keyword for performing data mining of a social network to detect conversations relating to products; compared elements of the conversations with functions of the publication system; and responsive to comparing, uses the elements of the conversation to change the taxonomy or the offering of products on the publication system. The conversations comprise posts relating to a product, the functions of the publication system comprise searches relating to the product, and changing the taxonomy comprises adding a category to the taxonomy.. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161660

Advertising cannibalization management

A system and method for advertising cannibalization management are provided. In example embodiments, historical data comprising advertisement revenue, advertisement parameters, and a cannibalization metric are accessed. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161635

Dynamic price elasticity in unstructured marketplace data

In an example embodiment, a pseudo product group for an item to be listed in an online marketplace having unstructured data is determined. Then, a fair market price for the item is determined using past data from listings in the pseudo product group. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161556

Optimization of shipment containerization for multichannel fulfillment centers

A system and method for optimizing shipment of containers between fulfillment centers are described. The system identifies a buyer fulfillment center associated with a region of a delivery address of a buyer of an item listed in an online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161257

Web crawler optimization system

Techniques for optimizing the performance of a webpage crawler are described. According to various embodiments, historical web crawler performance data is accessed, the data describing a performance of a web crawler during various time periods in one or more prior days. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156192

Federated identity creation

A user may have multiple identities used to access multiple services or accounts. The user may use the multiple identities online from a device. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154692

Systems and methods to provide visual browsing

Systems and methods for multi-directional visual browsing on an electronic device are described. In example embodiments, a primary item is positioned in a predetermined location on a visual display. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154675

Customer shopping help system

Systems and methods for providing merchant recommendations include receiving sets of shopping session information from beacon devices in a merchant physical location. Each set of shopping session information is collected from a respective customer device during a respective shopping session, and the sets of shopping session information and information about the merchant physical location are analyzed to determine a merchant physical location area in the merchant physical location in which the customers have been located in less often than a plurality of other merchant physical location areas in the merchant physical location. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154674

Customer shopping help system

Systems and methods for providing customer shopping help include a system provider device that receives first customer location information from a plurality of beacon devices at a merchant physical location. The first customer location information is collected during a shopping session from a first customer device that is associated with a first customer. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154649

Cross-browser, cross-machine recoverable user identifiers

Methods and systems to identify a user across multiple browsers and machines are described. In some embodiments, a web request is received at a retrieval service from a browser. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154601

Online fraud prevention using genetic algorithm solution

Online fraud prevention including receiving a rules set to detect fraud, mapping the rules set to a data set, mapping success data to members of the rules set, filtering the members of the rules set, and ordering members of the data set by giving priority to those members of the data set with a greater probability for being fraudulent based upon the success data of each member of the rule set in detecting fraud. Further, a receiver coupled to an application server to receive a rules set to detect fraud, and a server coupled to the application server, to map the rules set to a data set, and to map the success data to each members of the rules set. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154518

Authenticated checkin via passive nfc

The present disclosure involves a method of verifying user check-ins to a venue. The method includes initializing a digital check-in chain for a venue. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154503

Image-based popularity prediction

A machine may be configured to access an image of an item described by a description of the item. The machine may determine an image quality score of the image based on an analysis of the image. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154387

Multi-factor authentication system and method

A system and method of multi-factor authentication are described. In some embodiments, a first device provides an initial authentication data to a second device. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154315

Method and system to facilitate a search of an information resource

Methods and systems to facilitate a search of an information resource is disclosed. In various embodiments, a distribution of a plurality of data items across a plurality of attribute value ranges corresponding to an attribute is identified. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154251

Systems and methods to adapt search results

Methods and systems to adapt search results are described. The system receives search information that includes a constraint over a network. ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154209

Online logo tool

An online tool allows a user, such as an online merchant, to access a page of a service provider, select a format, customize funding sources and designs, and copy and paste the code to the merchant page to quickly and easily create a customized funding source graphic.. . ... Ebay Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154063

Method and system for exception detecting and alerting

Methods and system for exception detecting and alerting are described. An exception indicating an occurrence of an error in an application and a path to the exception in an application space may be received. ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149890

Document generation based on referral

A document machine may detect a request for provision of a document while that document is available for provisioning. The document machine may update a count of referrals to the document and, based on the count of referrals transgressing a threshold value, generate a substitute document based on the original document. ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149604

Content switch management

Embodiments of a system and method manage a configuration of a plurality of content switching devices in a networked system by generating a first configuration data file and translating the first configuration data file into one or more device specific configuration data files, each device specific configuration file corresponding to a device type of the one or more content switching devices. Some embodiments of the system and method then communicate the one or more device specific configuration data files to each content switching device of a corresponding device type to configure each content switching device.. ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149555

Peer-to-peer trading platform

A computer-implemented method and system is disclosed in which a network-based interaction environment includes a plurality of peer-to-peer nodes being able to communicate directly with each other using a peer-to-peer protocol and a peer-to-peer client application, and a first peer-to-peer client application to maintain persistent item information on at least one peer-to-peer node of the plurality of peer-to-peer nodes, the persistent information being related to an item being offered by a first user of the first peer-to-peer client application.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149499

System and method to provide query linguistic service

In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide query linguistic service is provided. An initial query term set is received. ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149385

Visualization of reputation ratings

In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the graphical illustration such that the graphical illustration may be used to represent the second term, and generating a feedback page containing the first term and the graphical illustration. The method may include assigning a value to the first term so as to identify the first term, assigning the first term to the searchable data structure, and extracting the first term from the searchable data structure based, in part, upon an extraction rule.. ... Ebay Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148078

Location-based services

Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include obtaining a first physical location of a mobile device; and generating a geofence on the mobile device based on the first physical location. ... Ebay Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142827

Query suggestion for e-commerce sites

Query suggestions are provided using a query log including a number of user sessions that comprise training data. The training data includes a sequence of a plurality of sets of queries, some of the sets of queries including query transitions followed by a purchase related event. ... Ebay Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142711

Interestingness recommendations in a computing advice facility

The present disclosure provides a recommendation to a user through a computer-based advice facility, comprising collecting topical information, wherein the collected topical information includes an interestingness aspect; filtering the collected topical information based on the interestingness aspect; determining an interestingness rating from the collected topical information, wherein the determining is through the computer-based advice facility; and providing a user with the recommendation related to the topical information based on the interestingness rating.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142601

System and method for managing shared collections

Systems and methods for managing shared collections are described. For example, a machine receives a textual description of an entry requested to be created within a collection at a network-based system. ... Ebay Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142600

Presenting an image of assembled components

A ring design machine receives one or more selections of gemstones and one or more selections of settings and allows a user to “mix and match” gemstones and settings and view a selected gemstone in a compatible setting for that gemstone. To present the gemstone in the setting, the ring design machine presents a combination image that depicts the gemstone in the setting. ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150128241

Systems and methods for authenticating a user and device

Systems and methods for authenticating a user request for authentication are provided. An authentication device that may be part of such a system includes a network interface component coupled to a network and configured to receive at least one data packet having authentication information including at least a username of a user and user credentials. ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127726

Methods, systems and apparatus for configuring a system of content access devices

Methods, systems, and apparatus to configure a system of content access devices and direct signals, content, and communications between devices are described. A requested content item is directed from a source device to a first receiving device. ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127598

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an internet based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the internet based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127597

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an internet based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the internet based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127587

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an inter-net based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the interact based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127586

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an inter-net based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the interact based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127585

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an internet based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the internet based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127525

Dye pach: systems and methods for ach fund tracking

When an automated clearing house (ach) fund transaction is deemed to have suspicious nature, the ach transfer file for the transaction may be marked with a unique key (dye pach). The unique key may be used to track the transfer paths of funds through a plurality of financial institutions. ... Ebay Inc

05/07/15 / #20150125084

Image categorization based on comparisons between images

In an example embodiment, a method is provided for image categorization. Here, images are displayed. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120884

Method and system to transmit data

Methods and systems for transmitting data are disclosed. In one embodiment a portable electronic device comprises a processor-implemented user interface module to cause the presentation of a first information field to a user as part of a graphical user interface in the portable electronic device and to receive information entered or data identification in the first information field. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120503

Product schematics collection and projection

A method of projecting a likeness of an item onto a surface is disclosed. A determination that a user is interested in an item is made. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120481

Business event processing

In one example embodiment, a system comprises an event processing module accessible over a network; an event producer module associated with the event processing module and configured to monitor an action or directive of a consumer resource and, in response to a detected action or directive, generate an event and event metadata. The system further includes a conversion module associated with the event processing module and configured to acquire the event metadata and generate a generic event based on the acquired event metadata, and a transport module configured to distribute the generic event to a plurality of consumer resources.. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120480

Methods, systems, and apparatus for listing items in an electronic commerce marketplace

Methods, systems, and apparatus for listing an item on an electronic commerce marketplace are described. A user termination of a following of a social interest may be detected. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120445

User susceptibility profiles in marketplace environments

Systems, methods and media for susceptibility profiles in a marketplace environment are disclosed. In one example, a method comprises collecting transaction data relating to a plurality of participants performing transactions in a marketplace environment and identifying at least one transaction driver associated with an identified section of the transactions. ... Ebay Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120417

Method for providing favorite store management service in electronic commerce using internet and computer-readable recording medium having program recorded thereon for executing the method is recorded

Provided is a method of providing a favorite shop management service in electronic commerce using the internet for inducing continuous and repeated purchases rather than a one-time purchase by classifying an interest shop, a purchased shop, or an impressive shop as a favorite shop based on the repeated number of purchases or a purchase amount of selling products pre-registered by a seller, and differentially managing the classified favorite shop.. . ... Ebay Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112873

Management of business

First business process data obtained from a first trading participant includes a set of transaction messages having a first data format in accordance with a first protocol for conducting business transactions used by the first trading participant. A virtual trading participant receives fictitious business process data from the first trading participant and acknowledging the fictitious business process data and replying to the first trading participant that the fictitious business process data has been acknowledged. ... Ebay Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112754

User intent tracking streams

Systems, methods and media are proposed for user intent tracking streams. One example embodiment relates to a system that comprises an identification module to identify a plurality of aspects of contextual or personal information relating to a user, and an analysis module to analyze the plurality of aspects of contextual or personal information to identify user intent or a likelihood relating to a pre-determined action. ... Ebay Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106694

Systems and methods for providing a user interface with grid view

A tool (systems, apparatus, methodology, application, user interface, etc.) for accessing content, such as webpages hosted over a network such as the internet, and more particularly, a tool for accessing the content of a webpage and further displaying a grid view superimposed over the content of the webpage.. . ... Ebay Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106230

Systems and methods for recommending a retail location

A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location. ... Ebay Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100891

Reflow of data presentation using tracking data

In an example embodiment, a script defining a flow of a user interface is distributed to a user application operating on a client device. Then interactions between users on one or more client devices and one or more server devices are tracked. ... Ebay Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100482

Payment tree

In an example embodiment, a group of local trusted devices is formed based, at least in part, on locations of a plurality of devices. Then a payment tree is presented in a user interface of a first device in the group of local trusted devices, the payment tree including a graphical representation of relationships between devices in the group and permitting selection, by a user of the first device, of one or more devices in the group to share in paying a bill received from a device outside the group. ... Ebay Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100478

Communication device interface for monetary transfers through a displayable contact list

There is provided systems and method for a communication device interface for monetary transfers through a displayable contact list. A user may import contacts from a contact list application, a social networking service, a user account with a payment provider, and/or another contact source into a communication device, such as a mobile phone. ... Ebay Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100453

Color indication

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing applicability indicators using color are disclosed. An applicability indicator may provide a user with an indicator of the applicability of a particular item presented to the user in response to a search query or recommendation. ... Ebay Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100405

Communication device interface for merchant check-in and shopping notifications

There are provided systems and methods for a communication device interface for merchant check-in and shopping notifications. A user may enter shopping preferences to a module of a communication device in order to receive notifications and alerts when items matching the shopping preferences are available with one or more merchants. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095990

Device reputation

A user device is associated with a dynamic trust score that may be updated as needed, where the trust score and the updates are based on various activities and information associated with the mobile device. The trust score is based on both parameters of the device, such as device type, registered device location, device phone number, device id, the last time the device has been accessed, etc. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095763

Browser emulator system

A browser emulator is provided. An example browser emulator system includes a communications module to receive requests for web pages from a browser application, a document object model (dom) interceptor to intercept an initial document object model (dom) provided by the web application, an activator to activate a browser emulator, and a dom manipulator to generate a modified dom. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095302

Identifying an item based on data associated with the item

There are provided methods and systems to identify an item based on data associated with the item. Information is received that is descriptive of an item to be listed on an information storage and retrieval platform. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095296

Method and apparatus for a data confidence index

Techniques for providing a data confidence index are presented herein. In one embodiment, a method includes setting a default confidence index for a remote computing device, the confidence index indicating trustworthiness of data provided by the remote computing device, the remote computing device operating as part of a network of cooperating devices; applying a plurality of ordered rules for the remote computing device, respective rules comprising a rule pre-condition and a confidence index adjustment, respective rules considering one of a behavior of the remote computing device and a property of the remote computing device; and adjusting the confidence index for the remote computing device responsive to results of applying the plurality of ordered rules. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095234

Mobile barcode generation and payment

An application on user's mobile device (having a display screen) generates a transaction-specific barcode on the display, where the barcode contains a plurality of funding sources for the transaction and/or merchant loyalty, reward, or membership numbers. The barcode can be scanned to make purchases at a point of sale (pos).. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095201

Method and system for collaborative and private sessions

Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. A cursor movement request may be received from at least two users of a plurality of users of a collaborative session during a time period. ... Ebay Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095185

Large-scale recommendations for a dynamic inventory

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing recommendations are presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include accessing a selection of queries executed on a database of items. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089610

Login using qr code

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a user to use a trusted device to provide sensitive information to an identity provider via qr (quick response) code for the identity provider to broker a website login or to collect information for the website. A user may securely transact with the website from unsecured devices by entering sensitive information into the trusted device. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089529

User commentary systems and methods

Systems and methods to display content are described. In some embodiments, program content is received from a content source. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088921

Search guidance

A user may submit a search query to a search engine, which may process the search query and generate a set of results. Previous actions of the user or of other users may be used to identify recommended search queries. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088895

Method and system for categorizing items automatically

A method and system to automatically categorize a merchant listing in an electronic marketplace are provided. The method includes parsing the category information submitted by a seller to derive a first category identifier. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088892

System and method for creating, managing, and reusing schema type definitions in services oriented architecture services, grouped in the form of libraries

A computer-implemented system and method for creating, managing, and reusing schema type definitions in soa services, grouped in the form of libraries are disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes: grouping a plurality of extensible mark-up language (xml) schema (xsd) types, each xsd type defined in an individual xsd file; using a processor to bundle the plurality of individual xsd types into a type library, the type library including a type information file to register the individual xsd types in the type library, the type library further including a type dependencies file to register dependencies between the individual xsd types in the same or different type library; importing types from a different type library, when defining derived types or aggregated types; generating java artifacts from the xsd types; and associating the java artifacts with corresponding xsd types in the type information file of the type library.. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088749

System and method for transaction security enhancement

The present disclosure involves a system that includes a computer memory storage component configured to store computer programming instructions and a computer processor component operatively coupled to the computer memory storage component. The computer processor component is configured to run a secure operating system and a non-secure operating system in parallel. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088700

Recommendations for selling past purchases

A system and method of generating recommendations for users to sell items that they have previously purchased are described. An inventory of items of a user may be determined. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088683

Recommending an item page

The present disclosure addresses systems and methods to facilitate recommending an item page. The system may receive a reference to the item from a first device that corresponds to a first person. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088678

Dynamic content for online transactions

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. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088654

Method and apparatus for geolocation of a network user

A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088651

Context-based advertising

A method and a system for context-based real-time advertising are provided. In example embodiments, a document content that is displayed to a user may be analyzed and keywords may be identified. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088603

User-controlled identity profiles

In an example embodiment, an identity system comprises a data repository for storing user-controlled personal data; an enrollment module to enroll users with the data repository; a first communication module to receive an enrolled user authentication and personal data relating to the user; a control module allowing an authenticated user to supplement or modify the received personal data and to select recipients of user-identified aspects of the received personal data; and a second communication module to communicate the user-identified aspects to a selected recipient. A payment module may be configured to convey a value to the user based on the communication to, or use by, the selected recipient of the user-identified aspects of the personal data.. ... Ebay Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086081

Vehicle identification based on an image

A machine may be configured as a vehicle identification machine to identify a model of a vehicle based on an image that depicts a dashboard of the vehicle. As configured, the machine may receive an image of the dashboard, where the image depicts a layout of instrumentation within the dashboard. ... Ebay Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082452

Method and apparatus for geolocation of a network user

A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website. ... Ebay Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081780

Methods and systems for application controlled pre-fetch

Systems and methods for application controlled pre-fetch are described. One method is for receiving pre-fetch information, over a network, at a first load balancer. ... Ebay Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081662

Category constrained queries

A user may submit a search query to a search engine. The search engine may process the search query and generate a set of results. ... Ebay Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081445

Method and apparatus for geolocation of a network user

A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074588

Auto-scroll on in-context modules

Systems and methods are disclosed which may provide modules that may be displayed in the context of a website that allow for autoscrolling between the modules upon entering required information in the modules or completing actions required by the modules. The modules may be modules for paying for items via paypal and may include modules for entering payment information, billing information, a shipping address, creating an account, and accepting terms and conditions. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074502

Multi-directional and variable speed navigation of collage multi-media

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073982

Electronic wallet fund transfer system

Systems and methods for transferring funds to an user account include a payment service provider device receiving a request for fund transfer information for an user account from a payer device that is associated with a payer. The payment service provider device then provides a routing number that is associated with the payment service provider and a virtual account number that is associated with the user account to the payer device. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073980

Bluetooth low energy (ble) pre-check in

One or more bluetooth® low energy (ble) beacons in communication with a remote server that provides check in capabilities and payment capabilities may be installed at a location. The ble beacons may connect with a user's mobile device when the user enters the location and allow the user to check in to the location and authorize payments to be made at the location. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073942

Providing information related to a product unique to a geographical region

Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing information regarding a product that is unique to a geographical region. In one or more embodiments a method may include determining a location of a user, receiving information indicative of one or more products unique to a particular geographical region corresponding to the determined location of the user, wherein each of the one or more products are offered for sale in the particular region by one or more merchants, and providing information about at least one of the products and about a merchant, from the one or more merchants, offering that product for sale in the geographical region.. ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073898

Method and system of publishing campaign data

One embodiment of the invention provides a method of publishing campaign metadata from a database to a plurality of channel systems, the method includes: querying the database to select campaign metadata ready for publishing to a target channel system; selecting the target channel system from a plurality of channel systems based on an target indicating attribute of the campaign metadata; determining whether the target channel system has a soap enabled webservice api or whether the target channel system only accepts http posts; if the target channel system has a soap enabled webservice api, packaging the campaign metadata as an xml message object; if the target channel system only accepts http posts, packaging the campaign metadata as an html request; and transferring the packaged campaign metadata to the target channel system.. . ... Ebay Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072651

Messaging service application programming interface

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method that enables short message service (sms) text messaging to be integrated into existing applications is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request from a client application to transmit a message to a recipient device. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066907

Seamless pagination

A search engine determines a number of pages to present to a user based on one or more of a variety of factors. The search engine may send the search results to a client machine, which may present a subset of the results along with a pagination control in a scrollable interface. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066746

Payment application with merchant physical location personalization

Systems and methods for providing a payment application personalized for a merchant physical location include receiving a first customer location from a first customer device that is running a payment application. A first merchant physical location is then determined to be associated with the first customer location and, in response, first merchant physical location personalization information is retrieved. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066704

Method and apparatus for presenting information relating to a good

Systems, media and methods for presenting information relating to a good for sale are provided. In an example embodiment, a system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to receive from a seller, via a network, product information relating to a good for sale, store the received product information in a database, receive an inquiry from a buyer via a portable wireless communication device, the inquiry including data usable to identify the good for sale, and based on an identification of the good, send, via a network, for display in an interface of the portable wireless communication device, at least some of the information relating to the good for sale.. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066695

Cross border trade entity visibility compliance system

Techniques for controlling visibility settings of data entities (for example but not limited to item listings, items, products and services, stock keeping units (skus) reviews, collections, lists, adverts, etc.) on a networked commerce system are described. According to various embodiments, a seller specification of an item is received, via a user interface, in connection with a request to post item information on a networked commerce system. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066693

System and method for location based mobile commerce

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes communicating with a user via a first mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a geo-location of the first mobile communication device, communicating with a merchant via a second mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a radius of coverage for the second mobile communication device, determining whether the geo-location of the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device.. . ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066692

System and method for location based mobile commerce

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes communicating with a user via a first mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a geo-location of the first mobile communication device, communicating with a merchant via a second mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a radius of coverage for the second mobile communication device, determining whether the geo-location of the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device.. . ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066691

Optimized multiple digital wallet presentation

Methods and systems for facilitating a digital wallet transaction are described herein. A service provider identifies and recommends the most applicable digital wallets for a user based on various factors, such as user location, type and amount of purchase, type of merchant, and/or mood of the user. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065177

Location-based services

Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving data defining a geofence, monitoring a current location, comparing the current location with the geofence, determining that the current location is within the geofence, and in response altering the state of an application on the mobile device.. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063681

Estimating depth from a single image

During a training phase, a machine accesses reference images with corresponding depth information. The machine calculates visual descriptors and corresponding depth descriptors from this information. ... Ebay Inc

03/05/15 / #20150062361

Systems, methods, and computer program products for digital image capture

A method including initiating video functionality of an optical image capture device, using the video functionality to capture a plurality of still images at video speed, saving the plurality of still images as a cached timeline from which a user may select a desired still image, and providing a user interface on a display screen to allow the user to select a desired still image.. . ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058965

Passporting credentials between a mobile app and a web browser

Systems and methods for passporting credentials provide a mechanism by which a native app on a client device can invoke a service provider's core web site web addresses (url) while keeping the existing session active and shared between the two experiences (native app and web flow) so that the end user does not need to re-login at each context switch. The mechanism can include a unique way for the web flow context to communicate conditions and pass control back to the native app context of the shared session. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058919

System and method to control sending of unsolicited communications

A system and method to control sending of unsolicited communications over a network is provided. Typically, the network is the internet and the system defines a spam prevention tool for users of an on-line service, such as an on-line bidding service. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058334

Presentation of items based on a theme

Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating a query are described. A query submitted by a user is accessed and the submitted query is identified as corresponding to a theme by determining a strength score of the submitted query. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058331

Search result ranking using machine learning

Various embodiments include systems and methods for search result ranking using machine learning. A goal model can be created using machine learning. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058203

Systems and methods for payment authorization using full-duplex communication from browser

Systems and methods are disclosed for the use of a browser with full-duplex communication capability to securely connect the browser with a payment processing gateway for a buyer to authorize payment processing for purchases made on a webpage of a merchant. The browser may implement the full-duplex communication channels using the websocket protocol to establish a secure cross-domain connection between the browser and the payment processing gateway. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058174

Methods and systems for deriving a score with which item listings are ordered when presented in search results

Methods and systems for analyzing, ordering and presenting item listings are described. In one example embodiment, a search query is processed to identify item listings satisfying the search query. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056957

Biometric authentication of mobile financial transactions by trusted service managers

In one embodiment, a method comprises storing a biometric trait of a user in a data communication device of the user, comparing a biometric trait input into the device with the biometric trait stored in the device, generating a certificate authenticating the user within the device if the biometric trait input into the device matches the biometric trait stored in the device, and facilitating a financial transaction of the user using the certificate.. . ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055860

Item recommendations using image feature data

An apparatus and method to facilitate finding recommendations for a query image are disclosed herein. A color histogram is determined corresponding to the query image. ... Ebay Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054831

User interface framework for viewing large scale graphs on the web

Various embodiments provide a computer-implemented system and method providing a user interface framework for viewing large scale graphs. An example embodiment includes obtaining graph data including information related to a plurality of nodes, the plurality of nodes corresponding to search queries performed on a particular host site; constructing a plurality of sub-graphs, the sub-graphs being clusters of search results that are formed based on an amount of overlap among the search results produced from the search queries; rendering the graph by displaying each of the plurality of nodes at a respective absolute position within the graph and generating a plurality of tiles representing images of the plurality of sub-graphs; and displaying a sub-graph image corresponding to a selected position and zoom level.. ... Ebay Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052171

Mapping item categories to ambiguous queries by geo-location

A method, system, and article of manufacture for disambiguating ambiguous queries based on location information. The system receives a query and location information for where the query was transmitted. ... Ebay Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052012

Methods, systems, and apparatus for correcting an electronic commerce listing

Methods, systems, and apparatus for processing an error in an item listing are described. An error report from a reporting user of the item listing may be obtained. ... Ebay Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051928

System and methods for variable distribution and access control for purchased event tickets

A system and methods for providing variable distribution and access control for purchased event tickets are described. In one embodiment, a network-based system receives an order for electronic tickets purchased by a buyer, receives one or more recipients other than the buyer for one or more of the electronic tickets, receives delivery options for the recipients from the buyer, receives delivery information for the recipients from the buyer, and delivers electronic ticket information to the recipients. ... Ebay Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046365

Universal address service

A system and method for universal address service are described. Shipping delivery data related to a user is accessed. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040223

Systems and methods for defeating malware with polymorphic software

Systems and methods for defeating malware with polymorphic software are described. The system generates randomized relocatable image information by randomizing a plurality of function information that is included in relocatable image information. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040072

Three dimensional image dimension mapping

In an example embodiment, a first view of a real-world object is displayed from a first angle. Then a two dimensional shape is overlaid over the first view. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039896

System and method for pool-based identity generation and use for service access

A computer-implemented system and method for pool-based identity generation and use for service access is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes seeding an identity generator with a private key; retrieving independently verifiable data corresponding to a service consumer; using the independently verifiable data to create signed assertions corresponding to the service consumer; generating a non-portable identity document associated with the service consumer, the identity document including the signed assertions; signing the identity document with the private key; and conveying the signed identity document to the service consumer via a secure link.. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039864

Systems and methods for defeating malware with randomized opcode values

A computer processor includes a first instruction set and a second instruction set. The computer processor further includes a translator. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039503

Mobile remittances/payments

A method and a system for mobile remittance and/or payment are provided. Example embodiments may include receiving a request, at a financial entity and from a first party, to remit an amount from an account, associated with the first party to a mobile phone number associated with a second party; notifying the second party of the amount to be remitted and an identity of the first party; receiving a personal identification component from the second party; accessing a mobile account associated with the mobile phone number based on the personal identification component; and depositing the amount into the mobile account. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039461

Omnichannel retailing

A device may determine its location within a store and display the location on a map of the store. A user may provide a shopping list to the device. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039393

Systems and methods for increasing user engagement by determining the mode of transport of the users

Systems and methods for detecting geolocation data associated with a traveler and detecting geolocation data associated with a plurality of routes of public conveyances. Detecting a match between the geolocation data associated with the traveler and the geolocation data associated with one of the plurality of routes of public conveyances provides a signal responsive to which the traveler may be engaged electronically. ... Ebay Inc

02/05/15 / #20150035947

Mobile device capture and display of multiple-angle imagery of physical objects

Methods and systems for displaying multiple-perspective imagery of physical objects are presented. In an example method, a visual presentation of an object is accessed at a mobile device, the presentation having multiple images of the object from varying perspectives relative to the object. ... Ebay Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032754

System and method for creating topic neighborhood visualizations in a networked system

A computer-implemented system and method for creating topic neighborhoods and a visualization for related topic neighborhoods in a networked system are disclosed. The apparatus, in an example embodiment, includes a neighborhood generator configured to receive user input that identifies of a topic for association with a neighborhood; create a neighborhood in association with the identified topic; gather neighborhood information using the identified topic as a search term to search from sources including information related to the topic; automatically invite users to join the created neighborhood; and provide access to the neighborhood via a neighborhood visualization on a webpage.. ... Ebay Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032571

System and method for providing cross-border transaction buying assistance

In various embodiments, a system and method for providing cross-border transaction buying assistance are provided. In example embodiments, an option is presented to a cross-border buyer to purchase an item from a domestic networked commerce system using a buying agent. ... Ebay Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032566

Providing country-specific recommendations

Providing country-specific recommendations for selling an item including detecting the listing of an item that is being listed for sale by a seller in a first country. Responsive to the detecting, determining information to be added to the listing in respect of a possible sale of the item in a second country, and informing the seller of the determined information. ... Ebay Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032531

Targeted incentive actions based on location and intent

A method and a system offer an incentive to a user of a mobile device based on a geographic location of the mobile device and the intent of the user. For example, a machine determines a geographic location of a mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026828

Methods and apparatus for character set control, verification and reporting

Systems and methods for character set control, verification and reporting are provided. In an example embodiment, a data evaluation system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to implement a language and character set phase in which an authorized character set comprising authorized characters is defined; a document phase including receipt of an input document, the input document comprising document characters; a detection phase including a comparison of the document characters against the authorized characters in the authorized character set to detect unauthorized characters in the input document not forming part of the authorized character set; and a reporting phase including display of the unauthorized characters to a user.. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026781

Secure elements broker (seb) for application communication channel selector optimization

Systems and methods for managing concurrent secure elements on a mobile device to coordinate with an application or “app” running on the mobile device and an appropriate communications protocol for conducting transactions using the mobile device include: informing, by the processor, the reader device of a preferred app and a communication protocol usable by the preferred app; receiving, by the processor, information about which apps and communication protocols are supported by a reader for processing a transaction; locating, by the processor, a secure element supporting an app and a communication protocol supported by the reader; channeling the communication protocol for the specific configuration of the app and the supporting secure element; activating the secure element that supports the app; and processing, with the activated secure element, using the supported app and communication channel, the transaction with the reader.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026714

Systems and methods of sharing video experiences

A system and method of sharing video experiences are described. A request may be received from a first device to view video content being captured by a second device. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026691

Task scheduling based on dependencies and resources

An example system identifies a set of tasks as being designated for execution, and the set of tasks includes a first task and a second task. The example system accesses task dependency data that corresponds to the second task and indicates that the first task is to be executed prior to the second task. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026665

Automated test on applications or websites in mobile devices

A method and a system to test one or more applications respectfully installed in a plurality of devices at the same time are provided. The system may include a server, which is coupled to the devices and receives a test script configured to test an application of the devices. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026517

Allocation of replica-sets in a storage cluster

A data storage system may be configured to allocate replica-sets in a balanced manner and mark some of these balanced replica-sets as being spares. As one or more drives or machines fail, the data storage system may move all copies of an affected replica-set to a marked spare replica-set and mark the affected replica-set as being inactive or invalid. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026168

Method and system for limiting share of voice of individual users

In various example embodiments, a system and method for limiting shares of voice of individual users in a result set are provided. In example embodiments, a search request is received from a user interface of a searching user, and a result set is determined in response. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026155

Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating search results

Methods, systems, and apparatus to constrain a search are described. A selection of one or more items of a search result set by a user may be obtained. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026068

Focus-based challenge-response authentication

A method for authenticating an access attempt includes detecting an access attempt by a user device over a network. A challenge-response authentication is provided over the network to the user device. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025995

Generating recommendations based on transaction data

Systems and methods of generating recommendations based on transaction data are described. A first business entity may collect transaction data corresponding to a user from at least one external source. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025974

System and method for location based content correlation

A method and a system to correlate location and content. For example, data is received from a client device that includes current geographical position data identifying a geographical position of the client device. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025973

System and method for location based content correlation

A method and a system to correlate location and content. For example, data is received from a client device that includes current geographical position data identifying a geographical position of the client device. ... Ebay Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022622

Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing video communications

Methods, systems, and apparatus for conducting a video conference. A location of one or more sets of eyes in an image may be determined. ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150020017

Method and system to dynamically browse data items

A method and system to determine the size of a first area on a user interface that is utilized to display data items. The system receives a request for a user interface that includes a first area and a second area that are complementary in size. ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019954

System and method for orchestration of customization for a user experience

A system and method for orchestration of customization for a user experience is disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes automatically producing user experience customization selections fur generating a webpage based on context information and a collection of user activity feedback from a community of users who previously interacted with the webpage. ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019422

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019421

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019420

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019375

Projection shopping with a mobile device

A method for making purchases with a mobile device at a physical location is described. A service provider receives information about an item available for purchase, and this information is projected on a surface. ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019333

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019330

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019319

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019318

Gui-based wallet program for online transactions

Provided is a method and a gui-based software application that acts as a wallet with network interconnectivity for enabling a user to securely and seamlessly conduct transactions with his or her online financial transaction program by means of a computer or a wireless handheld device without having to depend on an internet browser.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012512

Multi-dimensional search

Example methods and systems are directed to providing multi-dimensional search results. A source (e.g., a closed captioning stream) may provide a series of keywords. ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012458

Shipping container reuse recommendation system

A shipping container reuse recommendation system receives an identifier of a shipping container. An online marketplace interface module associates the identifier of the shipping container with a first transaction. ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012440

Secure credit card with near field communications

A near field communication device included in a secure transaction card provides an addition and/or transitional communication link for communicating secure transaction information. The near field communication device may be selectively engaged or disengaged and, when engaged, either active or passive modes of operation of the near field communication device can be selected. ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012418

Network-based consumer transactions with credit accounts

A computer-implemented method and system is operable to: receive a purchase transaction from a purchaser, the purchase transaction including purchase transaction information including a purchaser credit number associated with a purchaser credit account previously established on a payment site, use the purchaser credit number to obtain associated purchaser credit account information maintained at a payment site, receive from the payment site a disposition of the purchase transaction, and receive from the payment site purchaser-specific information to streamline the purchase transaction.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012376

Method and system automatically to support multiple transaction types, and to display seller-specific transactions of various transaction types in an integrated, commingled listing

This invention provides for a method of (or apparatus for) facilitating the display of items of multiple transaction types in a commingled listing. The display of items of multiple transaction types in a commingled listing may include items which are being offered by a specific seller at a network based commerce facility.. ... Ebay Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012373

Methods, systems, and apparatus for group-based transactions

Methods, systems, and apparatus to generate group transactions for an item are described. An item may be one or more of a product and a service. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007286

Non-numeric personal identification

Various methods and systems are provided for allowing a user to select a non-numeric pin or password and use that to access content instead of a conventional numerical pin. A series of visual, textual, and/or audio “digits” form the pin, where each succeeding digit may be related to and/or further limit one or more of the preceding digits.. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007277

Method and system for notification and request processing

Embodiments of a method and system for notification and request processing are disclosed. At a client application residing on a client machine, receiving a service request to access a provider application residing on a provider server. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007015

Execution and display of events in a plurality of web browsers and devices systems and method

There is provided systems and method for an execution and display of events in a plurality of web browsers and devices. The methods include receiving an event within a first web browser, wherein the first web browser is connected to a plurality of web browsers, determining an element on the first web browser corresponding to the event, and transmitting, using a hardware processor of a browser display device, the element and the event to the plurality of web browsers for execution by each of the plurality of web browser. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006472

Listing tune-up system

A listing tune-up system is provided. An example listing tune-up system may include a detection module configured to detect a listing of an online listing system. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006464

Systems and methods for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction

Methods and systems for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a selected entity, determining a plurality of entities related to the selected entity, determining a plurality of most probable entities, calculating relevance scores, and displaying a subset of the plurality of most probable entities. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006407

Systems, methods, and computer program products providing payment in cooperation with emv card readers

An electronic payment system provided by a mobile communication device, the system including a memory storing instructions for interacting with a emv card reader to cause payment from an issuing bank associated with a cardholder to an acquiring bank of a merchant associated with the electronic payment processing system; and one or more processors in communication with the memory configured to: initiate a transaction by passing transaction information, including a transaction amount, to the emv card reader; receive encrypted payment authorization from the emv card reader to process a payment from the issuing bank to the acquiring bank, wherein the one or more processors are in communication with the emv card reader; pass the encrypted payment authorization to the acquiring bank over a data connection; and receive a confirmation of payment from the acquiring bank over the data connection.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006376

Conductive payment device

Systems and methods for providing a payment include determining that a conductive payment device has been positioned immediately adjacent a touch sensitive payment receiving device. A plurality of conductive identification elements that are communicated from the conductive payment device to the touch sensitive payment receiving device are detected and the relative positions of at least some of the plurality of conductive identification elements are determined. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006315

User specific purchasing guide systems and methods

There is provided systems and method for a user specific purchasing guide. The methods include receive user specific financial information corresponding to a user, receive item specific pricing information corresponding to an item selected by the user, and determine user specific purchase recommendations for the item using the user specific financial information, the item specific pricing information, and general price predictors, wherein the user specific recommendations include at least a time and price to purchase the item.. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006291

Targeted incentive actions based on location and intent

A method and system for offering an incentive to a user device based on a geographic location associated with a medium identifying the item and the intent of the user are described. For example, a machine receives, from a mobile device of a user, a medium identifying an item, and data that pertains to the geographic location associated with the medium identifying the item. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150001296

System and method for recognizing deformed linear barcodes from a stream of varied-focus video frames

In a system and method of recognizing a barcode from a stream of video frames, a processor-implemented camera module receives a stream of video frames, with at least one video frame including a barcode. A processor-implemented barcode blur estimate module estimates an amount of defocus blur in a video frame. ... Ebay Inc

01/01/15 / #20150001295

System and method for estimation and classification of barcodes using heuristic and statistical measures

In a system and method of estimating and classifying a barcode using heuristic and statistical measures, a classification determination is generated for each of a plurality of estimated barcode digits that correspond to a decoded barcode estimation. The classification determination is selected from one of a first classification determination and a second classification determination. ... Ebay Inc








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