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Recent patent applications related to Ebay Inc. Ebay Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Ebay Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Ebay Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Mobile device visual browsing

Systems and methods for providing tablet web visual browsing are provided. In example embodiments, an identity of a user of a mobile device is determined and user specific information is accessed based on the identity. ... Ebay Inc

Methods, apparatus and system for mobile piggybacking

Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request is issued to a remote from a mobile device device for assistance. ... Ebay Inc

Methods and systems for recalling second party interactions with mobile devices

Systems and methods are presented for identifying individuals through facial recognition, voice recognition, or the like, recalling past recorded conversations with the identified individuals, and recording and inventorying conversations with the individuals with mobile devices. In some embodiments, a method is presented. ... Ebay Inc

Generation of data source queries from vehicle diagnostic information

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

Systems and methods to facilitate transactions

Systems and methods to facilitate programmatic access to a network-based commerce facility via a network are described. A request is received from a third-party application via a programmatic access application, the request identifying a call function that performs, at least in part, an indirect transaction between a network-based commerce facility and a user via a third-party application. ... Ebay Inc

Methods and systems to communicate information

Systems and methods to communicate information are described. The system receives a query and retrieves a set of data items from a database based on the query. ... Ebay Inc

System and methods for the cluster of media

A computer implemented method for the cluster of media, the method comprises, selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a media search query; submitting the media search query to the media search source; receiving a media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the media search query, the media search result comprising media items; displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and clustering the media items into one or more stacks having a variable number of the media items, wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.. . ... Ebay Inc

Hybrid cloud identity mapping infrastructure

In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method for providing a hybrid cloud computing environment are disclosed. For example, a system may authorize an enterprise user based on an enterprise identity. ... Ebay Inc

System and method for visualization of items in an environment using augmented reality

Systems and methods for visualization of an item in an environment using augmented reality are provided. Environment image data containing an image of an environment is received. ... Ebay Inc

Retargeting based on user item interactions

A community bidding engine for retargeting based on user interactions in a first online environment is provided. The community bidding engine generates a graph from a plurality of user interaction events between a plurality of users of the first online environment and a plurality of items presented within the first online environment. ... Ebay Inc

Rewarding trusted persons based on a product purchase

In various example embodiments, a system and method for rewarding trusted persons based on a product purchase. In one embodiment, a system includes a trust module that determines one or more trusted persons, a pre-purchase module to record interactions between the potential purchaser and the trusted persons, a purchase module to determine that the potential purchaser purchased a product, and a reward module to determine one of the trusted persons that recommended the product to the potential purchaser in an interaction stored in the log, the reward module rewarding the trusted person that recommended the product to the potential purchaser.. ... Ebay Inc

Wireless device pairing management

A method may include detecting a first wireless device configured to perform short-range wireless communications and detecting a second wireless device configured to perform short-range wireless communications. The method may also include determining one or more short-range wireless connection priorities with respect to a first pairing and a second pairing. ... Ebay Inc

Systems and method for configuring mobile device applications based on location

Methods and systems for automatically configuring mobile device applications based on location are described. In an example, methods and systems for enabling contextual in-store experience modification on a mobile device can include capabilities for altering the functionality of a mobile application based at least in part on the location of the mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

Movement based graphical user interface

A system or a method may be provided that may detect a movement or activity of a user via the user's mobile and/or wearable devices. The system may adjust the display interface based on the user's detected movement or activity. ... Ebay Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356611

Systems and methods of flexible payments for commute modification

In various example embodiments, systems and methods for enabling users to modify elements of a traffic commute are presented. For example, one embodiment involves a server computer receiving a bid value and a commute path from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352810

Automatic population of a network accessible content collection

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for automatically posting content to a network accessible content collection are described. In some embodiments, the method includes detecting a triggering event related to user activity. ... Ebay Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350843

Mobile device auction paddle

Disclosed in some examples is a method for auction bidding using a mobile electronic communication device, the method including receiving an auction initiation user input, the auction initiation user input including a selection of an item in an auction, receiving a bidding initiation user input, the bidding initiation user input corresponding to being ready to submit a first electronic bid for the item, updating the state of the device to an active bidding state in response to receiving the bidding initiation user input, detecting a first device movement; and submitting the first electronic bid in the auction in response to detecting the first device movement while the device is in the active bidding state.. . ... Ebay Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350826

High-quality image marketplace

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for creating and maintaining a high-quality image marketplace. Consistent with some embodiments, a method includes receiving a request from a device for an image corresponding to a location. ... Ebay Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350680

Ticket value identification in an electronic marketplace

A method of ticket assessment includes accessing historical transaction information and prices for available tickets for an upcoming event. The method includes calculating a historical ticket value for seats at a venue and a current ticket value and a deal score for the available tickets. ... Ebay Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349859

Rotary dial

Example embodiments described herein disclose a device configured to generate and cause display of a rotary input interface within a display of the device. The rotary input interface may be displayed as one or more dial types, including at least a continuous rotary dial, a horseshoe dial, or a continuous scroll wheel, configured to include an arrangement of values at positions along the rotary input interface. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343066

System and method for providing a portable and interactive storefront

In an example embodiment, a method for providing a portable and interactive storefront is provided. The method may comprise receiving information associated with a product to be placed in electronic commerce. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343063

Replaced device handler

In various example embodiments, a system and method for handling a replaced smart device are presented. A computer-implemented replaced device handler detects that a user's smart device was replaced with a new device of the same class and, in response, presents the user with an invitation to sell their old device that has been replaced. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343049

Smart publication listings engine

A central listings engine comprises at least one processor programmed to receive a central listing associated with a target offering, the central listing including a plurality of data elements, the target offering including one of a product and a service a seller is presenting for sale through e-commerce, the plurality of data elements including a first subset of data elements including identification of a first online marketplace and a second subset of data elements including identification of a second online marketplace. The central listings engine also generates first and second listing creation requests associated with the target offering, and further transmits the first listing creation request to first marketplace to create a first local listing for the target offering on the first online marketplace, and transmits the second listing creation request to second marketplace to create a second local listing for the target offering on the second online marketplace.. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342902

Interestingness recommendations in a computing advice facility

A method includes identifying a graph of a social network, the graph including nodes and edges, each edge connects two nodes, some of the plurality of nodes represent members of the social network, some edges of the plurality of edges represent a relationship between two associated nodes, creating a first taste profile for a first member node, the taste profile identifying a first entity of interest to the first member, identifying a second member node based on an absence of a second taste profile for the second member node, the second member node is connected to the first member node, determining that the second member node is connected to the first member node, creating a second taste profile for the second member node using the first taste profile, and providing a recommendation to a member associated with the second member node based on the created second taste profile.. . ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342674

System and method for managing customer address information in electronic commerce using the internet

A system and method for managing customer address information in electronic commerce using the internet are provided. Customers' detailed address information is received from customer terminals connected over the internet, a unique address number corresponding to the detailed address information is produced, and the produced unique address number and the corresponding detailed address information are separately stored and managed in separate database (dbs), thereby effectively preventing leakage of the customers' detailed address information due to hacking or a malicious program.. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342602

Ranking algorithm for search queries

In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method for prioritizing search results in an electronic environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a plurality of characters is received from an end-user as a query. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342600

Near-identical multi-faceted entity identification in search

Example embodiments described herein disclose systems and methods for near-identical multi-faceted entity identification within search results from an online marketplace. The online marketplace may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to provide one or more online marketplace services, including the near-identical multi-faceted entity identification system. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342288

Intelligent highlighting of item listing features

Systems and methods of highlighting item listing features are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a request to display a first item listing on a computing device of a user is detected, with the first item listing having a plurality of features, and at least one feature from the plurality of features is selected based on user information associated with the user, in response to the detecting the request. ... Ebay Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339300

Controlling user devices based on biometric readings

A system and method for controlling one or more devices in the vicinity of a user based on biometric of the user and a target user state. The system and method determines the target state, which is characterized by biometric measurements, through either a user entered command or a prediction based on historic user entered commands. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337516

User device detection and integration for an ivr system

A system and method includes one or more processors one or more processors coupled to a memory. The one or more processors may execute instructions from the memory to perform the steps including receiving an audio communications request from a first user device of a user, identifying a second user device of the user in response to receiving the audio communications request, providing a suggestion that the user use the second user device with the system, receiving a response from the user responding to the suggestion, establishing a communication channel with the second user device, and providing content associated with the audio communications request to the second user device.. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337253

System and method of site traffic control

Systems and methods of site traffic control are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a first request for an online service to perform an operation is received from a first user on a first client device, and at least one overload condition for the online service is detected, or otherwise determined, with the overload condition(s) corresponding to a first request time of the first request. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335714

Relisting physical auction items at a networked marketplace

In various example embodiments, a system and method for profit taking in a networked marketplace are presented. A method includes determining a price estimate that an item will sell for at a networked marketplace, directing purchase of the item at a remote auction by displaying a maximum purchase price to a user at the remote auction, listing the item in a listing at the networked marketplace, and sending a message to a seller of the remote auction, the message directing the seller to ship the item to the purchaser.. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335712

Displaying a virtual environment of a session

In various example embodiments, a system and method for facilitating display of virtual content are presented. A session that displays two-dimensional (2d) content of one or more items available for sale is presented on a first device of a user. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335710

System and method for personalized actionable notifications

Systems and methods of personalized actionable notifications are disclosed. In some example embodiments, event information indicating an event for an item is received, a determination is made to provide a notification of the event to the user based on the event information and user activity information for the user, the notification is generated based on the determination, and the generated notification is caused to be displayed on a screen of the computing device via an application on a computing device of the user without causing the computing device to leave a context of content being displayed on the computing device prior to the notification being displayed on the computing device, the application being independent of the context, the notification overlaying the content, and the notification further comprising at least one user interface element configured to enable the user to request an action to be performed for the item.. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335498

Augmented reality information system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing information in an augmented reality display are provided. In example embodiments, an initial continuous stream of image data captured by a client device is received. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335312

Updating asset references

In various example embodiments, a system and method for updating asset references are presented. A plurality of assets is organized into one or more groups including a first group of assets and a second group of assets. ... Ebay Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335268

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

11/10/16 / #20160330583

Dynamic geofence based on members within

One example embodiment relates to a method that comprises receiving, via a first portable electronic device, contextual information and a geolocation relating to a first user in a network-based system; receiving, via second portable electronic device, contextual information and a geolocation relating to a second user in the network-based system; identifying a common element in the received contextual information relating to the first user, and the received contextual information relating to the second user; in response to an identification of the common element, defining a boundary for a geofence based on the geolocation of the first or second users, and redefining the boundary of the geofence to exclude at least one member from the population, the exclusion based on an identified change in geolocation or contextual information relating to the at least one excluded member.. . ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330190

User security authentication system in internet and method thereof

The present invention relates to a user security authentication system in an internet environment and a method therefor, which generate encrypted member authentication data by combining a member id and a password selected when a user subscribes, as a member, to an arbitrary web service provider system with a unique code value of a security code selection module such that code complexity in a step of accessing the arbitrary web service provider system can be increased, and security can be simplified and reinforced.. . ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328778

System and method to provide gesture functions at a device

Systems and methods for providing gesture functionality are provided. In example embodiments, a gesture input is received. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328765

Enhanced supply and demand tool

A comparison between items for sale in a marketplace and items for sale at an external retailer is used to generate one or more recommended actions for the marketplace. For example, if the marketplace has a comparable quantity of available items in a product cluster with better prices, a recommendation to promote the items based on price may be generated as another example, if the marketplace has a better variety of items available in the product cluster, a recommendation to promote the items that are unavailable at the external retailer may be generated. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328696

Transmitting data based on retrieval locations

A system, a medium, and a method are provided to send compensation data to devices at one or more locations where the data is retrievable. For example, a communication interface of a server device accesses request data, where the request data includes an indication of one or more locations where a compensation amount is retrievable. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328557

Method and system for log aggregation

Systems and methods for aggregating one or more log records are provided. An example method includes receiving an indication that a request has been completed. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328459

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

11/10/16 / #20160328279

Method and system for providing a framework as a service

Systems and methods for providing a framework as a service are provided. An example method includes performing, at an incoming pipeline handler in a first process, an action on a first request, the incoming pipeline handler being part of an incoming pipeline. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328263

Method and system for providing a pipeline infrastructure

Systems and methods for providing a pipeline as a service are provided. An example method includes performing, at the incoming pipeline handler, a first action on a first request. ... Ebay Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328116

Three dimensional navigation of listing information

Computerized methods and systems for three-dimensional (3-d) displaying and navigating of search results are provided. A query is received from a user. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321840

Systems, methods, and computer program products for navigating through a virtual/augmented reality

The present disclosure provides an exemplary system, method, and computer program product. The exemplary method includes communicating with a provider of digital content to request data regarding a specific item of interest using a mobile device associated with a user. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321743

Business event processing

In one example embodiment, a system comprises a processor-implemented event processor accessible over a network; a processor-implemented event producer associated with the event processor 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; a processor-implemented converter associated with the event processor configured to acquire the event metadata and generate a generic event based on the acquired event metadata; and a transporter configured to distribute the generic event to a plurality of consumer resources.. . ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321734

Methods and systems for assessing the quality of an item listing

Methods and systems for enhancing a user interface of a client device are described. In an example embodiment, a machine processes a query to identify one or more item listings that satisfy the query. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321731

System and method for supplementing an image gallery with status indicators

In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide status indictors on an image galley is disclosed. At least one item to be displayed in an image gallery on a client device is identified. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321727

Enhancing search queries using user implicit data

Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing user queries. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving user data from a plurality of users in respective user sessions where the user data for each user includes at least one manufacturer-identified term for a product and at least one user term for the product, associating the user term for the product and the manufacturer-identified term for the product in response to receiving the user term and the manufacturer-identified term within a user session from a threshold number of users, and returning search results based on the associated manufacturer-identified term in response to receiving a search query that includes the user term.. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321695

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 receive a plurality of keywords to be trafficked on a search engine, and automatically select at least one of the plurality of keywords to be omitted from trafficking on the search engine based on pruning criteria. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321601

Provided are a system and method for providing a product delivery service in an electronic transaction using a smartphone in which delivery product discharging devices are suitably disposed in specific places of main areas such as a subway station or a bus stop and a purchaser may conveniently pick up an ordered delivery product from a delivery product discharging device previously designated by the purchaser using a smartphone of the purchaser.. . ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321364

Soft recommendations

A system, a medium, and a method are provided to send soft recommendations to one or more devices. For example, a communication interface of a server device accesses request data generated by a first user account, where the request data includes soft recommend data intended for a second user account. ... Ebay Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321308

Constructing a data adaptor in an enterprise server data ingestion environment

The present disclosure involves a method of ingesting data in an enterprise server environment. A configuration file is accessed. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315928

Identity data based on aggregating input data

A computing device, a system, and a method are provided to receive a number of inputs associated with one or more sensors of the computing device. One or more processors are configured to determine input data based on the number of inputs and authenticate a user account based on the input data. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314523

Presentation of bidding activity

In various example embodiments, a system and method for presentation of bidding activity are presented. A series of bids is received from users participating in an auction of an item that is available for sale from an online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314513

Automatic negotiation using real time messaging

In various example embodiments, a system and method for generating a message that identifies an item listing are presented. A message that identifies a first item listing is received from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314376

Similar item detection

A method to determine image similarities. The method may include obtaining a first image and a second image and determining a discrete transform difference between a first discrete transform of the first image and a second discrete transform of the second image. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314205

Generating a discovery page depicting item aspects

In various example embodiments, a system and method for generating a discovery page that depicts item aspects are presented. A query that includes an identifier of an item is received from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313888

Graphical user interface for distraction free shopping on a mobile device

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing a graphical user interface on a client device are presented. The graphical user interface is configurable to operate in various operating modes. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308932

Web barcode scanner

In various example embodiments, a system and method for retrieving item identification information are presented. The system receives a selection request indicating selection of a user interface element from a client device and, based on the selection request, causes the client device to access an image capture application. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308857

Token device re-synchronization through a network solution

A system is illustrated as including a one-time password (otp) device operatively coupled to a computer system to receive data, and a server operatively coupled to the computer system via a network connection. A method is illustrated as including receiving and verifying credentials of a user accessing the site. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307258

Virtual assistant server providing services requested through device communications

There is provided systems and method for a virtual assistant server providing services requested through device communications. A service provider may provide a virtual assistant that may receive a message from a user's communication device having a text identifier that identifies a merchant and an item to order from the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307256

Adapting legacy endpoints to modern apis

Example methods and systems are directed to adapting legacy endpoints to modern application protocol interfaces (apis). A legacy endpoint may provide a powerful and complex api. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307227

Passing observer sensitive publication systems

A content publication device includes motion/speed sensors to detect a position/speed of a passing observer in the vicinity. A content selector module selects targeted content for publication by the content publication device based on the detected position/speed of the passing observer. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306890

Methods and systems for assessing excessive accessory listings in search results

A system and method for generating a score for a listing are described. A data field of a listing is parsed and at least one element from the data field is generated. ... Ebay Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306502

Standardizing user interface elements

In various example embodiments, a system and method for standardizing user interface elements are presented. A method includes determining parameters of one or more user interface elements as part of a first application, the first application selected based on an increased usage by a user compared with other applications, generating a profile for the user, the profile indicating the respective parameters of the one or more user interface elements, and modifying locations of user interface elements with matching predetermined identifiers as part of a second application based on the respective parameters indicated in the profile.. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300306

Transmitting data to select users

In various example embodiments, a system and method for transmitting data to select users are presented. User information corresponding to users of a web service is accessed. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300290

System and method for recommending home dÉcor items based on an image of a room

A method, system, and article of manufacture for recommending items for a room. An image of a room is received, a box image is fitted to the image of the room. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300287

View item related searches

A system and method of providing related search queries are disclosed. A new item listing is identified based on a determination that the new item listing lacks a predetermined minimum amount of clickstream data. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300285

Detector tags to determine perishability of food items

There are provided systems and methods for detect tags to determine perishability of food items. A merchant may utilize detector tags on, attached to, or otherwise associated with perishable items to detect conditions of the perishable items. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300192

Communication device interface alerts from a service provider server on detection of prior scheduled events

There are provided systems and methods for communication device interface alerts from a service provider server on detection of prior scheduled events. A service provider may provide for purchase request processing to complete a transaction for an item identified in the service request. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300185

Location detection devices for use in a courier services network

There are provided systems and methods for location detection devices for use in a courier services network. A first user may travel to a location for a particular reason, such as item purchases or appointments. ... Ebay Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300184

Communication device interfaces providing courier service information

There are provided systems and methods for communication device interfaces providing courier service information. A first user may travel to a location for a particular reason, such as item purchases or appointments. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295517

Battery charge aware communications

A system and method for conducting battery charge aware communications is disclosed. A system receives a content request from a client device, wherein the content request indicates one or more content items. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292915

Garment simulation using thread and data level parallelism

Techniques for three-dimensional garment simulation using parallel computing are presented herein. An access module can be configured to access a three-dimensional garment model of a garment. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292784

Wireless beacon connections for providing digital letters of credit on detection of a user at a location

There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon connections for providing digital letters of credit on detection of a user at a location. A payment provider may authorize use of one or more wireless beacons at a merchant location.. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292773

System and method for automatically purchasing multiple items based on a budget

In various example embodiments, a system and method for automatically purchasing multiple items within a budget are presented. A budget order request associated with a user is received by a budget purchasing system. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292762

Method and system for collaborative and private sessions

Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. A request from a user of a collaborative shopping session is received. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292758

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

A system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a computer-based commerce transaction is described. The system receives, from a first party, item information relating to an item to be offered for sale. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291848

User interface for controlling data navigation

Systems and methods for navigation control for mobile devices are provided. In example embodiments, a navigation system causes presentation of a navigation icon at a user interface. ... Ebay Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291807

Dynamic generation of user interface elements

In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically generating user interface elements and associated values are presented. An item listing and profile data are accessed. ... Ebay Inc

09/29/16 / #20160284009

Listing services within a networked environment

In various example embodiments, a system and method for digital lists of items are presented. An authentication interface module authenticates a first user device to authorize access to listing services of a web resource of a registered vendor. ... Ebay Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283997

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

09/22/16 / #20160275775

System and methods for soiled garment detection and notification

Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for soiled garment detection and notification. The method may include receiving a measure of odor being released from a garment from a soiled garment detection apparatus. ... Ebay Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275590

Alternate product recommendations

There are provided systems and methods for providing alternate product recommendations for one or more users. A user may enter a merchant location or access a merchant service and be presented with one or more alternate product recommendations. ... Ebay Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275587

Text translation using contextual information related to text objects in translated language

In an example embodiment, a memory stores a database of text objects having textual information pertaining to at least one of a plurality of documents, and contextual information about the documents. A translation module then is configured to translate text from a first user from a first language to a second language, the text pertaining to a first of the plurality of documents. ... Ebay Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275480

Enabling secure transactions with an underpowered device

In a system and method for enabling secure monetary transactions with an unpowered and/or underpowered user device, embodiments include a payment device including a battery, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to generate an optical machine-readable representation of data, the data including an identifier for a payment account, and display the optical machine-readable representation of data on the display in response to a charge level of the battery.. ... Ebay Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269255

Method and system to process issue data pertaining to a system

A computer-implemented method to processes issue data in a system. A plurality of issue reports are received from respective reporting entities, each issue report being in respect of a system issue which requires a response activity. ... Ebay Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267559

System and method for generating an electronic catalog booklet for online computer users

A system and method for generating an electronic catalog for online computer users is disclosed. The system and method in an example embodiment includes providing access to a data store of images; enabling selection of a plurality of images from at least some of the images provided in the data store; enabling association of each the plurality of selected images with a respective page in a computer-generated electronic catalog; recording an identifier of each of the respective computer-generated electronic catalog pages; and recording information associating each of the plurality of selected images with the identifier of each of the respective computer-generated electronic catalog pages.. ... Ebay Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266753

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

09/08/16 / #20160259616

Methods and systems for displaying content on multiple networked devices with a simple command

A method for displaying content displayed on one or more first devices on a second device is provided. The method includes receiving a request to display content currently displayed on a first device on a second device, the request including a gesture made on a screen of the first device, and pairing the first device to the second device. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255174

Data file and rule driven synchronous or asynchronous document generation

A data file describes a document to be generated and stores an instruction to provide constituent data of the document via a network. The data file is accessed at a local computer, and the document is generated based on the data file. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253738

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

09/01/16 / #20160253724

System and method for co-shipment recommendation

A system and method for generating a co-shipment recommendation is described. The system identifies a seller seeking a co-shipper in an online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253719

Dynamic predefined product reviews

In an example embodiment, user feedback on a purchased item is received from a user. Attributes of the purchased item are identified. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253702

Location-based budget alerts

Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for providing location-based budget alerts. A server receives location information from a mobile communications device for the mobile communications device. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253592

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

09/01/16 / #20160253582

Image evaluation

A machine may be configured to perform image evaluation of images depicting items for online publishing. For example, the machine performing a user behavior analysis based on data pertaining to interactions by a plurality of users with a plurality of images pertaining to a particular type of item. ... Ebay Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253432

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 result and a peripheral result are determined. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247156

Secure transaction processing through wearable device

Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources from a first user account to a second user and wearable device for use in a secure transaction. The system may include an electronic payment system having an account for a first user who may allocate funds to a second user's wearable device for utilization in an electronic payment transaction. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247148

Multi-currency cart and checkout

Example embodiments provide a multi-currency cart and checkout. In example embodiments, a currency accepted and a payment option for each item in a multi-currency cart is identified. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247132

Affiliated individual identification and account recoupment

A method including identifying a delinquent account from multiple accounts managed by a financial services institution. The delinquent account is held by an account holder. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246894

Identification of content in an electronic document

In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an electronic document that comprises a plurality of sections. The method includes marking the plurality of sections as a content section or a non-content section using a visual attribute of the sections that includes at least one of a width of the section, a density of the plurality of hyperlinks in the section, a size of a font of text in the section and whether a title of the electronic document overlaps with text in the section. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246876

Inference of query relationships based on retrieved attributes

Various example embodiments are provided for inferring relationships between a first query comprising a plurality of first terms and a second query comprising a plurality of second terms. In an example, queries are related based on the identification of common terms between the queries. ... Ebay Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246481

Extraction of multiple elements from a web page

A tool is provided that allows a user to select a portion of a web page that contains both labels and data values for a set of fields. The tool extracts the labels and the data values. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241656

Method and system for tracking web link usage

A method and system for tracking web link usage is provided. An example system includes a request detector, a click history module, a link presentation generator, and a serving module. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241562

Portable electronic device with user-configurable api data endpoint

In various example embodiments, systems, devices, methods, and media for configurable data endpoints are presented. In one example, a system comprises a module, executing on at least one processor of a machine, configured to issue a request for access to data residing on a client device. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239902

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 search query is mapped to a particular product. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239898

System and method to retrieve relevant inventory using sketch-based query

In various example embodiments, a system and method for sketch based queries are presented. A sketch of a search item is received from a user device. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239889

Method and system to confirm ownership of digital goods

A method and system to confirm ownership of digital goods is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, from a client device via a data network interface, a request for a digital good, completing one or more micro transactions with respect to a financial account, generating a code utilizing information derived from the one or more micro transactions and embedding the code into a first copy of the digital good, the code to be used to confirm ownership of the digital good.. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239554

Automatic search based on detected user interest in vehicle

A method of automatically performing a search based on user interest detected in a vehicle is provided. A user interest of a user in a vehicle is detected by examining sensor information from one or more sensors in the vehicle. ... Ebay Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239551

Personalized recommendation of a volatile item

A system, method, and machine readable medium for creating a personalized recommendation of an item by creating a topic vector based on a plurality of search queries, at least one of a plurality of users associated with the search queries or a plurality of items associated with the search queries; interring a topical preference for a user based on a search query by the user; and recommending at least one item based on the topical preference and the topic vector.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234641

Social networking connections through short range wireless devices

There are provided systems and methods for social networking connections through short range wireless devices. A user may become associated with a new location based on one or more connections made by the user's communication device and a device at the location, such as a communication device of another user at the location or a wireless beacon established at the location. ... Ebay Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232604

Methods and systems to adjust a reserve price in a network-based commerce system

Systems and methods to adjust a reserve price in a network-based commerce system are described. The system receives a proxy bid and an opt-in confirming the proxy bid is binding as an opt-in bid regardless of an adjustment to the reserve price by a seller. ... Ebay Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232581

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

08/04/16 / #20160226851

System and method for pool-based identity authentication for service access without use of stored credentials

A computer-implemented system and method for pool-based identity authentication for service access without use of stored credentials is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes providing provisioning information for storage in a provisioning repository; receiving a service request from a service consumer, the service request including requestor identifying information; generating an authentication request to send to an authentication authority, the authentication request including requestor identifying information; receiving validation of an authenticated service request from the authentication authority; and providing the requested service to the service consumer.. ... Ebay Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225018

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 method comprises transmitting a corresponding bid value for each one of a plurality of keywords in a keyword portfolio to an online service via a data network communication, determining a corresponding level of online activity for each part of a plurality of parts of a day, updating, by at least one processor, the corresponding bid value for each of the plurality of keywords in the keyword portfolio based on the corresponding level of online activity for one of the plurality of parts of the day, and transmitting the updated bid values to the online service via the data network communication during the one of the plurality of parts of the day.. ... Ebay Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224658

Item listing categorization system

Techniques for categorizing item listings based on parsing item listing titles are described. According to various embodiments, listing titles of one or more item listings on a marketplace website are accessed, the item listings being associated with a particular product category in a product category structure of the marketplace website. ... Ebay Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219089

Systems and methods for messaging and processing high volume data over networks

Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing partial views of event streams over a network. A subscription manager receives subscription data from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217536

Smart table devices and accessories for determining ordering aspects and bills

There are provided systems and method for smart table devices and accessories for determining ordering aspects and bills. A smart table may include one or more modules, devices, and/or accessory devices that determine aspects of users and items associated with the smart table, such as movements of the users, quantities of items located on the table, or other aspects. ... Ebay Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217521

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

07/28/16 / #20160217513

Predicting a status of a transaction

Methods, systems, and apparatus for predicting a status of a transaction are described. Feature data related to one or more transactions is collected and a subset of features is selected for use in predicting the status of the transaction. ... Ebay Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217178

Multi-dimensional query statement modification

Systems and methods for multi-dimensional query statement modification are described. A system presents a user interface including a first plurality of graphical elements representing a plurality of activity dimensions to a user. ... Ebay Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217157

Recognition of items depicted in images

Products (e.g., books) often include a significant amount of informative textual information that can be used in identifying the item. An input query image is a photo (e.g., a picture taken using a mobile phone) of a product. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212659

System and method for establishing and maintaining a connection between devices

A system and method to establish and maintain a connection between devices, which in one example embodiment of a method, may comprise receiving a request to establish a connection between a first communication device and a second communication device. A determination is made as to whether the second communication device is reachable via a data network. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210678

Systems for generating a global product taxonomy

Techniques for generating a globally applicable taxonomy of e-commerce goods are described. According to various exemplary embodiments described herein, a taxonomy management system is configured to analyze item listing titles and user search queries in order to identify a set of globally applicable product types that serve as universal descriptors of the underlying things or objects that are the subject of an item listing or the likely user intended subject of a user search query. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210674

Systems and methods for online shopping cart management

Systems and methods for online shopping cart management are provided. According to an embodiment, a shopping cart system receives cart information for one or more items selected by a user on a plurality of merchant websites. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210673

Reconciling detailed transaction feedback

Reconciling detailed transaction feedback by detecting a rating of a transaction, where the rating indicates a negative experience, mining the sentiment of words in feedback text that is included with or as part of the rating to detect whether the words indicate positive sentiment or negative sentiment, responsive to determining that the words in the feedback text indicate that the feedback text connotes a positive sentiment, adjusting the rating of the transaction. The mining may include testing words in the feedback text to detect whether the words indicate positive sentiment or negative sentiment by calculating a sentiment score.. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210623

Pre-authorized device for shopping experience

A system or a method may be provided to enable a user to set up a schedule with a payment provider that allows the user to specify details of a shopping schedule, shopping place, and/or device restrictions as desired. As such, the payment provider is able to determine whether a payment request made through a user device is at a location and/or a date/time anticipated by the user or expected by the payment provider, and to further determine whether the user device through which the user makes the payment request is pre-authorized based on various information from the payment request and restrictions/limitations associated with the user device.. ... Ebay Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210533

Fine-grained categorization

An image is passed through an image identifier to identify a coarse category for the image and a bounding box for a categorized object. A mask is used to identify the portion of the image that represents the object. ... Ebay Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203525

Joint-based item recognition

For an input image of a person, a set of object proposals are generated in the form of bounding boxes. A pose detector identifies coordinates in the image corresponding to locations on the person's body, such as the waist, head, hands, and feet of the person. ... Ebay Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198298

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 definition of a geo-fence is obtained, the geo-fence being defined based on a first geo-fence criterion of a plurality of geo-fence criteria. ... Ebay Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197977

Method and system to process navigation information

A system to process navigation information includes at least one hardware processor and an information storage and retrieval platform executed by the at least one hardware processor. The information storage and retrieval platform is configured to receive a data request from a client, the data request including a client identifier that identifies the client, generate a network event in response to the data request received from the client, and generate, by the at least one hardware processor, a hash value from the client identifier. ... Ebay Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197942

Collaborative content evaluation

In an example embodiment, a system for evaluating published content is provided. The system includes at least one processor and a plurality of components including instructions executable by the at least one processor. ... Ebay Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197868

System and method for handling complaints about 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

07/07/16 / #20160196558

Risk assessment based on connected wearable devices

A system or a method is provided that detects or establishes a connected network of personal or wearable devices of a user whereby the number and type of devices connected to that network are used to determine a security or confidence level for a particular transaction being attempted. The personal or wearable devices may include one or more of a smart watch, a mobile phone, a car, a smart belt buckle, smart key fob, or any other personal or wearable devices. ... Ebay Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196329

System and method for mining category aspect information

In various example embodiments, systems and methods for providing category aspect information by mining historical data is provided. In example embodiments, a table comprising joined data is accessed. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173546

Topic-based messaging using consumer address and pool

In a multicast publisher-subscriber environment, a plurality of receiver machines are managed by a configurator machine. A consumer address of a receiver machine is received from a configurator machine. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173412

Reservation of resources and deployment of applications using an integrated development environment

Systems and methods to reserve resources is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a selection of a profile from a user is received. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173359

Coordinating relationship wearables

In various example embodiments, devices including a wearable device may be associated to share information and coordinate data between the devices as part of a coordination between relationship wearables. For example, a first wearable device and a second device, each associated with different users, may provide data to a history analysis module. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173049

Intelligent audio output devices

An audio output device may include one or more audio sensors configured to detect ambient sound and noises around the audio output device. The audio output device may include a controller configured to analyze the detected sound and noises and may adjust audio settings of the audio output device accordingly. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171587

Methods and systems for selecting an optimized scoring function for use in ranking item listings presented in search results

Methods and systems for simulating a search, for the purpose of evaluating one or more scoring functions used in ordering item listings for presentation in a search results page are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a simulation platform includes a real-time simulation module that receives search result sets for search queries that result in the conclusion of a transaction. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171583

Systems and methods for determining child clothing size

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 determining a clothing size of a child. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include obtaining at least one image of the child, and deriving one or more previous body measurements from the at least one image. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171545

Geo-fenced marketplace

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for a geo-fenced zone of commerce are described. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include subdividing a geographic area, generating corresponding geo-fences, and presenting the corresponding geo-fences as listings in a navigable online marketplace.. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171354

Digital rights and integrity management in three-dimensional (3d) printing

Systems, methods and media for managing digital rights and pre-verification of structural integrity in three-dimensional (3d) printing are provided. In one example, a system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to receive a request from a user to print a 3d object by a 3d printer or printing service and receive a conditional authorization from an owner of digital rights in the 3d object to print the 3d object. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171305

Personal augmented reality

Image data comprising an image of an environment is received from a mobile video device located at the environment. An image of a marker is extracted from the received image for use in identifying the location of the mobile video device. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171109

Web content filtering

A system may perform web content filtering in real time. In particular, the system may review and analyze the web contents, including any image, video, sound, voices, text, to identify and filter out any inappropriate for a user as the system is receiving the web content in real time. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170822

High-volume distributed script error handling

Various embodiments include a method and system for high-volume distributed script error report handling. A group of user terminals may be selected to report errors, where the group of user terminals is a subset of user terminals having open user session and the group of user terminals is smaller than a predetermined threshold value. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160167308

Systems and methods for prototpye refinement and manufacture in 3d printing

Systems, methods, and media for 3d prototype printing are provided. In one example, a system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, configured to store data relating to an item of sports equipment for test use by a user; use one or more sensors to capture data relating to the use of the item of sports equipment by the user; based on the captured data, facilitate identification of a modification to the item of sports equipment to optimize, compensate for, or correct the use of the item of sports equipment by the user; create a 3d digital model of the item of sports equipment based on the identified modification; and transmit data relating to the 3d digital model to a 3d printer to create a further prototype or final version of the item of sports equipment incorporating the identified modification.. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160167307

Systems and methods for 3d digital printing

Systems, methods, and media for three-dimensional (3d) printing are provided. In one example, a system comprises a data access module configured to receive data from a client device, the data including a two-dimensional image of a part; an identification module to identify the part based on the received data, or to receive an identification of the part included in the received data; a database storing a three-dimensional digital file of the identified part; a controller module, in communication with the database, to retrieve the three-dimensional digital file of the identified part from the database; and a transmission module to transmit the three-dimensional digital file to the client device, or to a 3d printer.. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160165989

Fit simulation garment

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. ... Ebay Inc

06/16/16 / #20160165988

Body measurement garment for optimal garment fit

A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165011

Request and response decoupling via pluggable transports in a service oriented pipeline architecture for a request response message exchange pattern

A computer-implemented system and method for decoupling processing of request and response messages supporting different pluggable respective transports in a service-oriented pipeline architecture for a request-response message exchange pattern (mep) is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes receiving a message having coded therein information identifying a desired pluggable transport mechanism respectively for a request and a response; processing the message through a message processing pipeline; dispatching the processed message to a dispatcher; determining if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; activating the desired pluggable transport mechanism, if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; and transporting the processed message via the desired pluggable transport mechanism.. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164980

Predictive connection request shedding

According to one or more embodiments, a method may include obtaining a connection request to communicate with a database. The method may further include determining a predicted wait time for the connection request. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164972

Systems, apparatus, and methods for configuring device data streams

Configuring device data streams (ddss) of a mobile device is described herein. Ddss can include sensor data (captured from one or more sensors of the mobile device) and user-specific data (including application data from applications executed via the mobile device, as well as non-application data). ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164958

Delivering personalized content to authenticated user devices

Techniques for generated scannable coded images or user actionable-link with corresponding personalized content are described. In an example embodiment, the personalized content may only be accessed via the scannable coded image by authenticated user devices, wherein the permissions associated with the authentication are determined at the time the personalized content is generated. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164696

Modular internet of things

Methods and systems for enabling a modular internet of things are disclosed. A central component detects one or more specialist devices in the area proximate to the central component. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160163200

Managing and controlling travel for a convoy of vehicles

Disclosed are systems, mediums, and methods for managing and controlling travel for a convoy of vehicles. A traffic control system includes a traffic control device that receives one or more signals indicating two or more vehicles proximate to a location. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162936

Notification of possible customers

Methods and systems for enhancing a customer experience are described. Merchants are notified of potential customers and their estimated times of arrival. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162925

Dynamically offering a competing price during purchasing

The present disclosure is directed to providing a competitive price to a buyer during the purchase process for a good or service obtainable via a publication platform. The publication platform maintains an index of competitors' websites that offer the same good or service. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162715

Compartmentalized smart refrigerator with automated item management

A smart refrigerator system includes a plurality of compartments for storing food items and one or more tag readers. The smart refrigerator system may read a tag coupled to a food item using one of one or more tag readers. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162660

Medication management

Methods and systems for managing medications of a patient are described. A dispenser device having compartments for holding medications and containing a patient profile is provided. ... Ebay Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162390

Orthogonal experimentation in a computing environment

Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, and software to receive input configuring tests within a computing environment to expose users to standard application or website experiences or test experiences. In some embodiments, multiple tests may be configured to run orthogonally within user experiences without affecting the results of one another. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156980

User commentary systems and methods

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving program content and data describing program content from a content source, and automatically identifying, based on user preferences of a first user, one or more relevant products or services displayed in the program content. Product-related metadata associated with the program content is identified. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155281

Pairable secure-access facilities

Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155210

Interactive display based on near field communications

Systems and methods for providing interaction between a user device and an interactive display system using near field communications are provided. The interactive display system includes a display panel configured to present visual content and near field communication (nfc) devices behind or within the display panel. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155186

Digital wardrobe

Techniques for generating a digital wardrobe are presented herein. A transceiver can be configured to receive a request having a garment identifier and a user identifier. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155185

Methods and systems to browse data items

Methods and systems to browse data items. There is provided a method and system to enable a buyer to browse listings that are listed, by sellers on a network-based marketplace and stored in a data resource. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155166

Line position bidding

A system or method is provided to allow customers or users to bid for positions in a line. In particular, the system may determine the positions of various users in line and may set up a line bidding interface for the line. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155102

User-friendly transaction interface

Methods and systems for facilitating electronic transactions on a user device are described. User-friendly graphical user interfaces (guis) are provided with minimal text and more pictures and images. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155097

Reports of repairable objects and events

Disclosed are systems, mediums, and methods for determining reports of repairable objects and events. A processing module of a server device accesses data packets from one or more client devices, where the data packets include multimedia data indicative of a repairable object. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154862

Mobile optimized shopping comparison

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for generating a navigable user interface for a mobile shopping comparison application. In some embodiments, the method may include determining that a query request has indications of item specific attributes for comparison, identifying the most relevant item attributes corresponding to the item specific comparison, and presenting the attributes in conjunction with their corresponding items in a navigable user interface.. ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154822

Image quality assessment to merchandise an item

Image-based features may be significantly correlated with click-through rates of images that depict a product, which may provide a more formal basis for the informal notion that good quality images will result in better click-through rates, as compared to poor quality images. Accordingly, an image assessment machine is configured to analyze image-based features to improve click-through rates for shopping search applications (e.g., a product search engine). ... Ebay Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153853

Waist measuring belt

In various example embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for a waist measuring belt are provided. An example waist measuring belt is made up of a belt buckle frame with attachments for a belt strap. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150184

Multi-display video conferencing

Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for facilitating multi-display video conferences. An audio-video interface module receives first and second audio input data and first and second video input data of a video conference session. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150082

Classifying communications with human-based interactive questions

A method may include receiving a communication that is sent from a source over a network to a user. The method may also include categorizing the communication request. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149945

Digital dye packs

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for providing digital dye packs in connection with a transaction via a device user interface. In an embodiment, a system includes a communication module of a remote server that interacts with a device that receives, from a user of the device, specific identifier information in connection with conducting a transaction with a recipient server; wherein the specific identifier information is associated with an alert of potential risk of the transaction. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149940

Method and system to modify function calls from within content published by a trusted web site

A network-based publication system, to publish data over a communications network, includes an interface to receive, via the communications network and from a first user, user data to be published by a network-based publication system. The publication system further includes a publisher component to generate publication data (e.g., an html document) including the user data and function modifying code. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148305

Movement based shopping

Systems and methods are disclosed herein include a method for inferring the state of a user of a mobile device based on the movement of the mobile device. A method is provided that includes receiving, at a computer system, movement data from a mobile device through a network interface, the movement data comprising data specifying the movement of the mobile device over a period of time; determining, at the computer system, a shopping state of a user of the mobile device based on the movement data; selecting a plurality of products from a database of available products to present to the user based on the shopping state of the user, and providing, through the network interface, a listing of the plurality of products to the mobile device.. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148304

System and method for content integrated product purchasing

In a system and method for providing augmented content, embodiments disclose a communication module that receives a product identifier for a product and content including an object. The embodiments also disclose an overlay creation module that creates a user interface with a first actuatable element, the first actuatable element being configured to send product purchase instructions to a merchant server when actuated. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148294

User interface for comparing items using gestures

In an example embodiment, a method of presenting marketplace listings is provided. Search parameters are received from a user interface on an electronic device. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148238

Line management based on user tolerance

A system or method is provided to detect the positions of various users in line and determine the users' tolerance for waiting in line. Based on the tolerance of the users for waiting in line, the system may rearrange the line positions of the users accordingly. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148193

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

05/26/16 / #20160147905

Navigation for large scale graphs

In one example embodiment, a method is illustrated as retrieving a plurality of search queries and defining relationships between search queries in the plurality of search queries based on semantic data associated with the search queries. A visual representation of the of the plurality of search queries may be generated and the visual representation may be partitioned into a plurality of tiles, each title representing a predefined portion of the visual representation.. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147892

Methods and systems for social network based content recommendations

Systems and methods are presented for generating recommendations using multi-level social network analysis of user behavior. In some embodiments, the system receives a set of user interactions, from a plurality of users, performed on a set of data objects; generates a set of associations between the set of data objects; and identifies a set of data object clusters indicative of the set of associations. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147845

Methods and systems for managing n-streams of recommendations

Systems and methods are presented for evaluating and incorporating a plurality of input streams into a single input stream. In some embodiments, the system generates a first set of recommendations provided by a plurality of input streams and receives one or more selections of recommendations from the first set of input streams. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147755

Diversifying search results

Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating search results. A data access module accesses search results data indicative of a plurality items and that is indicative of ranking values of the plurality of items. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147603

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

05/26/16 / #20160147562

Batch scheduling

There is provided a method to schedule execution of a plurality of batch jobs by a computer system. The method includes: reading one or more constraints that constrain the execution of the plurality of batch jobs by the computer system and a current load on the computer system; grouping the plurality of batch jobs into at least one run frequency that includes at least one batch job; setting the at least one run frequency to a first run frequency; computing a load generated by each batch job in the first run frequency on the computer system based on each batch job's start time; and determining an optimized start time for each batch job in the first run frequency that meets the one or more constraints and that distributes each batch job's load on the computer system using each batch job's computed load and the current load.. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147526

Centralized client application management

Systems and methods for centralized client application management are provided. In an example embodiment, device data is received from a user device. ... Ebay Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147422

Systems and methods to display contextual information

Systems and methods to cause contextual information to be displayed are disclosed herein. A field may be generated. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142964

Wireless beacon devices for use in managing transportation service terminals

There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in managing transportation service terminals. A user may travel with a device, such as a communication device, that includes a communication module that may utilize specialized hardware features to establish short range wireless communications with nearby wireless beacons. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142469

System and method for transferring states between electronic devices

In various example embodiments, a system and method for transferring the state of a first device to a second device are disclosed. An instruction to transfer a state of a first device to a second device is received. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142448

Methods and systems to assess an ability to playback media content

The present disclosure includes methods and systems to assess an ability to playback media content. The system progresses through media content playback applications by communicating a query to a computer system over a computer network. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140584

Emd-spectral prediction (esp)

A data prediction method to apply to a time series. In some embodiments, the data may be decomposed into a superposition of two or more components, which each represent different facets of the data. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140555

Systems and methods for generating suggestions and enforcing transaction restrictions

A user traveling abroad may decide to make a purchase transaction from a merchant, or exchange cash to foreign currency, or withdraw foreign currency from a funding source of the user. A service provider server may determine exchange rates and transaction fees for different funding sources of the user and/or at different currency exchange locations. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140476

Methods, systems and apparatus for human judges, products and services evaluations

A computerized method for evaluating human judges, products and services. An amount of currency for bidding and a corresponding plurality of items, with each item having a defined price, may be presented to a user. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140349

Systems and methods for encrypting information displayed on a user interface of a device

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a device having a display component that displays encrypted information. In an embodiment, a system includes a user interface of a device comprising a display module, wherein the user interface receives information entered by a user of the device. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140233

Systems and methods for generating search query rewrites

Various embodiments include systems and methods tier processing query rewrite records to generate standardized query rewrites usable by a search engine. Such systems and method may involve analysis of query rewrite input language (qril) records to identify relationships and conflicts between multiple qril records, and to resolve these relationships and conflicts to generate a standardized rewrite in a semantic language recognizable by the search engine. ... Ebay Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139913

Systems and methods for incremental software deployment

Methods and systems for facilitating incremental software deployment are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a command to deploy a second version of software to a computing system for execution on the computing system. ... Ebay Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133134

Parking spot allocation

Methods and systems for allocating a parking spot to a user are described. When a user enters a parking structure, the user's device is detected by a beacon. ... Ebay Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132821

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

05/12/16 / #20160132652

Communicable disease tracking

Systems and methods for controlling the spread of a communicable disease are provided. A combination of physiological data and location data is used to estimate the likelihood that an individual is ill. ... Ebay Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132205

System and method for linking applications

A system and method includes a device and a processor. In some embodiments the processor is operable to display a first representation for a first application at a first location on the touchscreen display and a second representation for a second application. ... Ebay Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131487

Interactive venue assistant

Methods and systems for assisting a user at an event and venue are described. A user is guided or navigated to different points of interest at a venue. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127766

Detecting user devices to determine state of watched show

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting user devices to determine a state of a watched show are provided. A digital video recorder (dvr) is configured to store a media file associated with a media program. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127280

Communication apparatus with in-context messaging

A communication apparatus, a system, and a method are provided that allow in-context electronic communication. In particular, communications received by a user is organized with in-context information, such as pictures or profiles of senders or recipients, forwarding history of the communication, relationship among the senders or recipients, subject matter and flow of conversation, and the like. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125677

Wearable device with user authentication interface

A wearable device is used to authenticate a user into a user account at a user device of the user. In particular, the wearable device may include a sensor configured to detect whether the wearable device is worn by or is with the user. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125498

Run-time utilization of contextual preferences for a search interface

The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for enhancing search results based on a user's interaction history with a publication system (e.g., an electronic marketplace). As described herein, embodiments may infer various refinements for search queries; these refinements are based, at least in part, on the user's previous interactions with the search platform (e.g., from one or more previous sessions) of the publication system. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125415

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

05/05/16 / #20160125071

Dynamic loading of contextual ontologies for predictive touch screen typing

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for generating a navigable user interface for the dynamic loading of contextual ontologies for predictive typing. In some embodiments, the method may include receiving an input from a client device, gathering context data corresponding to the input, and providing a predictive typing entry based on the context data and the received input, in a navigable user interface.. ... Ebay Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124995

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

05/05/16 / #20160124584

Method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website

A method and system to display a pop-up window when a user leaves a website are disclosed. A user accesses a website with a web browser. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119400

Performance improvement of web pages by on-demand generation of composite images

A system and method for improving performance of web pages by on-demand generation of composite images is disclosed. A server system receives a request for a first webpage from a first client system. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117763

Interactive mirror displays for presenting product information

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. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item based on an identifier obtained from an identification device affixed to the item and accessing in item record for the item from a product database. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117761

Methods and systems for storefront generation

An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117760

User-widget-based transaction system

A method and system are described to provide a user-widget-based transaction environment. In one example embodiment, an electronic magazine may be presented to a user device as a widget without using a browser. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117726

Tracking, storing, and analyzing abandonment pattern data to improve marketing tools available on a network-based e-commerce system

A system and method for significantly improving marketing tools based on analysis of shopping cart abandonment patterns are disclosed. A server system receives a request from a client system to place a particular item in a shopping cart associated with the user of the client system. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117713

Error detection and correction in complex entitlement benefits

Methods and systems for identifying and recovering from errors in the application of complex entitlement benefits within a distributed transaction processing system are disclosed. For example, a method can include identifying a processing error within a distributed transaction processing system, assessing an impact of the processing error, and determining a recovery strategy to minimize the impact of the processing error. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117682

Secure seamless payments

Methods and systems for facilitating payment are described. A user creates a user profile with a service provider, and the user profile is stored locally on a user device. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117572

Extraction of image feature data from images

An apparatus and method for obtaining image feature data of an image are disclosed herein. A color histogram of the image is extracted from the image, the extraction of the color histogram including performing one-dimensional sampling of pixels comprising the image in each of a first dimension of a color space, a second dimension of the color space, and a third dimension of the color space. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117407

Interactive mirror displays for presenting product recommendations

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. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item based on an identification device affixed to the item and accessing product information for the item from a product database. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117398

Systems and methods for extracting similar group elements

Techniques for extracting similar group elements are described. In one embodiment, a received communication is analyzed for repeating patterns in the elements within the communication. ... Ebay Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113569

Health issue detection and treatment system

Systems and methods for health issue detection and treatment include collecting, from at least one wearable user device associated with a first user, user health data at a plurality of different times. Previous user health data retrieved from the at least one wearable user device associated with the first user at a plurality of previous times is analyzed to create a first user health profile that is stored in a database. ... Ebay Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099957

Methods and systems for detecting an electronic intrusion

Methods and systems for detecting an electronic intrusion are described. A notification is received, over a network, from a server, the notification reporting a detection of a user activity. ... Ebay Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098774

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

04/07/16 / #20160098767

Using behavioral data in rating user reputation

In a system and method for using user behavior and interaction data to rate a reputation of a user, a processor-implemented tracking component tracks an interaction of a user with a network-based publisher. A processor-implemented reputation component generates a reputation value for the user from the tracked user interaction.. ... Ebay Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098696

Systems and methods for providing payment hotspots

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating payments between users of the system such as person-to-person payments using a payment hotspot. A payment hotspot or payspot may be generated by a first user device of a first user to facilitate a transfer of funds between the first user and the second user. ... Ebay Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098608

System and method for scene text recognition

Apparatus and method for performing accurate text recognition of non-simplistic images (e.g., images with clutter backgrounds, lighting variations, font variations, non-standard perspectives, and the like) may employ a machine-learning approach to identify a discriminative feature set selected from among features computed for a plurality of irregularly positioned, sized, and/or shaped (e.g., randomly selected) image sub-regions.. . ... Ebay Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098607

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

03/31/16 / #methods, systems, and computer program products for providing transaction verification through enhanced authentication are provided. a method performed by a computer system may include receiving one or more credentials to authenticate an application programming interface request received from a second computer system based on a first level of authentication, generating an additional authentication challenge to further authenticate the application programming interface request in response to detecting a change associated with the second computer system, issuing the additional authentication challenge to the second computer system, and processing the application programming interface request based on a result of the additional authentication challenge.

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03/31/16 / #20160094944

Super geo-fences and virtual fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences

A system and method for using super geo-fences and virtual fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences is disclosed. A server system stores geo-fence data for a plurality of geo-fences and receives a request for updated geo-fence data from a client system. ... Ebay Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092950

Utilizing a vehicle to determine an identity of a user

There are provided systems and methods for utilizing a vehicle to determine an identity of a user. A user may establish a vehicle as associated with the user, such as a vehicle owned by the user or used by the user. ... Ebay Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092893

System, method, and apparatus for predicting item characteristic popularity

The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for predicting item characteristic popularity—i.e., identifying item characteristics (e.g., item brands, item types, etc.) that are to eventually become popular. Something that is to eventually become popular is referred to herein as “pre-trend” or “cool.” in the embodiments described herein, electronic marketplace transaction data is analyzed to identify popular characteristics of items involved in recent transactions. ... Ebay Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092598

Method of identifying temporal demand of queries and metadata to give better autocomplete queries and improved search results

Embodiments describe systems and methods for identifying temporal demand for queries and using metadata to modify autocomplete results. In one embodiment, a record of historical queries is stored by a system and analyzed to identify periodic or repeated events where demand for autocomplete results associated with one or more categories deviates from normal demand. ... Ebay Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092040

Communication device with contact information inference

Communication devices and/or systems are provided for inferring additional information about the contact information maintained in a user's electronic address book. In particular, the additional information may include relationship information or context information inferred based on location and/or correspondence between the user and the others. ... Ebay Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086398

Interactive augmented reality function

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

03/24/16 / #20160086254

3d printing: marketplace with federated access to printers

Systems, methods, and media for optimizing and facilitating 3d printing services in a 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 including marketplace participants and a federated network of 3d printing service providers. ... Ebay Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086249

Gift suggestion system

Systems and methods for suggesting gifts include associating a first item identifier with a first user in a database in response to receiving at least one implicit action by the first user that is directed to a first item having a first item type that is identified by the first item identifier. A second user device of a second user is then detected as located at a physical merchant location. ... Ebay Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086206

Machine generated recommendation and notification models

Systems and methods are presented for matching a buyer and a seller on a market place system and generating calibrated user profiles. In one such system a plurality of subjective estimations of value is received. ... Ebay Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085874

System and method to identify machine-readable codes

A method and a system to identify machine-readable codes using a web crawler are provided. Machine-readable codes include, but are not limited to, universal product codes (upc), quick response (qr) codes, stock-keeping units (skus) and international standard book number (isbn) codes. ... Ebay Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085813

Dynamic modifications of results for search interfaces

The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for enhancing search results based on recent user interactions. As described herein, embodiments may infer various refinements for search queries; these refinements are based, at least in part, on the user's recent interactions with the search platform (e.g., within a current session). ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080538

Methods and systems for recalling second party interactions with mobile devices

Systems and methods are presented for identifying individuals through facial recognition, voice recognition, or the like, recalling past recorded conversations with the identified individuals, and recording and inventorying conversations with the individuals with mobile devices. In some embodiments, a method is presented. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080509

Systems and methods for contextual recommendations

A method and a system for making contextual recommendations to users on a network-based system. For example, activity associated with a user interacting with a network-based system is tracked. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080173

Complex event processing as digital signals

Devices, systems and/or methods are provided to implement true real time pattern recognition and anomaly detection by leveraging hardware specifically designed for that purpose. In particular, digital signal processors (dsps) are used to provide true real time analysis of digital signals. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078401

Taxonomy based database partitioning

In one aspect of the invention, a memory is described for facilitating splitting data by taxonomy. The memory is accessed by an application program, and includes one or more top-level categories, where each top-level category comprises a subset of the items; and also includes a category group corresponding to at least one of the top-level categories and the subset of the items belonging to the top-level categories.. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078335

Combining a qr code and an image

A qr code is combined with a base image, preserving useful functionalities of both the base image and the qr code. For example, the base image remains clearly visible and recognizable by humans; the transparent qr code remains readable by scanners; machine image search can distinguish the base image from the combined image; and faces of the combined image are usable by machine face recognition programs. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078214

User device security manager

Techniques for authentication and authorization of a user, an application, or a user device for access to web resources are described. For example, a machine identifies an access request to access a remote resource associated with a web service. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078200

Merchandising media based on ownership audit

A machine performs an ownership audit on source media files whose media tracks are used, or proposed for use, in a mash-up media file. The machine may access a first group of media identifiers from a user's media library and identify authorized media files that the user is authorized to play or use in a mash-up. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078101

Enhanced search query suggestions

In various example embodiments, a system and method for enhancing autocomplete search suggestions are presented. The system receives a query portion with a token portion from a client device and generates a first search query suggestion set having a first order based on the token portion. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078098

Sharing item images based on a similarity score

Techniques for sharing item images based on a similarity score are described. For example, a machine receives an input item listing for an item from a user device. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078046

Methods and systems for a closest match search

A system to generate an index for a closest match search is described. The system receives a corpus of information that includes member information. ... Ebay Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077139

Methods, systems and apparatus for power monitoring

Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring an electrically powered element are described. One or more power usage measurements for one or more elements may be obtained and analyzed to determine a behavior of a user of one or more of the elements. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073014

Guided photography and video on a mobile device

In an example embodiment, an item listing process is run in an item listing application. Upon reaching a specified point in the item listing process, a camera application on the user device is triggered (or the camera directly accessed by the item listing application) to enable a user to capture images using the camera, wherein the triggering includes providing a wireframe overlay informing the user as to an angle at which to capture images from the camera.. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071370

System to manage automated prize value accumulation and distribution

A system to manage prize accumulation and distribution includes an interface to receive publication data from a publishing user. The publication data is to be published by the computer system. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071188

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 search query is mapped to a particular product. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071181

Method and system to display and search in a language independent manner

A method to facilitate a language independent search includes displaying a search attribute, including an attribute name and a selection of attribute values, to a user and receiving from the user a search attribute value selection corresponding to the attribute name. Then, the attribute name and attribute value selection are translated into language independent symbols, such as numbers. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071140

Systems and methods for managing loyalty reward programs

A system or a method is provided to manage a user's loyalty programs. In particular, the system may retrieve information from each of the user's loyalty programs to identify available loyalty programs for a given purchase. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071095

Requesting payments for selected items or services using payment tokens

There are provided systems and methods for requesting payment for selected items or services using payment tokens. A first user, such as a requester for a transaction, may initiate a transaction with a merchant for at least one item or service. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071094

Systems and methods for implementing hybrid dynamic wallet tokens

A system or method may be provided to implement dynamic hybrid wallet tokens. A payment network architecture may be established to allow a payment service provider to implement seamless flow of payment transactions. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071082

Automated splitting of costs incurred during a shared vehicle travel

There are provided systems and methods for automated splitting of costs incurred during a shared vehicle travel. A plurality of users may utilize a vehicle to travel a route, such as a ride sharing program between the plurality of users. ... Ebay Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069689

Systems and methods for shopping detour during traffic congestion

A system or a method is provided to provide shopping detours to users during traffic congestions. In particular, the system may detect that a user is experiencing or is about to experience a traffic congestion. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066140

Application provisioning system

Systems and methods for provisioning applications include storing an application identifier in association with location information in a database that is accessible by a user device. The user device then detects that it is located at a location included in the location information. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063649

Favor detection and repayment system

Systems and methods for favor detection and repayment include storing an ownership association between a first user and a first user item. A second user is detected making a purchase that is associated with the first user item. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063603

Re-ranking item recommendations based on image feature data

An apparatus and method to adjust item recommendations are disclosed herein. A first image attribute of a query image is compared to a second image attribute of each of a plurality of inventory images of a plurality of inventory items to identify the inventory items similar to the query image. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063569

Offers based on personal metrics

Systems and methods for presenting offers based on personal metrics are provided. A user uses a mobile device or a wearable device with sensors to measure various personal metrics. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063551

Three dimensional proximity recommendation system

In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide proximity recommendations are provided. In example embodiments, data representing prioritized recommendations for a user is received. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063463

Payment authorization system

Systems and methods for providing a payment authorization system include a payment authorization device that receives, through communication over a network with at least one of a user device and a payment provider device, a request to authenticate a merchant virtual storefront. The request may be received in association with a merchant virtual storefront transaction request. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063215

Travel health management system

Systems and methods for providing travel health management include determining that a user will be traveling to a new location that is different from a home location that is associated with the user in a database. Health situation information that is associated with at least one health situation at the new location is then retrieved. ... Ebay Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062577

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 result and a peripheral result are determined. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057626

Using a wireless beacon to provide access credentials to a secure network

There are provided systems and methods for using a wireless beacon to provide access credentials to a secure network. A network access device, such as a wifi router, may provide a secure wireless network requiring access credentials to access the network. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055550

Crowdsourcing seat quality in a venue

Systems and methods for crowdsourcing seat quality are provided. An example method for crowdsourcing seat quality includes receiving an indication of user interest in an event taking place at a venue, determining information about a seat in the venue from previous users of the seat, and displaying a seat map with the information about a seat of the at least one seat.. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055538

Wireless beacons for reporting of applications in the foreground of a user device interface

There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacons for reporting of applications in the foreground of a user device interface. A user may bring a user device to a merchant location and utilize the user device while shopping at the merchant location, for example, to do comparative shopping and read item reviews. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055512

Transaction fee surfacing system

Systems and methods for providing a transaction fee surfacing system include a system provider device that retrieves, through communication over a network with a merchant device that is located at a merchant physical location, a product identifier for a product and determines a customer device associated with the product. The system provider also retrieves incentives associated with the product from a database located in a non-transitory memory. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055474

Suspending and resuming transactions through wireless beacon communications

There are provided systems and methods for suspending and resuming transactions through wireless beacon communications. A merchant may set up a wireless beacon with employee devices. ... Ebay Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055463

Invoicing system

A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050209

Access control based on authentication

Systems and methods for granting access to different applications and/or functionalities on a user device based on at least a length of authentication provided by a user are described. A user preconfigures an authentication control program by establishing two or more authentications that are of different length or type from each other, and associates each authentication with a level of access. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048910

Method and apparatus for facilitating user selection of a category item in a transaction

A method and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating category selection by a user in a computerized auction. A category field is provided, containing a plurality of category entries used to categorize an item in the auction. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048905

Shopping list creator and optimizer

A mobile app for a mobile device includes logic for an overlay for the ui of the mobile device, and a location on the ui where the overlay is to be displayed, as specified by the user. The mobile app also comprises a scanning layer to create a list of items to be located and acquired. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048897

Dynamically adjusted results for search interface

Several systems, apparatuses, and methods are described. A data transmission that includes data indicating a first search query for an item of a publication system is received from a client machine. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048826

On-screen code stabilization

Methods and systems for stabilizing an on-screen code on a display of a mobile device are described. A code is displayed on a mobile device as an on-screen code. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048819

Kiosk for receiving and delivering packages

A computer server for a network-based transaction system is coupled to a kiosk via a data communications network. The kiosk includes a computer processor, an input device, an electronic display unit, a plurality of compartments, and a data communications port. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048796

Delivery confirmation using a wireless beacon

There are provided systems and methods for delivery confirmation using wireless beacons. A merchant may include a wireless beacon, such as a small token or device, inside of a package for delivery. ... Ebay Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048177

Key input using an active pixel camera

In an example embodiment, an active pixel sensor on a user device is utilized to capture graphical user interface navigation related movements by a user. Areas of low luminance can be identified and movements or alterations in the areas of low luminance can be translated into navigation commands fed to an application running on the user device.. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043903

Extensible framework to support different deployment architectures

A method for managing services and resources across a plurality of deployment architectures is described. The method begins by defining a profile corresponding to a deployment architecture. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042435

Generating a recommendation

A method and an apparatus for communicating a recommended item to a user are described. The method comprises determining that the user has a level of commitment to an item offered for sale, and, in response to this determination, communicating information concerning a recommended item to the user over a network. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042432

Non-commerce data for commerce analytics

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing non-commerce data for commerce analytics are presented. Attribute data associated with a user may be received from an attribute sources. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042410

System and method for providing automatic high-value listing feeds for online computer users

A system and method for providing automatic high-value listing feeds for online computer users is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes obtaining publisher information corresponding to a plurality of publisher content items from a plurality of publisher sites; obtaining merchant information including value information corresponding to the plurality of publisher content items; using a processor, the publisher information, and the merchant information to generate a set of high-value feeds for transfer to the plurality of publisher sites, the set of high-value feeds each being ranked corresponding to a quality score computed for each listing item of each high-value feed; and transferring the set of high-value feeds to corresponding publisher sites of the plurality of publisher sites.. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042364

Determining a user's event experience through user actions

There is provided systems and method for determining a user's event experience through user actions. A user may attend an event at a venue and take various actions with respect to the event. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042351

Merchant item and service return processing using wireless beacons

There are provided systems and methods for merchant item and service return processing using wireless beacons. A merchant may include a returns and customer service area at a merchant location for use in providing refunds, exchanges, or other services related to items sold by the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042339

Intelligent tipping

Methods and systems for providing a gratuity or tip to a merchant are described. A service provider provides suggested gratuity or tip amounts and/or incentives or motivations to a user to provide a gratuity. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042170

Mobile authentication using a wearable device

A method of providing a user with an option to access a protected system by satisfying a reduced security measure is disclosed. An attempt by the user to access the protected system is detected. ... Ebay Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041000

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

02/04/16 / #20160035001

Intelligent fuel purchasing recommendations

Systems and methods for providing information to aid users make fuel purchasing decisions and facilitating fuel purchases at fuel providers. A user checks-in to a vehicle with a user account. ... Ebay Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034996

Systems and methods for facilitating real estate transactions using beacons

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating real estate transactions using beacons. One or more beacons at a property that is offered for sale by a seller may communicate with a user device of one or more potential buyers of the property when the user devices are at the property and in proximity to the beacons. ... Ebay Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028745

System and method for key challenge validation

This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for detecting an initiation of a transaction and generating a string of characters based on the detection. A subset of characters of the string of characters is presented in such a way as to be distinguished from remaining characters of the string of characters. ... Ebay Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027073

Smart line routing using wireless beacons

There are provided systems and methods for smart line routing using wireless beacons. A merchant may set up a wireless beacon throughout a storefront or retail location for the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026907

Automated generation of qr codes with embedded images

Systems and methods for the automated generation of qr codes with embedded images therein are provided. The qr code has an active, machine-readable portion and a background portion. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021249

Systems and methods for context based screen display

A system or method is provided to determine and display information to a user based on a telephone conversation of the user. In particular, the system or method may monitor and analyze a telephone conversation of the user to determine the context of the conversation and display appropriate user interface or information to the user without user's intervention or input. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019723

Augmented reality system method and appartus for displaying an item image in acontextual environment

Method, apparatus, and system for providing an item image to a client for display in a contextual environment are described. In some embodiments, the user may select an item for display in the contextual environment, and the user may position a camera coupled to a processing system to capture the contextual environment. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019591

Method for providing advertisement inducing active participation from targeted customers and system therefor

A method for providing advertisement inducing active participation from targeted customers and a system therefore includes providing a high advertising effect to advertisers through active participation of customers and offering a predetermined compensation to customers participated in consultation. The method for providing advertisement inducing active participation from targeted customers comprises: (a) receiving consultation advertisement registering information from advertisers; (b) outputting consultation advertisement depending on the input registering information; (c) receiving consultation requesting information from customers about the consultation advertisement; and (d) providing a predetermined compensation to customers who input the consultation requesting information.. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019537

Secure cardless cash withdrawal

Methods, systems, and computer program products for secure cardless cash withdrawal are provided. A computer-implemented method may include identifying one or more cash machines near a computing device of a user, receiving a cash request from the computing device, generating a one-time authorization code on a secure server for the cash request when the computing device is detected by a sensor of a selected cash machine, providing the one-time authorization code to the computing device for display to the user when the computing device is detected within a distance allowing the user to operate the cash machine, validating a user-provided code received from the selected cash machine in view of the one-time authorization code, instructing the selected cash machine to distribute the requested cash when the user-provided code is validated, and invalidating the one-time authorization code when the cash request is completed.. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019526

Drive through monitoring using wireless beacons

There are provided systems and methods for drive through monitoring using wireless beacons. A merchant may set up a wireless beacon at a drive through location for the merchant. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019522

Systems and methods for preferred payments using beacons

Systems and methods are provided for configuring a user device to provide a preferred payment method for payments. When a user carries their device into a store, the device may receive information from a beacon at the store that informs the device that the user is at the store. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019109

Method and system for problem modification and processing

A notification of a problem associated with an application may be received. A difference may be determined between a problem version of the application and an operational version of the application to identify a change associated with the problem. ... Ebay Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018804

Re-creating an internal shape of a clothing item

A machine may be configured to re-create an internal shape of a clothing item using a pneumatically-powered fitting device. For example, the machine, based on a clothing item identifier, identifies a description of an internal shape of a clothing item. ... Ebay Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012519

Dropsale

A server includes a digital goods application that generates a graphical user interface having a first plurality of entries to receive information of a digital good item, a second plurality of entries to receive a web link to a hosting server configured store a sample of the digital good item, and a third plurality of entries to receive web links to social network services of a content creator of the digital good item. The hosting server corresponds to a format of the digital good item. ... Ebay Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012509

Systems and methods to provide search results based on time to obtain

Systems and methods for providing search results based on time obtain an item are discussed. In an example, a method can include receiving a search query, generating search results, calculating a time to obtain for each listing in the search results, and arranging the search results for display. ... Ebay Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012370

Business event processing

In one example, an apparatus comprises processors to execute a business event processing module. The module is configured to receive a request to perform an operation on a first listing in a set of listings and identify, in the set of listings, additional listings having certain characteristics in common with the first listing. ... Ebay Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012267

Methods, system and apparatus for conducting a point of sale transaction

A method, system, and apparatus to scan coupons are described. A first visual code of a plurality of visual codes to be scanned may be displayed on an electronic screen. ... Ebay Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012109

Search based on diversity

Systems and a method for expanding a query are described. The method calculates a diversity index for a plurality of query terms that are included in a plurality of other queries associated with the query. ... Ebay Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006699

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

01/07/16 / #20160005025

Bill/item payment-for-another

Bill/item payment-for-another systems and methods include receiving a find-users request from a first user device that is associated with first user information, and that find-users request is directed to a physical merchant location that is associated with merchant information. A second user device is then determined to be located at the physical merchant location. ... Ebay Inc








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