eBay Patent Applications

Camera Platform and Object Inventory Control

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190080171
Camera platform and object inventory control techniques are described. In an implementation a live feed of digital images is output in a user interface by a computing device. A user selection is received through interaction with the user interface of at least one of the digital images. An object, included within the at least one digital image, is recognized using machine learning. Metadata is then obtained that pertains to the recognized object. Augmented reality digital content is…

Camera Platform incorporating Schedule and Stature

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190080172
Camera platform techniques are described. In an implementation, a plurality of digital images and data describing times, at which, the plurality of digital images are captured is received by a computing device. Objects of clothing are recognized from the digital images by the computing device using object recognition as part of machine learning. A user schedule is also received by the computing device that describes user appointments and times, at which, the appointments are scheduled. A…

Digital Image Capture Session and Metadata Association

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190080494
Digital image capture session and metadata association techniques are described. In one example, a user input is received to initiate an image capture session. At least one digital image is captured using a digital camera during the image capture session. Audio input data is also collected using an audio input device during the image capture session. and converted into text data, e.g., speech-to-text. Metadata is generated based on the text data and associated with the at least one…

Search Result-Based Listing Generation In A Single View

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190080023
Search result-based listing generation in a single view is described. Initially, search query input is received via a user interface and, as it is received, a listing system presents obtained search results via the user interface. The listing system supports generation of listings from search results, in part, by employing a listing schema that defines attributes for listings. Responsive to selection of a search result, for instance, the listing system identifies information of the…

Visualization of Reputation Ratings

Granted: February 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190057421
In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the…

Providing Gesture Functionality

Granted: February 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190057434
Gesture functionality is provided in a computing environment. In example embodiments, a gesture input is received. A style difference is identified between a known gesture input of a set of known gesture inputs and the received gesture input. The set of known gesture inputs is caused to be modified to include the style difference by updating a database that stores the set of known gesture inputs.

System and Method for Visualization of Items in an Environment Using Augmented Reality

Granted: February 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190050939
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. A selection of an item for placement into an indicated location of the environment is received. An item image of the selected item is scaled based on dimensions determined from the environment image data for the environment. The scaled item image is augmented into the image of the environment at the indicated…

Call Holding Management

Granted: February 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190052751
A system or a method detects an electronic communication between a first communication device and a second communication device. An audible communication holding routine associated with the second communication device is determined and the electronic communication is monitored to automatically determine whether the electronic communication is put on hold by the second communication device based, at least in part, on detecting that the audible communication holding routine is included in…

Displaying a Plurality of Selectable Actions

Granted: January 31, 2019
Application Number: 20190034055
An item page may be displayed on a client device in response to a request to view an item page from the client device. They item page may include a description of the item. An icon may be generated and the icon may be displayed within a portion of the displayed item page at an icon location. A plurality of selectable actions each being performable with respect to the item described by the item page may be generated and displayed in response to an initial gesture being performed at the…

Emoji Understanding in Online Experiences

Granted: January 31, 2019
Application Number: 20190034412
Understanding emojis in the context of online experiences is described. In at least some embodiments, text input is received and a vector representation of the text input is computed. Based on the vector representation, one or more emojis that correspond to the vector representation of the text input are ascertained and a response is formulated that includes at least one of the one or more emojis. In other embodiments, input from a client machine is received. The input includes at least…

Configuring Mobile Device Applications Based on Location

Granted: January 24, 2019
Application Number: 20190028835
Various implementations monitor a parent geofence that geographically encompasses a plurality of child geofences, each respective child geofence of the child geofences associated with a respective physical location within the parent geofence. One or more implementations receive location data that indicates a current location of a mobile device. In turn, the current location can be used to determine that the mobile device has entered a particular child geofence of the plurality of child…

Native Selling Platform

Granted: December 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180365774
Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a native selling platform. In example embodiments, an operating system of a device is configured to share information with other devices and services using native functionalities of the operating system. An indication to share an image of an item is received. A sharing user interface is presented that…

Method and System for Tracking Web Link Usage

Granted: December 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180367625
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. The request detector may be configured to receive a request for a web page comprising a web link. The click history module may be configured to access click history associated with the user account. The link presentation generator may be configured to modify the web page, utilizing the click history. The…

Control of Search Results with Multipoint Pinch Gestures

Granted: December 13, 2018
Application Number: 20180356974
An indication of a touch on a touch-enabled screen of a device is received that indicates a selection of a date facet in a listing of items. The date facet denotes a temporal indicator, other facets denote non-temporal indicators. An indication of a pinch gesture is received. The date facet is scaled to produce a scaled-facet listing. The scaling includes modifying a degree of a characteristic of the date facet in an increasing amount including producing a scaled-out listing implemented…

Multiple Workspace Database Engine

Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349427
In various example embodiments, multiple workspaces have access to modify values in a graph database. The graph database can comprise a collection of entity nodes, where each entity node is connected to an identifier node and one or more state nodes. An update to an entity node can be recorded by generating a new state node to store the update and connecting the new state node to the entity node. How each workspace views the database is based, at least in part, on which state nodes are…


Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349441
A system and method for identifying whether data skew is causing delays in a map phase and/or a reduce phase of a query of a distributed database. The system and method identify the values of various metrics relating to a database query. These metrics include map phase and reduce phase durations and various related metrics. The system and method gather statistics of multiple queries to determine correlation levels between the metrics and the map phase and reduce phase durations. Based on…

Systems and Methods to Provide Visual Browsing

Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349507
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. A display layout based on attributes associated with the primary result and the peripheral result is generated. The display layout is then formatted into instructions, which will cause a device to render the display layout. The instructions are transmitted to the client device.

Augmented Reality System, Method, and Apparatus for Displaying an Item Image in a Contextual Environment

Granted: November 22, 2018
Application Number: 20180336734
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. A placeholder may be generated and associated with an item selected by a user. In an embodiment, the generated placeholder may be placed in a location within the…

Rotary Dial

Granted: November 22, 2018
Application Number: 20180335858
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. The rotary input interface also include a central display configured to…

Application Inspector

Granted: November 22, 2018
Application Number: 20180335924
An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. The inspector tool may be integrated into the application or separate from the application. During execution of the application, the inspector identifies an element in the hierarchy and presents information regarding the element. For example, a display region corresponding to the…