eBay Patent Grants

System and method for orchestration of customization for a user experience

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753902
A system and method for orchestration of customization for a user experience is disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes automatically producing user experience customization selections for generating a webpage based on context information and a collection of user activity feedback from a community of users who previously interacted with the webpage. The user experience customization selections include a plurality of modules for inclusion in the web page, where each of the…

Incrementality modeling

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754211
A decision tree methodology based uplift modeling approach, wherein one decision tree is developed simultaneously on test and control groups with the objective of maximizing the mean-difference in identified subsets within the data. The incrementality modeling approach discussed may be applied in any situation where an incrementality model is required to determine who among a group of users should be exposed to a treatment with the goal of receiving a positive response.

Inferring user preferences from an internet based social interactive construct

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754308
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…

Collaborative data based device maintenance

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9746998
Systems and methods for collaborative data based device maintenance are provided. In example embodiments, an indication of a malfunction of a user product of a user is received. In response to receiving the indication of the malfunction, a component of the user product corresponding to the malfunction is identified. User data of another user that includes data associated with the user product is accessed. An item listing associated with the component is identified based, in part, on the…

Systems and methods to maintain consistency between software specification and code

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747194
A method and a system to maintain consistency between software specification and code are described. A specification engine converts a specification describing features included in a piece of software into convened specification that describes the historical details of the features organized temporally. A code engine abstracts code corresponding to the specification into a design. An n-trace engine traces a portion of the converted specification that describes a particular feature of the…

Identifying an item based on data associated with the item

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747376
There are provided methods and systems to identify an item based on data associated with the item. Information is received that is descriptive of an item to be listed on an information storage and retrieval platform. The information is associated with an aspect-value pair, which is an aspect of the item and a value of the aspect. An expression of an interest of a user in the item is received. The expression is associated with the aspect-value pair. In response to the associating of the…

Trusted fulfillment agent network

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747624
A system and method for a trusted fulfillment agent network system is described. A network of trusted fulfillment agents is generated for a seller in an online marketplace. A transaction between a buyer and the seller corresponding to a listing of the seller in the online marketplace is accessed. A request is generated to the network of trusted fulfillment agents of the seller to fulfill a shipment of an item from the listing to the buyer on behalf of the seller.

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

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740777
A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for saving and presenting a state of a communication session are presented. The communication session may be established between a client device and an application server of a content publisher, and may include the presentation of content on the client device. In some embodiments, the method may include receiving user input to save a state of the communication session,…

Content recommendation system

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740783
In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. A selection of a category is received from a device of a user. An attribute associated with the user is derived. A search of a coupled database for content that corresponds to the derived attribute in the selected category is performed. A list of content is caused to be presented in a user interface of the device of the user.

Systems and methods for extracting similar group elements

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741018
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. An input may be received via a user interface identifying a particular element of the received communication. A system may then identify a particular position within a repeating pattern that is associated with the particular element. Every element within the communication that is in the same position…

Click modeling for ecommerce

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741039
A system and method of click modeling are disclosed. A ranking algorithm is modified using a click model. The click model makes inferences based on user click data. The user click data includes indications of user intent to transact a shopping action for an item for sale. Item listings are ranked for a search results page using the ranking algorithm in response to receiving a search query. Each item listing comprises an item for sale on an e-commerce site. The user click data can also…

Systems and methods for providing an enhanced user experience at a venue or event

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733271
Systems and methods for providing an enhanced user experience at an event or venue are provided. The systems and methods provided herein provide venue-specific location-based services to the user through the user's mobile device. Such services include allowing a user to order merchandise and concessions from their seat using their mobile device and delivering the ordered items to their seat. Such services also include determining a user's seat location from a scanned code on the user's…

Generating and displaying an actual sized interactive object

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734553
Methods and systems generate and project an actual sized image of an object. An object or a representation of an object may be pre-processed. The pre-processing of a representation of the object may include determining pixels that belong to the object and pixels that belong to a background of the image. The pre-processing may include calculating a bounding box for the object. The projection may include determining an area of projection suitable for the bounding box of the object. The…

Method and system of bidding in a vehicle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734640
A method of dynamically altering a user interface based on safety level is provided. A user interface is provided to a user in a vehicle with the user interface including a selectable option to wirelessly place a bid on an electronic auction. The selectable option is based, at least in part, on an auction parameter. A safety level score is then determined for the vehicle. The auction parameter is then dynamically altered based on the speed of the vehicle, resulting in a change to the…

Method and system to transmit data

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736220
In some embodiments, a publication system comprises at least one module which provides, at a publication platform accessible by users via a network, a posting portal to receive entry of data relating to an item or commentary for posting on the publication system. The posting portal includes an interface having a first user interface element to receive the item data or commentary from a user for inclusion in a posting. The module also provides an upload application associated with the…

Method and system for sharing metadata between interfaces

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736269
A system communicates a client application and a web application and receives configuration data operable within the web application and the client application. The system distributes the configuration data to the client application and the web application. The distributed configuration data is then used to configure the client application and the web application.

Systems and methods for representing search query rewrites

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727607
Various embodiments include systems and methods for generating query rewrite records which may be used to generate standardized query rewrites for a search engine. Such records may identify rewrite triggers as well as constraints and other metadata flags which may be associated with certain rewrites in query rewrite identification (QRIL) records. In certain embodiments, such records may be analyzed with other QRIL records or rewrite information to prevent rewrite conflicts and to…

Sharing item images based on a similarity score

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727615
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. The machine accesses an existing image that may be associated with one or more existing item listings. The machine identifies a degree of similarity between the input item listing and the one or more existing item listings. The machine generates a similarity score for the existing image based on the degree of similarity. The…

Gift card conversion and digital wallet

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727856
A method and a system convert the value of a gift card for use with a mobile device. The value of the gift card is determined from an issuer of the gift card. The value of the gift card is stored in a digital payment account in a storage device. The digital payment account stores values of gift cards from issuers. A financial transaction corresponding to the issuer of the gift card is performed on the digital payment account. The value of a first gift card from a first issuer of a first…

System and method for link of upper shopping mall and independent shopping mall using API method

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727870
The present invention relates to a link system and link method of an upper shopping mall and an independent shopping mall of API (application programming interface) link method, in particular, to a technology that builds and manages an independent shopping mall having an independent domain address and an user interface besides the upper shopping mall which is registered together with the other sellers. According to the present invention, provided is a link system of an upper shopping…